Our Vacation

Nov 21, 2007 by Jared Smith

We just got back from the most amazing vacation! You know how when you get back from most vacations, you feel like you need a vacation to recover from it? Well, we had so much fun, and while we are definitely tired, we are totally fulfilled and relaxed after spending 8 wild days in Florida.

We first spent 4 days at Disney World. Abbie got to see every princess (and some of them multiple times) and most of the Disney characters. While her favorite character is Aurora (that’s Sleeping Beauty for those of you without young daughters), her next favorite is now Mr. Smee from Peter Pan. He put on a nice show while freaking out because Abbie was wearing a Tinkerbell shirt.

We got to ride almost all of the rides we wanted to. It was the off season and we hardly had to wait in any lines at all. My favorites was probably Soarin’ because Abbie absolutely loved being on it with me (and she held my hand so I wouldn’t be scared).

We then spent 4 days with Katie and Stephen in Ft. Lauderdale. My parents and Mark and Melanie joined us there. The girls went to the Seaquarium while the guys went to the NASCAR races and watched our favorite driver Jimmie Johnson win the championship. We all went to the zoo on Monday.

Overall, it was the funnest vacation I’ve ever had. The kids were awesome and we had more fun than we ever thought we would. I took A LOT of photos. A few of my favorites are below. The rest are in the gallery.

Abbie and Mickey Mouse

Mickey during the parade. We had the best seats right in front of Cinderella’s castle.

Bryan was fascinated by the characters.

Princess Aurora is Abbie’s favorite. We spent 3 days trying to find her and finally met her at our Princess Lunch.

Aurora got a hold of Bryan and landed a big kiss on his forehead. I think he liked it!

My princesses!

One of the many crashes during the NASCAR races

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. had a typical day and crashed a lot

Jimmie Johnson won the championship. His pit stall was right in front of us.

The family at the Miami Zoo

  1. One Response to “Our Vacation”

  2. Your vacation sounded awesome! I love the photos. I’m sure Abbie will remember this vacation forever. Good for you guys!

    By Erin Wimmer on Nov 24, 2007

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