Saturday, December 13, 2008


For years we thought Don was allergic to turkey. He ate turkey a few times years ago and it made him really sick. About 5 months ago, he picked up some turkey lunch meat by mistake and ate it. He didn't get sick. When he realized that he could eat turkey without getting sick, all he wanted to eat was turkey. So this Thanksgiving was a big one, with a big turkey and all. The bird of the hour
Don devoured the turkey!!! Thanksgiving table at my in-laws
Brock and Heather with the wish bone
Heather won, but she didn't wish!
After dinner dominoes
Don and I had the chance to go away for a week to Orlando, FL. We chose the week of our 20th anniversary, November 5th, to go. We were able to stay in a beautiful villa. It was so nice to be able to relax and reconnect, just the two of us. We didn't have to rush or didn't have certain times to be places. We played minature golf several places, ate out all the time and poked around at different places. We really had a great time being together. The first part of the week we were there, wasn't real warm and sunny as I had hoped. But the last few days were. We hung out at the pool and got a little sun burnt. Don wasn't too thrilled that we had to fly to get there, but he survived. For the first hour of the flight down, he was very nervous! But after that, he was able to relax a little. The return flight wasn't quite as bad, but still not his favorite thing to do. All in all things went smoothly, for which we were grateful for. Here are a few pictures of our time in Orlando.
Don and I checking in with security My parents and Heather watching our plane
Our family at the airport before we left
On the plane, on our way to Orlando
Master bedroom in our villa at Vistana
Master bathroom Don checking out the tv in the master bedroom
From the living area towards the kitchen
The living area
The kitchen in the villa at Vistana
The entry way of our villa at Vistana Bedroom
Vanity to 2nd bath
The outside of our villa- we were on the 2nd floor in the middle of the picture
A giant tree covered with Spainish moss at Henry Leu gardens
These little lizards were everywhere. I almost stepped on them several times!!
Don at Cocoa Beach
Cocoa Beach Our shoes- so they would be easier to carry while on the beach- yes, I know I'm corny, but I thought it was cute!
Don and I at Cocoa Beach on his birthday
Running from the surf- it caught me!!
Space shuttle at Kennedy Space Center where we did a drive by shooting A mini golf course at Disney
Tiki Island mini golf course on I-Drive
He got me!!