°o° October 1st 1971…the birth of the “kingdom” 

It’s hard to believe that in 2 1/2 short months it will be the 45th anniversary of the opening of Walt Disney World.  Luckily it falls on a Saturday so I hope to be attending on that landmark day.  Disney has already released special merchandise that will be available during the fall months in celebration of this momentous occasion.  Obviously it won’t be as big as Disneylands Diamond celebration (60 years)that has been going on this whole year so far but this park sits closer to home for me.  
I was able to visit “home” while Disney celebrated their big 25 in 1996.  That year they decorated Cinderella’s castle as a birthday cake.  Hard to grasp that it was 20 years ago lol.  

Visiting during the 25th anniversary in 1996

I have not heard of what, if anything, they will be holding on the actual date of October 1st for the celebration but I will keep you updated as I hear anything announced. Until then my friends, have a magical day ✨

P.S. Thanks mom for digging through old albums to find this picture for me 😘

Missing Disney and How to Cope 

Our family personally choses not to visit the parks during the summer months not only because the crowds are very large due to kid’s being out of school but also the HEAT is almost unbearable.  So what can you do during those hot summer months ☀️ to help get your Disney fix?  Well, here is a list of a few things that I do to help pass the time until we go “home” again.


  • Plan your next trip (trips) 📆…well currently at this moment I have 4 upcoming planned trips just waiting for those hot months to start to pass us by.  45th anniversary of opening day of Magic Kingdom, runDisney Wine and Dine weekend race, Thanksgiving trip with extended family, and Delaney’s birthday/Christmas trip.  If I had to my way, there would probably be like 10 more planned in there lol but we will start with these and go from there.


  • Watch Disney Movies...with the recent release of Finding Dory, there is never a lack of Disney magic in the theaters to help keep the magic alive in our hearts.


  • Buy Disney stuff 😍…my favorite of all the coping mechanisms lol.  You can never have too much Disney parphernalia that’s for sure.  Whoever said money can’t buy happiness obviously never went to Disney before lol.


Until next time my friends, have a magical day ✨ and think happy thoughts, your next trip home should be here before you know it °o°



🌴 Disney Fantasy 2017 🌴

This just happened!! We decided to skip this year so that we could go on a longer cruise the following year. This will be our first time aboard the Disney Fantasy, we have only been on the Dream for the past sailings.  This is going to be long year and a half that’s for sure. It will be Delaneys gift for starting kindergarten. Time sure does fly.  This will also be double the length of stay that she has been on before for any cruise. 😬

Already booked our spots on Mr. Sanchos Beach for when we are in Cozumel 🇲🇽 😎 Delaney is beyond excited that she will be tall enough to ride the Aquaduck finally, she was shy of like an inch last year. 


Disney…adults only!

We are on our way home from our adults only weekend at Disney. Recap…it was amazing!! No bags, no upset kids, able to do whatever we wanted and when we wanted. Don’t get me wrong, I love seeing the look on my daughters face at Disney and how much fun she has whenever she goes but you gotta trust me on this one. Even if you only ever do it once…take an adults only trip and see Disney in a completely different light. You will be glad you did. I rode rides we have not ridden in years. Just more proof that “growing old is mandatory but growing up is optional”. – Walt Disney



Trip anticipation 😬 Counting down the days!!!!

What can be worse than having to leave Disney and go back to reality could very well be the days months or even years (ahhhhhhh 😫) before you are able to return. Days seem like months, months like years, and years like a lifetime! 
What are some things you could do to help pass the time until your trip? I usually take the time to plan out our accommodations (if we plan on making a trip out of it and not just a day visit), make fastpasses at the 30 day countdown mark, and watch Dinsey movies ❤️ (usually the classics). Before you know it you will be passing through those gates as they welcome you home☺️.

 P.S. Only 24 days till I go home 😉

✨ A Magical Year✨

Reflecting  back on this past year we all have a lot to be thankful for. We have a beautiful roof over our head, food in our stomachs…too much food to be exact lol, and of course my amazing parents who continue to bless us each year with our Disney annual passes. Score!!!! I can’t thank them enough for continuing to bless us with the Disney Magic year after year. We love you mom and dad. Here’s to 2016 everyone 🎉 and may you be blessed with the magic of Disney in your life. Stay Disney my friends 😉