Tuesday, June 16, 2009


On May 29th, Jason came home from work and said "Let's go on a road trip." Where to, I asked? "Disneyland." Sounds good. We were packed and on the road within an hour. We got there at midnight, and of course the kids got a sudden burst of excited energy and had to jump on the beds before they went to sleep at the hotel.

By 9:00 the next morning we were on our way to the park! (Okay, side note: we were supposed to be getting a hotel just down the street from the park. Well, yes, it was...but on the back side, where you walk for like a mile on Disneyland property before you even reach the ticket counters. Ahhh!)

They really have no idea where they're about to go, do they.

We made it! Hurray! Pregnant body + miles of walking = aching hips, blistered feet and feeling way over-excited about being at the front of the park. :)

One of Dallin's favorites, the Jungle Cruise. :)

Next on his list: the Haunted Mansion. Which he said was "just a 'yil too scary"

Dallin was just barely tall enough to ride Thunder Mountain Railroad, so he got to go with Dad. This ended up being his favorite ride.

...though Evie wasn't too thrilled that her Dad was gone. She was VERY attached to him the whole trip and would hardly let me hold her. (Which was probably a good thing since I almost collapsed just from walking to the park.)

Still waiting for Dad. Feeling very uneasy.

D and E at Toon Town

One of the longest lines we waited in folks, and no I'm not kidding.

So long that Evelyn fell asleep on Jason's head..

..but woke up just in time to meet Mickey and grab his nose. (Dallin is not in the picture because he ended up being scared to get too close. On the other hand, Evie practically mauled Mickey..)

It's a small world

Dallin and I, right after climbing Tarzan's treehouse. Um, as if walking 5 miles to get to the park wasn't enough of a workout..this treehouse absolutely killed my thighs. Don't be fooled by my smile, I was winded. Jason estimated that we ended up walking well over 10 miles that day.

The kids loved it, we loved it. Spontaneous road trips are the best vacations ever. Hopefully we will see you again soon Disneyland. :)


Melody said...

I realized I sound really negative in this post, but I really did enjoy it I promise! It was late at night and I almost fell asleep writing it..I'm so tired! :) :)

Jenilyn said...

That sounded like such a fun trip! I think we need to do something like that. Your kids are at such a fun age. Dallin is getting so big, and Evie too for that matter, they are just so grown up and beautiful. Oh and tell Jason that i really like his hair short, it looks so good on him.

Greg and Sarah Nelson said...

Wow! Talk about spontaneous! I don't think I've ever done anything quite like that since having kids! I'll have to tell Greg to come home from work one day and do the same thing! :) And, oh my goodness, you must have been so tired! It's amazing how much less you can walk when you're pregnant... so frustrating how easily we get tired! Still, I'm glad you had fun!

BradandBrittney said...

How fun! It sounded like a blast! I love disney!! and way to go Jason f the fun spontaneous trip!

The Nethercotts said...

Wish we were there to celebrate with you! HOW FUN!! Dallin looks so happy in all of these.

Jason and Brianne Kjar said...

Sounds like your family had an over dose of fun. Hope you are feeling well.

..Kris Naven.. said...

How awesome! Jason should tell Jake he needs to be more spontaneous like that! I would have been jumping up and down for joy! How much fun! I'm glad you guys had a great time!

P.S. On your way there you passed by good ol' Manteca! :) Next time when you have more time swing on by!

Erika said...

What a fun trip!

Jen said...

Jason is officially the coolest person on the planet in my book right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!