For Valentine’s Day I decide to surprise Matthew with a one night staycation at Universal’s Royal Pacific Hotel. Matthew was going to be out of town for Valentine’s Day and it’s rare that I can surprise him like this – but I realized we had some unused travel points and was able to book a night. We were also lucky enough to have the stars … Continue reading The Staycation: Fantasy vs Reality
Happy Wednesday! Last weekend I ran the Disney Princess Half Marathon – it was a hot yet amazing time. When I got home from the race, I decided to check out the online race photos. We are Disney annual passholders, however, our passes don’t include the Memory Maker feature. For those that are not familiar – Disney’s Memory Maker is an incredible way to capture … Continue reading Memory Maker or Not?
Hi guys! It’s been a while since I’ve done a race review and with everything fresh on my mind, here’s a recap this past weekend’s Princess Half Marathon. Disney’s race expo visit went efficiently. I am super grateful to Lisa at The Castle Run for posting character hours- or I would have missed my favorite Disney Princess (and one is never out!) ~ Moana Being … Continue reading Running a Hot Disney Princess Half
I had a doozy of a morning the other day. It wasn’t the type of traumatically bad morning where you think to yourself “well at least we have food to eat.” But it was the type where you feel like you’ve been giving 100% effort for the last few weeks and are only getting 50% results. I pulled up into my son’s preschool and noticed … Continue reading The Marathon of Motherhood
I had this sort of epiphany over the holidays that hit me out of the blue. I had just worked on a project for several hours for a friend and it went completely unacknowledged – not even a text to say “got it.” Out of no where the epiphany came. I told Matthew I had a realization about the movie, “It’s A Wonderful Life.” Of … Continue reading When It’s Not A Wonderful Life
A good friend of mine text me last week and asked about my opinions of the recent church scandal from several dioceses in Pennsylvania. She asked how I felt about it and mentioned while she couldn’t quite label it, this story was really bothering her. With the start of school I had seen the headline but not had a chance to look at the story. … Continue reading When you can’t trust Father.
Pack the backpacks and lunches, it’s time to hit the new school year with the ground running. I am sooooo pumped about this year. Could it possibly be because my youngest will be THREE! Life is moving fast and I’m all about keeping up with my ridiculously high expectations I set for myself. What does that mean for this family? The summer mountain … Continue reading SCHOOL! Back to life….back to reality
You know how you have those days where things seem a bit off at the start and you brush them off? And at the end of the day after numerous failed disasters happening throughout you realize you should have seen the writing on the wall from the first moments! Welcome to our most recent staycation! With our Disney passes ending soon, the boys and I … Continue reading Midadventures of a Summer Staycation
The last lunch has been packed. There is only one last uniform to wear. I’d just like to take the time to say Thank You to God for another wonderful year. With each new school year, I’ve got so much excitement. I know what’s coming. I see the potential. The learning, friendships, and guidance. And as I look back I continue to marvel at how … Continue reading Thank You God for Another School Year
Race review time! Last month I ran in my first Star Wars Half Marathon and I was not prepared for how awesome it would be! The expo started on Thursday and for those who have never participated in a Disney or race expo, it is huge! I would like to absolutely dedicated this post to my friend Elizabeth who an hour before the expo I … Continue reading Racing the Star Wars Half Marathon