Temples, Disneyland and a whole lot of …

…driving.  We finally made it to California! The plan was to leave around noon on Monday which eventually turned into leaving around 4:30 instead.  Apartment checkout is a drag.  Devin was great during the whole move because he did most of the moving of the boxes himself. Fortunately, we were able to spread it out over about a week so it wasn’t too stressful.  But the cleaning…ugh.

 

Yes, I know I haven’t posted any pictures of us lately and by Amber’s request, here is a picture of me.  This was somewhere between 12 and 13 weeks (I am now 16 weeks).  I’d say that I wasn’t really showing….that bump is just the remnants of what I call my "Houston Bump"–the result of a very hot summer with lots of ice cream.

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During our first night of the trip, we decided to stay in St. George.  We were glad we had made plans for this since we ended up leaving so late in the day. As far as driving goes, the trip was uneventful.

The next day we took a straight shot to California where our first stop was the Redlands Temple. Uh, those pictures on are on the other camera. I’ll post those later (maybe). Next we had planned to head to the San Diego Temple. We had done the overall calculations for the time it took to get from St. George to San Diego but didn’t realize that it would be about two hours out of the way, and that was just one direction.  After being in traffic for about 30 minutes, we decided to forego San Diego and do some sight seeing around the LA area. We saw the Hollywood sign.  That’s it. Traffic wasn’t fun.

After that we headed over to our friend Emily’s parents home where we had arranged to stay the next few nights. We hadn’t met them before but Emily and Austin were good friends of ours so we were excited to meet her family. We had fun spending some time with them watching American Idol.

The next day we were off to Disneyland! Devin hadn’t been there before so I don’t think he was quite as excited as I was. I knew I couldn’t ride on all the rides that I wanted to (being pregnant and all) but I was hoping that Devin would still have some fun going on his own. His favorite was Space Mountain.  My favorite was Splash Mountain.  We decided that even though several of the rides said "expectant mothers should not ride" that as long as it didn’t require some sore of seat belt, it would be ok.  Splash Mountain was one of them. We went on it twice.  We didn’t really repeat many rides because of the lines but that was ok.  You can only take so much Small World, right?

 

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This is us on Splash Mountain at the end of the day.

 

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This is a funnel cake.  One of my favorite carnival treats!

 

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This is us waiting in line for Innoventions.  There wasn’t a line so we thought that there wouldn’t be a wait.  They actually take people in groups so we waited for about 15 minutes to see the lamest stuff ever.  What a waste.

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Here is us in front of the castle. I love how they make it looks so big on TV.

 

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The day after we went to Disney we headed up to our new place. On the way we stopped at the LA Temple.  That thing is HUGE! We had a hard time getting a good shot that fit the entire temple so we had to take it a little side ways.

So that’s the trip…in a nutshell.

3 thoughts to “Temples, Disneyland and a whole lot of …”

  1. Ohhhhh kaaaaay, I am officially a cow compared to you and now all I can think about is funnel cake. Meh…
    I hope you love living in california for the next little while. It looks like a fun adventure!

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