Saturday, November 28, 2009

Winter Summerland

The mil10s love putt putt. Today we started at Animal Kingdom for a character breakfast and several rides, then we were on the move to play mini golf at Winter Summerland. It was themed to Christmas. How appropriate! Here are the standings:

1. JMM
2. Grams
3. Edie
4. EK
5. Modie

After the game we waited at the bus stop on a bench for the bus to Epcot. All of a sudden we noticed EK was on the ground! We don't know what happened--neither does he. Somehow he managed to hit his head on one of the benches. Now on to Epcot to catch the monorail to the Magic Kingdom!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Help Me Hold On

Grams holds on for dear life while riding the monorail!

Happy Birthday

EK is decked out in his birthday gear. He has his "it's my birthday" Mickey ears, a "I'm celebrating my birthday" button, and a "these are my kind of birthday candles" pirate t-shirt. Off to breakfast and then the Magic Kingdom!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Birthday Balloons

It was a full day at Disney's Hollywood Studios. EK was the very first person of the day in line for The Tower of Terror. He, Grams, and mr. and mrs. mil10 had front row seats! When we rode The Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, EK told Edie that he "almost fell out."

It was a rainy day. Despite all of the slippery conditions, EK was the only one that fell down. He was goofing around saying that he wouldn't fall--then he fell.

We finished the night with The Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights and two trips on Star Tours (the ride that EK was the most excited about the whole day).

When we returned to our hotel, EK was surprised with two, yes two, sets of birthday balloons. One was from us and one from Shannon, our travel agent.

It was a good day!

Lights, Camera, Action

Mr. DeMille, they are ready for their close up! Waiting for Disney's Hollywood Studios to open.

A Fun Day Ahead

After a good night of rest, we are ready for a great day.  We are off to Disney's Hollywood Studios.  The weatherman says we have an 80% chance of rain today.  Yes, we will get wet!  That's ok.  It is bound to happen when in Florida.  

Despite the showers, it shouldn't slow us down too much.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A Pirate's Life for Me

Welcome to the Caribbean Beach Resort. We have already been swimming and now we have been to our room. We are sleeping in pirate style! Ship beds (with treasure printed bedspreads), wood planked carpeting, cargo crate chest of drawers, and a bathroom with pirate ship wall art and shower curtain. The ice box and nightstand look like barrels. Wall art features Captain Jack Sparrow in the attraction Pirate's of the Caribbean.

Safe Arrival

The travelers have landed in Orlando! We all look Zazzle-licious in our shirts ordered for the big event. Now on to Walt Disney World.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sweet Tooth

These are the cookies for the Twilight and New Moon movie night.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Joy to the Small World

The mil10s are very excited about their upcoming trip!  Enjoy this little video from Disney Parks.

If you can look past the fact that children from around the world are flying around the world in a ship, casting pixie dust and sparkling lights on all of the buildings below, you will see that they have ended up in a park made up of the castle from Florida's Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World and "it's a small world" and Main Street, USA from California's Disneyland all rolled into the same park.  Artistic license, right?

One of the fun things about going to WDW now is that the parks, like our home, will already be decorated for Christmas!  We can't wait.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Mil10

Happy birthday from the guys.  We love you!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Go Mavs!

Too bad these are not our real seats.  Oh well, it will still be fun.

It is Starting to Look a Lot Like...

Last night it started to look a lot like Christmas at the mil10 house.  Yes, I know it is early.  After all, November just started.  Yes, Virginia, there is a schedule to follow.  Putting up the decorations (inside the house only - we don't want our neighbors to think we are complete loons) now works better with our busy holiday season.  Don't worry.  We will not skip our time of being thankful, and will not slight that holiday at all.

Enjoy the views of our living room in progress.

Friday, November 6, 2009

It's the Small Things

Sometimes it is the small things that we let slip by unnoticed.  However, we need to take a few moments to appreciate all of the great things that are given to us.

These were taken on my way to work with my cell phone.  The best thing about the time change for me is the sunrise each day!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Buc-ee's on TV

We couldn't believe it.  While sitting in our home tonight we saw Buc-ee's on ABC's World News Tonight.  Broadcasting from Madisonville, the reporter promoted the cleanliness of the establishment.  I'll second that!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween

Halloween was a busy weekend.  Not only did we do the typical trick-or-treating, pass out candy, and attend a fall festival.  This weekend was also EK's early bithday celebration.  He has always wanted a Halloween birthday party, so this year in order to avoid other events that fill our calendars, we had his party several weeks early.

Enjoy these pictures from the weekend's festivities.

Cheese fingers at EK's b-day party.

Apple and almond mouths at EK's b-day party.

Crepe paper mummies.  Which one is EK?

Ready for Halloween night.

Away we go!

Happy Halloween!