Monday, March 26, 2012


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Monday, March 19, 2012

Tree of Life

Everyone who visits Animal Kingdom undoubtedly takes a picture with the Tree of Life in the background. But, have you gone up close and personal with the tree?? It is utterly amazing to see all the hand carved animals in this tree. Below is a selection of the animals you can find.

Inside the Tree of Life is a 3d show called 'Its Tough to be a Bug', here we are with our beautiful opry glasses!!

We use to live in a town called Beaver!

I had to take a picture of the Owl for sister, the Mensan.  The Owl is their mascot.

I think that is a young Simba

If you haven't taken the time to look at the Tree of Life up close and personal do so on your next trip, it is worth the time!


Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patty's Day, Again!!!

 3 yrs ago when I first started blogging, I did this post on St. Patty's day.  thought I'd remind everyone about it!


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I can Finally Release My Breath!!

As you may know, Amelia turned 15 in January and has been chomping at the bit to get her permit. Well, knowing that they day was coming, Kevin got a brilliant idea to start car shopping early. He thought it would be wise to get her a car and let her train in it so when she starts driving she will be use to the car.

Amelia has developed a love for Mustangs over the last 2 years. Mustangs is all she talks about. She can spot a Stang on the road anywhere we go. Last week Kevin went car shopping and he found a real good deal on a 2003 Mustang.

I knew I was taking Amelia for her permit on Monday of Spring Break. We decided to purchase the Stang last Friday, and arranged to have it delivered to the house today, Tuesday.

Talk about the hardest secret in my life to keep!! I've been holding my breath since Friday!!!! Our adopted daughter, Ashley, figured it out because she was around for several phone calls! She was under death threat if she told Amelia!

So this morning, I took Amelia at the crack of dawn back to DPS for a second try on her written test, she passed!!! Then, about 11:30 I had her drive me to the grocery store. The car was delivered, Kev put the bow on, and we arrived in back.

Kev said he needed help with something in front, we came out the front door, and there is this car in the drive way along with some of our friends and her brothers!!

Amelia was in shock! Here are some pics!

 Passed the test for her permit!

 Posting to FB that she passed!

 Thumbprints, photos, and signatures done!

 Amelia can drive us home!

Seeing her car for the first time!

 I have to laugh, I bought a bow, the guys had to figure it out!!

 Amelia is in shock!

 Interesting hat!

Amelia has had fun driving around the neighborhood today :-) 

A new chapter in her life is unfolding and a new one in ours.    Wish us luck

I'll keep you posted on the driver's ed and how it is going!


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Equinox Science

The Spring Equinox is about to happen and we just discovered some neat science fun you can have in your home. I don't know how long this will last, so hurry and try it.

Yes, the broom is standing all by itself!

And, just to prove it isn't the angle of the new broom, AJ got my outdoor broom, and it stood too!!

It is always fun when you can show kids how the orbiting planets and the Earth's axis affects us in our home! I'm not the most 'Sciencey' person around but I found this really cool and weird!

Hurry and try it!


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Biergarten - Disney's Epcot

In January I got to experience Germany's Biergarten restaurant. With kids I've always ended up with the standard American fare, but not this time :-) 3 kinds of schnitzel, spatzel, and other wonderful dishes on the all you can eat buffet. Yum!

Plus entertainment, who could ask for more? I highly recommend this on your next trip. The tables seat 8 so you get to know other guests if you have a smaller group. This makes it fun. Plus there is an extensive beer and wine selection :-) I found a lovely sweet wine that I loved.

You can get a German Beer Flight where you can get 4 pours of 5 oz each for $10.00 and try 4 beers or just 2 or 3 beers if you find one you really like. Or if you know what you like you can buy a 1/2 or full liter!

Octoberfest all the time here!

Have you eaten at the Biergarten? What was your favorite?