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We took our first actual family vacation last week; the kind that includes FLYING! It was glorious. My children are incredible travelers. In fact, I believe I may have whined more than them. Hey, mama needs her Starbucks when flying at 6am, okay? Things get all cranky up in this place. My girls loved everything about traveling. It was amazing seeing things from their perspectives: the tall ceilings in the airport, the moving sidewalks, the extreme turbulence on our flight that induced giggles. All things I don’t notice (or really, really hate about flying). We began the week in Palm Springs with family and ended at the Happiest Place on Earth. I won’t lie, I teared up seeing the absolute joy on my children’s faces. It was amazing. It’s late and I’m full of emotion as I look through these photos again! I’ll end now, but I have to tell you that I, the photographer, left her camera at HOME for this trip. That’s right. I did. Each of these images were shot with my iPhone 4, with the exception of the underwater shot! Please don’t go taking your iPhone for a swim, mkay? You won’t get any ‘purdy underwater shots with it. At least, I don’t think so? I’ll let YOU test that one out and report back to me (btw, not responsible for damages to any iPhones submerged in the name of getting underwater pics)
**Disclaimer #1, all shot with my iPhone 4.
***Disclaimer #2, all pics by me with exception of the 3 pics with me in them. The husband gave me the what-for over not crediting his mad snap-shot skills in this post. SO, photo credit: Mr Amber Anderson for any pic of me with the girls, with ONE exception Photo credit: random Disneyland stranger for the cheesiest pic of all four of us in front of the castle. There ya go. All nice and legal-like.
It’s not vacation without swimming. A LOT of swimming. I think pool time made up about 98% of our days. I have fish-children.
This Teacup photo solidifies for me again why my husband and I are MFEO (<if you don’t know what that means, you’re old. HA!) #1, the thought of turning to look behind me makes me dizzy. Amber + teacups = NO GO. He was happy to take the girls on the one ride they chattered on and on about for MONTHS. #2, as they were led onto the ride platform, I focused my energy into this thought: “DUDE, pick the purple teacup in the LIGHT, man! Purple teacup! Purple teacup! PURPLE TEACUP!!” People were looking at me like I was insane, I may have said it aloud? … Regardless, he led the girls to the one purple teacup that was gloriously bathed in a natural spotlight and I quickly got into position and fired off a shot before they started spinning. I love that man.