Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Disney Does Anniversaries

In 1989, my groom and I celebrated our honeymoon with a toast overlooking the Magic Kingdom. As we sat in the lounge at Top of the World on the 15th floor of the Contemporary Resort, there was much to drink in.   It was his first visit to Walt Disney World, a completely new beginning for us both, and we had some wishing to do.  Would we ever return?  With or without children? Would my Disney passion be infectious?  What if we were to raise a family of Universal Studios lovers???  Ahhh, to own a crystal ball...

23 years later, we sat in that very same spot; alone in Walt Disney World for the first time since. This past November we toasted over 2 decades of Disney experiences we would not have been able to dream possible; first birthdays, family Christmases, graduations and yes, half marathons. We made additional wishes while watching Holiday Wishes and hoped for a happily ever after. And we toasted the California Grill- until we meet again.
















Focused on the Magic

33 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your anniversary! We also went on our honeymoon to Walt Disney World. Our 10th anniversary trip had to be changed thanks to weather, but we look forward to another couples adventure one day.

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    1. Oh Beth, I hope it comes soon for you!!

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  2. Congratulations, You guys are such a sweet couple and you picked one of my favorite places. I love the California Grill, it is such a special place and that dessert looks so yummy..

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    1. You are such a sweet friend- thank you Diane!!! xo

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  3. Happy Anniversary you two! 23 years is definitely a great testament to "Disney Love". I hope plans are well underway for the big 25 year celebration that's coming up soon. I also hope that dessert was anywhere near as good as it looks.

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    1. It was Steve, and I've been hinting and hinting (and hinting...) about #25!!

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  4. Happy Anniversary! And I agree with Steve, that dessert looks amazing!

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    1. It was the best part of the meal that night!!

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  5. Awww, Congratulations! I know that there are so many more wonderful Disney memories waiting for you and I can't wait to hear about them!

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    1. You are so right Melissa- Disney fans seem to know that the best is yet to come!

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  6. So sweet!! Happy Anniversary you two! I love that you've been able to share your love of Disney with your hubby and children. That dessert look amazing! Thanks so much for sharing and for joining in on the hop today! Happy Valentine's Day!

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    1. Thanks Deb- you know that Wednesday is my favorite day of the week! ;)

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  7. California Grill looks fantastic and I've heard such amazing things - I'm disappointed I won't be able to try it before the refurb, but hopefully it is just as good afterward! Happy Anniversary!

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    1. Becky, I'm so excited to see the new look, and the notes I've seen on the reimagined menu look smart!

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  8. I also celebrated an anniversary at California Grill a few years back- it was one of the best meals ever!

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    1. Isn't it an amazing total package? "Experience" is the word!

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  9. Looks like your wishes came true. Happy anniversary!

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  10. What a great place to spend your honeymoon and anniversary. Belated Happy Anniversary and wishing you many more wonderful years together. Your view and food look delicious!

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  11. Such a great story, and great pics to go along with it! Happy belated anniversary to you and your hubby - I think one of the best things in the world is to have someone to share wonderful Disney experiences with! :)

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    1. Thank you- I just can't believe we won him over, (well, for the most part...)!

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  12. so sweet and perfect! Happy Anniversary!

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  13. Congratulations! That dessert looks to die for!

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    1. SO good- and we loved the personal touch. It can't reopen soon enough!

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  14. Congrats to you guys! We are thinking of planning something for our 15th. My hint hint is a cruise ;-)

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    1. Fantastic! We're thinking of a cruise (Disney, what else) for #25! Let me know how you do... :D

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  15. I'm a little late with this one but Happy Anniversary! I hope that my husband and I will be able to do the same in 23 years. :) We will be celebrating the big TWO (ha) in a week or so.

    Here's to many more magical memories together... xo

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  16. So cute! Happy belated Anniversary and here is to many more and hopefully at Disney.

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    1. Don't you know it Dana. I truly appreciate you stopping by!!

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