Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Dreams Come True

Joe and I rose early on the morning we left the beach. My stomach was in knots knowing we were about to share our biggest surprise ever with the children. We loaded the car that morning and headed out. But instead of driving home, we headed south. We drove for nearly four hours and couldn't believe that none of the children asked where we were going or why we weren't home yet.

When we stopped for lunch, we told them we had a big surprise. I gave them a brightly colored gift bag stuffed with fluffy tissue. Inside they were delighted to find candy and Toy Story, Toy Story 2 and The Little Mermaid DVDs. Joe told them that we were not on our way home, and I revealed our surprise destination with this poem:

D is for the dreams that came true when we had each of you.

I is the imagination you bring to everything you do.

S is for endless summer days and the fun we've had this year.

N is for memories we'll never forget made with loved ones we hold dear.

E is for exciting news to share with our precious boys and girls.

Y? Because we love you children, we're going to DISNEY WORLD!

The children were stunned and speechless when they learned we were on our way to Orlando to spend five days at Disney World!

17 comments:

Becky Welch said...

That is GREAT!!! I remember when we went for the first time my parents did something like that for us! I know you all had a great time!

Jana Lyons said...

I am sooo doing this....some day!!!

sweeter and the bubbas said...

That poem just makes me cry!!!

Live.Love.Eat said...

You guys are sooo sweet! Do you want a 5th child? I'll clean!!

Karen said...

Oh my goodness. What an incredible surprise!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

How exciting! I am sure they will always remember that big surprise!

Debbi said...

What a wonderful blogspot!!! I will certainly be back and checking on your family. God Bless
Debbi M

Betsy said...

Can you believe I actually guessed it!? I don't why, maybe b/c we are such Disney fans, it just seemed like a logical surprise!

Laura said...

I can't believe I cried over this!! What a wonderful surprise for the kiddies!! I'm hoping we can share this same one with our Baby Girl for her birthday next May! Have fun!!

Robin Taylor Holley said...

I have chills all over my arms. I want to cry!!! How could you keep it a secret?!!!! I love "borrowing" your ideas. I am going to do this when we go!

Paula Harrington said...

How much fun! It sounds wonderful.

Three plus Me said...

What a great surprise! I can just imagine what their faces looked like when they discovered the surprise!

Jennifer P. said...

You guys are AWESOME! I'll be keeping my kids' eyes away from this post though :)!

Kristi said...

Yeah, now I wish I was one of your kids!

Leah said...

What a wonderful surprise! I'm in tears at your sweet sentimental poem! I'm with the gal above, do you want a 5th child?!?

Ashley said...

Hello, Alabama friend. I found you through Blog Around the World. What a wonderful surprise! I don't see how you kept it from them! They are lucky to have such wonderful parents!!

Kris said...

That is SO amazing! What a fabulous surprise...things like that make me so happy and full of joy to be a parent and do fun things for the little ones I love so much!!

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