Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Day at Disney

We told the kids from day one that we were not going to Disney while we were here in Florida. Some of us went to Disney two years ago and had a great time. But we did not foresee this as even possible for another six years or so.

Well, Sean will be leading a Calculus teacher's seminar in a few weeks and one of the participants is a teacher in Orlando. She contacted us last week inviting us to "walk in" with her to work on the weekend. She is able to get three people in free with her work pass.

Her willingness to do this allowed us to spend last Saturday in Disney World. We kept it a secret from the youngest five. We went out to a buffet breakfast in Orlando, put on some music and just started driving. When we pulled up to Disney the reaction was this-

This is before:


This is after:


We had the best time!! I loved seeing the kid's reactions and expressions of pleasure. Most of the rides we could do as a family. It could not have been any better.


Mr. Bird said...

Very nice video. I love how much Elizabeth enjoyed that John started clapping too.

jennie said...

I am so glad that you all got to do that! How fun. You have created wonderful memories for your children over the past month!

Heather L. said...

I'm so happy for you all!! It sounds like so much fun.

Alaina said...

What a fun surprise! I'm so glad you got to do that. I love the video! Can't wait to see you all - we've missed you!

eally said...

Awww, the video brought tears to my eyes. That was precious!

mindi said...

Omigoodness, those videos are so sweet!!! How wonderful!

Saralyn said...

What a blessing!

mom24 said...

What a blessing! God certainly knows how to provide things that we enjoy! Great videos....

Spankie said...

my youngest of my third set of kids is 16 years old.

I so miss the look on kids faces when they are blessed like that. to be honest, it made this close to 50yo biker a lil bit choked up watching your vid. thanks for cheering up this slightly beat up old guy.


Frankie G

Mr. Bird said...

That was fun!
I said to dad: made in the next 2 years we can go to Disney world again.I loved seeing my family being happy. I love you.

Love Miriam. oxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo