we had ourselves a merry little Disneyland trip…

…I’ll keep it brief, but that’s where we were this past week-living it up in Disneyland. It was a much better trip than our October trip for various reasons:

*Charlotte is down to her one afternoon nap which made it easier!

*Sadie was in tip top shape (not slightly sick)

*It snowed every night! (well, foamed bubbles…but still. It was pretty magical)

*The lines were insanely short. We practically walked onto every ride.

*Um, I got recognized from my blog! It totally made my day week month, and now my not-so-secret-anymore wish has been fulfilled! lol. Hi Tara, it was lovely to meet you! Oh, and be glad you left the line for Peter Pan, it was not a short wait. ๐Ÿ˜‰

*We had our own celebrity sighting-Curtis Stone, the chef. He walked right past us while we were sitting in front of the castle. Then we spotted him again while he was getting coffee, and we totally sneakily took pictures of him on Rory’s cell phone. Yes, I am aware we are gigantic stalkerish nerds. (and no, the pictures didn’t turn out…frowny face)

*We slept soo much. What else do you do when the kids go to bed at 8 and you are sharing a room? sleep. glorious sleep!

*We chatted up a park employee for the inside celebrity scoop, and she said that Adam Sandler goes all the time, Jessica Alba was just there the other day, and Ryan Gosling comes by himself a lot. lol that last one made me laugh…she also said the female employees love when he comes! haha.

*We loved all the Christmasy things that go on this time of year-the snow, the fabulous parade, the castle all decked out in snow and lights, the fireworks show, the characters all dressed in their Christmasy clothes-it was the perfect kick off to the holiday season!


  1. ooo disneyland at christmastime! that’s gotta be amazing. glad everyone stayed healthy, and welcome home!

  2. How funny – my parents just went with my brother, SIL, and their 5 kids. They were there when you were, it sounds like, so maybe you walked right by one another without knowing. How cool to have seen Curtis Stone!

  3. What a perfect trip! I surprised at how uncrowded it was, though next year maybe it’ll be crowded b/c all of your readers will go this week. ๐Ÿ˜‰ LOVE the last picture of Sadie!

  4. It was so great to meet you! I’m glad your family had a great time, we did too! Your blog is one of my favorites and a big source of sewing/blogging inspiration. I hope you have a great Christmas season!


  5. Oh, I wish i’d known!! I was there on Wednesday for work, I would have loved to say hello! Glad you all had fun!


  6. So jealous! I have been wanting to get back to Disneyland since 97′, pathetic I know. I have only been there once (I was 11) and it was for Christmas. It truly is beautiful with all the decorations and Christmas costumes! Do your kids have a great time even though they are so young? Our girls are 2 and 5 months, just wondering when is the soonest I can get there, haha.

  7. Sounds fantastic! I love Disneyland…at any age ๐Ÿ™‚


  8. Sounds like a dream holiday! Loved all the points and esp. the celeb gossip!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Sounds like SO much fun!! So glad you guys had a nice trip. The pictures of the girls are so cute!

  10. i LOVE disneyland at christmas time! we live in southern california and try to get there this time of year. but with kids all over the states….it sometimes comes down to seeing them or disney. i can’t let disney win ALL of the time! ๐Ÿ™‚

    i am glad that you had such a wonderful vacation. did you see the parade? that is my favorite part!

  11. sooooooooooo very jealous!!! Glad you guys had a nice time. No lines at Disney always makes for a fantastic time! And ummm. Ryan Gosling? Good tip! HA!

  12. it sounds magical! i would love to see disney at christmas time!

  13. Ooh I’m so jealous! We were just there for Halloween and beginning of November, but we were going through our pictures last night and missing the magic. I’ve always wanted to go at Christmas time, but I’ve heard it’s busy … I guess early December is the way to go! Thanks for sharing… I love Disney pictures!

    We had a celebrity sighting at DL, too … Paul Stanley from Kiss. I snuck a picture when he was turned to the side. ๐Ÿ™‚ And how cool that you got recognized! What a small world! (pun intended)

  14. What a beautiful child!

  15. I’m doing some catch up reading on your blog and just had to comment! We will be going to DLand in Feb and can’t wait! How fun someone recognized you! LOL. Your daughters are just precious and I can’t wait to see that happy face on my own daughter’s face when we go ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you get your sewing mojo back soon (know that can be a bummer). Have a great New Years!

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