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A Note of Appreciation

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation. ~Brian Tracy

I have ALWAYS wanted to blog an appreciation letter to those who have helped us, encouraged us, and loved us along this crazy and amazing adventure.  You don’t know how blessed we feel to have so many loved ones who let us know WE are loved on a daily basis.

We started this blog to share with others our love of Disney, but more importantly, we wanted to create long lasting friendships for the rest of our lives.  We never knew what impact we would have on others, their decisions to move to FL, and how we would ourselves bring sunshine into their lives.  We have a dream, and sharing it with others makes it just that much more special.  Could we have done it without anyone else? Probably, but what’s the fun in that? I knew that someone else out there shared our same dream, and that they too were looking for ways to accomplish that.  I truly believe that God puts us in peoples lives for a reason, and if my family and I have helped ANYONE with their dream of moving to FL- it will all have been worth it!

I want EACH of you to understand the power of words and what they can do in someone’s life. Thankfully, most of what we have heard over the year has been positive, and that’s why I write this today.  The smile you gave us, the comment you left, the hug we needed just at that right moment… thank you.  For the joy you brought and continue to bring to our lives… thank you.  For the phone call I needed to lift my spirits and let me know that everything would be ok… thank you. For always being in our cheering section and helping us each and every day believe we could do this… thank you.  Lastly, thank you for being willing to come along with us on this special journey- you will never know what it has meant to us.

All of our love to each and every one of you…  


  1. Wow, I’m just glad I had “stumbled” upon your blog over a year ago & decided to keep up with it. You have given so much insight to things and how to never give up on dreams & keep moving forward.
    I am lucky to have the pleasure of knowing someone so kind & loving as yourself. I wish you and your family the best within your move & after being settled in sunny FL. I am hoping that we too can move down that way..its always been my dream to live somewhere where its not freezing & lots of snow. 🙂

    Good luck to you & your family & safe travels when you leave WI. Keep the blogs coming…we all live vicariously through

    (((BIG HUGS))) to the Petermann family.


  2. That is very sweet, but kinka sounded like a good bye?! I hope you will continue blogging once you get there and let us all know how it’s going and what it’s like to live the dream!!


  3. Thank YOU for taking us all on your amazing journey through such a special and important time in your lives. I’m so lucky to have been a part of it. Hopefully we’ll be able to officially meet at the parks one of these days.

    I also hope your blog continues – I want to hear about all of your adventures post-move 🙂


  4. You guys have added belief to our dream.. it’s amazing to see you guys *really* doing this and be able to say “I think WE can ACTUALLY do this!”


  5. God has brought a special group of People together, look forward to the future all because it only gets better:)
    Thanks to Amy and all here dedication to involving us in her families dream.


  6. Oh Gosh – Right back at ya!! Thank you for sharing it all with us. I am finally getting caught up and so excited for you as this final week of waiting is here.


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