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Hello everyone, and welcome to my weekly entry in the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!  As you all know, this great series is hosted by my friend Deb from Focused on the Magic, and it features a different Disney theme each week!  Since this is the beginning of the month, this week’s theme is the February Calendar Shot — that one shot or shots that you would have on your Disney calendar for the month of February!

For this week, I’m digging into the archives from August 20, 2009, when we spent a week at Walt Disney World and stayed at Port Orleans French Quarter for the first time.  I remember that trip because we originally thought that we weren’t going to be able to go that summer to Disney (we originally planned on going in June for Sophie’s birthday) — but as the summer went on, we decided that we could go, so we made plans for August.  The beauty of that trip was that Sophie didn’t know we were going, so when she found out, she had quite a reaction, as you can see below:

That trip was a lot of fun, with a great deal of relaxing memories that we remember to this day. It was also, at this point, the last trip that we have taken with just Cindy, Sophie and I being in the party — the next year we took my niece Stephanie, and the party has steadily increased ever since!

I hope you have enjoyed this week’s Wordless Wednesday post!  As a side note, tomorrow the 6th is my 45th birthday, so while the blog is only about 2 1/2 years old, my Disney memories span back 34 years to that first trip when I was eleven years old.  Here’s to another 34 years of Disney Memories!

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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 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!

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8 Responses to “Wordless Wednesday – February Calendar Shot!”

  1. What a pretty shot and Happy Birthday! May your birthday be blessed and magical! The French Quarter is my favorite resort that I have stayed in so far. I loved it!

  2. I love surprise trips! I never was able to surprise my own kids but did surprise my daughter by a surprise visit while she was working at Caribbean Beach Resort. :-)