+ This past week, Josh and I were in Orlando for a trip to Disneyworld with my brother, sister-in-law, and two nephews. I love Disneyland and have been there a number of times, but this was all of our first times in Disneyworld and we had a blast. We spent most of our time in Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom as it not only had the most fun things to do for the nephews, but we loved it best ourselves. I particularly loved Animal Kingdom as it has loads of shade, animals to look at, and my favorite rides- Expedition Everest and Kali River Rapids. I’m also a big fan of their Asian themed section and got my only souvenirs there.
+ Of course we ate loads of good food. The past few times we’ve been to Disneyland we haven’t had much money, but this time we splurged a little bit and ate well. It should come as no surprise that most of what we ate was ice cream, which I think I’ll dedicate a whole post to so look for that. But we also had the chance to eat a french-inspired lunch at the Be Our Guest restaurant which was delicious and finished off with a chocolate cupcake topped with Lumiere’s “grey stuff.” It was really fun to sit in Belle’s ballroom and then explore the library and gallery afterwards. Our favorite meal(s) were at Yak & Yeti in Animal Kingdom which served really good asian food. We went on Saturday night all together and then returned by ourselves two nights later, ordering the same exact dishes, because we loved it so much.
+ As much as I loved Disneyworld, I’m not a fan of Florida. We wrongly assumed that going in November would mean the weather would be nice. Instead we sweat our faces off all day long for five days straight and went to many shows because they were in air-conditioned rooms. I only own one pair of shorts that I hate wearing and I seriously regretted not bringing them. I think I prefer Disneyland shearly because I never sweat that much in any of my summer visits to Southern California.
+ One of my favorite parts of this trip was watching my nephew Wyatt and Josh together. Josh was so good with him, constantly playing with him and seemingly never running out of the energy to keep up with Wyatt’s games. When Josh and I went to explore the parks on our own, Wyatt worried and kept asking where Josh was and when we met back up with them again, he would call out to Josh every few minutes to make sure Josh didn’t get lost. THE cutest.
Grateful for: The time we got to spend with my nephews, brother, and sister-in-law. I miss them already.
Not loving: My dog, Bruce, suddenly thinking it’s okay to pee on our carpet right in front of us.
Planning: Christmas presents! I LOVE Christmas shopping and I’m making meticulous lists of what I’m getting everyone.
Craving: Dark Chocolate Ice Cream with Andes. I might make another batch this weekend because I love it so much.
Watching: The Daniel Craig 007 Movies. We saw Spectre last weekend and we’re slowly watching all the others.
Reading: The Harry Potter Series. Confession: I never read the last two books so I’m starting over and I’m going to finish them all!
Listening to: Christmas music! In our family it’s tradition to start listening to Christmas music on my mom’s birthday, November 3rd, as my dad made the mistake of buying her a Christmas album for a birthday present. I love this tradition.
Obsessing over: My new cookbook, Lucky Peach’s 101 Easy Asian Recipes. I’ve been waiting for this to come out and it’s even better than I expected! Look for a
review rave on the blog later.