Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Camping at Disney

I really really am not a planaholic, but we are going to Disney World next week and one of the things that drive me crazy is when we spend soooo much time trying to decide where we should eat, what park to go into, what to do next. It reminds me of the buzzards on Jungle Book, "What do you want to do today? ..., I don't know what do you want to do today?" over and over! So here is my plan of attack for the week. I actually had the thing laminated with cute Mickey Mouse clip art on it. The lady at Staples couldn't decide if I was superwoman or crazy when I took it in. She actually ask me if it was for real.:)

The Mullis Family Disney Trip

Tuesday August 19th ~
Check in at 3:00, set up, swim
Supper : Grill Hamburgers, chips and smores
Evening Activities: Campfire Sing a long

Wednesday, August 20th ~
7:00am Breakfast : Pancakes on a stick
9:00 Hollywood Studios opens
Lunch: Hot dogs and chips
Afternoon: Swim
Supper: Grill Chicken and corn
Evening Activities: Animal Kingdom open until 10PM

Thursday, August 21st ~
6:30am Breakfast: Cereal
8:00am Magic Kingdom Opens
Lunch: Trails end buffet
Afternoon: Swim and Nap
Supper: Chicken and white pasta
Evening Activities: Downtown Disney or Magic Kingdom open until 1AM

Friday August 22nd ~
7:00 Breakfast: poptarts
9:00 Epcot opens
Lunch: Sloppy Joes
Afternoon: Swim and Nap
Supper: At Epcot
Evening: Epcot open until 12AM

Saturday August 23rd~
9:00 Breakfast at Trails End Buffet
11:00 Pack up and Check out

I will be sure to take lots of pictures and post a slideshow when we get back.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Our Olympic Weekend

We had chinese food, made an Olympic Cake and watched tv this weekend.

I found this poem on a homeschooling website and loved it!

If I had my child to raise all over again, I'd finger-paint more, and point the finger less.
I would do less correcting and more connecting.
I'd take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.
I would care to know less, and know to care more.
I'd take more hikes and fly more kites. I'd stop playing serious, and seriously play.
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars.
I'd do more hugging and less tugging.
I'd build self-esteem first, and the new house later.
I would be firm less often, and affirm much more.
I'd teach less about the love of power, and more about the power of love.
~~Diane Loomans

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Random blogging

The Countdown has begun...13 days until Disney! 18 days until we move! 25 days until we start school! Until then, here is some random thoughts, opinions and updates:

*I have been reading this series of books by Stephenie Meyer called Twilight. The last book came out Saturday and has been criticized so much. I, for one ,just want to say I thought it was a good book. So many people said they didn't like it because the ending wasn't "real" enough. Seriously, the books are about a girl who falls in love with a vampire! How real can the be??

* If you ever need to move, the best place to get boxes are Bed Bath and Beyond. They have awesome boxes and they smell good! Just a warning, if you go more than 5 times, the stock boys might start asking you if you are married or if you have plans for the evening....not that I would know or anything!

*I am addicted to Panera Bread's Asian sesame chicken salad and baked potato soup. Every Wednesday this summer the kids have went to my Mother in Laws to play and I have had a day to myself. I go to Panera and take my teacher's planner and work on the coming school years plans. It has been so relaxing and productive to go there.

*We are going camping at Disney World for 4 nights. I toss back and forth from being excited to terrified. Camping? In August? It will either be a blast or a disaster...I'll keep ya posted.

*I really love my ipod touch that Greg gave me for Mother's Day. I am getting more and more comfortable with it and rarely leave the house without it. The only problem is it is making me into a bit of a tech junkie. I am looking at electronic websites and dreaming of computers, video cameras and cool cell phones...weird

* Never underestimate the power of a $20 pedicure. It really can lift your spirits and make you feel pretty.

Third Days new cd Revelation is awesome! It is so good I cannot even pick a favorite song. Mac just keeps getting better.

Hope everyone has a really good end of summer. 45 days until fall. Yippee Skippee