Sunday, November 23, 2008

And We're Back! And the Winner Is....

We arrived home around 5:00 p.m. today from our FABULOUS trip to Florida!! It was just the most awesome week. A bit on the cold side, but that was the only glitch, other than Nolan's mom not being able to fly down to spend part of the week with us, of course. (Next time, Jo Ann! We're so glad you are feeling better!) As I was laying in bed with Leila tonight, I asked her what her favorite part of our vacation was and her answer was, "Everything." That pretty much sums it up for me, too. The pace was great; we got to see and do so much; and the girls didn't start having meltdowns until today. And trust me, I wanted to be right along with them. We've been running on adrenaline all week, but it has finally caught up with me (us). I am officially exhausted. So, after I post this, I think it's off to bed for me. I have missed catching up with all of my friends and I can't wait to stop by for a visit, but I think it's going to have to wait until tomorrow night.

But first, I promised to announce the winner of my Getaway Giveaway tonight and that I shall. Thanks to r*, the winner is Stefanie at Ni Hao Y'all. Yeah, Stefanie!! I'll get those goodies in the mail to you this week. You'll also receive a countdown to Christmas dry-erase magnet I picked up on our trip and a few goodies for the kids.

You know I can't close this post without some pictures. This was of our first day at Disney. We started out having breakfast with the princesses at Cinderella's Castle and ended it with a double appointment at the B*ibbidy B*obbidy Boutique, also inside the castle. Mia was scared of all the characters and didn't want near the princesses... EXCEPT "Tinkerbell." She kept calling Belle by the wrong name. :-) I think Belle seemed less scary because she was in her peasant Belle costume and not her ball gown.

111908 Disney Princess Breakfast

More photos from our Princess Breakfast.

(Double click on the four arrows in the bottom right corner to enlarge.)

I'm not sure I would have considered the B*ibbidy B*obbidy Boutique for Leila by herself when she was Mia's age, but Mia gets the benefit of doing some of the things her big sister does. And I have to admit that seeing Mia at age 3 after this little pop princess makeover does scare me a bit (hello, future?), but the whole process of it was so much fun. The girls LOVED it and it was a lot of fun for me, Nolan and my mom to watch. I kept it a surprise until our appointment time and Leila's eyes just beamed.





More photos from the Boutique:

Have a great week!!


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Hi Michelle!!

Your trip looked incredible...the girls are so cute...and yeah, it is amazing what a fancy hair do and make-up does to a little girl...scary isn't it!!

It seems like you have been gone longer than a week...we have missed you here in blogland!!

Rest up and talk with you soon:)

I look forward to the rest of your pics from your amazing trip!


Stefanie said...

YIPPEEE! Thanks so much, Michelle, my kiddos are going to be SO excited :)
Wow, you guys were busy! Hope you get a chance to rest up... I always find that I need a vacation after my vacation! Glad it was such a good one!

Missy said...

What a magical experience for you all! I LOVED the bibbidy bobbedy boutique pics so much. What a dream come true for little girls (and their mommy : )

We are planning a vacay to Disney in June. When you are rested, I would like to pick your brain about where to stay, etc...

Glad you are home safe and sound!

Jboo said...

Sounds like you all had a great time -- what fun!! You probably need a couple days rest after your vacation, don't you!

Have a good week.


Mom To Six said...

Oh Michelle! Your girls are indeed princesses!!! JUST BEAUTIFUL! How neat that they got to be all made up. And yep...Nolan better keep that shotgun by the front door for sure.

So glad you had a great time.



PS You definitely have to give me a heads up next time so we could meet.

day by day said...

Hi Michelle!

Welcome back! It sounds like you had such a wonderful trip...I am so happy that you all had such a great time! The princess pics are beautiful! My little ones are also afraid of any kind of character/costume people!

Have a wonderful week!

Joe and Jane said...

Wow, they just had a magical time didn't they? Every girl's dream!

sjh said...

Welcome back to the cold! The pictures are great! Thanks for sharing! See you soon-


delucchi family said...

Wow what an amazing holiday!!
Welcome home.
Great photos, love the beach ones in previous post.
Love Jules

Tisha said...


Glad you are all back safe and sound! It looks like you had an amazing time!!!! You couldn't have two more adorable princesses! (And a third princess on the way!) Thanks as always for sharing your beautiful photographs of your beautiful family!


Shawnstribe said...

Oh WOW!!!!
you have inspired me, oh what fun!!!
so lad you all had such a great time

mommy24treasures said...

so glad you had a good time!!!!! Hey I know what you mean sometimes I wish I could have a meltdown...
LOVE your pics. Have a lovely Thanksgiving.

Steffie B. said...

Oh Michelle......what darling glad you had a fantastic seems like you were gone for a long time! lol

I did get the it so far....although I haven't played with it a ton yet....but I am looking forward to video taping the kids during the holidays....

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving...

Leslie said...

Your photo's look like you guys had such a Grand Time. You did an amazing job with your photos too, by the way.

I'm so glad your home now, because it was loney while you were gone.

I hope you can get some rest during this Thanksgiving break.