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Monday, January 28, 2019

Update from Us



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Happy New Year everyone!! Sorry it has been a while since I have updated. Things have been pretty crazy and hectic. In the last post we were in the process of buying a house. Sadly things didn't work out with that house after a LOT of craziness. We stopped the process for a few months and are currently starting the process back up and are looking for a house that fits our wants and needs.  We will keep looking until we find our perfect house.
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Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, christmas tree and closeupThe holidays went pretty well and we stayed busy. My husband and I are both still busy working and the kids are busy with school, a little over halfway through the school year. We did have a bit of a rough start to the new year. Bella started the very first of the year with a virus that lasted a few days with cough and high fevers and just general blah which in turn we each got and overall lasted about 2 weeks. I myself was included in that and sadly I had to miss almost 2 weeks of work. Not a great way to start a new year. Kaya had to add to the craziness by starting off the new year with daily headaches again. She wasn't due for her follow up MRI and neurosurgery appointment until almost the end of the year but with her headaches and other new symptoms they wanted to get it done now. The MRI showed almost no change in her platybasia. The doctor did say that there is some crowding starting to happen which can be the start of Chiari. He ordered an Xray to check for cervical instability which came back normal and ordered a swallow study which is in the beginning of March. We then follow up with neurosurgery the end of April. Silas is due for his MRI and neurosurgery follow up this year too. I always get nervous about that and hope that things are stable for him.
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I am waiting to hear back from an interview I had this week to see if I will be getting a new job. It is one I have been wanting and hoping for as it's only part time, but its for medical front office which is what I went to school for. I am very hopeful that I will get it. Lou has been very busy with his job and is enjoying it for the most part.
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Lou and I will be celebrating 10 years of marriage this year. Because of this we want to renew our vows this year. When we got married we just got married by the JP in his office with just a few family members. We want to have a real wedding this time with all our friends and family, so we have started planning that as well.

I have been practicing and working on preparing to get my concealed carry. Lou already has it and I can't wait to get mine. I got a new gun as a Christmas gift. We have practiced a few times at the range.
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Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, guitar and indoorWe are currently preparing and planning for Kaya's 8th birthday coming up here soon. She wants to go roller skating again this year. She wants a JoJo Siwa theme as that's her big thing right now.


We recently got to start seeing my stepson again and the kids and us are so happy. They love getting to play with him and can't wait for the warmer weather to get here again so we can play at the park.
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Saturday, January 26, 2019

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort to Open THE LEGO® MOVIE™ WORLD on March 27: New Area Will Feature Popular Movie Characters, World-Class Rides and Fun-Filled Dining Experiences


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Opening March 27, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is taking guests from the theater to the theme park with the launch of THE LEGO® MOVIE™ WORLD. Created in partnership with Warner BrosConsumer Products, this impressive expansion features three new rides and numerous attractions, all inspired by the characters and themes of the worldwide blockbuster THE LEGO® MOVIE™ and the exciting new big-screen animated adventure sequel THE LEGO® MOVIE™ 2: The Second Part.

The creative masterminds from Merlin Magic Making, the global creative and delivery division of parent company Merlin Entertainments Group, re-created Bricksburg with its lovable characters, creative eating spaces and authentic city scape where guests can experience Emmet’s Super Suite.

“THE LEGO MOVIE WORLD is our largest addition to date and will provide guests around the world with the ultimate movie-to-theme park experience,” said Keith Carr, project director of Merlin Magic Making. “The park just screams fun everywhere you look; kids and families alike can interact with various characters, enjoy ride technology that’s the first of its kind and dine on tasty tacos at Taco Tuesday Everyday. Not to mention, we have a spaceship playground!”

While the Park’s theming and immersion of THE LEGO MOVIE universe will captivate guests of all ages, the three brand-new rides stay true to LEGOLAND Florida’s kid-friendly experience.

2019.01.23_LEGOLANDFLORIDA_TLMW_DATE_0039.JPG“The rides truly capture the whimsical fun and quirky nature of the popular LEGO movies,” said Rex Jackson, general manager of LEGOLAND Florida. “The Masters of Flight ride will be iconic to our park, Unikitty’s ride sings and spins with her ever-changing emotions and the Battle of Bricksburg is themed around huge LEGO DUPLO® aliens. With great partners in Warner Bros. we’ve developed a park that will bring a lot of smiles to children and their families. We’re thrilled to be the only location for fans to experience THE LEGO MOVIE WORLD.”

