Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Oh my goodness … I just did it. I made the reservations and ordered the tickets. We’re going to Disneyworld!!!

I am excited beyond words. I'm a certified Disney freak and would practically live at the parks if I could. Yet it doesn't exactly fit in with our family budget, you know what I mean?!? Well Mom to the rescue. She's letting us use her timeshare in Orlando. We'll be making a budget trip of it ... sharing meals when we can and not going out to the expensive character meals. I think the kids are even going to be asking for Disney dollars for Christmas. But even if we won't have a lot of extra money, I know we'll have fun just the same.

Now here's the thing ... the kids don't know. We haven't figured out how to tell them yet and want to make it something fun and exciting. Do you have any great ideas? I thought about wrapping up their park tickets for Christmas but I'm not sure I can wait that long. Not to mention I have an 11 year old who's at least as much of a Disney freak as I am - maybe more. No kidding. So he will figure it out very quickly, if he hasn't already. So I need something good and I need it now. And don't you dare let it slip to my kids -- so help me I will HURT you if you do! LOL

The best news of all - we'll be going for Carissa's 7th birthday. She will spend her special day in the Magic Kingdom getting Birthday Wishes from the characters and cast members. Should make a memorable one for her.


Jim and Virginia said...

Sounds like fun! My sister and her family are at Disneyland right now. It's the twins' first trip. I hope it's not too smoky with all of the fires.

I think it would be a great Christmas morning surprise, but it is hard to wait. Maybe you could put together a little scavenger hunt with different clues all leading up to the big news.

Catherine said...

Wow!!!! That's great! Fun, fun stuff!