I was quiet on the blog last week because my family went on vacation….to Disney World!
It was a dream come true kind of trip. We had been planning it for about 6 months and even though we didn’t know it then, the timing was amazing. We all needed a break from the difficulties going on at home.
It’s more proof that God knows what is ahead for us and sets His plans into motion to take care of us.
With so many of us there, it was hard to stay together so we ended up splitting up most of the time and meeting all together for dinner each day. We tried to stay connected, but you know how it goes.
We did manage to ride a few rides all together.
We would divide into groups and I ended up spending most of my time with the two youngest boys.
It was fun just to ride whatever they wanted and see the shows they were interested in. We rode the train around Magic Kingdom and the carousel and everything the older kids had no interest in.
But don’t think I had a slow paced time. I love the roller coasters and occasionally I would sneak off with the fast action crew for some thrill rides. The more loops and twists and turns the better in my opinion. (the girl on the end is a sweet friend who went with us)
We would use our fast passes then run right back around to wait in line to ride the ride again. Fun, Fun and more Fun.
Speaking of fast passes, I want to shout out how amazing our Disney travel agent was. Amy, from Polka Dots N’ Wishes planned the whole thing for us and got us a great deal! Plus she gave us tips for things we would never have discovered on our own. I was thrilled with their service and will use them to plan another trip again for SURE! If you’re going to Disney, contact them and let them know I sent you.
It’s so great to be in a place where you look normal wearing costumes. But my Minnie Mouse ears were hurting my head, so the next day I made my own. I may start wearing my hair like that all the time.
We met quite a few celebrities….including the biggest celebrity of all.
I even made friends with a Lego muscle man. He’s a little angry, but he’s still cute.
While it was an amazing trip and I would do it all again, I am hoping to go back again with just James and I. It seems weird at first to think of going without our kids, but then we realized we were spending the entire time doing what everyone else wanted, taking people to the bathroom, looking for lost hats, finding people to trade pins with, etc. It’s what a parent does and we were totally glad to do it. But it also sounds nice to do whole thing at our own pace. So we are thinking of calling Amy and having her set up a “Mommy and Daddy only” kind of trip. (ignore the black man in the photo with me – it’s from a ride – just pretend that’s James)
And another great thing about the trip….it was our Christmas gift to the family. So my Christmas shopping is done except for a few friend and teacher gifts which I have already ordered. Booyah!!!
Have a very merry week!