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Disney’s Animal Kingdom

When I’m talking to Disney newbies about their Disney Vacation plans, I’m frequently asked “Do I really need to visit the Animal Kingdom? It’s just another zoo isn’t it?” While it does have animals that one would find in a…

Spring

I started to sit down and plan our Spring out, and realized that we have a pretty tried and true list of things we do to make the most of the beautiful Spring weather before things get too hot! I thought I’d share a few of our favorite things…

Wintery Fun in Utah

We spent this past weekend in Utah visiting my brother & sister-in-law, and last week, I thought I would be writing a completely different post. We had planned to have some snowy fun with my Texas boys, and try out skiing at Snow Basin. Well, fate had different…

Chocolate Mint Cookies

Did you know that February 19th is National Chocolate Mint day? Honestly, is there anything that doesn’t have a day anymore? I do love the idea of celebrating something totally random each day, and since chocolate and mints and the combination of the two are a huge hit…

How We Saved Christmas With Little Traditions

Our Christmas break wasn’t always easy. The first few years we spent together usually ended in my tears. Tears out of exhaustion from trying to squeeze in too much. Tears of frustrations from unsolicited advice or unmet expectations. Tears from not having enough time for just us…Finally we…

What to Know If You’re Going to Gaylord’s Ice

When we first visited Ice eight years ago, it was just simply the Ice display. It has now become something you legitimately could spend an entire weekend at. Ice tickets can now be upgraded to include ice skating, snow tubing, photos with Santa, snowball throwing, a merry-go-round, Reindeer…

Thanksgiving Wrap Up: Fun with Friends & Family

Does anyone else get through Thanksgiving week and then need a solid 2, maybe 3 days to recover? I don’t even know as we were as busy during the week as we have been in years past, but I was exhausted! Mostly in a good way though.  I…

Our Ideal One Day Magic Kingdom Itinerary

When visiting Disney World, there are two main mistakes you can make: not planning your day at all, and over planning your day! Not planning the day at all can lead to a lot of disappointment over missed opportunities, as well as a lot of wasted time waiting in long…

Honey Lemon Chicken & Asparagus: The Recipe that Hooked me onto Pampered Chef

I know I have shared a million times about how I have a little chef in the house! So when a friend threw a Pampered Chef Party on Facebook for a former mutual customer of ours and I saw their SUPER CUTE kid cooking sets, I thought “I know…

Our Fun Afternoon of Halloween Science & Snacks

  My best friend, Bonnye, and I are always trying to come up with different things to do with our kids other than our usual pizza nights.  Not that we don’t love our pizza nights, but sometimes you gotta mix things up! Luke has been really into science…