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CtinaDitty
01-22-2013, 01:47 PM
Welcome to my very first TR! Im in the middle of a PTR for my trip in December if you want to jump in! The link is in my signature!

The Cast:

My name is Chrissy and I am a big fan of all things Disney! I work as a Financial Services Representative at a local bank in the KCMO area. I love to sing, read, play with my rescued fur-babies, and hang out with my DH.

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My favorite ride at WDW is Thunder Mountain. This was my very first roller coaster when I was three years old. It has and will forever be my dads and my ride.

My least favorite ride is the Stitch ride. I really enjoyed the Alien Encounters ride and was sad when they replaced it with Stitch. Excuse me, but I dont need chilidogs being burped into my face. Disgusting.

My favorite character is Eeyore. I just love that guy. In fact, DH got me the cutest necklace for my birthday this year. Its a big heart with Eeyore hanging upside down inside the heart. On the backside of the heart is inscribed, Some days look better hanging upside down.

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My favorite Disney Princess is Rapunzel. I just love her free spirit. Since shes new to the scene I feel its only fair to mention Belle as well as she did hold the number one spot for many years. I like that she dared to be different and didnt care what people thought about her.

My favorite Disney movies are The Lion King and Tangled.

Now, on the DH! I have to share this picture of Devan because it is so cute. No idea who this little girl is but she just posed right along with him! This was during his first trip to WDW back in March of 2009.

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DH works as a carpenter. He is always telling jokes and has an amazing sense of humor. He loves playing Call of Duty and wrestling with our pups.

His favorite ride is Toy Story Mania or Expedition Everest. He really seems to like the game rides because hes a big fan of Buzz Lightyear, too.

His least favorite ride is Its a Small World. He gets really creeped out by dolls so this one does not sit well with him. You should have seen his face when he rode it for the first time! Haha! Priceless!

His favorite character is Genie, probably because he tells jokes all the time.

DH doesnt have a favorite Disney movie, sadly. Though, I may just have to guess Aladdin if his favorite character is Genie.

We have four fur-babies, which have all been rescued from the pound, an animal shelter, or the wild.

Laila and Ellie are the two newest additions to our little family.

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Laila is what we think a border collie/Australian cattle dog mix. She is 11 months old.

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Ellie is a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix. Not sure what shes mixed with because she looks identical to pure bred Rhodesian Ridgebacks. Instead of a stereotypical ridge, she has a ridge of wavy hair. Very unique. She is 8 months old.

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This is Jake and Annabelle.

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Jake was rescued from the wild one week before a Christmas Eve blizzard back in 2009. He was part of a large group of cats and kittens born into Devans old work place.
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We had rescued two, one went to another family and Jake came home with us. We were unable to rescue the rest before that blizzard and most of them perished& Jake is a very lucky boy.

Annabelle was rescued from Wayside Waifs, a non-profit organization here in the KCMO area. She is quite the troublemaker but always wants love and attention. Shes a total sweetheart even if she does wreak havoc on the house.
Proof shes a troublemaker. She jumped in a thing full of paint while painting our sub-basement& It was, of course, a dark blue color.

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Devan and I were married July 20th, 2012. I always joked we were having a secret Disney wedding due to many factors:
Our centerpieces were based off of the Rose from Beauty and the Beast. My dress was from Alfred Angelos Disney Princess Collection and was based off Princess Tianas dress, which is ironically a nickname of mine Chrissy-tiana. The centerpiece for our bride and groom table was a wire Cinderella carriage that DH surprised me with, not to mention his vows& They stole the entire wedding. He ended with,
You are the Minnie to my Mickey, the Beauty to my Beast, and the Cinderella to my Prince Charming. *Swoon* We both cried& a lot& It was a beautiful ceremony. More than I could have asked for.

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After a fairytale wedding like that, we of course had to go extend that fairytale by honeymooning at Disney World!!! That is where this TR will take place and I hope you will follow along!

Up Next: The Adventure at the Airport! Will we make our flight? What did I forget?


Table of Contents
Introductions (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3052196)
The Adventure at the Airport: Arrival Day, Part 1 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=47273239#post47273239)
Exploring our New Home! Or would it be temporary?: Arrival Day, Part 2 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=47273472#post47273472)
Will we ever make it to a new room? Arrival Day, Part 3 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=47273630#post47273630)
The Wild Africa Trek! Was it all it was cracked up to be? Day 2, Part 1 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=47274149#post47274149)
Soaking Wet and No Room?: Day 2, Part 2 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=47275436#post47275436)
A Day Under the Sea: Day 3 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=47306117#post47306117)
A Day Around the World: Day 4, Part 1 (http://disboards.com/showthread.php?p=47371367#post47371367)
Home Away From Home: Day 4, Part 2 (http://disboards.com/showthread.php?p=47372214#post47372214)
TWO BIG REVEALS! Day 4, Part 3 (http://disboards.com/showthread.php?p=47381923#post47381923)
Our SeaRaycer Adventure! Did it go as planned? Day 5, Part 1! (http://disboards.com/showthread.php?p=47521160#post47521160)
A Night at the Derby! Day 5, Part 2! (http://disboards.com/showthread.php?p=47521164&posted=1#post47521164)
Princesses, Fireworks, and a fairytale! Day 6, Part 1! (http://disboards.com/showthread.php?p=47595983#post47595983)
Princesses, Fireworks, and a fairytale! Day 6, Part 2! (http://disboards.com/showthread.php?p=47595996&posted=1#post47595996)
Our Last Full Day, Day 7, Part 1! (http://disboards.com/showthread.php?p=47633422#post47633422)
Our Last Night At Disney, Day 7, Part 2! (http://disboards.com/showthread.php?p=47634423#post47634423)
Departure Day! Day 8 (http://disboards.com/showthread.php?p=47751178#post47751178)
Reasoning Behind the TR Title! :) (http://disboards.com/showthread.php?p=47751229&posted=1#post47751229)
I HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT! (http://disboards.com/showthread.php?p=47871383#post47871383)

CtinaDitty
01-22-2013, 02:17 PM
The Adventure at the Airport: Arrival Day, Part 1

Devan and I had a very early flight to catch, 5:50 A.M. We drove to the Parking Spot, dropped off our car for the week, and hopped on a shuttle to take us to the airport a few minutes away.

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We ended up finding out that the baggage check didn’t open until 5 A.M. so we were standing in line for quite some time. But, we were in the very front so at least that process would go smoothly and quick! I decided I should make sure I have everything and started searching through my purse… Which then became frantic searching… “Um, honey? My wallet isn’t in here!”

We ended up lugging our luggage back to the curb, waiting for a shuttle to take us back to the Parking Spot so I could check our car. I knew I had it with me in the car, so I knew we would find it there. Though, I was starting to panic. We got back and I searched the front seat. It wasn’t there… Panic starting to take over, I searched the back seat and thank God, it was there!

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Now, even though DH looks angry in this picture, he’s not. He was very sweet about it. But, for those who believe in Karma, it happened… Living in the Kansas City area you have a lot of MU fans and a lot of KU fans. Well, DH and I are very much MU fans and of course the shuttle that came to pick us up to take us back to the airport was…

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But, at least we had my wallet! We got back to the airport in plenty of time only to see this…

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A very long line… I made the jokes if he was still happy he married me, blah blah blah, lol. He insisted he was! I took this time to take pictures of our luggage tags.

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We said goodbye to our luggage until we saw it again in our hotel room and headed on our way! We were finally in line to board the plane! Had “A” seating! The excitement was finally starting to kick in after all the drama from the morning.

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We took our seats and realized that in just a few hours we’d be arriving in Orlando!

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We finally arrived and took the first of many monorail rides of the trip. We saw our first glimpse of Disney!

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Then we headed to the Magical Express! We saw our number and I thought that the tides were turning! Our resort was stationed on my favorite number, 4!

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We were staying at the Contemporary Resort and we were only about an hour from being there!!

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The first glimpse of our home for the next week!

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We had finally arrived and we so excited to finally be starting our honeymoon!

Up next: Exploring our new home! Or would it be temporary?

geckodani
01-22-2013, 02:34 PM
Congratulations on your beautiful wedding! You two look adorable and really happy, and I love your dress. Can't wait to hear how the rest of the trip went!

CtinaDitty
01-22-2013, 02:40 PM
Exploring our New Home! Or would it be temporary?: Arrival Day, Part 2

We had finally arrived and were so excited to start exploring! It was a little after 10 A.M. so we checked in (even though we knew our room wouldn’t be ready), got our keys to the world, and set off!

This resort really is beautiful. The marina is a beautiful setting.

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We checked out the beach and just relaxed for awhile. With planning the wedding, we hadn’t had much time to just sit and relax with nothing to do. We took this much needed time to reflect on everything that had just happened for us!

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We finally decided that we wanted to go check out the rest of the resort. We tried on some hats…

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Discovered that there is such a thing as 100+ spf sunscreen!

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and got our resort mugs!!

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Everything was going great! We ended up heading to DTD to shop for a little while before our room would be ready.

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We ended up making some Bride/Groom shirts that we would wear a few days later as well as eating at Planet Hollywood. DH had always wanted to eat here so I made a surprise ADR for us. It was just alright. I told him it was just like a decked out Applebee’s but thought I’d let him experience that for himself. We had decided that we should go see if our room was ready. It was almost 4:00 P.M. by that time and we were told our room would be ready around 3 P.M. so off we went!

When we got to the check-in counter we told them we had already checked in but wanted to see if our room was ready since we were told it’d be ready around 3. Nope, our room wasn’t ready… This didn’t sit too well with DH but they said it shouldn’t be too long so we could wait and someone would come grab us. So, we took a seat on the couch and waited… and waited… and waited… We were starting to become very agitated. We went up again, this time being 4:30 and asked again. They said, that our room was ready and read us the description. Well guess what? It was not the room we had reserved. So, he had to go grab the manager who then told us she’d have to look to see what happened and asked us to wait around… again. So, we waited… and waited… and waited… She finally came up to us and said “I went up and checked, we have your requested room ready!” We were very happy and expressed our thanks. Well, we went upstairs and you’d think that’d be the end of it but it wasn’t… The room we walked into was not the room we requested. Devan was furious. It was now after 5:00 and we’d been up since 2:00 A.M. and had been given the wrong room… Twice. He stomped back down there while I waited upstairs. It turns out they had given our room to another person when they were supposed to be giving it to us. I had reserved our room over a year in advance so I was very frustrated we were having this problem. She told Devan they had another room opening up tomorrow and we’d just have to stay in the wrong room for the night. She said they’d move our luggage for us while we were at the parks tomorrow. Well, it didn’t make us very happy but we were tired of dealing with it so said okay. She ended up giving us a few fastpasses to make us happy. It was very nice, but I expected better from Disney (not compensation-wise, just better performance-wise). This was not the way to start off our honeymoon in the Happiest Place on Earth.

Up Next: Will we ever make it to a new room? Arrival Day, Part 3

CtinaDitty
01-22-2013, 02:43 PM
Congratulations on your beautiful wedding! You two look adorable and really happy, and I love your dress. Can't wait to hear how the rest of the trip went!

Thanks for joining in! Thank you so much! It was a beautiful day and we were very lucky with the weather. We had a very bad drought this past summer as did a lot of the US. The temps were up in the 110+ degree ranges and we had no rain. In fact, we are still like... 17" below where we should be or something... Anyway, a "cold front" had come through and the high that day was ONLY 96 degrees, if you can believe it! Coming to Orlando was actually a relief from the heat! Never though I'd say that! :)

geckodani
01-22-2013, 02:55 PM
Thanks for joining in! Thank you so much! It was a beautiful day and we were very lucky with the weather. We had a very bad drought this past summer as did a lot of the US. The temps were up in the 110+ degree ranges and we had no rain. In fact, we are still like... 17" below where we should be or something... Anyway, a "cold front" had come through and the high that day was ONLY 96 degrees, if you can believe it! Coming to Orlando was actually a relief from the heat! Never though I'd say that! :)

Going to Orlando to cool off is definitely odd! It's -1 in MI right now, so I think I'd take 96.

CtinaDitty
01-22-2013, 02:56 PM
Will we ever make it to a new room? Arrival Day, Part 3

After the drama of making it into a hotel room, we decided to head to where else but the Magic Kingdom!!!

We changed, put on our buttons and headed out!

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I was just on cloud nine, all drama from the resort behind me. As soon as I walked onto Main Street it all just melted away. Our first ride was the Jungle Cruise.

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As you read in my introductions, I love rescuing animals so when I saw this, I had to take a picture of it! It is just SO me!!

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We went to eat at our first restaurant of the trip, Pecos Bills. Last time we were hear our friend got pooped on by a bird so we tried to refrain from eating outside!

Now, interesting fact time about Devan and myself. He is allergic to cinnamon. I am allergic to rain. We are both allergic to beer (the hops). Keep this in mind.

