Monday, May 24, 2010


Yup--the title said SPONTANEOUS. I've never done a SPONTANEOUS thing in my life. By nature, I'm a planner, an organizer, a director, of sorts. If it doesn't go on my schedule, it doesn't get done. Yes, most of the time, I miss the roses--I'm too busy doing "more important" things to stop and smell the roses.

On Friday, I decided that my week had been "rough". And ROUGH it was. Too much to write about here. Suffice to say that I was about to check myself into Vista and BEG them for a 6x6 padded room. My insurance company even covers that kind of thing. I've looked. See? I'm even planning for that?!?! Ha-ha! I like to be prepared.

When I got off work Friday, I called the hubby and said "let's go to Disney for a few hours." And his response was "are you serious?" The man knows me well. What can I say? He knows if it's not planned, then I don't do it. Nope--no siree. No plan--no action. It's how I roll. We have passes to Disney, so we can go anytime we want and to be honest, it wasn't the hottest day of the year, so I knew we wouldn't die of heat exhaustion at 7pm!

Anyhow. I got home and we decided that I needed a break from reality and so we loaded up the kids who were beyond excited at this point--and headed to our favorite, the Magic Kingdom! We took the Ferry over the park and were ready to hit the rides!

ALL my BOYS ready for the Magic Kingdom
too much to ask for them to look AT the camera?
One of my kids' favorite rides is Thunder Mountain Railroad....we discovered there were no waits for any of the rides (thank you LORD!) and we were able to get directly on several rides with NO wait! YAHOO! We rode Thunder Mountain twice in a row!

After a few more rides, it was time to settle in for the FIREWORKS! My boys were SO Excited because they have only seen the fireworks ONE other time! (it's past their bedtime and you know that I PLAN to have them in bed when we're there overnight, so they never get to see the fireworks) comments on how I'm a bad mother please....I know--mean momma!

The boys picked the perfect spot to see them....and were READY!

And I cannot explain to you how these next several pictures just melt my heart!! I know in 10 or 15 years when we're having an exceptionally bad day, we'll look back on these pictures.......and remember our SPONTANEOUS trip to Disney!



  1. Spontaneous trip are the best!!

  2. Can't go wrong with family time :) Glad ya'll had a good trip!

  3. Good for you!!! That's exactly what you needed I know.

  4. And how fun that you live near enough to actually do that spontaneously! I'm so good at being spontaneous, so long as it's been really well planned out ahead of time. (snicker)

  5. I love it, Charon. Good for you! There is nothing wrong with running away overnight and Disney is just too much fun. I cannot believe there were actually rides with no lines. Unheard of! I love that last picture.

  6. What a great SPONTANEOUS trip. Glad you were able to get away with your family!

  7. Sorry about your rough week but glad it ended with some special memories and some precious pictures.

  8. Good for you....sometimes you just need to get away! what luck having no lines too!

  9. Hey girl - Two things - my daughter and her family were down there that weekend also - but they may have been at Universal. It's their annual week of fantasy and fun. Wish ya'll could have met up some how. Second, I just want to say how proud I am of my cousin, Cecil. He is such a great daddy - those pictures of him and boys brought tears to my eyes. Ya'll are so blessed. Never forget how much those moments are making positive imprints on those two little boys - who I dearly love. You are both doing great. Hope to see you in September.


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