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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween everyone. Can't believe it is that time of year again. time to take the kids trick or treating and start rounding out the year. This year the kids get multiple trick or treating experiences and get to dress up as different things. Bella is a fox. Kaya is a snow leopard and Wonder Woman. Louie is Lego Batman and regular Batman. Silas is Tom from Tom and Jerry and Mr. Incredible. My 30th birthday is very quickly approaching and im not sure how to feel about that, but I will leave that for another day. I want to hear what everyone's plans are and what the kids are dressing up as so please leave comments below.
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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Celebrate the Holidays at SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration

Gather your family and meet your festive friends at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration, taking place from November 23 through December 31. For five weeks only, the park is transforming into a winter wonderland with more than 3 million sparkling lights. Experience award-winning entertainment, from the ALL-NEW Sesame Street Christmas Parade to seasonal shows like O Wondrous Night; rub noses with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer; or head to Wild Arctic and visit Santa himself. Also NEW this year, park-goers have the added chance to dine with jolly ol’ Saint Nick over a sumptuous holiday meal with the help of his Kitchen Elves. Don’t miss the unforgettable Christmas Celebration you can only find at SeaWorld.

Holiday Shows

Returning for another year of festive fun, guests can immerse themselves in the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeeat Rudolph’s ChristmasTown. Stroll past life-size story book vignettes featuring the classic tale, and meet beloved characters including: Rudolph, Clarice, Bumble and Yukon Cornelius.
In O Wondrous Night, enjoy a live nativity complete with more than 30 carols, life-sized puppets and animals in a spectacular Christmas favorite based on The Christmas Story. Told through the eyes of the animals that were there, O Wondrous Night is a touching, light-hearted and glorious musical with a host of angels, animals and the true glory of Christmas.

Experience the power and beauty of killer whales in our nighttime holiday show: MiraclesTM. From the sweeping vocal majesty of a unique soundtrack to the visual majesty of SeaWorld’s killer whales, Miracles will take you on a stirring voyage into the heart of the holidays.

Finally, Christmas comes to life on a stage of ice, jewels and lights as skaters dazzle and delight in a show-stopping, ice skating extravaganza. A sea of sparkling trees and towering fountains dancing in the background come together to create a don’t-miss experience for the holidays that the entire family will enjoy.

Special Events

As part of SeaWorld's transformation into a winter wonderland, don't miss the all-new Sesame Street® Christmas Parade, with fantastic floats decorated for the celebration. Excitement is also running high for Sea Lion High’s Christmas pageant, join the students and faculty of Sea Lion High for their hilarious new Christmas Special.  


Sights to See
Take a stroll through a wintery, watery wonderland immersed in a sea of twinkling holiday trees that sparkle to music as they light up the water. Dazzling images come to life on over 100 trees, including a giant glistening centerpiece that towers 70 feet above the water. Walk along the water’s edge for some holiday shopping at the Shoppes at Waterfront as a magical flurry of snow falls over SeaWorld Orlando while holiday sounds and smells fill the air.

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration Offerings – Event Days: Nov. 23-25, 29, Dec. 1-2, 6-9, 13-16, 20-31

Be sure to stop by Santa’s North Pole Village, where Santa’s Little Helpers are the furriest friends you’ll ever meet! Join Santa’s elves and this festive team of adopted dogs, cats, birds, rats and even pigs as they work together, play together, and create heart-warming holiday memories in an all-new SeaWorld Pets Ahoy experience. Guests of all ages can also share wishes and dreams with Santa Claus while exploring SeaWorld’s Wild Arctic this Christmas. Experience amazing animal encounters and a heart-warming visit with Santa in a holiday adventure.

Next, nestled along the park’s Bayside Pathway, The Christmas Market features festive entertainment and delicious culinary delights. Complete with playful elves, a charming model train village and seasonal entertainment, the market is the centerpiece of SeaWorld’s Christmas event. Plus, relaxation is in order near the warm glow of the fire pit with a holiday cocktail while experiencing a wonderful view of the vibrant Sea of Trees.

