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We went to Disney World! But I wish we were still there. It was way too short for me.

I am still a seasonal employee, so all I have to do is work once a year to keep my status and still get the benefits. We got frequent flyer points so we decided to redeem our free flights and go to Orlando to escape for a weekend.

We left Thursday afternoon, the 23rd, and didn't get in to Orlando until midnight. But we didn't mind. We were so anxious! Brandon and I met my Mom and two sisters, Lindsey and Brittney down there in Florida. We had to wake up Friday morning to run some errands for me. I had to get my new ID, I had to have a re-look to make sure I still was approved as my characters. Then we went to Animal Kingdom during the day. I love this park! My most favorite show ever is the Lion King show. I think I have probably seen it 30 times or more now.. but I still get the goosebumps every time! I also love the Nemo show, the Dinosaur ride, the Safari ride, and the Everest ride. Seriously such an amazing park. Then we went to Epcot. I actually spent the first hour calling people for shifts, and going in to princess break rooms trying to get a shift. I had been trying for a month but could not get one until I got my re-look. So I was pretty desperate. But finally a girl in one of the break rooms gave me her shift! Whoo! So I worked as a Cindy "spare" Saturday morning at 6 am. So I sat around as an extra, waiting to make sure all the Cindy's (10 in Magic Kingdom a day) showed up for their shifts for the day. I was actually then moved to Epcot and did a lunch dining shift. When I worked full time there last year, that was my least favorite shift. But I loved it this time! I soaked up all the time I got with those little kids! I realized how much I missed it. Those kids were so fun! Then I met up with everyone in Magic Kingdom. We went on a bunch of rides, and even got Dole Whip! My favorite part was when we rode Splash Mountain, my Mom and Brit got completely soaked!

Sunday we went to Hollywood Studios all day. They have this new ride called Toy Story Mania. IT WAS AWESOME!! We rode it 3 times in a row. We were obsessed. It is like a ride, and you wear 3D glasses, and you shoot a Nerf-gun-like thing at a video screen and shoot targets. You get more points for certain ones. Seriously look it up online. Or go to Disney World or Land to see this ride! We hung out by the pool all day Monday until we had to leave for the airport.

I am so thankful for my family and Brandon for going down with me. We all needed a break from school and work.. so it was perfect. Here are some pictures:

Green Army Man! This was my favorite character to be.

The whole group at Hollywood Studios.

This is us really enjoying the Animal Kingdom Parade. I think this is one of the many moments we forgot our ages while we were there.

Magic Kingdom in front of Cinderella's Castle.

Zerg trapped us! This is from the Buzz Lightyear Ride.

At Epcot in front of the ball. I like him a lot!

I am pretty sure Brandon's favorite part of the trip was the food. I had coupons for free popcorn. Brandon had 4 popcorns in 1.5 days. He is obsessed!

My Mom will kill me when she sees this picture, but this is after she got SOAKED on Splash Mountain! She was a little surprised! haha
Hello all, sorry it has been so long since we have updated our blog. It has been a little extra busy in our home lately. And I told Brandon it was his turn to post, but he hasn't had the chance. So I wanted to share with everyone a wonderful experience Brandon and I had the past few weeks.

Well I guess we had a rough start when we got married. Not between us, but with outside factors. In fact, I am so glad we were here together, because I never would have made it through this alone. Right after we got married, Brandon found out he lost his job at The Music School and wasn't going to get paid for the past 2 months of his work. They went out of business and had no money to pay their employees. And my work has been struggling for a while with money and has always been late on my paychecks. But at this point, they were 4 paychecks behind. So Brandon and I both didn't have money coming in. Then we found out that Brandon did not get approved for Residency and we would have to pay the full out-of-state tuition amount at UVU. And then we found out we got denied for all our loan and grant applications. So Brandon's classes dropped since we didn't pay tuition. We didn't know what we were going to do.

Before the wedding, we were so busy planning, and busy going out of town for wedding and family things, that I never had the chance to pay my tithing for about 2 months. So finally that Sunday I caught up. This was really hard since we were struggling, but we didn't even second guess it. THAT SAME DAY, blessings started coming. I finally sold my hair which we were trying to do for a month, Brandon was able to stay at Square Magazine and get more hours so he could make some money, my work paid me all my paychecks they owed me, my Dad offered to be our Loan Lender and loan us the tuition money without interest (yep he is the best Dad ever!), and I got an interview for a second part-time job! We were overwhelmed with joy and tears as we realized who had sent these blessings. We knew exactly why we received them. This experience re-confirmed the truth that we must always go to the Lord first. We are so thankful for the Lord and the lessons he has taught us.

And actually, this situation brought Brandon and I closer as we dealt with our first "bump" in the road in marriage. And he was so good to me while I was so stressed! He has taught me how to relieve some of my stress and has helped me "try" to be more relaxed. He had complete faith in the situation. I have really learned a lot from Brandon since I met him. He is the calmest person ever, and does whatever he can to see the positive in any given situation. I am so thankful for my Father in Heaven who has blessed me with such an amazing husband. Without him, who knows where I would be!