Oliver Family Vacation Orlando, Florida 2017

Recently my little family and I took a week vacation to Orlando, Florida. What an amazing time we had! Originally when my husband came home from deployment in May, our family was suppose to take one, but conflicting schedules made us push it out until December.

We decided we needed more than 3 days of having a family vacation. Time goes by so fast it’s harder to bounce back, so we decided 7 days should suffice.

The hotel that my family and I stayed at was the Hampton Inn. The Hilton Hotels are the only ones that I’ve found that meet all of our expectations and never disappoint.


The weather in Orlando was absolutely perfect the entire time. It didn’t rain once, Florida is known to rain throughout the day; no rain for us just sun rays.

I really admire how much theme parks honor our military members. If you don’t know my husband currently serves in the Navy. Bush Gardens/ SeaWorld offers all military members one free day pass once a year including dependents. We didn’t have to pay for our pass for the day, only thing we paid for was parking and food. SeaWorld was an absolute blast. Jaxon, our son, loved seeing all the sea creatures-whales and sea otters. I’m glad we did the trip in December because the park was decorated with all the Christmas decor, trees and lights.


What an amazing experience we all had at legoland! Another perfect day and unique sites we loved seeing. This attraction is a must do for all ages. I was so impressed with the section that Legoland had for toddlers. Our son Jaxon did not want to leave. We also got to see amazing structures made out of LEGOs.

Food for our entire trip was….GOOOOOOOD

Y’all when I say the food the entire time we were there was AMAZING, I mean it was AMAZING. If you didn’t know the traffic in Florida is bananas to drive in. I downloaded this app called UberEats(not sponsored).

This app was a complete life saver, basically you order food from anywhere and it’s delivered to you. This worked out to our advantage so that we didn’t have to drive in the crazy traffic.

Overall I’m so thankful to God to have had the chance to spend some much quality time with my boys. I loved every second of being with my husband and son. No set obligations or schedules to do anything or see anyone was the best. My favorite part was sleeping in. I can’t remember the last time when we all slept in past 8:30 a.m ,my husband is normally is up by 530 am back home for work. Sleep was such a luxury for the entire family.

This vacation was well needed and well deserved. We are already planning the next adventure. Thank you all so much for reading! See you in the next post.

Xo Mia Joy!

Why doesn’t your child talk?

Why doesn’t your child talk?

One of the most common questions I get asked on a regular basis.

Can I be honest? It makes me a little upset and uneasy when people ask why my child doesn’t talk.

Only because I’m doing everything in my power to help my child. From reading books, explaining everything and making up songs.

My son Jaxon has been in speech therapy for almost a year. He went from not communicating at all to actually using his words. Just because my son isn’t using as many words as he should at this point it’s a red flag and we are working on correcting it the best way we know how.

Most 2 year olds are having full conversations with their parents but that’s not the case with my child.

I refuse to put labels on my son even though people try to.

As a parent I’m doing everything in my power to help my son but it’s taking more time and more patience.

I wish people wouldn’t be so judgmental and understand that it’s not easy being two years old; being two and not saying your name.

I know that Jaxon is extremely smart and he does have a sensory problem and is very particular about everything.

When Jaxon really wants something he will tell me.

As of now we will continue with speech therapy and we have to see a specialist soon to make sure it’s nothing more than just a speech delay and sensory issue.

My God has big plans for Jaxon according to his word. Plans to give Jaxon a hope and a future. I will continue to encourage my big boy. I know Jaxon will use his voice in the future to help those who don’t have one. One of the best things my husband and I could ever do for Jaxon is to love, encourage and have patience with him.

So the next time you want to ask me why my child doesn’t talk like your two year old or like other two year olds, just remember we are working on it.

Please be considerate because you just don’t know the situation.

Thanks for reading!