Top 5 Regrets for our Disneyland Toddler Trip

The single factor that changed the theme park game for us was having a kid! We used to fly through theme parks getting stuff done with not a care in the world. Life is different now. And on this trip, we had a 13 month old and I was 25 weeks pregnant.

1. I did not bring any fruits for Nikko, which caused me to spend almost $10 in fruit, I really should have prepped that stuff early and brought it because I could’ve spent that money on another two churros!

2. I did not bring enough sodas or liquids. A 20 ounce Sprite was four dollars. Can you believe it? I could buy 12 cans of soda with that money and that is frustrating. It would’ve been sucky to carry it, but I should have bought at least brought three or four. I also forgot to bring a ton of bottled water. I had enough for Nikko, but I did not have enough for the two adults. I know, you can get a refill from anywhere in the park, but I am picky. I did remember to bring one can of my favorite drink while pregnant: Pepsi. Disneyland soda is provided by Coca Cola.

3. I wish we would have done more character meet and greets instead of rides. We only met one character and that was Minnie. We kind of got to meet Mickey Mouse, but by the time we got to the front of the short line, Nikko was asleep on our shoulders. He enjoyed meeting Minnie Mouse though.

4. I wished that I would have planned out our dining more. I knew what we wanted to eat and I knew what snacks we were going to get, but meals were hard to plan around rides/naps and I didn’t think about where to sit with lugging the stroller around, etc. Maybe for next time, I’ll get a dining reservation or two.

5. I wish we would have done a two-day stay, instead of just one day, but that is all time would allow. It definitely would be nice to not have to feel rushed. Going to the parks with children is a lot different than what we were used to, I am less ride focused and walk more leisurely. I probably would do three days, if I could, because then I would utilize the third morning to ride any of the ones we missed or focus just on character meet & greets.

Overall, it was such an amazing trip. We got so many amazing pictures that I will cherish forever. Thanks Manang Lucille for your Time & help! This was Nikko’s sibling-moon as I’m sure most of his future Disneyland trips will always be with his little brother. The more the merrier, right? See you on the next trip!

Summer road tripping w/ two kiddos!

I didn’t think we were going to get that much done on our summer bucket list this year because we were having Tytan in the beginning of June. But, I surprisingly felt so much better this time that we made it out to San Diego for my niece’s graduation! The boys’ first road trip was a success. Here are all the deets! Can you believe Tytan was only 11 days old?

On the way there

Left at: 6:00 pm

Stop: 8:10 pm ~65 minutes @ McDonalds parking lot

Arrived: 11:50 pm

On the way home (Happy Father’s Day)

Left at: 9:00 am

Stop: 10:50 am ~45 minutes @McDonalds parking lot

Arrived: 1440


Tytan slept most of the time. He was awake maybe 30 minutes altogether both ways. He cried maybe 10 minutes on the way and 10 minutes on the way back. We were so lucky!

Nikko slept 75% of both drives. On the way to SD, we left at Nikko’s bedtime and on the way back to Vegas, we left at the start of his first nap time. I was worried he wouldn’t sleep because I was in the back with him (usually I never sit there). But, I just pretended to be asleep and he got the picture.

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We’re getting our house painted!

We are finally painting our house. And, by we, I mean we are hiring someone to do it! Yay! 

We chose a seven colors from Sherwin Williams and will be selecting winners tonight! Doesn’t this remind you of 50 Shades of Grey? Hehe.

Wish us luck! 

Update 4/2/17:

We chose these colors. I’ll update with the finished product once we put all our stuff away.

Light French grey for the master and guest bedroom. Zircon for the whole house.

Aqueduct for all three bathrooms.

Tame teal for our son’s nursery.

This is ur accent wall in the great room. I can’t think of the color right now, but we purchased it at Lowes.

2014 Project 365: February



  1. Homemade strawberry milkshakes
  2. My niece’s birthday cake
  3. My comforter… Still going strong after 5+ years!
  4. I woke up from a nap without eyeliner on only one eye
  5. A helicopter landing at work! Woah!
  6. Del Taco’s chicken soft tacos… O.M.G.
  7. Homemade tomato and mozzarella on ciabatta
  8. Mayhem of carts at Target
  9. My forehead as I’m using Prentyce as a pillow
  10. Eggrolls or lumpia waiting to be fried
  11. Cake display at Blueberry Hill
  12. Schedule for the skills fair at work
  13. Krispy Kreme donut delivery
  14. Cupcakes made by my coworker for Valentines Day
  15. Playing at the park with our nephew Osiris
  16. On the couch in my robe
  17. Chillin’ at the park
  18. Homemade red velvet pancakes
  19. Lunch at work
  20. Homemade chicken bruschetta; it was a waste of chicken!
  21. Joe, Prentyce’s cousin, with a baby that Prentyce’s sister was babysitting
  22. Delicious cupcakes for the 2/22 birthday party
  23. Homemade pink velvet and white chocolate chip cookies
  24. Lebron James poster at Nike in the Forum Shops
  25. Prentyce looking at a giant woman’s private region
  26. The temperature reading was 82 degrees
  27. The bright blinds in the master bedroom
  28. Delicious. Corned. Beef. Yum.

That’s it for the shortest month of the year! I love February, but it’s always so busy since we have to celebrate Valentines Day, our anniversary, Prentyce’s birthday, and the birthdays of three other family members. Only 10 more months to go!

Mr. and Mrs. Del Carmen’s Wedding!

I love going to weddings. It’s so fun to watch people be happy, eat good food, and be part of the festivities! I shed a few tears, once during the ceremony and a significant amount during the mother/son dance at the reception. It was beautiful to watch… The only sad part was thinking that Prentyce’s mom won’t be with us at our wedding.

My friend Ray of 9+ years got married this past weekend and I couldn’t be happier for him. Honestly, I’ve never seen him so happy!

Here are a few snapshots from the wedding.



We loved the photobooth so much that we went back twice! They said we could take unlimited pics, but the line started to get long. The company was called Vegas Booths and I liked ’em a lot. The photobooth attendants were super nice! I am definitely going to have one of these at my wedding. It was super fun!



And, did it mention it was a buffet?! It’s not a Vegas wedding if it’s not a buffet, right?


Congratulations Ray and Stephanie! I can’t wait for babies!!!