Friday, May 17, 2019

year six.


that's a wrap on our sixth year of marriage. it honestly feels like it should be a higher number of years that have passed already. we have lived a lot of life in the past six years, and have been through so many changes!

last year, when we celebrated our 5th anniversary, who would've thought we would be where we are today? on our 5th anniversary, i had just graduated from grad school the week prior and we really had no idea what the future months would hold. i had set up my first job interview, but had no idea when i would be able to start a full-time job. we hadn't started discussing building a house vs buying a house at that point, and didn't know how long it would take to move into our own home again. we also hadn't started discussing kids and how that timeline would work now that grad school was over. 

now one year later, here we are celebrating 6 years of marriage. i've been in my job since June 2018, and i've been full time since October 2018. we've been in our house since December 2018, and we've got a tiny human with our chromosomes developing inside of me since January 2019. all of those changes, one after another, that led to starting this journey into parenthood.

this is our last anniversary as a family of 2 (although technically Baby B hitches a ride with me everywhere i go!) i can't even begin to imagine what life will look like at our 7th anniversary, as a family of 3. but i know it will be completely different than all these years before.

today is also the random day my doctor picked for us to find out the gender of Baby B, and i'm super excited to learn more about our little one together! what a great birthday and anniversary present to us both! so happy birthday, welcome to your 34th year on this earth. happy anniversary, welcome to our 7th year of marriage. and welcome to the year that you become a dad. hope you're ready! ;)


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

days of disney | epcot

Epcot is the last park we visited on our family Disney trip, and i'm glad we saved it for last because it was so much fun! although i do feel like you could definitely spend 2 full days in this park just like Magic Kingdom. it was fun to try out different foods from each different "country" that is represented. we ended up saving a lot of our "snack" credits on our dining plan for the last day, which worked out well since there were so many different food options at Epcot!

there were tons of bush sculptures of different characters which were fun to spot! we rode the monorail from Epcot to Magic Kingdom and back, which was a nice "ride" that was slow enough i could ride it! haha! there were really cool views on the monorail also, and we got a good shot of the Epcot ball and some flowers from the monorail!

all of the flowers and bushes that were done in the park were really cool to see also! i feel like every few steps was another great photo opportunity (and we took so many photos it was hard to choose my favorites for this post)! i was able to ride a few of the rides in this park also, and Spaceship Earth was really cool to do! (although i lost my sunglasses on the ride because i forgot they were on my hat, RIP) we made it to the fireworks this night also, and they were really fun! we had a packed day in the park, and did so much walking through all of the countries! but it was a great end to a really fun family trip!

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

days of disney | animal kingdom

Animal Kingdom was the second park we went to on our family Disney trip and i enjoyed it because i love animals! although i was super bummed that the safari was so bumpy because little pregnant me couldn't do the safari and see most of the animals! but, Thomas and i walked around a fair amount of the park while my family rode rides, and we were able to see a lot!

the first thing we did once we got to the park was The Lion King show, and it was so much fun and done really well! The Lion King was my favorite movie as a kid (and i'm super excited about the live action remake this year!) and i even got a photobombed selfie with Timon which was so fun! i was able to do a few rides at this park which was nice! there is a 3D bug's life show that was super entertaining also (and in the shade!)