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About Mike Ellis

Mike has been a Disney fan since his first trip to the Magic Kingdom in 1979 when he was 11 years old. Since that first trip, he has seen parks open, lands close, and attractions come and go, but one thing remains the same, his love for Disney is as strong as ever.

His Disney adventures caused him to start My Dreams of Disney because he wanted to document for his family and friends all of the special Disney Memories he has enjoyed with his family, and since that first post in 2010, Mike's hobby has become his passion!

Now a Travel Consultant with Pixie Vacations for over nine years, Mike has helped many of his readers plan and have incredible Disney vacations of their own. Check us out on Facebook and Twitter. Also, connect with us on our Pixie Vacations by Mike Ellis Facebook page to submit a quote request or learn more about all of your possible vacation destinations!

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  1. mickey
    Mike Ellis

    Continued prayers for Katy. Here is the latest via my friend Kuleen:

    Update from Katy’s Mom:
    Katy had a quiet day… No big changes… Still peeing… Working towards weaning the vent and getting her extubated. Patrick came to visit today and did really well seeing her so sick. Mike and I are blessed with two amazing children. Patrick was so caring and asked appropriate questions. He wanted to know how everything worked.

  2. mickey
    Mike Ellis

    Prayers for my friend Tara and her husband Scott. They recently lost their cat. Here is what she wrote on FB:
    Scott and I had to say our final goodbyes to our sweet cat Forest on Friday. He was with me for 18 years (longer than most but not even close to long enough). I know many of you knew him so I decided to share the info here on Facebook or at least you know our completely ridiculous attachment (I know!) to our animals so this was the hardest thing I have ever had to do. I am SO appreciative of all of you guys kind words and prayers to both of us. It was a horrible experience but just knowing he is now in peace makes it easier (well maybe one day it will :)). RIP my sweet Forest…you were the BEST kitty cat ever.

    Please pray for their comfort moving on — our pets are part of our family too!

  3. mickey
    Mike Ellis

    When it comes to Praises, sometimes the best praises are the ones that we associate with our Grandma. Here is a praise that my great friend Torri posted:

    My grandmother doesn’t have much (really nothing at all). Today she received $10 in the mail from one of her friends. She hands me the money and with tears in her eyes, asks me to give it to a family in our church who is going through an excruciating time. She says, “I know it’s not much and I wish I had more, but it’s all I have”.

    This is how she has lived her entire life. I wanna be just like her.

    God Bless Torri’s Grandmother, and all of the Grandmothers out there. They are treasures that we should never forget.

    • Torri

      Thanks for sharing Mike! Reminds me so much of the Widow in the Bible who didn’t have much, but she gave it all. Oh that we would all have such giving hearts!

  4. mickey
    Mike Ellis

    My friend Lin has a prayer request. Here is what she wrote:
    May I ask for a prayer? A family in the community I teach in has suffered a terrible tragedy. Parents Ryan and Elena were murdered in their home early yesterday morning. Their 16 year old son was arrested and charged, and all of this occurred while the remaining family members were apparently asleep. I knew this family, only in passing, but their daughter went on one of the theatre trips I organized and chaperoned to Walt Disney World. She was a sophomore then I believe and would have graduated this past June. Her parents were such sweet people. I simply cannot imagine what she and her remaining brother and sister are dealing with right now. Please pray for their strength and resolve as they do their best to cope with the situation. My heart just breaks.

    Please pray with me:

    Heavenly Father, the senseless brutality that this poor family has experienced – possibly from their own son — is beyond our ability to comprehend. Lord, at this point we pray for the children. We don’t know what will become of them, we don’t know if their parents were saved and are with you in Heaven, and we don’t know what will become of the one that committed the acts of violence, but here’s what we do know. We know that You are in control, and that, as horrific as this situation is, You are there to comfort the children. You are there to give them Your Peace. You are there to give them Your Strength. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, You are there to give them Your Love. Please help them, Lord. Please keep them safe from further harm, and Lord, bring into their lives the ones that will be there to help them in the days, weeks, months, and even years ahead. We ask all of these things in the healing name of Your Son Jesus, who lived and died for us on the cross. It is in His name we pray. Amen.

