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Bridora
11-27-2009, 12:00 AM
I decided to start my Pre-Trip report tonight because I need some input from all the wonderful, knowledgeable DISers out there!

First off, I'll introduce myself. I'll have to add pictures to this post later. This was kind of a last minute decision, here! I'm B, 29, married with two kids. My hubby is also on the DIS, hi Jundland! :wave2: We've a got a 9 year old daughter and a 7 year old son, but they'll be 10 and 8 by the time we get back.

Back in May 2009 we bought into Bay Lake Towers, so we're brand new DVC owners! :banana: You can find the link to that trip in my signature. We are so excited to experience BLT!

Here's where I need your advice. We've looking into doing the Dining Plan before, but never have. We're at 180 days out this Saturday (Nov.28!). Dining Plan came up again and we did an estimated meal cost from our actual trip last year. With the Dining Plan we'll be spending $100 more than we did last year. Some details: I estimated in $10.00/day snack cost. We did get a frozen drink, ice cream, a kaki gori, or bottled drink everyday...Our daughter will have to buy adult plan because she'll be 10. :sad1: I'm thinking for $100.00 more we could buy the Dining Plan and be able to eat places we normally wouldn't. Like Cinderella's Royal Table. We went twice before they upped the price and added that all-in-one package.

So, what do you guys think? :confused3

Do you use the Dining Plan? Is it worth it? Is it easy to use or confusing? Any snippets of wisdom you're willing to share with me? Let me have it! :goodvibes

princess_momma
11-27-2009, 09:38 AM
I'm all for the Dining Plan!!! I really think its great. I think sometimes though, its hard to compare, because the dining plan gives you stuff that you wouldn't normally get. For example, my family would not get dessert with every single meal if we weren't on the plan. But if you are leaning towards it, I say go for it. It's really conveinent and easy to use. I only had one instince when they had trouble with me being on the plan. I think it all adds up though and its a really great plan!

brandip22
11-27-2009, 11:36 AM
Hi! We are also going in May, so I wanted to say hello! I am not sure about the DDP, either. We are also DVCers, too. I have two boys, one is 7 and one will be almost 2 by the time May rolls around. So, I'm not sure if we'll be in the parks enough or not to do the DP. We did it the first 2 times we went as a family. But, the price included the tip back then, so it was really worth it. I'm working on comparing the price with what we'll probably eat. I think if it's only $100 more- and that includes the tips you'll need to pay, it might be worth it for the budgeting alone. Anyway, I will keep watching this thread for the planning! I will probably start one soon as well:)

wdwgirl03
11-27-2009, 11:43 AM
First off, congrats on being new DVC owners! My family joined in 2006 and we absolutely LOVE it. :thumbsup2 May is a great time to visit too.

As for the dining plan, can't really give you much help on that since we've never done it. But we don't really think it's worth it. I know everyone's not like this but on our trip in August we saw so many people wasting the food they got because it's so much (especially with younger kids). My sisters and I are 24, 22, and 19 and there's no way any of us could ever eat that much stuff. :confused3

Bridora
11-29-2009, 03:14 PM
I'm all for the Dining Plan!!! I really think its great. I think sometimes though, its hard to compare, because the dining plan gives you stuff that you wouldn't normally get. For example, my family would not get dessert with every single meal if we weren't on the plan. But if you are leaning towards it, I say go for it. It's really conveinent and easy to use. I only had one instince when they had trouble with me being on the plan. I think it all adds up though and its a really great plan!

:goodvibes Yay! I'm glad you're here. I'll let you know our decision soon!

Hi! We are also going in May, so I wanted to say hello! I am not sure about the DDP, either. We are also DVCers, too. I have two boys, one is 7 and one will be almost 2 by the time May rolls around. So, I'm not sure if we'll be in the parks enough or not to do the DP. We did it the first 2 times we went as a family. But, the price included the tip back then, so it was really worth it. I'm working on comparing the price with what we'll probably eat. I think if it's only $100 more- and that includes the tips you'll need to pay, it might be worth it for the budgeting alone. Anyway, I will keep watching this thread for the planning! I will probably start one soon as well:)

Hello! When in May are you going? We'll be going at the end of May, into June. With the exception of our very 1st trip, they've all been around that time & we love it too!

First off, congrats on being new DVC owners! My family joined in 2006 and we absolutely LOVE it. :thumbsup2 May is a great time to visit too.

As for the dining plan, can't really give you much help on that since we've never done it. But we don't really think it's worth it. I know everyone's not like this but on our trip in August we saw so many people wasting the food they got because it's so much (especially with younger kids). My sisters and I are 24, 22, and 19 and there's no way any of us could ever eat that much stuff. :confused3

Thanks! We are excited--good to hear that you guys love it!! I've heard that about too much food on the Dining Plan, as well. And our DD will have just turned 10 and be on an adult plan. :eek:

Bridora
11-29-2009, 03:31 PM
..........We decided to go with the Dining Plan. We've got the basic plan, with 1 Table service, 1 Counter service, and 1 Snack per person, per night's stay. I forgot to add in tip costs when I did my figuring, but didn't add them in to prices from our last year's meals either, because I just got pricing off allearsnet.com, but I still feel like we should give it a try this year. We pay for food anyway and get snacks throughout the day. On the Dining Plan I won't have to worry about keeping up with every receipt to record in the checkbook--which will be a relief for myself & DH! :) I am a bit worried about wasting food, but I'm going to do some more research (reading TR's!) and see how others have dealt with that. Hopefully, we'll be able to take some things with us if we have left-overs. What have you guys done about this?

We've only got 2 ADRs made at the moment. I'm going to make up a spread sheet later on this afternoon and figure out our meals, or at least get started on them. Here's what I've got so far:

Check-in day (Thursday): We usually do Downtown Disney for lunch and/or dinner. Earl of Sandwich is most likely our lunch choice. I think it's on the dining plan, but I don't know if it's TS or CS.

Friday: Epcot has EEMH tonight, so we'll do an ADR there for dinner. We're looking into Les Chefs de France, Akershus, and Restaurant Marrakesh.

Saturday: We're doing our pool day this day. We've got a 7:00 pm ADR for Boma! We'll do CS at the 'food court' for lunch.

Sunday: MK EEMH. We've got an ADR for lunch at Cinderella's Royal Table! :dance3: I'm so excited about this! We used to eat lunch here before they uped the prices & added characters. I've missed that bread! We'll probably grab dinner at Columbia Harbor House that night, also a favorite of ours!

Monday: DHS has EEMH tonight, so we'll be there! Don't know about ADRs for this day--we don't really want any TS there...

Tuesday: Tuesday is open to anything! No plans yet for this day.

Wednesday: Animal Kingdom EEMH tonight! We're thinking about Yak & Yeti.

Check-out day (Thursday): We just go to Downtown Disney for last minute souvenirs & lunch before heading home on our check-out day. I wonder how many & what credits we'll have left...We usually do lunch at Wolfgang Puck's Express.

I'll let you guys know more when I've got it all mapped out! :goodvibes

I'll also get some pictures up here soon, I promise!

leamom2princesses
11-29-2009, 04:44 PM
Hiya! We're going in May also. May 22-29th. We love going in May and the DDP works great for us. I was reading your last post and wanted to let you know that in the past, Earl of Sandwich was a CS meal. My girls loved CRT last year but we've decided to skip it this year and do 1900 PF. The girls had a great time with Cindy and the steps on our last trip and it's only one TS credit. How exciting to find another May PTR! Can't wait to see the rest of your plans! :goodvibes

Looks like we have girls around the same age....my 9 year old will be 10 in June.

brandip22
11-29-2009, 07:37 PM
Hey- I wanted to say that we are also going May 22-29th. There are a lot of us going during this time, so we will all watch each others' threads! I am so excited to plan and I think all of the people I've met on here are who going at the same time are making it worse!! LOL
I think the DP will be fine. It's a great way to budget if nothing else. If the baby wasn't the baby, we'd do it again. But, we'll probably do a lot of meals in the room this time. Oh, and I didn't say WELCOME HOME to you before! We bought in 2005 and it's awesome! We hope to add more points in May. We are paying our first loan off then, so I figure we might as well just keep it going! LOL- Of course, I really need a new car- van actually, so maybe not. We'll see!

princess_momma
11-30-2009, 10:10 AM
YAY for the Dining Plan!! My mom and I always joke about how we wish we were on the dining plan in real life!! MMMM all your meal plans sound so good!! I can't wait to hear about it!!

Oh and just so you know (you might already though), Akershus has the photo package included, just like CRT. Except the picture is with Belle. I loved it but I went for breakfast and dinner is completely different!! I think that if you guys want to have a lot of princess meals, you should definitely do that! And if one is enough, (how does Luke feel about that? :rotfl:) then I would definitely go for one of the other places!! I know the one I really want to try is Les Chefs de France, so I vote that one!!

Bridora
11-30-2009, 03:16 PM
Hiya! We're going in May also. May 22-29th. We love going in May and the DDP works great for us. I was reading your last post and wanted to let you know that in the past, Earl of Sandwich was a CS meal. My girls loved CRT last year but we've decided to skip it this year and do 1900 PF. The girls had a great time with Cindy and the steps on our last trip and it's only one TS credit. How exciting to find another May PTR! Can't wait to see the rest of your plans! :goodvibes

Looks like we have girls around the same age....my 9 year old will be 10 in June.

Thanks for the info on Earl of Sandwich! Sounds good to me...I still haven't made out that meal chart yet...I got pretty busy yesterday! :laughing: I'll have to add your PTR to my subscription list! How fun to have others to plan with. :goodvibes

Hey- I wanted to say that we are also going May 22-29th. There are a lot of us going during this time, so we will all watch each others' threads! I am so excited to plan and I think all of the people I've met on here are who going at the same time are making it worse!! LOL
I think the DP will be fine. It's a great way to budget if nothing else. If the baby wasn't the baby, we'd do it again. But, we'll probably do a lot of meals in the room this time. Oh, and I didn't say WELCOME HOME to you before! We bought in 2005 and it's awesome! We hope to add more points in May. We are paying our first loan off then, so I figure we might as well just keep it going! LOL- Of course, I really need a new car- van actually, so maybe not. We'll see!

I am excited about using the DP...Thanks for the welcome!
:rotfl: about your loan! Tough decision!

YAY for the Dining Plan!! My mom and I always joke about how we wish we were on the dining plan in real life!! MMMM all your meal plans sound so good!! I can't wait to hear about it!!

Oh and just so you know (you might already though), Akershus has the photo package included, just like CRT. Except the picture is with Belle. I loved it but I went for breakfast and dinner is completely different!! I think that if you guys want to have a lot of princess meals, you should definitely do that! And if one is enough, (how does Luke feel about that? :rotfl:) then I would definitely go for one of the other places!! I know the one I really want to try is Les Chefs de France, so I vote that one!!

We looked at lots of places last night. DH is the one who wanted to go to Akershus, and I kept telling him it was princess, but he just wanted to try the food that badly. I don't think Luke will be interested, though, and I'm sure I can get Max to want food from somewhere else! :rotfl:

MaryAz
11-30-2009, 04:12 PM
Just wanted to pop in and say hi. I am also going in late May 22-30th. I was on the fence about the dining plan cause my kids tend to eat more "adult" than kid food. In the end we decided to do it. We are doing CRT again this year-had such a fun time there last year. My kiddos are younger but looking forward to planning with you!! We are hoping to buy DVC after the New Year.

Brave teacher
11-30-2009, 09:01 PM
I'm hopping in to say hi as well. ANother Diser here going on May 22nd. We are also DVC members, but we are staying at Kidani.

ladybugmom
12-01-2009, 12:45 AM
Hi!! We're also going to be in WDW May 22-29!! :goodvibes I just read your last TR and saw that you are from Arkansas?! Which part? We are right by AR is Memphis, TN!! Oh--and we LOVE the DDP!! It allows us to do a lot of character meals and nice sit-down meals!! It worked great for us this last trip! We did CRT last time (doing 1900 Park Fare for something different next time). CRT was Ally's favorite (my oldest DD)!!

Bridora
12-01-2009, 03:07 PM
This is quite the May party! :hippie: How exciting! :banana:


Just wanted to pop in and say hi. I am also going in late May 22-30th. I was on the fence about the dining plan cause my kids tend to eat more "adult" than kid food. In the end we decided to do it. We are doing CRT again this year-had such a fun time there last year. My kiddos are younger but looking forward to planning with you!! We are hoping to buy DVC after the New Year.

DH has been wanting DVC for years! We are so glad we are finally able to be members~hope you will be too! I'm hoping that DD will be willing to share some of her 'adult' food with DS. At least at the TS places where he might not have enough with the kids meal, and she might have too much.

I'm hopping in to say hi as well. ANother Diser here going on May 22nd. We are also DVC members, but we are staying at Kidani.

Hi! We are so excited to be able to try different DVC resorts, but I'm afraid we'll be spoiled to the Monorail! :laughing:

Hi!! We're also going to be in WDW May 22-29!! :goodvibes I just read your last TR and saw that you are from Arkansas?! Which part? We are right by AR is Memphis, TN!! Oh--and we LOVE the DDP!! It allows us to do a lot of character meals and nice sit-down meals!! It worked great for us this last trip! We did CRT last time (doing 1900 Park Fare for something different next time). CRT was Ally's favorite (my oldest DD)!!

Hi! :goodvibes for May! We're in central Arkansas near Little Rock-We go through Memphis at least once a year on our way to Disney :) & my inlaws have ties to Memphis. I am so glad you love the DDP!

Bridora
12-14-2009, 11:58 AM
Hi guys! I'm still here...but we haven't done much in the way of planning until recently, so I didn't really have much of a update. Plus, it's been a bit busy with the holidays coming up, kids's activities, and finals (I went back to school this semester, taking 2 online courses).

We've added a few more ADRs to our list! We've still got some major deciding to be done, however. Here's what we've added:

We'll be trying out The Wave for dinner on our check-in night. It's a first for us, & we're excited!

We chose Restaurant Marrakesh over Les Chefs de France for dinner on Friday. We plan on eating at Sunshine Seasons for lunch that day, but since it's counter service, we don't have to stick to it. :)

The other decisions weren't ADRs, but just choices I could record in the handy-dandy spreadsheet I'm using. We're doing Counter Service at the Contemporary on our pool day, Saturday. We'll be having lunch at Columbia Harbor House (a favorite of ours!) on Sunday.

Still up in the air : Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday. :scared1:

We'd better get to work!

Here's a picture of me from our trip last year.
http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv119/bridgetlm/031-1.jpg

Here's a shot of the kids...
http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv119/bridgetlm/012-1.jpg

3princesses+aprince
12-14-2009, 02:23 PM
Hello, joining in on your wait!!! We went to Disney World for the first time last May! Oh, we loved it so much. We are going back in September 2010 and cannot wait. That is why I am here on the dis of course.

Good choice going with the dining plan. We have only been once of course, but we did do the dining plan and I couldn't imagine going without it. You don't have to worry about anything. I am also a huge fan of the mugs, we will definitely get them again next trip too. They saved us so much money on drinks!!!

And congrats on the DVC, that is awesome!!!

You have a beautiful family.

MaryAz
12-14-2009, 09:16 PM
We are also trying the Wave this time too. Looks yummy!

princess_momma
12-21-2009, 11:07 AM
Hey!! I am still here! I finally got internet back!! YAY!! :woohoo: I hope all is well with you and your family!! I want to hear all about how Christmas goes. :goodvibes

Brave teacher
12-22-2009, 04:05 PM
Yummy! I love talking about Disney food. We have plans to try the Wave pretty soon. Boma is just yummy!

Yall are so cute!

Merry Christmas!

ladybugmom
12-23-2009, 01:35 AM
Oh--I'm so glad you posted pics!!! And your additional dining choices sound wonderful!!

brandip22
12-23-2009, 11:26 PM
Just thought I'd say hey again! It's so interesting to me to see where everyone chooses to eat. We are pretty much staying with what we know so far, but I know we'll get out there mroe as the kids get older and make some choices- at least I hope we will!

leamom2princesses
12-23-2009, 11:42 PM
Just popping by to wish you a Merry Christmas! Hope it's wonderful! :santa:

ladybugmom
12-27-2009, 10:58 PM
I hope you and your family had a very Merry Christmas!! :santa:

Bridora
12-28-2009, 11:05 AM
Hello, joining in on your wait!!! We went to Disney World for the first time last May! Oh, we loved it so much. We are going back in September 2010 and cannot wait. That is why I am here on the dis of course.

Good choice going with the dining plan. We have only been once of course, but we did do the dining plan and I couldn't imagine going without it. You don't have to worry about anything. I am also a huge fan of the mugs, we will definitely get them again next trip too. They saved us so much money on drinks!!!

And congrats on the DVC, that is awesome!!!

You have a beautiful family.

:goodvibes I am so glad to hear great things about the dining plan! We also love the mugs...it's so easy to just run to the food court to fill 'em up!

We are also trying the Wave this time too. Looks yummy!

I hope so! I like trying out new places...

Hey!! I am still here! I finally got internet back!! YAY!! :woohoo: I hope all is well with you and your family!! I want to hear all about how Christmas goes. :goodvibes

:banana: For internet! :lmao: I hope you & Landon had a awesome Christmas!

Yummy! I love talking about Disney food. We have plans to try the Wave pretty soon. Boma is just yummy!

Yall are so cute!

Merry Christmas!

We fell in love with Boma the 1st time we ate there. We even went back on that same trip! :rotfl: Disney food is great! Thanks...and Merry Christmas to you...and a Happy New Year!

Oh--I'm so glad you posted pics!!! And your additional dining choices sound wonderful!!

Thanks...I need to get some more pics up. And some more dining choices made! :laughing:

Just thought I'd say hey again! It's so interesting to me to see where everyone chooses to eat. We are pretty much staying with what we know so far, but I know we'll get out there mroe as the kids get older and make some choices- at least I hope we will!

I'm sure you will. With little ones it's easier to stick with what you know. We try a couple new places each time, but we surely have our favorites. :goodvibes

Just popping by to wish you a Merry Christmas! Hope it's wonderful! :santa:

Thanks! We had a great Christmas...hope you did too!

I hope you and your family had a very Merry Christmas!! :santa:

Thank you! We did, albeit a very rainy one...Hope you guys had a great Christmas as well....:goodvibes

Bridora
12-28-2009, 11:27 AM
Happy back to the real-world Monday! I have mixed feelings on being back at work after such a long and wonderful Christmas weekend. The only plus being that I do like me some schedules. We had a great Christmas. We are very blessed. Our celebrations began Wednesday night and continued on through Saturday. We got to spend time with all our families and visit with some we don't get to see too often. And now that Christmas is over I can let you in on some other plans for our Disney World vacation that I've been dying to share, but couldn't because my DH, Max reads this and it was one of his gifts. :) (Hi!) .................................................. .................................................. ..

On our pool day we will be going to the Walt Disney World Speedway while Max participates in the Richard Petty Rookie Driving Experience! :dance3:

So, let me know what you know about this. I've done a bit of research, but only know the basics. Have any of you done this? I'm so excited for him...he's been wanting to do this for a long time. We'll be going too, because we want to watch him drive. I've read that it takes about 3 hours. I'm wondering what we'll do while we wait. I'm sure the kids will have their Nintendo DSs, but don't think that will occupy our whole time. I can't wait!

And no more plans on the ADR front. I'm laughing at myself for underestimating my planning abilities. I'd always heard a drawback to the dining plan was having to plan so extensively, but never really stopped to think about that much. But, you really do need to know which park you'll be in for your TS meal each day, now don't you?!? Here's what is holding me up:
1. We still need a Hollywood Studios TS and an Animal Kingdom one. We're thinking about Yak & Yeti for Animal Kingdom. Is the Hollywood Brown Derby good? How about Mama Melrose? We've done Sci-Fi Drive-in, which Max didn't care for (something about having to watch the same thing over & over...:laughing:) and 50's Primetime, which I didn't care for. Or we've talked about going to have dinner at the Boardwalk that night...

2. On our Tuesday with no EEMH I don't even know where we'll be.

When I number them out that way, it's not much, but in my head it sure is! :lmao:



I hope you guys all have a Happy New Year filled with Disney Magic! :wizard:

Brave teacher
12-28-2009, 11:42 AM
I know what you mean about going back to work. I have off this week, so next Monday is going to suck!

YAY for DH getting the driving experience. I have never done it or known someone who has done it, so I can't give you any info. However, I look forward to hearing about it when you return!

Maybe for your ADRs on your AK and DHS day you could dine at a resort. Sanaa at Kidani Village/AKV is a really great choice. Like you said, you could always eat at the Boardwalk. I have heard a lot of great things about the Brown Derby, but I normally leave DHS to eat.

ladybugmom
12-28-2009, 07:07 PM
We are doing Mama Melrose for our TS at HS--including the Fantasmic package. I really didn't want to use 2 TS credits on Brown Derby. The day we go to AK we will be eating dinner at O'hana.

DisneyMomma09
12-29-2009, 11:29 AM
Just wanted to say hello! I am in the middle of planning my baby's first Disney trip! We are going in June.

We ate at the Yak and Yeti on our last trip and I really enjoyed it! We did the counter service and the food was wonderful and huge portions. It was also nice because it was different food options than you typically see for counter service meals.

Happy New Year!

leamom2princesses
12-29-2009, 12:00 PM
:goodvibesHi there! What a great present you've given your husband. We haven't done it personally but my boss did it and he LOVED it! He was in the best mood for an entire week and all he could do was jabber about his experience. If your DH loves Nascar and/or racing...he will enjoy it. My boss is already planning on going back.

As for TS at DHS, I always skip a meal there. I've seen and heard many not so great reviews about the Brown Derby (and it require's 2 TS), we weren't crazy about Sci-Fi either and the Prime Time doesn't appeal because I don't think Joe would like someone fussing at him. :rotfl: I would probably give Melrose a try but it just never works into my schedule just right....

As for TS at AK, I've never eaten there either (there are so many awesome choices at the resorts and EPCOT that I usually eat there). I do have Yak and Yeti & a breakfast at Tusker House planned and I've read lots of great reviews. I guess we'll find out together on Yak and Yeti if you go that route.

I'm a whole lot of help huh...:rotfl2:

Bridora
12-29-2009, 03:37 PM
I know what you mean about going back to work. I have off this week, so next Monday is going to suck!

