Due to Mini Me having a cold (ack! and two days before she starts Kindergarten, no less), I sent Rich and his son Ryan to represent us at the Cure for the Run so I could stay home and pamper her.
Both guys had a great time, and needless to say it was a success! SomaCow pulled in over THREE thousand dollars for the homeless. There was even a performance by Wes Heath !
You can watch a video Orlando Event TV made of the event here. Congratulations to SomaCow for putting together this awesome event, and I hope next year I will be able to attend!
SomaCow Media Presents: Cure for the Run!
This awesome event is a 0.05km ‘challenge’ benefiting the Rock for Hunger campaign out of Orlando, Florida. Rock for Hunger is a community brought together to battle homelessness and poverty in Orlando through music and peace. The Cure for the Run is happening August 22nd, 2009 at the Wall Street Plaza in Downtown Orlando at 5pm. Even if you can’t make it out, I urge you to please promote or donate to the cause. Click on the banner below for more information.
If Orlando, Florida is a little too far for you to travel, but you would like to sponsor a runner to help out, please donate. Even something as low as $1 could make a difference.
Welcome back! I hope you guys have enjoyed hearing of our Disney vacation. This week has gone by fast, way too fast, but has been a fantastic time! I don’t look forward to heading back to the ‘real world’ at all and am flat out dreading work on Monday.
When I left off before, the full Silva Clan, Florida branch, was heading to Smokey Bones to enjoy an end of vacation meal together. I know I’ve said this before, and no I’m not saying this only because they are reading, I truly mean it – I love it when all of us are together. My husband’s family is a joy to be around and are all over great people. I have the best in-laws, ever. Continue reading
Photo Courtesy Richard Silva Jr
It’s another bright and early morning here on vacation. The dirty water is flowing freely and today is the last of our theme park adventures. We have the four-park passes, but since we have six months to use them up, we are holding off on Hollywood Studios until later in the year when the heat is more bearable. Today was Animal Kingdom and we were joined by my older sister in law and her husband, parents to my niece and nephew who were with us yesterday. The cousins stayed overnight with us, much to the enjoyment of our kids. Continue reading
Ah! So nice to sleep in a bit. I wasn’t roused out of bed until 9am, which was a blessing after the last few days. After a leisurely breakfast, I made sure the kids were bathed and then was able to spend some time on the computer. This week, unless you count the random tweeting from my cell phone, or the time I’ve spent updating the blog, I’ve been mostly ‘disconnected’ from the outside world, both news-wise and socially. I apparently missed a tornado hitting Orlando near the Florida Mall last night, the space shuttle launch, and something about a bus accident at Disney. I was able to catch up on some correspondence and return some tweets, but that was it.
And Walter Cronkite died! Ouch. RIP Mr. Cronkite, you will be missed. Continue reading
Another beautiful early morning. Ugh, more dirty water, please.
We actually ended up getting a slightly later start out of the hotel this morning; my parents in law ended up having to head to Tampa at 4am to retrieve my sister in law due to the van’s battery dying and OnStar being unable to revive it. Fail. Sadly, the few people that could pick her up with the other van and/or fix her van were all in Orlando, so they had no choice. They ended up staying at the hotel to catch up on some rest for a few hours while the Silva Jr. clan headed out. Continue reading
Photo Courtesy of Ryan Silva
Granted, it’s around the same time I get up for work, but mornings are always the bane of my existence. I’m just not a morning person, and refuse to apologize for bristling at any type of contact or movement before I’ve had a few cups of joe in me. It is safer for all to keep a distance, even while on vacation.
As it was, we were up bright and early again for round two. I really like the hotel room, with its high ceilings and space. The entire suite, the St. Lucia, itself is a few hundred square feet larger our house in Lakeland, and comfortable enough to house the seven of us comfortably. It’s a nice little home away from home. Though the kitchen is lacking in counter space, the glass dining table is big enough and there is a dishwasher! Oh how I’ve missed being able to load a dishwasher. Continue reading
Photo Courtesy of Richard Silva Sr
I had forgotten how much I missed living with my in laws; not because of financial reasons, or for extra hands where chores are concerned, but for the company. I get along extremely well with my father, mother and younger sister-in-law, and there is always an easy companionship when we are together. The conversation never seems forced, and when there is silence, it is always a comfortable one. They are great people, and I feel as though I lucked out getting them as in laws. Continue reading
A few more days, and the Lakeland branch of the Silva clan will be invading Orlando!
For a full week, July 12 though July 18th, seven of us will be slipping away from the daily grind of work, school, and responsibilities to play in Florida’s tourist trap – Disney. It will be our kids’ first real trip there (the oldest, my 10 year old step-son RickyJr, has been before, but doesn’t quite remember the trip as he was young at the time), and I’m very excited to share the experience with them. They are old enough now to fully enjoy the wonders and magic of Magic Kingdom, Epcot, MGM/Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom, and my inner-child is already jumping up and down at the thought of seeing the castle. Continue reading