Today we have the honor of a beautiful guest blogger! While she is not technically family, I almost feel like she is! It seems like only yesterday Her Mom and Dad were anxiously planning her arrival! Can it really be almost 12 years ago? She and her grandparents gave me the honor of planning their first trip to Universal this past June.
Below is her short, sweet, and practically unedited review of her trip. Enjoy!
Today we are in for a treat! We have a guest blogger who is going to give her side of the June Disney Birthday Girls Only trip! Another teenager who had her 'first' Disney trip. As always, it is unedited (except for some capitalization I could not read without cringing! LOL)
I was very excited for my very first trip to Disney (that I can remember). It was magical. I want to thank Brianna and her mother, the wonderful travel agent herself, Mrs. Jeanne Morris for inviting me on this trip for Bri’s birthday.
Our first day we got out of the house super early much to Bri’s, Alyssa's and my dismay because we didn’t go to sleep until 1:30 am (that was really stupid at least for me). I got settled in for the 7 hour drive and had some nice conversation with our lovely driver while Bri and Miss Alyssa slept.
Today we are in for a treat. We have a guest blogger. I asked my daughter to give me some thoughts about cruising with a toddler (while being pregnant!) Enjoy!
Cruising With Toddlers While Pregnant!
When I got the invitation to go on a cruise I was very excited. My husband and I had never been on a cruise and the thought of traveling to some Caribbean island sounded fantastic. Then I panicked… what about the babies?! You see, at this point I was 4 months pregnant and I had an 18 month old. All I knew about a cruise ship was that everything was small. Narrow hall ways, tiny bathrooms, and very little room and storage in the bedroom. How was I going to make the work? Going to visit my in laws 5 hours away meant packing a minivan full of baby gear and we almost always had to go to a store and get something that we forgot or ran out of. How am I going to do this? The rooms are tiny!
Once I got my head around the idea of the small space, I started researching what was available online. They sold diapers and wipes. Great, now I don’t have to worry about running out. What about the size of the room. A square footage number means nothing to me so I went to YouTube and looked for videos of room tours. I was amazed at how many people have done this. It gave me the best understanding of the space I had to work with. Can you tell I am a little bit of a control freak?
Fast forward to the day of the cruise. We got really mixed up. My husband went to park the car while my mom and I took the toddler and went to check in. We had several bags and my husband’s documents that he needed to get through security. The staff told us to go ahead and go in. We waited for a long time because the parking garage was a mad house and we had to be on constant look out so we could give my husband his papers all while entertaining the toddler and keeping our luggage out of the way. It made for a stressful 30+ minutes.
We boarded the ship and headed to lunch with a lot of luggage in tow. We went the wrong way and had to drag it all across the boat again. Why do we have all of this stuff? Everyone said that you should take a bag on with you so you would have your swim suit, extra clothes, medications and anything you might need for the rest of the evening in case your room in not ready. Well, we took that advice and carried a lot of stuff. Don’t do that. Seriously. One bag that consisted of regular diaper bag stuff would have been just fine. Wear clothes that are comfortable and are approved for the dining you plan to eat in that night. I only used diapers, wipes and my daughter’s sippy cup.
Here is a post that was from August. Enjoy!
Today, we have a guest blogger. The Birthday girl herself! Unfortunately, she missed the memo about having pictures to accompany it! When she writes for me, I normally edit it pretty heavily. But this time she asked me not to...so I am granting her this one wish.
Disney trip June 2K16
June 18th 2016
This Disney trip was for my birthday. I took my friend Cassie, and my niece Alyssa- along with my mom who actually paid for the trip. We decided to stay at Port Orleans French Quarter this time, because it was very friendly and clean compared to other less expensive on-property resorts. The first day we got there, the check in was pretty fast. We had a nice room and friendly service from pretty much everyone at the resort. That night we went to “Ohana’s” for dinner at the Polynesian resort. The food was amazing (especially the wantons)….
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