We got back this week from our Happy Place.? Okay, it’s MY happy place.? The rest of the family had moments of magic interspersed with moments of “can we just go back to the room where the wi-fi and AC work?“? Sigh.? Kids!
We’ve passed an important milestone though.? We will never have to take a toddler to Disney World again.? We will be taking her to Disneyland- no worries.? But for the near future there is not a huge family trip on the horizon that would involve taking #OhLucy on a plane cross country.? This pretty? much sums her up right now. ? A kind young newlywed groom looked at her with gentle eyes and said, “She’s just amazing!” as she played around the Star Wars props at Darths Mall.
Amazing is pretty much the best word to describe #OhLucy.? As in… look at her laying on the ground like that, kicking and screaming,? “Nooooooooo, I don’t want to ride Dumbooooooo!”
Isn’t she… Ah-maaaazzzzinnnggg?? Yup.? She sure is.
Remember this post?? The one where I mildly freaked out about turning 40 and having to go in for a mammogram?? I’m happy- relieved, thrilled, celebrating- the report of “normal boobs” that came in the mail yesterday.? Huzzah!? Get yours checked if you are turning 40 this year ladies.? It was gentle and easy an not scary – except for the idea behind it of course.? Worth it though.
Our trip to Walt Disney World was inspired by the annual Star Wars Weekends.? I recapped the Feel the Force experience this week and will most likely do a few other Star Wars related trip reports this week.? If you don’t like Star Wars, this is not the blog you are looking for!? Just kidding- don’t leave me!? Fair warning though, there will be some additional Galactic related posts coming.? I think it’s helpful for people attending this year to get an idea of what to expect, but it’s also a great way for people to research who might be interested in going in the future.? And of course, it helps me remember all the magic if I put it on the internet.
Star Wars Half Marathon goes on sale this week.? EEEEP!? DVC and AP holders will be able to register June 4.? Originally I reported June 3 as the DVC date, but the site has been slightly edited and it appears June 4th is the actual date.? Sorry for getting your hopes up, DVCers.? If it helps any, I fully support you guys getting an extra day jump on the rest of us.? It sounds like an easy perk to add to your membership costs.
BIG fail on my part! I let things slip in the preparation for our trip (cut me some slack, I had 4 kids and myself to pack for!)? I am back on track this week but pretty sure I’ll run 95% of my training inside for the foreseeable future.
You see, summer has arrived in Arizona.? It came on fast and hard.? One week we were in the high 80s and low 70s.? The next… BAM.? 100+ degree days by 10am.? I’m not complaining, just adjusting.? It’s hot, yo.? Africa hot.? Good thing I have a DVR full of Glee episodes and love my treadmill!
I don’t want to jinx it- weigh in is tomorrow and Tuesday.? But.? I think I have this one.? Phew.? A minor miracle since my workouts and eating plan were hugely interrupted with my trips this month.?? I actually came back from Walt Disney World minus 2 pounds- who does that?!? That’s a testament to all the walking we did.? I wish my fitbit was working that week because I’m quite sure I did multiple marathons over the course of the week.?? I’ll report back tomorrow or Tuesday on the results of Round 1.
Just a reminder, if you want to play in another game this summer, I have TWO for you to choose from!? And actually, you *can* do both if you want to.? A $30 Big Bet game and a $10 Small Bet for those looking to try things out.? Game kicks off on June 4th and we’d love to have you join us!? Lose 4% in 4 weeks and be ready to rock your 4th of July parties!
How was your week?? Help me get back on track with my workouts:? whats your best summer weather tip to making sure you get your workout in?
Patty Holliday is a Marvel loving, Disney obsessed wife, and mother of four. She’s a travel agent specializing in Disney & Universal vacations- and loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia (or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty minivan takes her.)