Part of our family, from L-R, Kyle, Cindy, Stephanie, Shane, and Me, June, 2012

My heart goes out to my dear friend Brenda and her family, who have suffered a tragic loss in their family.  Without going into details, if you are people of prayer, please lift them up in prayer today and in the days to come.  Pray for God’s Peace, Strength, and comfort to come upon that family, and while you are thinking about a family, remember your own family, and thank God for all that He has given to you.

The Wordless Wednesday theme for today is the August Calendar Shot.  The picture above is just one of many that I would include for my August month.  Special thanks, as always, goes out to my friend Deb for hosting this over at Focused on the Magic.  To see the rest of the posts, just click on the button at the end of the post, but first, take a look at just some of the family photos we’ve taken over the years.

Sophie and her old man, August, 2007.  Our first dinner at Disney World!

Dapper Dans with Sophie and her Cousin Anna Jane, June, 2011!

BFFs Sophie and Riley on Sophie’s Birthday, June 19, 2008!

Cousins Stephanie and Sophie, October 1, 2011

Cindy, Mike, Sophie, and Stephanie, October 1, 2011

Stephanie, her fiance Shane, and his brother Kyle at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, June 2012.

Sophie, Cindy, Madelyne-Lois, and Monica at the Magic Kingdom, June, 2012

Kyle, Cindy, Mike, Stephanie, and Shane, June, 2012.

Cindy, Mike, Stephanie, Shane, and Kyle, June 2012.

Sophie and Meemaw, August, 2006.
Neal, River, Izaiah, Kerry, Cinderella, Monica, Madelyne-Lois, Mike, Sophie, and Cindy at Cinderella’s Royal Table!

Now, why don’t you head on over to Deb’s site and check out all the other Calendar Shots for this week’s theme? Thanks for stopping by, and remember, please keep Brenda and her family in your prayers. Thanks!

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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 six years, Mike has helped many of his readers plan and have incredible Disney vacations of their own. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and . 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!


24 Responses to “Wordless Wednesday — Family”

  1. Thanks, Mary! It's a tough time for them right now, but they are strong in their faith, and with our prayers and God's help, they'll be okay in time. Thanks!


  2. Mike – I'll absolutely keep your friend and her family in my prayers this week – and I hope that you'll also update us so we can give prayers of thanksgiving as well!

    I love all your family photos – to me, that is what Disney is all about – building those amazing memories not only with family but with friends. It's truly an amazing place!

  3. Sending prayers for Brenda and her family! Love all your pictures!! It doesn't get any better than being able to celebrate in Disney with family and friends!! Thanks for sharing and for joining today in the blog hop fun!

  4. Mike, Great shots of you and your family.. You guys always look great..
    Sending prayers and Pixie Dust.

  5. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your friend and her family. Your pictures are a wonderful showing of 'ohana. What amazing memories we all make at Disney. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Prayers to your friend and the family. Gorgeous family memories of your magical vacations with your family.

  7. Such a happy collection! And some super fun 2012 borders and shots… (LOVE that 1st one w/fireworks added to the edges!!) now I'm having a little Pity Party that there are no Disney trips for us this year ;)

  8. These are terrific Mike- I just love your “scared” faces! Prayers and thoughts; what you say so well is so very true.

  9. Thanks, Beth! Brenda is a great friend, just like you. The only difference is that I've met Brenda! :) Time to correct that for us! Wish we could meet at Disney one year!

  10. Thanks, Tami, sorry for the downer! Maybe I'll do a Disney In Pictures theme “Disney Downers” or something one week. No, I don't think I could handle that!

  11. Thank you! Prayers are the best thing we can do, but sometimes it still feels inadequate, like there should be something else that we should do also.

  12. Amen, Deb. You've got it right, family and friends are what makes it at Disney! Thanks for praying for Brenda and her family!

  13. Thanks for sharing such special family photos. I love the girls' progression through the years – so precious. Sending your friend prayers to make it through.

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