Sunday, December 27, 2009

we finally had our 'Dreams Come True' experience at Disney the weekend before Christmas and all I can say is WOW! We were a little concerned that Santa may not live up to the whole magical Disney experience!!! From the moment we checked in, to the moment we left (which was very sad) we were treated like royalty the entire weekend. This was truly an experience of a lifetime. We were surprised our first night at the Grand Floridian when we returned from the parks to find Mickey foot prints on the floor and gifts left across the room. Mia received a box full of things and the family got our very own Santa Mickey hats with our names embroidered on them.
The next days events started with Mia and Belle having a photo shoot in the rose garden in Magic Kingdom before the park even opened. As you can see below, I got some shots of the Castle without tons of people standing in front of it trying to do the same. I also scored a unique picture of main street which simulated a ghost town, again another rarity!
Saturday and Sunday were were escorted from park to park in a chaffuered SUV with a personal guide to do whatever we wanted, at whatever park, and ride whatever we wanted and twice in a row if we wished to! Mia got front row to many shows and Mike and I enjoyed buzzing up to the front for those very popular roller coasters!!! Our family joined Cinderella for dinner at her royal table and then it was off to watch the parade and fireworks in our VIP seated area. I'm telling you, the next trip to Disney is going to be a bummer after the treatment we received!!
Our evening ended up at the Castle with a white chocolate horse drawn carriage with chocolate covered strawberries. Mia got some popcorn and hot chocolate and she really enjoyed the unlimited selection of DVD's in the room. It is so hard to journal all the little details and level of service we were treated to and I am trying to do that, so I have a written memory for Mia to look back on. Our guides gave our little girl and unforgettable experience, and she really enjoyed every waking minute of it!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Holidays are upon us and our house is buzzing with excitement. Next week we leave for Disney to redeem our winnings! Mia is overwhelmed with excitement and so are we! Elf on the Shelf has been overseeing things and has made his reports to Santa. It looks like Mia may get some goodies this year!

Monday, December 07, 2009

Elf On The Shelf
'Freddy' as Mia affectionately name her elf will watch over our family and report back to Santa each night about who has been naughty or nice that day. By morning he's back but he's in a different place in the house for a daily hide-and-seek ritual that Mike and I have been enjoying so much! He seems to be very clever and has been hiding in the funniest places!