12 November, 2007

CoCoBlu Studio (& oh yeah, we made it back from Disney in one piece albeit completely exhausted)

To quote Celia Rivenbark, “Studies say that children don’t remember all that much, and certainly nothing good, until they are at least six years old. So there was no way we were going to waste hundreds, perhaps millions of dollars on a family trip to Disney World until [our children] could remember in minute detail what wonderful generous parents we were.” Which explains why Mr. Monogram and I refused to give into the drug that is Disney until the boys were pottytrained and old enough to really enjoy it. There was NO WAY we were changing diapers at Disney or waiting in line with a crying, crabby, baby or toddler. Thank God we held our ground too because the trip turned out great with a 4 & 5 year old (with great help from the double stroller). Yeah us!

I will admit, is has taken us through the entire weekend to recover from Disney, and we’ve already had to watch the home video three times since Saturday night alone, but we are glad we took the boys and won’t have to do Disney again for at least another 2 years. Was it worth not making our regular October beach trip to SGI? Ummm, not so much. Don’t be fooled. Disney is NO vacation. In fact, you need a vacation FROM the Disney vacation. But as I said, a great time was had by all and I feel confident the mini’s now think we are the worlds greatest parents so mission accomplished. And yeah, in case you’re wondering, you do end up spending what feels like millions of dollars at Disney.

But it’s a new week now and with a new week comes a couple great new discounts for all my wonderful readers. Sarah from CocoBlu Studio was very kind to leave a discount for Monogram Momma readers in comments last week during my absence. She has a great online specialty boutique with papers and invitations and such that she herself designs. They are so beautiful that I know you guys are going to love them as much as I do. So head over there, take a look around, and receive a 25% discount on holiday greetings with the promo code MONMOM As a bonus, you’ll also get a FREE SET of MOMMY cards with purchase! Just think... you can even have the cards done as a holiday gift for someone. FREE!


TCP said...

Glad to hear that you survived! I'll have to keep your suggestions in mind--TCP Mom is already wanting to know when she can plan a trip!

CocoBlu Studio said...

Whew! I wish you'd posted this a few weeks ago! I am writing this from Disney in my cheap hotel with my 2 children (ages 3 and 18 months)and my ever-so-patient husband! I think the college fund has already been blown on the 3 beers & glass of wine we had with dinner tonight!

CocoBlu Studio said...

By the way, thanks for your kind write-up! You have quite a following and should be very proud!

Mom on the Run said...

We didn't go until our last one turned 5 (so they were 5,7,10&12). Even at that age, the 5 year old said, on day 3, "please let's not go to Disneyworld tomorrow, I'm tired."

We went a few times during the prime elementary/middle school years and I don't care if I never go back.

CocoBlu Studio said...

Just a note to your readers- I have been having some problems with my correspondence going directly to customer "junk" boxes. If you have placed an order, please check your junk box- chances are I have already sent the proof! If you have any questions- please e-mail me at design@cocoblustudio.com . THANKS!!!