Well shoot, it’s been a while since I posted something of substance, eh? Moving + Disney + unpacking + freelance + regular work takes a lot out of a person! No complaints though – I wouldn’t know what to do with myself if I didn’t keep busy.
Free anniversary dessert!
Floor (pre-moisture barrier) and 4 tiles 😛
- Friday over lunch I decided we had to tear up the carpet on our stairs. I’m pretty sure the previous owners’ dog slept there every night, so the stairwell just reeked. The stairs will definitely need to be refinished at some point but I’m just happy to not have stinky stairs anymore 😀
- After buying all of the painting supplies to redo our porch floor, we…decided to tile it instead. So far we’ve cleaned the porch and put down a moisture barrier, and today after work we’ll be smoothing out the concrete with some mortar (it’s in really bad shape right now.) There’s a good chance we’re biting off a bit more than we can chew, but it’ll get done!
- I did a few blind taste tests with Vökin, Grey Goose, and Ketel One with friends and Joe over the weekend, and they all chose Vökin as the best one – so that’s promising! Hooray for *officially* having good product!
- One of my friends is visiting this weekend! We have grand plans of building porch furniture and sitting on the porch for hours upon hours, so hopefully Joe and I are able to get the floor finished before he leaves for a conference Wednesday night.
- Even though it was already a week ago, I’m putting our Disney trip into my happy things, because..duh. Disney. We took a whopping 274 Photopass pictures; when you’re paying a lot of money for Memory Maker (aka can download all of the photos) – you gotta take full advantage of every. single. photographer. on main street. Heh. Really though, we had such a great time, and are already looking forward to our next trip. Which will absolutely, certainly, without question be longer than 2.5 days:) (Well, 3, taking into account the Delta issues we ran into on Monday.) Look out for a full (mini) trip report in a week or so..once life settles down again!
Whew! Lots to catch up on. In addition to a Disney trip report, I’ll also be posting a couple of reviews sometime soon..yay for getting back into the swing of things!
Oof. Day late – my bad. Life is crazy. Tuesday we learned that the owners of the house we’re renting officially will be selling the house we’re renting this summer. Cool, timing is working out so that’s good, right?
Not quite. Apparently we have to have the house ready to be listed by tomorrow, and ready for showings and an open house next week. While we are far from living in squalor/a dump, we certainly aren’t the most organized people in the world, so 2 days of notice is not enough time….except it has to be enough time. Merp. So needless to say, we’ve been de-cluttering, organizing, and cleaning until the wee hours of the morning, foregoing climbing, flex, and really any downtime this week just to appease our landlady.
Wouldn’t it have made more sense for them to wait a month for us to be out? The housing market is crazy right now – a month wouldn’t have changed a thing. Sigh. Pardon my rant.
Anyway, picture from Disney this week; thoughts and prayers are with the people of Orlando, and the family that lost their son in the lagoon outside of the Grand Floridian. Bad week for Florida. On an upside? Shanghai Disney is officially open!
After helping my family-in-law (Joe’s mom and sister) plan what was essentially their first trip to Disney World (they hadn’t been for about 10 years, and were taking our niece for the first time,) it got me thinking about all sorts of things that first-timers should probably know about going to Disney. Sure these things can be found scattered throughout the internet, but I’m going to try to compile some of the biggies in this post, woo!
- Get active! A normal day in Disney for my family/me and Joe adds up to usually at least 12 miles of walking. Yep, 12 miles a day. The walking doesn’t even phase me; if anything I’ve gotten to the point of “Oh man, we only walked 12 miles today? Let’s aim for 15 tomorrow!” I’m weird. Really though, if your body isn’t used to that much activity, it may hit you like a freight train after your first day…so just prepare! Whatever that means for you 🙂
- Make lists. I’m an overplanner when it comes to trips, but there’s only so much planning you can do for a Disney Vacation. My dad always used to have us name the top 3-5 things we wanted to do or places we wanted to eat, and we would get fastpasses/make reservations based on how all of our choices matched up. Since you can’t guarantee how long lines will be for different attractions, making a list of ‘must dos’ for each park gives everyone a general idea of your plan of attack, filtering in ‘would like to dos’ as the day goes on. I’ve begun doing this when planning trips with my friends and Joe, and it works out quite nicely.
