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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Christmas Season Is OFFICIALLY Here!

The turkey has been eaten, the football watched, and we’ve all said what are thankful for at the dinner table – and that can only mean one thing…Thanksgiving is OVER and it’s OFFICIALLY CHRISTMAS SEASON! Ok, truth be told, in many places (like my house for example) – Christmas cheer has been poking its way through over the last few weeks in the form of some decorations, some Christmas music on the speakers, and some gifts purchased and maybe even wrapped already…but hey, nothing wrong with being ahead of the game, am I right?

Speaking of ahead of the game, Walt Disney World has us all beat – they started putting up their Christmas décor just a few days after Halloween! Check out how they do it up for the holidays:

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And if all that doesn’t get you in a Christmas-y mood, then check out Disney Tourist Blog’s Ultimate 2016 Disney World Christmas Guide

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – 5 Years Of Laughter & Love

Today my husband and I are celebrating our 5 year wedding anniversary! It’s hard to believe it’s been 5 years already – the time seems like it has flown by! Today I want to reminisce a little about the time I’ve spent as half of a married couple – and of course by reminisce I mean check out some of our Disney memories!

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We spend our honeymoon in Walt Disney World – June is a hot, sticky, wet month in Orlando – but we still managed to have a lot of fun! It was the first time I had been back to Disney since I was a teenager – and it was my first time as an adult (without my parents!) and I loved being able to explore and re-visit things as an adult, and a new wife too!

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Disney World in December is amazing – we went mid-month, and also went to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – which was a ton of fun. The weather was nice and mild, and getting to see all the amazing Christmas décor everywhere put us in the Christmas spirit for sure!

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Ice cream on a hot afternoon at Disney? Yes, please. And thank you. And I will even share (because that’s how much I love him!)

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Enjoyed the food, drinks, and view from Disney’s California Grill Restaurant atop the amazing Contemporary Resort

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Everyone enjoys meeting characters – and this was an especially awesome day – Christmas morning at 1900 Park Fare – amazing food, and awesome characters – and a great time making memories with my husband too!

It’s been 5 years of laughs, fights, hugs, tears, kisses, buying a house, getting a dog, having a kid – and I personally wouldn’t trade a minute of it for anything!

Here’s to a million more memories

TGIF!

 

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The Top Three Best Things About Walt Disney World At Christmastime

I was lucky enough to get to travel to Walt Disney World the week of Christmas this year – and it was probably one of the most amazing experiences of my life! Getting to combine two things I love very much (Christmas and Disney World of course!) was definitely a dream come true! There are tons of amazing things to see/do at Disney during the holiday season, but I have to say these three are my absolute favorites:

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1. The FOODDisney Food is always amazing – but at Christmas time they make it even more special! With awesome treats and special meals – I personally enjoyed the colorful baked goods available on Main Street (like this adorable Mickey snowman cake pop!), but trust me there’s plenty more where that came from! Many WDW restaurants offer special meals during the holiday, or add special dishes to their buffets to make the season that much more magical (and delicious!)

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2. The Osbourne Lights – I know I have recently talked about how awesome the Osbourne Spectacle of Dancing Lights are, but I truly can’t say it enough. They are absolutely amazing – watching the street go from bare and boring to bright and cheery was probably the best thing about this whole vacation for me – the lights blinked in time to music, and it even ‘snowed’! We saw them light up on Christmas Day, and the experience was so Christmas-y and special – I wish I could afford to make it a yearly Christmas tradition!

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3. The Shopping – I love shopping, so anytime you combine that with Disney and Christmas? Please, me and my credit cards stand no chance against the sheer volume of amazing Disney Christmas souvenirs available at the Parks. My personaly favorite? The Mickey Gingerbread man mix that comes with a Mickey Gingerbread man cookie cutter!

I will forever cherish all the memories I was lucky enough to get to make this past Christmas – and if you ever have the chance to check out Disney at Christmastime – I highly suggest you take it! Aside from my three favorite things about it, theres also tons of beautiful décor, live musical performances, appearances by Santa Claus, and of course that Christmas Spirit is always in the air!

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Change Of Plans – Are We Nuts?

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My husband and I had been planning to head back to Walt Disney World in September, where we would get to see all the fall decor, enjoy the emptiness of the Parks (what with most kids having gone back to school that month), and attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.

Needless to say – we were pumped. But then….the holidays happened. And they were stressful, as they tend to be when you’re an adult.

What happened to Christmas and Thanksgiving where all we had to do was show up, maybe bring a pie, and just enjoy the time together as a family? Well…let’s see…owning a home, having dogs, hosting holidays, having houseguests, roasting turkey, shopping, buying and wrapping presents, putting up the tree….etc, etc….that all happened. HARD. As much as you can plan, prepare, and do things in advance, the stress can still take its toll.

So we decided – this year, we aren’t doing it. No presents, no cooking, no get togethers. How, you might ask, are we going to pull this off? Easy. We have decided to spend Christmas with the Mouse – Mickey that is.

Instead of going during the quieter, less crowded fall season, we are going to go the week of Christmas – one of the most crowded, crazy times of year at WDW…WHAT WERE WE THINKING?

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Well, like I said, we were thinking that we want to enjoy Christmas, to get to spend it with those we truly care about (mainly, each other, and my parents, who are coming along too!), and to not have to cook or entertain or worry about any of that stuff.

Also, we went to WDW at Christmas time in 2011, and it was NOT a good trip – I was sick the whole time, and we want to try and have a do-over of that, a time where we can really experience everything amazing about WDW at Christmas- which is a LOT! They go all out – giant Christmas trees, tons of decorations, themed meals and treats and music and so much to enjoy! And I get to enjoy it with my favorite people – my husband and my parents – the people who first brought me to WDW, and have taught me to love it

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So as far as I can tell, this was the best decision we have ever made – sure that means our trip is now more expensive, further away, and we will experience more crowds at the Parks – but hey, its DISNEY at CHRISTMAS! Enough said.

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