TMSM’s Adventures in Florida Living ~ Family Time and Getting Back to Work

It’s Wednesday, and time for our weekly Florida Living update! Last week, I told you that my Mom and Dad were in town and we’ve been keeping busy. My Mom still wasn’t feeling 100% since her surgery was just last month, so we did less Disney activities than we originally planned, but it still went well. Instead of going to the Magic Kingdom last Friday, we went to Port Orleans Riverside and took the boat ride to Downtown Disney. Have you ever done that? If not, you really should. The boat ride is so peaceful. You travel past the Tree House area at Saratoga Springs, which is really cool. I’d love to stay there sometime, it looks like fancy camping, for lack of a better term! Anyhow, the parents enjoyed the boat ride, and the yummy lunch at our favorite Earl of Sandwich. The week they were here went by so darn fast, but I’m happy they made it and that my mom is on the road to recovery. God bless my dad too for being so wonderful to her. My parents really are amazing.



As I wrote about earlier this week, last Saturday we took my smaller half of Monsters Inc to the Magic Kingdom while our older Monster was at a birthday party. Getting back in the park to play was a nice relief. I know we seem to have lots of fun, and we do, but we also do a lot of work. Sometimes a play day in the park is needed, even though I usually have my reporters cap on and keep my eye open for new things around Disney. It’s hard to separate the two sometimes, I can’t help myself. But…. I did my best to just be Mommy and we had a lot of fun that night. We took him on the rides he wanted to go on, got him an ice cream, and just had some time for us. We missed the older one though for sure. Like I said, it’s hard watching your kids grow up and having to let go a bit. I’m really pushing myself to stop and enjoy more moments with the boys though, as they are getting bigger and bigger right before my eyes. I remember each of them on their first trip to WDW, both coincidentally went at the age of 11 months old. Wow. Where does the time go? Too fast for sure.



Well, this week has been busy with work, and the rest of the week will be the same. Lots to do, but it’s a good thing. Even though I say it each week, I need to express to our readers how much I truly appreciate each of you following along with what we do and giving us such amazing feedback. When I started this series almost a year ago, with the Moving to Main Street blogs, I wasn’t sure how long people would want to read or would be interested in it. It’s been almost a year and people still care, and I thank you for that. As long as you’re interested, then I’ll keep on writing! From the bottom of my heart, thank you! On that note, until next week…. sending you lots of love, pixie dust and blessings! See ya real soon! ~M

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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7 thoughts on “TMSM’s Adventures in Florida Living ~ Family Time and Getting Back to Work

  • April 23, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Love reading about your adventures at DisneyWorld and at all the other places Florida has to offer.
    Thank you for taking the time to inform and update us.

  • April 23, 2015 at 8:02 am

    Love reading your Florida Living blogs. Please keep writing them. You are living a dream of mine……moving to Florida near WDW. Of course, I am not a writer or blogger, so I’m not sure what I would do for work, Maybe someday I will win the lottery. LOL

  • April 23, 2015 at 7:43 am

    The treehouse villas are much nicer than fancy camping! Think luxury resort with three bedrooms, two full baths, full kitchen, washer/dryer, etc. One of the best places we ever stayed at Disney. And since each “treehouse” is by itself, we didn’t both our neighbors when our special needs son had his daily, afternoon meltdown. And the price was more reasonable than other resorts with comparable space. Highly recommended!!

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