November 21, 2008

Giving Thanks: Day 4


At the Kingdom Gates
Originally uploaded by Krheiser

See that little red car right there? The one closest to you? That's us! My sister-in-law, Kellie, took this picture while we were entering the Magic Kingdom parking lot.

Now, you may be thinking this post is going to be about how much I love Disney. And I do! But that's not what this post is really about. It's about the vacation and the family we spent the week with while in Florida.

It's not often we take big family vacations with my brothers or sisters. In fact, I don't think I can recall a single big vacation where all of us were able to get the time off and the money saved. And, as far, as I can recall this was the first big trip the hubby and I had taken with any of my siblings. So, this trip really did seem like one of a lifetime to me. It was a chance to spend time together with my brother and his family.

I am thankful for the opportunity.

I am thankful for my teeny, tiny niece was the world's best baby and didn't seem to be too bothered by the 90-100 degree weather.

I am thankful we had a stroller to carry our stuff around in.

I am thankful for the nights at the hotel pool.

I am thankful they didn't back out even though a newborn would have made that perfectly acceptable.

I am thankful for my nephews who were such little troopers, even when the heat was making all us a little grumpy.

I am thankful for pictures we combined and shared.

I am thankful we went before the economy took a nose dive because the likelihood of doing anything this expensive in the near future is pretty slim.

I am thankful for the wonderful memories.