Friday, February 13, 2015

Update #90: A Successful First Day in Disney

Just wanted to let you all know that today's travels to Disney went beautifully!

Was picked up by our awesome neighbor, Nick, at 5:30.  FREEZING, but easy drive to airport.  No baggage to check so avoided a line about a mile long.  Went through the pre-check security line in less than 4 minutes.  Made it to our gate to enjoy a delicious rubbery bagel and egg sandwich (with chocolate milk, because, why not?).  

Boarded on time in the brilliant sunshine. 2 hours later, touched down in that same brilliant sunshine, plus about 60 degrees!  Easily navigated the Orlando airport and took the Disney Magical Express in record time to our resort.  Met my parents off the bus.   Hugs all around.  Had a yummy lunch in downtown Disney.  Checked into the hotel. 

Picked up my previously-much-dreaded scooter that I'll need to have the energy to go through the parks. Took a joy ride.   Now LOVE my scooter and may just add this lovely machine to my modes of transportation at home!  (See video for a laugh).  

Tucked myself into bed for a little nap. Woke up to the news that my sister's family had arrived.  Heard a knock at the door. Thought it was my sister.  Yelled loudly in FRENCH (with a French accent of course) that she should come in. Chad opened the door. It wasn't my sister.  It was someone delivering a BEAUTIFUL bouquet of roses…one of the prettiest I'd ever seen.  Gave Chad credit for the Valentine's gift.  He sheepishly said, "Well…if it doesn't have a tag on it, it's from me."  Ha!  (Thank you Anne. For a second you made my rock star of a husband look even more like a dream boat!!!!!)  

Had some dinner. Took a long, hot shower.  Got in my jammies.  Just about ready to tuck myself into bed for the night and wanted to tell you all that…

Cancer wasn't silent, but it was quiet as a mouse.  

So…thanks so much for your prayers and your words of support and encouragement.  
Please let your heart be lightened (if it's been saddened by my prior post) by the attached video and know that we are already having a fabulous time! :)

Love to you all,


  1. I can't even imagine what you are going through. I am in my final semester of nursing school and feel drawn to Hospice or oncology nursing. I am a reiki healer and am sending loving healing energy to you. I am also praying for strength and peace for you to make your Disney journey. You are showing such grace and courage in the task God has chosen for you to deal with. It will make me proud to be able to make a difference in people's lives when I graduate. Much love,
    Christine Buck

  2. Dear Kristie,
    I am a GCC classmate who was alerted to you blog through a mutual GCC grad. I have no idea how I would respond to the same challenges you are facing, but I doubt it would be with the same amount of courage, faith, humor, and grace that you exibit through your blog. I am praying for you and your family, and I hope that Disney is a magical memory for you to share. God bless you.