So, we spent part of our Spring Break at Disney World. We’ll file this one under “not the brightest idea ever”. Since we have season passes to Disney, we’re blacked out from the beginning of June to mid-August. That means when April rolls around, I start to freak out at the idea of not going (I know, the horror!) for a few months so we try to cram a few visits in. Our schedule is jam packed on weekends so we decided to for a few days during Spring Break. Bad idea when you have kiddos that are not used to being there when it is busy. Oh well, live and learn!
Just about a week and a half ago (heyyy look at me getting a post up in a timely manner!!), Adam and I loaded up the car and were headed to Orlando for the 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon weekend. I debated which I should post first – a general overview of what we did over the weekend or a recap of the race. I decided to talk about the weekend first. As soon as we arrived at the Wide World of Sports, I met up with Andrea and we headed over to the Cigna Blogger Cook-Off. Cigna is the official sponsor of the Walt Disney World Marathon and I was really excited when I received the email inviting me to the event.
It’s time to catch you up on what we’ve been up to again! I’m linking up with Jill, Nikki, and Lynda for the ultimate coffee date! I’m late, again, thanks to work. I keep thinking this busy cycle is coming to an end, but then it doesn’t. It’s not as bad as it has been though, I’m actually able to snuggle my little ones and put them to bed at night. Mackenzie kind of broke my heart a little bit the other night. I was finishing up some work while Adam bathed them and when I went upstairs to help get them to bed, she said “Mommy, you have to work? Or is it cuddle time?” I hate that my busy work schedule affects them. I can’t complain too much though, I’m able to work from home most days and my boss is great about letting me take off when I need to.
Like I mentioned in my post about the day before the race, I’d really been looking forward to the Walt Disney World Marathon since the Space Coast Marathon. I’d really been beating myself up about how I performed there and knew that I could do a lot better. I think there were a lot of things that contributed to me not really being very motivated to push myself that day — I was bored, the hills were annoying, and I really just didn’t feel up to it. That wasn’t the case the morning of the Walt Disney World Marathon. I really wanted to do better, I wanted to do what I knew I was capable of and what I had trained for.
After the Meet-Up on Friday night and before the Wine & Dine Half on Saturday night, Adam and I spent some time in Orlando on our own. It was really strange being there without Braden and Mackenzie. The entire time, I felt like we were forgetting something. I’d forgotten how easy it is to do stuff without little ones and all of their stuff. We missed them though, there were several times that we each commented on things we knew they’d love and how we want to bring them back soon. Disney with kids really is magical. It’s fun with adults, but it’s just not the same.
We headed down to Orlando this year to celebrate Thanksgiving with Adam’s family (plus some others). His cousin Colleen is getting married next month and she and her fiance have family in town from all over the world, so we had a big family lunch.
One of my best friends from high school is getting married in June and her mom and matron-of-honor threw her a wonderful bridal shower this weekend! I’m so glad I got to make the trip down to Orlando for it (and thanks to my parents for driving me, they were worried about me going on my own), especially since I may not be able to attend the wedding.. since I’ll be 35 weeks! Hopefully my OB clears me for travel though, I’ve never been to a Disney wedding and it sounds like it’s going to be fabulous!
Merry Christmas Eve!
We got up this morning and headed over to the Cape May Cafe in the Beach Club resort for a farewell breakfast with some of B’s favorite characters before heading home. It was delicious and Braden loved it. Definitely a nice end to our trip – we can’t wait to go back!!
We started our last full day at Disney at Hollywood Studios. We really wanted to take Braden on the Toy Story ride and they were all out of fast passes last night and there was no way we were standing in line for nearly two hours! We got there when the gates opened for the extra magic hours (for resort guests) and Adam made a bee-line for the fast pass machine while B and I made some new friends.