Trip Report – Day 1 – June 2019 (Part I)


I’m back! Hope you all are well. Over the next week or so I will be writing mostly about my vacation and all the wonderful fun and food we had. It was very relaxing and a good reconnection for us. Here is a link to our adventures on Day 1 (Part I)  Click for link…

Changes at Walt Disney World


Sunday is my fun day! I write about my family or something that is going on in our world. Lots of changes to the Walt Disney World theme parks were announced at the D23 Expo, a conference for those who love all things Disney, in California last week. I LOVE Disney. Let’s start with that….

Via Napoli


Hope you enjoy this post about Disney World while we are at the State Science Olympiad Competition this weekend. My son is competing in Fast Facts, Crime Busters, and Rocks and Minerals. GO SCIENCE! For some reason this is the first time we have really explored the Italy area in Walt Disney World. I don’t…

Teppan Edo


    Teppan Edo is the Japanese Hibachi restaurant in the World Showcase in Epcot. My daughter and I had dinner at this restaurant two years ago on our mother/daughter trip to Walt Disney World. We loved it so much and thought the rest of the family would love it too. One thing that is great…

Garden Grill (Breakfast)


If you are planning a meal while visiting Disney World and looking for great character interaction this was one of our favorites on this trip. Though we are NOT breakfast eaters and generally do not enjoy breakfast foods I decided to book us a breakfast at the Garden Grill to get us up and moving…

Pooh Sized Traveling – Part II Epcot Future World


*Updated from the original post on October 15, 2016. We are a family of what is commonly referred to, in Disney Speak, as Pooh Sized people.  I think of myself more Ursula sized but that is for another day. We love vacationing in Walt Disney World because they try to accommodate everyone when building their…

You are Going to Disney World Again? My Response


As I am getting ready to book our next trip to Disney World in February already I can hear in my head all the people who ask where we are going on vacation this year say, “Didn’t you just go there?”  or my favorite, “You know there are other places to visit other than Disney…

The Road Back to My Life


These are my thoughts on life, kids and Walt Disney World. I realized I had lost me somewhere along the way the past several years. I have been the perfect Mommy, wife and volunteer anyone could ask for. What I was missing was being there for me. I am going to take this year to…

My Favorite Snack Place in All of Walt Disney World


Every trip we have to make a plan to stop in Epcot at the German Pavillion, at least once but usually twice,  to use some of our snack credits (and some cash) to get treats at Karamell-Kuche. If you have never stopped here, as you walked through Germany you could probably smell it. Just as…

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival


When someone asks what my favorite time to go to Disney World is I always hesitate. I love the Food and Wine Festival or the Magic Kingdom at Christmas. I love the quite times in January/February with low crowds.  But, my favorite time is when the entire park is in bloom. This year I was…

Teppan Edo – Japanese Habachi Grill


We have never eaten in Japan other than at the counter service restaurant, Katsura Grill, which we try to stop during every trip for a combination platter. We have made reservations in the past at Teppan Edo and ended up canceling because they never fit into our plans. I thought my children would love it…