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KStarfish82
02-24-2009, 09:48 PM
Well I am getting pressure to start this thing so here goes!

Friday, February 13th

Right after school, me, DF and the whole family raced, and I mean raced, home to get in the van to hit the road!

I'll spare you the details on the 20 hr. ride down....but we did have Roy Roger's for dinner (because they only seem to have them on the Jersey TPKE! :)

Saturday, February 14th (Valentine's!)

We have Denny's for breakfast in Georgia (love Denny's) and even love it more because it had WiFi!!

Drive, drive, drive, and finally....we reach Orlando!!!

Check into our timeshare...Sheraton Vistana (cannot rave about this place anymore...its beautiful!) I go to check in...and we find out that we are in a different section of the resort...um OK. I was taken aback because our place was in the newest portion and they were putting us in one of the oldest. When I asked why this was, the guy said that they were letting returning owners check out their new updates! :banana: So we were in a new model with all new everything! (I will have to post those pics later because I can't find them)

So we unpack, throw on shorts....but DF forgot his shorts at home! He had to wear my dad's for that first day! :rotfl2:

So we wanted to check out the YCG and Ariel's because DF had never seen it. Here are some pics, as well as my sis trying to take "engagement photos."

Love it even more
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Saturday/IMGP3483.jpg

Checkin it out...
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Saturday/IMGP3485.jpg

A pic...
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Saturday/IMGP3491.jpg

Another pic..
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Saturday/IMGP3496.jpg

Another...
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Saturday/IMGP3537.jpg

Again...
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Saturday/IMGP3531.jpg

More...
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Saturday/IMGP3530.jpg

OK enough already...
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Saturday/IMGP3529.jpg

Now onto to Ariel's

He really liked the light, airy feeling if the place. I don't want to post many pics....you gals know what it looks like...

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Saturday/IMGP3518.jpg

I LOVE the chandeliers...
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Saturday/IMGP3506.jpg

Now I want to try to create centerpieces to reflect the beauty of those chandeliers.....if you have suggestions, please share!

After, we went to Walmart and DTD...grabbed some dinner and crashed....

To be continued.....

macraven
02-24-2009, 10:00 PM
you can continue anytime kfish...........i'm here..........:goodvibes

KStarfish82
02-24-2009, 10:10 PM
:faint:

tiggersam00
02-25-2009, 08:37 AM
Great start to your PJ! cant wait to hear about the PS!

RVGal
02-25-2009, 10:43 AM
I'm here! Looks like a loverly spot! :goodvibes

Mrsdisneyb2b
02-25-2009, 10:49 AM
Continue Continue! Cant wait to read more!

camara381
02-25-2009, 08:54 PM
Loving it so far!!! Can't wait to read more!!!

MegKate
02-25-2009, 09:28 PM
My dad's a Vistana owner - I love it there!! Now I want to see the new part!!

Great start to your PS! More please! lol :cool1:

ampooh
02-27-2009, 02:03 PM
tapping foot for more.

I love Ariels.

pink_tink8i8
02-27-2009, 02:07 PM
can't wait to read more!

KStarfish82
02-27-2009, 02:21 PM
Day 2, Sunday - First Full Day!!

So off to the Magic Kingdom!!! We redeem our Wedding APs and my parents go and buy theirs. Then they gave us Just Engaged and I'm Celebrating! buttons.

We decided to wait for the front of the monorail because Matt hadn't been there in 10 years and had never done it.

My sister's flash is so bright that I often am quinting in the pics...
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Sunday/IMGP3548.jpg

On our way!
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Sunday/IMGP3549.jpg

Going into the Contemporary
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The opening ceremony....everyone watches as my family starts inching towards Main Street...
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Isn't it the prettiest sight?
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Sunday/IMGP3568.jpg

Us
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Sunday/IMGP3566.jpg

So we head towards Splash Mountain for tradition...Matt really loved the ride!