Just Around the Corner
Ring in the New Year at SeaWorld Orlando on December 31 as vibrant fireworks fill the night sky at midnight. After experiencing the wonder of SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration and New Year’s, keep the spirit of the season burning bright at SeaWorld’s Three Kings Celebration January 4 – 6, 2020. Families are invited to help commemorate the arrival of the Three Wise Men with authentic festive cuisine and celebratory experiences held in honor of the cherished tradition of Latin cultures.
Best Way to Enjoy the Holiday Cheer
The best way to experience SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration and New Year’s with family and friends is with a SeaWorld Orlando Annual Pass or Fun Card. For a limited time, Florida residents can become a Pass Member for as low as $10.25 per month, with offer ending on December 3. Pass Members receive park benefits and rewards, including priority access to new attractions, FREE parking, in-park discounts and much more. And for those guests who prefer the Fun Card, should they purchase a 2020 Fun Card, they can enjoy the rest of 2019 for FREE.
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SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS) is a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter, and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world. The Company is one of the world's foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, training, husbandry and veterinary care. The Company collectively cares for what it believes is one of the largest zoological collections in the world and has helped lead advances in the care of animals. The Company also rescues and rehabilitates marine and terrestrial animals that are ill, injured, orphaned or abandoned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld® rescue team has helped more than 35,000 animals in need over the last 55 years.  SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. owns or licenses a portfolio of recognized brands including SeaWorld, Busch Gardens®, Aquatica®, Sesame Place® and Sea Rescue®. Over its more than 55-year history, the Company has built a diversified portfolio of 12 destination and regional theme parks that are grouped in key markets across the United States, many of which showcase its one-of-a-kind zoological collection. The Company's theme parks feature a diverse array of rides, shows and other attractions with broad demographic appeal which deliver memorable experiences and a strong value proposition for its guests.

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Friday, October 18, 2019

SeaWorld and Cincinnati Zoo Collaborate on Manatee Rehabilitation and Care

Orphaned manatees Miles and Matthew are headed back to SeaWorld Orlando after spending extended time at the Cincinnati Zoo for additional rehabilitation, and a young male manatee rescued by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) in November 2018 is headed to Cincinnati from SeaWorld Orlando. The multi-manatee move is a part of the Manatee Rescue and Rehabilitation Partnership (MRP), a collaborative program designed to rescue and treat sick, injured and orphaned manatees and then release them back into the wild.

“The collaborative work of the MRP allows us all to provide the best possible care for these rescued animals,” explained Jon Peterson, manager of rescue operations for SeaWorld Orlando. “All of the facilities and agencies play a key role in manatee conservation, whether it’s rescuing the animals, providing around the clock care for manatee calves in critical condition or providing a temporary home until they have been deemed returnable. We’re all working together to give this threatened population a chance to survive.”

“We know the Cincinnati Zoo will provide excellent care as these manatees finish their rehabilitation, with a goal of returning them to Florida waters,” added Peterson.

Meet the Manatees:
·        Miles (male) was rescued from the Sykes Creek on Merritt Island, Florida in August 2016 by FWC, weighing only 43 pounds.  After receiving extended critical care at Sea World Orlando, he moved to Cincinnati and has gained enough weight to be eligible for release. 
·       Matthew (male) was rescued from New Smyrna in October 2016 by FWC, just after Hurricane Matthew. He weighed 56 pounds when rescued but has gained more than 700 pounds while at SeaWorld and the Cincinnati Zoo.
·       Truffleshuffle (juvenile male) was rescued by FWC in November 2018 and brought to SeaWorld Orlando suffering from cold stress.   He has gained approximately 230 pounds in the past year and will continue to be cared for and rehabilitated at the Cincinnati Zoo, with a goal of returning him to Florida waters.