  5. mickey
    Mike Ellis

    My friend Kuleen shares the latest update on Rockstar Katy:

    LONG update on Katy:
    Let’s start with the positives… Katy has been able to successful wean down on her vent settings… has tolerated significant weans in her sedation meds. These are all things that need to be done to move towards extubation… our hope was to extubate Katy and give her LVAD a chance to work at its full capacity and that alone would be enough to help her kidneys recover.Unfortunately Katy’s kidneys are failing fast…and the fear is that we no longer have the time to wait and see if the extubation plan will work.
    Mike and I are having to make decisions that no parent should ever have to make. Katy is in a very tough spot and there is very little left that can be done for her. She really needs to turn the corner and turn it fast. We have to make sure that we give her the best chance possible to do that while still being very aware of her quality of life and making sure we are not prolonging the inevitable. Katy’s love of life,happiness and comfort is front and center as we make these horrible life and death decisions… all the while trying not to lose hope.
    With all that said… tomorrow Katy wlll be headed to the cath lab to have an ASD made… basically putting a hole in her right heart to open communication between the right and left ventricles. The hope being that it will lower the pressures in her right ventricle. All sounds good in theory but it has never been done…not here not anywhere! It is basically a last ditch effort… that sounds like it will work in theory. It is a very precise procedure because they can’t make the hole too big or her 02 sats would be much too low due to too much oxygenated blood going through… and if it is too small the hole will close on its own. While they are in the cath lab they will place the dialysis catheter so that if need be they can get fluid off that way and filter toxins as needed. We hope that these maneuvers will give Katy’s kidneys the boost they need to recover and make it to extubation. There are just no other options to try. Everyone please keep praying for our little Rockstar. . .

    Please pray for her fervently! My fear is that this may come to a big climax really soon, so please keep praying for her. Please pray with me:

    Heavenly Father, we have seen so much death and loss this week. Please care for Katy, and if it is Your Will, please keep her from suffering the same fate as some others have. Lord, please show Your Miraculous Power by healing Katy, and lifting her up as an example of what loving Jesus can mean in your life. However, it is Your Will, not ours, that matters here. Lord, hear our prayer. It is in the name of Your Son Jesus that we pray with Thanksgiving. Amen.

    • Beth Green ~ A Disney Mom's Thoughts – Decatur, Alabama – Hey y'all! My name is Beth and I'm the mother to 3 wonderful boys and wife to an amazing husband living in North Alabama. I'm a full time youth minister in the United Methodist Church and I love to act like a kid! I love my God, my family, my friends, my youth, Walt Disney World, and Auburn University, to name a few! I am always planning trips to Walt Disney World, even if they never come true! I try to help others plan trips and figure out the best plan for each family. If you have a question, need advice or suggestions about Walt Disney World, send me an email and I'll answer your questions through a post on my blog! I'll answer your questions based on my past experiences and my personal opinions. If I don't know the answer, I'll find the answer and share what I find! You can contact and find me here: Email- bgwdw71@gmail.com Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/adisneymomsthoughts Twitter- https://twitter.com/adisneymom YouTube- http://www.youtube.com/user/adisneymomsthoughts Pinterest- http://pinterest.com/adisneymom/ Instagram- http://instagram.com/adisneymoms Google + https://plus.google.com/+Adisneymomsthoughts/posts Have a Magical Day!
      Beth Green ~ A Disney Mom's Thoughts

      I hate that any parent has to deal with this. My heart is heavy. I pray for the doctors, nurses, Katy, her friends and family.

  6. mickey
    Mike Ellis

    Today we give Praise to God for the successful birth of Kennedy, the daughter of my niece Leslie and her husband Matt. Please pray for them, that there would be nothing keeping them from leaving the hospital in time, and that they would get the patience they need from God to see them through the good times and the bid times that raising a child will bring. Thank you everyone!

    • Beth Green ~ A Disney Mom's Thoughts – Decatur, Alabama – Hey y'all! My name is Beth and I'm the mother to 3 wonderful boys and wife to an amazing husband living in North Alabama. I'm a full time youth minister in the United Methodist Church and I love to act like a kid! I love my God, my family, my friends, my youth, Walt Disney World, and Auburn University, to name a few! I am always planning trips to Walt Disney World, even if they never come true! I try to help others plan trips and figure out the best plan for each family. If you have a question, need advice or suggestions about Walt Disney World, send me an email and I'll answer your questions through a post on my blog! I'll answer your questions based on my past experiences and my personal opinions. If I don't know the answer, I'll find the answer and share what I find! You can contact and find me here: Email- bgwdw71@gmail.com Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/adisneymomsthoughts Twitter- https://twitter.com/adisneymom YouTube- http://www.youtube.com/user/adisneymomsthoughts Pinterest- http://pinterest.com/adisneymom/ Instagram- http://instagram.com/adisneymoms Google + https://plus.google.com/+Adisneymomsthoughts/posts Have a Magical Day!
      Beth Green ~ A Disney Mom's Thoughts

      Yea for babies! I’ll be praying for all of your family, health, adjustments, sleep and peace! :)

  7. mickey
    Mike Ellis

    Please pray for my friend Jodi and her friend and family. She learned some really bad news that has her in tears. Please pray for God’s Peace, Comfort, Strength, Mercy, and Love to descend upon Jodi and her friend and their family in their time of grief.

    Thanks.

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