Look who we met outside of Splash!
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Sunday/IMGP3570.jpg

Onto Big Thunder!
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After, that we headed to Tom Sawyer's Island...but we did not find anything :| :)

We headed to Fantasyland and took in Peter Pan and Philharmagic. In the meantime, we sent my Dad and bro to go get Fast Passes for Buzz Lightyear. When they returned, my dad has a chocolate ring around his mouth......he denied have a premium bar...yea right!

Onto Tomorrowland!

To be continued.....

gemmybear83
02-27-2009, 02:49 PM
OOOh love your yacht club photos - thats were we are planning on getting married!:goodvibes

macraven
02-27-2009, 08:13 PM
was that really your dad's shorts your df was wearing?

they look like they fit him fine.......



you both look so happy together!

KStarfish82
02-27-2009, 08:44 PM
*** Continued....

We hit Tomorrowland and jump on Buzz...
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Sunday/IMGP3602.jpg

Then the People Mover...
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Sunday/IMGP3608.jpg

We hit up the Starlight Cafe and it was packed!! Oh, and we know why....Pecos Bill's was closed :|

It was still yummy!

Well we decided that we want to head out and go to EPCOT at this point so we walked towards the exit, taking in the shops and such.

Matt peers over and sees this in a window...
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Sunday/IMGP3637.jpg

So pretty! He actually goes in the store an buys it!!!

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Sunday/IMGP3636.jpg
OK, so maybe he didn't buy it...but a girl can dream right?

So we hop on the monorail and head to EPCOT!
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Sunday/IMGP3639.jpg

We take in Spaceship Earth and then head to the Innoventions to get our free photo with our Disney Visa's. Mickey and Minnie had so much fun with Matt and I and made him get down on one knee! I will try and scan that photo later...

Well since we were there, we decided to take in the little Segway intro. It was really cool and I think we will have to take in a tour on our honeymoon!
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Then we head over to Imagination.....oh why did they ruin this ride...sigh
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Sunday/IMGP3655.jpg
I miss the old ride!!

Then we hit the Land...
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Sunday/IMGP3657.jpg
Why did they get ride of the song??

Then the Seas...
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One of the few improvements....

Isn't he cute...
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Sunday/IMGP3706.jpg

To be continued....

RVGal
02-28-2009, 09:50 AM
He wasn't willing to drop a mere $25,000.00 on a breakable castle? Seriously? Dump him. :rotfl:

KStarfish82
02-28-2009, 11:49 AM
He wasn't willing to drop a mere $25,000.00 on a breakable castle? Seriously? Dump him. :rotfl:

:lmao:

bridetobe789
02-28-2009, 02:43 PM
Great TR so far Katie!! I love that castle!! Just not the price! :scared:

Why was pecos bills closed? Renovations?

KStarfish82
02-28-2009, 03:46 PM
Great TR so far Katie!! I love that castle!! Just not the price! :scared:

Why was pecos bills closed? Renovations?

::yes::

KStarfish82
03-01-2009, 08:35 PM
*** Continued....

Nighttime at EPCOT!

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Its just beautiful!
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http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Sunday/IMGP3746.jpg

OK..had to do it....
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Sunday/IMGP3750.jpg

I guess they are kinda cute, but I'm not getting them...
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Sunday/IMGP3751.jpg

As we walk out, we hit up Spaceship Earth...
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Sunday/IMGP3755.jpg
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Sunday/IMGP3765.jpg

And some parting pics...
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Sunday/IMGP3770.jpg
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Sunday/IMGP3772.jpg

Up Next....Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom! And some surprise visitors!

Mrsdisneyb2b
03-01-2009, 09:09 PM
SO exciting! Those are the new hats right? Do they still have the ehadbands?

Imagine buying that castle? How beautiful!

macraven
03-01-2009, 09:23 PM
I saw that tongue sticking out on the ride pic......

so cute.......:cutie:

KStarfish82
03-02-2009, 05:14 PM
Day 3 - Monday

We wake up nice and early and head to the Animal Kingdom. We know how packed this park gets after a couple of hours in the morning.