Truffleshuffle will be the 20th manatee to be rehabbed at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden since Manatee Springs opened in 1999,” said Curator of Invertebrates & Manatees Winton Ray. “It’s an honor to participate in the MRP and have the opportunity to help these amazing animals get a second chance at life in the wild.  The critical care work being done at SeaWorld, especially when these rescued manatees are first brought in, is vital to their rehabilitation and successful return.”

“SeaWorld is able to offer exceptional care in rescue and rehabilitation because of the experience of their dedicated and skilled team,” Ray continued.

Manatee Rescue & Rehabilitation Partnership:  Collaborating to Save Species:
As part of the Manatee Rescue & Rehabilitation Partnership (MRP), SeaWorld Orlando is an acute care rehabilitation facility that provides life-saving medical care to rescued manatees.

The Cincinnati Zoo is only one of two U.S. facilities outside of Florida to participate in the USFWS’ Manatee Rescue & Rehabilitation Partnership, which began in 1973.  They are a second stage rehabilitation facility that provide temporary homes for manatees until they are ready for release back into the wild.

The MRP is a cooperative group of non-profit, private, state, and federal entities who work together to monitor the health and survival of rehabilitated and released manatees. Information about manatees currently being tracked is available at The Florida manatee was recently reclassified from endangered to threatened but is still at risk from both natural and human causes of injury and mortality. Exposure to red tide, cold stress and disease are all natural problems that can affect manatees. Human-caused threats include boat strikes, crushing by floodgates or locks, and entanglement in or ingestion of fishing gear. 

SeaWorld’s Rescue Efforts
Over the last five decades, SeaWorld has rescued more than 36,000 wild animals in need including those that are ill, injured, orphaned or abandoned. SeaWorld’s goal for every rescued animal is to rehabilitate and return them to their natural environment as soon as possible.

This year alone, SeaWorld Orlando has rescued 18 manatees and returned 12 back to the wild following successful rehabilitation. SeaWorld’s Rescue Team is on call 24/7, 365 days a year, and always ready to help an animal in need.

Guests to SeaWorld Orlando can learn more about the vital rescue work SeaWorld does for wildlife at the park’s behind-the-scenes Rescue Center used for rehabilitating wildlife that has been ill, injured or orphaned – including manatees, sea turtles, birds and other marine animals. 

While a guided tour of the entire facility has been available for years, the park has now opened up one portion of this area for complimentary viewing to all park guests. Visitors are invited to step behind-the-scenes and catch a glimpse of SeaWorld’s working manatee rescue and rehabilitation facility to learn more about the plight of these vulnerable animals in the wild. See firsthand some of the top problems today’s manatee populations are facing and simple actions we can all take to help through digital medical charts, interactive displays, underwater camera viewing and rescue footage straight from the SeaWorld Animal Rescue Team.

All manatee rescue footage produced by SeaWorld under the FWS Permit Number MA770191.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Blogtober day 11: seasonal bucket list

Here is my fall bucket list:

1)go to minges Weber festival
2) carve/decorate a pumpkin
3)eat pumpkin pie
4) go to a costume party
5) make a fun Halloween video
6) throw a Halloween party
7)take the kids trick or treating
8)go to a trunk or treat
9) drink apple cider
10) bob for apples

What's on your fall bucket list?

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Blogtober day 10: 10 facts about me

1) i am a Disney lover, been probably around 20-25 times and will never get tired of it

2) i am a Harry Potter all the books and seen all the movies many times...the books are definitely better because the movies leave out so many good parts. I want to go to Harry Potter world at universal.

3) i love dolphins. I got to swim with dolphins down in the Bahamas when i was 16

4) for those who don't know i have 4 kids here on earth and 2 in heaven.

5) i am a scorpio. My birthday is November 2

6) i work in a call center and love it. I never knew how much i would enjoy it but i do. Been there about 2.5 months now.

7) my favorite season is summer. I hate being cold and i hate snow. Only good things about cold weather is fires and cuddling.

8) my favorite holiday is Christmas because i get to spend it with family and i love the excitement my kids get and love the magic.

9) i have my associates degree in medical administrative assisting. I can do scheduling, billing and coding,and more.

