Thursday, December 03, 2009

Make-A-Wish Day 1

The best word that I can think of for our trip is WOW!!! It was absolutely magical, and I want to remember and share every detail of it. Emma was just a "normal" "typical" kid for a week. No hospitals, doctors visits, therapies. She was a princess in everyone's eyes that saw her. She just glowed the entire trip. She made memories that will be with her for a long time. WE made memories that will be with us FOREVER! I cannot say enough good things about the Make-A-Wish organization. The entire trip was flawless. Every single detail was thoroughly thought out and planned. WOW!

I hope to share on here in the next few days the highlights of every day of our trip. Day 1 was really a travel day. We left our house at 4 am and arrived in Florida at 4 pm (our time). It was a VERY long day, but our kids were troopers. I was very proud of how they traveled there and back. Give Kids the World (the place where we stayed throughout the visit....AMAZING place!) had a greeter (Ms. Dee) meet us at the airport. She helped us find our bags and took us to our rental car....then, we were off!!! Emma really thought we should have a yellow convertable race car, but she settled for our blue mini van:). OY! That girl's got some expensive taste:).

When we arrived at our villa (2 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms...one with an enormous jacuzzi tub, a kitchen and living room...AMAZING) there were all kinds of snacks in the fridge for us.....and there were gifts for both of the kids! Emma got a plush Mickey and Owen got Shamu. There were also some other gifts there. The weather was fantastic!! 80 degrees...I LOVED it! Tim and I went to an orientation about GKTW that night....then we ran to Wal-Mart. It was the first of many REALLY late nights:).

Enjoy!

7 comments:

Jennifer said...

That's so awesome! Can't wait to hear more about the trip.

Kristi said...

Sounds great so far.. Glad you enjoyed our Florida weather. I love that it is in the 70's in December..

Our Journey said...

very awesome!! so do RTS kids always qualify or is there some other factor?

Brandi said...

I am so happy that everything was a dream come true. Emma and her entire family deserve it, that's for sure. Looking forward to more pics and stories!

rhonda said...

YEAH!!!!! I'm so glad it was a magical trip - I can't wait to hear more and relive the magic again! You must have been in one of the new villas - how great! Oh, this is a great start to my day!!!

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

Im so glad they were great travelers! I cant wait for us to go to Disney with Alex

Angelica mom to JesusRTS said...

wow your trip sounds fun! i too would like to hear more.