YAY for DH getting the driving experience. I have never done it or known someone who has done it, so I can't give you any info. However, I look forward to hearing about it when you return!

Maybe for your ADRs on your AK and DHS day you could dine at a resort. Sanaa at Kidani Village/AKV is a really great choice. Like you said, you could always eat at the Boardwalk. I have heard a lot of great things about the Brown Derby, but I normally leave DHS to eat.

He is very excited about it! We'll probably end up leaving to eat...hopefully we'll discuss it some tonight...

We are doing Mama Melrose for our TS at HS--including the Fantasmic package. I really didn't want to use 2 TS credits on Brown Derby. The day we go to AK we will be eating dinner at O'hana.

Yikes! I must not have noticed Brown Derby takes 2 TS credits. That's a no, then! We have only seen Fantasmic once, but it was great. We're not going this time, though.

Just wanted to say hello! I am in the middle of planning my baby's first Disney trip! We are going in June.

We ate at the Yak and Yeti on our last trip and I really enjoyed it! We did the counter service and the food was wonderful and huge portions. It was also nice because it was different food options than you typically see for counter service meals.

Happy New Year!

Hi! Thanks for stopping in...how old is your baby? You can plan along, too...we'll be there for the very 1st part of June. I'm thinking we'll do Yak & Yeti, I just have to make the ADR now. Happy New Year to you, too! :wizard:

:goodvibesHi there! What a great present you've given your husband. We haven't done it personally but my boss did it and he LOVED it! He was in the best mood for an entire week and all he could do was jabber about his experience. If your DH loves Nascar and/or racing...he will enjoy it. My boss is already planning on going back.

As for TS at DHS, I always skip a meal there. I've seen and heard many not so great reviews about the Brown Derby (and it require's 2 TS), we weren't crazy about Sci-Fi either and the Prime Time doesn't appeal because I don't think Joe would like someone fussing at him. :rotfl: I would probably give Melrose a try but it just never works into my schedule just right....

As for TS at AK, I've never eaten there either (there are so many awesome choices at the resorts and EPCOT that I usually eat there). I do have Yak and Yeti & a breakfast at Tusker House planned and I've read lots of great reviews. I guess we'll find out together on Yak and Yeti if you go that route.

I'm a whole lot of help huh...:rotfl2:

DH doesn't show excitement well. Holding in those feminine squeals, I'm guessing! :confused3 But I know he is excited about it.

Our Prime Time experience was not what it should have been, plus the food wasn't that great...no desires to go back.

I'm thinking we'll find out together about Yak & Yeti. :goodvibes

DisneyMomma09
12-30-2009, 09:00 AM
Hi! Thanks for stopping in...how old is your baby? You can plan along, too...we'll be there for the very 1st part of June. I'm thinking we'll do Yak & Yeti, I just have to make the ADR now. Happy New Year to you, too! :wizard:



My baby is almost 8 months...he will be 13 months when we go on our trip in June! Yak and Yeti also has a counter service. I think we are going to do that on our trip as we already have all our ADRs made.:woohoo:

elizablake
12-30-2009, 11:08 AM
Check-in day (Thursday): We usually do Downtown Disney for lunch and/or dinner. Earl of Sandwich is most likely our lunch choice. I think it's on the dining plan, but I don't know if it's TS or CS.

Earl of Sandwich is CS.


Saturday: We're doing our pool day this day. We've got a 7:00 pm ADR for Boma! We'll do CS at the 'food court' for lunch.

Yummy!!!!


Sunday: MK EEMH. We've got an ADR for lunch at Cinderella's Royal Table! :dance3: I'm so excited about this! We used to eat lunch here before they uped the prices & added characters. I've missed that bread! We'll probably grab dinner at Columbia Harbor House that night, also a favorite of ours!

We are doing lunch at CRT too. :yay:


Monday: DHS has EEMH tonight, so we'll be there! Don't know about ADRs for this day--we don't really want any TS there...

We are going to try Sci-fi mostly for an air conditioned break but I haven't heard great things about any resturants at HS. Your kids are too old for Little Einsteins anyway but I would not recommend Hollywood and Vine.

Since you are going to use two credits for CRT, maybe you can skip a TS meal this day.


Tuesday: Tuesday is open to anything! No plans yet for this day.

Chef Mickey's????


Wednesday: Animal Kingdom EEMH tonight! We're thinking about Yak & Yeti.

Tusker House has a character meal breakfast. We are going to try it. I've heard great things about Yak & Yeti.


Check-out day (Thursday): We just go to Downtown Disney for last minute souvenirs & lunch before heading home on our check-out day. I wonder how many & what credits we'll have left...We usually do lunch at Wolfgang Puck's Express.



You can spend the rest of your snack credits at Goofy's Candy Co.



Your husband sure is lucky! What a great Christmas present. We haven't done it so I can't help you out but I'm sure it will be a great experience.

Bridora
01-04-2010, 10:06 AM
My baby is almost 8 months...he will be 13 months when we go on our trip in June! Yak and Yeti also has a counter service. I think we are going to do that on our trip as we already have all our ADRs made.:woohoo:

He will have so much fun! My DS was 17 months on his 1st trip. He may not remember it, but he had fun while we were there, and we made some great memories!

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We are doing lunch at CRT too. :yay:

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We are going to try Sci-fi mostly for an air conditioned break but I haven't heard great things about any resturants at HS. Your kids are too old for Little Einsteins anyway but I would not recommend Hollywood and Vine.

Since you are going to use two credits for CRT, maybe you can skip a TS meal this day.

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You can spend the rest of your snack credits at Goofy's Candy Co.



Your husband sure is lucky! What a great Christmas present. We haven't done it so I can't help you out but I'm sure it will be a great experience.

Thanks for all the info! Good to know about Earl of Sandwich. And I had forgotten that we'd be one less TS from CRT...so we're just doing CS on our HS day...I like the CS places there anyway...:scared1: Can't wait for CRT by the way! :goodvibes We've got the rest of our ADRs made: update to follow! I hope we have snack credits left to spend at Goofy's, sounds yummy!

Bridora
01-04-2010, 10:29 AM
Good morning! :goodvibes I am not writing to you from my desk at work, however....we are having a real life, honest to goodness, SNOW DAY! :dance3: The kids were supposed to start back to school today, but instead we are preparing to go outside and have some fun....

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We woke up yesterday in disbelief that it had snowed. It quit for a while, but around 1:00 or so it started again and kept right on. Now, I live in Arkansas, so all you people from places where it really snows are surely laughing at me right now. :laughing: It's not a lot, but it's enough. Here are a couple more shots of it. The first one is from last night, the rest are from this morning when our poor dog had to go out to potty.

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It was also snowing this morning, up until I just looked out the window. Oh well, it's still on the ground & we're going to take advantage of it. I'll update later, too, because we finally made the last of our ADRs & dining decisions. I also have to show you one of my Christmas presents.....! :)

Oh, here is what Christmas Day looked like:


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And that was after the water went down. That highway was closed the night before--we had a long trek home that night. That "lake" is normally just a field. :goodvibes

Ok, I'm going now....hope you all have a great day!

ladybugmom
01-04-2010, 11:42 AM
Oh wow!! Look at the snow!! I know exactly what you mean about the snow--that's a BIG deal around here!! We're supposed to get snow on Wed/Thurs here in Memphis but we'll see--it always seems to skip over us! That flooding on Christmas Day is insane! YIKES!

Bridora
01-04-2010, 03:26 PM
Oh wow!! Look at the snow!! I know exactly what you mean about the snow--that's a BIG deal around here!! We're supposed to get snow on Wed/Thurs here in Memphis but we'll see--it always seems to skip over us! That flooding on Christmas Day is insane! YIKES!

Had lots of friends & family in Memphis for the Liberty Bowl over the weekend. I can't believe the Hogs won! :scared1:

They are saying the same here: snow on Thursday. We'll see....I don't want too many snow days, I'd hate to take the kids out of school to go to Disney World! :goodvibes Seriously.

Bridora
01-04-2010, 03:40 PM
Ah, the snow was fun, but it's mostly gone now. Wasn't too great for making snowmen...but snow + snow pants = really fast slide!

On to plans!

We made the last of our ADRs so here is our schedule:

May 27/Thursday
Check In
Lunch at Earl of Sandwich
Downtown Disney/Pool/Explore Bay Lake Tower!!!
Dinner at The Wave

May 28/Friday
CS somewhere in Epcot for lunch...I'm thinking/hoping for Sunshine Seasons
Dinner at Restaurant Marrakesh
We may go back to the room sometime...we may decide to go to Magic Kingdom that morning...but we'll be at Epcot for EEMH.

May 29/Saturday
This is our pool day/Richard Petty Driving Experience day!!
CS for lunch, but who knows where?!?
Dinner at Boma

May 30/Sunday
Lunch at Cinderella's Royal Table!
CS for Dinner, probably Columbia Harbor House

May 31/Monday
CS for lunch
Dinner at Yak & Yeti -- we decided to give it a try!

June 1/Tuesday
Lunch at Kona Cafe -- after reading someone's TR review on this & being at the Poly last summer I had to try Kona!
Dinner CS

June 2/Wednesday
Forgetting we wouldn't have any TS left, earlier, I now don't have to worry about a TS at HS. We'll do CS here, luckily I like them! ABC Commissary, Backlot Express or Pizza Planet.

We're also going to squeeze in a Star Wars Weekends visit probably Friday morning...


..............and, inspired by several DISers, for Christmas I got a Vera Bradley hipster from Max!


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I can't wait to use it at Disney World!!! :goodvibes

elizablake
01-04-2010, 06:46 PM
I'm sooooo jealous of your snow! We live in Ga so are lucky to get a dusting once a year. We do have a 20% chance of a quarter inch of snow on Thurs. night that will melt by noon Friday. So everyone is freaking out here. The bread and milk isles of the grocery stores will be empty by tomorrow. :rotfl2:

Your ADRs sound great. We were disappointed with the ABC Commissary at HS. The Backlot Express wasn't bad and they had a decent selection.

ladybugmom
01-05-2010, 12:18 AM
Had lots of friends & family in Memphis for the Liberty Bowl over the weekend. I can't believe the Hogs won! :scared1:

They are saying the same here: snow on Thursday. We'll see....I don't want too many snow days, I'd hate to take the kids out of school to go to Disney World! :goodvibes Seriously.

I bet you were happy that the Hogs won!! We're looking forward to the BIG game on Thursday night!! ROLL TIDE!!

I know what you mean--I would hate for Ally to have to miss school but we're leaving the day after she gets out no matter what!! Hee hee!! :goodvibes No turning back now!! When is the last day of school where you are? It's May 21st here!

It looks like we'll both be in Epcot the same day (Friday, May 28th)!!

leamom2princesses
01-05-2010, 08:30 AM
Love the snow pics. They're calling for snow here this week, but I'm not getting excited about it yet. I will believe it when I see it. We get out of school on the 19th. A day or two won't be too bad for us.

Love your hipster! I use the VB backpack. Keeps the hands free for wrangling little ones.

Bridora
01-05-2010, 01:11 PM
I'm sooooo jealous of your snow! We live in Ga so are lucky to get a dusting once a year. We do have a 20% chance of a quarter inch of snow on Thurs. night that will melt by noon Friday. So everyone is freaking out here. The bread and milk isles of the grocery stores will be empty by tomorrow. :rotfl2:

Your ADRs sound great. We were disappointed with the ABC Commissary at HS. The Backlot Express wasn't bad and they had a decent selection.

Don't you love how the mention of snow, even flurries, causes a run on the grocery stores?!? :lmao:

Funny about ABC Commissary...but as I tell my kids...The world (or in this case World) would be so boring if everyone was just alike. :goodvibes

I bet you were happy that the Hogs won!! We're looking forward to the BIG game on Thursday night!! ROLL TIDE!!

I know what you mean--I would hate for Ally to have to miss school but we're leaving the day after she gets out no matter what!! Hee hee!! :goodvibes No turning back now!! When is the last day of school where you are? It's May 21st here!

It looks like we'll both be in Epcot the same day (Friday, May 28th)!!

Happy....shocked....it's all the same, right? My brother was actually defecting to your side during the game...He kept saying Roll Tide...:laughing:

And there's no turning back for us either! Our last day is getting out at 1:30 the 24th. A bit pointless, to me, to go back for 1/2 day on a Monday....

I knew we'd only overlap by a couple days...but I didn't notice we had Epcot in common on Friday...maybe we'll run into each other! :)

Love the snow pics. They're calling for snow here this week, but I'm not getting excited about it yet. I will believe it when I see it. We get out of school on the 19th. A day or two won't be too bad for us.

Love your hipster! I use the VB backpack. Keeps the hands free for wrangling little ones.

It is cold out there! Kids are still hoping for the big snow on Thursday, but I won't believe it until I'm snowed in under it!

Thanks! We normally carry a camera backpack and a Nike mesh backpack. I'm thinking we won't do the Nike bag this year. I'm the one who usually carries it...snacks, ponchos, water bottles, etc. go in here. But I love how the hipster will be more easily accessible. Drawbacks will be: no room for ponchos, not as easily searched as a see through mesh bag at bag check, quite a bit smaller than the backpack. There should still be room for snacks, though. :)

leamom2princesses
01-05-2010, 01:30 PM
It is cold out there! Kids are still hoping for the big snow on Thursday, but I won't believe it until I'm snowed in under it!

Thanks! We normally carry a camera backpack and a Nike mesh backpack. I'm thinking we won't do the Nike bag this year. I'm the one who usually carries it...snacks, ponchos, water bottles, etc. go in here. But I love how the hipster will be more easily accessible. Drawbacks will be: no room for ponchos, not as easily searched as a see through mesh bag at bag check, quite a bit smaller than the backpack. There should still be room for snacks, though. :) It is really, really cold out. It's kind of hindering my workout a little. It's hard to get motivated to run when it's 12.

I carry the VB backpack all the time not just at Disney. I love VB bags. I would totally do the hipster if I didn't have so much to carry. At WDW I usually put the camera and everything in one bag (the VB backpack). Luckily I still use a stroller in the parks for my youngest so the stroller does most of the work carrying it around. :laughing: I really like the pattern on your Hipster. It's cute. My mom is totally hooked on VB now too and she carries the Voyager. She needs a new one, might look at your pattern for her. Hope you're having a great day!

Leanne

Bridora
01-05-2010, 03:49 PM
It is really, really cold out. It's kind of hindering my workout a little. It's hard to get motivated to run when it's 12.

I carry the VB backpack all the time not just at Disney. I love VB bags. I would totally do the hipster if I didn't have so much to carry. At WDW I usually put the camera and everything in one bag (the VB backpack). Luckily I still use a stroller in the parks for my youngest so the stroller does most of the work carrying it around. :laughing: I really like the pattern on your Hipster. It's cute. My mom is totally hooked on VB now too and she carries the Voyager. She needs a new one, might look at your pattern for her. Hope you're having a great day!

Leanne

I would carry mine in real life, too, but I'm not sure how much it will really hold. I tend to carry around too much stuff. Actually, I get disgusted with how much junk I'm carrying around about once or twice a year and switch to a smaller purse, but then end up not having enough room and switch back! :rotfl: I went back & forth on VB for a while because some of the patterns I just really don't like, but DH found this one all on his own...and I love it! :love: There was another one with a lot of green in it I saw someone with over the weekend and he said he had also looked at it for me. It was cute, too & I love green. :thumbsup2

I do miss that about strollers. That, and you could go faster with the kids in the strollers than you can with them walking. :lmao:

I'm about to leave here & pick up kids from school, so my day will be better when I'm not at the office....

I hope you are staying warm...

It would be really hard to run outside right now. Good luck with that. :goodvibes I'm going to stick with my treadmill!

wdwgirl03
01-05-2010, 06:50 PM
Followed you over from my PTR...and I see I already posted on the first page! Going to join in for good now. Now I have to go back and catch up. popcorn::

ETA: Ooh, love your Vera hipster! My sister actually has the exact same one and I have the wristlet in that pattern. :laughing:

DisneyMomma09
01-05-2010, 08:51 PM
Ah, the snow was fun, but it's mostly gone now. Wasn't too great for making snowmen...but snow + snow pants = really fast slide!

On to plans!

We made the last of our ADRs so here is our schedule:

May 27/Thursday
Check In
Lunch at Earl of Sandwich
Downtown Disney/Pool/Explore Bay Lake Tower!!!
Dinner at The Wave

May 28/Friday
CS somewhere in Epcot for lunch...I'm thinking/hoping for Sunshine Seasons
Dinner at Restaurant Marrakesh
We may go back to the room sometime...we may decide to go to Magic Kingdom that morning...but we'll be at Epcot for EEMH.

May 29/Saturday
This is our pool day/Richard Petty Driving Experience day!!
CS for lunch, but who knows where?!?
Dinner at Boma

May 30/Sunday
Lunch at Cinderella's Royal Table!
CS for Dinner, probably Columbia Harbor House

May 31/Monday
CS for lunch
Dinner at Yak & Yeti -- we decided to give it a try!

June 1/Tuesday
Lunch at Kona Cafe -- after reading someone's TR review on this & being at the Poly last summer I had to try Kona!
Dinner CS

June 2/Wednesday
Forgetting we wouldn't have any TS left, earlier, I now don't have to worry about a TS at HS. We'll do CS here, luckily I like them! ABC Commissary, Backlot Express or Pizza Planet.

We're also going to squeeze in a Star Wars Weekends visit probably Friday morning...




Your plans look great! We have made all our ADR's as well. Hopefully I will find some time to start my PTR soon! :upsidedow

I'm sooooo jealous of your snow! We live in Ga so are lucky to get a dusting once a year. We do have a 20% chance of a quarter inch of snow on Thurs. night that will melt by noon Friday. So everyone is freaking out here. The bread and milk isles of the grocery stores will be empty by tomorrow. :rotfl2:



Wow! I live in NW PA along the lake. It has not stopped snowing since Saturday morning! No freaking out here...just heading to the slopes for some skiing! :yay:

RachelNinja
01-05-2010, 09:26 PM
I'm here! :goodvibes

I wish I could have a snow day! We haven't had one yet even though we thought we would when we had the blizzard three Sundays ago. Unfortunately, we have really hardworking people in maintenance who cleared out all the snow on Sunday!!! What a thrill it is to find out school is closed!

I like your hipster! I'm typically not that interested in the Vera Bradley prints, but that one is really cute! I could definitely see myself using that. I would love to have a crossbody bag, but unfortunately it wouldn't hold everything that I carry (ex. I always carry a light jacket or thin hoodie with me because I can get really cold with the AC and then feel really sick).

The backpack I normally bring is pink. Hehe, I may have to bring a different one because then DBF can help me carry it :)

Brave teacher
01-05-2010, 09:57 PM
Your plans look great!

YAY for a snow day!!! We never, I mean never, have snow. Maybe once every 10 years or so, and it is not enough to stick to the ground. We'll be cold enough this weekend, just not wet! It sounds like you all had fun.

Bridora
01-06-2010, 10:15 AM
Followed you over from my PTR...and I see I already posted on the first page! Going to join in for good now. Now I have to go back and catch up. popcorn::

ETA: Ooh, love your Vera hipster! My sister actually has the exact same one and I have the wristlet in that pattern. :laughing:

:lmao: It is hard to keep up with everyone, isn't it?

Your plans look great! We have made all our ADR's as well. Hopefully I will find some time to start my PTR soon! :upsidedow



Wow! I live in NW PA along the lake. It has not stopped snowing since Saturday morning! No freaking out here...just heading to the slopes for some skiing! :yay:

I hope you find the time, too! I'll be on the lookout for it...

Ahhhh, skiing, never been, but I'd love to go someday.

I'm here! :goodvibes

I wish I could have a snow day! We haven't had one yet even though we thought we would when we had the blizzard three Sundays ago. Unfortunately, we have really hardworking people in maintenance who cleared out all the snow on Sunday!!! What a thrill it is to find out school is closed!

I like your hipster! I'm typically not that interested in the Vera Bradley prints, but that one is really cute! I could definitely see myself using that. I would love to have a crossbody bag, but unfortunately it wouldn't hold everything that I carry (ex. I always carry a light jacket or thin hoodie with me because I can get really cold with the AC and then feel really sick).

The backpack I normally bring is pink. Hehe, I may have to bring a different one because then DBF can help me carry it :)

Sometimes I wish I lived somewhere where it snowed more, but then I think about the fact that they are better equipped to remove the snow in those places, and I'm happy here where a whittle bit of snow causes a snow day! Even though more snow = more fun...Hard to sled or build a snowman...but they say the snow is coming...I'll let you know tomorrow. :goodvibes

There were several VB patterns I didn't like at all...good thing my DH has good taste! :lmao: I am worried about lack of space...

Your plans look great!

YAY for a snow day!!! We never, I mean never, have snow. Maybe once every 10 years or so, and it is not enough to stick to the ground. We'll be cold enough this weekend, just not wet! It sounds like you all had fun.

Thanks! We did have fun...but I think the kids had had enough of each other by the end of the day...:upsidedow

jewels1916
01-06-2010, 11:19 AM
Hey, I saw you were going in May 2010, and I thought I would stop in and check out your plans! I think we may have a bit of an overlap on our trip! Looks awesome, and I can't wait to read along!

princess_momma
01-07-2010, 11:28 AM
Your snow does make me laugh!! Actually...it makes me jealous!! I wish we had that kind of snow!! We get way more snow then that and don't get snow days. If the school kids are lucky, they'll get a "delayed start".

We got snow last night and luckily it was just light fluff that you could just brush off the windshield. I don't mind that...I absolutely hate when its thick ice that you have to scrape and scrape in the freezing cold when it hurts to hold on to the scraper!

Doesn't the snow make you even more ready for your trip? :goodvibes

RachelNinja
01-09-2010, 10:12 AM
Finally finished reading your other trip report! Really makes me look forward to the one you'll write here, especially after reading the lessons you learned from writing the other one. It's so true that trip reports take a lot of time, but it's so nice to have afterwards! I never finished my other TR ... I did finish the Disney-related things, but I didn't write about the trip home. I guess I was inwardly upset that we had to be home so I left it unfinished as if we were still in Florida! Haha.

