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Old 01-19-2011, 01:23 PM   #1
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Finding the Magic ~ 3/27 a must watch for all disney fans!

Good Day Dis’rs. Or would that be Dis’ers? Either way we are like family.

Sorta.

Anywho, Welcome to my joyous recount of 11 days of my family trying their darndest to find magic in the Happiest Place on Earth.


Who’s who in this tale of {Finding the Magic}…

Lets start with the youngest, whom I call “Tink”.

Tink is your typical girly girl, who loves all things purple.

And Pink.

If you ask her today, her favorite color is in fact PINK!

Today her favorite “Princess” Is Ariel.
Today I am, in fact, the worlds best mommy!
Today the stars aligned and {her} world is wonderful!

Tomorrow it may ALL change.

SHE is a girl.

Girls do that. A lot.

She is a spirited child, who likes rules. Her teacher says she is a rule follower and gets quite upset at those who don’t want to follow the rules {with her}.

She tends to see with her hands.
Fingers to be exact. {I think there are tiny little eyeballs on the tips of those little fingers of hers}.

She fights me every day about what she is wearing.
“It’s too poky.”
“These socks fall down.”
“I hate jeans!”
“I only like dresses”
“I only like SKINNY Jeans.”
“The sleeves are too long!”
…and the complaints go on and on. {I wonder where she got it from?}

I worry about what life will be like when she is a teen.
But thankfully we have some time.

Tink is also very sweet, kind and also uber sensitive. [She got that from her momma].

For those of you who have read my other TR’s… TINK has grown up! Tink is no longer the little 2 year old wearing the Bsqueaky shoes running up and down the halls of the Boardwalk… trying to run away from us.




She has grown up into a little girl who still tries her best to run away from us.


Go figure.


Tink. You can almost see those little finger tip eye balls...




Next is my first born. My wise beyond normal son, “Peter”.

He is Not a spirited child. He works hard to keep his mind focused on the task at hand.
Sometimes you may think he is NOT paying attention.

Well… maybe that’s more than sometimes.

He often is, in fact understanding what is going on around him. But his brain is busy moving faster than mine.

We first realized he was a titch different in 1st grade, when he announced that he struggled falling asleep because his brain couldn’t stop multiplying numbers. It’s normal find him with his nose in a book {which I must admit is better than in a video game}.
He has an amazing vocabulary and an even more empathetic understanding of the world and people around him.

He is a sweet boy whose family and friends mean the world to him.

I hope he stays like that forever.


"Peter"~ Generally has a smile.




Hubby- er Hubs, to many on the DIS that would be DH.

Hubs is a self appointed TOLERATOR of the yearly WDW vacations to “make my wife happy and let me sleep in our bed, kind of guy”.

Hubs travels for work.

A lot.

He is gone every week, for most of the week. He currently is working on a project that is both in the southern part of the US and also in the UK. He is a marathon runner and loves to ski with our son!

With Hubs gone for most of the week {Every week}. It is hard to maintain our sense of family. This is a new{ish} family dynamic in our house. It hasn’t always been, that I have found myself a Single Mother for most of the week. {This is part of our NEED to find Magic!}



Me, myself and I.

I’m the self-appointed perfectionistic {probably should be working on a ten step Disney program} vacation planner. I’ve been an “at home mom” since Tink was born. I spend my days running kids and volunteering. My life is my family, and my family is my life.
Yes, I have plenty of fun things I like, outside of my family… And I feel very lucky to be able to enjoy them when Hubs is home. But for the most part, I love being a momma to my kids. It’s the most rewarding experience of my lifetime and I’m going to enjoy it to it’s fullest whilst I can.




A few{ish} warnings before I go further.

I have altered the names of my family/friends to keep the innocent safe -- Not from you, my DIS family, but from those lurky-pests who might not be in the best of magicness.


I {like most reading this} try my bestest to plan THE perfect Disney vacations.

We are however {NOT} a perfect family.

I am {NOT} a perfect mother… [Although I do play one every day of my life.]

My writing is not intended to annoy, anger, or pass judgment on anyone but myself {I do that enough on my own}.

I’m just a wife… a mother… who is recounting my vacation with my amazing family {I do love them to bits and pieces and for the most part think that they are the very best things in the whole world}.

I’m your typical momma bear.

Do me or my kin wrong and watch out.

Momma bear has claws.

Momma bear has teeth.

She {may} bite.

My kids are the best ever {did I say that?}!

Yet, I wonder how they {& the hubs} put up with me, as I’m at times overly organized, controlling and more often than not, I’m a major pain in the rear end {but at least I know that I am}.

I am!
I AM!


I’m uber fortunate to be married to a man who can see beyond all of my flaws and still love & support me for who I am:

Flawed.
Working piece of “art”.
Human.


I’m sure you can already see a glimpse of WHY we needed to find the magic.

I think I could write a book on what our lives have been like over the last 3 years.
In every life there are points of up’s and downs. I’m sure your life is no different. I won’t go into the dirty details here, but will say that over the last year I have worked hard {and continue to do so} to make my and my families lives more fruitful.

Not fruitful in monetary ways…

Just deeper.

More meaningful.

More worthy and genuine.

Life is so precious. It was time for us to begin experiencing it in it’s fullest.

I’ve dusted off the typing cobby-webs. I’m bringing back my happy place, where I love all things Disney and I love sharing it with my Disney Friends! {umm… that’d be you. I hope I didn’t speak too soon.}



Now let me tell you...

I don't like to be in photo's.

ever.

Never.

Ever.

My last Trips Reports, I was harrassed, ridiculed, threatened with beatings of lime green licorice... until I produced a photo of myself.

This time I'll give it right off the bat. Then We'll be done with that stuff...



Here is our {happy'ish} family.



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Old 01-19-2011, 01:24 PM   #2
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For those who are lazy... like me!

PG 2: Our Recipe
PG 3: Come fly with me
PG 6: One eyed Momma
PG 7: A Room with Our DREAM view!
PG 9: One Man Disney Movie- MUST WATCH
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Old 01-19-2011, 01:55 PM   #3
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Whoo-hooty-hoot!!! I'm here and can't wait to read all about your trip!!!

SO glad you dusted off those typing cobby webs!!!



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Whoo-hooty-hoot!!! I'm here and can't wait to read all about your trip!!!

SO glad you dusted off those typing cobby webs!!!



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I have a READER!

I love you SARA!
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I love you SARA!

Right back at 'cha!

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I'm dusting off the cobbywebs, too! Good thing the computer remembered my ID and they let me change my password! It has been a long time. Ready to be entertained, my friend.



I know you won't disappoint!

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Old 01-19-2011, 02:07 PM   #7
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Love, love, LOVE the family pic and Tink and Peter are just too adorable!

Can't wait to read more
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Old 01-19-2011, 02:17 PM   #9
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I'm in! I can't believe how big your kids are!!!
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Very nice opening! Your kids are super cute! I'm a SAH-Disney obsessed mom as well, so I look forward to hearing more of your adventures.
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hey, jen! i'm on board. so glad you gave me a head's up about this. i love your TRs. looking forward to it. i've missed you!!!
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