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Mickey's Verry Merry Christmas Party

by Meghann on December 12, 2009

Last night I got to experience one of my Christmas presents a little early – Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party!

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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.

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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.

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Where Derek made it to Orlando we headed to Whole Foods for a quick and easy dinner that was on our way.

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I stocked up at the Hot Bar doing my typical ‘a little of this’ and ‘a little of that’ approach.

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I left a few bites behind. That may have been a first when it comes to Whole Foods hot bar for me. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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!

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We arrived just as the parade was starting!!!

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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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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The big finale – Santa Claus!

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To help everyone get in the Christmas spirit, there was plenty of Holiday Treat booths set up around the park.

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I had 1.5 cookies throughout the evening.

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And 1.5 cups of Hot Chocolate.

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We partied with Pluto while drinking out hot chocolate.

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I then made the BIG mistake of riding the tea cups after the second cup of hot chocolate.

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Not smart. Not smart at all.

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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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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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!

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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. ๐Ÿ™‚

I fueled up with a piece of toast slathered with almond butter, pear butter and raisins then headed out the door.

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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. ๐Ÿ™‚

I came home with an image of a veggie omlette on my mind.

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This was a 2 egg scrambler with onion, spinach, tomatoes, jalapenos, mushrooms, and swiss cheese.

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Just what I needed!! Soo good!

Enjoyed with a pear

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and a piece of pumpkin cornbread from the freezer.

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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!!

{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Julie December 12, 2009 at 12:05 pm

Disney at Christmas looks awesome!!

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2 Jenna December 12, 2009 at 12:09 pm

wow! that looks like a magical night and so much fun!
your breaky egg scramble looks delish of coures!
and i am so jealous you are enjoying abother night at universal ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jenna

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3 VeggieGirl December 12, 2009 at 12:14 pm

So enchanting!

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4 amanda @ fake ginger December 12, 2009 at 12:18 pm

So fun! I definitely want to take my boys to Disney for Christmas one year. Would you believe that my husband and I have never even been? And it’s not even a day of driving away from us!

I love your breakfast plate too. It’s cute!

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5 cdbuckeye December 12, 2009 at 12:28 pm

ahh that looks so fun! nothing is better than disney, especially at Christmas!

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6 Lily @ Lily's Health Pad December 12, 2009 at 12:29 pm

That picture of Cinderella’s castle gave me chills! It reminded me of the first time that I went to Disney World, when I still believed that the people walking around in costumes were the actual movie characters.

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7 legalstyle December 12, 2009 at 2:00 pm

the teacups get me every time, too. i stay away from the like the plague, now.

but i’m glad you at least got your 10 miles finished this morning, however rocky!

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8 Evan Thomas December 12, 2009 at 2:07 pm

That looks so fun!

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9 Julie @savvyeats December 12, 2009 at 2:30 pm

I totally can’t do spinny rides like that, or I’ll feel sick for the rest of the day too! Glad you’re feeling better!

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10 meyergirl December 12, 2009 at 2:30 pm

Looks like fun. The Busch Gardens here has started a Christmas Town. We might have to check it out.

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11 Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama December 12, 2009 at 2:51 pm

Looks like a great time! I have always wanted to go to Disney Land!

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12 Abby December 12, 2009 at 3:01 pm

What fun pics.. looks like an awesome night.. Im jealous ๐Ÿ™‚

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13 Karla December 12, 2009 at 3:09 pm

Disney!
Sounds so fun!

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14 Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) December 12, 2009 at 3:29 pm

I wish Disneyland had something like that! I live an hour away from Disneyland, but I googled and it’s only in Florida. BUMMER!

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15 Erin December 12, 2009 at 3:33 pm

So cool! I’ve been to Disney three times in my life, so it’s so fun to see someone who lives so close to it experience it during times other than summer vacations! ๐Ÿ™‚

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16 rungirlrunn December 12, 2009 at 3:46 pm

What a neat event!!

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17 The Linz December 12, 2009 at 3:56 pm

Your Disney adventure looks like so much fun!!! I had the opportunity to do “a not so scary halloween” at Disney world once and it was super fun! That is awesome that you live so close to such a fun place!

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18 CG the Foodie December 12, 2009 at 4:00 pm

That looks like a fabulous evening! WTG on making the 10 mile run after a thrilling night!

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19 Sweet Cheeks December 12, 2009 at 4:24 pm

Wow, everything looks so pretty! I’m glad you had a fun night…and enjoy your time at Universal today, lucky!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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20 maggie December 12, 2009 at 4:42 pm

I do love disney coco soooo much!

Maggie

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21 Marina December 12, 2009 at 4:58 pm

Looks like really fun! I hope you had some more fun today too ๐Ÿ™‚
you and derek look really cute ๐Ÿ™‚

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22 Brandi December 12, 2009 at 5:13 pm

what a fun night! I love that they do a Christmas parade.

Hope you’re feeling better today!

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23 MelissaNibbles December 12, 2009 at 5:32 pm

You’re a lucky girl to live so close to Disney and Universal. Have fun tonight!

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24 Tay December 12, 2009 at 7:05 pm

Oh man I LOVE Disney and Christmas time! The Disneyworld castle looks beautiful. I’ve only seen Disneyland decorated. It’s so magical ๐Ÿ™‚

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25 kelsey @ kelseytoney December 12, 2009 at 9:28 pm

you are looking so slim! Happy! Healthy!

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26 blueberrymuffins December 12, 2009 at 10:32 pm

Yikes the same thing happened to me on a spinning ride too and I only felt better after eating eggs!

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27 Jeri December 13, 2009 at 8:00 pm

I love the tea cup shots. Def looks like you’re getting a hang of the new camera!

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28 Jordan December 13, 2009 at 8:43 pm

The Christmas party looks like so much fun! We were supposed to be down there next weekend for the last party, but my job layoff put a damper on that. ๐Ÿ™ Oh well, we’ve been to Disney twice this year already!

We did go to the Halloween party last year, and that was awesome!

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29 Julie December 18, 2009 at 10:18 pm

I’m sorry – I’ve been a stalker for over a year without a comment.

All I want to say is that:

a) you’re absolutely beautiful
b) you guys are adorable together
c) you inspire me.

Thank you for everything you do.

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