Date Night at Roy’s Orlando


After a long day of work around the house, and a long week in general, Emily and I were excited about our date night at Roy’s Restaurant.  We don’t take many date nights so when we do we always want to make sure we pick a restaurant that we know we’re going to be able to relax and enjoy, and Roy’s has always been… Read more »

Orlando Wetlands Park… A Toasty Morning With Nature!


 As we often like to do in the “Fall”, we like to head out early on the weekend and enjoy the  nice weather outside.  Today was no exception as we set our sights on the Orlando Wetlands Park in Christmas, FL.  Well I don’t think Mother Nature is quite on the same page as she delivered us a beautiful 90… Read more »

Hunter’s Fun Run, Sawyer’s Sick Day


Friday was an exciting day because I was able to start work from home so that Emily and I could divide and conquer the two school functions that were both happening at 10 am. Sawyer has a Halloween party at his school and Hunter had the Boosterthon Fun Run at his school.  Since Emily is the classroom mom at Sawyer’s… Read more »

Grilled Buffalo Chicken Pizza… Delish!

Grilled Buffalo Chicken Pizza

As I mentioned in my previous post about our grilled breakfast pizza, we are still addicted to our new favorite hobby, grilling pizza.  Today’s project was to create a delicious grilled buffalo chicken pizza.  I set the bread machine in the afternoon as Emily worked almost the entire day pressure washing the front of the house. When the dough was… Read more »

Fall is Here… Time for Fort Wilderness!

Fort Wilderness Explorers

One of the Hayes family’s favorite ways to usher in the Fall is to pack a picnic basket and head to Fort Wilderness at the first sign of sub 100 degree weather.  This year was no different.  We got our drinks and snacks packed and ready to go, stopped at the brand new Jersey Mike’s Subs on Narcoossee (they were… Read more »

Grilled Breakfast Pizza… Wolfgang Puck, Look Out!

Wolfgang Puck Breakfast Pizza Knockoff

I am not sure why it has taken me so long to take the plunge on grilling pizza but I regret my delay.  Maybe it was the fear of completely torching the crust that kept me away.  Or maybe it was just the fact that you can’t really argue with the years of success of the well-known kitchen appliance… the… Read more »

Wings, Swimming, Animal Kingdom… What a Weekend!


Our weekend got off to a nice relaxing start as Hunter got to crash with Grandma and PopPa on Friday night and Emily and I enjoyed some wings from the Nona Tap Room.  A pretty healthy end to a day that started with Breakfast Burritos from the Wawa which opened down the street on Thursday.   We enjoyed our dinner… Read more »

Disney Dream Cruise Vacation 2015 – Day 5, At Sea


Our last cruise day had arrived and everyone but me took the opportunity to sleep in. The boys have been going full steam from sun up to sun down and I have never seen them sleep in so late. We finally got everyone upright and ready to go and we headed to breakfast one last time at Cabanas. We art… Read more »

Disney Dream Cruise Vacation 2015 – Day 4, Another Shot at Castaway Cay

Pelican Plunge, Disney's Castaway Cay

As I awoke on day four I had my fingers crossed as I approached our curtains hoping when I pulled them back I would see clear skies over Castaway Cay, and I did!  I lightly encouraged the troops to get their butts out of bed because it was beach or bust today. I am sure this will come as a… Read more »