My perception of growing up has changed throughout the years.  When I was younger I thought one grew up when they hit a certain age or stage in their life and they would cease certain behaviors.  For example, when I was very little I thought I was being grown up when I decided I no longer needed to sleep with stuffed animals in my bed.  And as I grew older, I gradually stopped doing many of the activities I enjoyed as a kid.  I kept telling myself that I didn’t have time and I needed to study or “work” instead.

Now, I’ve realized that growing up means you take on a different set of responsibilities, but it doesn’t mean you have to choose a different set of things to enjoy.  I have since re-discovered some of my interests, such as gardening and arts and crafts, and am discovering new ones as well, such as travel.  If there is an activity I want to try, I no longer limit myself by saying I am too old.  The start of my married life was no exception!

When my husband and I got married this past January, we had our honeymoon at Disney World.  We stayed at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, which had animals on-site that you can view during the day and night (with night vision googles).  Can you spot the Ankole cattle in the picture below?

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The Animal Kingdom Lodge also have an array of activities for their guests.  A number of these activities are bead activities for guests ages 4 and up.  For each of these activities you attend, you can earn a bead and if you earn all of them you receive an extra Mickey Mouse bead.  You can read more about these activities here.  On our day away from the parks, I decided to go on a mission to collect all the beads.  My husband also came along for most of the activities.  We had a blast playing African drums, stuffing giraffe puzzle feeders, learning about African wonders, and more.  The fruits of our fun (and labor) are shown below!

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Our trip to Disney has rekindled the kid inside both of us.  Thus, we have decided to start this blog to share the adventures we are encountering as adults.