Category: Winter Activities

Apr 06 2015

The weather is warming up and there are a lot of fun activities happening all around.  If you will be in the Georgia area any time between April 18th to June 7, 2015 you may want to check out the 30th Annual Georgia Renaissance Festival.  I have also included a promotional code for you to use for additional savings!

30th Annual Georgia Renaissance Festival Details:

Every weekend and Memorial Day, starting April 18 thru June 7, 2015 The 30th Annual Georgia Renaissance Festival is a family-friendly event, and a different kind of theme park. Inside this 32-acre recreation of a 16th Century English Village you’ll find hundreds of costumed characters, the Queen and her Court, endless circus-style entertainment on 10 stages, shopping in over 130 artisan shoppes, food fit for Royalty, games and rides for kids of all ages, and the spectacular Jousting Knights on horseback. Patrons are invited to wear costumes and join in the fun too. It’s a whole lotta’ fun, and a little bit of History, every weekend and Memorial Day, April 18 thru June 7, 2015.

Georgia Renaissance Festival Promo Code Discount:

  • Get $4 off Adult and $3 off Child (6-12) tickets!  Use  Promo Code: “castle” when purchasing discount tickets on our secure website at Tickets are good any day of the 2015 Season (Weekends and Memorial Day Apr 18-June 7). Online discount only. Not good with any other offers.

Apr 03 2015

Pretty Flowers - Brina and Karlie (March 2006, 13 Months)c

Loving the flowers and petals! Brina in the purple and Karlie in the pink.

Today’s Flashback Friday takes us back to when the girls were just over a year old.  They loved exploring new things.  Now that they were constantly on the move they were getting into all kinds of things around the house.  Thankful for these little blessings and for the opportunity to watch them grow up.

So Natural - Brina and Karlie (March 2006, 13 Months)c

Their smiles always brighten my days!

Sweet and Silky - Brina and Karlie (March 2006, 13 Months)c

 Love their cute little pinchable and kissable cheeks!

Together - Brina and Karlie (March 2006, 13 Months)c

My little sweet peas are growing up too fast!

Apr 01 2015


Beautiful view and we almost had the pool to ourselves!

During our time at the Swan & Dolphin Resorts the kids had to check out their pools.  Yes, they have several pools and a playground.  We had a blast swimming and splashing around in their pools on the hottest day.  The girls can spend hours swimming around.


Brina floating around!


Karlie having fun!


Being goofy under the water!


How long can you hold your breathe


Brina coming down the slide next to one of the pools.


That was fun, let’s do it again!


Karlie ready to go


Karlie moving right along!


I barely got a shot of her coming around the corner!  They loved the slide!


A pool with a waterfall.  How awesome is that!?


Hanging out by the waterfall.


This pool was much quieter, but one of their favorites because it was easier to dive for items since it was less crowded.  That’s our hotel in the back ground.


Swimming around


Brina loves her goggles and her eyes don’t get nearly are red from the chlorine.


Taking a break to chat


Stopping for a few minutes to relax.

Mar 31 2015


Brina getting her fairy dust!

At the Bippity Boppity Boutique downtown Disney you can stop by and get pixie fairy dust for free.  We were at the store looking around and walking by the boutique so stopped to have the girls gets some fairy dust.  They did a cute saying as the girls got the fairy dust sprinkled into their hair.  The fairy dust is basically glitter.  I don’t know if it was a special type of glitter or if the heat from running around in the hot sun all day, but that glitter stayed on for awhile.


Karlie getting her fairy dust!

Mar 30 2015


Fun times playing miniature golf!

While in Orlando the girls and I got tickets to play miniature golf.  The golf course was across the street from our resort so it was a short walk.  We went to Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf.  It was a lot of fun playing together even though we lost 3 balls.  We quickly realized that we would not be playing any professional miniature golf soon with our crazy scores, but was a great time.

It was a warm day, but they had several courses with shooting water that seem to help cool it off.  After playing 18 rounds of miniature golf we headed back to the hotel for lunch in the room then out to the pools to have some more fun.  Thankful for some time with the kids.

Brina was the only one that didn’t loose a ball.   I lost mine on the first hole in the bushes.  Karlie managed to lose 2 balls throughout our adventures.  The workers let us get more balls at the counter.  The girls both got “hole in ones”, but I never got one (2 shots was my lowest par).


Hole 1 – each hole had a storybook with information and cute sayings on it.


It was bright and sunny that day!


Brina ready for her next hit.


This hole was in a cave.  It was cool.  Both girls got a hole in one on this one.


So close….  They were concerned a few times about me accidentally hitting their balls further away from the hole (a couple of times it was a valid concern).


The greenery around the course was beautiful!


Found a spot in the shade to rest for a minute.


They had some cute decorations.  This elephant sprayed water when you shot the ball through the middle of the base.


 Lining up for a good shot.  This was harder than you think.