Monday, October 19, 2009

Happiest Place on Earth

We just got back from a fantastic family vacation!  It included all of the musts: thrills, fun, relaxation, laughter, late nights, and sunshine!  We started in St. George at Sam's grandma's condo for a few days.  We love going down there to swim, shop, and eat at In-n-Out.  Chase took his first unassisted steps at the condo, which was a thrill.  From there, we drove to Southern California for a day at the beach, 3 days at Disneyland, and the BYU/San Diego State game.  It's was so nice to spend the week together without any distractions of regular life.

Here's a little photo summary and commentary of our trip:

THE BEACH

Our family at the beach.  We went there when we arrived at California, but the weather wasn't great, so we didn't get in our suits.  We still had fun playing, though.  (I tried through the whole trip to get a good family shot, but Chase is always checking something else out... I think it was a bird this time.)

Chunka getting his toes (and pants) wet.

After a long car ride, Chase was so thrilled get out and get dirty.  What a cutie!

DISNEYLAND


We loved meeting the characters...

And riding the rides...

and meeting Tinkerbell's fairy friends...

and playing...

and being with family...

and watching parades...

and cheering on the Cougars...

and spending time with Grams and Papa...
(My parents joined us for 2 days in Disney and the football game.  So nice of them to come help out!)

and experiencing everything Disney has to offer...
(This is what Sam chose for our lunch one day.  A GIANT turkey leg.  It was good!)

and smiling...

When it was all done, we played so hard, we were all tuckered right out!

7 comments:

Nicole said...

Looks like a great family vacation. I can't wait until my kids are old enough for Disneyland.

Dede said...

I love Disneyland. It is truly magical. Looks like you had a great vacation. You look great too, by the way!

Lisette said...

So FUN!!! I am so jealous! You look awesome...and so does Sam...SO SKINNY! What are you guys eating? Or not eating? Seriously, we need to get together one of these days...just to do lunch or something. Hopefully my life settles down a bit when I have my own place to live. 5 more weeks!!!

Shanell said...

How funny that we did the same family trip just a couple weeks apart.
Love all your pictures, look like you guys had a blast.

I can't believe you ate that turkey leg though, I was throwing up in my mouth everytime I saw someone eating one of those.

The Hutchinsons said...

How stinking fun. Disneyland and world are so magical. It is way more fun to go with kids. I was already trying to talk Sim into going again this year and after seeing your pics I think I am going to die if we don't. You look so great. I wish I was skinny like you!!

Rhiannon said...

Wow, so much fun. Halloween time at Disneyland is great! Looks like you had tons of fun. By the way, Ash you look so good!

Dawn Rae said...

I would love to go to Disneyland again. What a fun trip!