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Family Reunion

5 Aug

This post is a long time coming.  I have been so busy after getting back from Disney and Daytona Beach that I haven’t had much of a chance to blog.  Tuesday night we had to go to a work event for the hubs and then yesterday we made an impromptu trip to Lexington to visit with our friend Matt.  In between all of that I am working on a small project for my dad that had to be done ASAP!  But now that I’ve had a chance to sit down…here’s a recap of the trip.

Last Tuesday, I was picked up from work and then met my hubby to leave for Daytona.  Since we were driving and I couldn’t leave until after work, we had plans to stop somewhere along the way and the drive the rest the next morning.  Somehow Dad got the crazy idea to drive through the night and get to Disney early in the morning.  So we did.  I didn’t end up driving because it made me nervous to drive in the rain in a car I’m not used to as well as the fact that driving and being in cars puts me to sleep.  It is hard for me to get 2 hours in without getting very drowsy and it gets worse when it starts getting dark.

We arrived at Disney around 9:30 and somehow got into our room.  We stayed at Caribbean Beach and we all loved it.

Caribbean BeachRight outside our door

Dad and my brother, Chris, had free tickets to Sea World so they dropped us off at Downtown Disney to play and shop.  We did our shopping with a Disney gift card that we got from my parents for our anniversary.  It was soooo thoughtful!  We then headed out to dinner and to go play putt-putt.

On Thursday we headed to Daytona.  I am not a beach person.  I don’t thrive on sitting in the sun and I hate the saltiness of the ocean.  It is especially bad with my contacts.  So I didn’t even get in the ocean or the pool.  I don’t think that I even own a bathing suit that fits!

Friday was a fun day for us.  We slept in and then headed back to Disney around 2.  We had booked reservations at California Grill before we knew we were going to be spending any amount of time at Disney.  Here’s some pictures of our dinner:

TinkerbellTinkerbell came by before we got there to sprinkle some fairy dust and wish us a happy anniversary!

SushiHubs’ sushi

Chocolate Creme BruleeChocolate Creme Brulee

Happy AnniversaryHappy Anniversary!

We didn’t take a picture of all the food obviously but we were stuffed at the end of our meal.  Thanks California Grill for another great meal!

Me and HubsCan’t you spot Cinderella’s Castle?

We arrived back in Daytona late and full!  We arrived just in time for a card game with the family.

Our real reason for going to Daytona was to see this pretty lady.


That beautiful woman is Grandmother.  She can ONLY be called by Grandmother.  My grandmother has had some pretty scary health issues in the past year.  This year alone she has had pneumonia three times.  She has never had to be in a wheelchair before and it broke my heart.  It is hard to see a loved one grow older but that is exactly why we went.  To save money, the hubs and I thought we might skip a reunion  but knew that we couldn’t after some of her other health issues.  She is such a dear, sweet woman and it is truly a shame that I only get to see her once a year if we go to the reunion.  Love you Grandmother!


Weekend Whirlwind

26 Jul

Wowee!!!  What a crazy weekend. I am going to breeze through everything so I can get to the good stuff!

I know I didn’t post on Thursday or Friday, but honestly you didn’t miss much.  We met for lunch on Thursday at Wolfgang Puck Express downtown and ended up waiting for over 40 minutes for our food.  They did try to make it better by giving us 1 free meal (which hardly compensates for the fact that we could not eat lunch together because I had to leave and go back to work).  We seem to be having a terrible time with restaurants lately.  Grr.

Friday we had our friend Melanie over and because of the craziness of the conference I passed out on the couch.  I’m a terrible hostess!!!  I also tried to tweek my cookie recipe but it did not come out right.  I blame the brown sugar.

Saturday was awesome because we were able to get back into the gym.  I’m still having trouble doing cardio because it is really hard to breathe.  I am hoping it’s just because I haven’t run in a while.  Anyone else have this problem?

Afterwards we went and got the hubs some new clothes at Old Navy because of his teacher discount of 20% off.  I got some running shorts to wear for races.  They come down to my knees so I don’t have to worry as much about sun burn.  I’ve been looking everywhere for pants like those.  I wanted them to be a little longer but they work and I’m happy!

Then we headed out to P.F. Chang’s for a small anniversary dinner.  We are celebrating in Disney on Friday at California Grill because we spent both our honeymoon and 1st anniversary in Disney.  P.F. Chang’s is our go-to nice restaurant because the hubs loves Chinese food and I will only eat Chinese food at P.F. Chang’s.  Then we stayed up a little too late watching a movie.  🙂

I wanted to upload pictures from the music festival I went to yesterday but WordPress isn’t letting me.  I’ll keep trying and will have a recap as soon as possible!