Saturday, January 30, 2010

Curing My Sadness

Since October, I've been a bit depressed. Overall, things have been going well. I can't complain much about how my running has progressed, the races I ran in that span, how my daughters are doing, Mrs. LB, the house...

But I've been sad nonetheless. You see, the last time I went to Disneyland was in October. November came and went. December came and went. January has come and is almost gone, and no trips to Disneyland.

Sad face.

However, we hope to go to the Happiest Place on Earth today. Depending on when you are reading this, we will either be going, on our way, there, or on our way back. Hopefully.

Our passes expired in November and we haven't renewed them. Well, the adults haven't renewed theirs. My MIL renewed the girls' passes as Christmas presents.

Now, if you are a long-time reader of this here blog you know how much I enjoy Disneyland. I never actually was all that crazy about it until we got season passes as a gift in late October of 2007. Since then, I was hooked. I loved going to the park whenever we had a chance, and not spending any money in doing so. That was fantastic. We renewed last year and will renew again this year.

A few of then and now pics (then, like it was soooo long ago):

cryin' Kenna

Kennedy did not respond well to her first ride. That whole day was a bit shocking to Kennedy. This is after we got out of the Roger Rabitt Car Tune ride (which I really dislike by the way). She bawled. She actually cried on the Winnie the Pooh ride too, which is very, very tame. She doesn't really cry anymore. She does not like some of the faster rides like Splash Mountain or the Tower of Terror (at California Adventure) but the dark doesn't freak her out like it used to. She doesn't like those rides because they move fast and drop quickly.

LB and the girls, version 2.7

Also in Toon Town, this picture is on the Donald Duck boat. It's not a ride, just somewhere for kids to run around in and explore. Notice something different about me? I could afford shaving cream back then, apparently.

at DCA

This one is from the summer of '08, which was an awesome summer of Disneyland trips. Ah, those carefree days when neither girl was in school and we could go to Disneyland whenever we felt like it. I sure cherish those days. Maybe when the girls are out of college we could re-live those days... uh, actually, maybe not.

who's the dork in the Mickey Mouse shirt?

I have a Mickey Mouse shirt. I only wear it when I go to Disneyland. I don't think I look the greatest in it to be honest because I feel like weird in it sometimes but oh well. The girls like it, and it beats wearing pink. This picture was in September, when Kennedy and I sneaked away for a midweek trip while Yvie was in school.

Hopefully I'll start to accumulate more and more pictures from Disneyland trips. I thought about going to Disneyland the day after Surf City but I might not be up for so much walking, but who knows? If anything, I will have the freedom to go if I desire, and that's going to help me cease this bit of sadness that I've had since October.


5thsister said...

Have fun! I'll think of you while I trudge to the snow!

Jephy's Mom said...

I wish all sadness was that easy to cure. Enjoy your day.

Lisa said...

We got passes this past December! We have gone three times and I am looking forward to exploring more and more. Ironically, we were supposed to go yesterday, but when we got there the big parking garage was closed and they routed us all the way to the Garden Walk on Katella. I am new to Disney and didn't really know what this meant. The attendant told me that it was very busy in the park. On a Friday afternoon???? Since we live so close (less than 20 minutes), I decided that I didn't want to fight long lines.

My kids were bummed, but a trip to frozen yogurt helped.

I hope you have better luck than we did. Go early!

Kerrie T. said...

We used to go to D-Land once a year. I really miss it. I was the oldest of the four girls, so I remember hearing this a lot: "Hey, there's no crying. This is the happiest place on earth!"

Hope you get to go/had fun!

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

Our first family trip to Disneyland was last March, and we couldn't wait to go back! We're planning for April this year.

I hope you all have a great day today; hopefully it's nice and sunny and not too crowded!

anne said...

have a great day with your family at disneyland! (Mr. TG has a MM shirt and he wears it all the time -- i think it's cool) (i thought of you this morning on my run in negative 2 degree weather!! yes, negative 2)

Willoughby said...

I've never been to Disneyland, but I have been to Disney World. It's been a while. I was 4.

I hope you have great weather for your trip, today! Have fun!

thrasherswife said...

Jealous!! We're doing the work a day for the free ticket this year. Just so dang expensive to go. We try and do an annual trip, two days prior to the kids going back to school. Typically the park is less crowded, the weather is great, we stay the entire day and then school starts two days later. Missed not going last year! Have a great day with the family!!

Mark said...

This is me turning green with envy. I haven't been since September, and I don't get to go again for another 28 days (not that I'm counting or anything).

Have fun!

Morgan said...

Not only do you rock pink, train for marathons and love to get muddy but you're also a kick @ss dad. Your wife and daughters are very lucky! Have fun at the land o' mouse!

Lisa said...

My husband and I have Disneyland only t-shirts too! Hope today was fun for you guys :)

Zoë said...

Have fun! :) Cute pictures!

Angie Eats Peace said...

YAY! Did you get your pass renewed?

Jill said...

Those are awesome pictures - especially like that Mickey Shirt :). Hope you go to go and had a blast!!

Marie Ann said...

sometimes make some fun can bring us more happy, even we are sad. and this post can help me too to take some lesson. nad trip to disneyland can be great plan.

Disneyland Trips

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