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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!


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. 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!







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. ๐Ÿ™‚





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. ๐Ÿ™‚


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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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!!

1 Julie December 12, 2009 at 12:05 pm

Disney at Christmas looks awesome!!

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˜‰


3 VeggieGirl December 12, 2009 at 12:14 pm

So enchanting!

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!

5 cdbuckeye December 12, 2009 at 12:28 pm

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

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.

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!

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

That looks so fun!

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!

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.

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!

12 Abby December 12, 2009 at 3:01 pm

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

13 Karla December 12, 2009 at 3:09 pm

Sounds so fun!

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!

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™‚

16 rungirlrunn December 12, 2009 at 3:46 pm

What a neat event!!

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!

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!

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˜‰

20 maggie December 12, 2009 at 4:42 pm

I do love disney coco soooo much!


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™‚

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!

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!

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™‚

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

you are looking so slim! Happy! Healthy!


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!

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!

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!

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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