Thursday, December 30, 2010

Well....

...it has been awhile. Like most people, we've been busy with life. My one and only New Year's resolution is more blogging.

December has pretty much been a blur. Since we had such fun at Disney last year we thought we would go again and bring my parents. What we thought would be a relaxing, fun vacation in a warmer climate turned into a bit of an ordeal. On our first day there my father ended up in the hospital with an infected foot and had to have surgery - he was released the day before we left. Overall he had some great treatment and a good experience with Florida's healthcare system - having insurance helped of course. He's happy to be home and the foot is getting better. Hopefully we'll be able to convince him to try Disney again someday.

It was a crazy week with my dad in the hospital and Bennett and my mother both celebrating birthdays. Neither went as planned but that's life I guess. Fortunately, Auntie Bonnie managed to save the day with a quick birthday party the day we left Orlando.

If I were to ever get a tattoo it would probably include the words "*#it Happens". Those who know me well would know that's pretty much the theme of my life - especially for the last four years. Bennett found out when I was 5.5 months pregnant that life can be one heck of a bumpy ride. So you might as well hang on tight, try your best and squeeze in fun whenever you can.

And that's pretty much what we did on our Florida vacation...enjoy the video and the song.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

awesome video!!! we're glad to see you managed a little fun on your vacation despite the hospital visit and the cooler weather!

love auntie bean and uncle glen

TherExtras said...

Missed you!

(Now I know 3 families who visited Disney for the holidays. I am not jealous.)

Sending completely get well wishes to your Dad.

Happy to see you (finally) in the last photo!

Truly - expect an even better year, 'kay?
(that other) Barbara

Dawn said...

Well I like your tattoo thought and aren't you correct about it happening. Aye yi yi! Only you my dear.

Hope that 2011 brings you much happiness & joy!

Dawn said...

I also liked your slideshow. Glad to see you had at least one day of shorts weather. ;)

Mummu and Poppa said...

Great work with the video.

Such a wonderful holiday in spite of your Dad's unexpected hospital stay.

Good to have you home and love to all and a better New Year.

God Bless!
Poppa and Mummu
xxx ooo xxx ooo xxx ooo

Kara said...

Great video - I especially love the last picture of Bennett - what a smile!

Hope your Dad is feeling better. Poor guy - Disney was certainly NOT the happiest place on earth for him this time!

Bonnie said...

Loved the video. It was so good to see you all in Florida and to have a short chance to spend some time with you. I wish it could have been longer. Despite the challenges, it looks like there were some very good moments of good fun. I look forward to seeing yu all in the spring.
Love,
Auntie Bonnie

Barbara said...

Auntie Bean - thanks!

Barbara - Thank you for the welcome back. I still haven't had much of a chance to get caught up with my blog reading. Hopefully things get back to normal soon. My Dad is doing well - still healing but everything looks good.

Dawn - The weather in Florida was something else! I couldn't believe how cold it was - we had two days where we could wear shorts and that was pretty much because we were determined.

Mummu - I think saying that it was a wonderful holiday is a bit much - we managed to have some fun which I highlighted in the video but it is definitely a week I NEVER want to repeat!! :)

Kara - despite my dad's experience, I think we almost have him convinced that it would be ok to go back!

Bonnie - We did have some good moments for sure (especially our visit with you on the last day). We sure do hope to have another chance to do it all differently this spring!