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Day Two: Our First Visit to Star Wars Galaxy's Edge

Day Two: Our First Visit to Star Wars Galaxy's Edge

Our second day in the parks was the day that we decided to try to ride Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. We had heard from friends that it was absolutely impossible to get a spot on the ride if you aren't in the park before the park opens so we figured using our extra magic morning meant that we'd have no problem getting a spot. OK, for anyone who hasn't taken a shot at this, let me break it down for you:/// Rise of the Resistance opened on January 17 at Disneyland and it's going to be very popular for a...

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Disneyland 2020 Trip Report: Day One

Disneyland 2020 Trip Report: Day One

An old school Disney trip report! I feel like I'm time-traveling a million years back. Does anyone even care about these anymore? Whatever, I'm showing you all my photos and telling you every churro-filled detail.  Getting to California We flew into Anaheim early on Sunday but we didn't go to the parks that day so I'm not going to recap much there. I will say that we used The Parking Spot for the first time, which is a service I blogged about in late 2018. It's an airport parking service that isn't officially connected to the airport but one of...

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Planning Our Disney Trip Using Planner Worksheets

Planning Our Disney Trip Using Planner Worksheets

We went to Disneyland! Our family hadn't been on a Disney vacation since 2015 and hadn't been to Disneyland since the year before that so we were seriously overdue for some pixie dust. I was also woefully behind on all the new stuff happening at Disney so when we decided to plan a January trip, I had to reacquaint myself with the parks. One of the most overwhelming things about doing Disney vacations these days is that I have to balance the Disney thing with the mom thing. So I have to be aware of the peak ride times, early...

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This is my new blog.

This is my new blog.

Oh, hello again. Another day, another blog.  You know what's a little disorienting about becoming a mother? Everything. By mid-pregnancy, your life really stops being your life and you turn into this other person. This mom person. It's a bit of a shock.  When the new year rolled around and everyone was doing the ten year challenge, I took stock of all of the changes that happened over the last decade. In 2010, I was newly married but I wasn't a mom yet and my married life looked a whole lot like my non-married life had looked only with new dishes...

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Covering Up Our Ugly Fireplace with a Bookshelf

Covering Up Our Ugly Fireplace with a Bookshelf

When we moved into our house, we doubled our living space. The main floor of our house is very similar in space to our old rental but this house came with a basement that has a huge open space and I was so excited about what to do with it.  The only problem is that it came with some major eyesores, namely (1) terrible smelly carpet, (2) ugly red brick, and (3) an oppressive stone fireplace.  fThe carpet was dealt with pretty easily when we had synthetic wood flooring installed. The brick was a little trickier. I actually love brick...

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