Thursday, September 13, 2007


It's official, WE ARE GOING ON A VACATION to Florida!!!! I am excited, in shock and am still having a hard time believing that it's true! We have done something every summer as a family, even if it was just a weekend getaway an hour and a half away as a vacation and I was so bummed that we couldn't do that this summer. It's just been so busy for Chris with work, money has been tight and I really did give up on the idea of taking a vacations.

But I guess all of Chris's hard work for WhichWich? and my support during these tough summer months of him working working working actually paid off! His bosses purchased airline tickets for the family and booked one of their time shares in Ft.Lauderdale on the Beach for us, ALL FREE OF CHARGE!!!! Oh yeah and for an ENTIRE WEEK! So Florida....we're coming back!!! :o) This was where Chris and I met, and started our lives together so it will be nice to return there 6 years later with 2 KIDS! LOL October 8th is our 7 year wedding anniversary so this will even be like a gift for us too! We will be able to visit with all of Chris's extended family, some old friends, hopefully see my BEST FRIEND Danielle, MY SISTER and MY MOM!!! Oh I"m so excited!!!!

I've already started outlining and planning out the week and I must say the best part of it is definately going to be...YUP, every little girl's dream come true . . . CINDERELLA'S CASTLE!! We will be driving up to Orlando on that Wednesday for the entire day which will definately be ENOUGH time with a 41/2yr old and a 17mths old. ADRIANNA IS THRILLED! She can't stop talking about it. I can't stop talking about it, I think I'm almost as excited as she is! I lived in Florida for 9 years of my childhood and NEVER got the chance to go to The Magic Kingdom, or anywhere in Disney for that matter . . . so this is going to be GREAT.

We really couldn't even imagine being able to afford a vacation AT ALL! Even the idea of someone buying our airline tickets, paying for a place for us to stay, it still didn't seem possible! How would we rent a car, eat, go anywhere, do would be no fun at all! But it's all going to work out fine. I'm amazed at how things just work out sometimes. I always worry and Chris always says "It will be fine, everything will work, don't worry"....I wish I could be more like him. HA!

So we are in the midst of planning a block party this Saturday, getting ready for my sister in law to give birth to a sweet baby girl any day now, and then next week it's all about VACATION planning and packing. I usually start my lists and have the bags packed days in advance, you know I have NO patience and when I get excited I just CAN'T wait! I'm not going to worry about all the small details or that it's HURRICANE SEASON! I'm just going to pray for some good weather, enjoy being with my family and introducing mine to all of their Great Aunts/Uncles and cousins and soak up every ounce of FLORIDA SUNSHINE I possibly can!!! I miss my beach girl tan!!!!!

So any of you fellow bloggers out there, if you have any advice about Disney for me, please let me know . . .

I am so ready for this and get even more excited knowing that when we return, it'll be right when my favorite time of the year gets started! October is one of my favorite months, not only being my anniversary, but the preamble to the GREATEST time of the year!!!!

102 Days, 17 Hours, 12 Minutes
until Christmas of '2007


Sonya Terrell said...

Good for you Gina! I'm glad you and your family have this blessings.

I've been to Disney twice so if you want advice email me!

Gina said...

I will definitely do that! :o)

Christina said...

Hi there...been to Disney once it was SO MUCH FUN!!! It's awesome that you've been given the opportunity to go. You will love it.

One suggestion is if you would like to eat in Cinderella's castle go there right when you arrive and reserve your spot. Most likely you won't be able to get in if you wait for lunch or dinner time.

If I think of anything else...I will be back. :-)