Basically Melanie is one of the best people I've ever known and as a friend she's even better. I've always been able to trust her and I'm pretty sure that she's known everything that's transpired in my life since I met her way back in middle school.
I'm so happy for Mel and I'm so happy that she chose to marry a guy that I like hanging out with. I feel like, once your friends get married you are pretty lucky if you can establish a pretty good rapport with their spouse (I realize it's not that rare to like your friends spouse but I really like Brad) and Brad couldn't be any cooler, just ask Boyf. I think Boyf. talks about Brad more than Mel (I guess that kind of makes sense cause he's a guy? But we both knew Mel first), and it's actually pretty cute, Boyf. kind of talks about Brad like they're both kids. For example, if Boyf. says, "I wonder if Brad would like such and such show" it kind of sounds like "I wonder if Brad would like to play with Star Wars toys". I know that sounds ridiculous, but it's just the tone of excitement from Boyf, like, that another boy that he thinks is cool might like the same thing he does. Anyway, we love Brad. (And if Brad ever wants to play with Star Wars toys with Boyf. I'm sure Boyf. would be pretty excited.)
As far as the rest of the time we spent in California we got to go to Newport Beach. The water was actually warm enough for me to play in, so that was actually the first time I've been in the ocean.
We spent a day at Disneyland and besides the wedding this was probably the highlight of the trip. Boyf. had never been to Disneyland before and I was more excited about that then anything else. Boyf wanted to go but I didn't feel true enthusiasm from him until we walked into the Star Tours building and he said "Whoa, this is awesome!". That was probably the best moment of Disneyland for me.
Here are two picks of us at Disnelyand:
AH! Boyf has a Wookie on his back!!!!
Splash Mountain! Boyf was brave and sat right in the front.
Obviously I was a terrible picture taker, and I am so SO mad at myself for it. SO MAD. I always do this, and then I vow to do better in the future. I really am going to try, but it's also hard when your main camera (on my iphone) doesn't have flash, this tells me that for my future posterity and when I have Alzheimer's I'll really have wished I had flash camera so I can look back and remember the fun times.
p.s. if you'd like to see a lovely picture of Mel and Brad on their wedding day go here