Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Vacationing in Florida

Hi there! I've nothing sewing related to share with you since we've been vacationing in Florida at the "happiest place on earth". Or, Walt Disney World, for those of you without kids. (Yes that is a sad child in front of the legendary Disney castle, but keep in mind this was our 7th day at the parks and the poor kids were tired of smiling for the camera and saying "cheese". Plus that day was just plain HOT. We thought we would be smart and go at the end of April to take advantage of spring-like weather. Hah!)




After that I booked 3 nights in Pensacola so we could visit a beach with white sands and play in the ocean. Of course I had no idea of the impending oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. We did manage to get in one full day of wave frolicking, though, and might have done another day were it not for my lobsterish appearance. I hate to be sunburned and always slather on the sunblock. However, we used that spray can type and it was a bit windy, a combination I can't recommend. It will leave you with a painfully splotchy sunburn. Happily, my kids and husband were somehow spared the worst of it. Seeing a sunburned child always makes me a little upset at their parents. This is probably the only time you will see a picture of me in a bathing suit, and you're only seeing it because of my strategically placed son. :)

The other boy was very busy all day building sand castles and digging trenches. He was mighty serious about the whole business, which is very fitting with his personality. We all had a great time, minus the sunburn, and I think they enjoyed it just about as much as Disney. But not quite, I'm telling myself, because Disney World was a whole heck of a lot more expensive.

And here is how we currently feel. Who knew vacationing could be so tiring?!

Tomorrow we are leaving bright and early for the 12 hour drive back home to Texas. I have been dreaming of my sewing machine these past few nights and will be glad to get back to my normal routine. And my newest copy of Burda. And my dressform that had the nerve to show up on a UPS truck the day before we left when I was in the thick of packing. And home cooking. If I see another french fry I am going to scream. My brown dress that you saw a bit of in the previous post sadly did not get finished in time for this trip. Which turned out to be fine, as the other 2 dresses I took never saw the outside of my suitcase.

15 comments:

  1. Looks like you had lots of fun! Have a safe trip home.

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  2. Looks like great fun! I can't wait until my kids are old enough to enjoy Disney World.

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  3. Sounds like you had a great vacation - if a bit exhausting! I'm always amazed how americans and aussies think nothing of driving such huge distances.

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  4. Glad you had a great time. I love the last photo, it reminds me of my son. They look so angelic when they're sleeping, don't they? BTW you look great in a swimsuit.

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  5. Glad you had such a good time!

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  6. Having lived in Florida and one hour away from Disney, the best time to go there is February. But I love going to Disney no matter the time of year. Looks like you all had a great time and I am envious!

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  7. Looks like you're having lots of fun! Have a safe trip back home!

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  8. Looks like your'e having fun!! My husband and I are headed to Disney World in 1.5 weeks ourselves. We are so excited!!!

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  9. What a wonderful family vacation. I LOVE your photos - your boys are so cute.

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  10. I think your family looks great, and you look wonderful. It's been a few years since we were there. We were discussing that earlier in the year, but instead of the coast, my husband wanted to see some rock castle made by a man for his lady love. Take care, and it will be good to see you home, safe and sound.

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  11. Oh how cute and fun! I've always wanted to go to Disney World!! :) Have a safe trip back to sunny and hot Texas!

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  12. Oh your boys are SO ADORABLE!! How stinking cute are they crashed in bed?? hahahaha!!! Looks amazing, you'll have to tell me about Pensacola Beach, I've never been to that particular area (Orange Beach is as far as I've gotten, not even to Destin!) But It looks beautiful in that picture. I hope the oil doesn't make it that far. :(

    You're adorably pregnant too. I can't believe you hid it from us all that time!

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  13. Looks like y'all had a great time. LOVE the shark pic, and I can't wait to see the rest of them!

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  14. You all look like you had a fantastic time. Yay for a fun and successful vacation!

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