S: We're going to Disney World!! 2011
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FC: "We're going to Disney World!!" | 2011
1: Disney World | Mike, Jodi, Shane & Lauren | Grammy & Papa | 2011
2: Road trip: Day 1 | Burpees on the Louisiana border... | Gulfport, Mississippi 601 Miles | ...and on the Mississippi border...
3: We had dinner with Auntie J in Baton Rouge! | We left San Antonio around 5:30 a.m. and arrived in Gulfport around 8:00 p.m.
4: More burpees in Alabama and Florida! | Road trip: Day 2 Tampa, Florida 589 miles
5: On our second day we drove to Tampa, FL. We had dinner with an old friend of Daddy's from his Army days. Tom and Mike were stationed with each other in Hawaii. It was great getting to meet his family. The kids talked throughout the entire meal as if they were long lost friends and Susie is a teacher, just like Mommy! Tomorrow we are headed to Jupiter, FL to see family for a couple of days! | The Christian Family Tom, Susie, Gunnar and Skylar
6: Road Trip: Day 3 Jupiter, Florida 185 Miles
7: Of course, we did burpees on the beach of the Atlantic Ocean.
9: We spent 2 days in Jupiter visiting with Uncle Jerry and Aunt Janice. We went to the beach, learned how to paddle board, found conch shells (Daddy actually boiled them and ate the meat!) and spent a day with our cousins, Debbie and Dan, on their boat. This was a much needed break from 3 days in the car, but relaxation had to end because... WE'RE GOING TO DISNEY WORLD!!
10: Road Trip: Day 4 Kissimmee, Florida 136 miles
11: We're going to Disney World!! ~ Downtown Disney
12: On our way to Downtown Disney, we saw Reedy Creek Fire Department... | ...we had to stop for Daddy to check it out!
13: Downtown Disney
14: Characters in Flight | Hot Air Balloon Ride
15: Lauren | Jodi | Grammy | Shane | Mike | Tattoos
16: The Lego Store in Downtown Disney was a hit with Shane. Decisions, decisions...Should I spend ALL of my money here??
18: We're going to Disney World!! ~ Hollywood Studios
20: Toy Story Midway Mania
21: This was our first ride. While waiting in line, you really felt like you were in a world of toys - and everything was bigger than you!!
23: Meeting Mickey!! Mickey was very animated and made the kids feel so comfortable - so of course, we had to do a "burpee" with Mickey!
24: Indian Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! Daddy was chosen as an extra in the Indiana Jones show. He had to pretend to fight, to shop in a market and more! Who knew that we had a star among us?!
26: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids!!
27: Just outside of the "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" playground, was a Star Wars Speeder. The kids had to test it out!
28: Favorites Shane: Toy Story Lauren: Toy Story and being picked as the rebel spy on the Star Wars ride Mike: Indiana Jones Show Jodi: Tower of Terror Grammy: Toy Story Papa: NOT Tower of Terror!!
29: We ended the day by riding the Tower of Terror - yes, we ALL rode it!! It was awesome - I don't think everyone agrees about that, though. After we left, we went out for pizza. Lauren got to make her own pizza - fun stuff!!
30: We're going to Disney World!! ~ Magic Kingdom
31: One of the first stops... | ...Disney Engine Co. 71. So cool!
32: Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It - Street Party! After leaving the firehouse, we were watching the parade and were chosen to hold the parade rope and "Move it, Shake it and Celebrate it!" The kids were given a really cool button, | MISICI Street Party
34: Cinderella's Castle and Princess Show!
38: it's a world of laughter, a world or tears its a world of hopes, its a world of fear theres so much that we share that its time we're aware its a small world after all
40: Magic Kingdom Favorites... Shane - Space Mountain & Pirates of the Caribbean Lauren - fireworks, princess show, Space Mountain & It's a Small World Mike - Space Mountain & Firehouse 71 Jodi - Space Mountain, getting Lauren her Mickey balloon Grammy - Winnie the Pooh Papa - Monsters, Inc. show
41: We're going to Disney World!! ~ Epcot
42: Meeting Pluto and Goofy Pluto kept knocking off Lauren's Mickey ears and Goofy LOVED Shane's ears!
43: Meeting Mickey, Minnie and Donald
45: Grammy, will you marry me?? | Papa was jealous!
46: Meeting Princess Aurora, Princess Belle and Princess Jasmine! Lauren was in awe. All the princesses were scheduled to come out around the same time. Lauren had a hard time choosing which one she wanted to meet, so Daddy was awesome and went ahead of us and waited in all of the lines! She was one happy Princess Lauren!!
48: Shane thought Beast was cool and Belle was pretty cute, so he jumped into a picture, as well! The rest of the time, he was busy participating in the Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure. He was sent to complete different missions in different countries around the park.
49: American Adventure
50: Spaceship Earth "My Future" Daddy and Lauren's "Future" in the city doesn't seem as fun as Papa and Mommy's "Future" in the country!
52: Epcot Favorites: Shane - Test Track, Mission to Space, Kim Possible missions Lauren - Test Track, meeting the princesses Mike - Spaceship Earth, Test Track Jodi - Test Track Grammy - Mission Space & Test Track Papa - Mission Space
53: We're going to Disney World!! ~ Animal Kingdom
54: Festival of the Lion King
55: Safari Tour It was so neat seeing the animals up close - all except the ostrich!
58: Papa had fun taking pictures!
60: Animal Kingdom Favorites: Shane - Lion King show Lauren - Bug's Life show (stink bug!) Mike - parade
61: Jodi - Lion King show and seeing the giraffes up close Grammy - Lion King show Papa - Lion King show
62: We're going to Disney World!! ~ Last Day ~ Magic Kingdom, again!
63: Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade! We made sure to see a parade on our final day at Disney World. Disney's attention to detail is absolutely amazing! While watching the parade, Snow White made a big deal about Mommy's Minnie Mouse ears!
66: Country Bear Jamboree
67: Papa having fun with his camera!!
68: Final photo session with Mickey and Minnie. Shane decided to trade "ears" with Daddy to impress the "Mouses!" It worked.
69: Final photo session with the princesses. Although Lauren loved ALL of the princesses, we did save the best for last....
70: ...Princess Rapunzel!! Mommy had to wait in a really long line (1 hour) for Lauren to meet Rapunzel and Flinn Rider. It was totally worth it! Lauren got to color a Rapunzel picture, dance, meet Pascal the chameleon and, of course, meet Rapunzel and Flinn Rider. Daddy had her ask about the crown and Flinn Rider showed it to her!! This was such a cool experience.