I know for a lot of people 2016 was a hard year, even looking at the news we were surrounded by tragedy there was the Flint Michigan water crisis, (which is still going on) the Zika outbreak which caused Olympians to not compete in the games, the Ecuadorian earthquake and lets not forget Donald Trump becoming President Elect.
For me this year was awesome! It was officially the first year in 8 that I was not married (I was separated at the end of 2014, and the divorce was not final until 3/2015) and also the year that I would say goodbye to single life!!!
I know that I will look at these years and I will always look fondly at them, it was at this time that I realized just how much I can do. I saw that I am so much more than a wife and mom, I am a woman that has goals, and that has fought through adversity and won. I returned to school and got a new job that will help give me experience that will be vital once my degree is obtained.
I became comfortable with being a 20 something that was divorced and has 2 kids. A funny story with this actually had to do with my high school reunion. I was talking to a classmate and showed her a picture of the girls Aaron was with me, and after she had looked at the pictures, she gave me a concerned expression and said: ” I see you in them but no offense I do not see you (pointing at Aaron) at all.” You can imagine what our reaction was we both looked at each other and laughed! Then I replied “well that’s a good thing cause their not his! I have been married, had kids and divorced in 10 years, what have you been up to?”
This has been a remarkable year, right now on my tree I have an ornament that is of three snowmen on a sleigh. I got this once my ex left, and it has three names, Mommy, Faith, and Becky. I will never get rid of this, and I am sure it will always hang on my tree, but next year I look forward to hanging another one (maybe right beside it) that has 4 (or maybe 5 😉 ) names on it. 🙂
Happy New year I hope your 2017 is extraordinary!!!!!
Okay well In September I will once again be visiting Disney World! All of our reservations are made and now it is just time to wait. I must say I am excited to go at this time of the year, historically September is the least busy month to go to Disney so that means the crowds will be lower than what I am used to. Also I will get to see the Halloween decorations and I am also going to attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party! This party is new for me and I am very much looking forward to it. We will be gone from the 7th to the 16th and are going to have a total of 8 park days which is the most I have ever had.
My girls are going to have makeovers at the Bibbidi Bop Boutique and the Pirates League. Becky will be a princess (she is the Bibbidi Bop Boutique) and Faith is planning on being a mermaid from the Pirates League.
One of the best perks of this trip is my husband is coming! This means my parents will watch the girls one morning so my husband and I can take the Keys to the Kingdom tour and one night so we can have a date night. For our date night we are going to Epcot and eating in the London Pavilion my hope is we can get a patio seat so we can view Illuminations from our table.
There are a lot of firsts for me on this trip, 1) seeing Illuminations 2) seeing Fantasmic! 3) Mickey’s not so Scary Halloween Party and 4) Keys to the Kingdom tour. Also when we are down there we will get to see the new day time parade Festival of Fantasy.
I am very excited to be able to have this experience again and also to be able to experience new things!
What are your favorite things to do while in Disney World?
Now I know that thankfulness usually comes around Thanksgiving, however for me this is coming now; during the Christmas season. My daughter Faith is 5 years old, by this time the doctors had told us to expect her to have been through at least 2 open heart surgeries, however she has only had 1. Next week she visits her cardiologist for a full work up (echo, ekg, and office visit) this might be the appointment that we find out it is time or we might get another 6 months before she needs to be seen.
Either way I am thankful for the time that we have had surgery free, and I know that even if surgery is in the near future for us it does not matter because up to this point we have been living on borrowed time.
I hope you all had a great Holiday and an awesome New Year!
So in 6 days I am heading to Disney World! While there I will be visiting all the parks eating at different restaurants and attending the Christmas Party, this is something I am very excited for. This trip it will be myself both my girls and my parents (my husband gets to sit this one out) my children are beyond excited, last year at Christmas they received the Disney World Monorail, and last night after our tree was up we put it under the tree and they have not stopped playing with it.
I know an adult going to Disney and loving it may seem silly but for me there is nothing like walking in the park and forgetting about life outside of the Fantasy that Disney built. This is going to be a very enjoyable trip as my girls are going to have princess makeovers in the castle and then eat lunch with the princesses, also as the girls get older they are now able to enjoy what the park has more. My 5 year old is big enough to actually ride on every ride (even though she won’t) and my youngest it now at the age where she can really interact with the characters. For me and my family Disney is a magical place, and the perfect way to start off the Christmas holiday!