Two weeks ago, we were on Day Two of our No Diapers at Disney Trip. Last week, I was just trying to make it through my First Day Back to Work after said trip. I love those kids but wow, this was the most exhausting Disney Trip I have had. We had fun and I surely hope the kids had fun but I do not see that happening again anytime soon, if at all. I will stick to my adult only Disney trips. I had to come back to work to relax and my next vacation is not until October when we go to the Outer Banks. At least I know there will be relaxing there. I can read a book and watch the ocean, so peaceful. Now that the trip is over and I have recovered from it, it is time to focus on making some much-needed improvements to my blog. Thank you for sticking with me. 2019 is going to be a good year I can feel it. I just had to get past this one little hurdle.
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!
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.
I was so excited I was going to post this on Monday (New Year’s Eve) but then life had other plans, so here it is better late then never my 2018 in review. 2018 was a year of firsts for me, not all good.
🎉 First Disney Cruise
🎉 First ER visit (for both me and the three year old)
🎉 First visit to Frankenmuth Michigan
🎉 First visit to Gulf Shoes Alabama
🎉 First Candlelight Processional at EPCOT
🎉 First time calling in sick to work in the 8 years I’ve worked there
🎉 First Christmas we didn’t put a tree up or lights outside
Where did November and December go? It seems like just yesterday the Christmas movies were starting on Hallmark and now it is almost Christmas. Here is where my November and December went.
First we went to Gulf Shores Alabama for a week, then it was Thanksgiving when we got back. Right after Thanksgiving my aunt had a double kidney transplant, we were in Disney World last week and on my first Disney Cruise over the weekend, and now it is time for Christmas.
What a world wind these last two months have been. I still have Christmas gifts to purchase, but at this point, I really do not care. It is what it is. Oh and I forgot to mention two of the kids had birthdays this week.
I have officially reached stressed out mode over my upcoming Disney Vacation and Disney Cruise. And it’s not till December!
– Steak, Fries, & Truffle Mayo from Be Our Guest
– Turkey from Liberty Tree Tavern
– Rice Crispy Balls from Main Street Confectionery
– Potato Leek Soup from Rose & Crown
– Sticky Bun Bake from The Garden Grill
– Barbecue Pork Sandwich from Liberty Inn
– Pot Roast from 50’s Prime Time Cafe
– Chicken Parmigiana from Mama Melrose
– Jungle Juice from Tusker House
– Pork Egg Rolls from Yak & Yeti
Throughout the Parks
– Dole Whip
– Mickey Soft Pretzel
– Fresh Fruit