- Splurge for the ParkHopper ticket. When Joe and I did our whirlwind 2 day Disney weekend back in December we started Sunday morning in Magic Kingdom for breakfast, then went to Epcot and Hollywood Studios before ending our night (and trip!) back in MK, since it didn’t close til midnight. We were able to fit in everything we wanted to do, despite only having 2 days in the park. Totally worth it.
- Take advantage of Disney Transportation…but make sure you leave ample time for travel. In this case, ample means at least an hour. You might see 3 Animal Kingdom buses, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and another Epcot bus before seeing one for MK – and when you’ve got reservations for Cinderella’s Castle, you don’t want to chance missing them! Leave lots of time – and worst case scenario? You get to your location early. Quelle horreur! (This happened to us, and we had enough time to ride the carousel AND meet Anna and Elsa before breakfast at Be Our Guest.)
- No naps! I suppose this depends on a lot of different things, but I am a huge proponent of going 110% when in Disney. Everyone I’ve gone with can attest to this…and they may hate me a little because of it. Something I’m definitely going to have to work on once Joe and I bring our future children. Anyway. If you’re only in Disney for a short amount of time, make the most of it! If you need a break, hit up one of the dark, air conditioned shows throughout the parks.
- Magic Kingdom: Carousel of Progress, Country Bear Jamboree, or the Laugh Floor
- Hollywood Studios: the Little Mermaid Show or Great Movie Ride
- Epcot: Disney/Pixar Short Film Festival, Club Cool, O Canada, or Living with the Land
- Animal Kingdom: the Nemo show, Lion King show, or It’s Tough to be a Bug.
- Buttons! Whether it’s your first visit, your birthday, or you’re celebrating an anniversary/marriage – make sure you ask for the corresponding button when you’re checking in! It may provide you with a ‘magical moment’ or two (free dessert or fastpasses – not guaranteed, but it’s been known to happen!) Even if you don’t get anything for free, you’ll constantly be congratulated or told ‘happy birthday’ by both Cast Members and guests alike! If you didn’t already have the warm fuzzies from being in Disney World – this’ll do it 😉
- Rides can, and probably will break down. It happens, but it’s no ones fault, sooo don’t let it ruin your trip! Do I need to say ‘don’t take it out on the Cast Members’ ? I’d hope that’s an obvious suggestion, but there are plenty of people that could use that reminder.
- As nice as sleeping in or enjoying a late breakfast is while you’re on vacation…getting to the parks at rope drop (opening) is totally worth it. Lines are either non-existent or much, much shorter, allowing you to get a few of those ‘must dos’ with longer wait times in before the park fills up. Plus, pro-tip: the animals on Kilamanjaro Safari are much more active first thing in the morning, before it gets too hot! 🙂
- Speaking of the heat. Florida gets hot in the summer. Stay hydrated, wear a hat, put on sunscreen religiously. Take advantage of those cool-down spots I mentioned. If you’re in MK – get a Dole Whip and/or Le Fou’s Brew! Yum-o.
- Don’t let others ruin your trip. You’ll see families fighting, and encounter more than your fair share of rude, grumpy people that think since they paid a lot of money, they’re entitled to everything and anything their hearts desire. Don’t let these things take away from the Disney Magic! To make up for these people, try to say please and thank you to the Cast Members – they’ll appreciate it! Oh also…promise me you’ll look out for strollers and scooters. Your toes will thank you.
Other important things if you’re staying on property: you can start making dining reservations 90 days out. So if you neeeeeed to eat dinner at Be Our Guest (which is highly, highly recommended over breakfast) do yourself a favor and jump on the Disney app at midnight to get that taken care of. Similarly, Fastpass selection opens up 60 days in advance. The earlier you can make your choices, the more likely it’ll be that you get fastpasses for the rides you want. And it should go without saying, but yes – fastpasses are free. Oh, and did I mention Dole Whips? Get one – you won’t regret it.
Holy moley I could go on and on and on about planning a Disney trip, so real talk: if you have questions, hit me up!
Did I miss anything major? Let me know in the comments!
We’re going to Disney!
Mother’s Day Vokin post…
I have no voice and am feeling extra sleepy today – I’ll blame it on just having too much fun this weekend between the gala on Saturday night and Mother’s Day outdoorsy activities on Sunday (plus an extra noisy cat upon our return…) BUT that’s alright because….
