Letting Go of Expectations

Our most recent DVC visit was filled with travel lessons. We learned not to assume that every resort has the same amenities. We learned that overnight oats make an excellent breakfast in the room. We learned that we need to take more photos that we think we need, shoot more video than we think we…

Family Baseball Outing

Living in a spring training town has its ups and downs. For the month of March, our streets are filled with Michigan license plates as Detroit natives descend in droves to follow their home team. Restaurants are more crowded, traffic is worse than usual, and forget going to a spring training game unless you want…

Disney Wonder 3 Night Bahamas Cruise in an Inside Cabin

There’s something special about a spur-of-the-moment cruise. It’s something we don’t get to enjoy the way we did before children, when life afforded us the freedom to jump on good Florida-resident rates during the off season. Many of those cruises were with my folks, and once they even called DCL the day the ship was…

All we have is time

I’ll be honest with you: the past several months have been rough. Since I started this blog last November, we’ve been taking turns getting sick to the point where I no longer know what it’s like to NOT have illness in the house. There have been countless trips to the doctor, multiple antibiotics, days and…

Photo Album Memories: Our First Tesla Road Trip

It’s been almost a year since our family started this EV journey, and in a few months our Tesla Model X will be one year old! One of our special family memories from 2017 was our first Tesla road trip, caravanning down the Florida turnpike with both Teslas, meeting at superchargers and getting a taste…

Lunar New Year 2018
DVC Weekend with Family

This was my favorite lunar new year so far. I’ll probably say the same next year (and the year after that) as our boys continue to grow and change. But this year was a big shift from past tradition, as we brought my wife’s parents to Florida and took them for a weekend at Disney,…

Photo Album Memories:
Lunar New Year 2017 Family Road Trip

As we approach the lunar new year, an important holiday in my wife’s Korean culture, I’ve been thinking back to last year and our long family road trip. For the past many years, we’ve spent every lunar new year in Houston, Texas, where most of my wife’s family still lives. Most years Jamie and I…

DVC Getaway – Kidani Village & Animal Kingdom

As both Disney Vacation Club members and Walt Disney World annual passholders, our family is spoiled with fun weekend getaways. I practically grew up at Disney parks, and my wife has been enjoying them throughout our nearly 11 years of marriage. For the past few years we saw Disney through the eyes of our young…

Our Journey into Life with an Electric Car

2017 will always be remembered as the year we became an EV family. I had been interested in electric cars for years, ever since Tesla’s original Roadster proved that a full electric car could be fast, fun, and outperform even the nicest sports cars on the market. The Roaster was niche, of course, priced way…

An Uncharted Christmas

I was never big on the holiday season. I didn’t like the Santa mythology, didn’t like the way gift-giving was treated as an obligation, and really didn’t like the push to buy more more more!.. year after year. Having children changes everything, though, and this morning, as our boys dug excitedly into their stockings, I…