I'm not even really sure where to begin. It's been a rough couple of months and life certainly happened. And it all happened shortly before our first ever trip to Disneyland. The trip had been booked for months, when about a month before we were to leave I found out that I was pregnant. Now, it wasn't a shock, we had been trying for quite a while, the shock came however at our very first ultrasound when we learned that there were two! Since we already have a toddler, the idea of two more was well....terrifying to be honest.
Not to mention the extreme sickness which followed shortly thereafter. And no folks, it couldn't wait until after we took our trip to California. It had to happen right before and throughout the entire trip and several months following. So a long long long story short. I've been a little out of it, still trying to work full time and chase after a crazy two year old. The blog has fallen by the wayside and I apologize. But I feel that I am in a good place to say, I want to come back. And now that things are running a little smoother, I think I can commit to at least weekly updates. And a huge thanks to my pal Sean from the Enchanted Tiki Talk podcast. He basically guilted me into updating the blog. No just kidding, he gave me a goal and I think that is exactly what I needed!
I still to this day cannot believe it ever came true. And I suppose it really couldn't have come at a better time because once these twins pop out, I won't be going anywhere ever again.
Our trip was scheduled for April 8-14. Since my husband is a Disney-hater...I had to make this trip enticing for the both of us in order to let it come true. So we made a grand plan of seeing four major league baseball games at three different stadiums, as well as a two and a half days dedicated solely to Disneyland. We stayed in Anaheim the entire trip at the Holiday Inn Anaheim, rented a car in order to get to the baseball games in Los Angeles, Anaheim, and San Diego and then took the hotel shuttle to Disneyland.
I am going to save the full trip report for it's own dedicated post. Since I had to babble on and on about my absence from the blog I feel it's only right to give the full report it's own space (plus there is just so much to say). But I want to first express just how much I fell in love with Disneyland. Being a Walt Disney World junkie and loyal fan, I would hear about how small Disneyland is, and I really thought I would enjoy it but not quite as much as my beloved Walt Disney World. I could not be anymore wrong! In fact, there were many portions of it that I loved even more and just standing in the place where Walt once stood was enough to bring me to tears. And I suppose it could have been the hormones.
Unfortunately I had a health issue during the Disneyland portion of our vacation, which took me to the hospital, which cut in majorly to all of the grand plans I had had for my first ever trip. I'll get into that later during the trip report, but the important news is we are all ok, I was able to experience Disneyland even if it was less than I had hoped, and I am back safe and sound dreaming of 20 years from now when I might get to go back. ;)
Stay tuned for the actual trip report and many many more photos of our time spent in one of the most beautiful, awe inspiring places I have ever been.