Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Patty, Addison, and Ashton made the trip from Norco twice to see us in Anaheim (thank you!!!). Patty has been my friend since junior high. She stalked me when we moved from Northern California to very, very Southern California (about thirty minutes from the border). I was the new girl, and Patty was determined to be my friend. She was very persistent (and I'm so glad!). We played junior high and high school sports together, and when I moved back to Nor Cal two years later, remained good buds, traveled long distances several times to see each other, and ended up being in each other's weddings and being pregnant together. Such sweet memories. I love you, Patty! You are my favorite thing from my years in Brawley. ;-)
We had a blast at Disneyland last weekend. We were able to travel with the Huberts (Aaron and Chris hit up Blizzcon on Friday and Saturday, and then joined us on Sunday). My parents drove ten hours to meet us there! And my dear friend, Patty, drove down from Norco to meet us there also. The kiddos loved it... so much to see and do. The parades, World of Color show, and fireworks were just spectacular, and we were able to experience many rides at California Adventure and Disneyland. The boys were able to see Buzz, Woody, Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and Pluto, and Landon was able to train in the Jedi Academy and actually battle Darth Vader (video to be posted soon)! Aaron took Landon on Splash Mountain, the Haunted House, Indiana Jones, and Space Mountain...we have one brave little guy! Lincoln loved the teacups (ick....my least favorite...makes me sick every time! Grandpa Bob was a trooper and even went twice with Lincoln!) and the Toy Story rides (we rode Buzz Lightyear Astro Blaster about eight times). Leia went on a bunch of rides also, and seemed to enjoy Small World and The Little Mermaid ride. A whirlwind, exhausting, three day trip with many late night and early mornings, but FULL of magic memories.