Wednesday, June 27, 2012

29.. plus a couple more

I can honestly say that birthdays before Facebook were, well, just birthdays. My phone has been blowing up with birthday wishes on Facebook, emails and text messages from my sweet family and friends. And, if I had time, I'd write back to each and every one of them... but this old gal already hears the bed calling her name.

The real celebrating begins this weekend, but the hubs and I did celebrate a little with a quiet evening involving dinner for two. Before dinner, I arrived home to beautiful red roses, the sweetest card and CUPCAKES!! And my big gift was used to take these beautiful photos...

What I came home to...
After our dinner for two...
 
Oh, and in case you didn't know what my big gift was, well...


I've only taken a few photos with it, but I love it already. It has sooo many new features and I hope to play with it a little more this weekend! =) We have more things on order to go with the camera and I'll show those off later.

Here's to the next 365 days!!
And thanks for all the birthday love!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Disney World, Hollywood Studios

We left the other crew at Epcot, and went exploring Hollywood Studios.



On our backstage tour...
No, we didn't ride it, but we heard lots of screams coming from the building. =)
The Mr wanted to ride it, but it was a 90 minute wait with no fast passes available...

Well, that's our trip in, well, quite a few posts. We had a wonderful time, but like they say, there is NO PLACE LIKE HOME! =)
 

Disney World, Epcot

After our breakfast with the princesses, it was time to explore Epcot!

Emma, sil, Hannah and bil...

Emma, mil, and Hannah

Meeting Mickey, Minnie and DONALD!!!
In Italy...
When's the last time you've seen one of these?!?!
Meeting Alice in Wonderland, Pooh and Tigger and Mary Poppins!

Hollywood Studios coming up next...

Monday, June 25, 2012

A breakfast fit for a princess, and their families

Our last morning, we got up pretty early to get ready for breakfast with the princesses at Epcot. The girls were very excited, and the adults... well, we needed caffeine!

Emma is more than ready to get in and meet her favorite princesses...
Bil, Sil, Hannah and Emma waiting for our family to be announced...
Getting excited!
Autograph book and pen, ready
Meeting Belle...
Meeting the rest of the princesses...
Our breakfast table and crew...
The Mr and Mrs finally waking up after lots and lots of caffeine!
 
Stay tuned... more Epcot coming soon!

Disney World, Animal Kingdom Part II

Wednesday morning, we headed out for Animal Kingdom. This time to ride rides, and see the shows...

Mrs and Mr on our way to Animal Kingdom...
Finding Nemo the Musical

It was a great show and the girls loved it.
Then the girls met Goofy and Pluto!
Standing in line waiting for the Safari ride...
We took a million pictures waiting on the Safari ride... LOL
Some of the sights from our Safari... 
Next up... Epcot and our breakfast with the princesses!





Sunday, June 24, 2012

A magical night at the Magic Kingdom

After dinner Tuesday night at the Animal Lodge, we scooted back over to the Magic Kingdom for more rides and the nighttime fun. Before they (Mr, bil, and the nieces) rode Thunder Mountain, the girls met the fairies...

I think her name was Vidia?!?!

After we all stood in line for an hour, you better believe we ALL got pictures with them, too!

Tinkerbell...
The awesome (my favorite parade) electrical parade!!
All lit up at night...
The perfect ending to our first day!!

Disney World, Animal Kingdom Part I

Tuesday mid afternoon, we headed over to Animal Kingdom before our dinner reservations at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. I've been to Disney a few times, but this was my first time at Animal Kingdom.

The tree of life...
It was beautiful and made the perfect background!
Our crew...
I love this picture!!
The parade... our first one to see on the trip!
Beautiful waterfall...
The animals we watched as we ate dinner...
I could have watched these two forever, they were soooo funny.
Emma getting a drum lesson before dinner...
Waiting for our meals to arrive...
My meal (Terry got the same) New York Strip 

But wait, there's more....