We’ve been planning this trip ever since we knew we’d be living this close. As we entered the gates and I saw the spires of the castle, the familiar characters, the Christmas carols playing over the sound system, I was overwhelmed. It’s been 30 years since I’ve been here. Magic Kingdom - Holiday Season There … Continue reading Unexpected Magic
We survived spring break! We didn't do much, more of a stay-cation really - but it was nice to have no where we HAD to be. The kids, of course, not wanting to miss a minute of the nothingness, continued their pattern of "up at o'dark thirty". That was until this morning when it was … Continue reading Red Flags
When I was around 6- or 7-years-old, my parents got me an entire bedroom set. It wasn't furniture under the tree or in the garage. We went to bed just like any other night. After I was well asleep, they transferred me into their bed and set to work. When I woke up Christmas morning, … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
I've been fighting it for a while. I just can't seem to get into the holiday spirit this year. Part of it is that we are far away from family and in a new state. Part of it is the weather. It's kind of hard to feel festive about Christmas sweaters when it's 80 degrees … Continue reading Bah Humbug
Last year we ran the St. Patrick's day fun run out on base. We did the 1 mile run, knowing the kiddos wouldn't be able to do much more than that. We also had the benefit of the stroller while Eric was deployed, so worst case scenario, they could take turns taking breaks. It's amazing … Continue reading When Coming in Last is a Big Win
I had a whole list of goals this year, and many were accomplished. One was to run/ride at least 500 miles. Yeah, that one didn't happen. (I checked my stats and I hit a dismal* 180 miles.) I killed myself last year running crazy miles to achieve the goal of 300. I felt great though, … Continue reading Goals and Year End Stuff
I "decided" to take a holiday hiatus. It wasn't really planned, but just sort of happened! Now that the family has left and the after-Christmas calm is settling in, I thought I'd sneak in a post before I return to my unscheduled break. This year we were fortunate to be able to spend Christmas with … Continue reading Holiday Hiatus