Bridora
01-12-2010, 03:54 PM
Hey, I saw you were going in May 2010, and I thought I would stop in and check out your plans! I think we may have a bit of an overlap on our trip! Looks awesome, and I can't wait to read along!

Hi! It's getting closer...little by little!

Your snow does make me laugh!! Actually...it makes me jealous!! I wish we had that kind of snow!! We get way more snow then that and don't get snow days. If the school kids are lucky, they'll get a "delayed start".

We got snow last night and luckily it was just light fluff that you could just brush off the windshield. I don't mind that...I absolutely hate when its thick ice that you have to scrape and scrape in the freezing cold when it hurts to hold on to the scraper!

Doesn't the snow make you even more ready for your trip? :goodvibes

I knew you would appreciate those pictures! It does, but I do enjoy the snow/cold weather while it's here...

Finally finished reading your other trip report! Really makes me look forward to the one you'll write here, especially after reading the lessons you learned from writing the other one. It's so true that trip reports take a lot of time, but it's so nice to have afterwards! I never finished my other TR ... I did finish the Disney-related things, but I didn't write about the trip home. I guess I was inwardly upset that we had to be home so I left it unfinished as if we were still in Florida! Haha.

:goodvibes Hopefully my next trip report will be better! That's funny about leaving yours unfinished...But the trip back home is never as exciting as the trip down to Florida, is it?

princess_momma
01-13-2010, 02:51 PM
I knew you would appreciate those pictures! It does, but I do enjoy the snow/cold weather while it's here...


I wouldn't mind it if it was every once in a while and didn't make the streets too bad! :laughing:

Can you believe its been in the upper 50's here all week? Maybe even lower 60's! I haven't even been wearing a jacket! Its so nice!!

Bridora
01-16-2010, 06:19 PM
I wouldn't mind it if it was every once in a while and didn't make the streets too bad! :laughing:

Can you believe its been in the upper 50's here all week? Maybe even lower 60's! I haven't even been wearing a jacket! Its so nice!!

I can't believe it! :scared1:

Yesterday and today were like that here...and just when I was thinking we might have a "proper winter" this year...

Luke had a Basketball game today and left the house in his jersey--short sleeves & shorts...no jacket or long pants...of course it was sprinkling when we got out and he didn't like his legs getting wet. :goodvibes

Bridora
01-16-2010, 06:43 PM
Hi guys! I am working on an update, but just wanted to drop by and let you all know I am still here...:goodvibes

wdwgirl03
01-16-2010, 07:39 PM
I'm still here too! :wave2:

Bridora
01-16-2010, 07:44 PM
Back in November when I started this PTR, I said I would add pictures and I intended to do a better introduction. Well, I think it's been long enough! :lmao: Like I said earlier, I'm 'B' and I'm 29. Here I am this past Halloween. Even though I am nearing 30 all that gray hair is not natural...some of it is, though. It's Halloween, remember...that mustache is not natural, either! :rotfl:


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Yup, still 29 here, really and truly. (But just for 2 more months) I really have mixed feelings on this whole 30 thing. Yikes! :scared1: Let's not dwell on that, ok? Monday thru Thursday I work in an office. I don't really have a job title (that I know of...who knows what they refer to me as...). I answer the phones, help walk in customers, pay the bills, get the mail, accept deliveries (the one not requiring a fork-lift!), do the billing, do the banking, empty the women's room garbage that mysteriously gets filled with various giant sized drink cups that were not mine even though I am the only woman in the office, DIS when I get a free moment, etc. On Fridays I help my husband out in his office. I do a lot of work for him as well, during the week...I'm his 'mobile office' :goodvibes Luckily, I am off work at 3:00 and am able to pick up my kids from school, take them to any activities, or just go home and spend some time before cleaning, laundry, and dinner kick in!

Max is my DH. He spends his time working, watching football, and thinking about Disney World! :rolleyes1 Or hanging out in his chair--the only time he can multitask. :rotfl2:


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Allison is our 9 year old daughter. Her first trip to WDW was when she was 3 years old. I will have to get some pictures up from that trip! She loves all things girly. :cutie: Her favorite ride is Tower of Terror. Hopefully, she's getting on Everest in May.


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Luke is our son, he will turn 8 in February. He first went to WDW when he was only 1 1/2. He tells me his favorite ride is Tower of Terror. (smart kids!) He says he's going on Everest in May. We have our fingers crossed...I've only been on it once. He is taking his cues from his Daddy:


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We also have a Margot in our family. When we got her as an early Christmas gift for the kids in 2006 we thought we were bringing home a miniature dachshund, but she outgrew that distinction pretty quickly! You may not be able to tell her size very well from this picture, though.


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Our Disney story:

My DH had taken a trip to WDW with his family in 1986 or so...The rest of us went for the first time in July 2003. We fell in love with it! We have been able to (made it a priorty to) go back every year since then. DH & I took a trip by ourselves in 2007 for our anniversary. We also felt that 'going to Disney World' was something that was becoming normal for the kids. When you are 7 and 5 and have been going every summer since you can remember, surely you would think that. We wanted them to realize what a big deal it is to go to Disney World, and also to make them miss it and really be excited to go, so they skipped a year! We are so excited about being new DVC owners and going back in May. :yay:

Bridora
01-16-2010, 07:46 PM
I'm still here too! :wave2:

Yay! Thanks for sticking around. :goodvibes

DisneyMomma09
01-16-2010, 08:29 PM
Thanks for the introductions! :wave2: My DH is already starting to fret about turning 30 and he is only 28!


I finally started my PTR if you would like to check it out!

Bridora
01-16-2010, 08:59 PM
Thanks for the introductions! :wave2: My DH is already starting to fret about turning 30 and he is only 28!


I finally started my PTR if you would like to check it out!

I think that's the age I though sounded old! :laughing: 27, nah, 28, old! Now old is 30, but I'm sure in 10 years I'll look back at myself and laugh!

Thanks for letting me know about your PTR--I'm going over there now!

ladybugmom
01-17-2010, 12:22 AM
Yay for the great introductions!! 30 is not so bad! I turned 30 in August and it was very traumatic for me then. But it really hasn't been that bad--I promise!! :goodvibes

RachelNinja
01-17-2010, 12:10 PM
Haha, I'm so glad you let us know that that mustache isn't natural! We wouldn't have known otherwise

It's so great that you're off at 3pm so you can get Allison and Luke. That's the kind of job I'd love to have because even though I'm off at 3, I still have to do lesson plans at home. My DBF Weird gets off at 5 but doesn't have to do work outside of the office, so it might actually work out then. I take care of the kiddies from 3-6 until he gets back and takes over while I work on plans or grading.

Hmm, maybe I shouldn't worry so much about that because we're not even engaged yet ... haha. But I just thought it was great that you get to spend time with your kids. My mom was a SAHM, and I absolutely loved having her there for me.

Haha, I love how your kids are 9 and 8 and they love Tower of Terror, but I'm just plain ol' terrified ...

Oh, lastly, I just have to randomly say that I think I'm so cool now because I actually know the pronunciation of dachshund. I used to say "dash-und."

Bridora
01-17-2010, 08:26 PM
Yay for the great introductions!! 30 is not so bad! I turned 30 in August and it was very traumatic for me then. But it really hasn't been that bad--I promise!! :goodvibes

Thanks for the reassurance! :goodvibes I'm sure it won't feel a bit different, it's the thought/sound of it that's so bad. :laughing:



Hmm, maybe I shouldn't worry so much about that because we're not even engaged yet ... haha. But I just thought it was great that you get to spend time with your kids. My mom was a SAHM, and I absolutely loved having her there for me.

Haha, I love how your kids are 9 and 8 and they love Tower of Terror, but I'm just plain ol' terrified ...

Oh, lastly, I just have to randomly say that I think I'm so cool now because I actually know the pronunciation of dachshund. I used to say "dash-und."

There's nothing wrong with daydreaming! :goodvibes

Last year was Luke's 1st on Tower of Terror. The themeing gets me every time, which is one of the reasons I like it so much!

leamom2princesses
01-17-2010, 10:36 PM
Thanks for the intro's B. My 9 yr old is a girly girl too. princess: I wish I got off at 3pm. That would be great! :goodvibes I'm really looking forward to your report on BLT! It looks really nice. :)

princess_momma
01-18-2010, 09:45 AM
I can't believe it! :scared1:

Yesterday and today were like that here...and just when I was thinking we might have a "proper winter" this year...

Luke had a Basketball game today and left the house in his jersey--short sleeves & shorts...no jacket or long pants...of course it was sprinkling when we got out and he didn't like his legs getting wet. :goodvibes

Crazy! Ours are usually like this--crazy blizzards and then some nice weather where you don't even need jackets!! I like it because I would just die if it were straight winter for months.

I love your "proper" intros!! When is your birthday exactly? (I'm a fan of birthdays ;) ) I think it's just hard/weird switching decades. I personally don't want to turn 20 and I know that's young. I like being "in my teens" instead of "in my 20's". But for the record, you don't look 30 at all! So I think you would be safe if you wanted to stay 29 for another couple of years! :thumbsup2 :laughing:

I'm SO happy that both of your kid's favorite ride is Tower of Terror!! You sure raised them right! That is the greatest ride EVER!! Make sure you guys go on it A LOT for me!!

Oh and also, I love the "eat, drink, and be scary!" sign in the picture with Luke!! That's great!

Bridora
01-21-2010, 11:39 AM
Thanks for the intro's B. My 9 yr old is a girly girl too. princess: I wish I got off at 3pm. That would be great! :goodvibes I'm really looking forward to your report on BLT! It looks really nice. :)

I just started getting off work at 3 back when school started in August and I am loving it! It is great. :goodvibes I cannot wait for BLT--I hope I have enough time to explore it...I am thinking picture overload!

Crazy! Ours are usually like this--crazy blizzards and then some nice weather where you don't even need jackets!! I like it because I would just die if it were straight winter for months.

I love your "proper" intros!! When is your birthday exactly? (I'm a fan of birthdays ;) ) I think it's just hard/weird switching decades. I personally don't want to turn 20 and I know that's young. I like being "in my teens" instead of "in my 20's". But for the record, you don't look 30 at all! So I think you would be safe if you wanted to stay 29 for another couple of years! :thumbsup2 :laughing:

I'm SO happy that both of your kid's favorite ride is Tower of Terror!! You sure raised them right! That is the greatest ride EVER!! Make sure you guys go on it A LOT for me!!

Oh and also, I love the "eat, drink, and be scary!" sign in the picture with Luke!! That's great!

I like it that way, too. It's nice to have "winter" for a week or so, then some warmer days...they always talk about the crazy Arkansas weather and how if you don't like it, just wait a bit and it will change. I like it just fine that way. I don't like tornadoes, however. :sad2: (this guy looks more worried to me than sad, don't you think?)

My Bday is March 8. You are too funny! Thanks--let me know when I'm too old to be 29, ok?

We've got a history with ToT. We were all, with the exception of DH, afraid of it before we got on. I didn't even ride it on my 1st visit...maybe not even on the 2nd, I can't remember....(do you remember Jundland?) Then the kids were afraid of it. I'm pretty sure Alli rode it without backing out the 1st time she tried it, but Luke had to exit out the chicken door (which is an elevator :scared1: and I find that soooooo funny!) the 1st time he went through the line. I don't think he rode it until his next trip. But it's all good, because we are all ToT fans now. Next mission: convert them into Everest fans! :rolleyes1

Thanks! I just love that sign, too--it's one of my favorite decorations! :goodvibes

Bridora
01-21-2010, 03:37 PM
Don't you just love how, no matter how many times you've been to Disney, there are still things you haven't experienced?

My DH and I were talking about this the other night. Hardly a day goes by without us talking about Disney World, but that's beside the point. This particular night I was telling him that I had just found out they have changed the way kids get picked for the Jedi Training Academy. Instead of the CM randomly choosing kids out of the audience there is now a stand-by line on first come, first served basis. (I've also heard the age restrictions are ages 4-12). This seems to be a good idea, depending on how long the line gets, that is. For the last two years, Luke has been trying to get in. Allison got to "fight up Darth Vader" back in 2006. She was 6, but Luke was only 4 and didn't want to do it. In 2008 & 2009 Luke tried for a spot, but wasn't chosen. Had we been there earlier and staked out a spot, I'm sure he'd have had a better chance, but shows like that aren't really things we plan on...more like things we walk by at the right time. :laughing: Back when Allison did it, it was only there during Star Wars Weekends, so maybe that's why she had better luck being chosen. Here are a couple shots of Allison Vs. Vader:


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She told us later that she had been scared while she was up there. Very brave girl! :cutie:

All that being said, I think this will be Luke's year. I am putting that on my mental list of "Things to Do". Don't tell my DH. He doesn't like having a "plan". Unless it's an ADR or a Reservation # from WDW. :lmao:

Another thing I (the kids--had a request for this yesterday morning, in fact) would like to do is drop by the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids playground. The last time we were there was also in 2006, before the kids had seen the movie. They still loved the play area, though. (Give the kids a playground and a swimming pool and they're happy, right? :scared1:) Now they've seen the movie and can't wait to go back and play on/see all the things from the movie. I grew up with that movie and it was so much fun to experience it. I even got to ride on Anty. (was that his real name, or one I made up?) Here's what the kiddos looked like last time they were there:


http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv119/bridgetlm/2010%20PTR%20TR/disney2006120.jpg
They were so little!


I've never done a rope drop before. Normally DHS would not be my rope drop of choice. Not that I don't think it would be a good one, but because it's highly unlikely we'd ever make 2 rope drops in the same trip. We are an Evening Extra Magic Hours family. We stay in the parks until they are shut down, and then tend to sleep in past park opening the next day. If we would even attempt a rope drop it would have to be the 1st day, assuming we had not stayed out late at Downtown Disney like usual, and I would want it to be at Magic Kingdom. But rope drop at DHS on Star Wars Weekend? :thumbsup2 I think it would be so much fun if it includes Stormtroopers and other Star Wars characters. :chewy:

One Man's Dream is something I'm pretty sure we'll do this year. I had mentioned it to Max before and it turns out it's something he's wanted to do as well. With the kids being older now, they might even be interested in parts of it!

And, I will once again try for the Animation Studio. Last year we watched the show with Mushu, but didn't do the actual drawing part. We walked up to the class twice. The first time a class had just gone in and no one wanted to wait 30 min. for the next one. So, we got in line to meet Dug & Mr. Fredrickson from Up. After meeting them we headed back toward the Animation class, but we saw Frozone. We had never seen him before and wanted to meet him, but we missed the next class while doing so. Instead of waiting any more, we just left. Maybe this time...:)

So, if my mental list for DHS was written it would include:

1. Jedi Training Academy

2. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Playground

3. Rope Drop show with Stormtroopers

4. One Man's Dream

5. Animation Studio

These are only wishes for things we haven't done before. This doesn't include things we will most definitely be doing. No list is needed for:

Tower of Terror
TSM
Star Tours
Great Movie Ride (unless you count asking for the Cowboy show, which we figured out the kids have never seen!)
Backlot Tour

I realize that was a list, but it's not a mental list, you see.

Please, no "mental" jokes! :laughing:

wdwgirl03
01-21-2010, 05:48 PM
Great list! My sisters and I used to love the HISTK playground. A couple trips ago we even went in there just for kicks. haha!

RachelNinja
01-21-2010, 06:21 PM
I think that even at my age, it'd be very intimidating to face Darth Vader! Of course, I do have fears about pretty much almost everything!

Here's hoping that you get to try Animation Academy and One Man's Dream! I agree with you that there are always new things to try or look for. It never gets old!

leamom2princesses
01-21-2010, 07:33 PM
Great list! Ours would be very similar except with RnR added in. We are most definitely rope drop folks and sometimes Evening EMH too.:laughing: I hope Luke gets to do the Jedi training this year. I'll keep my fingers crossed for him. :goodvibes

ladybugmom
01-21-2010, 10:58 PM
Oooh--I hope Luke will be able to do the Jedi Training!! That would be soooo much fun! I like your list!! The Animation Studio is also on my To-Do list!! :thumbsup2

Bridora
01-22-2010, 07:54 PM
Great list! My sisters and I used to love the HISTK playground. A couple trips ago we even went in there just for kicks. haha!

It would have been so cool to play in there when I was younger...Not that I didn't already imagine I was actually in the movie...

I think that even at my age, it'd be very intimidating to face Darth Vader! Of course, I do have fears about pretty much almost everything!

Here's hoping that you get to try Animation Academy and One Man's Dream! I agree with you that there are always new things to try or look for. It never gets old!

Well, at least you can't be chosen & forced into the Jedi Training Academy! :laughing: Nope, never old...plus they are always updating or adding...

Great list! Ours would be very similar except with RnR added in. We are most definitely rope drop folks and sometimes Evening EMH too.:laughing: I hope Luke gets to do the Jedi training this year. I'll keep my fingers crossed for him. :goodvibes

Thanks! I'm not going to push my luck on RnR with the kids. I've only ridden it once, but they DO NOT want to ride anything that goes upside down. We may joke around with them about putting them on rides, but I try to assure them that if it's something they DO NOT want to do, there's no way we'd ever make them do it. So until they are ready for it...no RnR.

How do you do rope drop AND EEVM? :scared1: Naps?

Luke appreciates your support!

Oooh--I hope Luke will be able to do the Jedi Training!! That would be soooo much fun! I like your list!! The Animation Studio is also on my To-Do list!! :thumbsup2

He is ready for Jedi training! Thanks! I've seen so many other DISers' great drawings that I really really really want to try it! I cannot draw, so it will be fun to see how well mine turns out. :rotfl: I hope you get to go, too! :goodvibes

DisneyMomma09
01-22-2010, 08:02 PM
Your list looks great! I love TSM! :goodvibes I am especially looking forward to riding ToT and Rock and Rollercoaster as I could not ride them on our last trip because I was pregnant!

We were at DHS for Star Wars Weekend in June 2008. We did not do too many of the activities, but did see some of the characters. It was pretty busy!

Bridora
01-23-2010, 11:20 AM
Your list looks great! I love TSM! :goodvibes I am especially looking forward to riding ToT and Rock and Rollercoaster as I could not ride them on our last trip because I was pregnant!

We were at DHS for Star Wars Weekend in June 2008. We did not do too many of the activities, but did see some of the characters. It was pretty busy!

Thanks! :goodvibes TSM is sooo much fun! Even the queue hasn't gotten old for me yet. :banana: for getting to ride ToT and RnR...did you get pictures of yourself being all sad outside the entracnes?

It is pretty busy during Star Wars Weekends, but I think it's so much fun that I don't mind...:)

Bridora
01-23-2010, 11:22 AM
http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv119/bridgetlm/2010%20PTR%20TR/20100123_446.jpg



I hope you all have a wonderful day!


:wizard:

RachelNinja
01-23-2010, 11:50 AM
Happy Saturday to you too! What a cute cup! I love that there are so many different pictures on it.

Leleluvsdis
01-23-2010, 02:04 PM
Joining in... Can't wait to read more especially about the Richard Petty Driving. DH wants to do this SOOOO badly!!! Hopefully within the next couple trips he will be able too. He also want's to do the bass fishing as well, so we'll see what he makes a priority lol

elizablake
01-23-2010, 02:53 PM
You've go quite a day planned at HS! DD loves that playground. I think it's one of the best in Disney although it is a bit easy to lose your kid there. :) We are totally rope drop people. Who knows you may see the error of your ways and join the rope drop club. :thumbsup2

Are you going to see Fantasmic? I don't think I saw it on your list.

I think it's great that Disney now has a sign-up sheet for Jedi training. That way the kids who it is really important to won't miss out. DD would raise her hand when the CMs ask for volunteers but wouldn't get much out of the experience if choosen. It makes no sense for a kid like DD to get choosen over Luke.

Bridora
01-27-2010, 10:39 AM
Happy Saturday to you too! What a cute cup! I love that there are so many different pictures on it.

Thanks! I bought that mug last year at World of Disney in DTD. Coffee + Disney = :love:

Joining in... Can't wait to read more especially about the Richard Petty Driving. DH wants to do this SOOOO badly!!! Hopefully within the next couple trips he will be able too. He also want's to do the bass fishing as well, so we'll see what he makes a priority lol

Hi! Thanks for joining in. :goodvibes I'm excited about the Richard Petty, too! I know DH is-he's been wanting to do it for a while, also.

You've go quite a day planned at HS! DD loves that playground. I think it's one of the best in Disney although it is a bit easy to lose your kid there. :) We are totally rope drop people. Who knows you may see the error of your ways and join the rope drop club. :thumbsup2

Are you going to see Fantasmic? I don't think I saw it on your list.

I think it's great that Disney now has a sign-up sheet for Jedi training. That way the kids who it is really important to won't miss out. DD would raise her hand when the CMs ask for volunteers but wouldn't get much out of the experience if choosen. It makes no sense for a kid like DD to get choosen over Luke.

We lost Luke at the Dig Site in AK a few years back...I'm thinking it was in 2006--when he was only 4. :scared1: Kids just go crazy for those places. :laughing:

We saw Fantasmic in 2006, too. (Wow, what is it with 2006 lately?) Don't plan on seeing it again. It was a good show, but an awfully long wait. We did the Dinner Package back then...and that's enough for us, for now.

I think our problem with getting Luke into the Jedi Training Academy was that we were not there early enough to stake out a great spot on the front. We weren't in the back, but about on the 2nd layer of people. And your DD has just as much right as Luke does to get chosen! :goodvibes

Bridora
01-27-2010, 10:41 AM
:dance3:



Today my ticker says 4 months!!!!!!


Ahh, getting closer and closer.....

elizablake
01-27-2010, 12:33 PM
:dance3:



Today my ticker says 4 months!!!!!!


Ahh, getting closer and closer.....



WoooHoooo!!!!:cool1::cool1::cool1:

(I'm a little jealous)

Bridora
01-27-2010, 02:46 PM
WoooHoooo!!!!:cool1::cool1::cool1:

(I'm a little jealous)


You're only allowed to be a little jealous, though. You are not far behind! :cool1:

wdwgirl03
01-29-2010, 07:54 AM
:dance3:



Today my ticker says 4 months!!!!!!


Ahh, getting closer and closer.....



