Chocolate World


Pictures from Chocolate world!

Enjoying our chocolate we bought there. Yum!


More Ren Faire Pictures


Last of the Ren Faire Pictures, I promise!


Ren Faire in Words


Now that we’re home and most of the bags are unpacked, let’s talk about the Ren Faire. We had so much fun! It started at 11am so we took our time in the morning and enjoyed cable tv. Well, the kids did. They watched Micky Mouse. We had a good breakfast (provided by the hotel) and packed up the car.

Once we got everyone in their costumes and checked out of the hotel, we spent forever getting across the street. (The hotel we stayed out was across the street from the Ren Faire.) Someone had a poopy diaper, and…and…and… I have no idea why it took us 45 minutes to actually get out.

We walked into the Ren Faire and had a fantastic time. We were there during their Spooktacular weekend so Butterfly, and the boys, got to trick or treat through the stores. That was fun!

The boys were very busy picking up rocks and throwing them. That was HARD to control because they are kind of all over the place all the time. We finally shoved them into the stroller and they screamed because of it. But after hours of trying to keep them in line, screaming was better.

We rode the rides (big swings), which the boys absolutely hated. But Princess Butterfly loved it. We met the Queen of the Faire who LOVED Butterfly’s costume. Juice entered the adult costume contest but didn’t even make the top 5. We looked at the elephant and ate Faire food. Butterfly asked to leave around 4:30 pm and we were ready to go!

The best part about the day was a lady in one of the shops that laughed and laughed and laughed over the fact that The Dread Pirate Roberts and Buttercup got married and had kids!

After we left the Faire, we changed out of our costumes and drove 15 miles to Hershey, PA and Chocolate world! They were also trick or treating there, but we were just there to buy some chocolate and head home. A stop at Sonic for dinner and a nice drive home ended the night.

So happy to be home!

Cannon Loaded, Fire!


On Friday, Juice took the day off of work to spend the day with one of his best friend’s from high school.  Grant came into town to see Glenn Beck and his rally on the Mall downtown. He spent Thursday night with us, and we met up with his sister, my friend from middle school, in Gettysburg to see the sights!

The boys (Juice and Grant) took care of the kids which freed me and Ann to talk.  And talk.  It was fun.  Turns out Ann is living in the DC area too and we’re going to hang out more.  She is a 1st grade teacher.  We caught up with our families and then started in on all the other stuff that old friends talk about.

In between all the talking, we saw some sights!

Of course, we weren’t able to see much, since we had to hurry back home for Butterfly’s open house.  But we did see a few things.  This was Pirate and Professor’s first trip to Gettysburg!

Juice is such a fun dad.  He got the kids to sit all on their own cannons and showed them how to stick their hands in the front and pretend to load them.  Then he would yell, “FIRE!” and they would all make firing noises.  Then they would run around, load the cannons again, and Juice would yell “FIRE!”  What a fun guy. 

We loved having Grant with us and hopefully he’ll come again soon!