Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Disneyland Trip!

It has been way too long since my last post!
Last week we went to Disneyland!

Day 1-
We left on Tuesday after Jason got home from work, ok like 2 1/2 hours after he got home from work. This was 9:30pm. Yes, we are crazy! We arrived at Jason's parent's house around 2:30am. We finally hit the pillows at 3:00am.

We woke up the next morning and got ready to head to California. I was so excited to stop at the Barstow outlets, because I had been there 3 years ago and loved them. Little did I know that most of the stores were no longer there. It pretty much sucked!
We went on this trip with Jason's brother, Jeremy and his wife, Andrea and their two boys, Tyson and Ryan. Andrea went and checked us into the motel and then we met them at the Outback for dinner. It was delicious! We then headed back to the room and went to bed.

We woke up and went to the front lobby to catch the ride to DL. We all loaded up and I was talking to Andrea and she asked if I had everything I needed to get our "Give a Day, Get a Day tickets". I told her what I had and we figured out that I didn't have my license. I was so annoyed I hopped off to go and get it. I seriously ran to the car to get it and got back to the front of the motel to watch my ride drive away. So instead of waiting 20 minutes for the next ride, I walked to DL. I seriously booked it and made it there in time to get my tickets with the rest of my party. I had bought new shoes the day before and got a serious blister while I was speed walking to meet up with my party and I got shin splints. Anyway we were able to upgrade our tickets to a 2 day park hopper.
We spent the day riding the rides, eating, and getting autographs of the characters. Andrea and Jeremy and the boys left around 3 to go take a nap and we stuck around to hang out a bit longer. My sister Melanie came with us, because she had never been to Disneyland before. I made her go on It's a Small World and she hated it. I love it! She timed the ride and it was 18 minutes long. We ended up leaving around 6:30pm. I was like what are we doing leaving so early? I am a dye hard theme park girl. So we headed back to the motel and ended up getting Carl's Junior for dinner. Everyone went to bed early and I stayed up looking on the computer at my craft blog. I think I might have an addiction!

Day 4-
Back to Disneyland and California Adventures. We got there a little later than the day before. We were able to get on rides rather quickly. We rode rides that we didn't get to the day before and I lost Ryan and Brock in Toon Town. Jason was ahead of Melanie and I sent Brock and Ryan to catch up with him. He was headed to Pirates of the Caribbean! Mel and I turned off to the bathroom and when we got out Jason called and I asked if had the boys. He told me "No" and at first I thought he was kidding. When I figured out that he wasn't I sent him to find them at Pirates of the Caribbean! Mel and I searched through Toon Town! I called Andrea to let her know that I had lost her kid. I started panicking and I went through lines looking for them. I even started to cry! Jason ended up finding them waiting for us over where we told them to go. They didn't think they were lost at all.
We stayed a little bit longer to ride some rides and then we went back to the motel. For dinner Jeremy, Jason, Jaylee, and I went to Joe's Crab Shack. Oh it was amazing! The rest of the group went to Red Robin, but didn't want to have to wait so they settled for McDonald's.

Day 5-
We got up loaded all our stuff and headed to Ihop for Breakfast. We then headed to Alamo to hang out with Jason's family. I had a good time hanging out with my MIL, Annette and my SIL Ang on the deck while the kids played. We were able to talk while the kids got dirty and rode on Big Red. Ang ended up making everyone tacos for dinner. I love tacos and so does Jason. We continued to hang out with the fam and I agreed to let Ryan stay the night with Brock. I think I got to bed around 11:30pm.

Day 6-
We got up and Jason went to help his dad burn weeds on the ranch. I went over to Andrea's for some help on my craft blog. Then we headed back over to Gary and Annette's to let the kids play with their cousins. I started to pack stuff up and loaded the car. We said our goodbyes and left around 10:30 am. We arrived back in Battle Mountain around 3:00pm. The missionaries called and said they didn't have a dinner appointment, so we ended up feeding them.

We had a great trip! I don't need to go back anytime soon though. Thanks to Andrea she helped us get one day of free tickets by volunteering and she got our rooms for $45 a night. She scored us some great deals! I was so impressed on how well Jaylee did both in the car and at theme park.

Now we are back on our regular schedules. I can't wait til summer vacation!


Andrea @ See it! Love it! Win it!

Ha, good thing Ryan knows his way around. I wasn't even worried lol, does that make me a bad mom? I guess if more time had gone by I might've been a little more worried, but I didn't know you cried lol. Too funny.

Andrea @ See it! Love it! Win it!

P.S. Your family pic on the way out turned out really cute.


Looks like you all had fun! Maybe next time we will get to go too.


I was thinking about planning a trip for my family this summer. On the fence between Disneyland and Wisconsin Dells (not as cool as Disneyland - but no airfare!)

Your trip looks like it was a lot of fun!


YES! Disneyland! Nothing better!!
Cute family picture on the left of the blog by the way :)