We just got back from a family trip to Disney World, which was very fun.  I loved it!  Matt was a little overwhelmed with the crowds.  But it was so nice to not cook dinner for a week, relax in pools, and watch the girls have fun.  I love Disney, and how well everything is themed, how meticulously the landscaping is done, just everything.

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The parks and our hotel were gorgeous!  It was the beginning of the Flower and Garden Week at Epcot, so there were character topiaries everywhere.

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Our hotel had a quiet pool near our room that we used most days, coming back after lunch at the parks for a swim break, then venturing back out to see fireworks or do rides when it was cooler and the lines weren’t so bad.  It also had a little water taxi that went to an outdoor shopping/ eating area.  We ate there twice.  IMG_5171.jpgIMG_5167.jpg

Maddie was VERY brave, and rode Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and both girls rode a water rapid ride.  Big Thunder was not a success, but the others were.  (Anxiously waiting here, having been told by Daddy she could not get out of line.)

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Home now, I am having a hard time focusing on the upcoming baby and being home.  I want to be planning our next vacation, which is of course years away.  I’m not sure what is wrong with me, but I have anti-nesting.  The baby will be here in 11 weeks or sooner, and the nursery is not painted, I have no interest in the quilt or sampler I started, the crib is missing pieces and can’t be assembled yet, and I just want go away again.

But I am trying to get settled, arranging some outdoor treasures found by a small friend.

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And enjoying our changeable weather on its good days.

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Trying to focus on the garden, my favorite hobby.  At least Maddie has made her plan.

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We started tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant on Sunday.  Eggplant is new to us, since no one in the family eats it, but we are going to give it a try.  We also added cherry peppers in addition to the usual bells and jalapeños.  For tomatoes we did sungold, our favorites for snacking, and two big red slicers, Brandy Boy and Madame Marmande that we enjoyed last year.  In two weeks I will start some cutting flowers in flats.  Watermelon, sunflower, cucumber,  and pumpkins last.  I will get excited again about being home.

Back from Vacation and Settling In

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