Life Isn’t Always Easy…

I feel like I am trying to climb mountains lately.   This quote came to mind yesterday and I had to put it with the picture of my favorite mountain. I am strong.  I will conquer the mountain and I will rejoice when I look back at how far I have come.

My Disney Side

Everyone is posting pictures of their Disney Side for the new Disney advertising campaign. When I thought of the one thing that represented my Disney side I immediately thought of this sweatshirt.   I LOVE this sweatshirt.  I bought it almost 20 years ago on our honeymoon at Walt Disney World. I those this shirt because…

Almost Wordless Wednesday – Disney Dreams Come True Parade

A blast from the past – the beginning of one of my most favorite Walt Disney World parades.  This was the first parade, almost four and a half years ago,  that my son fully understood and watching the joy and magic on his face as each float went by brought tears to my eyes.  It…

Pooh Sized Traveling – Part IV Animal Kingdom

As I have posted before my partner and I are not tiny people.  We are how many larger Disney folks refer to themselves, Pooh Sized.  Most of my weight is carried in my lower body around my hips and thighs, plus I am tall.  So I have very different issues on different rides. During our…

We Hate Crowds and Still Love Walt Disney World!

Yes, that is correct.  My family hates large crowds and sometimes being around people in general.  Yet, we still love Disney World.  If Walt Disney World always looked like the above photo then my family would be thrilled.  But, Disney World would also not be in business. It takes quite a bit of careful planning…

Thoughtful Thursday – Growing Up

“Too many people grow up.  That’s the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up.  They forget.  They don’t remember what it is like to be 12 years old.  They patronize, they treat children as inferiors.  Well, I won’t do that.”   Walt Disney I often hear parents saying to their children, “I wish…

Thoughtful Thursday – Alice In Wonderland

“Nothing’s impossible.” Alice in Wonderland This is the phrase we have been using quite often with my son lately.  He tends to be a bit of a pessimist, with a highly optimistic Mom, so I am trying to change his “It’s impossible…” thoughts. We spend a great deal of time talking about the difference between…

Building Memories at Walt Disney World

Whenever I drink Pepsi from a can I first raise it to my grandmother who died seven years ago.  It has to be a can and it has to be Pepsi. That was a big part of my growing up was going to Grandma’s house and having a cold Pepsi from her refrigerator.  So now…

Thoughtful Thursday – Meet the Robinsons

Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. Walt Disney at the end of Meet the Robinsons My family definitely tries to live up to the above quote.  One thing we taught our…

Thoughtful Thursday – Packing Up

Toy Story 3 Andy: Now Woody, he’s been my pal for as long as I can remember. He’s brave, like a cowboy should be. And kind, and smart. But the thing that makes Woody special, is he’ll never give up on you… ever. He’ll be there for you, no matter what. Andy: [taking a last…

Thoughtful Thursday – Independence Day

I thought this was appropriate with Independence Day right around the corner. Will you be hanging your flag out and telling your children about Independence Day? The Declaration of Independence begins:  “When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another,…