Woo hoo! Less than 4 months now! :banana:

ladybugmom
01-29-2010, 05:18 PM
:dancer: YAY for LESS than 4 months!!!!! :dancer:

Bridora
02-05-2010, 03:10 PM
Woo hoo! Less than 4 months now! :banana:

:dancer: YAY for LESS than 4 months!!!!! :dancer:

Thanks, guys! :goodvibes

Bridora
02-05-2010, 03:33 PM
Hey guys!

I haven't done an update in a bit because I haven't been doing much in the way of trip planning. However, I do have a small but very important step taken care of! Before I show you what that is, I wanted to share some of the pictures from our snow last week. The snow started out as sleet late late Thursday nite/Friday morning. So late, in fact, that school wasn't officially canceled until 5:30 Friday morning. It snowed most of the morning, took a break during the afternoon, but a couple hours later in snowed and snowed well into the night. We lost power for about 12 hours, but all was well in the end and we had the best time! I don't think it has snowed this much here in several years. Here are some shots:


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I built this fort Saturday. It's still trying to hang on to life!


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We went sledding on Sunday.


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This guy is the fort guard.



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This is what they look like today, almost 1 week later.


And that's about all the snow we have left. Everything else has been melted by all the rain we've gotten yesterday and today. :sad1:


And now for an essential part of my future Trip Report: the notebook. I'm looking for a small, spiral bound notebook, flip top. I don't want the spiral on the left edge, but on the top. That way I can just flip it open and jot down where we are, what we're doing, wait times, meal choices...all that good stuff I didn't get on my last TR. The best part? I found it!












http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv119/bridgetlm/2010%20PTR%20TR/IMG_4420.jpg
The perfect notebook!


I like all the colors, but think I'll use either the red or the black for this trip, since they are the most "Mickey". If I find the right things, I may even decorate it. We'll see how inspired I get! :laughing:

Plus, it fits perfectly in the outside snap pocket on my VB! :woohoo:


http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv119/bridgetlm/2010%20PTR%20TR/IMG_4434.jpg
There it is, just enough room for the notebook and pen!


Here's a picture to illustrate the notebook's size. It really wanted it's picture beside a 'Throwback Mountain Dew', but I guess we're all out!


http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv119/bridgetlm/2010%20PTR%20TR/IMG_4435.jpg

I'm off now to get the kiddos from school. This weekend I'll be preparing for our big Super Bowl party. Even though the Steelers didn't make it, it's going to be a great game! I'll just have to save the black/gold decorations for next year. :goodvibes

RachelNinja
02-05-2010, 05:34 PM
I wish we had the space to do something like build a fort with snow! Haha, I think it's more feasible for us to just have the fort guard, but it wouldn't have anything to guard!

WOW, that snow disappeared so quickly! I hate when it rains, and it gets all slushy.

LOVE your notebook info! I recently got a flip-top notebook with Fairies on it from Michael's, but there are no lines inside. I took pics of it already, but I haven't written about it for my PTR yet. I didn't even realize that it really would be so much easier to have a flip-top; if I didn't get it and saw yours, I'd definitely think about getting a diff one!

And technically you have 3 choices because the lime green is the most "DIS" :D

ladybugmom
02-05-2010, 05:54 PM
WOW! It looks like you got more snow than we did!! And YAY for finding the notebooks!!! :woohoo:

Bridora
02-05-2010, 07:53 PM
I wish we had the space to do something like build a fort with snow! Haha, I think it's more feasible for us to just have the fort guard, but it wouldn't have anything to guard!

WOW, that snow disappeared so quickly! I hate when it rains, and it gets all slushy.

LOVE your notebook info! I recently got a flip-top notebook with Fairies on it from Michael's, but there are no lines inside. I took pics of it already, but I haven't written about it for my PTR yet. I didn't even realize that it really would be so much easier to have a flip-top; if I didn't get it and saw yours, I'd definitely think about getting a diff one!

And technically you have 3 choices because the lime green is the most "DIS" :D

:lmao: And I was thinking the snow lasted a pretty long time!

Oh, what a bad DISer I am! :scared1: Using the lime green one because of that never even crossed my mind...I should be banished. :scared:

I may just have to use that one 1st.

WOW! It looks like you got more snow than we did!! And YAY for finding the notebooks!!! :woohoo:

We really enjoyed the snow...we even got more than my MIL who is only 40 minutes away.

Thanks! I'm excited about the notebooks. :goodvibes

DisneyMomma09
02-05-2010, 08:53 PM
I love the snow fort! Last year my DB19 and three of his buddies built a snow fort including a roof...more like an igloo...that all four of them could lay in! It was huge!

I am bummed about not being able to cheer for the Steelers this Sunday as well, but at least it will be a stress free Super Bowl! Last years game was stressful enough to last for several years! I think my blood pressure is still coming down from the end of that game!

I love the notebooks! Hmm...that is something I will need to start looking for...I love shopping for things like that!

wdwgirl03
02-05-2010, 11:47 PM
Crazy how fast all the snow melted! That's kind of what it's been like here all winter. Not that I'm complaining, the past 2 winters have been AWFUL! Like over 100 inches of snow for the season. :scared1:

I think you should definitely use the red or black notebook...they do seem like Mickey! If you do decorate it you have to show us! :thumbsup2

MaryAz
02-06-2010, 10:57 AM
Hiya, just checking in and asking you to come over to my PTR for a ? Link in my siggy

Leleluvsdis
02-06-2010, 12:17 PM
I would go with the black as it would be the easiest to decorate!!!

We have about 22inches of snow at the point. It snowed last weekend and stayed cold all week and since Thursday night we have had snow then sleet then more snow then sleet then rain and since early this morning it has been snowing HARD. The news is saying we could expect another 6 inches of snow today... We had snow the weekend before christmas, and we still had a little snow left from that, but just sporatically... I'm beginning to wonder is there is even any grass left lol

TokyoDina
02-06-2010, 03:16 PM
You go the week after DH and I! How exciting seeing your pictures of snow really makes me miss it. I have to drive to it now...and I'm lucky if it stays in the mountains for longer than 2 months. :) I can't wait to read your trip report.

elizablake
02-06-2010, 07:22 PM
Looks like you guys had fun in the snow. We got about 3 flurries this afternoon but a few states north of here got a couple feet! Maybe we'll be lucky and get a dusting before spring.

I'll be different and vote for the red notebook.

Bridora
02-06-2010, 11:00 PM
I love the snow fort! Last year my DB19 and three of his buddies built a snow fort including a roof...more like an igloo...that all four of them could lay in! It was huge!

I am bummed about not being able to cheer for the Steelers this Sunday as well, but at least it will be a stress free Super Bowl! Last years game was stressful enough to last for several years! I think my blood pressure is still coming down from the end of that game!

I love the notebooks! Hmm...that is something I will need to start looking for...I love shopping for things like that!

Wow, I bet it took them a long time to build a snow fort that big!

You're right about it being a stress-free super bowl...I might actually like that kind better. :rotfl:

Thanks! It's fun to shop for anything for Disney...



Crazy how fast all the snow melted! That's kind of what it's been like here all winter. Not that I'm complaining, the past 2 winters have been AWFUL! Like over 100 inches of snow for the season. :scared1:

I think you should definitely use the red or black notebook...they do seem like Mickey! If you do decorate it you have to show us! :thumbsup2

:scared1: That much snow would shut us down for a looong time. :lmao:

I will surely show you my "finished product"!

Hiya, just checking in and asking you to come over to my PTR for a ? Link in my siggy

I just went over there....I would love a DIS meet...never had one before! :woohoo:

I would go with the black as it would be the easiest to decorate!!!

We have about 22inches of snow at the point. It snowed last weekend and stayed cold all week and since Thursday night we have had snow then sleet then more snow then sleet then rain and since early this morning it has been snowing HARD. The news is saying we could expect another 6 inches of snow today... We had snow the weekend before christmas, and we still had a little snow left from that, but just sporatically... I'm beginning to wonder is there is even any grass left lol

I was thinking that about the black one, too. Wow! Sounds like a blizzard to me. I can't imagine having that much snow. I would definitely need some real snow boots and pants for real snow like that. :laughing:

You go the week after DH and I! How exciting seeing your pictures of snow really makes me miss it. I have to drive to it now...and I'm lucky if it stays in the mountains for longer than 2 months. :) I can't wait to read your trip report.

I'm going to go check out your PTR...I can't wait for our trip. I bet the snow is pretty up in the mountains! :goodvibes

Looks like you guys had fun in the snow. We got about 3 flurries this afternoon but a few states north of here got a couple feet! Maybe we'll be lucky and get a dusting before spring.

I'll be different and vote for the red notebook.

We did have fun. 3 flurries! :lmao: That's about what we are used to. I hope you do get some...the last couple of years ours hasn't come until February anyway.

It's going to be a tough decision on which notebook to take...popcorn::

TokyoDina
02-07-2010, 01:09 PM
I'm going to go check out your PTR...I can't wait for our trip. I bet the snow is pretty up in the mountains! :goodvibes




Oh it is! Haha but I'd like it to be right outside my front door. :) I used to live in Northern Japan and it was always snowing and I really miss it now that I'm in the desert!

However, seeing them on my way to work makes up for it a little bit. :)))

leamom2princesses
02-08-2010, 03:22 PM
Great snow pics B!! Love the fort! You did a great job. We got a lot of snow but it didn't pack well at all. :sad2: Love the notebook too! Great find! I bought the girls two from Hobby Lobby for last year. They were actually small sketch pads. They worked great. I customized them with stickers from the scrapbooking section before our trip and after our trip I put a pic of the girls with the character on the adjacent page. That worked out great. The characters made a big deal out of seeing stickers of themselves already on the pages. The kids got a little extra attention for it. :goodvibes Oh I almost forgot! Thanks for joining the Mayhem thread! I had my first DIS meets last year and loved it! :thumbsup2 Hope to meet you in May! :goodvibes

Bridora
02-08-2010, 04:43 PM
Oh it is! Haha but I'd like it to be right outside my front door. :) I used to live in Northern Japan and it was always snowing and I really miss it now that I'm in the desert!

However, seeing them on my way to work makes up for it a little bit. :)))

Snow right outside your door is nice. :goodvibes We're getting more right now and I'm absolute shock!

Great snow pics B!! Love the fort! You did a great job. We got a lot of snow but it didn't pack well at all. :sad2: Love the notebook too! Great find! I bought the girls two from Hobby Lobby for last year. They were actually small sketch pads. They worked great. I customized them with stickers from the scrapbooking section before our trip and after our trip I put a pic of the girls with the character on the adjacent page. That worked out great. The characters made a big deal out of seeing stickers of themselves already on the pages. The kids got a little extra attention for it. :goodvibes Oh I almost forgot! Thanks for joining the Mayhem thread! I had my first DIS meets last year and loved it! :thumbsup2 Hope to meet you in May! :goodvibes

Thanks! It didn't pack well Friday but Saturday it did a bit better. That's a great idea for autographs...I may have to something like that for the kids this year instead of the blue books they sell in the parks...I am very excited about the MAYhem thread...Hope to meet you, too! :)

Bridora
02-08-2010, 04:46 PM
Would you believe me if I told you we are in the middle of another snow day? :scared1: I know! It has been snowing steadily almost all day, on top of what it did overnite. School was canceled and we've been outside playing...I'll post some pictures later! :goodvibes

RachelNinja
02-08-2010, 04:59 PM
The entire school is praying that we get a snow day on Wednesday! I could really use the break! I caught up on so much grading over the weekend because of the snow, but I would really appreciate another day! We haven't had one yet this year; last year we had 4, I think. I wonder if students realize how much teachers really want snow days too!

Bridora
02-08-2010, 07:43 PM
The entire school is praying that we get a snow day on Wednesday! I could really use the break! I caught up on so much grading over the weekend because of the snow, but I would really appreciate another day! We haven't had one yet this year; last year we had 4, I think. I wonder if students realize how much teachers really want snow days too!

I hope you get a snow day, too! :goodvibes My MIL is a teacher and she is always wanting snow days, too...she'll do snow dances with the kids!

Bridora
02-08-2010, 07:47 PM
Here are a few pictures from today:

I don't think it has snowed like this in about 20 years!:scared1: And boy that makes me feel old to type that. 20 years! :confused: Where has the time gone?

http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv119/bridgetlm/2010%20PTR%20TR/IMG_4479.jpg
Can you spot our "Hidden Mickey"


http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv119/bridgetlm/2010%20PTR%20TR/IMG_4485.jpg
Falling snow!

http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv119/bridgetlm/2010%20PTR%20TR/IMG_4489.jpg
7". Note to self: Clear rulers aren't the best for measuring snow depth.

TokyoDina
02-08-2010, 07:55 PM
Hehe found it!! :rotfl:

leamom2princesses
02-08-2010, 08:04 PM
Wow! Round two looks deeper than round 1! Great pics. Spotted the hidden Mickey...cute idea! :thumbsup2

Brave teacher
02-08-2010, 08:19 PM
YAY FOR SNOW DAYS! I could use a day off right now. I hope yall had fun.

elizablake
02-10-2010, 09:19 AM
Here are a few pictures from today:

I don't think it has snowed like this in about 20 years!:scared1: And boy that makes me feel old to type that. 20 years! :confused: Where has the time gone?

http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv119/bridgetlm/2010%20PTR%20TR/IMG_4479.jpg
Can you spot our "Hidden Mickey"


http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv119/bridgetlm/2010%20PTR%20TR/IMG_4485.jpg
Falling snow!

http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv119/bridgetlm/2010%20PTR%20TR/IMG_4489.jpg
7". Note to self: Clear rulers aren't the best for measuring snow depth.

OMG! Where do you live, Alaska? I'm so jealous. We love snow here in the south.

RachelNinja
02-10-2010, 10:59 AM
Haha, I thought the Hidden Mickey comment was for the picture below it, so I was searching in there before I realized you meant the snowman pic! Funny thing is, I do believe I see a partial naturally occurring Hidden Mickey at the center of the tree!

Considering how the snow's falling (we have at least 4-5 inches so far and the worst is yet to come), I'm hoping to get another snow day tomorrow! Who's going to wake up early tomorrow to shovel before going to work?!?

DisneyMomma09
02-10-2010, 08:16 PM
I am super jealous of you all for having snow days.:( We did not even have a delay today! We got about 6 inches last night and another 4 today. That's what I get for living in the snow belt...Oh, well, we don't have any snow days built into the school year this year anyways. Last time we had a snow day...4 years ago...they tacked on a day at the end of the school year!

Stay warm everyone! Enjoy your snow days!

leamom2princesses
02-12-2010, 12:28 PM
Hope you have a nice weekend. Your 100 day mark is fast approaching isn't it?


:banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:

Bridora
02-12-2010, 10:47 PM
Hehe found it!! :rotfl:

Yay! We had fun making them all! I can't believe Mickey's ears are still attached as of today. :goodvibes

Wow! Round two looks deeper than round 1! Great pics. Spotted the hidden Mickey...cute idea! :thumbsup2

Round 2 was much deeper. It was also much better for snowmen! Thanks~he was pretty easy to make, too! :)

YAY FOR SNOW DAYS! I could use a day off right now. I hope yall had fun.

Yup, yay for snow days! Kids were out of school Mon, Tues, & Wed. They had Valentines Parties today, so they probably didn't do much work at all this week. But you know they were excited about that! ;)

OMG! Where do you live, Alaska? I'm so jealous. We love snow here in the south.

Girl, it has been feeling like it lately! We're not used to it at all. It's funny how it just shuts down so many things around here. But I like it that way! :rotfl:

Haha, I thought the Hidden Mickey comment was for the picture below it, so I was searching in there before I realized you meant the snowman pic! Funny thing is, I do believe I see a partial naturally occurring Hidden Mickey at the center of the tree!

Considering how the snow's falling (we have at least 4-5 inches so far and the worst is yet to come), I'm hoping to get another snow day tomorrow! Who's going to wake up early tomorrow to shovel before going to work?!?

:laughing: I searched the other picture and think I see what you did...it's a Mickey head with an ear on the left? It almost felt like one of those magic eye pictures to look at it. I'm thinking we should have shoveled our driveway, but we don't even own a snow shovel!

I am super jealous of you all for having snow days.:( We did not even have a delay today! We got about 6 inches last night and another 4 today. That's what I get for living in the snow belt...Oh, well, we don't have any snow days built into the school year this year anyways. Last time we had a snow day...4 years ago...they tacked on a day at the end of the school year!

Stay warm everyone! Enjoy your snow days!

Wow! Here's how unusual snow is around here: We only have 1 snow day built in to our calendar. It's actually a scheduled mid-winter break. It was scheduled for Monday, but we're in school then, now. Plus I think they've added 3 more days to the end of the year. That puts their last day of school on our check-in day. Guess who's missing the last 2 days of school?

Hope you have a nice weekend. Your 100 day mark is fast approaching isn't it?


:banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:

My 100 day mark is fast approaching! I'm trying not to look at the ticker in fear that looking will slow it down! :rotfl:

Thanks for the nice weekend wishes. We've got Luke's 8th birthday party tomorrow at the roller skating rink, just after his basketball game. Allison has a friend over right now, they're singing 'Disney Sing It' right now on the Wii and having a great time! We're watching the Opening Ceremonies of the Winter Olympics & DISing! Sunday we're going to my Grandma's for some yummy yummy Gumbo! Sounds like a good weekend to me! I hope yours is nice, too! :goodvibes

wdwgirl03
02-13-2010, 09:59 AM
So what did you think of the Opening Ceremony?

Bridora
02-16-2010, 09:43 AM
So what did you think of the Opening Ceremony?

I thought it was really neat! I loved how all the different cultural groups came out in full dress. I also really like the part where it looked like whales were swimming across. It was too bad that all 4 pillars didn't raise up at the end, for the torch lighting. I think the woman whose pillar didn't raise should have just walked over to someone else's and helped them light it! I haven't always watched the Opening Ceremonies, but are they just getting bigger and bigger? I don't remember them being such a big deal, say 10 years ago? Either that, or I just wasn't interested then...

Bridora
02-16-2010, 09:47 AM
We are checking in in 100 Days!

:banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:
:banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:
:banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:
:banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:

elizablake
02-16-2010, 03:18 PM
We are checking in in 100 Days!

:banana::banana::banana:
The trip will be here before you know it!! Better start packing. :lmao:

TokyoDina
02-16-2010, 10:08 PM
We are checking in in 100 Days!





I'll do that happy dance with you too~~!!! :banana::dance3:

leamom2princesses
02-16-2010, 10:15 PM
Yay for 100 days!!!
:cool1::cool1::cool1::cool1::banana::banana::banan a::banana:

MHTeacher
02-16-2010, 10:32 PM
A little late, but I am joining in. Your trip title caught my attention, since we are also going in May. There will be A LOT of us DISers there! :woohoo:

YAY! :cheer2: for your 100 day mark!

Brave teacher
02-17-2010, 12:30 AM
YAY FOR 100 DAY!!!! I'LL DANCE FOR THAT! :banana::banana::banana::cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:

wdwgirl03
02-17-2010, 08:14 AM
I thought it was really neat! I loved how all the different cultural groups came out in full dress. I also really like the part where it looked like whales were swimming across. It was too bad that all 4 pillars didn't raise up at the end, for the torch lighting. I think the woman whose pillar didn't raise should have just walked over to someone else's and helped them light it! I haven't always watched the Opening Ceremonies, but are they just getting bigger and bigger? I don't remember them being such a big deal, say 10 years ago? Either that, or I just wasn't interested then...

I LOVED those whales! That's the part that I remember the most. It does stink about the torch not working right. Steve Nash and Wayne Gretzky sure looked kinda nervous when it wasn't working! I think they are getting bigger...especially after the Beijing one. That was really cool.

YAY for 100 days! Less than that now! :banana:

Bridora
02-17-2010, 10:36 AM
:banana::banana::banana:
The trip will be here before you know it!! Better start packing. :lmao:

I know! I'll be dragging the suitcases out soon. :rotfl:

I'll do that happy dance with you too~~!!! :banana::dance3:

Thanks!

Yay for 100 days!!!
:cool1::cool1::cool1::banana::banana::banana:

Not long now!

A little late, but I am joining in. Your trip title caught my attention, since we are also going in May. There will be A LOT of us DISers there! :woohoo:

YAY! :cheer2: for your 100 day mark!

:welcome: There will be a lot of there in May! I can't wait! :woohoo:

YAY FOR 100 DAY!!!! I'LL DANCE FOR THAT! :banana::banana::banana::cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:

Thanks for the dance!

I LOVED those whales! That's the part that I remember the most. It does stink about the torch not working right. Steve Nash and Wayne Gretzky sure looked kinda nervous when it wasn't working! I think they are getting bigger...especially after the Beijing one. That was really cool.

YAY for 100 days! Less than that now! :banana:

They did look nervous...glancing around and all...I love the Olympics!

:yay:

Bridora
02-17-2010, 10:54 AM
I don't have any pictures to post today, but I do have a little bit of exciting news:
















We've added a day to our vacation! I know, it's just one day, but it's one more day in Disney World!!! Why did we do this? (As if anyone would need to know why!?)
We were checking out on a Thursday, so we won't have to miss any additional days of work.
We will still get home in time to unpack and have a full day at home before we have to go back to work.
We still had a few DVC points to use.
Who doesn't want to stay at Disney just one more day?

We originally tried for a night in a Bay Lake Tower studio, but they were full. DH put us on a waiting list. The CM on the phone, however, told Max that we had enough points for a one bedroom standard view at the Boardwalk. :woohoo: So that's what we are going to go with. We have never stayed here before, so let me know all about it! We are not sure what we will do on our extra day now. Some options we have discussed:
Going to the beach.
Getting one more day's worth of Park Tickets.
Spending the day at the pool/exploring the Boardwalk.

I noticed last time I was on the Undercover Tourist website they were offering 6 day tickets at the price of a 5 day ticket. That would be nice. Have any of you guys ever used them? Do you get the hard plastic tickets?

Ahhh, decisions, decisions!

I'm also thinking about making a countdown calendar for the kids. If there was a Home Depot in my town, I'd have already gathered all my Mickey heads for the calendar...But as it is, I'll just have to go a bit further, and be super sneaky to get my materials! :lmao: How many Mickey heads can you sneak at time, I wonder?

