Sunday, October 3, 2010

Disneyland-Day Recap

It was seriously one of the greatest days I've had all year. So.Much.Fun.

I loved getting to wake up and make breakfast for my husband and me before he left for work. I loved taking my time to get dressed. I had a blast listening to "The Best of Weird Al" in the car (further evidence of my nerd-like tendancies) and was excited by the bolts of lightening I kept seeing on my drive to the Magical Kingdom. Before I entered the park, I stopped at the nearest Starbucks and saw an old choir friend from Chapman now working as the store manager. (Too bad it didn't result in a free latte...)

I started my morning off at the beautiful fireplace in the California Grand Hotel. Fireplace, live piano music, vanilla latte, and journal....what could be better? I spent some time in the book of Philippians, specifially in Chapter 3 verse 14,
"Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us..."

In the moment I read that verse, it was an incredible reminder to me to continue to release the good memories of the past and live for what God has for me in today. In that moment, I felt a nudge to NOT go around Disneyland reminiscing about all the memories I have experienced there, but rather to go explore new things and to live moment by moment and embrace new experiences.

It was SO freeing and SO fun!

I didn't take pictures of everything I did; but here's a few of the pics that I did take:

Me, after devotions, and off to start the day:

The band on Main Street; I listened to the whole concert and it was SO good!

I chose the hand-dipped corn dog as my splurge for the day and it was delicious! I enjoyed some shade and some people watching while I ate.

The Halloween Decorations are so fun around the park! Not gruesome or scary, but totally whimsical and family-friendly.

I watched a musical comedy show at the Golden Horseshoe Saloon. Hilarious!!! I cannot believe I have never seen this before and I can't wait to show my family!

I went to the Tiki Room for the first time in about 10 years and had a blast. Then, I went on over to watch Caption EO. Here's me in my 3-D glasses waiting for the show.

So, there's my little tour of what parts of my day were like! Besides being a super-fun time, God also spoke some wonderful things to my heart and allowed me to have the ability to fully embrace what He was leading me in that day.

Perhaps, in the near future, I will share....


  1. Wow! That sounds like a lot of fun Heidi! I love that verse that God stirred in you heart. I definately feel like God is taking all of the things that are not of him, out of my life, and replacing them with his perfect spirit. I also feel like God has been calling me to live in every moment of life that he has given me. I think too often we miss life by thinking of the past or the future; instead of just living in the moment. It sounds like you had fun in Disneyland! Thanks for sharing your adventure!

  2. I SO agree with you Jenn. I know I have often experienced missing out on what God is doing in my life at the current moment because I am so focused on reliving the past or anticipating the future. I love that God is calling you to a similar place of living in the moment under His direction :-)

  3. What an awesome thing Heidi! So happy for you! I love that you chose to make NEW memories and not only look for old ones. Too often we miss making new memories, cuz we are so stuck in the past! Can't wait to make new memories with you, cuz we sure have a LOT of great old ones : )