Monday, September 26, 2011

I did NOT .....

This weekend is being brought to you by Not Me! Monday....

I did NOT decide to forgo supper Friday night so that I could eat lots of desserts at our monthly girls night out, which was appropriately titled "Wine / Dessert / Game Night".  I did NOT make some awesome Brownie Batter Chocolate Chip cookies that I  got from The Picky Palate.  I did NOT bring a lot of leftovers home and continue to eat them throughout the weekend.

I did NOT try to hide the icecream truck from my son.  Because sometimes you just don't feel like spending money on overpriced icecream in the shape of Sponge Bob Square Pants.

I did NOT dump all of the clean clothes on a chair in the living room, only to walk back in and find the cat sleeping right in the middle of the clothes.

{This blog carnival was created by MckMama at You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.}

Recipe for Brownie Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies via The Picky Palate ....{}

Sunday, September 4, 2011

My 'Fall' to-do list

Tomorrow is Labor Day, marking the end of Summer and beginning of Fall.  And who am I kidding, I am looking forward to Fall this year.  Maybe it's because we got to finish our summer off with an awesome family trip (other wise known as Disney World!).  Maybe it is the anticipation of great holidays like Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Or maybe I am just really tired of the 100 degree days of Summer. 

Whatever the reason, I have already started thinking of what I wanted to do this Fall.  Some of it is fun, some of it not so much but ..... here goes! (in no particular order)

1) Figure out when we are going on our next Disney vacation.

2) Start the family on a modified Dave Ramsey plan.  (if you don't know Dave Ramsey ... google him ... he is awesome). I say modified because he is pretty intense and I don't know if I can go as hard core as him!

3) Visit the Biltmore House (specifically during Christmas).

4) Re-do Tyler's room.  I am thinking maybe a new paint color, curtains, and some vinyl wall art.

5) Go apple picking.

6) Start making and decorating cookies again.  I like to blame the heat ... from outside and the oven.

7) Paint the hallway and put up something to showcase Tyler's 'art-work'.  (The 'art-work' is currently hanging on my cabinets in the kitchen.)

8) Start and finish my scrapbook for our Disney vacation.

9) Clean up the back yard. 

10) Cheer Kyle on as he runs his first half marathon!

Now that the list is written down, that makes it official, right?!

We went to Disney World ....

And had a blast.  I have tons of pictures and lots to talk about: where/what we ate, our resort, who we met, the different parks.  But for now here is a little preview of our trip!

We stayed 'on campus' at the Disney's Polynesian Resort.  One word:  AWESOME! This is the view from our room/porch.

We met this guy .... and some of his friends!

We ate lots of food .... (it's a soft pretzels shaped like Mickey ... if you couldn't tell!)

And we rode a lot of rides.