Disney Planning

Okay, let me share a little secret about my family. We LOVE Disney. And we are slightly obsessed with all things Disney. So, naturally we have been planning our trip to Walt Disney World for the last 2 years…I kinda wish I was exaggerating. I’m not. But to justify this crazy behavior, we have been planning with a lot of extended family. At one point we had around 30 people that were on board to go. Sadly, life happens and we are down to 11. We will not let that harm our fun though!

 

We all have our room reservations now. Unlike normal, we are all staying at different resorts. Jake and I are staying at Art  of Animation. Alysha and Zach are staying at the Yacht Club. Mom and Dad, Patty, Eddy, and Alicia are all staying at the Grand Floridian. Pat and Leigha are staying at Bay Lake Tower at the Contemporary.

 

We are planning our meals out now because we can make reservations 180 days out.  Actually, we have even made our dining reservations already. That is insane to me that we are already so close to the trip. My mom and I went online to make our breakfast and dinner reservations for our whole group. Unfortunately, since we have such a large group, we had to split into two groups for dinner. But they are all within 5 or 10 minutes of each other, so hopefully we will be able to sit near each other. Here is a list of where we are going for dinner:

 

Sunday: ‘Ohana

Monday: Tiffins

Tuesday: Artist Point

Wednesday: The Hollywood Brown Derby

Thursday: Yachtsman

Friday: California Grill

 

For now, that is all we can plan. We are able to make our fast pass reservations at 60 days out. I will share ALL the photos and reviews in a few posts after the trip! Bye for now 🙂

Life Update Part 2

So, I told you about February. Now here is the March life update. March has been one hell of a month, that is for sure. It started out with a lot of job interviews for me. And I mean a lot. I had a total of 9 conversations with one company. Thankfully it resulted in a job offer for me! I begin my new career with National Life Group on Monday April 9, 2018! I am super stoked. But I should probably tell you why I am starting a new job. The story begins all the way back in October on Jake and I’s vacation to Vermont. We had been talking about moving for ages but neither of us really thought that it would be to Vermont. Neither of us were really fulfilled by our current living situation or employment so when I absolutely fell in love with Vermont, it seemed like the natural next step for us. Jake went to culinary school in Montpelier, VT and has wanted to get back into the Vermont food culture for a while now. Since I loved the state, why wait? So, while we were out there, Jake received a few job offers from some of his old co-workers and we were even offered a place to live. Everything simply fell into place. We were pretty much decided by the end of the week.

The biggest problem, we had to wait until our current lease was up. So that put our moving time in April. Though that seems like an incredibly long wait, let me tell you, the time flew by. I cannot believe that we are 17 days away! That is absolutely insane!!!

The past month has been spent with us packing like crazy and preparing for our new lives in Vermont. For me, that has involved a lot of shopping for new clothes. I have worked from home for so long that my business wardrobe has majorly suffered. Time to rebuild. Posts to come later!

We have also been getting rid of most of our big furniture. We are moving to a tiny apartment on 14 acres. Not much space outside, but it is so worth it for the ability to be within steps of nature. And Atticus will absolutely love it.

This is a photo of our front door as of today…..

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Besides all of that going on, it seems that March is the month of birthdays. Lysh’s birthday was last week and we went out to get some amazingly awesome sushi. My dad’s was this past weekend and we had a party at their house to celebrate. My cousins was also last week but we are celebrating on Saturday. I cannot believe the sweet angel is four already…damn I feel old!

Now if only Spring would come, life would be absolutely perfect right now. The weather here in Ohio has been incredibly temperamental, as usual. And it looks like there will still be snow on the ground we we move into our apartment…It will definitely be interesting and I will be sure to bring you along with me!

 

That’s all for now. Have a good night loves!!

Life Update Part 1

Okay, I know I have been SUPER M.I.A. lately but things have just been so crazy and I haven’t really felt up to doing much of anything outside of work and spending time with Jake. So a life update:

February!

I had an amazing birthday month! It was so amazing to spend time with those that I love the most. I got to treat my mom and Lysh to manicures and go out to dinner with one of my brother’s friends that is basically a brother to me.  I got to buy a lot of new clothes and new makeup. I had the chance to treat myself for the first time in a while and that was really great!

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On my birthday we went to Senor Antonios for dinner with Jake and some of my family. The day after, I got to spend the day with Jake. And Saturday I got to have a birthday party at my mom and dad’s house. It was the first time that I have had an actual party in soooo long. Normally we just go out to dinner and that is it but I wanted it to be a little bit more special for my 25th. The rest of the month was kind of a blur. Jake went to Vermont to finalize things on his new job (more to come on that later). That was a fiasco itself but we don’t need to discuss that here…I spent a few days at my moms because I hate being in the house on my own and especially in my neighborhood. It isn’t the safest in the city. We shall leave it at that.

All in all, it was a really good month. I shall cover the whirlwind of March in the next post! See you real soon!