We went to Disney World last week, and it was still Christmas in the most magical place on earth. Which meant that Jack got to see "kissmas lights" and hear "ajinglebell rock" one more time.
Mom-Mom and Jack checking out the Osborne Spectacle of Lights.
It was sort of a once in a lifetime trip, getting to spend a whole week with my mom and Jack. It was priceless.
I wanted to capture every bit of it. I wanted to treasure these moments and wrap them up so that throughout this long cold winter, I can look back and think of fun and sun.
In the middle of our trip my Dad arrived and we got to share some family fun as the four of us. It was so fun to walk the parks together and remember all the fun we had when I was a kid.
And when they left to travel further south for the winter (typical snow birds) there were tears and hugs and promises to do it again.
I think that's the wonderful thing about family. The togetherness, the priceless memories, the moments that are so full of fun, laughter and magic that I don't want it to end.
Then Jack and I had a day to ourselves. A beautiful, fun, magical, exhausting day just the two of us. For anyone considering taking a 2 year old around the Magic Kingdom by themselves start training now.
The Disney staff was so helpful at every turn during the whole trip but especially when I was on my own. From helping me with my bags to keeping Jack stocked with "Mickey stickies" they made my day alot easier.
And I finally got to live the dream and see New Fantasy Land.
Let me tell you 9 year old Jul squeeled with joy at the Beauty and the Beast themed area. I always thought of myself as Belle, the girl with her "nose stuck in a book". So of course I had to have my picture here...
Now if only I had a book and a blue dress.
And like any Disney trip I was a little sad when it was all over. But it was nice to have a bit of magic, in the midst of a very dreary January.