“To you who are parents, I say, show love to your children. You know you love them, but make certain they know it as well. They are so precious. Let them know. Call upon our Heavenly Father for help as you care for their needs each day and as you deal with the challenges which inevitably come with parenthood. You need more than your own wisdom in rearing them.”
Thomas S. Monson

Monday, September 26, 2011

We finally made it!!!

We left at 2:30am Saturday morning. We had hoped everyone would fall back to sleep in the car! Aside from Jacob who took some Nyquil to help his cold, I don't think a whole lot of sleeping happened. The kids stayed busy with some activities I brought along and we listed to several of Lemony Snickett's "A Series of Unfortunate Events" books. It was a lot of driving!

We drove and drove and drove and drove and 16 hours later we arrived in sunny Anaheim California, the last two hours of the trip was sitting in traffic! They knew we were coming and had a beautiful fireworks display just for us that we watched from our balcony! Wow, Disneyland really knows how to welcome a family! Our room was on the sixth floor and we could see the tip of of the Matterhorn from our deck as well as some of Disney's California. This was very exciting! We have not been to Disneyland since A&J were the ages of a&j now, so its been about nine years. We had tried to do this trip a couple of different times, but finances just never worked out. We have saved for this trip for a year now and were so excited to finally be able to take our family on this dream vacation!

So happy to finally be here!!!
The view from our room! We overlooked the pool and the parking garage which was pleasantly covered with vines!

I could not help but take these two photos of the kids getting comfortable. All four of them were playing a game of some kind! Too funny!

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