30before30 #24 Take the Kids to Disneyland {Check}

Hello Homelovers! It feels great to be back! My family and I went on a pretty sweet vacation last week to Disneyland! Our oldest starts Kinder on Monday so we wanted to make sure we did one last vacation before that happened! From what I hear, those school age years are a whole new world!

Disney Collage copy

Going to Disneyland was one of the things I included on my 30before30 list along with 29 more ambitious goals!



We spent about 7 days in SoCa, shopping, beaching and of course theme parking! We traveled with my mom and dad to make it a generation vacation. Nothing like bringing along the grandparents to help with the little ones. I don’t think we could have done it without them! We did a three day hopper between Disney and California Adventure so we could take our time seeing everything. But we really could have stayed one more day. I didn’t get to do California Screamin:0) I LOVE roller-coaster you guys.

I think our saving grace was splitting our time. We got up early, ate breakfast in our room, park hopped from about 8-2 then went back to the hotel and napped. The kids needed it and really, so did we. California had some record breaking heat so it drained us. After a nice nap we park hoped again from 5-11. It was so much nicer at night and we made it back just in time to catch all the shows we wanted to see!

If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook you know I was taking photos all along! I had to capture every moment of that place!

Disneyland Instagram 

First off, if I had the money I would totally hire a photographer to follow us around Disney and snap professional shots. Why? Because I’m in like three photos..lol!! Wouldn’t it be nice just to have that part taken care of! But I did enjoy seeing all the faces and emotions behind the camera:0) Everyone had a blast, including me. There is just something about Disney that makes you so emotional. Main Street, the music, the sounds, the sights. I get goose bumps every time I walk into that place. Hopefully my kids remember this place as apart of their childhood as much as I did. I didn’t really feel like a mommy there…lol! Just like one on of the kids and it made for a perfect vacation for the SEVEN of us! It was magical:0) A piece of heaven for sure! I mean just look at these faces!


Disneyland Vacation Faces

Disneyland Vacation

Carsland was on our TOP list of things to do. I was in awe of how much it looked like the movie! Seriously Disney has no limits when it come to  imagination. Wouldn’t it be fun to work for them!?!


Here are some more of my favorite shots from the trip!

disneyland trip

We also had a chance to hit up Newport Beach. It was super crowded that day, I’m guessing because of the heat. We were suppose to meet some friends but they couldn’t find a parking spot:0) Crazy! We love beaching it in Cali and my little ones love the camera!

Newport Beach

It feels great to check this adventure off my list! I’m so thankful for our time there! Have you guys every been to Disneyland? What’s your FAVORITE part about it? You know what ONE of mine was? Clean bathrooms. I have a crazy phobia about public bathrooms…I get sick to my stomach every time I walk into one. But Disney’s bathrooms were super clean. It made me feel right at home…haha.

Happy Friday!!


  1. So glad you and your family had such a wonderful time at Disney! Your children are beautiful, friend! I loved seeing the excitement on their faces. Thanks for sharing your trip.

  2. Looks like you had an amazing time! We love Disneyland too! What a gorgeous family!

  3. Looks like you guys had such a great time! Disneyland was a favorite of mine as a kid I’m sure you’re kids will remember it forever!

    I’d love to hear more about where you stayed and any secrets you discovered along the way. We’re hoping to take Ava next summer.

  4. Love your blog, I just came a across it a month or so ago. Your Disney pictures are fantastic – I know what you mean about taking all the photos, sometimes I wonder if the kids will look at the albums when I’m gone and say, “do you remember what Mom looked like?” We’re actually headed to Disneyland on Monday and I couldn’t be more excited. The last time we went my girls were 8 and 10 and they are now 15 and 17, so it will be a whole different experience!

  5. so cute! Isn’t it just magical? Worth every penny, too, in my book! I love the photo of sweet little gal in that pic with her eyes wide. Adorable. ;}

    Ashley @ the handmade home

  6. Disneyland is so amazing! We go every year. One year we had annual passes (before they were crazy expensive and both our kids were under 3). If you get the chance some day go for their Trick-or-Treat party ON Halloween (it runs thru October but Halloween is the best!)

    Looks like a fun trip!

  7. Looks like you all had such a fun time! We went with my parents this summer, too, and we did both parks and hit the beach one day. Too bad you missed California Screamin- it was amazing! We got some freebie fast passes for it along with our Radiator Springs Racers fast passes. Wasn’t Cars Land amazing?! My post about our trip is here, if you want to read it! http://www.shapinguptobeamom.com/2012/07/disneyland-trip-report.html

  8. I love the “Disneyland Vacation Faces” photo above and would love to use it on my blog. May I do so? I’d be happy to post it with the caption, “Courtesy of aplaceforusblog.com” (or any other way that you’d like it to be designated).

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