10) i have lived in 4 different states: Georgia,Ohio,Kentucky,and Indiana

Blogtober day 9: week in my life

In case any of you were wondering what a typical week looks like for me here is a general schedule that is pretty typical for me:

Monday: wake up at 730, chiropractor at 10, work 11-8 come home eat, shower, clean, bed

Tuesday: wake up at 730, meet with caseworker at 9 work 11-8 come home eat, shower, clean, bed

Wednesday: wake up at 730, chiropractor at 10, work 11-8 come home eat, shower, clean, bed

Thursday: wake up at 730, meet with therapist at 9 work 11-8 come home eat, shower, clean, bed

Friday: wake up at 730, chiropractor at 10, work 11-8 go to gym come home eat shower clean bed

Saturday: wake up at 9, go get my kids are spend time with them from 10-6, then free time until 10 come home  shower clean bed

Sunday: my free day when i usually spend time with family and friends and did whatever until 730 come home  shower clean bed

Blogtober day 8: goals for the end of the year

It has been a rough year for the most part so i am setting myself some goals for the last 3 months of the year. I will update end of year/beginning of 2020 to let you know how things went.

1) get an apartment
2) get a promotion at work
3) spend more time with my kids
4) start saving money
5) start a new hobby
6)make some new friends

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Blogtober day 3: pregnancy and infant loss awareness month

Most everyone knows that October is breast cancer awareness month. What isn't as well known is that it is also pregnancy and infant loss awareness month.

Just a few short days ago we celebrated my sons 6th birthday in heaven. He was born September 30,2013 at 16 weeks 5 days. He passed at birth. We still don't really know what caused him to come early,but the doctor decided it was incompetent cervix.

Pregnancy and infant loss is still such a taboo subject. 1 in 4 women have experienced pregnancy or infant loss. Why are we still so afraid to talk about it? Yes it is sad,but i love talking about my son to whomever will listen. His name is Oscar William. He did exist and he will forever be my son and guardian angel. This overtim October please help me spread awareness. Let's end the taboo that surrounds it.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Blogtober day 2: my favorite Halloween movies

Halloween and fall is a time lots of people love. It starts to cool down, we get to decorate, and there are lots of movies dedicated to Halloween and fall. Here are my favorites:
1) Hocus Pocus- I'm sure we have all seen this movie about the 3 witches brought back on Halloween and they want to get all the children. Stars Bette Midler. This is one of my favorite movies ever and i love watching it every year.

2) Halloweentown series- this set of Disney movies are like my top favorite movies of all time besides Harry Potter. For those who don't know the serious starts with a girl who ends up discovering she's a witch as is her mom and grandma. The series watches her and her siblings  grow and learn as witches and warlocks and go on different adventures. I look forward to watching these every year and i even sometimes watch them throughout the year.

3) It's the great pumpkin Charlie Brown- i grew up watching this every year and i still look forward to it coming on every year. Watching the holiday themed Charlie Brown shows is a family tradition that i had growing up and continue on with my kids.

4) Casper-centered around ghosts and Halloween time this is a great Halloween movie that also is funny and even makes me tear up a little at times.

That is it for my list. Yes it's short and it doesn't include any scary movies. I am not a huge fan of scary movies although i will watch them from time to time. Tell me in the comments what your favorite Halloween/fall movies are.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Blogtober day 1:intro

Hey everyone. I hope you guys are all doing well. I am excited this year to be participating in Blogtober. I will be doing my best every day to write a blog post. They will usually be centered around fall/Halloween with a little extra tied in. If you have anything in particular you want to see please let me know and i will do my best to write up a post on that topic.
I another note, i can't believe we are already in October. This year has been a hard one for me with lots of ups and downs. I am kind of glad to be coming up on the end of the year and am very excited to see what next year holds. I have a lot to write about in experiences from this year that I'm not quite ready to tell all yet,but soon.

day 3: meaning of my name

A lot of you may be wondering where my blog name came from, how I came up with it. As I have previously mentioned i have 4 kids. They are cu...