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Flying Home Friday Free For All

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This is a thing, right?   Well, I just made it one.

I have a few hours to kill while waiting on my flight back to the good old (warm) AZ.  It’s always with mixed emotions when I board a flight going or coming home from one of the magical racations I cover in this blog.

I hate to leave my kids.  But… I love to leave my kids.

I hate to leave the Magic of Disney.  But… I love to leave FOR the Magic of my family.

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I’ll be the first to admit that I have a pretty great life:  good kids, a supportive and loving husband, parents that help with our busy schedule and the physical & financial ability to travel for these experiences.

#Blessed might be overused, but it’s 100% #truestory in my case.

Here’s a few things I’m going to write up in the next couple of weeks- should my children’s baseball schedule not kill me first.

I’m sharing this because when I turned on my phone this morning the ever complicated baseball schedule for THREE children came through via text from Mr. Shenanigans.

Mercy- I need another vacation.  Ha.

Side note about baseball- I love my children.  I want them to be active.  I love sports.  I love to support them in their dreams.  But man, why couldn’t they stick to the one sport I picked out for them (ahem, soccer!) instead of switching to one of the longest and most boring sports EVAH.  Sorry, but it’s true.  The games at this age are just not full of excitement- ask the kid in right field who is playing in the dirt!

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I know this falls under the heading of “Proof that our kids are little PEOPLE who will make their own choices as the grow up”.   Small sob as I recognize that they will indeed do things I do not like.  Playing baseball is most likely the least of my concerns going forward, I know.  Oh trust me, I know.

Okay- so topics coming up SOON:

#DisneySide Bithday party starring my 8-year-old ladies man, Seth.

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RESCUE Sleep help (I’m looking forward to this one!)

Star Wars 5K, 10K and Half Marathon race re-caps.


New Jamberry Catalog coming out

Princess Half Marathon Girls Weekend Palooza re-caps.

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My first Disney Dream sailing.  Note that I said FIRST… because there WILL be more.

Castaway Cay Challenge and runner reception re-caps.

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Senses Day Spa review!

It’s all great information that I hope can help you guys out in some way.

As a reminder: All you Annual Passholders and DVC members need to be online Tuesday morning, March 3, if you want first crack at Wine & Dine registration.   This race hasn’t sold out in hours in the past, BUT that could change this year and I don’t want anyone to miss out.

I hope everyone had a fabulous week- I can’t wait to get home, hug my family, and dive into a new routine.  Things have been a little nutty for me since November, so I’m looking forward to downtime and getting my general life back in order!

How do you feel at the end of a vacation?  Do you look forward to getting back to the daily routine of house and home?

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Erin / Hanscarlet

Sunday 1st of March 2015

Eagerly awaiting your Cruise and Castaway Challenge review! Running it next month! Also I am interested in your Spa review, wondering if it is worth booking... seriously though there aren't that many Castaway Cay blog reviews so I bet yours will get a lot of hits!!!


Sunday 1st of March 2015

Thanks for the tip Erin! I'll get that one out ASAP for you. The Spa... lets just say, money well spent. I HIGHLY suggest the Rain Forest room, if nothing else. Get that pass for the whole cruise (with or without the scrubs- they were nice, but you can do without) and take some time napping in the heated deck chairs on the private deck. Oh man... I need to go back NOW. ha ha ha.


Friday 27th of February 2015

I can't wait to hear about everything on this list! Looks like you had a great time on the cruise. DisBroads family cruise in the future! :) I know I'm always depressed at the end of vacation because that means going back to work.


Sunday 1st of March 2015

Work... #wompwomp Totally. And a DisBroads cruise MUST be done! Bring it!


Friday 27th of February 2015

I tend to get depressed the day before the last day because I know it's ending. Then the next day, all I want to do is get home. Traveling is kind of demanding, and it's always good to get back to your routine, whatever it may be. I'm looking forward to reading about your adventures.


Sunday 1st of March 2015

^^ EXACTLY! My mom asked me why I was so tired if I was on a cruise all week! How to explain?! ha ha ha. I certainly did have some relaxation but the travel itself is tiring. I can't wait to get all these posts put together!