Monday, July 21, 2008

Our trip to Disney

We had an awesome time, and after a few days my kids are willing to go back. (They had sore feet and were hot and tired when we asked them and they weren’t so sure) We told them there was so much more to see and they got excited again. We had some eventful moments and enjoyed the day with the Brooks! The first event was the drive from Bakersfield to Anaheim, holy cow so many freeways and so many people. Of course the normal, “When are we going to get there?” from some VERY excited kids in the back seats. We finally got there and called the Brooks to arrange our meeting point. We loaded up the water bottles and sandwiches for lunch, tethered the Danster so he wouldn’t wander off. And off to the first ride, the tram to the front gates from the parking lot. On the way to the tram the backpack with the waters in it started leaking on Matt’s backside, the ice had already started melting and we had only been walking 30 seconds (LOLOL) but it kept him cool. We loaded up on the tram and took the short ride over to the front gates. First things first when we got off, Bathroom stop. We walked through the large Disney store outside the gates, which proved quite difficult with all of the wonderful things to purchase. Cars, Princesses, Pirates, oh my. Oh yeah you know exactly what I am talking about. (Yeah I was doing the same thing, it is just to cool not to slow down and look even if all of your bladders are about to explode. Going to the bathroom didn’t seem to be a priority for the moment.) Well we made it finally and headed to the gate to meet up finally with the Brooks at the stroller rental place. I handed out the autograph books that the kids and I made for anticipation of meeting some Disney characters and getting their autographs. Maps in hand we were off to the lockers on Main street to drop of the bags till lunch, (which is a really cool place) and we were off to enjoy Disneyland. We headed to the rides first. It worked out pretty well with Adult to kid ratio and swapping for rides. We did have a few scary moments. The first was when Emi, got separated from us in one of the lines. Tara found her quite quickly, thanks to some mindful adults who realized she was lost, (many thanks to those kind people again, whoever you are.) Emi was quite a trooper, even though she was very scared. Mike had to ride Space Mountain by himself, when Matt couldn’t fit in the cars because he was to tall. He got out and turned around to get Mike out of the car but the ride took off. Yeah Matt freaked out. Mike did ok and was quite calm till he got off the ride and Matt asked how he did, he hugged his daddy and buried his head in his chest and cried a little. But if you look at the picture, Mike was the only one smiling out of all of the kids!! Yeah that is when I saw it and freaked out, but he did ok! He is such a big boy! But I was glad to hear what had happened and that he was safe. We got through tomorrow land, and some of Main Street, the Haunted Mansion, Pirates, and a few others. As the day went on we started to realize that we had only seen one Disney character, Buz Lightyear and didn’t get his autograph because he was walking to do a performance and we didn’t want to stop him. It was so funny that we didn’t see any Disney Characters. But we also didn't go to toontown where they usually hang out. Since we did go to Disney partly to celebrate Erin's birthday, we headed over to the Town Hall to get her birthday button. And did some quick shopping (and I mean quick, I wish we had more time to wander through the shops, but the boys don't allow that to happen very well,) before going to see the fireworks show by the Princess castle. The Fireworks that night were absolutely stunning!! I think when we go again we’ll go to the front of round about. The trees were blocking some of the fireworks. But, that did not take away from all of the ohhs and ahhs we heard. As a mom that was the coolest feeling to watch my kiddos enjoy something so unique. We really had a good time and can’t wait to go back to see more (it is unbelievable how much there is to see.) Plus since we have empty autographs books we definitely need to go back. Sorry it is a long post, but like Disneyland there is so much to do, say, and see! Till next time!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Memory Game

This was on a friend's blogs and it looked fun, so here goes - Here is a fun little game... Leave a comment on my blog of a memory that you and I have had together. It doesn't matter if you've known me for a short time, or a long time, anything you remember! Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. On your mark...get your memories!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Circus

On Saturday my parents took us to the circus in Fresno. We had a really good time and recommend it if it ever comes by. The coolest thing was the motorcycle ball of death or something like that. They fit 7 motorcycles in that thing!!! My other favorite was the elephants of course.
They are so neat. The little boys just loved staring at everything. Erin's was the trick horse riders (of course), Erik loved the acrobats. We had a really good time and of course went to a CA icon for milkshakes at In n Out. To my family in TX I actually had the malt one and liked it! So I maybe converting slowing. LOL. We are getting ready for Disney tomorrow and I will have photos!!!

Friday, July 11, 2008

In Honor of Disneyland

You Are Mulan!
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Strong and spirited. You're no one's girly girl; actually you are very determined person with a strong sense of self. Never let go of that! The only thing that equals your sense of self is your family, but the traditions of society can always be bent to protect something or someone you love.

Which Disney Princess Are You?

How funny and what a coincident that we are going to Disneyland next week and I found this post on Kaja's blog page. So of course I had to do it. It turns out that I am Mulan. Probably one of my favorite princesses for lots of reasons. So anyhow, try it out and I thought you might enjoy it.

And here is another fun one I found on her blog. Yes there is one for husbands too!!


As a 1930s wife, I am

Take the test!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

California Sunnin'

Well I would have pictures to post except my camera is still on the blitz and will not read any of the memory cards to take pictures! UGGGGHHH any suggestions???? So we are unpacked now and are now working on settling in.

Our ward is really friendly. The funny thing is it is only 2 square miles!! We are so used to wards that cover counties and cities, not blocks. Talk about saving on gas!!! It is so weird having so many members so close (almost claustrophobic) lol. But it is a pleasant change to be so close to everything.

We had my parents over for Sunday dinner, with a friend of theirs from Wisconsin. It was really nice. We also had our family web chat too on Sunday. It was really interesting to have everyone in the same time zone!!

Our next adventure is in a couple of weeks...we are going to Disneyland for Erin's birthday!! So I am trying to be a good mom and get the autograph books together like Aunt Marcy did when they went to Disneyworld last year. We are going with the Brooks from TX who are coming out to visit family here in CA. It just worked out that we could go together. (Actually we just invited ourselves, so that maybe some TX dust would rub off and we could feel at home for just a minute :) )

We sure do miss everyone. I am just so glad that we have the Internet!!! I can't tell you how lost I was without it. So anyhow, I need to get lunch fixed. So off for now

Friday, July 4, 2008

Update Update!!

Ok yeah I have had nooooo internet to speak of since moving here in California, so it has been driving me NUTS! We are here, and I now have internet! We have pretty much unpacked and are now starting to settle in. The kiddos are enjoying the pool everyday and turning brown and blond. (True California style) My camera is on the fritz so I haven't been able to take any pictures. I hope to get one asap to fix this issue.

Well I have to go we have 4th of July to Celebrate. I will post more later. Have a Happy 4th of July!!