Sunday, May 9, 2010

It's so hard to say goodbye...

2 weeks ago we made our last Disney World trip. Last May we went to Disney World with Tony's brother, Matt and his family. We bought seasons passes and only needed to go 1 more time to make it worth the money. But we didn't go just 1 more time. We went 6 more times. It was magical. There is no other word for Disney World. Everything about it is magical.
So the last time we went we made a goal--to come back in 10 years. Then Tony and I talked about how different it will be to be at Disney World with teenagers rather than small children. No strollers, no whining (at least not the crying kind) and no waiting for Tony to go on a ride with William and Hallie while I wait with Gracie and Clara--we can all go together. So even though it's still 9 years, 11 months and 2 weeks away, I can't wait!

So goodbye Disney World, we'll never forget you!

Here's a few highlights.

Something I will soon have a picture of is Will learning how to be a Jedi master. He wanted to fight Darth Vader, but was put in the group to fight Darth Maul. So opted to not fight at all, and after all his training!

Meeting the Princesses. The girls were in heaven.

Eating lunch with our brother-in-law's company at a restaurant in Africa we never would have been to otherwise. We'd never had African food before, but it was great! Thanks, Jeff and Rainbird!

Spending Gracie's 4th birthday at Disney World. She didn't get a party and at the time didn't mind. But ever since February she's been excited about her next birthday (in December) and has been planning her party.

Being at Disney World with our family (Matt and Susie, Becca and Jeff) and even friends (Jared and Angela Durtschi).

Staying up late to watch the light parade and fireworks. The kids barely stayed awake through it and it took us an hour to get from the park exit to our car afterwords. But we were there at Christmas time and the castle was literally dripping with lights. So worth it!

Favorite rides by person:

Expedition Everest, Kali River Rapids (Animal Kingdom)
Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain and Space Mountain (Magic Kingdom)Lights Motors Action, Toy Story Mania, Rockin' Roller Coaster (Hollywood Studios)
Spaceship Earth aka "The big golf ball" (Epcot)
Kali River Rapids (Animal Kingdom)
Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain (Magic Kingdom)
Soarin', Test Track, Spaceship Earth (Epcot)
Toy Story Mania (Hollywood Studios)
Boneyard aka "Dinosaur dig" (Animal Kingdom)
Cinderella's Carousel, Big Thunder Mountain, Tea Cups (Magic Kingdom)
Soarin', Spaceship Earth (Epcot)
Expedition Everest, Kali River Rapids (Animal Kingdom)
Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain (Magic Kingdom)
Test Track, Spaceship Earth, Soarin' (Epcot)
Toy Story Mania, Rockin' Roller Coaster, Tower of Terror, Lights Motors Action (Hollywood Studios)
Dinosaur, Kali River Rapids, Lion King, Finding Nemo--The Musical (Animal Kingdom)
Mickey's Philharmagic Orchestra, Pirate of the Caribbean, Monster's Inc. Laugh Floor (Magic Kingdom)
Test Track, Mission: Space (Epcot)
Toy Story Mania, Star Tours (Hollywood Studios)
Dad, Hallie, William, Gracie right after seeing Finding Nemo--The Musical.

Mom and kids at Hollywood Studios, not San Fransisco.
Gracie, Snow White, Hallie. She was in character the whole time with the high voice and all.

William, Hallie, Gracie trying to become the next king. You can tell Will is serious about this.

Jackie, Cinderella, Hallie, Gracie. I love the girls hugging in this picture.


Mrs. Blimes said...

ah disney! i miss you so!!!

Eddie & Lisa said...

I know how you feel! I'm getting the "disney itch". We'll be going soon.