Friday, April 08, 2005

It's a small world after all...

We are heading out to the Happiest Place on Earth on Saturday. Now, mind you, I don't know that I think it is *truly* the happiest place on earth because I think that is somewhere in Ireland. Since I have been to both places, I will be better able to give you the scoop when we come home on Tuesday.

We were truly blessed, overwhelmingly so, by Mark's Aunt and Uncle at Christmas time. They gifted our family with this trip - all expenses paid. All I have to do is bring the diapers for the baby. Now, mind you, I always said I would never bring a baby to an amusement park and that I would never allow my children on a roller coaster. Sigh. It is a humble thing to swallow one's words. We will be doing both. Although some may say that the baby is not quite a baby anymore at two years old. She is a baby to me though!

The children are like this:

and are counting the minutes until we leave and trying not to ask me too many times when we are leaving. It really is fun to do something so entirely for the children that they will so entirely enjoy! It will be just the seven of us and Aunt and Uncle for four days, a two-day pass to Disneyland, and the California Adventure Park.

My speech below on my laundry pile was successful and I spent two and a half hours folding laundry. I probably could do another two and a half hours, but I think we have enough clothes for the weekend. Not only that, but three of my children are already packed! My four year old even strapped on her full backpack tonight ready to hit the road!

It will be a whirlwind weekend and for those of you who pray, if you think of us, please do so for our safety, on the LONG drive down there (8-10 hours) and the roller coasters!!



Anonymous said...

Have a great trip, Kate and family! I have 5 children and my youngest is 2 1/2, I can really relate to laundry situation just before a big trip. Blessings. Janet.

Pilot Mom said...

What a wonderful gift!! I know you will have an absolutely fabulous time! Enjoy every minute and take lots of pics!

Father, I do pray that you would give them travel mercies. Protect Kate and her family as they are on the road. Allow no harm to come their way and ease Kate's mind when the children are on the roller coaster. Thank you for blessing their family through their Aunt and Uncle. In Your Son's precious Name I pray, Amen.