Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Disney Trip!!!!!

We just got back from Disney World, and I wanted to blog about it while all the memories are still fresh! We had the best time, it's so true about experiencing the magic through your child's eyes, it's the best!
We started our trip with lunch at Chef Mickey's. I went here when I was their age, so it was so special. Chloe got to meet her beloved Minnie Mouse. 
We checked out our resort next, especially the awesome Finding Nemo pool.
The next day was a full one, spent in the Magic Kingdom. 
We had lunch at Be Our Guest, besides having to wait for our reservation, we loved it. It really is just like the movie.
Of course we had to do It's a Small World!
We got to meet lots of characters, eat yummy treats and I got to share the Country Bears Jamboree with the kids. It's a classic and it was so fun to see them enjoying the exact same show I once did too.
I was hoping the kids would make it to Wishes, but with small children you never know. Well we made it, even Luke enjoyed it. Perfect way to end the best day ever. 
The next day was more low key, I knew Luke would def need a nap after Magic Kingdom. So we headed to Disney Springs and then lunch at Wilderness Lodge.
That afternoon Clarke took Chloe to the pool while Luke got to nap. Then we headed to Animal Kingdom Lodge for dinner at Boma. Got to see the animals first!
Our last day was the Mary Poppins breakfast at the Grand Floridian.
Luke absolutely loved meeting Alice. It was the only character that he really smiled at. It was so cute. 
When we were getting ready to hop on the monorail we ran into Sleeping Beauty!! Chloe had wanted to meet her, and we just happened to be in the right place, right time. It was very special.
We took a quick stop at The Polynesian for some Dole Whip! 

Then we headed south to my dad's condo for a few days with family. I was so thankful to be able to do this. It was our first family vacation as a family of four. And now I can't wait to go back!!!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Luke's Winter ONEderland Party

We celebrated Luke's first birthday with a winter ONEderland party. 
Some of my favorite pictures from that day. Hard to believe my baby is one!

Monday, January 23, 2017


 Photo Credit: Ginny O. Photography

Oh baby Luke! How are you already one?! One year ago you came into our lives and completed our family. You have always been such a happy baby boy. You smile and laugh all the time. You love trying to keep up with your sister, I know soon you will be able to! You are very active. You love getting into everything and are full of wonder. The garbage can and fake plants are your favorites right now. You only really cry when you have ear infections or are teething. Your sweet cheeks and smile brighten my day. 

In just a short year you have become such an important part of our family. If you aren't in the car riding with us somewhere Chloe will say how it's just too quiet without you. You have opened places in my heart that I didn't know existed and brought me so much joy. 

I love you sweet boy. I can't wait to see who you become in this next year, but I love who you are already. Happy First Birthday!!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

2016 Wrap Up!

Happy New Year! 2016 ended on a good note, celebrating Christmas and my birthday.
I fixed up my dollhouse from when I was a little girl, and gave it to Chloe. We both love playing with it!
My birthday was the next day, we had fun going to lunch with family and then I went to Cinnebistro with friends later that night. We saw Passengers, I enjoyed it especially since I wasn't sure what to really expect. 
I'm not gonna lie, the highlight was running into John and Sherry from young house love They are my favorite bloggers and when I saw them I was beyond excited. I got a picture, it was pretty amazing, and such a fun surprise for my birthday.
I also got to hang up the new chandelier in the dinning room, I love it. Goodbye ceiling fan!
With wrapping up 2016 I am really looking forward to what 2017 has in store. It was a good year, but started off really hard. A year ago we were still living at my mom's, waiting to close on our house in North Carolina, and waiting for Luke to come.  I'm so glad he is here now, he finally has a nursery in our own home and we have settled in. 

So here's to 2017!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Lights, Singing and Nutcrackers!

Thought I would post some fun holiday memories!
We went to our favorite tacky light house, Chloe had her first Starbucks experience, hot chocolate, which of course she loved. We all loved the lights!
Chloe had 2 Christmas concerts. One for school, and one for choir at church. I couldn't get over how cute the little choir robes are for her church concert. She did great at both, I'll admit I got a little teary eyed at both, something about her singing songs telling the story of Jesus' birth! 
This past Saturday we went to see the Nutcracker. Chloe was mesmerized by the dancers. She sat there the whole time and just watched, of course we had some snacks but I loved watching her watch it. Now she really can't wait to try ballet!

Only a few more days until Christmas!