Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Disneyland

Yet another trip to Disneyland! :) We just love Disneyland so much! Everyone always asks if we get sick of it and it makes me laugh. There is always so much to do that it never gets old. This trip we took it pretty easy and enjoyed watching shows and the parade and fireworks, and just enjoyed being with each other.

This is us being escorted onto the Tower of Terror by Chip and Dale (Chip is on the right by me and Dale is on the left by Robby). We were waiting for the rope to drop and we saw some cast members dressed in their hotel outfits so Robby's dad (who came with us) pushed us towards the rope. They asked us if we wanted to ride Tower of Terror. We said yes and they said "Ok, follow us." We got to go under the rope and walk with them toward the ride. As we were walking, they told us that we would be the first ones on the ride for the day and that we would get to sign the guest book. Only one family gets to do this a day so we were pretty excited. It was so much fun and a brand new experience.

It was so much fun just to be with family and to just enjoy life. I'm really trying hard at just living in the moment. Enjoying life and not trying to think "I'll be happy when..." It's so hard for me because we are so wrapped up in adoption and hoping and wishing for a child and how that will bring so much joy in our lives. But I am thankful for the time that I have with Robby. I'm thankful for the 9 hours of sleep I can get every night. I'm thankful that I have a job and that I am growing in that job (I just got a promotion). :) I am grateful for the time I have to prepare for a child. I am trying to find the joy in every day and though it can be a challenge some days, I receive so much peace.

I'm hoping that peace gets me through this next month. Almost a year ago, we were told that we would not get pregnant without an expensive procedure. It's hard remembering that day but I'm trying to push through and remember the year as a whole instead of that one day. So instead, I'm going to be thinking of our Birth Mom. I know that she is struggling right now. I cannot even explain the love I have for her and I hope that we find her soon. We would really appreciate if you could pray for this sweet young woman and keep her in your thoughts. <3

3 comments:

Taylor and Kristin Williams said...

1st: Umm... jealous!! I so want to go to Disneyland. Haven't been in over 2 years. Taylor and I are hoping to take Julia sometime in the next year. When we finally go I'll have to let you know so we can meet up and play!! :)

2nd: Good outlook. Taylor gave a talk on Sunday in Sacrament meeting on the topic "Count your blessings." He did really good and one thing that hit me and just keeps hitting me over and over is that I need to live in the moment and not say "I'll be happy when..." For me my "happy when" moments are obviously a little different than yours but I think everybody has them. It's hard but in 10 years think how grateful we'll all be for our hard times and trials. :)

I miss you. I feel like I haven't seen you forever. You need to come hang with Julia and I sometime. Let me know if you ever have a day off work or something. :)

Karissa said...

Super jealous - I'm glad you got such a fun experience. =) Cory and I fasted for you and your birth mom and birth dad today - I hope it all works out!

Dawn Bailey said...

We got to "open" CA Adventure once, too. Goofy even held the video camera and taped us. Such a fun memory!!! :)