We're Back...

We are home and it was awesome. We almost didn't go because we are just so tired and it takes an incredible amount of effort. But I am so glad we did.

We took our favorite Birmingham babysitter Rachel, who is really more like family than a babysitter. She definitely eased the load on us and in case you were wondering what Virginia thinks about her...

We tried to do a lot more of this,

And this,

Ok, forgive all the pictures. I just can't help it.

In case you didn't know, Dug from Up is Virginia's very favorite character. (and Findley's, too.)

Ms. Barbara drives the antique firetruck on Main Street (and is now featured on the video you watch on the Magical Express from the airport.) We love Barbara and have gotten to be friends with her over the years. She and Wills had a dance off. Not going to tell you who won,

It was hard to leave the 80 degree weather and I could get used to watching fireworks from my balcony every night,

On the one hand, going to Disney in December leaves me feeling a little frazzled when it comes to getting the cards mailed and the tree decorated, and we miss out on fun Christmas activities back at home. But all of this is trumped by spending a week with the kids without the distractions of the holidays. Did I really just say that Disney was distraction-free? You know what I mean.

Virginia still has no cough. It's unbelievable. Thank you, Lord.

MERRY CHRISTMAS, FRIENDS!!!!!!