Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Kennedy's Make A Wish Trip!

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On Sunday morning a limo will be picking us up at our house and whisking us away to the airport where we will get on a plane and fly to Orlando!! We will be staying at the Give Kids The World Village where we will have access to all you can eat ice cream all day long. Ice cream for breakfast! OH YEAH! We will then enjoy one awesome week in Orlando where we will go to park after park after park and eat... ice cream. The highlight of the trip is going to be, without a doubt, seeing Kennedy's face when she gets to meet the Sincesses!!! I know she will be in princess heaven!!! We of course will take TONS of pictures and I have some posts set to post while I'm gone. I plan on updating while we're there too.

If any of you would like to guest post while I'm gone, please email me and let me know! You can talk about whatever you'd like (within reason of course... no ticking off my readers! LOL). Just shoot me an email for more details!

We are so, so excited!!! Disney, here we come!!! :o)

47 comments :

Holly said...

I want to come. I LOVE icecream for breakfast!!!!

I hope the weather warms up just a bit.

Is the whole family coming or just you and the Sincess?

Holly
AKA Neighbor to THE Mouse!

Anonymous said...

I was thinking that MAW foundation provided wishes for terminally ill children only. I'm guessing that is not the case since you don't fall in that category right? Hope you have a good time! Sounds like fun!

Freddy

Sarah said...

Have an awesome trip! I volunteered at GKTW with my school a few years ago and it was one of the best weeks of my life. GKTW is one of my favorite places and I hope I can go back there to volunteer again some day. Have an amazing time!

Mama Sheids said...

don't forget pizza and being tucked in :) GKTW is such an awesome place! I hope you guys have one amazing time! (perkins is who supplies the food there) The kid's will love it so much at GKTW they might not want to go to the parks! LOL

Mama Sheids said...

Freddy~
Hi!
m-a-w grants wishes for kid's 2.4-18 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition!
Hope that helps!

momof4as said...

Oh, yay! I know you had to put this trip off. I'm so glad you can take it now! And if I were to say I weren't a little bit envious, I would be lying - high of 28 today, heavy snow! Looking forward to pictures, of course!

mom2natnkatncj said...

So will you get to have a meal with the characters? I am sure that would be so awesome. I'm glad you are finally getting to take this trip. Can I stow away in your luggage, hehehehe?

nicki mcfadden said...

WOW I didn't realize your trip was coming up so fast! You guys are going to have a blast.

Bethany said...

Oh, I didn't know you had this coming! FUN! Have a GREAT time!

BTW I'll guest post for ya if you want. Let me know!

Orange1086 said...

Ice cream for breakfast, YUMM! Have tons of FUN and I cant wait to see pics of Kenn and the Sincesses, too cute!

Carmen said...

A week long in Orlando!!!! Wow I'll look forward to the pictures. I know you'll have a lot of fun. I'm glad.

little.birdy said...

Thank you for giving me something to do with my summer vacation. ;) I went to check out their website. I can volunteer to spend time with kids at DISNEYLAND. I think YES is the answer here!
(Plane tickets? What money? I am a graduate student, I am MADE of money! ;) )

Proud Momma of 3 said...

Wow...you'll only be an hour from me...so tempted to finally meet you and your beatiful family. I have lots of friends that have gone there and love it and still visit there. Have a great trip!!!

Love,

Mary Lynn

Courtney said...

OHHH have fun!I knew this was coming but didn't know it was so soon! I would love to guest post!!! I know JUST what I would talk about!!!!
Can't wait for pictures!

Jennifer said...

Man! This is awesome!! I'm excited for you guys too!!!

Crystal said...

I am so jealous :-). Have fun on your trip!

Jill said...

Wonderful! I am so excited for you...they will do you right at Disney! Truly MAGICAL!

Just Being Me - Cathy! said...

Pack those memory cards - can you imagine Kennedy's face with all those Sincesses and how many pics you are going to take!! Oh My Gosh!

Have fun guys - you both deserve to have such a great time while there!

Hugs from Australia - Cathy xxx

My Three Sons said...

So if I pack the boys bags do you think anyone would notice that you have three extra kids with you???

I hope you all have a wonderful time. It is so nice that Frank is home in time to go with the whole family. I went a few years ago in Jan and it was perfect because the parks weren't overly packed. Made it so much easier with Carson when he was only 9 months old.

Take lots of pictures for all of suckers that don't get to go. LOL

Michelle said...

Yay!!! And did you know it is Christmas at GKTW Village every Thursday & Santa comes?

The ice cream is awesome - actually, the whole place is pretty wonderful (but we stayed off-site, so I don't know about the little cabins).

Have a fantastic trip!! Can't wait to see the pictures!

Michael and Jana said...

We're just a few months behind you. Why don't you just stay until April and we'll just hang out. hahaha. Don't we wish?

♥Lisa♥ said...

AWESOME!!! I can't wait to see all the pics!

Kelli said...

unless you get to cut to the front of the lines for each ride, check out www.ridemax.com our neice uses it all the time, wait is minimal (10 minutes or so) and is only 15 bucks, you tell them all the things you want to do and it plans it out for you.

Tracie said...

