The Best of Our California Vacation

I wanted to make sure I got something out to you all RIGHT AWAY (because who likes waiting?). I went through the 1,089 pictures (not at all overboard) and chose 30 fun shots taken from the 10 days away that should give you a good idea of how the trip went overall. We visited Disneyland, we tackled California Adventure, we outlet shopped, made our way to Santa Monica Pier, had a few pool days and even a down day (or two). I think we made the most of the California sun and are looking forward to the day that we can return.  I’ve made a few notes on the images […]

Let the VLOGGING begin

After much deliberation and anticipation (on my end; sorry) we finally got the ball rolling and our YouTube Channel, Delightful Chaos, and things are on a roll! We vlogged our ENTIRE TRIP from our days at Disneyland, to California Adventure Park and even a little visit to Santa Monica Pier.  Vlog 002 //Disneyland Adventures (napping in Disneyland) Vlog 003 //California Adventure Park (flying high without telling dad) Vlog 004 //Santa Monica Pier (burgers for babies) Vlog 005 //Disney Adventures (picky eater breakthrough) We made memories that will last a lifetime, and thankfully I made a point to pull out my video camera at every moment I could so that […]

We’re in Disneyland {brb}

It’s true, we’re headed to the happiest place on earth… DISNEYLAND! I cannot even begin to tell you how important this trip is for our family, the weather here in Vancouver has been far too dreary for us and we’re aching to get away for some fun in the sun.  We will be updating our social media daily so be sure to check for us there; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Disney Details (where we’re staying and rentals)

This always seems to be a post that readers who travel, and especially those with children, request; Do you mind telling us all the details of your trip?! Do I mind? Goodness NO! I’d love too! I totally get it, it’s nice to learn of new cities to visit, places to stay, and rental companies worthy of our hard earned money. I’m not one to disapoint, so why start now right… here you have it, all our details thus far for where we’re staying, how we’re getting around and what we’ve rented to make our lives traveling with a baby much much easier. If you have any […]

Why Disneyland is MORE than magical for kids!

So this morning my news feed lit-up with tagged images and videos, connecting me to Johnny Depp. Although a fabulous connection to have (Hello! Mr. Depp) my friends and family knew I needed to hear the news. As he has been known to do, Johnny Depp surprised Disneyland guests by putting himself INSIDE the Pirates of the Caribbean ride surprising all that rode it yesterday (see it here)! What an experience eh?  WE MISSED HIM by 10 days! I mean, HE MISSED ME by 10 days (too bad for him, he’ll be losing sleep over this one tonight)! After reading the articles I was tagged in I got […]

Luggage Haul (for Disneyland)

We all know that half the fun of planning a vacation is the countdown (hello! paper chains for the win) and of course searching out and purchasing new things for the trip too; no?! Is that just me? Hello, my name is Tairalyn and I’m a SHOPAHOLIC. Either way, we’ve increased our luggage to include a few new things that I just had to share with you because I’m so excited to put them to good use this Family holiday.  Here you have the 5 most recent additions to our luggage (yes, I left that very open for more possible additions):   Water Floaty // Retails $15 We’re headed […]

We Sent a Letter to Mickey Mouse

Did you guys know this was a thing? You can send a letter to MICKEY MOUSE and he will reply?! Just a few things to keep in mind; They say it takes 6 to 8 weeks to get a reply, and they’re not lying. For us it was 8 weeks plus If your child writes a sweet little letter, make a copy before you send it, better yet save the original, send the copy The mailing address is Walt Disney Company, Attention: Fan Mail Department, 500 South Buena Vista Street, Burbank California, 91521 I saw this on Pinterest in good time before we ourselves left to Disneyland. Thought it […]

Whistler Traditions {travel + fashion}

Screw Christmas Crackers and New matching pajamas, I’ve managed to make a vacation a holiday tradition in our family…  trust me guys, I’m even baffled by this one.    Sammy and I have been vacationing in Whistler over the Holidays since we first started dating 10yrs ago, ACTUALLY WAIT!  we even went there for our Honeymoon! This folks is why we call Whistler our happy place. We go up as close to Christmas as we can afford (no seriously, that’s the truth!). If we can manage a great rate or snag a Living Social deal early on in the year we go the week before Christmas, if we can’t and we’re hogtied into […]

VACATION: Disneyland Reveal

Remember when I told you we were going to Disneyland again? And remember when I told you I had something super fun planned to reveal the family trip to Sofia and her cousin Max? And I’m not sure if I also mentioned to you, but you should also know I have a horrible sense of “drawing the line” and often go overboard in the whole excitement and reveal… And because none of it actually happened unless you document it (am I right?), we have photographic and video evidence that I love watching over and over again but also proves going overboard is “my thing”. DISNEY REVEAL PLAN […]

TRAVEL: Harrison HOT HOT HOT Springs

Harrison Hot Springs has got to be one of my favorite places locally to vacation. It’s close (about a 1.5hr drive from our home), it’s beautiful (clearly), it’s relaxing (again, the picture speaks for itself), and while were there it feels as though we are so far from home (in a good way). We’ve been making the trip out to Harrison Hot Springs now as a family since 2014… I’m telling you this not because I wanna’ get all sappy and reminisce about the past, no silly! because we just firmed up our next stay at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort making this our 3rd visit to date. July can’t […]