Friday, December 23, 2011

Magical Blogorail Green: A Disney Resolution

Welcome to those of you joining me from Adventures of a Disney Princess and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 4th stop on our Magical Blogorail.

According to Wikipedia, a "New Year resolution" is a commitment that an individual makes to one or more lasting personal goals, projects, or the reforming of a habit.  So, in thinking about a New Year Resolution: Disney Style, I've come up with several things.  Maybe they are more along the lines of "to do" rather than resolutions, but oh well!  Or are "to dos" resolutions?!

1) Revamp Blog 
I've wanted to do this for a while, but didn't know where to start.  I've slowly taught myself how to make some of the changes I want to make- thanks to several of my blogorail friends, youtube videos and google searches!  Hopefully in 2012 I'll have my blog looking the way I want it to- without having to hire someone to do the changes for me!

2) Learn to use my DSLR camera before my trip(s) to WDW
I'm learning.  I have several books on my Christmas list that will help me learn how to shoot in manual mode rather than auto all the time.  Again, I've learned from my blogorail buddies who are photographers, found some pretty detailed blogs and web sites with tutorials and found some youtube videos to help with shooting in manual mode.  I've also found some accessories I need want that will help perfect my skills- a new tripod, a wireless shutter remote, and lens filters.  Once I get the "stuff" I need want, and read my books, and search the internet, I'll be all ready to take the perfect shots while I'm in WDW next year.  Then, those pictures will be used to help me with Resolution #1!!

3) Have a Magical Experience with my husband at WDW
My husband and I are taking our first vacation together, sans kids, in almost five years!  Guess where we are going?! ;)  Yes, Walt Disney World.  We will be going for a week this year and we have a rough plan and dining reservations made.  All of our table service restaurants will be new experiences for each of us.  My goal, or resolution, for this trip is to slow down and enjoy!  I want to have a magical experience with my husband at WDW, not necessarily with Walt Disney World.  I hope that makes sense!  

4) Continue to make Disney Magic with my son
I try to bring the Disney Magic home as often as I can.  My son will be three in January and he is so much fun to be around!  This past year we have had a celebration at home for a new princess, a birthday party for Mickey Mouse, we made Hunny Bee cookies to celebrate the new Winnie the Pooh movie, we've watched more Disney movies and cartoons than I can even count, we've searched for hidden Mickey's and we have played with "my guys."  My last Disney Resolution is to continue this fun with my son and make new Disney memories with him- without having to go to the parks!

Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Walt Disney World: Not Just For Kids.

Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:

1st Stop ~ Pursuing the Magic


  1. Great resolutions!  Since my previous New Year's resolutions have not been so successful, I have made just one, though many on your list I am looking forward to also - including revamping my blog too (without doling out money to do so!).

  2. Great resolutions!   Can't wait to see the new blog!

  3. Yay for a Disney vacation sans kids! My husband and I are doing the same in January and then hopefully, we'll get the kids there (for their first trip) in June! Good luck with your resolutions!

  4. How do you tell the kids that you are going to WDW without them?

  5. The 3 year old won't know where we are going.  The 11 year old has "outgrown" WDW- according to him! :)  He is in that tween phase and is OK with us going without him!