I live for the weekends. Every week my wife and I are on the go from the time we wake up to the time we finally hit the hay. There usually is no down time during the week. The highlight of our conversations is usually about what to make for dinner and I am sorry that is just not a conversation I want to have at 7 am. By the time Friday comes I am an over worked zombie and need a nap. I think a lot of parents who work full time feel this way.
When Saturdays come I am very much excited as I am not going to be awaken by the harsh sound of my alarm clock but to the tapping on my head by my oldest who wants to go downstairs and watch TV. To be 100% honest here, nine times out of ten I tell her to wake her mom up. I know I am a horrible human being.
This weekend I got up and went to the gym first thing. It was leg day and I wanted to go ahead and get it in first thing. After pounding out some deadlifts and other exercises, I went and got some coffee cause no workout should go not unrewarded.
We decided to take the kids to the park and let then run all their energy out. This was a great idea considering we ended up having a solid 30 minutes of the park to ourselves. I ended up being the master of the kids zip line. The park stated to fill up but we stayed and played. I swung with Evie and Wife slid down the slide with K-Dub.
The kids were tired so we headed home for a quick nap before going to lunch. Not just any lunch. It was a lunch to celebrate by SIL who turned 25! Lunch was at the best Mexican restaurant that is local her in Indian Trail. It real is life changing Mexican food. The kids were disaster between Evie putting her hands in salsa and then rubbing Wife’s shirt and K-Dub having to go to the bathroom, I was done and ready to take the demons home but we had to go to Target first.
We have been working on this Coffee bar project for sometime and we finally found the right model we wanted to get. So I spent the next couple of hours after Target building it and I am so glad it is done.
We still have a couple of things to do but in the end I think we are off to a great start to a new favorite spot for Wife and I at our house. We survive on coffee and the more the better.
Sunday night I had been waiting for my cheat meal. All week in fact and I wanted a burger, fries and a milkshake and I finally got it. My wife treated me to American Burger Co. in Sun Valley. I have to say it was worth it. My burger was called “Hot Mess” which is what I was as I devoured that thing. So worth it.
Now we are back in the grind of work and here we are on Wednesday. lucky for us we only have one more day of work as we are off for a four day weekend!!! Yay!
This week we are talking about my favorite mouse. I don’t have very many mugs with Mickey on them but I do have. a few. When you go to Disney world your are surrounded by all things Mickey which is great. Some of my favorite memories was meeting this guy in Epcot. The first time you see Mickey at Disney World is very surreal. You see pics and videos of other people but until you are right there beside him and hugging him it is a different ballgame.
As you can see we met Mickey a few times but each time was just as magical. I am so looking forward to seeing this mouse in 2018.
For now I will just drink out of this mug.
Everyone knows that Pandora is the new and hottest thing at Disney World right now. I have not had the chance to experience this yet but from what I read on the blogs and seen on the videos, and heard from people is that it is a really cool place and worth the long lines. The lines for the two rides are anywhere from 200 to 250 minute waits. That is crazy.
I knew that when this place opened there was going to be cool merchandise to go with it. So when Pandora opened I found this cool mug on the Disney Parks app and had to have it. It os the Floating Mountains Mug.
I am so excited to visit this cool place next April and experience it in person but for now I can just sit back with this mug and have a little bit of Pandora at home.
I recently got some new mugs from the Disney store and one that I am most proud about is this R2D2 mug. I have seen this mug mug floating around Instagram the past couple of months and I have not been able to find it. Being the Star Wars fan that I am I kept looking and it finally came available the other week to by.
My favorite thing about this mug is the not only does it look like R2D2 but it holds a lot of coffee. This is good cause this morning I am having one of those “I must have coffee NOW” moments.
I am a huge Star Wars fan and I really thing Disney buying them was the greatest thing. Next April I am running The Dark Side Half Marathon. I registered last month and I need to make my reservations soon.
Anyways, Happy Disney Mug Tuesday!
One of my favorite things about Disney is that they also own Marvel. I am a huge fan of The Marvel Cinematic Universe and I love all the movies. My favorite Avenger is Captain America.
I wish that Disney World had the Marvel superhero there like they do at Disneyland. Maybe one day I will make it out there and see them and also ride that new Guardians of the Galaxy ride. I hear it is fun and the youtube videos are incredible.
It also helps that this mug hold over 16 oz of coffee cause I need all the coffee I can get.
You might have seen this mug on my Instagram page or on my Facebook but it is one of my favorite mugs cause it s so cool looking. One of my favorite Disney movies is the OG herself Snow White. It is just a classic. I tried letting K-Dub watch it but the Evil Queen scared the crap out of her.
It was also really cool when we were at Disney we met the same Snow White twice and she was so nice. She even recognized us the second time we met.
Also The Seven Dwarf’s Mine Train was in fact K-Dub’s first ever rollercoaster.
So about two weeks ago we made a trip to the Disney Store. One of my favorite stores obviously. I had some left over gift cards from Disney World and wanted to use them. So of course we could not go with putting K-Dub in her princess dress.
I went straight for the mugs. They had a lot of good ones and I ended up buying three. Picking out a new mug is a hard decision as some of them were pretty cool. Then I realized that I do not own a single mug with Mickey Mouse on it. How can I be a true Disney fan without a Mickey Mouse mug? So after getting over my epiphany I found two I really liked but ended up making my decision based on the amount of coffee I could pour in the mug. So I chose this one.
I love this mug and it is a great addition to my collection. Happy Tuesday!
It is not every day I get to spend the entire afternoon with just my nephew but this past weekend was one of those rare occasions. We met up with my SIL and BIL at the park the other day and let the kids play and run any excess energy they had out. It also gave us adults some time to chat. My nephew Holden and K-Dub where playing and having a great time like always.
When it came time to leave I may have invited my nephew over to hang with me not thinking he would actually want to. He is three and his parents, especially his mom, are his world. The was a very good lesson for me cause he actually said yes and I would have looked like a complete A-hole if I said no.
So after we all went to lunch together, his parents dropped him off at my house and went on their way to do some shopping. My wife and kids had a birthday party to go to and I was left with Holden. I had no idea what we where going to do. He looked at me and I asked hime. He said he wanted to go the movies.
We ended up going to the movies and seeing Boss Baby which was actually a great little movie. It was way better then I expected and it also gave me an opportunity to spoil my nephew with popcorn, candy and soda. He loved it.
After the movie I really wanted a cup of coffee and Holden may have let it slip that he wanted a cake pop. So being the cool uncle I am, we went to Starbucks.
When dropping him off he told me I was his best friend and showed me his new Captain America costume he got for Costume Day at school. I really ended up having a ton of fun with this kid.
I love all my nephews and nieces and sometimes it is just nice to take them and spoil them a little bit and work on our relationship. My mom once told me that every person you come in contact with, even if it was a bad contact, shape you to who you are and who you will be. I feel that I am shaping my nephew to be even more awesome then he already is.