MHTeacher
02-17-2010, 12:36 PM
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I noticed last time I was on the Undercover Tourist website they were offering 6 day tickets at the price of a 5 day ticket. That would be nice. Have any of you guys ever used them? Do you get the hard plastic tickets?



I have purchased tickets from UT before, and had no problems. The tickets came as ordered. They were the paper type of ticket. However, we were staying at the Poly and when I checked in, the CM converted them onto our KTTW.

:cheer2: YAY for getting to add on an extra night!

Brave teacher
02-17-2010, 12:37 PM
YAY for an extra dy! I wish we would add an extra day on my end, but Bryan is always ready to head back home.

We were thinking about ordering our tickets from UT this year as well. I have heard nothing but positive things about their business.

I need to work on my countdown as well. Some of my Dis friends have done theirs already too. I'm feeling so slackerish about not having it done yet.

Bridora
02-19-2010, 09:04 PM
I have purchased tickets from UT before, and had no problems. The tickets came as ordered. They were the paper type of ticket. However, we were staying at the Poly and when I checked in, the CM converted them onto our KTTW.

:cheer2: YAY for getting to add on an extra night!

Thanks! I haven't heard anything bad about them, but didn't *know* anyone who'd used them for tickets before. :goodvibes We may look into that....and keep our fingers crossed that we could have the tickets converted.

YAY for an extra dy! I wish we would add an extra day on my end, but Bryan is always ready to head back home.

We were thinking about ordering our tickets from UT this year as well. I have heard nothing but positive things about their business.

I need to work on my countdown as well. Some of my Dis friends have done theirs already too. I'm feeling so slackerish about not having it done yet.

My DH is never ready to go, but knows the last day means "go home". I'm very fortunate that he lets me go to DTD for lunch & a World of Disney stop before hitting the road. Anywhere else, check out day = leave for home as quickly as possible. :lmao:

I admire all those who do 100 day countdowns! Akkkkkkk! I was so close to a Home Depot today, but wasn't able to go in for my Mickey Heads. :scared1: That's ok, though, the longer we wait, the less work it will be. ;)

MaryAz
02-19-2010, 10:04 PM
Yay, congrats for another day!! How fun. If you want some Mickey heads send me a pm and I will send some your way. The HD is very close to me. I am more of a 30 day count down kinda girl. that cuts down on the "when are we going" chatter :)

ladybugmom
02-19-2010, 11:32 PM
YAY for another day!! That's definitely something to be excited about!!! :banana:

princess_momma
02-23-2010, 12:42 PM
HEY!!! I've missed you!! I'm so sorry I missed the 100 day mark! But YAY!! Now you are in double digits! :woohoo: I'm so happy for you! Plus you get an extra day! WOHOO!! :cool1: That's so amazing! I've always wanted to stay at Boardwalk, it just looks fabulous!

Sorry the Steelers didn't make it to the Super Bowl! Neither did my boys!! Haha...I'm such a dumb-dumb when it comes to divisions and stuff. I have a friend who is a huge Steelers fan (Dustin if you read my new ptr! ;) ) and I was telling him how amazing it would be if the Broncos beat the Steelers in a Super Bowl and then he reminded me how that could never happen! I should probably learn the divisions better...:laughing:

I hope you're having a great week!

RachelNinja
02-23-2010, 06:25 PM
YAY for another day! I would love to add another day to our vacation. Yesterday my dad said to my mom, "We have to leave Saturday, right? They (my brother and I) have school/work on Monday?" So sad. I wish we could stay until Sunday, but I know I'd be too exhausted after a long drive home (19 or so hours) to go to work the next day if we returned on Sunday night/Monday morning!

Bridora
03-01-2010, 09:56 AM
Yay, congrats for another day!! How fun. If you want some Mickey heads send me a pm and I will send some your way. The HD is very close to me. I am more of a 30 day count down kinda girl. that cuts down on the "when are we going" chatter :)

Thanks! I will pm you soon...I'd love a few Mickey heads. :goodvibes

YAY for another day!! That's definitely something to be excited about!!! :banana:

:dance3:

HEY!!! I've missed you!! I'm so sorry I missed the 100 day mark! But YAY!! Now you are in double digits! :woohoo: I'm so happy for you! Plus you get an extra day! WOHOO!! :cool1: That's so amazing! I've always wanted to stay at Boardwalk, it just looks fabulous!

Sorry the Steelers didn't make it to the Super Bowl! Neither did my boys!! Haha...I'm such a dumb-dumb when it comes to divisions and stuff. I have a friend who is a huge Steelers fan (Dustin if you read my new ptr! ;) ) and I was telling him how amazing it would be if the Broncos beat the Steelers in a Super Bowl and then he reminded me how that could never happen! I should probably learn the divisions better...:laughing:

I hope you're having a great week!

Yay, it's Kimmy! I'm missed you...your new PTR....is that where you've been? I'll have to go check it out. I don't know where I've been? :confused3

YAY for another day! I would love to add another day to our vacation. Yesterday my dad said to my mom, "We have to leave Saturday, right? They (my brother and I) have school/work on Monday?" So sad. I wish we could stay until Sunday, but I know I'd be too exhausted after a long drive home (19 or so hours) to go to work the next day if we returned on Sunday night/Monday morning!

I know! We always need one whole day (at least!) to recover after vacation. You'd be walking around school in a daze all day. :lmao:

princess_momma
03-01-2010, 12:13 PM
Yay, it's Kimmy! I'm missed you...your new PTR....is that where you've been? I'll have to go check it out. I don't know where I've been? :confused3



Oh no, you are not behind at all! I just started my ptr! I have just been away from the boards...crazy busy with work and life and such! But I'm back now! :goodvibes

mickeystoontown
03-01-2010, 12:45 PM
Hey there! I just saw your link on the Mayhem with the Mouse thread. Now, I gotta go back and read all the details.

Lisa

wdwgirl03
03-02-2010, 08:22 AM
Wow, I'm really late in saying this but yay for adding another day to your trip! :banana: Have you made any decisions yet on what you're going to do?

Bridora
03-03-2010, 12:42 PM
Oh no, you are not behind at all! I just started my ptr! I have just been away from the boards...crazy busy with work and life and such! But I'm back now! :goodvibes

:cool1: I'm glad you are back! I was over on your PTR the other day...I'm glad I wasn't too late to the party. :hippie:

Hey there! I just saw your link on the Mayhem with the Mouse thread. Now, I gotta go back and read all the details.

Lisa

Hi! :welcome: I've seen you over there, too! Sometimes I think you're me because we've got the same avatar! :lmao: I'm going to check out your PTR, too.

Wow, I'm really late in saying this but yay for adding another day to your trip! :banana: Have you made any decisions yet on what you're going to do?

Thanks! :woohoo: No decisions yet, it may depend on another decision which is currently being made, though. It's not as confusing or dramatic as it sounds...:goodvibes

Bridora
03-03-2010, 01:12 PM
:woohoo: for March! I painted my nails green Sunday night in anticipation. I just love March! :shamrock: Springtime, warmer weather, and my Birthday :cake:, even though I'll be 30 this year. :scared1:

When I saw this post (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=34877806&postcount=256) by wdwgirl back in January and clicked on her link at the bottom to the Disney Store's website I fell in love with these T-Shirts! (http://www.disneystore.com/womens-apparel-walt-disney-world-resort-mickey-mouse-tee-for-adults/p/1259630/308500/)

http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv119/bridgetlm/2010%20PTR%20TR/400000058498MS.jpg

Of course, I had to place an order. I ordered one for each of us in different colors. Max has gray, I ordered purple (Sarah, I noticed when I went searching for your post today that you mentioned getting the purple one...did you?) for myself, Allison has green, and Luke is getting blue. Luke "is getting" blue because his shirt hasn't come in yet. We got ours last week (they were all adult sizes). I'm afraid this must be a popular style because of the backorder status my order was in for so long. I ordered them at the end of January! :scared1: It's really not a problem, though, because we aren't going until May. I just hope Luke's shirt comes in by then. Disney called Monday to make sure we wanted to keep his shirt active on the order. It should be in sometime in April I think (Max spoke with them, so I don't remember the exact date). The shirts are so cute in person, too! I can't wait to wear them in the parks! :cool1:

As for the potential change of plans, this is up to Max. Remember, for Christmas I got him a Richard Petty Driving Experience? He's been trying to decide for a month or so now if he'd rather do the Ride Along. This won't change plans much, but if he does choose the Ride Along, it could potentially change the date he participates. Right now, his Driving Experience is scheduled on our pool day, but Ride Alongs (to my understanding) are 1st come, 1st served basis, pretty much any day. But I'm not doing any more thinking about that until it's a done deal! :laughing:

I hope you are all having a good week! I am looking forward to this weekend. Max is taking me out for a birthday extravaganza! Hopefully, I'll have some pics I can share with you guys next week. :goodvibes

mickeystoontown
03-03-2010, 01:35 PM
Okay, so now I've gone back and read the entire thread. Well, I'll admit that I did skip through some of the comments but I read all of your trip report installments.

Let's see what all I wanted to comment on.....I know I'm going to leave something out.

You guys aren't that far from us. We are in North Louisiana and, as a matter of fact, were through Little Rock this past November on our way to Branson.

Love all of your snow day pictures. We got snow here on February 12th and I think it had been ten years since we had gotten what we call a good snow....4 inches.:laughing: Our's only lasted a day and a half but we were happy to see that much!

I've been thinking of trying Earl of Sandwich this trip but our son is a super dooper pooper scooper picky eater and doesn't like sandwiches. I hear they have a pizza sandwich which I might could get him to try. :rolleyes:

We are going to Star Wars Weekends for the first time this trip. I know absolutely nothing about Star Wars except for, you know, the basics....Chewbaca (probably spelled that wrong), Luke Skywalker, Storm Troopers and, well, that's about it. Hunter is really excited about going so I guess that means I'm excited too. I'm just worried about the crowds.

Cool Vera Bradley bag! I've been debating on whether or not I should buy a hipster for our upcoming trip. Just wondering whether or not it will be large enough should I need to throw in our ponchos.

I loved it when you said something about going to Disney all those years but then not having seen everything yet. We've gone to Disney 14 times and still find new things to do. I just hate it when somebody makes one of "those" comments...you know the ones...."Don't ya'll get tired of going to Disney World? Haven't ya'll done everything already?". Some people just don't get it.

Congrats on adding another day to your vacation. I'd take two full weeks there if I could but, alas, working in a one attorney/one paralegal law office, I can't be away that long.

I know that I've probably missed something I wanted to comment on but I can't think of them right now. Must be that 44 year old memory of mine.

leamom2princesses
03-03-2010, 01:48 PM
Love those shirts B! I fell in love with them on Sarah's report also. :goodvibes

Don't know when your birthday is but I hope it's great! 30 isn't too bad. In a few short months I will be more than half way to 40! :scared1: I'm so ready for spring and some warmer weather. :thumbsup2

mickeystoontown
03-03-2010, 01:56 PM
You and I must have been posting at the same time 'cause I totally missed your shirt/potential change of plans post. I wish I could get my family to do matching shirts or even semi-matching shirts. They think it's "too dorky".:rotfl2:

MHTeacher
03-03-2010, 02:09 PM
I saw those shirts while we were there in December. I love the idea of having everyone wear a different colored one! :idea: I may need to borrow that one..........

RachelNinja
03-03-2010, 10:25 PM
I love the classic look of those shirts! I can't believe that it's taking so long for Luke's shirt to arrive. You'd think that with the demand, Disney would quickly pop those babies out to send them and get more people to order!

Anyway, having a different color each is cute because then you'll all match without being too matchy-matchy.

MaryAz
03-03-2010, 10:46 PM
Very cute shirts!

Brave teacher
03-03-2010, 11:04 PM
Love the shirts! I like the idea of the matching shirts. Alas, I also have a family (DH) that does not want to be matchy matchy in the park. Whatever dude!

I hope DH decides what he wants to do soon.

Bridora
03-04-2010, 11:12 AM
Okay, so now I've gone back and read the entire thread. Well, I'll admit that I did skip through some of the comments but I read all of your trip report installments.

Let's see what all I wanted to comment on.....I know I'm going to leave something out.

You guys aren't that far from us. We are in North Louisiana and, as a matter of fact, were through Little Rock this past November on our way to Branson.

Love all of your snow day pictures. We got snow here on February 12th and I think it had been ten years since we had gotten what we call a good snow....4 inches.:laughing: Our's only lasted a day and a half but we were happy to see that much!

I've been thinking of trying Earl of Sandwich this trip but our son is a super dooper pooper scooper picky eater and doesn't like sandwiches. I hear they have a pizza sandwich which I might could get him to try. :rolleyes:

We are going to Star Wars Weekends for the first time this trip. I know absolutely nothing about Star Wars except for, you know, the basics....Chewbaca (probably spelled that wrong), Luke Skywalker, Storm Troopers and, well, that's about it. Hunter is really excited about going so I guess that means I'm excited too. I'm just worried about the crowds.

Cool Vera Bradley bag! I've been debating on whether or not I should buy a hipster for our upcoming trip. Just wondering whether or not it will be large enough should I need to throw in our ponchos.

I loved it when you said something about going to Disney all those years but then not having seen everything yet. We've gone to Disney 14 times and still find new things to do. I just hate it when somebody makes one of "those" comments...you know the ones...."Don't ya'll get tired of going to Disney World? Haven't ya'll done everything already?". Some people just don't get it.

Congrats on adding another day to your vacation. I'd take two full weeks there if I could but, alas, working in a one attorney/one paralegal law office, I can't be away that long.

I know that I've probably missed something I wanted to comment on but I can't think of them right now. Must be that 44 year old memory of mine.

:confused: I'm realizing that I kind of replied to your reply on your PTR! About being in Branson over Thanksgiving...oh well!

We looooove Earl of Sandwich--can't be there without going! I hope you get to try it, too.

There are lots of people there for Star Wars Weekends, but it's manageable. :goodvibes Gosh, we love that too, so here's to hoping you do as well!

Thanks on the bag, & let's not mention the P word! :laughing:

We get those comments, too. Those are the people I'd just rather not tell where we're going! :lmao:

Love those shirts B! I fell in love with them on Sarah's report also. :goodvibes

Don't know when your birthday is but I hope it's great! 30 isn't too bad. In a few short months I will be more than half way to 40! :scared1: I'm so ready for spring and some warmer weather. :thumbsup2

Thanks! My birthday is Monday...As I get closer & closer (like, this week! :laughing:) I'm realizing that 30 is not so ugly & scary as it was before.

You and I must have been posting at the same time 'cause I totally missed your shirt/potential change of plans post. I wish I could get my family to do matching shirts or even semi-matching shirts. They think it's "too dorky".:rotfl2:

:rotfl: It might be "too dorky" one day for my family, too....I'm going to enjoy it as long as I can, though!

I saw those shirts while we were there in December. I love the idea of having everyone wear a different colored one! :idea: I may need to borrow that one..........

Thanks! And borrow away, my dear! :thumbsup2

I love the classic look of those shirts! I can't believe that it's taking so long for Luke's shirt to arrive. You'd think that with the demand, Disney would quickly pop those babies out to send them and get more people to order!

Anyway, having a different color each is cute because then you'll all match without being too matchy-matchy.

That's what I'd think, too! :confused3 Maybe there was a problem with a supplier or something else. Thanks! I don't think I could get away with matchy-matchy! :laughing:

Very cute shirts!

Thanks! :goodvibes

Love the shirts! I like the idea of the matching shirts. Alas, I also have a family (DH) that does not want to be matchy matchy in the park. Whatever dude!

I hope DH decides what he wants to do soon.

Thanks! I am lucky that my DH doesn't mind. I think part of it is that he is just happy to be on vacation! Now, DS, on the other hand probably will not want to be doing that in a few years. Come to think of it, since his shirt hasn't come in yet, I don't think he knows our plans for these shirts. :)

He keeps telling me he's trying to decide. Poor guy, such a tough decision!

elizablake
03-04-2010, 04:44 PM
We've added a day to our vacation! I know, it's just one day, but it's one more day in Disney World!!! Why did we do this? (As if anyone would need to know why

:banana::banana::banana:


I noticed last time I was on the Undercover Tourist website they were offering 6 day tickets at the price of a 5 day ticket. That would be nice. Have any of you guys ever used them? Do you get the hard plastic tickets?


I know a few people who have used them and I have never heard anything that caused me to worry. We are thinking about using them this year. Do you get the mousesavers newsletter? The is a link in it that gets you a little discount but every $ counts. They are paper tickets coated in plastic but not hard like the KTTW. The are like flexible plastic. They used to be paper. You shouldn't have any problem getting them put on your KTTW card.



How many Mickey heads can you sneak at time, I wonder?


How big is your purse? ;)

wdwgirl03
03-04-2010, 05:30 PM
Good thing you decided to order the t-shirts because when my parents and sister were there they had SUCH a hard time finding them! They said almost everything was XXL so when they saw some smalls they snatched them up. Sadly they couldn't find a purple one :sad2: but I got the red one instead. It is super cute...love it! :thumbsup2

Oh, and another March birthday?! Mine is a week from tomorrow (and my dad's is next Sunday and Emma's is the 15th)!

DisneyMomma09
03-04-2010, 09:00 PM
I love the shirts you picked out! We are a matchy-matchy t-shirt family...on our trip in June 2008 we all (7 of us) had matching shirts showing that we were celebrating my in-laws 30th anniversary. The pictures we got in them turned out really nice and it was cool to get attention from the cast members! We are planning on doing t-shirts again this time, as well, but we have not started planning them yet.


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Happy Early Birthday! Have fun celebrating this weekend!

Bridora
03-05-2010, 11:26 AM
:banana::banana::banana:



I know a few people who have used them and I have never heard anything that caused me to worry. We are thinking about using them this year. Do you get the mousesavers newsletter? The is a link in it that gets you a little discount but every $ counts. They are paper tickets coated in plastic but not hard like the KTTW. The are like flexible plastic. They used to be paper. You shouldn't have any problem getting them put on your KTTW card.




How big is your purse? ;)

Hopefully, if DH decides to switch his Richard Petty Experience, they will work with us on exchanging with tickets...

On another note, DH had to go to HD yesterday while on a job to get a ladder and stopped at the paint section for some Mickey heads. He wasn't able to get any, though. He said that as soon as he walked up to the display an associate asked if he needed any help. He tried walking away and then going back a bit later, but she kept staring at him! They must be on to us! :lmao:

Good thing you decided to order the t-shirts because when my parents and sister were there they had SUCH a hard time finding them! They said almost everything was XXL so when they saw some smalls they snatched them up. Sadly they couldn't find a purple one :sad2: but I got the red one instead. It is super cute...love it! :thumbsup2

Oh, and another March birthday?! Mine is a week from tomorrow (and my dad's is next Sunday and Emma's is the 15th)!

Wow! Everyone is going to be wearing them...:laughing: Sorry you didn't get the purple one...I'll try not to point it out later on my TR when I'm wearing it in pictures. :)

Hooray for March birthdays! :goodvibes I'm the only one in my family.

I love the shirts you picked out! We are a matchy-matchy t-shirt family...on our trip in June 2008 we all (7 of us) had matching shirts showing that we were celebrating my in-laws 30th anniversary. The pictures we got in them turned out really nice and it was cool to get attention from the cast members! We are planning on doing t-shirts again this time, as well, but we have not started planning them yet.


:bday:
Happy Early Birthday! Have fun celebrating this weekend!

Your shirts sound cute! Can't wait to see what you come up with for this trip. :thumbsup2

Thanks for the Birthday wishes! :goodvibes

mickeystoontown
03-07-2010, 09:30 AM
Too bad your hubby wasn't able to get some Mickey heads for you at Home Depot. We went last weekend and I picked up quite a few as I am thinking about starting my countdown calendar a bit earlier than I did last year.

Bridora
03-08-2010, 11:33 AM
Too bad your hubby wasn't able to get some Mickey heads for you at Home Depot. We went last weekend and I picked up quite a few as I am thinking about starting my countdown calendar a bit earlier than I did last year.

Ah yes, it is too bad because we are really never close to one...Thankfully I have a wonderful DIS friend (MaryAZ) sending me some! :goodvibes

mickeystoontown
03-08-2010, 11:44 AM
Our Home Depot is just across the street from Target so I can zip across and pick them up when I am at Target. Hunter questioned whether or not it was alright for us to get so many. I told him that we spend tens of thousands of dollars there each year (with our custom cabinetry/furniture business) so I can take as many as I want.

leamom2princesses
03-08-2010, 12:19 PM
Happy Birthday!!!!

:woohoo::yay::woohoo::yay:

:dancer:party::bday::dancer:party::bday:

Bridora
03-08-2010, 02:17 PM
Our Home Depot is just across the street from Target so I can zip across and pick them up when I am at Target. Hunter questioned whether or not it was alright for us to get so many. I told him that we spend tens of thousands of dollars there each year (with our custom cabinetry/furniture business) so I can take as many as I want.

I so wish we'd get a Target & Home Depot that were closer than 1 hour away! :laughing: Don't you feel a bit shady when you're taking them, though?

Happy Birthday!!!!

:woohoo::yay::woohoo::yay:

:dancer:party::bday::dancer:party::bday:

:goodvibes:goodvibes:goodvibes Thank you so much! It's a great day so far. Beautiful weather outside, which makes up for the fact that it's Monday & I'm 30! :lmao:

mickeystoontown
03-08-2010, 02:21 PM
I had no idea that it's your birthday. Well....let's just see if I can pick my 44 year old self up and do a little birthday dance for ya! :cool1::banana::woohoo::yay::dance3::cheer2:

Whew! I'm tired already....let's get back to talking about the Mickey heads. I some times feel a little shady getting the paint chips but I have Hunter be my lookout just in case somebody comes over to see if they can help us. :rolleyes1

elizablake
03-08-2010, 03:11 PM
I some times feel a little shady getting the paint chips but I have Hunter be my lookout just in case somebody comes over to see if they can help us. :rolleyes1

I'm the lookout and make my kid steal them. :guilty::sad2:

Happy Birthday!:cool1:

mickeystoontown
03-08-2010, 03:13 PM
I'm the lookout and make my kid steal them. :guilty::sad2:

Happy Birthday!:cool1:

Does this mean we are corrupting our children in our quest for Mickey heads? Hum......naaaaah!:laughing:

Bridora
03-08-2010, 03:34 PM
I had no idea that it's your birthday. Well....let's just see if I can pick my 44 year old self up and do a little birthday dance for ya! :cool1::banana::woohoo::yay::dance3::cheer2:

Whew! I'm tired already....let's get back to talking about the Mickey heads. I some times feel a little shady getting the paint chips but I have Hunter be my lookout just in case somebody comes over to see if they can help us. :rolleyes1

Thank you! It was a wonderful dance. :goodvibes

My kids would think that was fun!

