Wednesday, February 25, 2015


Once again, another 2 weeks have gone by without any posts on here. Life has a funny way of catching up with you at times.

The last week to ten days or so, my time has been consumed researching for our next vacation.

I think we finally made a decision and will be doing a Disney cruise in the fall!!  We have one on hold and hopefully will be putting a deposit down by the weekend.

I was really debating between Disney and Norwegian. Norwegian launched a special about two weeks ago where kids sail free and you get some other perks onboard (ship credit, drink package, etc). Believe me, it was enticing....and half the cost of Disney. I had one on hold for that too.

I finally really thought (and talked) it out and decided to bite the bullet and do Disney.


Well, who knows when we'll cruise next. It might be in a year, it might be in 10yrs. And if it's later rather than sooner, the girls will be old enough to do actual Disney.  And I also thought if we went on Norwegian that I'd be second guessing it the whole time we were there. The girls are just really into the princesses right now (Cassie wears a princess dress 24/7) and everything is just so magical to them. They would LOVE it! It really would be a trip to remember for us.  So, this is the time to do it, if any.  I just don't want any regrets.

So....if you have any Disney cruise tips, I'd love to hear them!

Thursday, February 12, 2015


Our winter here up in the NE has been pretty brutal.

It's probably one of the worst I can remember in a very long time.

Last year was bad because the temperatures were sub-zero for a long time. We never had a "thaw" of any sort last year so when it finally hit about 35 degrees outside, it felt warm!  Last year we had snow, but nothing super crazy. It was just the bitter cold.

This year....we have both. Yes we had a green Christmas. But I think that was the end of it. We have gotten a ton of snow and again we have had the bitter cold temperatues. Tomorrow the high is 2 and Sunday the high is 0! Yes, the HIGH! Add in the wind chills and it feels like the arctic here!  The big problem is that with the cold temperatures, the snow hasn't melted at all. We keep getting storm warnings (there's another one for this weekend) with 6-12" of snow and then it never goes away. We're running out of places to put the stuff! 

Usually I can deal with the winters, but this year, I'm over it. I'm seriously ready for Spring. The kids keep asking when Summer is coming and it feels like forever away right now. Heck, I'd be happy with 35 and sunny right now!

These are some pics out our back window so you can appreciate the amount of snow we have. And since I've taken the pictures, we've gotten more!

Yes, this is the kids' playhouse-can't you tell?!
And our furniture set-which you can't even see the seats of-or the ottomans for that!
Please come soon Spring! We miss you!