Addie has no idea that in exactly 8 hours she will be boarding a plane bound for Houston, Texas.

She will think the two of us are headed down there for the weekend. A work trip I was able to bring her along on, surprise!

At 11:30 am Mickey Mouse will call her and wish her a fun time on her Disney Cruise.

If a window breaks in the lower 48 at 11:31 am CST, I’m sorry, that was Addie’s squeal.

While I am headed to Texas for a work trip, it won’t be just any old trip.

It will be a week on a boat in the Western Caribbean with my heart, my darling Addie.

She will turn 8 on Friday, somewhere off the coast of Mexico.

She wanted to go to McDonald’s for her birthday, I do hope she’s not disappointed with the slight change of events.

Self expression of the seven year old female.

I honestly cannot believe this is my life.


  1. I can’t believe how lucky she is! She has the coolest mom and will never, ever forget this birthday!

  2. OMG You so need to tape her reaction! I can’t wait to see photos!!! Lucky girl!

  3. I am hyperventilating for her! #bestmomever
    And I’m going to see the fam in Houston next week, maybe our paths will cross. There are only 20 million or so peeps there. It could happen:)

  4. I love that picture. I feel like there’s no way that wasn’t staged but from what you’ve written about Addie…maybe? It’s amazing either way…nice job.

  5. So thrilling, Casey! I fantasize every Christmas about saying “Surprise, we’re going to Disney!” to my kids. Have a wonderful time, and I hope you can get a photo of her face when the full awesomeness of it hits. 🙂


  7. SQUEEE! Yay!

  8. I am crying happy tears for her, just like I have every time I’ve seen something about this. I hope you girls have an amazing trip and I can’t wait to see pictures!

  9. How fun! You have truly been blessed! Good things happen to good people, though. And you, Casey, are good people. Please record the moment she finds out about the cruise. Priceless!

  10. AMAZING!! she will remember this for-ev-er!

  11. OMG how cool! Enjoy! xo

  12. Lucky ducky you and Addie too! I am so excited for you both. This will surely be the best birthday ever! Enjoy making special (Disney) memories together. I can’t wait to read your posts about the surprise and the trip. 🙂

  13. Disney? On a Boat?! How super fun!! You guys are going to have the best time!

  14. Oh wow, lucky you and lucky her. How fun!

  15. Your life… AMAZING! Addie has a fabulous Mommy. I’m sure she’ll forgive you for skipping the McDonald’s.