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Happydog 10-23-2011 08:12 PM

I'm giving up Black Friday for a Disney Cruise! A DCL PTR/TR - 1/28 NEW PTR!!!
 
Hi there everyone!!!! I am Happy Dog, a Disney fan from head to toe, or tail :rolleyes: if you consider my DIS name!! :laughing:

This won't be our first cruise, but it will be our first week-long cruise with our children! The second Disney cruise for them, but the fifth Disney cruise for DH and I. We are celebrating THANKSGIVING aboard the MAGIC! :goodvibes So please join us as we count down, just TWENTY-FIVE days away , to our MAGICal Thanksgiving Vacation!!! :yay:

As this PTR/TR title suggests, I have given up my long-standing tradition of BLACK FRIDAY shopping to go on this cruise.

I know, I know, small price to pay, but I am a creature of habit and tradition, and darn it, I LIKE my Black Friday shopping extravaganzas!!! Never mind that I don't really do that much shopping... Yes, I admit, I am the person who gets up at the crack of dawn, well BEFORE dawn, right? Puts on her uggs, a baseball cap, and armed with coffee and the ads from the newspaper, heads out to battle the crowds, long lines, and crazy people. MOSTLY because I really just like going, and it puts me in the Christmas Spirit. Well, okay, it GETS me into the spirit. :santa: It signals the official start to Christmas for me! :santa: And darn it, if all I come back with are my 99 cent poinsettias from Home Depot, so what!? It was fun!!! :laughing: Okay, I usually buy more, but you know that woman in the Target commercials? Yeah, well that is me. Well almost, but practically, me. :rotfl:

When my DH started thinking about this cruise and told me about it, I had a moment of panic when I realized I would be missing this day... OF course I quickly came to my senses, and am bursting with excitement to be back on a Disney cruise, but I will be twitching in my sleep, I guarantee it, come the morning after Thanksgiving!

SO, just by way of introductions, let me tell you that joining my DH and our two children will be my DMIL and DFIL. THIS will make it also very interesting.... Frankly, I hope I survive that, to be honest, never mind Black Friday withdrawl... :laughing: No seriously, I love my inlaws. :rolleyes: Yes, yes, I do, and it will be a great vacation to have them with us. I know they are going to have a great time!

I don't have a photo of them, but here is DH and I from this summer....

http://i699.photobucket.com/albums/v...r2011188-1.jpg

It is actually a photo of the Palo's Dinner picture I purchased, hence the glare... I know that is lame, but I didn't have many photos of us as a couple from that cruise, something I have to rectify this cruise!!!

And then here are our little boys, DS6 and DS9...

http://i699.photobucket.com/albums/v...mer2011050.jpg

http://i699.photobucket.com/albums/v...mer2011048.jpg

As devilish as they are cute.

DH, the kidlets, and I were on a five-night double CCay cruise on the Disney Dream this past summer. You can read about it on the PTR or TR that I am wrapping up. All those links are in my signature!! DH and I have been on Disney cruises solo as well, and have not been on the Magic since 2000! So it will be fun to go back on one of the classic ships after being on the Dream. I have already done some pre-cruise shopping, planning, and plotting! Made some reservations on-board, and I am really looking forward to our vacation! I hope that you will join us for this countdown to Turkey Day!!!


Charleston Princess 10-24-2011 04:56 AM

I'm here! I laughed out loud when I saw your title -- it is so you!!! :laughing: I would offer to do Black Friday in your stead, but you know I can't handle that! ;) I will be thinking of you while we put up the Christmas tree and drinking Peppermint Mochas from Starbucks the day after Thanksgiving.

Hey, maybe they have Black Friday shopping deals on the boat...:goodvibes

Seriously, you are going to have a GREAT time!!! I am excited to be here for all the fun and planning!!!

wigdoutdismom 10-24-2011 09:29 PM

Just read that you started this! I will get to looking for a certain pirate head piece for you!pirate:

jedijill 10-25-2011 03:34 PM

I'm in! I'd much rather cruise than deal with holiday shopping!

Jill in CO

Happydog 10-25-2011 04:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Charleston Princess (Post 43039002)
I'm here! I laughed out loud when I saw your title -- it is so you!!! :laughing: I would offer to do Black Friday in your stead, but you know I can't handle that! ;) I will be thinking of you while we put up the Christmas tree and drinking Peppermint Mochas from Starbucks the day after Thanksgiving.

Hey, maybe they have Black Friday shopping deals on the boat...:goodvibes

Seriously, you are going to have a GREAT time!!! I am excited to be here for all the fun and planning!!!

Oh you are going to have a great Thanksgiving too! That peppermint mocha/tree trimming would be my plan, you know it!!! :thumbsup2

Oh I know, it is all tounge and cheek of course!!! LOL!! I have heard they do have holiday deals on the boat, so who knows!!! I better have a tan when this week is out, that is all I can say!! :laughing:


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Originally Posted by wigdoutdismom (Post 43048764)
Just read that you started this! I will get to looking for a certain pirate head piece for you!pirate:


HELLO!! I am so glad you found me, b/c I have not made the link yet!!!! :)

Yes, that would be great!!!! :hug: Thank you Ms. Anita!

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Originally Posted by jedijill (Post 43056117)
I'm in! I'd much rather cruise than deal with holiday shopping!

