I Can Drive! – Disney, Universal, and Make A Wish

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For a few years now, Molly has insisted from her back-seated position that she can drive. There is no doubt, no quiver, no way to dispute her surety that she can drive. She’s ready to beat Denver to the punch (although he’s just finally signed up for Driver’s Ed, so she won’t). So imagine her consummate joy when partway through Tomorrowland she discovered there were CARS she could DRIVE!!! Oh my heavens, we absolutely HAD to go and do it. And go we did. Molly wasn’t too far off. She can drive. Yes, there were rails to follow which surely helped her out some, but overall she was a pro. She was so happy, so thrilled, to be driving. When we got out on that road she would have been happy had it never ended. And so would have I. The joy on her face was incomparable. Indescribable. And no one dares tell her she can’t drive anymore (well, except for that legal issues of age). Read more »


by Sarah Cass

Multi-published author. Mom of 3 special needs kids. Wife to 1 good man.
Redefining Perfect every day.


The Ride Not Taken – Universal, Disney, & Make A Wish

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As if it wasn’t clear yet by my bevy of posts – we had an amazing time at Disney and Universal in Florida. I have only scratched the surface of the stories to tell, and best we’re going back in a couple of months to make some new stories. However, for all the wonder and fun we had, there were a few hiccups in the road. Our first few days, the three final days of October, were gorgeous. Beautiful weather. Low 70’s, sunny, low humidity. Just flat out amazing. Then November 1st dawned. A high of 47 degrees and strong winds. I mean, strong. So we put on our jeans and returned to Universal for our last day with one thing in mind…well, for Erik and I. The one ride we’d missed on our first day. The Rip Ride Rockit Roller Coaster. Erik had been intimidated by it, but after a few days of roller coasters, he was ready to try the intimidating coaster. Yeah. Remember that detail about the weather? Strong winds? The ride was closed. Because of the high winds, and the intense height of the coaster, it wasn’t safe to run that day. Of course we still had plenty of fun that day, but we were sorely disappointed that we’d missed this ride. And yes, we’ve already said that the first ride we go on this year is the Rip Ride Rockit. We aren’t chancing another turn in the weather. Read more »


by Sarah Cass

Multi-published author. Mom of 3 special needs kids. Wife to 1 good man.
Redefining Perfect every day.


Boulangerie Pâtisserie – Disney, Universal, & Make A Wish

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For two of the kids there was one park that was a hands-down favorite. Epcot. Molly absolutely loved the world showcase. Perhaps because there weren’t any rides she was too afraid to go on. She loved seeing the different countries and meeting the Princesses in their areas. Denver loved the rides (and is mad, like me, that we totally missed a few), and the world showcase was top notch for him. He liked exploring and seeing all the different things to offer. His biggest regret is that we missed the one Disney Princess he would have agreed to get a picture with – Mulan. But, what we all loved, unanimously, best about Epcot is situated right in France. Boulangerie Pâtisserie It has been my favorite place since my first trip to Epcot, and remains so today. I cannot wait to go back, and plan on budgeting a bit more money for more sweets than last time. They were so good, and I could totally bring them back with me to the villa. 😉 We bought four whole desserts last time, and scarfed every single one of them down. The favorite was, of course, the macarons. Light, airy, and so packed with flavor in every bite. I think I ended up with the vanilla, while the kids got the blueberry, raspberry and chocolate. I think the kids and I totally ignored lunch that day and just pigged out on desserts. Poor diabetic hubby didn’t get to share in the joy as much, and was disappointed that all of their sandwiches had sauces (he doesn’t like sauce on his sandwiches). But, he satisfied himself with other treats as we were there during the food and wine festival. Anyway, we’re already prepping our menu for next time, and seeing as my parents will be with us, it’s going to be quite a to-do, I’m sure. I might even actually get a sandwich this time, there were so many that looked good…but really, the whole point in going there is for the desserts. I can snack all day in Epcot, but here I get serious and sit down and really dive into the sweets. Read more »


by Sarah Cass

Multi-published author. Mom of 3 special needs kids. Wife to 1 good man.
Redefining Perfect every day.