Disney – A Few of Our Favorite Things

I asked the kids as I prepared this series of posts, “What were your favorite things about Disney?” And after hearing them say “everything!” repeatedly, I kind of forced them to drill down. But I will say, Disney is a daily constant in our house. Christmas was filled with Disney related gifts. They’re obsessed and […]

Disney Day 4: Hollywood Studios

Since the boys are all big Star Wars fans, this was a much-anticipated day as well! We stuck the “mild” day at Animal Kingdom between Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios on purpose, but the evening before was such chaos, it sure didn’t seem mild! We did the same routine this morning upon getting to the […]

Disney Day 3: Animal Kingdom

The day started off overcast but it was still warm and way nicer than Michigan! We quickly realized that having me take the two littles and all the bags allowed the older two and Richard to get through the entrance much faster and get in a line that was sure to be long. So we […]

Disney Day 2: Magic Kingdom

Due to long opening hours at Magic Kingdom this day, we packed in a LOT! It was beautiful weather and we got there early so we were able to jump in a few ride lines without a FastPass. Very first ride? Astro Orbiter. We could all go on – and Max even got a pretend […]

Disney – Jay’s Juniors Trip 2017

Magical. Overwhelming. Exciting. Joyful. Exhausting. Incredible.  Those are the words I used to describe a brief social media post with some preliminary pictures and they still hold true. The stories behind the trip though – absolutely amazing. (This post is probably one of the longest I’ve ever written with more pictures than you probably want […]

A Slice of Happiness

It’s been a long five months. A very, very long, difficult five months. June feels like forever ago. Colten’s surgery feels like forever ago. It’s been rough – I won’t lie about that. This was a huge surgery and we knew it would be rough. While Colten appeared to recover with relative ease (except for […]

30 Days Post-Op

We are still here, we are still home – for a few more days at least. Colten has done pretty well recovering since we got home. He’s taking his injections like a CHAMP – no need for a second person to even hold him down or keep him from hitting me. I really wasn’t sure […]

We are HOME!

Actually we’ve been home since late Thursday afternoon, but I’m finally getting around to having time to post something here on the blog. If you watch the Facebook page, you already knew we were home 🙂 Now we spend the next four weeks carefully making sure no other children yank, tug, or trip on the […]