Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Our 2 week trip to Mississippi and DISNEY WORLD

Abby and Cinderella
Abby twirling for Cinderella

Wow! After 2 weeks of being away, I was ready to get back to Texas! We started our vacation heading to Mississippi. My parents were so excited to see us! The next morning, Abby spent the day with my mom and dad while I traveled to Hattiesburg for the day. My friend Robin had a Sip N See for her new baby girl, Ava! It was great visiting with all of my college friends and seeing Robin! Robin was my college roommate and my Maid of Honor in my wedding! I am so glad I got a chance to visit with and meet baby AVA! After the shower, I headed back home and the next day was the RODEO! The Rodeo is a tradition in my family! We had had the same FRONT ROW seats every since I was a little girl! Abby loved seeing all the horses and was so excited every time they came out of the shute.. I think that is how you spell it. She even got to ride a pony! We also visited with friends and Abby met a new friend named Emma Beckwith! Cindy, thank you for having us over for a playdate! My parents kept Abby pretty busy all week! With playing at Gattitown, shopping, feeding the chickens, playing with Trigger the dog, and staying up extra late, we were pretty worn out.. but... DISNEY was just a few days away! Abby and I said goodbye to my parents and hopped on a plane to Orlando! We were both missing daddy! Stephen was already in Orlando for a business trip! I did pretty good traveling by myself with Abby, stroller, 3 carry ons and 3 big suitcases, getting the luggage off the Baggage Claim, catching a cab, checking in the hotel, etc.. all by myself!

We arrived in Orlando and went straight to our hotel, THE PORTOFINO, which was located on the UNIVERSAL STUDIOS grounds. Stephen's convention was held nearby so we stayed here instead of Disney! I tackled Universal Studios by myself the first 2 days while Stephen was working! We rode ET ( which scared her to death), played with Scooby Doo and Friends, Shrek, when to WhooVILLE, but best of all, Abby got to see BARNEY! WOW... she was in Heaven! After 2 days of Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and the City Walk, we moved over to our new hotel near Magic Kingdom for a few days of Disney! Thanks goodness Stephen was with me this time! It was pretty tough carrying a 2 year old around everywhere alone!! Magic Kingdom was the highlight of our trip! All Abby cared about doing was meeting Cinderella! We had 2 scheduled dinners with Cinderella, Prince Charming, the Wicked Stepmother and her 2 step sisters! This was so much fun! Abby was in heaven!!! I think she dreamed of Cinderella the entire time we were at Disney. We met almost all of the characters, but Abby was not to thrilled about them getting close enough to snap a picture, so the majority of our pics are with Cinderella! The highlight was eating with her at the Castle! We got to go upstairs at the castle for the ROYAL BALL! I have video of Abby and Cinderella dancing, hugging, twirling, etc! She loved the rides, especially Peter Pan's Flight, Pooh Bear's Adventure and It's a Small world.. I think we rode those 3 rides MANY times!!! I had such a wonderful time and can't wait to go again!! Enjoy a few of our pics!!!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

And We are off!!!!!!

Tomorrow, we leave for Mississippi for a short stay and then off to DISNEY WORLD! We fly out of Houston Hobby Airport at 4:50 and will arrive in Jackson at 6:00. This weekend, I will be attending a shower for my friend Robin and then Abby will be attending her first RODEO on Sunday night! On the 14th, Valentine's Day, Abby and I will be flying to Orlando to meet Stephen. Stephen had to go a few days early for work.. I wonder if he will go to Magic Kingdom before we get there??heheheh?? I don't know who is more excited, me or Abby!!! We have 2 dinners planned with Cinderella and 1 breakfast at the Cape May Cafe' with Mickey and Friends. Be sure to check out our post when we return on the 19th for our Adventures at Disney World!!!

Sunday, February 3, 2008


Ok.. here are 7 things you may not know about me!

1. I can't stand dishes in the sink.. I don't know how many times we wash dishes each day, but it is alot!
2. I love COFFEE! I am addicted to Ooh La La's Classic Turtle Latte. My car just turns into their parking lot every morning!
3. I am deathly afraid of heights! I can't even get into my own attic! My heart starts beating VERY fast!
4. I am a schedule freak! I like to have things pre-planned. I think that is the teacher in me. I like to know what I am going to be doing for the entire week! I used to write it all down and I had post it notes everywhere!!! Now that I quit teaching and am now home, I quit doing that and I am getting much better. If I am a little late somewhere or miss something, who cares!
5. I talk to my mother EVERYDAY! We talk first thing in the morning and at night!
6. I met my husband while we were walking our dogs! We also discovered we were neighbors in our apartment complex! We were spoiled living next door to each other!
7. I am left handed! That always surprises people! Watch me write on a chalkboard or dry erase board and you sure can tell!!
Now I tag, Alyssa, Cori, and Stacey!