Wednesday, June 29, 2011

WDW #3


We loved this park!!  Mostly because we love the zoo, and this was amusement park and zoo combined!  Made everyone happy!  

Very cool 'Tree of Life' in the center of the park, amazing carvings and is just one example:

 We saw a 4-D show of  'A Bug's Life' under the tree...very fun!  

We did the safari ride....SO close to real animals!  One of our favorites.

Loved this tree:

Saw the "Lion King" word: awesome.  
As was the Nemo show.  DisneyWorld does a great job of putting on a show!  They don't cut corners...I absolutely loved all of their shows!

Our other favorite ride here was Expedition fun!
One thing I will always remember...this was the first place I ever had a gluten free hamburger bun. Delicious.  Thank you, Disney!

Friday, June 24, 2011

WDW #2 2 was Magic Kingdom!  LOVE this place.  I think Josh took about 25 pics of the's just, magical!

Of course we have the obligatory pic in front of the castle. We have a few of these. This was our first one with everyone looking and smiling!

The kids...captured!  This is after the Toy Story ride.  It was great!  Arcade game and ride all in one.

Dylan's new favorite character....Stitch!

This one cracks me up...we waited in a long line to get a pic with this rabbit from Alice in Wonderland...Dylan was the lucky last one to get a pic!  And the sweet worker in this costume who had to be dying of heat stroke, played with Dylan and made it so much fun for him!  The workers at Disney are incredible...they are always dressed in their 'part', and most of them are very good at making everyone enjoy their time at Disney.  It was so cool!

This picture just makes me laugh.  Yep...Winnie the Pooh ride.  I made everyone endure it.  Wasn't worth it.  Oh well...

Johnny Depp, anyone?  This guy was GOOD!  My kids are now obsessed with Pirates of the Caribbean.  

I L.O.V.E. parades!

By her expression, I think she does too!

Mickey ears!

Cool view at our resort


Picture with Mickey and Minnie!  

Just a silly and Dyl.

 Dustin with Stitch hands!!

My handsome pirate.

Almost forgot....our favorites, wait.  We enjoyed WAY too many here for me to list!  I think the coolest part of the day was riding the Astro Orbiter while the fireworks show was going on.  Couldn't have planned that one!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Day 1, Day 1

 I all are singing the creation song, right? Well, I'm not talking creation here, I'm talking Walt Disney World!! Woohoo!
We have been planning this trip for FOREVER!! Seriously, I've had it planned in my mind since before we had kids.  Then we waited till the youngest was 5.  Then we had to wait some more because of weird circumstances.  But, FINALLY, last summer I went ahead and talked to a friend about planning our trip!  My dad went with us, which was so nice!  Having another adult with us was so helpful, not to mention the financial help! :)  It was so much fun....I am just glad Josh enjoyed it enough to want to go back!  Yippee!
I have a million I will post day by day.  We were there Monday through Saturday.  You're in for a lot of pics.  Just warnin' ya.

Of course we started with the flight....very exciting for my kiddos that flew for their first time last summer!

The Magical Express!  The bus picked us up at the airport and took us straight to our resort.  We didn't have to get our own luggage from baggage claim or anything! SO NICE!

We're here!

One view of our 'resort'.  We stayed at the Pop Century was great!

Cute washcloth animal in our window:

Day one was Epcot!

I didn't take a lot of pics here...we enjoyed it though!  It was a great place to go for our first day, since it was a shortened day.  Some of our favorites were the Crush show (from Nemo), Soarin', Spaceship Earth, and Test Track.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

14th Anniversary

Me and You
 by Kenny Chesney

Ordinary, no
                            Really don't think so
Not a love this true
Common destiny
We were meant to be
Me and you

Like a perfect scene
From a movie screen
We're a dream come true
Suited perfectly for eternity
Me and you
Everyday, I need you even more
And the nighttime too
There's no way I could ever let you go
Even if I wanted to
Everyday I live
Try my best to give
All I have to you
Thank the stars above
That we share this love
Me and you
Everyday, I need you even more
And the nighttime too
There's no way I could ever let you go
Even if I wanted to
Ordinary, no
Really don't think so
Just a precious few
Ever make it last
Get as lucky as
Me and you
Today is number 14 for us!  I am so blessed to be married to my best friend. We've come a long way! This is the first anniversary we will spend apart.  I miss you!!!  I can't wait to spend many more years together.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Lotsa graduations!

A college graduation, high school graduation, and 5th grade graduation.  These boys are all growing up WAY too fast!