When I was a kid, my grandparents took my sister and me on a cross-country road trip in a wood-paneled station wagon from Arizona to Florida to Walt Disney World for my first real Disney experience. I'll never forget that trip for many reasons, but what stands out the most is how amazing and magical the Magic Kingdom really was. With all our beloved favorite characters and the spectacular attractions, it was truly a fairytale experience.
Three years ago, my husband and I decided to adopt from foster care. And in February 2010, we welcomed home our first daughter — a 6-1/2-month-old baby girl. Not soon after that — three weeks in fact — our son came to us at 21 months. And within a few months, we had another nearly 7-month-old daughter in our home.
As anyone who adopts from foster care (or adopts at all for that matter) knows, the process isn't easy — but it's oh-so-rewarding. We are truly blessed. And this week, we finalize the adoption of our second son — our fourth and final child. So now, we have our two little princesses (one 3-year-old and one almost-3-year-old) and two handsome princes (one 4-year-old and one 2-year-old). Our family is complete and we have so many reasons to celebrate and be thankful.
We are celebrating together as a family with a wonderful opportunity. A cruise — and not just any cruise — a Disney Cruise. We'll be embarking on an adventure out of Galveston to the Caribbean on the Disney Magic.
Recently, Disney Cruise Line added Galveston as a port of departure, and we are thrilled to have the chance to take a 7-night Western Caribbean Cruise on the Disney Magic with ports of call in Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands), Costa Maya (Mexico) and Cozumel (Mexico).
From Galveston, Disney offers a variety of cruises including:
And right now, they are offering some special rates for Galveston departures.
I'm extremely excited about the opportunity to pass on my love for Disney to my kids. The cruise includes so many family and kids' activities that we are sure to have a blast. From the live shows to the deck parties and the youth clubs to the character greetings — we'll love every minute of it.
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