Monday, February 20, 2012

A little Reunion with the Family...and the Mouse.

When I went to Denver, I made plans to meet up with my family in California in February. Thought it sounded like fun, and I didn't get to see my relatives while I was in Colorado. So, Thursday afternoon me and Alison hopped on the bus to head down to Cali! My post won't be that long..but here are some pictures that I took along the way.

Our hotel. It was lovely.

The weather was perfect! We walked to Downtown Disney for dinner at a restuarant called Tortilla Jo's. It was a great Mexican place. If you like Mexican come here..and try the Posole.

Friday morning we started bright and early. I think our first ride was Its a Small World

Still figuring out my phone, lol.

After a short stint on the Teacups, I figured it was time Alison got behind the wheel...

Met some of the family here....

I finally went into The Tiki did I not know about this?
And..I discovered a new treat. How did I now know about this?

I love this picture!
The Three line for Pirates of The Carribean!
Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A pirates life for me!! It was worth the wait...and some of us got VERY wet. Sorry Edie!! :)

After the family left, me and Alison ate at Blue Bayou in New Orleans square and split the Monte Cristo. A-MAZ-ING!! :) We waited a super long time here, but it was worth it.
While waiting outside guess which celebrity I saw? Not alot will know...
Todd Manning, from One Life to Live! I wish I was brave enough to take a real picture.

Lines were pretty bad, broken rides. But we got to see The Wonderful World of Color in the California Park.

To be continued...
And I'm Back!!

Waiting in line....
Ferrous Wheel was great and so was the roller coaster. It finally wasn't closed for repairs.
Trapped in a Box...

Last group into Tower of Terror, thanks to drunk man outside. Shut down the ride and the portion of the park.

Fireworks were fanatastic.
More to come...just a little.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Did you put me on your List?

I received some news today, that made me stop and think just that.  I love this poster of the Knots Prayer. I'm very familiar with the knot family...the cannot's, the should not's, the will not's. But what about the why not's? I want to stand on my soap box and scream ITS NOT FAIR! And I had my moments or two..but what I've learned is this. Even though I feel right now that I was dealt with crappy family genetics, they are mine. Heavenly Father has led me this far and i've done just fine. But this has made me think about my list.  Am I making time for scripture study..exercise..temple? Probably not as much as I should. But I can try a little harder to be a little better. I CAN do this.

One of my favorite quotes from President Hinckley- I need to remember his words...

“You are doing the best you can, and that best results in good to yourself and to others. Do not nag yourself with a sense of failure. Get on your knees and ask for the blessings of the Lord;then stand on your feet and do what you are asked to do.”
Gordon B. Hinckley