Last year at this time, The Husband had a business trip to Amelia Island, FL. The Son and I got to go with him and it was great. We stayed at the Ritz Carlton and it became abundantly clear that The Son has a taste for the "finer things" in life. He thoroughly enjoyed himself and was soon known by much of the staff of the Ritz Carlton... he IS after all, a very social boy. This year, it was announced that the business trip would be to the Grand Floridian at Disney World in Orlando, FL. We were so happy and excited! But wait! Our excitement was soon dashed when we found out that families were not allowed to attend this year until after the conference is finished. Boo. Hiss. The Son and I were no longer happy nor excited. That is until The Husband did a little thinking. You see, we are members of the Disney Vacation Club (DVC) ...pretty much a Disney time share sort of deal. We usually visit Walt Disney World every other year and because of the DVC, we are able to take family with us. This would be the year that we would normally go but we didn't think we'd be able to swing it. The Husband called the DVC and soon found out that our points we use to get the room had expired. You have to use or bank points every year and we had missed the deadline for banking our points...but...Disney being the magical place that it is... when The Husband explained our situation, they allowed him to book a two bedroom suite with the expired points and the points that we'd have for this year at the Saratoga Springs Resort. We called The Brother-in-Law #1 and his wife, The Sister-in-Law #1 and found out that they would LOVE to come with us...they are even generously paying for our tickets to the park since we have already paid for the room. We have a kitchen, washer/dryer, two bathrooms and two bedrooms. We've ordered groceries to be delivered when we arrive and are mailing down our non-perishables. We'll be eating breakfast in the room, taking snacks and eating lunch and/or dinner at the parks so all in all, it should end up being fairly affordable.
We leave on Sunday the 19th and will come back on Wednesday the 29th! The Son is excited and will be very happy to spend some time with The BIL and SIL #1 who he doesn't get to see enough of considering they live in Maine. The Husband will go to the Grand Floridian for his conference and will re-join us when it's over. It should work out to be a good trip for all and I'm looking forward to it.
Ziggy and DaVinci will go to the doggie day care for 10 days so they might be the only ones not too happy with all these plans but I'm confident they'll recover just fine.
Now all I have to do is pack, organize and clean the house because The BIL #1 and SIL #1 are coming here to fly down with us AND The FIL and Step-MIL are driving back to Maine from FL the same weekend and are making a stop here in PA. I think it's time to stop posting on the blog and get busy with all my work.
My cold is getting better but has now turned in to an annoying cough... I did manage to work out yesterday however and am continuing with my 5K training. I managed to run for 20 minutes straight yesterday with no walk breaks. That's big for me, I felt good, even with the cold.
I'm a 41-year-old mom who teaches swim lessons at our local YMCA and who works as a nutritionist, helping others to lose weight. I recently lost 90 pounds myself and I've maintained it for a year. But I consider my most important job that of taking care of my sweet, 6-year-old boy, two furry canine sons and one fantastic husband to whom I've been married for sixteen years. We were "city people" for many years but we're now "country people" since we've moved from a small row home in a hip, urban neighborhood to a much smaller country town an hour outside of "our" city. Join me to read about our family's adventures, my love of fitness/running, crafts, decorating and healthy living and any other random nonsense I may decide to blog about...let the adventures begin...