Monday, January 23, 2017

Vacation Recap

We began our latest trip to Disney visiting with my aunt and uncle in Merritt Island. It was a nice relaxing time before the craziness of early mornings and late nights that is Disney. We had the opportunity to serve at the House of Hope with my aunt. KK remembers having fun folding and sizing bins of clothes and the nice ladies that prayed for her. We were also able to attend their Sunday School after-Christmas Christmas party where I had the opportunity to share a bit of our story. These people have been praying for KK faithfully. Some of them have met KK and I before, but it was nice to put a face to a name for those who haven't. It was also nice to share a little bit of how God is answering their prayers.

On Saturday, we picked up our friends at the airport and headed right for Disney. It was so much fun sharing some of our favorite things about Disney with Kelly, Adeline and Clara. From a dinner show at the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue to getting picked to be in the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular, we made the most of every minute.

A young woman that Kelly used to babysit is now a cast member (photographer) at the Magic Kingdom. We met up with her for a day and she really hooked us up! We were able to do every ride we wanted to do (plus a few that KK didn't want to do), have our own personal photographers at each event on Main Street, and even visit the talking Mickey Mouse in Magic Kingdom.

When we were booking this trip, Kelly found a great deal that included the Disney Dining Plan. She was a bit worried that KK wouldn't be able to eat anything on the plan and wondered if we should cancel it for her. I told her not to do that, because Disney knows how to do food allergies and dietary restrictions. True to form, they outdid themselves. The chefs did a great job...KK loved every meal she had and at no time did she feel like she was missing out on something.

KK's memory was doing pretty well at the beginning of the trip, but it was starting to decline by Tuesday night. Thankfully, she was still in good spirits and remembers being happy. She likes seeing all the pictures because they remind her of the fun she had.

Here is a video of one of my favorite memories:

(here is an external link to the video if it doesn't play above)


Heidi Peterson said...

Love the photos and the video! So good to see you guys having some fun. Thanks for posting. We'll keep on praying.

Mindy said...

So glad you had a fun vacation! Love the video!! :)

Terri said...

Glad you had such a great trip!

Susan said...

We've been praying for your trip. So glad it has been wonderful. I loved seeing the video. Looks like KK did fine remembering the words to Let it go . . . she looked like she was loving it!!