I'm the lookout and make my kid steal them. :guilty::sad2:

Happy Birthday!:cool1:

Too funny! And thanks for the Bday wishes! :goodvibes

Does this mean we are corrupting our children in our quest for Mickey heads? Hum......naaaaah!:laughing:

:lmao: My kids always want plain old paint cards from Lowe's. I can't imagine if they stood in front of all the Mickey ones and I made them grab a handful! :laughing:

princess_momma
03-09-2010, 09:58 AM
I hope you had a good birthday!! Fabulous weather!! And as far as I'm concerned, you're 29! ;) If I was bartender and saw you out celebrating though, I'd card you!!

I hope all is well and the weather continues to be nice!! How are those darling kids of yours doing?

Bridora
03-11-2010, 01:05 PM
I hope you had a good birthday!! Fabulous weather!! And as far as I'm concerned, you're 29! ;) If I was bartender and saw you out celebrating though, I'd card you!!

I hope all is well and the weather continues to be nice!! How are those darling kids of yours doing?

:) thanks, Kimmy!

The weather was nice until a nice Thunderstorm came through last night, bringing tornadoes in its wake. :scared1: We're all safe, but DD is terrified, terrified, terrified (get the picture?) of tornadoes. My Grandmother says she must have been killed in one in a previous life. But other than that we are great! I am ready for the weekend, although most likely, it will involve too much cleaning!




Anywhoo...I'll take this opportunity to point out my ticker status for today:

2 months, 2 weeks, 2 days! :cheer2::cheer2:

mickeystoontown
03-11-2010, 02:24 PM
Glad to hear that you are all safe. I watched the weather channel last night and saw that they were tornado watches and warnings out your way. My daddy was born and raised in Arkansas and was absolutely terrified of any kind of bad weather.

'Nuff talking about trivial things like the weather. Let's talk about you being excited about the Triple 2's!:banana:

DisneyMomma09
03-11-2010, 07:40 PM
:)
The weather was nice until a nice Thunderstorm came through last night, bringing tornadoes in its wake. :scared1: We're all safe, but DD is terrified, terrified, terrified (get the picture?) of tornadoes. My Grandmother says she must have been killed in one in a previous life. But other than that we are great! I am ready for the weekend, although most likely, it will involve too much cleaning!




Anywhoo...I'll take this opportunity to point out my ticker status for today:

2 months, 2 weeks, 2 days! :cheer2::cheer2:

I can remember being terrified of tornadoes when I was little...and we have NEVER even had a tornado here! So I can only imagine living somewhere where that is actually a real threat.

:yay: For your countdown! :cheer2: I can't believe how quickly these trips are coming!

Brave teacher
03-11-2010, 09:13 PM
I've never experienced the tornadoes. Now, I've got hurricanes down.

It seems we have the smae plans for this weekend - cleaning.

MHTeacher
03-11-2010, 10:10 PM
YAY :yay: for the 2s! 2 months, 2 weeks, 2 days!

Bridora
03-12-2010, 02:48 PM
Glad to hear that you are all safe. I watched the weather channel last night and saw that they were tornado watches and warnings out your way. My daddy was born and raised in Arkansas and was absolutely terrified of any kind of bad weather.

'Nuff talking about trivial things like the weather. Let's talk about you being excited about the Triple 2's!:banana:

I sure don't like tornado weather, either!

Triple 2's was fun to celebrate! :banana::banana:

I can remember being terrified of tornadoes when I was little...and we have NEVER even had a tornado here! So I can only imagine living somewhere where that is actually a real threat.

:yay: For your countdown! :cheer2: I can't believe how quickly these trips are coming!

Yeah, they are pretty scary. 11 years ago two big ones came through back to back, pretty much. I was at my dorm in another town, but it hit my Grandma's house, taking the front porch into the back yard and doing some other damage to the back part of her house. We all pitched in to help clean up & my Dad & uncles fixed her a little "apartment" in her family room while they repaired the damage to her house. Advantage of having carpenters in the family! :thumbsup2

I love Disney countdowns! Pretty soon we'll be to 45 days!

I've never experienced the tornadoes. Now, I've got hurricanes down.

It seems we have the smae plans for this weekend - cleaning.

Ooh, hurricanes are scary, too! I asked DH where can we move without having some kind of scary weather threats? We didn't come up with much.

Ah, cleaning! Can't wait. :rolleyes:

YAY :yay: for the 2s! 2 months, 2 weeks, 2 days!

Thanks!

I thought the 2's were celebration worthy! :dance3:

Bridora
03-12-2010, 03:19 PM
Last weekend my sweet, awesome DH took me down to Little Rock to celebrate my 30th birthday. I was off work on Friday and busied myself doing lots of laundry, lots of dishes, and lots of scanning pictures. I was scanning pictures because there is an old wooden track bridge out near where I grew up that is being demolished and replaced with a new "improved" concrete bridge. Another bridge they've done that to is just ugly. Maybe I'll snap a picture of it next time I'm out that way so you can all agree with me! A couple of years ago, when we first heard it might happen I took our film camera down and got some shots of it.

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I scanned the pictures into my computer so I could email them to some family members. First, I had to find the pictures, though and that took a bit! :laughing: I also did a bit of yoga. About 2:00 I realized that I had not packed myself or the kids. I don't pack DH because I don't know what he wants to wear. I do pack his toiletries, though. (Is that too feminine a word to use for his stuff?) Anyway, I ended up only getting myself packed before it was time to get the kids from school. DH was trying to get off work early, but didn't end up getting done as early as he'd wanted. He still made it back home before we did, though. We had to go all the way across town to Wal-Mart for a couple birthday gifts. DD had a party to go to that night, and my nephew's party was on Saturday. We also stopped and fueled up before heading home. We quickly packed the rest of the way, loaded up Margot-puppy and took off for the kennel to drop her off. Next, we dropped DD off at her party. After dropping DS off at the in-laws' we finally were on our way to Little Rock. I don't think we checked in to our hotel until 7:00 or 7:30. :scared1: After we got out things situated, we met up with a couple of friends for dinner at Pei Wei! (http://www.peiwei.com/index.html#/menu/) Anyone else love Pei Wei as much as I do? My friend Amy & I split the lettuce wraps, the crab wontons, and the Caramel Chicken. Yummy! We visited back at their house for a bit before heading back to the hotel for the night.


We later realized that we had left some things at home. Uh-Oh! What did we leave? Only a bag with all our other shoes and the toiletries bag! :scared1: Holy cow. Only the shoes on our feet and no make-up, no deodorant, no toothbrushes. :headache: DH went down to the front desk for toothbrushes and we made plans to go get everything else we needed Saturday morning.

...to be continued...

Bridora
03-12-2010, 03:43 PM
So it's Saturday morning and I realize I am going to have to leave the hotel room with no makeup. I also end up not really fixing my hair because there is only a limited amount of time DH can go without deodorant before he will have to take another shower. :) I put on my sunglasses and pull my hoodie's hood up over my head and venture out into public. :scared1: (I know it's pretty vain, right?) I felt so silly walking through the lobby. I just knew people were looking at me, thinking that I'm trying to pretend that I'm somebody! We make it to Target where I have to remove the sunglasses in order to choose just the right everything. I'm talking everything. At least it's stuff I would have eventually had to buy anyway. I also needed a new pair of shoes to wear out that night. I had driven down in my Uggs and they were not going to match the outfit I'd packed. We went back to our hotel so I could "fix up" and then off in search of shoes. The mall held no shoes for me that day. We left with me feeling pretty discouraged that I'd ruined our day. It was lunch time by then, so we set off in search of a Shoe Carnival and some lunch. We had lunch at a Schlotzsky's Deli (http://www.schlotzskys.com/). We don't have one of those in my town. We used to get Schlotzsky's in Branson, MO, but since theirs shut down, we haven't had it. It's been too long. Schlotzsky's made everything better. That, and there was a Shoe Carnival nearby. I found some cute gold flats and we went across the street for some yummy Cold Stone (http://www.coldstonecreamery.com/)! :thumbsup2 This was shaping up to be the best birthday ever!


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While we were eating our Cold Stone, my friend Ashley called. They were in town & we were going to pick them up at their hotel. We finished up at Cold Stone, giving Ashley & her DH, Jeff, time to check in and get ready for the rest of the day.

We had plans to meet up with some more friends, John & Amy (a different Amy from last night) to tour the Diamond Bear Brewery at 3:00. After the tour John & Amy went to check in to their hotel while the rest of us went to DH & my hotel so I could change clothes. Ashley & I left our DHs at the hotel bar while we went upstairs. After I changed we went to check out a little parlor area I'd been wanting to see & found the most beautiful balcony! We snapped a few pictures in case the guys didn't want to come back up.


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We were successful, however, in convincing them to come upstairs while we waited for John & Amy. Our hotels were in the downtown area and we were going out to the River Market that night, so we were all walking! A couple more shots from the balcony:


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We went out that night and had some drinks, some food, some dancing, and lots of fun! Here's a picture of Amy, me, & Ashley. I added sunglasses to the girls because they are just cool that way! (And I don't know that they'd want me plastering their faces all over the DIS)


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And that was my birthday weekend! We had lots of fun!

DisneyMomma09
03-12-2010, 08:55 PM
Sounds like you had a pretty good birthday weekend! I love Coldstone! When I lived in Pittsburgh, I used to go to a Curves there (women only exercise place) and downstairs from Curves was a Coldstone...it was like torture to have to walk past it each time I went to work out! I had to make sure I left my wallet at home so I would not be tempted...




Ooh, hurricanes are scary, too! I asked DH where can we move without having some kind of scary weather threats? We didn't come up with much.



I think the same thing when I see all the crazy weather people get! I think here in Erie, PA we have it pretty good...the worst we get is lots of snow. No tornadoes, no hurricanes, no earthquakes, no floods...the worst snow can do is make you cold!

Brave teacher
03-12-2010, 09:03 PM
It sounds like you had a great time! SOrry to hear about the forgotten items. I am always afraid of doing something like that. The worst we have done is Bryan forgot his tennis shoes one time. We stopped in Ocala at some sports store to get him some new tennis shoes.

Brave teacher
03-12-2010, 09:25 PM
I think the same thing when I see all the crazy weather people get! I think here in Erie, PA we have it pretty good...the worst we get is lots of snow. No tornadoes, no hurricanes, no earthquakes, no floods...the worst snow can do is make you cold!

You see, we are cool with the hurricanes. We know they're coming, and we always leave with plenty of time to get out of the way. We don't live an are that is considered to be a flood zone, so we are fine there. Tornadoes freak me out because you can't prepare for them.

MHTeacher
03-12-2010, 10:07 PM
It sounds like you had a fun, birthday weekend trip. :) COLD-STONE----YUMMY--I love it. I always order the strawberry shortcake! :thumbsup2

wdwgirl03
03-12-2010, 11:35 PM
Mmmmm, Cold Stone!!! Love that place but so sad they closed the one around here. :sad2:

Glad you had a good birthday weekend!

princess_momma
03-15-2010, 11:10 AM
Sounds like you had SUCH a fun birthday!! That's awesome. I can't believe how close you are getting to your trip! It is going to be here so soon!! AHHHH!!!!

mickeystoontown
03-15-2010, 11:24 AM
What a fun weekend despite the fact that you had to go toiletry and shoe shopping!

Bridora
03-16-2010, 01:35 PM
Sounds like you had a pretty good birthday weekend! I love Coldstone! When I lived in Pittsburgh, I used to go to a Curves there (women only exercise place) and downstairs from Curves was a Coldstone...it was like torture to have to walk past it each time I went to work out! I had to make sure I left my wallet at home so I would not be tempted...




I think the same thing when I see all the crazy weather people get! I think here in Erie, PA we have it pretty good...the worst we get is lots of snow. No tornadoes, no hurricanes, no earthquakes, no floods...the worst snow can do is make you cold!

That would be torture. It would be so easy to say, "I deserve a treat after my workout." :lmao:

DH would be up for living in PA, I think! Go Steelers! :goodvibes

It sounds like you had a great time! SOrry to hear about the forgotten items. I am always afraid of doing something like that. The worst we have done is Bryan forgot his tennis shoes one time. We stopped in Ocala at some sports store to get him some new tennis shoes.

As long as I don't do it going to Disney, I'll be fine! :rotfl:

You see, we are cool with the hurricanes. We know they're coming, and we always leave with plenty of time to get out of the way. We don't live an are that is considered to be a flood zone, so we are fine there. Tornadoes freak me out because you can't prepare for them.

Nope, you can pretty much just hide from them. :sad2:

It sounds like you had a fun, birthday weekend trip. :) COLD-STONE----YUMMY--I love it. I always order the strawberry shortcake! :thumbsup2

I had vanilla with Butterfinger. :goodvibes

Mmmmm, Cold Stone!!! Love that place but so sad they closed the one around here. :sad2:

Glad you had a good birthday weekend!

I'm glad we don't have one in our town...I'd be over there way too much! :lmao:

Sounds like you had SUCH a fun birthday!! That's awesome. I can't believe how close you are getting to your trip! It is going to be here so soon!! AHHHH!!!!

We really had a great time! Yup! I'm getting reallllly excited!

What a fun weekend despite the fact that you had to go toiletry and shoe shopping!

Yes, it was! And I got some cute new shoes out of it!

Bridora
03-17-2010, 03:51 PM
Here are some things I'm starting to think about for our trip...it's getting closer & closer!


Garden Grocer
I've been doing a bit of informal research on their service. It's beginning to look like we'll be using it for the 1st time on our trip. We usually bring some breakfast items like Pop Tarts and Special K cereal bars, bottled water, fruit snacks, etc. with us in the car. I'm not planning on cooking much, if any. However, with the kitchen we'll have this year, I'm planning on having a bit more cold food around (milk, yogurt, etc.) But I'd need to buy those things after we get there. I could just buy it all when we arrived instead of lugging the other things. THEN, I thought, "I shouldn't waste Disney time grocery shopping!" :scared1: Which led me to look in to a grocery delivery service.
Clothes Shopping
We usually have to get the kids new summer clothes anyway. A Disney trip is a great excuse to get some new things for everyone! :goodvibes We've gotten Allison started with some new Converse. She promises not to wear them until Disney World:


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That's how she chose to fill in the blanks!


Miscellaneous Shopping
This is purchasing things like sunscreen, GermX, & other travel sized-things. :thumbsup2
Packing!
DD got a cute new suitcase from her Grandma for Christmas. It's a bit bigger than her old one, but she's growing, too, so it was definitely needed. DS will be using a bit bigger suitcase this year, too. We'll have to decide which ones we're taking and have a practice run of loading all that into our car! :laughing:


Max has also made his decision regarding the Richard Petty Driving Experience and has changed it to a Ride Along. We're still going to head over there on the morning of our pool day, however. That leaves our *extra* day a nice, wonderful, peaceful, relaxing, blank day. :yay: For the time being, that is!


Here is that *ugly* new bridge. This is what's in store for the bridge I posted pictures of before, I'm afraid:


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http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv119/bridgetlm/2010%20PTR%20TR/IMG00255.jpg

:shamrock: :shamrock: Happy St. Patrick's Day! :shamrock: :shamrock:

leamom2princesses
03-17-2010, 05:04 PM
Hi B! I love Cold Stone too! YUM! Sounds like you had a fun birthday weekend! :woohoo:

One day with no plans sounds magical to me...I'd probably find something to ruin it though. My OCD kicks into overdrive and I can't have a blank day. :lmao:

Brave teacher
03-17-2010, 09:05 PM
I LOVE THOSE CONVERSE!!!! How awesome are they?!?!

I think we are all in the same boat right now...figuring out what we need to get, what we already have, etc.

I'm glad to hear that Max decided what to do with the RPDE. I'm glad also that you get a blank day! What fun!

Yeah...the bridge isn't too attractive.

mickeystoontown
03-18-2010, 01:05 PM
We used Garden Grocer last year and were very very pleased with them. It was nice not to drive to the store, shop in an unfamiliar store, put our bags to the car and then haul the groceries to the resort room. Well worth the delivery fee Garden Grocer charged.


I love the Converse tennis shoes. Lacey bought some white Converse one year and had all of her friends in youth group draw on them. They ended up being so cute.

Pyrate_Pryncess
03-19-2010, 03:22 PM
Just to chime in a bit here:
~The weather this year has been crazy for almost everyone. We are in VA and usually have 1 snow day but this year we had 7! Yep, 7. So, they are working on taking away Spring Break days, making the kids attend Saturday school or extending the school year.....none are good choices as far as i'm concerned!
~I am so happy that you got your DVC! I have been begging for one for a while but we just cant do it now.
~I love your VB bag, my sister has the same one and swears by it!
~The pictures of packing the Prius are amazing, I don't have that kind of mind so its a mess when we travel!
~I love the thought of a pool day! I asked DH if we could have one and he said that we live next to a water park so why waste a day in a pool on vacation! I guess thats true. We live right by Water Country USA and Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Our summers are spent between the parks! We are lucky to have the Military put us right here!!!
~MmMmMmMmMm Cold Stone, Cake Batter ice cream...need I say more?!?!?!
~OMG, I freakin love the shoes! I want a pair for myself! I grew up in Converse!!! Those are fantastic.
~I love the shirts. We found an outlet on one of our trips to PA. They sell WDW stuff that has either been discontinued or didn't sell well. They also sell items with previous years stamped on them. Last year I stopped there and bought all types of shirts and stuff for almost nothing. I also got my Pirate Princess watch that I had seen in DTD! Got it for 15 bucks! Great place for anyone up that way!

I can't wait to hear more PTR as well as the TR once you get home! As far as the groceries go, no idea here. Ive only been to WDW once and we only ate breakfast on our room

DisneyMomma09
03-19-2010, 08:57 PM
I love the shoes! They are too cute!

I have read about Garden Grocer, but have never needed to use it! With my SIL right there in Orlando, she is our Garden Grocer! We send her our grocery list and she brings it to us at the hotel!

I love shopping for vacation! And packing! I have picked up a few things for the trip, but not too much yet...I can't wait to get a bit more serious about it!

RachelNinja
03-20-2010, 10:28 AM
Happy belated birthday!

Those Converse sneakers are so great! Hehe, I'd put Disney World on one side and HowWeird on the other ;)

Bridora
03-20-2010, 11:55 AM
Hi B! I love Cold Stone too! YUM! Sounds like you had a fun birthday weekend! :woohoo:

One day with no plans sounds magical to me...I'd probably find something to ruin it though. My OCD kicks into overdrive and I can't have a blank day. :lmao:

:lmao: We are already talking about things we can do that day! Right now I think we could fill a whole day with *nothing*, but once we get there, we may be bored without *something* to do.

I LOVE THOSE CONVERSE!!!! How awesome are they?!?!

I think we are all in the same boat right now...figuring out what we need to get, what we already have, etc.

I'm glad to hear that Max decided what to do with the RPDE. I'm glad also that you get a blank day! What fun!

Yeah...the bridge isn't too attractive.

I'm only scared of the Converse because they are white! :scared1:

I'm glad you agree about the bridge. :rolleyes1

We used Garden Grocer last year and were very very pleased with them. It was nice not to drive to the store, shop in an unfamiliar store, put our bags to the car and then haul the groceries to the resort room. Well worth the delivery fee Garden Grocer charged.


I love the Converse tennis shoes. Lacey bought some white Converse one year and had all of her friends in youth group draw on them. They ended up being so cute.

I think we're probably going to use Garden Grocer...probably.

Lacey's shoes sound so cute! What a great idea! :)

Just to chime in a bit here:
~The weather this year has been crazy for almost everyone. We are in VA and usually have 1 snow day but this year we had 7! Yep, 7. So, they are working on taking away Spring Break days, making the kids attend Saturday school or extending the school year.....none are good choices as far as i'm concerned!
~I am so happy that you got your DVC! I have been begging for one for a while but we just cant do it now.
~I love your VB bag, my sister has the same one and swears by it!
~The pictures of packing the Prius are amazing, I don't have that kind of mind so its a mess when we travel!
~I love the thought of a pool day! I asked DH if we could have one and he said that we live next to a water park so why waste a day in a pool on vacation! I guess thats true. We live right by Water Country USA and Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Our summers are spent between the parks! We are lucky to have the Military put us right here!!!
~MmMmMmMmMm Cold Stone, Cake Batter ice cream...need I say more?!?!?!
~OMG, I freakin love the shoes! I want a pair for myself! I grew up in Converse!!! Those are fantastic.
~I love the shirts. We found an outlet on one of our trips to PA. They sell WDW stuff that has either been discontinued or didn't sell well. They also sell items with previous years stamped on them. Last year I stopped there and bought all types of shirts and stuff for almost nothing. I also got my Pirate Princess watch that I had seen in DTD! Got it for 15 bucks! Great place for anyone up that way!

I can't wait to hear more PTR as well as the TR once you get home! As far as the groceries go, no idea here. Ive only been to WDW once and we only ate breakfast on our room

Hi Pyrate_Pryncess! :wave2:

They have just added on days to the end of the school year here. I'm glad they didn't cut into Spring Break! Ours is this coming week. The original last day of school was the 24th, but now it's the 28th. At least the last two days, they'll be getting out at 1:30, so my kiddos won't be missing too too much. I've already told their teachers about it, and they had no problem, so we're good to go! :woohoo:

We love having a pool day. We used to laugh at the idea, but after we had one, there was no going back! :laughing:

Thanks!

I love the shoes! They are too cute!

I have read about Garden Grocer, but have never needed to use it! With my SIL right there in Orlando, she is our Garden Grocer! We send her our grocery list and she brings it to us at the hotel!

I love shopping for vacation! And packing! I have picked up a few things for the trip, but not too much yet...I can't wait to get a bit more serious about it!

Thanks!

That's nice to have your SIL be able to do that for you!

Happy belated birthday!

