Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster in Orlando.

A very grown-up New Year’s Eve!

I hope you are all having a fabulous 2015! My new year started off on an amazing note.  I hope that means this year has nothing but great things ahead! Typically, our New Year’s consists of my husband working and me at my in-laws watching their neighbors blow up anything they can find.  But that’s…

#JoeStrong Elf On A Shelf

I am #JoeStrong

What a long, strange trip it’s been. The first time I met Joe Clark was at the retirement party of Scott Harris.  Harris was an Orlando news-icon who, shortly after his “retirement”, died of cancer. I met Joe and was instantly drawn in.  We talked briefly about Jimmy Johns and our mutual love of NASCAR…

The White House

The Cook Family hits DC

I will write a more in-depth post later about what a great, amazing family vacation we had to Washington, DC. But as I’m sitting in the airport, looking at our list of things we’ve done, I thought, damn, that’s impressive.  So, here’s the raw list of everything we managed to accomplish: WEDNESDAY: Flew in to…

Chef Mickey's Character Breakfast

My boy has become a guy

I really don’t know when it all happened. There was a time, not that long ago, where my children would be mildly interested in sports and sport news, but would rather play with toys. Suddenly, my oldest, who is now 11 and in the 6th grade, has become sports obsessed.  It’s kind of awesome, and…