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Cold is an Understatement

Growing up in New York State, I remember a lot of snow during my childhood. The kids in our neighborhood often made snow forts, snowmen, and went sledding. Sure it was cold, but it never hurt to play outside.

Winter in New York StateFast forward to winter 2014 where Mother Nature is roaring across the country. She is dumping large amounts of snow all over. In addition to this, the temperature is plummeting while the snow continues to fall. Right now, it is zero degrees Fahrenheit, but feels like -25 thanks to the wind chill. Many roads in New York and beyond have been closed due to a snow emergency. Road crews are having a hard time dealing with blowing and drifting snow. In addition to this, salt does not work very well in these extreme temperatures.

Perhaps it is because I am an adult now, but winter seems so much worse. It could be because we have the responsibility of our own house, cars, and kids. Still, I do not recall the roads and places being so bad.

Time for you to weigh in: Has winter changed where you are or is it just different now that you are an adult? Now please excuse me if I am quiet for a little while, we have a lot of snow to shovel.

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Goodbye to 2013 – Part 1

It is hard to believe that that end of 2013 is already here. Looking back at this year, it is difficult to focus on a theme. There were many ups and downs, but I really feel that my growth as an advocate was huge and a major accomplishment over the last 365 days. Here is a trip down memory lane of the year that was 2013.

January:

January 2013

February:

  • This was the month where the kindergarten kiddo celebrated 100 days of school. We had fun putting together his project.
  • February also marked my sixth year of blogging. My have I come a long way from those first days.
  • A favorite activity from the winter months was definitely when we made slime. The boys spent hours playing and exploring for days and also enjoyed making a fort in our living room.

.February 2013

March:

March 2013

April:

, April 2013

May:

, May 2013

June:

June 2013

There was so much more that happened in the second half of 2013. More of that to come in a second post. What were your favorite memories of the year gone by? Please share below or leave a link to one of your favorite posts if you blog.

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My Disney Side Through the Years

Disney’s new campaign is focusing on showing your Disney Side. I have to admit that growing up with Disney, it is a natural part of me and my life. Whether I am in the parks or at home, Disney is always there for me. Even during a really bad day, something sparkly from Walt Disney World can make me smile during a rough autism/parenting moment. While my Disney Side is extra magical while I am visiting a Disney Park, it is always there with me. Here is a walk down memory of my #DisneySide as a child, on my honeymoon, and recent vacations with the next generation of Disneyphiles.

My Disney Side over the years

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Weddings from a Distance

Twelve years ago when TechyDad and I were married, we were blessed that almost all of our cousins from near and far were able to make it to our wedding. Looking back at the pictures, it is hard to believe how everyone has changed.

Cousins at my wedding

Now, we are all adults. Not only do TechyDad and I have two children, my brother is also married with two kids of his own. Two of my California cousins have also gotten married and have their own children. Then last year, the first cousin on my paternal side of the family was married and we were not able to make it to his wedding. Then news came that another cousin would be getting married and his wedding would be in Israel. It’s hard to admit that I knew immediately that we would not be able to go. Not only is the trip a long one, it is a very expensive one. In addition to this, the wedding will be right before the start of the school year. Right now I sit at home thinking about my family in Israel getting ready to celebrate with Cousin H.

My Cousin the soon to be groom

Mazel Tov to Cousin H and your beautiful bride. May your wedding day be the start of many years of wonderful memories in your life together.

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Disney Letter N

Think about the Disney alphabet and most of the time you immediately go to characters. With the letter N, Nemo is prominent thanks to his adventures in Epcot and entire area at the Art of Animation Resort. This week I decided to mostly head outside of the traditional box when gathering photos for the theme. Of course, that also made me go back a few years and see just how much my boys have grown. So many magical memories and hoping to have lots more in the years to come.

Cinderella's Castle in the early morning

Figment and Donald Duck Nerds

Signs by boat marina at Grand Floridian Resort

Disney Junior Party food

Neverland friends at Epcot

Nemo Dreams at Art of Animation Resort

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