Those Converse sneakers are so great! Hehe, I'd put Disney World on one side and HowWeird on the other ;)

Thank you! :)
Awwwww....your Converse would be cute, too!
Are you ready for your trip?!?!?

wdwgirl03
03-26-2010, 08:26 AM
Just realized I haven't posted on your thread for a while...sorry! :sad2: Still here though. :) Almost 2 months to go!

Bridora
03-29-2010, 11:06 AM
Just realized I haven't posted on your thread for a while...sorry! :sad2: Still here though. :) Almost 2 months to go!

Thanks for stopping by! :goodvibes I'm under 2 months, now! :banana: You are almost at one week! :dance3:

Bridora
03-29-2010, 11:13 AM
I can’t believe I missed my own “two month” dance day! How about having an under two month dance party with me? :cool1: :banana::banana: :dance3: :woohoo::woohoo:

On the planning front, I’m still sitting in front of that wall. It’s just not time to climb it or to knock it down yet. I have been chipping away at a few bricks here and there, though. The kids now have some new clothes to wear during the warm weather. I’ve got a huge packing list printed. I’m still waiting on Luke’s Disney t-shirt to come in. The latest email says it’s expected to ship April 20. I don’t know what I’ll do if it doesn’t come in by our trip. :confused3 Search for one in Downtown Disney I guess. But, I’m not going to worry too much about that right now. (Sounds like I already am, though, doesn’t it?)

Remember that extra day, free of plans? Well, it’s an Epcot Evening Extra Magic Hours night. We will have moved over to the Boardwalk to spend that night. How perfect would that be for our last night at Disney? We could take all the time we wanted to mosey our way out of Epcot, and be able to just walk back to our room. There has also been a lot of “water park” talk in our house lately. I originally thought we’d wait another year to do a water park, but now it looks like we’ll be trying out Typhoon Lagoon this year! Instead of a 5 Day Park Hopper, we will most likely be purchasing a 6 Day Park Hopper with the Water Parks & More Option. Holy cow! New territory! Please give me any tips or need to know info. that you’ve got on the water park situation. :goodvibes

We’ve got 8 full weeks and couple of days left before we leave for Florida. During those weeks I’m going to post some pictures from our past trips, starting with our 1st trip in 2003. I’ll try to post a picture or two a day, or at least every other day. One week = One year. We’ve been 7 times, so that will just about work out. Let’s get on with it, shall we?




***2003***

It’s July. We are staying for 3 nights/4days at All Star Movies. Allison is 3. Luke is 1, almost 1 .

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Allison, Luke, and me in Epcot. Loved that Jeep stroller!

mickeystoontown
03-29-2010, 11:32 AM
First off.....got my under two months now dancing shoes on....:banana::banana::banana:

We opted not to get the water parks and more option this year simply because we'll have my 76 year old "I'm terrified of water" mother with us this trip. We have been to Typhoon Lagoon twice though and have loved every second of our visits. We arrive at the park at opening, go straight to the slides and then do whatever we want after that. I've found that the water park gets pretty crowded by lunch time so we leave about 1:00 or so. But, since we get there early, we are able to get everything done (some multiple times).

leamom2princesses
03-29-2010, 12:10 PM
Cute pic B! I love looking at old Disney pics. :goodvibes Just a thought...is it cheaper to use your DVC discount for a one day pass at the waterpark rather than adding the Waterparks & More option? I don't know that it is but seems like I read somewhere that if you're only going one day you're better off just buying a one day pass with your discount. :confused3 I don't know that to be a fact though as I haven't looked it up.

Bridora
03-29-2010, 12:32 PM
First off.....got my under two months now dancing shoes on....:banana::banana::banana:

We opted not to get the water parks and more option this year simply because we'll have my 76 year old "I'm terrified of water" mother with us this trip. We have been to Typhoon Lagoon twice though and have loved every second of our visits. We arrive at the park at opening, go straight to the slides and then do whatever we want after that. I've found that the water park gets pretty crowded by lunch time so we leave about 1:00 or so. But, since we get there early, we are able to get everything done (some multiple times).

Thanks, Lisa! Great advice on Typhoon Lagoon. :thumbsup2

Cute pic B! I love looking at old Disney pics. :goodvibes Just a thought...is it cheaper to use your DVC discount for a one day pass at the waterpark rather than adding the Waterparks & More option? I don't know that it is but seems like I read somewhere that if you're only going one day you're better off just buying a one day pass with your discount. :confused3 I don't know that to be a fact though as I haven't looked it up.

Hey! :headache: DVC discount never even occurred to me! You can tell I'm new, huh? I will have to check that out. We decided to add the option vs. buying a one day ticket, but that was without the discount. I'm going to look into that right now! Thanks! :goodvibes

DisneyMomma09
03-29-2010, 03:39 PM
:dance3:Woo-Hoo for being under 2 months!!!:dance3:

I have to say that we have visited both waterparks. We enjoyed TL and I would agree with mickeystoontown. We always tried to get there first thing and then left around lunch time. We are skipping water parks this time. I don't think DS will get too much out of it at 13 months. The resort pool and slide should be just fine this trip!

Your plans for EMH at Epcot sound nice! A nice relaxing walk back to your resort as opposed to the mad dash to the busses and being packed in like sardines for the ride...thinking about this is making me happy that we are taking our own cars this year...:)

wdwgirl03
03-29-2010, 05:52 PM
Yay for less than 2 months!

Your last night at Epcot sounds like a good plan. When we were at the Beach Club it was so cool being able to stay for Illuminations and then just head out International Gateway and be right there. :thumbsup2

RachelNinja
03-29-2010, 06:01 PM
:yay: Dancing with you! Woohoo!

I love that idea of being able to walk out of Epcot to get to your room! Right now I'm trying to figure out how Weird and I will get to and from the timeshare and DHS. My fam's not planning on going, so I'll have to figure out the shuttle thing or taxi; both would be an extra cost. How wonderful would it be to just not worry about transportation!

MaryAz
03-29-2010, 06:30 PM
:cool1::cool1::banana::banana::yay::yay:

Yay for under 2 months! We priced the difference between buying a single day and adding it last year and it was cheaper to just buy them seperate. We did not have DVC yet...
Mickey Heads going in the mail tomorrow, got the last few colors this weeknd!!

How cute were ur little kiddos!!

Bridora
03-30-2010, 11:55 AM
:dance3:Woo-Hoo for being under 2 months!!!:dance3:

I have to say that we have visited both waterparks. We enjoyed TL and I would agree with mickeystoontown. We always tried to get there first thing and then left around lunch time. We are skipping water parks this time. I don't think DS will get too much out of it at 13 months. The resort pool and slide should be just fine this trip!

Your plans for EMH at Epcot sound nice! A nice relaxing walk back to your resort as opposed to the mad dash to the busses and being packed in like sardines for the ride...thinking about this is making me happy that we are taking our own cars this year...:)

Thanks for the advice! :thumbsup2 We'll probably try to get there when they open, too.

That's one thing we like about driving to Disney--having our own transportation! We usually start out on the buses, but by the end of the trip, we are driving ourselves. :goodvibes

Yay for less than 2 months!

Your last night at Epcot sounds like a good plan. When we were at the Beach Club it was so cool being able to stay for Illuminations and then just head out International Gateway and be right there. :thumbsup2

I can't wait! Pretty soon, I'll be saying "next week" like you are right now! :)

:yay: Dancing with you! Woohoo!

I love that idea of being able to walk out of Epcot to get to your room! Right now I'm trying to figure out how Weird and I will get to and from the timeshare and DHS. My fam's not planning on going, so I'll have to figure out the shuttle thing or taxi; both would be an extra cost. How wonderful would it be to just not worry about transportation!

Too bad your timeshare doesn't have a free shuttle. It is nice to have Disney transportation and our own car available.

:cool1::cool1::banana::banana::yay::yay:

Yay for under 2 months! We priced the difference between buying a single day and adding it last year and it was cheaper to just buy them seperate. We did not have DVC yet...
Mickey Heads going in the mail tomorrow, got the last few colors this weeknd!!

How cute were ur little kiddos!!

I'm going to have to go back and do the numbers again. I looked a bit yesterday, but didn't re-figure everything like I should have! :)

Thanks again for the Mickey Heads. :goodvibes

The kids were so little then, thanks!

Bridora
03-30-2010, 12:03 PM
This picture is of our family plus my nephew. My brother & sister-in-law also made the trip down to Florida that year. They brought my mother-in-law and DH's Grandma down with them. We stayed together at a house on the beach for a few days, then went to Disney. We stayed on at ASMovies, but the rest of them only did the one day at Magic Kingdom. They also did a day at Sea World. This was taken on our very first day there. It was hot! :goodvibes

http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv119/bridgetlm/2010%20PTR%20TR/scan0011.jpg

leamom2princesses
03-30-2010, 01:34 PM
The kids do look hot in that pic. What a cute bunch though! :goodvibes

mickeystoontown
03-30-2010, 02:10 PM
Isn't it neat to go back and look at old Disney pictures. I can tell that the kiddos were hot just by looking at their little red cheeks. Still cute as a bug though!

RachelNinja
03-30-2010, 04:47 PM
Oy, Florida heat can get to be so unbearable! I'm carefully monitoring the weather to see if I need tank tops!

Bridora
03-31-2010, 07:18 PM
The kids do look hot in that pic. What a cute bunch though! :goodvibes

Thanks! Florida sure is hot in July! :laughing:

Isn't it neat to go back and look at old Disney pictures. I can tell that the kiddos were hot just by looking at their little red cheeks. Still cute as a bug though!

I have had so much fun going back and picking out pics to post here! Thanks! :goodvibes

Oy, Florida heat can get to be so unbearable! I'm carefully monitoring the weather to see if I need tank tops!

Hopefully, it won't be too hot for you next week! :)

Bridora
03-31-2010, 07:23 PM
One day closer! I'm going to be making out a list of miscellaneous things we'll need soon. Little things like spiral notebooks for the kids to doodle on while we are in the car, and those little travel sized Kleenex packs keep popping into my head. If I don't write them down soon I will forget! :laughing: ('cause I'm so old now! :goodvibes)

Here is another pic of my babies!

http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv119/bridgetlm/2010%20PTR%20TR/scan0002.jpg
I'm sure you won't agree with my DH, who called Luke "mullet-boy"!

DisneyMomma09
03-31-2010, 09:07 PM
I know what you mean about writing things down. My mom kept saying 'wait till you have kids'. Boy, was she right! Ever since I had DS I can hardly keep track on anything! One day I was looking everywhere for DS's eyedrops...I could not find them...until 3 hours later when he was already at the babysitters and I was at work...they were in my pocket the whole time! :rotfl:

I keep thinking I should start writing those little things down as well, but I still have over 2 months...I would probably loose my list before I needed to go shopping! :rotfl2:

I love all the pics from your old trips! What a fun way to count down to Disney!

leamom2princesses
03-31-2010, 09:16 PM
Awwww what a cute pic! I realized a week ago that the Excel workbook I've used the last four years for my packing list was lost when my computer died two months ago. I'm starting from scratch this year. :sad:

Bridora
04-02-2010, 12:35 PM
I know what you mean about writing things down. My mom kept saying 'wait till you have kids'. Boy, was she right! Ever since I had DS I can hardly keep track on anything! One day I was looking everywhere for DS's eyedrops...I could not find them...until 3 hours later when he was already at the babysitters and I was at work...they were in my pocket the whole time! :rotfl:

I keep thinking I should start writing those little things down as well, but I still have over 2 months...I would probably loose my list before I needed to go shopping! :rotfl2:

I love all the pics from your old trips! What a fun way to count down to Disney!

Isn't that crazy how we start forgetting things? Oh well. We must have better things taking up that memory space!

Awwww what a cute pic! I realized a week ago that the Excel workbook I've used the last four years for my packing list was lost when my computer died two months ago. I'm starting from scratch this year. :sad:

That's terrible about your spreadsheet! :scared1:

Bridora
04-02-2010, 12:49 PM
One month and 25 days! (Maybe I should go back to sporadic posts. It seemed like the countdown went quicker then!) I didn't post a picture yesterday, so I'm going to double up today. This first picture is of the kids at the Affection Section at Animal Kingdom. They loved to brush the animals.


http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv119/bridgetlm/2010%20PTR%20TR/scan0003.jpg


The next two pictures were taken in MGM Studios. I'm calling it that because that's what it was called then. I've actually gotten quite used to Hollywood Studios now. Max & I had driven back to the beach house to let the kids stay with his Mom. Our plans were to have our last day in the parks by ourselves so that we could ride some big people rides. We were almost back to our hotel (a good hour away) when his Mom called us. Allison was refusing to eat or come out of the room we were using until she knew we were coming back for her! We did turn around to get her. As soon as she found out we were coming back, she put her shoes and her stuffed animal "Baby Bear" by the door. She then cheered right up and ate her dinner. :goodvibes Luke didn't mind where he was, so he didn't go back with us. It turned out to be quite a good time, though. It was that next day that we found out about all the characters that hang out in Mickey's Toontown. We were looking specifically for Cinderella. Allison got to meet a lot of characters that day that she would not have met otherwise. She also took her first ride on Star Tours:


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Brave teacher
04-02-2010, 09:08 PM
Awesome pics of ST and Affection Section! Getting ever so close now!

wdwgirl03
04-02-2010, 11:25 PM
More great pictures! Your time is going to fly. I feel like we were months away not too long ago and now we only have 4 days (closer to 3!!!!) until we are there! :cool1:

leamom2princesses
04-03-2010, 10:53 AM
Great pics! Alison looks so happy in the Star Tours pic. Sounds like it all worked out in the end. :goodvibes

Bridora
04-04-2010, 11:25 PM
Awesome pics of ST and Affection Section! Getting ever so close now!

Thanks! Right now, time is dragging!

More great pictures! Your time is going to fly. I feel like we were months away not too long ago and now we only have 4 days (closer to 3!!!!) until we are there! :cool1:

Thanks! Woo hoo! Your trip is this week! :yay:

Great pics! Alison looks so happy in the Star Tours pic. Sounds like it all worked out in the end. :goodvibes

She was so happy! It turned out great! :thumbsup2

Bridora
04-04-2010, 11:30 PM
To finish up our 2003 trip...


I took these pictures when we got back home. The kids are in their 1st Ear Hats and you can tell how they feel about leaving Walt Disney World:


http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv119/bridgetlm/2010%20PTR%20TR/scan0009.jpg


With a little coaxing, we got a smile from Luke, but Allison seems frozen in Disney Withdrawal:


http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv119/bridgetlm/2010%20PTR%20TR/scan0010.jpg


I hope you all had a good Easter Sunday. It was a great weekend here. One of those where you stay outside working in the yard until you have to go in because it's dark. But also one where, when you finally do come in on Sunday, your house is a wreck! :scared1:

princess_momma
04-05-2010, 09:33 AM
[FONT="Century Gothic"][SIZE="4"][COLOR="Indigo"]Allison, Luke, and me in Epcot. Loved that Jeep stroller!

I LOVE Jeep strollers!!

That's one thing we like about driving to Disney--having our own transportation! We usually start out on the buses, but by the end of the trip, we are driving ourselves. :goodvibes

I think I'm going to die this upcoming trip not having our own car!!!!

I'm so excited for you and how close you are!! I'm loving the old pics of your trips!! How cute!! I can't wait to have 7 trips worth of memories to look back at too. :goodvibes Your kids are so lucky!! But of course I understand any future needs for more adult trips if they start feeling *too* lucky!! :rotfl: I hope everything is going well for you and that you had a good Easter!!

leamom2princesses
04-05-2010, 09:51 AM
Cute pics....if you took a picture of me on my last day at the World, I'd look like Alison too. :laughing: Hope you had a wonderful Easter! Our weekend sounds exactly like yours. We worked all weekend cleaning and sprucing things up both outside and inside. :goodvibes

mickeystoontown
04-05-2010, 12:32 PM
I love looking at pictures from past trips. They bring back so many memories. Your trip will be here before you know it! At least that's what I keep telling myself so I'll say the same thing to you.:rotfl:

elizablake
04-05-2010, 12:35 PM
Isn't that crazy how we start forgetting things? Oh well. We must have better things taking up that memory space!


I totally know what you mean. Ever since I turned 30......wait....what were we talking about?:confused3

Love the old photos!

Bridora
04-08-2010, 03:02 PM
I LOVE Jeep strollers!!



I think I'm going to die this upcoming trip not having our own car!!!!

I'm so excited for you and how close you are!! I'm loving the old pics of your trips!! How cute!! I can't wait to have 7 trips worth of memories to look back at too. :goodvibes Your kids are so lucky!! But of course I understand any future needs for more adult trips if they start feeling *too* lucky!! :rotfl: I hope everything is going well for you and that you had a good Easter!!

Do you have a Jeep stroller? I really do miss ours...

I am so glad that we have all those memories, too. :goodvibes You've already got a good start on yours! I'm telling ya-the second they don't appreciate Disney-they're staying with Grandma! :lmao:


Cute pics....if you took a picture of me on my last day at the World, I'd look like Alison too. :laughing: Hope you had a wonderful Easter! Our weekend sounds exactly like yours. We worked all weekend cleaning and sprucing things up both outside and inside. :goodvibes

I'm sure I would look the same way...

We have been working on converting an old concrete block useless garage type storage building into a patio...it's thisclose to being finished and I can't wait! :cool1:

I love looking at pictures from past trips. They bring back so many memories. Your trip will be here before you know it! At least that's what I keep telling myself so I'll say the same thing to you.:rotfl:

They really do bring back the memories. That reminds me that I'm a couple of years behind on my scrapbooking efforts for some of those trips! :laughing: I keep telling myself the same thing! The problem is that the closer it gets, the more I'm ready to just be there, and that in turn makes it seem so much further away. I haven't even looked at my ticker yet today...:scared1:

I totally know what you mean. Ever since I turned 30......wait....what were we talking about?:confused3

Love the old photos!

:lmao: At least I'm not alone!

And thanks on the photos! :goodvibes

Bridora
04-08-2010, 03:33 PM
The ticker really does go faster when you don't look at it everyday! :goodvibes

Still nothing more on the planning/packing front, so here are some pictures from our 2004 trip:

It was in 2004 that I made the decision that still lives on in infamy in our family. I found out about this great new hotel that was opening, or had just opened up. I was not DISer nor an anywhere else having to do with Disney fandom-er. BUT I thought this would be a great place to stay! Maybe no one else knew about it because it was so new. Maybe Disney regulars had their favorite hotels where they always stayed and wouldn't be wanting to stay at this place called "Pop Century" (Yes, seriously, I thought that :scared1:) How in the world I thought that I knew about it and no one else did I will never know. I have nothing to blame it on. As you all surely know that was not the case! The place was swarming with people. The bus lines were long at the hotel and exponentially longer at the parks. Especially Magic Kingdom. One night after leaving the Magic Kingdom at closing time we saw the massive line and were in complete shock that that was the line we would have to wait in. It was then that I realized the error of my way of thinking! :laughing: Max & I are always joking about this. I know you all are laughing uncontrollably right now. Go ahead, I'll give you time to dry your eyes and compose yourself before I go on.







Besides being our 1st (and last) time to stay at Pop Century, 2004 was also our 1st Star Wars Weekends:

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We also fell in love with Tusker House that trip. I have not been back since they changed it from counter service. Someday I will venture back in. I even have a few framed photos in my bedroom from the Tusker House. I just loved the atmosphere in there! Is it still the same?





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I suppose on your 2nd trip, you can still have a lot of "firsts" because that trip was also our 1st to Tom Sawyer Island.





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Sweet sweet pictures of the kids holding hands? Not a first, but definitely a favorite. :love:



And here's one more for today. This was a Coke machine at the hotel complex. Every morning when we would turn the corner Luke would proclaim: " 'Rella Caggle!" Which, of course, meant "Cinderella's Castle" I had to stop and take a picture of them with the machine. Allison had just turned 4 and Luke had turned 2 in February.


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DisneyMomma09
04-10-2010, 09:41 AM
The ticker really does go faster when you don't look at it everyday! :goodvibes

/B]


Hehe! I know! I have a countdown on my calander at work. When I went in this week after spring break, we were at 70 days! I started at 100 days, so 30 days are already gone! I was very excited!

The pics of your kids are so cute! I love 'Rella Caggle'! That is too cute.

leamom2princesses
04-10-2010, 11:24 AM
Awww, how cute about "Rella's Caggle". The holding hand pics are sooo cute as well. Josie has called it "her caso" for about two years. I hate that she's growing up and it will probably be a castle very soon. :sad1:

How funny on Pop Century. We made one and only one stay in a value also but we stayed at All Star Sports. Our experience was exactly the same as yours but in 2003. We kept going for a bus at night and waited forever in lines waiting to sardine onto a bus and Joe kept noticing that that the lines for CBR and CSR were really short. Joe said "how much is a room at one of those places?". I said "about $60 more per night". He said " I'd pay $100 more per night to get out of this crowd!" The rest is history for us too. :goodvibes

RachelNinja
04-11-2010, 08:48 PM
Back to catch up on your pics! If I'm back, that means YOUR trip is that much closer!!!

That story about Allison refusing to do anything until you went to pick her up was so cute! Haha, she didn't want to miss a thing!

Aww, Rella Caggle! In my opinion, that's a cuter picture than a pic in front of the real castle. Those are the cute stories that I love reading about!

Bridora
04-12-2010, 11:27 AM
Hehe! I know! I have a countdown on my calander at work. When I went in this week after spring break, we were at 70 days! I started at 100 days, so 30 days are already gone! I was very excited!

The pics of your kids are so cute! I love 'Rella Caggle'! That is too cute.

Disney Countdowns are always exciting! But sometimes they don't seem to move at all. :goodvibes

Thanks!

Awww, how cute about "Rella's Caggle". The holding hand pics are sooo cute as well. Josie has called it "her caso" for about two years. I hate that she's growing up and it will probably be a castle very soon. :sad1:

How funny on Pop Century. We made one and only one stay in a value also but we stayed at All Star Sports. Our experience was exactly the same as yours but in 2003. We kept going for a bus at night and waited forever in lines waiting to sardine onto a bus and Joe kept noticing that that the lines for CBR and CSR were really short. Joe said "how much is a room at one of those places?". I said "about $60 more per night". He said " I'd pay $100 more per night to get out of this crowd!" The rest is history for us too. :goodvibes

I think it's so sad when kids start saying all their words correctly. The little mispronunciations are so cute!

