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Trip Planning Tuesday – The Gang’s All Here

Trip Planning Tuesday is back and this week I need your best tips and advice on traveling in large groups to Disney World.  As I mentioned before, I have the amazing opportunity to visit Disney World this summer with my best friend and her family.  The means there will be seven of us adventuring through [...]

Wordless Wednesday – Uncle Walt’s Apartment

Albeit a replica in a Main Street Window on display for Disneyland’s 50th Anniversary in 2005, the site commanded a certain reverence that stopped the true Disney geeks dead in their tracks.

Here Youth May Savor the Challenge and Promise of the Future

I love watching the look on kids’ faces when they are at Disney… when they see the Castle for the first time, when they spy their favorite character across the Hub.  Thus far, I haven’t been blessed with children of my own, but I have been fortunate enough to share in the lives of my [...]

Disney Treasure Hunting

As I mentioned last week, Friday was antique treasure hunting day… one of my favorite days.  My mom and I pile in the car, drive across town, and embark on a journey through our favorite antique store that usually last for several hours… all in the name of finding that one hidden Disney gem that [...]

Fantasmic Five Friday – February 4, 2011

It’s the first week of my new promotion at work and so far, so good.  It’s a nice change of pace from what I had been doing for the company. I’m going “treasure” hunting today at a huge antique store in Denver… I can’t wait to see what Disney treasures I will find.  Stay tuned [...]

Crossing One Off the Bucket List – World of Color

I’ve started this post about World of Color, and my experience viewing it last year, at least three times, but each attempt seems to fall short of explaining just how much I love the show and just how special it was to me.  But, hopefully, I’ve finally come close to expressing my love for World [...]

Wordless Wednesday – The Happiest Reptile on Earth

Just around the corner from Fantasyland and Frontierland, you can often find this little guy sunbathing on the banks of the Big Thunder Trail.  Personally, I think he has the right idea… there isn’t any place on Earth that I would rather spend a lazy, relaxing afternoon.

Reflections of Nana

Just after Christmas 2010, my grandma was diagnosed with breast cancer.  In a whirlwind of just two weeks, she had a biopsy, a consultation, and a lumpectomy.  It was a tumultuous journey but, at this point, the doctors feel that she is cancer-free.  As I’ve watched my grandma go through so much, especially at 94 [...]

A Year in the Disney Life – 2010

Fantasmic Five Friday – SHINE Online Edition

I was browsing through Twitter the other day when I saw a blog challenge that really caught my eye… Julie Issac (@WritingSpirit) is hosting a 111-day challenge called S.H.I.N.E Online.  Simple and straight-forward, all it takes is a commitment to write as many blog posts per week as you feel is reasonable for the next [...]