Well where to begin??? What an amazing trip we had in January with our wonderful friends the Gentry's--or should we say our tour guides!! The Gentry's aren't just the average family when it comes to Disneyworld, these people dream Disney!! Let's just say they can't remember the last year that they have not been to Disneyworld!! It was so great to just follow them around everywhere we went, I don't think they got too sick of us!? The only bittersweet thing about the trip was missing our little Brigg! He was much better off back home with a sweet little couple in our ward who came to our house and played with him all week! We sure did miss him but were so glad we didn't have him around when we were all enjoying the tower of terror, I don't think he would have appreciated that ride too much. In fact I think Charly wished she would have been home with Brigg when we sort of forced(I mean tricked) her into going on that ride. She was a really good sport and even ended up going on it one more time later. The Gentry's have 3 kids who our kids absolutely adore! There 2nd son Andrew is the same age as Drake and there little girl, Elizabeth is a little older than Charly. They all get along so great! And it even works out that we even love their parents, Todd and Susan! They are such a great family and hopefully they won't mind if we join them next time! We've never had a better trip with our kids, they were in heaven 24/7!!
Charly and Elizabeth
Thank goodness for this thing, these girls were just exhausted by the end of the day!
Can't forget all the characters...
This was the first time Charly saw the "CASTLE" She was in another world!
Drake got a little caught up in the moment as well, everyone else had left but he didn't seem to notice, and then realized later he was all by himself. We had a nice laugh, especially all the boys.
Elizabeth, Todd and Susan
The one night of rain, the whole park cleared out--but not our crew, we got to go on Toy Story 3 as many times as we wanted-so worth it seeing how the normal wait was at least 2 hrs long!!
On the monorail back to our hotel,
Drake found his favorite souvenier--hopefully off the ground..
our 2 little monkeys
This was the coolest tree ever! We called it the tree of life, it was literally amazing! Carvings you would never even imagine! The whole entire tree was covered in amazing carvings of every kind of animal! Truly amazing work! The coolest part about it was inside the trunk of a tree is a whole other world where you go to watch the "bug" show(a definite MUST see in Animal kingdom)
The African Safara was another must see, talk about feeling like you are in Africa itself--this ride was crazy! The animals were just out roaming free and you are in this jeep thing with no doors just driving right through. I have to admit I was a little nervous, but it seemed like the animals could care less what we were doing. It was one of my favorites for sure!
One of Drake's favorites was the Dinosaur ride!
The boys favorites for sure had to be Rock n' Rollercoaster!
I think they hit that one like 50 times!
Elizabeth and Charly winding down in the hotel watching a little movie
Getting ready to go and watch Beauty and the Beast--Charly's favorite!!
Dreams really do come true.....
Breakfast with all the princesses--definitely the way to go!!
I've never seen these girls smile so much!
Arial really got to these boys, they got a little embarrassed...
Charly filled up her autograph book by the end of the trip
The Gentry's in France..
The Jones' in France
The one thing great about having only 1 girl in the mix is we
get to do fun things like
"Bibbity boppity boutique"
Inside Cinderella's castle and all! Charly was getting ready to turn into a princess herself!!
The finishing touches from the one and only tinkerbell--
2 beautiful girls!
One of the favorites of the trip--Dole whip!