oliver, matthew, luke, maddix driving us through indiana jones' cave. we just barely missed that boulder.

i prematurely assumed i disneyland would be a haze of long lines, obnoxious crowds, and too much junk food…all worth it simply because i would get to hang out with the kids i love. and while all these things where certainly present, they were far from the forefront of my experience. instead disneyland was 12 hours of tiny hands in mine as we skipped down the pathways to the next ride…heated discussions about who gets to sit next to who…tired, wet, sweaty children whose faces GLOW when we finally make it to the front row of the vehicle in the tower of terror for the second time in an hour…rides that were incredible both because the technology must have been insanely ahead of its time when it was built over 30 years ago AND because they’re just plain FUN (am i getting old?)! i’m pretty certain i could ride space mountain and the tower of terror on repeat for days. i can’t say i’ll be planning any new disney trips right away, but i certainly enjoyed myself far more than i thought i would. the fireworks began as we shared tired hugs and slowly walked away from each other on the glowing disney streets…blowing kisses and turning for last glances. whew. next time i see them they’ll probably be 16. everything happens way too fast.


2 Responses to “disneyland”

  1. 1 Aaron J June 27, 2010 at 12:50 am

    Why I have an annual pass. Such a wonderful place and so many great memories there. Glad you enjoyed it!

  2. 2 Wiloe June 27, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    I am so happy that you had such a nice time with them….and with us. It was so great to see you with the little people. They love you. Good Job Calais.

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