With the dining plan, you get an entrée, dessert, and soda. So, of course since we were finally married and I had all access to his money I thought it’d be perfect to go ahead and kill him off… by eating a cinnamon flavored dessert. Okay, just kidding about the killing him off part, but I was just craving cinnamon. I couldn’t help it!

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We used our first fastpass to ride Peter Pan! Devan had never ridden it and I love this ride but it always has a very long wait!

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Wishes then started and I LOVE Wishes. We knew we would have plenty of time to watch it during the stay though, so we decided to keep moving. But, we couldn’t help but snap a very blurry picture of us.

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We were just happy to be on our honeymoon.

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But, we were getting tired…

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and needed to head back to “our room” to get some much needed rest. But on our way out, I did find a dress that I will buy for my daughter some day so I took a picture to remind me!

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Up Next: The Wild Africa Trek! Was it all it was cracked up to be? Day 2, Part 1

CtinaDitty
01-22-2013, 02:58 PM
Going to Orlando to cool off is definitely odd! It's -1 in MI right now, so I think I'd take 96.

I actually have a friend who is in MI for a few months and she was wondering why she chose winter to go there! My cousins lived up there for their whole lives then moved to Tennessee. I do not envy you right now... We're having a surprisingly warm winter once again. 50's seem to be our norm... Not good for killing off those bugs though!

CopperWife
01-22-2013, 03:03 PM
Great TR so far - I am subbing! We got married and had our honeymoon at Disney as well :goodvibes

CtinaDitty
01-22-2013, 03:13 PM
Great TR so far - I am subbing! We got married and had our honeymoon at Disney as well :goodvibes

Thanks for joining in! :welcome: I'm actually home sick with the stomach flu but on the end of it I think so I thought I'd get in as many updates today as possible since DH is at work and I'm at home with the pups.

I loved honeymooning at Disney! It was nice not having to worry about transportation and such. :)

tinkgurl
01-22-2013, 03:17 PM
I'm subbing! We were recently married too! We got married on August 11, 2012. Then, we stayed at the Poly from the 13-19!

Disney9.9.10
01-22-2013, 03:34 PM
Joining in! Great start - you got a lot done so far! Too bad about the mix ups with the room though, hopefully they make up for it and give you the room that you requested (with a smile).

CtinaDitty
01-22-2013, 03:45 PM
The Wild Africa Trek! Was it all it was cracked up to be? Day 2, Part 1

DH and I woke up very early and got ready to head to AK to embark on The Wild Africa Trek! We were told we’d have to take a cab to get there for our 8:00 A.M. tour. So, we hopped in a cab and then had to wait at the entrance of AK for what seemed like forever. Our cab driver was very rude as well, which didn’t help. I think we wasted about $10 just waiting for AK to open. I guess being people who like being early for things doesn’t bode well at Disney World! Lol.

But we finally arrived at AK and checked in for the Wild Africa Trek! We got all suited up and felt pretty cool, not going to lie!

We were told to spread our legs like we were riding a horse so we could get suited up properly. Of course, DH being the jokester he is decided that he would squat as well which led the cast member to give him a confused look. Anyway, Devan decided to straighten up and obliged.

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My turn!!

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It was time to do our test run to see if we could actually handle the course. Though, considering the heights you have to encounter it really wasn’t a true test.

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We were ready to go!
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Now, I don’t want to share too much of this tour in case anyone is going to take it. I think it 100% worth the money for it and would definitely recommend it!

Here we are with Henry and Hanz.

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There were lots of VERY HIGH bridges to cross and you had to look down because the bridges were missing boards!

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Here is a group picture before we headed off to our private safari!

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Our yummy food!

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Some of the animals!

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Us again!

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Well, as I said, the Wild Africa Trek was amazing! Yes, the cost is a bit steep but we personally think it’s worth it! We learned so many things and got to see so many things you don’t normally get to see! Our day was also special because we got to witness the first baby white rhino being let out into the savannah that day. White rhinos are an endangered species so it was very exciting and you could tell the cast members that led our tour were thrilled. We also learned about the zebra habitat that they just opened and why they had to close it down originally. Zebras are apparently bullies and would take other animals captive. Did not know they did that!

Up Next: Soaking Wet and No Room?: Day 2, Part 2

CtinaDitty
01-22-2013, 03:49 PM
I'm subbing! We were recently married too! We got married on August 11, 2012. Then, we stayed at the Poly from the 13-19!

Thanks for joining in! Congratulations on your recent marriage! You were right after us! :goodvibes I'm so jealous you got to stay at the Poly. Our choices for our honeymoon were between the CR and the Poly. DH chose the CR. But, we are going in December and are staying at the Poly then! What did you think of the Poly?

Joining in! Great start - you got a lot done so far! Too bad about the mix ups with the room though, hopefully they make up for it and give you the room that you requested (with a smile).

Thanks for joining in!! :) Well, I'm home sick with the stomach flu so I have a lot of spare time on my hands and not much energy to get up and do stuff so I've been sitting on the couch with my laptop all afternoon! DH just got home though so that might have been my last update of the day! We'll see! :rotfl:

tinkgurl
01-22-2013, 04:57 PM
Thanks for joining in! Congratulations on your recent marriage! You were right after us! :goodvibes I'm so jealous you got to stay at the Poly. Our choices for our honeymoon were between the CR and the Poly. DH chose the CR. But, we are going in December and are staying at the Poly then! What did you think of the Poly?

We love the Poly. I stayed there a bunch when I was younger, so it was great to be back. We were in a perfect location. We were near a quiet pool. Plus, Tonga Toast was just steps away! :thumbsup2

CtinaDitty
01-22-2013, 05:58 PM
Soaking Wet and No Room?: Day 2, Part 2

Well, as I noted in my PTR I just accepted a new job and start this coming Monday. Unfortunately, I have the stomach flu so I had to call in sick on my last week, which I felt really bad doing. But, I just got a text from my boss telling me that she has the last three days covered so I should just drop my keys and ID off so I can be healthy for my first day at my new job. So… I guess I have three paid days off!

Anyway, back to the trip!

After the Wild Africa Trek, we were ready to go hop on Expedition Everest!

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It is one of our favorite rides!

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Then we headed off to Dinosaur but got sidetracked along the way by seeing Dibs! We just love those creamy, chocolatey, ice cream cubes. Yummm! We also decided to have a caricature done! But, we dropped our dibs…

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We finally made it to Dinosaur just to make these faces on the ride. They were posed… I swear! Lol.

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We were starting to get hungry and decided to stop off at Rainforest Café! It seems to be an easy place to stop and it has a neat atmosphere so I think it’s the only restaurant I’ve ever sat down and eaten at AK.

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Devan got some kind of Cajun pasta. It was just alright.

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I got their nachos, which were bigger than me!! They were pretty good! Had a lot for leftovers, which never were eaten.

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We paid our bill and headed to the exit and saw this.

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When I asked DH if he had our ponchos he said, “No, I accidentally left them in our suitcase this morning…” Which made sense because we couldn’t really unpack since we weren’t in our permanent room.

We tried to wait it out, knowing my allergy to rain (it’s true, insane I know) but I decided I got tired of waiting and we made a run for it. We made it to the bus where it seemed everyone had gathered to! We made the first bus just barely and headed back to the Contemporary! It was after 4:00 by this time. We had already figured out we’d rather show up the resort later when trying to get our room. So, we get back head up to the front desk and ask where our new room was. Well, guess what……. It wasn’t ready!! So, we are sitting there, freezing because that is the coldest resort I’ve ever stepped into (their AC bill must be HUGE!), no luggage, and no room. Again, we were told it wouldn’t take long, but we had sat there for 45 more minutes without any notice from anyone that our room was going to be ready. So, Devan went over to the place where they hold your luggage and asked for our luggage. They ended up giving him trouble for asking them for our luggage. “Why do you need your luggage? WE take care of that for you. WE can do it. You don’t need it.” Um.. yes we do need it. We don’t want to wait on you to bring us our luggage when we’re having to wait to get into our room. So, it was just after 5 when we finally got our room keys and we held our breath as we entered the room only to see it was the room we had reserved over a year in advance. Finally… We were home!

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The rain was still rolling in and it was quite a storm!

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Finally the storm started to pass so I could get some pictures of our view!!

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We could see all three mountinas from our room!

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We had an ADR at the Wave for 6:00 so we headed downstairs to the lobby floor to eat! The wave is a hidden gem that is never very busy and the food is pretty good! It’s just very quiet and sometimes that just what you need at Disney World!

I had the salmon.

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Devan had the Cajun pasta.

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They were both pretty good. The waitress took a picture of us.

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I had this for dessert.

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It was cheesecake, crème brulee, and a chocolate moose with edible gold on top! Super delicious!! Devan was only allowed ice cream because they were afraid of contamination. He decided to not let people know about his cinnamon allergy the rest of the trip…

We finished off the night by heading to Hollywood Studios!

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It was fairly uneventful. We walked around, watched Muppets 3D, did the Great Movie Ride, and that was pretty much it!

Up Next: A Day Under the Sea! Day 3

CtinaDitty
01-22-2013, 06:10 PM
We love the Poly. I stayed there a bunch when I was younger, so it was great to be back. We were in a perfect location. We were near a quiet pool. Plus, Tonga Toast was just steps away! :thumbsup2

I have heard ALL about Tonga Toast and have NEVER had it! It is a MUST on this trip in December. I will be ALL over that! Lol! :lmao:

CtinaDitty
01-25-2013, 02:56 PM
A Day Under the Sea: Day 3

As my title might suggest, we spent a lot of day 3 surrounded by water! We slept in a little and woke up around 8:30 A.M. Believe it or not, that is very much sleeping in for us because on a daily basis we are both up at 5 A.M. due to our work schedules. It was very nice to have that extra sleep and gave us a new life that day! It was very nice that day in Florida. Back home in Missouri, like much of the nation, we were in an extreme drought. In fact, we are still at least 17” below were we should be… We had a very hot summer, most days in the triple digits, so coming to Florida was actually a relief from the heat. Never thought I’d say that!

This day was absolutely beautiful! The weather was PERFECT for… Typhoon Lagoon! This was a somewhat last minute decision. It was in our initial itinerary but as an OPTION. Well, Devan decided that a day at the water park could be a lot of fun! So, we put on our swimsuits and some clothes over (I just can’t fathom sitting in my swimsuit on a bus…) and hopped aboard a bus to take us to Typhoon Lagoon. It’s actually quite a drive since there are so many stops!


After what seemed like a very long drive... We were here!! :cool1:

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Again, did I mention what a gorgeous day it was?? ::yes::

:offtopic: Now, I have to tell you something before I proceed. If you notice in my signature I am a member of myfitnesspal. I went on an almost year-long weight loss journey before going on our honeymoon. I ended up losing 62 pounds. I hadn’t worn shorts or tank tops in over three years, no joke. So, going to a water park was very exciting. BUT, my self-conscious did get the best of me and I kept my cover up on most of the day… :worried: Still, wearing shorts and tank tops are a source of pride for me now and looking back on these pictures I am just so proud that I was wearing these.

Okay, proceeding!

I loved this little gator dude. He was sooo cute!

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He was a LITTLE bit of a creeper though. :lmao:

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We started off the day getting a locker and stowing away our things for awhile. We didn’t keep our camera but do have some photopass pictures that helped capture the fun we had there!

The first place we went to was the Lazy River aka Castaway Creek. There were a lot of kids who don’t quite understand the concept of the LAZY River and were swimming around everywhere making it very hard to be “lazy”. I laughed it off and kept relaxed.

We then ventured over to a few of the tube slides and met a little boy who knew EVERYTHING about this water park. He seemed to take a liking to us and would ask us what we thought about the rides and where we were going next. He was quite adorable! :) We ended up riding the Gankplank Falls, which was kind of a letdown. Very short. I wish it had been longer! Considering we waited a half an hour plus for it!

We also did Keelhaul Falls. It was alright, but kind of painful! I felt there were a lot of hills you were supposed to go over but they actually ended up being more like bumps! It, again, was just alright and again could have been longer! We then ventured over to none other than the Wave Pool!!

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We had so much fun! We spent probably a good hour plus here total and were laughing so hard the entire time!

After the Wave Pool, we went over to try out the Shark Reef. There was only a 5 minute wait so we decided, why not? Devan and I both have asthma and mine is much worse than his. Putting on the masks and having to breath through the tubes did not sit well with me. I had a VERY difficult time breathing and was so happy when the swim across the reef was over. Plus, staring straight down I had people running into me and you can’t stop in the middle of the pool… I feel this attraction would be better if they let smaller groups go at one time. I also feel like some of the sharks came dangerously close to me! Lol!

Devan and I then headed to the Crush n’ Gusher! I’m not going to lie, I think the worst part of the ride is the line! You are constantly climbing up this tower that you can see through and it was not doing well when it came to my fear of heights! But, I overcame my fear and had a blast!

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I love Devan’s face here. He is such a goofball and that is one of the reasons I love him so much.

