Sunday, August 24, 2014

Disneyland...


Hi! I missed you guys.
It's been a fun and crazy summer. It's been full of Camp Blue Haven Youth Camp, lots of church meetings and focus and a great trip to see our kids in Phoenix and then a weekend in California. Just a heads up- if you don't care anything about seeing pictures from Disneyland you might want to click on to another blog. Oh yes, there will be somewhat witty comments about the pics but still- it's a Disney loving blog post. :)

We enjoyed a few days in Phoenix with our sweet oldest boy and his wife. (More about that on a later post.)
We stopped at a Dunkin' Donuts in honor of our nephew and cousin Colt McCoy because well- we love him and we love coffee. 
The perfect stop. 
This throwback picture was taken about 15 years ago.
The last trip we took to Disneyland.
What cutie pies.
We thought we would go back and relive our childhood memories and our precious new daughter in law had never been so off we went for the fun. Aren't they goodlookin?
Perfect picture. Goofy. All.
Especially the boy in the red shorts. He makes me smile.
Yes, Disneyland has a Starbucks. Made the experience just about perfect. There is that face again. We have never ever taken a serious picture of that boy I don't think. He is entertaining though.
Tradition for our family is that we walk in and ride the train and then see the Lincoln exhibit. We were the first ones in that morning and they let us have the whole theater to ourselves. It was way cool. Below are two of his famous quotes. What a man he was. I think he was extra special. I think that is because he knew God was His guide and represented the absolute truth for life.
 "I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day." Lincoln Observed: The Civil War Dispatches of Noah Brooksedited by Michael Burlingame (Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998), p. 210.

"At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it? Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years. At what point, then, is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide. The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume I, "Address Before the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois (January 27, 1838), p. 109.

It's a small world. It was a little small for our large boys.
They were troopers. There were, however references to some scene in "Shrek" while boating through.
 The parade was magical.
 Tinkerbell...
 Mary Poppins. Practically perfect in every way...
Beautiful girls. Our daughter in law would make a lovely Disney princess.
Yes, she would.
 Ariel...
 Mr. Toads wild ride...Hilarious.

 Splash Mountain...
 Mickey himself...
 Absolutely breathtaking fireworks...

 My sweet family and Walt...
So- thanks for joining me on this trip down Disney vacation lane.
It's been fun.
Talk to you soon.
(Oh, look- a normal smile.) :)

1 comment:

Wa Wa Waughs said...

What fun! Glad you all were able to do that together with C.