Wednesday, September 29, 2021


We spent one day at Disneyland and to say Tatum was excited was an understatement.  We drove up to be there around when it opened - parking took a little longer than we thought but we were still in early before a lot of lines.  We went right to Fantasyland where we spent most of our time.  We never waited more than 10 minutes for a ride (so we ended up skipping a couple things like Peter Pan's flight).  We got in Dumbo, Storybook Canals, the Tea Cups and Carrousel before our breakfast reservation for Minnie's Breakfast in the Park at The Plaza Inn.

After breakfast we saw the castle, continued on some more rides (Tatum was quite scared on Mr. Toad's Wild Ride) and met some characters Covid style which I really liked - there wasn't really a wait and they were further off in the distance. 

We grabbed some snacks for lunch and by about 1 we were ready to head back to the hotel to cool off and relax!

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Newport Beach

Back in late September we did our annual summer trip out to California for about 10 days - With Covid cancellations, it was so nice to finally be back.  We started our  trip off in Newport Beach at Pelican Hill for a few nights.  The weather was fantastic - upper 70's and sunny.  We stopped in Huntington Beach for lunch on our way to the hotel and then it was right off to the pool and room service for dinner since we were all tired.

Our first full day we had a boat cruise, went to the Balboa Bay Club for lunch then spent the rest of the day at the pool and had dinner at Mastro's Ocean Club.

Next up was Disneyland and dinner with friends then a visit to their house but more on that tomorrow... 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Penn State vs. Ball State

How nice it was to be back in State College on a game weekend like normal times!  With shortened days on the first week of school we were able to spend three nice nights enjoying the town, getting ready for the game and enjoying the college football setting. 

It was a 3:30 kickoff which was perfect for the boys - Teddy's first game and Tatum's first time to really be excited about it.  An exiting win starting us off at 2-0 for the season!

Monday, September 20, 2021

First Day of School

Last week marked Tatum's first day of 3-day preschool.  He goes M/W/F this year and is very excited about it.  Last week were shorter days so we're excited to be back into our real routine this week.  We had a little back to school breakfast on his first day, did his first day survey, the obligatory first day pictures and then had a little first day pizza party with friends after school.