We then went over to see if we wanted to eat anything but I had heard terrible reviews about the food at the water parks and none of it looked good so we just went back to the Wave Pool for a little while longer! We wanted to wait for at least one more big wave and it turns out they turned it off… I think they do that every day around 2:00 P.M. or so. So, we decided that this was our sign to go ahead and head out. Turns out as soon as we got to the bus stop some major clouds started rolling in. Sprinkles started coming down and as soon as we were on the bus, a nice Florida rainstorm had started coming down.

Once back to the room we took a short nap and changed to get ready to head over to Epcot! The storm had passed and we were on our way!

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I also noticed that I was starting to look extremely bloated because my body was not used to eating as much food as I had been! I had been on a 1200 calorie a day plus exercise lifestyle change and being on the Dining Plan, that was out the window! So, that disclaimer being out there, I’m going to proceed!

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We had an ADR at the Coral Reef around 5:30 P.M. and we actually showed up a little bit early and they let us sit down early! Yay!

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I had a delicious Piña Colada! My first and probably only alcohol of the trip! We aren’t big drinkers, the DH and I.

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The Coral Reef is a gorgeous restaurant! The theming is spectacular!

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Devan had a ribeye with some green beans and potatoes!

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I had a lobster pasta, which was just okay.

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The desserts we ended up taking to go because I was stuffed. After our dinner we ended up leaving. A very short-lived trip to Epcot. But don’t worry, we spend much more time here the next day!

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I took some pictures from the monorail because it is such a great place to take in the sights!

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We ended up back at the room and took in the gorgeous view we had while the sun set.

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A view of the castle (zoomed of course) from our room!

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We ended up watching Wishes, me from the balcony and Devan from the room. He was having a really hard time being on the balcony from the 11th floor.

Though, our room had another issue that we had just discovered. Our tv was supposed to have a channel that synced up with the music being played at MK for Wishes so we could listen to it whilst watching it from our room. I called almost an hour before Wishes was supposed to start and they told me that I was doing it wrong, so I asked what channel I was supposed to be on. Turns out that channel didn't work either so I called back and they told me that the person I had spoken to earlier had given me wrong information... :eek: I was beginning to get very frustrated. I just wanted to watch Wishes. They then told me that they would send someone up... Well, we waited and finally it was time for Wishes to start. They turned up in the middle of Wishes and asked if they could take a look. I told Devan from the balcony that they could come back tomorrow while we were at the parks. Coming now was going to mess with my enjoyment of Wishes and I was just not going to have that. They obliged and left.

We were exhausted. The water park had taken more out of us than we realized and we decided it was time to head to bed.

Up Next: What very important thing did I lose? Will we ever get it back? Day 4, Part 1

CtinaDitty
01-31-2013, 08:04 PM
A Day Around the World: Day 4, Part 1

Today was a very exciting day! We were off to ride around the world on none other… than a Segway! We were up early to hop on the monorail at the Contemporary to head to Epcot!

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Devan was really getting into the Disney spirit here! Look how artistic! Haha!

We finally arrived and once again got to enter the park before it was open to the public! We had the pleasure of doing this three times on our honeymoon and the parks are so different with no one inside!

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It was almost a little eerie how quiet it was!

We headed over to Guest Relations to meet up for our Segway tour! While waiting we came across a familiar set of faces. There was a family that we had got to know while on the Wild Africa Trek. They were from Denver, CO and were 100% Denver Broncos fans. Now, anyone who knows the NFL knows how huge the Denver and Kansas City rival is. Chiefs and Broncos do NOT like each other. So, it was ironic how much we liked these folks!

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Well, they ended up being the only other people on our Segway tour! We couldn’t believe it!

We all headed over to Innovations to watch a small video about segways and take our short training course. Our instructor was an old man but boy was he adorable! He made some great jokes and was just a pleasure to be around!

We finally got to pick out our helmets!

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We were so excited!!

We started off doing a very simple forward, turning around, and going back to the starting line. This was to make sure we knew how to make our Segway go and stop. Some people think that’s important! Haha! We then proceeded to weaving in and out of cones. After that, they made it much more difficult. We had to go up and down a ramp. I was so scared! But, we did it! As if that weren’t difficult enough for a beginner’s training course, they then made us weave up the ramp and weave down the ramp. After that killer training course we felt like experts!

After doing our training course, we were off! We were getting lots of stares and people were so excited to see us on segways! We had to demonstrate that we knew how to park our segways so we could take our bathroom break since there would be no place to do that while on the tour.

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We then were off around the world! Riding the segways around a closed theme park was so neat and the weather was, again, beautiful! We were getting so lucky with the weather! We were learning some amazing facts about Disney World. In fact, we were told that artisans sent by their King designed some of the Morocco mosaics and art! We also learned that the Tower of Terror was built so that from an angle, you can see it from Morocco and it would blend in with the Moroccan architecture!

We also saw a video being made. It was something for a television show! Kind of neat to see behind the scenes like that. Wish I knew what show it was...

When we made it to the China Pavilion we got to take a break and have some “free” time.

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We actually didn’t know this picture was being taken. :)

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After that we headed back to Innovations to drop off our segways. It was an amazing two hours and we are definitely looking to do some kind of Segway tour at Disney again. Just can’t decide whether we would want to do the Wilderness Lodge one or this one again!

Up Next: Home Away From Home and what was missing?

Disney9.9.10
01-31-2013, 08:24 PM
I thought that I commented on your last update, but apparently I didn't - sorry! What a beautiful day for a tour in Epcot! The picture that they took of you from behind is so cute :) I've never done one of those tours before, but they look like fun! I love the pictures from your previous update - MK, GF, ahhh!

CtinaDitty
01-31-2013, 09:34 PM
Home Away From Home and what was missing? Day 4, Part 2

Last I left off we had just finished the Around the World Segway Tour! We were off to relax at Epcot.

We were walking around the WS and just enjoying the sights. I feel like Epcot is definitely more fun when youre an adult because you really do appreciate the sights and the more relaxed feel of Epcot. So, Im just going to post some pictures of this beautiful day. Notice our matching shirts? Those are the ones Devan had us make at DTD!

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One of my favorites from the trip.

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Devan being his adorable self. Gosh, I love this man. :)

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He was also pretending to steal the coke bottles.

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There were a couple noteworthy moments from this day in Epcot. I absolutely love caramel apples but havent had one since I was seven because 75% of my front bottom left tooth is fake, meaning I cannot chew anything with my front teeth. So, caramel apples are impossible for me to eat. Devan, being the sweet hubby he is, went into the caramel shop and asked them if they could cut me up a caramel apple. See, all you have to do is ask! We found a great seat and just sat and enjoyed the view.

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We ended up deciding that our sweet tooth just sparked our hunger and decided to eat at Biergarten! We didnt have an ADR but only waited about 10 minutes for our seat. If youve never eaten at Biergarten, if you have two people you are guaranteed to sit with another party of two. Its kind of cool. It allows you to branch out and get out of your comfort zone and enjoy a meal with complete strangers. Though& when we sat down we never expected this to happen.

We ended up sitting down with a mother and her son, who was maybe a year younger than we were.

Me: So, where are you guys from?
Son: Lees Summit.
Me: No, youre not.
Mom and Son: Yes, we are! *laughter*
Me: No way! Thats where were from!

We ended up being sat down with two people from our where we lived! It was kind of neat to be able to sit down and just go back to reality for a half an hour. We talked about the Chiefs, the shopping centers near our homes, the schools. It was just so amazing!

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The Biergarten is also a buffet. Here is what our plates looked like!

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We decided that it was time to go back to the WS and move on with our day. We said our goodbyes and went on our way!

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I cant believe I had never seen the falls in Canada before! I mean, Ive been to WDW how many times and Ive never seen these? They were absolutely beautiful! And by this time, the heat was really starting to make itself known so the spray from the water felt great!

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These gardens were absolutely GORGEOUS!!

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On our way out I saw this quote and fell in love with it.

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Up next: TWO BIG REVEALS!!!

starousse
01-31-2013, 09:43 PM
What a great report and great pics. Can't wait to hear more.

CtinaDitty
02-01-2013, 01:17 PM
I thought that I commented on your last update, but apparently I didn't - sorry! What a beautiful day for a tour in Epcot! The picture that they took of you from behind is so cute :) I've never done one of those tours before, but they look like fun! I love the pictures from your previous update - MK, GF, ahhh!

Oh, you're fine! I've been so bad at replying to the 13 threads I'm following! Been too busy! Finally got the hubby to go play some Call of Duty last night so I could catch up on the Biggest Loser and the DIS! :laughing: You should do one of the segway tours some time! They are so much fun and we are most likely doing one on our trip in December! I do love the GF. I've never stayed there, but just being there for Narcoossee's was amazing!

What a great report and great pics. Can't wait to hear more.

Thanks for posting! I'm excited to post the next two big reveals and now that I think about it, it's ironic that they'll be showing up in the same update! :laughing:

wiigirl
02-01-2013, 01:26 PM
Great TR....Love all the pics! :)

You both look so happy together. :goodvibes

cbcrockett
02-01-2013, 02:06 PM
I'm a little late to the party, but I'm in! Love al the updates so far! Can't wait for more! :banana:

Pixie*Pirate
02-01-2013, 03:09 PM
Hello fello Missourian!! :wave2: I don't really live too far from you. I live in Conway which is kind of between Springfield and Rolla, right off of I-44.
There is no way you sat down with someone from the same town! That doesn't happen! Anyway, I'm loving the TR and can't wait for more. Love those shirts you had made!

jwgm2012
02-01-2013, 04:48 PM
Just joining! First, congrats on your marriage and on the weight loss! I love that you decided to commit to a healthy life for the new chapter. It says so much about the commitment you have to your hubby also because you're healthier for him too!

All I can say is you're better than I am... I would've been furious over the room issues. But good for you not to let that blemish your honeymoon. :thumbsup2

Can't wait to read the rest!

CtinaDitty
02-01-2013, 10:16 PM
Great TR....Love all the pics! :)

You both look so happy together. :goodvibes

Aw, thanks! We had a great time! :)

I'm a little late to the party, but I'm in! Love al the updates so far! Can't wait for more! :banana:

Thanks for joining in! I love that I'm getting more readers! Definitely makes doing updates more fun, though reliving our honeymoon is a good time! :laughing: I'm getting ready to do an update now!

Hello fello Missourian!! :wave2: I don't really live too far from you. I live in Conway which is kind of between Springfield and Rolla, right off of I-44.
There is no way you sat down with someone from the same town! That doesn't happen! Anyway, I'm loving the TR and can't wait for more. Love those shirts you had made!

Hiya!! Aren't you just loving this Missouri weather we've been having? I couldn't believe we sat down with someone from LS either. I mean, had it been Kansas City that would have been completely weird, but from LS? I just couldn't believe it!

Just joining! First, congrats on your marriage and on the weight loss! I love that you decided to commit to a healthy life for the new chapter. It says so much about the commitment you have to your hubby also because you're healthier for him too!

All I can say is you're better than I am... I would've been furious over the room issues. But good for you not to let that blemish your honeymoon. :thumbsup2

Can't wait to read the rest!

Thanks for joining in! :goodvibes Thank you! The weight loss was something that needed to be done. I was a very successful athlete all of my life and had a couple injuries after high school and then I just got lazy and comfortable. I had many failed attempts at getting into shape and something just clicked when I tried on my wedding dress. I mean, I looked beautiful in it but, that wasn't what I wanted to remember in my wedding pictures and video. I slacked a little after the honeymoon but am back in full force. Unfortunately, I've had a rough time because my body went into starvation mode due to my calorie intake being too low. I've had to increase my calorie intake, which sounds easy but boy is it hard to do with good quality calories!:laughing:

The room issues did bother me and of course they didn't end there with the resort. Keep reading to hear more! :sad2:

CtinaDitty
02-02-2013, 12:00 AM
Up next: TWO BIG REVEALS!!!

So, before I launch into my update I want to talk about a struggle I’ve been encountering lately. I’ve spoken briefly about my weight loss journey and have been having a very hard time with losing weight since I jumped back on the wagon after my honeymoon. I let myself eat whatever I wanted for quite a few months after we got back and then jumped back on track around October to November. What’s frustrating is that I have been stuck at the same weight since then. I’ve started reading “Master Your Metabolism” by Jillian Michaels and I’m hoping to get my hormones in check. But, I’ve also realized that my body was going into starvation mode, which is when you are eating too few calories. So, I’ve had to start increasing my calorie intake. This sounds easy but they have to be high quality calories. When you’ve gotten use to living a certain lifestyle for almost a year and then have to change it because it’s no longer working, it’s extremely difficult. With my new job, I’ve been waking up at 5:30 A.M., working out, and then heading to work! I feel I’ve been trying to increase my calorie intake in a good way and have been doing a fairly good job at it. I feel like I need to go back to my roots and where I started just so I can reiterate how far I’ve come.

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The photo on the far right is from a few months ago and I feel I’ve noticed some better results lately, but it will do! The second photo is from today! So, I have come a long way and I just have to remember that! Keep positive and keep pushing!

Anyway, back to the TR!

