As a daughter of a firefighter growing up no matter how hard we tried firefighting was all around me. My first dog was a Dalmatian who needed a fire name, so I was told. As an 8 year old girl that’s a little hard to do, so her name was Ariel, which ended up being two fold. The Little Mermaid was newly out (and being the Disney obsessed kid that I was) and the fire department had just bought their first Ariel fire truck (that big shinny new truck was amazing in my eight year olds eyes). The first R rated movie I saw was Backdraft I felt special being able to watch such adult movie at such a young age, plus I thought William Baldwin was pretty cute. To this day I still like that movie and stop on it if I see it on TV. Well guess my surprise this weekend when I found Backdraft 2 on Netflix, and noticed at least two of the original stars were in it, yes one being William Baldwin. I started watching it but didn’t get to finish it, but I will.
Last month I spent five “Magical” days in Disney World! During my time there I ate, slept, and breathed Mickey Mouse! The food was fit for a Princess and the hotel was fit for a Southern Belle! We had a great time! So much so that I am ready to go back! I want to go back in January for my 30th Birthday! You only turn 30 once and I want to live it up in the Florida sun. I want to spend my milestone Birthday with Minnie, Mickey, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, Cinderella, Belle, Ariel, and Aurora. They are like family! I have known them for as long as I can remember. Disney movies were like my X-Box! No, there was no playing games like with a X-Box but boy did I spend a lot of time with my Disney Movies. “Mary Poppins”, “Sleeping Beauty”, “Bed Knobs and Broomsticks”, and “The Little Mermaid”. One Christmas I got a set of twin baby dolls, one had pink clothes on and the other blue. So what did I name them? They were Jane and Michael Banks of course! My grandma’s knitting bag was my “carpet-bag” and the loose knob on my Aunt’s bed was my magic knob to take me where I wanted to go. And wouldn’t you know it, my tape measure always said that I was “Practically Perfect In Every Way” too. While I loved “Sleeping Beauty” and I’m still waiting for the one that I have “Danced With Once Upon A Dream”, I was always a little scared when Maleficent turned into the dragon and was spitting fire at Prince Philip. Yeah these are the memories of my childhood and as I embark on a new phase of my life I think it is only fitting that I spend a little more time reliving my childhood. After all in my book Disney World is a “Magical” “Fun Place” no matter what age you are!