Monday, January 30, 2012

HMMM...I wonder if others think like me

So does it make me a bad person to think that I really do have the best in recipes, dress my kid so much cuter than you or you, know the best ways to clean, wouldn't dare let my kid do that or go our dressed (or rather what they're not wearing), know the best places to shop, etc...

Does that make me a snob? 

I don't claim that the recipes are my creation by any means - I always give credit where credit is due.  I can guarantee you mine is better than yours.  And when I do a dinner party - let's just go from this list of recipes and stick with what I have in my head for the nights menu.  Cookie exchange - Can't we have a list of cookies & we all pick one from that?  Can I just plan that party for you? I really that set in my ways?  Yes, I think so...As hard as I'm trying to break out of that & be FLEXIBLE, it doesn't always seem to work does it? 

Just like the way my mom does it is better than the way your Mom did it.  You don't use a dish rag - gross!  You use a sponge.  Like that really makes a difference?  In the scheme of things, not really!  Funny that I actually think about stuff like that though!

I guess it's the controlling part of my personality!  Man, I need a pill that makes me just CHILL OUT and let it slide...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

5 years ago today...

It's hard to believe that it was 5 years ago today that I last heard my father in law's voice.  Tomorrow marks the anniversary of his death and the mark that our lives would never be the same again. 
It was Wednesday, January 24, 2007 and I was driving home from work after having picked Tanner up when I called to see how his day was going.  He'd been released from the hospital jsut a few days before & had still been home from work and just relaxing on the couch and lying low.  We talked about some movies I'd loaned him and I asked what htey were doing for dinner.  He didn't know, but thought the shrimp, baked potatoes & garlic bread that I was going to make sounded good & suggested I call Suzette.  So, I did.  She thought so too.  When I got home, Chad was in the shower & I told him we were going over there for dinner.  he let out a big sigh of not wanting to go and I told him he could suck it up that it was going to help his Mom out with dinner tonight and there was no reason we couldn't go over there and spend some time this evening.  I am SO glad now that all of this went down teh way it did...Little did we know this would be our last meal together.  Suzette had to go pick up some meds for David so when we got there a nurse was just laeving from giving David a shot or something.  He was sitting in the kitchen & stayed in there and read a Sesame Street board book to Tanner as I started getting dinner ready.  Chad was grumbling about ice on the drive & out trying to take care of that.  Suzette got home, dinner was finally ready & we all sat down.  David didn't eat too much when his back side started hurting so he was going to go lay down on the couch to give his bum a rest.  As he left the table and was rounding the stairs he said "good dinnern Holly".  By the time we left David was asleep on the couth.  It was the next morning that we awoke at 5:20 to the phone ringing, Chad trying to get to a phone (had to go down to the kitchen) and Suzette sobbing & trying to talk over the answering machine.  Chad raced back upstairs to get dressed & said his Mom couldn't get his Dad to wake up.  We could hear the sirens of the ambulance, police & fire trucks coming to the house.  Rachelle was calling me to find out waht was going on, I didn't know but told her I'm sure it was OK.  He had probably taken a sleeping pill & was just in a deep sleep and she couldn't get him to wake up.  I called Mom to come right away so I could get over there.  I woke them frmo their sleep too.  When I got to the house Suzette came to the door & I said everything's OK right?  She was crying, it was not.  David was gone.  She'd gotten up that morning & got ready b/c she was going to make him breakfast and spend some time with him before she had to go to work that day.  When she went down she saw David, head on the floor as he'd fallen from the chair.  He was already gone.

This was the last picture of all of us together.  It was Thanksgiving 2006.

Generation X, Y, Z...

I guess I really didn't know, or maybe I just forgot, that I'm part of generation X.  I was thinking that was after me.  Apparently not...I do see some of the characteristics of Y in myself as well as some from X!
A coworker was jsut asking me & got me looking...
Some of what I found about Generation X: On the whole, they are more ethnically diverse and better educated than the Baby Boomers. Individualistic: Generation X came of age in an era of two-income families, rising divorce rates and a faltering economy. Women were joining the workforce in large numbers, spawning an age of “latch-key” children. As a result, Generation X is independent, resourceful and self-sufficient. In the workplace, Generation X values freedom and responsibility. Many in this generation display a casual disdain for authority and structured work hours. They dislike being micro-managed and embrace a hands-off management philosophy.

