November 28, 2014

Fun Fact Friday

In honor of Thanksgiving, I thought I should share a fun fact about one of the most popular snacks in Walt Disney World!


Dang! That's a lot of turkey!
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November 26, 2014

Whatever Wednesday- runDisney Wine and Dine Half Marathon 2014 Recap

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming...

So, if you have been reading my blog you know that I have become a little bit obsessed with runDisney. The first weekend of November is Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend, which closes out the Food and Wine Festival. I would love to run this race! It's at night, runs through 3 parks, and ends with a party into the wee hours in Epcot! How great! 

November 25, 2014

Take With You Tuesday- Patience

They say it's a virtue...

For real, bring your patience. It will be tested! There are so many possibilities for you to loose your cool, but try to keep it together and take it all in. If you can be at peace with your annoyances, you will have a much happier vacation.



The best thing that you can have going to Disney World is patience, a plan for your day, and the acceptance that you may divert from the plan. Don't try to force a good time, all you will end up with is a miserable family! 

Last year on Disney Jr.'s birthday we spent the day Hollywood Studios. I had a great evening planned {great dinner plans, Osborne Family Lights, Fantasmic}, but we were fading fast. All 4 of us. I made the call to leave the park around 4 instead of staying and forcing us to have "family fun".  As badly as I wanted to stay and have a wonderful evening, I knew that wasn't in store for us.

 It was one of the best decisions I made the whole trip, and one that surprised me. I totally get the thought process of "we're here, we've spent all this money, we're staying!"- but I'm really glad I was able to let that go.


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November 20, 2014

Thrifty Thursday- Does Staying Off Property Really Save You Money?

Good question, right?



When you start to think about planning a trip to Disney World, undoubtedly one of the first thoughts that pops in to your head is "This is going to cost a fortune." I think people automatically think that staying on Disney Property is sooo much more expensive than staying off. When you really look at the numbers, you can see that the cost is really not that different at all and staying on property might be worth your while!

November 19, 2014

Whatever Wednesday- Outdoor Movie Night Birthday Party


Enjoy a movie under the stars! 



Both of my boys have birthdays late in the year. Disney Jr's is late November and XD's is early December. There are 6 years between them, so they have never shared a birthday party in the past. 

Until now! 

I somehow talked XD into sharing a birthday party with his little brother this year, and it was amazing. Amazing for me because now I'm done and I dont have to plan a birthday party around Christmas plans. Amazing for him because he got to open a ton of gifts early. And amazing in general because it was a really cool party.