Friday, May 13, 2016

Meet the Family

Allow me to introduce my nerdy little family.  Sure, I've talked about them here and there but now they are going to be involved in a whole new way.  So I felt like it was time to reintroduce them .

Plus also it will allow me the chance to showcase the mad skills of my friend Chris from On A Roll Designs. When the bug hit to start this new blog she was the first person I talked to(even before the hockey nerd)...not kidding.  I told her my plans for the new blog, but had absolutely no clue as to what I wanted it to look like.  Fortunately, she gets me and came up with the Nerdy Family as Pop figures.

So without further adieu here we go.

First up. Meet my main nerd. My hockey nerd. The Peter Parker to my Mary Jane.  (Working the hair color thing here). He introduced me to love of Marvel and has encouraged my fledgling comics obsession. He expanded my Star Wars Universe as well. He puts up with me so I have to say he's pretty spectacular. Bless him! (and believe me when I tell you putting up with me is a pretty big task)

Next up is Mighty.  Currently loves Minecraft and YouTube. He was genetically predisposed to a love for Star Wars and your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. As well as most things Marvel.  Life goals at the moment are to be a video game designer and a YouTuber. Yeah.  He and I are working on those goals a little.

Say hello to Miss E also known as Mini.  She loves singing, Ahsoka Tano, Sabine Wren, Tony Stark, Black Panther and bunnies.  She wants to be a singer, a teacher, veterinarian.and have her own YouTube Channel.  Notice a trend here?

You know me. But I just love the details here.  Captain Phasma, Jessica Jones in hand and Mizuno on my feet. Fairly good representation of me at the moment. The only thing missing is a cup of coffee, (and maybe Wolverine claws.... )

So there you have it.  Us in a nutshell.

What are some of your favorite nerdy things?

Thursday, May 12, 2016

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Vacation

Oh...its almost time.  Thank goodness, it's almost time.  We are just about two weeks out from our third annual Big Summer Blowout.

The four of us load up in the van and head to our "summer homes" Universal Studios and Walt Disney World resort.

Yes, we go to both parks. Yes, we love them both.  Totally different experiences but still an awesome time to be had by all of us. But that is a post for another day.  
It's only slightly chaotic to be finalizing trip details amidst the end of the year crazy.  Let me tell you though by the time we hit Orlando we are totally ready for a break and to immerse ourselves  totally in  uninterrupted family time.

This years trip has us sneaking in a day earlier with a first stay at Cabana Bay Beach Resort.  We most likely won't be hitting the parks that night  and just plan to hang out and play at the pool. Get a good night sleep and then check in to our favorite Hard Rock Hotel, get our express passes and hit the ground running.

After a few days there will head to the Polynesian for the first time and we will settle in there for the rest of our stay.

Some new resorts for us and our favorite happiest of happy places.  It's the best way to kick off of our family summer. 
What are your summer trip plans? Any summer family travel traditions?