Tuesday, April 26, 2016

finn and arlo do disneyland

back in november, my girlfriend katie casually mentioned wanting to take her son arlo to disneyland. my response was something along the lines of 'oh man, that would so so much fun! i would love to take finn there someday!' to which she said something like 'well then, maybe we should go?'

after a lot of 'should we's?' and squirrelling away as much christmas and birthday money as we could, we said 'yes! lets!'

and so, we flew to california for 4 days of crazy, exhausting, insanely wonderful time together with our boys at the most magical place on earth. DISNEYLAND!!

despite katie's suggestion of packing light and bringing as little as possible to the park with us, i decided to bring my dads (very old, very heavy) canon a-1 film camera and one single roll of tri-x 400 film. i just had it in my mind that a trip to disneyland would be perfectly captured in a few black and white photographs, and although these pictures are far from perfect, i am really glad i lugged that extra 3lbs around for the duration of our trip.

thank you so much to katie for planning and planning and planning. our trip was honestly more incredible than i could have ever imagined and that was entirely because of how much time and energy she spent making sure every last detail was thought through. also, a huge thanks to her husband, bob, who miraculously made a connection that was able to make us lunch reservations at club 33- something that until the words were uttered, was never more than some elusive pipe dream with zero hope of ever becoming a reality. and lastly, thank you to our family and friends (and husbands!!) who gifted us holiday and birthday money to make this trip a reality. we could NOT have done it without all of you, and we are so fortunate and grateful to have been able to make this adventure happen.

(you can see more digital photos from our trip on instagram #FinnAndArloDoDisney)