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Sail Away…

There are a few advantages to living in Orlando, Florida, and the first is that we are about 45 minutes from Port Canaveral. We saved and saved *the Dave Ramsey way* until we were able to book our very first cruise! We absolutely loved this trip and are already saving for our next one, because let’s just face it, being out in the middle of the ocean at Sunset on the top deck of the Disney Wonder is just about as good as it gets!

It was hard for all of us to leave our sweet Lydia with friends for the weekend, but we all doubted that she would be able to relax like we wanted to be able to relax. *It’s so hard being barely 3!*

Arrrgh!!!! Pirates night with the kids was such a blast…the ship held a party on the top deck, and as if Mickey Mouse flying across the top of our heads on a zip line wasn’t enough,they finished the party off with a spectacular fireworks show! Who can do it better than Disney?

Our favorite part aside from the endless amounts of food and the most fabulous shows ever, was our time spent on Castaway Cay, which is Disney’s private island. Andy, my dear hubby, took the boys snorkling. It was January so the weather was absolutely perfect at about 82 degrees, but the water was a little chilly so I declined the offer to join them.

This would be The Flying Dutchman…and I can’t even tell you how impressed my 9 and 7 year old boys were with it.

{The Classy Woman} - I love cruising! So far I’ve been on three and I love living so close to Port Canaveral and the Miami and Ft. Lauderdale ports too. Miami is a bit further (we usually use a rental car so we can just drop it off and they drive us to the port no charge),they have the BEST destinations leaving from there.

If you get a chance, go on a Celebrity Cruise-they are awesome. Our favorite was the Celebrity Solstice. High class all the way!

BTW-your bathing suit is super cute! I’m glad you had a blast on your first cruise. :) They really are so much more economical and you see so much more than a typical all-inclusive vacation, perfect for kids!

Angel - I just found you through the Inspired Room today and I have to say I’ve enjoyed reading your blog. We are taking a 4 days cruise on the Wonder next November (our first cruise too), so I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it. We are going with my in-laws and will have our 5 year old twins and a just-turned 2 year old with us. I hope we aren’t crazy!

Between You and Me - The bathing suit came from TJ MAXX…you didn’t ask, but I love to tell of a good bargain.

And, Angel, you will love the cruise. There is something for everyone. The shows on the Disney Cruises are to.die.for.


Now see who’s three!

Our sweet daughter Lydia turned three recently, and we celebrated in the fanciest of ways…a tea party!

After having two sons, the words “pink” and “fancy” were no longer in my vocabulary. I have to say that our whole family, even the boys, love that we have been overtaken with as much pink and fancy as your mind can imagine.

We kept busy reading Fancy Nancy books, coloring Princess color pages, drinking our tea, ahem…pink lemonade, and eating as many pink foods as we could find.

Happy Birthday sweet Lydia. You are growing into such a big girl. Or, as you tell us, a big, little girl.

Kim - Hailey decided just last night that she wants to have a Fancy Nancy party too. Which came as quite a surprise since she’s been talking about a Tinkerbell party since before Christmas (her birthday isn’t until April!). I need to get some tips from you for a Fancy Nancy tea party!