Mother's Day and Mickey and Minnie

We are off next week to the happiest place on earth.  We take a family vacation each year together.  We will be headed to Florida.

These two will be our hosts.

This is the house we rented for the week.  It is 5 minutes outside of Disney.  We like to rent a house so we have some privacy at the end of the day of the busy park scene.  There will be my oldest daughter and son in law and our two grand daughters and my youngest daughter and Terry and I.  So this house is perfect for all of us and everyone will have their own space.

I wanted to show you some of the rooms in this house.  This is the Frozen room that Abby our 8 year old granddaughter will have for her stay.  There is a little castle area off this room with a play castle full of all the princess costumes for the girls to play dress up.

Our daughter Kim is a big Harry Potter fan so she will be staying in this fun room.

Jen and Tim will have the first floor Master with this smaller room off the Master with a crib for our 20 month old grand daughter Charlotte.

This will be the room Terry and I stay in.  It is the romantic safari themed room.  Love the romantic netting.

This is one of the game rooms.  It has all kinds of great electronic gaming equipment.  My son in law will love hanging out in this room.

This is another guest room that is very calm and serene.
There is a nice size kitchen for us to prepare breakfast or dinners at home.

A nice big living room area and dining room.  This house also has a large ManCave with pool tables, 74 inch TV., Fusbal, hockey and slot machines etc.  They did not have a good pic of this room.  I know the guys will love that room.

This is an outside play house off the pool area.

This is the inside of the play house.  I know the girls will have fun with this little space.

A nice large pool and spa to come home too at the end of a long day in the Disney Parks .  It is great to have our own private pool to lounge in and not have to share with anyone else!

We have stayed in Disney in the past but have found we prefer to rent a home like this one that is outside the park.  After long days in the busy parks with lots and lots of peeps all around us it is nice to come back to a quiet home all to ourselves.
This house rents for less than $250 a night.  It is a 7 bedroom home in a gated area.  It is only 5 minutes to the Parks.  We could not have stayed on Disney property for this price.   We would have needed to get 2 to 3 rooms for all of us. 

We would not have had the room to spread out either when you stay in the Disney hotels and we would not have the kitchen and grill area to eat in when we want too.

I cannot wait to get on the plane Saturday and begin our family vacation.  We only do the Disney Parks for 2 days and Universal for 1 day and evening. 

That is plenty for us and then we have the rest of the days to visit the beach and use the pool to chill and relax. 

We also do Downtown Disney for great restaurants and the fun activities there.

Happy Mother's Day 

I wish all of you a wonderful Mother's Day today. 
I cannot think of anything better in my life than being blessed with my two daughters.  They are such a gift to me and now I also have my two grand daughters.

I feel beyond happy and blessed with them in my life.

There is no greater gift than the love you have with your children and their children.
Have a wonderful day.


  1. The house is fabulous and sounds like you will have a wonderful time. Happy Mother's Day and a great vacation.

  2. Looks like a really fun place to stay! Have fun! Happy Mother's Dy.

  3. Wow, that is an amazing house. I am a big fan of houses vs hotels. I have stayed on Disney properties and it is lovely, but I am a house girl through and through. Restaurant food makes me nuts after two days and that house looks like a theme hotel. Perfect. Enjoy your stay and Happy Mother's Day!! xo

  4. This sounds like a lot of fun for all of you, Kris. The house is amazing, it's almost like a little private theme park. Your grandgirls will have such a great time. Enjoy the trip!
    xo Julia

  5. OH KRIS, what a wonderful rental you are going to enjoy!!!! I am loving the playhouse with the timbering and Snow White themed furniture!!!!!! Have a super time my dear friend, and happy Mother's Day!

  6. What a wonderful house to stay in on your vacation. You all will enjoy it and the privacy you have there.

    Have a fantastic week ~ FlowerLady

  7. Good Morning Kris
    Hope your Mothers day was as wonderful as you are!!! I am sure it was
    I have never seen a house like that to rent. I am amazed* it is so fabulous* I love every single detail they put into it. You will have the best time Kris. Enjoy this glorious day today

  8. Oh fun! Love Disney World! The house looks like a great space and sounds like a bargain. Have a wonderful time!

  9. We too rent houses when we travel as a family. It is so much easier for everyone to have their own room for escape and to have a great room for us all to gather. We also like that we can eat healthier and cheaper when we have a kitchen. Breakfast at home costs a fraction of taking the whole family out to breakfast.

