So, you know this little Disney cruise we're going on? Well, over breakfast one morning with the girls, one of my friends, Julia (hi, Julia), mentioned that she'd seen on my blog that we were going on the cruise. I started telling everyone about it and before you knew it, everyone started saying how they wanted to go too. I said, "YOU HAVE TO COME!!!"... honestly thinking that no one would ever do it because thats just a crazy dream to have all of my friends and my family together on a fab cruise.
Well, I have to say (with a HUGE lump in my throat) that now going on that very cruise are TEN of my closest friends and their families!!!!
Disney Cruise- Party of 54!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Words can't express how excited I am. Most of my friends, most of Dan's friends, mostly all of my children's friends and my wonderful parents on a cruise?!?!?
Our super fun friends, the Muirs, invited us to their beach house for Super Bowl Sunday. We had SOOOOO much fun and I swear, I have NEVER seen so much delicious food all in one place before! I can't describe the food hangover I had this morning... I'm surprised my head left the pillow! Above are some pics from the party, but I'm also going to post some of the beach pics I took of the ones that didn't care too much about the game! lol
By the way, we have a fun family tradition that we brought to the party. Every year, Dan makes up a sheet of questions about the game and everyone in attendance has to fill out the sheets and then a winner is declared at the end of the game. I think he initially did it to keep me interested in the game, but now we've done it for so many years that it's a Super Bowl MUST! The questions are things like: Who wins the coin toss? What will be the half time score? What company will have the first commercial? What position will score first? and LOTS more. It's a great way to keep non football enthusiasts involved in the game and the kids LOVE it!!! So in the pics above, that's why you see Dan with a stack of papers in his hand. Last night out of 34 people, my Patrick took 1st place! He was quite proud!
Normally I don't get too serious here... and I don't really intend to right now, but I've been asked a lot of questions lately on line and in my everyday life like, "How do you have the time?" or "How do you do the things you do?" and I must admit that I laugh my head off to myself because I SO don't have the time and I am so crazy and out of control and chaotic 90% of the time.
BUT, I do have a quote that has run through my head at least a few times a week since I heard it about 5 years ago and I thought I'd share it with you because it's what I know to be true. It truly is "how I have the time" and it truly is "how and why I do the things I do".
"It's a sad day when you find out that it's not an accident or time or fortune but just yourself that keeps things from you." -Lillian Hellman
I refuse to wake up one day and wish I'd done it all differently...