In this update, I am promising two big reveals! One, I’ve mentioned a few times about something that went missing and we find it during this update! Also, we get a big phone call that changes our life completely! Proceeding!

We got back to the CR and took a much-needed nap! We then got dressed… unsuccessfully at first!

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and I then went to grab my birth control since it was EMH at the park. What was weird is that I couldn’t find it… anywhere! Panic mode started to set in. Did I take it last night? Do I even still have it? I ended up retracing my steps. The last time I remembered having it was at Epcot. Yes, Epcot. Epcot is not a small park. I thought maybe it could have fallen out somewhere but, how in the world would I get it back? This was not something I wanted to happen. I made a desperate attempt and called The Coral Reef hoping maybe it was found there. That would be the easiest place to find it! It turns out someone had found it and it was taken to the TTC! That’s where their lost and found is! I called around 4:00 P.M. and TTC Lost and Found closes at 5! We HAD to hurry to get there!

We sprinted to the monorail and of course there was a huge line… By this point it was about 4:40 P.M. and I was starting to freak out. I didn’t want to miss two pills in a row. The monorail that came in ended up being completely full but Devan being the amazing hubby he is went up and asked if we could squeeze on saying we had to be at the Lost and Found by 5 P.M. because my medicine was at the lost and found! They let us squeeze on and everyone understood! Such sweet people! I was starting to relax… But, only a smidge! We arrived at TTC at less than 10 minutes til and we found the Lost and Found office! I ran in and said, “Sir! I lost my medicine. It’s in a blue packet, it’s called Portia, and there are pink and white pills in it! I can show you some ID if you need be!” He ended up laughing and said, “No ID needed. You described it exactly. Let me go grab it!” He handed it over and I felt so much better! I decided Mickey was happy for me too!

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We boarded the ferry to the MK.

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I love riding on the ferry. I know it seems to take longer sometimes but it’s very relaxing and the pull up to the MK is so exciting! Storming the dock to make it into the park!

We entered the park and it was pretty crowded! We decided to get fastpasses for Space Mountain and then headed over to one of my personal favorites, the People Mover!!

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Our fastpasses weren’t for a couple of hours so we headed over to the other side of the park. We ended up getting in line for Haunted Mansion.

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Devan was given the red card to see if the wait time posted was accurate! I love his face here because he looks so angry at someone! Can’t remember why he was making this face. Probably saw someone eyeing his red card! :laughing:

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Ah, this is better. Taking his job very seriously.

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While in line we came across two girls in their twenties and a little girl who was terrified of going on the Haunted Mansion. She was so scared! We were talking to her and we kept telling her how much fun this ride was. She loved ToT. I told her if she could do that ride, then this ride would be a piece of cake! Talking to them really helped the line go faster. We even took them through the new interactive queue! I love going through the new interactive queue! Even though it makes the line longer, it’s still a lot of fun!

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I always take a picture of this gravestone because it reminds me of my grandpa who passed away quite a few years ago!

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We got off the ride and saw that the little girl seemed kind of freaked out, but we might have been reading a little too much into it! I pulled out my phone to see what time it was and saw that I had a missed call and a text from my mom saying, “Call me really quickly!” That was worrisome! So, I speed-dialed my mom and told her I was sorry I missed her call because we were on Haunted Mansion. I asked what was up! My older sister answers and puts me on speakerphone. The first time she said her words I was confused… This is how it went…
I thought she said, “While you’re at Disney, you’ll want to pick up something for my future niece of nephew!”
Me: “Wait, what?” So, she said it again, but this time it came through clearly.
Sarah: “While you’re at Disney World, you might want to pick something up for your future niece or nephew!”
Me: “Wait… Are you pregnant???!!”
Sarah: “YES!”
Me: “OH MY GOSH!!! SARAH!!! AHHH!!! THAT’S AMAZING!!! I’M GOING TO BE AN AUNT!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I’m totally freaking out outside of Haunted Mansion right now!!!”
I could hear my family laughing in the background. I have the reputation of having great reactions to news. Not sure why, but it might have to do with me being overly emotional and overly dramatic! Haha! I guess when Sarah had told the rest of my family, they were in shock, in a good way. But, when they heard my reaction, they all started crying, me included, and it had finally hit them that my sister was pregnant! I was getting all sorts of strange stares from people but I didn’t care! My sister was pregnant and I was going to be an Aunt for the first REAL time. Devan has seven nieces and nephews, so I became an aunt through being there through the kids childhood, but I have never been an aunt by blood and I was/am super excited! She’s 35 weeks and 1 day right now! Getting so close! She’s having a baby boy! No name picked out yet! Still fighting that out!

We walked into one of my favorite stores…

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And Devan and I immediately looked for something to get them! Devan found these “Grandma” and “Grandpa” mugs and we bought those for my parents! We didn’t find anything in there for my sister and her boyfriend, but we would soon enough! I was crying in the shop, completely in shock, repeating over and over, “My sister is pregnant! I’m going to be an aunt! I can’t believe this! This is so amazing!” The cast members at the shop kept smiling at me, and you could tell they were excited for me! I was over the moon! I did feel bad for Devan because the rest of the night I was kind of on a high from that and wouldn’t stop talking about it!

It started to get dark and so we headed over to Pecos Bills to grab a bite to eat! After that, we were walking over towards Thunder Mountain to see what the wait was when a person came over and asked us if we wanted two fastpasses for Splash Mountain and two for Thunder Mountain! Devan doesn’t like Splash Mountain for some reason and I told him we’d only have to ride it once during the trip. We took this opportunity and thanked the person profusely and went to ride Splash!!

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Devan looks thrilled, doesn’t he? By the way… It took me until I was almost 16 years old to get over my fear of Splash Mountain and now look at me… Hands up all the way! Haha!

We then went and hopped on Thunder Mountain, my favorite ride and my very first ever roller coaster!

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We ended up forgetting about our Space Mountain fastpasses because I was so overjoyed with my sister’s newly announced pregnancy. We ended with a great ride on Thunder Mountain and headed back to the resort.

It had been a crazy day! I’d realized I’d lost my birth control, retrieved it in the nick of time, and found out my sister was pregnant with her first child! What a whirlwind of emotions! We were exhausted and passed out very quickly!

Up Next: Our SeaRaycer Adventure! Did it go as planned? Day 5!

LumosQ102
02-02-2013, 06:51 AM
The segway tour looks like such fun... must put that on the short list for the next trip.

Really enjoying the report - looks like you had such a fun trip

afnaechiquita
02-02-2013, 08:46 AM
You and your DH are so adorable!! I love your report. It seems like you guys keep having little (or BIG, with the room!) mishaps but they haven't brought you down!!

Congrats on your weight loss and motivation to stay on track - it's not easy to keep it up but you look great! :)

The jungle trek in AK looks like fun, especially with the private safari added in.

mrtoffee
02-02-2013, 08:54 AM
I'm in :-), love the animal pics

Disney9.9.10
02-02-2013, 11:05 AM
Your DH is such a great sport at picture taking! I agree with you about enjoying Epcot at a relaxed pace as an adult. Congratulations on your weight loss - you look amazing!

CSwan1
02-02-2013, 11:45 AM
Enjoying your trip report! Thanks for sharing!

CtinaDitty
02-03-2013, 10:04 AM
The segway tour looks like such fun... must put that on the short list for the next trip.

Really enjoying the report - looks like you had such a fun trip

Yes, the segways were a highlight of our trip. We had some video footage that I need to get downloaded on my computer that is quite hilarious. Devan actually received the award of "Most Mileage" because he would zig-zag everywhere... Lol. :laughing: I definitely recommend! We are currently debating if we want to do that same tour again or do the Wilderness Lodge Segway tour.

Also... Just because I'm a huge Harry Potter nerd... Does your name have anything to do with the lumos spell from Harry Potter? :laughing: Holy geez, I am such a nerd.

CtinaDitty
02-03-2013, 10:13 AM
You and your DH are so adorable!! I love your report. It seems like you guys keep having little (or BIG, with the room!) mishaps but they haven't brought you down!!

Congrats on your weight loss and motivation to stay on track - it's not easy to keep it up but you look great! :)

The jungle trek in AK looks like fun, especially with the private safari added in.

Aw, thanks! Yeah, we kept saying that if our honeymoon didn't kill us nothing would! Unfortunately, there would be more to come, but we stayed positive the whole trip! I was very proud of us!

Thank you very much. I was an all-star athlete in high school and gained weight through injuries which led to laziness. I just want to get as fit as I can be before we start a family. I just want to lay outside in the sun and not feel self-conscious.

The Wild Africa Trek was also a highlight of our trip. It's quite expensive but Devan and I thought it was worth it! It's a very cool way to do the safari and you learn so much!

I'm in :-), love the animal pics

Thank you! Glad you're joining in! :)

Your DH is such a great sport at picture taking! I agree with you about enjoying Epcot at a relaxed pace as an adult. Congratulations on your weight loss - you look amazing!

He really is. I think he secretly enjoys Disney a lot more than he lets off though! ::yes:: Most of those pictures were not even staged, he's just a goofball like that and I think he finds that when he's at Disney he can be even more kid-like. He didn't have the childhood that everyone dreams about. He had a difficult childhood and wasn't dealt the best hand of cards. It's actually surprising that he ended up as amazing as he did. He very well of could have gone down a very bad road, but he didn't! :lovestruc I think Disney allows him to recover part of the childhood he didn't get to have.

Thank you! I've been working really hard. I just wish I had never got lazy in the first place because this journey would have been a lot easier. But, I know it's a journey I needed to take. Even when I was skinny and fit back in high school I was very self-conscious. Now, I realize there was nothing to be self-conscious about. So, as tough as this journey can be sometimes I know it was necessary for me to really become who I needed to be!

Enjoying your trip report! Thanks for sharing!

Thank you very much! Glad you're in! :goodvibes

CtinaDitty
02-15-2013, 10:41 PM
Hey everyone! Sorry for the delay! Things have been a little crazy around here! I'm starting an update right now and will have it posted tonight! Thanks for tagging along! :wave2:

CtinaDitty
02-16-2013, 12:26 AM
Our SeaRaycer Adventure! Did it go as planned? Day 5!


First of all, I’d like to apologize for my lack of updates! It’s been such a long time and I can’t believe it! Time has been flying since I started this new job and things are getting crazy! My sister was 37 weeks pregnant yesterday (Thursday) and we are all going over to her house tomorrow to get it all clean so she can be ready for when the baby comes. She thinks it’s going to come next week! How crazy would that be?! I can’t believe I’m going to be a real aunt soon! Alright, let’s get on with the report!

I left off with us having a whirlwind of a night. I realized I had lost my birth control and we went on an adventure to find it. We also found out my sister (mentioned above) was pregnant! We were on a high and the next day wasn’t going to be any different!

We started our morning off at Magic Kingdom! We started the day with none other than the PeopleMover! Again, a favorite ride of mine. So relaxing and it’s just classic Disney! What I hadn’t realized is you could get a glimpse of New Fantasyland!

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I got so excited because all we could see was the cute construction walls while walking around! Though, it was worth it to see Devan really getting into the Disney spirit!

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The lines for Space weren’t bad so we went and hopped on in about 25 minutes or so!

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Devan and I really like to get the best out of ride pictures! Buzz then only had a 20 minute wait, so we hopped on there as well! Devan almost always kicks my butt in this game and that sucks because I am a REALLY competitive person. We have a little snowstorm hitting us right now and I got competitive saying my car had more snow on it than the other cars. Yeah, pathetic I know… Anyway, our Buzz picture!

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We left buzz and started heading towards the Castle and saw some photopass photographers! Well, we couldn’t pass up that opportunity, now could we?

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Our Mr. & Mrs. Shirts!!

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Love this one!

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I didn’t realize we had so many! Hope you’re enjoying this photoshoot! Lol!

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Last one!

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After that we decided that we wanted to go back to the resort and see if we could ride Sea Raycers! They looked like so much fun and when we were planning out honeymoon, water sports was something Devan really wanted to do! He practically grew up at the Ozarks (a big lake community in MO) and he loves the water. So, we went and got ourselves a couple of Sea Raycers!

We strapped on our life jackets and stepped into our boat and listened to the instructions from the cast member. Seemed pretty simple. You have to idle it until you get past the buoys and then you can go crazy, just make sure you don’t run into another boat! Haha!

So, Devan was first and he went out past the buoys while I slowly followed behind. My anticipation was building! I was almost there! 15 more feet! 10 more feet! 5 more feet! Yay, I’m free to hit the gas! Well, I made it about 100 feet and…. My boat stalled out. Yep, I was dead in the water. Not moving, while boats flew around me. I had to sit there in embarrassment and waive my hands until the Disney “Coast Guard” came and rescued me. I couldn’t believe it. So, he had to tie my boat to his big boat, help me aboard, and tow me back to the dock… They put me in a new boat, gave Devan and myself extra time and I headed back out through the long idle zone. It seemed even longer the second time out.