THE LEGO MOVIE Masters of Flight takes guests on a suspended ride aboard Emmet’s Triple Decker Couch surrounded by a full-dome virtual screen, giving the sensational feeling of flying through a world created completely from LEGO® bricks. The attraction is the first in the world at a major theme park that embeds a 180-degree turn in the ride experience. The ride animation will feature a humorous and magical adventure as guests soar through Cloud Cuckoo Land, dive to Middle Zealand and splash down on the waters of Pirate’s Cove.

Unikitty’s Disco Drop takes guests through a rainbow-filled journey based on Unikitty and her many moods. Once on the ride, guests will swoop to the tiptop of Cloud Cuckoo Land, then drop, spin and bounce back down to earth, creating a thrilling and frenzied experience.

At Battle of Bricksburg, the only water ride in THE LEGO MOVIE WORLD, riders are challenged to stop DUPLO aliens from invading and stealing LEGO bricks by spraying water at targets from their boats. The riders aren’t the only ones who can enjoy playing in the water, outside of the ride will be water cannons for guests to spray and help the riders save the day.
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THE LEGO MOVIE WORLD will also feature Taco Tuesday Everyday eatery, The Awesome Shop, filled with take-home collectables and a space-themed playground structure inspired by Benny’s spaceship which will include special photo opportunities and character interactions.

To continue the fun, guests can enjoy the ultimate vacation (or slumber party) just steps away at LEGOLAND® Hotel in the new THE LEGO MOVIE themed rooms. Designed with familiar scenery and beloved characters from the movie, no detail is left untouched. Adults can relax in their own room inspired by Emmet’s apartment, while kids dream of spaceship adventures in a separate children’s room themed after Benny’s Spaceship.

No matter where you stay or how you choose to spend your adventure, awesome awaits at THE LEGO MOVIE WORLD!
                                       
Buy your tickets now and be among the first to experience THE LEGO MOVIE WORLD www.LEGOLAND.com/annual-pass/.

About LEGOLAND Florida Resort

Built for kids 2-12, LEGOLAND Florida Resort is a multi-day vacation destination located just 45 minutes from Orlando and Tampa. The whimsical resort includes an interactive, 150-acre theme park with more than 50 rides, shows and attractions inspired by popular LEGO brands and characters, plus LEGOLAND Water Park, the 152-room LEGOLAND Hotel and the 166-room LEGOLAND Beach Retreat.

LEGOLAND Florida Resort is part of the Merlin Entertainments Group (LONDON: MERL).For more information, visit www.LEGOLAND.com/florida.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products

Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home d├ęcor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.



About the Movie

The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are now facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than it can be rebuilt. The battle to defeat them and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet, Lucy, Batman and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a galaxy filled with fantastic planets, strange characters and catchy news songs. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part stars Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, Charlie Day, Maya Rudolph. Directed by Mike Mitchell from a screenplay by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, story by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller and Matthew Fogel, based on LEGO Construction Toys, it is produced by Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Roy Lee, and Jinko Gotoh; with executive producers Jill Wilfert, Keith Malone, Matthew Ashton, Chris McKay, Zareh Nalbandian, Ryan Halprin, Will Allegra, Chris Leahy. Trisha Gum is the animation director. Patrick Marc Hanenberger is the production designer; Clare Knight, the editor; and Mark Mothersbaugh, the composer. Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Animation Group present, in association with LEGO System A/S, a Rideback/Lord Miller/Vertigo Entertainment Production, The LEGO Movie 2, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Rated PG for “some rude humor.” TheLEGOMovie.com

THE LEGO® MOVIE 2: The Second Part © & ™ DC Comics, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., & The LEGO Group.

BATMAN and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics. All Rights Reserved. (s19).

LEGO, DUPLO, the LEGO logo, the Minifigure and the Brick and Knob configurations are trademarks and/or copyrights of the LEGO Group. © 2019 The LEGO Group.

Friday, January 25, 2019

SEAWORLD’S SEVEN SEAS FOOD FESTIVAL SERVES UP EXCITEMENT WITH ARTIST LINEUP: First wave of performances announced for February and March

Who doesn't love some good music? If you do and you are near Sea World or will be making a trip soon you might want to check this out.

SeaWorld Orlando’s Seven Seas Food Festival returns this year with more dates than ever.  Guests are invited to sip and sample their way around the world of international street food traditions every weekend from February 9 through May 5.  New this year, starting on February 15, guests will be able to enjoy Seven Seas on Friday evenings from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with all food and drink booths available to visit. 

Enjoy local craft beers and exciting new flavors while exploring culinary marketplaces throughout the park. A complete menu of the Seven Seas Food Festival dishes and drinks can be found online here.

