Sunday, January 31, 2010

Back home from Orlando!


Hi y'all! There~ I have always wanted to say it and since I spent a just week in the South~ Florida counts as the South, right?~ I felt now would be as good an opportunity as any! :) I'm SO jealous of all of you who claim the South as home sweet home, drink authentic sweet tea, and have that fabulous accent! :)


But we're back, safe and sound! I have to say, y'all~ yes, I'm milking this for all it's worth~ as I am a true homebody, I am glad to be back home, cleaning our little house, and getting things ready for a normal week around here! :)




The day we flew to Orlando was Gracie's eighth birthday~ our trip wasn't actually for her birthday, it is just how it worked out with our schedule. We were worried how she would feel about spending her birthday in an untraditional way, but she LOVED it! :) She opened a couple of small gifts on the plane, and the rest the next evening when we truly celebrated her birthday, since it was so late when we arrived in Florida...




The first day there we went to Hollywood Studios, and had a blast! The best part of the day was the show we watched called "Lights, Motors, Action!" They showed how they film the stunts performed on action movies, and we saw all sorts of amazing stunts, like cars driving on two wheels, such as in the above picture. :)



If you look closely, you can see a separate bit of fire to the right of the picture~ this is someone on fire for real! It was all part of the little espionage scenario they were acting out, and the actor was not in any real danger due to the special clothing he was wearing. It was all so amazing!






Watching Mickey sign their autograph books...



And Pluto, too...







At the front of the Magic Kingdom...unfortunately, the sun was in their eyes for this picture. :(



And though yesterday it was time to come back home, we brought some new friends with us...




Not to mention countless memories of a wonderful vacation together...


Well, I hope you had a fantastic weekend, and that you have a great Monday! :)

BLESSINGS,




8 comments:

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Welcome home! It looks like a wonderful trip. Happy birthday to Gracie!

~ Sarah

Odette said...

actually, that was a nice way to celebrate Gracie's bday! she will surely remember this for a long long time...
xoxoxox

Lauren said...

So fun! Glad you guys had a great time. I can't wait to take our kids to Disney some day!!

Susie's country cottage said...

Great photos. It looks like you had a lot of fun in Orlando. It is twenty years since I went there on holiday with a bunch of friends so your post has brought back some happy memories.
Susie

Amy S. said...

It looks like you had so much fun! I love the pictures!

Liz said...

What a fantastic trip! Happy Birthday Gracie!! Florida is my favorite vacation spot!

I have to admit I love my Southern heritage and couldn't imagine living anywhere else! I love our accents & sweet tea. But I don't like grits (wonder what happened there...maybe inherited that from my Yankee Grandfather...HeeHee!)

Southern Belle said...

Sounds like you all had a great time...yeah! I love that first picture of Gracie...what a cutie!

Looking forward to seeing you soon..
~Christine

Blessed Mama said...

How fun! We are still waiting for the day that our youngest will actually get old enough to enjoy and remember Disney World. I can hardly wait!! Looks like you had a blast :)