Owen's Make A Wish trip was the best experience ever! We had an early start on Sunday when the "shuttle" showed up at 8am. Much to our surprise.. there was a white stretch limo in our driveway! The driver had us loaded up in no time and we were on our way to the airport. Owen loved the limo ride. He kept saying.. "this is the best limo ride ever! We used curbside check in at the airport and found our wish granter that was sending us off. It wasn't long before we were passing through security and found our way to the gate. I loaded us up with snacks and water bottles for the 4 hour plane ride. We always pre-board because of Owen's oxygen concentrator and all his luggage. The pilot let him hang in the cockpit while I cloroxed his seat and surrounding areas. Kam and Daddy got the front row of seats with all the extra leg room, while Owen and I took up the row behind them. Kam worked on her algebra the majority of the flight, while Owen played iPad and ate snacks. We were all excited to finally be on our way to Orlando! The four hour flight went by surprisingly fast and soon we found our GKTW greeter. She escorted us, and another MAW family from Phoenix, to baggage claim and to find our rental cars. Alamo let us pick out any car we wanted and a minivan it was! I don't pack light and we had 7 checked bags and million carry ons. We hit the road and before we knew it, we were at the village. (stock photo) We checked in at the House of Hearts and Owen was given a plush Mickey and Kamryn a Shamu. There was a big tree in the middle of the house and Spiderman was peeking down from the ceiling. We arrived just as the cookie cart was passing by with lemonade and chocolate chip cookies...yum! Our villa was decorated for Christmas and it felt like home, rather than a hotel. We unloaded our luggage and made our way to the Gingerbread house for a quick dinner. As soon as we walked in, we knew how amazing this village was. There were so many volunteers helping out, taking our trays to our table and they were all so sweet. After dinner we spent a few minutes at the ice cream parlor before I had to be at the 7:45 orientation. Carson took the kids over to Matthews Boundless Playground which is designed after the Candyland game. It was Candyland night and the kids had so much fun! I have no pictures because we left the camera in our villa and I missed out due to orientation. But.. I hear it was very fun! After orientation, I ran to the office to see if Apria delivered Owen's oxygen and of course.. they did not. I called in and they had to make a late night delivery so that we had oxygen for day 2. In the meantime, the manager took me to the storage building and we found some oxygen tubing and leftover oxygen tanks to get us by. When I got back to the villa.. the kids were settled into their room for the first night. As I finished unpacking and picking up for the night, I took a shot of our villa Christmas tree. Isn't she pretty? We had a great start to our trip and the next ten days proved to be magical with lots of surprises along the way. I crashed by 11pm (9pm AZ time), and we only played musical beds once on the first night.