It's good to be home. This morning I woke up in my own bed, had my tea and toast, and devoured the Word. I totally fell off the quiet time wagon while we were at Disney World and I've never been so glad to get back to my Bible. I had the house almost all to myself for most of the day. It was blissful. Annabeth was with me, but she was sweet and peaceful as usual. Even though I worked, I'll count today as the last day of my vacation. It was so relaxing. Tonight my mom is joining us for some Mexican food. I might lose my mind if I don't get something spicy. A week of hamburgers, chicken nuggets, and pizza did me in. I've even been speaking Spanish in my head for the last few days. What does that tell you?
I've really struggled with following up Melissa's Calcutta trip with our Disney vacation. If you think it's ridiculous, don't worry because I do too. But the trip was paid for and we were not going to skip out on it. I've had lots of conflicting emotions about this and I'm just going to post about my trip and trust that God knows my heart.
With that said, I will probably do a separate post for each day of the trip. If it's too much for you, come back in a week or so. Or don't come back. Whatever works.
We packed up the truck and headed to the "airplane port," as Jackson says, late Tuesday morning after dropping off a Mother's Day present at my Mom's house. We did the Park 'N Fly and made it to our gate without a hitch. Pappasito's has a little restaurant in the airport and we enjoyed the best nachos of our lives before getting on the plane. I knew that would be the last Mexican food we'd have for a while. Texans go into withdrawal without it. The kids were great on the plane. I definitely don't ever want to fly with both of them alone, help me Jesus. As soon as we landed, we met up with Nana (Curt's mom).
We stayed at a Disney hotel, so we had some awesome perks that made our trip very easy. First of all, our bags went straight to our hotel and we bypassed baggage claim. We were picked up by a huge Disney bus and whisked away to the Wilderness Lodge hotel.
My boys on the bus.
My girl sleeping on the bus.
This is not the hotel I would have picked since it has a Yellowstone theme and we have actually been to the real Yellowstone before, but it was just beautiful and had a great atmosphere. We loved it. Curt had heard this was a great place to stay and we had determined that he would manage this whole vacation. Like I've said before, Disney is his thing more than mine. He did a great job planning everything out for us. We used TourGuideMike.com and it was incredibly helpful. I highly recommend it.
A river bubbled up from a hot spring in the hotel lobby and flowed outside where there was a mini Old Faithful.
While we were checking in, Jackson got to sit in this rocking chair and watch a movie in the lobby.
Our room was connected to Cozy's and that was such a blessing. We had a queen size bed and a bunk bed. Jackson and Curtis took the bunk bed and I had the queen to myself. Do I even need to tell you that my son LOVED the bunk bed?
Then we had dinner at the hotel and ate the first of many hamburger/fries/nuggets/pizza meals, which will henceforth be referred to as HFNP. This is when I first realized that Disney rejects all things Dr. Pepper. Sad, sad, sad.
After dinner we went to the pool and swam with lots of other people. Oh, and ducks.
After swimming, we collapsed in the room and watched The Biggest Loser. The finale is tonight! We're rooting for Tara. But seriously, all of those people are amazing. Gotta go now because my mom will be here any minute to see our pictures and go get salsa-fied.