Saturday, May 25, 2013

Just a little vacation update as we are nearing the end of our trip to Florida.  The weather has been great and our family trip has been a great time.
We head back to Chicago on Monday Night :( I will miss this beautiful weather and this beautiful home we rent and all the fun parks.  Disney really is the happiest place on Earth!!!!


Grandpa in the pool with Abby!!! Oh love this pool.

This is a salt water pool and Jacuzzi in the home we rent.  So much better on your hair and skin than a chlorine pool.  The house backs to a conservatory so it is very private.

Abby with her daddy (our son in law Tim) in the pool.  Oh how we loved coming home to the pool after long days and  evenings in the Disney Parks.

My favorite spot the Jacuzzi after walking all day in the parks!!!!! It felt so good on my back and feet!!!!

Here is Abby  with my daughter Jen blowing out her candles on her birthday cupcakes.


This is where all the memories begin!!!! The front gate of Disney just like it was when I was a kid.  So much excitement to see that entry way with Mickey's face.

Here is Abby waiting in line to see Mickey and Minnie.

Daddy being very patient waiting in line to see Mickey!!!!!

Here we are all taking our picture with Mickey. Love Mickey!!!! We were all melted and hot that day.  It was 94 degrees in the park. Mickey was so sweet to have his picture taken with all of us sweaty and hot people.



Here is my daughter Kimmie with Mickey.  She has had a huge crush on Mickey since she was 4 years old.

Grandpa with Abby on the carousel.

One of our favorite places to eat is the T Rex restaurant in Downtown Disney. Food is so yummy and fun and it is all about dinosaurs.  We were in the ice age room with the Volcano dessert at our table. The smoke coming out of the volcano in the center of the dessert was so much fun to get.

Our volcano dessert was so yummy. Best Chocolate Cake and ice cream concoction ever!!!! 

There are so many artist employed by Disney and this guy was one of the face painters.  He did such beautiful work. Abby wanted Minnie Mouse Face.


Abby's Minnie Mouse Face matched her Minnie Mouse Stroller.

We spent a few days at the beach and away from the Parks.  I so loved the sounds of the waves crashing and the smell of the ocean and that white sand. Oh so Heavenly.

By noon the beach was full.  It was a beautiful day to spend on the beach.

Abby trying to hide from me snapping her pictures.  No more pictures Meme!!!!!

I have to tell ya that sun zaps your energy! Abby took a nap on the beach chair.
So far we have had a wonderful vacation at all the theme parks and the beaches.  It was nice to spend time with my mom that lives down here.
Thanks for indulging me with some of my personal pictures of my family's vacation.  I usually like to keep the blog to DIY and decorating stuff but since many of you have asked me to post pictures I thought I would share a few.
Kris
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20 comments:

  1. so fun!!! We've only been to Disney once, probably 23 years ago. Our youngest just about flew out of the ride on Space Mountain, scared the living stuff out of me...and her! how wonderful to come home to a great place and pool, loved seeing your sweet family, your granddaughter is so adorable!!

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    1. Hi Debra,
      It is a fun place to come with little ones. Heck I am having a great time. I really feel it at night after running in the parks all day!!!!!! That pool is so nice to come home too.
      Kris

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  2. Great pics, Kris! You have a super hair cut, perfect for beach weather! Safe travels!
    Rita C.

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    1. Thanks Rita. My hair was stuck to my head that day with the heat and humidity!!!!! It was all good fun.
      Kris

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  3. and we are so glad you shared Kris. Dinner with the dinosaurs is an amazing way to eat...lol. What grand memories I see in all your photos and I know you all just had a blast! xo

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    1. Hi Lynn,
      That T Rex is a blast. They have so many life like dinosaurs in there and they all come to life while you are dining. It is so much fun.
      Kris

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  4. you picked a great time to go, kris, we've been in the 40's at night, 60's during the day, and rain. so glad you are having at great vaca!

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    1. Hi Lynn,
      I heard how icky our weather up there has been. Ok already it is the end of May what is that weather about?!!!! I heard it will get warmer this week. I hope so or I will not want to get on the plane on Monday night and come home!!!! The girl that is doggie sitting at my house said my flowers are ok even with the cold weather so I hope that is true.
      Kris

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  5. I'm so glad to see how it's going there. Looks like you are having one sweet vacation. Having a house to go back to each evening is wonderful. Enjoy your last two days!
    Liz

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    1. Hi Liz,
      OMG!!!! We are so loving your weather down here. The little bit of rain comes late afternoon and only rains for about 15 minutes and then sunny again. Love that!!!! This week end to finish up our trip the weather has been gorgeous. We are having such a great time. I see why you love living down here. It is so gorgeous this time of year. The parks have been great not too crowded yet we did not have to wait long for anything. This beautiful home we rent each year is great only about 20 minutes from everything. This home is so reasonable at $130 a night with two large master beds and baths and two additional bedrooms and a huge game room that the boys love!!!! I could not get two hotel rooms for that price and it is so nice to come home from the parks and have our own private pool. Everyone has room to spread out here too. I know a lot of people like the staying at the park experience but to me this is the better way to go. The people we rent this home from each year are so sweet and have everything so nice for when we arrive. The house is gated too. I feel like one of the Disney princess when I stay here!!!! Hope you are having a great Memorial Day Week end. I sure is beautiful down here for a great holiday week end.
      Kris

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  6. Wow, Kris! Sounds like the holiday of a lifetime! How lovely to spend all those hours having fun in the sun with your family, I'm sure the memories will last for ever.

    Hugs

    Judi in the UK

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    1. HI Judi,
      We are having a blast down here. It has been a lot of fun. I will be sad to get on the plane to go back to Chicago tomorrow night. You must plan a trip to the USA to come to Disney. You would love it.
      Kris

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  7. Love the pictures! =)
    The home that you are staying in, is beautiful!!

    Sounds like you are having a wonderful time, Enjoy!

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  8. Oh Kris ..your vacation looks absolutely wonderful .. from fun at Disney to fun in the sun .. ! So glad you all are having a beautiful time together making family memories. How blessed is that sweet little Abby !

    Have a safe and fun remainder of your trip !

    Blessings ..Sara

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  9. Oh my gosh, you went to DISNEY WORLD! My favorite place on Earth! Not one day goes by that I don't wish I was there. I miss it so much. Haven't been there since 2009.

    Kristin

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  10. Hi Kris! Looks like everybody is having the best time! I remember that entrance to Disney too, with the Mickey face and the train. Took me right back to the first time I went there! Love the pool at your rental house! Wouldn't it be wonderful to have one at home? I wish! Glad that everything is going well in Florida! Have a safe trip home! Talk to you soon! Hugs, Leena

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  11. Hi Kris, it looks like so much fun. I am totally yearning for the beach lately! Love Disney too of course. Enjoy the rest of your trip. XO

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  12. Kris thank you for sharing a part of your vacation.What beautiful photos and memories.Ahhhhh can't wait until we go .......big grin :-) . I have been thinking about and praying for your Mom.Hope all is well.
    xx
    Anne

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  13. That looks like one wonderful vacation - I need me some ocean!!!
    Beautiful photos Kris!
    XOX

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  14. You can indulge yourself in the pleasure of water with the swimming pool and jacuzzi that you have in your home. You don't have to go to the beach or the resort to relax and feel good. You can enjoy the peacefulness and serenity in that indoor pool!

    Floy Melton @ Orlando Pool By Design

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