Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Year in Review ~ Happy New Year!

It seems like the year 2011 has passed by faster than any year I can recall.  Though according to my dad, the older I get, the faster the years will go by.  I can't imagine a year passing faster than this one, but only time will tell!

It has been a great year for Pursuing the Magic and wanted to share with you my top five posts of the year:

#5 Disney Pirate League of the 80s 
This picture was taken of my family back in 1986 for our very first trip to Walt Disney World when I was just a teen.

#4 100 Things to Do in Disney #88 ~ A New (to us) Signature Dining Experience
Though we never made it to LeCellier this past trip as planned, we love the Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup.  This recipe is one of our favorite Disney recipes to create at home.  By the way, in January, you will find out why we didn't make it to LeCellier and what amazing experience we had instead!

#3 Cars Week Day #1 ~ A Cars Room Makeover
My Cars Week was a huge success!  I guess Joey isn't the only Cars fanatic out there!

#2 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Premiere
We love collecting Disney ornaments and look forward to the Christmas in July weekend every year at Hallmark.  We picked up several of our favorite Disney characters who looked great on our Christmas tree this year!

#1 Cars Week Day #3 ~ Cars 2 3D Kindergarten Graduation Party
We were quite excited to celebrate Joey's graduation from Kindergarten this year.  Of course, he requested a Cars 2 theme, which he also had for his December birthday!

Over the year a lot of fun things have also happened ~
  • I invited some special guest writers to join in the fun of "Wishes Around the Web."  I invited several of my blogging friends to share their perspectives on the nighttime spectacular Wishes in the Magic Kingdom.  I am looking forward to starting a new series in January ~ In Pursuit of Pirates.
  • Before our prior trip, I started a series of posts called "100 Things to Do in Disney."  Now that we have returned from our trip, I will be completing that series.
  • Every week (well, almost every week), I participate in Focused on the Magic's Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.  It is a great week to show special moments I've experienced on our trips.  But my most favorite WW post of the year is "Joy."  Not only was it great fun choosing my photo, but it was very uplifting to go through all the amazing posts everyone else shared for the theme.  

Well, I hope that you are enjoying what I am sharing here on Pursuing the Magic.  I look forward to the new year and sharing my trip report with you!

I hope you and your loved ones have a happy and healthy New Year!

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