Oh hello there, it’s just me, obsessing over our Disney vacation again. It was seriously so wonderful that I find myself thinking back to it when it’s a gloomy day outside or I’m just having a rough day. Speaking of rough days, this week has been a bear of a week with a six day long headache, stir crazy Miles home on school break, holidays looming and a two week old travel hangover from Puerto Rico. (I JUST put the suitcases away tonight.) So to buoy my spirits last night, I made a video of our favorite photos and moments from Disney World. Of course it’s set to Disney music. (I realize that half of you are probably gagging and the other half of you are already giddy with excitement. Disney has a polarizing effect I’ve realized.)
So please join me in reliving the magic. Our adorable friends Erin and Ken are in the photos too. Best traveling buddies ever! More on why I was there with her later. For now let’s just look at dreamy Disney.
If you can’t view this video, Click here to view it on You Tube.
I really hope that watching the video will help cement the memory of the trip in Miles’ mind so he can remember it and for Joss, well, we’ll just have to go back. Four was a wonderful age to take Miles, so even though I want to hurry back, I’m sure we’ll wait for her to grow a bit more and let our credit card cool off. pout
Oh and yes, I bought some photos that the Disney photogs took and had to share one. (The photo isn’t tack sharp, but by God they got the whole castle in the shot so hey, their job is done!)This photo was taken the day after Miles had his face painted as a pirate so the next day he looked like he was wearing eye liner, which was totally rad. (See a bit of Green Day going on?) I’m not sure I could smile any larger than I was that day. Goood stuff.
I’ve had some ask me what camera I took. I took what I usually take when I travel: My iphone with video capabilities and my Canon 5D with my 50 1.4 lens. I leave my nice 50 1.2 lens at home in case I were to drop my camera. The 50 1.4 is a great little lens and does a great job, but it’s not so pricey that I worry about throwing it in a back pack or hanging it from my stroller handles. Also, it’s much smaller than my big prime lens. I took it to Puerto Rico recently too. I don’t ever set it anywhere near sand though.
Also, in case you were curious, we took our Beco baby carrier, jogging stroller (with non-fixed front tire), umbrella stroller and a backpack to get around the park. It worked pretty well. I’m not one to like seeing grown kids in strollers, but for Disney, I will make an exception. You can really get so much more out of your day when your kid can take a snooze or just plain rest when you want to make a b-line across the park to make a reservation or something. Lots of times we just pushed the stroller with just the backpack in it since Miles was walking around.
For all of you who actually watched the slideshow, you are my new BFF.