In September we were able to take a family trip to California to visit Disneyland, the beach, and Universal Studios!
Cory and I have talked about doing this for years and we always end with "Well, someday when we have money we'll go..."
As the years tick by we've realized we're never going to just "have the money". Ever. We're not one of those super lucky families who get to go all the time because we don't have thousands of dollars we don't know what to do with. If you are, please take me with you next time. Thanks. Anyway, we made a plan and started saving for the trip because we knew it was important to go and that with budgeting, we could make it happen. We worked really hard. Cory worked a lot of extra shifts, we saved, we sacrificed on smaller trips with family to save the money for Disneyland, and we were successful!!!!
This was the most amazing trip! The kids, Cory, and myself are still talking all the time about what a magical trip it was. We had such a blast!! So let's dive in....
After spending 5 hours in the car with Brynlie last summer when we went to Yellowstone, we knew that driving to California for our family just wasn't going to work. Not everyone would have survived the ride. We flew into Long Beach which in itself was quite the adventure. I've only flown once when I was really young. So it was basically my first time flying as well. The girls we ecstatic!!!
Our perfect little Logan wasn't so perfect on the flight either... but we survived thanks to it being fairly short.