When I was a kid we took these same kind of fun old time photos, so it was so fun to do it with my family. It was so spontaneous and so much fun!
Disney World I miss you so much already! Since the minute we landed we have been going nonstop over here. Ive been commuting 4 hrs a day for fitness holiday photoshoots (its been a blast!), catching up on homework, assigning babysitters, unpacking, catching up on the blog, and adjusting to home life.
Todays post is going to be more like a journal entry because I always want to remember how much fun we had!
my top (jcrew) / mia clogs (nordstrom)
We take a red eye to Orlando
red dress (jcrew) / white rio birkenstocks (here)
On our first day we had planned to sleep in and make it a pool and relaxing day, but with Disney World out your back door we decided to make it a Magic Kingdom Day.
yellow dress (jcrew) / tory burch flat (nordstrom)October 7
From our hotel we could just walk to it. We stayed at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin on the Dolphin side. It was so nice not having to deal with a rental car and to be able to walk to some of the Disney Parks. If you couldn’t walk then you could take a shuttle or boat.
The following day we finally slept in and had a catch up day and went to Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party. Where we dressed up and trick or treated Magic Kingdom. It was amazing!
Blizzard Beach. I remember when this fun ski resort water park opened and the commercials were all over the Disney Channel. I was so excited to come here. I had been wanting to go since I was Hudsons age. It was so worth the wait!
black arizona birkenstocks (nordstrom)
Spent the day at the Swan and Dolphin pool. Holland got her hair braided and we played on the play ground. We then went to Disney Springs to our favorite TREX restaurant. If you go, make sure to order the extinction dessert. The dry ice volcano in the middle is so fun for the kids.
dress (jcrew) / white rio birkenstocks (here)
Hollywood Studios. I love Hollywood Studios. They just opened a whole new part of the park called Toy Story Land, the lines are NUTS, but so worth it. My favorite ride is still Tower of Terror. The shows are all super fun too.
Animal Kingdom Day. We love the safari ride and the expedition to everest ride here most. Next time we come we are going to do the Pandora land. We walked through it at night and it was so magical.
dress prana / flats (tory burch)
Our last day at Magic Kingdom! I was really feeling the love and had the best time with my husband and family. We really wanted to enjoy this trip and make this trip about our family. Our home lives our very busy and scheduled, so it was so nice to just take a break from it all and to just enjoy.
I know you all got Disney Overdosed by me, so thanks for following along!
I have been asked lots of questions on my IG DM’s and I am so sorry I have not gotten to most of you, if you do have questions please feel free to ask on my blog (birdalamode.com) or on my IG pics I see those first and respond quickest there.
donald duck onsie costume (amazon)
We had a relaxing Sunday walking the boardwalk, eating yummy food and just taking in our views and nice warm weather. We flew out late that night on a red eye and haven’t stopped day dreaming of our next Disney adventure ever since. Is Christmas too soon? lol but seriously already want to go back!
Start from the beginning -its the best part. For some reason I can’t embed the video from the start, nor can I find this song for purchase ANYWHERE!!!!!
But if you know how i can buy it let me know 🙂
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This anniversary was a special one, as it was our first one in seven years (since having kids), we got to celebrate as just the two of us. I want to thank my mom and The Grand America for making it unforgettable for the both of us.
As we were packing up after our stay, I got really choked up thinking about all the future memories I want to make here. I want to celebrate many more anniversaries here. I want to spend the night before Holland gets married with her here and help her get ready for her wedding day here. I want to decorate the honeymoon suits for my boys after their wedding days here, etc.
Life is so beautiful and should be celebrated. The Grand America has a sense of nostalgia about it that takes special life moments and elevates them. The memories we made will be ones I carry with me through my entire life. I never want to forget this anniversary.
We celebrated with the Anniversay Package, which included; two keepsake robes + slippers, chocolate truffles, a baby package for Brooklyn (I wasn’t certain he wasn’t coming with), a rose, spa passes (which we never got around to using, we never left the room until we had too) and $100 dollar spend credit to use at the hotel (we used for room service, and souviners)
I am so thankful for our time at The Grand America and highly recommend it as a great place for a very romantic getaway and any special life moment worth remembering and celebrating.
Has it really only been 9?!? I feel like I have changed so much in the short nine years we’ve been together.
I met Dallin summer of my freshman year of college, got married fall of my jr. year in college. Graduated 6 months pregnant with Hudson. And have had 3 more kids every 18-23 months after that.
Knowing you has been hands down the greatest + busiest years of my life! I love this wonderful crazy life we’ve created together!
South Dakota is STUNNING !!! I highly recommend visiting and staying where we stayed. It was incredible.
We stayed in the Sylvan Cabins (about 20 mins away from Mount Rushmore). They have 1,2 or 3 bedrooms cabins. That are cleaned daily, just like a hotel. You have your own indoor and outdoor fireplace/pit to do s’mores at night.
The cabins are right above the lake. It’s an easy hike down to the Sunday Gulch trail, which goes around the entire lake. It is beautiful and kid friendly. The Sylvan Lake is also amazing and super unique with the rock formations.
The lodge has a great restaurant, we ate breakfast here every morning.
The lodge is also a 5 min. drive to get to the Needles highway, and Cathedral bypass (both are must sees and dos)
*If you have any! questions at all about our trip, feel free to ask