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2020 The Year I Was Going To Do More

This was the year I was going to do more…

– More Disney (3 trips we were thinking)

– More Me time (alone)

– More time for the blog

– More reading

Thanks to COVID the only more I have been able to do…

* More eating

* More Sleeping

* More time at home

* More time in my jammies

* More non alone time (and very little me time)

* A little more reading but not as much as I would have liked

* More home cooked meals

* More game show watching

Disney Vacation March 2020

This Disney Trip was the most exausting both physicaly and mentaly.  I love the kids but, wow!  We had so many meltdowns this year.  Overall the kids had a great time (I think) and the now five year old did so much better with the characters this year.  She also lead the way in meltdowns.  It was hot for most of the week so I am sure that is part of it.  Again this year my boy was probalby the best (he had his moments too) but he is pretty much a go with the flow kind of kid.  He by far is our roller coaster rider and he loved all the ones he rode.  One of the things I am glad we got to do was the Pirate League at the Magic Kingdom.  All three of the kids enjoyed their pirate makeover and I am so sad it is closing.  The people were great and were wonderful with our three “priates to be”.  Especially the little one.  She is very shy and did not talk much but she so enjoyed getting her nails painted and her hair braided.  She thought she was a princess and not a pirate in the making.

One in the Crowd of Many 

It’s funny how sometimes you don’t notice something till you are one of them.  For our Disney Trip in March we rented a twelve passanger van so we could all ride in one vechile.  I have determined Orlando is the twleve passenger van capital of the world.  Driving around a WalMart parking lot almost every third vechile is a tweleve passenger van.  I loved that van, I sat in the backseat and it was like my own little world back there.  I think we should rent one anytime we take a trip.  

What a Difference 30 Days Can Make

March 1st, I woke up to sun, warm temperatures, and the excitement of being on vacation. March 2nd was the start of my five days away from reality at “The Most Magical Place on Earth”. There was some tragedy while we were there, but my extent of news was news from the “little bubble” of Disney World. I never imagined March would end so differently than it started. Yes, the temperature is starting to rise, and the sun is shining more, and the flowers are in bloom here in Kentucky. But “The Most Magical Place on Earth” is closed and travel should not be done. My new reality is work Monday through Friday and home and in my PJ’s by 5:30. I’m trying to read as much as I can, as my reality escape, but I can only do that for so long. It’s amazing to me how things can change so drastically within one month.

The Most Magical Place (but not right now)

I am super sad that Disney World is closed right now. I get it but I hate that people can not escape from this reality right now in the Most Magical Place. I know it did wonders for me two weeks ago. It’s just strange to me that right now no rides are running, no shows are playing, and Main Street USA has nobody walking right down the middle. But most of all it saddens me that many people had to cancel or put on hold making wonderful family memories.

Raising Disney Kids; Walt Disney World Trip # 2 Update 

Our next Disney Trip with kids is inching closer and closer.  This year I am letting the kids pick a theme for our shirts for one of the days we are at Disney.  We have Villians, Star Wars, and Princesses.  These themes do not surprise me one bit.  I’m just not one hundred precent sure how I am going to do each theme.  We have now rented a 12 passanger van so we can all ride together and only have one car.  This should be fun.  This trip we really will be a bus.  I hope the kids think it is an adventure.  We have not officially told them we are going to Disney yet so everything we say is “if we go back to Disney”.  Although the four year old did tell my dad the other week Disney Hotels are her favorite.  Me too little one, me too.  This year we are staying at Coronado Springs.  I will get them to my favorite (Port Orleans Riverside) one of these days.  Put I know one thing for sure we will not be going back to Pop Century or any resort that has the Skyliner.  

36

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I can’t believe next week I will be 36.  It seems like just yesterday I was turning 30 and now I am closer to 40 than I am 30.  Turning 36 really doesn’t bather me it is just a little weird.  But I guess you are doing something right when people don’t believe you when you tell them you are turning 36.  I did decide this morning in 4 years for 40 that is the year I sepnd my actual Birthday at Disney World.  I am already giving people notice.  I already have my dream resort picked out too.  We will see what happens.  

Disney+ Day 2

Here is my list (so far) of what I think is missing.

Angels in the Outfield

– The Happiest Millionaire

– Summer Magi c

– The One and Only Genuine Family Band

– The Gnome Mobile 

– Dumbo’s Circus (maybe wishful thinking on my part)

Under the Umbrella Tree (again maybe wishful thinking)

– more Mickey Mouse Club episodes 
On a side note I watched the new live action Lady and the Tramp.  I was never a huge fan of the original so the fact I liked the new one is pretty good.  

Disney Childhood

As far back as I can remember Disney Movies/TV has been a big part of my life. I guess that is where my love of Disney comes from. With the launch of Disney+ today, which will be like a blast from the past, I thought I would share some of my Disney filled Childhood with you.

🐘 My favorite Childhood Disney Channel Show was Dumbo’s Circus

🧜🏻‍♀️ First Disney Movie I remember seeing in the theater, The Little Mermaid

🧳☂️🎠🧹 I used to play Mary Poppins and Bed-knobs and Broomsticks

🐩 I loved 101 Dalmatians so much my first dog was a Dalmatian puppy.

🌷👑💋 My favorite Princess movie is Sleeping Beauty

❤️ I loved D2 The Mighty Ducks for the hot guys (especially the cowboy 🤠) (I thought Joshua Jackson was cool before Dawson’s Creek)

So far I’m not 100% thrilled, there are a few things missing I thought would be on here. (I think part of me was hoping Dumbo’s Circus would be on Disney+. But that’s not the only thing.)