A Short Break From the Daily Grind

My friend Amy (a great photographer and story-teller) recently blogged about how her family comes from their home in the Orlando area to Melbourne for a mini-vacation. Quite the opposite is true for us. My family and I enjoy leaving our home in Melbourne and heading into Orlando for a break from the norm. We just returned Saturday from a 3-day mini vacation to O-town. It’s been a long, stressful spring and this trip was a welcomed break for us all. I am grateful for the bottom of the barrel- it was scraped and scratched until every last penny was pocketed for our adventure! Thankfully, we had passes to Disney and Sea World so we visited the Magic Kingdom on Thursday, hung out at the hotel and swam on Friday, and went to Sea World together for the first time on Saturday.

My favorite memories of our weekend include:

  • Fencing 101 for Joel with Captain Jack Sparrow ( He was so brave!)

  • A wonderful dinner at Maggiano’s – The kids were very well-behaved, and we received several compliments. 🙂

  • Buying my first pair of black Nike Shox. (I think they make me run faster.)

  • Watching the kids’ faces as they took in the sights of the Dolphin show at Sea World- they were completely mesmerized!

  • Coming home to a clean house. My mom swept, vacuumed, and mopped my floors! She is the BEST!

A mental health break is vital to my sanity, and I am thankful for the escape. Now back into the swing of things…

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  1. This has been my favorite WTTC post to date. :o) For one obvious reason, but I LOVE seeing sweet families having fun together! Your kids are beautiful, and it sounds like you had a great Mother’s Day weekend! Love you! xo

    • Wholly Hot Mama

       /  May 14, 2012

      We had a great weekend. Mom’s Day will be made up though on this Saturday. The highlight of my Mother’s Day was getting a coffee from the Dunkin Donuts drive-thru. That was nice, but the rest of the day was crazy! Glad you enjoyed the post and hope you get a few people reading yours 🙂


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