Disney World 2014 Intro

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It’s been a couple years (2012 to be exact) since our last Disney World vacation. It’s been tough, with the hubs getting a new job and our financial situation we haven’t been able to go as often as we had liked. But this year we were able to make it work, and it was so worth it. Honestly, I think we made up for the 2 years we didn’t go.

We hit all 4 parks non-stop, opened and closed each one. Needless to say, we need a vacation from our vacation! We went for our daughter’s 9th birthday (yep, we took her out of school for it- more on that later) during value season and saved quite a bit. I’ll have a breakdown on the cost for you too.

I need to download our photos from the Memory Maker package (if you’re going- this is a must purchase) and as soon as I do, I’ll have a full trip report with tips and new things I’ve learned from this trip. Trust me, they’re big ones.

For now, I’ll leave you with this photo. On the left is one of our wedding photos from 2003 in the throne room at Cinderella’s Castle, and in the middle and to the right are us last week. We’ve changed a lot, but I’d say the addition was worth it!



Wordless Wednesday: Disney is a part of us.

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Focused on the Magic


January is Disney Month at AAA!

Join your local AAA office on Sunday, January 8th from 2-4pm (presentations are held at 2:30pm) to save 30% on the room portion when you book a vacation at Disney’s Old Key West Resort or Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa. Also, they’ll have $100 on board credits when you book a verandah stateroom on a 7 night Caribbean cruise (make sure you ask for details while you’re there)! Click here to RSVP at your local office today!

My family and I always head to these events to find out what’s new with the “World”, and sometimes win a little something extra too! It’s a great way to spend an afternoon to get a good idea what a Disney vacation entails for your family.


It’s that time of year- travel tips, tricks and products to make your life easier!

One thing that I am very proud of, is that my daughter (5) is a GREAT traveler.

I think it’s because as a family, we’ve done quite a bit of traveling since she was 3 months old. Whether it be by air or car (we still haven’t hit that cruise yet) she’s always been very happy even in the 9 hour car rides or the 4 hour layovers.

Here I’m going to share with you some of my top tips, tricks and products that I absolutely don’t leave home without.

First up- the tips:

It’s all about keeping your child happy, and on their schedule if at all possible. If you’re leaving on a 7:00am flight (that means security check in at 5:00am), make sure they head to bed an hour or two earlier than normal. You can start this process by 2 weeks before departure, cutting your child’s bed-time back by 15 minutes every 3 days. Your child will adjust because their bodies cannot tell 15 …Continue Reading…


Where have I been?

Goodness these last couple of weeks have been crazy!

J, M and I went to NY for a few days to visit family- and let me tell you- it’s the worst drive. Ever.


M (who’s 4) had learned the phrase:

“ARE WE THERE YET??” …Continue Reading…