Saturday, May 5, 2007
Friday, May 4, 2007
Check out the creases in my pants. Mommy took them to Natchez Steam Laundry to have them pressed the day of my 9 month pictures and I didn't even wear them.
Thursday, May 3, 2007
Strongs, the Hibbs and the Verdels are ready to see me LOTS this summer. (They all have swimming pools and are now officially my new best friends!) We didn't stay at the pool long because we had to get all packed and ready for the airport. BUT, the time we were there, I loved it! This will be my last post until I am back at home. I'll see you then!
I was so excited to go to the pool this morning. When I woke up at 9:00 a.m., (mommy and daddy loved that I slept till 9!) I put on my swimsuit and hat that Aunt Tammy and Uncle Clare gave me. Have you ever seen anything more precious? Then we headed downstairs to the pool. I was so excited about getting in the water but SOMEBODY had to take pictures first. Geez, can I do anything without it being documented in photos???
I'm not Cinderella and I don't live in a castle. But, I am living a fairy tale!!
I stood tonight for the beginning of the Wishes firework show at The Magic Kingdom and watched MY son on my husband's shoulders. Blaring out of the speakers was the voice of Jiminy Cricket asking if anyone there ever had a dream. I looked at those two with Cinderella's castle in front of them and realized I no longer had a dream, I was living my dream!!!
What an incredible privilege to experience that moment with the man God gave me to share this journey with and the little miracle that HE blessed our lives with. As the music played and the fireworks danced, tears rolled down my face. I realized (once again) what an incredible blessing it is for me to be Dan's wife and Jonah's mother.
The theme at Disney right now is "The Year of a Million Dreams." Throughout the week, we were told that we could be surprised at any moment by the dream team. This dream team could grant our wildest wishes and dreams. I stayed on the look out for them all week. It was only tonight that I realized they could not give me anything more special that what I already have!!!
God first blessed me with a relationship with Jesus Christ, then a relationship with a wonderful, Godly man who is passionate about God and crazy in love with his family. Then, out of nowhere, when we thought it could never happen, this little miracle named Jonah was given to us. Life has never been better.
Disney was absolutely exhausting and not something I really want to do again until Jonah is about 5 and can actually remember it. But, I would not trade tonight for all the wishes in the world. This is my fairy tale and I'm loving every minute of it!
We started a family tradition on this vacation. I got a pressed penny from each of the four parks I visited. My dad says I can get one every time we go on vacation. He is going to order me two books to keep them in. One book will be for pennies that I get when I am out of town. The other book will be for pennies that people give me. (Hint, Hint)
Mommy was glad that daddy wanted to start a pressed penny tradition rather than a much more expensive tradition like Disney pin trading.