On Saturday afternoon, we set off on a trip down the coast for my husband's cousin's wedding and a trip to Disneyland (our first as a family!). I always get a little nervous going on long drives with Miles- what if there's traffic? What if he gets really fussy? What if he cries the whole time in the traffic? Then I start thinking about the hotel and worrying if he'll sleep well. These are the crazy, maternal thoughts going through my mind. All that worrying was for nothing, though, because Miles travels like a champ. He even slept great in his portable crib in our hotel room. Speaking of our hotel room, let's talk about that a minute. Something you should know about me is that I love staying in hotels (I am not a camper). We've stayed in lots of different ones in Anaheim for our trips to Disneyland, and I have to say that the Anaheim Hilton is probably my favorite place to stay in the Disney area. There was a great deal going on- I'm a sucker for a good deal!- and we stayed in a beautiful room on the top floor. It was actually more like a suite than just a room, and it allowed us to set up Miles's portable crib so that he would be able to fall asleep in his own little area while we could talk, watch TV, and enjoy our view of the fireworks (an amazing view, by the way!) without disturbing him. It couldn't have been more perfect for the three of us!
On Sunday, we drove down near San Diego for the wedding of my husband's cousin Chris and the lovely Angel. She was absolutely gorgeous and looking radiantly happy the entire day. We arrived a bit early and I got to see a sweet moment between Angel and Chris- they weren't going to see each other until the ceremony but Chris stood outside the room Angel was in and they held hands through the doorway for a minute as the photographers snapped some photos. I am such a sap- I almost cried right then and there. Parker could sense this and said, "Keep it together...you can do it..." He had to keep saying it throughout the evening but what can I say? I was loving all the love floating around.
|On Small World. Isn't his face hilarious?|
We're back home now and, although tired, I'm so happy to have had a great weekend with my husband's family and also our own little family unit. I'm looking forward to more Disney trips in the coming months!