Monday, September 08, 2008


This past weekend we were able to take a family (as in the WHOLE family) vacation to southern California. We spent two days in Disneyland (and I pulled out the camera only once), then spent Saturday at Luke's Aunt Karen's wedding. During the course of the trip I thought of many witty treatises on family dynamics to write about on this blog...but basically I'm still too tired, trying to recover from the whirlwind. I will say, however, that 12 adults, 16 kids, luggage, and carseats all traveling together are quite a sight. Use your imagination, then realize that because it's OUR family, your imagination is woefully inadequate!

Let's get, hmmm, Nate and Laura and their kids, but not Liv. Put Avery in there instead. Oh, and Benjamin. Perfect. Now smile!

Benjamin was sick during the trip. On this particular morning, he slept in (hooray), so I made the kids play in the bathroom until he woke up. Three square feet, that's all you really need, right?

I said, "Benjamin, where are we going today?" This was the face he made when he said, "Dineywand."

The kids were sooooooo good on the plane. No joke, no sarcasm. It was a small miracle. They were amazing.


Bealls said...

Oh wow! I want to goe to Disney land, but I also fear all the work it would take! Your kids are, as always too cute. Emmaline looks so grown up, I hope she has a great year - first grade is a BIG year!

Baylee said...

Your kids are looking so happy on the vacation trip to Disneyland.