Saturday, January 28, 2012

Disney!

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So I finally decided to take a little trip back to Nov. 2011. It's still a little strange to me that it is now 2012 but I guess I'll get used to it. Last year was a really fun one for us. We took two big trips and experienced some wonderful times as a family. The first trip was a week long vacation to Atlanta in August. Not sure yet if I wanna dive into the hundreds of pictures we took there and go that far back but we'll see. If my memory is triggered by a memory there I just might. But for now here is a look at Karina's first time at Disney World! In this first picture she is very excited as we are driving up to the front entrance.

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Jeff's wonderful parents treated us to this trip. I say us, even though it was a birthday present to Karina, because it was quite a gift to us as a couple to. It's easy to feel like a kid again when you are there.



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This sweet little girl didn't know what to expect and for it being her first time she did great. We really didn't have to wait in lines much and she was able to do her favorite rides a few times each.



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She was taken with, "It's a small world".


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Nana bought her the autograph book for all the characters to sign. And even though we didn't fill it up with signatures she loved carrying it around. (We got a some in the next two days.)


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A daddy/daughter ride on the teacups.


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She thought it was so much fun to spin!


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I love this shot with her little mickey ears sticking up out of that huge cup.



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Mommy's turn...


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Then Nana's!


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Takin' a break after a few rides. Yep we were taking it easy.


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This smile got bigger throughout the day!


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I could go there just to snap pictures all day long.


Especially of this handsome guy!
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Karina loved the show and the parade!


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Yep, me taking the scenic shots again. :) How did I have time to take scenic shots you say? Well Jeff's awesome parents offered to take our sweet girl back to the condo in the afternoon for a nap. So we were blessed with a few hours all to ourselves at the Magic Kingdom and Epcot. We went to Animal Kingdom too, but we were done with everything there early in the evening so we just all went back together and had a great night relaxing. But more on that in the next post.


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When they came back that night we were ready for more fun and our little princess was all dressed up for the party. Jeff's mom also bought us tickets for the Very Merry Mickey Christmas Party that night. It included being able to stay in the park late, "free" hot chocolate and cookies and a wonderful Christmas parade!


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We loved seeing the park all lit up! It was beautiful. Well I am a sucker for Christmas decorations and they were beautiful! So as we walked and enjoyed those we fit in a few more rides, a show and after a couple pics with the glowing castle we headed to find our spot for the parade.



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Her Disney souvenir. She is a very girly girl and thought this charm bracelet was the best with all the princesses on it.

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What a nut!


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Going here...

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going there.... oh the life of a princess!


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And then Daddy was tired!

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After a quick ride on the people mover (one of Karina's favorite things there) we watched the great Christmas parade!


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I snuck her stroller in between some people to give her a front row seat.


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So cute!

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Loved these guys and the soldiers too!!


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Then we rushed to find a spot for the fireworks. We ended up on the side of the castle with some trees in the way, but the fireworks at Epcot made up for it big time!


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Can you tell that she doesn't care as long as she can blow her light up bubble gun?

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And as our night drew to a close it started snowing on Main Street.


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Loved all the fruit in the decorations.


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It was a really wonderful time. And I don't think we could have enjoyed it more. Jeff's parents were so generous to do it for us and with us and I will always remember it. I think Karina will too. They bless us already in so many ways just by loving us the way they do and this was just over the top. We love our time with them and it truly is such a blessing from the Lord to have them for our parents and as Karina's grandparents. We look forward to many more fun times and trips together. And the memories have only just begun!!


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