Our Disney World Adventure (Including How We Told The Boys!)

Back in October, we decided to plan a trip with a homeschooling group on their Disney World trip.  Families from all over the country planned to venture to Walt Disney World in Florida the first week of March, and we were very fortunate to be able to go.  We somehow managed to wait until two days before we left to tell the boys, and we did so with a fun scavenger hunt and final reveal…a video of Daddy and I telling them we were going to leave the cold weather and go to Disney World on Monday!  We had an absolute blast and I'm sure you will hear more about it later, but first…check out this fun video of our boys learning they were going to Disney World for the very first time!!  

So many people have said to wait until the boys were older so they could remember the trip, but this was just a perfect opportunity and in all honesty, they were the perfect age.  The Captain and D both love Disney Junior, still, so they were able to enjoy that part of Hollywood Studios together, along with Baby Brother.  D was too short for a few rides, but he's also very agreeable and happily went to other rides with Baby Brother and me.  Baby Brother was very easy going and made this whole experience the more wonderful.  And yes, he won't remember this trip, but his brothers will, and we will, and those memories are ones to cherish.  We didn't like the idea of having to wait until our youngest was 8 to enjoy a family vacation.  We are SO GLAD that we went.  It was magical, fun, and such a great vacation!

Disney World

And by the way, if you insist on waiting until all of your children will remember….my husband went to Disney when he was 11 and does not remember much, at all.  ha!  So sometimes, you never know!

Have you been to Disney World or Disney Land?  I'd love to hear about it!

Cabin Fever: Where Do You Want To Go?

Winter is drawing to a close but honestly, the term "winter" is laughable in Texas, at least it is where we live.  We haven't seen snow all season long and while it is currently snowing in parts of the state as I type this, it's not snowing here.  We have had beautiful days mixed with the yucky, cold, rainy days.  The reason we are staying indoors today though?  The WIND!  I loathe the wind.  You can't play sports (easily) in the wind, you can't garden because of the flying dirt, family walks are pointless because we all come back hacking and sneezing from allergies.  So, I choose to stay indoors.  The Captain and Baby D will go out in the backyard for a few minutes, run around like crazy dudes and then come back, proclaiming that it's too windy to play, and they're right.  Winter might be over soon, but the wind will stick around and come randomly throughout the Spring, too, unfortunately.

The hubby and I haven't been on a vacation alone since we celebrated our one year anniversary in May of 2006.  We took a weekend trip to San Antonio, Texas and it was great.  We also went to Mexico in 2007, but that was hardly a vacation because it was a youth group mission trip.  We have done small trips here and there, but since the Captain was born in 2008, we haven't really "gotten away," just us two.  I will be honest, part of that has been my fault.  I didn't want to leave the Captain with anyone overnight because he didn't sleep through the night until he was 18 months old and after that, he still woke up at random times and my mommy guilt kicked in and I didn't want him to be scared in the middle of the night and us not be there.  Well, when the Captain was 25 months old, Baby D was born.  Only recently have I left them both alone overnight.  They did fine and they would do fine if we left them more often, but again, it's that silly mommy guilt.  

Hubby's big 30th birthday is coming up in April (I celebrated mine last year) and I told him we should get away, just us two, to celebrate both of us being 30 and also our 8th anniversary in May.  We talked about going on a cruise, but then literally the next week, the Carnival ship was stuck at sea.  We are still game for a cruise, but our options are limited since Carnival cancelled many of their cruises for awhile.  

So, while we decide what we should do, I think I'll daydream about where I'd like to go on vacation.  Away from the windy Texas allergies…





And maybe we will even go on one of these and hope for the best!


Do you have cabin fever?  Where are you longing to go on vacation?

Wordless Wednesday: Our Mini Vacation




rain forest


My Dream Vacations

Now that the boys are getting better at sleeping away from home, I am starting to think of places I'd like to visit, as a family.  We're not quite there yet, but these places would be so awesome to visit someday!


Niagara Falls

The Grand Canyon


And of course, the beautiful Hawaii

Are you going on vacation this summer?  Are you going to any of these wonderful places??  If not, what places do you want to visit?

Photo A Day May 19 – “A Favorite Place” #photoadaymay

One of my favorite places is beautiful Colorado!  Here is a picture we took on our hike around the lake near Silverthorne, Colorado a few years ago!  Such beauty!

Wordless Wednesday: Trips are Exhausting