Thursday, December 16, 2010


We got back from Lauren's Make-a-Wish trip to Disney world last Monday. It was quite the adventure. . . 3 kids 5 1/2 yrs old and younger! We had an awesome beginning of the trip, meeting one of our wish granters (Jan) at the airport. Her friends/previous coworkers let us board first, meet the pilot, order any food we wanted, and they made it an exciting trip. It was a long trip to Florida, but we made it with 3 crying kids and checked in to the Give Kids the World place. We left our house at 8 AM (Utah time) and finally got to our room/house at ~7 pm (Orlando time). Needless to see we were all pretty exhausted and didn't do much other then unload the car, eat, and go to bed.

The first stop was the Magic Kingdom (we actually spent 2 days in a row there. . .so much to do and so fun for the kids). It was AMAZING! We had a special pass that allowed us almost always immediate access to the rides and characters. We probably waited about 10 minutes tops! It will be hard to visit without this little perk. The Electric parade was cool (except for the hour wait to ensure a spot where we could see it;)

We spent a day at Sea World and got to feed the dolphins. The Shamu, otter, and dolphin shows were super fun. The kids loved the rides there too.

Disney Universal was next, and the kids had a blast there too. You could tell they were starting to get tired though. Brady got a piggy back ride a couple times because he couldn't walk anymore. We saw the show Fantasia, which was spectacular (again the worst part was the hour wait to ensure a seat before the show. . .Courtney was SUPER fussy, but managed to pass out about 10 min. into the show).

We also spent a day at Universal Island of Adventure where The Grinchmas was definitely a highlight of the day. The kids were able to meet characters at every park we went to, Lauren even filled her entire autograph book (now to get the photos printed).

There was so much to do, we didn't have time to do it all. The place we stayed at was amazing too. A little house with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen living room, and even a washer and dryer (that came in quite handy for Lauren's accidents . . she was super exhausted and fell asleep on the was to the car):/ We had a yummy breakfast at the gingerbread house every morning and the kids were able to enjoy activities at the Give Kids the World place too.

All in all it was a spectacular trip that seemed to speed by fast. We are so appreciative to all those who made it possible for us to make this trip of a lifetime!
**More photos to come. .. technical difficulties today. . .**


The Ogdens said...

i'm so excited for you guys. I'm glad that you had an incredible time. i can't wait to see all the pics

Lisa Louise said...

sounds amazing!! I'm glad you guys could have such a great time!

Marquelle said...

What a fun trip! That's neat you guys got to do that.

Liz said...

Sounds like a good time. It would be difficult to go back after all the perks. :) After the holidays maybe we can get together. Have a great Christmas and wonderful New Year filled with great things.