Sunday, April 1, 2012


Here we are with Grandma and Grandpa at Disneyland.  Which is the HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH - at least that's what we were told by the three million people ahead of us in each of the lines.
Chris on my favorite ride - It's a Small World. You have to be happy when surrounded by peppy music and singing dolls, right?


Okay, maybe not EVERYONE was happy with ten minutes of hearing the Small World song from peppy dolls!

This is the sand castle at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego that inspired Chris to try his hand at sand castle building.


Whaddya think?


We also got to take a hot air balloon ride over the wineries of southern California. I'm not in the picture because I was praying for rain, snow, or an invasion of aliens.  Anything that would keep me on solid ground!


Okay, so the view was worth defying the laws of nature to hop into a wicker basket and float above the earth.  You can see the mountains in the background and all the green fields of grapes AKA future bottles of wine.

Here we are in San Diego on the bay. When Grandpa said say "cheese", apparently Drew thought he said to sneeze!


Fields of grapes below.

We also went up the tram in Palm Springs to the top of a mountain where we played in snow in our shorts!

The view was awesome!

Chris being King of the Mountain!


The men walking in snow in their shorts.

Look at the size of those pine trees!

And the size of this cactus! This was actually in San Diego.


This is the view from the rotating tram car that took us up the mountain.

The pine cones on top of the mountain were as big as Lauren's head.  Granted she has a small head, but still!!