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Leshaface 12-19-2012 05:07 PM

Our First Trip as Parents! December 2012 TR - 8/6 OMG a TR link!
 
Hello and welcome to my WDW TR!

Just a little bit of info before we get started:

This trip was a first for many things. Might as well number them off since there are so many!

1) First time - going to WDW when the Christmas decorations are up!

2) First time - staying at WDW using our DVC! We just became members in April with our home resort being AKL. I always told my DH that the next trip we would take to WDW was going to be at a Deluxe resort (our first trip was Pop, then our second was Coronado Springs). Little did we know, that we would be DVC owners by the time we stayed at a Deluxe!

3) First time - going to WDW for my mom. She hasn't been on a plane since 1996 and she was hoping to keep it like that for the rest of her life. However, she had promised me and my DH once, that once we had a baby, she would come with us to WDW. Welp, that time came sooner then expected!

4) First time - going to WDW with a baby! My DH and I just had our first baby boy, born on October 2, 2012 :cool1:

If you want to check out my PTR, here is the link. It's mostly a bunch of back and forth conversations between friends, with updates here and there about the trip and my pregnancy.

The Details:

AKV 1 Bedroom - December 8, 2012
AKV Studio Savannah View - December 9 - 11, 2012 - Quick Service Dining
BWV 1 Bedroom Pool View - December 12 - 14, 2012 - Deluxe Dining

The Cast:

DH (29) and me (28)

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DS (2 months) and mom (unknown) :lmao:

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Let's get started!

Leshaface 12-19-2012 05:09 PM

Chapters
 
Leaving for LA
The Plane Ride!...dun dun dun!
Checking into our 1 Bedroom at Kidani!
Downtown Disney Madness!

Sunday, December 9, 2012
Animal Kingdom Day!
Yak & Yeti and a 'Special' Vine
A Safari
Studio Savannah View
Osborne Lights
A Dis Meet!

Monday, December 10, 2012
Epcot!
An outfit change and some Tequila
A new character meet and a Christmas story
Dinner and an invisible rain storm?
Shopping and PP pics!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Awkward Photopass Pictures
A short MK visit and a Gingerbread House
Food and Shopping
Storybook Circus
Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party - Part 1
MVMCP - Part 2 - An Awkward Character Meet and Fireworks!
MVMCP - Part 3 - Little Men and a Parade
MVMCP - Part 4 - More Parade and Friendly Bears
MVMCP - Part 5 - Castle Pictures

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
What...A...Morning!
Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater & Meeko!
An Unknown ToT Character
California Grill

Thursday, December 13, 2012
Via Napoli
Tutto Gusto and Sake! But not in the same place...
Pick A Pearl....or three!
Oh no, not more alcohol!
Yachtsman - We made it!

Friday, December 14, 2012
Rides and a Schedule Change
Kona Cafe
The Best Flight Ever!
Flying Fish
Last Night at Epcot

Saturday, December 15, 2012
Final Day

monica23535 12-19-2012 05:16 PM

I'm here of course!

Leshaface 12-19-2012 05:17 PM

Leaving for LA
 
Friday, December 7, 2012

DH was working today but it was only a half day, so we decided the night before that I would drop him off at work, and then my DM, DS, and I would pick him up on our way down to LA (he works 30 minutes South of where we live, so we thought this would save us some time to try and beat the 5 o’clock LA traffic)

Packing the car was a NIGHTMARE! We took my mom’s 2012 Volvo S80 for the drive down and when she originally purchased it, she loved how roomy it was. Welp, when you try to stuff 4 large suitcases, 3 carry-on’s, a diaper bag, a stroller, a car seat, a baby, and 3 adults into it, this car was clearly too small! I should have taken a picture; it was ridiculous! :crowded:

But we managed to stuff everything in, pick up DH from work and make it to LA, with no traffic thank goodness, by 5:00pm.

My DB and Dsil had stayed at the Holiday Inn Express near the airport, so we decided to stay here for the Stay, Park, and Fly rate. For $200, we were able to stay one night before our departure flight and leave our car there for 8 days! I think it was totally worth it instead of getting up the following morning at 2:30am to make the drive down for our 6:55am flight.

We all relaxed for a bit and hung out, then DH and I went out in search of food and found an In-n-Out. Not exactly DH’s cup of tea (what a PSYCHO!) but he settled for it anyway. We brought it back to the room and ate, relaxed, and being silly.

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It was around 9pm and my mom started getting antsy (especially since we had an 8th floor view of the airplanes coming in) so she knocked back some of the Brandy that we had packed for her in a flask. She also brought along some Portuguese Anise in an empty water bottle since she had no available flasks :rotfl2:. She took a swig of that too. Poor mom! For those of you that don't know, my mom ABSOLUTELY HATES flying. So she needs all the help she can get, and that help happens to be in the form of a little alcohol:thumbsup2

We all went to bed around 10:30pm to wake up at 4:00am for our 5:30am shuttle pickup!

Leshaface 12-19-2012 05:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by monica23535 (Post 46958574)
I'm here of course!

Hi Monica! Great to see you here!:cool1:

disneybarbie 12-19-2012 05:32 PM

Subscribing! Great start :goodvibes:

Emma xx

MEK 12-19-2012 06:18 PM

Subbing.

Congratulations on your new addition. Your baby is adorable.

And congratulations on your DVC purchase and stay. What a nice long trip. Looking forward to hearing all about it.

tinkgurl 12-19-2012 06:27 PM

I'm here!! :cool1:

Reberella 12-19-2012 06:28 PM

Following along! Your son is adorable by the way (:

Dream426 12-19-2012 06:38 PM

Yay!! Great start. My mom is the same way about flying. Nothing helps her.

franandaj 12-19-2012 06:44 PM

I'm here! And I even made the first page! :banana:

holleypie 12-19-2012 08:11 PM

Staying near the airport sounds much better than getting up at 2:30am. Ewwww. Definitely worth it!

Can't wait to hear all about your trip! :)

Dugette 12-19-2012 08:53 PM

I'm here and so excited to hear all about Calvin's first trip to WDW!

dramaqueenemj22 12-19-2012 09:03 PM

Hi, I'm going to sub. Your family is beautiful. Can't wait to hear more.

Pinkocto 12-19-2012 09:22 PM

I'm here for the newest adventure! Can't wait to hear all about it :)


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