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5QF 4/26/13 Apr 26

I not only liked the questions this week, but they were easy to answer! 🙂 Link up with Mama M!

1. Who drives when your family is together, you or your spouse?
My husband. I hate to drive, and he gets car sick if he doesn’t drive, so it works out well.

2. Are you an introvert or extrovert?
Introvert. While I enjoy people, I am happiest at home playing video games, reading, cooking or crafting. Or at the library looking for new books.

3. Are you married to an introvert or extrovert?
This isn’t as clear cut an answer for him as it is for me. He is more extrovert than introvert, however some days he is on so much that the only way for him to recharge is at home coding or cycling.

4. What’s your favorite type of social media?
I mostly stick with Facebook and Twitter, and neither can take the prize. I like Facebook for family updates and pictures. Twitter helps me with current events and gives me access to other moms who can commiserate with me over the difficulties of raising kids.

5. What’s your favorite way to “recharge”?
Reading. Hands down. If you want me at my best, give me 4 hours and a book.

Now, to see what the deal is on this blog award that appeared in my comments… 😀

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Shoes Apr 15

As a female, I’m supposed to spend my days lusting after super high sparkly heels that are far more pretty than comfortable.

However, I’m a mom of two. I spend my days at home or at the playground, barefoot or in flip flops.

But some days require footwear other than flip flops, and then I have a problem.

Not with the days that require fancy shoes. Nono, on those rare occasions I actually enjoy shopping for those shoes. It’s the activities and locations that require sneakers that stump me.

My foot has a slightly unusual shape for an woman since I spend so much time without constricting shoes. My feet are a narrow V that doesn’t seem to translate well to sneakers.

I keep looking at minimalist shoes, hoping they’ll be closer to what my feet need and will be comfortable in, but how can you tell which shoes are right for you?

I’ve been looking mostly at Brooks Pure Cadence, Pure Cadence 2, and Adrenaline.

How do I decide? Is there an easy way to find ONE store that has all 3 styles for me to try on?

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#UBP’13 The Party is Here! Apr 10

Ultimate Blog Party 2013

I’m excited to participate for a 4th(!!!!) year in the Ultimate Blog Party hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom. 😀

Welcome to my humble abode! I’m the mom of two girls, ages 4 and 17 months. I read, crochet and play World of Warcraft and Star Wars: The Old Republic when time and money allow. I love to cook and have recently started using my freezer to take the stress out of dinner time.

This little slice of the blogosphere is where I do my dreaming or try to make sense of the randomness inside my head. I also try to document happenings in our family life, but it is more important to me to LIVE it than blog about it. So I get around to things in my own time, for example my Story of Prague that took me six months to write. (And the pictures STILL aren’t up due to various difficulties!) 😉

In addition to all those quiet, at home activities I mentioned earlier, we are HUGE Disney fans. Since we live in Central Florida, it just made sense once we had kids to become annual passholders, so you can find us there about once a month. We usually stay at Fort Wilderness with our popup camper, but we have stayed at several of the resort hotels (Animal Kingdom Lodge, Boardwalk, The Dolphin, and The Yacht and Beach Club).

Speaking of Disney, we just returned from a Friday through Tuesday stay at Fort Wilderness! Our girls just love the Aquatic Play Area at the Meadow Swimming Pool and riding around the campground in a golf cart. I think they would be happy if that was all we did. 😉 But we did spend some time at the Flower and Garden Festival and let them play on the Oz playground as well as visits to the other parks. Those pictures will also appear for Wordless Wednesday one of these days. 🙂

I also love to travel in general, but it’s a lot more difficult with 2 young kids in tow. With the help of obsessive planning and our popup, we hope to get back to trips other than Disney in the near future. St. Augustine’s Anastasia State Park is next on my list, and we’ve already stayed at one of my other personal faves, Fort DeSoto Park.

One last note about me and my blog. At the time of this writing, NONE of the reviews that I have on my blog were sponsored and any time I talk about a product or location it is because I either loved it or hated it. I do occasionally use Amazon affiliate links, but those are few and far between. While I wouldn’t mind receiving free products, I find that reviews requiring me to blog mean my posts aren’t genuine. I want to write when I feel like writing about whatever I feel like writing about.

Let the party continue! 😀