Sunday, August 15, 2010

Weekend Wrap Up Disneyland and Fruit!

Whew it's hard to believe it's Sunday already and so much has happened, I can't wait to share some of the fun with all of you.

To start things off on Friday, Steve worked remotely from his phone, which basically means he was on call while we all headed to Disneyland for some family fun and relaxation. We started our morning off with some California Adventure which is directly across from Disneyland. Granted it's turning into a Pixar park.

Here are the girls pretending they're toys. Anyone want to purchase this gift box?

Next even though our youngest now 11, has been on this ride when she was 7, there was no talking her into riding California Screaming, so Steve and I rode it while the girls got frozen lemonade and took our pictures.

Yes, we opted from front row seats. LOVE IT!

Since it's been awhile that we had a family picture, here we are in 2010!

Before leaving the California Adventure side, we decided the girls needed some Pixar pictures with some famous celebrities from Cars, Mator and Lightning McQueen! KaChow!

They have all these wonderful letters in front that spell California so the girls get pictures every year in front, this time they chose A!

At Disneyland now, we all decided to cool off with Splash Mountain, we are the final four in the back. Notice our faces! Classic!

Then on Saturday having never been before, we decided to pick these beauties! Raspberries! Just think of the treats we can make with these!

Our oldest daughter snapped a picture of us leaving the fields! Aren't we cute! Hard to believe it was about 95 out!

Here are the girls and our bucket of berries all ripe! OK we probably ate most of them while picking but isn't that the best part?

The worst? All the bees that were buzzing around looking for pollen. We actually felt like we were in a hive there were so many! They didn't bother us though, they were looking for pollen.
Thanks Bee's for the fruit!

Sunday, is being spent catching up on things and Steve and our youngest will be bowling in their final three games later today. Meanwhile Steve is undertaking a huge ARK project, no not building an actual ARK but is helping our 90+ neighbor upgrade her sprinkler system and putting in a new lawn. I will update you all more tomorrow on my ARK blog. Hope you all enjoyed our trip!


Mari said...

What a fun day! I enjoyed those pictures.

Steph T. said...

WOW!! Looks like a great time!! SO happy for you that your family got to get away!!

Joyce said...

Makes me long for a family trip to Disney...glad you had a fun day out.

A friend recently sent me this recipe for sugared raspberries which he says are wonderful and jam like. They sound easy but I haven't tried it myself...he raves about it! The Watershed is an Atlanta restaurant.

2 cups fresh unblemished raspberries, about 1 pound
2 cups granulated sugar ( he says he used a little less)

1. Carefully pick over and clean berries. Put berries in large bowl and sprinkle with sugar. Using forks or potato masher, mash berries until liquefied, with no trace of berries left.

2. Transfer to clean jars and refrigerate at least 2 days before using. Sugared raspberries will keep up to 1 year in the refrigerator.

Makes 2 cups
Scott Peacock's receipe from The Watershed

Annesphamily said...

I love seeing the family in action! What wonderful memories! Anne

Parsley said...

FUN! We hope to go to Disneyland soon. We've missed it!

Rita said...

Looks like you had a great time and some super good family time. Oh, wouldn't those berries taste good right now? Glad you had a good time!

LV said...

I am so glad you and family had the time to share this special time together. That is a great place to go. I am too chicken to ride those rides anymore. Thank you letting me share a good time with you.

RCUBEs said...

Beautiful family sister Kat! I'm glad you all had a wonderful time!!!Splash Mountain? I wouldn't dare ride this I think or my denture will fall off at that last part of the ride! You're BRAVE! :)

Those fruits looked good!Your girls are growing up too fast!!!Take care and God bless you all!

Relyn said...

What a fun, fun trip. I am so glad you all had this wonderful chance for fun and relaxation. Now, if I can only figure out how to teach remotely. ha.

Girly Muse said...

Such fun pictures! So glad you had such a great time...wonderful memories.

Toia said...

it looks like everyone had a great time. I enjoy looking at your pics. You have a beautiful family!!!

Denise said...

Awesome pictures.

Seizing My Day said...

We have never done the Disney thing... our kids aren't really that interested! the love the beach more! huge blessing! but I do hope they want to go one day! ha ha!

Those raspberries sound so yummy!!

Just Breathe said...

Haven't been to the California Adventure yet, looks like fun!
Where did you go to pick the raspberries, they look awesome?
Glad you had a wonderful time.

Gotta Have Faith said...

That was a great weekend! I was totally exhausted after that as were you. But I was a good weekend!

Love ya!