Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Here's what anticipation looks like--fair style (see photo below)!
This year was the 3rd year that our kids have been to the fair. Last year, Hubby missed it for some reason. So...needless to say...he was in for a rude financial awakening for this year's trip to the fair. My parents have been with us for each of our annual trips. This year my dad and I were thinking of merchandise to sell that says..."I got scammed at the fair." He decided on buttons and I decided to sell t-shirts. Check out theses photos/prices for examples:

Tickets to get in for 4 adults (kids were free): $16
2 armbands to ride unlimited rides: $40
2 games of "Go Fish" winning 2 'small' prizes: $4

2 corndogs, 4 drinks, and 1 order of fries: ~$16
tickets for DoDo to one ride: $4
This photo is a good representation of our kids at the fair--our girl excited and ready-to-go and our boy cautious and biting his nails!
This photo was taken before the ride...our boy was not loving it by the end of the ride saying it was making his head hurt! Now son...you know why your mom and dad wouldn't ride it!
Look on kids faces at the fair once a year: PRICELESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I guess we'll just look forward to getting scammed again next year!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Sometimes it takes a tragedy...

Sometimes is takes a tragedy to make you stop and think...
I received a sad e-mail from my friend, Amie, saying that their former home burned down. It made me sad to hear that news, but I was more emotional than I expected when I drove by tonight to take a look at it. Even though it's been a few years since they lived in that house, I can still picture walking in that front door and all the memories inside that house when they did live there.
Say a prayer for the current owners of this home-that everyone is safe and well. Then...take time to tell an old friend that you miss them and love them!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

3...going on 23

Yes...I'm talking about our daughter...she is 3...going on 23! I was talking to my childhood friend, Shelly, and she was warning me about what to expect when I have a 9 year old son. I responded saying..."What do you mean? I have a 3 year old daughter!!!!!!!" Just check out her expressions in these photos for a glimpse in our day.

Monday, September 22, 2008

The fun is catching up with us...

It was non-stop fun from early Saturday morning until late Friday night at Disney World. It was back to reality this morning starting with the alarm clock! This afternoon we left school, picked up our girl, went to Target, ate dinner with my family, and then it happened--the fun caught up with us--our boy crashed on the way home about 6:30. I put him straight in bed, and I'm wondering if that's a good idea or not. I guess we'll find out based on if he sleeps through the night. Meanwhile...it's all good memories that will get us motivated to get up for the alarm again tomorrow...

High School Musical--Our girl loved this show so much...she watched it twice!
Dance party at Hollywood Studios. Shake it!
Princess Leia trick-or-treating at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
Darth, Leia, and One of the "Three Caballeros"
Magic Kingdom after the Spectromagic Parade

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Where Dreams Do Come True!

We just got back from our trip to Disney World during our Fall Break. We left last Friday night and returned home the following Friday night. We had a magical time! (I know that sounds corny, but it's really true!) If you haven't been to Disney lately, it's time for you to go! We should be on pay-roll there because we are some of Disney's biggest fans! Who would have known??? This trip was our second trip to Disney as a family. It's just so fun to see it through your own children's eyes! Take for example our lunch at Cinderella's castle...just look at these photos...

Our "Princess" and Cinderella

Our girl making a wish during the "Wishing Ceremony" and our boy is holding his "Wishing Star." They gave all of the girls a wand and all the boys received a sword. All the kids got a "Wishing Star." Our boy said he wished for a puppy again-oh me!

Here's our girl leaving the lunch. Her eyes were wide with wonder during the entire experience! Our boy loved the round elevator in the castle!

I love this shot of her sparkly shoes!

Look-even Hubby had fun at the castle!

So...it's time to go make some dreams come true!!!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Break a Mama's heart

One way to break a Mama's heart is to find out that your daughter was one of the few in dance class without her tap and ballet shoes! She had to dance in her sock feet while the other girls danced around in their fun, new shoes. That's what happened on Wednesday of this week--a sock-footed dancer from our family. So...where do you think we were tonight--buying tap and ballet shoes of course (and a pink, satin dance bag too)! That's what heart-broken Mama's do--they throw in a pink, satin dance bag to make things all better!