Best...vacation... ever!

Hey, friends!! It's me, Erin, remember?! :) I have been having the TIME of my life in Disneyworld and I'm finally back to the real world... the world that involves a job and a desk, instead of a castle and Mickey Mouse.
Not only was my vacation absolutely fantastic, probably the best ever, but I came home to even more excitement and happiness. I truly have SO MUCH to share with you all and can't wait to do so! It's going to take awhile...seeing as how I took 800 pictures on this vacation ;)  So I hope you all are ready for a Disney overload!!

In Orlando on our Disney bus and clearly SUPER excited!!!
We got into Orlando on a Friday afternoon, with plans to check in at our hotel and then explore Downtown Disney for awhile. Oh, and MEET ROBIN AND DOM later that night!!! Let's just say I was not super pleased when our luggage was not at the resort yet... and I had to go out in my traveling clothes of yoga pants. In the Florida heat that I was NOT ready for. Thankfully, Robin isn't judgemental ;)

We explored and shopped for awhile before stopping into the T-Rex restaurant. We hadn't been able to get a reservation here, but it was SUCH a cool, themed place we snuck in at the bar to grab a small appetizer before our dinner. There were dinosaurs moving all around us, a meteor shower taking place on the ceiling, giant jellyfish floating just above our heads... seriously cool!

And I'm not sure why... but anything dinosaur related causes me to do my pterodactyl pose. Trust me, you'll see this again ;)

Planet Hollywood was next on our list for our dinner reservations! Jared had never been to one, so it was definitely a fun place to eat on our first night of vacation. He even got them to wish me a happy birthday up on the big screen while we were there!

After stuffing ourselves (By the way, I cannot recommend the Disney Dining plan enough... it's the ONLY way to eat right here!) we strolled for awhile and before I knew it, Robin had texted me to let me know they were parking and on their way in to meet us!!


Meeting Robin and Dom could NOT have gone any better. Robin was just like I imagined she'd be, but even better!! We "met" in the blog world a year ago, and clicked instantly... so this meet-up has been a long time coming. That girl is as sweet and fun as they come my friends.... and now I'm even more sad that we live approximately 1,000 miles apart. I'm truly thankful to call Robin (and you too, Dom!) a friend and that we FINALLY had an opportunity to meet.

Thanks again for not laughing too hard at my yoga pants and my intense sweating due to the Florida heat. This picture makes me crack up... you can definitely tell who the Floridians are and who the Ohioans are :)

Thanks for sticking with me as I dig out of my inbox and adjust to the working world again. I definitely still feel like I need a vacation to recover from our vacation ;)

Come back tomorrow to check out our first two days in Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios :)

49 comments

  1. Aw Orlando! The picture of the bus at the Air Port reminds me of when I took my cruise. I went to the same place with the same buses! (just not Disney buses). So fun! It looks like you had an amazing time and I CANNOT wait to see more!

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  2. YAY! You're back!!! LOVE the pictures so far. Keep them coming girlfriend! PS... I finally published my "True Life: I've never been to Disney" post last week and I must say.. after seeing these beautiful pictures I seriously need to get on that planning. We plan to go next year! Weeeee! =) Love that you got to meet Robin. =D

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  3. Ahhh I dunno how you were able to leave this place! Your vacation looks awesome already and it was just day 1! So glad you and Robin got to meet up! :) Can't wait for the rest of the recaps!

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  4. oh my gosh! this makes me want to go back to disney sooo bad! can't wait to read all about your trip!

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  5. YAYYY!!! So glad that you had such a blast :) Can't wait to hear about the rest of your adventures!

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  6. This post makes me so happy! I'm so glad you went to Disney! It seriously is the best place ever. Can't wait to see more pictures!

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  7. so excited for you two! sounds fabulous :) oh and we love disney over here. We stopped at all those stops a couple years ago and it brought the memories rushing back! xo

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  8. I love love love your castle picture, you got yourself a good camera! I love Downtown Disney - can't wait to read more :)

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  9. YAY! :) Disney recaps! I can't wait!!! :) :) :)

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  10. Yay - ready to read more, and for you to stop being a tease! ;) Sucks that you didn't have your luggage, but hooray for a fun meetup!

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  11. Yay! Welcome home and back to reality. Now I don't have to be jealous of your upcoming trip :)

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  12. Yes, the Disney Dining plan is the best thing ever! And please, we're all sweaty messes in Orlando. It's all good.

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  13. Between Disney and meeting Robin this post just screams happiness! Can't wait to hear about the rest:)

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  14. That first picture is PERFECT! Can't wait to read about the rest of your trip!

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  15. Gotta love Disney, glad you guys had a great time!!

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  16. That looks like such a fun vacation! No matter the age, disney is the best!

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  17. WHATDAHECK is wrong with yoga pants, missy?? ;)
    Love that you and Robin got to meet in real life. You know I'm a big ol' advocate for blog land besties!

