Colossians 3:17

"And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God the Father through Him."

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

California Vacation 2015...Disneyland photo opps

Disclaimer: some of these pics are great and some are really bad quality, but the moments they capture are precious so they're all included.

Our first morning, we had early access to Disney.  If the kids look tired, it's because they were up till 1:00 the night before (3:00 their time!) and woke up at 6:00!  But that's okay, because we had awesome naps after lunch and did it again the next day!

This picture should not be fuzzy, sadly, my lens must have needed a wipe down.  :(


Just for fun. 


Abby decided to collect autographs this year.  She started with Hook.

And it was the first year we took the kids to ToonTown.  Having only one day in the park in the past, we never wanted to waste a moment in ToonTown, but two years ago Abby discovered it on the map and I promised her we'd go this year. 


I'm glad we did go, because Abby was able to meet Minnie.


And Mickey.

Later, we stood in line for Elsa and Anna.



And we had a character lunch at Ariel's Grotto. 


Isaac didn't really want to be in the pics but he didn't want to be rude (you can see it on his face!).  Rapunzel. 

Belle.

Tiana. 

Cinderella.

We did not have access to the parks on our last morning, so the kids enjoyed the pool and then we had breakfast with Goofy, Pluto, Chip, and Dale. 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

California Vacation 2015 Disneyland...the rides!

Disclaimer: some of these pics are great and some are really bad quality, but the moments they capture are precious so they're all included. 

Dumbo

That's Adel and Abby up ahead.

My favorite: Teacup Montage.

























Storybook boat ride. 

I conquered my fear of drops with Splash Mountain and the kids got to ride it for the first time. It became Isaac's favorite ride. 

Abby skipping along the hallway to Space Mountain, a family favorite.



We started working on our ride poses and faces. 

Adel is definitely the ride pose champ, although Abby did pretty well in this one.

I appreciate Isaac's effort here.

Night time rocket ride.

Isaac got to "drive" on Indiana Jones.  He also was picked TWICE as the spy on Star Tours. 


The second day we spent our early morning at California adventure and rode new-to-us rides.


Best one of all: California Screaming!  My kids are thrill seekers.  We even did the Tower of Terror and I took my newfound bravery to a whole new level on that one (I wouldn't exactly call me brave, but I kept my cool at least!).

We loved having more than one day in the parks and access to both parks.  We rode new rides and went on our favorites 2, 3, and 4 times.  I told Isaac I was glad he hadn't outgrown Disneyland and he assured me that he never would.  (smile)