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Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Aren't they cute? Looking back we had a lot of fun, but at that point in our lives we hadn't figured out Sensory Processing Disorder or the effects of overstimulation on children with Sensory Processing Disorder, and we had as many meltdowns as we had smiles. We have a lot of good memories of that week, but I do remember uttering, "Never again" at several points throughout that week. Fast forward to 2008...
Disneyland in 2008
UEA week in Utah...a.k.a. “Utah Exits to Aneheim” week. Fortunately for us, Tim’s brother, Dean, also got married in Newport Beach that week so we went to Disneyland first, then to the wedding…with a day at the beach in between that we didn’t’ capture on camera (long story involving a fish hook and a trip to the emergency room). After a weekend of snowstorms in Utah, California felt great, and that was just icing on the cake. We also enjoyed spending the entire week with family and friends. Becky, my sister, and her family also exited Utah for Aneheim and we met up with them one day while at Disneyland. The next day my mission companion, who lives in Southern California, joined us with her little 2 year old boy, who was nearly as entertaining as Disneyland itself. The next two days (pre-wedding and wedding) were spent with Jarmans. Tim's parents also celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary at the end of a long day at the beach...over hot dogs and hamburgers with grand kids answering questions about how they met to win cut-up pieces of day-old donuts. Of course the wedding was wonderful. Dean's wife, Joelle, lived in southern California for 8 years before moving back to Utah and meeting Dean. She considers California her second home and they chose to be married in the Newport Beach temple. Of course our time there went too quickly, and my toes and fingers are freezing as I type which is a reminder that we're back to fall in Utah (sigh).