Technologically Adept: The Generation X mentality reflects a shift from a manufacturing economy to a service economy. The first generation to grow up with computers, technology is woven into their lives. As law firms and corporate legal departments integrate new technological tools, Generation X has learned and adapted. This generation is comfortable using PDAs, cellphones, e-mail, laptops, Blackberrys and other technology employed in the legal workplace.
Flexible: Many Gen Xers lived through tough economic times in the 1980s and saw their workaholic parents lose hard-earned positions. Thus, Generation X is less committed to one employer and more willing to change jobs to get ahead than previous generations. They adapt well to change and are tolerant of alternative lifestyles. Generation X is ambitious and eager to learn new skills but want to accomplish things on their own terms.
Value Work/Life Balance: Unlike previous generations, members of Generation X work to live rather than live to work. They appreciate fun in the workplace and espouse a work hard/play hard mentality. Generation X managers often incorporate humor and games into work activities.
What I found on Generation Y:
Tech-Savvy: Generation Y grew up with technology and rely on it to perform their jobs better. Armed with BlackBerrys, laptops, cellphones and other gadgets, Generation Y is plugged-in 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This generation prefers to communicate through e-mail and text messaging rather than face-to-face contact and prefers webinars and online technology to traditional lecture-based presentations.

Family-Centric: The fast-track has lost much of its appeal for Generation Y who is willing to trade high pay for fewer billable hours, flexible schedules and a better work/life balance. While older generations may view this attitude as narcissistic or lacking commitment, discipline and drive, Generation Y legal professionals have a different vision of workplace expectations and prioritize family over work.
Achievement-Oriented: Nurtured and pampered by parents who did not want to make the mistakes of the previous generation, Generation Y is confident, ambitious and achievement-oriented. They have high expectations of their employers, seek out new challenges and are not afraid to question authority. Generation Y wants meaningful work and a solid learning curve.
Team-Oriented: As children, Generation Y participated in team sports, play groups and other group activities. They value teamwork and seek the input and affirmation of others. Part of a no-person-left-behind generation, Generation Y is loyal, committed and wants to be included and involved.
Attention-Craving: Generation Y craves attention in the forms of feedback and guidance. They appreciate being kept in the loop and seek frequent praise and reassurance. Generation Y may benefit greatly from mentors who can help guide and develop their young careers.
Generation Z:  What's REALLY strange to think about wtih Generation Z, my 6 year old is part of this generation!  I do see some of this in him, though he's not old enough that he's doing everything yet.  He does get on Youtube to watch annoying orange videos & he knows what Facebook is, but he's certainly not on it!  Generation Z would rather text than talk. They prefer to communicate online — often with friends they have never met. They don’t spend much time outdoors unless adults organize activities for them. They can’t imagine life without cell phones. They have never known a world without technology or terrorism or Columbine. They prefer computers to books and want instant results. They are growing up in an economic depression and are under tremendous pressure to succeed. Mostly they are growing up fast, and exhibiting behavior far beyond their years.
While they may be named for the last letter of the alphabet, they’ll soon be at the forefront of solving the worst environmental, social and economic problems in history. They haven’t received much attention yet — the media have mostly focused on the preceding generation, the Millennials (sometimes referred to as Generation Y), known for their widespread civic involvement and lack of independence compared to previous generations.
Larry Rosen, a professor at CSU Dominguez Hills who teaches a class called Global Impact of Technology, says of Gen Z students, “They are very collaborative and creative. They will change the workplace dramatically in terms of work style and expectations.”
So far, researchers and others who have written about Gen Z have found it difficult to classify the generation precisely. Some generational experts say that they were born as early as 1991, which makes the oldest now 18; others argue the new generation began as late as 2001, making the oldest 8. The discrepancy is based on differing assumptions about start and end points for the preceding generations Y and X and the baby boomers. To avoid confusion, we’ll assume that Gen Z includes young people up to high school seniors.
While there won’t be any consensus soon about where Gen Z begins and ends, most educators agree that today’s kids are extremely different from youngsters of previous generations — and they present new challenges. They are children of Gen X parents, who came of age during the greatest technological leap in history, and they are headed for an even greater leap forward as they come of age this decade. Meet Generation Z.

Pitbull - Give Me Everything ft. Ne-Yo, Afrojack, Nayer

My extreme love for Pitbull...

