Thursday, January 28, 2010

Chef Chris

Chef Chris from Disneyland gave me a call the other day. He wanted to find out more about what happened food wise while we were there.
He was very nice and seemed to be very upset over the treatment that we received due to my food allergies.
I am supposed to call him when we go back and he will personally insure that things go a little better. I hope that is true and that I can actually eat something :)
Now to get the tickets straightened out and figure out when we all can go again after my BIL gets back from deployment.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


OK so here is the Disneyland & 35th Birthday & BIL Pre-Deployment trip to Southern California rundown.

The flight from Denver to San Diego was BUMPY but not too bad. We got in about 40 minutes early even!

The drive from the airport was fun. Considering it was 10 pm and my 3 year old niece was wide awake and ready to see us! It was awesome meeting our new nephew for the first time too. He is getting so big already!!

We got back to the house and tried to get everyone settled in.

Friday my brother in law got home in the wee hours of the morning from the field and then we took a little tour of the base and did some grocery shopping to get some safe food for me. We also went to In-N-Out Burger and I was able to try that for the first time. Minus the bun and cheese of course. Tasty stuff.

Saturday was up early and off to Disneyland! Oh and it was my birthday. I had spoken to Disney Dining several times to verify that I could find things to eat at the park and was told that it wouldn't be a problem. My sister in law also called just to make sure she was told the same thing which she was. We stopped at City Hall once we got into the park and got a Gluten Free list. They did not have the Dairy Free list I was told that they would have. They said it would be fine though and to just talk to someone at the restaurants and they would accommodate me. I have to say that the day at Disneyland went well up to the point that I tried to eat. It all went South with that event. We tried not to let it ruin the day though. My niece was just amazing. She was so excited to see all the Princesses and characters. We rode some rides. Not as many as I had hoped to but I did get to ride the Matterhorn Bobsleds, Indiana Jones, and Finding Nemo which I hadn't rode before. We also got to ride It's A Small World all decorated for the holidays which was very neat. All in all it was fun yet oh so frustrating with the food. I do want to go on the record saying that Disneyland is not in my opinion anywhere near as awesome as Walt Disney World.

Sunday we just relaxed and hung out.

Monday we flew out and my brother in law went back out into the field. Again it was a BUMPY flight. It was a long day with flights and driving home.

Tuesday I spoke with Disneyland again and they are trying to make things right with how things went on Saturday. I have to say that I was just shocked at how the food thing went down. It doesn't happen like that at Walt Disney World I can tell you. For supposedly being the Most Magical Place on Earth and Where Dreams Come True it should be a little easier and people should at least pretend to care a little more. I need to get the ticket stubs together and sent in and they said that they will issue us a letter allowing us admission to the park again. Hopefully they come through on that and things go smoother next time.

It was a whirlwind weekend but I think that we all enjoyed spending time together as a family. Now to try and get rested back up and caught up. I have tons of reading to get done before class tomorrow night and I am still incredibly sore and worn out from the trip. I am very happy that I was able to do things and not slow us all down too much. I just hope that tomorrow is better than today was pain wise.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Oh the Joys of Life

Last night was class one of EMT-Basic training. I hope that I do well with the class and that I don't regret signing away the next 4 to 5 months of my life. I have class for 3 hours on Mondays and Wednesdays, and 8 hour classes on a number of Saturdays. Oh and did I mention that I have a 1 hour commute to and from each class. Considering that class starts at 6:30 pm on the weeknights that is going to make for some really long long days!

I am excited about starting this, but at the same time I am nervous about it too!!

Tonight I am typing at you all from DIA (Denver International Airport). We are heading to California to see my BIL and his family before he gets shipped out again. I am going to see my beautiful niece who I love to play with and meet my new nephew for the first time. Also because this is my birthday weekend - the BIG 3-5 is coming on Saturday we are going to Disneyland. It will be my first time there... I hope that it lives up to my expectations considering that I am a Florida girl and practically lived at Disney World. I think that it might just because I will get to experience it with a 3 year old girl who is in LOVE with Disney Princesses!

Oh and just for the record the husband isn't all bad... He traipsed all over this airport concourse to find me some Tylenol and Advil. I haven't been feeling the greatest lately and didn't realize that I had depleted my supply before we left home. I really want to feel good this weekend so that I can just enjoy the time with my family and not be dead weight.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Cold, Snow & Junk

It has been cold here lately. Not just sort of cold but below zero cold. It was 30 below zero without windchill the other night when I went to bed. Crazy cold! Before the Arctic temperatures settled in we had more snow which has drifted quite deep...

Ah the joys of Winter in Wyoming!

Since I am home almost all the time now I have noticed that I can clean and organize and clean and organize all day yet somehow when I get up the next morning there is a mess. Ugh!!! Men!!! It makes you want to stop cleaning!

Monday, January 4, 2010

A New Year!

So I am a little late in posting HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! to you all. I haven't really been busy so I can't use that as an excuse. I guess I have just been absent minded.

I hope that 2010 brings joy for everyone!