You Had Questions…

 And I have answers!  🙂

Tab’s real name is John Talbot but the second he was born his parents began calling him, “Tab”.  He’s named after his grandpa who was Ira Talbot but also went by “Tab”.  So he was named after family…even the nickname.
No, not yet.  Tab doesn’t get his full football schedule in advance.  He just has a few weeks out at a time, which makes it really tricky.  What if I decide to go to a game that I’m semi-pumped about, but I’d prefer to wait and go to one he’ll get later?  But I won’t know until it’s too late.  Know what I mean?  The boys have sports happening until early November so my plan all along wasn’t to go until November.  We have a couple options on the table.  I think we’ll go as an entire family in December and to be honest, it’ll just be the date that works best.  We won’t really be able to base it on the game, but that’s okay!
I’m typically not a girl who sticks with one brand of products just because I like to try out all the things.  Right now I’m using Redken’s Frizz Dismiss shampoo and conditionerIt’s a 10 Leave-In Conditioner is one of the few products I always go back to.  I’ve been using it for years.  And Moroccan Oil is another go to that’s been in my line-up for years.  When I’m trying to get my hair to last, I put some oil in on the ends so keep it from looking super dry.  I have a blog post coming soon with some hair info that will hopefully be helpful!
I prefer pencil eyeliners over liquid any day.  But lately, I’ve been using whatever eyeliner I can find.  I think I’m using some from Walgreens right now.  That’s a make-up product I tend to go through pretty quickly.
Oohhh!!  I like this one!  I’d probably have to say Fiji or Bora Bora.  Somewhere I can stay in a cute little house above the gorgeous water.  You know those absolutely gorgeous pictures you see?  Yes, that’s where I want to go.  Five items?  Sunscreen, swimsuit, cover-up, my kindle, and sunglasses…oh, I wish I packed that light.  ha!
I’m totally answering for Tab here because he’s out of town as I’m working on this.  I’d say for the most part we’d agree.
Ebby Lee-She is really great at stepping outside her comfort zone, trying something, and giving it her best shot.  {I wasn’t like that in middle school!}.  She’s also super responsible, a great friend, and really caring.  We love all that too!
Nixon-SUPER competitive!  As his mom and someone who totes four children around I often dislike this quality at times because everything can become a game.  First to car, first in the “best seat” in the car, etc.  You get the idea, right?  But on the flip side, I like that he can get so passionate and behind whatever he puts his mind to in order to work with a team or solo to win.  
Bowen-Bowen has the best personality.  He can talk to anyone and typically, people walk away with smiles on their faces.  That’s such a great quality to have.  It will serve him well in life.
Britt-Britt reminds us all to not take life to seriously and to have FUN!  I think a lot of that has to do with the fact she’s five, but I often times need the reminder.
Of course!  I change something up.  It can be different each time…maybe we pick up dinner and I take the night off from cooking, I might go to bed super early if we have a night in or early night at home {sometimes mama just needs some sleep!}, I’ve also been known to just take an hour to myself to read/take a bath.  I’d recommend just finding something that de-stresses you and energizes you.  It’s different for everyone, but hopefully you can find some things that will work for you!
I’m really horrible and awful at it.  That is the TRUTH!  I do not like conflict.  It will keep me up at night, I’ll miss many nights of sleep if there’s a big conflict in my life, and often times I focus on the other person’s perspective instead of seeing it from my side in the middle of it.  I think that’s the peace maker in me trying to really get the other person’s view.  Sometimes it takes me months to confidently be okay with standing up for myself or bringing something to light. Ugh!  It’s something I struggle with!  I feel you, girl!
Ugh!  This age is so tough!  Bowen wants some baseball stuff-catcher’s gear, a new glove, etc.  Nixon keeps mentioning a pool table.  I keep politely reminding him we don’t have room for that.  I’ll be sure to share some ideas when it’s a little closer.
AAHHHH!!!  Great question!  I mean is there ever a bad time for Disney?  No, but it really depends on what your family is looking for…do you want lowest crowds, to experience the fall decorations at Disney World, or are you looking for the best weather to enjoy the pools at your resort?  I could go on and on when referring to what different families are wanting when deciding Disney dates. I’d highly recommend you reach out to us at Mix and Match Travel.  We’ll help you decide the best time for your family to visit Disney.  
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  1. 10.20.21
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    Fun post! Loved reading your favorite qualities about each kid!

  2. 10.20.21
    Elspeth Mizner said:

    I love reading about your kid’s personalities! Have the best time in Disney!

  3. 10.20.21
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    What did I say last night after a flight and 12 hours at Disney parks?! YOUR HAIR STILL LOOKED GOOD! I am adding every product you mentioned to my cart right now.

  4. 10.20.21
    Anneka said:

    John Talbot? My mind is blown. 😂