*** Nausea alert: There are many pics of DF and myself because my sis went a little crazy with the camera!

Here we are!
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Monday/IMGP3879.jpg

At the Tree!
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Monday/IMGP3775.jpg

We head over to EE first because Matt had never been. Love the ride!
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Monday/IMGP3783.jpg

View from EE
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Monday/P2150047.jpg

On the ride!
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Monday/P2150044.jpg

Going backwards....
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Monday/P2150052.jpg
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Monday/P2150053.jpg


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I think he likes it!
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Monday/P2150066.jpg

From there we hit up the Safari...
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Monday/IMGP3784.jpg

Hippos!
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Monday/IMGP3793.jpg

Crikey! Crocs!
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Monday/IMGP3802.jpg

Mufasa's Murderer
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Monday/IMGP3813.jpg

Giraffe
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Monday/IMGP3816.jpg

Dumbo/Big Red/Little Red/Tantar....whoever you want to call it!
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Monday/IMGP3826.jpg

Rhinos!
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Monday/IMGP3840.jpg

To be continued....

princess22
03-02-2009, 05:51 PM
It looks like you are having fun so far! You two are adorable together. I can't wait to read more! Oh, and I love all the pictures!!

tiggersam00
03-02-2009, 06:21 PM
wow you got some great pics on the safari and EE! Looks like you guys really had an awesome trip!!!

KStarfish82
03-03-2009, 02:54 PM
So after that, we decide to go on Dinosaur. After, we head to Camp Minnie & Mickey and visit some characters!

Kenai and Koda getting all excited about the Engagement buttons
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Chip N Dale
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Monday/IMGP3853.jpg

Matt's Favorite - Donald!
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The Man himself!
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We decided that we wanted to head out because it was getting very crowded.

But not before we saw these guys!
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Monday/IMGP3870.jpg
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Monday/IMGP3873.jpg
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We get to Hollywood Studios and run into my Aunt and Uncle! It wasn't a surprise because we asked them to meet us there...they were over from Tampa. So we meet up and head over to the Great Movie Ride!!!
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Monday/IMGP3880.jpg
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Monday/IMGP3883.jpg

I LOVE this ride!

Matt really had wanted to see the Action Motor Show.....and I had never been so we went.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Monday/IMGP3890.jpg
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To be continued.....

KStarfish82
03-05-2009, 06:30 PM
Hollywood Studios Cont....

So we hit Muppets...always a fave!
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Monday/IMGP3934.jpg

We breezed past Toy Story Mania and the wait was ridiculous so we decided to skip it for the day...

Last stop...Tower of Terror! Matt really wanted to go on this....
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Creepy....
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Monday/IMGP3941.jpg

Super creepy...
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Monday/IMGP3943.jpg

Ahhh!
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Monday/IMGP3946.jpg

So we survived the Tower of Terror and decided that we were tired and wanted to go....

Some parting shots...
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Monday/IMGP3949.jpg

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Monday/IMGP3954.jpg

So we decided to go to Fuddrucker's for dinner! YUM! If you haven't gone, GO!!!

Think Pecos Bill's fixings bar!

After our bellies were way full, we headed back to the resort and crashed....

Next up (I know you have been waiting patiently)....the Planning Session!!!

KStarfish82
03-08-2009, 11:45 AM
Day 3: Planning Session!!

So we get up and get ready to head to Franck's to finally meet our wedding planner! Our little group consisted of my Mom, my aunt, Matt and I. We sent by father, brother, sister, and uncle to EPCOT for the morning and they were going to meet us at the Yacht Club later on.

So we hop in my Aunt's car and we get lost on the way there! :roll: Hey, we are not used to heading towards the "ritzy" resorts so we are not accustomed :lol:

We get to Franck's (finally!) and of course, see the giant cake...
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Tuesday/P2160081.jpg

While waiting for Celeste, we look around the place and see some gorgeous little details and inspiration pics...Oh, how I wish I was rich!
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Tuesday/P2160077.jpg
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So we meet Celeste, and she gets us some refreshments! How lovely!