There's just something about the expression he makes! AHH...makes me weak in the knees! I didn't even LIKE him until I woke up one morning in June to "Everything Tonight". I went straight to the computer & looked that song up. I can even remember at first thinking he just looked funny, but the more I watched the more I liked...Pitbull! It's funny b/c my girlfriends think I'm crazy!

Monday, January 23, 2012

2nd family vacation to Disney World

So, our 2nd trip to Disney World was not quite as magical/enjoyable/exciting with our son at age 6 as it was at age 3 ½ …The melt downs were many and pants wetting was insane! It was daily, except one day on this trip no matter how many times we took him to the bathroom! I HAVE NO IDEA what was up with that! He’s potty trained & has been for over 2 years now!

We took a 6:25 am flight out of Kansas City & arrived in Orlando with plenty of time for a day full of fun in our first park once we got checked in! We really do like getting the early start on the home end as we are all early birds in our family! Of course we hit all of the parks again on this trip & this time we got the Park Hopper pass which we did not last time. We do really like being able to go from park to park in the same day & I think we’ve decided this is something that we will not do without again. With this trip I came to the conclusion that Epcot really is not my favorite park. AT ALL…My #1 favorite park is The Magic Kingdom, #2 is Hollywood Studios and I guess Epcot would be next with Animal Kingdom at the end. Or maybe you could say those two are tied at 3rd place.

Magic Kingdom – LOVE LOVE LOVE every aspect of the Magic Kingdom! It was so neat getting to be there in September & seeing the Fall and Halloween decorations. So many cool jack o lanterns all over the park! We bought tickets for the Halloween Party and while the parade was amazing, there were still quite a few people in the park compared to what we were hearing would be there during those nights, especially as early in the Halloween season as we were. They also don't have as many candy stations set up as I thought they would from what we were hearing. It was really cool none the less!  There are so many villians out & you don't typically see them when you're at Disney World so that was neat!  We watched the parade with a cute young couple that lived in FLorida & the girl actually works there.  They were all done up in pirate costumes & one came over to shake her hand during the parade.  There was also a big Thirty One trip going on so their bags were EVERYWHERE!  Funny thing is, I was carrying one too!  Cruella Deville came over to me during the parade to ask where I'd gotten my bag b/c of the polka dots!  It took me a minute to figure out that she was talking to me!
We actually got Tanner to walk onto The Haunted Mansion this trip! He started to get a little freaked out right as we were getting on, but he wasn't as anxious & didn’t cry. He wouldn’t go on a 2nd time, but that’s OK, he went once! Tanner LOVED the Astro Orbiter!  I still am not quite the fan on that one, but sucked it up for his sake & acted like it was great! Tanner talked a big game before we got there for rides that he was going on. Once there, it was a different story, but in the end - he did ride Splash Mountain & Big Thunder Mountain as well. He didn't want to go on Splash Mountain again (me either) but he LOVED Big Thunder Mountain!  He made me wrap my arm around him, almost to where I thought I was choking him when we were on it. We rode it over and over and over again…To the point of Chad saying “NO – we’re not going on that one more time…” He’d had it with Big Thunder Railroad! He was afraid of Snow White & seriously – I wondered if we were even going to get him on it or not! He loved the Peter Pan ride! I even went on Space Mountain this trip – not a fan…they’ve changed it & it seemed very jerky to me. I was pretty scared, but decided to do it. I could do it again, but I don’t think I’d want to for the reason of the jerkiness. Also – you are 1 person to a seat. You don’t sit in the same car with each other as you used too. Loved the Buzz Lightyear ride & Tanner LOVED the Stitch ride! He wanted to do it multiple times! We only went twice though! Stitch was his favorite character of the trip & he choose a stuffed Stitch while down in the parks. He LOVED and I mean didn’t’ want to leave Tom Sawyers island! It was fun to see him having so much fun & running all over the island. We’d heard about the paint brushes so we were all on a mission trying to find them! A couple on their honeymoon were the ones to find it. Tanner was really impressed when we were on the boat on the way back checking out the paintbrush that she'd found.


I had Chad going that I'd signed him up for the pirate make over with Tanner.  We'd see this sign in the bus & I'd get going on it.  I think I really may have had him worried for a short bit there!  I KNEW he would not be doing that though so I really didn't even try!  It sure was fun though trying to get him going & Tanner LOVED this!  Especially when they got to meet Captain Jack Sparrow at the end & do the pirate march!

