Thursday, February 29, 2024

Hanging out with friends and going to Typhoon Lagoon - 2022/11/06

Reaching back to another few stories from 2022 as I tried to catch back up. 

We love when friends let us know they're coming to visit Florida and we can hang out together! Our friend from California, Katrina, and her family are visiting Disney World and we all decided to meet up at Epcot! 

Monday, February 26, 2024

Settling back in in Florida - 2022/11/01

A few more of our stories from getting back to Florida in late 2022. 

The sunsets in Florida are beautiful!

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Valentines Day Pixie Dust at the Magic Kingdom 2024 - Giving out 350 valentines to Disney Cast Members

Happy Valentines Day! 

If you've followed along with the blog for a little while, you've got an idea of what we're going to be doing today! We've got reservations to Disney World and we're going to hand out treats to all the cast members! 

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Happy Valentines Day - Chick-fil-A

Happy Valentines Day! Today is a day where we like to give to others! 

We started our day at Chick-fil-A Four Corners giving away Valentines treats!

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Disney around the World - Day 5 Part 3 - Shanghai Disneyland 2018/10/18

Ian - Dadda, can you write the next Disney Around the World story? 
I am overdue for that, aren't I? 

Continuing from our morning back in 2018 when we explored Shanghai Disneyland, it's time to move on to even more fun rides!  

Saturday, February 10, 2024

The Return to Florida 2022 - 2022/10/28

Well, I'm always trying to play catch-up with the blog and writing up the things we did. I've completely missed writing our 2023 road trip. Gotta start somewhere, so we'll pick up from where we just returned from our 2022 road trip, having made it back to Orlando

The day after getting back to Orlando and getting back to our RV resort, we were back to our happy place! Disney World! We've got some fun things to see today! 

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Thanksgivingtime in Colorado 2023 - 2023/11/24

Catching up and clearing out a few older posts. This is from our Thanksgiving in Colorado 2023. 

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Pizza at Home - Chicago Deep Dish Pizza revisited!

Oh boy! I'm excited for this one. 
June 1st, 2020 was a day that started a big pizza journey for me. Having been cooped up due to COVID home isolation, my family was really missing having pizza every Sunday. It was Theresa who suggested that maybe we could start making different style pizzas at home. What a suggestion that turned out to be! Since then, nearly every Sunday has been Pizza Day at the Flowers' house! I've made so many different flavors and varieties of pizza.
But, the very first pizza. The one that kicked everything off on week 1. My favorite style pizza. Chicago Deep Dish. It didn't turn out as good as I was hoping that very first week, and ever since I haven't recreated it. 

Theresa - You need to make yourself another deep dish pizza!
Joe - Yes, I should. 
Theresa - I just bought you the right pan. You can make one this next Sunday!

Well, let's get right to it! 

Monday, February 5, 2024

Visiting the Orlando Cat Cafe February 2024

Happy Sunday! It's a great day to go to the Orlando Cat Cafe! I made reservations a couple days in advance for the 10am time. Nicole, who volunteers there, told us that that is the best time because the cats are ready to play and it's not quite their naptime. 

Sunday, February 4, 2024

Sour Patch Kids Gum taste test comparison

Happy Christmas! (this taste test is from 2022)

Alli was thrilled to see that Sour Patch has partnered with Trident to bring us Sour Patch Kids Gum! She loves gum of all kinds, but Sour Patch could be even better! We've tried so many different Sour Patch Kids things including Sour Patch Kids Ice Pops, Ice Cream, Sour Patch Kids Cereal, Marshmallows, Yogurt, Sour Patch Kids Chips Ahoy Cookies, Sour Patch Kids Watermelon Ice Pops, Sour Patch Kids Freezer Pops, Sour Patch Kids Popcorn, and Sour Patch Kids Gelatin

And today we've got 3 different flavor Trident Sour Patch Kids gum to try! There's Blue Raspberry, Red Berry, and Watermelon. Of course we'll try the original Sour Patch Kids gummies along with them to see how closely the gum really matches the original. 

Saturday, February 3, 2024

Homemade Crepes by Theresa (from 2023)

Wandering around Epcot, in the very back of the France Pavilion, you'll find a crepe shop. We would stop there for a treat every once in a while, getting a crepe ($7) or crepe with ice cream on top ($8.25). Not a terrible deal, especially if you get the ice cream on the side in a cup. It's like two treats in one! 

Until, one day they ran out of ice cream... Something in Theresa clicked and she was wondering why she would pay $7 for this thin pancake. 

Theresa - I can make those at home! 

And so, now determined, she set off to make her own crepes at home for the whole family! 

Friday, February 2, 2024

Happy Groundhog Day!

Happy Groundhog Day! What will the next 6 weeks of weather hold? 

We were watching online along with all the other spectators at Gobblers Knob as the Seer of Seers, Prognosticator of Prognosticators, Punxsutawney Phil emerged to give his prediction! 

And he stated that today, he does NOT see his shadow! We have an early Spring coming! 

Out of all his 129 predictions, he has only chosen an early spring 21 times! Bring on the warmer weather! 

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Ian's Airplane Contest

After finishing school early one day, while Alli was still working, Ian disappeared into his room on some sort of mission. When he came out, he was excited. 

Ian - I made an airplane contest! Alli, would you like to play?!?
Alli - Sure! 

But what is an airplane contest? Ian went on to explain it.