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Disney Tournament and New Projects!

This weekend I was in Orlando for the Disney Volleyball Qualifier tournament! It was a huge 3 day tournament with hundreds of teams!

Chloe and I left thursday afternoon.  I had to check my team in at the Convention Center, then we checked in to my hotel.  We stayed at the World Center Marriott and it was an awesome hotel! There were about four or five restaurants in the hotel and was so pretty! I was so excited when I saw that we had a patio, but was kind of disappointed when I saw we just had an excellent view of the roof.

Balcony

We played three games friday, three games saturday and two on sunday.  Our games were in the afternoon, with our first game at 3:00pm and our last game at 7:00pm.  It’s really neat going to big tournaments like this one that are held in big convention centers.  There were about 100 nets set up with games being played at each.

Volleyball Courts

Saturday we had a team lunch at King’s Bowling Alley.  They got our reservation wrong, and only had one waitress working our group of 30 people. It took forever, and we were rushing to get to the convention center in time to play.  While we were eating, the weather turned horrible and we all received alerts on our phones that a tornado had touched down.  Thankfully, the restaurant was only a few minutes from the convention center, so I didn’t have to drive too far in that weather. I don’t think I’ve ever driven in anything that bad before, but I figured the convention center would probably be a pretty safe place.

The weekend was very fun, and my team did pretty well, but I sure am tired today! It was so hard getting out of bed this morning and having to go to work.

I didn’t have much time to work on projects this weekend.  After finishing the chair covers for my friend, I decided I really wanted one for my desk chair.  I got this chair from Target years ago, and I really like it, but the paint is starting to wear off and turn blue from my jeans.

Chair

ChairSquaresI’m using different colors from the other chair pads, and I really love it!

ChairCoverIf you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw a picture of this new mandala I made last week!

Mandala 1I like that this one kind of looks spiky and looks really great with a lot of different colors! Hopefully I’ll be able to get a tutorial and pattern up for it this week!

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Disney World!

Hannah is home for Spring Break this week, so we took a day trip to Orlando to go to Disney World! We haven’t been to the Magic Kingdom for a few years, and we were excited to see the new changes.

We left our house about 6:30am and got to the park a little before 10. It was rainy and kind of cold in the morning, but ended up being a really beautiful day!

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We went to the new Fantasyland first! I loved it! They added Belle’s house and Beast’s castle and the Little Mermaid ride and castle. It was awesome!

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Belle's House

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Belle's Library

Gaston's Little Mermaid Castle

LittleMermaidRideBeauty and the Beast was my favorite movie when I was little, and I loved seeing the house and the castle! The little show was kind of disappointing, but I liked getting to walk through the house and  library. The Little Mermaid ride, however, was so awesome! I loved every minute of it!

While we were in Fantasyland, we stopped at Gaston’s restaurant and had a couple of sticky buns.  Disney World sticky buns are the best! They’re huge, so a few people can split one, and they are delicious!

StickyBun

We spent the rest of the day walking around and riding other rides.  It wasn’t too crowded, so we didn’t have to wait in many lines. It was nice because we didn’t feel rushed to fit everything in. We we were able to take our time and ride a couple of rides more than once!

Rapunzel's Tower

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The day ended up pretty perfect! The weather cleared up and was warm and sunny!

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Castle

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We ate dinner at a little restaurant on Main Street we never knew about.  I think it is called the Plaza Restaurant. It was tiny inside, but really pretty, and the food was pretty good!  They told us it would be a 45min to an hour wait, but they got us in within 10 minutes! We left the park after dinner, and got home about 11:00.

Hannah goes back to school early Sunday morning.  It’s been really fun having her home and going to Disney with her here!