Tag: Tips

  • Packing for Disney World

    So you booked your flight to Florida, pre-purchased your park tickets, and mapped out your FastPasses*. Now comes the crucial question, what do you need to pack?! We thought we’d revisit what we’ve packed in the past to help guide you with your packing decisions. If it’s a baby-free trip, then you can definitely pack […]

  • What’s in your Disney bag?

    Full disclosure, I’m not the person who packs our bags. I’m the person who ruffles through the bags and annoys my partner-for-life. I’m the DAD! It’s my job. E’s the organizing Queen (well, she’s really THE Queen). She packs our diaper bag and snack pack for Lil Bean. Here’s what we usually bring for a […]

  • Disney World sans Lil Bean

    Last summer, D realized we needed a little getaway. Deep down I thought so too, but I was more reluctant than D to leave Lil Bean for more than a day or two. I had many reasons, like, she’s still breastfeeding, she can’t go to sleep without me rocking her, and she’s not the greatest […]

  • Our 1st Family Vacation

    It’s been almost 3 months since our first family vacation and I’m still smitten about it. Lil Bean got a chance to meet so many Disney characters. My parents and D’s parents got their first taste of Disney World. And D and I made some wonderful memories with our baby girl. It was magical and […]

  • Disney World with a Baby

    The House of Mouse takes our money every even year. And we don’t mind. No, seriously. D and I love Disney World. We love Florida. We love vacations. So we budget well, and we make it happen. This year we went above our typical “you and me” getaway and included our daughter and our parents! […]

  • Disney World Tips

    Let’s get down to business… to defeat Disney World!!! Hehehe. Call us freaks. Nerds. Geeks. Fans. Enthusiasts. Devotees. Aficionados. Whatever. We really enjoy our trips to Disney World and Disneyland over the years. I know I’ve shared this before but fun fact: I’ve pretty much been to a Disney park each year of my life. […]

  • Rewind to Our Unwind

    Before even going to the Democratic National Convention in Philly this year, I knew D and I needed another vacation. For D, he hit a major professional roadblock. He was trying for a good portion of the year to move us back to California by seeking a promotion in one of the Marriott hotels in […]

  • Cherry Blossom Season

    I really like being able to experience seasons. Back in California we got a dry season and a rainy season. Pretty much all we ever get. But living in DC I’ve been able to watch the leaves turn bright yellow and red, the first snowflake fall, and the tiny buds bloom into beautiful blossoms. I […]

  • D’s Dirty 30

    I’ve know D since he was 9 years old. We both were goofy looking, with huge glasses, and awkward gaps in our mouths. Fast forward 21 years and D’s my partner in crime. We’ve also outgrown our goofy looks, huge glasses, and awkward gaps in our mouths! Thank goodness. Haha. For his 30th birthday, D […]

  • Bahama mama

    I wish I was sipping on one right now. Ah, a delicious Bahama mama. A few weeks ago I posted about our recent decision to visit the Bahamas in January. It was a bit spontaneous considering we didn’t officially know we were going until a few weeks prior to the trip. But again, that’s how […]