Holiday in Florida

As a fun-filled holiday tradition, our family heads to Disney for their Very Merry Christmas Party. Fireworks, rollercoasters and this year, the new Fantasy Land.  (Yes, that’s make-believe snow you see, falling from the sky.)


We go with about ten other families and make a long weekend of the festivities, corralling the troops within a span of “cabins.” Trailers in fact, but as with everything Disney does, the transformation is pretty decent.


The kids take over the street, throwing a football, playing cornpoke (??) and generally run non-stop. Saturday is our famous kickball game out on the field behind our cabins, serving up big fun for adults and kids alike.  At night, it’s pot luck and this year, one of the families brought a projector and makeshift outdoor screen.  We sat around our campfire and watched Elf, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas…

It was fun.  And better yet, it was warm.  But not because I’m worried about freezing at the park.  Nope.  I have three beds of green tomatoes hanging out back in my garden and last year, we had a hard freeze this time of year. Wiped me out completely.

Hello, Sunshine! 🙂  It’s good to be home, decorate the tree and pick plump, juicy red ones. 


How about you?  What are you doing this time of year?


Posted on December 10, 2012, in Blog Posts and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Sounds like a great vacation! This time of year is busy trying to get my two kids and husband and I on the same page for picking out a tree and trimming it and purchasing presents, usually at the last minute for many of them. It’s busy, yet I love sitting in front of the tree at night just looking at all the beautiful ornaments we’ve collected over the years.

  2. I love the cabins at Disney! What a great tradition to have. We’re trying to fit in decorating and shopping while navigating finals and all the extra events that go along with the holidays. It’s such a busy time of year, but it seems like it goes too fast.

  3. We are running around like crazy and the kids are studying for finals… The break over the holidays is when we will finally relax. Your trip sounds awesome. As the temperature drops here, warm sounds pretty good…

  4. I did not know about the cabins at Disney. How cool. So instead of staying in a hotel, you can ‘camp out’. I love that, it sounds like a perfectly good time, Dianne. We just started setting up our Christmas tree and have attended our first concert of the season. 🙂

  5. It is a busy time and I always work to remember what’s most important…spending time with our family and friends. 🙂

  6. Sounds wonderful! It’s very different from my family’s Christmas tradition, but we’ve welcomed change the last couple years. Maybe something like FL should go on our to-do list.

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