Friday, November 14, 2014


We are now on our way home from our vacation to Disney.  We are excited to get home to the pups, but sad to say goodbye to Mickey!  We had a GREAT vacation. Konnor absolutely Loved Disney World. He had fun riding rides, seeing shows, meeting characters, hanging with family, eating lots of food, and anything else we did. 

When I originally signed up for the half marathon and we decided to make a vacation out of it, I was definitely a little nervous about taking a 2 year old to Disney World. Now that we have done it though, I would go again in a heartbeat. I know Konnor will probably never remember this vacation but the amount of fun he had this past week was well worth it. Korey and I have both been to Disney World several times but seeing it all again through Konnor's eyes was just like being there for the first time again. Everything was the most amazing thing to him. He was excited from the beginning of the day when we got to ride the "train" (parking tram or monorail) to the end of the day when we watched Foreworks or a show!

We visited all four parks and went to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (thank you Courtney).  Konnors favorite ride was Dumbo!  We rode it several times!  He enjoyed pretty much any ride we took him on. He did so well being at the parks for long days and he took decent naps in his stroller and  slept well at night. I'm sure being at home again will now seem very boring!

Another great part of this vacation was the fact that we got to spend it with our families. Both of Konnor's grandparents, Aunt Courtney, Matt, Uncle Kody, Terri and Rylynn, Great Aunt Jean and "Unkie" Don were all there!  We got to spend time with everyone and we all had breakfast together to celebrate Konnor's 2nd birthday!  I think everyone had fun and we will make sure Konnor understands some day just how lucky he is to have so many great people in his life who all want to go on trips and spend time together!

So to recap I would say Konnor's favorite ride was definitely hands down Dumbo. His favorite show was "Mickey on the Mountain" (aka Fantasmic). He got to see that one with Grandma Kelso and Great Aunt Jean and he couldn't stop talking about "Mickey on the mountain". His favorite Disney snack was "popcorns" and his favorite character was probably a toss up between Mickey and Goofy. The characters were amazing. We met Goofy first and Konnor was a little unsure and he just sat down on the floor in front of Goofy. Goofy plopped down too and held out his hand and slowly slid forward until he was closer and Konnor started chatting with him. It was perfect. After that Konnor loved hugging all the characters we met!
I don't know If I could pick favorites for myself if I tried. I love Soarin, the new Mine Ride, and riding Dumbo with Konnor. My favorite show is the Wishes fireworks at the Magic Kingdom. Korey proposed during those fireworks and it's always nice to go back and be able to watch them with Konnor now too. My favorite character is Dug from Up. We saw him but didn't have time to wait in line. Maybe next time?  We will definitely be going back. This trip was so much fun. I love vacations and can't wait to take Konnor back to Disney and to also take him so many other great places!