Thursday, January 23, 2014

Happy New Year!

Life around Lakeside Quilting has been a whirlwind, I didn't mean to be away so long!  So, what's been going on you ask?  Well, right before Thanksgiving, The Boss and I took a little vacation to visit Grace at The Happiest Place on Earth, where she'd been working since June.

The Boss and Grace

We were lucky enough to be there to see the Osbourne Family Lights...they were absolutely gorgeous!


Osbourne Lights
 We spent some time in Magic Kingdom where I got to meet my favorite princess, Merida.  She told me we were twins with our curly, red hair! (Hers is so much prettier!)


At Epcot, Mickey joined us for dinner at The Coral Reef....


 Then we headed back to the Magic Kingdom for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party!  The castle was beautiful...

We met Pooh and Friends...


and Grace and Duffy were dressed up for the party...


 Shortly after we came home from Florida, we had some snow...


and we ran into some friends at the mall while we were Christmas shopping...


Santa came...but we really missed having Grace home for Christmas!


And I finished my Milk Run Shawl! Although I didn't keep it...


And then on New Year's Eve I headed back to Florida to help Grace pack up so we could drive home.  We did 3 parks in one day...starting at Epcot...


Where Grace said goodbye to her buddy Duffy...


and asked Mary Poppins to sign her book...


Then to Hollywood Studios where we had dinner with one of her friends at The Brown Derby...


We took an animation class and learned to draw Piglet...


and Grace said goodbye to her boss.


Then we headed to our 3rd park of the day, Magic Kingdom, where Belle said good bye to the girls.


Before setting off for NJ the next day, we stopped by the Polynesian Resort to have breakfast with Stitch...

Grace and Stitch

Me and Stitch

 Pluto stopped by...


And Grace got to say one last goodbye to her former boss, Mickey...


and so did I...



 We stopped in Savannah, GA on the first night home and finally got home at 10pm the next night.  It was good to have all 3 kids back under my roof again, even if it was only for dinner... 

Ellen, Grace and Andrew

Actually, make that all FIVE kids!!!

Joe, Ellen, Grace, Andrew and Dayna
 Grace is back to school now, but before she left we saw Frozen twice. (Yes, it's THAT good!) and created one last Disney memory for her...


So now it's time to get back to MY projects!  Haven't been in my sewing room for awhile, but I have a few things in the works...I need to put my Short List together and get moving!

4 comments:

Suzy said...

Bet with all the snow you've been getting, you're wishing you were back here in FL. Looks like you had fun! Welcome home. :o)

Meredith said...

Happy New Year. Looks like you all had a great time.

Melanie said...

Looks like a wonderful trip....There's nothing like that feeling for a mom to have all the chicks in one nest... Get to sewing....

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! Looks like you've had a FUN six weeks or so. How lucky to have so much time at Disney -- I'll bet Grace misses it. I LOVE your little piglet too!!!

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