Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Disney 2012 - 2013

Expect a picture overload to occur for the next few posts.

Dec 26th:

After having a very slow start (Chris was not feeling well) we made it up to Syracuse VERY early in the a.m. even in the snow - which was chasing us all through our vacation from what we heard.  We kept just getting out prior to the snow storms - God was good to us!

Plus, we got through airport security fairly quickly as we were priority members so that helped in that we could cut out of long lines and not miss our flights.

We got into Florida and wondered why all the warmth left but it was still decent and the first thing we did was get on our Disney bus to the hotel.  We got our room and then headed out to Downtown Disney.  It was around 5pm or so, so we didn't want to go into a park and lots of people had said that we need to at least go to Downtown Disney.  Which is more shops then anything but we still found some fun.

 The Lego creations were pretty astounding!

 She was pretty bummed there were not many, if any, rides in Downtown Disney thus the "I'm so over this face."

Monday, November 25, 2013

Christmas 2012

Wouldn't it be great if I stayed caught up instead of waiting almost a whole year!  Well, not to be overrun by Christmas of 2013 - here -finally- are bits of Christmas 2012~

On the 22nd of Dec we had a family get-together as we knew (Chris & I,) that we would not be around after Christmas to hold a family gathering (More about that later!)
 I love seeing cousins hugging it out!
(Natalie & Eli)
(Abbie & Hannah)
Christmas Day:
As I mentioned above, Chris and I knew we wouldn't be available for any family gatherings after Christmas Day as we had planned a family vacation!  Not only that, but it was to start very early on Dec. 26th.  The trick was letting Makenna in on the plan on Christmas Day as a present from Mom & Dad.  So I decided on a treasure hunt of sorts.  With clues leading her to other clues in various rooms of the house.  Then at the end she had to open one last gift (that mysteriously appeared after all the other gifts had been opened) that clued her in on the surprise trip.
 You can see the excitement!~
Watch the Video and see if you get as excited!