This last week we surprised the kids and took a trip down South to Disney World! They had no clue :) We made it to the Orlando Temple Sunday afternoon and walked around the grounds then sat them down and gave them both gift bags. In the bags were Disney shirts, Mickey water bottles, Disney Pez and washcloths and little Mickey and Minnie figurines (thank you Dollar Tree!). They pulled everything out and we asked, "So do you know where we are going? Looking at those things, where do you think we are going?" Jane guessed: "Swimming?" "Nope. We are going to Disney World!!!" It took her a second to register that. Once it hit her she was ECSTATIC! Grant took a few more seconds to process and then he caught on, too! They were so excited :) Jane was almost crying.
My friend Nick works at Disney and was able to get us a great discount on the hotel and he was able to get 3 out of the 4 of us in for free all 4 days we were there. It was so fun getting to watch Nick perform...he was one of the few from High School who actually has made a living off entertaining. I'm so proud of him and it made my heart happy to watch him "live the dream".
The first day we spent the entire day at the Magic Kingdom. We tried to be all-stars and plow through all day but by 5:00 we were all toast! We did get to see Mr. Nick as Clarabelle cow...he was awesome! That cow has some mooooves!
Friday we took a dip in the pool in the morning, ate lunch with Nick, and then headed back to North Carolina.
We are back and still recovering but we had such a blast! And we are so proud of the kids for going on rides that were scary. They went on Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, and Space Mountain. A HUGE thank you to Nick who was a lovely host to our crazy family for almost a week. We loved being able to spend time with him and partake of the magic the Mouse had to offer.