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Disney Fan Exposed

Ultimate Blog Party 

This is my first year taking part in this Blog Party with 5minutesformom.com and I am very excited about visiting new blogs and meeting new blogging friends. I signed up the last night of UBP2011. I hesitated until I was able to visit other bloggers and they encouraged me. Better late than not at all!
Wow--I've visited a few blogs so far and am looking forward to visiting more today. There are tons of talented and interesting bloggers out there. Please leave a comment and your blog address so that I can get back to your blog. I love adding new blogs to my google reader list. ...I'd love you to follow me and come back later to visit!!
Here's a bit too much info about me...

I am a wife to my best friend, a mom to two college-age boys. One I gave birth to as an older mom "the old fashioned way" and one we adopted from Russia "the hard way". He had FTT, has LDs with Aspberger spectrum. My kids keep me young.. age really is just a number.   
I'm a huge Disney fan. My first Disney experiences were watching the Mickey Mouse Club on TV and The Wonderful World of Color. I was captured and taken away along with Tinkerbell on Walt Disney's adventures around the world every week. It was magic! My favorite movie was Bambi.
My first visit to WDW was in 1989 with our first son. I remember as soon as we were home I was back online with RADP and GS planning our next adventure to WDW.We continued to visit twice a year unless it was a cruise year then just once that year. I've cruised four times on DCL -- my favorite is deck 7 verandah! We've been DVC members in 1998 at The Boardwalk Villas. For the past few years I've traveled to WDW every few months with the whole family, with DH, each DS or by myself. I've stayed in just about every Disney resort. My favorite is The Grand Floridian- Sugarloaf! I've gone to many meetups and even organized a photowalk last year at The Flower & Garden Festival.I enjoy meeting up with Disney friends!
I'm an organic gardener and photographer. I love scrapbooking but I'm not very good and have a lot to learn.
I'm usually drinking Vitamin Water or coffee.....Keurig

Read enough? Eyes glazing over? There's more...
Here's a bit about my past life..before kids:)
I grew up on Long Island in New York.
I went to Woodstock..even appeared briefly in the movie☼
Traveled around the world as a photojournalist.
My husband saw this picture in the Sunday paper and said to his sister "Why can't I meet a girl like that?" A few days later we met!
I was a celebrity photographer. Not a paparazzi.. I was always invited!
My blog focuses on my Disney experiences from trip reporting and planning, pics and photography tips, time and money saving tips....just about anything related to the magic of Disney. I hope you'll visit often....I'll leave the light on for ya;)


  1. Fascinating! While I feel like I've known you for a "long" time...I really knew very little about you. Very interesting lady. :o)

    I'm glad you jumped into the party!! I bet you are too.

    I hope you're having a splendid weekend.

  2. Oh Thank you, we have been Disney friends for a long time..I never ever shared that much info before {blushing}on the boards. I'm glad I did and very glad I joined the party! This is so much fun:)
    I hope yours is a magical weekend tooºoº

  3. Its nice to meet you. You seem like a very interesting person! I love Disney as well.
    Visiting from the UBP.
    Hope you can come see me too at http://willcookforsmiles.blogspot.com/

  4. Hi Lyuba, thanks for stopping by and your kind words. I'm on my way to your blog:)

  5. Oh my goodness! We have so much in common- Long Island, 2 college boys, ASD (perhaps our age...excuse my math if I am wrong :D)
    Needless to say, I am now a follower!!

  6. Hello! I am just a few spots up from you on the UBP list. So glad to connect with you! What a neat blog! I love Disney, too! We live in Southern CA, south Orange County....just about 20 minutes south of Disneyland!! We have annual passes and go there often. I never get tired of it. Never! My kids know their way around the park as if they were employees, LOL. We live it there. We have never been to any other Disney park, though. I would love to take the Disney Cruise one day....but it is something that would cost our family a small fortune (we have NINE children! Yikes! that would hurt the bank account, for sure!) but one day we do plan on going.

    Another thing....were you seriously at Woodstock? THE Woodstock? OMG...that is SO cool. I was born in 1969....so of course I missed out on Woodstock. But I love everything and anything about that era. I would have loved to have been there. I love all the music from that era. My kids think I'm nuts for having all the music on my Playlists and my iPod and all that....they always groan, "Oh...Mom's music" and roll their eyes. Whatever!

    I'm your newest "follower" via GFC -- nice to meet you!


    my UBP post link: http://www.theyallcallmemom.com/2011/04/2011-ultimate-blog-party.html

  7. :DISTherapy,
    Too funny! We have so much in common..although I believe I have a few years on you..well maybe more than a few;)
    I'm following you..needless to say.
    Looking forward to more DIStherapyºoº

  8. Katrina,
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I'm glad you found me as I was a last minute signup for UBP11 too.Woodstock was a ..unique experience as was The Isle of Wight concert.Both were filled with the most amazing musical talents that I still enjoy today. Fortunately my kids enjoy "classic" rock and cut me a lot of slack;)
    I'm already following your fab blog. You're an amazing mom!

  9. Hi! I’m belatedly stopping by from the UBP. Nice to meet you! I am a new follower : )
    I've been to Disneyland once, and I can't wait to take my kids! So much fun.
    I have two blogs, and I’d love for you to stop by when you get a minute. Thanks!

    http://giveawaycorner.blogspot.com/ (A free giveaway every weekday)
    http://anne-somekindofwonderful.blogspot.com/ (Family blog)

  10. Hi Anne,
    Thanks for stopping by and becoming a new follower:)Heading over to your blogs now.


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