Sunday, May 23, 2010

....Ready, Set, GO!

You know that commercial about Disneyland when the kids are awake talking about the excitement of their trip and the parents aren't sleeping either because they are so excited....well that pretty much sums up our little family right now. We are all just super excited to take a nice long break together as a family again and to celebrate something amazing!

Everyday I look at my Taylie and feel so in awe about what she actually went through. At all she accomplished. At what we made it through as a family. It's all a memory now and we want to keep it that way! Let me take you along with us in pictures through our magical adventure in Disney World Orlando! Here we go baby!

After the wonderful Make-A-Wish send off party we sent Dad back home to work one more day and the girls and I stayed at Grandma Jeanne's house. I was able to get the last few things together in order to leave way early Friday morning. The girls spent a bunch of time playing in the back yard and all of us of course had to go swimming.

Day 1

We had to go to bed pretty early because our plane was leaving @ 7:30 AM Friday May 7, 2010. This meant and extra hour and an half at the airport. My biggest worry with this whole trip was the airplane ride with all the girls. I wasn't too worried about the hassle of security, which actually went really smooth. The girls just thought we were a little crazy taking all of our shoes of and on. Silly Mom and Dad!

Early morning at the airport ready, but waiting to leave.

Thank goodness for DVD players. Pop in those head phones and we were golden most of the way!

I of course was sitting with all the girls and Bret was across the isle in between two others. Seating is always a little silly on planes. We were lucky to be able to talk others into moving around a few times when our seating wasn't very good with all the kids. After I got Sunnie to sleep Bret was in charge of her for the rest of the flight. We only had one layover in Houston, TX and it gave us a chance to eat some lunch before the last flight.

We landed and with all the time changes it was now 5:00 Orlando time. A lovely Lady from the Village we will be staying at met us at baggage and helped us with directions and the rental car. We put all the seats in the rental and we were on our way baby!

Dad,was the driver and Mom was the navigator. A few times I will add that it maybe should have gone the other way around. :) We had a 30 minute Drive to the Give Kids the World Village. Not so used to driving around without all the mountains. We are definitely not in Utah anymore!We were welcomed so friendly at the Give Kids the World Village. And Holy Cow!, this place was so incredible. I feel as if I should give you a brief tour before I continue on with the trip, but there are just so many pictures I'm not so sure how to go about all of this.


They took us to our Villa where we were to reside the whole week, and first things first they had to take a picture of us.

The mayor of this village was a Bunny like in the photo. We saw him from a distance but never met him up close.

The next thing we saw was the cookie car driving around. It was always driving around just in case you wanted a cookie. How cool is that! :)

It didn't take long to get the van unloaded and moved in to the villa. We sent Bret off to orientation while I ordered in dinner from Boston Market in the village. They delivered it to us and all the food was no charge. Everything at the village was no charge to us. It was so crazy wonderful!

Sitting on our table when we arrived was a huge bag full of gifts and candy. They told us that everyday we would receive something fun sitting on the table! The girls especially thought this was so cool!

The only thing left to do tonight that was open was the Ice Cream Parlor. It opened at 8:00 am everyday and closed at 10:00 pm at night. Lets just say that we ate our fair share of ice cream daily! It's a good thing, for Mom, that we did a lot of walking and swimming!

It was only like a 3-5 min walk from our lovely villa to the center of the village. Today was a long busy day full of the travel start of things. Tomorrow the fun begins. Animal Kingdom here we come!


  1. I have to admit that I am so way jealous that Odette isn't old enough to get to do something like this. It sounds awesome and amazing! You guys deserve it. I am so glad that Taylie fought so hard!!

  2. That is so cool! Who doesn't love ice cream! I love hearing about it. I'm so glad she is doing so well. The kids I keep running into on the unit right now are relapsed ALL patients. It scares me to death. It is so good to see someone with our problem doing so well! You are my inspiration!