Thursday, August 20, 2009

11 of 52 - Disney I Love You


Check out this great challenge on Carin's blog. It's addicting - and there's the added benefit of having more pictures with your family!

A couple of weeks ago we went on a Disney Cruise. I know there are a variety of opinions on Disney practices these days....but for our family, we have some of our best memories (both before kids and now) with Disney playing a big part!
We had a great time....it was short, but jam-packed with fun (more pictures to follow). And yes, I did manage to get in on quite a few pictures!


So, we had fun....
But was it relaxing?

Absolutely!

Here's the proof...
I couldn't even get out of my seat to cut my daughter's waffles before our server started doing it!
Disney, take me away again!




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52 Weeks is a year long challenge for YOU to be in a picture once a week for 52 weeks. Moms are typically the ones behind the camera, this is OUR chance to get out in front and be in the pictures with our family.

So, get yourself in the picture every week for 52 Weeks. Be in a picture with one or more or your children and post your "family photo" on your blog every Thursday - don't forget to list your post on MckLinky on Carin's blog

Friday, August 14, 2009

Favorite Things Friday: Barnie's Coffee

You can go to Barnie's in Ireland, Saudi Arabia and Turkey....but not on the west coast of the United States! So, for me, leaving the west coast behind for Florida where most of the Barnie's Coffee shops are located is a major plus! (Starbucks I have not forsaken you, but Barnie's was my first love)

And it helps that there is a shop not too far from this great playground we found....





Thursday, August 13, 2009

Ahoy Matey! 52 Week Challenge 10/52



Okay so, I haven't stepped up strongly to the "challenge" (which is a great challenge, by the way...check out Carin's blog) I have slacked tremendously; but here is this week's contribution!

We spent two weeks on the west coast, returned home to Florida, left on a quick vacation, and returned home again to have company for ten days. Never a dull moment! We had a great time having my mother-in-law visit. The other night we took her to one of the kids' FAVORITE things to do in Orlando, the Pirate's Dinner Adventure. And I was able to get in on the pictures!

The room where the dinner show is held is amazing...


And we had great seats....

Sammie, Savannah and Grandma Penny...

Kylie and Daddy....

Samantha and Mommy...


Savannah and Grandma Penny...



The girls were able to be in the show (you can see Savannah peeking around)...


Kylie fought in the battle.....

And after the show it was pictures with the pirates. This is Captain Sebastian the Black....


Savannah was quite taken with the hero of the show, Benjamin...


And a great time was had by all!


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52 Weeks is a year long challenge for YOU to be in a picture once a week for 52 weeks. Moms are typically the ones behind the camera, this is OUR chance to get out in front and be in the pictures with our family.

So, get yourself in the picture every week for 52 Weeks. Be in a picture with one or more or your children and post your "family photo" on your blog every Thursday - don't forget to list your post on MckLinky on Carin's blog