Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope everyone is having a great day. Today I’m treating myself. First a Valentine Breakfast from McDonalds (eaten in the car before I caught my shuttle into work). Then a Valentine Cookie (the only Valentine I will probably get). I even bought myself a Valentine gift, a Vera Bradley Backpack. So I guess I am my own Valentine.
We have officially hit the under a month mark till the No Diapers at Disney Trip. Are we ready for this? Is Disney ready? I know the kids are! That’s all they talk about and now the three year old has taken to looking at Disney pictures on my phone. I hope it is everything they hope it is. The below picture is probably how they feel about the Disney Trip, so close but the gate hasn’t opened just yet. Soon!
After watching the Hallmark Channel movie Winter Castle, I was intrigued by the idea of warm milk with honey. Mainly is this something people really drink? So I did what I do best, I googled it! And I found multiple recipes and many positive reviews. So I tried it, and I have to say I am a fan. What is nice for a coffee lover like me, this gives me a non-caffeine alternative before bed. Especially here as late since it’s be cold and snowy for the last week and half.
From Lt. Dan in Forrest Gump, to Ken Mattingly in Apollo 13, to Terry McQuinn in Hallmark Hall of Fame’s Fallen Angel (on of my favs) to Mac Taylor in CSI:NY, and to my favorite Jack Garrett in Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, I have been a a Gary Sinise fan. I preordered his book months ago as soon as I learned about it. But what I got to see last month at Disney World has made me an even bigger Gary Sinise fan. We stayed at Coronado Springs last month and while we were there the Gary Sinise Foundation was there with what they call the Snowball Express. The Snowball Express brings Gold Star Famlies (Families of Fallen Soliders) together for fun and support. I feel honored to be able to say we stayed at the same hotel as these families, rode buses with them, and got to see them enjoying the magic of Disney. I truly hope each and everyone of them had a magical time at Disney, they deserve it.
It’s official the kids are Disney addicts just like me. The ten year old is already asking to go on a Disney Cruise and in two months we will be going to Disney World because we told the three year old she couldn’t go till she was potty trained. That’s right I am calling this trip The No Diapers at Disney Trip. The three and five year old now even ask to watch the fireworks on TV. And little Miss “I go to Disney because I wear underwears”, every time she sees my purse tells me what rides she wants to ride. The five year old even gets excited when he sees the EPCOT ball. We took the kids with us when we say the new Mary Poppins and right before the movie started they played a Disney World commercial, everyone in the theater knew the three year old was going there. It melts this Disney Loving Heart!
I usually love Christmas but this past Christmas with so much going on and traveling I feel like I missed out on the fun of Christmas. Don’t get me wrong I loved every minute of our Disney Christmas Vacation and Disney Christmas Cruise and we are all so very thankful to the family that had to lose someone so my Aunt could get her new to her kidneys. So to keep Christmas going I have decided to do 12 books of Christmas. Each month I will read at least one Christmas book. Book number one:
Three weeks ago this morning we got off our first Disney Cruise. The question is not will we go back but when? We loved cruising with Disney. I don’t honestly know if we would cruise with a different cruise line after taking a Disney Cruise. Castaway Cay (Disney’s Island) is amazing. I would have been fine if we only stopped there. It is so beautiful and Disney has done a great job making it family and adult friendly. More to come soon.