Photo essay: Dare to Dream

This year’s Disney on Ice performance  in Memphis was Dare to Dream featuring Disney’s princesses. My cousins Brittany and Maria love these characters and we all had a great time watching Rapunzel and Flynn in Tangled; Tiana and Prince Naveen in The Princess and the Frog; and Cinderella and Prince Charming in Cinderella. If that wasn’t enough we got to see Micky Mouse and his gang as well as all the other princesses in the closing act.

To be continued …

Disney on Ice

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My newspaper gave me four free tickets to Disney on Ice Friday, allowing me to take my cousin’s wife Amber and his two little girls, Brittany and Maria, on Saturday.

It was great. The girls love princesses and they couldn’t wait to see the Tangled portion of the show. Tatiana and Repunzel were the favorite princesses.

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My Uncle Rob = Soon-to-be Fr. Rob.

I recently traveled to Memphis to celebrate my Uncle Rob’s declaration of candidacy to become a priest for the Catholic Diocese of Memphis in Tennessee. He is presently a third year theology student at Sacred Heart School in Wisconsin.

Well, I’m pretty proud of my uncle and his accomplishments. I’m proud to say he will be ordained a priest in 2014.

My Uncle Rob has always been a cheerful presence in my life. Growing up, he was the one who played football, softball, etc. when my sister and I joined my cousins for holiday celebrations at my grandparents’ house. Even on Sundays, he was the one who played badminton with us in our grandparents’ back yard.

He has always been a dog lover and every single dog in our family absolutely loves him. They ignore us when he is around.

My grandma helps Uncle Rob with his white collar.

The setting: St. Anne Catholic Church in Memphis, which is actually celebrating its 75th anniversary this year!

A little magic

My aunt and I took my two little cousins to see Disney on Ice this weekend. We met at a family member’s house, who has gorgeous sunflowers blooming (see above) and then drove to Memphis’ FedEx Forum for the event.

It was fun watching the different classics: Peter Pan, Mickey Mouse, Lion King, the Little Mermaid and Lilo & Stitch. While I hate the Lion King as a movie, I do adore its characters, Timon and Pumba. My cousins loved it. Continue reading