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Disney in 2:56

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

I’ve been super lazy about posting our trip to Disney, and i know you guys are desperately wanting to hear!  But i will spare you all the  gory details about the 90 degree weather and all the fun we had and just give you a quick summary and 2:56 video.

PACKING:  Can i just say how much i hate packing!!!  Why do kids require you pack up the whole house just to go on a 5 day trip!?!

AIRPLANE: Plane ride there was OK.  Cosby did great.  Clover was exhausted.  I was kinda of car sick… or plane sick, i guess.  Margie and Libby were so excited to be going on a trip with their children.  (They asked us of we’d leave the grandkids at home because the trip was really about Joe and me but i somehow convinced them to let us take the kids, they do have free park admission after all.)

DAY 1- Seaworld:  Cosby was so exhausted from the trip down here that he only semi enjoyed sea world  but i would say it was a pleasant experience. We got more plastic animals for him in the gift shop, which he desperately needs.  Clover was indifferent and happy as usual.  Joe, as usual, happy but seemingly indifferent.  I was super excited to for Cosby to see the animals and would have loved to have gotten some pictures of me and Cosby feeding the sting rays but mom had my camera and only took pictures of herself :-(

DAY2- Magic Kingdom:  We’ve heard over and over that the Magic Kingdom is so very… magical.  And it is, if you like waiting in long lines in the hot sun and trying to keep your bus of a stroller from hitting the enormous amounts of people, so very magical.  In all seriousness though, it was very nostalgic. And turns out that the kids didn’t mind waiting in the lines and we had a wonderful day seeing the kingdom.  And i would like to shed some light on a certain event that several people have called me out on.  On a certain boat home, i put up a Facebook status and picture that said “On the fairy home” and i just wanted to clarify that i did indeed mean fairy. Trust me, I got D+’s in spelling… fairy.

DAY 3- Univeral Studios:  I LOVE when decisions start with the phrase ” Karly you decide, we can do whatever you want.”  This made me think of my dear friend Andy who always sings to me “Whatever Karly wants…da da da…Karly gets.”  This may be somewhat true but i think generally it’s because i’m the only one with a strong opinion, either that or no one wants to hear me whine, but i’m not sure.  So Karly decided to go to universal because she oh so wanted to see the TRULY magical world of Harry Potter.  And boy was i happy with her decision!  Universal was a blast.  Everyone had an amazing time!  Cosby got to see the land of Dr Seuss and the Dinosaurs and Joe and i got to see the Wizzarding World of Harry Potter and the grandma’s had fun because they got to be with the grand babies.  My favorite part of the day (i’m not sure why i think this kind of stuff is funny, because it really isn’t)  was when my mom threw up on the Harry Potter ride… not once but thrice.  I’m so glad she’s has a good sense of humor, because i would have felt terrible for laughing so much if she didn’t.

DAY 4- Animal Kingdom:  Well this place was great!  The weather was great, the animals were great, the kids were great!  We went on an african safari.  We got to see a 4D bugs life movie (that literally made Cosby piss himself and is still so scarred from it that he won’t step foot in a regular theater). We did a dinosaur dig.  And best of all it wasn’t crowded!  If we do another Disney trip, it will most certainly be this same time of year!

DAY 5- Going Home:  We were so sad to leave, we had such a great time!  We packed our stuff up and headed to the airport to come home.  The kids were great on the flight home.  The only eventful things worth noting is I was “randomly” selected for additional security screening at the airport….agh!! i knew i should have checked my knife stash.


There you have it folks! And here’s 300 some pictures in 2:56….enjoy!


Our vacation

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Whew what a trip!!  Totaling 24 hours on the road.  From WV to Atlanta, GA to Myrtle Beach, SC….here’s the recap


My wonderful friend Tiffany invited us to come down  to GA for her wedding and asked Cosby to be the ring barer and of course we happily obliged.  We ordered Cosby a little suite (which he was unhappy about from the moment he saw it) but gladly wore it as soon as he saw that his cool daddy was wearing one too!


After the beautiful wedding on Saturday we got up on Sunday morning and traveled to the Georgia Aquarium.  We were so excited to take him, because if you know Cosby then you know his “thing” is animals.  We kept telling him about the aquarium and how he was going to see sharks and stingrays and Beluga Whales and he didn’t really understand until we got him there… he was absolutely amazed by it all!

After our exciting walk through the aquarium we hoped in the car for our, what ended up being, 8 hour trip over to Plantation Resort in Myrtle Beach.  Cosby has been to the the beach twice before but this was the first year he could really interact with things.  The beach was not really a success

But he loved the pool.  He took his bucket of animals and sat on the side of the kiddie pool aka the cat pool and dumped them out and picked them up and started all over again.

Our vacation was pretty relaxed…mostly hangin’ by the pool and going out to eat in the evening.  One evening we went to Myrtle Beach’s Family Kingdom.  Family Kingdom is little amusement park with mostly children’s rides…none of which I thought Cosby would get on.  But much to my surprise he rode like a champ, except for the motorcycle which made him cry (but it was a little advanced for his age).

Cosby’s vacation was good but pretty exhausting, even for the king of vacation!


To be honest, Joe and I were sort of dreading this trip, mainly due to the amount of  driving we would be doing.  Up until this point, Clover screamed every time we stuck her in the carseat so you can imagine our dread of 7 hour trips with an inconsolable  infant.  Much to our suprise though, Clover was a dream!  She put on her big girl diaper and slept, slept, slept  Another concern we had was our trip to the aquarium with Clover, but she was so mezmerized by the fish that she slept right through it! =)

Most of my pictures of Clover are of her sleeping, honestly….and that’s just fine with me!  Nothing sweeter than a sleeping baby!

While we were there i tried several different hair styles with our little beauty queen.  One night i attempted to dry her hair, and it turned out pretty good…flat, laid beautifully….until we took her in, what felt like, 200% humidity one night and it curled right back up!

Since the first blow dry experience turned out so pretty i decided to try it again…she ended up looking like she stuck her finger in a light socket this time.

We had a wonderful trip!  So glad we were able to spend some time with Granny, Pap, and Maw.  Great memories that we’ll remember forever!

Here are some video’s from out trip!



(you can start at minute 1 for this video)




A Philly Poem

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

This past weekend we went on a trip

One I will not soon forget

The only thing more that could have gone wrong,

Would have been driving through big piles of ……. snow.

Over all it was great, A might fine trip
And the journey's highlights are these...
Getting to hang out with our wonderful friends
Blair and Alyssa and the Heinly's

We went from Lancaster City

Then to a Wedding so pretty

And to the city of Brotherly Love

We had Chinese for dinner instead of at TWEED

Because, I guess,  we weren’t rich enough

Now I will tell you of our travel woes
A new tire and we ran out of money
Despite our hang ups, we had a great time
Oh well, that's just how our life goes!

Check out our pictures from the trip!