Last week Thursday I got a call from Disney World to inform me that our application for the Disney Compassion Partnership Program had been accepted!! The compassion program is part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Basically, Dr. Downey wrote a letter to support us and Disney World accepted! We will get 5 three day 'speed' passes when we get there. The speed passes allow us to go up to the front of the lines so we won't have to wait in any long lines.
We are going with Kristi's sister Lori and her 2 kids. This will be a nice break for all of us...8 days, 7 nights with no worries. It will be just us having a good time together! We are going to be staying at Lori's time share villa. We leave this Thursday and return next Thursday.
All the pieces fell right into place. Kristi and Lori were able to get some really cheap airline tickets (non-stop from GR!!), rental vehicles and the extra room at the time share all booked on line. For those of you that don't know Kristi's sister...she is a pro at getting great deals!!
Everything is now booked and we are geeked about going!! This will be my family's first time to Disney World. Kristi was there as a child and I was to Disney Land but neither of us really remember much of it. After all, that was a really really long time ago. The other piece that fell into place for us was our house sitter (well, and 2 dogs and a cat). Kristi's cousin Justin will be watching our house while we are gone.
Of course Kristi and Lori will be getting their much necessary pedicure on Tuesday in preparation for the trip. For some reason they don't think that Zach and I should get tats for our version of a pedicure. Just doesn't seem fair. Oh well.