Monday, February 8, 2016

Oh, Mickey Mouse!







































Oh, Mickey Mouse! Look at you! You're magical! - that plump, fuzzy nose - those sassy saucer ears - big bright eyes all a-sparkle...! No wonder people come miles and miles to find you - and wish they never had to leave! You fill us up with dreams of carefree family fun, of white-gloved giant hugs and sunny smiles that never, ever fade! Yes, Mickey Mouse, I think by now you know - you occupy a mouse-shaped space in all our hearts!

"Pssst! Want to hear a secret? Guess who's got a grandparent-shaped space in his heart just for YOU?!"

Oh, Mickey Mouse!

Wow.













I'm so glad that "wow" is a word. Because I've used it a lot lately. Ever since I learned that the wonderful people at Better Homes and Gardens and Walt Disney World® Resort are providing my party of eight with a five day, four night visit to Walt Disney World® Resort. Plus, you may win your own Walt Disney World® Resort vacation in the Better Homes and Gardens "Making Memories Magical Contest." Enter and YOU may win a journey for eight of your own, park tickets and resort accommodations included!

Here's what it's all about, grandparents!....

Upload and share a recent photo of your grandkids, kids and/or families making memories together with their grandparents on social media using #MagicalMemoriesContest or on Facebook.com/BHG. One grand prize of a multi-generational Walt Disney World® vacation for up to 8 people will be awarded. A Walt Disney World® Resort gift basket will also be given away monthly. And, a gallery of contest entry photos will live on Facebook.com/BHG. Check to see if yours is there! 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 21 years and older. Begins: 12:00 a.m. ET on February 1, 2016. Ends: 11:59 p.m. ET on May 15, 2016. Subject to Official Rules at www.facebook/bhg.com. Void where prohibited. Sponsor: Meredith Corporation. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Inc. ("Twitter") or Instagram. By entering, you understand you are providing your information to Sponsor and not to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. 

My own trip, scheduled for February 9 - 13, 2016, includes grandpa and the double-twin (two boys, 7; two girls, 3) family of my oldest daughter, Mary Jo, and her husband, Tom - all eight of us! I know what you're thinking now. "Wow. Can this get any better?" Well, yes. It does!

As the grand prize contest winner, you can spend every magical moment of your trip alongside the little ones in your life who swell your heart with joy and pride - those who've made you a grandparent. With them, you may laugh and love and eat way too much and buy out the gift shop! Together, you might cover your eyes at sneering pirates, spin yourself silly in whirling teacups, and breathe "oooh!" and "ahhh!" at fabulous fireworks. I know. Do you even dare to dream that this could happen to you? Well, "Bibbidi, Bobbidi, Boo!" You can't win it if you're not gonna enter it! Now, go find your "Mouskatool" (camera!) and get on your "Mouskadoer" (computer!) and show us your very own "Grand Adventure!"

My heartfelt appreciation to both Walt Disney World® Resort and the efficient and very gracious Mara VanGeldern, associate marketing manager at Better Homes and Gardens. She tirelessly worked to coordinate this project, succeeding handsomely at making me "Goofy" with excitement. Mara is a real princess!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Better Homes and Gardens and Walt Disney World® Resort. 

15 comments:

  1. Wow, what a wonderful prize for you and your family! Enjoy every minute!!

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  2. Have lots and lots of fun and take lots and lots of pictures!!!! XXOO

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  3. Oh wow, what an awesome trip for your family. The kiddies will love it, maybe the adults too. Have a great trip! EnjoY!

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  4. Wow! Wow! WOW! This is going to be so incredibly fun and memorable for you and your family. And for the winner of the contest!

    Hi, ho, hi, ho... it's off to WALT DISNEY WORLD you go!! Enjoy! Say hello to Mickey and the gang for me! (And Courtnee, too!) :-D

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  5. I am sooo happy for you and your family! I know you will have a wonderful time creating forever memories.

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  6. We go to Disney World all the time. I hate it! Mrs. C is a Disney Club Member. She loves Disney World. I love Mrs. C. We go to Disney World all the time.

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  7. That is just fantastic! Hope you're all having a wonderful time, and stocking up on all things Mickey!

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  8. So HAPPY for you!!! You really deserve this. Have a wonderful time & can't wait to hear about it. I am excited to enter too.

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  9. I am behind in my reading as usual but I know from FB that you are there and having an awesome and well deserved adventure!

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  10. Here's hoping you are having an amazing time with all those cherubs. :-)

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  11. Great post! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

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  12. Sweet friend, what an incredible time your family must have had! I have so many memories of Disney World... My family and I used to go there during the winter months to visit my grandparents and we would always spend our time at the Disney World campground and of course go to Disney World.

    What precious memories you are creating! Thank you so much for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

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  13. How exciting...this is something I'm planning on doing with my family Lord willing when I turn 60 with my family. Thanks for sharing at Party at My Place

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  14. Exciting! My husband and I took the kids when they were younger. We had a fun time. Enjoy and take lots of pictures!

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  15. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight Party. Shared.

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