I just stumbled across your blog this evening. Not even sure how I arrived here. :-) Enjoy your time in Orlando! My son and I stayed at the Give Kids the World Village a year and a half ago as part of a Make a Wish Trip. It is an amazing place. I wish has spent more time around the village itself. So much fun. ENJOY!!! If you are there for it, there is one night a week where they pull out all the stops and decorate it for Christmas. At the village they will provide you with a large button for your childs shirt and a card to wear around your neck. Be sure they can be seen in the parks, they will get you to the front of most every line and in the back door for every show. ENJOY! ENJOY! ENJOY!

Kristen said...

Oh wow! I totally missed the part where you said that you scheduled the trip again! Have a GREAT time! You will LOVE GKTW! A few of my friends from here are there and even a friend of mine from CA is there now too. Busy time!

Carla said...

How exciting Renee, I have goosebumps! Gavin can make a wish but we thought we would wait til he was a bit older....reading this though makes me think he is ready to do it though, he will be 4 in May. Praying for a safe and awesome trip! I fully expect pictures. : )

Randall said...

The Happiest place on earth!! Have fun. There is no place like the Magic Kingdom!

Lynn said...

This is wonderful! And Kennedy's feeling fine and she'll actually be able to enjoy it! Oh I'm so excited for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Frank is going to be able to go, too, right?

Always here praying!
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Jeanette said...

I totally goofed and posted my comment under my husband Randall's Google account. I need to pay attention to that. Oops! I know, what a dork I am!

June Berger said...

My best friend's dtr. had the same MAW. They LOVED GKTW. She also had tea with the Sincesses and had lots of pics too! Rachel has DS also and has a history of strokes and seizures. She got her MAW after her first two major strokes. Praise God, she's only had small ones since but has now also started with seizures. You'd never know it to look at her though.

Praying you have a blessed, safe time with awesome weather. I'll be waiting for the pics!

Irene said...

I'm so happy for all of you!
Enjoy and have fun !

Lucille (Lu) said...

So SOON! YAY! And I'm all for ice cream all day every day - um do they have non-dairy so I won't be REALLY ill? lol! Oh wait, I don't get to go with you... Wow, I can't wait to see pictures! And be sure to bring Kennedy's Sincess dress! She will want to wear that when she meets them! (I'm guessing ha ha).

I'd offer to guest post but I'm sure you will have hundreds of offers! I'm available though... seeing as I'm NOT going to Disney world.

Have loads and loads of fun!

Michelle said...

Exciting news!!! Can't wait to hear all about your trip.

Dawn Hudson said...

So exciting!! You guys are going to have a blast. Make sure you take advantage of those fast passes and the stroller swap. Have fun!!

Laura said...

FINALLY! I'm so excited you all have waited along time on this trip...way to cool Limo, endless ice cream, and the looks on your kids faces...PRICELESS!!!!!

Have an awesome time, looking forward to seeing pictures!

Leah said...

Oh, how exciting! We had so much fun on Angela's MAW trip! I can't believe it was a year ago already! You won't need a Fast Pass, because all MAW kids have them. Their shirt identifies them as a MAW kid. If she likes meeting the characters, you'll go to the front of every character's line. Just make sure their escort notices the shirt and they'll bring her and the other kids right to the front. We got Angela a lanyard, then got her a pin for every character that she met. It's hanging in her room now, and she talks about it almost every day!

MamasHood said...

So awesome! Can't wait to see photos and hear lots of stories. What a great trip!!

Tracy said...

I hope it warms up down here before you guys arrive. It is so chilly here today. We Floridians are freezing!! Hope you have a great trip.

Michelle said...

How exciting for you all! Have tons of fun!

Shylo said...

Have a wonderful trip!! I can't wait to hear all about it and see pictures!

Mary said...

That's fantastic! Have a great trip!

JennyH said...

Have a fun, safe trip!! We'll miss you though!

Praying for Cros said...

HOOORAAAYYYY!!!! YOU will LOVE GKTW!!!! we ate ice cream 3 times a day!!! IT WAS AMAZING!!!! there is a walmart close by to get those last minute things....HAVE A BLAST and remember that you do get a free double stroller rental EVERYWHERE you go!!!!! I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy for you all!
HAVE SO MUCH FUN!!!! and please email me if you have any questions (although I am sure you have a ton of folks who have been to GKTW)....we spent the day there instead of at universal my kids LOVED it that much!!!!
HUGS
Meredith (teamnathaniel@insightbb.com)

datri said...

How exciting! Have a safe and wonderful trip. You guys certainly deserve it! Can't wait to hear all about it!

rebecca said...

Oh I'm so excited for you!!!! For all of you. What wonderful news.

Of course, you will have to go again in a few years with Kellsey.

Melissa @ Banana Migraine said...

That is so exciting!! I can't wait to see your pictures!

Stephanie said...

You HAVE TO take kenn to Bibbitty Bobbity boutique in downtown disney! They make the little girls up to look like their favorite disney princess!!! They have all the costumes there ( you have to buy them) and they do thir hair and make up and then you can go to the studio to have professional pics taken. Kylie was made up to look like Tinkerbelle and we have the cutest pic of it. If i had a scanner I'd post it on my blog...