Thursday, March 5, 2015

Keeping Promises

Hello, fellow bloggians. It's story time!

I haven't written much about this topic, but my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2013. I wrote a bit about it in a post awhile ago. That Christmas was pretty depressing and we all tried to keep our spirits up, but it was tough. (I swear this is a happy story, not a sad one.)

I'm the only runner in my family, but on occasion, my mom has tagged along on a race to walk a 5K. In 2012, My mom, sister and I did the Disneyland 5K and she had a great time.

My sister, my mom and me in 2012

Everytime I go on a runDisney trip, my mom asks me when she can go with me to do another one. I told I would go with her when she was done with treatments and could travel. Well, good news, folks! My mom is doing great and is in remission. She still has treatments, but she can now travel.

For her birthday, I told her I would take a trip with her to WDW for Wine & Dine weekend and do the Jingle Jungle 5K. I'll also be doing the half, but she has no desire to do that. I've wanted to do this race forever and I'm super excited to finally do it. Not to mention, my mom will insist on staying at a nicer hotel, so that will be a nice change for yours truly! She's all about convenience, so I think we might be staying at the Boardwalk.

In addition, my mom is a huge Harry Potter fan. She's been bugging me to go to Universal, as well. So why not kill two birds with one stone? And what a great way to celebrate my mom's health than Disney and Harry Potter?

Not to mention, both resorts will be decorated for the holidays and the Food and Wine Festival will be going on at Epcot. I'm pretty excited!

I know W&D weekend is months away and I have a ton of things going on before then, but I 

Who else has been to Universal to see Harry Potter? I'm not sure how I need to split up our trip to get everything in. Of course, I still need ample time at WDW, right? Plus, my mom hasn't been to WDW since the 90s and I haven't been to Universal Orlando at all. 

Any advice out there from the Universal Studios pros? How many days would I need to see all of the Harry Potter stuff? I'd also like to wander around the parts of the parks, but my heart is at Disney and seeing all of the important things there.