Saturday, April 4, 2009

Vacation to California in June of 2003

Wow, our last family vacation was 6 years ago!
They have grown so much.
Look at Dove at 5 1/2 !!!!
Oh my goodness!!!!!!!

At that time she loved Snow White and I made her that little dress and cape and head band.
Dove was so excited at the time. Now she is appalled :(

Dash ever handsome. What a cute little boy. He was 2 years old. He has no memory of the trip.

I just can not get over her beauty and innocence.

Her and her Daddy love the "Tea Cups".

We remember the very best thing she could do that trip was climb every step she could find, over and over.

Look at the elder man in the background.
Perfect shot.

He was 45 and I was 41.

That blanket was everywhere with us for a few years after that.
He loved his blankets.


Steve and Dove spent most the time together as Dash and I sat on the side lines.
Oh my dear sweet little boy!

Oh what a fun time we are in store for.
I remarked while we were all reviewing these.
"Oh I was so pretty then"...
Dove said...
"shut it off mom, your still pretty, we'll have non of that talk"!

We also went to sea world and to the beach.

The San Diego Zoo as well.

Oh how fun.
We will get to do the beach too this trip.

These came right up to our table.
It was a special purchase package.
Much too costly to do this time.

This was a time of pure joy!
She was pretty small and just barely made measure to do this.
It was a real treasure to share this dream come true with Dove.
This was planned many months in advance .
Very costly.
No Zoo or Sea World this time.

We will have so much fun!!!!!!!!
That is only 12 days away!
We decided to book now so we could afford to do it.
The kids will only miss 3 days of school, they will still have 3 weeks left of the year to attend after that.
Booking now saved us and easy $500+
Saving and paying off all debt (except the house) was an amazing accomplishment. Although we would love to stay longer and do more we choose to stay within our sound boundary and own our trip and not owe anyone for it.

Oh bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is withing me.!


Denise said...

Time sure does fly my friend.

JUST A MOM said...

WOW look how little they were,,,, I remember when you guy went... So glad you get to go again when they will remember it more.

~Bren~ said...

Look how tiny those babies were!!! And yes, you were and still are, beautiful!!!
I can feel your thrill at going again. The kids will have so much fun!!
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