In addition to delicious eats, guests visiting SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Food Festival can enjoy world-class entertainment each Saturday and Sunday at Bayside Stadium, all included with theme park admission.  Today, SeaWorld announced the first six weeks of live entertainment, with more to be announced:

 


·        February 9 – The Fray
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·        February 10 – Sugar Ray 
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·        February 16 – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
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·        February 17 – Little River Band 
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·        February 23 – Flo Rida
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·        February 24 – 98 Degrees
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·        March 2 – Lifehouse
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·        March 3 – Cole Swindell
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·        March 9 – Lee Brice with LOCASH (5:00 p.m. start time)
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·        March 10 – I Love the 90’s ft  En Vogue, Kid N Play, Coolio, Tone Loc, Rob Base, Young MC (5:00 p.m. start time)
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·        March 16 – Bret Michaels
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·        March 17 – Gente De Zona   
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Concerts are held at Bayside Stadium each Saturday and Sunday at 6:00 p.m. For the best seat in the house, guests can purchase reserved seating for select performances. Reserved seating opportunities are available online here 


Best Way to Play:
The best way for guests to experience Seven Sea’s Food Festival and all of the events at SeaWorld Orlando is with an Annual Pass, starting as low as $10.99 a month for Florida residents. Bronze blockout dates may apply. Special members-only benefits such as discounts on dining and shopping make the Annual Pass especially valuable to enjoy SeaWorld’s events throughout the year.

For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets, visit www.SeaWorldOrlando.com.  Follow SeaWorld on Facebook and Instagram for the latest Seven Seas Food Festival details and information.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Get a Peek Behind-the-Scenes at SeaWorld’s Inside Look First-time-ever access features some of the least seen and most interesting portions of the park weekends January 12-27 with special guests Guy Harvey, Chris Fischer and Jack Hanna



At SeaWorld Orlando’s Inside Look, hear and see, firsthand, what goes into providing world-class animal care from the people who do it every day.  Guests that visit on January weekends 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27 can go behind-the-scenes for an “inside look” at what it takes to maintain a premier zoological institution like SeaWorld Orlando.  This truly first-time-ever access features six of the least seen and most interesting portions of the park.  Guests are invited to visit all six locations, collecting stamps to earn an exclusive Expert Explorer’s Pin.  Inside Look tours are available at each location at various times throughout the day.

Special Guest appearance on the weekends will feature Guy Harvey (January 12-13), OCEARCH founder Chris Fischer (January 19-20) and Jack Hanna (January 26-27). 

_DSC1796.jpg·        SeaWorld Rescue Center -  Visit the home base of the SeaWorld Rescue Team to meet and hear from the dedicated team of filtration experts, animal care personnel, lab technicians and veterinarians who work around the clock to deliver life-saving care to animals in need.  While behind-the-scenes, visitors will get to see some of the many facilities that help SeaWorld provide top-quality care to the animals that call SeaWorld home, as well as the hundreds of rescued animals that receive care at SeaWorld annually.

·        Fish House - Step behind-the-scenes into an area rarely seen by park guests to meet the dedicated team of ambassadors who start their day before sunrise in order to provide the best of diets for every fish, sea turtle, sea lion, penguin, dolphin, or killer whale in the park.

·        Sea Lion & Otter Primary Housing - For the first time ever, visit the home of the talented group of California sea lions, Pacific walrus and Asian small-clawed otters from Clyde & Seamore’s Sea Lion High. Hear stories and gain insight from the team of trainers who perform with these animals on a daily basis and learn what goes into making a live performance look seamless.

·        Animal Ambassador Hamlet - This historic facility has a rich history of providing a loving home to a variety of animals at SeaWorld Orlando, including our Animal Ambassador team. Comprised of an eclectic collection of small mammals, exotic birds and a handful of well-trained reptiles, the Animal Ambassadors make surprise visits out in the park, appear at local community events, news stations and travel far and wide making appearances on network television programs and events.

_DSC2398.jpg·        Beluga & Seal Primary Housing - Step into the maze of back hallways that provide service access to the residents of Wild Arctic starting with the food prep area for the beluga whales, seals and walruses. Proceeding further in, guests will get to see a variety of beluga toys followed by a chance to step outside and see the back beluga pool and scales on which the whales are weighed.  Finally, guests will see the harbor seal holding pools where the seals spend time relaxing when they are not on exhibit.

