TMSM’s Adventures in Florida Living ~ Wrapping up 2015!



Well my dear friends, this is the last weekly check in for 2015!  I hope you all had a safe and magical Christmas, as we enjoyed ours too.  I can’t believe that the new year is upon us already… time goes by so fast.  2015 was our first full year in Florida, and it was packed full of busy times as well as ups and downs.  I couldn’t sleep last night, so I was trying to recap the year in my head in preparation for tonight’s blog.  Yes, I still have work on the brain at all hours of the night, I can’t help it.  Anyhow, I started to think of some of the highlights, and realized how adventurous this year has been.  Here are a few firsts for me in 2015~

Swam with and smooched a dolphin

Did a free fall attached to a bungee cord from over 200 feet (that’s nuts!)

Experienced Disney’s 24 Hour Party

Held meet ups at the parks and got to meet and thank well over 100 Main Streeters in person

Covered various events for TMSM and Off TMSM

Took a ride on a 400 ft observation wheel

Was actually on TV which was pretty darn cool

Experimented with live broadcasts

With the help of some amazing people, started our very own magazine!

Took my parents to Epcot and Animal Kingdom for the first time

Saw my little brother get married.

Made some amazing memories that will always stay with me!

These are just SOME of the events that stuck out in my mind at 3:00 in the morning, I know there is so much more that I can’t recall at the moment. Sometimes I still can’t believe that we live in Florida to pursue our Disney dreams. If you know me and read our updates, then you also know that change is hard for me.  Being away from my family and friends is hard, and lonely at times truthfully, but this past year has been a whirlwind, and I’m thankful for the experiences that came our way.

As I look back on the year, I can say one thing for sure…. I would NOT have been able to push through and do the things we’ve done without the love and support from my friends, family, and all of YOU.  God has surely blessed me with amazing people in my life, and I thank you all for caring about our family and all that the The Main Street Mouse does.  On that note, from the bottom of my heart, I wish you all a safe, magical, and Happy New Year.  Here’s hoping that 2016 brings good things for all of us!  Until next week (and year), see ya real soon! ~Michele


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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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