    Have a great time.

  10. Hi Kris, your trip looks amazing! Just staying at the house is incredible. Have a fun safe trip. Enjoy!
    xoxo Jo

  11. Have oodles of fun! LOOKS FABULOUS!

  12. I hope you had a beautiful Mother's Day, Kris. Oh my gosh is this not the perfect way to DO Disney and can't believe how inexpensive it is. You had me at private pool. Have a funfilled trip with your family!

  13. Hi Kris,
    I love your Mother's Day blessing you shared. So very true!! I had a great day with my parents and my boys!!
    Have a great trip, what a great house to spend a relaxing week in.
    Love, Carla

  14. I can't believe how perfect this place is for you! Amazing find, Kris! Y'all have a blast and get lots of relaxing done! I pray good weather is with you!

  15. Kris, hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day. That house is fabulous. Sounds like there is something it offers for each one of you and then all the excitement and fun at the Park. Have a great time..xxoJudy

  16. Hi Kris- oh my word, that house is SO COOL! What a great idea = those owners are genius!

    Coincidentally my younger sister and her two youngest daughters are at Disney right now - my nieces are competitive cheerleaders and got bid for World Summit competition - the biggest one of the year. Over 12,000 teams vie for the Summit 2 - which is day two and only a handful of teams get there for Day 2 Finals. They got there! They've actually won #1 several times in the past but this year they had a few problems and only got #9. BUT being 9th out of 12,000 - twelve THOUSAND teams, not too shabby. : - )

    So today is their fun day before flying home. Last night Disney stayed open after hours till 2am so all the cheerleaders could enjoy the park. Isn't that awesome of them? They do it every year.

    Anyway, I really need to post about these amazing cheerleaders of ours - they are INCREDIBLE.

    Hugs and thank you for your visits. ♥

  17. The house is awesome! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day..

  18. The house is fantastic. My great niece would be thrilled with the Frozen room, one of her favorites. Your room is so romantic. Such a great idea and probably more relaxe. You can't beat the price that's for sure.

    Have a grand time


  19. Mary said “Thank you for the beautiful flowers”! So very nice of you. God bless you. I am a friend of hers and thanking you for her. -Phyllis

    1. Thanks for that Phyllis. I just feel for Mary with all her health issues of late. I am praying things get better and she can then have the procedure and really begin to feel better. I wish I lived closer to help her. Mary is a strong women and I know she will get through all of this. Glad she loved the flowers. She did thank me too. Just wanted something to cheer her. Thanks for coming by Phyllis. Have a wonderful week.

  20. Wow, what a great couldn't be more perfect for your family it sounds like?!?! Have a great time and have fun in the sun.

  21. Kris, That house is amazing. Who would not love staying there? I would have loved that with my girls. LOL. So glad you get to be with your family on vacation. Sure would have been fun during the long cold winter we just had. LOL. Be safe and enjoy every moment. Blessings to all of you, xoxo, Susie

  22. I love that the house has Disney themes in the rooms! Such an added bonus to have the pool and all the other amenities. Enjoy your trip!

  23. How fun. The house looks perfect for your family vacation. xo Laura

  24. Happy Mother's Day. I love that your entire family vacations together. The house will be amazing for your family and the pool so relaxing. I am with you, it is nice to get away from the crowds at the end of the day. Enjoy yourselves!

  25. Hope y'all have a fantastic trip! Renting homes is so much better than a hotel when traveling with family and kids. This house is great! xoxo

  26. Oh my goodness - that home is amazing- what a great idea. Hope you all have just so much fun...and wonderful weather too. Wish I could fit inside your suitcase! Enjoy. Thanks for your visit to my blog got me to stop over here to visit you as well. I just became your newest follower so I can keep up with your posts. Be back soon.

  27. Kris, I think that is fabulous. How sweet to take the family on a fun vacation. Disney looks amazing and the rental house is too cute. xo

  28. It sounds so much fun! The house is amazing

  29. Enjoy your trip! What a fun house. I enjoyed the tour!

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