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Posted: Monday, Nov. 18, 2013

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Photo by Lora Denton Photography.

Originally from England, Sarah Ryberg has lived in Charlotte for the last 12 years and is a graduate of UNC Charlotte. After two whirlwind weddings - one in Charlotte and another in her homeland - Sarah is settling into married life and learning what it takes to be a Mrs. You can reach Sarah at sarahmryberg@yahoo.com

It never fails to amaze me how quickly vacation days go by. It felt like the slowest week leading up to our 7 day Disney vacation, but now it's already over. The days just flew by, and while there were some bumps along the way, we both loved and needed our trip away.

Let me start out by saying that both Robert and I were sick throughout this trip. Usually our excitement keeps us going during our long days at the parks, but this time we felt worn down a lot faster. I pushed myself until day five, but by then I could only go a few hours before suggesting we head back to the hotel. That being said, we didn't let how we felt stop us from having a blast. We rested more often and left the parks earlier than planned, but we saw so much while we were there and let the big kids in us out.

We made sure to hit our favorite rides, like The Haunted Mansion, Star Tours, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin and Toy Story Mania. Although I acted like I was a big challenge, Robert's score on the last two rides trumped mine by thousands. Next time victory will be mine!

As we had more time than on our last trip, I was able to show Robert some new parks as well. I took hubby on his first visit to Animal Kingdom and Sea World, which he really enjoyed. At Sea World he got to feed a stingray which was pretty amazing. it's been years since I've been there and I had forgotten how many feeding and greeting experiences there were.

Then of course all the parks were decorated for Christmas. I couldn't get in the full Christmas spirit because it's still early November, but the parks looked gorgeous! I loved the icicle lights on Cinderella's Castle and the Osborne Family Lights at Hollywood Studios were incredible. I've never seen that many lights in one place!

I'm so thankful that I married someone that I can have so much fun with. Every vacation I've spent with hubby has been a blast and strengthened the already strong relationship we have. Our schedules have been so hectic lately and we rarely get a lot of time together. On vacation it was just us and I always come home feeling closer to him. It was definitely what we needed.

For more pictures from our vacation, and our other adventures, be sure to like The Making of a Mrs. on Facebook.

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