Thursday, January 3, 2008

Disneyland-and leaving your house before 4am

We are HERE! Here are all the reasons you should always leave your house at 4am. Some are good, some not so good.

#1- you get to hang out with two of the most amazing friends EVER who even after repeated assurances that it would be fine for us to just drive ourselves to the airport and park in long term parking insist on picking us up at the horriffic hour of 3:45 am-both of them come-! (thanks Eric and Cyndi, you guys are the BEST!)

#2- you can avoid that irritating time of sitting at the gate waiting to board your plane. You know... when you are waiting for your row to be called and wondering if you can just sneak in with the first class so you can get the best overhead baggage area? If you show up at 4am it turns out EVERYONE ELSE ON THE PLANET seems to be going somewhere also so it take over 90 minutes to get through the baggage and security lines. This means that you just run to your gate from security and barely make it on the plane (without even putting your shoes back on after security) alleviating that horrible waiting period. Never mind the teeny tiny stress that begins your day with.

#3- you get to watch the sunrise from the airplane, above the clouds, very cool.

#4- when you do get to LA you have missed the horrible morning traffic and have a fun drive to Disneyland- listening to your kids flip out about palm trees which they decided are "fake"

#5- you leave your house at 4, and by 10:10 am you are on Thunder Mountain Railroad with Ainsley and Hudson who are screaming "THIS IS SO SO SO FUUUUNNNNNN!"

#6-by 12:00 you have already had 13 people comment on how cute your family is in their matching Incredibles T-shirts. (our family matches the incredibles perfectly with age and gender right now. Mr. & Mrs. Incredible, Violet (Ains) Dash (Hudson) and baby Jack-Jack (Camden.) Thanks Tennille for making us such fun shirts!

#7- by 1:00 you are trying to feed your kids lunch, but they are exhausted and the middle child is melting into a little puddle on the floor saying "I want to go back to our hotel home and jump on the beds."

#8- by 2:00 you are back in your hotel room with all three kids sleeping, your husband is running around Disneyland like a mad man collecting fast passes because he is devoted to your children having a great afternoon and evening. You are happily sitting in your hotel room writing a blog post.




5 comments:

Heather said...

Oh my goodness! Their smiles could not be any bigger. It looks like you guys are having a GREAT time. And, the shirts are too cute. What fun. I love that Andy went back to Disneyland to collect "fast passes." That is serious dedication. Have fun and we'll see you when you get back.

FAMILY BEGINNINGS said...

WOW a vacation blog, THANKS! It's the next best thing to being there with you. Last minute air fare is unbelievable! =) Know that we're constantly lifting you guys up in prayer. Praying that this trip will be "The Happiest Memory on Earth!" You're a good man, Andrew. Run, Andrew, Run!
Hugs~ Cyndi

FAMILY BEGINNINGS said...

Love the blog. Pretty sweet Tiff! Cyndi and I are amazed that the airport wait was so long? What's up with that? Well, like you said, it eliminated the wait time in the airport. Andrew - you the man! Run, run, run!

It looks like the pavement is dry! Yessss! Know that everyone at the Strandberg house smiles each time we think of you guys screaming with your hands in the air! I hope you guys are getting some video of the smiles coming off the rides. Can't wait to hear the rundown of each ride. California Adventure - here we come!!!!!!

Peace out,

Eric

Tennille said...

Hi Tiff!

The shirts are so cute on you all! I am so excited that you are wearing them! Looks like you all are doing well. I am looking forward to hearing about all of your adventures when you get back!
Love you, Tennille

Ally said...

I love the t-shirts! You guys really do look adorable.