We had a great trip to California. We went for the blessing of Luke Baillio. Austin did a great job giving the blessing. I was particularly touched when he spoke about the significance of the name Luke. In the Bible, Luke 2 is a detailed account of the miracle of the birth of the Savior Jesus Christ. And Austin said the birth of Luke was equally a miracle for he and Sarah. It was a great blessing.
It was also wonderful to relax in the sun and catch up with my family. It has been 1 1/2 years since I've even seen Adam's family, Austin's family, and Aaron.
Then we went to Disneyland, which was a fun, although different, experience. We realized we can't really do Amusement Parks for ourselves anymore. It's all about the kids.
It just gets too complicated to manage otherwise. So we thoroughly enjoyed the Dumbo ride, Peter Pan, Casey Jr. train, and even Small World. The only downside was Brooklyn's sheer terror at most of the big attractions. She cringed in fear at both parades. During the Pixar parade she leaped up, bounded into the stroller, and tried, in vain, to pull the sunshade all the way down to encapsulate her in a bubble of safety. I had to hold her after that. She didn't like the Finding Nemo ride, or the Monster's Inc ride. Basically, if it was overly loud, and had big animatronic things, it was scary. Oh well. Better luck next time.
Then we came back to this.......................