Tuesday, December 14, 2010

oh, to be five ...

Most little kids are thankful for their mom and dad, their pets and maybe even their favorite toys. But not my kid. Here are the four things Dizzle is most thankful for ...

Yup, that's right.

FLOWERS. BUTTERFLIES. THE SUN. OUR HOUSE.

Apparently, Dizzle is borderline hippie and I just didn't know it. I mean, if she wasn't going to choose her family as her favorite thing, couldn't she at least have chosen her running shoes? I'd get that choice ...

All joking aside, I am very thankful for the things in my life too. And I am especially thankful that this time tomorrow we will be en-route to Disney. We are about to surprise our girls with the ultimate Christmas present and will be making memories to last a lifetime. Memories that I will share here. Eventually. Like after we return ...

So, until then, may you all have a Merry Christmas!

46 comments:

Detroit Runner said...

It's good she's figured out early the simple things in life make you happy.

Karen said...

Oh my goodness I'm so jealous! lol My brother and his wife are there right now! Y'all have FUN! I know your kids are going to have a blast! Can't wait to hear the stories!!! :0)

Anne said...

Have a wonderful time and Merry Christmas!

MomRunningFromCancer said...

ENJOY! What a wonderful surprise.

I love her answers - she clearly appreciates the little things in life.

When my boys were young I took them out of school for a day in the middle of Feb - loaded them in the car - and headed up to WI Dells - to an indoor water park. I didn't tell them where we were headed. It wasn't until we pulled into the resort that they put it all together. It was a wonderful surprise and break from the COLD WI weather.

Peace and Joy

Silly Girl Running said...

Cherish the kid that is thankful for a butterfly instead of a PSP. :)

Enjoy Disney and I hope you'll have a great wonderful Christmas! :)

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

Have a great time at Disney!

Rae said...

Have a fabulous trip to Disney! I think it's so awesome that you are surprising the girls. You must get it all on video once you tell them. It will be priceless! Merry Christmas!!

Quinton J said...

That IS the ultimate surprise present! THE ULTIMATE! Have fun and please take a ton of pics for sharing. This has been on my list of things to do with my little ones...and a surprise is a perfect idea.
Ummm requesting a pic of the look on their faces when they figure it out.

Jill said...

Nothing is better than seeing their faces when they get an awesome surprise. We surprised our daughter (then 2) with a playroom last Christmas and I can remember perfectly the look on her face when she saw it. Enjoy yourselves! :)

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Merry Christmas! I can't imagine the looks on their faces when you tell them. Priceless. Have fun!

MCM Mama said...

Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful trip!

Wells L said...

Your girls are too stinkin' precious! Hadn't heard a hot water update, but hoping it was restored and all is well. Have a safe trip and enjoy the time as a family. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

bobbi said...

Merry Christmas! I hope you have a GREAT time in Disney! Safe travels...

Terri said...

What fun! Have a great time!

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

That is adorable!! Have an amazing trip and take lots of pictures!!

Leah @ Chasing Atalanta said...

Have a great trip!!

Heather said...

Those are all good things to be thankful for.
Hope you have a blast!

Rene' said...

Merry, Merry Christmas T---Have a great trip!!!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Have a GREAT time!! FYI still a little miffed that you sent an all kiddo card, althought your girls are LOVELY!! Maybe next year a solid family pic huh??

HUGS!!

Stacie said...

Aren't kids great? Little M says the darndest things.

Have fun in Disney!!!! I'm hoping I can take my girls sometime before they graduate from high school. Seriously, I've never even been :(

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Safe travels!

I was totally expecting a "here's what the girls did when we told them" video!!

Marlene said...

Have a wonderful trip and Merry Christmas!!!

Emz said...

ahhhhh

the
simple
pleasures.

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

Love it. Reminds me of my middle child, Lily.

Have a great trip to Disney. My kids are getting tickets to Disney for Christmas too... but the trip doesn't happen until February when the Princess Half happens! Can't wait to see photos when you capture the girls' faces when you tell them where you are going!

Deb said...

Perhaps she just appreciates most of those things while running?

Have a great trip!

Katie said...

Wow, have a great vacation! Tell the sun that I miss it!

Char said...

Have a great time in Disneyland. I'm really excited for you!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

seriously you make kids seem enjoyable...stop it...i'm not ready :)

hope the trip is amazing!!!

FruitFly said...

A surprise trip to Disney for Christmas??

PARENTS OF THE YEAR AWARD goes to you both!! That is too cool!!!

Jen said...

I am so jealous!

I have been begging my husband to take the kids and he says no. Not because it is too expensive. Not because it is too far, but because it is not necessary - they do not need to be there. UGH!

giraffy said...

Disney World at Christmas is THE BEST!!

Aimee said...

I love that! My son brought home a "I am thankful for" book and on the last page is said, "I am thankful for Target!" Ha ha!
Have a great trip to Disney Land!

Julie D. said...

have a great time!! you deserve it!! can't wait to hear all about it. Merry Christmas!

Cynthia O'H said...

Have a great trip to Disney. I hope it warms up down there for you.

Merry Christmas!

Jogging with Fiction said...

that's awesome! Merry Christmas to you guys!!! Have a great time at disney

Wells L said...

Did you know today is National Cupcake day??? It seems like it might be your favorite holiday! Happy National Cupcake day! Enjoy.

KT said...

Have a great time!

Wifey said...

Enjoy Disney! Can't wait to read all about it!

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

Katie A. said...

Hippies unite! Love that Dizzle!
Enjoy your Holiday! Say hey to Mickey for me ;)

Judi said...

Merry Christmas to you! Enjoy your trip!

Twila said...

jealous! I hope to take my son in the next couple of years when he still believes in the magic!

Terri said...

When you get back from Disney, stop by my blog! :)

Ammie @ Domesticallyobsessed.com said...

Can't wait to hear all about it! we are planning our trip for 3 years from now. By then, my kids will be 2, 4, & 5. Should be perfect! I'm dying to see how everything goes! And let me know how it is wih the budget for a family---it looks totally doable, but I'm so curious about hardcore numbers. Hope you'll share or email or comment or wahtever!

Have an awesome, awesome time! You are one awesome mama!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Have a fantastic vacation! Can't wait to the pics!

Are you doing the video like on the commercial?!?!

Mamarunsbarefoot said...

That is beautiful!! I am a mom of 5. I've always loved those simple moments. Those little ones keep us grounded.

Jill said...

Have a very Merry Christmas and a great time at Disney (jealous!!).

btw, did your blog gift arrive? Thanks for participating, was total blast!