Happy Anniversary, Peter Pan!

I’ve been on a bit of a social media fast the past week. How appropriate that I come off just in time for Peter Pan’s 60th anniversary!

Happy Anniversary, Peter! I’ve loved you for as long as I can remember. And if you happened to come by my window even tonight, I think I would still follow you to Neverland for a bit of swashbuckling adventure for a day or two. I’d even do your spring cleaning while I was there.

IMG_0734IMG_0735DSCF0948 IMG_3582 IMG_3647IMG_3664IMG_6306DSCF1135 IMG_5763551670_10151359769830630_617577741_nSo who wants to ride down to WDW with me today and ride Peter Pan’s Flight as many times as we can until the park closes?

With love, Malorie

Thankful Tuesday: Gimme a Break

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to think on all that we are thankful for, and although we are thankful for so many things about Disney, especially the joy and memories it has and will bring to our family’s life, we are also so thankful for other things as well. Like this amazing season of life.

Right now the Elrods are not only in a season of Thanksgiving and rapidly arriving Christmastime, but also a season of growth and change! I’m quite sure all of you are aware of our precious new addition set to join our family in about a month and a half. We loved getting to share our news with you, and we loved how all of you rallied around and celebrated with us on the day we found out we were having another boy! However, in all of this holiday excitement, new-baby planning, and the general hustle and bustle of everyday life, making the time to blog has been difficult for me. So instead of giving you halfhearted, watered-down posts each week, I have decided to just take a little break to really focus on this home-stretch of having a baby, and to celebrate the holidays with my wonderful family.

However! Don’t be surprised if I can’t completely stay away and come back every now and then for a little update post or random [Almost] Wordless Wednesday. Please feel free to continue sending in those Just Ask questions, as I will be happy to continue to keep in touch with you while away.

And one last thing. I just wanted to let you know, my loyal readers and fellow Disney fans, that I am so thankful for YOU! Thank you for reading and following along with me this past year as I’ve made my first attempt at blogging. I feel like I’ve only stuck my big toe in the baby pool of the blogging world, and look forward to one day taking that big Nestea Plunge into the deep end.

I hope you all have a marvelous holiday season, maybe sprinkled here or there with a little pixie dust and Disney magic! And in spite of my little break away, in the words of Mickey Mouse, I hope to “See ya real soon!”

Introducing Thankful for Disney Tuesdays

Welp. It’s officially November. Is anyone else wondering where 2011 went? Admitting that your parents were right is one of the hardest things a person can do, but right they were when they told me that time flies even faster the older you get.

Geez louise.

Even though I can’t remember a thing about this year, because it has gone by so quickly, I must admit that I am happy to see the month of November. My husband will be home a little more, as his work load lightens a bit, and the holiday season is kicking off, beginning with one of my most favorite holidays, Thanksgiving!

I love Thanksgiving. Always have. I love the food, the colors, the decorations of turkeys, faceless pumpkins, and Publix Pilgrim people; I love the time with family, taking the time to sit and truly contemplate all that we have to be thankful for, and (ohmigoodness!) the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade…which, by the way, must be watched in your pajamas while enjoying hot cinnamon or orange sweet rolls!

Is my Thanksgiving enthusiasm driving you crazy yet? Well, good! Because I’ve decided to drag that warm, gooey, Thanksgiving-love over into Elrods Go Disney all this month on Blogday Tuesday. Each Tuesday I am going to talk about the things of Walt Disney World that we are most thankful for!

Let’s jumping right in!

I think the one thing that would make the tip-top of our Thankful for Disney list would be, hands down, the Cast Members. They are the ones that truly preserve the magic inside those massive walls of Walt Disney World. They are always nice, always helpful, and do an amazing job of keeping every square inch of Disney property spic and span. If you ask any Disney goer about the Disney difference, almost always, the fact that the Disney theme parks, transportation centers and vehicles, resorts, and more are always impressively clean, makes the list of things that keeps them coming back.

So thank you, Disney Cast Members! You make every Elrod moment magical, and we appreciate you so much!

Hope you are having a wonderful autumn day! See you next week for another Thankful for Disney Tuesday!

Our 4th Wedding Anniversary!

Happy 4th Anniversary to my very own Prince Charming!

Four years ago today I walked down the aisle towards the man of my dreams, my best friend.

In twenty-one years I plan to do it again. Only this time, it’s going to be at the Polynesian Resort in Walt Disney World!

I love you, Tim Elrod! Life with you is my dream come true.

Happy 4th of July!

Today we celebrate the day that our Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, and therefore established us a free nation.

The Elrods would also love to thank our troops for fighting, and if need be, dying to preserve our right to keep it that way.

Happy Independence Day, from Elrods Go Disney!