We are a Wisconsin family of 5: Mark and Jen, with children Nick, Catie and Ben. Nick is 18, Catie is 11 and Ben is 10. We originally chose to use the Disney movie The Princess and The Frog characters as our “names” to maintain our identity; but as we have since “revealed” ourselves, all references to the movie character names have been removed.
We first visited Walt Disney World as a family in May 2006, but the dream to relocate to Florida didn’t surface until Fall of 2007, as a possible future goal. As we talked about it, it became more of a possibility, and in January of 2008, we made it a definite, but far off goal. Last fall (2009) we made the leap to say definitely that we’re going to move to Florida in the near future. We finally achieved our Dream and arrived in Florida in July, 2011.
There are three main reasons why we are uprooting our family. First and foremost, it is the fact that we want to live in a warmer climate. Wisconsin winters are absolutely brutal. Jen has grown up asking the question “why do we live here?” and it comes down to the fact that in generations past no one has wanted to take the effort to move. Second, we absolutely love Walt Disney World and want to be able to experience that Disney magic more than once a week every couple of years. Third, Jen is pursuing a degree in elementary education, and feels called to be teaching in Florida.
We welcome all suggestions and advice from our blog followers and Disney friends!
April 27, 2011 at 9:30 AM
HI, While I do not have any advice for you, I did want to say I think you are doing a WONDEFUL job with your packing etc…this is a BIG job to undertake I know.
We are also making the move to, ‘THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH”, the difference is, we only live four hours South of there now.
WE have been lucky to go to WDW many many times (i have been over 125 times now) BUTTTTT we need more lol.
I COULD LIVE ON MAINSTREET USA~~~ I am sure you know the feeing,,,
we no longer have to work and our children or grown and on their own, so we figured why notttt. We are not to sure yet where we be for sure (just started the looking process) BUT we know it will be close enough to just get in the car and HOP over for the day,,, YEP that is what an ANNUAL pass is for LOL….
I will keep reading and following your progress~~~~and ya never know we may see each other at THE WORLD one day (or two or three LOL)
Take care and remember there is NOTHING better then
PEACE LOVE ANDºoº MICKEY MOUSE ºoº
Fellow Friends in DISNEY!!!!
Linda and Frank