- We’re officially going to Disney for a 3 day weekend in August! Woohoo! Super happy we were able to work everything out – now just counting down the days til the 60 day mark when we can choose our Fastpasses! I’ve got a cute new pair of Rapunzel ears and we have reservations for Boma and Rose & Crown all set up…it’s going to be fab.
- Shutterfly 4x4s and 4x6s are free through the Shutterfly app again! All you have to pay for is shipping. Perfect timing for me; we’ve got all sorts of cute pictures from the past weekend. I’m not sure how long the deal lasts, but I’m going to try to hold off until after this upcoming weekend too – yay Bachelorette Party up north!
- Speaking of Bachelorette things….there are exactly 2 weeks until Jojo’s season of The Bachelorette premieres 🙂 I’ll be posting a slightly updated bracket to follow along with as the season airs. Despite losing my bracket by the end of Ben’s season, it was fun to follow along that way.
- Joe and I finished our respective 14 day teatoxes – while we didn’t really notice too much of a difference (quite possibly because we continued to drink beer and eat how we regularly do…) it fun to challenge ourselves to not drink any Pepsi (me) or Monster (Joe.) But I gotta say, the Diet Pepsi I had on Sunday morning tasted so delicious.
- I really really want an MKC. If we are able to work everything out, it is quite possible that we will be one of the only couples that rent a house and own a Lincoln. Priorities, right? Also that’s probably an exaggeration, but that’s okay.
Happy Monday! It’s already almost over – sheesh.
Well, I’ve mostly recovered from our crazy Saturday (10am-11:30 – climbing, 12-1 – Flex 2.0, and 3:30-7:30 – skiing,) primarily thanks to 13 hours of sleep, Zootopia, and falling into a Pretty Little Liars show hole last night. Still feeling a bit wiped out today, but I’ve just gotta keep on truckin’ and make it to the Bachelor Women Tell All episode tonight 😉
Such a busy Saturday.
March’s KitNip Box – much less exciting than the PurrPack.
- I learned how to ski on Saturday, and didn’t fall at all! I’m still not 100% on board with the whole skiing thing…I’m not a fan of being cold, and I really like being in control – which as a newbie, I definitely am not. I did cry at the beginning, just out of frustration, but by the end of the evening I gotta say I was doing pretty well! And hey, I didn’t fall down on the magic carpet like a dad did in front of me. I hope once I inevitably get back into the swing of things next winter I’ll be more comfortable with the whole thing – skiing is a big part of Joe’s life, and I’d like to avoid being the mom in Uggs at the bottom of each hill recording their kids learning to ski if I can help it!
- It’s supposed to be in the upper 50s and mid 60s this week which I am absolutely positively beyond excited about. Sure it’ll be rainy for the majority of the week, but hopefully that means I can hang my giant poofy winter coat in the closet for good! Well, at least for the next 8 or so months 🙂
- I started a handful of different veggies and flowers in a mini greenhouse at the end of last week – many of which are supposed to just be planted in the ground after the last frost, but I was impatient and wanted to get things started…plus I may have been avoiding doing laundry. I’m not sure anything will be as successful as the 70+ cucumbers we got off of our cucumber plant last summer, but hopefully a few of these plants at least sprout!
- We had some friends over on Friday night for drinking and driving (beer + mario kart….and wii canoeing, wakeboarding, etc.) which is always fun! Barb met lots of new people and handled it quite well – hooray for having a social kitty 🙂 She did stick two claws into my butt while I was canoeing though, thinking the Wiimote handle was a string/toy. That hurt.
- Joe’s mom, sister, cousin, and our niece are on their way to Disney World today! They’re going for our niece’s birthday, and I helped plan as much as I could – I wish I could have taken off a couple of days to tag along (realistically I probably could have, but that’s alright.) I can’t wait to get pictures of their trip and live vicariously through them – Joe and I are already daydreaming about bringing our future kids to Disney for the first time 😛
Hope everyone’s Monday is off to a great start! 🙂
Joe and I have juuuust about recuperated from our whirlwind Disney adventure – which means it’s time to go back, right?! Really though – I thought my previous two 2 day trips were insanely packed…but this time I made sure we squeezed in absolutely everything we possibly could. (And thankfully Joe was able to keep up. I knew I married the right guy!) We weren’t asleep til 2am both nights we were in the park, and were literally hobbling to our hotel room from the bus stop at the end of each night. (Next time we’ll make sure we have adequately supported footwear. Getting old stinks.)