Jill in CO

GREAT!!!! Well, secretly, me too!!! :goodvibes

jeremysdisneymom 10-26-2011 09:15 AM

:yay:I'm here! Can't wait to read all about it.

LuvEeyore 10-26-2011 08:18 PM

okay...I am here with you and I will probably join you in not making Black Friday shopping this year...I think I have to work?!?! Id rather be on a cruise

lovegrumpy 10-31-2011 10:26 PM

On board. The kids wanna do a week long crusie.

gallmcduck 11-02-2011 02:26 PM

Joining the cruise countdown:)

jenjolt 11-03-2011 09:58 PM

WOOT WOOT look who I found!!! YAYAYAYAAY!!! Well I guess I'll do Black Friday for the both of us! I'm starting to make my list of the things I want to find that day!!! However a cruise...well I could easily make the sacrifice LOL!!!!

Happydog 11-05-2011 07:12 AM

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Originally Posted by jeremysdisneymom (Post 43062576)
:yay:I'm here! Can't wait to read all about it.

Howdy!!!! YOU found me!!! YAY!!!! I have not added the link to my signature yet, I better!!! :thumbsup2 Gosh, we are BOTH getting close!!! :yay:

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Originally Posted by LuvEeyore (Post 43069662)
okay...I am here with you and I will probably join you in not making Black Friday shopping this year...I think I have to work?!?! Id rather be on a cruise

Well I wouldn't want to shop on that day if I happened to be working, either, so there is always CYBER Monday they say :laughing:

We are definitely looking forward to the cruise!!!!

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Originally Posted by lovegrumpy (Post 43116517)
On board. The kids wanna do a week long crusie.

I am looking forward to this one too!! We have another lined up for Next November on the Fantasy, I am curious how this one will go -- we LOVED our family cruise this past summer!

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Originally Posted by gallmcduck (Post 43131306)
Joining the cruise countdown:)

THANKS!!! HI my Scottish penpal!!!! :wave:

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Originally Posted by jenjolt (Post 43145586)
WOOT WOOT look who I found!!! YAYAYAYAAY!!! Well I guess I'll do Black Friday for the both of us! I'm starting to make my list of the things I want to find that day!!! However a cruise...well I could easily make the sacrifice LOL!!!!

HEY!!!! SO glad you did!!! I have been swimming since I got back from all our fun at the F & W!!! I was out of town for work twice!!! Finally get to settle down for my two week count down :rotfl:

Happydog 11-05-2011 07:18 AM

Two weeks!!!
 
Okay, so my Ticker appears to be off somehow!!! We leave for our Cruise FRIDAY the 18th, and the ship takes off on the 19th, so in my mind that is still 13 days away until we take the plane, and 14 days away until we leave on the MAGIC!!!! So decisions decisions... what to do for that countdown!!! Do I fix my ticker??!! LOL!!! :laughing:

MORE Importantly.... DO we tell the kids??!! Now they were curious and excited about the last cruise, but I kinda wanted to tell them about this one IN advance!!! So, HOW is the question. I guess I will continue to mull this over... :scratchin: I kinda liked the idea of a week-long countdown. We could do something starting next week... like a day by day "This time NEXT WEEK We will be..."? What do you think? I could just give them a card with some details each day? NOT sure yet... decisions decisions!!!! :rolleyes: It will come this weekend I am sure! I have to go get some supplies to finish my FEs today, so I will definitely be thinking CRUISE... :boat:

More details and pics to start coming! I am finishing FINALLY, SERIOUSLY, REALLY!!! My Summer TR.... :lmao: Come check that out if you are interested, we were on the Dream for part of it! :thumbsup2 ALSO, I have to check with SOONERgirl, to see if we are ready to start our F & W, MNSSHP extravaganza!!!

Charleston Princess 11-05-2011 07:40 AM

Hurray for two weeks!!! That means in two weeks we will be on Thanksgiving break! I need it!

Sounds like a fun weekend of finishing the TR and working on FE stuff.

jenjolt 11-05-2011 08:23 AM

LOL all of us teachers are thinking alike...my first thought was WHOA...Thanksgiving is two weeks away WOOT WOOT!!!

You are so creative I have no doubt that your idea to tell the boys will be superb and I can't wait to see how you do it!!

Happydog 11-05-2011 08:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Charleston Princess (Post 43156435)
Hurray for two weeks!!! That means in two weeks we will be on Thanksgiving break! I need it!

Sounds like a fun weekend of finishing the TR and working on FE stuff.

I know!!! So much fun!!! You definitely will enjoy your break I have no doubt, and I will be wishing I was drinking peppermint mochas, too!!!! :goodvibes

I just can't believe it is almost here!!! Thanksgiving??!! :eek: That means DECEMBER!!!! :faint:

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Originally Posted by jenjolt (Post 43156686)
LOL all of us teachers are thinking alike...my first thought was WHOA...Thanksgiving is two weeks away WOOT WOOT!!!

You are so creative I have no doubt that your idea to tell the boys will be superb and I can't wait to see how you do it!!


Thanks Jen! I still have to send you some info, and I will! I just got back from a little work trip so I have not had my head screwed on straight since we got back from WDW!!!!

YES, can you believe it is coming up so quick!!! :goodvibes

I am thinking about my plans, don't worry.... :stir:


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