February 2014 Disney Trip Recap Part 1

It has taken me a month to get around to this, but it was fun looking back on my pictures and remembering our trip!

We arrived on Thursday. We flew this time which was really nice, and took Disney’s Magical Express to our hotel, the Boardwalk Inn.


We were staying in a beautiful Deluxe room (huge room with club level access) and we had plenty of room to all four spread out our things.


(this picture is actually from a different trip, but same room layout)

I was starving and getting nauseated because of it, so we walked down to the Boardwalk Bakery and grabbed some lunch. It was a beautiful day to eat outside.


Our luggage arrived after lunch, and we headed to the race expo to pick up our packets and bibs.


Beautiful flowers my friend sent me congratulating me on my pregnancy. I couldn’t share before because I hadn’t announced it yet!

boardwalk view

View from our room

After the expo, we had dinner at Flying Fish, which was basically right below our room. It was nice not having to actually go anywhere after a day of travel. After dinner we watched a magician from our balcony.

boardwalk magician

The next day was the Royal Family 5k. We were up at 4:00, ran the race, came back for breakfast, then headed to Hollywood Studios. I had to BEG Bobby and my dad to wear their shirts and medals. They were not happy with me and my dad kept trying to hide and ditch his medal every chance he got. He kept saying there were no other men wearing the pink Cinderella medal, and when we finally found one we went up to him and thanked him! My dad’s reply was that he must have been a plant put there just for us to see. Haha.


royal family 5k medal

We used our fastpasses and did a few things, and I started getting SUPER sleepy. I knew I was doing too much and needed a nap, but we didn’t have lunch reservations until 1:00! We tried to get seated earlier but they were slammed, so we sat outside on a bench waiting for our name to be called and I fell asleep on Bobby.

When we were seated, I wanted to lay down and fall asleep at the table. I felt so bad being such a bump on a log, but there was nothing I could do. Dad had fun coloring the kids menu I had asked for.

dad prime time

We went back to the hotel where I promptly fell asleep for two hours. We had no dining reservations that night, so we hung out at the hotel and just relaxed.

The next morning Mom and I ran the Enchanted 10k, and took the bus to the Swan then walked back to the hotel. I didn’t realize the race would still be going on by time we got back, so we stopped and cheered a bit on our way up to our room. Then when we made it upstairs I was able to cheer from the balcony, and even watch the last person go by, everyone was cheering it was really sweet.

10k end

10k disney

We were supposed to go to EPCOT right after breakfast, but I was falling asleep eating breakfast, so I told mom and dad to go ahead and I slept for 2.5 hours. Bobby and I met them in EPCOT for a great lunch at Via Napoli though. After lunch, I went back to the room and took ANOTHER nap. (Yall, I just can’t explain it. I couldn’t keep my eyes open!) and then we had a great dinner with our friends Karen and Jason and Karen’s parents at one of our favorite’s Trails End buffet (she has all the pictures, sorry!) I am so glad I took two naps because we were still at dinner past 8:00, way past this pregnant lady’s bedtime for when I have to get up at 2:45! It was fun though.

Up next time….the 2nd and last part of our trip, two full days to go!

QOTD: When you runDisney do you nap after races or go to the parks? What about any race, do you nap after?

I’m Back! (Sort of)

Good morning everyone! I am BACK (sort of). I got off the cruise ship Saturday then headed to Disney to meet up with my parents. I will be here until Wednesday, but I am “back” as far as blogging goes. I hope you all enjoyed my guest posts, a huge thank you to them for offering to hang out on my blog while I was away, they are all awesome! I have so much more to tell you about the press event. If you missed the three posts I wrote on it so far, you can check them out below:

runDisney Princess half marathon news

Magic Dry dock info

Monstrous Summer All-Nighter

I have more great things to share when I get home so stay tuned. For now, I just wanted to share a few pictures from our two night stay at the Grand Floridian during the press event. The resort looked beautiful as usual and the courtyard pool has finished it’s renovations. We were on the 4th floor of Sago Cay.









QOTD: What is your favorite thing about going to the pool?