Disney Trip Report: Oct 2013 (Day 3)

Disney Trip Report: Oct 2013 (Day 3)

Day 3: October 12, 2013 First Park Day!! Disney’s Animal Kingdom It was an early morning for us. We headed out to Disney’s Animal Kingdom for our breakfast reservations at Tusker House Restaurant. Erik and I are both big pin traders and decided that Addison needed her own lanyard and pins too. She picked out a Tinkerbelle starter set. We were all dressed in our homemade tie-dyed Mickey t-shirts and ready to go exploring (I’ll have a post later on…

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Restaurant Review: Kona Café: Oct 2013

Restaurant Review: Kona Café: Oct 2013

**I wasn’t planning on starting a blog when we took this trip; in the future, I will have more photos and lots of notes 🙂 ** Located on the second floor of the Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is a cozy hidden gem called Kona Café. We decided that the menu and reviews were interesting and added it to our list of places to check out. After looking over the menus and checking out or schedule, we decided that this would…

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Disney Trip Report: Oct 2013 (Day 2)

Disney Trip Report: Oct 2013 (Day 2)

Day 2: October 11, 2013 We unloaded the van and headed to our home for the next week. I was fortunate enough to get us a Finding Nemo Family Suite. I wanted to stay in the Nemo rooms for a few reasons. First, looking through photos of the different themed rooms (Finding Nemo, Cars and Lion King), the Finding Nemo suites seemed to been more peaceful. Addison was more familiar with this movie at the time. The pool in the…

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Disney Trip Report: Oct 2013 (Day 1)

Disney Trip Report: Oct 2013 (Day 1)

Day 1: October 10, 2013 We decided to drive down for our visit to see Mickey Mouse. I was still in school getting my bachelor’s at Old Dominion University and had class the evening we were leaving for our trip. The parking garages at school did not have enough clearance for our “turtle shell” to fit on top of my van so I had to wait to load everything up until I got home from class. Of course things couldn’t be…

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Disney Trip Report: Oct 2013 (Intro)

Disney Trip Report: Oct 2013 (Intro)

Hey everyone, I was looking through photos from our last family trip back in 2013 (Not counting the one in May that was just for myself and my hubby) and have decided that the next set of blog posts are going to be a series containing a trip report split up by the different days, reviews of the resort, reviews of where we ate and other little things that come up along the way. I’m going to try my best…

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Philadelphia Eagles Academy for Women

Philadelphia Eagles Academy for Women

Brace yourselves, this is a long one!! Not only do I have a love for Disney, but I have a love for the Philadelphia Eagles and every year since 2010, I have attended the Eagles Academy for Women. Here is a quick breakdown of the Academy and a trip report about our experience this year. So, this past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the Philadelphia Eagles Academy for Women for the 6th time. This year was lucky number…

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How I Begin My Disney Parks Planning

How I Begin My Disney Parks Planning

So, I’m getting ready to start planning our next Disney Parks vacation to Walt Disney World Resort this winter. I’ve never been so excited to say “winter is coming.” As of right now, our financial situation will not be where is needs to be to do this but I’m going to be very optimistic and pray that things turn out the way we’d like them to. I figured since I was going to start my planning process, I should share it…

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Shoutout: Peachy Graphics

Shoutout: Peachy Graphics

I wanted to send out a quick shoutout to Haley over at Peachy Graphics for helping me with my watermark. I will be using this watermark in my personal pictures from here on out.  You can check her out on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/peachygraphics She does graphic design and I absolutely love her invites.  She fast, reasonable and a joy to work with! 🙂 You can also check out her Etsy shop 🙂 http://www.peachygraphics.etsy.com/

Why I Chose to Take My Toddler to Disney

Why I Chose to Take My Toddler to Disney

In the Fall of 2013, I was planning a big vacation to Walt Disney Resort. This trip was to include my husband, both of our moms and my daughter. She was getting ready to turn two years old a few weeks before we were leaving for our trip. It seemed like everyone I spoke to, about our exciting journey ahead of us, looked at me with a confused looked followed by something very similar to “Why are you taking her,…

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Sheena’s Inside Scoop: The Hall of Presidents

Sheena’s Inside Scoop: The Hall of Presidents

Sheena’s Inside Scoop: The Hall of Presidents Tucked away in a building representing Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, this 20-minute show combines robotic presidents with a short film. The film shows how slavery has played a role in our history as well as how it was debated from the Constitutional Convention to the Lincoln-Douglas debates. Notice how the presidents will have slight movements while the others are talking. They are made to look human (you may even catch them whispering to each…

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