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Hi! I'm Billie Jo, a wife to one and mother to four who loves all things home and family. During the day I homeschool, do laundry, and drink way excessive amounts of coffee. I would much rather read than exercise, and I am blessed to live the life I dreamed of.
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Disney World At Christmastime

This was our first visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth at Christmas. Imagine combining two of your favorite, festive, happy things and Disney World all decked out for the holidays is the amazing result. Here are way too many photos of our recent family trip to see that very special mouse.


All set to go!

And just like that...we were there!

Our resort was beautiful.
But soon we were off to Magic Kingdom!







We were so excited to attend our very first Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party!









There were special Christmas treats all around the park, a festive parade ending with the real Santa himself, Christmas music and snow falling on Main Street! 






We enjoyed the safari at Animal Kingdom so much.
Our guide was very knowledgeable, and made us want to learn more about the beautiful animals and their habitats.




One afternoon, the big kids headed to Universal Studios for some fun, and Steve and I spent a wonderful day with our Flynn.


Epcot was amazing!
And made even better by a long awaited meet up with my sweet and beautiful and lovely blog/real life friend Danielle!!!!! We were so excited to meet her and her amazing husband Rob and son John! And even more excited they chose to spend their last night in Disney with all of us! Danielle is exactly what I thought she would be...sweet, kind, funny, lovely, and even more beautiful in person, if that is even possible! To visit her lovely blog, click right HERE!
Love you, Danielle!




(I had this exact same camper when I was little!!!)





Hollywood Studios was awesome.
Look at my people wearing the semi-matching shirts I brought!
I adored the retro inspired decorations at this park, and the new Toy Story Land was a hit!

Mass at our favorite Mary, Queen of the Universe Shrine was beautiful.



We celebrated our first born's 22nd birthday a bit early, because who doesn't love a birthday in Disney?










The new fireworks display was the perfect ending 
 to our time in Disney.
And as they say..."Reach out and find your Happily ever after!"






























Comments

  1. Looks like you had a fabulous time with your family! Enjoyed all your photos although seeing all that yummy food made me a bit hungry. Hope you have a wonderful and cozy week getting settled in at home.

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  2. What a beautiful time to visit. I haven’t been in years and never at Christmas. Loved all of your pictures. Sweet memories made to last a lifetime. Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS.

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  3. This might have been your most magical post EVER. ;)
    Everyone looks so cute In their Disney attire!
    That coffee looks amazing.
    And color me jealous that you and Danielle got to meet!! *wink*

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  4. I felt as if I was right there with you. We were there this time last year and enjoyed every second. You have certainly created lots of amazing memories that will last you and your beautiful family a lifetime.

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  5. We had that exact same Fisher Price camper with the removable rowboat on top. I thought it was the cutest thing. My parents still have it for their grandchildren to play with. That's so funny to see a life size one. I'll have to send them this link. LOL!

    Sallie

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  6. Is that Saratoga Springs? We stayed there on our honeymoon! My dream is to go at Christmas time and do the Very Merry Christmas party. Was it worth it? (The party?) So glad you could celebrate your girls and Mickey! What a wonderful trip. And how special to have a day with just Flynn. I would love to do that, we don't often have our kids 2-on-1 but I bet she loved it. (And my kids would for sure.)

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  7. Beautiful pictures! I have always wanted to visit Disney World!

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  8. How wonderful!! You have some amazing photos and I know the memories will last forever!! It is always a treat to meet blogging friends in person!! I will visit Danielle when I publish this comment!!

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  9. Such great photos but the memories will last a lifetime. So sorry to hear you also have a nasty cold. Stay warm and receive the tender mercies of our Lord as I pray for healing and a restful sleep. God bless you!

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  10. Oh how wonderful! How magical. I can't wait to go. It's so different now than it was when I was 12. Wow! The kids have really grown up.

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  11. Disney at Christmas, what could be more wonderful! I was tickled pink to look at all of the amazing photos you took! Such wonderful family memories you all are making. Hugs to you. ~Juli

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  12. What a wonderful vacation!!!!! It looks like you guys really did have a magical time. And I love your mouse ears! You look so cute wearing them!

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  13. Looks like you all had the most amazing time. It makes me want to save our pennies and take the kids over there for something special. Don't know how I'd get hubby on a plane though! xx Susan

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  14. It looks like you had a wonderful time at Disney! I've never been at Christmas, but I would like to. We took our daughter for her fifth birthday a few years ago and she loved it. We all had a great time!

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  15. Disney at Christmas was more magical that I ever imagined!! The best part was meeting you and your wonderful family!! Love you too!! ♥ (p.s. lets go back! : )

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  16. Wow -- gorgeous family and gorgeous Disney! Looks like you all had such a good time!

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  17. Great pics... looks like it was a wonderful trip!

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  18. It looks like you had a fab time!! We went a little bit after you!! Nothing better than Disney at Christmas!

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