Friday, June 24, 2016

Random Photo Friday

Ahhh. Lazy summer days. We don't do much. We slow down. We rest. And we enjoy the laid back vibe that fills the air. Here are a few pictures of the past week to show you what I mean. : )

We celebrated Dad on his special Day with a few gifts...
some bought...

Some made.
Like these AMAZING Blueberry Muffins from Madison...

And this Delicious Strawberry Jello Cake from Peyton.

The rest of the week found us on the porch
snapchatting relaxing with our breakfast.

After breakfast, we spend some time outside.
With jammies on.
But fortunately, the jammies and sandals are both from Carters.
So. Matching.

Just keeping it real here, friends. : )

Evening tea with some Mickey Mouse cookies...

And the return of my summer guilty pleasure!!!!
Would you believe I have watched every single season since it began sixteen years ago?

Back on track after a week of vacation eating...

But it's really not so bad. : )
Madison and Nicolas made this delicious pizza for dinner one night, and I added a fresh fruit salad.

The weather has been perfect for evening bubbles...

Which is great because what better time for sticky bubble fun than right before a bath and fresh jammies?

Oh, and someone was happy to be home with her little Mocha. : )

Have a splendid summer weekend with your people, my friends.
Picnic, hike, watch a movie, go to mass, bake a pie, mow the lawn, swim, sleep, laugh, and love.
Whatever it is that makes YOU happy. : )
Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Magical Memories...Part Two

Our fourth day at Disney ended with the arrival of Madison's boyfriend Nicolas joining us from across the ocean! He finished his exams at University in time to spend the last part of vacation with us. And Madison was excited, as she hadn't seen him since February. We were happy to have him join us as well.

Madison was right...
He loved the shirt I got him! : )

Day five was the big day...Dinner at Cinderella's Castle in Magic Kingdom! We slept in and ate a late breakfast at our hotel before getting our little princess ready. Madison and Nicolas dined together in another restaurant and met up with us after for our traditional Main Street USA photo. But first...

On our way...

Flynn spied her favorites Jaq and Gus Gus while we waited to meet Cinderella...

Pure joy.

After visiting with our favorite princess, we went upstairs for dinner...

And it was amazing.

During dinner, Cinderella's friends come around to say hello...

And Flynn wanted me to get a picture with MY favorite princess...Aurora.

After dinner, we changed our little princess, met up with Madison and Nicolas, and had our traditional "Picture in front of the Castle" taken. : )

My littles.
Not quite so little anymore. : )

Young love.

We spent the evening in Magic Kingdom...our favorite...

And enjoyed the parade...

And fireworks. : )

Day six found us slowing down a bit...

With swimming...

And breakfast by the pool.
Followed of course by showers and fresh jammies and afternoon naps.
For all of us. : )

Then we got ready for an evening at Hollywood Studios!
She couldn't wait to meet Woody and Buzz!

Trying to get a good picture of me and Steve...

"For the Blog" you know. : )

First glimpse of Tower of Terror...
And you can see the flags flew at half staff all week long.

First up.
My favorite from the entire trip.
Being that I am a 1950's gal at heart. : )
At the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theatre, you actually eat in cars while watching old movies.

And they serve the BEST milkshakes. Ever.
I mean EVER.
I'm still dreaming about them.

After dinner the big kids went off to ride the scary rides, while Flynn and I waited in line to see her favorites.

And they did not disappoint. : )

Buzz loved her dress...

And she loved him.

Woody felt bad about her dress, until I told him she wore a dress with him on it last time.
He remembered!

Hollywood Studios.

Day seven. Our last day.
We returned to Magic Kingdom.
One more time.

We saw a parade.
Peter Pan.

And had a great dinner together at Tony's Italian Restaurant.
I always eat here.
Every time.
In honor of my Daddy.
He loved it. : )

These two. : )
We spent our last night walking and visiting and riding our favorites one final time.
And a few tears were shed as we left that magical park as the music played and fireworks filled the sky.

Suddenly it was Day eight.
Time to come home.
The kids released their Disney balloons with wishes before we headed out...

Then we loaded Disney's Magical Express for the ride to the airport.

Along with the wonderful memories, I brought home some magic to remind me of this amazing trip...

Because you don't have to be in Disney to feel the Disney Magic...

You carry it in your heart.
And into your home.
And home is the most magical place of all, don't you agree?