Once again, I'm honored to introduce to you my friend Amy Eastman! Amy is one of three bloggers with the blog Growing Up Disney. I had known Amy for several months through The Magical Blogorail before I read a post her brother, Chris or Ridge, wrote on their blog that mentioned "The Trees" at Auburn University. That's when I realized Amy was also an Auburn fan and was originally from Alabama! She now lives outside Alabama with her husband and 2 daughters, but still considers Alabama home!
I'm proud to be an Alabama girl (War Eagle!) and thank Beth for including me in her series. Just like the song above says, no matter where I've lived, Alabama has always been home. Combine my wandering soul with my husband 's career and I've resided in 4 states and 2 countries beginning with a semester abroad in college. I've grown up with Disney, and while preparing for our most recent move, I realized just how much Walt Disney World, and specifically Old Key West, is also home for me.
Now I have two little girls of my own and they will be Disney kids too. My oldest daughter, nickname Tink, went to WDW for her first birthday and again at 18 months. My baby, nickname Minnie, isn't as fond of travel as her sister is so we are easing her into it with a trip to the Disney Vacation Club Resort at Hilton Head in January, which is much closer to our house.
|The Growing Up Disney family minus our latest addition|
Alabama is where I learned to walk and
Walt Disney World is where I spread my wings.
single man about town, motorcycle rider, pilot, friend to WDW, blogger on www.growingupdisney.com and just all around great guy. DVC member, NDI #110, D23 Member.
Of course, he's much more than this...great brother, wonderful friend and super uncle. These days he's traveling to Walt Disney World quite frequently (since it's not a bad drive from his home in Birmingham) and hauling large amounts of camera gear with him. Chris has picked up a photography hobby in the last couple of years and is getting quite good at it. He's doing his own post for this series so I will allow him to tell his own story, but I am thrilled to blog with him. It's fun sharing this project with my family. Below are a few of my favorite pictures of Chris.
To modify a cheesy t-shirt saying, I guess I am Disney by birth and Southern by the grace of God.
You can find more from Amy at her blog Growing Up Disney, on twitter @GrowingUpDisney, on Facebook at Growing Up Disney Blog and on Twylah at Growing Up Disney!