Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Family Tradition -- Vacations

As far back as I can remember, my family has always taken time each year to get away from the hectic everyday life & routine.  Yes, we've always taken a "vacation".  So, when Granddad and I eloped 27 1/2 years ago, we determined that we would take a small portion of time to set aside just for us, and then with our daughter ... even as "just the two of us", we were still our "family".

When our daughter was younger, most of our "vacations" were spent visiting our out-of-state families.  But even still, we would take a week out of the year just for the three of us.  So, as our family grew (with our son-in-law and with Lucy), we continue our family vacation tradition.  And when Little Valentine enters our world next year, we will carry on our family vacation tradition.  

All of that said to get to this post.  Last week, Granddad took the girls on our family vacation.  GI Joe wasn't able to leave his military duties, so it was just the four of us.  
Some people have asked us why we go to the same place over and over again, year after year, sometimes twice a year.  Our answer is simply this:  some people are beach bums, some are mountain enthusiasts, and yet others are cruisers.  But us?

Well, let's just say that these views are breathtaking to us ... 










Yes, we are a Disney family.  And the views just take our breaths away.

13 comments:

Cozy in Texas said...

I stopped by your blog today.
Ann

Oklahoma Granny said...

Disney makes for a perfect vacation! Love all your photos. I wanna go back.

Granny said...

Thank you Ann for stopping by! I hope you visit again soon. I am in the middle of shifting pix from my laptop since it is now running at dinosaur speed, but look forward soon to visiting your blogs. Hope you have a blessed week.

Granny said...

Hi Oklahoma Granny! Yes, Disney always makes for a perfect vacation -- maybe we'll "see ya real soon" there :)... Have a magical day :))

Michelle said...

Yay! Disney! I grew up with Disney just 45 minutes away. I took my kids for the first time last year--Live in OH now. Not so close anymore! I can't wait to take them back again!

iluvmarin said...

Aww...I just LOVE these photos! Good stuff!
I'm your newest follower, Ashley, from this weekend's blog hop. Hope you follow me back:

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Granny said...

Oh Michelle, My daughter & her husband would LOVE to move close to Disney! And little Lucy would live in "her" castle if she could. Disney is such a wonderful family-oriented place -- that's why we go back year after year :)

Hi Ashley! So glad you stopped by & following ... I'm hopping over to yours right now.

Hope you all have a blessed weekend :)

Sassy Granny ... said...

I've never had any trouble understanding why they call it "The Happiest Place on Earth". Even at 63, I could linger long in Snow White's arms. The joy of it all!

Just think of all the memories you've crafted for your family by way of your vacation delights. Precious.

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TigerEyes2001 said...

Beautiful pics! We're hoping to take a Disney vacation soon :) Following from Finding New Friends Weekend Blog Hop! Please follow back. Thanks! :) http://tigereyes2001reviews.blogspot.com/

Chloe said...

Great photos!

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Anna said...

I Just Love Disney ! I Feel Like A Kid When I'm their. Anna

frugalmommieof2 said...

I love Disney! It's been a long time since I've been.

Following you by GFC from the Finding New Friends Weekend Blog Hop.

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