That's just about how we did it, only we gave value one more try the next year...What Joe said was just about what my DH said! I think the jump from Value to Moderate is a big one in quality and overall atmosphere too.

Back to catch up on your pics! If I'm back, that means YOUR trip is that much closer!!!

That story about Allison refusing to do anything until you went to pick her up was so cute! Haha, she didn't want to miss a thing!

Aww, Rella Caggle! In my opinion, that's a cuter picture than a pic in front of the real castle. Those are the cute stories that I love reading about!

Aw, I'm glad you are back, but I'm sorry that your trip is over now. :sad1:

I always thought it was because she missed us, but maybe she just wanted to go back to Disney! :laughing:

I am so glad I took that picture of them. I may not have remembered that story without it. :goodvibes

Bridora
04-12-2010, 11:46 AM
To continue on with 2004 and the theme from my last post...

In 2004 we had our 1st ride in the front of a Monorail:


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And Luke had his 1st kiss from a Princess. Or least the 1st kiss to leave a mark!


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We had been wandering around in Morocco and happened upon Jasmine & Aladdin all by themselves. We were very excited about this! Allison got to chat with them for a while, but Luke did not want to come out of his stroller. Jasmine & Aladdin walked over to see him and that's when he got his kiss. Afterward, he let Aladdin pick him up & he had his picture made with them both. But, he would tell everyone for the rest of the day about his kiss!


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One day during that trip, we became those mean parents who drive their sleeping children all around the park and take their picture in front of various attractions. The idea started with this picture:

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And led to these, but not necessarily in this order:


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Pyrate_Pryncess
04-12-2010, 11:54 AM
I LOVE the snoozin pics! Those are freakin wonderful! That is how memories are made! I love the Jasmine kiss too! Aj was to afraid of the princesses to let them kiss him but boy did he attack Minnie! Im pretty sure she needed to be lysoled after he got ahold of her!

RachelNinja
04-12-2010, 04:48 PM
Haha, those sleeping pictures are GREAT!!! Why shouldn't mom and dad still have fun when the kids are catching some Z's?!?

MHTeacher
04-12-2010, 06:22 PM
Those sleeping pictures are just too darn funny! :lmao: I love it!

MaryAz
04-12-2010, 11:18 PM
I love the sleeping pics! My kids fell asleep ONCE last year :scared1:

princess_momma
04-13-2010, 09:19 AM
Do you have a Jeep stroller? I really do miss ours...

Yeah I have an awesome Jeep stroller!! I actually snagged it in Disney when the crappy one we bought just stopped working (wouldn't fold!). My mom had bought that one in a garage sale...I was SO glad for my Jeep one and like it more than the "nice" one we left at home!!

I also love the sleeping pics!! I would probably do the same thing!! That's freaking hilarious!! I have pics of Landon passed out in my arms in front of the Epcot ball...and then me pretending to be asleep too! Yeah...I'm pretty much a nerd. :goodvibes

Brave teacher
04-13-2010, 09:23 PM
:rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2:I love those sleeping pictures! That is absolutely hilarious!

I have never had the opportunity to stay at one of the values. We have done the moderates a couple of times, but it has been deluxe or DVC for us otherwise. I did, however, always notice the lines at the values.

wdwgirl03
04-13-2010, 10:53 PM
Aww, more great pictures!

Bridora
04-15-2010, 12:47 PM
I LOVE the snoozin pics! Those are freakin wonderful! That is how memories are made! I love the Jasmine kiss too! Aj was to afraid of the princesses to let them kiss him but boy did he attack Minnie! Im pretty sure she needed to be lysoled after he got ahold of her!

Thanks!

Awww, poor Minnie! That's funny, though, that he didn't let the Princesses kiss him.

Haha, those sleeping pictures are GREAT!!! Why shouldn't mom and dad still have fun when the kids are catching some Z's?!?

Thanks! That's what we thought...:lmao:

Those sleeping pictures are just too darn funny! :lmao: I love it!

Thanks! I'm having fun going back through our old pictures and remembering these times! :goodvibes

I love the sleeping pics! My kids fell asleep ONCE last year :scared1:

Thanks! Ummm, I think this is before we got the bright idea to go back to the room for naps. Yeah, I mentioned I was clueless then, right? :laughing:

Yeah I have an awesome Jeep stroller!! I actually snagged it in Disney when the crappy one we bought just stopped working (wouldn't fold!). My mom had bought that one in a garage sale...I was SO glad for my Jeep one and like it more than the "nice" one we left at home!!

I also love the sleeping pics!! I would probably do the same thing!! That's freaking hilarious!! I have pics of Landon passed out in my arms in front of the Epcot ball...and then me pretending to be asleep too! Yeah...I'm pretty much a nerd. :goodvibes

I remember now when you got your Jeep stroller...it was in your TR.

Thanks! I remember that picture, too! And all your jumping pictures...which reminds me that I want to take one or two of those this year, too!

:rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2:I love those sleeping pictures! That is absolutely hilarious!

I have never had the opportunity to stay at one of the values. We have done the moderates a couple of times, but it has been deluxe or DVC for us otherwise. I did, however, always notice the lines at the values.

Aren't they cute?

We've stayed at least once in every category. Now it's time for DVC! :woohoo:

Aww, more great pictures!

Thanks! I'm about to put some more up, hopefully!

mickeystoontown
04-15-2010, 12:58 PM
I just love all of the "firsts" pictures. As for pictures of the kids snoozing in their strollers, I have some of those pictures too so I guess I'm a "mean" parent too.:laughing:

Bridora
04-15-2010, 01:21 PM
I found out yesterday that Luke's backordered t-shirt should be on the way very soon! :cool1: Now I don't have to worry about him being left out!




In 2005, we were back to All Star Movies. No more "super secret new hotels" for us, thank you! This was the year that Max decided "no more Values". We did have fun posing around the hotel grounds, though.


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We saw Mickey's Philharmagic. It is still one of our favorites!

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We dined at the Sci-Fi DineIn Theatre:

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And Luke took his first ride on Star Tours! We did a picture similar to Allison's first ride:

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We attended Star Wars Weekends again, and met Princess Leia:


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Gotta love the Power Rangers and their posing!



Here's another one of our favorties:

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Here are Allison & Luke in their new, bigger umbrella strollers. These were great because they gave the kids more room than a normal umbrella stroller, but they still folded up easily & were not nearly as bulky folded as that Jeep stroller was!

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The funny story behind this picture is this: The kids had asked for ice cream in Animal Kingdom, so we stopped at a little cart in Dinoland USA. The kids are enjoying their fruit bars in the picture. As soon as they had finished them, they said, "When can we have ice cream"! That's when we learned that there is a difference in ice cream and frozen fruit bars! :laughing: I guess we should have know that all along, though!

I hope you all have a great weekend! (I know it's a bit early for weekend wishes, but Thursday's about half over & I am ready for Friday!)

Bridora
04-15-2010, 01:23 PM
I just love all of the "firsts" pictures. As for pictures of the kids snoozing in their strollers, I have some of those pictures too so I guess I'm a "mean" parents too.:laughing:

:goodvibes It's fun to take pictures like that! We've got a couple of them sleeping in strollers at Silver Dollar City, too. Did you ever finish that part of your TR? I can't remember any of your SDC pictures after the cave...

mickeystoontown
04-15-2010, 01:50 PM
:goodvibes It's fun to take pictures like that! We've got a couple of them sleeping in strollers at Silver Dollar City, too. Did you ever finish that part of your TR? I can't remember any of your SDC pictures after the cave...

I never did finish up the Branson part of my trip report. I found the rest of the pictures the other day so I guess I need to post 'em don't I.

Brave teacher
04-15-2010, 09:00 PM
Love the story of ice cream. That is too funny that they ate their treats and still wanted real ice cream.

leamom2princesses
04-15-2010, 11:58 PM
Hi B! Great sleepy pics! They are so funny. :laughing: I have a sleepytime pic or two as well.

The story about the fruit bars is funny as well. I can see one of mine coming up with that.

RachelNinja
04-16-2010, 12:22 AM
What caused you to decide no more values? I think after a Disneymoon at a Deluxe, Weird and I are going to have to cut back because neither of us make much money. We'd probably do a value each time; we'd think it'd be easier since we're only 2 people. I'm just curious to know what made you change.

Wow, the profile view of Princess Leia looks like Jennifer Garner! I looked at it and immediately thought, "That's Sydney Bristow in another one of her disguises!" (from Alias)

HAHA, I love the icecream/fruit bars thing!

MHTeacher
04-17-2010, 11:05 AM
As soon as they had finished them, they said, "When can we have ice cream"! That's when we learned that there is a difference in ice cream and frozen fruit bars! [/B]


Well, of course, there is a difference between a fruit bar and ice cream! :rotfl:

Bridora
04-17-2010, 11:21 AM
I never did finish up the Branson part of my trip report. I found the rest of the pictures the other day so I guess I need to post 'em don't I.

Yes you do! I'll be on the lookout for them.

Love the story of ice cream. That is too funny that they ate their treats and still wanted real ice cream.

I know it! It was almost immediately after they finished that they asked that.

Hi B! Great sleepy pics! They are so funny. :laughing: I have a sleepytime pic or two as well.

The story about the fruit bars is funny as well. I can see one of mine coming up with that.

Thanks! They look so sweet when they are sleeping. :goodvibes
Kids know what's "real" ice cream and what's not. :laughing:

What caused you to decide no more values? I think after a Disneymoon at a Deluxe, Weird and I are going to have to cut back because neither of us make much money. We'd probably do a value each time; we'd think it'd be easier since we're only 2 people. I'm just curious to know what made you change.

Wow, the profile view of Princess Leia looks like Jennifer Garner! I looked at it and immediately thought, "That's Sydney Bristow in another one of her disguises!" (from Alias)

HAHA, I love the icecream/fruit bars thing!

We changed for a number of reasons. There is nothing "wrong" with the Value Resorts by any means. We stayed at Values our first 3 years. By the time our next trip came around, we were ready to go up a category, the kids were bigger, we had a little more to spend, we wanted to find out for ourselves the difference in categories (if moving up to Moderate was really worth it). Those value bus lines are killer, we would always look at the Moderate bus lines with envy when the bus would pull up and everyone would get on and pull away while we were 5 turns back and 3 buses away from our resort. In fact, in 2007 when DH & went for our anniversary without the kids, we almost went Value again, but decided since it was our anniversary we deserved something a bit more "special"-Caribbean Beach! ;)

I had to go back up and look at that picture of Leia. She does look like Jeniffer Garner! I never did watch Alias. I did watch Felicity, though, and heard that they had originally wanted Felicity to have the alias. But then made the idea into its own show.

Well, of course, there is a difference between a fruit bar and ice cream! :rotfl:

:headache: Duh, right? I will never make that mistake again! :lmao:

Bridora
04-22-2010, 10:24 AM
Why has it taken me this long to realize that I can say I'll be in Disney World NEXT MONTH? :banana::banana:

Luke's T-shirt came in yesterday. That's a relief! :goodvibes

I am formulating a plan to get myself to a Magic Kingdom rope drop. I'll choose one of our first days there to maximize the potential that I will actually wake up in time! Since we'll be at BLT (:cheer2:) I can just walk on over. After I see the show I will head on down to the Main Street Bakery and get a few of those cinnamon rolls I've heard so much about around here. If I can make it all the way back to BLT without eating all the cinnamon rolls, the rest of my family will be able to enjoy a yummy breakfast!




And now back to the flashback trips.

2006. Our first stay at a Moderate Resort. Our choice? Caribbean Beach! :cool1: I've only stayed at two different Moderates, but Caribbean Beach is my favorite. Allison is quite fond of it too, and still asks to stay there. I love the atmosphere around that place. The colors of the buildings, the music, the beaches, the lush, tropical landscaping...I could go on, but I think I'll show you some pictures instead.

Of course, I realized just now that the ones I had chosen a few weeks ago to scan in don't have much of the Caribbean Beach beauty in them. :confused3


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Can you see the Hidden Mickey in the rain puddle in the parking lot? Caribbean Beach parking lot, I might add.


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I did get a shot of our window from that year. We don't always "decorate" the windows, but we did in 2006.


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Most of us had fun playing around in the Caribbean Beach gift shop. We even tried our hand at playing the steel drums. Luke would blend right in with the locals, don't you think?


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The kids had the best time playing in the fountains at Downtown Disney on our arrival night.


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Here we are just goofing off. Notice Allison rockin' the Silver Dollar City poncho in Walt Disney World! :thumbsup2


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This is the year Allison got to "fight up Darth Vader" Poor Luke still hasn't gotten the opportunity to do this. I am keeping my fingers crossed and planning on getting there before the show actually starts this year!


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Family picture in Epcot.


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These kids love Minnie's House. I hate that it will be gone.


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There was no Pirates of the Caribbean for us that year. :sad1:


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But they did get to build robots in Epcot in one of the Innoventions buildings.


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Flying off to Agrabah!


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Luke just needed to stop and make a quick phone call.


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We saw a beautiful rainbow!


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I can't take a trip to Animal Kingdom without getting an atmosphere shot!


Just a little over a month now until we are there again! :)

mickeystoontown
04-22-2010, 10:37 AM
Yea! for being able to say you'll be in Disney World next month! As you may know, we are CBR lovers so it was nice to see your pictures.

You know, in all of our trips to WDW, I've never eaten a cinnamon roll from Main Street Bakery. I don't know why that is but I may just have to rectify that this trip.

MHTeacher
04-22-2010, 11:15 AM
It's a month today! :woohoo:

Bridora
04-22-2010, 12:55 PM
Yea! for being able to say you'll be in Disney World next month! As you may know, we are CBR lovers so it was nice to see your pictures.

You know, in all of our trips to WDW, I've never eaten a cinnamon roll from Main Street Bakery. I don't know why that is but I may just have to rectify that this trip.

I did know you guys are CBR lovers. I should have scanned in some more from around there, maybe I'll do that when I get home....

I have never had one either, but I've heard great things about them on the DIS! :disrocks:

It's a month today! :woohoo:

:jumping1: I will be right behind you, girl!





p.s.---Looks like 500 posts is the magical number to become a DIS Veteran--and this was mine!

wdwgirl03
04-22-2010, 05:33 PM
Woo hoo, next month! Glad you got Luke's shirt. :thumbsup2

That is so awesome Allison got to battle Darth Vader. I get such a kick out of watching the kids do that. What a great memory!

RachelNinja
04-22-2010, 08:44 PM
Thanks for writing out your opinion about Values and Moderates! I think that if I had a family, it would make sense to splurge for something more comfortable. Of course, I'm talking about way in the future because Weird and I aren't engaged yet!

I love your MK opening show plan! We missed it by a mere 2 or 3 minutes, so it's still on my list of things to do. You should buy yourself an extra treat from Main Street Bakery. Haha, you know, like an apple turnover that's supposed to be really good that I didn't get to try during this trip either!

I think they do a good job with the Darth Vader show now since they have the kids line up. Plus, they seemed to have a good amount of shows because every time we passed by, they were either in the middle of a show or they were lining up for one. We watched part of one, and Weird and I thought Vader was pretty short! I wonder if they do that so that he's not intimidating to the kids. I know I'd be terrified if he were massive!

I love the POTC picture!!! Your expressions are great!

And YAYYY for one more month!!!

leamom2princesses
04-22-2010, 09:46 PM
Love this update B! What great pictures. We've enjoyed our stays at CBR also. We will be there next month also!!! :cool1::cool1::cool1:

Bridora
04-26-2010, 10:00 AM
Good morning! I think this is going to be a busy week for me, so I may not be around much. Before I got too busy, though I wanted to come by here and say





1 Month!


:woohoo:

One month from today we will be officially on our way to Walt Disney World!

:jumping1:

party:

Bridora
04-26-2010, 10:06 AM
Woo hoo, next month! Glad you got Luke's shirt. :thumbsup2

That is so awesome Allison got to battle Darth Vader. I get such a kick out of watching the kids do that. What a great memory!

Thanks! I think it's fun watching the kids do the Jedi Training Academy, too!

Thanks for writing out your opinion about Values and Moderates! I think that if I had a family, it would make sense to splurge for something more comfortable. Of course, I'm talking about way in the future because Weird and I aren't engaged yet!

I love your MK opening show plan! We missed it by a mere 2 or 3 minutes, so it's still on my list of things to do. You should buy yourself an extra treat from Main Street Bakery. Haha, you know, like an apple turnover that's supposed to be really good that I didn't get to try during this trip either!

I think they do a good job with the Darth Vader show now since they have the kids line up. Plus, they seemed to have a good amount of shows because every time we passed by, they were either in the middle of a show or they were lining up for one. We watched part of one, and Weird and I thought Vader was pretty short! I wonder if they do that so that he's not intimidating to the kids. I know I'd be terrified if he were massive!

I love the POTC picture!!! Your expressions are great!

And YAYYY for one more month!!!

I am happy to explain my reasoning on things, not a problem!

I think missing the opening show by 2 or 3 minutes would upset me more than missing it by an hour or two! I have not heard about this apple turnover, hmmmm. I'll have to look for it. :goodvibes

Love this update B! What great pictures. We've enjoyed our stays at CBR also. We will be there next month also!!! :cool1::cool1::cool1:

Thanks!

One more month...........:cloud9:

princess_momma
04-26-2010, 10:13 AM
YAY!!!! Only one month!! I'm so excited for you and uber jealous of course!!! :woohoo: Can't wait to hear all about it!

mickeystoontown
04-26-2010, 12:28 PM
This week is supposed to be a busy one for me too so I would have probably gotten behind again if you posted too much.;)

I know that you are excited that you are now down to the one month mark!

leamom2princesses
04-28-2010, 10:08 PM
Hi B! What's up these days? I actually have some time to get caught up tonight. :woohoo:

AlohaAnnie
04-29-2010, 12:14 PM
Hi! So exciting 28 days!!!!

My daughter's name is Allison also, she will be nine on July 24th.

We have 28 days until we hit the road for the World. We are driving from Indiana.

We will be at CSR for one night on 5/28, then we head to Vero Beach for 5/29 & 5/30 and we check in at AKV on 5/31 until 6/11. So we will be at the world around the same time :) In fact, I think we will be at AK on the same day 5/31.

Like your TS plans, I wish my picky family would try some of the places you have ADRs. It is not possible here! :thumbsup2

I like the review of past vacations.

I agree there is so much to experience at DW that you experience something different each time you go.

For instance, we have never spent much time in Animal Kingdom, so this is our goal for our upcoming trip. We have never seen FOTLK or NEMO!!! :scared1:

Looking forward to more of the PRT and the future TR!!!

AlohaAnnie
04-29-2010, 01:09 PM
Just finished reading your previous TR - The Prius & The Poly!! I really enjoyed it.

We were running to Chefs De France during that Thunderstorm on your Epcot Day! We had just finished the Behind The Seeds Tour! :) We had our Ponchos on and it was so wet! Allison our DD, was screaming every time it would thunder and she kept wanting me to carry her. I couldn't because it would break my back! But I remember that storm!!!! :)

Bridora
04-30-2010, 10:51 PM
Hey guys! I'm sitting here in the living room with 5 tabs open....watching tornadoes on 4 & the DIS on the 5th. They are going to our East right now, but there are more heading our way. Ruining our movie night....:sad2:






YAY!!!! Only one month!! I'm so excited for you and uber jealous of course!!! :woohoo: Can't wait to hear all about it!

We are so ready to go! It seems like time is just crawling now....but I know it will be here and gone all too soon! Then I'll be writing my trip report, you'll go on your vacation and be threatening be to finish your TR before I finish mine! :lmao:

This week is supposed to be a busy one for me too so I would have probably gotten behind again if you posted too much.;)

I know that you are excited that you are now down to the one month mark!

I'm glad I could help you out by giving you a break from having to keep up with me this week! We are sooo excited & I know you are too! Soooo soon, but it still seems soooo far away! :goodvibes

Hi B! What's up these days? I actually have some time to get caught up tonight. :woohoo:

Girl...I have been so bad about keeping up with my PTR and all my subscriptions! I can't tell you how many pages I was behind on yours, but I did get caught up the other day...We've been working on our patio mainly lately. I've been taking a couple classes this semester and had one final last night, one more to go on Tuesday. Then I'm taking the summer off! :goodvibes

Hi! So exciting 28 days!!!!

My daughter's name is Allison also, she will be nine on July 24th.

We have 28 days until we hit the road for the World. We are driving from Indiana.

We will be at CSR for one night on 5/28, then we head to Vero Beach for 5/29 & 5/30 and we check in at AKV on 5/31 until 6/11. So we will be at the world around the same time :) In fact, I think we will be at AK on the same day 5/31.

Like your TS plans, I wish my picky family would try some of the places you have ADRs. It is not possible here! :thumbsup2

I like the review of past vacations.

I agree there is so much to experience at DW that you experience something different each time you go.

For instance, we have never spent much time in Animal Kingdom, so this is our goal for our upcoming trip. We have never seen FOTLK or NEMO!!! :scared1:

Looking forward to more of the PRT and the future TR!!!

Hi! Thanks for joining us over here! I am so excited and ready to be in Florida!

We drove up to IN back in 2002 & 2005 for Star Wars Celebrations II & III. I didn't think it was such a bad drive from AR. We've always driven to FL...I wouldn't know what to do if we flew! :laughing: How long is the drive for you guys?

Sounds like you have an awesome vacation planned! We'll have to keep our eyes peeled for each other at AK! Do you do the Lime Green Mickey Head tag or anything? We've never seen the Nemo show, either. FOTLK is a pretty cook show, though. We don't see it every year, but have gone twice.

Maybe you could talk your family into trying one new place this year!? There is usually something tame on the menu at all the restaurants...especially the buffets.

Just finished reading your previous TR - The Prius & The Poly!! I really enjoyed it.

We were running to Chefs De France during that Thunderstorm on your Epcot Day! We had just finished the Behind The Seeds Tour! :) We had our Ponchos on and it was so wet! Allison our DD, was screaming every time it would thunder and she kept wanting me to carry her. I couldn't because it would break my back! But I remember that storm!!!! :)

Thanks for the compliment on the TR! :goodvibes

That was a memorable storm! How did you like the Behind the Seeds Tour?