Climbing Up a New Ladder

When I was pregnant in 2005 with our first daughter I had no intention of returning to my full-time job after her birth.  I begged my husband to find a job that paid him a lot of money so that I didn’t have to go back to work; even if it was a job he didn’t like.  Later in life I would find out what a terrible mistake this was to ask someone to do, more on that later. I {Read More}

The Stuff We Leave Behind

My Dad was a pack rat and we always knew that he had a lot of stuff.  However, it was organized so well that sometimes it was hard to tell his life was overflowing with stuff. He had a tool for anything that needed fixing and he was always the one to call when I needed help with fixing anything. After his death it took me months to stop saying “We should just call my Dad, he can fix it.” {Read More}

We have Lost a Disney Legend

Robin Williams was a man of many talents and made us all laugh in his numerous roles.  To hear the news that he has passed breaks my heart.  I am a big fan of his work and I am very sad to hear of his passing.  According to ABC News he was found dead in his home of an apparent suicide at the age of 63.     He was named a Disney Legend in 2009 and leaves behind a {Read More}

How Death Has Changed Me

I am not writing this post to get your sympathy and be all ‘woe is me’ but instead I am posting this today because I have a lot on my mind about death. I like to read blog posts by other bloggers when they are talking about how they feel and situations they have gone through. Their posts make me feel like I am not alone in how I feel or what I am going through. Hopefully my blog post {Read More}

Celebrating Life at Disneyland

  Welcome to those of you joining me from Capturing Magical Memories and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 3rd stop on our Magical Blogorail. This month we are talking about Celebrating at Disney. I have chosen to focus on celebrating life at Disneyland. Like many Disney Nerds my Dad’s favorite place on earth was Disneyland. Sadly my Dad passed away in April 2014 after a battle with brain cancer. My heart aches every day because I {Read More}

Volunteering Is Good For Your Soul

This is such a hard post for me to write without crying through it. I miss my fur babies very much. I have had a cat as a pet for as long as I can remember and as an adult I have encountered heartbreak from their deaths. Pet owners everywhere have encountered this heartbreak at some point in their lives. Once the grieving process ends, most people with either adopt a new animal or have another one at home to {Read More}

Whose World Will You Change With Unexpected Joy? #UnexpectedJoy

I recently experienced a death in my family when my Dad passed away after battling brain cancer. Once his diagnosis was made it was a month until his passing. During this time there were medical expenses that needed to be taken care of and after his death funeral expenses.     Thankfully my Dad had health insurance that paid for most of his medical needs. He also had the forethought to pay for and make his funeral arrangements 10 years {Read More}

My First runDisney Fun Run

In the past I have tried every exercise program out there. I’ve worked out from home with DVD’s used the EA Sports workout program, used the Wii Fit and joined a gym for my workouts. However, it wasn’t until I thought about using the Couch to 5K app to try running that I really found something that I liked. I loved it and I finished the 9 – week program which resulted in running for 30 minutes straight. I finished {Read More}

Aflac to Donate $2 to the Aflac Cancer Center for Every #Duckprints Tweet

Now through Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 11), Aflac will donate $2 to the Aflac Cancer Center for every tweet/retweet, or post/share on Twitter or Facebook using the #Duckprints hashtag Aflac Duckprints is committed in its mission to eradicate childhood cancer. Thanks to donations made to the research and treatment of this disease, 75 percent of childhood cancers can now be cured. The ultimate mission of Duckprints is to eradicate childhood cancer. Cancer Survivor and Mom, Trisha Henry Gaffney On Valentine’s {Read More}

It’s a Great Day to be a Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Fan

Dale Jr. has won the 2014 Daytona 500. He is now a two-time winner of the Daytona 500. I love NASCAR, it’s my sport, and yes it is a sport.  Some may say that it isn’t and you are entitled to your opinion but I’d like to see you keep your car from crashing when running  200 mph on Turn 2 at Daytona, good luck.  The men and women who race are athletes and it takes a team of people {Read More}