Thursday, December 1, 2011

The girls get an early Christmas surprise!!

We planned a trip to Walt disney World for Christmas break for the girls. Initially we were going to surprise them Christmas morning, but we were afraid someone would slip about it before then....so we used Kathleen's birthday as a way to work in the surprise. :-) Go here to see their reactions! :-) I'd say they were pretty surprised, lol.

Jerry carried down some containers from our attic the other day, here are a few....I have tons of decorating to do!

Right now we are the darkest house in our neighborhood...everyone did their lights on Thanksgiving break so we need to get busy! Finding a free moment to do so has been challenging.

Kathleen can't wait to get started!

The girls are already planning their trip and what they are going to pack, lol. But I realize it's not that far away and my to do list has grown even more!!

I just love a good surprise....especially when it's for my girls!!

Hayley has her band concert tonight and I am helping out with Hayley's class tomorrow for craft day. My new course for college startes Monday, but I have access today so I'm off to get cracking on my lists!!

Have a wonderful day!!

Blessings,
Jill

20 comments:

Nicolle said...

Oh my gosh Jill. I just watched the entire video. I cried when your oldest cried! :)) LOVE it. What a surprise. How fun!!!!

Kim said...

That is sooooo great!!!! What a fantastic surprise! Hope you all have a magical experience. :)

And...WOWZERS! on all your Christmas decorations. I feel like I'm swimming in Christmas storage, but you blow me out of the water. But...I bet if I was actually organized and had everything in one place it would be quite a bit too. hehe... Have fun decorating!

Sweet Tea said...

What a HAPPY video!! That was so fun to watch. Thanks for sharing it. It was almost more than Haylee could handle - too cute!! What a great time you're gonna have!!

Kerri said...

Holy hannah that's a LOT of decorations! I don't think I'll have that many in my lifetime!

Headed off to watch your video suprise....how fun for the girls!

Mark said...

You guys are so mean. You made Hayley cry.
But I love that you recorded that moment and the girls were sincerely happy.
Mark

Tara said...

Okay, that video actually made me cry!!!! I'm so happy for you all! What an awesome surprise! So glad you were able to capture it on video!

McVal said...

LOL!!!! You drove her to tears!!!
Wow... You guys are going to have a blast.

Nezzy said...

Oh my goodness glory what a wonderful surprise for both girls!!! What a fun way to announce the trip.

Ya'll are gonna have a great time makin' memories!!

God bless ya and have a great day!!!

Patti said...

Oh, Jill, what a great video!!! They are so excited! Hayley is so sweet...both this time and with Taylor Swift, she gets so excited that she cries...brings me to tears as well.

I'm envious...I love Disney World, and I love Florida. I had hoped to be there this December. Alas, no, we're still in wait mode.

Thanks for sharing your precious surprise with me.

Love,
Patti

Victorian1885 said...

Have fun decorating.. I bet the girls are so excited for the Disney trip! Take car.

Wanda

A Primitive Homestead said...

What would we do without storage tubs? Looks like you all have a lot of work ahead of you. This is a wonderful surprise gift for the girls. You amaze me with all you do & still continue on with your education. Blessings!
Lara

Genn said...

Jill, that video is just priceless!!!!!
Oh my gosh. They were so sweet and gracious, and I totally cried when your oldest started crying.
What a fun thing to do for them. You guys are a fun family.
Loved that!!

Good luck with the lights on the house. It's such a job isn't it?

Have a great night Jill.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Jill, Oh what a wonderful surprise. I loved the video and I just had to cry along with your daughter. They are so happy. Precious times for sure.
Your stacks of totes look like mine when we first bring them down from the attic. Your tree looks pretty as we got a peek during the video for a second or so.
Have a great weekend and fun decorating.
Love your little pic and your new blog look.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

That is the most precious video! I want to go just to see the girls excitement! Looks like this is a surprise that neither of them will forget for a long time! You guys are such great parents!

Julie said...

That is awesome Jill. I can't wait to see and hear how it goes.
Love this pictures. Can't wait to see your decorated house.
Take care and God Bless!!

SonyaAnn said...

Adopt me!!! I'll be good. You are such wonderful parents. I don't even want to know what you are spending on Christmas and the trip. Sluggy would flip out. LOL

Donna said...

Hi Jill, It's so good to see the girls again. How fun--Disney! I'm sure you will all have a great time.

BTW, LOVE the new haircut! Great profile photo!

Thanks for dropping by. Have fun with the decorations..and the lists. LOL!

xo
Donna

Chelle said...

What a cool suprise. Its nice to do things different ways sometimes. Hope you have a wonderful trip.

Angie Berry said...

Happy belated Birthday to Kathleen! Looks like she had a wonderful time!

Girl, you better get off here, quit blogging, and get busy on making those lists, decorating, and packing... hehe!

Camille said...

Have a FABULOUS time!!!!

Such a great place to visit. ENJOY!!!

Blessings,
Camille