Monday, March 14, 2011

To Blog or Not to Blog

Recently I have not been much of a blogger. I'm kinda in a rut. I know it is a great way to keep up with things and I will be so glad I did it in the future or if my house burns down. However, it is becoming a "chore." I shouldnt have to write it on my "to do' list. I should enjoy it, shouldn't I? I know you are all thinking, "She works part time and only has one child!" I have had so much on my plate lately that blogging just isnt a top priority. I am really frustrated with a lot of things so I am thinking of taking a break for a while from the blog. I will probably regret it but I need to make life as simple as possible right now. I have a ton of stuff that needs to be on here but just cant bring myself to do it. Maybe in a couple of weeks, I'll get there! Hope everyone has a great spring.

Homeward Bound

After a 6 hour flight delay in Florida, which caused us to miss our connection in Atlanta, twice! We finally got to LR at 10:00pm (susposed to land in Memphis!). Kohen was out the entire flight home, including us running through the Atlanta airport.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Castaway Cay

Wearing his AFV shirt!

Disney has their own island, Castaway Cay, that only people aboard the Disney Cruise Lines can go to. We had the whole island to ourselves. Too bad it was windy and COLD! One of the lifeguards told us out of 365 days a year, 30 are cold. Just our luck! We made the best of it anyway. Kohen got to play in the sand and it was really something to see. On the plus side, we are going to be on TV! While Kohen was playing in the sand, Brandon and I were sitting in chairs wrapped up in beach towels. We were discussing what was beyond the gate that said, "Cabana member only." I had just got the words out of my mouth, "I bet they are not rice farmers!" This nice lady walked up and asked us if we would like a cabana? They were filming America's Funniest Home Videos on the island and Tom Bergeron, the host of AFV, was done with his cabana. They gave it to us for free! For the rest of the day! Major bonus since it was raining and windy! To top it off, they asked if they could film us for the season finale! We will make our debut May 15! Keep in mind, we were windblown and wet headed! Oh well, it was definitely worth it. That cabana saved us. It had blankets, drinks, food, you name it. We felt like we were high rolling it for half a day!

Day 2

We had just got him up!

The second day we were at Nassau, Bahamas. It was a really pretty day but to participate in the port adventures you had to be 8 years old. Kohen isnt much of a shopper so we decided to stay on the boat. See swimming pictures. That night there was a firework show. It was soo pretty. It didnt start until 10:30 so we had to wake Kohen up to take him.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Characters on Board

Pirate party

That is way too close mom! Kohen loved the characters as long as they were not close to him. He would say he wanted to see them, but when we got to them he would FREAK out. As you can see I am in all the pictures with the characters!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Disney Dream...

The Oceaneers Club

Sailing away party

The second day it was hot so we got to swim with the other 4,000 people on board.

The yellow water slide that Kohen and Brandon are on was for the little kids. The big clear one behind them went all the way around the ship but Kohen was too little to ride it. He was so disappointed. We had been talking about it for days!

Mickey's pool

View from our room. If we had not had this balcony Brandon would have went nuts. If we were in our room, he was on this balcony.

Main staircase.

On Thursday, Mamaw and Papaw took us to our cruise boat, The Disney Dream. I had this bright idea we would take a Disney cruise since we were already there. It just seemed to fall into place; the port wasnt far from Mamaw and Papaws house, it was leaving while we planned to be there, so I did it. It was fun, but we found out real quick that we are not cruise people. I thought I was going to have to sedate Brandon! He came about as close as you can get to a panic attack!!!! It was a tough 4 days but we made the best out of it. The weather didnt cooperate as well as we would have liked but, hey, it could have been much worse!

A Little Vacation...

Two weeks ago we flew to Florida to visit Mamaw and Pappaw. We stayed with them for a few days and had a ball!! They had found a bike for Kohen at a local flea market for a couple dollars. It was a hit!! They got their moneys worth! He rode the wheels off that bike! Mamaw and Papaw got their exercise also trying to keep up with him.

While it was 11 degrees here, it was 85 in Florida. I was sick and had to visit the urgent care (just my luck) but Brandon, Kohen, Mamaw and Papaw went to the beach. Kohen is a beach kid. He should have been Kellys. He loves the beach as much as she does!