Monday, February 27, 2012

California, Here we come!!

This was a big month for us. Pat was driving to work one morning and I got a phone call from him around 7 a.m. He informed me that he had been in a bad accident and his car was totaled. I called my neighbor to come stay with my kids and I headed over to pick him up. When I got there, he was sitting in his car filling out the report. His poor Honda Accord was smashed in half. Someone was not paying attention and rear-ended him, which caused him to crash into the person in front of him and about 3 other cars behind the guy who hit him. We are so thankful Pat is ok, besides whiplash and a totaled car. I took him home and then to the emergency room to get checked out. Nothing major or too serious. But how sad that his nice car is gone and we have a huge headache to deal with. :( To add to our busy month, we went to Disneyland for a week! We got a great deal on airline tickets, Disneyland passes, rental car and hotel. We had a blast! It was a lot of work getting 5 people packed and on a plane! But we did it and arrived in California safely and with all our stuff. We spent 3 days at Disneyland. I don't recommend it! Three days was a lot! We were exhausted every day! I think if we do it again, we'll space it out and go every other day. It was fun to be with the kids and see their excitement. Zoey was scared of most of the rides, but she had fun and was so cute. The boys couldn't wait to get on each ride and they had a great time. Max went on Splash Mountain 3 times! And Lukas loved Indiana Jones. They both went on Space Mountain and Tower of Terror, too. Brave boys! It was fun for me to see Zoey and the princesses. I am used to Buzz Lightyear, so it was so fun for me to do the girly stuff with Zoey. While we were in California we went to Burbank to visit the Lantz's. It was so fun to see them and they made us an awesome dinner. We have known them for almost 10 years now! How time flies! We also visited my old neighborhood and my old ward. Talk about some serious nostalgia!!! We went to Legoland one day, and had fun there too. However, it rained hard on us, but we had fun anyway. They boys loved building their own race car and racing it. It wasn't crowded so we never had to wait to get on a ride. Our last day there we spent at Huntington Beach and the Newport temple. It is so beautiful there and I just love the ocean. I miss living in Southern California. This trip reminded me of my wonderful childhood and how great my parents have been. I love that I was raised in Placentia and that I had so many great memories there. I hope I can give my kids such a wonderful childhood with great memories.

1 comment:

emily said...

thanks for visiting! we felt so lucky that you would take the time to do it. we miss you!