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Friday, October 9, 2015

Five Loves on Friday // Almost Disney Vacation Time Edition!!

Happy Friday, friends!  My, how I've missed you!!  I originally planned to be back from hiatus and sharing with you here in my lit'l nook of the blogosphere much sooner, but life has been very full lately.  I'm sure you can relate to such a season.  Speaking of seasons, I hope your fall is off to a fun, festive, and fabulous start!  Isn't October one of the best months of the year?

I'm tickled pink to be back today with Five Loves!  This one will be a bit different from the normal weekly recap.  Rather than five favorites from this week, I'm going to share five reasons why I can hardly wait for our Disney World vacation {which is coming very soon}! 


One // New Disney Memories!



This trip will be an extra special one as my parents are joining us!  They have not been since taking my sister and I in December of 1989!  So much has changed since then.  I can hardly wait to see the Disney Parks anew through their eyes!  The memories that our three generations will make side by side will be priceless!




Two // Celebrating Little One's 11th Birthday!



We've celebrated many things in the Disney Parks over the years.  Jason and I honeymooned at Disney World, and have returned during a few of our wedding anniversaries.  We've also celebrated our birthdays in a belated fashion there, but this will be our first time there on an actual birthday!  This birthday loving, Little One adoring, mama is over the moon about celebrating my sweetie pie in the most magical place on the planet!




Three // Living my Disney Dream




My #1 Disney dream for years now has been to become a Disney Vacation Club member.  This year that dream came true, and I am ecstatic to be taking our first trip as DVC members!  I can hardly wait to hear those beautiful words, "Welcome Home!" upon arrival to our home resort, Animal Kingdom Lodge!

{If you haven't heard of Disney Vacation Club and are curious what I'm all excited about, you can read more about it here.} 




Four // Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

We will be attending my favorite Disney event, Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom!  I absolutely love the party exclusive parade, special HalloWishes fireworks display, and the opportunity to trick or treat at my age!  Nights don't get much sweeter than that!




Here's a post I previous shared on this spooktacular event:




Five // Sipping, Snacking, & Shopping!

You all know I LOVE good eats and an excuse to shop!  This trip we look forward to eating our way around the world {showcase} at Epcot's 20th Anniversary Food & Wine Festival and my souvenir wish list is already a mile long.  We'll see what finds its way back with me in my suitcase!  I'll be sure to bring back a pretty pinch of pixie dust to share with you here too!


I'm beyond excited to continue my Trip Report Tuesday series, with fresh new Disney World posts when we return!  I will surely share a WDW souvenir haul, and our foodie faves too!


Here were some of our fave eats from last trip:

The Frozen S'mores & Kalua Pork Slider are back at this year's Food & Wine Festival!  This girl can hardly wait to savor every bite and sweet sip of that yumminess once again!




Care to take a trip down blog post memory lane?  Here's our last WDW souvenir haul:


See ya real soon!  Why?  Because I like you!

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30 comments:

  1. I think I would take a trip to Disney just for that frozen s'more treat! It looks AMAZING! Have a great trip as a VIP!

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  2. I am cracking up because you said you were tickled pink to be back and I said I was tickled pink to have you back in my return email, ha ha! Oh girl, I hope you have the most amazing trip and I can't wait to see your recaps!

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  3. I'm so happy you are back! Happy Fall! I hope you have a great weekend!

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  4. 11th birthday how special!!! Congrats on becoming a DVM - that is really great for you guys and for someone that loves disney as much as you!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  5. Have a BLAST at Disney! I was at Epcot for Food & Wine last weekend and I'll be at Magic Kingdom in two weeks, so much fun! Yay for being DVC members too! Congrats!! Have a great weekend! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  6. Brenda, you're back! I was happy to see your Friday post in my feed this morning! So fun that your parents are joining you on your upcoming trip! My parents haven't been there since 1984 and they are joining us as well for Mila's first ever trip. Sounds like we are both in for some super special memories! :) Happy, happy birthday to sweet daughter. A birthday in Disney World certainly sounds fantastic! Have so much fun at Mickey's Halloween Party and on your vacation as well! I can't wait to hear about it!

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  7. So exciting that you'll be there on your little one's birthday! That is such a special treat!

    Fizz and Frosting

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  8. I can't wait to bring my daughter to Disney for the first time!

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  9. Oh my gosh... all of this!! I'm so excited for you. How exciting to celebrate your daughter's birthday at the parks. We've celebrated my mom's and dad's there, and they both loved it. And congrats on becoming vacation club members - how fun!!

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  10. Have a GREAT time in Disney! I was just there a couple weekends ago celebrating my little sister's 11th birthday - so I know how excited everyone must feel! Trish - tales from trish

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  11. Wohoo! I can't wait to see and hear about your trip!

    http://comehomeforcomfort.com

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  12. Mark's Uncle is a DVC member! Their home resort is the Wilderness Lodge. And, mama, I am sooo excited to live vicariously through your Disney vacay on instagram, so post lots lots lots, okay!? ;)
    xoxoxo

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  13. I haven't been to Disney before, but it looks fun! Have a great time!

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com

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  14. Welcome back!! Can't wait to read about all of the fun you're going to have on your Disney Vacay!!

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  15. Welcome back to blogging Brenda! I'm so looking forward to reading about your upcoming Disney adventures!

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  16. Have fun in WDW! We went about this time three years ago and it was WONDERFUL!! The weather was great and the Halloween party was awesome! We got to stay in the park late and we dressed up, too!

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  17. I'm with you on that frozen smores! We are hoping to get back soon. probably not until after Halloween though. So many fun things on your trip. Really neat to have three generations go.

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  18. You're going to have SO MUCH FUN on your Disney trip! Our annual passes just expired, and it was definitely a magical year. This is the perfect time of year to go :)

    Green Fashionista

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  19. Hello! Visiting back from H54F. I have been to Disney World once and it was absolutely magical! Your trip sounds like it will be amazing! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  20. Excited for you guys - almost as if I was going myself! lol Hugs!!

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  21. I am so happy for you♥♥

    summerdaisy.net

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  22. I've never been. Saving it for when the grandkids are a bit older. I will live it through you! Sounds like you have planned this to the "T." You can be my travel agent when the time comes.

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  23. I'm so jealous of your upcoming Disney trip.
    When I lived in Orlando I didn't take advantage of the parks often enough and now that I've moved I miss it so much.
    Have a fantastic time with your family!!

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  24. Yes! I get it. Fall is super busy for us! Have so much fun on you Disney trip, Brenda! Umm...those foods look AMAZING! And happy birthday Little One!

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  25. Oh my goodness! I cannot imagine how excited you guys must be right now! I hope you guys have an awesome time and I cannot wait for the recap posts! Take lots of pictures! We got a brochure in the mail this past weekend from Disney and Elin saw it and was in LOVE with the pictures of and is begging to go back! We brought up Disney videos for her to watch on youtube. :)

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  26. So exciting! You are going to have a blast! And how sweet that your parents are joining you too!

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  27. So exciting! You are going to have a great time! And how special that your parents are going with you too!

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  28. So exciting! I never went as a kid but went for a conference after college and was pretty blown away. I hope to take our kids one day soon! Have an amazing time!

    Annie- All Things Big And Small

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  29. One of my friend's is a Disney vacation planner (he loves it as much as you do!), so I passed along your post on the event to him in case he wanted to share:) I hope this trip is just as perfect as it can be!!!

    Tif
    www.brightonabudget.com

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  30. Love this! My husband and I are traveling a few hours down to Orlando this weekend to celebrate our anniversary at Disney. Disney is just wonderful lol!

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