Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Pouring My Heart Out: Vacation Recap

I'll admit - - I had reservations about our Disney trip before it happened.

My ILs had planned it, and I had so many questions I wasn't sure what our plans would actually be like. Or be for. You know it's confusing when you don't plan your own events. And it's up in the air. And it's relaxing at the same time. But so as not to appear ungrateful, which I am not and was not, I held my concerns in quietly. And I figured we'd just see ...

But honestly, I worried a little bit how my daughter (4) would do spending so many days with her cousins (9, 7, 6).

And how hubby and I would do in such close quarters.

With his parents.

And his brother.

And would hubby be able to function after his recent appendectomy and would he be able to lift up our little one, who would be bound to ask for a hand or two. Or ten ... but he was able to do it. Even with my motherly hovering - despite his own mom being in sight.

And we survived.

The whole lot of us. The whole week. We survived it all, AND we had a blast!

And although it was a long week filled with long days, we had no complaints. No overly stressful moments. And no meltdowns (for the kids OR the adults). And while my Disney trip might have been planned differently, my daughter's first trip provided to her (and us) by her Memere and Papa was a beautiful one. Filled with loads of fun, laughter, love and incredible moments that created amazing memories.

And if you doubt that at all - - just look at this face:

And then look at this one. Ahhh. Pure and blissful exhaustion.


  1. I'm a planner too. So I can see where you're coming from. But it sounds like a very generous and fun trip and I love her pics! And glad to hear your DH must be just about well :-)

  2. Glad the trip went well. She looks so happy!

  3. I'm glad it all worked out. Looks like you had a fun time.

    Love the pics!

  4. I'm so glad it worked out. My mom and I managed to get along when we were in Disney for a week as well... a miracle, I'm sure you know.

    I had a Memere too!

  5. I'm a planner too. I don't know how people manage without lists. It looks like your trip went well. Even with it all going well, vacations are exhausting.

  6. I am so glad you had a great time!

    I'm glad hubby is doing well after his surgery.

  7. So glad you had a wonderful time!

  8. Glad it was a happy ending! Love all the pics!

  9. I'm glad you were able to have fun even though you weren't the one to plan it. I am waaaay too OCD to ever agree to this.

    BTW, loved the It snot comment! Made my day, sweet girl.


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