Summer Vacation Week 7 – Disney World


I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that I need a few more days to get my life together after a trip to Orlando, specifically one that involved visits to Walt Disney World and Universal Studios.

We had a ball. I surely wouldn’t classify the trip as a true vacation as there was not an ounce of rest to be had but the kids enjoyed it and that’s all that matters.

Prior to leaving, my husband took my car to get serviced to find out what we knew was coming, but was hoping was a ways down the road. Instead of reality being a million miles down the road like we hoped , it was like the words on your rear view mirror “objects in mirror may be closer than they appear”. The object in the mirror was the new car I wanted, just not yet.  I knew it was coming for me but I so desperately wanted to maintain my lead. The MILF mobile, Betsy, Whip, a.k.a. the first car I ever purchased  was on her last leg and after much deliberation and number crunching, sighing, and debating we decided financially it was in our best interest to get a new car….the day before leaving for Walt Disney World. Ughhhhhhh.

Old Car

It took some strong arming and leaving the dealership empty handed, but see the way our credit and faith is set up…. we got a call back the day we were to leave that the car was detailed and gassed up for us. They met the number so we bought the car and headed to Disney.

New car

The weather was awful the first few days we were there. Torrential afternoon downpours threw a monkey wrench in our plans. We planned to go to Magic Kingdom one day and Universal the next. Due to the weather and the fact that we purchased our tickets in advance we ended up having to do both parks in one day.

Hot would be an understatement, but we struggled through. We did Magic Kingdom early in the morning, ate dinner and then headed to Universal around 6. Amazingly we were able to get both done. I’ll do a post later giving out some tips but for now here are a ton of photos from our visit. I really didn’t take the best pictures. There were so many people and I was just trying to have fun with the family.

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I had a great time hanging out with the family. I now have 3 weeks to get it together before school starts. I’m still ready for them to go. Now to get a ton of things organized before August 4 is my next big task…..and figuring out how to pay this car note!!

How was your weekend? Have you started back to school shopping?

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21 Comments

  1. Love the pics…I cant wait to go to Disney World! But we said we arent going until all of the children can remember! Just in case we don’t get a chance to go more than once! I have been to Universal Studios a few times but I have yet to get to Disney World. I think Emma would jump out her skin if she saw Mickey up close! LOL! Looks like you had fun!!!

    What kind of Mom Mobile did you end up getting…we just switched as well so we could fit everyone!!! LOL! We are in the same boat…first note due next month!!! But God brought us to it so I know He will get us through these payments…LOL!

    1. Girl. I am so used to not having a note and then the note I was paying was based on 8 years ago!! It’s not so bad, I would just rather not have one. My goal is to get it paid off sooner than later! Good thing I had been researching cars, I kind of knew the going rate and they just happened to have the perfect one. I think we got a great deal so that makes it better. What did you get?

      1. Yes, we have two notes right now and we are trying to make preparations for next year to get out of one of them! So I totally understand trying to get out of it! We got a Honda Pilot for a family car…I wasn’t a fan at first but I love it and Darrick used to work at a dealership so one of his old colleagues gave us a great deal too…so its perfect for all of us!

  2. Aw, you got GREAT photos!! It looks like everyone had a great time. And, btw, I am obsessed with Minnie. I took about a thousand pictures when we visited her house. haha.

    Back to school is August 4th? WOW! Kids here don’t return until the end of August. I’m sure you’ll get everything done though. That’s how we moms roll :-). Congrats on the new ride! xxk
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    1. I don’t know if it will be much cooler but at least there won’t be as many people and I’m sure that will help. PR and Disney in one Summer. Madison is a lucky girl!

  3. Sounds like you and your family had a good time. Disney is so magical and the memories are really lasting. We took our daughter for her second birthday and planning to take our son next year. School already? I’m sure you’ll have everything wrapped up in time.
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    1. Yep! They got out in May, before Memorial Day. We also have extra breaks during the year that other students don’t get so back to school they go. I think we’ll do Magic Kingdom one more time in about 3 years and then shift to the other Disney parks. Doesn’t help that we are just a 5 hour drive away.

    1. Yep! Remember they got out really early in May. I am so ready for them to go back so we can get a schedule back going around here. Its been a zoo!

  4. Congrats on the new whip!! Glad you all enjoyed yourself in O town ( my birth city) the rain down here in the afternoon/evening every darn day is no joke. Enjoyed the pics:)

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