My blogging break has officially come to an end. Our family had needed some time together. Time away from home. Time away from doctors. Time away from treatment. Time to just be us, without a constant focus on cancer.
And what a time we had!
Gavin was granted a wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. We traveled to Florida, stayed at the amazing Give Kids The World Village, which hosts only children going to Disney through a wish foundation, and experienced all things Disney. I won't bore you all with the fine details, but will say that this trip is one that we will never be able to top with the boys. Never.
It was absolutely unbelievable.
Wish children are granted top priority at Disney, which means they never stand in long lines and get to go straight to the front of the character meet and greets. Needless to say, the boys met a lot of characters. Gavin loved grabbing each of their noses and they were all so sweet to him.
Give Kids the World Village had a huge park that looked like a real life Candyland. That combined with a thousand other perks (like ice cream served from 8 am - 9:30 pm each and every day) made our stay so heavenly.
And Gavin even got to go fishing for the very first time. No fish were caught, but he did see a huge turtle eat some of our bait.
As you can see, Garrett didn't enjoy himself at all. Hated it!
And the princesses weren't very nice to Gavin. I don't think he was falling in love with Belle at all in this picture.
Garrett fit in with all the tourists by the end of the trip. If you can't tell, he is clutching his very own camera.
And this is Miss Merry, wife to Mayor Clayton (the mascot for the Village). She tucked the boys in the last night we were there. So fun. Pillow fights and everything.
Like I said, it was an incredible trip. And just what we all needed. We're back at home now and settling back into reality. Gavin starts another round of chemo on Tuesday. Welcome home, right?