Rather than doing a day-by-day recap of our trip, I’m just going to list out everything we did at each park. I think it’ll be a bit more….appropriately overwhelming that way? But in case you were wondering….Friday morning: Extra Magic Hours at Animal Kingdom, then to Magic Kingdom by 1:30pm. Saturday morning: Magic Kingdom for breakfast, then to Epcot, then Hollywood Studios, then back to Magic Kingdom (we didn’t like any of the photos in front of the castle from the previous night, so of course we had to redo them.) Sunday: Disney Springs. Thank goodness for Disney transportation, it’s the best.
- Photos in front of the Tree of Life
- Kilimanjaro Safari (we saw so many animals. Huge benefit to going on the safari @ park open.)
- It’s Tough to be a Bug
- Festival of the Lion King
- Pizzafari for lunch (we got a “magical moment” cupcake here – hooray “…happily ever after!” buttons!)
- Splash Mountain
- Space Mountain
- Big Thunder Mountain
- Buzz Lightyear (x2)
- Stitch’s Great Escape
- Monster’s Inc Laugh Floor
- Tomorrowland People Mover
- It’s a Small World
- Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- Jingle Cruise (full of terribly bad but amazing jokes, of course.)
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- The Enchanted Tiki Room
- Dole Whip
- Le Fou’s Brew (if you haven’t had this, you absolutely must.)
- Turkey Leg and Mickey Pretzel
- Be Our Guest (Breakfast. Disappointing. Lunch or Dinner next time for sure.)
- Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
- Met Anna and Elsa (only a 15 minute wait! Couldn’t pass that up.)
- Met Rapunzel and Cinderella (gotta meet my girl Punz any time the opportunity arises!)
- Met Jack Skellington (SO GOOD.)
- Met Santa Goofy
- Met Tiana and Naveen
- Royal Carousel
- Christmas Parade
- Christmas Fireworks
- Christmas Castle show
- Under the Sea (Ariel ride.)
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
- The Haunted Mansion
- Journey into Imagination with Figment
- Mission: SPACE
- Spaceship Earth
- Test Track
- Livin’ with the Land
- Mexico: Gran Fiesta Tour
- The Seas with Nemo and Friends
- Lunch in Germany
- Brown Derby (Cobb salad. So good.)
- Toy Story: Midway Mania
- Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster
- Tower of Terror
- Beauty and the Beast show
- Star Tours (which reminds me. Don’t wear a Star Wars shirt unless you’re ready to talk alllllll sorts of specifics with cast members and other park-goers. Oopsies. We’re re-watching the movies now if that counts…)
I might be forgetting a couple, but we definitely wore ourselves out! The best part? Joe texted me while at work this afternoon saying he’s ready to go back <3 I’ve got the best hubby. Speaking of which, we decided to treat this trip as a sort of extended honeymoon, with the buttons to prove it! It was so nice hearing so many “congratulations” and excitement over our wedding from cast members and park-goers alike. Anna and Elsa even declared us ‘love experts’ – that’s an impressive title, no?!
Now other than cleaning up in preparation for Joe’s mom’s visit, our biggest task is picking out 3 or 4 of our favorite Photopass pictures (there are almost 400, so far narrowed down to 60) to buy and get printed! We seriously had the best time, and are already missing the magic….and the 83 degree weather! We also enjoyed our hotel – Coronado Springs Resort – but next time we’ll probably be at Beach Club or Boardwalk, assuming we save enough of our pennies! Walking distance from EPCOT and Hollywood Studios is a major plus 😉
Shopping til we are just shy of dropping #disneysprings
Our thoughts on how busy Hollywood Studios is tonight (we were supposed to be making scared faces) #towerofterror #hollywoodstudios
Is it bad that I’m already dreaming about our next trip? Really though, if you need any planning suggestions, drop me a line – I’d love to help plan your trip (Disney or otherwise….) I always joke that if I hadn’t become a graphic designer, I’d’ve become a travel agent! Happy Star Wars-eve!
