New Year, New Adventure (With a Little Inspiration from Netflix)

New year, new you?

Not so much here, but I do want to have new experiences! I’m not getting any younger, it’s time to stick my toe in the literal water.

In a few short months, I will be hopping aboard a cruise ship with my husband, two children, cousin, and her daughter. Problem? The last cruise my cousin and I went on was awful. It was about a million years ago, but we both remember it vividly, and for very different (albeit both awful) reasons. She spent the however many hours we were trapped cruising from Florida to the Bahamas yacking, and my brother and I (about 8 and 10 at the time) were trapped on the deck doing nothing. “It’s a cruise ship!” you say? “There must have been SOMETHING to do!” you say? See, now you’re just being logical.

Oh, sure, there was a pool… that they filled up, only to empty it, without even letting us cool off our feet because apparently that was just too much work. Oh! And a casino… that we weren’t allowed inside of. We literally sat on the deck, just praying for it to end. We’re lucky they even gave us chairs to sit on.

To say that it isn’t exactly a bright memory for us as a family would be an understatement. It was nothing short of a disaster…. and then we had to cruise back.


It’s time, y’all. Time to have a new(ish) adventure, take a chance, even if it ends in disaster. If nothing else, it will be a story to tell like this one, and quite possibly a learning experience (Dramamine, anyone?)crood

If there is one family that knows exactly what I’m talking about, it’s The Croods (AWWW YEAH! Did you like that transition??). If you haven’t seen the movie, I highly recommend, but the new Netflix original animated series Dawn of the Croods speaks to me on another level. They’re always trying new things, and usually failing, but they come out the other side better for it. My kids have already binged every single episode and we absolutely loved it!

All the episodes are streaming now on Netflix, and here’s what else is new!

New on Netflix for Kids, Tweens, Teens and Families


Sofia the First – Season 2 (1/3)


Dragons: Race to the EDGE – Season 2 (1/8)

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Degrassi: Next Class (1/15)

Posted on January 7, 2016 by Holdin' Holden 0 Comment
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