Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Visiting Gatorland Florida - 2023/04/08

On a beautiful Saturday in April, our friend Nicole invited us to join her at a classic Florida theme park. 


Monday, April 29, 2024

Pizza at Home - Breakfast Pizza

Time for another Breakfast Pizza? Absolutely! 

Sunday, April 28, 2024

Buffalo Wild Wings Parmesan Garlic Sauce flavored popcorn taste test comparison

While wandering around Sams Club, Theresa texted me a photo of a new offering from Smartfood Popcorn! They've previously given us Nacho Cheese Doritos popcorn and Cap'n Crunch Berries Popcorn.  

Today though we're trying a match-up with Buffalo Wild Wings and their Garlic Parmesan wing sauce! I loved BW3 wings in college and Garlic Parmesan was definitely something I'd get on 25 cent wing night. It was even better on 50 cent chicken leg day! 

So if we're going to try this Garlic Parmesan sauce popcorn, I'm going to make my own drumsticks and cover them in the real Buffalo Wild Wing Garlic Parmesan sauce!

Thursday, April 25, 2024

International Snickers Taste Test - Fruit & Nut, Kesar Pista, Butterscotch

We've been able to try so many different Snickers bars! 12 unique flavors that I've written about on the blog so far including Original, Hazelnut, Almond, Crunchy Peanut Butter, Creamy Peanut Butter, Creamy Almond Butter, Peanut Brownie, Dark Chocolate Almond Brownie, Snickers White, Snickers Ice Cream Bar, Snickers Peanut Brownie Ice Cream Bar and Snickers Cinnamon Bun. So how did we find 3 more unique flavors? For that we had to go International! 
Aubrey and Jared were recently out and found an amazing little shop that has imported different snack items from all over the world! 

So today we'll be adding Snickers Fruit & Nut, Snickers Kesar Pista, and Snickers Butterscotch to our list of items we've tried!

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Friends and Family visiting Florida!

It's always fun when we get visitors coming to Florida! 

Disney World is a top vacation spot for many, so when our friends come to that, we get to see them too! 

Monday, April 22, 2024

Visiting Don, Amy, and Abby in St Pete Beach - 2024/03/16

Every year for the past few years, Donald has a conference down in Florida in St. Pete Beach! On the weekend when they're done with all their meetings, we get invited to come visit! 

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Peeps Filled Ropes Taste Test Comparison

As a family, we've tried a whole lots of different Peeps. 

Original Peeps to homemade sugared marshmallows, Cotton Candy Peeps, Hot Tamales Peeps, Pancakes and Syrup Peeps, Fruit Punch Peeps, Blue Raspberry Peeps, Sour Watermelon Peeps, Party Cake Peeps, and Root Beer Float Peeps. We compared all those flavors in a Peeps Face-off Taste Test challenge. We bought the chocolate dipped Peeps. We tried Peeps cereal back in 2019, and then again in 2021 when they changed the cereal marshmallows. And when Pepsi came out with a Peeps flavored soda called Peepsi, we tried that too! There was Peeps Cotton Candy, Peeps Gummies, and Peeps Lollipop Rings

So, when I saw another version of Peeps on the shelves this Easter, I knew we'd be trying it. These are Peeps Filled Ropes!

And right off the bat, the kids and I saw that they got the colors wrong. Sure Peeps are blue, pink, and yellow. But not that color blue, pink, and yellow. And Alli wanted to know why there was only one red/pink one. 

Friday, April 19, 2024

The 2024 Eclipse from Houlton Maine - 2024/04/08

The moment we've been planning for is here! Time for the solar eclipse! 

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Chasing the 2024 Solar Eclipse in Maine - Pt 2

Continuing our journey to see the 2024 Solar Eclipse! 

We're in Maine! The End Is Here! Literally!

Houlton Maine is the last location in the USA that the eclipse covers. The very stop on the freeway is the border crossing with Canada! 

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Mommy-Son Day - 2024/02/22

Just like Alli and I were having our special day out together, Theresa and Ian are off doing their own thing for the entire day! 

This boy doesn't really like to eat breakfast. But a morning start with McDonald's french fries is good! 

Friday, April 12, 2024

Chasing the 2024 Solar Eclipse - Part 1

We've been excited for the 2024 Eclipse for years now! It's been on the back of everyone's mind since we flew out to Missouri to watch the 2017 Eclipse

This year, the Eclipse is traveling across the US from south to north, from Texas to Maine. And look at all those major cities it is going through! 

The kids were so little for the last one! 

They don't really remember it, except from my previous write-up. Alli was 1 and Ian was 3! Can't blame them I suppose. But this one, hopefully they'll remember, now that they're 8 and 10! 

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Oakland Nature Preserve Firefly Walk - 2024/04/10

Theresa saw on Facebook that the nearby nature preserve had a bunch of fireflies coming out this time of year. The preserve is right by the kids gymnastics, so we stopped by!

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Chasing the 2024 Eclipse

More to come in a future post, but we’re in Maine for the solar eclipse! 

Our Hotel Hangout Day in Orlando - 2024/03/05

Sometimes the kids will surprise you. When we asked what their favorite part about Japan was, Disney, Universal, Tokyo, the zoo, etc., they said they really liked hanging out at the hotels with the lounges with all the free food and drinks. Okay... Well Theresa happened to have a free night stay that is expiring soon and there's a hotel with a lounge here in Orlando. Let's make a couple fun days out of it! 

Thursday, April 4, 2024

A busy day at Typhoon Lagoon and Chick-fil-A Bingo - 2024/04/02

As we were looking at the weather forecast, Tuesday was turning out to be a beautiful day in Orlando! We all decided to head to Typhoon Lagoon Water Park! 

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Daddy-Daughter Day Pt 2 - 2024/02/22

Part 2 of our Daddy-Daughter day, where Alli and I hang out together for the whole day! 

It's 3pm and we've been so busy we haven't had anything for lunch yet! Stopping by the Wild Florida Grill, we grabbed some chicken tenders and fries to go.