Sunday, August 17, 2008

Vacation Time!!!

Without a doubt it is beautiful here. We are in Lake Buena Vista, Florida on the grounds adjacent to Disney's Carribean Beach Resort and Epcot Center. These photos are from our balcony in our second floor hideaway. Down the way on the other side of the lake is the resort's main pool and lazy river. I will try to take more pics there to share. AND if I can get some good pics of the Epcot fireworks I will share those also. But for now, I would love it if you could see the lovely condo unit which we will call home for the next week.

Well, it was a LONG time comin'! We had our challenges getting here, but now we are starting the process of decompressing and I wanted to share a bit of where we are currently decompessing. These pictures are of the living room at our resort condo. Such lovely tuscan style decor!
Of course, everyone needs a nice, luxurious master bedroom and bath and here is ours, above.
And my ds' room. I couldn't get a pic of his bathroom that looked any good. It is very nice, but just a standard bathroom.

Lastly, but not least-ly...the kitchen and dining area. NO...I will NOT be cooking. But we have made sure to pick up some cereal, lunchmeat, milk, and a variety of items that will come in handy this week.
We are hearing word that the storm will pass by, grazing to our west this week. Hope so...or we will be washed out. But I think we will be ok and if we have to stay in a day or two, we will do just that. It is about family...not about the parks, not about the pools, not about animated characters. It's not even about the Ghirardelli chocolate...although it's a close race...haha! So we will be family...a little, happy family...and we will enjoy this vacation. And maybe, just maybe, I will get to meet dear, sweet Andie while I am here. So all in all, it will be good and while I am away, my mom and sis are taking care of sweet Max and he is doing just a bit better than when I left, so I am at peace and just keeping him in prayer.
As I have updates, I will post this week!


Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Carolyn ~
That is just gorgeous !! I would love to be there just about now ~

Lisa said...


What a perfect hideaway, it is beautiful. I will be living through you vicariously throughout your vacation. So keep the pictures coming. I so hope you and Andie are able to arrange to meet. She is a sweet as pie, chicarita who loves coffalita.


Susie said...

Hi Carolyn! So glad to see your 'vacation home away from home'. Hoping you and Andie get a chance to connect. Enjoy relaxtion amongst the palms. Aaahhh...
The Polka Dot Rose

Patricia said...

what a nice condo! looks heavenly, relaxing to just look out the balcony with you. Enjoy! We have the prayer umbrella going for you.

If you meet our little chicklet, Andie, give her a big hug from me.


gail said...

What a great condo you have. I hope you have a fantastic vacation and come back rejuvinated. Have fun playing!!!!:) luv, gail

Inka Thomas said...

Hi Carolyn,
So glad you made it to the sunshine state. Wish I was closer so I could come visit too but I am way up here in the panhandle. I know you are enjoying yourself. You deserve it girlfriend. Glad Max is better.

Carrie Gonzalez said...

It looks just lovely. We all need a break now and then. Enjoy your vacation!

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...


Thanks for the sharing photos of your great vacation. The place looks so comfortable, clean and inviting! I'm sure you will be having a great time there!

Pei Li

Carolee Crafts said...

Love the pic's, this brings back memories of our 2 trips to Florida, stayed at the Sheraton in Kissimmee. Enjoy your holiday.

Cottage Collections said...

It looks ike you are going to relax in style! I hpe you have a wonderful week.

Michelle M. May said...

Hey dw,
Have a fun and relaxing vacation. It looks fabulous there!
I'm keeping Max in my prayers.

Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

Now that is what I am talking about! I need a vacation away from everything and that looks like the perfect spot. Hope you have a wonderful day!
Your pink sis,

The Quilt Shoppe said...

Carolyn -
Your hideaway is wonderful. I'll be visiting the Kingdom of Magic in May and can't wait! You are absolutely right, though. Your vacation is about family. The magic isn't in the stuff, it's in the memories that you all will make. Enjoy your sweet time together!


Susan said...

Keep posting pics! And be sure to get one of you hanging on when the winds hit ;-)

Brandie said...

Oh, I'm jealous! Boy could I use a vacation. Enjoy yourself!

Silena said...

Hi Carolyn,
Wow, great temporary digs. Please be sure to have a wonderful time, stay safe and most of all enjoy the time with your family, the most important thing of all!! Will be thinking of you and hoping the weather stays great for you and yours!!

SoCal Helene said...

Hi Carolyn,
The condo and the surroundings looks wonderful. Enjoy your time in FL and let all the bad weather pass by without getting close to you guys.

Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

What a great condo! Enjoy your family time--no matter what the weather! I'll say a prayer that the storm will miss you...and more for Max.
Pink hugs, Karen

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Ohh I hope you don't get stormed out...or in.
But even if you do you have a beautiful place to relax and weather the storm in.


Life With Laura said...

Hi Carolyn,

OOH love the pictures! I can easily see myself resting in Thanks for sharing. I just love to get away. But haven't been able to in a while. But then again the retreat is coming so that will be my little getaway! Have a fun weekend!
Janet's Creative Pillows

Kitty Forseth said...

Awwwwwwwwww, so glad you got to take your annual holiday! I know how you needed it. Poor Max, I will keep him in my prayers.. you know how I love labbies. Our fur babies are precious.

Thanks for your comments on my Halloween cone, it was a fun project! Ack, I need to start painting again!

Take care Girlfriend,

xoxo Kitty

Kitty Forseth said...

OH darn! I forgot to tell you that ya done good with the wreath!! I love it, it's beautiful!! Don't you just love Dollar Tree??

xo Kitty

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