Archives for September 2011
In honor of the start of the Food and Wine Festival at Epcot, today’s blog hop hosted by Lisa at Babes in Disneyland is all about Disney foods that make us happy!
This is easy for me! The only hard part is finding all the photos!! Sit, back and enjoy a tour of my favorite foods at Disney!
See if you can spot a theme here…
|Strawberry Shortcake from the
Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue
|Any and all ice cream- especially
with chocolate and sprinkles.
This is the Kitchen Sink
from Beaches and Cream.
|This is the Butterfinger
cupcake from Starring Rolls at DHS.
|Cupcakes on Main Street USA in the
|Cupcakes from Karamell Kuche in Epcot|
|Caramel, chocolate covered apple
shaped like Mickey from Disneyland.
|Rice Krispy treat shaped like Mickey.|
|Waffles and syrup, Mickey shaped
at Tusker House in AK.
Last week, my mom, my son and I spent a few days at Walt Disney World. While we were visiting I had the pleasure of meeting TWO of my fellow Magical Blogorailers! I knew Melissa from Disney on Wheels would be there at the same time, so we made plans to meet up, visit the Magic Kingdom and share a Kitchen Sink from Beaches and Cream.
|Melissa and I at Beaches and Cream|
Then, while we were in line to meet Gaston at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Wendy from Your Highway in the Sky was in line behind us!! It was such a surprise to see her and meet her in person.
|Wendy, Cman and I at MNSSHP|
You’ll be reading more about both the Kitchen Sink and MNSSHP in future posts!
Now, when will I get to meet the other Magical Blogorailers in person!? 🙂
Hello, fellow Disney lovers! We are Brittney and
Susan from Main Street Memories. We are friends who share a love for all
things Disney. We both grew up going to Walt Disney World. As
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|Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade
Magic Kingdom, September 2011
Last week I was lucky enough to spend 4 nights at WDW. No, it wasn’t long enough and I didn’t get to do everything I wanted, but I was at Walt Disney World! Any day at WDW is better than a day not being there! 🙂
|Fab 5 plus Daisy
(tilt your head to the right)
Being at the parks with a 2 1/2 year old can be challenging. What I learned is that it’s
good great to be prepared! While C-man did an outstanding job and exceeded my expectations, there were several times we needed distractions: waiting in line, riding the bus, waiting for food, and riding in the stroller. I had packed several things to play with but the things he enjoyed more were not planned!
I had a mini mangadoodle that was a lifesaver. I also had candy, juice, snacks and light up toys ready to go in my backpack. I thought that would be enough- wrong! Two of the best things I had were silly bandz in the shape of characters and a full 8×11 sheet of character stickers in the back of the Disney Character Encyclopedia (which is another great resource to have as a distraction). We spent so much time looking at the shapes of the characters the silly bandz were making and talking about them. By the end of the trip, he was making up stories to go along with the silly bandz “guys!” We also used the stickers to put on the park maps. He loved peeling them on and off the maps! This would be a great way to make up stories about the characters going to the parks or marking off the attractions you visit.
So, remember to pack small things such as silly bandz and a sheet of small stickers to decorate your maps!
Last week, I posted a devotion I found that mentioned Disneyland. I made the comment that I loved when two of my worlds (God and Disney) come together! Through some of the comments I received, I decided to tie my two worlds together more! I’m going to start posting some of my thoughts and youth lessons on Sundays that bring God, Faith and Disney together. I hope you enjoy- and if you don’t just skip over this part! 😉
Each Wednesday night this fall, I’m doing a “Disney Bible Study” with my Jr High youth. Each week, we watch a clip from a Disney movie and have a lesson based on the clip and the moral or lesson it teaches. The first week, we watched part of The Lion King. I’ll encourage you to watch this clip and think of the answers you would provide to some of the questions.
- What is your least favorite rule your parents have, or had when you were a youth? Why?
- What is your least favorite “rule” in the Bible? Why?
- Are there good reasons for rules?
Watch The Lion King starting at 29:10 “This is it. We made it.” and end at 35:33 “Cause nobody messes with your dad. Come here, you!” This is the part where Simba and Nala sneak off to the Elephant Graveyard and Mufasa has to rescue them from the hyenas.
- Simba and Nala deliberately disobeyed their
parents and found themselves in danger. Have you ever been in a dangerous situation because
you’ve disobeyed your parents?
Have your parents ever had to rescue you? Share experiences
- Do you think the rules your parents have for you
are fair? Do you think rules
need to change? Why? When? What are some things you can do to see if your family’s
rules are fair and appropriate?
- Read Ephesians 6:1-3
1Children, do what
your parents tell you. This is only right. 2″Honor your
father and mother” is the first commandment that has a promise
attached to it, namely, 3″so you will live well and have a
- What does honoring your parents mean to you?
- How does being obedient show that you love your
parents and you love God?
- Mufasa confessed his fear to Simba. Have your parents ever told you
their fears? If
yes, how did knowing their fears change you?
- Have you ever felt indestructible? What made you feel that way? Were you with your friends or by
- Has anyone ever talked you into doing something
you regretted later on? Were
you with your friends or by yourself?
- Do friends make a difference in how you feel
about yourself and what you say and do? How?
- It’s easy to be obedient when your parents are
watching. Do you obey their
rules when there’s no chance of them ever knowing whether you are obeying?
- Read 1 John 2:3-6
3Here’s how we can be sure that we
know God in the right way: Keep his commandments.
4If someone claims, “I know him
well!” but doesn’t keep his commandments, he’s obviously a liar. His
life doesn’t match his words. 5But the one who keeps God’s word
is the person in whom we see God’s mature love. This is the only way to be
sure we’re in God. 6Anyone who claims to be intimate with God
ought to live the same kind of life Jesus lived.
- How does following God’s laws actually make us
- Why does God require our obedience?
- What change might you see in your life this week
if you really followed God’s laws?