But, finally, I made it to the wake zone! Boy, these things were SLOW. Mine was slower than Devan’s and that was unfortunate. He’d have to stop for me to catch up! Haha! We went around Bay Lake and really enjoyed the views!

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Pretty sure taking pictures while driving is against the rules but I’m a rebel and I did it anyway!

There’s our resort!
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And there’s Devan cruising ahead of me!

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Did I mention that we figured out that Devan’s idle speed was even faster than mine? Lame!

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Finally got one of us “together”!

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After this moment is where it started to get really interesting… We were heading back because we’d been out for a good 45 minutes by this point and were starting to get bored of it. When we were almost to the main channel Devan’s boat stalled out. Yup. But, this was actually pretty scary. He was at a point in the channel where a big boat was coming right at him when he stalled out. When your boat stalls you can’t move! He almost got hit by one of the big boats! It was scary! Luckily, he made it out alive and I flagged down a Disney coast guard to rescue him. They were able to get his boat to restart so Devan and I were able to drive back together. Unfortunately, it seemed like a lot of people had the same idea as we did. There were a good five of us trying to get back to the dock at the same time. We had to reverse and turn around so we didn’t run into each other in the idle zone. It was very disorganized and this one teenager was just driving carelessly! Almost ran into us a few times! We finally got tied up and out of the Sea Raycers. Boy, was that an adventure! We were glad we did it but we won’t ever do it again. The boats are too slow. If you do something like that, spend the extra and get a jet ski.

We went back up to the room and got changed to spend our evening at Hollywood Studios! I will tell you now that this was the most magical night of our honeymoon. In fact, a tradition was born because of this night and I couldn’t be happier. Get ready to hear me gushing, because I won’t be able to contain myself!

We hopped aboard the bus to Hollywood Studios and headed straight to Tower of Terror! I had just conquered my fear of this ride during my trip in December 2011. I had promised my little sister (she was 20 at the time) that I’d ride ToT with her. Did I break my promise? NO! I didn’t and now I love this ride! There’s even a video of us on it and it was so much fun! I’ll have to see if I can get that uploaded some how. It was hilarious. Okay, getting back on track!

ToT had a 5 minute wait. Let me repeat that. A 5 MINUTE WAIT! Yay! Devan had never ridden it before so I was so excited to share this with him! Last time we had been together (Dec. 2010) I was too scared to ride it… Yes, I’m a chicken. Moving on… Proof we had a successful ride! I’m even smiling!

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We headed over to Rockin’ Roller Coaster and the fastpasses were sold out and the wait was 90 minutes. Are you kidding me? I still haven’t got to ride one of my favorite rides yet and we’re on our fifth day! Not cool! So, we decided to head over towards Indiana Jones.

Now, as you’ve seen before I did go on a weight loss journey and told myself that when I got to Disney World I was going to get a funnel cake at the entrance to Indiana Jones and enjoy the crap out of that thing. It was a goal of mine, however silly! So, we got our camcorder out and video taped me looking for the funnel cakes. Yep, it was Funnel Cake Time! I saw the sign and ran for it, not kidding, we have video to prove it!

Doesn’t it look delicious?

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It was good and I thoroughly enjoyed it. We stayed and watched Indiana Jones and had great seats!

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It was VERY hot in the amphitheater and we were very sweaty people. Yuck!

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But, Indiana Jones was awesome as always. I love how surprised people get when they reveal the Hawaii shirt guy as an actual stuntman. Classic Disney! After the show ended it was getting close to our ADR at the Brown Derby so we thought we’d start heading that way! But not without a cheesy picture!

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We were a little early so we shopped for a few souvenirs! That took up the twenty minutes we needed!

Continued in next post...

CtinaDitty
02-16-2013, 12:28 AM
A Night at the Derby!

We made it to the Brown Derby and only had a minimal wait, maybe five minutes or so.

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When we were seated there was adorable star confetti on our table! I was excited already! It doesnt take much!

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Devan was excited too!

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Our waiter was amazing! I think his name was Gilberto and he was superb! He saw that we were on our honeymoon and the conversation went a little like this:

Gilberto: Do you two have the dining plan?
Us: Yes, just the Disney dining plan.
Gilberto: Well, for tonight Im going to give you a taste of what the Deluxe Dining Plan is like so Im going to go get your drinks while you two pick out an appetizer, one for each person!
Us: Wow, thank you so much!

Gilberto then comes back with my Diet Coke and Devans Coke along with two glasses of champagne with strawberries!

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I was on cloud nine, seriously. What an amazing dinner so far! We each chose our appetizers and they were DELICIOUS!

Here is Devans. He got the Andouille-crusted Prawn, suggestion from Gilberto.

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Heres mine! I got the Blue Lump Crab Spring Rolls.

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Seriously, so good! Im drooling just thinking about it!

Gilberto then came back with more good news for us.

Gilberto: Im going to make tonight extra special for you two. I have a pass for the Fantasmic Dining package so you can go see Fantasmic after this is over and have reserved seating! How does that sound to you two?
Us: Wow! Seriously, you are so sweet! Thank you so much! We love Fantasmic!!

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I could have cried at this moment. After all of the setbacks and all of the drama of the trip, we were finally having a truly magical night where every single thing melted away but the two of us. We finally felt like we were on our true honeymoon and it was worth all the drama we had been going through.

Our meals came and my meal was the best meal Ive ever eaten and Im not exaggerating!

I got the filet mignon with risotto. Mouthwatering.

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Devan got the porkchop and he thought it was delicious as well, though he liked my dish better.

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Here is my plate after the meal! Lol.

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Then, on top of all of that we got to eat dessert. They even put candles in our dessert!

I got the Banana White Chocolate Toffee Tower. SO YUMMY!

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Devan got the Grapefruit Cake. It was SUPER YUMMY!

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Needless to say, we left Gilberto a great tip and thanked him profusely as we left. We thanked all of their staff and told them we couldnt wait to come back!

We headed off to Fantasmic, thanks to Ricardo and the Brown Derby!

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I like this picture because it kind of shows you how excited we were!

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Our prime seats!

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We were so happy and finally felt like we were enjoying ourselves 100%!

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At our wedding we had personalized vows. I had to get a picture of Beauty and the Beast for this reason. He ended his vows with, You are the Minnie to my Mickey, the Cinderella to my Prince Charming, and the Beauty to my Beast. *Swoon!*

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Wow, what a night! Fantasmic was awesome as usual! We realized at the end of the show that we didnt have our bag of goodies that we had purchased earlier. What was up with me and losing things?! We ran back to the Brown Derby and asked the manager if they had them there! Lucky for us they did and we got to see Gilberto again! We again thanked him and told us that this was the best night of our honeymoon and we werent sure it could get much better! The manager then told us that we could write a letter about Gilbertos service and it would be shared during their daily morning staff meetings. They share stories that customers have written about their experiences at the Brown Derby and ours was going to highlight what an amazing job they all did! The manager gave us his business card and told us to call him personally whenever we came back! Seriously, I love this restaurant. We decided we wanted one last picture with the Brown Derby before we headed back to the resort for the night.

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So, today went down in our books as a success. A new tradition was established. Every time we go to Disney we will be making it a point to eat at the Brown Derby. The food was phenomenal, but the impact it had our on honeymoon is unforgettable. We felt so taken care of and the staff was so kind, caring, and thoughtful. I highly recommend.

Up Next: Princesses, Fireworks, and a fairytale! Day 6!

afnaechiquita
02-16-2013, 05:55 AM
What a great night at the BD and a great CM!! I feel like I always read bad reviews of the BD and yours was a refreshing change :) I love that grapefruit cake too - it's so delicious!

CtinaDitty
02-16-2013, 08:32 PM
What a great night at the BD and a great CM!! I feel like I always read bad reviews of the BD and yours was a refreshing change :) I love that grapefruit cake too - it's so delicious!

I'm glad our review was refreshing! It was the highlight of our trip! That grapefruit cake was delicious! Not something we would normally get but boy was it good! Thanks for tagging along! :goodvibes

dizzyblonde
02-16-2013, 09:38 PM
I keep grinning & saying 'aww' as I read your TR. Congrats!

CtinaDitty
02-16-2013, 09:51 PM
I keep grinning & saying 'aww' as I read your TR. Congrats!

Aw, thanks! You're too sweet! I can't wait to go back in December just the two of us! :cloud9: I can't believe we've been married almost 8 months already! :lovestruc

MiaBella05
02-18-2013, 02:50 PM
popcorn:: joining in popcorn::

CtinaDitty
02-18-2013, 04:36 PM
popcorn:: joining in popcorn::

Thanks for joining in! Glad to have you! :wave2:

NMW
02-18-2013, 06:37 PM
Congratulations. DH and I ate at the Brown Derby on our honeymoon in 1995. Always brings back special memories. And subscribing.

CtinaDitty
02-18-2013, 09:15 PM
Congratulations. DH and I ate at the Brown Derby on our honeymoon in 1995. Always brings back special memories. And subscribing.

Thank you! I'm glad that you and your DH have that special memory! :goodvibes Congratulations on your 18 years! Amazing! Any tips? :)

Thanks for subscribing!

NMW
02-19-2013, 08:59 AM
After 18 years he is still my best friend. Make sure he is your after 18 years and you will have no problems

Marsheliz
02-19-2013, 09:06 AM
Hoping I can catch up today...

YOur start has drawn me in..

We got married in 2007 and I wish we would have done some Disney stuff in our wedding. I saw on Pinterest where a girl had her bridesmaids dress as the disney princesseses.. why didnt I think of that??
Love the carriage idea and love the vows that your DH said.. LOVE IT!!!!

MelMel11
02-19-2013, 09:09 PM
Enjoying your TR!!

CtinaDitty
02-22-2013, 06:18 PM
After 18 years he is still my best friend. Make sure he is your after 18 years and you will have no problems

Aw, that is so sweet! You are an inspiration!!! :lovestruc

Hoping I can catch up today...

YOur start has drawn me in..

We got married in 2007 and I wish we would have done some Disney stuff in our wedding. I saw on Pinterest where a girl had her bridesmaids dress as the disney princesseses.. why didnt I think of that??
Love the carriage idea and love the vows that your DH said.. LOVE IT!!!!

Aw, thanks!! I know, see... My DH didn't even want to do the personalized vows and then he stole the wedding! :lmao: Not even fair! But, I guess it's worth it to hear vows like that!

Oh, Pinterest... How I love that! I saw that picture! My old coworker sent me an email with this girl who dressed as Ariel and her hubby dressed as Prince Eric. It was so cute!!

Enjoying your TR!!

Thanks! I appreciate you commenting! I'm getting ready to do an update. :cool1:

CtinaDitty
02-22-2013, 07:51 PM
Princesses, Fireworks, and a fairytale! Day 6, Part 1

Well, we just took in over a foot of snow so if you don’t mind, I’m going to go off-topic and show you some adorable pictures of my fur-babies playing in their first big snow! They’ve seen two snows in their lifetime; one right before Christmas and one on New Years Eve! Both of those only totaled a combined 4.7 inches. This one totaled over a foot and boy did these girls have fun! Laila was hard to get pictures of because she wouldn’t come back up to the deck for me to get pictures! Ellie, however, is a Mama’s girl so it was fairly easy!

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“Mom! This is so awesome!!!”
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Tuckered out from playing in the snow! Laila is actually lying with a Disney World blanket!

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This day did not quite start so happily. I was on my way to work already battling a couple of inches of snow only to get to work around 8:00. Snow was coming down 3-4 inches an hour so by the time we closed work at 9:40 there was several inches on the ground! I had to dig my car out of the parking lot only to get stuck driving home. My parents had to come rescue me and then had to drive me home during a small break in the storm quite a few hours later. Our airport is about an hour away from us and the DH was working there yesterday so somehow he made it home unscathed! My parents also had to come pick me up to take me to work this morning as well as drive me home as no one has touched our neighborhood. Here’s a picture of my car being all stuck…

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Also, I hope everyone had a Happy Valentine’s Day! I came home from a long day at work only to find Devan cooking chicken pesto (one of my favorites that he introduced me to)! He had got me an adorable arrangement of flowers. It was a very low key V-Day since we had so many unplanned expenses come up (including another medical bill from his surgery back in October! Blegh!) but it was great! Probably one of my favorites we’ve had!

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Forgot we had a little snow then too!

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Anyway, on to Day 6!

So, how on earth were we going to top Day 5? I mean, it was just… perfect! I still get giddy when I think about it! I can’t wait to eat there again in December!! Well, Day 6 was pretty great itself! We started the day by sleeping in and going down to get some breakfast to split! We ate at Contempo Café quite a bit during our stay and it was pretty good! However, there was multiple times where people took our food instead of their food. Not necessarily their fault, just could have been organized a little bit better. But it did the job and we were off! We headed up to the monorail and saw this:

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A second glance… NO WAY would you find me up there!

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So high!! Ah!!

Our first stop was the Backlot Tour! I love the Backlot Tour! Another classic Disney attraction! No matter how many times I have to go I have to take pictures! Though, this time, I handed the camera over to my DH. I like when he gets involved!

