Well, haven't said too much about this upcoming holiday, but will post here today and throughout the stay.
Herself's family has arrived (sister from AZ) and is checked in at SSR. They'll be moving to OKW on the 24th.
We'll check in to OKW today. We've huge amounts of things to do to get ready. :sigh: The days slipped by and now here we are; not ready at all.
Oh, and I finally came down with whatever it was they are passing around at work. :sigh: Usually I fight it off, but not this time.
We are planning on check in today with no real idea of what will then happen.
Tomorrow? No huge plans but I'd like to do something like EPCOT (now THERE is a surprise) or DHS. However, might do DHS tonight. :shrug:
We'll not do 7 fishes this year (I simply just can't) but did cave when a certain little voice was added to a certain "big" voice in asking me for white clam sauce and pasta so we'll earmark that for Christmas Eve then. If things work out, I'm going to try and slip over to Mary, Queen of the Universe Shrine for a bit.
Christmas Day will have Herself's family all together (well, those that are here...) and we'll have ham, turkey, and all the rest of that stuff in the OKW villa. Not sure if it will be our Villa or Herself's sister's.
Boxing Day we check out and come home (but have a late lunch together with Herself's family again) and get ready for the work day on the 27th.
As I type it out it doesn't seem too exciting! :unsure:
It's one of those vacations that had plans, then others became involved so our original plans kind of fell by the wayside, so we are taking things as they unfold now.
If I get the opportunity to take photos I'll email them to our long suffering Wendy, who will then post them here. :yes:
Take care everyone and have a wonderful Christmas. :hug2:
I'm sure it will all work out fine Tink so just have a lovely Christmas, 1st's are always hard, but your mama is with you in your heart :hug2:
Have a fantastic time Tink.
It`s such a real shame that you folks in the US don`t enjoy the extended days off work that most of the Brits get. :sorry:
Yes, she is Sandra. Thank you. :hug2:
We had a family crisis yesterday with a relative in California. It's all worked out well, and will hopefully stay that way. I'm focusing on that too; that good things happen, eh? :yes:
We have the silliest little Christmas tree we are bringing. Once it's set up at OKW I'll send a photo to Wendy.
Ya'll are gonna' LAUUUUUGH!!!!! :D
I'm sorry things didn't work out as you had hoped with just the 4 of you :hug2: You will have a day of mixed emotions, but Mama is with you :yes: and you have a special little boy that will be full of excitement and will have plenty of hugs to help you :hug2:
Yes, that's what we'll do. Focus on the little guy, eh? :yes: We'll muddle through with all the extra family... nothing like aggravation from others to keep your mind off your own self pity, eh? :lol: :sorry:
Terry, we only get one day for Christmas. The other days are deducted from our vacation hours. However, I should really be using sick hours. :(
We'll survive. :) Disney can imbue some Christmas spirit into anyone, eh? (Even grumpy Ol' Tink)! :D
We arrived at about 3:00 pm. Our villa was ready at check in! That's always such a nice thing when it happens.
We unloaded the car (whew!!) and put everything away for our stay. The villa is in very nice condition, and everything is clean. There were no sheets for the twin pull out sleeper, but a quick call to housekeeping and that was quickly resolved.
We had our traditional Bud with lime after unpacking. Something we always do at OKW! LOL.
We dined in our villa; yummy cheeseburgers, broccoli and too many snacks. :D
Herself is going to the airport tonight to pick up her niece who is flying in from Arizona. I'll stay at the villa with the boy (and my miserable "cold" ).
The weather is wonderful Warmer than usual (reminds me of that first Christmas we were at WDW all those years ago) and people are swimming in the pools.
There is a list of activities and events here at OKW for tomorrow and Christmas day.
The boy is in bed, and we are in the master bedroom watching a Disney Christmas Show (sorry, I didn't catch the name).
Nothing too terribly exciting, eh? :sorry: But it is relaxing!
OH! Speaking of exciting. There was a knock upon the door a few minutes ago. Two young CMs were there with an incredibly beautiful bouquet of flowers and a beautiful stocking (red velvet with Mickey) for the boy. Talk about SURPRISED!!! :mental:
Thank you, Dearest Wendy and Chris for such a lovely surprise. The stocking has been placed under the tiny tree until Christmas. :D
Oh, and we've told the boy we "don't know" if Santa can find children in WDW as there are sooooo many little kids here and Santa expects them to be at home. :yes:
We've told him that's why we brought a few gifts for him (from my sister) just in case Santa can't find him... evil, aren't we? :D
Take care all! :wave:
Sounds like your relaxing and that's the most important thing. Hope you have a lovely Christmas :)
Well i think it all sounds wonderful!
Have a truely magical christmas - im sure you will!
Your mum is with you Tink, always will be :hug2:
Aw at the surprise XXXXXXXXXX :hug2: Have a great time and hope you feel better tomorrow X:hug2: