Thursday, June 20, 2013

FABBY: Back Home from our Florida Vacation

The Harry Potter Wizarding World.

Hello sweet friends!

We had a fabulous vacation time in Miami and Orlando with our daughter Sofia and her family. The G'girls are adorable, Smart and they're so much fun, we enjoyed them every minute! They seemed to know it all, as they've been to Miami and Orlando so many times, specially to Disney and the Micky cruise even; so you can imagine the tour guides we had, lol! We hadn't gone back to Disney World since our daughters were small and that would be 20 years! The place has grown so much and of course, everything it's amazing! The weather was hot and terribly sunny and it also rained at times, but we got dry immediately too, because of the 90's climate, hahahaa.. I think I'm getting old, caz even though I walked and went up and down, got in and out of the rides, like a crazy woman and waited in lines for the rides; I was soo tired and no one was it seemed, not my young Sofia and her hubby, and not even Alejandro and neither were the little girls, of course! Than after, we would go shopping to the incredible outlets around Orlando and that part got me totally pooped, but I did enjoy the shopping part of it all and did some great buys for myself, I was so tired I tried cloths on top of my cloths, had no patience, as I was very 'demolished'! We would get home at 11pm after having dinner out and the little girls seemed not to give up, ever..geezzz!!!!

The gang! Alejandro, me, Cayetana, Victoria, Giancarlo and my girl Sofia.
The happy grandparents! The girls forgot their Micky ears at home, since they've been there so many times, they didn't even miss them!

Cayetana decided she wanted to wear lipstick for the entire day, lol...
Us four girls...and again, Cayetana wearing sunglasses, now, like the big girls...she's so funny!
Me in Neiman Marcus.. somewhat drooling... and don't be disappointed at me as I didn't buy anything, besides the huge prices for everything Mackenzie Child's, I really couldn't be schlepping, carrying back home heavy and breakables as they charge you a lot and that also helped for me not to do much damage on this trip and in that store, but, had I lived in the USA you can count I would've gone home with some big things!
I loved that cute pillow, but that bench was making me die a little! Look at the huge duck at your left..cute, ha!
Great animal print chairs!
...and look at the table scape!!!!!!! I like the napkin fold idea.
I loved these dishes and the great table scape. I did get a lovely set of Reed & Barton flatware for 12, with lots of serving pieces and steak knives...very similar to this set, shown here, but I like mine better. I got it at Bloomingdale's and it was on sale for a good price.
Look at the spectacular chandy! So many eye candy in this place.
The candelabra is to simply die for..isn't it?! Actually I would have loved to bring it home, but than I said, aah!
The view we had from our 9th. floor apartment balcony at the Lake Buena Vista Resort in Orlando. The girls and Alejandro went to the pool a lot, while daughter and Sil went to the course. I took pictures and stayed away from the very hot strong sun we had everyday!
My dearest ones...I love them so!
I could only thank our Lord Jesus Christ for the wonderful vacation He enabled us to enjoy and for my family..I feel very, very blessed and yes, GOD is GOOD...amen.

I will be answering some lovely and sweet comments I so pleasantly found in my last post and other posts as well; although it will take me a few days. I want to thank you lovely friends for your sweet and kind comments, as you always make my day!

Thank you wonderful hostesses for having me at your great parties, too.


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How Sweet the Sound I will be participating in Pink Saturday at How Sweet The Sound.



  1. Hi Fabby! I am so glad you had a wonderful vacation with your beautiful family. My family and I were in Disney last week too. I kept thinking to myself how neat it would be if I ran into you!!

  2. Lovely pictures,, Fabby. I am glad you shared them. We have stayed quite a bit in that hotel. I love their pool! The girls looked like they had so much fun, you too, especially in the shopping part. I am glad you enjoyed your stay in FL but I wish we could have met, we were so close. Oh well, maybe next time!..Christine

  3. I have not been to Disney in over 20 years! That hotel looks so gorgeous, I am sure you all had a really great time. Lovely photos. xo

  4. Dearest Fabby,
    Aha, you're back from Paradise! Orlando in summer time is a place where you not soon will tire from. I can imagine that by 11:00 PM you felt spent... Such young girls charge their batteries so easy over night and it IS the age difference that is catching up with us. We went in 2008 with our German 'son' and his wife and two kids. We walked and climbed and went into everything. When you hit the mattress; you're GONE. We stay at the Hyatt Place which is very convenient and close to Disney and to the Outlets. Did you not visit Neiman Marcus Last Call (outlet) instead? There you find super bargains; just by chance but indeed if you fly - the fun is gone for bringing things home. Even though, paying for an additional suitcase is by far not as expensive as having it mailed.
    You looked all very happy and indeed, such times together as a family are a blessing!
    Hugs to you,

  5. Fabulous holiday indeed. What a lovely family you have Fabby, beautiful grandkids too. I heard so much about Miami, and it is now in my bucket list of places to visit.

    Hope you have a good weekend.

