Oh, the magic

Oct 06

Oh, the magic

Darn it if that Disney magic isn’t legit.

I am pretty much an expert in all vacation-y things after Vacation Palooza 2014.  It’s been an epic year.  And Disney held up to the very high standard I have for FUN.

We’ve just returned from our latest hurrah, wherein Brad and I took Maren and Greta to Disneyworld with Brad’s family. In addition to we four, we had Brad’s parents, his brother and sister-in-law, and their kids.  It was a spectacular week traveling as a party of eleven.  We are a family with lots of love between our miles.

And also, the adults repeatedly high-fived each other that we kept the adult-to-kid ratio in our favor.

The kids were in heaven.  My sister-in-law made awesome autograph books for all of the kids for when they met the characters, so we all had fun tracking down our favorites.  The kids were in awe.  It was the perfect year to take the cousins aged 7,6, 5, 5, and 3: Maren was still enthralled and put on her little kid hat so that she could believe the fairy tales.  Greta bought into it completely; after we listened to Story Time with Belle, she was in tears because she thought that she should spend the night with Belle in Belle’s castle and she could just seetherestofusinthemorningthankyouverymuch.  The boys were in heaven with their Daddy, and Uncle Brad, AND Grandpa to dote on them.  The girls were princess-ified at the Bibbity Bobbity Boutique and could not have imagined a better treat.  Their five little faces were so awesome, and made all of the crowds and rain and heat worth it.


See?  Magic.  Thanks for a great vacation people!


  1. How fun! Disneyland was nothing like that when I was a kid (or maybe we never splurged for the extras? Who knows).
    My niece, her 2 little girls and husband are going over Thanksgiving break. They are bringing along grandpa, grandma, and a cousin/granddaughter, so there will be 4 adults and 3 little girls, ages 6, 4, 4. It will be incredibly joyous, I’m sure!

  2. We had a magical time with Connor last Christmas!! I LOVE to go to Disney!!

  3. What a wonderful getaway you all enjoyed!!

  4. Bonnie J /

    Thought about you all much of the week. So glad you all had such a wonderful time!! Welcome Home!!