Hello all!! We made it back from Disney World last Friday and have not stopped since. Boy was it hard to go back to work on Monday after being in sunny Florida!! The first day we spent on Cocoa Beach in a Holiday Inn (don't recommend this resort at all). The ocean was soooo cold but it didn't stop the kids from getting wet and having a ball in the ocean!! Having the beach outside the hotel was it's only saving grace!! Disney World was just a dream.....dreams really do come true there. That place is just amazing!! What I liked most was seeing the smiles and grins on my kids faces when they got to meet the characters, ride thrilling rides, and just having fun. We will definitely go back in a couple of years...that way my daughter will be able to ride the "big" rides. The last night there, we actually got to swim OUTDOORS!! Our resort was gorgeous and the food at Disney was never-ending. I really recommend doing the Disney Dining Plan. We had 1 snack/1 quick-serve meal/1 sit down meal per day. You probably think this wouldn't be enough but it is!! We exchanged some of our sit down meals for Character Dining. We went to Chef Mickey's for breakfast one morning and to Epcot to a restaurant in Norway Pavilion that had ALL the Disney princesses!!! My Payton was in heaven!! She got to meet them all, get individual pics, and autographs and didnt't have to wait!!! I highly recommend this so that the kiddos don't get disappointed as the lines in some of the character meet 'n greets were very long (Disney fairies for example). Here's a couple of pics from the trip.....sorry no cards/projects today!! I received an order of products from Papertrey Ink right before I left on vacation and have just been itching to ink them up!!
1st pic: group photo with Mickey and Pluto
2nd pic: Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort
3rd pic: Payton and I with our 3-D Bug glasses on
4th pic: Brett and I in the tea cup ride
5th pic: Fireworks at Magic Kingdom---one word: AWESOME!!
6th pic: group photo with The Incredibles
7th pic: Brett with Goofy, his favorite character
8th pic: Payton with Belle
9th pic: Brett and his cousin gettin' wet in the ocean at Cocoa Beach...those boys!!
10th pic: My favorite beach pic of my kids walking on the sandy beach