Ty and Alena were off for Spring Break last week and were also off this past Monday. Amanda was needing a little break from her college studies as well, so she decided to come down on Friday and the four of us headed off to California Friday afternoon to visit my dad. We had such a wonderful time. We arrived Friday night at my dad's and just had a relaxing time with him that night. My brother Mike and his wife Monica came on Saturday to visit with us and we all went to lunch. It was fabulous. Sunday we took off to visit my brother Harry and his wife MaryLou. My niece Julie came over to visit, too. We always have such a fun time with them. We visited the beach where I grew up. It was so windy that I couldn't believe it, but it was so beautiful. I can't even describe how much I miss the beach sometimes. While driving down to my dad's on Friday the children ganged up on me and convinced me we just HAD to go to Disneyland. Soooooo on Monday we drove from my Dad's to Disneyland. Driving through that rush hour traffic was about my undoing, but we all survived (barely) and spent 12 hours of fun, fun, FUN at the happiest place on earth. We stayed the night in Anaheim and then drove home yesterday. We crammed a lot into our little California adventure and made some pretty great memories along the way.
“Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he’s been robbed. The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to just be people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is like an old time rail journey…delays…sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling burst of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.” ― Gordon B. Hinckley