Last night I got to experience one of my Christmas presents a little early – Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party!
It was an evening filled with bright lights, hot chocolate, sugar cookies, a big tree and of course all things Disney! I mean how can you go wrong with Disney at Christmas time? It was fabulous.
Before the Christmas festivities at Disney World started, I was busy spreading the Christmas spirit on my own side of town yesterday afternoon. After 3 hours of shopping my debit card literally felt a little lighter and I got about 1/2 of my Christmas shopping done.
Yippee!! I still need a couple other big gifts, but I at least know now what I need to buy. I also purchased some baking supplies for some homemade gifts for various acquaintances.
While shopping I had a Trader Joe’s Crunchy Peanut Butter Granola Bar.
Where Derek made it to Orlando we headed to Whole Foods for a quick and easy dinner that was on our way.
I stocked up at the Hot Bar doing my typical ‘a little of this’ and ‘a little of that’ approach.
I left a few bites behind. That may have been a first when it comes to Whole Foods hot bar for me. 😉
I was like a little kid when we made it to Magic Kingdom. Derek claimed he needed a leash for me because I kept stopping to take photos of everything. I was just so excited!
We arrived just as the parade was starting!!!
My favorites were the Disney Princesses that came through. I grew up on all of them and still feel like I am in the presence of a celebrity with Snow White or Ariel. 🙂
The big finale – Santa Claus!
To help everyone get in the Christmas spirit, there was plenty of Holiday Treat booths set up around the park.
I had 1.5 cookies throughout the evening.
And 1.5 cups of Hot Chocolate.
We partied with Pluto while drinking out hot chocolate.
I then made the BIG mistake of riding the tea cups after the second cup of hot chocolate.
Not smart. Not smart at all.
Let’s just say Derek had to stop spinning the tea cup because he got nervous when I kept putting my hand to my mouth on the ride. Unfortunately that sick feeling stayed throughout the night, but I made the best of it. 🙂
I really wanted Derek to have a Santa’s hat all evening. Unfortunately we didn’t find them until the end. Oh well.
The night came a close with one final view of Cinderella’s Castle all lit up. Soo pretty!
At midnight the festivities ended and I became a pumpkin! I couldn’t make it home to my bed fast enough!
I had originally planned to run 15 miles this morning and slowly through out the evening that 15 kept going lower and lower until when my alarm when off this morning I decided on a nice 10. 🙂
I fueled up with a piece of toast slathered with almond butter, pear butter and raisins then headed out the door.
The 10 miles weren’t pretty. I was tired and could not find my groove. I kept a 9:00 minute pace just so the run would be over faster and if I wasn’t training for a marathon I would have called it quits about 2 miles in. I was very thankful when the run was over. 🙂
I came home with an image of a veggie omlette on my mind.
This was a 2 egg scrambler with onion, spinach, tomatoes, jalapenos, mushrooms, and swiss cheese.
Just what I needed!! Soo good!
Enjoyed with a pear
and a piece of pumpkin cornbread from the freezer.
My tummy was still feeling off after my run, but the breakfast took care of it.
Now, Derek and I are off to enjoy more holiday cheer, but this time at Universal!
Have a great Saturday!!