Disney Wordless Wednesday ~ Unforgettable (Photobombs)

PhotoPass Family With Fish Lips Bomp at Magic Kingdom

We just returned a couple of weeks ago from one of our all time best Disney World trips!  We tried a split stay for the first time, with a 2-night ocean break in between.  It was fantastic, and is probably our new favorite Florida vacation itinerary, making it very hard to leave. Disney Wordless Wednesday I love using Disney's PhotoPass service to capture family shots during our trip.  But I had to chuckle at some of our results this time, hence my take on this week's Disney Wordless Wednesday theme Unforgettable... these were either traditional photobombs, or just photos that kindof... err... "bombed"! Pretty, but mildly creepy, mystery princess photobombs my daughter's big Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique reveal. Falling under the "bombed photo" category... I retroactively discover that my 4 yr old son has made fish lips, in nearly every single family Disney PhotoPass picture during our vacation. And last, another "bombed photo" that is, admittedly, my own fault.  No words, … [Read more...]

Disney Wordless Wednesday ~ Favorite Disney View

Disney kids with Mater

Welcome to the fun Disney Wordless Wednesday photo hop!  This week's theme is "Your Favorite View". *o*    *o*    *o* What an interesting theme.  Is my favorite view *of* something at Disney, or would the view be looking *out from* something at Disney?  After some thought, I realized the obvious.  My favorite view at Disney is "viewing" my kids taking it all in! Anticipation. Wonder. Silliness. Laughter. And love. Ok, and also I really love this view... because it means I'm about to ride my favorite attraction!  :)   *o*    *o*    *o* Thanks to Deb at Focused on the Magic for hosting!  Click on the button below to see more great Disney photos from this week.   … [Read more...]

Disney Wordless Wednesday ~ Disney Details to Love

Disney Details Main Street horse in harnass

This week's Disney Wordless Wednesday theme is:  Disney in the Details! There are thousands of details which are cleverly and artfully woven together at Disney World, each delightful and unique.  For me, "details" doesn't just mean the tiny things.  It's anything that's above and beyond, that makes the whole experience extra special.  Here are a few of the Disney Details I love. Disney Details to Love I love Disney Details like... Snow falling outside my castle.  In Florida.  All year round. Snoring guards Towel Mickeys   Feeling like a world traveler, even when I'm not.  (Yet.) Lush landscaping Live horses on Main Street USA (wearing gold Mickey harnesses) Danish plates with frolicking characters & fireworks What are some of your favorite Disney details? *o*     *o*     *o* Thank you Deb at Focused On The Magic, for hosting this fun weekly Disney photo hop.  Click on the button below to see more great "Disney Detail" pictures from this week! … [Read more...]

Disney Wordless Wednesday ~ Characters at Mickey’s Toontown Fair


Welcome to Disney Wordless Wednesday!  This week's theme: Character Encounters A few short years ago, we took our first Disney World trip together as a young family.  This was a time when Mickey's Toontown Fair was still open, and the Walt Disney World Railroad featured a stop in this area. Characters at Mickey's Toontown Fair As we pulled into the Toontown Fair station, we were very excited to see an entire group of characters ready and waiting to greet us, at an area just off to the side (literally, no lines... I believe they had just been brought out). Still new to the Disney trip scene, none of us realized how rare the situation being presented actually was - from the large number of characters, to the very few people in the area, to the unique characters we saw that day. Being totally drawn to her, and there being no other fans around... my daughter ran back up to Marie 3 different times!   We've never had a "Character Encounter" quite like it - before or since.  It … [Read more...]

Disney Wordless Wednesday ~ Anniversary at Disney World

Disney World Anniversary Dinner with Castle View

For this week's Disney Wordless Wednesday theme of "Your September Calendar Shot", I decided to go with a collage of memories and highlights from our Anniversary trip to Disney World.  This was a first time for us, going to Disney sans kiddos.  What a wonderful place to celebrate! Anniversary at Disney World It was a brief but very fun trip to Disney World last winter, with just my husband and I celebratating of our 10th wedding anniversary.  Here were some of my favorite moments. Every Princess (even the grown up ones) should get to sleep in a Royal Room for her special wedding anniversary.   And just to be clear, every wife is a Princess on her anniversary. For us, leaving the kids behind allowed us to do some more laid back, leisurely activities like rent a surrey bike at Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort. Throw in a romantic Disney sunset... Fireworks always kick the celebration factor up a notch. Lunch with my favorite person, at my favorite quick service … [Read more...]

