Reasons To Be Cheerful

Blocked up nose, constant sneezing and barbed wire in my throat gives me a desperate need to look on the bright side. Feeling terrible can make things seem worse and I’m determined not to let that happen, especially this time of year. So here I am, joining in with #R2BC for the first time. I also think this may be my New Year phase kicking in early - I want to get on and actually DO stuff next year. No more waiting for things to happen!

  • Although I feel terrible I know (hope) that this cold/flu will be gone soon and I’ll be able to enjoy Christmas day with my boys without sneezing all over their toys!

  • I’m terribly excited about Christmas Day. I can’t wait to see the boys open their presents and help them get their new toys out. I already want to play with their new toys and have to keep restraining myself from giving them new things before the big day. I think I may be more excited than they are about Santa visiting!
  • Christmas is a time when we all take time off - time off work, time off school. I’ll leave the cleaning for another day and enjoy our family time together. With the boys growing up fast I intend to make the most of it.
Most of all I am glad that we are all generally healthy and happy.

Ojos World
This is the Christmas one!! This one runs out next week.........on Christmas Day!!

The Christmas Nativity

Well the closer we get to Christmas the more I am FREAKING OUT! I've got so much wrapping to do and only a little more than a week to do it. But anyway, I'm here to talk about my magic moment this week.

On Friday my little one took part in his very first Nativity. He had been picked to be InnKeeper 1 and even had a line. He thought it was fantastic and was insistent that me and his dad go and watch him on stage. 'Of course we'll be there.' I said, to which he replied 'yeh, so I can wave.' Don't you just love it?

Merry Christmas

Morgan's Milieu | Merry Christmas: A christmas tree lit up with white lights
Our Christmas Tree

I pride myself on making Christmas magical for my children. After years of experiencing that magic I didn’t want it to disappear when I had my own children. Last year I wrote a post about it and this year I wanted to write one about how Christmas has changed over the years. I don’t mean how commercialised it is now, nor am I about to rant about how everyone wants to have the ‘best’ present. No, I’m going to talk about how Christmas has changed for me. 

As a child I only ever cared about what I got, which presents would be best and whether or not my sisters got more than me. I was a child and these were the kinds of things I thought about. Adolescence brought with it the terrible realisation that Santa didn’t buy all of my presents at all, my parents did, and the magic was gone. For years I didn’t enjoy Christmas, particularly in my late teens. 

Since meeting my other half and having children Christmas has become magical again. For the past few years I did still wonder what I would get, hoping that Santa would leave something particularly special under the tree for me but this year is different. It is the first year when there isn’t anything I want. Nothing - not even a new pair of shoes! Believe me I’ve tried to find something. I searched all of the shopping websites, spent hours on the computer but in the end I gave up. I already have everything I want and need and don’t see the point in searching for any more. I’ve grown up.

Typhoon Lagoon, Walt Disney World

Typhoon Lagoon, Walt Disney World is a little smaller than Blizzard Beach but still manages to pack in lots to do. This is another water park so my tips for entrance are the same, arrive ready for swimming. Head into the hut, hire your towels (or take some with you) and locker and get into the water as fast as you can.

Typhoon Lagoon, Walt Disney World | Morgan's Milieu: A photo of the stranded boat at Typhoon Lagoon.
The view as you walk in - wow!

Some people may say there’s no need for another water park but I disagree, Disney have made them different enough that having one and not the other would seem weird. Typhoon Lagoon is famous for North America’s largest wave pool where you can experience six-foot swells and smaller bobbing waves at the Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool

My experience at the Surf Pool is surprising. I have been to the pool and stayed by the shore or in the water up to my waist - this was a mistake. The waves are very strong and will knock you off your feet, you will then land on your bottom, scraping your skin on the sand-like floor.