Hold on Mickey we are on our way! (again)

I used to laugh at those families that went to Disney World over and over.  Was there nothing else to spend their vacation money on?  That was until we took the girl for the first time in October 2011.  The joy in the faces of my girls the first time they walked down Main street, the wonder as the music for the parade started, “Celebrate a dream come true“, we all sang it for weeks after getting home.  I remember Megan being so excited when the parade started to go by I had to hold back a tear, a mothers dream is to see a child that excited.Mickey_Mouse_Clubhouse_-_Mickey_-_Playhouse_Disney_Canada

We returned in February 2013.  That time was a celebration after my bilateral prophylactic mastectomy and reconstruction.  After receiving the pathology report and realizing that it was not “if” I would have gotten breast cancer but instead “when” we knew we had to celebrate! We went all out staying at the Kidani villas overlooking the safari and enjoying 7 jam-packed days. Once again we had a fantastic time!  I really started to understand why people continue to come back, the fun had by the entire family was second to none!  We could not wait to plan the next trip, we had become one of those families.

This weekend we head back.  For the first time we will be driving and no villas. The kids are so excited because they will be sleeping in bunk beds.  I am not sure who is more excited, the girls or Frank and I.  My husband is just a big kid at heart and I have always had a loving fondness for all things Disney.  I also fill with joy watching the girls have such a great time.  The countdown has been going on for over a month with the excitement level increasing with each passing day…4 more days until Disney!

October 2011-Animal Kingdom
October 2011-Animal Kingdom
February 2013-Epcot

          I have not posted in a while for several reasons..I will get to those once we return from seeing the mouse.  Hold on Mickey, we will be there soon!

We are on our way Mickey!

It has been a long day already and it is only 7 am. We were up at 4:30, shower, last minute trip things and ready for the Rapid Rover pickup at 5:30. Thankfully we were ready because he was 15 minutes early.

We blew through security at the airport and have already had some breakfast. Now we sit at the gate waiting.


It is foggy and a little rainy. The weather here is expected to be bad today so hopefully we are out of here before it really turns

Don’t worry Mickey, we are on the way!

Here comes the sun

Twas the night before, (the night before), the Bailey’s left for Disney and all through the house, the girls were very hyper, thinking of Mickey Mouse. The bags were all packed, (well mostly), and final shopping was done, visions of princesses paraded by in little dreams one by one.Walt Disney World Gallery Photo

Well something like that anyway.  The weather in Philly has me a little concerned about our flight Saturday morning.  A storm is moving in with rain and snow.  The temperature in the low 30’s. I hope we are long gone before it hits.  Fingers crossed that we are not delayed, at least not for long!  It is expected to be mid-80’s in Orlando…yummy! Sun sun sun!

The kids are very cute today, there is an extra energy in both of them.  An extra bounce in their step. We are so close….We will be there soon Mickey!

October 2011, pre surgery, seems like a lifetime ago
October 2011, pre surgery, seems like a lifetime ago