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WDW Wednesday - Osbourne Spectacle of Dancing Lights

Today for #WDWWednesday I wanted to talk about the Osbourne Dancing Lights in Hollywood Studios.

It began as a single home in Arkansas' display of annual Christmas lights, and then in 1995 was brought to Walt Disney World to be shared with all of us! You can read more about it on the Disney website. This year was the 20th anniversary of the dancing lights, and is sadly the very last year Hollywood Studios will be hosting them.

The first time I saw the dancing lights was for my 21st Birthday, and EVERY year since then I have told my (then boyfriend now husband) that we HAD to go. We never seemed to make it until THIS year, and just like I said he LOVED it!!

We've gone twice since we got our annual passes and have just really enjoyed the show. The dancing lights are only here until Sunday (1/3) and then they become one of those Disney memories from long ago (Like Mr. Toad's Wild Ride).

Here are some videos of the dancing lights from December 19, 2015. Enjoy!

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Weekly Chase - Bye Bye 2015

::Warning - Warning - Warning::  Cliche statement approaching ::Warning - Warning - Warning:: 

The year FLEW by! I guess with a 1st birthday celebration, a move, the birth of a second baby and a million milestones in between it is inevitable that the year would pass quickly. 
We are having a relaxing week at home with just a few goals, but before I get into the goals for this week let me talk about LAST week and how I did. 
Goals for Christmas week! 

Run 1x  - Yes!! It wasn't pretty, but I ran with the double jogger. incorporate some strength training into my days - I did yoga 2X but, wish I could have done more. wrap gifts, Yes. On Christmas Day for some of them lol finish buying gifts ...I did this on Amazon Prime and had it shipped to the locations we were opening gifts JUST to be safe lol. pack for family visits!, well, got to Orlando and realized I didn't have half of my clothing BUT everyone ELSE was packed (hashtag: momproblems)
The girls were still a little sick, but getting …

Merry Christmas

From our family to yours, Merry Christmas!

Luke 2New English Translation (NET Bible)Source.The Census and the Birth of Jesus2 Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus to register all the empire for taxes. 2 This was the first registration, taken when Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 Everyone went to his own town to be registered. 4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family line of David. 5 He went to be registered with Mary, who was promised in marriage to him, and who was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. 7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. The Shepherds’ Visit8 Now there were shepherds nearby living out in the field, keeping guard over their flock at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them,…

WDW Wednesday - Port Orleans Riverside

Soooo,... guess what...

WE HAVE ANNUAL PASSES TO WALT DISNEY WORLD!!!!!!!

Anyway, Yes. We have Annual Passes to Walt Disney World and since we will be spending quite a bit of time at Walt Disney World I thought i'd start a Wednesday series called "WDW WEDNESDAY" Basically,... I will attempt to refrain from talking about Disney on any other day because, On Wednesdays, we talk Disney.

For my first WDW Wednesday post I thought I'd share about the most recent resort we stayed at.

Over the weekend my husband and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary. I can hardly believe it's already been 7 years. 7 years ago we stayed at Port Orleans French Quarter and simply fell in love with the resort. We have stayed in the French Quarter a few times since then, and even visited the resort for lunch at Sassagula's on several occasions.

Being two adventurous Disney fans, we thought we would branch out and stay at on the Riverside portion of the Port Orleans resort. We recent…

Little Lady at 23 Months.

My Dearest Little Lady,

Someone once told me "the calendar always flips"; that is to say today will end and tomorrow will come. Over the last two years you have taught me more about myself than I can ever express. I thought people were crazy when they told me that I'd want to bottle up your scent and keep it. I thought people were crazy when they told me I'd miss the days of being drenched in your acid reflux vomit. ... okay I don't miss that.

but I do miss your sweet baby self.

We've had some pretty exciting days mixed with some days that bedtime could't come soon enough.

As much as you challenge me, you inspire me to be a better person. I am so thankful for you and all you bring into our lives.

Right after the holidays you are going to turn two years old, and here are a couple of my favorite things about you right now.

What you like...

Your family - You LOVE your mom and dad and baby sister most of all. But I love that you love all your Tio's, Tita&…

Weekly Chase - Christmas Week!

