Wishes And Pixie Dust

Follow the journey of a Wisconsin family of 4 who relocated to the Walt Disney World area in July 2011

Just Keep Swimming


We just finished watching Finding Nemo tonight for the one billionth time.   Well, okay, that may be stretching the truth just a little.  🙂 However, our Disney movies are well-loved and watched many times over.  Lately, we have been feeling a kinship with Marlin, just swimming along and not seeming to reach our goal.

Of course we know this isn’t true– we are making progress, and it is beginning to be noticeable.  The Christmas decorations are packed away, and there is progress being made in the kids’ rooms.  We have decided not to set goals for a particular room as we had earlier, but rather in terms of boxes or tasks.  It just seems outrageous that it is the middle of May already!  Wasn’t it just yesterday that it was January and we made the decision to move?  69 days to go!

We discovered that the kids will not be going to Clermont Middle School as we had assumed, but rather East Ridge Middle School, according to the boundary lines.  We have started the enrollment process and hope to have that well in place by the time we leave Wisconsin.  This adjustment is our main concern for our children; however it will be nice to have both children in the same school, if only for a year.

In terms of finances, we’ve sent off our final deposit payment for the apartment, and plan to keep putting away as much as possible.  We’ve had some unexpected dental expenses pop up, and all the monies for the kids’ field trips seem to have come due at the same time, but it’s all good.  God is blessing us with the means for the move.  We have two items on Craigslist with buyers coming tomorrow, which will give us sixty dollars to feed the pig.  (aka our piggy bank).  We are very curious as to how much the pig will yield in July!  And we will, of course, post the total here.

Right now our “Dory” is Walt Disney World, which encourages us to “just keep swimming…..”  While WDW is not the sole reason we are moving to Florida, it has been two years since we’ve visited the World, and we are looking forward to welcoming it back.  So among the many Goodwill trips, packing of boxes, and dealing with life’s daily routines and unexpected occurrences, we keep our sights set on the move and visualize ourselves walking down Main Street towards Cinderella Castle.

Mostly we are looking forward to moving beyond the stage of packing boxes and settling in to our Floridian life.  Just Keep Swimming!

2 thoughts on “Just Keep Swimming

  1. Just love reading your updates 🙂 My family lives in Chicago & always yerns for the chance to go to Disney. We will be going in July but just for a vacation. Our dream, like yours, is to move to Florida one day. Good luck on your continued journey & may God continue to guide you with your move 🙂

  2. I would love to read more about this topic.Don’t stop blogging! It’s nice to read a sane commentary for once.Excellent read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing a little research on that.

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