My Drew's second article as been posted on Orlando Informer - and it is all about Bring It On: In It To Win It. For those who do not know the relation this movie has to Universal Studios, be sure to check out his article! (Plus, it is funny too =D)
Hi all! It is unbelievable, but my first year of teaching will be over in 25 days. I am so proud of my little kinders and can already feel myself getting proud/sad to see them leave as 1st graders! I know May will be BUSY with field days, end-of-year projects, and Mother's Day, on top of my life outside of school...but it will definitely be a fun month too!
PLUS, I am celebrating my first year of teaching with a little trip to the most magical place on Earth: that's right - Disney World! I will be flying down solo on May 31st and then Drew joins me two days later. I am so thankful I get to work a Wilderness Explorer shift and then see how much the parks have changed. Drew and I have had major Disney vibes lately, so we are beyond pumped!
I will take a ton of photos to share, and hopefully some new content too!
Speaking of photos, here are some reflecting my adventures over the past few weeks!
Check out my Drew's first article on the site Orlando Informer! He is now a contributing writer for the site, focusing on all things Universal. I couldn't be more proud!!
Hey y'all - so it is #3 of snow days here in Nashville. Luckily we are out of school because I am not feeling that great. That being said, I promised Disneyland updates, so Disneyland updates you will get! Since I don't feel that good, this post will contain mostly pictures...later on I will try to create additional posts about my favorite Disneyland moments/tips/etc. <3
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and 2016 started as lovely as you imagined! As always, my time over the holidays was fast, fast, FAST! I went to DC for the entire break, spending Christmas on the East coast. I got to do so many fun, exciting things, but my favorite moments were just being with Drew. Below are some pictures of our holiday adventures!
We head to Cali in less than a week - ah!!! Did I train for this 10K? Not really! But I think my love for Disney and my MAJOR excitement visiting Disneyland for the first time will make me power through. Plus, 6 ish miles isn't bad...right? =P
Also I will do my best to post a recap when we return. However, I definitely will bd updating Instagram and Snapchat the entire time!
And speaking of which, here are my top 9 instas from 2015. Pretty cool huh! ;)
As for hotels, we started at the Hard Rock, which is a long time favorite of everyone's. Then, me, Drew, and his brother stayed in Cabana Bay - super fun and cool! Last, we moved to Coronado Springs at Walt Disney World. We really liked this hotel and the pool was sooooo dope!
We also got to see the new Hocus Pocus show starring the Sanderson Sisters. Holy smokes, it is soooooooooo good! I would pay to just see that!
We ended Fall Break with a weekend trip up to the Outer Banks. I had never been before, but it was always on my to do list. I ADORED the Outer Banks and want to go back as soon as possible. We saw wild horses and a bald eagle; we went swimming in the ocean and star gazed at night; we had delicious meals with all of Drew's closest friends. It was a really nice way to end such a GREAT vacation!
I want to wish my sweet, sweet Drew the happiest of birthdays! I am so lucky to have him in my life and so thankful of how special he makes me feel every day. I'm so glad he "swipped right" and then messaged me that day outside the pizza joint. ;) I can't wait to celebrate with him in a week from now in our favorite sunny Orlando!
GUYS! Drew, his brother Matt, and I had the best time two weekends ago when we did ALL the things! I'm talking Star Wars weekend, Universal + Islands of Adventure, loads of shopping and eating (like three stops at The Boathouse!), and even got a coveted spot in the new it bar Trader Sam's! (I really hope some of you read that last sentence as if Bill Hader's Stefon was giving use clubbing advice =P)
So, we learned that Trader Sam's over at The Polynesian can only hold 50 guests at a time. We also learned that people wait in line (and wait early) to get inside. Luckily for us, we arrived at the exact right time and claimed spots 37, 38, and 39 when the doors opened at 4 PM.
Now, I won't lie to you: the drinks are pricey. Most come with an optional souvenir glass the spikes the prices up to the near $20 range (or more). I of course picked the drink that HAD to be served in the souvenir glass (or pearl I should say), but it was worth every penny of its $16 price tag. The Polynesian Pearl was described as "tasting like Christmas" and it definitely was something worth celebrating over! It was probably the yummiest drink I had ever had.
Also, cool thing about these specialty drinks is that there is some sort of reaction within the bar when they are served. Now I am no surprise ruiner, so I won't say what happens for each of them, but I will tell you they are FUN. To give you any inclination about how much we enjoyed our experience, we spent three hours inside the bar and ordered about half of their menu. It was the BEST time.
We also spent quite a bit of time over at Downtown Disney's newest sit-down restaurant The Boathouse. Drew has been drooling over it since the concept art was first released. The boys went three times; I went twice. We obviously loved it! The bar is expansive, the food was incredibly fresh and tastey, and the entertainment was really cool. (Be sure to stop by in the evening for their live music!)
Also, despite initial reports, there are affordable options on the menu. In cases like these, I tend to have the "quality over quantity" mindset. In other words, I rather pay more for sustainable, organic, good food then cheaper, "Is this even beef?" type of entrees. That being said, we all three got really big portions and were stuffed afterward. So we go quality and quantity!
PS: The open area bar on The Boathouse's dock is so relaxing. A must do!
I think I was most excited for Star Wars weekend shenanigans! I have gone to these weekend events that past two years and think they are one of the shining moments throughout the Disney year. There are SO many cool things happening: loads of Star Wars merchandise, a special motorcade featuring all your favorite characters, celebrity sightings and signings, dance parties, the coolest firework display around, and (as always, my personal favorite) limited edition food items!
We also had lots of fun times over at Universal! I was just happy to get my favorite Otter's Fizzy Orange drink, Matt realized his love for LITs, and Drew was obsessed with Sean Paul. =P We also saw the new velociraptor exhibit over by the Jurassic Park area, which was really neat!
We stayed at Port Orleans: French Quarter, which we all loved. We also looked at Riverside's food court and I was pretty impressed with the southern+modern offerings. Plus, the boat transportation from both resorts make it really easy to get to DTD.
It was another successful trip! Can't wait to have more =)
PS: If you would like your own "Jurassic Parks and Rec" tee or other cool shirts, check out their website and use the coupon code "BRITTYLOVES" to receive 10% off your purchase. Weeee! =)
I've been having loads of adventures lately! In the last week although I worked a lot of over time, so many COOL things have happened:
Here are some pictures of just the few adventures
I have had these past few weeks! =)
A "girly" night with my friend gals (and Ryan and Steven!) to watch Age of Adaline!
When I liked my hair, when I liked a Safari sign, and when I liked my braid =D
Why hello little dragonfly!
A permanent believer that "Adventure is out there" and a DAK girl for life!