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mickeystoontown 06-11-2012 03:58 PM

Excuse me, you'll need to see security. What has Mickeystoontown done? Update 3/25x2
The Intros

Well Howdy there folks! (Psst.....This is where ya’ll yell back a hearty HOWDY!) Welcome to the latest trip report from Mickeystoontown! Guess the only way to start off the trip report is with a proper introduction.

I guess since I’m the Chief bottle washer, fry cook, clothes washer, trip planner, schedule keeper, etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc., I’ll start with me. Sorry that I got a little carried away on the “etcs.” but I sometimes feel like I do it all and nobody listens to my complaints so I thought I’d just stick in a few etcs. so I could get them off my chest. What? Ya’ll don’t want to hear my complaints either? :confused3 Shoot! Back to the intros.

Hey! I’m Lisa a/k/a Mickeystoontown. I’m a 46 year young mother to two amazing children (Lacey and Hunter), a Mama Lisa to a wonderful son-in-law (Jesse) and a wife to my loving husband (John). I’m a paralegal by day and a trip planner by day AND night. Heck, I plan Disney trips in my dreams which is probably why I always wake up feeling like I could sleep another two or three hours. :faint: My hobbies, other than planning Disney trips, are baking, camping, working in the garden and hosting get-togethers so we can spend time with friends and family. I also sew backsacks and little girls’ dresses to help fund our Disney obsession.

Next up on our list of family members is my hubby, John. John is also 46 years old and is as much of a Disney lover as I am even if he won’t readily admit it. He tries to act all nonchalant whenever I talk about Disney but let somebody else ask a Disney vacation question and the man can spout out Disney facts like nobody’s business. John and I own a cabinet shop and John also works at a commercial cabinet shop. John is an outdoors kind of guy and could stay outside all day long if he could. He likes to work in the yard, work in the garden, work in the shop...sounds like a lot of work doesn’t it? He likes it though so I guess there’s nothing wrong with that. But, it also explains why he always feels like he could sleep another hour or two. :faint:

Here’s a picture of John and I taken during our 2011 Disney trip. It’s not the greatest of pics but I was too lazy to keep going through Photobucket to find a better one.

Let’s move on to the next couple in our family of five. That couple would be Lacey and Jesse. They married in August of 2011 in Georgia...yep, 580.61 miles from our home State of Louisiana which was a big pain in the rear end. Those two better stay married forever and always ‘cause I won’t be doing any long distance wedding planning ever again. The two of them met each other while they were both attending Mission Georgia Master’s Commission and fell in love. (Did I hear a collective sigh and some awww’s out there?) Lacey and Jesse now live in Knoxville, Tennessee which is over 600 miles away so we don’t get to see them as often as we would like. They are both very active in their church and do as much mission work as they possibly can. Up until Lacey began going to Master’s Commission, she traveled to Disney World every year so she’s a veteran Disneyer (yes, I made that word up and I think I’m going to patent it ‘cause I like it). Jesse, however, had only been once with his school choir and it was a whirlwind trip that included all four parks in just one day.

Lacey and Jesse waiting in line for Pirates of the Caribbean:

Rounding out our band of outlaws, I mean, family, is our son, Hunter. Hunter turned 15 years old the day we boarded the Disney Dream. He’s my Disney buddy and doesn’t mind it one little bit if I talk about Disney 24/7. Hunter will be starting high school in the Fall and is a tad nervous. However, the boy never meets a stranger and is a jokester :joker: so I don’t see making new friends being a problem at all. Hunter's hobbies include playing his X-Box 360 Live, playing the viola, acoustic and electric guitar and the keyboard and also cup stacking.

Just look at how relaxed Hunter looks while just chillin’ at the Caribbean Beach Resort:

For those of you who have read my past trip reports, you know that the pictures that I just posted are very tame when compared to previous reports. We like to do a little dancing :banana:, a little jumping :yay: and a whole lotta acting silly while together. :crazy: I will be posting pictures that reflect us in the best light and pictures that make us look downright c-r-a-z-y. :crazy2: But, we are who we are and if I’m going to tell the story of our adventures, then I’m gonna tell it all and show it all to you...the good, the bad and the ugly. And, honey, there are some Ugly pictures (somehow they are mostly of me even though I'm the picture taker :confused3), I can assure you.

