When we visit Walt Disney World, we always stay at a Disney resort. The extra benefits of being onsite (like complimentary transportation and extra-magic hours) and constantly amongst the Disney magic is must-do for us. On a recent trip, I had the opportunity to stay in what is perhaps the most royally perfect room in all of the resorts! This particular room is called a Royal Room and is available at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort.     Though the room… Read more »

Of the many characters my children love to either watch on tv or read about in books, the VeggieTales are some of their favorites! While they enjoy a good VeggieTales movie now and again, they really love reading about them. When I was given the opportunity to review the new Every Day with God: 365 Daily Devos for Girls for review, I was SO excited! (My children were too!)    We are a family of routine and scheduled days, and one… Read more »

The older I get, the more details I seem to lose sight of from the past. I like to think it is because I am making so many new memories along the way. But even though some things get foggy and I can’t quite remember every little detail, I remember this time seven years ago as if it just happened. Around this time seven years ago, currently 3:30 am, I was wide awake as I am now. Only then, I… Read more »

Many years ago, a little over seven to be exact, my husband and I traveled often. Well, we still travel often, but back then it was just the two of us. On those trips, I could eat my entire meal, while it was still warm, at my leisure. We could do daring excursions like zip lining through the rainforest in Jamaica or snorkeling in the Caymans. We could stay up as late as we wanted and sleep in as late as we pleased. You… Read more »

There are many times when our home feels like a farm. Chores are never ending, much as I would imagine a farm to be. Mouths have to be fed. Clean ups are needed. The days seem to run on a somewhat steady schedule. And it is noisy! Though the sounds of animals are not to blame, the sounds come in the form of arguing, giggling, squealing, and non-stop talking from two adorable little children. Occasionally our cat will wake up… Read more »

Over time, I have seen posts and articles on essentail oils and been somewhat interested. It wasn’t until last spring that my cousin really introduced me to the magic in those little bottles. (Thanks Robyn!)  Those who are around me now know pretty quickly that I am slightly obsessed with essentail oils. I have been sold on them since I bought my first starter kit. After much, much research, I chose Young Living oils and love them more with each… Read more »

Today was one of those days. And tonight, as my family sat around the table eating dinner, they started. All of them. My husband, my son, and my daughter. They all lied. Told fibs. Spoke untruths. But with each falsehood, I listened and I fell in love with them all even more.  Today was one of those days. The kind your mom warned you would come. When your feet are knocked out from under you and you just wish the… Read more »

Recently, I decided to become a travel agent. It came with much thought and consideration, and in all honesty, I should have pursued this years ago. When asked to describe things I love, traveling is always in the top three. Over the years, I have been fortunate to see many great places and experience many things, but my love for finding new adventures makes me realize just how much of the world is still out there to explore. Nothing can… Read more »

Well, today is the big day. My son starts first grade and next week my daughter starts preschool. It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating the end of the school year, but here we are, going back. And this time both of my children are going. (Kleenex is ready to go for the next few days. I will miss them terribly.) Before school ended for my son last year, I made a list of all of the things we… Read more »

Markers are a huge part of our lives right now. I never imagined that would be the case, or that I would ever give markers much thought, but they (along with Play Doh) are pretty important in the world of my three year old. And they are everywhere- intentionally. A bucket of markers rests under our coffee table, a pack in the drawer, an extra pack in the cabinet, a pack in my daughter’s room and a box in the… Read more »