Epcot – We could not believe the amount of drunk adults walking around Epcot on our first day…SERIOUSLY, it was crazy! The food & wine festival wasn’t even going on yet. Again, tanner talked a big game on what he was going to ride! When we got to Test Track, he chickened out so Chad went & as we were waiting he decided he wanted to go. Well, it was too late so we waited & then went in when Chad got back. As we were in line the meltdown began, on and off, the whole way to the getting on. HE LOVED IT & wanted to go again! They pulled us around & let us walk right back on. Apparently they do this with kids that are completely freaked out & end up loving it. THANK YOU DISNEY – that was amazing! I wish they had something like this anytime when you’re in line & they see your kid crying and having a hard time like Tanner was to get you on quicker. The anticipation and the unknown about kill him! Tanner did ride Soarin’ this trip & said he liked it. Thankfully there was a family in line that we talked to most of the way & that helped keep his mind off of things. He didn’t completely freak out or have a meltdown so that was really nice! He says he liked it. We didn’t even try to ride that more than once b/c the line was so long. WORTH EVERY MINUTE OF THAT WAIT THOUGH! Tanner was a little freaked out with the dark in Spaceship Earth though. Again, we made it…He went on Mission: Space. We missed the first time & FINALLY got him to go on it before we left for the day. It was our last day in any park & the last ride of our trip! We got him to do it twice actually! We did green & then we wanted to do orange, but he knew orange was more than green so we had to trick him into “blue” – we were riding the “blue one”. It was funny listening to him tell people he rode blue. They would look at us & we were like “just go with it, please”. He liked it & did GREAT! He was funny & kept wanting to go back on the little boat ride in Mexico after we did that once! Once is PLENTY on that ride…you do not need to do it more than once, and we didn’t! The ride in Norway – Maelstrom…that was a bit much for Tanner & when he thought we were going over the big waterfall – he actually stood up & they had to stop the ride! They even spoke up over the speaker saying he needed to sit down. Poor guy – the fact that he honestly thought we were going over that waterfall must have been terrifying to him! Especially when you’re not even strapped into anything! We did go to Turtle Talk with Crush this time & it was pretty cute!

 These pin traders are SERIOUS... Tanner had fun choosing a pin for each new ride.  I even got myself a lanyard b/c I couldn't resist a few!  But these people have BOOKS full!
Animal Kingdom – Festival of the Lion King – SEE IT! Last trip we went to the Nemo show so this year we took in the Lion King so and it was amazing! People aren’t kidding when they tell you they are broadway quality shows! Oh wait…I’ve never seen a broadway show! LOL…But really, they are very entertaining and a must see! The Lion King show really got the audience involved & was really fun. Tanner loved It’s Tough to be a Bug! He slept through it in 2009 so this was his first experience & he enjoyed it! I’m sure glad we were getting rained on & decided to sit to see the Flights of Wonder show! Tanner really enjoyed this and it was a good show! I would go see it again b/c it was that good/interesting/entertaining! I was SHOCKED that Tanner was walking right onto Dinosaur! He just barely got scared when were in the room watching the movie getting briefed. We actually did the ride twice! I was scared when Chad & I rode this back in 2001on our honeymoon and I could not believe he was not scared! Great ride! A MUST DO!! We just told him we were going back in time to help tag & bring that cute little dinosaur back & he was ready to go! Kilimanjaro Safari – of course another must do! Fun to see so many animals out there & the “tour guides” really do a good job making it all entertaining for the kids! Once again – Tanner loved the dinosaur play area! He ran around, got wet & climbed for a short bit while we sat & took a break. He could have stayed much longer than we let him!

