Where Have I Been?


Things have been super busy lately so I have been away from my blog for a week or so. I hope to be back up and writing all about our vacation next week or the week after.  We have all been super busy with the end of school and now that it is over I…

Disney Planning, Again!


For many reasons we have decided to move our January trip to Walt Disney World to March. We swore we would never be those people who planned their trips around school breaks but now that both kids are in high school it is a bit tougher. Christmas break was later this year lasting until January…

Eighteen Summers


Someone said this to me the other day, “All we get is eighteen summers with them.” That hit me like a ton of bricks. I never thought about it in those terms. I am very aware that my daughter is ending her junior year of high school and her brother is ending his eighth grade…

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…

Finally Home and Back to “Real” Life


We finally got home from vacation the other day. We spent most of our vacation in North Carolina visiting my parents: Aren’t they cute? We had a relaxing time while there and got to do some fun things such as the Christmas Lights at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. This 3.5 mile drive through Christmas light…

Small Town Living – Memorial Day Weekend


This weekend is the “official” start of tourist season in our area. The signs of summer are everywhere here. The PGA Senior Golf Tournament is in town and people are swimming in the lake already. I smelled a barbecue starting earlier this morning and see signs of graduation parties all around town. The “Bugs at…

Beach Club at Walt Disney World


Lobby of the Beach Club. To be honest we are a die-hard Value Resort family. In our past 20 trips we have stayed at Moderate Resorts twice. We did not care for the Caribbean Beach Resort. Some people love this resort. For us, it did not work. We like being close to the big pool…

It’s Not Just About the Food…


It’s not just about the food we eat, it is the experiences we have.  How do you set your table?  Where do you eat? Do you all sit down together?  Each experience is different and brings different things to our lives. Many experiences are tied to food in someway others are just life.  My blog…