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The Story of Mickey and Matthew…

Chad & Katie First Dance

Chad & Katie First Dance

I guess you are asking yourself…”Who is this Mickey and Matthew” that she is blogging about?  Well, I will tell you!  Mickey and Matthew represent a large part of our Mother’s Day weekend (last weekend).  Blake and I traveled to Orlando, Florida, the home of Mickey Mouse (hence the Mickey part) for a family wedding.  My lovely cousin, Katie, married her handsome fiancée, Chad, at the Disney Wedding Pavilion and had their reception at the Grand Floridian Convention Center.  The wedding was beautiful and we had a wonderful (kid-free) long-weekend visit.  Katie’s older sister, Kyle, also got married at the Disney Wedding Pavilion about 6 years ago and we were able to attend that beautiful wedding as well.  So certainly one of the many benefits of working in a family business is being able to adjust your schedule so you can have a day of work-vacation to travel and celebrate those special occasions in life.

Blake for the Great Gatsby pose

Blake for the Great Gatsby pose

Blake thought he was pretty snazzy posing with lovely car that was parked outside of the Grand Floridian Hotel…I think Blake was trying to channel his inner “Great Gatsby” because he knows the movie recently came out and that I am DYING to see it sooner than later!  I think he looks really sharp and really nice!  We really enjoyed our mini-vacation; we stayed at the All Stars Movies Resort and attended the La Nouba Circque Du Soleil show at Downtown Disney.  That night we had dinner at Wolf Gang Puck and spent four hours at Disney Quest (like a giant Dave & Busters indoor arcade).

Becca for Gatsby too

Becca for Gatsby too

We flew Southwest and had a wonderful experience with them (as always). Thanks so much to my Uncle Kevin and Aunt Debbie for helping us with our travel arrangements for the wedding!  Thank you also to Lois Cozart from My Girlfriend’s Closet who helped me select a lovely floral one-shoulder Ralph Lauren dress for the Circque Du Soleil show and a fantastic bright orange/pink belted sundress for the wedding!  Her store is the best place to shop for summer wedding and other great events!  Her prices are hard to beat and their brands are endless!  Thanks Lois!

Bob & Sharon with the boys at The Matthew's House

Bob & Sharon with the boys at The Matthew’s House

And now let me tell you about Matthew…while we were gone to Orlando, my parents graciously came and kept the boys for us.  Since Sunday was Mother’s Day, my father-in-law, Bob, invited my parents and the boys to join him and Sharon at The Matthew’s House (client for Smith & Smith, CPA) for their Mother’s Day Brunch.  My parents were thrilled with the invite (they love Bob & Sharon just like I do) so they practiced all weekend with the boys about sitting nicely and using their manners, because The Matthew’s House is a very nice place!

Sharon & Marsha with the boys for Mother's Day

Sharon & Marsha with the boys for Mother’s Day

  The scrumptious menu included asparagus, pork lion, scalloped potatoes, Swiss chicken cutlets and several other delicious items.  Our parents really enjoyed the brunch together and Sheila Ogle was even kind enough to give them a tour of the house.  The Matthew’s House is a wonderful place to have wedding as well as corporate events, charity auctions, networking meetings and more!  Their tagline is “When You Have the Need to Feed…remember The Matthew’s House” as they also offer off-site catering (we had a delicious catered meal from them during ‘tax season 2013’ and it was sooooooo good!)


So HEY!  It’s the WEEKEND!  Do something FUN!


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