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  18. so glad you had a fun trip! I can't wait to read more! I haven't been to Disney since 2nd grade, I think it's time.

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  19. Yoga pants and a cute v neck is the way to rock it missy ;) haha... LOVE that they wrote "happy 26th birthday, Erin" on the screen in the restaurant! SO happy you got to meet miss Robin... can't wait to see you tonight love bug!!!

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  20. Hahahaha I am seriously laughing over your T-Rex picture!!!! And yay for the happy birthday sign on the screen :)

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  21. SO jealous! We are going on a Disney cruise next year and I can't wait! We didn't get to do T-REX last time because it was all booked up. I'm making it a priority next time!

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  22. YAY! SO excited your back :) Can't wait to hear about the rest of your trip, see the 800 pictures, and find out your amazing news girl. You sound SO happy xoxoxox

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  23. Your pterodactyl looks more velociraptor. Just saying.

    What's the Disney Dining Plan? Cool! Also, did you take that first Disney photo? It's STUNNING.

    Woohoo! Can't wait to read more about it!

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  24. Yay! So fun! Can't wait to read about the rest of your vacation! Disney really is a magical place!! :)

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  25. so glad you are back!!!! I cant wait to read all about your trip and you know I will be coming to you when we plan ours in a few years!!!

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  26. So excited for the Disney overload, friend! The same thing happened to me with my luggage and Disney, but it happened on the flight back!! I checked in my luggage like 3 hours before my flight like I was supposed to and when I got back to Nashville, I was there and my luggage wasn't! Planet Hollywood is so yummy but I never went to T-Rex in the time I was there! Obviously I need to go check it out!! :) Happy Monday!!

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  27. EEKK! I can't wait to see all of this! I am going to make Zach read all of it so he will take me!

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  28. Literally after reading this I texted Michael about wanting to go. I'm so excited to hear about the rest of y'all's trip and I want to pick your brain about it all too. Eak. Soooo exciting. And double yay for a double date blogging style. Hope your Monday is flying by pretty lady.

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  29. ah, one day I will get there! so jealous. looks amazing!

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  30. That first picture is perfect! It makes it look magical, just like Disney is supposed to be.

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  31. Eeee I can't wait to read more and see pics and read all the recaps! Yay!

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  32. Disney is the BEST! It's so hard to come back from a great vacay, especially form the happiest place on earth!

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  33. Love, love, love. Can't wait for the rest!! :D

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  34. We have eaten at TRex several times bc of the boys. The food is amazing! So glad you and Robin had a great blate! I'll be in Cincy the 2nd week of June. We must meet up! Can't wait to read all about the rest of your trip!

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  35. Yay!! So glad you had such a great vacation. I totally know what you mean that you need a vacation after your vacation. Hope you can get back into the grove soon! Looking forward to seeing more pictures.

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  36. So glad you enjoyed your first day, even if you were rockin' yoga pants. ;) I can't wait to hear more about your super awesome vacay!!!

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  37. I can't wait to read about your trip! We were going to go to downtown disney, but we ran out of time! Looks like fun though :)

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  38. So glad you had a great trip! Disney and a blog meet up?! So fun!! Can't wait to see more pictures!!

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  39. Okay, I am insanely jealous, Disney is my favorite place in the whole world!! Can't wait to hear about the rest of your trip, it looks like you had a blast!!

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  40. Trex is my faaaaaaavorite place to eat when down there!

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  41. Soo excited to read your Disney recap. Love your castle picture. Did you use a specific setting to get it to look so cool?

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  42. I'm so glad you had such a great time at Disney... this post (and your future posts, I'm sure!) makes me miss it SO much! We had to put off our Disney vacation that we were supposed to take this month... that Disney vacation is going right into my son's mouth tomorrow as he gets his braces put on :/ Such is life, I guess. For now I'll have to live through your pictures! And yes, their Dining plan is absolutely the way to go... love it!!

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  43. I love this! Glad you had such a great time! I cannot wait to hear more about your trip & Disney, so excited!

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  44. So fun! I'm so glad you had a good time! I have not been to Disney yet but it is definitely on my vacations to take list :)

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  45. so fun that you got to meet a blog friend while you were there as well! i havent been to disney in YEARS and i cannot wait to go with the babes in a couple of years ;)

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  46. We went to the T-Rex restaurant and the food was so good! Going to Disney turns everyone into a kid, that's for sure :)

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  47. I just went through and read all of your Disney posts and just about died of happiness! Disney is my favorite place on earth and I can't wait to bring my boyfriend there to share the magic, even if he thinks he's too cool

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  48. Hiiiiiiiiiii! I am just catching up on blogs these last two days and I can't wait to read MORE abuot your trip! YAH for bloggy BFFs! YAH to Disney dining, you are my GO TO for the day we decide to bring our little one to Disney.

    SORRY in advance for ALL of my comments today ;) xoxo

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