Saturday, July 31, 2010
June 9-14, 2010 marked the Erickson Family's one and only trip to Disneyland...this year.
Yes, its sad but true that we will only be able to do a family trip to D-land once this year due to other plans that will take all our time (and money) this year.
So the first day I flew in with Braiden and Paige and we spent a day at Disneyland and then the next day we caught a bus to SeaWorld. SeaWorld is pretty fun but also pretty pricey for what you get if you ask me...however; the kids always love it. There is something about smelly fish and giant sea mammals that amazes them. So...its all about them anyway, right?
Friday, July 30, 2010
These posts are a little out of sequence but I am posting as I come across pictures of stuff we have done...How else will I ever remember? In April we made the trek to our favorite weekend get-away St. George, UT where my grandma resides. We spent the weekend with her just pretty-much doing nothing which is exactly what we love doing when we go there...nothing is bliss sometimes. We swim, we watch movies, we talk and talk with Grandma, and of course we eat.
I love my sweet grandma so much. Since my grandfather passed away (2 years ago) she has been doing so well to keep herself busy with friends and substitute teaching and her little dog (which is more like a baby, by the way). But I can always tell that the sparkle in her eye has dimmed and it comes back whenever we reminisce about Grandpa. We all miss him alot but I can't even imagine how she misses him after spending 54 years with him.
We always make sure to wave good-bye to Grandma as we leave and she always waits for us to drive away before going back in. Whenever we leave her I cant help but wonder if this will be the last time we see her. This is how I will always remember her when I can't go see her anymore...waving good-bye with her sweet smile and knowing she loves us and will be here, waiting for us when we come back.
Braiden had an awesome birthday if I do say so myself. He turned 11 on May 20th. Yikes! I have said it before and I will say it again...am I old enough to have an 11 year old?? I'll never tell.
We had the good old family get-together for cake and presents and stuff as this year Braiden opted for a Mom trip to D-Land rather than a birthday party. Oh he still ended up with a friend trip (7 boys!) to the movie theater to see ShreK 4 and a very rowdy sleep-over, but no party...right.