Irish Dance Camp Competition


Hi All! If you have followed me for any length of time you know my daughter is crazy for Irish dance! My daughter is in a competition to win an Irish dance camp scholarship. This is like her dream camp. The scholarship would pay the almost $1,000 tuition for the week long camp in New…

Standing on the Edge of the Sandwich Generation


I don’t talk much about my family (other than my immediate family). My daughter was born when I was a bit older so I am getting to be of the age where I still have my children at home and parents who are aging and will be in need of some “assistance.” So I am…

Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner – 1900 Park Fare


Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner at 1900 Park Fare in the Grand Floridian offers a chance to meet with some of the characters from Cinderella that are harder to find in the parks. Cinderella and Prince Charming, Lady Tremaine (Cinderella’s step-mother), Anastasia and Drizella (Cinderella’s step-sisters) are normally in attendance.  On this night Drizella was…

Man Plans, God Laughs


I had every intention of posting each and every day while on vacation. Obviously, that did not happen. It was a wonderful vacation with lots of fun things and a few low points (everyone else got sick at some point and had to sit out a day or two of the parks). It was all…

Photopass at Walt Disney World


For years I resisted the Photopass add-on option for our Disney trips. When we would get home from vacation I would have 100s well, maybe 1000s of pictures and only 5-10 pictures with me in them. I don’t like getting my picture taken and I am the picture taker. I was always looking for the…

Disney’s All Star Music


We love Disney World and have stayed at every level of hotels from value resorts to deluxe. We like all the levels for different reasons. After wrestling with which hotel to book for our current trip either the cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort or a family suite at All-Star Music Resort.  In the end…

Eating While Traveling


Even while traveling I still try to keep eating at drive thrus to a minimum. I try to keep it to about once a day if possible but some traveling days that just doesn’t work. The second day of our trip was the day of the Atlanta road/bridge collapse and we had to make a…

U.S. Blogging Event Details


Originally posted on Life of an El Paso Woman:
Chicago Prime Italian Hi everyone. First of all, I want to say thank you so much for your patience and support! I’m excited to say we finally have a location for the first U.S. Blogging Event! Please feel free to reblog and/or share on social media.…

“Wishes” to End and “Happily Ever After” to Begin


Disney World means a lot to our family. It is our “home” away from home. My children grew up watching the “Wishes” fireworks show in Magic Kingdom. I remember holding each one of them on our shoulders to see the fireworks and the castle.  Now they are as tall as I am (or taller!) and…

Blending In and Letting Go


This what I am doing this morning. My daughter is on her final college tour before she starts to make her decisions. This school is at the bottom of her list of choices right now but we all felt she needed to take the tour and see how it felt for her. So, I let…

Salted Caramel Pretzel Brownies


I admit it. I am not a big desserts fan. Oh, I love a good piece of chocolate cake or dark chocolate candy from time to time but overall I’d rather have a bowl of mashed potatoes or an extra piece of meatloaf than dessert. But, the rest of my family loves dessert. I don’t…

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


This day is second to only Christmas in our family! Today my daughter and I will spend most of the day traveling to schools and nursing homes so that she can dance with her Irish dance school. Here is a video of some of her dance class performing last weekend at a Hooley (basically a…