Friday, September 10, 2010

Disneyland - The First Time

I think I mentioned a few months back about our upcoming trip to Disneyland. It's coming up pretty soon and the sooner the date looms, the more absolutely, utterly excited I am. I'm dying to go - I can't sit still when I think about it.

I got on a few websites tonight trying to plan out what we really want to do and where we want to go for sure and just looking at the pictures of the different lands makes butterflies flutter in my tummy.

Did you know I practically grew up at Disneyland? I recall going there several times a year as a kid - probably not but it's what I remember. I knew Disneyland much in the way kids in Utah "know" Lagoon. And it wasn't nearly what it is now. The last time I was there I was 15 and it was just days before we were moving away from California forever. I remember walking around looking at everything knowing it would be my last time in who knows how long. If I only knew it would be over 20 years before I'd be back, I probably would have cried.

But now I shall return! Kids in tow - reliving my childhood and hoping they will form as wonderful memories of that magical place as I did.

7 backward glances:

Rachel said...

I'm jealous.

Melanie Posell said...

I'm totally jealous! I have this love for the place, which you know, and even more so I get so giddy when I think about a kid going for the first time! I wish I could be there to experience it with them no matter who's kid they are! Your girls are going to have so much fun! I was pleasantly surprised how much Marley enjoyed it even being so young. Just FYI when you wait in line for the princesses, which I assume you will, you only get to see three princesses. I didn't know that and we didn't get to see the one princess I wanted to see. Just so your oldest doesn't plan on meeting a princess that you can't guarantee!

Katie said...

i LOVE disneyland- have the best time ever

Heidi Sue said...

I hope that you have a wonderful time. We went last year for Christmas, and it was a blast!!! I too hope to return soon.

Your mother said...

I hope your trip to Disneyland, my dear, will be all that you remember...and perhaps more. It is said that you can't go home again, but I don't think that applies to the Magic Kingdom. I think you CAN go home again, and again, and again...and be a child once more. If not at Disneyland, where? Wish I could be with you to witness the eyes of your children as they discover the MAGIC you knew.

Your mother said...

I hope your trip to Disneyland, my dear, will be all that you remember...and perhaps more. It is said that you can't go home again, but I don't think that applies to the Magic Kingdom. I think you CAN go home again, and again, and again...and be a child once more. If not at Disneyland, where? Wish I could be with you to witness the eyes of your children as they discover the MAGIC you knew.

kelly said...

um, it's time for a new post.