Disney Wordless Wednesday ~ Mickey, Minnie, & More!

Disney BBB Makeover

This week's Disney Wordless Wednesday theme:  The Disney Inspired Letter "M" As it turns out, there are so many magical Disney "M"s... that I'm not sure if there could be a Disney without them? Magical Makeover (at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique) Mexico (EPCOT's version) Mmmmm... Mouth-watering Moose Mousse (at Le Cellier) Mom in Morocco (noticing all the Magnificent Ms in EPCOT?) My Little Man Meets Mickey Mouse  My 2 favorite Minnie Mouse! And I can't wait to see people's pictures of my favorite Main Street USA today!  I just ran out of time...  ;) *o*     *o*     *o* Thanks to Deb at Focused on the Magic for hosting this weekly photo hop.  Click on the button below for some more great Disney pictures this week!   … [Read more...]

Disney Worldless Wednesday ~ Disney On The Road Show

Disney Social Media Moms On the Road in Houston Laura Spencer

This week's Disney Wordless Wednesday theme is:  Social Media Disney Memories Although I've quite publicly pined away for receiving an invitation to the coveted Disney Social Media Moms conference and thus far been unsuccessful, I have been able to attend a Disney On The Road event in Houston, TX. I was very excited for this Disney media event, and it this was a lovely opportunity to finally meet one of my fellow Disney blogging friends... Mary, of Capturing Magical Memories.  She saved me a seat, greeted me with a big hug, and immediately calmed me down and got me in a pixie-dusted mood (after the stress of downtown Houston navigation, rush hour traffic, and sadly arriving late!)  I'm still grateful to her, and remember her friendliness and kindness fondly.  :) Here were some of the magical highlights of that day.   (More pictures and details from the #DisneyOnTheRoad event here, if you are interested...) Great memories were made - it was quite a morning!  … [Read more...]

Disney Wordless Wednesday ~ Kid’s First Disney Trip

Baby Kissing Mickey Mouse At Disney World

This week's Disney Wordless Wednesday theme: Your July Calendar shot! I've crunched the numbers, run it by my husband, and it's official:  I get to start planning our family's next Disney World trip, for this winter!  I'm so excited, I can hardly stand it. It will have been 2 1/2 years since my kids have been there.  (Shhhh!  We snuck there last January for our 10th anniversary without them!)  When I look at our pictures, of my daughter's first trip, and my son's first trip... I can't believe how young they look!  It's high time to make some more of those magical memories. To celebrate, I'll have these be my calendar shots for the month.  A trip down memory lane - my kids first Disney trips...   *o*     *o*     *o* Thanks so much, Deb at Focused on the Magic for hosting this fun weekly photo hop! Click the button below to see more Disney shots from this week. … [Read more...]

Disney Wordless Wednesday ~ Port Orleans Riverside Resort

Disney Port Orleans Riverside Resort POR Trails

This week's Disney Wordless Wednesday theme:  Resorts & Relaxation I chose the Disney Moderate Port Orleans Riverside Resort.  My husband and I stayed here last winter, when we had the chance to sneak away together, first time sans kids, for our 10th anniversary.  (Yes, I made him take me to Disney... of course I did!) Needless to say, I fell in love!  You know, with Port Orleans Riverside.  I already love my husband. Compared to the delightful and festive chaos that are the All-Star Resorts, where we typically stay as a family - I found Port Orleans Riverside extremely relaxing.  Here are just a few of the things I loved... Having a boat taxi, that we could ride from our resort. Lovely Southern style architecture and pristine landscaping. The walking trails.  And trees. The marina, and having some additional recreation options right at the resort. And it just wouldn't be Port Orleans "Riverside" with the RIVER! *o*     *o*     *o* Thanks for joining me … [Read more...]

Disney Wordless Wednesday

Disney Jungle Lookout

This week's theme:  The Letter "J" *o*     *o*     *o* *o*     *o*     *o* Come join us on this fun Disney photo blog hop! … [Read more...]