Dole Whip, I Love Thee!


Mmm, Dole Whip! Before our first-time trip to Walt Disney World, besides reading up a bit on the parks and resorts, I didn't actually PLAN anything for our one-week stay. What? My organized self {shockingly} didn't pre-plan each hour right down to scheduling bathroom breaks? Ha! It's true, yet there was one item on my agenda, let's call it a mission. I HAD to try a Dole Whip. Another blogger and DisneySMmom, ... read more

Wild Africa Trek at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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While at Walt Disney World, you simply must go to Animal Kingdom and take part in the Wild Africa Trek. I got to take the trek myself with some of my others who attended the Disney Social Media Moms celebration. The Wild Africa Trek is a guided VIP expedition that takes you through the park, with a behind the scenes at Kilimanjaro Safaris. A beautiful setting, it's a great chance to get off the beaten path and lead ... read more

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort ~ Literally a Sweet Stay


During the first 4 days of our trip to Walt Disney World, we stayed at Disney's Yacht Club Resort. This Deluxe Resort it's in closest proximity to both Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios. It's right beside sister hotel, the Beach Club, and designed and decorated to remind guests of New England's Yacht Club. As soon as you walk into the lobby, cast members are dressed in nautical theme and always with a smile and ... read more

Katie’s Song, Disney World Love


You may recall that my little Katelyn loves to sing, and it's not uncommon for her to break out in song at any point in time. This particular musical moment was during our trip to DisneySMMoms, specifically a day that we were at Epcot. Sometime in the afternoon, the twins and I sat down to wait while my oldest and husband went on the Maelstrom adventure cruise in the Norway Pavillion. While waiting in this little quiet ... read more

Our Walt Disney World Memories Video


  Recently I made a 'Memories Video' of our first} trip to Walt Disney World. Made as a keepsake for the family to watch now and years later, I also wanted to share our memories with you as well. Good times are meant to be shared, right? Even though my Wordless Wednesday's are always photos of interesting moments in my life, this video is full of favorite moments. So a video it shall be. So have a great week ... read more

Making Disney Memories


  I'm almost done sorting through the thousands of photos {and videos} from our recent trip to Disney in Florida for #DisneySMMoms. Then it's time to share with you all, I cannot wait! So many memories were made during this magical adventure! Here's just one of many that will last with me always - riding the classic Disney Dumbo Ride at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. Did you know the soon there will ... read more

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration {18 Summers}


My time at the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2012 at Walt Disney World ... I almost cannot find the words. My family and I stayed at Disney Parks for a full week, with each day filled with anything and everyone 'awe'. Simply put, I could probably blog about each and every hour that passed that week. And in each, I would be lost for words to find the exact feeling surrounding what happened. Simply AMAZING. I ... read more

Disney World Fireworks


  The last day that we stayed at Walt Disney World, we went back to Magic Kingdom and watched the Fireworks. Actually, the night starts with the Electrical Parade, and a digital picture show {displayed on Cinderella's Castle itself} with fireworks. The whole event is something amazing, honestly, one of the most awe-inspiring things I have ever seen. Yes, as in, tears were flowing. I literally have tons of ... read more

Art of Animation Resort at Disney World {for Families of 5 or 6}


One night during the #DisneySMmoms conference at Walt Disney World, we were wisked away with our families to dine at Disney's new Art of Animation Resort. A great evening of fine food from the Disney chefs, music and activities for the kids; it was also an exclusive sneak peek at the resort, which is scheduled to open at the end of May 2012. Upon arrival into the lobby, you are immersed into Disney Animation, ... read more

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration Kickoff ~ Family Pirate Party!


The Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2012 kicked off Thursday night with a fun Family Pirate Party. It was called the 'Swashbuckler Soiree' dinner, held on the beach at Disney's Yacht Club Resort at Walt Disney World. All attendees and their families were treated to a lovely dinner, pirate band and cameos from Jake and the Neverland pirates, Captain Hook and Smee. Hosted by Disney Junior, kids enjoyed treasure ... read more

We’re going to Disney World!


  Tomorrow we leave on a jet plane for sunny Orlando - we're going to Disney World!! A few days ago, we surprised the kids {what a hard secret to keep!}. Hubby snapped this first photo just as Isabelle read the news. You can see I'm videotaping the event, so make sure to watch my video of how we told the kids they were going to Disney World. After the fact, I tried to get this photo of the 3 together. ... read more

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes


As a parent, there is one wish I always wanted to give my kids. One dream I always had. And finally, I got to be THAT parent. That parent that announces to their kids that they are going to Disney World. Being able to do this was more heartfelt that I could have ever imagined! . For months hubby and I have been keeping the secret that we got the golden ticket invite to attend the Disney Social Media Moms ... read more