Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Making memories

We flew in after midnight last night from an awesome family trip to Disneyland. I came home exhausted, but so happy. I was able to show my children that I AM ALIVE. I tried so hard to make every minute fun for them...and keep up with their unending energy. They have been by my side through some things that no child should have to witness...so I was thrilled to have the energy and health to make a new memory with them. I cherished each moment and feel so appreciative for the health I am enjoying. 
We laughed, held hands, skipped, raced, sang, smiled, and spent time together.  It was perfect! 







This was a huge deal because Addie just made the 40'' required to ride almost ALL of the rides.  She had no idea what to expect with the roller coasters so we took her on all of them.


Woody here is made out of LEGOS... My kids and husband have a new obsession with Legos...so they thought this was pretty awesome.






Worn out from too much fun!

12 comments:

Dave said...

I’m so glad you got your picture taken with my favorite Disney character.
I hope you got Goofy autograph for me.
What’s the deal…. No princess pictures???

Charlotte said...

What a wonderful trip! I'm glad you were able to make it.

Laurene said...

What a dream come true!!! I'm hoping and praying for more livin' and lovin' it posts!!! Just keep being kind to yourself: mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically.

Aly G said...

That last pic is a keeper for sure! So cute how she is asleep in front of Disneyland! Love it! So glad you guys got to go and have so much fun celebrating! You have such a gorgeous family! Miss ya!

Tracey said...

So much fun!!!! I'm glad you had such a great trip! There really is a Disney magic when kids are little!

PalsRWe said...

So Fun!!! I am so happy that your precious little family had a "Perfect" family vacation. You all Deserve it.
Luv Ya

Lexie said...

It is so fun to see you living life and enjoying such fun time with your family!

Laurene said...

Hi, Shanda! Today I just wanted to thank you so much for your example to me in facing difficulties. I followed your tried and true advice of facing my Moh's surgery this past Wednesday with a cheerful attitude. That attitude continues to pay off daily in the healing and dealing with process for me!

Jennica said...

Absolute fun! Great pics of you guys, especially the individual kiddos....I'm so glad you all had a great time! It's tough to match little ones' energy, but you do it well and we are all grateful for that!

Larry said...

Just found these great pictures on your blog! Must have been magical! Love you all!
Dad

JUMARIAH TIA said...

gud bles u.....

JUMARIAH TIA said...

god bles u