Thursday, April 30, 2015

Day Ten, Home!!

We got an early start this morning, leaving our hotel shortly after 4 am! Our first flight was at 6:39 and we landed in Wichita at 10am!

As soon as we got out of the van to take our stuff into the airport, Caleb puked.  On Mickey. =0/ Thankfully he didn't puke anymore the rest of the day, though!

Sleepy girl on the way to Atlanta

Since coming home from a great vacation can be kind of a bummer, Philip and I had planned a welcome home surprise for the kids:

After the long walk to the van, they found a banner and present waiting for them!


Treats from the Nifty Nut House

...and their trusty Disney buddies were waiting with a message and reward for helping unpack =)

We unloaded the van, then Moriah and I went to load up on groceries and Philip and the boys got things put away and laundry going!    Then it was time for lunch and naps for ALL!

So good to be home!

Wow.  What an AMAZING vacation!    This was probably The best vacation we have taken yet.   There are several reasons for that:
1) (like Rebekah said), the anticipation was so great that even before we left, it was already fun! =)

2)  Unlike our usual vacations, we spent most of the time just as a family, enjoying being with each other, instead of staying with famil(ies) the whole time.  

3) It didn't seem too short!   Since it was nine days long, it really felt long enough and we were able to enjoy every minute of it.

4) (This is probably the most important one) Philip did Such a phenomenal job of planning every detail of it that we were able to make the Most of the whole experience!    Our resorts were perfectly chosen (and we got just the right amount of time at each).    The break to visit family in the middle was well timed and needed.   The schedules that he set up for each day were well thought out and his methodical planning for Fast Passes and reservations at each park meant that we saw and did more each day than most people ever will!   I am so blessed to be married to him, and vacation planning is always a huge reminder of that =)

5) Disney doesn't do anything halfway.   Every detail of everything is so well planned and thought out that they make it as smooth, beautiful, delicious and Fun as possible!    I could do an entire post on just decor at Disney, but I won't.   (I will say that, at one of the golf courses, Moriah pointed out that even the drain cover in the bathroom floor had Mickey on it) =)

We are so thankful to have been able to take this trip.   It turned out to be even More fun than we had hoped and it was truly magical (for all of us, but especially the kids!)   What wonderful memories we will have from this trip together!

 A gorgeous day, and dinner cooked on our new grill and eaten outside.  Gosh, it's good to be home!


DDT said...

So glad you all enjoyed your trip!! It looks like it was amazing :)
Would you guys be willing to share some of the day plans you had?

Mom W. said...

Wow, that was an early start but great to get home in good time!! Landing plans well thought out!!

Welcome home!!

Turtle said...

I'm so glad you guys had fun! It was great being able to spend a few days with you in the middle.. and you're right; Philip is amazing at planning vacations and trips! It was nice being able to see all of the pictures along with the whole family's thoughts and experiences. Awesome 10 day blog Joia! Oh, and I can't feel my buttox! ;)