Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wicked, Disneyland...

We went down to California and had the priviledge of seeing the play, Wicked. It was really good...very entertaining. It was a take off of The Wizard of Oz, mostly about the Wicked Witch of the West, Alfaba. The part that struck my attention most, was inside the program was written the question in big, bold letters, "Are you born wicked?" And of course, the answer is, NO! That intrigued me. The next question popped into my mind, "Are you born gay?" Of course the answer to that question is, no. Everyone has weaknesses and temptations...its the choices you make that take you down certian paths. Obviously, the play didn't even touch on the subject of homosexuality, but I just couldn't help make the relation with everything that just happened in the elections all over the country.

I recommend seeing the play, wonderful, talented people singing, dancing and acting. Bryanna even sat through the three hour play! For something to hold her attention that long must be awesome!

Nana & Mom...ageless beauties!

Cousins who are best friends!

Me & Bryanna

Nana, Mom & Jamie

Jen & her girls

Disneyland was so much was beyond fun, it was magical!!
The cousins waiting to ride on Splash Mountain. Bryanna is 3 1/2 years old and she was taller than the height requirement to get on most of the rides. I couldn't believe it, I thought she might barely be able to ride. She is a tall kid.

The girlies on Pirates of the was frightfully fun!

One of the Happiest places on earth!!

Mark & Maddox near the Matterhorn.

Mark & Bryanna after Splash Mountain...can you tell whose shirt is SOAKED??? Bryanna loved it, she was asking for more, more, more!!!

Me & Maddox on Pirates

Bryanna LOVED this castle...what little girl doesn't?

One of our favortie treats...the Disneyland Turkey leg...YUM!

Cinderella...Bryanna's favorite princess!

Space Mountain...Daddy and Bry rode together!

Everyone preparing to go into Space...the final frontier! :)

My dad, who recently had ankle surgery was our way of beating the lines...thanks dad!!

Bryanna on the Merry-go-round.

We ended the fun at Califoria Adventure, fun, fun!

It did get chilly at night, but that didn't stop us!

We purchased season tickets right before we left, so looks like we'll be going back soon...can't wait for more FUN!


Kara said...

Oh Disneyland looks so much fun right now! I know like 5 people who were there this weekend!! I'm so jealous- I wish I could have come too! I'm home- call me back!

Allred Family said...

I cannot wait to go to Disneyland, you are so lucky!!!! I wish we lived closer to Cali. Looks like you had lots of fun, I cannot believe Bryanna could ride all those rides...that's awesome!!! Cute Pictures :)

Celeste said...

You came to DisneyLand too late, we just moved from there. It would have been fun to see you.
I LOVE Wicked, we also saw it in LA right before we moved--it doesn't get any better than that!
Jen's girls look like her clones and I could't believe how old Jamie is? Fun to see your family again, tell them I said Hi!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun! We had season passes last year and it was great to be able to go anytime, and leave anytime and not feel like you wasted money. I'm so jealous!!

High-Heels And A Sippy-Cup said...

What a fun trip, Stacy! The last time I went to Disneyland was New Years 01 with the Andersen Fam! Your parents and lots of aunts and uncles and cousins came too. So fun!

Steph Brackett said...

Looks like you guys had a blast. I am thinking Brianna may be a bit of a dare devil! Can you believe my kids HATE Disneyland? What kind of kid doesn't like Disneyland. When we lived down there we had season passes and went all of the time - and everytime family or friends came to visit we had to go also, so I think they are just completely burned out on it - 15 visits in one year will do that. Hopefully they will get over it before they have kids of their own so at least their kids can enjoy it!

Kaerlig said...

Hey Stace,
Looks like you guys had a lot of fun. Disneyland is definitely not just for kids. When we went in May, I felt like I was drunk on sugar or something. Fun times.

I'm thinking about your comment on Homosexuality. I have no idea whether it is a choice or is genetic or a combination. I don't think anyone really knows. One thing I have considered is that people are not born alcoholic, yet some have a genetic propensity to become alcoholic if they take a first drink whereas others wouldn't become alcoholic with the same action. The same could be said of certain diseases (like diabetes or heart disease) that are made manifest by triggers or tendencies. I don't know if there will ever be any verifiable answers to that question.

Love you, Kaerlig

The Petersons said...

Yay! You have to call me next time you go and we'll meet up! Looks like you guys had fun! Good times!

Chrissy said...

Season tickets?! I am so jealous, I love Disneyland!! Looks like you guys had a great time!!

Carmell said...

Wow, looks like a great trip! I am jealous! Glad you had a good time!

Amy said...

Wicked is one of my favorite plays! Even my husband likes it - and he doesn't normally love attending them. Your family does so much together!

Christene said...

I've heard Wicked is great! And Disneyland looked just as magical as described. Glad you guys had fun!

Julie Andersen said...

Wow your family always goes to Disneyland.. I love it... and I loved going with everyone last time for Lexy's birthday I think it was??