Sunday, May 25, 2008

Time in the Sun

We're a little late posting this update, but last weekend we went to California to visit Austin and Sarah. We hadn't seen them in a year so, like all good twins, we decided to get together for some fun in the sun. Luckily the trip coincided with Celeste and my anniversary. So it was a big 3 year celebration for us, and we celebrated by going to Celeste's favorite place: Disneyland.

Disneyland is for kids. That's my take on it. But after the trip I realized it's still for the kid at heart. Celeste fits into that category. She absolutely LOVED it. She is quite amazing. A very incredible woman. She can still get excited about even the lamest rides. As an example, we went to Star Tours. If you don't know, Star Tours is a Star Wars ride where a big group of people get seated in a "moving" room. They play this video on a big screen in the front and can shift the room up and down and sideways to make it feel like you are actually moving along with the movie that's playing. She went nuts! The rest of us came out with yawns, or a couple of fond memories of younger days when that ride seemed so cool. Not Celeste. She actually yelled out during the ride because she got so into it. And this happened all day long. All day and a half actually, since we went to California Adventures as well.

So I am grateful for a wife that is young at heart, and who will inspire mystery and awe in our kids as they grow up that Disneyland really is the place where dreams come true.



OK. Now on with the program. Here are some favorite moments of the trip captured on film.
First off, the best picture of all: A sleeping beauty!


And then the real one:


Other notable characters:



Since it was 95+ degrees when we were there, we all agreed that getting wet meant staying cool.
Splash Mountain:

Brooklyn is our water baby:




A trip to California wouldn't be complete without a day at the beach.



It was a fabulous getaway from the grind of the semester!

9 comments:

tweedlediva said...

Um Brad, that's Snow White...

Brad said...

Doh. I never remember...

Mikidees said...

Awsome! So much fun. We need to go to a park together

Emily Murdock said...

Take us with you next time! Seriously! My sis Laurel lives in the OC (wow I just got cooler saying that...) and we'd love to see you guys there sometime! :)

Sarah said...

We had so much fun with you guys, Austin and I are really missing Brooklyn, oh and you guys too..:) We can't wait to come see you guys on the East coast now! Love you lots

Tracy Barrand said...

Looks like a tun 'o fun to me. You go energetic Celeste! Way to get your money's worth!

b-ryce said...

That makes me so excited! We are going to go this summer also. Sam is going to freak when he sees buzz lightyear.

The 3 Nomads said...

What a fun trip! I loved the comments about Celeste. She is one of the funnest people that I know! I love her excitement :) I like the pic with Snow White, but I think Jackie pulled it off better.

Aqualung said...

There is something about Barrand's and getting their money's worth at an amusement park. Wear comfortable shoes and pack a lunch.