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He was really proud of this picture. He’s such a cutie!

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Don’t see people working very often!

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Our tour through Catastrophe Canyon was great! I believe Devan recorded it and I got very wet with the falls splashing everywhere. We then went to rummage around in the gift shop by the Muppets 3D!

He’s me rocking Kermit!

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Devan does an awesome Kermit impression, by the way. I think he’s secretly really proud of it!

We decided to head over to the other side of the park to see if we could catch a ride on Rockin’ Roller Coaster! It was really hot today, but we couldn’t help but stop to take a quick shot of the two of us!

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I wish the powerlines weren’t here because I really like this shot of ToT!

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But, we ended up getting some photopass pictures on our walk there!

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WHAT? TINKERBELL?? Oh... Never mind! Haha! Guess she flew away too fast!

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Right after our photopass pictures we saw an all too familiar sight… The Brazilian Tour Groups…

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These guys were EVERYWHERE! Cutting in front of people in line… Stepping in front of families taking photopass pictures. Gosh, just no common courtesy. We went on our way, secretly muttering our annoyances about the Brazilian Tour Groups, only to see that Rockin’ Roller Coaster again had a huge wait with no fast passes available until 8:00 P.M. I couldn’t believe it! Day 6 and I still wasn’t going to get the chance to ride it… This depressed me a little bit, but I was determined. I would ride it at some point, though we didn’t have much time left!

Anyway, Devan and I were feeling quite hungry so we stopped at one of my favorite places: Fairfax Fare! We split a quick service credit and got a drink and some chicken. It was alright, but it was so hot out that our drink was gone within minutes… We decided to get a quick pic of our buttons! We were quite proud of them!

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We then decided we needed to take a break and get out of the heat. We headed back to the Contemporary for a quick nap.

Continued in next post...

CtinaDitty
02-22-2013, 07:53 PM
The nap was very refreshing and gave us the strength we needed for the evening at the parks! We were heading to the Magic Kingdom for dinner at a place Ive always wanted to eat at! The Royal Table! Every time Ive tried to make a reservation here theyve always been booked& So, I made sure that on our honeymoon we got an ADR here! We really enjoyed walking to the park but it was too hot to consider that today. We walked to the monorail loading station and a beautiful site came into view: The Avengers Monorail. Devan had been seeing this ALL TRIP and wanted to ride it so badly! Well, he was finally getting his chance! Look how excited he looks! (Also, his eyes are so blue here! Being a brown-eyed girl, I'm super jealous of how his eyes change color. From blue to green... Ah, so jealous!)

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Well, we ended up getting stopped on the monorail, something that happened a lot the last few days we were here. When the monorail pulled up to the station it was 5:40 P.M. and our ADR was at 5:45 P.M. I was starting to panic. I didnt want to lose this ADR! Id wanted to eat there for so long! We were running through the streets as fast as we could, but of course there were so many people on Main Street! The entrance to The Royal Table was farther away than I thought. We finally made it.. at 5:55 P.M. We ended up having to wait half an hour to eat. It was better than not being able to eat there at all. Once they let us in though, I was so excited! We were finally here!

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Oh my dear hubby&

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Saw these little guys!

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It was absolutely gorgeous in there! We got our fun little toys!

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And took our seats! We had pictures with every princess. My favorite was Ariel. She was great!

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Anyone notice her flexing in the picture with my hubby? Not sure Eric would have liked that interaction& Haha! She asked where we were from and when we told her the Kansas City area we received this response:

Oh really? Im going to be swimming to their fountains on the plaza here pretty soon. Ive always enjoyed making trips there. The water is so nice!

So, I think that means she is from the Kansas City area? Not quite sure but thats what Im going with. How else would she know about the Plaza Fountains? She also told me I looked like Flounder because of my outfit, which I did!

Our least favorite was Belle, which is sad because I love the character Belle. She was just kind of grumpy and didnt really seem in character.

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Aurora was alright. Devan and I decided while waiting to be seated that we are going to name our first daughter Aurora. Kind of a sweet moment we had.

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The food here was alright. Mine was better than Devans. He didnt enjoy his very much.

Appetizers:
Mine:
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Devans:
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Entrees:
Mine:
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Devans:
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While waiting for our desserts we took some pictures of the gorgeous scenery.

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Desserts!
Mine:

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Devans:
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Mine was really good, better than my meal. Devan again didnt enjoy his& One last picture before we left!

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We spent the next 20 minutes trying to get a picture behind the castle. Not even kidding. We were having issues getting the flash to show our faces with the beautiful lighting behind us. So, we took my cell phone, turned on the flashlight, and shined it on our faces! Not too shabby!

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It was time for us to watch Wishes in the park. We hadnt done this yet and tonight was the night! We found a great spot just off Main Street and camped out.

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We even got to watch the parade!

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I tried to just sit and enjoy the show, which always makes me really emotional. But, I had to get a couple of pictures&

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Due to having extra magic hours we went over to see if we could ride Thunder Mountain! Unfortunately, it was broken down. Devan didnt want to ride Splash that night so we ended up just walking around Main Street, meandering through the shops. Have I mentioned how much I love Main Street? Especially at night. Its gorgeous.

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We spent a lot of time at the crystal shop. I have a special love for Swarovski. I could spend hours in that store. Ive actually been to the main store in Austria and you wouldnt believe the sparkle in that place.

We were feeling great and decided to walk back to the Contemporary. The walk back was very relaxing except for one thing. It started to rain! Got to hand it to Florida! The rain storms here are wonderful. We kept walking and enjoyed the rain& until it started thundering and lightning, then we sped it up a little! It was nice not caring about the rain though. It was freeing almost.

We ran through the doors of the Contemporary only to be blasted by their arctic air conditioning! They really could stand to turn the heat up a little. (As I write this, Laila is dreaming next to me, and its super adorable! Off topic, sorry!)

We got to the elevator with a lot of people who had just come from the parks. We pressed the 11th floor and the light went off. Um? We made it up to the 5th floor and the elevator started going down. It stopped on the 4th floor. Um? What the heck? We hit 11 again and a few others in the elevator hit other floors. Our buttons lights kept going back off and we never made it to our floor. Was this a real life Tower of Terror? It was beginning to feel like it! After many tries of everyone trying to make it to their floors, many people got off. We tried again and it took us a few more tries but we made it to 11! We got off with cheers of joy and walked to our rooms. Im not going to lie& I jumped off the elevator because I was afraid it was going to drop at any moment!

We drifted off to bed and dreamt of tomorrow, though that meant it was our last full day at Disney World and that depressed me& I hate the last full day. Its so sad& In fact.. its making me sad just thinking about it!

Up Next: Will we ever ride Rockin' Roller Coaster?

afnaechiquita
02-23-2013, 04:50 AM
Oh goodness, I know that run to the castle for CRT all to well - I've done it twice!! Both times we didn't plan to be in MK the day of the reservations, and both times we had some transportation issue which led to a rush. The castle really does seem SO FAR AWAY when you just want to be inside of it =)

I love the Wishes photos, too. Very clever with your cell phone flashlight!!

CtinaDitty
02-26-2013, 10:20 AM
Oh goodness, I know that run to the castle for CRT all to well - I've done it twice!! Both times we didn't plan to be in MK the day of the reservations, and both times we had some transportation issue which led to a rush. The castle really does seem SO FAR AWAY when you just want to be inside of it =)

I love the Wishes photos, too. Very clever with your cell phone flashlight!!

Maybe it's something about CRT! :rotfl: I know what you mean! When we made it off the monorail with five minutes to spare, I was thinking, "Oh, we have plenty of time!" But, it was so much farther than I thought!

I just love Wishes. Not sure there's a single time I've watched it where I haven't become really emotional.

Thanks! I like taking pictures and I was determined to get that picture. Luckily, it worked out! :cool1:

CtinaDitty
02-26-2013, 11:25 AM
Our Last Full Day… Day 7!

With all trips, I think everyone dreads their last full day. It is your last chance to get everything done that you want to, including packing for your trip home the next day. Yes, we were missing Laila (Ellie wasn’t a part of our family just yet) and we were missing Jake and Annabelle, but we just weren’t ready to come home to reality. We had never vacationed just the two of us before and it turns out, we really enjoyed it! Getting to go at our own pace, doing the things we want to do, just being with each other, no interruptions. We were going to miss that. But, we tried not to dwell on the fact that it was our last day and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! Plus, we had some big plans for today!

We knew our main goal was to get me on Rockin’ Roller Coaster! I was determined! It is one of my favorite attractions and to go an entire trip without riding it was unacceptable! We got to Hollywood Studios and it wasn’t very crowded. First, we went and grabbed fastpasses to Rockin’ Roller Coaster! Return was for between 9:15 and 10:15! But, there was practically no line so we just jumped in line anyway and rode it with very little wait!!!

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I always like to get a picture of us after the ride ends when you’re waiting in the tunnel to be zoomed to the exit!

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By the time our ride was over, we could use our fastpasses!! Oh, I was thrilled!

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After we jumped off Rockin’ Roller Coaster filled with a renewed energy we went to see how long the fastpass was for Toy Story Mania. We had ridden it once before and had a lot of fun on it! We would never wait in line for it though without a fastpass. We were lucky! It was almost 10:00 A.M. and the fastpasses were only for between 12:15 and 1:15 P.M. We grabbed them and went on our way feeling very successful!

We started walking to the other side of the park when something caught Devan’s eye. He turned to me and said, “Chrissy! Look, it’s Eeyore!” Eeyore is my favorite! I just love him! Devan gave me a necklace that has Eeyore hanging upside down from inside a heart. On the back of the heart it’s engraved, “Some days look better upside-down.” I tend to stress out fairly easily over the smallest things because I over-think everything! That necklace was really a perfect present. Anyway, he asked me if I wanted to get in line to take a picture and of course I said yes! We got there just in time too because they cut the line off not far behind us. Phew! It was finally our turn and I was giddy! The interaction with Eeyore and Tigger was great! Eeyore loved my necklace and I was just happy as a little girl!

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I even got their autograph on the itinerary binder I had made!

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This brought back so many childhood memories and I was so glad to be reliving them with my husband!

We stopped off at one of the shops (can’t remember the name) that we had a 20% discount from a receipt. We looked around for a while, trying to stay out of the late July heat, and ended up talking to one of the cast members about Mizzou and the Kansas City Chiefs (back when there was still hope for them, haha!)! How many people were we going to run into that had lived in Kansas City? This was crazy! We talked with him for probably a good half an hour! We purchased a really cute shirt for me and Devan tried on some hats. Haha!

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We said goodbye to the cast member and headed off to find Muppet Vision 3D! I LOVE the Muppets. My little sister and I saw the new Muppets movie when it was in theaters, and on our way back to the car we were singing “Together Again” and were getting all sorts of strange stares. But, the Muppets were our childhood! In fact, when my older sister and I were going to Disney World way back when we were little, my parents would bring a tv and anchor it in the car so we’d have something to watch. Oh the days before portable DVD players and car DVD systems. We had a videotape that had The Muppet Movie, The Muppets Take Manhattan, and The Muppet Movie again on it. We watched that tape over and over until we arrived at Disney World (a good 24 hour drive). I think this might be the reason my parents never drove us there again! Lol.

On the way there, we stopped at Starring Rolls and we got a blue slushi. Our friend, Alex, is obsessed with these. He has been to Disney with us twice so when I stopped for this slushi, I had to take this picture for him.

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We hopped in line for Muppet Vision 3D and I couldn’t help but be giddy.

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We had an absolute blast… Well, me probably more than Devan. For some reason, he’s not a big Muppet fan. He didn’t watch them as a kid and I think that must be why. But, I had fun! We started walking back towards Prime Time Café when I saw an umbrella . I had just seen “Singin’ in the Rain” for the very first time at our local theater. They were doing a 50th Anniversary (I think 50th?) and so I was currently obsessed. Seeing that movie after hearing all the neat facts about it from The Great Movie Ride made it even better! I grabbed the umbrella and stepped on the drain and it started raining!!

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What a cool thing for Hollywood Studios to do!

By then it was almost time for our lunch ADR at 50’s Prime Time Café. Our ADR was for 11:45 A.M. so by the time we were done with that it would be almost time to ride Toy Story Mania! Man, today was working out great! We walked in, sat in the waiting area for less than a minute, and were then called to our seats!

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We were greeted by our waitress who told us we had better eat our greens or we weren’t leaving. Well, I became a little bit frightened. I hadn’t eaten here in a long time and I don’t remember being told that. Our waitress was just okay. She wasn’t very good at giving refills and with it being so hot outside; I wanted my money’s worth of pop! Lol.

Devan and I ordered fairly similar things. The main difference is his had meatloaf and roast on it and he was lucky and ended up with fresh green beans! I was the one who ended up with “greens” and they were GROSS!

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I did NOT like them so we switched his green beans with my “greens” before our waitress could see us. Devan actually liked the “greens”. We ordered our dessert; I ordered the Sundae and Devan ordered the Chocolate Malt (his favorite).

