TMSM’s Adventures in Florida Living ~ Making Disney Time

Happy Wednesday Everyone!  I hope you’re all doing well this week and are ready to catch up! Here we go!

We have been working so much the past few weeks, that I felt that we needed some family time with the boys.  Before we know it summer will be over and I know I’ll have regrets.  Yes, I know it just started, but I plan ahead for worrying, sad but true.  With that being said, we made some Disney time, and I’m glad we did.  On Thursday, we went to Epcot, to see the new Guardians of the Galaxy show.  It’s been raining on and off for weeks, but I wanted to get out  for a little while regardless.  Yes, it rained.  The first Guardians show we sat down to see got cancelled because of lightning in the area, so we had to wait for the next one.  The boys enjoyed it very much, it’s a fun show with great music.  Very lighthearted and different.  We also went and took a peek at the construction area for the Guardians coaster that’s being built.  I’ll post video below.  I’m excited for that, it’s going to be a fun addition. On Friday we stayed home and had friends over, which is great for the kids, they like when there’s other kids in the house.  It’s good for them.  On Saturday, we went to see The Incredibles 2.  The kids were excited to see this movie, as they loved the first installment.  The film certainly didn’t disappoint, and had an excellent message of course.  I don’t want to spoil it, so I won’t say much more.  If you haven’t see it yet, do yourself a favor and go, it’s a great movie!

Sunday was Father’s Day, AND it was our FOUR year anniversary of moving to Florida. Holidays are still hard sometimes, I would have loved to be home celebrating with my family, but that’s not always possible. So, we decided to get out and go to the Magic Kingdom for the day. It was a fitting place to be on our Florida anniversary too, the Magic Kingdom was always a favorite when we used to vacation here. Truthfully, it doesn’t lose it’s magic as a local, not for us. We still love all things Disney, maybe even more so now. I still get all choked up over things, just like before, and I hope to never lose those feelings. When we headed south four years ago, I had no idea what I was in for. I was scared but hopeful. The past four years have been a roller coaste, so many ups and downs, but I don’t regret it. I miss my family and friends, but honestly I love living in Florida. The boys love it here too. Seeing them happy makes me feel in my heart that we made a good decision. It’s a relief. So, we went on a few rides, took a crazy rough boat ride over to Trails End for dinner (it was storming pretty bad), and stayed for fireworks. It was a great day indeed.

Monday we prepped for our live show on Facebook and did some work and such. Back to work of course… Monday nights show was a good one. We talked about lots of things, like the move, our experiences in the crazy job we have, plus had some laughs about various things. These shows are quickly becoming a favorite of our followers, and we’re so happy to do them. It’s a lot of fun. We loaded the replay on our YouTube channel, in case you missed it. This coming week, tomorrow actually, we have a media event at Typhoon Lagoon. More of their summer activities. I’ll post pics from the event on our Instagram and Facebook pages, so watch for that. The next two weeks will be busy, with the opening of Toy Story Land and their media weekend, but I’m looking forward to it. My job is not conventional, but I love it. When you love what you do it shows, at least that’s what people tell me. I’m so glad that we took chances and went after our dreams. If I can do it anyone can, and I really appreciate all of you who who have been on this journey with me. Thank you so much. Until next time…. sending you love, blessings and pixie dust. See ya real soon! ~M

*A big thank you to Paula for the Michigan gifts from home, and to Troy who sent me TMSM goodies this week! So thankful for you both!

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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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