Monday, August 31, 2009
Though I haven't been the best blogger lately, I think blogging (both reading & writing) help keep me sane (slightly anyway). I like going through old posts & remembering the details that may be fuzzy in my dilapidated mind. ;)
In honor of today (sorta) I made up a new blog banner (finally). I was going to try & make it all matchy matchy with the new background but then I figured it's easier to make it more "me". Even thought about going back to the white/clean background.....
Sunday, August 30, 2009
8 things I'm looking forward to:
1. Disney World
2. Staying at a different hotel on our next trip
3. Having my sister Chet come on vacation with us.
4. Date nights at Disney
5. Girls going back to school....we have a late start this year....
6. Getting back to a more normal routine.
7. Scrapbooking more
8. New Moon Movie..... Just 81 days to go!
8 things I did yesterday:
1. Went to Best Buy, Chili's Staples & BJ's.
2. Finished my new blog banner.
3. Wasted a lot of time on Facebook.
4. Fed the girls 83,000 times. (feels like it anyway) ;)
5. Gave the girls baths.
7. Baked a chocolate cake & made rice krispie treats
8. Wrapped birthday presents.
8 things I wish I could do:
1. Get a mani/pedi.
2. Loose weight.
3. Have someone else clean my house.
4. Make my girls get along with each other.
5. Control my temper
6. Take better photos.
7. Stay in Cinderella's Castle.
8. Work at Disney World being a Princess (have to work on #5)
8 TV shows I watch:
1. Grey's Anatomy
2. Brothers & Sisters
3. Desperate Housewives
4. 2 1/2 Men
5. The Big Bang Theory
6. CSI Miami
7. Food Network Challenge
8. Ace of Cakes
8 things I collect:
1. Coffee Mugs
2. Tote Bags
3. Scrap Supplies
4. Disney Snowglobes
5. Disney Collector pieces
8. Hotel pens
What are 8 things you are excited about?
1. Going to Disney!
2. Spending more time with Joe...more on this later.
3. Having my baby start Kindergarten this Sept.
3. Having both my kids in one school.
4. Meeting the girls' new teachers.
5. Getting more space in my Scrap studio....sometime after Disney
6. Making over our guest room.
7. New Moon movie in November.
8. Going back to Hawaii in a few more years. Joe says when Gianna's 10 we're going back...I'm holding him to it!!! ;)
Friday, August 28, 2009
I stuck to the same American Crafts albums as the other albums so they'd match. I have a thing about matching. Don't judge me!
All together in the non-Disney albums I managed to fit 3 trips to Vegas (didn't bother showing all the pics), 1 trip to Bahamas, 1 to Hawaii & 2 road trips. See?? We do know there's more places to visit than Disney!!! ;) Don't judge me!! LOL!
Monday, August 24, 2009
Outside my window...it's warm & sunny.
I am thinking...about how much I have to do before we go away to Disney.
I am thankful for...my amazingly patient & wonderful husband.
From the kitchen...grilled steak, mashed potatoes & corn on the cob.
I am wearing...shorts & a brown tank top.
I am creating...nothing lately. :(
I am going...to install Gianna's new "big girl" car seat.
I am reading...Scrapbook Trends magazine...saving the books for the trip.
I am hoping...that the girls will behave during my haircut tomorrow....crossing my fingers!
I am hearing...the girls complain how hungry they are.
Around the house...there toys scattered in almost every room.
One of my favorite things...quiet "me time" after everyone has gone to bed.
A few plans for the rest of the week...getting my hair cut, cleaning, laundry & finding birthday gifts for my F-I-L & his girlfriend since we're celebrating them both this weekend.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
I'm talking about the Vacation Albums.
Yes that's plural. As in 5 albums so far. Not sure how many to go before I'm caught up.
4 of those 5 albums are just Disney. Shocking right?
Thursday night I was done with the journaling cards for album 2 when I realized I'd need more year tags. So I decided to pull together all our "non-Disney" trips out so I knew how many tags to make. Makes sense right?
I am now done with the "Non-Disney" album as well. Only I didn't journal it. Eventually I will but I'd like to get back to some regular scrapping eventually.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
We made it to the gardens on our last day after leaving Chocolate World, with bags full of chocolate. It was the hottest day of the weekend too so we didn't spend as much time in the gardens as I would have liked but we had to save the chocolate!!
As we were walking in I started taking pics of the girls & this man came up & offered to take a family pic. LOVE that!! I think both the girls and I want a bench like this in our yard. Gianna declared herself a fairy.
You can see the park in the background....
Monday, August 17, 2009
We were all pretty excited about going since the girls & I had never been there & the last time Joe had been there he was a kid. We left Thursday afternoon figuring we could beat the traffic, get to The Hershey Hotel, have dinner & relax the 1st night. Mission accomplished.
We had dinner at the Harvest Restaurant at the hotel. It was ok, we ended the meal with shot glasses of various desserts (sorry no pic).
The next morning we had reservations for the Hershey Park Character Breakfast. We took the shuttle bus over to the park & upon arrival we saw the characters.
At breakfast they served a fruit & muffin/bread platter with chocolate butter. Sounds better than it was (can't believe none of us liked it). Meanwhile the characters walked around dancing to music by a singing guitarist (there was also a juggler entertaining everyone). I personally thought it was cheesy but as long as the kids were happy who am I to argue?
In a "Nocturnal Animal" building this fox was hysterical. He was behind glass in his habitat dashing back & forth like a ping pong ball.
After we left the park we walked over to Chocolate World. Now that's my kind of place! First you see the iconic factory chimneys.
Then there's the Sweetest Place on Earth!!
The next day we hit the waterpark, but I didn't bother with pictures. That night we went to "The Fountain Cafe" in the hotel, named after this....Outside the cafe was a verranda with a beautiful view of the park & the flower gardens. We relaxed here awhile. Gianna was trying to look innocent when we know all about her flower picking obsession.
Marissa wasn't into my taking her picture so I didn't get a lot of her as I would've liked. She's hitting the "TWEEN" stage hard!View of the hotel from the parking lot... The next day was our last day so after check out we headed to the park for more rides. Gianna had the ride to herself. Marissa declared herself too big for this one & thought it was kiddie-ish. **sigh**We went on the Monorail that took us around the park & outside by the factory.We got to see the Hershey Kiss lamp posts. There are wrapped & unwrapped Kisses around the streets of town.Had to hit one last ride which we made Marissa go on with her sister, & despite the attempts at looking cool she enjoyed it too!
Believe it or not, despite my mocking the park a little we did have a good time! It was 3 days of family time which you just can't get enough of...tantrums and all! LOL!
Next up our Hershey Gardens experience!