Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Did you miss me? We went on a little road trip a few weeks ago. Didn't want to announce it allover the internet before hand that I was leaving my house for a few days but we took the kids to DISNEYLAND!

We left our little town and headed out for the 5 hour drive south.

(Grandma got the lucky job of entertaining the four year old on the way!)

(the older two had 3 days worth of Independent Study to complete & movies to keep them entertained - which do you think they did more of?)

All month long we had been having 70-80 degree weather..only to arrive in Southern CA with storms looming on the forecast! The first day it was beautiful weather...

And then it wasn't so beautiful....

(I'll bet the most purchased "souvenir" that week from Disneyland was their ponchos!!)

But we made the most of our trip. It definitely made the park less crowded! And we even got to go on rides continuously without leaving our seats! What's a little water from Splash Mountain when you are getting poured on anyway right?
(Do you see the small patch of blue in front of my husband? that's the four year old! ha! )

And a little "Goofiness" from Goofy's Kitchen where we got to breakfast with many characters...

With the kids being older - we got to go on more of the main attractions, like Indiana Jones, Star Tours & crazy "California SCREAMING" rollercoaster over at the California Grand Adventure park. And SCREAM I did! While the kids begged for more, I would have to pop wads of peppermint gum in my mouth to counteract my queasy stomach. When the husband and I were off doing the "wild" rides with the older two kids, Grandma would take the youngest to the more tame side of the parks. After a while, "It's a Small World" was about all I could handle! When did I get old?

So while I only posted a few pictures ( I took 158!) to save me frustration of my antiquated dial up internet system (it takes me days to upload pictures!!!), this was the first time of many visits at Disneyland that we didn't want to leave the Magical Kingdom. We truly had a wonderful time, bad weather and all! :)


Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh awesome! Y'all are so lucky and it looks like you had so much fun. We LOVE Splash Mountain too..it is my son's favorite ride. We will be heading back to Disney World for my daughters graduation trip in May. I'm glad you had a nice getaway.



LdyDy Loves Cake said...

So sorry about all our crazy rain out here...but it looks like you had a blast! You all looked great in your official Disneyland ponchos!! Hugs from another D.L. fan here in So.Cal.!

Glenda said...

Oh, so that's where you were. Yes, California had rain, in buckets. We are having clearer weather for a few days and then will get hit again. We need it badly !

But it's nice to hear you had fun anyway what troopers.

I'll be headed that way tomorrow to visit the Queen Mary, in Long Beach and meet up with a follow blogger.


Bo said...

Okey-dokey then...that's where you've been & what you've been up to...LOL...I was wondering...What a memorable trip this was for all of you! Since I've never been there, I really loved seeing your photos! ;-) Bo

vintagewindow said...

Looks like you guys had a great time despite the weather. I've never been to Disney World, but have been to Disney Land in Fl. That was about 15 years ago. When the youngest was 4.
Wow how time flies.

Happy Thursday


Brenda said...

From the smiles on everyone's face I would say a good time was had by all. It makes me miss SoCal.

Welcome Back!

LillyB said...

It looks like you had a fantastic time!! I am so happy for you and your sweet family!! Good for you!!!
I will cancel the APB (all points bulletin) we put out on you LOL
Have a beautiful day!!

Tammy said...

Wow!!! I am so glad you all had such a great time at Disneyland. I love checking out your blog and I enjoy getting all the new creative ideas. I have recently started a new blog and would love to have you follow it.

Keep up the great blogging!!!

Anonymous said...

Yes you were missed...I love coming for a visit !!

Disney one of our fave places...my kids are grown but we still love it, Epcot is my fave park. For Xmas last year we took the kids, let me say it is just as much fun with adult children.

My sister in law lives in CA so we heard about all the rain.

We had a rain experience in CA when we took the kids to the San Diego Zoo. I still have the ponchos. We still had a blast.

All the best,
Kathy :)

Cynthia said...

You know, even the fact that it rained will be a sweet part of the memories. Looks like you all had a great time!

I'm hoping to take our family there this year.

Chari said...

Hi Laurie...

Ohhh my...looks like ya'll had so much fun! I'm 50ish and I have yet to go to Disney World of Disney Land...boohoo! What happy memories you made with your Grandkids!!!

Warmest wishes...

Melissa Miller said...

Laurie!!! :)

I was about to put an APB out on you girl!
Now I see where you were. Only the happiest place on earth... HEHE! Lovely pics.

Seriously, We love Disney World so much. We went for our Honeymoon and then twice afterwards in just a few years time.
Our families thought we were a little nutty. LOL!

Thanks for the kind words on our Blue MB.
You know how much I appreciate them.

Tear...:) ~Melissa

nikkicrumpet said...

It looks like you guys had a great time! Of course how can you not when you're at the happiest place on earth!

Stacey said...

Looks like so much fun. I was just thinking yesterday how much fun we had with our kids. We went to Disney twice when our kids were little.

Twice as Nice said...

Some of the best memories are of times that don't go as planned but you make the most of it. How could you not have fun as a family no matter where you are! Looks like you all had a wonderful time including Grandma.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Yes, I did miss you! I had really been wondering about you. So glad you were off having fun. What cute pictures! Love the one of Splash Mountain. Everybody looks like they are having a great time! laurie

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kanishk said...

You all looked great in your official Disneyland ponchos!

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