Three Things Thursday!

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Today we are taking the lead from my friend Heidi over at Heidi’s Head, and we are sharing a new post called Three Things Thursday!  This post is just a little whimsical one that will give you a glimpse into who I am.  I hope that you will like it, and perhaps learn a little bit from me that will help explain why I am the way I am.

Mickey's first birthday, '69

Even as a one year old, I have always been excitable…I remember the time my Grandma got me a hot dog and told me to hold on tight to the hot dog so I wouldn’t drop it — well, the story goes that I held on so tight that the hot dog shot out of the bun and landed on the floor!

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My Grandma and Grandpa were the ones that took me, my Mom, and my sister to Walt Disney World for the first time, in 1979.  Additionally, I would spend the summers visiting them as a kid, and my Grandpa and I learned how to swim together in the neighbor’s pool by checking out library books on a particular swimming stroke we wanted to learn, and then reading a chapter and practicing at the pool.

My Grandma was 93 when she passed away, and my Grandpa passed away on his birthday at the young age of 98.

Sophie: From Beautiful Baby to Birthday Girl

Cindy and I have been married for thirteen years now and counting, and we were blessed with our little angel Sophie in June.  When Sophie was born, she was only 4 pounds, 2 ounces, and was only 17 1/2″ long.  Her whole hand, as you can see, could grip one small section of my index finger.  Cindy and Sophie are the light of my life outside of God.

Thank you for stopping by today!  Please head on over to Heidi’s Head to see what other entries she has for you, and thanks!

A Magic Kingdom Virtual Christmas Tour

Image courtesy and ©WDW Shutterbug

Image courtesy and ©WDW Shutterbug

My friends, many of you — like me, I might add — have never been to Walt Disney World during the Christmas season.  This is a bucket list of mine, that is for sure, but to date, I have not been able to experience the beauty, the majesty, and the fun of being able to take my family on that trip.  One day that will change, but today, I’ve got a very special treat for you.  My friend Andy — the creator of the Facebook page WDW Shutterbug, and a photographer on par or better than Tom Bricker, in my opinion, agreed to take some photos of the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and perhaps even Epcot and the resorts — time permitting — so that I could share his work with you, and hopefully bring the Disney Magic home to you so that you can imagine, just for a while, what your experience might be like when you make it to Walt Disney World for Christmas.

If you have been to the Magic Kingdom during this time of the year, I hope you enjoyed it, and that you make it a regular point to get back there.  But, if you have never been before, well, this post is for you, and I hope you enjoy the Disney Magic that Andy’s pictures bring to your home, wherever that may be.  Now, sit back, relax, and enjoy our virtual look at the Magic Kingdom through the work of our friends at the WDW Shutterbug!

Image courtesy and ©WDW Shutterbug

Image courtesy and ©WDW Shutterbug

Image courtesy and ©WDW Shutterbug

Image courtesy and ©WDW Shutterbug

Image courtesy and ©WDW Shutterbug

Image courtesy and ©WDW Shutterbug

Image courtesy and ©WDW Shutterbug

Image courtesy and ©WDW Shutterbug

Image courtesy and ©WDW Shutterbug

Image courtesy and ©WDW Shutterbug

Image courtesy and ©WDW Shutterbug

Image courtesy and ©WDW Shutterbug

Image courtesy and ©WDW Shutterbug

Image courtesy and ©WDW Shutterbug

Image courtesy and ©WDW Shutterbug

Image courtesy and ©WDW Shutterbug

Image courtesy and ©WDW Shutterbug

Image courtesy and ©WDW Shutterbug

Image courtesy and ©WDW Shutterbug

Image courtesy and ©WDW Shutterbug

Image courtesy and ©WDW Shutterbug

Image courtesy and ©WDW Shutterbug

Image courtesy and ©WDW Shutterbug

Image courtesy and ©WDW Shutterbug

This is just a taste of what you can experience at Walt Disney World during the Christmas season.  Of all of these photos, my friends, tell me, which is your favorite picture?  Please let me know, and if you have a moment, click on over to Andy’s page and thank him for sharing his love of Disney with all of us!

Stay tuned for more pictures as we explore other areas of Walt Disney World!

Special thanks goes out to my friend Deb from Focused on the Magic, for hosting the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!  To see all the entries (including my first entry), click on the button below!

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