Over the years, we’ve made some of the most wonderful memories...Hunter toddling down Main Street...Lacey riding her first rollercoaster....John and I celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary....John getting his toe broken in a drive-by scooter tooth falling out in the middle of The Electric Umbrella....getting stuck on Test Track....nearly running over a woman and child with a surrey bike...... You know, beautiful, warm and fuzzy memories that will last a lifetime. :lmao:

This was our 17th trip to Walt Disney World, our 7th and 8th stays at the Caribbean Beach Resort and our very first cruise. So, what did we cruise virgins think of our first cruise? Did we have the time of our lives? How did Jesse fair on his first trip to the “world” with his in-laws? What the heck does my trip report title mean? Stick around and you’ll see. Get ready for a hand-clappin’, foot stompin’, security vistin’ good time with Mickeystoontown and Her Gang!

Oh and if you get antsy and wanna read something while I'm writing up my next installment, check out my pre-trip report (Mickeystoontown's Gang hits the Bahamas & WDW! Who gets choked or stuck this time?) for more details on how the trip came about, where we were staying, etc. I've been told that it's a pretty funny read. Here's the link:

For handy dandy links to my installments see post number 8.

**Up next: Details, details, details

Curiouser&curiouser! 06-11-2012 04:10 PM

Am I first? I am never first!

Now to go back and read it! Be right back!

Okay . . I'm back! HOWDY!
I have read all of your trip reports (at least I think I have read them all) though I don't comment too much. I am determined to change that with this one!

KatMark 06-11-2012 04:12 PM

Well, I didn't make first this time, but I'm here. Now back to read. :goodvibes

****Great intros, Lisa. As you know, I love your family, and I can't wait to see how it all went and how Jesse enjoyed it.

cinderella crazy 06-11-2012 04:14 PM

I'm definitely in! Can't wait to hear all about it!

Victoriasmom98 06-11-2012 04:17 PM

I'm here! I'm here!!! Let the tr start!!! :cloud9:

Bethislucy 06-11-2012 04:31 PM

yay you started. ;)

deedeew80 06-11-2012 04:32 PM

Hi Lisa!!! I'm here!!!!! Oh boy! This sounds like it's going to be intetesting!!!!!

mickeystoontown 06-11-2012 04:36 PM

Well, poop, I meant to save the second post for chapter links but I forgot. :idea: Saving this spot for them.

The Intros:

Details, Details, Details!:

On the Road Again! I just cant wait to get on the road again.....:

Should I have left our fate up to the Disney Gods or should I have made a request?

Why have we never tried this before?:

Would it be shorter this way or that way?:

Oh my gosh, this is so much food but its so good! :

RinkyTinky said to bring change and lots of it! Grab the change bag, I see a toll booth! :

Surprise Hunter! Its your birthday! What the heck is that smell?

Aft? Forward? Starboard? Where the heck do we go?

Is that a.....? Look over there! Isn't that a sign of good luck?:

How the name of this trip report came about! Im a criminal! Ive got a record now!

What shall we Sea and See today? Amazing scenery? Beautiful sea life? Armed Port Police?

Under the Sea! Under the Sea! Darling its better down where its wetter! Wait a minute...Were going to get wet?

Now I Know How the People On The Amazing Race Feel! Look Out!:

Sunsets, smiles & snails! Snails?

Arrrgh! Shiver Me Timbers! Its Arrrrrkansas! :

Bustin a move and dancin like nobodys looking....except a few hundred people!

Ahh, this is what I call paradise! Gosh darn the waters cold!

What flew up her butt? Is this a landing strip?

Burning! Believing! Boo-hooing!

You gave the guy how much? Heading back to our home away from home!

Soarin over California and eatin in Italy!

Jesus! Is that Jesus? Why it certainly is!

Blood, Sweat & Ghouls

Did you bring me any crawfish honey?

Oh my gosh Mom! You look like Hannibal Lector!

Im watching! Always watching!

Who knew a knee brace could be so entertaining? And a severe case of the giggles!

They did the dash. The Toy Story Dash! They did the dash! (Sung to the tune of Monster Mash because its almost Halloween.)

Raindrops, props and catastrophes!

I feel the need....the need for speed! Step on it already!

Will you stop this foolishness? What foolishness would you like to see?

Ooh ooh! Can I have one of those? Pretty pleeeze with a coffee on top?

Seriously? Did he just lick her face?

Why is it that I always look like death warmed over when I meet a Diser?

Snacking from R-2's head and that was freaking Fantasmic!

Thats a backsack not a jock strap!

