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No Diapers at Disney

We have officially hit the under a month mark till the No Diapers at Disney Trip. Are we ready for this? Is Disney ready? I know the kids are! That’s all they talk about and now the three year old has taken to looking at Disney pictures on my phone. I hope it is everything they hope it is. The below picture is probably how they feel about the Disney Trip, so close but the gate hasn’t opened just yet. Soon!

A Small Part of Something Very Special

From Lt. Dan in Forrest Gump, to Ken Mattingly in Apollo 13, to Terry McQuinn in Hallmark Hall of Fame’s Fallen Angel (on of my favs) to Mac Taylor in CSI:NY, and to my favorite Jack Garrett in Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, I have been a a Gary Sinise fan. I preordered his book months ago as soon as I learned about it. But what I got to see last month at Disney World has made me an even bigger Gary Sinise fan. We stayed at Coronado Springs last month and while we were there the Gary Sinise Foundation was there with what they call the Snowball Express. The Snowball Express brings Gold Star Famlies (Families of Fallen Soliders) together for fun and support. I feel honored to be able to say we stayed at the same hotel as these families, rode buses with them, and got to see them enjoying the magic of Disney. I truly hope each and everyone of them had a magical time at Disney, they deserve it.

Raising Disney Kids

It’s official the kids are Disney addicts just like me. The ten year old is already asking to go on a Disney Cruise and in two months we will be going to Disney World because we told the three year old she couldn’t go till she was potty trained. That’s right I am calling this trip The No Diapers at Disney Trip. The three and five year old now even ask to watch the fireworks on TV. And little Miss “I go to Disney because I wear underwears”, every time she sees my purse tells me what rides she wants to ride. The five year old even gets excited when he sees the EPCOT ball. We took the kids with us when we say the new Mary Poppins and right before the movie started they played a Disney World commercial, everyone in the theater knew the three year old was going there. It melts this Disney Loving Heart!

First Disney Cruise

Three weeks ago this morning we got off our first Disney Cruise. The question is not will we go back but when? We loved cruising with Disney. I don’t honestly know if we would cruise with a different cruise line after taking a Disney Cruise. Castaway Cay (Disney’s Island) is amazing. I would have been fine if we only stopped there. It is so beautiful and Disney has done a great job making it family and adult friendly. More to come soon.

Happy New Year: 2018 In Review A Year Of Firsts

I was so excited I was going to post this on Monday (New Year’s Eve) but then life had other plans, so here it is better late then never my 2018 in review. 2018 was a year of firsts for me, not all good.

πŸŽ‰ First Disney Cruise

πŸŽ‰ First ER visit (for both me and the three year old)

πŸŽ‰ First visit to Frankenmuth Michigan

πŸŽ‰ First visit to Gulf Shoes Alabama

πŸŽ‰ First Candlelight Processional at EPCOT

πŸŽ‰ First time calling in sick to work in the 8 years I’ve worked there

πŸŽ‰ First Christmas we didn’t put a tree up or lights outside

It’s Official

I have officially reached stressed out mode over my upcoming Disney Vacation and Disney Cruise. And it’s not till December!

Disney Month: My Disney World Favorite Foods

Magic Kingdom

– Steak, Fries, & Truffle Mayo from Be Our Guest

– Turkey from Liberty Tree Tavern

– Rice Crispy Balls from Main Street Confectionery

EPCOT

– Potato Leek Soup from Rose & Crown

– Sticky Bun Bake from The Garden Grill

– Barbecue Pork Sandwich from Liberty Inn

Hollywood Studios

– Pot Roast from 50’s Prime Time Cafe

– Chicken Parmigiana from Mama Melrose

Animal Kingdom

– Jungle Juice from Tusker House

– Pork Egg Rolls from Yak & Yeti

Throughout the Parks

– Dole Whip

– Mickey Soft Pretzel

– Fresh Fruit