Thursday, January 8, 2009

In one week from today -


We will be leaving for Disney! Francesca is super excited and Annabelle is following right along! Since her birthday is on the 20th, Francesca requested that we eat at Cinderella's castle (which we got a reservation for) and since we are going to be there on her actual birthday, the crew at Disney is actually preparing a Mickey Mouse cake for her that will be presented to her by all the Princesses! (now that's a little surprise just for the birthday girl!) Oh how she can't wait! As for me, I am a little nervous about taking both girls ~ for the first time ~ on a vacation without Dad. Keith is such an amazing father and is such a major part of our lives...we all are going to truly miss him, but Grandma is stepping in and coming with us (which made the girls so very happy!)

I will be taking my new mini notebook (that I received as a Christmas gift) with me so I can try to post at least something while we are away. I am still working on setting it up so I am hoping that by this weekend I'll have it in perfect running condition. (it is the greatest thing ever - only weights 2lbs and can fit into my VB Villager perfectly).

So here's to our countdown to Disney ~ only one week away....
*As for Dad, he is truly sorry he can not come with us. After taking off over one month's worth of time from his company when we traveled/came home from China only two months ago...he is still catching up on designing, layouts, and installations that need his attention. Plus I am thinking he has something "up his sleeve" for our 10th anniversary which is only a few months away. It should be very interesting to say the least...*

11 comments:

Jill said...

OOOOOH! Sounds so exciting! I bet you guys will have a blast! I am sure grandma will do just fine with you all! Can't wait to see pictures!

Jodee Leader said...

You are going to have sooo much fun! It's so nice of Grandma to help out on the trip! That surprise cake is going to be a big hit too! I can't wait to see pictures!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Miss Francesca is going to be floored when she gets her very own cake delivered by the princesses!!

You are going to have a fantastic time...I can;t wait to follow along....take lots of pics....I know you will be testing out all those new lenses and filters:)

Talk to you soon!!

Lisa

Colleen said...

How exciting!!! Wish it was me!!! : ) you will have so much fun!!

Kerry said...

Oh have a wonderful time. We just returned from there this past weekend and my two (5 years and 20 months) had a blast. You and grandma will be fine- a magical time by all.

A very Happy Birthday to your sweet girl.

LaLa said...

I am soooo jealous!! What an exciting birthday surprise she has coming....

Now remember this is a family blog so make sure those Anniv. pics are ok to put on here LOL

Kate said...

Ohhh...that sounds dreamy!!! Good for you!!! I hope you have a wonderful time! Can't wait to see pictures!

I am starting to hatch a Disney plan of my own for Lia's 5th (ouch!) birthday next December!

Kate

Heather said...

Ohhhhh big fans of the mouse around here:) Actually, the girls have not been yet - I worked there when I was in college and would go every year if we could afford it! We are saving to go right now, here is hoping 2009 is the year:)

You will have a blast and what a sweet trip to have all the girls together! Can't wait to see pictures! Hope this week goes by quickly, so you can bring on the fun!

Heather

sara said...

YYEEEAAAHHHHHH!!!!! This is going to ROCK!!!!!! Lucky Francesca!!! I wish we were coming!!!!!

lindanuts said...

We did the same thing when Mallory was 5. We took her and had reservations at the princesses cafe for brunch but it was all the characters from Winnie the Pooh that ate with us. We were there for 4 days. Everywhere we went they called Mallory's name over the phone--will Mallory please answer the white phone? She take the phone and a Disney charaster would sing her Happy Birthday! It was so special. We called our scrapbook Vacation 2000. She still talks about it and she is almost 14. We bought her a pendant of Mickey Mouse with an Austrian crystal in his ear. She has a shoebox of special treasures and it is full of her memories. Don't forget to get the girls Mickey dollars--great souvenirs. You will have so much fun. Ride Dumbo for us!!!!!

Sue said...

Yippee!!! What a super surprise for Francesca!!! You'll do great w/ Grandma along. And I know you'll have lots of cute photos to share!!!