Sunday, September 26, 2010

First Day of Disney!

I can't believe it ... we have been talking and planning this trip for about a year. Saving, scheduling, waiting and now we are here. We left for Disneyland Friday afternoon - late afternoon and got to Jill's house in St George that night. After a quick visit we were on our way.

This was the first problem, because our kids didn't want to leave their cousins - they absolutely love them. Amber is the oldest and takes care of their every need - she plays games with them and reads them books. Ashlyn is Emma's BFF and she adores her. Cute little Ky Ky (who turned 4 the day before we got there!) loves to play dress up, which happens to be Emma's fav thing to do as well - plus her and Car became little buddies - it was so cute! Then there is Kate, who is just a month older then Harry, but is running all over the place - he and her were very aware of each other - no major play dates, but they kept an eye on each other incase the other had a toy that looked fun.

But we had to go, so on top of leaving their buddies, we have found that OUR KIDS DO NOT LIKE THE CAR. I am pretty sure even if it takes us longer to save for our next family vaca.... we will be flying.

But after a way longer trip then google told us, we are in our 1st hotel and the kids are still asleep. I am so excited I have been up since 6... oh yeah and also that is when Carson climbed into our bed and started trying to cuddle so close he ended up boring himself underneath me. So at this moment I am sitting in the bathroom (not using the bathroom - let me be clear on that) waiting to hear them wake up.

Last minute we decided to get here a day early, so we stayed in this hotel tonight and will check into our planned hotel this afternoon. So hence our "1st hotel".

My sister is here already with her family, then later today my brother and his wife and my parents will arrive. How fun! We are missing one sister and 2 brothers that couldn't come - but at least we have our little group.

My Dad's 70th birthday is tomorrow and what a better way to celebrate then in the "Happiest Place on Earth", right?

Well just an update - I will try to keep you up on our daily comings and goings - but our laptop doesn't have a memory card place so I will have to show off the pics later.

Hope you all have a great week - if anyone has any Disneyland tips, feel free to comment them here.

AAAAHHHHHHH - wake up kids - I can't wait!!! Forget it, I'm going to wake them up!

Love ya all!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Divine Calling of Motherhood

The last couple of days have been long, hard and patient-trying. I love my kids, but sometimes I feel like I am under a huge pile of professional football players all jumping on top of the pile and I have no chance of getting up. With housework and keeping up with 3 little ones and then add in canning peaches and pears before they go bad and getting ready to leave for Disneyland... I am feeling a little overwhelmed. That makes me a little short of patients and more stressed then I want to be.

Just in the perfect time of need, my sweet mother-in-law sent this to me... it was exactly what I needed to hear. Thanks T and Elder Holland for reminding me why my life is amazing - even when it feels crazy.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Christmas Wish

For those of you who have already started thinking about what to get me for Christmas, I just thought you should know...

You can now pre-order The Twilight Saga: Eclipse on DVD (or Blu-ray/DVD Combo). It will be released on December 4th, 2010!

Just letting you all know.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Super (Crazy) Saturday

Today started before yesterday even ended.
Got home way after everyone was asleep
and I don't think I actually fell asleep before having my alarm go off in the middle of the night
to run my next errand.
Got home from that just in time for the baby to wake up
and the morning started from there.
But guess what -
Even crazy busy days.

Last minute all-nighter to make sure everything turn out great - worked like a charm,
My friends made it to the airport in time and are on their way to Cancun,
My Bountiful Basket is full of Super Yumminess,
Emma's Soccer game ended in a tie,
Super Saturday went off perfectly,
I even finished some of my own projects,
Finally home and everyone is napping, so I might even get to shower!!!

All in all, it has been a good day.

I do owe Jared a HUGE thanks for doing everything I couldn't, including watching the kids all day
An even bigger I'm sorry for not being patient with him while running around crazy this morning,
after an all-nighter. It's a good thing he already agreed to the "Time and All Eternity" part, or he would have kicked me to the curb along time ago.

Love you J.