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Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Magic of Disney

We're coming down from a Disney high.

Seven days in Orlando - this time with a four day pass to Universal Studios to visit our beloved Wizarding World of Harry Potter. And while it didn't disappoint, we found ourselves wasting one-full day's pass to opt for you know who. Mickey Mouse. There really is magic in those walls of Disney. Eagle's lyrics kept drifting through my mind (especially as Doug couldn't seem to find the exits). "You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave..."

I couldn't help but feel a bit sad about leaving. With kids the ages of 9 and 13, could this be my last hurrah at Magic Kingdom? Princesses. Fairy tales. Happy endings. We even coerced Doug to endure Tangled in 3D. It was quite delightful. Just ask Doug.

Today Alex and I watched two more Disney animated films. Then we thumbed through photos of our vacation - as if it had taken place years ago. Apparently, I need Disney to remind me that you're never too old to dream. On my last trip to Orlando, I started collected these figurines - Tinker Bell has a saying on her platform: "Let Your Dreams Blossom." I've had this sitting in my room for a few years now, but you know how you forget to look at the precious things you already have?

Actually, the sun didn't even shine in Orlando for the last few days. But it was shining in Iowa - just as we arrived home on Friday. So, I think that God was telling us that dreams can come true long as you believe.

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