Thursday, September 29, 2011

An update on our Furkid Clydas!

Tomorrow, Clydas goes in for surgery to amputate his 2 back toes on his right leg and get rid of his cancer. The good news is that there is NO sign that it's spread. He's otherwise healthy. It'll be an outpatient surgery. I'll drop him off in the morning, and Sean will come with me to pick him up that night.

We're hoping for a full recovery and another 4-6 years with our boxer buddy.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The USS Pennsylvania Family Picnic!

Sean and I actually went to this event in August (or was it July? - Summer was kind of a blur!)

I figure I'd post something funny today while we continue to wait for more info on Clydas' medical condition.

Sean's team in the video clips - yup - they LOST! (But the last hour of the picnic was rained out - so even the winners got wet later!)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Clydas the Cancer patient...

While I do have some great updates coming the way of this blog (a day at the fair, some center piece discoveries at Ikea, and some more good stuff), I wanted to throw this out there so that the P&P (Prayers and Positive Thoughts) get rollin'.
Click here to get the link to my blog about Clydas' latest medical journey.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wedding Chronicles - Pause, Reverse it, Back to one

After many discussions and emails with Disney, sadly, the Animal Kingdom is back to a "no go".  The deciding factor? It would have cost a Minimum of $4,000 to have the ceremony there (that doesn't count the reception - that's just for the ceremony, seats, and lights) and if that doesn't make you wince, the fact that we'd have to cut the guest list down to 35 people (including us, bridal party, etc)... well, that ought to do it for ya. And that was the nail in the coffin for us.

We're also hoping to buy a house next year, so we figured it just made more sense to be more cost effective. We'd rather have the people we want there, than spend a small fortune on one day for a handful of people.

So we're back to square one - Shades of Green!

It's still on Disney World Property and the flexibility will give us a chance to use people OTHER than Disney for things like photography, videography, flowers, cake, etc.  Flexibility is a good thing. :) No, a GREAT thing. It takes a lot of the stress off since we don't have to worry about how we're going to come up with XYZ dollars. We're now WELL within our budget, and we can put extra savings towards a house. We have some stories of our upstairs neighbors that would curl your hair (including a shouting match at 2am and someone falling off the balcony!) so we're looking forward to getting to the next stage in life.

So that's the latest and greatest! :) We're looking at a brunch reception at Shades of Green with a First Look at the Boardwalk Resort, and a few other surprises in the works.

Mark your calendars for October 18th!