Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Good News Bad News

Good News? We got an adorable Valentine in the mail today from our Aunt Becky. Is this not the cutest little iLuv you've ever seen? (Sweetarts box w/ Reeses ear buds.) Such a fun package to get. Thank you Becky!

Bad News? All the candy is gone.

Good News? My truck is clean. Jarom got me a "detailing" for Valentines Day. It's the BEST money we've ever spent. I'm not kidding. I almost wanted to sleep in the truck tonight; it's so pretty and new again. And even better, it no longer smells like an animal died in it. (That's what happens when a kid throws up and then same kid wets her pants on a seat. And also wet snowy feet have soured the carpets. Yeah....it was bad.)

Bad News? We're going to be living in the truck for the next 10 days just to dirty it all over again. You might be wondering why we didn't wait until after the trip to clean the truck, but no one could stand the thought of driving that far and long breathing in the smell of....well my bro.-in-law said it best, "smells like a dead guinea pig in here".

Good News? Those 10 days include a trip to DISNEYLAND!!!

Yes, that's right folks, the Manwarings are going to Disneyland. We've never taken our kids and we just decided that they are only getting older not younger. We might as well go before the magic is gone for them. (Jarom and I have only been once before and we were engaged at the time. We went with his family and saw Sea World, Universal Studios, Disneyland, and Jarom's mission all in the space of a week. Our camera was stolen so we have very few pictures of ourselves there, and even fewer memories of it. It was a LOT for our brains to take in.) We are all so excited and can't wait for some warmer weather too!

Bad News? Well...there just isn't any bad news associated with that. We're going to go see Mickey and Minnie!!! Hooray!

20 comments:

Wendy said...

Hey, we're making those same Ipod valentines tomorrow! Hope ours turn out as cute as yours.

Okay, now I'm switching gears into jealous mode -- clean car AND Disneyland!?

JK, I'm thrilled for y'all. Can't wait to hear all about it when you get back! Have tons of fun!

Clancy Pants said...

Rock ON!! Sounds like fun. I've never been to Disneyland and I was just thinking we should go sometime. Maybe we should start with Lagoon first? My kids have never been there either. Poor kids... :(

Have fun! When do you leave?

Deanna said...

Yay!!! Ryan wants me to take the kids for a weekend to my parents, and I consented...he said he'll do singing time...

Just kidding about that...I'll come back for church!!! :)

Have SO MUCH FUN! I don't know how you couldn't, but do, go and have fun! :)

Brandy said...

LUCKY DUCKS!! I have never been to Disney Land just Disney World and my oldest son was 2 and Mickey was a 6' rat to him and he wanted NO part of him at all so no pictures but it was funny. Have fun!

Tamie said...

what a fabulous vacation. and right now is the absolute BEST time to go (not many crowds and most everyone is in school) this is the time that we would go when we lived in So. Cal.
have so much fun and take TONS of pictures.

Gina said...

We made those for the 1st grader- only we skipped the ear buds and just made the box. They'll get the gist.

stevie kay said...

Disneyland? I'm there! Hope there's room in the truck for me!

Kori said...

Oh How fun! Have a wonderful time and I want to see pictures.

becky ward said...

i feel like a superstar being mentioned on your blog! (: glad you liked it.

and we are SO JEALOUS about your trip we can't even see straight. every time owen sees mickey mouse on the disney channel (WHICH IS A LOT) he says..."carter gets to see mickey mouse clubhouse!".

have fun! we will miss you guys!

"The Queen in Residence" said...

I think that I am the only person not going to Disneyland. Everyone is going. So since you have to go through Utah to get there, can you come and get us. I promise that we will not make a mess in the truck, no car sickness here. We will even ride in the back just to get to go......
Have a great time, cannot wait to hear all about it. Things to do, what to miss, all that good stuff.♥

Jeni said...

oh how fun! I am soooo excited for you! I get chills whenever I think about our trip to Disney World, it is sooo amazing! Take lots of pictures and let your kids stay up late and take it all in...have a great time!

Miki said...

Ha ha...I knew before everyone else!!! lol....(that's the first time I've EVER been like that...who DOES that? Isn't that SO RUDE?! I'm hoping that nobody will read this, and that nobody will see it since it's near the end anyway...lol. Best friends get in on all of the junk....lol...)

BUT I'm obsessing over your next to last sentence,

"Our camera was stolen so we have very few pictures of ourselves there, and even fewer memories of it."

You have JUST reminded me of Brynne. She said she and Aaron were mugged coming out of Disneyland. The guy walked right up to them, threatened them with either a knife or gun (can't remember) and took their wallets.

SO! Now I'm all worried. TAKE NEXT TO NOTHING....and guard that camera! Have Jarom brush up on his JUno ChOP!

Okay...done obsessing. At least we're prepared now....

Did I just totally spoil the mood or something? Yeah, I think I did....

chirp...chirp...

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

I want my car detailed SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO badly.....

SO badly.

VERY VERY badly.

Willy Happy Mama said...

You'll all come back BIG Disney Fans, I know it! So much fun! Another Idea for you: give the kids their own disposible camera for the trip. :)

Natalie and Quin said...

Even better news? You are going to see your favorite brother and sister-in-law while you are on your trip!

Jewelle said...

Have fun in Cali!

Jennifer P. said...

and miss me BY ONE STINKING DAY!!!! I'm still miffed about that! But--you guys have a blast and make sure to give Jarom big props for that perfect gift!!!

Lee Ann said...

Oh I can't wait to hear all about it! I hope you can blog along the way. I love Disney and am ready to take my girls as well.

Hope you have a blast...in your clean truck!

Fur said...

Have fun!!! Bring back all the hot tips and tricks for moving thru those long lines! :)

Cherie said...

Have a SUPER trip to the Happiest Place on Earth!!