embrace the camera: dec. 30th

is it really the last embrace the camera of the year?
2010 was just beginning, and now we are saying goodbye.
the end of 2010 marks the end of 3 years here in orlando.  i quite honestly feel like i'm on this long vacation...that i haven't really moved away from kansas.
but alas...here i sit...in florida.

living in orlando, does have it's perks though.
disney passes, for instance.
we decided to take advantage of a deal last year, and have enjoyed disney passes this year.
it's been nice to go to disney, whenever we'd like---totally by-pass the busy times and head there when it's not so crazy.

mr. anderson and i have also used our passes to take the kids on "date nights"...
this particular night, i took caedmon for a magic kingdom date.

i love this kid and his amazing smile.

the castle really is magical with the christmas lights on.

and now....it's your turn.
here are the official rules:
1.  take a picture with you and your kids/spouse/family member/pet/whatever.
2.  blog about that picture and include a link to our blog, or grab our button.
3.  link your blog post up on mr. linky below.
4.  visit the other embracers...give each other lots of compliments about how good we look with our greasy hair and sweatpants velour jogging suits on.  cause yah, we need a little boost when it's been days since our last shower.
5.  have fun!

so there ya have it...the last embrace the camera of 2010.
thanks for joining me, every week since may!
have fun embracing.


  1. Is this my first or maybe my second ETC post. Either way I'll be joining you for 2011 :)

    Life...as I see it

  2. Oops. In my haste to share I hit publish before I commented on how beautifully you've captured the joy of the magic kingdom.

  3. you lucky girl! i have never been to disney world... maybe someday with the kiddo's are bigger.

  4. That's the sweetest thing! Love that you take the kids on date night!! :)

  5. I don't see Mrlinky!

    I'll leave my embrace the camera post here.


    Can't wait to join you in 2011!

  6. What a handsome guy you have. Looks like a fun trip. I don't see the linky tool...so here is my link...http://theadventuresofthemartinfamily.blogspot.com/2010/12/embrace-camera-december-30th.html

  7. wooops...totally forgot to add mr. linky...he's there now!

  8. The castle is magical all decorated for Christmas. And alone time. So special.

  9. What a great time! My daughter is sitting here with me in the midwest saying, "mooommmm, I wanna go to Disney world!"

  10. Love the idea of date nights with your kids. I just foudn blog via Jill! I added your embrace the camera to my photo challenge page!

  11. What wonderful pictures. Best wishes for the New Year!

  12. Disney dates would be awesome!!! Great backdrop for photos too!!

  13. i am so jealous…i wouldn't mind living next door to disney!!! i really love your hair, by the way. blessings to you.. :)

  14. WOW!! The castle really is magical all lit up like that! What an awesome picture.

    ...and Mr. Caedmon sure is handsome.

  15. Disney dates are so much. When we lived in Cali, we did it all the time with our kids. Great memories!

  16. that is so awesome that you can spend some one on one time with the kids at a place so fun. i'm a little bit jealous :o)

  17. Emily, you just made my sons day. He LOVES Disneyland and he happened to be right next to me when I opened this. He then said "ya, I like the Disney world cstle, but I like it better with Christmas lights." and bam! There you go kid. Thanks!
    Great pix!

  18. I didn't realize you've only been here for 3 years. It probably feels like a long time to you tho.

  19. what great pics! we've taken our kids to d'land twice now and those are some pictures that i treasure the most. it really is a magical place.

  20. How fun!! Can't wait to take Maggie to Disney this spring!! I've always wanted to go during Christmas too! Love all the twinkle lights!

  21. I just stumbled across your blog and noticed that you lived in Kansas and now you live in Florida. I find that so entertaining because I'm from Wichita and now I live in Tampa. Ha! Okay, maybe it's only cool to me.

    Happy holidays - your blog is so charming!


  22. What a killer shot of the lighted castle!!
    I've ever been to Disney World. But, I love Disneyland. What an awesome parent/kid date!!!


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