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Devan was starting not to feel too well. He gets over-heated really easily even though he drinks water like you wouldn’t believe. He can black out for seconds or minutes at a time and it can be really scary. He has heat strokes every summer. Well, we decided that he was okay enough to walk out and take a seat so someone could have our table.

It was time for our fastpass to Toy Story Mania but I told Devan that if he didn’t want to ride it we could give our fastpasses to a couple of people. He decided that he wanted to ride it so we hopped in line. We were on the ride within two minutes! The last time we had ridden TSM, it had broken down on us. We actually didn’t really get to “play” like you were supposed to so we were hoping we would have a repeat experience! It was a tough match, but Devan beat me at the VERY end. It came down to the last game! Unfortunately, Devan got scared when one of the balls gets shot out of the canon at you and he slammed his head on the back of the headrest… Poor guy, he wasn’t feeling well and now he slams his head hard on the ride? You could tell he was in pain, but he was able to hide it well enough to take this picture:

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Of course he was. He’d get off his deathbed to take a picture showing proof he beat me in something. *shakes head*

We walked to the front of the park and got a photopass shot. The photographer was confused by our poses at first until we told him this was our last time at Hollywood Studios this vacation because we were leaving tomorrow!

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But, we had to get some cute ones in there as well!

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We also got some in front of the Fantasia Mickey topiaries out front!

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Typical “Chrissy and Devan” pose!

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We decided Devan needed to lie down and rest since he had a difficult last twenty minutes and prepare for our fancy ADR!

Up Next: Our Last Night At Disney, Day 7, Part 2

CtinaDitty
02-26-2013, 12:47 PM
Our Last Night At Disney, Day 7, Part 2

Our last night at Disney was quite an adventure. A little backstory that I forgot to tell you about in Day 6’s post… Devan and I originally had reservations at Victoria & Albert’s. I was so excited for us to get all dressed up and enjoy a fancy dinner to celebrate our honeymoon. Unfortunately, on Day 6 we hit a snafu. We were getting all of our dress closed laid out and it turns out that Devan forgot his dress shoes. We called everywhere to see if there was a place nearby to purchase any and there wasn’t. So, I had to call up to Victoria & Albert’s and cancel our ADR. It was hard to do because I had been looking forward to it for so long, but that’s okay. We ended up making an ADR at Narcoossee’s instead for 5:30 P.M. instead! So, with that backstory I can get back to Day 7!

While Devan was napping I decided to start getting packed up. I figured if I did it now, it wouldn’t be the last thing I did before bed and it wouldn’t be as depressing. Did it work? I have no idea… Lol. Devan woke up from his nap and we started getting dressed. The dress I wore that night was not the dress I was going to wear to Victoria & Albert’s. In fact, this is a picture of me in the dress I had brought to wear to V&A’s.

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This really make me miss my long hair… Anyway, while getting dressed I realized something. I had forgotten my strapless bra! Ah! So, now I was going to have go to bra-less! Scandelous! I guess it was our honeymoon after all. Haha!

We decided to leave a little early and do some resort exploring! We really wanted to check out the Polynesian because that is almost where we stayed for our honeymoon, but Devan thought it looked outdated in the pictures. But, before we could leave we needed to stop by the front desk. We still had an issue that had not been fixed. If you remember from earlier in the report our television did not sync up to the Wishes music and we were told they would fix it while we were at the parks the next day. Well, we found out that it hadn’t been fixed. So, we stopped at the front desk about 4:00 P.M. and told them we’d like it fixed because we were going to be watching Wishes from our balcony this evening. They said they’d get right on it and have it fixed for tonight.

We hopped on the monorail with hopes of an amazing evening and set off to the Polynesian.

When we arrived, we just took in the sights. It was absolutely gorgeous. We knew immediately that THIS was where we should have stayed on our honeymoon. The feel was completely different. We walked around the gift shop (which is huge and awesome) and were just getting compliments from everyone! The cast members were so friendly compared to those we had encounters with at the CR. We walked around and took in the sights. It really felt as if we had gone to another world!

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We decided that whenever we took our next special trip that we would stay here. Little did we know that it would be this coming December! 9 months and 6 days away! And let me tell you, we just got a second foot of snow. Yes, we now have two feet of snow and the Polynesian just looks SO good right now! Haha.

After adventuring around the Polynesian for a while we decided to head over to the Grand Floridian. We walked out to the monorail and waited for a very long time. It was very hot outside and we were starting to get sweaty in our nice clothes! Finally a monorail showed up and we sat on it for a good ten minutes, not moving. Then there was an announcement that one of the monorails had broken down and that the monorails would be out of service for a while. So, off we got and everyone rushed down to the buses. We hopped on any bus because GF was the next stop no matter what! We got there with plenty of time to spare and… got lost! Haha. We had no idea where to go once the bus had dropped us off! We went inside and the doors we went in had no one around it. I was beginning to think we weren’t supposed to be where we were so I urged Devan that we go back outside. Finally, we found the entrance and walked in! Wow is all I can say. That place is absolutely gorgeous!

Devan felt a little awkward being in a place as fancy and beautiful as this. He said, he wasn’t sure he could ever stay here because it was just too fancy and he felt out of place. Oh well, maybe one day!

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We walked over to Narcoossee’s and were handed a pager after again being complimented! Man! I was loving this! We walked out onto the deck surrounded Narcoossee’s and just took in the views. Again, absolutely gorgeous!

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We took our seats at a table with a great view. Not sure why I don’t have a picture of that! Our waiter was really sweet, as was the woman who was seated at the table next to us. I guess her husband passed away a few years ago and they would always come up to Disney World. They didn’t live extremely far away and just loved it here. She was probably in her sixties and her love for Disney was so obvious, you could see it a mile away. She was just such a pleasure to talk to. Our food came and boy was it delicious!

I ordered the filet mignon with risotto:

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Devan ordered the filet mignon and lobster tail! He was afraid of splurging but I told him, “Hey. This is the last night of our honeymoon. Splurge! It’s okay!”

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Our food was absolutely delicious! I feel like we ordered dessert but I don’t have any pictures or notes about it. Hmm… Oh well! Our waiter did give us a keepsake though!

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Yes, we still have them! We asked if he would take a picture and he goes, “Hey, I’m going to shamelessly advertise here.” It was quite funny and we were quite okay with that!

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We paid our bill and wandered around the GF grounds for a little while longer. We were just on cloud nine and were having an amazing evening. The monorails were finally fixed so we were able to hop on and go back to the CR. As soon as we walked through the door to our room our phone rang. It was the front desk. They were unable to fix the problem with our tv but would allow us to watch it from the Club level lounge. Well, if they couldn’t fix it at least we were still going to get to watch it! I was still somewhat annoyed that it hadn’t been fixed earlier in the week like it was supposed to have been but this would work for now! Better than not watching it at all!
We were accompanied up to the club level and ate a few of their snacks while watching the Olympics before Wishes. Finally, the lights dimmed and it was time to go out on the balcony to watch Wishes! Devan, unfortunately, couldn’t join me. Devan has a very extreme fear of heights and was having true difficulties being that high. He tried but he was shaking uncontrollably and I just told him to go back inside. I didn’t want him to be uncomfortable. I felt so bad he was having such a hard time! Wishes was beautiful! No pictures this time. I will say this. Watching Wishes from a balcony is nothing like watching it in the park. Yes, it might be more comfortable but there’s just something about having to find a perfect spot in complete darkness, surrounded by complete strangers, all just to watch a few minutes of fireworks. I don’t know… But, nothing will ever beat that.

Afterwards, we headed down to our room to get ready for our departure day. We were lucky and would be in the parks the day of our departure. I always plan it that way!

Up Next: Departure Day, Day 8!

Marsheliz
03-01-2013, 10:37 AM
What is up with Aurora's smile in that photo? Guess you just caught her off guard.. LOL

That picture of you two with the castle in the background is amazing!!!

I love the dress you wore to Narcossee's! You totally rocked that!

Disneymoon2013
03-01-2013, 01:02 PM
Several notes/questions after reading through!

I love that you took a picture of that Minnie dress for your future daughter.. I would totz do that, too.

At CR, you said they didn't give you the room you had booked... What do you mean? Like, you booked a king MK view, and they tried to put you in a queen Lake view or....?

My fav pic you've posted so far together is definitely the b&w one with the Eiffel Tower in the background!

What luck at the Hollywood Brown Derby!

Did you get a chance to try out the pools or jacuzzis at CR? It seems like CR was kind of a let-down for you both... Dfi and I are going there for our Disneymoon this December, and of course we hope it will go well!

jecskc
03-01-2013, 03:59 PM
Reading along and enjoying your TR. Thanks for sharing !!

CtinaDitty
03-01-2013, 06:07 PM
What is up with Aurora's smile in that photo? Guess you just caught her off guard.. LOL

That picture of you two with the castle in the background is amazing!!!

I love the dress you wore to Narcossee's! You totally rocked that!

Here's the thing about Aurora... Her smile was just like that. Here's the other picture I have of her.

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I felt bad saying it, but... She wouldn't have been my choice... :confused3

Several notes/questions after reading through!

I love that you took a picture of that Minnie dress for your future daughter.. I would totz do that, too.

At CR, you said they didn't give you the room you had booked... What do you mean? Like, you booked a king MK view, and they tried to put you in a queen Lake view or....?

My fav pic you've posted so far together is definitely the b&w one with the Eiffel Tower in the background!

What luck at the Hollywood Brown Derby!

Did you get a chance to try out the pools or jacuzzis at CR? It seems like CR was kind of a let-down for you both... Dfi and I are going there for our Disneymoon this December, and of course we hope it will go well!

I will try to answer them all! :goodvibes

Haha, thanks! I'm a bit baby crazy and cannot wait to take my hopeful future daughter to WDW! Devan is nice enough to put up with my baby-craziness. :lmao:

Exactly like you put it. We paid for the King Theme Park View Room and that's not what we got. I'm sure that 99% of the time CR is a great resort, it just wasn't for us and unfortunately we kept being left down to the moment we left the resort on our last day, something I'll write about in my next update. :headache:

I love that picture! It's definitely one of my favorites. I was really happy to have the photopass photographers because they did a great job! We got a lot of great pictures from them and I'm a DEFINITE picture person!

The Brown Derby was amazing. Cannot wait to eat there in 9 months! :cool1:

We did try to go out to the pool but it was just so crowded when we went there was no room. It looked nice though! They had some trivia games going on when we visited it.

We are going in December too! What are your dates? Congrats! Disney is an amazing place to disneymoon! :cloud9:

Reading along and enjoying your TR. Thanks for sharing !!

Thanks for reading along and commenting! :thumbsup2

Disneymoon2013
03-02-2013, 01:08 AM
We are going in December too! What are your dates? Congrats! Disney is an amazing place to disneymoon! :cloud9:



We have the same dates :) Dec. 2 - Dec. 7 in WDW!

CtinaDitty
03-02-2013, 08:15 AM
We have the same dates :) Dec. 2 - Dec. 7 in WDW!

Wow! I can't believe that! It's a small world after all! :)

I will now be looking at every disneymooning couple and wondering if it's you guys!! You guys chose a perfect week to go!!

I'm going to sub into your PTR now!!

CtinaDitty
03-09-2013, 05:48 PM
Here is the day I have been dreading writing about… I don’t know why, it’s already passed and I’m back home (have been for quite some time, lol) but it’s still depressing writing about your last day in Disney! Anyway, on with the show!

Devan and I woke up quite early to make sure we had everything ready for our trip home. I realized that today would be the last day I could wear one of my “Bride” shirts and not feel weird… That depressed me some. I would never be considered a “bride” again! That’s one of the things I love about Disney. They allow you to celebrate in ways you couldn’t do in the real world. Those shirts are still sitting in my dresser and I wonder why. When will I ever have the ability to wear them again?

We had to get our luggage checked in at the Disney Skycap and make sure our carryons were stowed away safely for our morning at the parks. We were second in line but it went quickly. We were actually done earlier than expected but decided to take the walkway to the Magic Kingdom since it was a beautiful morning!

We got there and got in line for the Crystal Palace! We had reservations at 8:00 A.M. before the park opened. I was so excited to be let in before it was open! We were let in and were allowed to walk around Main Street for a little while. There were even some photopass photographers out and about, something I was not expecting! We decided to take full advantage of the emptiness and snagged a photographer down!

Ready for an overload of pictures? *maniacal laugh*

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Still there? Haha!

We got in line to check in at the Crystal Palace and were handed our buzzers. We then sat down at a table on the front porch of the restaurant with a glass of water.

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It wasn’t too long before we were called to our seats! We had great seats! A beautiful view of the park as well as the buffet! Haha! Each and every character made their way to us except, you guessed it (or did you?) Eeyore. My absolute favorite character never made it over. We were at the buffet line when he made it to our section. I told Devan that it was okay since we already had taken pictures with him the day before.

