I recently took the boys to Disney World with my mom and sister-in-law to kick off the holiday season. There are people who love Disney, and you could definitely put my family in that bucket. Growing up we visited so often that I've lost count of the number of times, and I've spent so many holidays and birthdays there that it sort of feels like home. To be sure, it's a place filled with fond memories. (Read what my mom wrote about her love for Disney.)
No doubt, there's also something a little crazy about Disney World. It can be crowded, and the rides can have long waits. But then the parades get going, music plays and fireworks fill the sky—and suddenly there's a magical spirit that you can't find anywhere else. And if you ask me that kind of magic is worth going back for, year after year.
It's the small moments during the rides and shows and meals, that make big memories, and this trip had some really special moments. When Ryan burst into dancing at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, or when he bonded with Mickey at our character breakfast—those are the moments that will go down in history, and those are the memories that will become a part of our Disney story. Until next time.