Wednesday, October 21, 2009

vacationing Utah style


Well...what a nice Fall Break we had in CA! Now I am getting why people seem to go there all the time around here. The car ride isn't horrendous, though I can't believe I'm saying that. And if you live in St. George or even Las Vegas, then Disneyland is a mere few hours away!

Russell really discourages me taking nudie shots of our children, but little bums don't count! Especially little toddler boy bums. They make me smile, and in a purely innocent way.

Laguna Beach is a beautiful beach! We were a bit disappointed there weren't any famous people strutting around in their bikinis and shorts, but we did see several mid-life crisis males trying really hard to look hot in their speedos and super-dark tans.


Disneyland Street Parade. Ani and Is got to go dance. I was sure proud of them, because I don't imagine I would have had the nerve to do that when I was young. Or now.
We convinced my mom and dad that what they really wanted to do was to take a Disneyland trip and my powers of persuasion worked! They had a good time and we enjoyed the perks of having the ratio of 1 adult per child. It was great having them with us.

Disneyland, thanks for the good time and only minimal long waits in lines. We'll be back...

12 comments:

Terry and Melissa Rees said...

How fun!! I loved Disneyland as a kid and can't wait to go back. Looks like you got caught in that rain, but the kids still looked happy!

Michelle said...

Oh, so jealous. What a fun trip. Sure beats sickness and whining.

Megz said...

Nice shot of Sam's Heelis bum.
Where's the shot of you in your modest two piece?
Glad you thought it was totally worth it. Of course we know that if you'd posted while ON the trip it may have not been so sweetly sentimental...waiting a week and letting all the good times come to the surface is a good way to remember trips.

Nikki said...

I definitely agree with you on the cute toddler bum!!! Oh I love Disneyland! I'm glad your "power of persuasion" worked for you and your got your CA fun in. Rain of Shine, Disneyland will always be "The Happiest Place on Earth" :) SO FUN!

LC said...

You went all out if you went to Disneyland and the beach! How fun for everyone. You lucked out with the gold star nanny service too.
Isn't Laguna wonderful?!!!!

rut said...

In terms of the line—it is pretty funny, and I guess he’ll laugh about it when he’s old enough. And so will his fiancee when we pull out the album.

Thanks for letting me sleep in my own Sammyless double bed.

Maria said...

So fun! What a great vacation. Your mom and dad are so awesome; I'm glad they went with you. Your kids will always remember that.

Angie said...

I'm so glad you got to go and had such a good trip! And I'm impressed the girls would go up and dance - they're braver than me or our boys too!

Hayley said...

I am happy to hear you really did enjoy the happiest place on earth! Love the pic of Sam!

stephanie said...

when a bum is that cute you have to post it. I am glad that you had a good time.

liz said...

The BUM shot is classic! :) LOL! And hello? We were TOTALLY at DIsneyland at the same time! I would recognize those rain drops anywhere! What the? That must have been on Wednesday the 14th... am I right? Or was it still raining on Thursday? We headed out on Thursday morning, but suffered through the rain all day on Wednesday. It was still an awesome time, but that would have been cool to see you there! :)

Lady Di said...

I SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!! (Now all my bitterness and having to move has come back). It would have been so great! The kids were really excited to see the pics, but didn't you know they were supposed to get a picture with Captain Hook (like Dallin)?