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Friday, April 29, 2011

It's a Small World...Do I know you???

Yes...that's about as funny as I get...what can I say??

Welp, this is the big D-LAND post!!!  It only took me TWO MONTHS to post the six pictures I actually took.  I had ONE goal in the whole trip...to get a picture of the group which consisted of our little  family, my mom, and my grandma.  I also would have loved a four generation picture, but I wasn't going to get too ambitious...

People...I suck...I didn't get EITHER!!!

BUT...I am happy to report that we had a marvelous time none the less.  The weather was anything but perfect...cold really....here's a little synopsis of the event....

FEB 14th: Happy Valentines Day...lets leave at night so the kids sleep through it.  It worked for the most part, but we all went a little nutty when we arrived and couldn't check in for and hour or so because we got there too early.  There may or may not have been crying by MUAH....

FEB 15th: CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE DAY...oh, and rain and wind...thanks.  The nice thing about the day is that we did not wait at ALL for rides!!  It was fabulous!!  The only problem was that many of the shows, and some rides were CLOSED...wish I would have known more about "OFF-SEASON"...we had a pretty fun packed day though, but were so frozen that we left by 6PM...and we're Idaho people dang it!!!

Assume the position...

Ya...I'm "Special"...

The only pictures we got with my Mom and Grandma...you can kinda see the side of their heads....SIGH...

Oakley cried when she got off this, but once she found out Carter was going again...of COURSE she loved it and HAD to go again..."Mommy, I'm not scared anymore...I LOVE this ride!!!"  Kids are so funny!!

FEB 16th: DISNEYLAND!!!!!!!!!  The ONE sunny day we had...it actually was fairly pleasant weather!!!!  I have to say that is was such a great experience being able to spend the time with my mom and grandma...what a bonding time!!!  They were such troopers!!!!  I was surprised at all the rides that my kids were big enough for...Blazer could do the Matterhorn...(not that he did it) We got a fair amount of the rides in (again, that were open) and my mom and grandma took Romy to the hotel a little early to warm up, and we ran to get every little ride we could squeeze in.  It wasn't until it was CLOSED that we realized....OH CRAP...we hadn't taken ANY pictures ALL day....!!!!  UGH....!!!!  I was so hoping to see Fantasmic too, and they didn't do that show.  They closed at 8!!!!  I was super bumbed that we didn't have more time...!!!

Yes...we're white and nerdy...

It's a Small World...One of the best....!!!

You gotta click on this picture...I designed these, and even my mom and grandma wore them...They say "We Match Cause We Cool..." (yes, there is a dot dot dot at the end too,,,) cause dang it...WE ARE COOL....!!!!  We actually got a lot of compliments on them...people thought "I" was funny...go figure...

FEB 18th:  BEACH!!!  (no pictures of course...whaaaa!!!!) It was the most stormy day of all.  It was monsoon raining...heavy winds...and it was GREAT...!!  No, we didn't go take a dip in the ocean, but my kids found a TON of seashells, we got to watch surfers, and boats, and of course, we still got massively wet....mostly due to the pouring rain that was flying in heavy drips sideways...!! 

FEB 19th:  DRIVE HOME....I don't want to talk about it...

FEB 20th: STILL DRIVING HOME.....I REALLY don't want to talk about it now....lets just say that blizzards, and white out conditions were not expected....nor enjoyed...

BUT...we made it...and have many memories...even if I didn't capture them all!!!

I just want to send out a special thanks to my Mom and Grandma...It was so neat being able to spend the time together...reconnecting and bonding...I sure wish I saw them more...Thank you for all your help...we could NOT have done this without you...!!!  We also could NOT have done it without the help from Brian's parents and my other grandparents...they really helped our kids have such an amazing Christmas present that they'll NEVER forget!!! We hope we can do this again someday...and maybe even take a few more pictures!!!!

6 comments :

The Cole Family said...

Looks soooo fun!! Yes you are funny! Cool shirts!

Kristina P. said...

So fun! I am totally jealous. I love Disneyland.

The Yearsley's said...

Despite the weather...sounds like it was a great time! And the fact that you forgot to take more pics just means you were having too much fun to think about it! And I LOVE your shirts! Hahaha! You be funny girl!

The Jensen Five said...

Where is Romy? I counted twice and couldn't find her! We had problems getting cute pictures this last time. Nobody felt like posing. Looks like you had a blast!

Em said...

i can't wait until my kids are old enough!

S Girl said...

I know...like I said...we didn't remember to take pictures...Romy had already gone to the hotel with my mom and grandma for he night...but she had an amazing matching shirt as well... :)