Highlights of month long vacation with our family to Disneyland in California and all the way to Sanibel and Disney World in Florida.

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Highlights From Our Vacation:

Family photo outside Magic Kingdom. Disney photo pass. Disney family vacation.

First we want to say HAPPY FATHERS DAY to all the dads out there. xoxo

We are back from a month long vacation. We love that we have a job that allows for us to travel and still be able to connect with our clients 🙂

If you kept up with us on IG some of this you might be remember. We did our best to pick the highlights from the trip as we had a TON of pictures.

dana point ritz carlton mom with her two girls

Trip started in Dana Point at the Ritz Carlton. A beautiful place to visit and the staff is amazing. Everyone is super helpful and friendly. We highly recommend it.

babies first time in sand ritz carlton dana point

Lyla loved the sand beneath her feet.

swimming at ritz carlton pool dana point

We even squeezed some swim time in despite it being a little cold outside and pool not being super warm. We still had a blast. The girls loved the pool.

celebrating mothers day at disneyland

Then we headed to Disneyland to meet up with our sister. Lori got to celebrate mothers day at Disneyland.

family photo with Woody at Disneyland

Madison got to meet one of her favorite Disney characters – Woody from Toy Story. She was so excited to meet him.

Family photo with Mickey at Disneyland

Family photo with Mickey. Another favorite it in our house. Mickey is probably both girls favorite. Lyla loves touching his nose.

Mom and daughters with Pluto Disneyland character breakfast

Breakfast with Mom’s favorite Pluto.

family golf cart ride

We flew cross country (which was a very long day with some toddler melt downs but we survived!!!) to FL to see the rest of the family. And to drive around in the golf cart with Blu, our sisters dog. 

madison and prince charming

But before heading more south, our sister got us into a dinner character breakfast which featured Prince Charming. Madison’s face says it all. She had no problem standing and smiling with him.

cousins playing in pink toy car

Then it was time to spend with our parents and our other sister. Madison (and Lyla) both adore their cousin Joy, and the pink car.

There were a lot of pink car rides.

mom and daughter swimming

And lots and lots of swimming.

Feeling more confident in my body in my 30s. Wearing a new target bathing suit.

Loved my new bathing suit I got from Target. I feel more confident and happy in my 34 year old body than I did when I was in my 20s.

No more dieting. No more exercising for hours. No more obsessing about what to eat or not. Just living in the moment and having fun. This is what Lori and I help our clients with because we all deserve to be happy and living a life we love now not when we look a certain way.

staying fit on vacation

We had a blast doing the #PTliftupchallenge and connecting with new #ptsisters from all over the world. Along with enjoying some plantain chips.

mom and her 9 month old baby girl at sanibel

Then it was off to the beach – Sanibel Island. This was Lyla’s first time there and Madison’s second time. Actually, Madison was about Lyla’s age when she first came here so I thought that was pretty cool.

mom and her two daughters heading to beach casa ybel resort sanibel island

We stay at Casa Ybel resort. We grew up here and now we get to see my girls and our sister daughter play here. It is so much fun creating new memories with all the kiddos.

kid swimming pool casa ybel

Both Madison and Lyla enjoyed the little kids pool there!! According to Madison it is her pool. haha

Wearing my tone it up oakley sunglasses and target bathing suit sanibel island

Rocking my Tone It Up Oakley sunglasses. LOVE. The kids love to see their reflection when I am holding them.

baby girl laughing on beach sanibel island

Lyla’s face here captures how much FUN we all had. Didn’t want it to end.

family photo pass magic kindgom

Then it was time to end out our vacation at Disney World.

This was both Madison’s and Lyla’s first time here. They both loved it despite Lyla’s face, haha.

Disney fan! Wearing my unicorn mode at Disney world

We are a Disney Family! We were blessed to grow up with Disney so close and now going with little ones just makes it more fun (and sometimes a little challenging.)

Pooh breakfast at Magic Kingdom

Breakfast with Pooh and friends at Magic Kingdom was another big highlight moment for Madison (as her face says it all)! This is a must place to dine at if you go to Disney, it has amazing food and lots of choices. Such a fun and good breakfast for the whole family.

cousins magic kingdom mickey shirts

Matching shirts for the cousins 🙂 Again Lyla’s face and Madison loves to pose. These girls bring so much joy to our lives.

contemporary hotel mickey family picture

Classic picture. Mickey ears. Where’s Lyla? haha

We will have to try to find the ones of us growing up taken in the same spot to share.

Epcot family photo disney world

Despite some monorail delays and hot weather we had fun at Epcot.

meeting ariel at her grotto magic kingdom

Madison got to meet a lot of her favorites like Ariel, which is also a favorite of ours.

snow white character princess breakfast at epcot

We enjoyed a wonderful breakfast with the Princesses. Snow White was the favorite that morning  😉

meeting the talking mickey mouse magic kingdom

Probably the biggest highlight of the trip was meeting the new Mickey that talks!! Never seen Madison smile so big. She was so happy to meet him.

mom and daughter photo with belle magic kingdom story time with belle

Lori got to meet her favorite, Belle.

baby girl meeting belle disney princess

Lyla really enjoyed meeting all the Disney princesses and characters. Looks like she is a Belle fan too.

family photo chef mickeys for dinner contemporay hotel

Family dinner at Chef Mickey’s. Another must do.

We love our family!!

best mickey mouse picture giving toddler girl a hug magic kingdom talking mickey

This picture says it all…pure love and joy!

long journey cross country with two young kids united airlines

Then it was time for our long journey cross country back to CA.  This trip the kids did much better! Not quite ready to be frequent flyers, but getting there.

owl towel

Back to a “normal” routine around here.  We were all excited to be back and see Jax.

play time at dino park CA

As much as we love FL we sure missed it out here in Cali. Oh and Lyla is just about walking!!!!

water fun outside with the kids

The weather here has been perfect. We don’t have a pool here but we got a water bucket 😉 Or a large drinking bowl for Jax.

first day of summer preschool pismo beach

The biggest change around here is that Madison has started summer preschool!! She is growing up. She is loving it and mom is doing good too. Lori and I are still figuring out our work/life schedule now with this change, but everything is good. We love it all.

Thanks for allowing us to share our vacation with you.  Things will slowly return back to normal here on PT!

Let us know if you have questions or topics you want to see from us.

xoxo

L&M

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5 thoughts on “Weekly Sparks (vacation edition)

  1. What a fun vacation! How nice to get away and be with family. Thanks for sharing!

    Posted on June 18, 2017 at 9:47 pm
    1. Thanks girl.

      Posted on June 19, 2017 at 1:49 pm
  2. Nice Pictures! Looks like you had a great time! Thanks for sharing!

    Posted on June 21, 2017 at 7:18 pm
  3. I first saw you girls many years ago, crawling on your parents’ living floor in Cape Coral. My how you have grown and your families are beautiful. Your Dad and I still communicate via email and I get all the news your Dad sends him, politically and otherwise. Much good luck , health, and happiness to all of you.

    Posted on June 21, 2017 at 8:43 pm
    1. Thank you 🙂 To you too!

      Posted on June 24, 2017 at 11:20 am