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Best Week Ever

4.22.2008

It really, really, really was. I don't love going on vacation, but I suck it up because the rest of my family does. Even Jack. (Especially Jack.) I think the biggest reason I enjoyed this vacation so much was because my kids (even Jack), were all so good. With the exception of Charlie pooing his pants at CA Adventure, we loved every minute of every vacation day!

We had a small moment of dread when the a/c went out between Primm and Baker. But it was a good opportunity for our kids to experience what vacation was like back in the day.

"And the water we drank from a pitcher... it was warm. And at night, we would sleep on the floor since we didn't have to wear seat belts. In fact, one of our cars didn't even have seat belts. No videos, not even a walkman. You don't even know how lucky you are..."

But back to our trip with all of the current technology. We went to Disneyland, along with the rest of Utah County, and stayed in Newport along with 10 other families from our ward, and met up with our BFF's for some really good times. As for pictures of our teenagers... they spent a lot of time on their own, with their friends having a better time than any of us dreamed possible. Talk about happy teenagers. It was awesome. But made for less picture taking opportunities. Anyway, here it is... us loving every minute of California. The sunshine made me a very happy girl.


Grumpy that they had to wait
to go on Buzz Lightyear while Dad
got fast passes to Space Mountain.


They love the teacups. I hate them.


Our pretend little sister, Ani.


He loves his Dad more than me.


It was one of "those" days, and at this particular
moment, Aaron wanted to break up with me.
He got over it by dinner time.


Proof that I really was there, crappy hair and all.


They love water.


Love this kid. Even when he poos his pants.






9 comments:

Michelle said...

Love these pictures!! You have the CUTEST boys ever. Looks like a fun fun day. I still can't believe we couldn't find you!!

Alifinale said...

How fun! I want to go to Disneyland. Love your description of the vacation.

Neva said...

Cute pictures! I'm so happy you finally had a vacation you enjoyed. Jack sure has a lot of hair!
You drank warm water from a pitcher, I don't remember that. I do remember how much easier it was to travel with you kids when there were no seat belt laws and look you all survived!
Love you ,Mom

Kim said...

I love that all our moms refer to the fact that we survived back in the day with no seat belts. My mom still insists sometimes that driving the two miles to my house from hers is safe without my kids in their car seats. I mean she nursed my brother while driving and he still lived.

jakeandstephanietaylor said...

How fun mandee! Im jealous! And your hair is NOT crappy...you make me laugh so hard. Just so you know, I will be having this baby anytime, and may not be there sunday for nursery. Ill let you know! If I dont go before monday I will be there but then Ill be induced monday, so the next week I wont be there for sure. Thanks! Did you get my note I stuck in your car door???? Thanks again for the cute baby outfit!
See you soon
steph taylor...

Anonymous said...

How did you get a picture of Shauna when she was a little girl?
-Joey Romine

Abs said...

They are all so cute! I love them! It was fun to see you guys!
Love you!

Deby said...

Love the pics! You are all so darn cute. I'm glad you had a good time - vacations are suppose to be relaxing. If not relaxing, then at least amusing.

I understand the being ditched by the teenager bit. Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, huh?

And for the record, I'd love to have your cruddy hair ANY DAY.

heather said...

they are the cutest little guys!!! Yah, you braved a vacation!!!