Monday, March 28, 2016

WDW Downtown Disney

Monday in Florida and today we were planning to go to a water park. But after looking at the forecast, it's not a good day for that. Instead we're getting a little dose of Disney with a visit to Disney Springs, the old Downtown Disney

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Easter in Florida

Happy Easter! We're in Florida on vacation with lots of family.

Alli's First Trip to WDW - Flying to Florida

It's spring break and time to join the rest of the family in Florida! This year we've got a new addition coming along for the ride!
Bright and early Saturday morning, (like leave the house by 5:30am early) everyone loaded in the car to head to the airport.
Why are we up so early?

No pictures please.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Bring Your Own Cup Slurpee Day

Whoa! Really? I can bring in whatever cup I want and fill it for only $1.50?
Let's see what we can come up with!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Sampling dozens of Japanese Kit Kat flavors

I love interesting foods.
It's always fun to me to find a different version of something everyone likes. Whether that be sodas, chips, or candy.
On our trip to Japan back in 2011, I had a great time finding unique versions of snacks. One of the treats that was the most fun to find were the different versions of Kit Kats. So why is it that there have been over 200 unique flavors of Kit Kats created in Japan? The name Kit Kat is very similar to the phrase "kitto katsu", which translates to "surely win". It became a popular gift to give school children before finals, and then eventually led to regional flavors. If you want to try them all, you'll need to travel all around Japan to find each flavor.

Or you can do what Theresa did and find someone who's already done all the hard work for you, all leading to a super awesome gift to me! Twenty eight unique flavors of Kit Kats!

Eating them all by myself might be fun, but it's even more fun to share the experience! Who better to invite than our original Japanese travel companions Jacob and Ruston!
Adding some cuteness to the mix is Ian. Of course he loves Kit Kats, but most of the time he calls them Kitty Kats. 

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Alli's first visit to Club 33 - Salon Nouveau

It's a beautiful Sunday and we're headed to Disneyland to do something special!
We've got a 6th member of our posse who has never been to Club 33 before. Our last visit was back in September, when she was still hanging out in Theresa's belly. Now that she's here, she gets to join us!

Friday, March 4, 2016

2016 Disneyland Egg-stravaganza - Disney California Adventure

As part of the 2016 Disneyland Egg-stravaganza, we've spent our day finding easter eggs in Downtown Disney and Disneyland. Only one other place remaining, and that's Disney California Adventure.

2016 Disneyland Egg-stravaganza - Disneyland

Continuing our search of Easter Eggs during the 2016 Disneyland Egg-stravaganza, having just completed our search of Downtown Disney, Jacob, Theresa, Ian, Alli and I made our way into Disneyland. Here's the prizes for this year, but more on that later.

2016 Disneyland Egg-stravaganza - Downtown Disney

It's nearing Easter and once again Disney is having an Egg-stravaganza! From what I remember, it's been going on here at Disneyland since 2013, when it was part of the Limited Time Magic celebration, though it's been going on at Tokyo Disneyland since 2010.
Back on February 12th, the official DisneyParks Blog announced that the Egg-stravaganza would include Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, and all new this year, Downtown Disney! The Egg-stravaganza will run from March 2nd - March 27th 2016, or until they run out of maps. 

Knowing that in the past, they've run out of maps (so sad we missed it in 2014), and also wanting to do it during a less busy period, Theresa and I both took off work, grabbed the kids, and headed to Disneyland!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Alli's first plane flight to Michigan

Alli is just over 4 months old and it's time for her first plane flight! We're flying to Michigan to see family.