Monday, June 8, 2020

We All Need A Little Bit of Pixie Dust

I don't think it's any secret that we are a Disney family.  Over the years it's become a happy place for us, and we have made so many precious memories. We have Disney playlists on our phones, play Disney games on Family Game Night, and have fun testing our Disney trivia skills or talking about our favorite rides, shows and resorts.

I absolutely love researching and planning for each of our trips. It gives me something to look forward to and there are so many amazing options that the experiences change and grow right along with our kids. The way we vacation now is much different that 2010 when we took our first trip, and it's rewarding for me to find new experiences for each trip and each child.

I was knee deep into planning our October 2020 trip when Covid-19 turned the world upside down. I had such a wonderful trip planned with the NBA experience for Eli and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique/princess dinner for Ellie.  We were finally getting to stay in a Deluxe Resort and we were even splurging on Park Hopper Passes so that we would have more flexibility.

We made the decision in early May to postpone our trip for another year while this mess gets sorted out, and even though we know it's the best thing for our family, I'm still in need of some Disney magic. For several years I have wanted to make a little travel/Disney blog (and even attempted a few posts), but it always felt kinda silly and self serving when there are so many hard things happening all around us. What 2020 is teaching me is that you can create beauty and joy even in the mist of chaos.  You can be both transparent and real  about the hard things while also making room for the simple pleasures that bring genuine happiness.  In fact, sometimes those silly little blog posts are a welcomed breath of fresh air and a gentle reminder that it's ok to hope for better days.

That's why I've decided to relive some of my most precious memories, share my favorite restaurants and pass along some of my hard learned tips, tricks, and ideas. It seems a little silly, but I think right now we all need a little bit of pixie dust.

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