Thursday, February 18, 2010

Vacation

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.......................

9 comments:

Sarah said...

So glad you guys came, so sad you are back in the snow!! Come back!

Lady Baillio said...

So happy to have seen you. These are great pictures.

Joseph Draschil said...

Best part of the post was the last picture. Classic.

Spitzer Family said...

Awww, you make me wanna go home to Cali and see my family! I can't believe the snow was taller than Brooklyn-that is too funny.

Aaron said...

BHWAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Austin Baillio said...

send me all your pics! they are super cute ;) we are glad you came and thanks for making it such a fun weekend!

Tracy Barrand said...

Celeste, these are great px. I hate the snow, I'm sick, sick sick of dark days. i'm so glad you got to be in the sun and to bless the baby. This px of Hunter by the bear is adorable. What a cute kid.

Tiana & Preston said...

Your kids are soooo cute, i miss them...alot.

Celeste you need to up date my blog you have the wrong address for me!!! switch it for me its tianaandpreston.blogspot.com
i mad that it says that i haven't updated my blog in 11 months and that is not true

Sure love you

B Baillio said...

Those are some great pics. Thanks for posting them. I loved having all you kids there for the blessing. It was a great weekend.