Saturday, January 14, 2012

Our Christmas Break ... Day 1

Now that pictures are mostly consolidated (thank you daddy!) and I have now purchased food for our family I can start up on my poor neglected bloggy blog.

The flight to San Diego was crazy!  Our flight was switched and we ended up with a 5 hour layover in Salt Lake City.  Not a fantastic idea for anyone, let alone a family traveling with a 2 and a 4 year old late at night.  Of course we gave it a bit of Palmer magic and it turned into the BEST layover of my life.  Justin has some cousins who live near SLC and they found some carseats for the boys, picked us up and we hit the town.  We ate at Cafe Rio (oh how I miss that place!) and walked around temple square looking at the lights.  It was awesome!!!!!

We got back on our flight no problem but were delayed for de-icing.  We pulled into the airport in San Diego an hour and a half late!!  I swear we were the last ones in the airport, but the pilots gave the boys some wings so it made it all worth it for them :-)

 The next day we hit up Disney.  Yes folks the day after our crazy travel day we went to Disneyland.  It was COLD!!!  I mean ... really cold!  What else can you say?  I loved it, the boys loved it, everyone else loved it!  I am such a Disney girl, its ridiculous :-)  I think my little Landon is going to take after me.  Every single day since this first day at Disney he has asked if we are going to go back.

At the end of the day Justin, GG, and Sarah took the little boys home.  I stayed for another hour or so with my parents.  I realized that I can't remember a time that I have been alone with them.  I am the oldest of 6 and I literally can't remember a time I was alone with both of my parents.  It was such a treat for me and a time that I will literally treasure for so long!

(Funny side note:  When everyone first left we still had GG's wheelchair so I hopped in.  My Dad was sweet and said, you don't have to get out I'll push you.  I realized then that the last time I was probably truly alone with both of my parents was right before my little brother Brandon was born and I would have been pushed in a stroller.  It made me laugh how we were repeating life.)
 Landon HAD to get his picture with "Winnie Pooh".  He was in awe!
 We had the BEST lunch EVER at Louisiana square
 I haven't been on Mr. Toads ride for a long time.  Did you know that you die and go to hell on the ride?? Not really my favorite.

I finally figured out a way to make this little boy sleep!  Take hime to Disneyland ... it wears him right out! ;-)

By far my favorite experiences this trip were seeing the Haunted house and It's a small world decked out for Christmas.  Especially "It's a Small World".  It was gorgeous!!!!  I was in awe and the boys were in awe!

did I mention that it was cold?

 It's a small world at night

 they even made it snow

I got to see an old friend of mine who works at Disney.  It was nice to see Kim again.


motherofangels said...

Wow, it was so warm the day we went to disney!! Crazy Right!

Peter and Mandy said...

Brr that does look cold. Looks like you had a great time though.

Fred ... said...

Honest, I wrote my blog before I read yours. It is so funny how we mentioned many of the same things and even used many of the same pictures. I love you and I miss you already.

Lisa said...

Thankfully it wasn't cold the second time we went :)

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

I didn't know you had a layover in SLC! You should have told me :) Maybe I could have come up! haha