Monday, October 21, 2013

Going to Disney Reveal

We have been trying to make a Disney World trip happen for our kids for over two years...and my parents are making it a reality!!! ♥ (The footage is quiet, so I added captions. ;-))



I love their synchronized responses and that sweet Annelise initially thought they had already gone & were calling to tell her about it. :-P

No, we've never taken them before. We have spent almost every single hour and dollar budgeted for vacays in the last decade to go home to NC & MI. (BIG post on that in the works. ;-)) When I told my mom back in May that it felt so stupid to spend the ridiculous amount of $$$ to fly home to NC for Christmas when any other time would be so much cheaper and any other place would be a new fun family adventure together, her wheels started spinning. My little brother's BFF (another brother to me) is getting married in St. Augustine on the Saturday after Thanksgiving; we just could not invest that much for all four of us to go for one afternoon...but since it's a holiday week with no football or kid conflicts, my mom agreed it's the perfect time to add Disney and make the trek worthwhile! The kids are the *perfect* ages; we really wanted to be able to give them this experience while Annelise still cares about princesses (she's teetering on the edge of being over them!!!) and Will still gets wide-eyed with wonder. ♥

I only went once growing up - my brother & I were almost their same ages! - and it was pure magic. I vividly remember my dad going on & on about "how magical" our trip was...and let's just say, he was NOT a particularly ebullient man. ;-) It was one of the happiest family weeks we ever had! I don't see us becoming "a Disney family" (I have tons of non-Floridian friends who go at least once or twice EVERY year) just b/c there are so many other places we want to see and explore now as a family, (again, more on that soon) but I have always dreamed of experiencing the magic I remember my parents feeling with me with my own children, and we're all ecstatic that it's finally really going to happen now!

4 comments:

  1. What fun!! I know y'all will look forward to and totally enjoy the trip!

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  2. we just recently decided to take Andrew to Disney as well!!! We discovered that he will get in for free, so now we are trying to decide when it would be a good time to go, etc. decisions, decisions!!! LOL

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  3. Awesome! Your kids really are the perfect ages. So cool!

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  4. I totally agree with you…they are the perfect age to go, and I totally do not understand the people that go repeatedly. I went with my family probably a dozen times growing up (once to Disneyland, the rest of the times were Disney World/Epcot). It's *new* and *awesome* the first time, but after going repeatedly, it was no longer fun, and it definitely had less attraction the older I became.

    BTW, so happy you found a compromise that worked with everybody. :)

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