Aug 17

Sat '13

Christmas in Florida

Last Christmas, my in-laws mentioned that they wanted to celebrate our family Christmas in Florida for 2013. However, it wouldn’t be in December, it would be earlier in the fall because then we could also celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. They own a vacation house in Cape Coral, FL and it would be able to house everyone comfortably. As as their Christmas gift, they would buy the flights as well as house and feed us. Talk about an amazingly generous gift, eh?!! :oops:

To say I was excited was an understatement. I couldn’t really believe they would give such a bountiful gift to all 6 of their kids. Alas, nothing had been mentioned again since Christmas and I had started to lose faith that it would not happen. :( When I plan a trip, especially one so far away that includes flights, I like to book everything well in advance. I don’t know why and it may be a bit crazy, but I need to have the reassurance that everything is confirmed early. Plus, both Peter and I have jobs where we need to give quite a bit of notice when we take vacations. As Peter is a manager of his own store, he can’t just take off at a moment’s notice.

Everything changed last week I received an email from my mother in-law that said she would like to book the flights and if the prospective dates would work for Peter and I. We both put in for the vacation the next day and were approved! YAY! :grin: So it is official that we will be spending Christmas in Florida in October!!

WAIT, that’s not all!! As Peter and I are celebrating our 5 year wedding anniversary this September, we have decided to stay an extra 6 nights in Florida and are going to Disney World to celebrate!! I came up with the idea and I was honestly scared to ask Peter. Only because it was a struggle to get him to agree to our first Disney vacation. That trip wasn’t even a year ago so I definitely didn’t think he would agree. You know what he said: Well I want to go. :o Never in a million years did I think he would ever want to go to Disney. I always thought I would have to drag him along. So I have converted him to be a Disney lover and I am so happy because of it!!

Disney Bound 2013

Yes, I am excited to spend a Christmas filled week with my family in Cape Coral, but I cannot lie that I am even more excited to spend the following week in Disney World. Oh and of course we will be going to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter too. Oh and Medieval Times! Ah, so much to do and so little time. Our trip will take place from October 19 – November 2, so it is still a couple months away. I will have just enough time to book everything that I need to and get totally over the top excited!

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6 Responses to “Christmas in Florida”

  • Lissy
    August 18, 2013 @ 7:14 am

    Oh boy! That’s a much better time to visit than your last trip. Though you’ll have to deal with the magic band, fast pass plus testing going on. I hear it’s chaotic, but not nearly as bad as it’ll be when they roll it out for everyone!

  • Kim
    August 19, 2013 @ 5:40 am

    Disney World!!! & Harry Potter World!!! :D :D – So jealous lol. I hope one day to visit America myself (and Canada) and Florida is one of the states on my list.

    Hope to see may photos!

  • Joy
    August 20, 2013 @ 5:26 am

    Wow sounds exciting! I’m so glad you get to go and you even get an extended stay.

    Sorry if this is weird or even a little offensive but I know a lot of Canadians have summer homes in florida. I think maybe its the warm weather they have all year round.

    I’m weird, I know but I LOVE Canada. I went there for my honeymoon and plan to visit again next year. I’m rambling now though and should probably leave now lol

    Also, thank you so much for the congratulations on my wedding! It is much appreciated.

  • Amy
    August 20, 2013 @ 6:40 am

    Oh wow! That’s amazing that you get to have an extended long holiday and to be in Disney land! Jealoussss~~

    Have lots of fun!! ^^

  • Cat
    August 20, 2013 @ 10:15 am

    Wow, that’s really generous of your in-laws! That sounds like it’ll be a really fun trip :D I think that’s awesome that you’ll be celebrating your anniversary at Disney World too. Exciting! Good luck with all of your planning!

  • Liz
    August 25, 2013 @ 7:59 am

    Wow! That’s exciting, and your in-laws sound like awesome people, too! Two trips to Disney World in a year?! That’s cool. :3

    Have fun!

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