Hollywood Studios – I think this is one of the coolest parks! We’d been given advance warning of making sure we did a divide & conquer first thing going into the park! This was to get Tanner in for the Jedi training and to get tickets for the Toy Story Ride. We Of course being a HUGE MOVIE fan! Tanner couldn’t enough of the Star Tours ride! After the first ride – it was the big hit of the park for him! Seriously this was just like Big Thunder Railroad where Dad finally said NO MORE…The coolest thing about that ride is that there are different “shows/rides” so it’s not the same every time. The motion on this ride is amazing & I loved it too! Rockin’ Rollercoaster – STILL my favorite ride ever! We stayed for Fantasmic one night – A-MAZE-ING! Seriously – you have to see this show, so cool! It was quite a wait, and we weren’t even in the best seats, but they were good enough & we enjoyed it. We also took in the Indiana Jones stunt show this trip & that was pretty darn cool! Of course we took in the parade, always love watching that! Chad laughed at Tanner & I buying Ice cream right before we were going to watch the parade b/c it was so hot out that it melts QUICK! He’s so not like Tanner & I in that when we have a craving, we’re feeding it! We don’t care about things like that – in fact it never crossed our minds that it was going to melt & be a little (OK, a lot) messy. Sure was tasty though!

Favorite meals:
Cape May Café at The Beach Club - This was a character breakfast (Minnie Mouse, Goofy & Donald Duck) that had great food! I loved the food so much the last time we were at Disney in 2009, that I made reservations to get us in here again! Seriously – THE BEST BREAD PUDDING! They really do just have an amazing spread of food here & I would recommend!
   Bread Pudding at Cape May!
Chef Mickeys – This was another Character breakfast that I had us booked for. Couldn’t get an idea time when I was online booking before we went but we’d been told get over there when they open (7 or 7:30, can’t remember now) and see if you can walk in. It worked GREAT! We were able too no problem! They take your picture with a Mickey Statue (as a family) and then you are able to purchase that for like $40 if you want. They had two lines going through the buffet & had AMAZING food! YUMM-O! They also had a really fun dessert table! One side of the buffet was getting a lot more traffic, so be sure you watch b/c you can go through EITHER side. I went ahead & made the switch to the other line a time of two to get my food faster! They also do a big celebration song for those celebrating birthday’s & bring out cupcakes with a candle for those people. VERY FUN! Since we were celebrating our son’s birthday while we were there, which actually it was supposed to be my husband AND son’s birthday’s and I guess our travel gal missed communicating Chad’s to them. I didn’t think he’d care that much, so I didn’t mention it to the hotel when we checked in & our son got a birthday button. In retrospect – I SHOULD HAVE!

Yak & Yeti – From the minute we walked in – this was a great meal! It smelled great, we were seated upstairs so we could see out the window to watch the parade (didn’t even know that was going to be going on) and we LOVED our waiter! His name was Stacy & he reminded me of Eric Stonestreet’s character Cam on Modern Family. He was so funny & very attentive to us! And great with our son in joking around with him & getting him to eat a couple more bites of his dinner to get dessert! Chad & I both got the same thing – Shaoxing Steak & Shrimp - Skirt steak, tempura-battered shrimp, jasmine rice, stir-fried veggies, and chili plum dipping sauce. It was fantastic! We had Fried Wontons & Mango pie and both were GREAT!! Oh and they had the best Mango iced tea!

The other meals that we had, but not our favorites:
La Hacienda De San Angel (Mexico in Epcot) I liked the dinner better than my husband. We ordered the La Hacienda – a mix of grilled top sirloin, chicken, chorizo (I think was the corn) and vegetables. The corn that came with the meal was GREAT! Do not bother with the Crema de Chocolate “Abuelita”, it was just strange. But the other one we got, Empanada de Manzana (pastry with ice cream) was really good! Oh & I had a great margarita!

Les Chefs de France (France in Epcot) Though I LOVED the French Onion the rest was not that impressive. OK wait – our sons chicken was really good, but he didn’t like it. Now mind you – he is a VERY picky eater! My husband ordered the Plat de Cote de Boueuf au Cabarenet avec pates (beef short ribs Beef short ribs braised in Cabernet with pasta, pearl onions and mushrooms) & said it was very bland. I had the Filet de boeuf grille, sauce au poivre vert Gratin Dauphinois et haricots verts (Grilled tenderloin of beef with green peppercorn sauce original potato gratin of Savoy and green beans) and did not care for mine. My husband liked mine better than his and so he ate most, if not all, of mine. We had great service and the atmosphere was very nice! The best part of this meal & one of the reasons I booked here – Remy (from Ratatoullie) comes to your table! That was very fun! For dessert we had the: Croustillant feuillantine, douceur au chocolat, glace noix de coco, tartare de banane - Crispy cake with chocolate milk mousse, coconut ice cream and bananas marinated in rum and lemon juice and the Profiteroles au chocolat - Puff choux with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce. The chocolate mousse cake was not soething we really cared for, but we sure enjoyed the cream puff! The chocolate sauce was REALLY good! Oh and we enjoyed our sons strawberry sorbet!

