flipping a switch.

Well, I’m back from a week at Disney World.  I had planned to be able to share a blog post or two about Disney at Christmas-time, but in the end I took a grand total of about a dozen photos on the entire trip.  Anyone who knows me well is now thinking ‘What?!  How is that even possible?!’  Usually I take at least 200+ photos on a trip.

What happened?

Well, first of all, I found it really challenging to get good photos on the fly.  I would have needed to take much more time with the composition to get anything good, and I didn’t want to make my family stand around waiting while I did that.

Also, the parks were super crowded!  Supposedly early November is one of the ‘least crowded’ times to visit.  If so, I can’t even imagine what it’s like during peak season!  There were very few opportunities to get photos without a ton of people in them.

The only times the parks were a little emptied out was at the very end of the night right before closing, at which point I was exhausted, my feet were killing me, and the last thing I wanted to do was take photos.

That being said, the parks were definitely dressed up for the holidays and it was fun to see that.  I especially loved the window displays along Main Street.

We attended the Disney Very Merriest after hours event while we were there.  We saw the Christmas parade with Santa at the end and the holiday fireworks show.  We ate the cookies and drank the hot chocolate that was included.

But in the end, I had a hard time getting in the Christmas spirit while wearing shorts and a t-shirt.  Palm trees and sunshine just don’t scream Christmas to me.

We returned home on Saturday evening to a snow storm though, and when I got up Sunday morning and saw an inch or so of snow on the ground it was like flipping a switch.  There it was!  The Christmas spirit.

I guess to me Christmas is all about cozying up on the sofa with a furry blanket and watching the snow fall outside.  It’s good to be home!

I’m looking forward to sharing a few more Christmas projects with you over the coming weeks, and I also have an exciting announcement to share later this week.  So be sure to stay tuned!

11 thoughts on “flipping a switch.

  1. It’s ok to sometimes not document everything. Something to be said for being in the moment, especially when the feet are tired! What you posted was lovely. Christmas is all about home, whatever weather you’re used to! Looking forward to Christmas projects with Q!

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  2. I feel the same way…it just feels more like Christmas with snow. Sounds like you had a good time! Debbie’s pictures kept us up to date! Let’s do lunch after you get thru all the desk crap! Lol

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  3. it is great to be in the moment & not a blog photographer at most times! the pix you took are awesome & make me want to visit Disney at Christmas. Branson & Silver Dollar City are closer for us, so a December trip is on the books! looked like fun!!

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  4. It didn’t even feel like Fall here in NW Indiana, it was just too warm! Started to cool down and get bits of snow, so it’s putting me in the Christmas spirit! Glad you had a nice trip!

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