Archive for August, 2013

I grew up in a house where we played the “what if” game a lot.  For example: What if you were stranded on a desert island and could only bring 5 books/movies/food? What if they re-made this old movie—who would be in the cast?  Anson and I play this game sometimes.  Today, we decided to choose which fictional city/town we would move to if we could.  Here are the top 5:

5. Nantucket—Wings

We both like small-town New England, so this was an easy pick.  Also, Anson likes the idea of living by the water 🙂

4. Unknown—Video Game High School

We both think it would have been super awesome to grow up in a town where you get to go to Video Game High School.  If you haven’t watched this, you should!

3. Storybrook—Once Upon a Time

Living with fairy tale characters? So cool!

2. Federation of Planets—Star Trek Next Generation

Frankly, having the computer provide all of the food (so I don’t have to suffer through my own cooking) was enough for me.  Anson likes the idea of holodecks.  And who doesn’t like Picard?  Any universe with him in it is worth living in!

1. Eureka—Eureka

Lots of super smart people. Small town. Cool gadgets.  Every time we watch this show we talk about wanting to move there (hence, this entire conversation/post).

These were just the towns we could agree on.  We had a few runners up. For example, Anson would also consider moving to Springfield (Simpsons), Haven (Haven), Little Tall Island, Maine (Storm of the Century), Salem’s Lot  (Salem’s Lot), Unknown (The Gates), and Unknown (Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog).  Gotta love my hubby!

My runners-up were: Neverland (Peter Pan) because I’ve wanted to live there since I was 5 and Hoboken, NJ  (Cake Boss) because I love cake.  My top runner up was a tie between Stars Hollow (Gilmore Girls) and Bluebell (Hart of Dixie).  I love small towns!

What fictional places would YOU move to if you could? 🙂

I feel like the past few weeks have flown by!  I went to Maryland and got to hang out with the Hotovy and Horton families for a couple days.  It’s always fun seeing everyone :)  And I have some cute pictures of Leonie to share!



After my visit, I hopped in a car with the Dallavalle family and headed to Disney!  I’ve posted a ton of pictures on facebook, so I’ll only share a couple of favorites here.

The first Disney day we went to Epcot. I didn’t have high expectations as it’s always been a running joke in our household that Epcot is the most boring place on earth.  It was my FAVORITE part of Disney!  I really enjoyed getting to see the different countries and could probably spend a few days just exploring the park. 


The second day we went to Hollywood Studios.  There were a lot of fun rides and the "Honey I Shrunk the Kids” playground was definitely a highlight.  In fact, the entire park made me want to go home and watch movies I haven’t seen since I was a kid!


The third day was Animal Kingdom. It was probably the hottest day of the week (which is saying a lot). We went on a safari and it was a ton of fun—elephants make every day better.  Plus, I got to try my first mojito!

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Days 4 & 5 were spent in the Magic Kingdom.  Unfortunately, it rained both days. But we still got a lot of fun in!  It was great to get to ride some of the iconic rides—It’s a Small World, Dumbo, Teacups, etc.  Plus, we got to ride Splash Mountain—Kira is not scared of roller coasters at all!

The girls also got a makeover at the Bippity Boppity Boutique and we had brunch at Cinderella’s castle.  SO AWESOME!  I want to go back and do that again 🙂


After a full week of rides, shows, princesses, pools, ice cream and the hot,hot sun, it was time to go home.  It was a great trip and I am so glad I was invited to go!

I slept for about 24 hours after getting home.  After the first day, I managed to stop getting lost in my own house 🙂

Now, back to reality!  I have some church stuff coming up this week—game night and a Council retreat. Anson will spend the weekend coding <insert sounds of shock here>.   Next weekend we’re going to the Renaissance Faire—expect pictures!