Monday, March 28, 2011

why i've been M.I.A...

i had this crazy idea to pack up both of the kids and fly to orlando.  neither of them had ever flown before so i had no idea what to expect and i knew that i was taking a major chance doing this solo.  however - waiting on the other end in florida was warmer weather, the prospect of visiting some of the most celebrated theme parks in the country, and a chance to catch up with one of my very best friends in the world.  so away we went...
 we all made it in one piece and started off the week with a 'family fun night' with all our florida friends...
the ones on the ends are kimberly (by b-f-f from my clemson days) and me...with each of our respective youngest kiddos on the hip.  the gals in the middle are my sweet friends julie and jenny whom  i had the pleasure of getting to know during our 'RV days' when joey and i 'lived' in florida {that's a whole other story for another day}.  
at the time we had a total of 5 tinies between the 4 of us...
now there are 10...
...it only took a dozen shots to get one in which they were all looking at the camera...not bad.
crazy fun was had by all...
including my wild man...
we're still recovering since returning home on friday.  so i'll save some of our silly stories for another day.
in the meantime - here are a few shots of our magical day at disney...
 couldn't have been any better.  it was spontaneous, free, and the weather was perfect.  for me that meant no stress planning the day's events and no urgency to 'get our money's worth' {since all we paid for was parking!}.  we simply enjoyed every minute...and felt so blessed to have had the opportunity...
 {this little guy was completely enamored with minnie}
...all that was missing was daddy...we can't wait to take him back!

{whew!  what a day!}