Awww! Its a baby! Not another butt shot!

I wonder if theyll leave if I simply ignore them?

Who knew a leotard could look so good on a man?

Who gives a flip if a tree branch falls on me? I wanna see the tree!

Yall wanna ride Expedition Everest? Not Yeti!

Whatd yall do on the trek? Oh, just hung around, watched animals poop and prayed!

There are rats coming out of that flower pot! And theres a snake!

Singing the blues and swinging from the rafters!

Is that Clark W. Griswold, Jr?

Searching for my lost shaker of salt!

Our evil devious plan to trick unsuspecting victims!

Oooh baby, look at that big fat hairy guy right there! I soooo want him!

I so hope that we don't lose our teeth on these things!

Knock knock! Whos there? Me! Me who? Mickeystoontown thats who!

John takes napping to a whole 'nother level!

Why dont we fry them up now and serve them with chips?

Why are there trees in Epcot anyway?

And THIS is why I will never leave Hunter in Jesses care!

Animal Control! Animal Control! We need Animal Control!

I hurt my butt! You wanna kiss my butt?

Aruba, Jamaica, oooh I wanna take ya!

Jesse and Hunter share a Titanic moment! Im Flying Hunter!

Dude! Seriously? Who has that kind of money?

Dining to the whirl of straw fans and the beat of steel drums

Im singing in the rain! Just singing in the rain! What a glorious feeling!

I'm Singing in the Rain! Continued

My Singing in the Rain tour continues much to the dismay of others 'cause I can't carry a tune to save my life!

I have a ziplock bag and I WILL use it!

Is that caterpillar smoking a hookah? This is Disney right?

Oooh! Aaah! Oh! Oh, for real, I need a tissue!

You two are total woosies!

Where can I get a weinee at 1 in the morning?

Let me take one more picture! Just one more! Okay! So two more! Two more!

Life is a highway! Were gonna drive it all flippin' day long!

**We took a road trip to Hot Springs, Arkansas the weekend of August 10th and I'm writing a trip report on that trip as well.

Road Trippin Anniversary to Arkansas!

Rollercoasters and Lazy Rivers!

A Hole in One and dangling table legs!

I was chosen by House Party to host the A&E Duck Dynasty Ducked Out House Party and I posted lots of pictures of the festivities:

rndmr2 06-11-2012 04:38 PM

So glad to see you started your TR!! Great title, can't wait to hear all about your trip! :dance3:

...going back to read now...

ETA: Yay! :yay: I made it to the first page!

mickeystoontown 06-11-2012 04:43 PM


Originally Posted by Curiouser&curiouser! (Post 45150965)
Am I first? I am never first!

Now to go back and read it! Be right back!

Okay . . I'm back! HOWDY!
I have read all of your trip reports (at least I think I have read them all) though I don't comment too much. I am determined to change that with this one!

And Howdy to you first poster! I sure hope that you will post whenever you have time.


Originally Posted by KatMark (Post 45150985)
Well, I didn't make first this time, but I'm here. Now back to read. :goodvibes

****Great intros, Lisa. As you know, I love your family, and I can't wait to see how it all went and how Jesse enjoyed it.

Hey Kathy, I'm glad that you're hear to read about our latest adventures.


Originally Posted by cinderella crazy (Post 45151012)
I'm definitely in! Can't wait to hear all about it!

Thanks for joining in!


Originally Posted by Victoriasmom98 (Post 45151056)
I'm here! I'm here!!! Let the tr start!!! :cloud9:

Welcome! I hope to get another installment written up sooner rather than later.

elder 06-11-2012 04:48 PM

Yay! Just what I needed to help those Disney vacation blues!!! I can't wait to read all about it!!!!!!!:banana:

natebenma 06-11-2012 04:51 PM

Here! Here!! Here!!!

I've been waiting for this one!



ETA: Howdy!!!

and I forgot to add a post for links in my first TR so I just added the chapter links in my first post. But post 8 is fine, too!!!

shan23877 06-11-2012 05:15 PM

Yay! I'm in. I can't wait to hear all about it. :woohoo:

And, I like the way you handled that troll. :thumbsup2

Bridora 06-11-2012 05:16 PM

Yay! So glad you've started your TR!

2nd page--and I thought I was early! :)

Grumpy's Wife 06-11-2012 05:29 PM

I've enjoyed your other trip reports and I'm sure this one will be just as good.:goodvibes

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