Last weekend I took my whole family down to Disneyland. It was sort of my superbowl moment. You know, those old Disney ads where they'd ask athletes what they were going to do now that they'd accomplished some amazing feat, and they answered, "I'm going to Disneyland!!!" My book deal was my superbowl moment, and I couldn't think of a better way of celebrating than taking my family to the happiest place on earth.
So, me, Matty, my parents John and Diane, my youngest sister Jacey, and my middle sister Amy, along with her husband Cody and my nephew Cash, all headed from our respective cities to Anaheim for the weekend. Our family's always been huge Disney fans....I've gone to one park or another at least once a year since I was a little kid. My mom runs from one ride to the next and pumps everyone up. This was also my nephew's first time at Disney, so it was really special to be able to be with him.
In the end, though we certainly had our grumpy moments (lots of running around, heat and little sleep can do that), I think we all made some wonderful memories. Here are a few that I was able to catch on camera. Enjoy!
|Amy at the character breakfast|
|From Top Left to Bottom Right: Cody, Matt and I. None of us were ready for the camera on Space Mountain|
|Most of the time Cash hid from the characters. He was not pleased.|
|There WAS a bit of mid-day napping for at least one of us....|
|Jacey was embarrassed that this character hadn't remembered to put pants on that morning.|
|Jacey giving us her best "pizza face" while eating at Naples Restaurant|
|Can you blame him for being scared?|
|The Haunted Mansion was decorated in Nightmare Before Christmas style. It was AWESOME!|
|Jacey likes big butts and she cannot lie....|
|Amy just told her a secret....guess what it was?!?!|
|What a flirt!|
|The happy family: Amy, Cash and Cody|
|We were dying when we saw this pic of us on Splash Mountain. And look at Jacey. She made this face on EVERY ride that took a photo. It was hilarious!|
|....See what I mean?...|
|You can even see her in the back left of this one...|
|So we tried it....though I'm not sure we pulled it off.|
|All in all, it was a really great vacation full of magic, fun and lots of laughs!|