Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Happiest Place On Earth

Each year Mark's parent's give each of their children a vacation condo for a week vacation! We had a Disney trip planned in 2010 but then I got pregnant so.....we have a Disney vacation planned for 2011!! We can't wait. With their timeshare we will be staying ON-SITE at a resort! We are so blessed!!! Mark hasn't been to Disney since he was about 5 and I haven't ever been. We are so excited! This summer we took a small 4 day vacation but other than than it's been almost since our honeymoon Mark has been on a vacation. (school has kept him in MO) We are leaving Easter Sunday and will be gone for 6 days. Usually we would stay for 7 or 8 but we have a wedding back in MO that we have to be at on the are coming back a day early.

Today mark's 60 days until we leave...I know it's going to fly by! We have been saving for this trip for a while now as we know Disney can/is expensive. We decided if we are going to Disney we are going to go all out  to it right! LOL! We are purchasing a meal plan and couldn't be more excited about our character dining! We have reservations already for each day of the trip. My sister-in-law has been to Disney LOTS and she knows how to plan a fun Disney vacation. She has been my coach through this whole thing.

Yesterday I ordered our FREE personalized Disney maps. I can't wait to get them. I have also already purchased some REALLY cute vinyl iron ons (sp?) from Etsy (post to come later) for Wyatt to wear. He will be the cutest kid there BY FAR!!! ;) Duh!

We will be spending 4 days at the parks...more than enough with an 11 month old. ;) We have decided to purchase park hoppers" so we can travel between parks everyday all day. Since we are staying on site we are able to be inside the park during the "extended magic hours." These are hours before and after the park closes that only vacationers (is that a word) get to be inside. We are going during a pretty busy time of year (but didn't have a choice with Mark's schedule) so we are looking forward to these hours of the day.

There are many reasons why we are looking forward to April. This trip is going to be such a special time with our family, our 3-some. Within weeks of returning home we will celebrate Wyatt's first birthday on earth and Ryder's first b-day in Heaven. We don't know what emotions that time will hold. We know God will walk beside us and help us through a tough time but we will continue to "PRAISE HIM IN THIS STORM!"


  1. What a fun trip! It will be so neat to see Wyatt's reaction to all of the excitement there! :)

  2. You're going to LOVE it!!! We are also thinking of going back again soon.

    Not sure if your S-I-L told you about being picked as "Family of the Day" at Disney but we got picked for it in 2006 and it's SUPER fun!!! We're not sure what their criteria were for asking us but we all had on Red, White and Blue shirts so maybe our "American" pride!?! LOL There are some pretty fun benefits that come with it and I hope you guys will get to experience it.

  3. What a FUN trip!! I've never been to Disney and have been dying to go! I can't wait to see your pictures!!

  4. I gave you a blog award on my blog!

  5. Oh my gosh!! You are going to have so much fun!! Disney is the best and so magical. I can't even imagine what it's like with a child. Probably a thousand times better. Make sure you ready Ashley's Mouseketeer blog (I think you are friends with her..?).

  6. You will have a great time here in Orlando. April is a great time to be here. Before the heat and humidity settle in. I can't wait to see pictures!

  7. That is SO exciting! And WHERE have I been?! I can't believe Wyatt is what 8 months old? I feel like it was just yesterday that he was born! I need to make sure I'm frequenting your blog more often clearly! Hope you all are well <3

  8. No better place to focus on the good stuff than Disney! If you would like, I can fairy god-mail Wyatt! That means I'll send him a postcard when I'm at WDW (next week!!) from Mickey or whomever he's really in to, saying how excited Mickey is to meet him, etc. Rory got a card from Mickey and one from Tiana and we have to look at them every day. :) Email me your address and I'll send a little magic your way. :)

    Let me know if you need any help planning! Where on site are you staying? I'm...a little Disney obsessed, to put it midly. :)


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