Attractions TO Miss at Harry Potter World

Posted by jael on Nov 23, 2011 in Parenting, Spiritual Journey
We have been warned that in the magical venue of Universal Studio’s Harry Potter World that there are attractions that our family should avoid like the Avada Kedavra curse:
  • Belatrix’s Hair Salon
  • Dementor’s Kissing Booth
  • Death Eater’s Pie Shop
  • Malfoy’s Day Care
  • Basalik’s Optometry
  • Inferi’s Dunk Tank
  • Voldermort’s Tattoo Parlor
  • Grayback’s Dental Care
  • Hagrid’s Rock Cakes Hut
  • Aragog’s Petting Zoo
Please leave your ideas as comments! We want to be safe.


Well I heard there was a secret chord 
That David played, and it pleased the Lord 
But you don’t really care for music, do ya? 
Well it goes like this 
The fourth, the fifth 
The minor fall and the major lift 
The baffled king composing Hallelujah 


Harry Thanksgiving

Posted by jael on Nov 23, 2011 in Spiritual Journey

We arrived Here in August.

We’ve celebrated one birthday quietly.

We greeted Halloween on the nauseous knees of a stomach virus.

Middle Pop was too sick to even Trick-or-Treat.

Our family is established enough to have our maintenance routines in operation.

Lunches are being packed,
Laundry is being washed, dried and folded,
Kids fight about whose turn it is
to do the litter box,
and Sweep or Clear.

The Homework table hums with
Quality Work Process,
We continue to dine on
“It’s Going to Fast, and
It’s Going to be Yummy,”
for dinner most every night.

The Banana Ministry
has baked and
delivered over
50 loaves of
warm bread to
new hands and homes.

There have been
Jammie Jams,
7 I think,
but there’s
novelty there still,
and two of the kids
have yet to have had guests.

Overall, the kids have acclimated to their new schools. They share the perspective that there are aspects of their new programs that they do not enjoy as much as their old schools, and others they genuinely like more. There’s novelty there still too, but their days have become more routine now.

All Glory to God, of course, and none of them small feats for a family of six their first quarter of relocation.

The upcoming Holidays, however, do not feel routine.

During a season steeped with tradition, there’s just too much connect to what we used to do when and with whom.

It’s been difficult for us to architect a palatable Thanksgiving plan.

As if a keeper on the Quididitch field, Harry Potter flew to the rescue.

We will leave early in the morning to Universal Studios to visit Harry Potter World among other attractions.

Our hope is to slip into the magic of family adventure at an amusement park and build a new tradition there together.

We are grateful for your love and the gift of relationship you bring to our worlds.

We love you.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Well maybe there’s a God above
But all I’ve ever learned from love
Was how to shoot somebody who’d OUT DREW YA
And it’s not a cry that you hear at night
It’s not somebody who’s seen in the light
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah



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