  6. What a beautiful family Fabby!!!
    And beautiful photos as well - everyone looks so happy!
    Have a great wknd

  7. What a nice group of family pictures on vacation! You all look wonderful. I don't like the sun or heat much anymore these days myself! Too bad you couldn't buy more- there was plenty of eye candy to choose from!

  8. Oh what a wonderful time at a fun place with your sweet family! Love every photo you have shared :)

  9. Hi, Fabby! What a great trip. Your family is beautiful, and I know you had an awesome time...even in the heat. Thanks for sharing your trip..and the shopping.

  10. Oh Fabby, your pictures are wonderful and it looks like you all had such a great time. Sweet precious memories. Hugs, Marty

  11. Welcome back Fabby! It sure looks like you had a wonderful time with your beautiful family in Disney World. I've never been there! Maybe some day. Hugs, Pamela

  12. looks like you had a truly lovely time! very happy for you. happy pink saturday! xo

  13. Such a wonderful vacation. We just came back from there. It is always a good time. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  14. What wonderful memories you have at a fun place with your sweet family! Loved all the photos, and thanks for taking us shopping too.

  15. Fabby'i thought of you when I saw the large amount of rain that was forecast for the Orlando area. Glad you enjoyed. I relate to the heat,humidity and getting tired. But your sweet family had such a good time. I am happy your trip was a joy to you.

    I am getting to see my son and his family. Nothing is more important.

  16. It seems like you had a lovely time. I'm sending you some cool air from Brittany, where summer is a bit late this year!

  17. What a beautiful family you have! what incredible fun - I don't think I would have left those beautiful stores!!
    Mary x

  18. What a wonderful vacation, Fabby! We haven't been to Disney World in 30 plus years, but we've been to Disneyland several times since then. One of our fondest vacation memories was our last trip to Disney World, because we took my hubby's parents. They had so much fun with our kiddos and it's a wonderful memory we will carry with us always.

  19. Oh Fabby, I'm so glad I didn't miss seeing these pictures of you and your gorgeous family...
    Beautiful....gorgeous family!!!!!
    Looks like a fun vacation.......

    You, your daughter and grands look so much alike.....

  20. Dearest Fabby, What a wonderful vacation with your lovely family. You are all so beautiful and look so happy. The girls are adorable and I know you had a wonderful time spent with them. You are right, God IS Good! Love to all, xoGinger

  21. MacKenzie is not available in my country. I learned the brand mostly from friends and blog friends too. For some reason, I love their signature style. Not too formal and not to casual. Very laid back but still elegant.

    And Disneyland!!! It never fails to make anyone happy from the kids to the kids at heart. I've been to Disneyland in HK and I have this dream to see all of the Disneyworld :)

    Thank you for linking up Fabby! Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

  22. It is amazing how much energy all of the 'young folks' have! I give out, too! But you had tons of fun and lots of photos to remember your trip! I like just north of Orlando and know about the weather here this month. The temps aren't so bad but the humidity makes everything AND everyone droop! Sweet hugs!

  23. Hi, I'm so happy you are back safe and sound. Wonderful pictures. It looks like you all had a great time.
    That store would be a place I would love to visit too ; )
    Have a great day.

  24. What a lovely family and it looks like you had a wonderful vacation! Thanks for linking up to TTF.


  25. What a lovely family you have, and it certainly does look like you had a great time. Oh, yes, I LOVE the MacKenzie Childs display at Neiman-Marcus. I do my very best to avoid it if at all possible whenever I shop (read: pass through) the store. That bench got to me too. No problem! We just have to learn to make one of our own!

  26. Beautiful girls and happy grands...looks like a delightful vacation. I know what you mean about being so tired. I think that I slept for a week when we returned home from DisneyWorld with our grandsons. The MacKenzie Childs displays are spectacular. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  27. What a beautiful family! How wonderful that you all got to enjoy a family vacation together! Memories in the making:)


  28. :D I love this post....seeing your *gorgeous* family having a great time in Florida. I'd like to go to Harry Potter World myself!

    What I love most is how you're so grateful to God for your many blessings. God is good!

    PS I love Neiman Marcus. But don't tell Mr. Art @ Home I said that!!!


  29. Great photos Fabby..Loved every bit going through it.Happy to see the cute family....Thanks for this beautiful share.Love..sujatha...:):)


  30. Great photos Fabby..Loved every bit going through it.Happy to see the cute family....Thanks for this beautiful share.Love..sujatha...:):)

  31. Fabby,
    What an amazing vacation with your daughter's family!!! I have drooled over each photo!!! Loved seeing the G'girls personalities through photos!!!
    Although one can't take home the Makenzie Childs merchandise that you viewed in Neiman Marcus. . .one certainly can take home the inspiration and the memories!!!
    thanks for sharing with us, dear friend!!!

  32. Fabby:

    It looks like you and your family had a terrific time. I agree with you about the heat and travelling. It sure takes it out of you.

    I think the real magical part of your trip was the shopping!!!

    Great to have you at "Oh, the PLACES I've been!" Hope to see you this Friday!

    - The Tablescaper

  33. Fabby I enjoyed these vacation photos so much. I am so glad you all had a great time. You have a beautiful family!


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