Saturday, February 25, 2017


Combining a trip to Disney with a funeral was a bit jolting!

The kids were glad to get a visit with the cousins,

but the funeral was really hard!

Thursday, February 23, 2017


I just had to share the awesomeness that was our room!  They have rooms for large groups, which we certainly qualify for!  Unfortunately, the "boy" themed rooms were booked, so we got the Friend's one! Purple ponies and all!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017


 Yes, he fell asleep this way!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


 Bananas growing right outside our door

When we visited Disney six years ago, Mac WANTED a build-your-own lightsaber so, so much, and we said no.  He's been planning and saving for months for this moment!  And lucky kid, his big brother surprised him by paying for it!

Diz Pics

Sunday, January 22, 2017


Our van started making a funny
(not funny)

sound on our drive to the


so when we got off the plane,

and dragged our

tired bodies across the airport,

dragging our over-stuffed luggage

and tired kids,

to find the battery dead,

it wasn't really that funny.

We limped it home late last night,

and now I am swimming in a

giant pile of dirty laundry,

souvenirs, and pictures to organize.

Oh, and vans to get to the shop! 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Sad News

In the midst of our preparations

for our big trip,

we got very sad news.

Hub's step mom was very sick.

He rushed to be with her,

and just days later,

she passed away.

The funeral is just days before our

(non refundable, non reschedule-able)

big trip,

so we'll be preparing for both

trips, back to back.

Monday, January 9, 2017


So, what do you do after a

another chaotic move,

followed by another chaotic year,

followed by another chaotic Christmas,

followed by finally feeling settled?

Why, you plan a giant trip to Disney

with Nana and Papa!

Let the packing,

Disney sewing,

suitcase buying because I can't find

all of ours

chaos begin!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Christmas Busy

Yes, I have been neglecting this blog!

We've been busy with Christmas

 followed closely by birthdays,

and New Years

and recitals

and preparations

for a very exciting trip!

Monday, December 12, 2016