Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Ash Wednesday

Today is the official start of Lenten season - 40 days and 40 nights as they say of sacrificing or giving something of yourself as service to the Lord. No matter what religion you are we can all agree that as a society sometimes we become very gluttonus. We all like to indulge in the finer things in life and sometimes take for granted all the blessings we are granted.

This Lenten season I have decided to give up sodas and also cheese. In an effort to purify my body I am cutting out the sodas because they are full of harmful chemicals. The cheese is probably the biggest thing I over indulge in. Please do not put cheese in front of me - it will be gone!!!

I can say that I'm almost a full day in with no sodas and there is definitely a craving here but I am doing good so far. I'm just taking it a little bit at a time and trying my best.

I am also going to try and be much more patient. This is a major thing in my life I have to work on - especially when it comes to Brea. I am going to try my absolute hardest to not get irritated at the small things and rush through life.

I hope to attend church more this year so what better way than to start with Lenten season.

What are you giving up or giving to others?

Countdown to Disney

Happy Monday Friends!!

When I last left you - we were talking Disney preparation.

Today's post leads us to an extensive packing list I have prepared to ensure that you will not forget a thing if you ever take a trip down to Disney!! Of course you can add or subtract any items that you may need or not need - this is just a general listing.

Depending on the time of year you are going you will need to pack either warm or cold clothing - or in our case both. We are traveling to Disney in early March so it will be chilly in the morning and late evening but warm during the day. Our packing list looks like this.....

7 day outfits with shoes and accessories
7 sweaters or light jackets
7 sleep outfits
7-10 pairs of underwear/bras
1 bathing suit for each of us.....just in case we can go swimming
Swimsuit coverup
Exercise clothes for working out at the hotel gym

We are lucky enough to be staying at a resort where we will have a small refridgerator inside it. For purposes of curbing our spending we will carry snacks and mostly eat breakfasts in the room.

10 granola bars
10 pop-tarts
10 larabars or zbars
1 box of cheeze-its
Sprite and Coke
Bottled water
2 bottles of wine
Peanut butter crackers
String Cheese
Peanut Butter

Items for the Parks:
Small backpack to carry everything in
Park Tickets/Magic Bands
Credit cards/cash
Dining reservations (if inside the park)
Driver's License

Additional Items:
Hotel reservations
Phone Charger
Camera charger
toys for kids
DVD Player
Paper towels
Trash bags

What would you pack on your week long vacation to Disney?