Hello From Disney World!

Hello From Disney World

Kind of hard to believe this photo was from Day 19 of our trip to Disney World. It was actually our last day in the parks and we chose to go to Magic Kingdom.
It’s always our first and last day of the va
cation. For our family it is the most magical place on Earth!
Of course, being at Disney World for 19 days, you would think you have enough time to do everything, but “not us”, we had hardly enough time to get everything in that we wanted to do.
For instance: Emily’s Minnie’s ears were purchased on the last day of the trip! Actually, they were a partial “Magical Moment”, which I thought had stopped last year. She was given “comp name” on her ears, something they charge for now!
Our last day was as fun as our first day though. Everyone got “one special choice” of a ride or show that they wanted to see or do. Adam’s was of course to go to “Tomorrowland”, while there we rode the People Mover, Buzz Ride, visited Buzz and Stitch, The Laugh Factory and Space Mountain! Louie’s choice was “The Haunted Mansion”, one of my favorites! I could not wait to get there. With a quick hour or two stopover in Fantasyland to ride Winnie the Pooh

3 times, Dumbo, Snow White, Peter Pan, and The Teacups! Thank goodness it was Extra Magic hours and we had until 1am to get everything
Hubby’s choice was “The Hall of Presidents”. He loves it! I don’t think it hurts that it is so close to Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain!
Of course my choice came at the end of the list, but well worth the wait: “Pirates”! I have always loved that ride and it has lived up over and over. It was especially fun, since 5 nights of our trip included a “Pirate” room at Carribbean Beach!
After Pirates we headed to the Jungle Cruise, Magic Carpets, and then the Tiki Room, with a quick crossover back to catch the Country Bears!
After the show we got a comfy spot and watched “Wishes”, my favorite fi
reworks display. Even though we were able to see “Nightmagic” a few days before, there is just something about Wishes that I love. It’s very heartwarming.
For some reason, my family always thinks that after the fireworks is the perfect time for some ice cream and snacks. It was fine with me, too! After all, it was the last night, right?
A snack and “The Electric Light Parade” ahhhhhhhh….a perfect ending!

Yeah! My Sketch is in Simone’s Room! The Guncles

Yeah! My “Owlet Loving Family” Sketch is in Baby Simone’s Nursery!
By now everyone knows how much I adore the “Guncles”. I was very happy for them when they welcomed baby Simone into their loving family.
While I was on Twitter one night Scout tweeted about how they were going to hang up sketches of owls in the baby’s room. I could n0t help but respond to the tweet.
Immediately, I thought of a sketch of two daddy owls with a little owlet in the middle…all forming the shape of a heart! I was thrilled to see it come to life and to get it right into the mail.
I received a thank you in the mail right away from Scout, Bill and baby Simone. They are so sweet! I am so happy they like the sketch! I thank them for honoring me by hanging it in a special place in Simone’s room…a room overflowing with love! You never know…a matching tee may be on the way…xo

Medieval Times Birthday!

Medieval Times Birthday!

Yesterday was Adam’s 11th birthday and our family decided to go to Medieval Times in Lyndhurst, NJ to celebrate! I have not been there in over 15 years! It was a pleasant surprise that things were as great as the last time I visited! Before going on the trip I checked out the website. I noticed that the little girls wore costumes, so I brought along Emily’s princess costume and crown. I was glad I did, since there were quite a few children and adults dressed up for the occasion! We purchased the birthday package, so Adam was given a birthday crown.
Medieval Times is a dinner show. The guests are broken down into color teams that match their knight. Our knight was Yellow. He did not win, but we had fun cheering for him. Emily was thrilled because he threw he kissed a flower and then threw it to her! Cute. Adam’s name was announced for his birthday and he was part of a “birthday knighting” ceremony. He was also given cake with a candle in it, so we could sing to him. It was a fun day for everyone and a great birthday memory for Adam!

Day Out With Thomas

Day Out With Thomas

During the early summer we went on a family trip to ride on Thomas the Tank Engine!

Last year we rode on Thomas at Strasburg Railroad in PA. This year we took the ride at Phillipsburg, NJ along the Delaware River. The fun begins the minute you get to the “Day Out With Thomas” location. There are balloon bounces, cotton candy, spin art, and many Thomas themed activities. Most of the Thomas activities are free, such as stamping out a picture with track and trains, Lego building, watching mini railroads, petting zoo,


Before boarding the massive Thomas the Tank Engine you can meet and greet with Sir Topham Hatt! After boarding Thomas you can find your seat and enjoy the Thomas themed music! Get your ticket ready. The conductor will be coming to each person to punch a hole in your ticket! Then, relax and take a 25 minute ride on Thomas!

Our family has taken the ride for two years and it has not disappointed! If you get the chance to ride on Thomas, don’t miss it! It just may pass you by!

Uncharted TerriTORI a Tori Spelling book signing

Uncharted TerriTORI

Book Signing with Tori Spelling
Borders, NYC

About a week ago my family and I decided to take a trip to the Borders, Columbus Circle, NYC for a book signing with Tori Spelling. It turned out to be a great experience! We Loved It!

When we arrived at the Borders, we were told that we needed to purchase Tori’s latest book, Uncharted TerriTORI, and then get into the book signing line. The line stretched through the book asiles and curved around different sections of the store. Thank goodness we were somewhere in the first half of the crowd.

The book signing was scheduled from 7-9, but as I hear it lasted almost until midnight. As I was able to get closer, I understood why the line was moving so slowly. Tori took time with each
guest. It was not the usual – not even look up and just sign the copy of my book you just purchased- It was quite a memorable experience. I personally had my two sons and daughter with me, as well as my husband. Tori took the time to talk to each one of us. She even took out her own camera because she thought something was very funny that my sons had with them, Emily’s dolls of the “gunkles”,

which she later tweeted about!

Of course, while I was waiting in line, and when I returned home I had to keep reading the book. Uncharted TerriTORI is an easy read and very enjoyable. If you like the reality show, you will love the book! I did!