Dworld…The adventure continues

So far we have had an amazing time! We’ve been to all 4 parks multiple times, as well as Disney Quest. We should be good to go for Typhoon Lagoon tomorrow, but we seem to have brought our Alaskan chill down with us. No complaints from us though, we still haven’t run out of things to do πŸ™‚

It’s amazing what a couple of years can do at this age, the kids are in totally different places this trip. They’re branching off, gaining confidence, and really they’d probably be just fine navigating the parks without us. I’m still way to over protective for that though πŸ™‚ I’m learning too. I’m trying to get more comfortable with the idea that one small moment in time does not make or break the entire trip. This is something I have struggled with for a long time, and something I have been consciously working on since we got on the road. Everyday it gets a little easier to brush off those moments, but it’s still a challenge.

I’ve also realized on this trip just how close our family really is. We have such an amazing bond, and I am so unbelievably proud of what we have accomplished not just as family but as individuals as well. Olivia and I were talking last night at dinner, and I asked if her she knew just how “weird” her life really was, and without hesitation she said, ooooh yeah, but I like it!

I have no doubt that my kids’ emotions about our unique approach to life will ebb and flow over the years, and I am so grateful that they have the confidence to express those opinions, even when they may not match mine.

On another note, how cool is it that one family from Alaska and one family from California met up in Florida! My totally awesome friends had a trip planned to Orlando, and we just happened to show up here also. It was so great to see them, and I can’t wait to see more of them in San Diego!!! That is one of those totally awesome moments that I live for!

Well it’s off on a new journey today. I see school, rest, laundry, and then of course a late entry into the Magic Kingdom today. Sounds like fun to me!!!


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