Having Fun at Walt Disney World’s Blizzard Beach

This summer we finally visited our first Disney Water Park, Blizzard Beach! This family event was such a beautiful day for L and little Avery enjoyed surprising L with a treat. You will have to see the cuteness in our vlog. At the end of the vlog, we share a place at Disney Springs that has an icee that elemental patients can enjoy. We may or may not have let L get this particular icee every night.

Who is ready for Christmas? {New Family Friendly Christmas Movie}

Christmas is my favorite holiday! I may or may not be playing Christmas music at work each day. There is so much joy surrounding Christmas. Last week, I received word about a new Christmas movie that will be released in theaters nationwide on November 22, 2017, just in time for this holiday season.

The Man Who Invented Christmas is a delightful family film! Dan Stevens brings beloved author Charles Dickens to life as we follow the inspiration that helped him craft one of the most cherished novels of all time, A Christmas Carol. The movie tells of the magical journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer), Tiny Tim and other classic characters from A Christmas Carol. The film shows how Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) mixed real life inspirations with his vivid imagination to conjure up unforgettable characters and a timeless tale, forever changing the holiday season into the celebration we know today.

Check out the official trailer and be sure to mark your calendars.

How did this happen?

Big Sis Highschool

Another big change has happened in our household. Big Sis is in Highschool. How did this happen? Homeschooling her for the last three years has been a blessing, but she is eager to go back to public school and enjoy her high school years. After discussions, my husband and I both thought this would be a great adventure for Big Sis!

She is wanting to work for Disney Animation after college, and I will be cheering her on every step of the way. This first semester she is taking a scientific and visual technical class which is a stepping stone to her future career.

I’m excited to share with you how life is with a high school student.

Easy Dairy Free and Gluten Free Strawberry Cobbler

The morning started by my oldest daughter M, asking me what I was going to do with all the frozen strawberries in the freezer. She is our family organizer and the strawberries were cramping her style while she was organizing the fridge and freezer compartments. I decided to go to google and search for an easy cobbler recipe. I found this recipe on The Spruce website. The reason this recipe caught my eye is that it used all real ingredients and I would be able to substitute my dairy free products for all the milk products. As many knows, I was diagnosed with a dairy allergy last year along with previously being diagnosed with a gluten intolerance. Doesn’t this picture display deliciousness?

Strawberry Cobbler

You are going to love how this recipe is so easy!

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups of strawberries

For the Cobbler Batter:
1 cup organic cane sugar
1 cup gluten-free coconut flour
1 3/4 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
6 tablespoons melted earth balance dairy free butter
2 tablespoons coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

For the Topping:
1 tablespoon organic cane sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon for topping

Directions:

gluten and dairy free strawberry cobbler

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray an 11×14 glass pyrex dish with olive oil or your spray of choice. Pour the strawberries into the baking dish.
  3. In a mixing bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt until thoroughly combined.
  4. Add remaining ingredients, egg, melted earth balance butter (keep 2 tablespoons to pour over batter), coconut milk and vanilla. Beat until well blended. I used a fork to blend.
  5. Evenly spread the batter mixture over the strawberries.
  6. Pour the remaining melted butter over the batter and top with sugar and cinnamon.
  7. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. The batter will be golden brown.
  8. Enjoy!

Gluten and Dairy Free Strawberry Cobbler

Our Reaction to the Total Solar Eclipse 2017 {Video}

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Despite some cloud coverage, we were able to experience our first total solar eclipse. I checked out of work early and went straight to sign out M from her first day of school so we could experience this all together. L put together this video of our reactions. We were pretty excited and will hold this memory close to our hearts!

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