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#UBP’13 The Party is Here! Apr 10

Ultimate Blog Party 2013

I’m excited to participate for a 4th(!!!!) year in the Ultimate Blog Party hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom. šŸ˜€

Welcome to my humble abode! I’m the mom of two girls, ages 4 and 17 months. I read, crochet and play World of Warcraft and Star Wars: The Old Republic when time and money allow. I love to cook and have recently started using my freezer to take the stress out of dinner time.

This little slice of the blogosphere is where I do my dreaming or try to make sense of the randomness inside my head. I also try to document happenings in our family life, but it is more important to me to LIVE it than blog about it. So I get around to things in my own time, for example my Story of Prague that took me six months to write. (And the pictures STILL aren’t up due to various difficulties!) šŸ˜‰

In addition to all those quiet, at home activities I mentioned earlier, we are HUGE Disney fans. Since we live in Central Florida, it just made sense once we had kids to become annual passholders, so you can find us there about once a month. We usually stay at Fort Wilderness with our popup camper, but we have stayed at several of the resort hotels (Animal Kingdom Lodge, Boardwalk, The Dolphin, and The Yacht and Beach Club).

Speaking of Disney, we just returned from a Friday through Tuesday stay at Fort Wilderness! Our girls just love the Aquatic Play Area at the Meadow Swimming Pool and riding around the campground in a golf cart. I think they would be happy if that was all we did. šŸ˜‰ But we did spend some time at the Flower and Garden Festival and let them play on the Oz playground as well as visits to the other parks. Those pictures will also appear for Wordless Wednesday one of these days. šŸ™‚

I also love to travel in general, but it’s a lot more difficult with 2 young kids in tow. With the help of obsessive planning and our popup, we hope to get back to trips other than Disney in the near future. St. Augustine’s Anastasia State Park is next on my list, and we’ve already stayed at one of my other personal faves, Fort DeSoto Park.

One last note about me and my blog. At the time of this writing, NONE of the reviews that I have on my blog were sponsored and any time I talk about a product or location it is because I either loved it or hated it. I do occasionally use Amazon affiliate links, but those are few and far between. While I wouldn’t mind receiving free products, I find that reviews requiring me to blog mean my posts aren’t genuine. I want to write when I feel like writing about whatever I feel like writing about.

Let the party continue! šŸ˜€

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9 Responses
  1. Taylor says:

    I agree with you, I’ve considered doing reviews but I don’t want to feel obligated to write (or obligated to like things – HA). I’m trying to get back into writing lately, I disappeared shortly before having my son and have been all over the place since. Thanks for visiting. šŸ™‚

    • Erin says:

      I come and go from the blog as I please, because while I want to write and document, I really want to experience. So I write when I want and hope someone is reading. šŸ™‚

  2. Abigail says:

    Thanks for dropping by to party with us.

    Speaking of travel we are going to travel soon with a 5yo and a 11 months old. Eeps as of the moment I’m already planning things to bring to entertain the kids.

    • Erin says:

      I LOVE traveling with my kids, even if the insanity prior to leaving reaches epic proportions! A DVD player for the car has made trips much more pleasurable too. šŸ™‚

  3. I am a huge Disney fan too. We are hoping to move closer to Disney soon. We have been going to DtD about once a month to pin trade. This coming Tuesday we are going to Boma’s for my birthday dinner. I have never ate there so I am rather excited. We want to buy the AP soon, so we can go all the time. My blog is part Disney. I love meeting other Disney loving bloggers.

    • Erin says:

      The older my girls get, the more often we find ourselves at Disney! At 4, my oldest is into everything princess and anything on Disney/DisneyJr channel on TV. My 17 month old “baby” is into anything that allows her to be out and about.

  4. parentwin says:

    St. Augustine is amazing. We love it there and go every year (though it’s fairly local to us.) Hope you love the park! Stopping by from the party, and I hope you’ll come check out my page, too! http://www.parentwin.com/2013/04/ultimate-blog-party-2013.html

    • Erin says:

      St. Augustine isn’t too far for us either, 2 hours tops. But everything is different once you take young kids along! I’m hoping that they’ll enjoy it and we won’t go crazy lugging a stroller and their stuff around. šŸ˜‰

  5. Cathi says:

    Iā€™m late! Iā€™m late! Iā€™m stopping by from the UBP13. I hope you stop by our party for a slice of warm banana bread and cold milk.
    Hugs,
    Cathi
    http://simplesojourns.com/2013/04/ultimate-blog-party-2013.html

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