After eight trips to Disney World, I feel at home when we visit. The familiar sights and sounds of Main Street welcome me and I am excited to visit my favorite places. The sameness of the Magic Kingdom over the years is comforting.
Cinderella’s Castle may be flooded with orange lights at Halloween and . . . → Read More: The Same Yet Always Changing
We knew that we wanted to go on a short road trip or two this summer and when Scott found out that Chelsea (English Premier League Soccer) was playing in Washington, DC, we added it to the list. On our last full day in DC we headed to into the city in the morning . . . → Read More: The Best Part of Our Trip
Hot, humid, so much walking, wet, tired legs, family, adventure, so much walking, museums, monuments.
Monday was a very long day. By the time we returned to the hotel, the adults had close to 25,000 steps so the children had many more. There were some points where I didn’t think they would be able . . . → Read More: Washington DC – Day 2 – The One with Uncle Nick
Since we didn’t have a beach vacation planned for this year we decided we would plan some smaller road trips. So when Scott found out the Chelsea (Premier League Soccer team) would be playing in DC this summer, the family adventure to DC was planned.
We loaded up the van and hit the road . . . → Read More: Washington DC – Day 1
We took a quick family road trip to Washington, DC at the end of July. I have lots of stories to tell about our trip. As I was downloading and flipping through the pictures some of them caught my attention. Pictures of people taking pictures and pictures where the story changes.
We were walking . . . → Read More: Different Perspectives From Our Family Vacation
Today Scott and I celebrate 11 years of marriage.
I doubt that Scott and I will ever take a vacation on our anniversary because running away from cold Pittsburgh in the winter is far too appealing. Today is as good as any to finish the blog post I started in February when we . . . → Read More: Eleven Years and Our Winter Get Away
Yesterday was a perfect day on the beach. The humidity was low, the temps were moderate and there was a lovely breeze. I took turns playing in the waves with each of my children and I showed them how to use all of the sand molds that we had brought with us; then I sat . . . → Read More: While Ruslan Dug Holes in the Sand
Last year when Scott and I were preparing to go on our first cruise, I was worried about being disconnected. I wanted to relax and have fun and why did that mean taking away the internet. However, when we docked at the end of those five days and I turned my cellular connection back . . . → Read More: A Vacation Summary in Tweets
Two weeks from today Ruslan and Wyatt will go on their first airplane flight and they will visit Disney World for the first time. It will be Juliana’s 3rd trip, Scott’s 3rd, my 7th and I believe my mom’s 7th as well. My mom loves Disney and an even number of people means that Juliana . . . → Read More: I Decided That We Need A Little Extra Magic
It shouldn’t be so hard. It’s a simple request.
Three children looking in my general direction at the same moment. Just for a few seconds at the same time. A smile or happy face is a bonus.
But it is nearly impossible. Looking everywhere else is much more exciting – the ground is more interesting.
. . . → Read More: Everyone Look at Mommy