Updates on setbacks and planning..

I know, I know I had fallen off the earth for a bit. So a few weeks back our computer broke that had all our pictures and videos on it etc. I’ve been patiently waiting for my husband to fix it so I can add more blog posts. I have made sooo many great gluten-free recipes that i have wanted to share with pictures and steps.

So in the meantime, I have been busy planning out a few things. We are going to plan a day trip coming up in February to Lincoln, NH to see the famous Ice Castles I keep hearing about. I’ll be sure to take many pictures and post. I originally wanted to stay over but its only a 2.5 hour drive so our current plan is to head out early grab breakfast on the go, and just spend the day out there, and have dinner after the ice castles and head home.  Fingers crossed my kids will be as patient about it as possible.

I am also in the process of planning a trip to Hershey, PA. Hershey has been on my mind for a while….what vacation hasn’t?!  It’s about a 6 hour drive, but let me tell you those hotels are not cheap. Back in the beginning of December I saw a few cabins from the Hershey campground cabins open for the week we wanted to book. The deluxe cabin had full showers and toilets so we wouldn’t have to share. Mind you i have nothing against shared community showers and bathrooms…having a private one is better for us because we have a sleepwalker who gets up often to use the bathroom. Unfortunately once i logged back onto the website those cabins were sold.

So we started looking into the other Hershey hotels and that is a pretty penny to stay there. Over $300 a night, and because our smallest will be 3 even though he is the size of a tiny 2-year-old, the hotel wants us to use two rooms. In fact all the area hotels are saying that. I guess that’s what you get for having more than two kids now a days!  I figured honestly we could get away with one room since he is so small still but apparently not.  We will see how this all works out. Our plan isn’t to go there until June when the kids are done with school. I will keep you all posted with any deals I might find.

Of course as I’ve been sitting here planning that my kids and I are dying to head back to our favorite place…DISNEY!  I tell you though that is getting to be very expensive. I am currently hoping to go sometime during the summer in 2018. It seems so far away but comes so incredibly fast. My husband isn’t sold on going back so soon yet. 😦  I also found out if we wait until 2019 and go back then that my daughter will be charged as an adult…who knew at age 10 your considered an adult! I swear they should raise the limit to 13.

So as I’m in the process of just checking out prices. I keep comparing the Disney world site to the DVC rental store. I heard about them that their prices are great for families with more than 5 people in it. Their prices are still higher than i would like to admit spending, however for a family of 5 you can stay in a studio or villa for cheaper than booking straight through Disney. The only downside is that the tickets are not included.  We also decided we would drive down next time. As much as I would love to just fly if we drive we can extend our stay a little bit and be able to have relax pool days.  So far my top three places are Animal Kingdom Lodge 1 bedroom or studio, beach club studio, or Polynesian studio!  I’ll delve into this more in another post.

In other non travel news here are a few family updates. We decided this year in 2017 our main focus would be our living room update, and all outside projects.  We are gearing up for some very busy weekends. My son just took his karate test and passed, and received his orange belt. My daughter is getting ready for her first ever solo dance competition this coming weekend. Her and I are both nervous nellies. I will be spending my birthday on Sunday watching her dance.  I’m hoping my husband doesn’t get stuck working the weekend so we can celebrate my birthday with some take out from Wright’s chicken farm!

So that’s my update for now! I’m hoping int he next few days I can put together some awesome new recipes we tried out!

Time to get the kids ready for school! (We have a 2 hour delay)

 

Xoxo Mommy Alicia

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