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I went into this breakfast worried that Devan wouldn’t have fun considering it is a character breakfast. Plus, he’s not a big breakfast fan! Blasphemy, I tell you! But, he actually ended up having a very good time.

Somehow on our last day when we had the shortest amount of times in the parks, the Magic Kingdom was EMPTY! We first headed over to Space Mountain and rode it three times in a row, no line!

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The result of MY picture, you might ask?

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We even made it onto Buzz with no line. What luck we were having! After getting annihilated by Devan, as usual, we decided to take a spin on the People Mover. Still one of my favorite rides and it will never get old. It will be a sad day if they ever replace that ride. We left Tomorrowland with no hope of tomorrow (at Disney anyway).

We headed off for Frontierland to confront Big Thunder Mountain Railroad! My very first roller coaster at the age of three years old! This ride really does bring out special memories and I can’t wait to share those experiences with my kids someday. Devan and I ended up being able to ride Thunder Mountain FIVE times with NO line! Can you believe it? We had a blast! Five times was enough to fill our hearts of love for the next year and half until we would meet again, so we headed off to Pirates of the Caribbean! We rode it once and decided we would go take advantage of some of the snack credits we still had left.

We ended up on Main Street in the candy shop. We chose our snacks and walked up to the cash register. We handed her our Key to the World cards and waited.

She said, “Your cards are saying they are invalid.”
Me: “What? We still have two snack credits on there. That doesn’t make sense!”
Register: “I’m not quite sure but it won’t let me use your card. Do you still want me to ring these up?”

I ended up getting extremely angry, not at her just at the situation, and politely said no thank you. We walked out and I was FURIOUS! Our last day and now our cards aren’t working? You have got to be kidding me! At that point Devan just let me vent. He knew better than to try and calm me down. I was heading straight for the manager of the Contemporary Resort and giving her a piece of my mind! Though, working in customer service I know it doesn’t get you anywhere to be rude, so I knew I would have to behave somewhat.

I find the manager and she sees us. Her exact words were, “Oh no! What’s wrong?” Yep. The staff officially knew us as “the newlyweds who were having all of the troubles at the resort”. Perfect! I told her what had happened and she asked to see our cards. She said, “Wow, I’ve never seen this happen before. I have no idea why they would do this!” I understood that this was just our luck this trip resort-wise, but was getting tired of the “no idea why this is happening” excuse. She ended up printing us new cards and telling us she’d give us a $60 credit on our expenses. No offense to the manager, but after all of the trouble we had at the resort, $60 felt like a slap on the face. I know she was trying and I appreciated that. It’s not like everything that happened was her fault but considering it just kept happening, I couldn’t believe it! At this point I was just ready to get out of there. We actually caught an early ME bus and headed to the airport because any place was better than the CR at that point. Before we knew it, we were home and our puppy Laila was waiting for us! She, unfortunately, had been spending a week at the local dog boarding facility. My parents don’t know how to handle big dogs so they couldn’t keep her. I was so worried about her because we had adopted her from the pound only about a month and a half prior to our honeymoon. I was afraid she would see the kennels they were going to put her in and think we’d given her up! We pulled into the driveway of our home and ran inside to see her. She had grown so much in the week since we’d seen her! She was a puppy afterall and was definitely in a growth spurt!

Here’s a picture of baby Laila!

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She still sleeps like this.

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Also, I just found a picture of my Disney itinerary booklet my mom made for me! I know it’s a little late but I have to share it because she did such a cute job! I just put colorful 4x6 notecards in between the two laminated covers!

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After we returned home, life went back to normal. We were married and it was an amazing feeling! Laila graduated puppy training first in her class!

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We then adopted our sweet, sweet Ellie! Here’s a picture of baby Ellie!

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Family picture (minus the kitties)

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Laila then went on to graduate from Advanced Puppy Training first in her class! Her new little sister was so proud!

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Life was great and still is! I ran my second 5K on Thankgiving and finished with a great time! Now, we are just waiting for my sister’s baby to arrive! Her due date has passed! It was the 7th! Her midwife was thinking she’d have her baby by this weekend, but we’ll see!

Anyway, thank you all so much for subscribing and tagging along! I am currently working on my PTR for my trip in December with DH! Feel free to tag along and I hope you’ll join in on my next TR!

CtinaDitty
03-09-2013, 05:55 PM
Also, I realize I never explained the reasoning behind my trip report title. It's very short but it left a lasting impression on DH and me.

We were riding the bus to HS one day and there was a group from St. Louis including some parents and their kids. These two girls were in the stage where they would repeat this phrase over and over because they heard it everywhere. The phrase was, "That's inappropriate!" So, imagine sitting on a bus early in the morning with 7 and 8 year old girls saying, "That's inappropriate!" a million times. Then, their dad kept saying, "Is that the Tower of Terror?! Guys, I think that's the Tower of Terror!" Seriously, he kept repeating it and repeating it for use on different buildings that were not the Tower of Terror. It's one thing to do it to get the kids excited but you could tell he realistically thought those places were the Tower of Terror. It was cute to see how excited he was each and every time he thought the building was the Tower of Terror. :)

So, anyway, Devan and I will randomly say that phrase to each other and it makes us laugh. Thought I'd share in case anyone was curious with the strange title! :thumbsup2

jecskc
03-09-2013, 09:01 PM
The same thing happened to us on our Thanksgiving trip. We checked out and went to a park and they had deactivated our tickets. I was pretty mad about it. We had to go to a lot of trouble to get it all fixed, but we never got compensated for it. It didn't ruin our trip or anything, but it was a bother.

I enjoyed your TR, I hope you do another one when you go again and keep us posted on your sister's baby.

Marsheliz
03-11-2013, 09:20 AM
Really enjoyed your TR and it made me sad at the end too.. The last day is always the saddest :(.. You plan and plan the vacations and the day it finally gets here- It just flies on by.

I hate that you had so much trouble out of the CR. For that being a deluxe, that really isn't right. :(

I also know what you mean about the bride shirts.. I had alot of "bride attire" and I wish I could still wear it.. LOL

TNS_Tinkerbell
03-11-2013, 11:26 AM
I very much enjoyed reading your trip report.
I liked your writing style, you have a good sense of humor.

I also, appericated how you shared your story of weight loss, and photos of your furry children.

Out of all the report I have read, this one is one of the best!
Thank you for sharing.

I am going on our Disneymoon, in early Sept. 2013, and this is our first trip to WDW, and there are places that you went that we have been looking at doing and it was nice to see it through "your" eyes.

Have a great day!
Cheers.

T

CtinaDitty
03-13-2013, 12:57 PM
The same thing happened to us on our Thanksgiving trip. We checked out and went to a park and they had deactivated our tickets. I was pretty mad about it. We had to go to a lot of trouble to get it all fixed, but we never got compensated for it. It didn't ruin our trip or anything, but it was a bother.

I enjoyed your TR, I hope you do another one when you go again and keep us posted on your sister's baby.

Ah, it's unfortunate. I guess that's technology for you though! It's awesome when it works and terrible when it doesn't. That's my only fear for FastPass+. What if it breaks down? :scared1:

Really enjoyed your TR and it made me sad at the end too.. The last day is always the saddest :(.. You plan and plan the vacations and the day it finally gets here- It just flies on by.

I hate that you had so much trouble out of the CR. For that being a deluxe, that really isn't right. :(

I also know what you mean about the bride shirts.. I had alot of "bride attire" and I wish I could still wear it.. LOL

Aw, so much! I know that our report is pretty anti-CR but it really is a beautiful resort and it's extremely convenient. Had we not had those issues I would have loved it! I hope my TR didn't scare people off from it. Like I said, I'm sure 99% of the time it's an amazing resort! We were just being tested as newlyweds, I think! :rotfl2:

I'd give the bride shirts to one of my friends to wear but none of them are into Disney like I am, so I think it'd be wasted! :lmao:

I very much enjoyed reading your trip report.
I liked your writing style, you have a good sense of humor.

I also, appericated how you shared your story of weight loss, and photos of your furry children.

Out of all the report I have read, this one is one of the best!
Thank you for sharing.

I am going on our Disneymoon, in early Sept. 2013, and this is our first trip to WDW, and there are places that you went that we have been looking at doing and it was nice to see it through "your" eyes.

Have a great day!
Cheers.

T

Aw, I don't know if it's because I'm extra emotional this week :rotfl: or what but your comment really made me smile. Almost brought tears to my eyes. Did I mention in there I'm overly emotional in general? Lol. Congratulations! You will have an amazing Disneymoon! I look back with a lot of happy memories that were made. Disney really does spoil you, even if it's just by putting you in a place where you have not a worry in the world (except for getting Toy Story Mania fastpasses!). I hope you write a TR and let me know if you do! I love reading those! I can't wait to write my next one! Less than 9 months away now!!

CtinaDitty
03-21-2013, 06:12 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, can I please have your attention. I've just been handed an urgent and horrifying news story. I need all of you, to stop what you're doing and listen.




Okay, so it's not so horrifying but... I'M AN AUNT!! FINALLY!!!

Meet Baby Pippin!!!! :bitelip:

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He was born this morning at 11:13 A.M. after 31 hours of labor!! My sister is a rockstar! He was 19 inches long and 8 pounds, 9 ounces! He was two weeks late as well! Welcome to the world, Baby Pippin!! :)

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I, unfortunately haven't met him yet. I was working when I found out the news that my sister had finally given birth! My mom, dad, and little sister were able to go visit my sister, T, and Pippin. I was stuck at work. I will mention that I knew that this would happen... See tweet below.

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I'm not sure if I ever mentioned the "adopted" reference on here before. Here's the short version... My sisters and I are extremely different from each other. My sisters are pretty similar to each other but I'm definitely the odd man out. Plus, I'm tall, have curly hair, and brown eyes, all of which they do not have. ANYWAY, that's the short version which is why the #adopted part is fitting. :lmao:

I'm not going to lie to you... I was selfishly bummed. I wanted to meet him so badly but I was working and I couldn't leave, yet my whole family got to meet him... Oh well, I'm meeting him at 7:00 P.M. tonight when I go take my sister and T some chicken noodle soup made by my lovely mother! I'll post pictures from that encounter later!!

afnaechiquita
03-21-2013, 06:57 PM
Congratulations! Being an aunt is so, so much fun because you can spoil him without the responsibility of disciplining :P

CtinaDitty
03-22-2013, 11:47 AM
Congratulations! Being an aunt is so, so much fun because you can spoil him without the responsibility of disciplining :P

I am very excited! I didn't actually get to meet him last night due to unfortunate circumstances but should meet him today on my lunch break! *Fingers crossed*

We also found out that a family friend on my husband's side passed away yesterday, so it's been a tough 24 hours. My eyes are still somewhat swollen from crying so much yesterday! Lol. Let's hope no more tears fall today! I'm just not myself... :sad2:

Andreak0428
04-11-2013, 10:39 PM
Just read your entire report from start to finish... first thing I want to mention is that photo of that giraffe was amazing! What kind of camera do you use?

Second the photos of you guys are adorable I hope you had an amazing time!

I stayed at the Poly for the first time this summer. Have a salad at Captain Cooks I think its ceaser but its so good! The rooms are beautiful and the rain looks amazing from a Poly balcony! Have a great time!!!!!:upsidedow

Disney9.9.10
04-12-2013, 07:18 AM
I'm sorry that you continued to have troubles right until your last day :( How frustrating that must have been for you - I hope that your next trip is much better!

CtinaDitty
04-17-2013, 05:36 PM
Just read your entire report from start to finish... first thing I want to mention is that photo of that giraffe was amazing! What kind of camera do you use?

Second the photos of you guys are adorable I hope you had an amazing time!

I stayed at the Poly for the first time this summer. Have a salad at Captain Cooks I think its ceaser but its so good! The rooms are beautiful and the rain looks amazing from a Poly balcony! Have a great time!!!!!:upsidedow

Wow, sorry for the late response! Things have been quite busy! I'm having to do this from memory since my pictures don't show up on my work computer, but I'm fairly certain the giraffe picture might have been one that was included on our Wild Africa Trek CD. I'll take a second look to make sure on my DIS phone app... Welp, not working well on that either. Hmph. Anyway, if it's the one I'm thinking of where the giraffe is all up in your face then that was from the CD we got "complimentary" with our tour price. I'll let you know for sure! :thumbsup2

I'm sorry that you continued to have troubles right until your last day :( How frustrating that must have been for you - I hope that your next trip is much better!

It's okay! I'm hoping our December trip makes up for it. It was still a great trip, but it'd be nice not to have to fight the resort. Lol. :lmao:

cbcrockett
04-17-2013, 07:05 PM
I hope you are feeling much, much better today! :)

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CtinaDitty
04-18-2013, 01:35 PM
I hope you are feeling much, much better today! :)

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Thanks! Still recovering from that darn concussion bug definitely doing better than I was!! You're so sweet to check in!! :)

CtinaDitty
04-18-2013, 01:36 PM
Thanks! Still recovering from that darn concussion bug definitely doing better than I was!! You're so sweet to check in!! :)

But* not bug, lol