Thursday, October 30, 2014

Head Over Teal

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, in case you didn't know.  I know because my sweet mother has been fighting this nasty beast for the last three years.  Her story is here and I think you should read it.  It's the third one on the page.

I feel like ovarian cancer is looked over so much, but it really shouldn't be.  There are no monthly or yearly exams that detect ovarian cancer.  Please read through the Laura Crandall Brown website to see how you can help.

At the end of September every year, there is a Head Over Teal 5K Walk/Run and I was very honored to have been able to walk the 5K, my first one by the way, and I am lucky to have done it in HONOR of my mother.  My Dad, brother and future sister in law and her mom and a bunch of my Mom's co-workers were there also.  Now I'm not saying this just because she's my Mom, she let me tell you, she is one special lady.  

I really like this picture of me and Mom.

These are some pictures from the photobooth after the run.  The quality is horrible because I was taking a picture of a picture.  You know how that goes. 

I'm not real sure what Mom is doing with the green glasses in this picture.  We have laughed and laughed about that.

It was so funny....we were all scrambling between shots to switch props we were all cracking up and screaming like crazy people.

I guess Dad thought he didn't need any props...goof ball.

We really had a great time and it is for a really good cause and I can't wait until September rolls around again so we can do this again!  I wish there was more awareness about ovarian cancer.  BUT please, once again, head on over to Think of Laura and check it out, read and be informed.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

DIY Monogram

I've been wanting to do this for a while and I've had the materials for a while.  I got the wood letters and paint at Hobby Lobby and I always keep sponge brushes on hand.  Hobby Lobby is my favorite store for craft supplies, among many other things!

I used a sponge brush and had to put about 3-4 coats of silver on the "W", but it turned out looking pretty good.

I hot glued the letters together and hung them on the wall with THESE beauties that I just recently discovered.  I think it looks great on Maggie's wall.   She has had a purple room for a bit, but is thinking of changing to a lighter teal color.  This will still match because she will keep her black and white damask bedding and her furniture is white.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Disney World Day 1

We, reluctantly, decided to take the kids out of school the week of Labor Day and make our way to Disney World in Orlando.  It's really only about a 9 hour drive for us.  To me, that's not bad, I love road trips and our kids travel really well.  I just always make sure I have pillows, blankets, chargers and ear buds, for them of course.

We started off on Saturday August 30 and headed for Jacksonville, FL where my Aunt Cheryl and Uncle Terry live.  We haven't seen their new and I was definitely coveting.

We got there in time to watch the Alabama game and visit with some other family who live in the area that I haven't seen in quite a while.  It was a nice evening.  We got up really early the next day and headed for Orlando!

It was about a 2 1/2 hour drive.  Not bad at all and the weather was turning out to be gorgeous.  Still a little warm for my liking, but I can tolerate the heat a lot better now.  

Finally, we arrived, but we haven't updated the GPS in the car so it was a little rough finding our resort.  We stayed at The Caribbean Beach Resort.  It was our first time staying here and we opted to wait for one of renovated rooms with queen beds.  We were getting a little antsy because it was getting late in the day, we weren't in our room yet, we needed showers and all of our luggage was in the car and snacks were melting.  

We finally got in our room and showered quickly and took off to Hollywood Studios so we could get to dinner at Hollywood & Vine, which was a first and let me say, it was delicious.  Then after dinner we headed over to see the Fantasmic show.  Mike and I have seen it before, but it's been a long time and the kids had not.  We wanted this trip to be full of new experiences and new restaurants.  The kids are older and no stroller needed so we were ready to conquer Mickey and Friends.

Stay tuned for Day 2 of our trip!  It was a loooong day but so very fun!