Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Yay! Vacation pictures!

Break out the popcorn and find a comfortable seat! I've got vacation pictures for you.

My family and I went to Walt Disney World a couple of weeks ago. We had a nice time, although my son and I managed to get sick and one of the girls was sick the night we got home. On the whole though, it was a nice trip and we brought back great photos.

First up, this photo is from Disney's Animal Kingdom. It's a great park and my son, the animal lover, really enjoyed it.
Next is my husband and children at the Magic Kingdom. The is the original park at Disney World in Florida. It's younger than Disneyland in California, but the first Disney park to open in central Florida. It's got the classics--Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean, Dumbo, etc. Should it worry me that my husband and daughter coordinated their outfits?

Look! It's me and my girls at Epcot! We stopped for a snack at the Land pavilion. I love Epcot and the Land has two of my favorite rides--Soarin' and Living with the Land.

Soarin' is a simulator ride that has you flying over California, with views of the ocean, orange groves and even a golf course.

Living with the Land is a slow ride through a greenhouse. But it's a Disney greenhouse and you see the most amazing ways they grow things, like tomatoes growing like trees (with elaborate supports) and plants growing without soil. They spray the nutrients directly onto the roots.

It was a fun trip and the children had loads of fun. On the whole though, I'm really glad to be back home, with fresh eggs and herbs just starting to peek back through the soil. Hmm, an omelet is sounding like a really nice dinner...

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

I'm back! Sort of...

I can hardly believe it's been almost a month since my last post. I've been knee deep in Easter basket making, both for the Etsy shop and for the Carolina Craftsmen Spring Classic. The Spring Classic is a three day, indoor craft show in Columbia, SC. I had a great time with my friend, Karan, who helped me in my booth. We met some amazing crafts people, who are not only very talented, but are also really nice people.

So, now I'm on vacation. Really. I thought my husband had lost his mind when he suggested going on vacation the day after one of the biggest shows I do. But, he promised to do all the work to get us ready, including mounds of laundry and packing the children's clothes. He arranged for a house sitter, to keep an eye on things back home, as well as to take care of the cat, dogs, chickens and goats. He even made an appointment for Frodo the Wonder Yorkie to go to the groomer this week.

So, here we are at the food court of our resort, having what turned out to be pretty good food. I think my husband is looking pretty fresh for a guy who spent the weekend doing housework and then an entire day driving.

My other deal was that I would get the first full day of vacation to relax. Now, here I am in our hotel room at Disney World, by myself. It's pretty nice.