Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Disney Trip - Day 7

Going Home Day :(

So Friday morning we were supposed to get up, finish packing, head to Chef Mickey’s for breakfast and then hit the Magic Kingdom one last time. But I snoozed the alarm clock an extra ½ hour, and then as I was getting ready, I realized that we had already seen all the characters, and while I would have loved to have a great breakfast, we still had 7 counter service meals to use and we were out of table service meals, so we would be paying extra for it. And I wasn’t done packing, so we would have had to come back to the hotel before heading to Magic Kingdom, and that would eat so much of our time since we had to be back at the hotel by 4:00 to catch the Magical Express bus to take us to the airport. So we scrapped breakfast and just hurried to finish packing.

And went to Wal-Mart.

Yep, we ran out of room in our suitcases…and I had even brought an extra duffle bag! But we bought the kids a bunch of Christmas presents, and they took up a lot of room, so we went and bought another suitcase.

By the time we finished packing, and my parents finished packing, and we got over to the Magic Kingdom, it was 12:00, and I was kind of bummed because we had to leave by 3:00 in order to allow time for the busses and then getting our suitcases loaded into the bus. But we still had 3 hours, and we made the most of those 3 hours! We ate lunch and then took our daughter on Splash Mountain one last time (we got absolutely soaked! Thankfully it was 80 degrees outside and I had time to dry!) and then we took her on Big Thunder Mountain Railway (or whatever it’s called), which she loved! Then I took both of them on the teacups one last time! After that it was time to start heading towards the front. I had some shops I still wanted to go to and my dad took my daughter to get her a Splash Mountain t-shirt. I tried to grab some snacks as we will had 8 to use! Hubby and I hopped on a bus with our son at 3:30 because my dad still wasn’t there yet. We got all the suitcases loaded up at the hotel and thankfully my dad and daughter got to the hotel right as the bus was ready to leave! Quick good-byes to my mom (she has a sister in Tampa that she was driving back to see for a few more days) and we were off!

The kids were beat since they hadn’t had a nap, but they were so good! During the bus ride to the airport my son entertained everyone! Once we got to the airport we went to the Disney store and got a few more gifts and then just sat! Our plane was on time and we left at 9:15 Friday night. It was so sad!

On the plane the boys took naps while my daughter and I read and watched movies and just talked. We didn’t have anyone in our third seat, so we got to just lounge and relax! I actually got to read some of my book :)

When we got back home our wonderful friend and neighbor picked us up. It was so cold! It had snowed a lot while we were gone (kind of sad we missed the first snowfall) and I finally got in the Christmas spirit! Even though Disney was decorated so nicely, and they had Christmas music playing all the time, the weather was too much for me…it just didn’t feel like Christmas! I think it’s just what you’re used to…if I was in warm weather for a couple years I’m sure I’d have no problem feeling Christmas, but since I’m used to cold at this time of year, I guess that’s what my mind needs to know it’s Christmas!

We got home and we all crashed! The kids were happy to be back with their toys and they played for a little big while we unloaded the car. Then we all went up to bed and slept very soundly!

It was a fantastic trip and I can’t wait to do it again!!!

I will start posting some pictures hopefully tomorrow…we took over 400!


Anonymous said...

Coming home is always sad. But, it's always nice to be back in your own bed with your own stuff around :)

Can't wait to see the pictures!

Sherry said...

Home again huh? But you had a fantastic week and all the memories in pictures to look at for years to come.
Sounds like your trip back was a smooth on and for that I am happy for you. Now rest up and get ready cause the big day is approaching fast.
Welcome home!!!

Edie said...

It seems as if you had a fantastic trip. It's gonna take everyone about a week to get back in the groove of things, I'm sure. :)

I can't wait to see pictures.

Daddy Dan said...

I'm glad you all had such a great trip. I'm looking forward to seeing the pictures!

Julie said...

Sounds like you had a great trip. Def start posting pics!

Rachel said...

Sounds like you guys had a great trip!! Glad you made it back home safely and can't wait to see pics!

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

I've really enjoyed reading all about your trip. Buying the extra suitcase cracks me up! I can't wait to see your photos.

Amy W said...

I took 1000 pics, seriously.

Dani said...

The trip sounds like it was absolutely fantastic and it recharged you enough to come home and be Christmas-y. Can't wait to see the picts