Just Do It – Best Beach Day Trips from Orlando

Yeah! Summer vacation season is knocking on our door! Several years ago I made such a trip to Orlando and we got to a point where we said that we needed to take a day off and hit the beach.  Orlando has tons to explore but we know families (and have been that family) where repeated days of itineraries can put everyone at their breaking point.  So if you … Continue reading Just Do It – Best Beach Day Trips from Orlando

Matthew Guest Blogs: Moonlight Kayaking Adventures

Guest blogger today! Well semi-guest blogger.  Matthew and I took a nighttime kayaking trip and about halfway through the excursion it was very obvious that I needed to do a split blog recap.  To catch you up: For Matthew’s birthday I booked with BK Adventures requesting the nighttime bioluminescence tour.  See illustration below.  We traveled out to the Indian River along the Atlantic Coast for … Continue reading Matthew Guest Blogs: Moonlight Kayaking Adventures

Is it summer yet? Checking out Disney’s Blizzard Beach!

Hi everyone!  I’ve been fielding a lot of calls and messages from wonderful friends who are heading down to Florida for spring break and summer asking what they should check out.   Disney is such a fantastic place but as anyone who has been there can tell you, while the parks are absolutely amazing they can also be exhausting!!!  I’m a firm believer that if … Continue reading Is it summer yet? Checking out Disney’s Blizzard Beach!

Disney Princess Half for Runners

After many months of training, the Disney Princess Half Marathon did not disappoint this past weekend!  I was very blessed that I was able to get a spot in the Princess Half as a transfer from the Disney World Half Marathon in January which had been cancelled the night before the race due to severe storms.  Disney races are very unique in that I’d say … Continue reading Disney Princess Half for Runners

Friday Night Fun: Chairs to the Rescue

We all have that awesome day where one of our children tells us how awful we are, followed by another accidentally going to the bathroom on your bedroom carpet, and someone trying throw stuff plus a few other precious moments (did they not make Precious Moments with those moments?) when you feel the need to take out your struggles on a winter project. So bust out … Continue reading Friday Night Fun: Chairs to the Rescue

Christmas Bonus: Visiting the Christmas Story House

Over Christmas break, we visited the Christmas Story House, located in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland.  The house was purchased in 2004 and completely updated to reflect the heritage of A Christmas Story. Opening to the public in 2006, it has become a must see stop during the holiday season!!!When you arrive, you will see there are three buildings to visit.  Your first stop is … Continue reading Christmas Bonus: Visiting the Christmas Story House