Sunday, March 30, 2008

We're back!

Well, we're back. We've been back for a couple of days, but I'm just getting a chance to post. And I will post more later in the week. I think it's safe to say that overall we had a good trip. The Spring Break crowds at Disneyland were totally insane, but I think we still had fun. The weather was gorgeous (mid to high 70's all week!) The boys both did really well - and I think the only temper-tantrum that was thrown on the fit was me...(that is often the case - I have to have at least one fit on vacation). We had fun at Disneyland, California Adventures, and my sister Julia and I even ventured into Hollywood and saw the play "WICKED". It was fun that we got to be there when my parents and sister were there, and we appreciate all their help with the boys. I'll post more pictures and what all we did later this week.

I am excited to do some fun Disney scrapbook pages. Here is a link to a super cute Disney digital scrapping kit - and it's free! (The actual DISNEY kit is free. The other kit - "Leave the World Behind" - isn't free - but great for Disney pages, and super cute too!)

We are looking at buying a new car in the next week or so. Cory (once again) sold my car out from under me. (For those of you who don't know Cory very well - he would sell his first born if someone would give him a good offer. EVERYTHING in our life is for sale - whether I like it or not). We are driving a car from a dealership here in town that we thought we were going to buy (It's a 2005 Yukon) - but we're not sure now...It's a great car in great shape, with low miles, but we just got looking online and wonder if we can find something else we'd like better. We don't love the color of this Yukon (it's a cranberry/burgundy color....my dad's favorite color - but not ours....). We have our eye on a Yukon XL for sale up in Bountiful, and we're hoping to get a hold of the dealership it's at tomorrow morning. I'll post pictures when we decide what to get.

And lastly, I just wanted to take a second and tell everyone how much I love my family. Really, I am so lucky to have an amazing extended family, immediate family, in-laws - the works. I don't know how I got so lucky, but I feel more blessed than usual, and want any and all of my family to know that I love them! Throw your arms around your family today and give them an extra big hug. Family is what it's all about! And if you have any extra prayers to send out - my grandma could use a few extras this week...

Hope you all have a great week!

8 comments:

Alicia & Justin Clark said...

Great photos and post! Looks like fun. I've only been to Disneyland once, I was a college sophomore, and it was a blast, especially when we figured out how to use the reserved tickets. Fun stuff. I'd like to be in the scrapbook project you emailed, I'll get that to you hopefully tomorrow, but it might be tuesday, my friend is having surgery tomorrow. Thanks for the idea. Love you! can't wait to see more pics. You look great!

Kori said...

I'm so jealous you got to see Wicked! I have the soundtrack - but oh to see it... I'm so glad that you had good weather and that you're home safe! Looks like you had fun! (we tried calling Cory's cell a few times and then left a message - did you get it?)

Rachel said...

It was so fun to see you guys! We'll have to do it again... :)
Glad Wicked was so fun! I can't wait to see it.

MaryRuth said...

Yay! I'm SOO happy you're back! I was having blog withdrawals!

And i can't can't can't wait to see the cute pages you come up with!! you'll have to post them ALL!!!

Monica said...

I love the kit but can't download it...how did you do it? Thanks for sharing!

Andrea said...

Cute pictures Joanna! We love Disneyland but one time during Spring Break was enough for us, LOL. It is SO crowded in March...I didn't expect that at all. I am the one who ends up having a tantrum on vacation too, LOL

Hilary said...

WHat fun pictures! SOrry about the crowds... that sounds miserable... I laughed because I'm a vacation tantrum thrower too. :O) Thanks for the digi link!

Blake said...

Looks like fun. Despite the crowds, I think you were smart to go now when the temperatures are more managable. I'd hate to be waiting out in the sun in lines with kids in high temperatures.