March 7, 2019

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opening dates for Disneyland and Walt Disney World have been officially announced this morning. 

The Summer of 2019 will be one to remember in the Disney History forever.  Disneyland will start guests off with the opening of phase one on May 31st.  Walt Disney World will join in at the end of summer with an August 29th opening. 

The new land inspired by the Star Wars films, transports guests o...

February 28, 2019

The 2020 Disney Cruise Line summer itineraries include favorite destinations to the Bahamas, Caribbean, Alaska and Europe. Included in the Europe itineraries is a return to Greece!   And the biggest news is the opportunity to add an Adventures by Disney experience before or after your cruise at select locations.   Combine two Disney favorites on your Amazing Magical Adventures next summer.    Sailing dates start May 23 through...

December 31, 2018

I consider myself privileged to have been born on New Year's Eve!   

As a young child, I always believed that the world celebrated my birthday!  After all everyone partied and there were fireworks from New York to California and around the world on TV.       

At home, Champagne, Apple Cider and a huge feast were a yearly event.  My aunt and uncle would pull up with loaves of freshly baked bread and sweet...

November 4, 2018

When you lose a parent, everyone tries to console you and offer advice.  They share stories about their lose and their paths to healing. And it really helps!  Among the stories are many where the departed has sent a message letting their presence be known.  Be it through dreaming about them or pennies from heaven or dragon flies fluttering around.  

I have this small heart that sits on my desk.  It's my connectio...

November 2, 2018

On November 18th, Mickey Mouse will celebrate his 90th birthday!    Fans and theme parks world wide are joining in the World's Biggest Mouse Party.  Special merchandise and food and drinks along with a TV special bring us the magic of Mickey's celebrations. 

Starting off the party, Nabisco released a limited edition birthday cake flavored oreo cookie. Featuring three different designs including a large 90, a part...

October 8, 2018

It all started with a simple text message to my kids -  Dad is retiring early and I wanted to plan something fun!  So began months of secret text messages and researching the perfect spot to visit!  The first choice of cruising was quickly dismissed with the news of another grandbaby on the way and the idea for a few days at Hard Rock slowly took shape.  

Fun in the Sun at the Hard Rock Riviera Maya Resort w...

September 30, 2018

Halloween is just a few weeks away.  Kids have been planning and anticipating the day where they can show off their chosen costumes as they fill their buckets with candy.   As a Disney family, my grown kids and grandbabies will most likely wear one of their favorite characters, something we have been doing since I was a young child. 

This year once again, we are seeing posts about the proper costumes to wear so a...

September 1, 2018

The loss of a parent is something that is inevitable.  Sooner or later most of us lose one or both  to old age or illness.   While we might have a bit of experience with death starting at an early age with a family pet or even perhaps a family member or friend, nothing prepared me for the loss of a parent.    As my parents aged and developed specific medical conditions that required more care and frequent doctor and hospital v...

October 31, 2016

A few years ago, I discovered I was a Club Sandwich. A term used to describe those of us who provide emotional, financial and/or physical assistance to our parents, adult kids and grand kids. I started a blog to share my adventures with other fellow sandwiches but life, health issues, new careers and daily responsibilities quickly got in the way of writing.

Four years later, I am ready to relaunch aka club sandwich in the hopes...

August 31, 2016

Life is hard enough when you have full use of your arms, legs and body.  When our sight, hearing and ability to be heard are working.  While my health issues in the last few years had affected my mobility, my weight loss surgery helped me move from the sidelines to the finish lines.  

However, six months ago I developed excruciating pain in my right wrist and arm causing loss of strength and swelling.  Steroids, shots...

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