Holy moley! It’s already past 10pm and I have yet to make my usual Happy Monday blog post! I’ll blame it on Joe’s birthday (wrapping presents, a loooong birthday dinner, etc.) I’m also trying out a slightly different format for my Monday posts – some pictures at the beginning, then the wordy part.
- New pens! I know I wrote about this last week, but while I was writing Christmas cards my last fine point pen from Mochi Things died which was super sad. Luckily 6 new pens were delivered today, so I am quite happy!
- On a whim yesterday afternoon I decided to check Disney’s website for Be Our Guest reservations, and while we now have to adjust our schedule a teeeeny bit (aka make our way to Magic Kingdom on a day we didn’t plan on going there) – I managed to get us BOG breakfast reservations! So excited.
- On a related note: Disney World is so soon! In addition to lots of cleaning up tomorrow (our house is sooo messy, in part due to putting up Christmas decorations) I’m going to start packing, woohoo!
- On another related note (because everything in life is good when you’re going to Disney World in 3 days) – we’re putting my credit card points toward a Disney gift card that we’ll use for snacks, souvenirs, maybe even a meal or two! Yay for making this trip as affordable as possible! Kaitlyn also gave us a few coupons for free snacks in the parks – Mickey ice cream and delicious popcorn, here we come!
- Other than 2 more things of garland and all of our tinsel, our tree is decorated, and our outside lights are up 😀 This is my first Christmas not spent at my parents’ house, which has required both me and Joe to make a couple of (really pretty inconsequential) compromises, mainly I have to deal with a tree skirt, and Joe has to deal with tinsel. It all works out.
Welp, considering it is now almost 11pm, I hope y’all had a lovely start to your week – happy almost Tuesday! 🙂
For about as long as I’ve been carrying a purse, my friends have referred to it as a mom bag/Mary Poppins bag. If we’re out during Summer with Joe’s friends, I’m right there offering sunscreen…I almost always have hand sanitizer, and if you are in need of a bandaid, the chances are pretty high that I’ll have one at the ready…as long as you’re okay with princesses and/or Mickey Mouse. I like to be prepared, what can I say?!
On that note though, as we’re preparing for our quick trip to Disney (Thursday night-Sunday evening) I figured it was only fitting that I wrote a post about things you should bring with you into the parks to avoid getting slowed down! Or really I suppose they’re good things to have with you pretty much anywhere. Some of these things might seem pretty obvious, but perhaps it’ll help get your packing a bit more streamlined! (Heck, when I’m packing I’ll probably even look off this list.)
- Advil. Or whatever your painkiller of choice is. I just keep a small baggie with enough Advil for one “dose” per day per person. It usually ends up being way too much, but it’s definitely better to have too much than too little.
- Hand Sanitizer. I pity anyone that doesn’t have this at the ready throughout their trip. I’m not usually too worried about germs, but apparently Disney brings out my inner OCD. So many germs, so many opportunities to get sick! Hand sanitizer helps a bit in trying to avoid that 🙂
- An empty water bottle. Well, I suppose it doesn’t have to be empty, but rather than over-paying for a bottle of Dasani in the parks, you can fill your water bottle up for free at a drinking fountain! If you don’t want to deal with a big bottle clunking around, they even make those flat “bottles” that only open up when they’re filled with water. Staying hydrated is important!
- Bandaids. Blisters happen, and God forbid you forget the bandaids. If you want to get fancy, carry some moleskin with you too:) Sure, the first aid stations at each park will give you as many bandaids as you’d like, but just think of the time you’d save if you just had a small stash in your bag! Plus this way you’ll avoid walking and making your blister even worse.
- External Battery. (For your phone, if that needs clarification.) If you’re like me, you’ve probably moved towards just using your phone as a camera to document your time in the parks. You also may use your phone as a way to stay entertained while waiting in line after line (I highly, highly recommend downloading and playing Heads Up! When I went in the spring we made lots of friends in line, all playing the game together.) Anyway – these things eat up battery, so your phone will most likely be in need of extra juice by the time the Electrical Parade rolls around. Don’t forget the charging cord for the battery pack either.
- A snack. Let’s be real: it’s not just kids that turn into grumps when they’re hungry. Keeping a small bag of gummies, a pouch of apple sauce, or a Clif/Kind/Luna bar in your bag will keep the ‘hangry’ at bay.
