Stopping in to do a quick update. It’s about 11:20 PM – And its been awhile since I’ve posted here. I tend to be a bit more active on youtube (however, i do admit I’m slacking after coming back from my vacation) – Instagram is another place you can find me at, at all times.. 😉
Either way..Updates 🙂
As stated – Me and Manny took a ‘small’ vacation to Orlando for 2 weeks. We left end of July – and drove down. Of course we didn’t do the full 18 hour drive all at once. We made 2 stops before hitting orlando. 1 in Nashville TN, which we’ve been to previously thus why we chose it again and then the next stop was in Locust Grove, Georgia – which was a first for us. Both locations where lovely and we stood a day in each location.
We left Thursday and made it to TN – where we ate and then visited Laylas (one of my fav bars in Nashville) and spent the night out and about there. We booked a beautiful cozy AirBnB there that i loved (other than us freezing our butts off at night due not knowing how to lower the AC lmao!)
The next day we – headed out Chattanooga TN – Made a few stops and sight seeing along the way and then headed down to Georgia – drove thru ATL and made our next stop in Locust – which was a really nice area. We booked thru AirBnB again for that night – in another beautiful house and I slept like a baby! before knocking out – we did some sight seeing and ate some bbq.. the next day – we headed out did a little more sight seeing and then headed off to orlando.
We made great timing as we got there the same time my friends we where staying with did. We actually had time to spare as they had to still grab luggage and car 😉 so – we stopped at one of the outlet malls for some window shopping.
Orlando was fun. As stated – We stood with one of my friends for a week and had a wonderful time. We did some BBQin – tons of swimming and relaxing, had tea with a few characters and of course did Universal for Harry Potter World 🙂
Now – Original plans where suppose to be for us to head back to chicago right after our 1 week vacay (as we where doing 2 day trip back..) – however, my sister and some family friends where heading down the day we where going to leave – and since we had a 14 day pass to Universal – we decided to stay one more day – spent the day at Universal and plans where to meet up with my sis once they landed and checked in – and leave the next day.. yea that didn’t go as planned lol – they didn’t get in til late – so we decided to rent a room and stay ONE more night .. lol
So the following day – we head on over to visit my sis and friends – had a nice night with them – and left to head back to our rented room around 12 at night.
Now – lets just say – things did not work out with our rented room to say the least that night. So we packed our bags – Left a complaint and went and crashed with my sister and family.. Lmao.. Lets just say – I felt like a gypsy for a bit – hoping from one place to the next.. haha.. And truthfully – it did me good!
Here’s the thing – If you don’t know me – let me explain .. I am the kind of person that needs to have EVERYTHING planned out in advance. I’m not too good with this “fly by the seat of my pants – not sure where we are sleeping tonight” type deal. Now – don’t get me wrong – these past 5 years being married to my husband – he’s helped me with that ALOT. Because of him – I am a much “calmer – brush it off my shoulder and move on – count my blessing before focusing on the negatives – just all around more positive” person. Seriously.. he’s been a huge influence on my life to say the least. HUGE!
So this trip.. it was a true test of my ability to keep calm 😉 And I think i did REALLY REALLY good! lmao..
so back to the story – we ended up crashing at my sisters place not just for that night – but the guys convinced the hubs to stay another night! lmao.
And that’s basically how a 1 week vacay turned into a 2 week vacay.. 😀 – The final day we where suppose to leave – we stayed with another family members place who had an extra ‘suite’ attached to their suite who had just gotten into town as well – so we bounced over there for a night – and well – yea – you guessed it – The bed was sooo comfy – we woke up late .. so decided to have some coffee – hubby had some work to get done and the next thing we knew – it was already after 5. So – we decided then and there (cuz Lord knows if we didn’t – we probably would have ended up staying another week lmao) – we would make up the time with just doing a 1 day trip back. We booked our Room in Nashville for the following night – and made sure all our stuff was ready to go for the following morning.
We met up with the whole Orlando gang for the final night at downtown disney – went to eat – and then – said all FINAL goodbyes (for like the 5th time! lmao)
Next day – we where up and out and on our way back with Nashville being the one and only stop.
My hubby drove it all going there – drove every day we where there – and drove the trip back.
It was a great trip. It truelly was. I had an awesome time at Universal – enjoyed butter beer and relaxed at moes tavern. Hubby picked me up tons of souvenirs that i wanted .. including my mickey’s fantasia pandora charm and HP wand.
We are hoping to make this a yearly adventure if possible 🙂
Speaking of hubby –
Yesterday was his BIRFDAY.. So let me say this again – Happy Birthday again to my Rock – my Best Friend .. The guy that gets on my LAST NERVE every so often but whom I wouldn’t trade for the world. He has changed me for the better. He has made me a BETTER version of myself. We are not Perfect… By no means!! We have our fights and sometimes, they get intense – but we learn and move on from them. And I know – I can count on him when I really need him.
Also – I think I’ve been making small strides in changing his mentality of never leaving Chicago!!! Lol..
Really – I’m done with Chicago.. and all its tax hikes and weather and yea.. Lets just say – if i can find a bigger house than ours now – with a nice big yard – at a decent price – in an area where the air doesn’t hurt my face in the winter – I’m down to MoVE! lol – but small strides with hubs… he’s a “born and bred – Chicagoan – til Chicago Ends” type dude.. So until the day comes that he’s ready to up and leave to a new place – I’ll take our vacation time and work on him bit by bit 😉
Other than that – all else is lovely in the life of love chelle. 🙂 Enjoying Life as much as we can – Summer is almost at an end – The kids are all just about back at school – some of which have now left us for college.. (but at least it gives me an excuse to make up care packages filled with frillies! lmao – i know my nephew will love those! ha!) – cooler weather is rolling in.. traveling as much as possible and just overall enjoying our time..
I’ve put together a few youtubes – since coming back from vacay – 1 that i have yet to upload and hope to do in the next day or so – 1 that was a small haul video from Orlando – and I really wanted to get a Orlando vlog up but that didn’t happen.. So I’m hoping to get an Orlando recap done – i tried to do videos while we where down there – but – I dunno man.. it’s harder than it looks! I just kept forgetting – and too much IN THE MOMENT all the time.. that when i realized “oh i should record this” – it was a “meh too late next time” deal. So PROPS to you Vloggers out there..it takes a lot of dedication! Maybe.. one day ..
And yep.. on that note.. its already 12:38 PM – It’s been a long day today – and I’m really really tired and think I’m ready to knock out now. So – til next time.. Stay safe – and hope all is well.