We talk about all the little ins and outs of the wedding, rehearsal, reception, and dessert party....and then onto the cake tasting!!!!
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Ignore the odd faces...
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We discussed the cake (I'll put our decision on my PJ!) and then we pretty much wrapped up for that portion.

We spoke to Rose about the flowers....we are only doing a petal toss so that was a quick thing...

After that, we headed towards the Yacht Club to get a peek at Ariel's and get my Aunt's opinion on some decor options before the menu tasting.

Next up......the menu tasting!

bridetobe789
03-08-2009, 04:03 PM
I'm glad the ps portion began!! popcorn::

DISNEY*lover
03-08-2009, 05:11 PM
Great PS TR so far! I love looking around at Franks because you can get so many ideas but then you stop and remember "Hey! What am I thinking? I'm not rich."

Can't wait for more.

KStarfish82
03-08-2009, 10:22 PM
The Tasting!!!!

We called the rest of the family (who were in EPCOT) and told them to come on over. They wanted to be there!

So for those of you who don't know, the tasting is usually for 4 people....bride, groom, and a parent or two. So it was going to be me, Matt, my father, and my sister. My mom doesn't really eat this type of food.

So they get us drinks and start the meal. Celeste and the chef (I don't remember his name lol) sit with us and explain everything that we are receiving.

I had not set a menu yet so I request different things that I thought we might want.

First salad:
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My sis enjoying the salad:
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My Aunt, father (eating happily), and my bro (who is obviously thrilled)
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Matt chowing down:
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Tuesday/IMGP4013.jpg

The whole table:
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Hi!
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Look at these cute butters....one didn't make it.
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Dad eating pasta salad with mussels....he does not like mussels, but he said that they were really good...
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Some sort of beef that I would not eat...so I handed it off to my bro....
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Everyone said it was good, but Matt and my sis would have liked it more done.

Penne Alla Vodka! Now this is something I like!
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/KStarfish82/Feb%202009/Tuesday/IMGP4022.jpg

I didn't realize it would have so many onions...which I hate....so I requested the sauce smooth for the wedding.

Chicken Parm with Mashed potatoes
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My sis said that they were the best mashed she had ever tasted! But we are going to do skin in.

When it came to the chicken, they liked, but they had some criticism.....I swear, my sis and Dad sounded like they were on the Iron Chef :)

And then...
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Oh my god...to die for! Absolutely out of this world!


After the tasting, we bid our goodbye's to the chef and Celeste and headed out.

At this point, we had to bring Matt to the airport because he had work the next day.

So we went thru EPCOT to get o the car and then dropped him at MCO. :(

After that, we headed back to the room and relaxed. Went to Bennigan's that night for dinner (which stunk!) and then to bed.

So that's the PS! If you are still interested, I will finish the full trip report over the next few days!

macraven
03-08-2009, 11:10 PM
they don't have any cheesecake???


oh my........

tiggersam00
03-09-2009, 09:29 AM
ohh that food looks yummy! What is your final menu, did you decide yet?

KStarfish82
03-09-2009, 02:09 PM
I haven't decided yet, I'm still waiting on the prices! :scared:

tinks_1989
03-09-2009, 02:41 PM
I just read your TR and you made me hungry lol

Im glad your sister liked the mash its my most favourite food and I really want it for our reception main dish yummy

DisneyFairy19
03-09-2009, 03:23 PM
YEY you finally started:surfweb:

dolPhinlovEr83
03-09-2009, 09:06 PM
Tinks 1989: I'm the infamous mashed potatoes junky (sister)! They were phenomenal! I love having skin and some chucks left in the mashed, and they had all of that but still had such a creamy texture and so much flavor without needing gravy! My sis's DF actually couldn't finish his, so guess who got his portion too :rolleyes1 And yes, since my sis is having a buffet, I plan on stopping at the mashed first and filling my plate up, then putting some meat on top, hehe! The meat will be the side dish!

If anyone wants to know any details about the taste of the food, since my sis doesn't eat much of what was served, please just ask her and I will respond with details! I love my food :lovestruc