Sunday, September 14, 2008

Getting back to normal...well, maybe not

Ahhh....things should be getting back to normal very very soon. I'll unpack everything that got packed up in case we had to make a quick getaway. Food will go back into the pantry where it belongs and the weather will clear up soon. I'm so glad this thing has finally passed and hopefully it'll be another 25 years before we take another direct hit.

And now that that excitement is over, I can let you in on a little secret that's got me REALLY exicted. 6 days from now, my family (including my parents) will be sitting on a plane heading for Disney World! The kids know we're going, but they think it's 16 days and that next weekend we're going to Dallas. That was my cover for the packing and planning that they're going to be seeing over the next few days. Then, next Saturday morning, we'll wake them up at 4am and tell them, "We're going to Disney World TODAY!" I bought them Leapsters that they have no idea about to help them stay busy and calm at the airport and on the plane. I think they'll all just be beside themselves. Stephen's been asking for some kind of video game player for a while and I'm pretty adamantly opposed to owning video games of any sort. But I caved for the Leapsters just so they can have something new and fun for the plane ride. And then in the future, we'll use them for situations where they might need to be entertained for a few minutes while I take care of business.

There are lots of surprises in store for the kiddos on this trip. Our days are pretty jam-packed but it'll still be relaxing and fun and leisurely.

We're praying off any more bad weather...for here AND Orlando. It looks like things are clearing up and the Atlantic is almost empty of anything that might cause us problems.

7 comments:

chewymama said...

you are the coolest mom!!!! what a fun surprise!!! i want to come! :)

k's mama said...

Clicked over from another blog. Glad y'all made it through the storm! Disney World sounds great!

Kate said...

I love it! The trip and the surprise. I will be praying for good weather here and there.

KatieBug said...

How FUN!!!! I want to come! :)

kel said...

Oh man! Next time you really do come to Dallas, the kids are going to be all disappointed and hoping for a better surprise. :)

Take lots of pictures! I definitely want to see what kind of fun boy stuff there is to do- most of the posts I've seen about Disney include a lot of princess dressup and I'm guessing you won't be doing that.

Mommy Daisy said...

Glad you guys are OK after the storm. (We thought one of our trees was going to fall on the house last night, thanks to all the wind from what's left of Ike.)

Wow, Disney will be so much fun. I'm sure the boys will LOVE it.

beth - total mom haircut said...

Oh, what a WONDERFUL surprise that will be. Great idea. I'm sure you guys will have a great time. Hubby and I were just talking today about how old we thought the kids would have to be before they would really enjoy D.W.