August 25, 2009

I've got BIG news. . .

. . . After 3 1/2 long years, the moment has finally come. I have, in my possession, two tickets to the most amazing show currently on Broadway. Oh yes, you guessed it.


I am incredibly excited. Like ridiculously excited. Like I am counting down the days and just wanting the 2nd to be here NOW.

But wait a second. . . that wasn't the BIG news I had. I mean, that's big, but this is kind of a lot BIGGER.

What do you get when you're dog tired all day, can't eat enough food, and randomly get sick all the time?

A Baby.


You read that right.

The Calaway family has just gone from 2 to 3.

And we're extremely excited.

Tentative due date? Mid-March. YAY FOR MARCH! :)

August 23, 2009

The Happiest Place on Earth

Ok, finally. The post you have all been anticipating. (Or not.) :) The long awaited pictures. That for some reason aren't showing up on my computer, so I am hoping they show up on yours. And, since I can't see the pictures, I can't add the captions. So maybe they'll explain themselves. :) But here's the run down of the week we had (3 months ago. . . I suck at this game.) We got to Florida late Saturday night and then spent all day Sunday driving around Florida on the A1A (Beach front Avenue! Name that song!) to St. Augustine. It was beautiful. Then we headed to Gatorville, aka Gainesville and spent Monday morning checking out the University. It was an amazing place. That afternoon, we headed back down to Orlando and then our journey to the happiest place on earth began! Monday was spent in the Magic Kingdom, which it was just that, totally magical. I was in heaven. If I was about 15 years younger, you better believe I would be decked out head to toe in princess gear. Heck, what am I saying, I still wanted to be decked out head to toe in princess gear! Disney music was playing all throughout the park, I saw princesses everywhere, and all things Disney were present at every corner. I felt like my childhood had just been re-opened. Suddenly memories came flooding into my mind and I thought how much Disney movies had been apart of my growing up years. Anyway, it was just fabulous. Next day was animal kingdom. Holy smokes, if you have a son or daughter who is in love with dinosaurs, that is the park to go to. There was a whole section of the park that was totally devoted to dinosaurs. So cool. And there was the roller-coaster Everest. Oh my amazing. Backward, forward and yeti. Need I say more? Needless to say, that was a sweet day. I did have some bloody feet by the end of it, but I survived. Nothing that a couple of band-aids wouldn't fix! Wednesday was Epcot. It was so awesome. Very different than the rest of the parks. I got to see Mary Poppins there and took a picture with her. Loved every minute of it. We saw a bunch of the different countries around the world, rode a space shuttle ride, felt crazy amount of G's, took a ride over California and smelled the oranges and felt the breeze at the ocean. I loved Epcot. I highly recommend it. Thursday was our beach day. We spent the better part of the day at Cocoa beach and had a blast. A few of the boys felt they needed accelerator instead of sun screen and paid dearly for it (especially Bradly. Oh my blistering back. Poor kid. . .) But we all loved it. That night we hit Hollywood Studios for a couple hours and rode Rockin Rollercoaster and Tower of Terror (Did the twilight zone music just start playing in your head?) This was my favorite park, I think. We spent all of Friday at Hollywood Studios and it was awesome. We saw a very cheesy Beauty and the Beast production, watched American Idol, got to play in Andy's room from Toy Story, saw backstage Disney, watched an insane car chase play out in front of us, and saw High School Musical 3 characters dancing and singing through the street. It was so much fun. Saturday we went to this amazing outlet mall and got some fun things (among our purchases were crocs, which Dallin and I are now in love with and wear everywhere) and then headed to the airport where we chased the sun back to Seattle. Needless to say, it was an EXHAUSTING week, but it was just amazing. Jeff and Valerie, THANK YOU! I had the time of my life and I am so grateful for all you two did for all of us. We had a fabulous time and it will be a vacation that will not soon be forgotten. When they say it's the happiest place on earth, trust me, they're not kidding. :)