Disney on Ice’s Worlds of Enchantment

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Hi Friends! Disney On Ice is back in town and I’m looking forward to watching Worlds of Enchantment with my little ladies, and you can too! I’m giving away a Family 4-Pack of Tickets (valid for Friday evening showing), and all you have to do is tag a friend on my StrongholdMom Facebook Page below in the comments. You can have up to 5 entries per person (each tagged friend counts as 1 entry). Winner will be picked randomly on Wednesday evening at 9PM! We’re making this giveaway short and sweet, so tag away and hope to see you there this weekend at Valley View Casino for Disney on Ice’s Worlds of Enchantment! More information to purchase tickets below:

From Wheels to Waves & Icy Wonderlands to Infinity and Beyond!
DISNEY ON ICE presents WORLDS OF ENCHANTMENT
Coming To San Diego, January 26-29

**By Popular Demand, Featuring Magical Moments From
#1 Animated Movie of all Time, Frozen**
[San Diego, Calif.] – Rev up for non-stop family fun with four of your favorite Disney stories when Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment comes to San Diego! This action-packed ice spectacular showcases beloved characters from Disney•Pixar’s Cars, Toy Story 3, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, plus the enchanting Academy Award®-winning Frozen. Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment is performing from January 26-29 at the Valley View Casino Center.

Thrill to high-speed stunts and high-octane fun, as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney•Pixar’s Cars race across the ice. Dive into adventure with Ariel from Disney’s The Little Mermaid, as she explores her undersea kingdom. The toys are back in town with heroic action when Buzz, Woody, Jessie and the Disney•Pixar Toy Story gang escape Sunnyside Daycare in a daring adventure to get back to Andy’s room. Plus, enter the wintery world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa and pals Olaf and Kristoff from Disney’s Frozen as they learn that true love comes from within.

Plus, get warmed up for the show right in your seats with exclusive dance moves taught by the mouse that started it all during Mickey’s Dance-Along Pre-Show Party, as the Disney On Ice skating athletes remind everyone that getting active can help you be your best! Then you’ll be ready to enter a dazzling world of Disney magic to see some of your family’s favorite Disney moments come to life in Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment, with dazzling skating, special effects and timeless characters certain to create a lifetime of memories.

WHEN: January 26 – 29, 2017
Thursday, January 26 – 7:00 PM
Friday, January 27 – 7:00 PM
Saturday, January 28 – 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, January 29 – 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM

WHERE: Valley View Casino Center – 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego, CA 92110

TICKETS: Tickets start at just $15!

All seats are reserved; tickets are available for purchase online at AXS.com, charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or visit the Valley View Casino Center Box Office.
*tickets prices are subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply.

To discover more about Disney On Ice, visit www.DisneyOnIce.com
or follow us on these social media platforms:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DisneyOnIce
Twitter: @DisneyOnIce #WorldsOfEnchantment
YouTube: www.youtube.com/DisneyOnIce
Instagram: @DisneyOnIce

Posted in Disney, Kids, San Diego Fun

Prettiest Blue Sky I’ve Ever Seen

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#waybackwednesday 2011: a year spent in a lot of confusion. I got a lot of different counsel from people and for awhile couldn’t figure out who I should listen to. I thank God for leading me to heed advice from the right people, because if I didn’t, this mural would probably have been gone by now. Prettiest #bluesky I’ve ever seen.

Posted in Jiu Jitsu, The Stronghold

Thankful for 2016

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Truth: I spent a good amount of 2016 in a state of anger, bitterness and depression. I let too many things almost break me emotionally when I should have been relying on my faith more. When I went back to my photos to reflect, I asked God, “why in the world did I waste my time complaining? You gave me an amazing year.” He really did. Despite some of the speed bumps, He gave me awesome friends, times to cherish my kids, and countless victories. Thank you Lord for all the people you placed and kept in my life this year. Without them, I really don’t know where I would have been. 2017, not sure how you’re gonna top 2016!

Posted in In Christ, Jiu Jitsu, Kids, Marriage, Martial Arts, Parenting

Have Your Cake and Eat it Too!

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Too many weird coincidences about these photos.

1) Left Photo taken on 12/12/09. Right photo taken on 12/12/15. Thank you #OnThisDay feature!
2) Cousin Rachelle on the left, her namesake #CaleahRachelle on the right.
3) I’m happily holding dessert in both photos.
4) Left photo 1 year, 4 months postpartum (Jacob), Right photo, 4 months postpartum (Caleah)

I was in 2 very different places when it came to eating habits and working out, and I think you can come to your own conclusion about what I was doing in both scenarios. I will never turn down dessert though. That being said, I am craving pie or a cake.

Posted in CrossFit, Fitness, Food, Health

15 Weeks Post Fracture

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15 weeks has flown since this day, the day of the broken arm. 9 weeks in a cast and 6 more weeks delaying PT put my training routine at a standstill. From 20-24 hours a week of training to 1-2 didn’t phase me as much as I thought. I truly got lazy, and this is mixed with the fear of getting reinjured. I don’t bring this up often, but my arm healed incorrectly. I have difficulty rotating my wrist inwards for things like typing, turning a knob, turning the driver’s wheel, etc. I finally went to my first PT appointment yesterday and the verdict is that I will probably still have trouble with full range of motion.
I’ve gone in and out of wondering if I should go back to competition or if this is a sign for me to stop. I enjoy training, competing is “fun” but I suppose the fear of getting back into a cast has stopped me from returning to the mats full-time again. I’m trying to crush that fear, reminding myself that this injury was just a short hiccup and that I need to just back into the routine of things. Here’s hoping I finally get back into high gear again. The “San Diego cold” isn’t helping either, since I just want to stay in bed all day.

Posted in Jiu Jitsu
About StrongholdMom

Raquel Cusi is a wife, mother of 4, and owns The Stronghold CrossFit & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with her husband, Mike, and brother Ray. She loves to blog about Marriage, Parenting, Health, Fitness, Christian living and her love for Disney. She's also an aspiring crunchy mom who loves organic and natural products, breastfeeding and babywearing.

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