Thursday, September 17, 2009

guess where we went?

Sorry. It's blurry. But someone else kindly volunteered.

More princesses than you can shake a stick at.

At the hotel, sporting their homemade mouse dresses.

We spent last week at the happiest place in the world. And indeed it was. It was the first trip there for the girls and it was as magical as I was hoping. I'm not an amusement park lover, and I expected to suffer through it for their sake. But man was I mistaken. We ALL had a great time! None of us wanted to come home. Not even a bit. Sigh.

Before we left, I decided to make them a Mickey and Minnie dress for the trip. When I should have been packing of course. I also made myself a shirt. That's just how I deal with stress. I add to it. The shirt didn't make it. Had to finish it after I got home. But it fits! Mostly. I'll blog it later.

I'm really really really lucky to have a husband who is a trip planner. He researched the trip, got the best deal going (free meal plan thrown in!), researched the hotels, and got us a free upgrade. He had our whole itinerary mapped out for us, timed to get the best of everything in each park we visited. That took some work! He's truly a jewel. All I had to do was pack (eventually) and take a good book to read in the van. Seven and a half hours, really not bad. The kids were as good as gold. Only one stop!

Late nights on the parking lot trolley tend to bring out the silliness.

Also I have to mention I had several friends that had really valuable tips to share about how to get the most out of your trip. Thanks especially to you, Beth!

Trying to adjust to the real world now. Makin my own beds. hmmph.


  1. I dont' know where you live but was this Disneyland or DisneyWorld?? We are going to Dland soon. Just dh and me!!

  2. Love those mouse dresses! Did you make the appliqué yourself?

  3. The dresses are awesome! I remember going to Disneyland when I was 9... it was so much fun!

  4. Hey, CJ. It was Disney World, in Orlando. You guys have fun and enjoy each other!

    Mindy, yep, the applique was mine.

    Blue is Bleu,
    thanks! I didn't get to go as a kid. My first taste was in my 20s and I thought "what's the big deal?". Now I know! :-)

  5. The mickey mouse dresses look so much fun! Nice to know you and your family had the most wonderful time!

  6. Disney is the best and this time of year is a great time to go. I love the dresses!

  7. Glad you had a such a great trip! I love their mouse dresses! I'm not usually a fan of character clothing, but those are very cute. I actually have bought some of the teal fabric for a project. Unfortunately, I botched it and it was wasted. Maybe I'll have to pick up some more!

  8. You are very welcome. I love helping people get the most Mouse for their moolah.

  9. Yhipeeee! I want to go there one day, when the kids are bigger and can stand a 10hrs flight without the parents having a nervous breakdown ; )

    Kind regards Nina


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