- Express love and affection in words and hugs
- Discipline in love
- Listen attentively
- Love unconditionally Read more
These have been some different postings for me this week. I’ve written everyday, It’s been more of a travel blog. And the focus hasn’t been blatantly about discipleship as it relates to men.
However, framed through Disney, these past several posts have been about time. Time with your wife. Time with your children. And as a husband and a father, that’s our spiritual responsibility. It doesn’t matter where or how, you are to invest your lives in your wife and your children. Read more
This is the day that brings sadness to your heart while you’re at Disney… waking up to an eviction notice.
If you’ve been to a Disney resort and used the Magical Express, they hang this reminder on your door. Depending on your airline, you can check-in and print your boarding passes. You also are reminded when to have to turn your luggage and yourself in to go home.
But that’s negative. Let’s turn to the positive. Epcot. Again. Read more
As we have done the past two trips to Disney, we spent a full day in each park the first four days. Unlike the past two trips, we only have two days left (instead of three).
And our last moments are spent in the two parks that we like the most: Magic Kingdom and Epcot.
As you read this, we are in Epcot. But yesterday was a slow walk through Magic Kingdom. Read more
One thing you have to do before you ever step into a Disney Park is this: have a plan.
Actually, it starts long before you arrive in Orlando. It begins with your reservation.
You can start booking your table-service meals 180 days in advance. And when you once had to be on the phone, booking with a Disney representative, you can now simply do online. Read more
This was one of the most beautiful days I’ve ever seen at Disney World. Bright sunshine. Blue skies. Comfortable temperatures. A perfect January day in Florida.
Today was spent at Epcot. Soarin’. Test Track. That big ball ride. The world. There’s so much you can do at Epcot that can keep you busy for two days… I guess that means we’ll go back. Read more
There’s just three things I want to mention about today at Hollywood Studios (and share some pictures). Why just three? Because its game day. I just left my family so I could get in front of a TV for the Bama/LSU game.
Before you judge me, I don’t care what you think. I did this two years ago and Bama won (I was at Disney and I left my family to watch the game). I’m not superstitious, but I’m booking a trip every January to Disney from now on!! Read more
There’s a thought that came to my mind as we stepped into Magic Kingdom yesterday… It’s as if we never left.
The paths, the sounds, the smells, the sights were all so familiar.
It’s been two years since our last trip, but our minds returned to a playful, comfortable place where fun was at our fingertips.
Disney does everything big, but at the same time, wherever you are just fits. My experience has always been with family. And what fit us with a six-year-old and an eighteen-month-old also fit four years later. And as we stepped into the magic yesterday, two years deeper into our story, it was like we never left. It all just fit. Read more
As I am writing, we are at the St. Louis airport on our way to Orlando. What’s in Orlando? Disney.
So my posts this week will probably have no spiritually redeeming value to them. They will simply be a window into our week.
This is our third trip to Disney, but first with just Jennifer, the girls and me.
There’s much to see and do (and eat) at Disney. But for me, there’s no ride or show that compares with the time I get to spend with my girls (and to be a kid with them).
I try to find time where I can take each girl by themselves with me in a park. No agenda… just doing whatever they want… together. That’s my memory I want to create.
I’ve got my stretchy pants. I’ve got my wait-time app. I’ve got a color-coded itinerary.
Tonight is Downtown Disney. And if things work out, I’ll post highlights each day from our trip.