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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Disney for Two! Remembering past moments together, infertile years, the miracle of adoption and the miracle of birth! It's a Wonderful Life!

(I know this post has absolutely nothing to do with sewing but this will tell you why I haven't posted since last week)

Well, I am back from my wonderful and amazing 10th Wedding Anniversary trip to Disney with my awesome husband!! If some of you do not know, Tommy and I have 8 precious children. Six by adoption and two by birth. This all happened about 5 1/2 years ago. That means I was 33 years old when God decided to open the flood gates and multiply our family!! LOL I still chuckle to think I used to tell God "to bring it on"! And He listened!! LOL We received 7 of our children in under two years which made for one huge adventure to say the least! We adopted two within two months (our first son from our home state and our first daughter from Peru) and then about 1 1/2 years later we miscarried (HOPE JOY which is where I got the name for my bubble top), adopted a sibling group of 4 and birthed a child one month after bringing home our sibling group meaning I was 7 1/2 months pregnant while in Peru! Number 8 came 1 year and 9 months later. All this happened after several years of being infertile and a God moment one night during a time that we wanted children so bad and we were so confused and so deeply hurt about why we were not getting pregnant. God asked me if I trusted Him and I instantly said yes and He then said "then trust me to multiply your family." I cancelled our 5th IUI fertility treatment the next day and started thanking God for the children He was going to bless us with. The infertile years are an experience in itself!! LOL upside down, drinking "their" water, temperature, the things we do thinking it will help us get pregnant!! LOL Anyway, enough about all that! :)

Anyway, it has been some time since Tommy and I spent time with just each other so this trip was even more special. The picture above sums up our trip! There was supposed to be one more of these "kissy" pictures and we even waited for a while to get the professional photographer down Main Street to take our picture kissing in front of the castle. I even lifted my leg for this kiss. That was the picture I just wanted so much and do you know when I got home and looked at our pictures online the photographer left out our legs!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The good thing is that we are going on our family vacation to Disney in June so I told Tommy he gets to do that one all over again!! Fun Fun!!

Some of our highlights other than 5 wonderful days with just Tommy were eating at the Coral Reef Restaurant and Crystal Palace. Excellent food!! And then they gave us these Minnie/Mickey Happy Anniversary pins that we wore everyday and everywhere we went and every park we went to, the staff and workers would tell us Happy Anniversary! They did this ALL DAY AND NIGHT!!!!! That was so much fun!! The only downfall were all the scary children stuff! What is up with that! Snow White's scary adventure..... yuk! However, It's a Small World took all the yukky scary stuff away in my mind! I just love love It's a Small World! And the Nemo musical was fantastic! Soarin!!!!! That is my all time favorite along with Mount Everest roller coaster! It is fast and good but I actually found that DollyWood had an even faster roller coaster that took my breath away and I LOVED it!!!!! All in all I hope Tommy and I do this again!

I have some awesome customer creations I received and try to post those tonight or tomorrow! You will love them!


The Messer Family said...

Yay for you guys. You totally deserve it!!! Glad you had a fab time.

Jodz said...

Wow, you are incrediable. I dont know where you get the time. I find it hard with 4 kids (2 adopted).

Jennifer Paganelli said...

Good for you ...looks like it was a very meaningful time!!! All the best in the world to you..xoxo Jennifer

Kim and Jim said...

We live in Orlando and LOVE Disney - Soarin is one of our favorite rides too! So glad you enjoyed your trip and Happy Anniversary!

DeAnna said...

So glad you had a great time! I loved the Soarin ride and so did my Isabella. :) They did have alot of the villains (bad people) in things. Did you see Fantasmic? Great light show, but mainly just Mickey battling the villains. I was surprised that my girls weren't really scared, I wasn't expecting it to be like that. Thanks for sharing your story with us! Happy Anniversary!

Cynthia said...

You're going back in June? We are too!!! I loved looking at your outfits in Etsy. How do you find the time to sew so much?

Anonymous said...

Hi... just happen to cross your site... I see that you also love Disney... me too...

Im planning to go to Tokyo or Hong Kong Disney this Christmas. Hoho and I found some stuffs from Hong Kong Disneyland here as well:

I will definitely take tones of photos there!!!

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