DIStherapy is hosting another amazing countdown. This time it is the "30 Days to 30 Years" series in which Disney bloggers from around the web will come together to share their thoughts, memories and photos of the last 30 years of Epcot history. Starting September 1st, be sure to head over to DIStherapy as the series kicks off with 1982! Want to participate? Leave a comment and I will let you know which years are left to be filled! Let the Epcot Memories begin!
In the mood to reminisce about Disney and can't wait for September 1st? DIStherapy has also hosted two other countdowns!
Monday, July 30, 2012
Friday, July 27, 2012
There are so many ways I prepare for a Disney vacation. Since I have already written about how I prepare my children for a trip, I decided today to focus on how I, a mom of three, prepares for a trip to Disney.
1. As soon as we pick a date for our trip, I start talking to my kids about it. We look through photo albums of previous trips and watch our trip montages. This gives me a good idea of just what the kids loved about previous trips, as well as give me some insight into things we didn't try that they want to. Even better, we start talking about attractions my children are finally tall enough to experience and get them thinking about whether or not they plan to try them out.
|This is by far is tops on Joey's to do list|
3. Packing List: I am the one who packs for the kids. I make a packing list for each child, as well as myself and a "family" list. I use the same lists every year, though while in Disney I always seem to find things to add to my list! (I'll share those in a future post!)
Friday, July 13, 2012
When I think of Disney, I think of dreams coming true and pure magic. I believe that Wishes in the Magic Kingdom epitomizes just that - Dreams Coming True. For me, I have a very special connection with this fireworks shows that dates way back before I had children and thought that my Disney dream was never to come true. But after a viewing of Wishes (and of course, making a wish), my Disney dream came true!
The magic of Wishes is brought to life in so many ways. From the very special narrator, none other than Jiminy Cricket himself, to Tinkerbell's flight over Main Street to the feeling of camaraderie you feel standing on Main Street with thousands of other people all taking in the same beautiful sight - the castle being illuminated with some of the most amazing fireworks displays you can imagine - it all comes together in a way that I get teary-eyed every time I see it. Add to it the soundtrack, which yes we own and listen to all the time, it really brings together what Disney is all about for us.
Do you make a wish while watching Wishes? We do every time!
Friday, July 6, 2012
We live in NH, and my brother and his family are in Texas. It is very hard being so far away, but luckily, I will be headed down next week to take care of my nephews who are 5 years old and 7 months while Dustin is in the hospital getting his next chemo treatment. Please send prayers and pixie dust his way! He is one tough kid and we all know he is going to beat this!
If you would like to keep up with Dustin's progress, there is a Caring Bridge site set up, as well as a "Team Dustin" Facebook page. He can use all the support he can get!