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Monday, February 11, 2008

For All It's Worth...

I don't think I realized how often we go to Disneyland until I started blogging. It seems like every other post has to do with our frequent visits to "Mickey's house". So just in case you were wondering..... Nooooo........ we are not freakishly into ALL things Disney. I think what it comes down to is we are just a little bit on the cheap side, and when we pay money for something we want to make sure that we get the absolute biggest bang for our buck. With that being said Sunday was no exception. With the expiration of our annual passes being upon us and there being no immediate renewal ( for a couple of months) we decided to take an ENTIRE day and do Disneyland tourist style. You know getting there when it opens and "trying" (trying being the key word) to stay until closing.  (We made it until about 8ish.) It would seem that we were not the only ones who thought it would be a good idea to take advantage of the GORGEOUS weather and go to Disneyland. It was quite crowded. We chose to try DSC_4187and see a lot of the shows that we generally skip over and say "we don't have enough time." I think we saw 5 or 6 shows at least.

Little known Josh fact:

I don't care how MANY times we have been to Disneyland, Josh still gets a schedule and map every time we walk through the gate. This time he printed off the schedule ahead of time so that we could be fully "prepared" for a day of fun. He is so efficient. When I said "tourist style" I meant it.DSC_4213 


Anna thought the 3D glasses were funny on Daddy but didn't find it at all humorous when we tried putting them on her.


Rebekah's favorite ride is usually DUMBO (still at the top of her list). As of late, she seems to be getting a little more refined in her taste and is quick to prefer the "cars" over other ride choices. I think it gives her a little glimpse of freedom and since she is all about independence you can see why "Autopia" (the official name of the ride) appeals to her so much. She delights in steering and driving "CRAZY". Deep, gut, laughter  is a given on this ride because she loves making either mommy or daddy "scream" with "terror" because of her "crazy" driving skills.  I am fine with Disney's version of driving but I don't know if I will ever be ready for or cherish the idea of her actually hitting the rode with wheels of her own. EEEEEEKKKKKKKKK










We stayed until the kids dropped. Literally they were both asleep before we even hit the exit. And I think Josh and I were pretty close to crawling by the time we got to the car. I think we can say with full confidence that we squeezed every last drop of Disney fun out of our current passes and Sunday was enough to hold us for a few months without visits to the "magic kingdom."  Money well spent!!!



  1. That is so funny...between you, Shanna and Andrea, every post seems to be about DISNEY and it makes me JEALOUS! None of you will have passes anymore once I can go :( I will just walk around alone. How sad....

  2. I wish I could have seen what you guys looked like. With the shows' schedule in Josh's hand, ENORMOUS camera around your neck and I'm certain your kids were drowning in sunblock, people most certainly expected you guys to speak a foriegn language. Did any of the cast members speak to you slow and loud? HEE-HEE!


  3. Sounds like a fun day. We will so miss you guys joining us for Disney days for the next couple of months. =(

  4. One of the biggest reasons that I want to live in California is the Disney thing. Lily is so into all things Disney, I know that she would love to live by the Magic Kingdom. I am so jealous!

  5. Looks like you guys had fun! One of these days I want to get one-then you and I can go without the kids and ride all of the fun rides! =)

  6. Do you know that Dennis and I have NEVER been to the evil empire, I mean Disneyland, with our kids?? My parents get them passes each year and they take them together, on individual dates etc. It is their special thing and Dennis and I are fine with that!
    We have agreed, however, that we will have to suck it up and go one day ... just so I can have a CM layout proving that we are, in fact, good parents! :o)
    Good for you guys - I am impressed!
    P.S. - I ALWAYS have a plan when going to a kids arena .. otherwise it is chaos and chaos and, did I mention chaos?