Thursday, December 2, 2010

A quick Disney recap - I'm totally missing all of you!!

We had an absolute ball!!!  It wasn’t too short or too long – just perfect.  We hit every park at least twice and also did one of their water parks and Universal too.  The weather was completely perfect.  It was roughly 80 degrees and sunny the whole week.  There was a very quick shower a couple of times, but when it’s 80 degrees who cares!  And we got a beautiful rainbow out of it too!  (if you look closely you can see it’s even a double rainbow)



I’ve decided I’m not doing enough pictures on this blog and that just has to stop right now!  Though because I’m still wildly crazed getting ready for the party (In. Two. More. Days.) I’m only going to post a few I took with my phone as I have them right here with me at work.

Oh, and on the last day as we were driving out of the Wilderness Lodge on our way to Epcot an honest to goodness bald eagle swooped down and landed right by the side of the road near us and then flew up and landed on a nearby tree branch.  I’ve never ever seen one in the wild before and I totally took it as a good omen of things to come!!  On the eating front, I ate far too much ice cream and a whole lot of really good salmon.  I gained a few pounds but there’s no doubt the majority of it was water weight as I’m back down below my last weigh in as of this morning.

I only had a couple of pictures of Ted from the whole week on my phone – he’s way, way, too cool for school these days but here’s one that he and Jack staged of Jack pushing him into a big fountain.

Here’s another of the two of them coming out of English phone booth while in the middle of a totally and completely cool Kim Possible scavenger hunt where various inanimate objects interact with you at the press of your super secret decoder receiver.  I think they’d just been given a golf ball by the phone booth here, though that may have been later.



We spent Thanksgiving dinner with Mickey and friends at Mickey’s back yard bar-b-q and this is Jackson dancing up a storm with Goofy.  This is now one of my all time favorites of him!


This next one is Brad being a good sport and a good dad participating in a little competition with another dad from the audience.  Both men had just had these cute little frilly aprons put on them and come back from back stage and Jackson had just yelled out to the world in general “Work that Apron!!!”  As you can see, both Brad and the host are laughing hilariously at it.  It was seriously funny!



I’ll leave you with a picture of the stunning castle all lit up for Christmas.  It was truly amazing.  So, so beautiful!


 
As soon as the party’s over I’ll really be back and will have time to catch up and everything!  At this moment, I’m spending every lunch hour at a store buying stuff and every evening decorating or staging stuff for the party.  It’s coming along and tonight, I’ll really be putting stuff; chaffing dishes, wine glasses, serving platters, etc out where they belong and we’ll just have to live around them for the next day and a half.

I hope everyone is having a great couple of weeks and I truly look forward to catching up!

13 comments:

~Lisa~ (Mrs C) said...

Thank you for sharing your terrific photos!! I am so thrilled that you had such a wonderful time, and it is so wonderfully seen in all the smiles!! We missed YOU!

Barbara said...

it truly is a magical place isn't it!! some of my best photos and memories are taking my two girls to WDW ... so glad you had a great time... and thanks for sharing the photos.. they really brought back memories... (which are what you want .. right??)

LDswims said...

Looks like you had a great time and what a wonderful photo blog you shared with us. I love it. Makes me wish I was better with picture-taking and sharing...

Hope the party goes well!

Silverhairedgoddess said...

You sound like you had the time of your life - I love Disney world - we always have so much fun when we go!

Oh and that picture of the castle is so beautiful !

Justawallflower said...

Welcome back! sounds like you have a wonderful time! Hope you have a great party!

Jess said...

AWESOME photos!

amandakiska said...

How fun! Your family is adorable!

tessierose said...

Wonderful pictures, glad you had such a wonderful time!

Sandy Lee said...

You're back!!!! Missed you. In fact I started to get worried about where you were. Old brain forgot you were in the most magical place on earth. I cried the first time I walked into Disneyland in California. Took the kids to Disney World about 10 years ago when they were teens and loved every minute. I think we need a BOOBS get together in Florida. Glad you had such a nice time.

Linda said...

Great pictures - I'm so glad you had a good time. Did you like Wilderness Lodge?
Hope the party is great this weekend - I wish we could have come, but we already had bought our Nutcracker tickets.
Glad you're back!!

Rachel said...

Love the pics...looks like you are having a great great time. Double Rainbow is the sign of tremendous luck!

Jacquie said...

Great pictures of the family vaca! Missed you! We just spent a few days at the parks also...I just love how they decorate for Christmas!

Bonnie said...

Vacations go by too freaking fast. Glad you had fun and great weather. It was freezing this time last year when we went.