Sunday, December 21, 2008

Merry Christmas to us!

A week and a half ago Ben and I were talking, wondering to ourselves why it was that we hadn't planned a vacation during the time that he has off, seeing as how he will not get ANY vacation time for this first year working at Mesaba. It suddenly occurred to us that we were going to miss our one chance to take a family vacation this year if we didn't act quick. We started planning something small, like a quick drive to Lava Hot Springs or something like that, but then when I mentioned our plan to my mom, she informed me that she had a week with the Marriot time share that they own that was going to expire, and that we could use it if we wanted to. In about an hour, we had thrown together a vacation back to my favorite place........Florida! It was so perfect. I felt like our leaving Florida was so rushed and that I never really got to "say goodbye" like I had wanted to. We left last Saturday and got back yesterday. The weather was gorgeous, the crowds were small, and I was in heaven. We spent three days at the Disney Parks and one at Sea World. It was tough to come back to the snow, but it was sure a great Christmas present!








8 comments:

Amy said...

That is so fun! I am glad you got a "little" vacation and to go back to Florida is perfect!

Matt & Heidi said...

we're waiting for a phone call so we can see you guys sometime in the morning this week! call matt - i don't have my phone.

Luisa said...

WOW!! How great for you guys. Looks like you had a blast. I bet it was hard to leave. . .again.

Sorensens said...

wow, I'm supposed to feel bad for seeing the lights without you and you took off to Florida without me! Those pics are so fun, I'm glad you got to go have fun with Ben's time off, even though we didn't get to go, what the heck??? Anyway we'll get together sometime soon...sorry about your grandma. I hope your trip to Vegas goes smooth.

Jamie N said...

Good for you guys! Looks like tons of fun. And yes, Merry Christmas to you. How fun to take a family vaction. I'm glad you got to go back to your beloved Florida and have some closure.

It was fun to see you tonight. I'm sorry we didn't get to talk more. I don't know what my deal was. I was anti-social or something. It was still fun to see you and your cute little family. I guess I'll have to wait 'til next progressive dinner to redeem myself. :)

Maga said...

Fun to see and hear about your great vacation. Good for you jumping at the chance fast. Do you have an 801 phone number yet?

Emily said...

Welcome back. I am so jealous!!! The weather looks beautiful and such a great change from good old SL snow! I will call you after things settle down and we can make some plans. Merry Christmas!

tiffany and darren said...

Fun!! I am so glad you got to do that!! I can't wait to see you guys so soon!! Merry Christmas!