Home Sweet Home

This weekend, I spent some quality time with my family at Disneyland.  We had an amazing time visiting Disneyland and California Adventures.  We were worried about the weather, and of course, it rained on Saturday.  However, we didn’t let that ruin our plans to have fun.  In fact, we just bought rain ponchos and kept on going.  It is now Sunday night, and I am wiped out.  We walked everywhere.  Not only did we cover two theme parks, but we walked to and from the park to our hotel which was about 2 blocks away.

Even though we had a great time, I could not wait to get home.  There is something to be said about sleeping in your own comfy bed.  The familiar smells and sounds of my home are comforting to me.  Sometimes it takes being away for a time to make you appreciate your home even more.  I think I tend to take it forgranted at times.

It’s getting late here, and my warm bed is calling to me.  I know I will be dreaming of the fun memories my family and I made at The Magic Kingdom.  And, I will also be thinking about how happy I am to be back home.

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Photos and Traditions

This weekend my husband and I took our three kids to Disneyland.  My first thought was how am I going to keep up with my #nerdlution challenge?  But, here I am iPad in hand, posting to my blog for Day 6 of the challenge!  I started out the morning with an invitation to write a haiku by Kevin Hodgson (@dogtrax).  Since I am at Disneyland, here is my haiku.

Haiku from Disney
The happiest place on Earth
Long lines await me

We actually got here on Friday night.  I tried taking pictures with my iPhone of all the holiday decorations they put up.  But, for some reason, my night photographs don’t turn out very well.  I have to talk to my friend, Kim Douillard (Thinking Through My Lens).  She is an expert at taking pictures with her iPhone.  I don’t know why I keep getting a shadow of light when I take pictures with my iPhone at night.  And, how do I get rid of it?   I decided to stop taking pictures and wait until the next morning  to take them.

The next morning I decided to take pictures of the same things I photographed the night before.  Here are pictures of the Christmas tree and the garland across Main Street.

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I love Disneyland over the holidays.  I love the decorations.  It’s a tradition I share with my brother, and sister, and their children.  I am trying to enjoy every moment, because I realize as my daughters get older, these moments will be few and far between.  Soon, my kids will be going off to college.  Hopefully, they will get married and have kids of their own.  I hope my daughters can continue this tradition, maybe with their children.  Who knows?  For now, I am happy in the Happiest Place on Earth.  🙂