Wishes And Pixie Dust

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


Go With The Flow

A part of any successful dream involves looking ahead and anticipating possible obstacles that may impede you from attaining your goal.  If you’ve followed our personal accounts on Facebook today, you know that our car repairs will be $400; due in part to the age of our car, it requires a part that has to be ordered directly from the manufacturer.  To say we’re a little frustrated is an understatement.  However, we are extremely thankful this didn’t happen two weeks from now, or while en route to Florida.  It could have been much worse.

Due to this happening, we thought back to the past twelve months and how our move has really unfolded.  If you have told us last year at this time, that we would be moving to Florida in July 2011, we would have laughed at you.  2010 was not a good year for us, to say the least; we still had the dream with a date set for 2012, but due to circumstances occurring around us, we weren’t too hopeful we could achieve this move in two years.  The thing is, the events that happened in 2010 needed to happen before we could make the move to Florida.  If you are in a position now where you can’t possibly believe that you can ever achieve your dream, take heart.  Go with the flow, keep dreaming the dream, and know that you can do it.  We at Wishes And Pixie Dust believe in you, and we will cheer you on.


Go The Distance

It seems wild to us to think we only have sixteen days left in Wisconsin.  When we made our decision back in January to move , it certainly was an easy one to make, given the blowing snow and bitterly cold temperatures, and of course our love for Disney.  In the past six months we have overcome obstacles; we share this bit of information because we want to let you know that it is impossible to plan a move across several states without hitting at least one or two roadblocks along the way.  Things will not always go as you plan, you will have bad days and moments of “why did I ever decide to do this?” pop into your head.  We’re here to let you know it’s okay, keep moving forward with your dream, and deal with the obstacles as they occur.

One such obstacle is our car.  We brought it in to the shop in March for $700 worth of repairs, $900 in June, and yes, we are bringing it in again in July (tomorrow).  As we mentioned earlier, the check engine light came on and while that didn’t necessarily alarm us too much, the large puddle of coolant on our garage floor that leaked after we drove around for a couple of hours did.  We are hoping it’s nothing serious, and we would appreciate prayers on this issue, because we really don’t want to pour more money into repairs, as this is money that is not buying furniture for us when we move.

One of the things we are most looking forward to once we are in Clermont and inside our apartment, is to just enjoy the moment, knowing there are no boxes to pack, no rooms to clean, no furniture to unload, and nothing to do except realize that we did it.  That is the moment that we hold on to now, that helps us to get us through these next two weeks, whatever they may bring.