I am SO excited that Christmas is here!!! I love Christmas so much and am excited to spend some time with family this week. 
Before I get into my goals for this week I wanted to recap my goals from last week! 
Run 3X this week - nope. Both girls were sick plus my husband so I didn't run at all... Pack for our Anniversary trip to Disney - yes! Took all week but every time one of the girls would take a nap i would pack a little and clean a little lol Wash / Dry and put away all laundry by Friday morning - yes! Make baby food - done! Sweet potato and Pea soup! Christmas picture... Nope. :-( the girls were sick so we didn't even attempt. Clean / prep house for family visit - done! Baby woke me up st 4 on Friday so I stayed up and got it all done then. Goals for Christmas week!  > Run 1x  > incorporate some strength training into my days > wrap gifts  > finish buying gifts ... > pack for family visits! 
What goals are you chasing this week? 
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Year 7.

Today we celebrate 7 years of Marriage.

I thought i'd share 7 of our crazy adventures from the last year with you!

1. Goofy Challenge 2015 - I could NEVER have run 39.3 miles 6 months pregnant without the support of my husband. He stuck right beside me and completed 1:00/1:00 run-walk intervals for every single mile.



2. Celebrating Little Lady's 1st Birthday!

3. Resigning from my full time employment to stay home - thanks for (hardly) ever commenting on my terrible cooking babe!

4. The move to Southwest, Florida. - It's not ideal to accept a new job, sell your condo and move while your wife is 9 months pregnant, but the Lord was with us and we are surviving.

5. The Birth of our Love Bug - She's truly a gift.


6. New Orleans Adventure


7. New York Adventure

I can't wait to see what adventures await us in our next year of marriage! 


MESS FREE Infant and Toddler Thank You Notes

Christmas is right around the corner and if you have young children you know all to well that they will soon be showered with gifts from loved ones. One of the values we want to instill into our children is gratitude.

How do you instill an attitude of gratitude when your children are 8 and 23 months old? Well,... the short answer is you live it. Our daughter is approaching two years old faster than I care to admit. I swear I just found out I was expecting... how do I have a two year old?  ANYWAY... I've been having a lot of conversations with my little lady about saying please and thank you, and we have had many talks about the Season and why we celebrate Christmas.

One of our conversations was about how on Christmas we give gifts to those we love; and how it is important to always take the time to acknowledge that someone thought of you. Since my girls aren't able to form beautiful sentences and write lovely letters of thanks to all who have given them gifts I decided to let…

Seen on my Run: Central Park

Running through Central Park is beautiful, there is no question about it.

Running through Central park on your birthday... MAGICAL!  We left our hotel room around 7:30 and set out for a run around Central Park. We weren't sure how far we would run, but we knew we wanted to see as much of the park as we could before we got too hungry.



The perimeter of the park seems to be where most people run and there were LOTS of people out running. I wanted to see the inside of the park and explore some of the bridges so my hubby and I turned into the park and went exploring.

We ran 3.70 miles and took lots of pictures. It wasn't a run for time or anything, it was a run for FUN!

Here are some pictures from our run.

Enjoy!
















Question of the day: Do you run for fun when you are traveling in a new city?

In case you missed it... 30 hours in New York



Weekly Chase - Disney Prep Week.

WHAT.A.MONTH.

December is always a crazy busy month for our family. Between my Birthday, our Anniversary, Christmas and Christmas events I always feel like we blink and December is over. It's not a bad thing to be busy once in a while, but I do find it hard to soak in the season when we are always busy.

Last week I worked to get all the New York laundry cleaned and the suitcases unpacked. I started to put the sweaters away but the weather forecast for our upcoming Disney trip keeps changing. It's going from 70/80's to 40/50... So, I'm not putting the sweaters away just yet.

Who knows... Florida weather is so unpredictable.

My goals for this week.

Run 3X this weekPack for our Anniversary trip to DisneyWash / Dry and put away all laundry by Friday morningMake baby food Christmas picture... Clean / prep house for family visit Weekly Chase is hosted by Mindy, (RoadRunnerGirl)
What goals are you chasing this week?

30 hours in New York!

I have started to type out the details of the most magical Birthday ever (and I've been spoiled by my husband a few times before), but I just couldn't find the words. I am so thankful for my family and friends who made this trip possible. My in laws who sacrificed sleep to drive us to the airport and watch our babies, my parents who gave us gift cards to use for food and trinkets from our travels, and all the wonderful Facebook comments and text messages wishing me a Happy Birthday.  I am one loved girl!

I picked a few pictures to show you the adventures we took during our 30 hours in New York!