Thursday, October 18, 2007

Disneyland, here we come!!!

I am so excited! We booked our trip to Disneyland today, so it is official! We've been planning on it for months and we finally got everyone coordinated. Jeremy and Candice booked the same resort for the same dates, so they will be bringing their 3 kids (one is fairly close to Elise's age). They invited one of Candice's friends to stay with them in their suite and she will also be bringing her children. We invited Richard & Sarah to come along with their kids (and possibly their niece) and stay in our suite. So we have 2 three-bedroom suites all booked up together. It's going to be a BLAST!!! We will have 9 or 10 kids and all 8 adults together in Florida for a fun-filled week. The kids are going to have a ball, and I couldn't pick better people to be traveling with. I just adore Richard, Sarah, Jeremy, and Candice!! I haven't met Candice's friend yet, but I am sure anyone that she chose to come along will be wonderful.

Jamie and I are really anxious to check out our deeded property in Orlando. It looks fabulous from photos, and Jeremy and Candice have seen it in person and thought it was beautiful. Here are some pictures:

Every suite is equipped with a full kitchen, individual bathrooms for each bedroom, and a washer and dryer. It should be very similar to the suite we had in Hawaii, but Jeremy and Candice seemed to think the rooms at our resort in Florida are nicer. Plus the treatment you get in the resorts is first class if you are an owner. It will be great to have the kitchen, because with all the kids it is going to be much easier to eat at the resort than drag them to restaurants 3 times per day.

I am already plotting a trade with the guys whereby they get a golf day while we stay with the kids in exchange for the ladies having a spa day while the men have the kids. Candice, Sarah, and I will need to put our heads together on that one. I am sure we can convince the guys - they all love golf!

Candice is a wonderful person to vacation with, because she thinks of things that would never cross my mind. I was talking to her on the phone and she mentioned booking restaurants within the Disney parks in advance. Apparently you can book reservations up to 6 months in advance. She's done her homework and discovered that if you don't have the reservation, it is nearly impossible to eat in the parks. So, once we hit that 6-month mark, we are going to try our best to figure out where we'll be eating and get on the list! She was also telling me about all the different hopper passes that are available for the Disney parks. I still need to look into that more thoroughly. Right now I am thinking we will do a 3-day pass, then a day at Sea World. That will still leave us with a few days to chill at the resort (or the spa - wink, wink). Anyway, we have plenty of time to figure that out since we won't be going until school is out.

We are just really excited to have this to look forward to...and even more excited that all of our favorite people are joining us. I am sure that we will make some wonderful, lifelong memories as we watch Elise explore the Magic Kindgom for the first time. I can't wait!


NesrstaFamily said..., can you pass along all those tips for when we finally go?! The place looks beautiful by the way. You guys are gonna have fun!

KLS said...

Looks like an awesome trip!

Angie said...

looks like fun!!!!