Thanksgiving has come and gone, and as we near the end of November, with only one month left in 2023, I am overtaken by emotion when I fully focus on what I am thankful for. Despite all the hard times this year, it has been a substantial year of growth, life lessons, and memories – both good and bad. We actively choose every single day to focus on the good and keep going. I am grateful and excited to say we have reached our 70th blog post today and can’t wait to see what next year will bring for us.
Life update and full transparency update from Mira Manor!
#ad It’s October and that means it is one of our favorite months! This year, for the first time ever, we decided to create our very own Halloween Tree inspired by our collection of “spooky” ornaments that just weren’t fitting in on our Christmas tree anymore.
Before I Disney you all to death – I’m catching up on so many things that I never took the time to write about and share over the last few years… I thought I would dig back into the archives of my iPhone and see what other treasures I could find and share. I’ll do my best to mix it up for you weirdos that aren’t Disney obsessed like us!
It led me all the way back to September of 2021 when Mark and I spent the day over on the Space Coast exploring the Kennedy Space Center -NASA for the very first time.
Big Announcement and I can’t believe I’m saying this out loud….
Keeping it simple this year after a couple of unsavory years in a row – we’ve decided in 2022 to slow down and be grateful for the smallest things as much as possible.
Sometimes in life, a thoughtful act of kindness comes along, and the impact is deeper than you realize. When a very lovely friend of ours discovered she wasn’t going to be able to attend a show she had tickets for, and offered them to us, the emotions it brought forth were immense. Mark and I had the pleasure of attending the second to last night of the Broadway musical CATS at the Straz Center in Tampa last weekend, and we are still feeling the effects. Dinner, a show, and a Memory.
Mark and I were both born and raised in Ohio but we high tailed it out of there in 2015 and swore we would never look back at cold dreary weather. Each of us have made small trips back, but mostly for sad reasons (losses in the family) and not at all since the pandemic started. I’m ashamed to say I hadn’t seen my in-laws in over 4 years and had never even met my sweet little nephew – it was weighing on me… then my family experienced two more sudden losses this year – so I said enough was enough, life is too short, and we bought Allegiant non-stops flights to Toledo to spend a couple of days with Mark’s family before it truly gets Northern Ohio cold!
Since we last spoke, we bought a new house, moved across town, sold our old house, raised 4 baby squirrels full time and countless other time-consuming and emotional events occurred….
The irony of starting a travel/adventure blog during a pandemic is not lost on us. Feeling stir crazy and overwhelmed during these unprecedented times has us day dreaming even harder than we did before. Even though we will be sharing a lot of archive photos and stories for awhile, we still have so much hopeContinue reading “About Us – Where do we want to go?”