Saturday, October 31, 2009

When You Wish Upon a Star...

This past week Jordo and I headed to the The Happiest Place on Earth...Disney World!

We had a great, great time!

Jordan and his family had work stuff in Orlando, so we decided to make a family affair of it and head out early to take in the parks and have some fun. And fun we had!

I supposed I was enjoying myself so much that I failed miserably at documenting the trip with photos. I took 3 pics. Terrible, I know!

It had been 13 years since I'd been to Disney, so this time it was like seeing things with an new set of eyes. I loved being there with our neice and nephews and getting to watch their faces as they, too, took in everything. The two eldest, Peyton and Laurel, had been before, but at younger ages where their memories were...ahem...non-existent. So, needless to say, all 3 of them were loving the semi-newness of every park, every ride, every show.

We did Animal Kingdom and Epcot the first day. Whew! I mean, I can run long distances with the best of them, but man, oh, man, that walking just about killed me! Glad I went for comfort over fashion donning my running shoes the whole time. I don't know if I would have made it otherwies :).

The following day was spent at Hollywood Studios (previously known as MGM Studios). It was SO much fun! The Rockin' Roller Coaster and Tower of Terror were my kinda rides!

We visited The Magic Kingdom the following day. No matter how old I get, this Park with always be my favorite. I love the nostalgia of it all. It's a Small World, The Teacups, etc... One slight glitch though, Space Mountain was CLOSED for repairts, much to our dismay, sadness, devistation, disappointment. Okay, okay, I know, you get the picture, but man, were we bummed! We DID however, manage to ride Thunder Mountain Railroad time and again. It's an oldie but a goodie, for sure!

Afer some repeat park visits the rest of the time, the last day we headed to Downtown Disney. That place is great for adults (Pleasure Island) and kids. They have a Lego store to.die.for. Every kind of Lego and accessory you can imagine. And this place called the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique (cue Cinderella song) where girls can go get hair and makeup done up and put on Princess clothes! The restaurants in Downtown Disney are yum, yum, yum, too! No cafeteria lines, chicken nuggets or fries here folks. It was a welcome change :).

All in all, we had a great time, lucked out on the weather (it was super hot but no rain) and were met with minial crowds at each park.

Jordan and I were both talking about how much fun it will be to go back with our own kiddos someday!

M-I-C- see ya real soon! K-E-Y- why? because we like you! M-O-U-S-E...

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fredericksburg + Friends = FUN!

This past weekend, amidst the excitement of Miles' birth, Jordan and I headed down to Fredericksburg with our good friends Darin, Kami, Bobby and Kristen. The occassion for this top-10 weekend getaway was the boys' pledge brutha and friend, Derek's marriage to his sweet fiance, Sharman.

I honestly cannot recall a time that I have laughed so much. I guess it's a sign that we have all been pretty stressed, burned out at work, exhausted, name it, because as soon as we all arrived, we were geared up for a fun, laid back weekend escape.

Kami booked an uber-cool cabin for the 6 of us. It was on this ranch, basically out in the middle of nowhere (but a convenient 10 minute drive from town). Literally within 5 minutes of arriving, we had made ourselves at home, donned our comfy sweats and were on our way to enjoying ourselves. The TV did not even get turned on the entire time we were there. With boys and college football season, that's pretty impressive. Can you say Sports Center withdrawl?

After staying up waaay too late Friday night, we all groggily awoke Saturday for one of the most gorgeous fall days, to be spent in the Texas Hill Country. The boys headed straight into town to find a Biergarten to watch the TX-OU game. As for the ladies, we had shopping on the brain. I'm pretty sure everyone was a happy camper given the day's itinerary :).

Saturday night was the wedding. It took place at the bride's uncle's ranch, which sits atop an amazing mountain'ish ridge. I kid you not, it was absolutely perfect! The weather was zero humidity and in the mid 70's, the views spectacular, the decor perfectly ranch chic, the food deelish (they had a mac n' cheese bar), and the band was rockin'. Not a single detail was overlooked.

We all had the best time! We even convinced our boys to strut their stuff out on the dance floor, which, if you even slightly know Jordan, Darin or Bobby, this was a HUGE fete! A big shout out to Mike Marshall for getting the dance party started and showing the boys that the dance floor didn't bite :). The wives totally owe and thank you!

What is better than a weekend getaway that includes some of your closest friends, a beautiful country setting, fantastic shopping (read: window shopping) and so many laughing fits that you're left with sore abs?

I can't wait for the next trip!

Friday, October 16, 2009

He's here!!!

Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!
2 Corinthians 9:5

Miles Scott Warren

Weighing 8 pounds 2 ounces and measuring 20 1/2 inches long.

Everyone is doing well. A more detailed post with lots of sweet pics to come!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Friday Fav!

Love 'em!

What's your Friday Favorite?