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Pics from my vacation and a SP meet-up!

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

I'm back from vacation at Disney World and had such an amazing time! The kids had an absolute blast and made such awesome memories.

I definitely got my exercise in, too. We ended up walking almost 10 miles just on Friday and I had walked over 20,000 steps by noon on Monday! It was worth every step and blister, though! emoticon

Here's a few of my favorite pictures. I just love how they turned out!

This was our first day at the Magic Kingdom. It was about 75 degrees (F) and so nice outside while at home it was snowing. Loved rubbing that in some friends faces! hehe


This one is at Epcot. I LOVE this one!


Here we are at Hollywood Studios....


And my personal favorite is this one at Animal Kingdom.


The kids also got autographs from all of their favorite Disney characters. Those books are their most prized possessions now!











We had such an great time and made some memories that will last a lifetime!

And as if that wasn't enough, I had the chance to have a Spark meet up while I was there!!! One of my good friends Lou, (IUHRYTR), lived just 15 minutes from the airport and was kind enough to meet us there before our flight home! It was like we had been long time friends, we just hit it right off like I knew we would. Such a nice guy and perfect gentlemen he was! Such a pleasure meeting you, Lou!

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Life is GOOD! We are SO blessed!
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DOLLYHOLLY 3/26/2012 9:27PM

    GORGEOUS pics! Makes me so happy just seeing how happy you & your family are! We also LOVE Disney & Universal Studios.

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JUSTDUCKY1405 3/18/2012 8:34AM

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Great photos!!!

Looks like an amazing time!

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FROSTIERACES 3/15/2012 1:06PM

    Great blog and fun pix! Cutest kids too! I have a red head as well...he's 15 with freckles. He asked me years ago.."why MOM? must I have this many freckles??" asking how we could cover them up....he wanted to be like the other kids with a tan...
They're angel kisses I said...he didn't like that answer either tho! :)

Glad you had a great vacation!!

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CHOESCH 3/12/2012 5:04PM

    I'm so jealous! I need a vacation and yours looked like a really great adventure and lots of fun. I've been awol for awhile but I'm working on getting back on track and keeping up with my Spark Friends. So glad to see you so healthy and happy!
Hugs,
Cathy

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PCOH051610 3/12/2012 4:01PM

    They say a picture is worth a thousand words well these pictures do more than that. They show a journey that began with one tiny step and look at where you're determination has taken you!

I love you Leslie!

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WARMSPRINGDAY 3/10/2012 7:36AM

    Thanks for sharing your joy and a piece of your vacation with us. It's great to meet spark friends!

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SNUZSUZ 3/9/2012 3:46PM

    You're kid's are beautiful! and you and your husband and kids make a great looking family! Awesome pics!

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AZURELITE 3/8/2012 10:27PM

    Isn't Disney fun? Takes me back to when my children were just that... children!
Glad you had a good time too!

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LINDABENEDICT 3/8/2012 9:55PM

    wow !!!! Great pics !Looks like you had a great time !

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LIVIN2LOVE1 3/8/2012 9:46PM

    Your pictures are fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

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Thanks for sharing these awesome photos, Leslie!

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GETFIT2LIVE 3/8/2012 3:05PM

    Wonderful pictures--it looks like everyone had a blast! And how extra special to have a Spark meetup, too. I love to see you smiling like that!

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BOVEY63 3/8/2012 1:56PM

    Awesome picture of a beautiful family! It does look like you had an wonderful vacation ~ absolutely loved Disney World when I was there!

I am so happy (a a bit jealous) that you were able to meet Lou ~ he is such a sweet spark friend!

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ELLFIN3 3/8/2012 1:45PM

    The pics are awesome!!!!! I am so glad You got to take this trip and make these memories!!! Have a great Thursday Girl Friend!!! (((((HUGS)))))

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SURLYGIRL 3/8/2012 10:17AM

    Great pictures! You all certainly did the full Disney experience - all 4 parks ! I'm impressed, it takes a LOT of energy and stamina to spend 4 days in Disney.

Which was your favorite? And ... which was the kid's favorite?

Haven't been to Disney in about 8-10 years now. My DH & I were considering buying the Fla resident 2-day 2-park pass. After seeing your pics, I think we may go for it.

Glad to hear that Fla was good to you. The weather is amazing right ?

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REDRUNNERMOM713 3/8/2012 10:11AM

    Such great pics! So happy you had such an amazing time.

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LIBBYFITZ 3/8/2012 8:35AM

    Great photos and you all look so happy! Great to see! emoticon

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KRYANPRINCESS 3/8/2012 8:28AM

    So much fun and so exciting!!! I want to take Lyss there so bad! She is at the perfect age for it. She of course doesn't remember going to Disneyland when she was 18 months! I was fortunate to go twice to disneyworld when I was a kid and it's a great fun place to go! Love the pics!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 3/8/2012 6:26AM

    Looks like you had such a great time!

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CIVIAV 3/8/2012 5:59AM

    So great to hear of such wonderful experiences in your life these days hon! More to come...

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WISLNDR 3/8/2012 4:36AM

    I really enjoyed the photos, everyone must have had so much fun!!

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MOMFAN 3/8/2012 4:25AM

    How exciting and fun!

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CELLISTA1 3/8/2012 1:23AM

    What fun! Glad you all had such a great time!

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MJ7DM33 3/8/2012 12:55AM

  Great pics! Thanks for sharing!

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ABB698 3/8/2012 12:55AM

    Loved seeing all these pics as you posted them, such a happy family, and you with bangs, are just fabulous! You all really represented KC well! ;) That's so awesome you got to meet Lou as well. Treasured memories all around, so glad you had the dream vacay you deserved! Love you!

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_LINDA 3/8/2012 12:40AM

    Wonderful photos!! Looks like you had a great time and how neat to meet a Spark friend!1
Enjoyed seeing this, just too full of cuteness and smiles! What awesome precious memories to give to children, so glad you could make it there!
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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 3/8/2012 12:21AM

    I am so glad you got to go on this wonderful trip, and also to meet our friend, Lou! Did you get a photo of you guys with Lou? I hope so! I feel like we got to cheat just a bit cuz I got to have a sneak preview of some of the photos on another venue! emoticon I'm really glad you're home safe and sound that you have a lot of precious memories now! emoticon

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RUSSELLORAMA 3/8/2012 12:00AM

    I love DisneyWorld so much! We went in January and before we even left we were plotting on when our next trip would be. I'm glad you guys had such a great time and way to represent Kansas City with your outfits! :)

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IUHRYTR 3/7/2012 11:48PM

    It was a great pleasure spending what time we had with you, Ray, Kyler and Kaitlyn. Wish the visit could have been longer. I love the picture of the kids with their faces painted. I still chuckle at the talk I had with them at dinner about dinosaurs when I asked them if they thought dinosaurs liked apples. Kaitlyn promptly informed me that Johnny Appleseed didn't plant apple seeds until AFTER the dinosaurs, so no they couldn't have eaten apples. So funny. Glad you had a good vacation. Looking forward to the next time and a longer visit. You all are good people. emoticon -- Lou

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 3/7/2012 11:41PM

    Great pictures you guys look so happy. Lucky you getting to meet Lou & Disney World

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