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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Happy Birthday To Me!

This week I celebrated my 33rd birthday – and I think most adults would agree with me that as you get older, birthdays aren’t as much about gifts or how many people say “Happy Birthday” or show up to celebrate you (although all those things are nice!) – it’s really about memories, and just getting a chance to enjoy life with the ones you love!

I didn’t have a “Birthday Party” this year (as 33 isn’t exactly a milestone year, ha) but we did have some people over for a bit of pool fun this weekend, and even though I know I just said birthdays aren’t as much about gifts, I did get a few that really thrilled me:


Meet “Swanda”

My husband and I were lucky enough to move into a bigger house this spring – and even LUCKIER that the house came with a POOL! We have all LOVED spending time splashing around, and truth be told – I have been dreaming about one of these since we moved in (because what pool is complete without an INSANELY HUGE inflatable swan?) Oh – and even though my husband said “it will take up half the pool” – FYI – it only takes up like a quarter. So there.


I also received this – 846 pages of ALL THINGS WALT DISNEY WORLD. I seriously cannot wait to read this cover to cover in preparation for our Disney World trip next year!


Seriously though – aside from the gifts, I know that Birthdays these days are all about being grateful for everything I have in my life – and I gotta say, I feel pretty blessed right now – as I am turning 33, I look forward to the year ahead and spending time with my family – and watching this little superhero get even bigger and grow and learn even more! Oh – and obviously I can’t wait to spend even more quality time with Spider Dog too – even if he does currently hate me for making him pose in that cape


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Packing Light For Disney

MickeyMin PackingPacking for a Disney World vacation can be a daunting task, there are a lot of things you will want to bring along (and if I were you, I recommend you bring along all the items on my Disney Survival Kit list), BUT, I know how important it can also be to pack light, no one wants to lug around a huge suitcase, and in our case, we have had some issues with airlines losing luggage, and try not to check bags when we travel

So what do we bring? Our rule of thumb is generally to bring “one of everything” – one pair of sneakers, one pair of jeans, one hoodie, one nice outfit, one pair of dressier shoes, etc. Yeah, you might have to re-wear something, and worse comes to worse if you spill something on your one pair of jeans, all Disney Resorts have laundry facilities on site

Another thing we do to save space is to wear the big stuff – the hoodie, jeans, and sneakers tend to take up the most space in the suitcase, so we make sure we wear those while traveling

When it comes to souvenirs, we make sure we are buying small items that we will definitely be able to fit into our bags. Our fave items? Disney pins, playing cards, pens, shot glasses, and postcards are all compact, easy to pack, fun items to bring back as trip momentos. Oh, and don’t forget about the best souvenir of all, the trip photos, which luckily don’t take up any space at all when stored in the camera!

My motto for packing is “When in doubt, leave it out!” which may seem silly, but if you find you arrive at WDW and you forgot to pack something, the Resort gift shops and nearby stores have almost anything you could need, so don’t worry – pack the essentials and get going!

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