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Announcements, and a Delayed Day in the Life...

I have a very, very, VERY big announcement.

In less than 2 months I am going to Disney World!!
Last week, my parents called my brother and I into the living room.  Dad casually walks by where I am sitting and hands me a stack of papers.  I look at them intently for a moment trying to decipher the meaning, when I realized that it was our tickets and trip plans!!

Do you all know what else this means?

Disney Blogs!!

When we went last year I slacked off… I had good intentions, because I still have all of the commentary on daily activities recorded on my phone, and the pictures on my camera, but they never came together and made it to the blog.

So in honor of this Announcement…

Better late than never right?

Disney 2014: Day 1
At this moment it is 2:53 a.m. and we are on our way to Disney! We got the car all packed last night, moved in the last few things this morning, and off we went! We were worrying about fitting all we had in the trunk of our little Kia, but it all fit with room to spare! Now, I think I might sleep a little bit, talk to you all later!


5:28 a.m.
It is way to early for me to be awake... and yet I can't sleep! I half-listened half-slept through the first 3 chapters of Treasure Island audio book with Dad, and now we are back to country music, which is preferable.

9:49 a.m.
We just finished eating breakfast at the Cracker Barrel, somewhere in Georgia... I had French Toast with cooked apples on top, and sausage. 

I got a couple of hours of sleep in last night, despite the music, talking, brother waking up intermittently (and way to happily), and extreme discomfort of a backseat packed with luggage! We are still about 5 hours away, but when you think about it, it is a 10 hour drive, so we are over halfway there!
Right now we are watching Frozen, and singing all of the songs by heart!

11:48 a.m.
We just crossed over into Florida! We stopped at the welcome center, stretched our legs, got baby cups of orange juice, and picked up some adorable Disney pamphlets we didn't really need!

Now we are back on the road, and about 3 hours away from Disney!


3:00 p.m.
Just found the Disney outlet! And it was an absolute MADHOUSE!! I got a tiny Malificent button, and two boxes of "Mystery Pins" that were $6.99 each (later looking at the Disney gift shops, the mystery boxes were 2 for $28!! I did well...). Now, lets get out of here and go to Disney!!

4:00 p.m.
WE ARE HERE!!
The gate to the most magical place on earth!

The gate to our hotel, which is by far the best one in Disney

We got here just a little bit ago and have been just relaxing in the room since then. We are staying at the French Quarter. I "unpacked" sort of by organizing some things on shelves and food and drinks in the drawers. There isn't much storage space in these rooms... Dad had only slept about 2 hours, so he is napping at the moment. For once we don't have a plan! So it should be a pretty chill evening :)
Our beds covered in all of the Disney stuffed animals we brought... there were quite a few!

This was the towel Mickey Mouse they leave on the bed in every room, I love him :)

And these are the little bath product, which actually don't work the best, but are flippin' adorable!


7:15 p.m.
We just finished dinner at the cafeteria type Quick Service restaurant at our hotel. I had macaroni and cheese, carrots, and grapes, and yes, it was a kid's meal ;) It was pretty good. We also looked around our resort, which is sooooo pretty! We've stayed here once before and I love it!
Now we are going to drive over to the Polynesian resort to watch the Wishes fireworks!

9:43 p.m.
At this moment we are hanging out on the grass at the Grand Floridian waiting for the fireworks! We parked at the Polynesian resort first, but it was under construction and not a feasible spot to watch fireworks. Therefore, we moved to the ritzy Grand Floridian and are beyond amazed at how big and elegant it is! Eventually, we made our way down to the “beach” and watched the end of the Electric Light Parade.
They had Nemo playing on a big screen in the sand, so we decided to pull up beach chairs and watch until time for fireworks. Which is what brought us here!
Sunset on the beach at the Polynesian!

This is the floor at The Grand Floridian... Guys, Disney even makes the floor pretty!!
(If you don't know, this is Peter Pan!)


10:56 p.m.
Oh my gosh you guys... the fireworks! Disney fireworks put all others to shame! We watched from the grass beside the lake, with a view of the top half of the castle, and with the music being piped in. It couldn't have been more perfect!!

12:03 a.m.
Well guys, I am coming back to you slightly less than 24 hours later than when this post began and I'm beat! Even though most if the day have just consisted of driving, it has been a looong day! But there couldn't be much of a better way to start than this! It was perfect! But now, it is time to rest up for the next perfect day! Goodnight guys :)

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