Friday, July 4, 2008

Home from Disney World!!

We are back from our big adventure to Disney World- and what an adventure it was! Rick put together a slide show of picture highlights and I will try and add more a little later as well. The trip definitely had its highs and lows, but overall we had a really fun time. I miss it already! I think Rick and I both agreed that the best part was watching Riley get SOOOOO excited to meet the characters and have them sign her autograph book. She just thought it was the coolest to get a chance to give hugs and kisses to Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Pooh, Tigger, Cinderella, Belle, and all the others. The kids also enjoyed the kiddie pool at the hotel and the fireworks we got to see a few different nights while we were there. She also LOVED Cinderella's Castle and talked about seeing it over and over. We bought a Christmas ornament of Cinderella's castle so we can enjoy the memories every year when we hang it on the tree.

Some of the highlights of the lows of the trip included ear problems for Tyson the way there and a MAJOR fit (like 45 mins to an hour major) for Riley on one of the flights home. NOT FUN! What I thought was food poisoning for me, happened on the second day after we had a yummy buffet in the Animal Kingdom park. I started to feel funny that evening at Epcot and proceeded to get sick five times in the next 12 hours. So, we took it easy the next day and didn't even go to a park until 7pm that night. While waiting to watch Fantasmic! the next night, Riley ended up getting sick herself- our first clue it probably wasn't food poisoning for me! She got sick a few more times, but we left the park before watching Fantasmic! and she was luckily better by the next morning. It hit Tyson our last night there, in the middle of the night, but he was fine for our flights home. Had I posted this yesterday, I would've said Rick was lucky and in the clear from catching whatever we all had, but he also woke up sick this morning. I'm glad he was OK for our trip, but being sick for the 4th of July isn't fun either!

I'll work on getting more pictures posted and more fun stories from our trip in the next couple of days, but hopefully you enjoy these in the meantime! Happy 4th to all of you! We will be volunteering at the Happy Valley Park 4th of July celebration with our Life Group and then hopefully enjoying the fireworks there tonight. I just hope Rick starts to feel better soon!

To view larger pictures, click on the slideshow.


Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you are back and )overall) sounds like a great adventure. Sorry to hear it was spoiled with some sicknesses.
I am jealous you got to go to Disney, we will try to get to disney in FL before leaving the east coast. There is lots to do here before we go back home (aka portland or TC)

Alaskiana said...

Looks like you guys made some great memories with the kids. ANd did it rain every afternoon while you were there? When Jeff and I went to Orlando on our honeymoon it POURED every afternoon for about 15 minutes, then cleared up and was fine for the rest of the evening. It was crazy! ALthough not fun the first day when we got caught in the middle of it!!

Lisa said...

Looks like you had a great time, I love the looks on Riley's face when she's seeing those big characters! Natalie is enjoying watching your slide show, too! =)