Cinderella’s Castle – now, let me start with the reason I booked this…my son had said “when we eat at the castle the next time we go back…” so I felt like I HAD to get this meal! I tried and tried and tried, if you’ve ever tried to get this – you know how hard it is to get this venue! And then to top it off – once we GOT THERE – he was so shy and didn’t want to sit by Cinderella, he was embarrassed & you’d never have known that he’d asked to go there. I was so disappointed b/c you really have no idea how excited I was that I’d gotten this! I mean I had it at one point & LOST it and was crushed! Ended up getting it and was on CLOUD NINE…So, we get through the picture with Cinderella & then we’re waiting for our names to be called. They take you up this wonderful staircase that winds around up to the top. We were lucky enough to sit at a table right by the window so we could look out onto Fantasyland and that was pretty cool! Belle, Snow White, Aerial and Sleeping Beauty all come by your table too. My husband and I both had the MAJOR DOMOS SHORT RIB (Slow-cooked in a Pinot Noir Demi-glace on Potato and Parsnip Purée with Carrots). It was OK, and for the price we paid – as unexcited as our 6 year old was I’m STILL debating whether it was worth it or not. I don’t know…it was pretty cool though! Once again, as we have with every meal – we get two different desserts so we can try both! We ordered the VALRHONA CHOCOLATE MOUSSE (A light Chocolate Mousse presented with Berries and Raspberry Sauce) and the ALMOND CHEESECAKE with Lingonberry Jam. They were both OK. They do a little “ceremony” where they knight the boys with their swords & the girls are made into princess’s I think it was with their little wands and that was fun seeing our son closing his eyes & repeating what they are telling them to say & making a wish. It was pretty fun & something I’m sure he’ll remember for the rest of his life!

Hotel –
We stayed at The Wilderness this trip, but for the extra cost, my husband & I decided we’d go back to Port Orleans! Sure, the lobby was really cool, but the room seemed much smaller. Our son did enjoy the balcony, but again I think we would rather than a little bigger room & for about $100 less per night – we said we’d rather stay at French Quarter again. Also, the food court was tiny at The Wilderness! The pool bar had no real set hours, but rather closed whenever. We never got to take advantage of that since they were always closed in the evenings. We went down to the “beach” to watch a movie one night & there were little things biting our feet (sand fleas my husband thought) that were making me itch so bad that I couldn’t stand it. I felt TERRIBLE making our 6 year old leave b/c he was so excited about the beach & to watch a movie.

Watching firework

s  Candy's OK anytime when you're on vacation!

Tanner prvoves to be just like his Mama in that he's always making friends!

Downtown Disney - we made it down there this trip & had a pretty good time just walking around & checking everything out!  Tanner LOVED the Lego store!

My biggest pieces of advice:

DO THE MEAL PLAN! We ate many meals that we never would have eaten had it not been for the meal plan. It is so worth it and I will never go again without doing the meal plan!

MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS for meals made in advance. I know some people don’t believe you on this, but seriously – you can get there and are told you’re either not getting in or you won’t be eating until like 10. With kids, you can’t do that.

Call Maralee Striker with Magic Mouse Travel to book your trip – no matter where you are! Seriously, she’s amazing! Tons of free tips & tricks, great recommendations – you name it. She’s awesome!

LET THEM TAKE YOUR BAGS! At the airport you have the option (pre travel arrangements will have been made prior to your day of travel) to have your bags taken care of getting to your hotel. DO THIS! We didn’t & I can tell you that Orlando airport is huge & trying to get down there to the Disney area for your bus – it was a pain trying to get our own bags. We met a family in line who said they do the bags that other way every time (they once learned the hard way too I think they said) and they said it’s so worth it.

Don’t expect any trip to be like one before! I’m learning that in many things in life with a child! The first time is always the coolest & there is only ONE FIRST time! ENJOY IT & hold it close to your heart!

It was because of my Grandpa Taylor that we took this family vacation.  I said from the beginning that I was going to buy a balloon & set it off to Grandpa in heaven.  And I did!

Our last night in Disney...