Recently I took a Disney cruise through Alaska. More on that whole experience later but for now let’s take a look at the world’s greatest gift a mother could have ever received. Here is the story:jtdisney

All over the Disney ships are photo studios. No really, they are back drops and lights and profesh photogs just waiting to do entire photo shoots of your family or your kids. They make a lot of profit on those photos, so this makes great sense. Anywhoo we had two rooms for our immediate family and well, several days we let the kids stay in the other room alone. They would be doing trivia contests, playing basketball on the top deck or do karaoke until midnight (or later). And well, I didn’t exactly wait up. So they came to their own room, and in the morning while they were sleeping The Husband and I would go have breakfast before waking their little Disney-Party-Animal bottoms up….

And one morning, Ed and I decided to swipe our room key into this kiosk thingy to see all the pics associated with our two rooms. They take photos of you at dinner each night and we wondered if maybe there was at least one of us that looked decent (there wasn’t) But look at what else I find?

I find a pic of my teenage kids in this fake sweet little kiddie pose. It is so bad. So horribly dorky- that I have promised to frame and hang in the house (okay not really. but maybe).


And later in the week, I was walking this little photo hallway where the kiosks are- and I see AN ENTIRE PHOTOSHOOT of Jack in the cheesiest poses ever. They had PRINTED THEM OUT AND THEY WERE ON DISPLAY.

Oh I can’t tell you how hard I laughed.

Disney. You win.


Disneyland’s Club 33: Come inside with me


Fifteen years ago it seemed like a perfectly good idea to get married the week after Valentines Day. I  never once thought ‘hey that will kinda be yucky each year to have them so close together’…nope I was all ‘HECK YEAH I AM GETTING MARRIED!’ So I went and got married after a crazy year [...]

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Mickeys Halloween Party. You have to go!


We started the night off at one of our new favorite places to visit; Trader Sams which is poolside at the Disneyland Hotel.  Order a ‘Shipwreck’ and see what happens. It’s hilarious. Of course Disney Resort is the only place where you can walk around with a giant spider on your head and no one [...]

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Family Field Trip: Nixon Library & Museum, Yorba Linda, CA


As you know, I love to take Family Field Trips all over Southern California. We have been here, and here and tons more…but somehow I forgot to mention a wonderful location that is literarily around the corner from my house; The Richard Nixon Library and Museum. Nixon is embedded into the local history, as his [...]

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Jackman Productions presents: Razor Pro XX


We love us some Razor goodness around our house. The boys take them everywhere- and there is almost ALWAYS a few of them in the back of my car. Ya, know…just in case. So when the boys got the new Razor Pro XX  – it was no surprise they would be in love. In fact [...]

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Blogger gets Academy Award for her performance as Disney fan.


Finally I got an Oscar. And I would like to thank the Academy, my mom and the members of D23 for this honor. No seriously….er,  comedically… Recently, I was given a wonderful opportunity to tour Disney Studios and learn more about the official fan club for Disney folks. Not just for Disney movie fans, or [...]

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