There are also some things you probably shouldn’t forget in general, like 7. Zicam (or a similar zinc/vitamin c booster – avoid getting sick at all costs!), 8. Sunglasses, 9. A hat (or Mickey Ears if you’d prefer) and 10. Sunscreen (yes, even in winter.)
I’m thinking this will turn into a recurring post – at least when I have a reason to do so! For now though, back to cleaning up Christmas related stuff and prepping for Joe’s bday (which is tomorrow! I have yet to wrap any gifts. Oops.)
Can we just talk about how fantastic the weather is for a quick second? Mid 60s in mid-November?! Sometimes I don’t think I’d miss the snow if we moved to Florida.
Anyway, it’s Monday, so here we go!
1. After Joe and I got home last night, I made a paper chain counting down to our Disney trip. 24 days and counting, woooo! My parents just got home from their annual Food and Wine Festival trip, so talking to them about their trip while we were home this weekend made us even more excited! Hopefully with everything coming up (mainly Thanksgiving and birthday celebration) time will fly and we’ll be there before we know it 🙂
2. Today I’m going to sign up for the monthly unlimited class package at Bent 9. I took class at Pure Barre this past Saturday and still miss it (and the people) like crazy, but I think hot barre/flex/flex 2.0 will work quite well for me when I can’t LTB in GP 🙂
3. We finally found some artwork to hang in our bedroom! Thank you, IKEA, for having Picasso’s animal sketches mounted and framed. We also found an inexpensive frame for Joe’s Focus RS poster – the one we had fell and cracked 🙁 24×36 frames are expensive in the non-IKEA world!
4. This weekend my mom jokingly mentioned the fact that Trader Joe’s had stuffing flavored kettle chips. Welp, I had planned on going to Loft to get a shawl/poncho/giant scarf (whatever you want to call it) – and Trader Joe’s happens to validate parking for the garage behind Loft…so of course we had to pop in and buy a couple bags of chips. Holy moley. They are amazing, and actually taste like stuffing. Two thumbs up. Oh, we also picked up two chocolate advent calendars. Yay Christmas!
5. When Joe came home for lunch today, he discovered that my keys were still in the door (from when we got back last night). Thank goodness we live in a safe neighborhood, otherwise we could have been without my car, and everything in our house would have been free for the taking. Yikes.
Hope everyone has an amazing week!
It’s Halloween-time! That means I should have nightmares of ghosts, goblins, and maybe everything that happened on this week’s episode of American Horror Story, right?
“Nothing is more wonderful than the imagination, for in a moment, you can experience a beautiful fantasy or an exciting adventure. But beware, nothing is more powerful than the imagination, for it can also expand your greatest fears into an overwhelming nightmare. Are the powers of Mickey’s incredible imagination strong enough and bright enough to withstand the evil forces that invade Mickey’s dream?”
Oh, Fantasmic. It’s like you know me.
In case you hadn’t caught on by now, I love Disney World. So when I started having (essentially) nightmares about what could go wrong with our December trip, I was caught a little off guard! Who’d’ve thought that Disney trip excitement would manifest itself so negatively?! Sigh. Over the past few weeks I’ve found myself waking up after Joe has left for work, super anxious/upset/worried because I had just woken up from a dream where:
- It’s the end of our second day in the parks and I realize we have yet to ride ANY rides for some reason (I’ve had this dream 3 times now…)
- We forgot to get our ‘just married’ buttons (okay so this one wouldn’t be the end of the world)
- Terrorists of some sort have taken over Cinderella’s castle – while we were eating dinner there
- Fantasmic was cancelled (we have reservations for the VIP dinner experience at Brown Derby)
- We were trapped on Aladdin’s Flying Carpets and had to stay in our carpet overnight
- Dole Whips no longer existed
Our trip is on my mind pretty much 24/7, so I guess it makes sense that it also infiltrates my dreams, and the likelihood of any of the dreams coming true is slim to none…but goodness, brain – enough is enough! 😛
Despite these ridiculous dreams, I get butterflies in my stomach pretty much any time I think about going to Disney with Joe, and then giddy about the impending birthday surprises I have up my sleeve (bwahaha) — I can’t explain it, I get excited about going with my friends and family, but nothing like how I’m feeling about going with Joe. Maybe it just means I married the right person 😉 – but for now Disney on Ice will have to fill the Disney void in my life, while we anxiously wait for the next two months to go by!