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My Princess

My most awesome Disney memory is from 2001 when Savannah won a trip to Disney World.  Disney was having a contest in conjunction with the release of the Cinderella 2 DVD.  I’d filled out an entry form at a Disney store a couple months earlier and Savannah was one of ten grand prize winners!  She won a trip (airfare, hotel, park tickets, etc.)  for the family to go to Disney World!  Not only that, but they dressed her up like Cinderella, took a million pictures of her at the park, put her up on stage in front of the castle, and let her walk with Cinderella in the parade.

I’d been to Disney World as a kid, but it had been many, many years since my last visit.  And my kids had never been there.  I cannot even describe how amazingly awesome it was to see the park and the rides and characters through my kids’ eyes.  It truly was magical!

Here’s my tip for preserving your magical memories – CHARGE YOUR BATTERIES AND/OR BRING EXTRAS!  When Savannah stepped on stage, the battery to my video camera died.  What timing, huh?  Did I have a spare?  No.  Did I miss recording this once-in-a-lifetime event?  You betcha!  I was so aggravated!  Have you ever missed an important moment because you forgot to charge a battery?  Did you learn your lesson?  Do you carry a spare now?

my princess is the one on the left

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