Happy Thanksgiving from My Dreams of Disney

On this Thanksgiving Day, 2012, here at My Dreams of Disney we would like to take a few minutes and wish you and your family a wonderful, safe, and happy Thanksgiving!  We have so many blessings that God has bestowed upon us, one of the best is in this first picture — my daughter Sophie reading a book with her Great Grandpa, my Grandpa, the man she called “Poppy.”

My Grandpa isn’t with us any more, but these pictures are, and it is wonderful that I’m able to pull them up and look at them, remember the time it was taken, and give thanks to God for the blessing.  Not everyone is as fortunate in this regard as I am — I know many people that never knew their Grandma or Grandpa, or for that matter, even their own parents — so as I move on in years, I find myself realizing more and more just how blessed a person I am.

In the next pictures, I would like to share with you some of the pictures that I have taken or had taken, both inside and outside of Walt Disney World, that show how thankful I am for all of the blessings I have.  I hope you enjoy!

I am thankful for my wife Cindy — who loves me, even though I had socks on with sandals.

I am thankful to this rose, for allowing the hopeless romantic that I am to share a special moment with my wife Cindy as we passed through the lobby of Kidani Village.

I am thankful for Will, who not only was my best friend and roommate, but also my best man, and Sophie’s Godfather. He loves her like he would his own child.

I am thankful to my friend Amanda, who is a nut, but reminds me daily how to live life, and to take pleasure in the simple pleasures!

I am thankful to Kerry and Monica, especially Kerry, for showing that look of abject horror on her face so perfectly!

I am thankful to Kyle (left) and Shane (right), two brothers who walk with the Lord, but still know how to have fun, and remember the kid inside of them!

I am thankful for Shane and Stephanie, two souls that God brought together, and who are now on their own life journey together!

I know that these pictures do not even begin to do justice for all of the things that I am thankful for, but in the end, I guess what it comes down to is this:

I am thankful to my God for giving me the gift of love, in such abundant quantities, that I am able to love all of these people, plus the hundreds of people that I haven’t mentioned here.  While I haven’t posted a picture of them, they know who they are, and they know that I love them also.

I hope that you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration, that you spend some great quality time with your families, whomever that may be, and that you are able to take a break from the hustle and bustle of this world, and for this day, at least, slow down, live, love, and laugh together with those you love.

Disney In Pictures Theme: Thankful Things!

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by!  It’s Thanksgiving week here in the United States, I hope you all have a wonderful, safe holiday, and remember all of the things that you are thankful for!  I am thankful for (among other things) all of you stopping by and visiting on a daily basis!  On that thought, our Disney In Pictures theme for this week is “Thankful Things!”  Much like we did for Veterans Day, this theme is opened up to all of you for whatever you are thankful for!  If it’s at Disney related, that’s just a bonus, but it doesn’t have to be!

  1. Dig through your photos, and find a few pictures that epitomize what you are thankful for.
  2. Email them to me at mickey@mydreamsofdisney.com, and include your name, why the picture is special to you, and your blog if you have one!
  3. Then, check back on Sunday to see your photos proudly displayed!

As a side note, I’ll have plenty of things to talk about this week, including a special Thanksgiving post for Thursday, so I hope you’ll stick around in between turkey eating and Christmas shopping to see what great things we have for you!  Who knows, you may even find a thing or two here on the site that you may want to turn into Christmas presents for this year!

Lastly, on Friday I’ll be part of a special Black Friday Contest, so look for more details about that this week as well!  The host is my friend Jonathan from Mousekejournals and Mouse and Memos, if you haven’t seen those sites yet, go check them out!  They are well designed and full of great Disney information!

Once again, I hope you all have a wonderful, safe Thanksgiving!  Send in those photos, and thanks for stopping by!