Monday, July 30, 2018

My Head is Spinning!

Cousins spending time together

Literally, it is! These past three weeks have been a HUGE blur! However, we only have a few more boxes to unpack, summer is winding down and we are starting the transition from tourist to resident. Our family came to Walt Disney World to visit for a few days. It was great being with them at the parks, dining at resorts and visiting some local venues. Lately, Brian and my's favorite place has been Island Grove Winery at Formosa Gardens. It is very close to our home and just a quiet place to relax and enjoy wine. We had a great time meeting the owner, George, and hearing his story.
Island Grove Winery at Formosa Gardens
L to R: Jess, George(owner), Terry (my father-in-law)

As we become residents, we have been doing more things outside of Walt Disney World. Tatum had the opportunity to meet YouTube stars Brooklyn and Bailey last week at JCPenney. Tatum also began orthodontic treatment and got braces on this afternoon. She looks forward to starting gymnastics and 7th grade.

Brady loves swimming in our pool and drawing. He is hoping to start Tae Kwon Do in August and is excited to use his laptop each day with home school. He wants to add a virtual sketchpad and software to his laptop, so stay tuned for some cool sketches uploaded to this blog!
Tatum with Brooklyn and Bailey

As for our adventures, they will begin after our home school session begins! Be on the lookout for our YouTube Channel launch, as well as detailed visits to the Walt Disney World theme parks (water parks included). We are thrilled to be here and to have this opportunity to share our adventures with you!

Looking to travel and have an adventure of your own? Please feel free to comment or send an email. I am a licensed travel agent and would love to help you plan an amazing getaway anywhere in the world (not just Florida) :).

The Andersons

Thursday, July 5, 2018

We're getting there...

Welcome to the first post of our new family blog! It's been an emotional roller coaster to start this journey: job loss, selling a business, moving our kids away from the only home they've ever known...I could go on and on. However, when Brian and I decided that Central Florida would be our new (possibly temporary) home, we decided that we will only focus on the positives and share this incredible journey with the world!

We sold our home in Ohio and drove down to Florida in a moving truck. It was an interesting adventure to say the least. Lots of traffic, a few squabbles, and some thunderstorms, but overall, we made it there safely and are now officially Florida residents. Our children (Tatum and Brady) stayed back in Ohio with family while we drove and unloaded the truck and moved everything into the house.
Finishing up packing and saying goodbye to Ohio!
The 4th of July was celebrated with family as we finish up our time in Ohio. Bright and early on Monday morning begins our "real" Anderson Adventure. Up next...a quick visit to Disney's Vero Beach Resort and then back to unpacking!