**Warning** This blog post could possibly be in the same category of “sitting on the couch next to someone showing you their trip pictures.” But I would like to think not. Cause I’m way classier than that. And cooler. And let’s not forget gorgeous. **Warning**
Our trip to Disney World in Orlando Florida this June was a trip we had been wanting to go on for years. Which is surprising considering we aren’t huge Disney fans.
I mean, we all know what HUGE Disney fans look and act like, now don’t we?
They know every word to every song in every Disney movie ever. And break out singing them often.
They buy the latest Disney movie the day it comes out in stores. And can’t believe you didn’t.
They walk around with Disney characters on their t-shirts and talk about the characters as if they were not only real, but BFF’s.
Am I right?
So yeah… using those guidelines, we don’t qualify as big Disney fans here. And because of that I never really thought we’d have a desire to want to do the whole “Disney World” thing.
And yet, something happens when you have kids… and you hear stories of other families that have gone to Disney… and you have kids that are fast approaching that alleged “perfect age” for Disney… you suddenly get the itch to go. EVEN if you aren’t big Disney fans.
The “let’s go to Disney” itch usually starts with the mom. Although it’s been known to start with Dads, Grandma’s, and even on rare outbreaks, Grandpa’s.
We had a classic itchy case: it started with me. So I did what any good Assembly of God Pastor’s wife would do…. I asked our Associate Pastor’s wife to pray with me that we’d be able to go.
What? God wants us to pray about EVERYTHING, doesn’t He?
I asked her to pray with me about this around Christmas 2009. A year and half later… we were off to Disney! See?! Prayer works.
Here are some highlights from our trip. It totally rocked.
|Riding in the complimentary limo at this Wingate by Wyndham hotel.|
|Being with all the Texas cousins at Disney World!|
|Watching my biggest Buzz Lightyear fan meet Buzz Lightyear.
*insert precious moment here*
|Seeing Darth Vader in person. I may or may not have screamed like a little girl.|
|Getting a classic “in front of Cinderella’s Castle” family picture.|
|Getting to meet Cinderella in her Castle. And hearing my daughter calmly say upon seeing her, “Mom, I almost was gonna scream a little.”|
|Watching my daughter meet all the other Princesses over lunch in the Castle = Best. Disney. Moment. Ever.
Seriously. This alone was worth every stinking penny we spent.
And we spent a lot of stinking pennies.
|The “girl cousins” riding the tea cups.|
|And of course… The Day I Met Mary!
(This was before I shoved the children out of the picture to get one of just me and her.)
I hesitated showing you these highlights from our trip. Because I know there are so many moms out there that would love to take their kids to Disney World and can’t. I don’t want you all to feel bad by seeing these pictures. It is crazy expensive and takes a lot of saving and planning (and praying!). But I never thought we’d get to go… and we did! So maybe you will too! 🙂
What’s a trip you want to take your family on that you might not have wanted to take before you had kids?