Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Winter Vacation

We've been in Orlando!


It was fantastic to see my friends Julie and Shannan (Tridelta pledge sisters)!


We visited Walt Disney World when we lived in Jacksonville, FL, but the kids don't remember it. So, now they are the perfect ages to really take it all in.


The parks were still lit up for Christmas. It was beautiful.


Our Illinois side of the family met us in Florida. That's grandma and grandpa, plus cousins Zach and Ellie. (Their mom and dad came too.)


Benjamin and Zach have so much fun hanging out together.


Ah, breakfast in the hotel.


Jeff and the kids love spinning rides. I do not.


More ice cream.


Here we are waiting in line to get an autograph from Prince Caspian (from the Narnia movie).


It's a big beautiful world.


We really love to travel and this was a very special trip. We brought home lots of fun goodies and wonderful memories. Unfortunately, Claire also brought home a flu bug. She's completely down for the rest of the week. Ug.


Melly Testa said...

Why didn't you invite me? Looks like you had a lot!!! of fun.

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

Those ice cream sandwiches are making me hungry.
I'm heading to the freeaer for one right now!
What a wonderful trip. Your children are a perfect age to enjoy this and still be in awe of it all.

Amy said...

Sounds like you guys had a great time! Sorry to hear Claire caught the bug though. Fingers crossed it doesn't spread through the household!

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Makes me miss those days when our children were young. It all passes so very fast.

Sarah Ann Smith said...

That photo of the four of you in front of the castle at night is STUPENDOUS! Like put it in a frame for eternity!

Looks like you had a ball... can't believe shorts and t-shirts. Today we got into the 20s, but I'd still WAY rather *live* here.... a visit there. hmmmm.........
Hugs! Sarah