Hollywood Studios {March 2018}

We ended spring break with a day trip to Hollywood Studios. We decided that we would maximize our time at the park and planned to stay the whole day, which is not something we normally do.

My original plan was to meet Buzz and Woody before our first fast pass, but Donald and Daisy were right by the entrance, so we stopped for pictures and autographs. Kenley is really into having the characters sign our character book. I love the picture of she and Daisy together.

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Our first fast pass was put on hold since Toy Story was down (an important detail later), so we headed to Star Tours and were able to get right on the ride. Star Tours is Crosby’s favorite ride so I was happy to have him be able to do it twice in one day.

After Star Tours, we watched the March of the First Order and headed to the Launch Bay to meet Kylo Ren.

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Toy Story ended up opening again, so we were able to use our fast pass later on in the morning (along with every other person in the park), but we were excited to get on it. It is one of our absolute favorite rides of all the parks.

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In hindsight, it probably wasn’t the best idea to get on a ride that had been down all morning because we got to the end of the ride and it stopped…then it stopped again, for good. Several very nice cast members came to get us out of our seats and walk us out of the ride. They had already cleared all of the guests in the 2+ hour waiting line and gave us an extra fast pass to use that day. We were making memories, that’s for sure!

After lunch, we headed to Tower of Terror. Greg and Kenley rode this together once, but I hadn’t been on it in so long. Kenley talked about it all week long, but started to get nervous as we boarded our elevator. I forgot how cool and thrilling it is! Kenley likes it but definitely had a death grip on my arm the whole time (as you can see in the picture).

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We used our extra fast pass on the Rock ‘n Roller Coaster! Kenley was adamant that she wanted to ride it but I wasn’t sure she would be tall enough. She stood very tall and was so excited to ride it. She and Greg wanted to make silly faces, but you can see the surprise in she and Jackson’s eyes as we took off. They both loved it and Kenley can’t wait to do it again. I love that she is fearless with roller coasters because I definitely wasn’t like that when I was her age!

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I went for a second time with mom so she could use her fast pass too. Crosby was so good while he waited for us, so we happily went back to ride Star Tours again for him.

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We had such a fun day at Hollywood Studios. The weather was amazing, the park wasn’t that busy, and the company was great!

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We’ll see ya real soon, Goofy!

my weekend in photos

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we started the long weekend with pedis!

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stroller run with my boy!

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we spent the day at hollywood studios on friday, which was so fun! more pictures to come!

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greg ran the winter park road race 10k on saturday morning! 

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we made a last minute decision for kenley to run the mile. she did a great job!

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cheering her on!

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we had so much fun cheering them the dads, which was a nice change of pace.

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showing off her finisher’s ribbon!

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the girls cheering on the boys.

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such a fun morning with this crew.

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the cutest popcorn shrimp you’ve ever seen. 

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cool applesauce on a hot day!

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we had a great long weekend and wrapped up spring break 2018. 

how was your weekend?

my weekend in photos

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the friday family movie was monsters vs. aliens (not my favorite) and crosby watched the entire thing from his little cocoon of pillows.

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it was hard to get out of bed on saturday, but i was so thankful that i did. it was so good to catch up with these mamas over some early morning miles.

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the boys finished the lego disney castle this weekend. we’ve all been hard at work on it since christmas, but crosby has been the main supervisor and has encouraged us to keep working on it. he absolutely loves it!

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date night at disney springs. drinks, shopping, and dinner.

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dinner at morimoto asia!

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we had a couple fast passes at hollywood studios this afternoon, so we headed down for a couple of hours. when we arrived, there were several characters hanging out by the entrance with no lines! kenley got her picture and they all signed our book. it was super fun.

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dopey!

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aladdin and jasmine!

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pocahontas!

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crosby loved the star tours ride. i think this is his favorite ride so far. he was so pumped off once it finished.

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disney junior live!

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storm troopers at the launch bay.

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we had a great weekend! how was yours?

my weekend in photos

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kenley and i had a girls night out on friday. we saw my son pinocchio jr. at her school! we knew a few girls in the show so it was super fun.

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on saturday, we headed to hollywood studios! the weather was nice and cool but got colder as the day went on.

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crosby was so excited to meet bb8!

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hanging out with the storm troopers.

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cruz from cars 3!

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greg and kenley rode the tower of terror before we left. kenley said she half liked and half didn’t like it, but then said it was her favorite thing of the day.

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sunday run day with the girls. it was freezing! it felt like 34 degrees out.

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gloves and socks to keep our hands warm. we’re not used to this.

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our advent calendar activity was building a gingerbread village!

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we ended our productive sunday with instant pot chili and chocolate chip cookies with friends.

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these boys are incredible!

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we had a fun weekend.

how was yours?

my [thanksgiving] weekend in photos

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we headed to hollywood studios on thursday for a nontraditional thanksgiving.

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thankful for this crew.

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the gilbos and petittos reunited!

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kiddos!

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we loved seeing the storm troopers out and about.

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mickey and two turkeys.

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minnie!

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jake!

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black friday shopping!

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greg and i headed to philly on saturday. it was my first time in the city.

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melissa and conor got married!

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the wedding venue was gorgeous!

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orlando friends in philly!

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the girls.

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so cute.

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enjoying their time away from mommy and daddy.

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dinner at tijuana flats, their favorite!

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the kids had so much fun with meemaw and grandpa. we are so thankful they were able to come down for the weekend.

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it’s beginning to look a lot like christmas!

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we had such a great long weekend. it was a little out of the ordinary, but so fun. we had thanksgiving dinner on friday before watching the insane ucf football game!

we have so much to be thankful for.