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Jensey Loves the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

30th April 2016

So excited to finally share our 2016 Flower and Garden Festival photos! Thank you to Nate for always taking gorgeous photos of things I point at, even when I’m a couple glasses of wine in, and never rolling your eyes where I can see them. I’m so spoiled to have personal photos that make our family albums look like art books. <3

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Dream Along with Mickey : The Final Show!

23rd April 2016

We didn’t plan on seeing it.

Dream Along with Mickey never happened to be one of my favorites. I had nothing *against* the show, of course, it just wasn’t something I’d go out of my way to see. Or really see at all. But last week I blogged about our time with my sweet in-laws at the Magic Kingdom, and we happened to be in the park on what I knew would be the last day of this cute show.

The rain rain rain came down down down ALL day, so much so that every Dream Along with Mickey show was canceled leading up to the last one. The parade ended and we decided to split from the family to catch the final show. There was a mob of cast members and fans waiting, hoping, and wishing that the rain would stay away, but it wasn’t looking good.

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We all cheered when they started it 10 minutes early!

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And just a couple minutes in, the clouds cleared and it was all pretty darn magical! Nate took all of these photos and I just love them. <3

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Someone brought a ton of blue and purple balloons to release at the end.

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And then everyone around us was sobbing and I’d be lying if I didn’t find myself crying over this show I had previously felt indifferent to. The cast came out for a final bow and the crowd lost their business. I’m not kidding when I say *everyone* around us was crying, so much so that the father of the poor family next to us was so confused and asked me if “Mickey was leaving Disney World or something” and if it was normal for every show at Disney to be this emotional! AMAZING.

Well done, Dream Along cast! You clearly made such a difference in people’s lives and I’m so glad we got to be a part of the closing magic. <3

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Jensey Loves Disney with Family! <3

16th April 2016

  1. Last minute family park visits are best. <3

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The family who Minnie-ears together stay together!

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Symphony in the Stars at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the beeeeeest. Hands down my favorite fireworks at Walt Disney World. I love it so much I couldn’t pick a favorite photo that Nate took, so you get three. <3

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I got to share my Festival of Fantasy obsession with the fam! <3

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STUD MUFFINS. Be still my heart! <3

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I think this park day was the most fun I’ve ever had with Iris, Nate’s grandma. I can’t remember laughing that hard in a long time- She was eating up these character visits!!!

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And the characters LOVED her… She got so much attention from everyone!

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EVERYONE! <3

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I love this next series so, so much- Iris knew she’d be meeting Mickey but this was the moment she learned he’d be talking to her, too!

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SUCH a wonderful day, and thanks to John David for making it the most magical! :)

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Jensey Loves Hunting for Easter Eggs in Epcot!

10th April 2016

Whenever life gets a little busy, which is nearly almost all of my life these days, I neglect my personal blog and it makes me saaaaad. But who has two thumbs and some free time this week she’s planning on devoting to new content on here? Oprah! Just kidding… ME! But that would be pretty amazing if Oprah took over for me. ;)

I’m so excited to *only* be posting this a couple weeks late- Our annual Epcot Easter Egg Hunt Adventure! <3 This year, our pals Tim and John David joined us. Unlike last year’s hunt, a relaxing, leisurely “oh, I’m walking up to the country and I see the egg” experience, this year’s hunt was a BEAST. Some countries were easy enough to find, but they were mostly just tricky little monkeys that made me feel like I’d lost my mind.

I normally would resort to cheating when I get frustrated at things like this but for once I didn’t, and we only asked for vague directional help from one cast member, and that egg ended up being the easiest to find. But now that the hunt is over, I don’t feel bad posting our photos of where the really hard ones were hidden! So without further ado, here are some photos from my favorite spring past time at Walt Disney World! <3

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I love that Flower and Garden has found its inner Food and Wine. <3

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After getting our refreshments, we were off to hunt! :) Epcot Easter Egg Hunt 2016090Epcot Easter Egg Hunt 2016089

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I think China was the first country that made us realize the bunny this year was a little stinker hiding these suckers. We searched China for what felt like an hour (and seriously, one of my favorite things about this hunt? It realllllllly makes you realize how big each pavilion is and appreciate all the details!) We were walking out of the pavilion feeling defeated when lo and behold, that #$%! Goofy egg was nestled between these these two little buildings opposite the pavilion!

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Donald was no easier, but John David had seen him on a previous trip. This one was in Africa Outpost, but waaaaay out near the water on a rock!

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Definitely needed some adult beverage time after those two!

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Once the sun set the hunt got harder, particularly in the United KIngdom. We’re looking everywhere for this stinker, and then realized you had to squint and look through this incredibly bright spotlight to find Thumper!

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All in all, the hunt is just plain adorable and something I’ll continue doing year after year. I do think they should have two versions of the hunt, one for big kids and one for the littles. I know how frustrated we got in a couple countries (I’m looking at YOU, China!), and I felt bad for the already stressed-out families with two year olds trying to find these things.

This year’s hunt only set us back $5.95, and for an afternoon of enjoyment and the most adorable take-home egg and keeper map, I was really glad they’ve kept the price low. And look at our Stitch! Fingers crossed next year they let us bring home Figment! <3