Sunday, March 8, 2009

I miss Disneyland


I have the post vacation blues. Really badly. This is the only picture I've taken since we've been back. (That's two weeks). It's cold here. There aren't fireworks nightly, roller coasters, Minnie Mouse isn't surprising us around corners with her beautiful red bow and warm smile. (I know she's not real, but I do love her anyway.)
Since I've been pathetically missing "The happiest place on Earth" (It really is), I have nothing to blog about. So instead I give you the top 3 reasons I miss Disneyland, in no particular order.
Reason #1
Each night we wind down in the basement, fire blazing, DVR running and relax in what we consider our little piece of Heaven. The other night we heard this little banging on the window. Being the paranoid person that I am, I send Trav to check it out. I was positive some crazy was trying to break in! No, it was a little mouse, and he is stuck good. He jumps as high as he can trying to get out, and then rams his sad little head into the window.
It's disrupting my American Idol watching. It's creeping me out. And I know that if that little sucker got in here I'd hate it, but for now I just feel really bad for it. Travis and I are going to "take care of the problem" this week. We went from Minnnie Mouse to that creepy little bugger. Do you see why the blues have hit me??
Reason #2
In our hotel room (you know the one where housekeeping comes and makes your beds for you), the ladies slept in a bed together. Each night they would lay down, totally exhausted from the fun day, and they would crash. A full night of princess dreaming slumber. And when the kids sleep good, we sleep good. And then we are all happy.
Well since we've been back the sleeping hasn't been wonderful. Adyson learned about Bigfoot from a friend and is so terrified of him that she can't sleep. She is positive that the big harry monster is gonna come into the room and gobble her up. Now this isn't her trying to be a brat, or stay up later at night. She is genuinely scared. We have bribed her, bought her a new lamp, and even had my brother tell her that "Bigfoot has been killed" was on the news. It's getting better....and I'm really hoping that she will stay in her room for good, otherwise we are going to need a bigger bed!
Reason #3
Travis had to get a treatment on Thursday. He had been treatment free for 2 weeks and was feeling wonderful. Now that we are home and back in the real world, we are also back to facing that crap! I haven't missed it. Not one bit. Late this month or early next brings another scan. Let's hope that the Magic of Disneyland has seeped into his body and is doing some good!
The real world really isn't all bad, this last week I have been able to spend loads of time with some of my great friends, and feel pretty blessed to have them. The kids are getting back on schedule, and slowly but surely the sun is starting to shine! Yeah for the sun!!! No we just need to get it to stay out and those Disneyland blues will disappear!

19 comments:

Chris and Leslie said...

Are you kidding, he will always love snickers!!! I'll tell him. You have the cutest little family:)

Rosie Moncrief said...

Your girls are so cute! Do they have naturally curly hair??!! Disneyland is the best!

Eileen said...

Sorry about the 5 inches of snow we got last night. I bet it doesn't snow in Disneyland.

The Drysdale's said...

Your making me miss Disneyland and I have not even been there for a year. I hear you on the mouse problem our whole yard is destroyed we discovered as the snow has been melting. Now I am not having nightmares of Bigfoot like Adyson, but of all those mice banging their heads against the window. That's kind of funny actually.

Nyman's said...

Can't blame you after waking up today and seeing what was outside, a ton of snow, I wouldn't mind heading for a little fun in the sun myself..

Trisha said...

Speaking of American Idol, where is your report? Are you waiting for the top 13 to begin? I am anxious to hear your thoughts.

Yes, the snow this morning isn't helping!

The McClellan Clan said...

It better be as good as you say it is or else I'm going to be mad at you when we go!! ;)
Have Adyson watch Harry and the Hendersons that might be helpful. He's nice so maybe she won't be so scared. I hope the scan goes great. Disney land is the place of magic so it just might have.
I'm glad you had so much fun there. Especially cause it cost an arm and a leg!! Come on girl. Host a party or something. Lets get you out of this blahness. I like your blog to much to let you be doing this!! ;) TAke care

Letti said...

I have a love hate relationship with vacations. I am so excited to go but then I am ready to get home to my bed my tv etc. But then when I am home I am ready to go back. Maybe one day I will be able to fly whenever wherever. Not. I am glad you had so much fun at Disneyland.

mortonfam said...

The vacation blues suck. Personally I'm solving the problem by moving to Hawaii. Wanna come?

Amy Johnson said...

Awww,,,Disneyland! We will go back again someday!

Melissa said...

ohhhh i totally understand!! vacation is sooo hard to come back from. It takes like a good month to get back into the groove of things....in the meantime, watch some of your favorite Disney movies and pop a HUGE bowl of popcorn (since it's a blizzard and too cold to go outside) :O)

The Wolfley Family said...

I've got it bad, too. I think I'm missing all you guys more than Disneyland -- but I sure could use a good churro about now!

Lorinda said...

Your vacation sounds like it was sooo much fun. Your girls must behave so much better than my boys do, because when we get back from a vacation, yes I am sad that we aren't there anymore, but a big part of me is relieved and glad to get back to normal routines and a schedule. You'll have to clue me in on what I'm doing wrong! Darling pic of the girls.

Dustin and Shelli Chambers said...

I HEAR YOU! Vacations rule. Here's what I've been doing: start planning for the next one!

KIRSTEN said...

The outfits your girls are wearing, are really cute. I love skirts, fun tights, hair bows/ties, shoes .... little girls rock!!

Our Family said...

Thanks for the comments! Your darling daughters I just want to squeeze! I would love for you to add our adoption sight to your blog.

Chanelle said...

Tell me about it. I am right there with you! I thought our vacation would give me the boost I needed to survive the rest of the winter, but it had the opposite effect. Now I am even MORE grumpy about the snow. I too, have not blogged since Disneyland, because really, what can compare?

Hey- do you want me to send my cat over? She would be happy to take care of your little problem!

Candace said...

You need some cheering up...Let's do something fun. We do have that Vegas trip we still need to go on. Hopefully it will warm up soon and then we will all be happier.

Jared Heather and Taegen Pete Johnstun said...

Ok, I am really starting to worry about your unblogging days... are you ok? Thanks for doing my hair and letting Taegen play with all your girls toys... he loved it! BTW-I love the matching ourfits!