Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Disneyland Plus

First off, we were at church the other day and we decided to take a picture of my parents with all their grandchildren. The only one missing was Brodie who went to be with Jesus 9 years ago. Brodie was only 5 months younger than Ethan and was the second grandchild of the Owen side. Brodie was Brad (my brother) and Amy's first child and he was born with a heart defect (left hypo plastic heart-- no left ventricle-- I think- and the great arteries were all reversed.) Brodie had surgery when he was 4 days old and did great-- he was a fighter-- but the virus RSV went through his unit and took many babies lives including Brodie. He will always be with us!!

Mia, Ethan, Haileyanna, Dad, Nathan, Christian, Owen, Mom and Savannah

Last week we took the kids to Disneyland for the last time of the summer. Cass came along with my nieces and my kids. We also met Karen and Kailee and Tanya and Gracie.

We got there right when the parade was starting and Mia loves the parade. It was sooooo hot that day!!!

Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing - Photo Books

Cassie and Mia on the horseeee!!

Gracie and Tanya on the horseeeee!!

Kailee and Karen on the horseeeee!!!

Mia and Ethan on the horseeeeee!!!!

The girls waiting for the tea cups. They love the tea cups.

We stayed late for the fireworks show but we were trying to find a spot to watch them and they block off everything so we were having a hard time. Tanya said something about not being able t find a spot and this guy overheard her and told us to come with him. He proceeded to take us to some roped off area right in front of the castle. Literally they are the prize seats that you cannot pay for-- you just have to be chosen to sit there. Now I have watched the fireworks show many times but this was the most amazing display I have ever seen. When you are in front of the castle you can see all the small nuances that you miss standing elsewhere. It was just fabulous and we were so fortunate that this wonderful guy (who we found out was the guy who is literally in charge of the fireworks show) overheard our conversation.

Tanya and Gracie before the fireworks.

Karen and Kailee getting ready for the show.

Mia sadly missed the whole fireworks show because she had totally fallen asleep. Poor thing did not even have a nap so she crashed early.

We had a great time at Disneyland-- as always-- and it was a great end to summer vacation!!!


  1. Wow... looks like you all had a grand time! Disney is the best!

  2. I love the picture with your parents! It looks like you had a great time at Disney!

  3. HOW FUN!!!!
    You know the first time I go to Disney will be with you..
    Bring on Isabella.. I want to go sooo bad...
    Looks like sooo much fun..
    Love Mia throwing kisses..
    Love her to pieces.. she is sooo darling..
    Have a Great Week...
    Love the picture of all the grandkids...

  4. You are so good with taking pictures. I only took one, a different view of the girls looking at the tea cups. Oh, I also have a few of the fireworks and some video. It was a fun time and yes, too hot. We will have to go again, definitely when it's all decked out for Halloween!!


    PS~ Awesome pic of your parents with all the grandkids.

  5. Thanks for visiting our blog! Okay... this post is really making me miss so cal. My husband's family is still down there, so I would love to do lunch next time we are visiting. :) I too spent way too much time at Vic Gar. :) Glad you had a great time at Disney! Mia is so precious.

  6. I LOVE the picture of Grandma ^ Grandpa with all the kids - what a bunch of cuties!!

    Another fun day at Disney - I am so jealous!!

  7. Always looks like so much fun! That's pretty impressive that Mia slept through the fireworks!

  8. Wow!!! Looks like you guys had a great time. I've heard about those special perks at Disney's Year of a Million Dreams. How cool that you guys got picked for one of them.

    We booked our vacation to Disney...we're going to Disney World in November...I can't wait!!

  9. I love Disney. The girls look like they had such a great time!!

  10. I haven't been to Disney since 1979!! I remember it so well though! When my youngest is about 5 or 6, we'll go as a family.

    I love seeing your Disney posts!!

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  11. Oh man I can not wait till New Years!
    Looks like you guys had a great time and love the guy who led you to great seats!

  12. I LOVE the picture with the kids and their grandparents!! It's PRICELESS!!!! I STILL can't believe how much you guys get to go to Disney. I know I bring that up everytime you post about it. It is just SO COOL that you live so close!!!!

    OH....I just heard news about McCain's VP pick. WOW....what do you think about it?!?!?! I'm sort of excited because I think obama's pic was not a good one for him. I know you love we do...I just had to ask!!!

    Have a great weekend!!