·        Manta Aquarium - Go above the surface and discover what it looks like towering over the depths of Manta’s main aquarium.  In a location few have ever seen, uncover what goes into caring for the wide array of fish, rays, sea dragons, live corals and giant Pacific octopus that call Manta home. Meet the team of divers and aquarists who maintain the habitat and feed the wide range of fish within. 


Saturday, January 5, 2019

SEAWORLD AND AQUATICA OFFER FREE ADMISSION FOR FLORIDA PRESCHOOLERS Popular Preschool Card returns for year-round fun in 2019


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ORLANDO, Fla. (January 2, 2018) – SeaWorld offers an ocean of experiences that are perfect for pint-sized guests, from up-close animal encounters to breathtaking live shows. Starting today, the 2019 Preschool Card is now available for registration exclusively for Florida Residents.

SeaWorld and Aquatica Orlando will offer kids ages 5 and younger a FREE Preschool Card valid for visits through December 31, 2019 for unlimited admission to both SeaWorld and Aquatica Orlando. Advance registration must be completed online and is only valid for children ages 5 or younger at the time of redemption at the park. Please note registration is required by January 27, 2019 and ticket redemption is by February 28, 2019.

To learn more and to register for the Preschool Card, Florida residents can visit
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Make Sure to Join Us For:
NEW - Inside Look: Weekends, Jan. 12 – 27 and Weekends, May 11 – 19
Taking place twice in 2019, guests can go behind the scenes and visit areas never opened to the public during this new event. SeaWorld’s renowned veterinarians and animal experts will offer an intimate look at the day-to-day care they provide for animals large and small. Visitors will also get to meet the SeaWorld Rescue Team and learn more about their life-saving work.

NEW - Elmo’s Birthday Weekend: Feb. 2 – 3
SeaWorld is the place to be for Elmo’s Birthday Celebration, featuring an interactive DJ dance party, fun party games and surprise visitors. Don’t miss this weekend-long party for Elmo as we prepare to welcome our brand new Sesame Street at SeaWorld in the spring of 2019!

Seven Seas Food FestivalWeekends, Feb. 9 – May 5
The popular Seven Seas Food Festival is returning to SeaWorld in the spring with more to love. As guests sip and sample their way through the park, they will discover globally inspired flavors while enjoying local craft beers and beverages from around the world. The fun goes beyond the food with live performances at Bayside Stadium featuring top artists.

For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets, visit SeaWorld.com/OrlandoTo keep up to date on park hours and events, follow SeaWorld’s social channels on Facebook,Twitter and Instagram.

Friday, January 4, 2019

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort Offers Brand New Preschool Pass Free of Charge:Children Ages 3-years-old and 4-years-old Receive 12 Months of Unlimited Admission to Theme Park and Water Park




WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (Jan. 3, 2019) – LEGOLAND® Florida Resort’s free Preschooler Pass, available from January 10 through February 18, 2019,  will grant Florida Resident children ages 3-years-old and 4-years-old 12 months of unlimited admission to both LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park and Water Park.

As the theme park built for kids, LEGOLAND Florida Resort offers more than 60 percent of its rides and attractions for guests 40 inches or taller. The one-time offer pass includes all seasonal events including Brick or Treat and early spring visits when THE LEGO® MOVIE™ WORLD opens. Taking guests from the theater to the theme park, the newest theme park addition will feature three attractions, inspired by the characters and themes of the worldwide blockbuster THE LEGO® MOVIE and the upcoming THE LEGO® MOVIE 2: The Second Part.
Parents and family members can purchase Annual Passes from just $119.99 to join in on a year’s worth of awesome! More information about the Annual Pass program can be found atwww.legoland.com/florida/buy-tickets/annual-passes/pricing/.
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LEGOLAND Florida Resort’s Preschooler Pass will be available for a limited time at the admission ticket window only. Guests purchasing the pass must bring a copy of their child’s birth certificate or travel passport for proof of age. Children must be aged 3-years-old or 4-years-old at the time of receiving the Preschooler Pass to qualify. Guests ages 2-years-old and under will continue to receive free admission.

Annual Passes are none refundable, however if you have purchased a LEGOLAND Florida Resort Annual Pass for your 3 or 4-year- old, you can choose to extend the validity of that pass by 12 months or transfer the purchased pass to an immediate family member. (Transfers are limited to one per person).

Learn more about the Preschooler Pass at www.legoland.com/preschooler-pass.

FLORIDA’S FIRST EVER DUELING WATER SLIDE DEBUTS AT AQUATICA ORLANDO in 2020

Aquatica Orlando,  voted Orlando’s No. 1 waterpark , is racing into 2020 with a one-of-a-kind new park attraction that will thrill park-goe...