Thursday, March 17, 2011

Walt Disney World Resort--Have a Magical Day

I'm on a fabulous vacation -- after working hard on the revisions and now letting them percolate!! DH, DT, and I moved from the Tuscany Hilton resort to the Yacht Club on the Disney World property. We love this resort because we can walk onto one of our favorite parks: Epcot. Not everyone considers Epcot their favorite resort, but my family loves it because it is mellow, there are fun foods to try, and there are some cool rides.

We're here to celebrate our anniversary. DH gave me the gift in August. When we booked our trip, we told them this was the reason we were coming (a few months later, but DT's pesky school schedule interfered with our travel plans). Any rate, this is the first total family vacation we've had in two years (guess where we went last time? Yah, hate to admit it, but it was Disney--we just love it here). The first few days were busy, hectic, and crazy with the rides. But now that we are here, our pace has slowed tremendously.

We've also been getting super spoiled by the Disney staff. Why? Because we have these fabulous buttons that say "Happy Anniversary" and the number of years we've been married. We wear them all over the parks and everyone says "happy anniversary" to--park staff, strangers, other people celebrating anniversaries. We are convinced these little buttons are giving us little perks like best seats on the rides and more. It's a lot of fun and we do feel special.

That's the beauty of Disney. The magic of Disney. It doesn't matter how old you are, if you are celebrating a special event, they make you feel like you're a kid again. We saw one couple that wore similar buttons--Happy Anniversary 60 Years!! Wow! We stopped and chatted with them, had a fabulous conversation about how a marriage lasts (it's not 50/50, it's 49/51 and the person who compromises the most changes from day to day--trust me). We're not married for 60 years, but this is a milestone: 25 Years!! (Yes, I was a child bride).

We're having fun. We're visiting theme parks, eating fabulous food, and just enjoying our special celebration with each other. Some people want diamonds and cars. Me? I just want to spend time with my two favorite people.

How do you celebrate your special days? Do you have magical days or do you prefer the "stuff" that you get for celebrating the magical day?

And now? Back to the parks!!

DT and I bought a cool anniversary welcome basket for DH. This arrived


Heidi said...

I totally prefer time together to a gift. spending my anniversary at Disney would be AWESOME! I'm so glad you guys are having such a great time.

Christine said...

Hi Heidi: We're having so much fun. We don't care that the parks are crowded because we just love all the people watching, the atmosphere, and the weather is amazing :-)

Yup, I am totally a "do something together" kind of girl when it comes to a quality gift.


Robn said...

Happy Anniversary - 25 years is awesome! I'm glad you guys are having such a wonderful time. Best wishes!

Christine said...

Thanks Robin!! We are having a blast. DH and I said this was the best way to celebrate our marriage!!


Stephanie Jones said...

Glad y'all are having so much fun.
I love the idea of a magical time.
That's probably one reason I am still single....I insist on waiting for the fairy tale!

Christine said...

Hi Stephanie: Fairy tales are worth waiting for because then the magic always wins over the every day stuff we cope with all the time.

We all deserve Pixie Dust!!


Kelly Moran said...


I woke up Sunday a.m. to find my blog, my 500 plus followers, my 100plus author interviews, and my 200 plus reviews gone. Blogger gave no explanation, but I think the account was hacked. Change your password often!

I have reloaded the interviews and reviews, plus redesigned the blog. But if you could, please hit the "follow" button so I can reclaim the fellow bloggers I miss. I'm still following you, as my account remained--thank goodness!

Thank you!
Kelly Moran

Christine said...

Hi Kelly: Will do!! Sorry you were hacked :-( Glad you are still in my blogger system!!