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lvjen777 01-03-2013 03:18 PM

Pixie Dust Overload - the day I won One More Disney Day
Hi Everyone :wave2:. I’ve been on the DIS for quite a while, but usually in the form of a lurker, and not really a poster. However, I really love reading trip reports & looking at everyone’s pictures & stories. I figured I’d finally give writing my own trip report a go since I finally had a fun story to tell …… So here’s goes nothing!!

I’ll introduce myself and my family first, then I’ll tell you our One More Disney Day story ..pixiedust:

I’m Jennifer (but usually just Jen). I never did much traveling as a child and never got to do Disney growing up (tragic, right?), but don’t worry… I have been busy making up for my childhood Disney absence now as an adult! I love all things Disney, as well as photography, blogging & scrapbooking. I usually read all sorts of Disney websites daily and love daydreaming about and planning our next Disney trip (even when we don’t have one booked). Since we live in Nevada, we mostly go to DL, but we’ve also been to WDW once in 2010.

DBF – Andy. We’ve been together 7+yrs. On the outside, he pretends he doesn’t love Disney, but I know he really does, (really!). He enjoys the rides & food, but most importantly enjoys the fact that I super-plan all our trips, and all he has to do is show up. :) Besides all that, our trips get him out of work, so what’s not to love??? He really is a trooper though, and puts up with all my Disney obsessions (which probably only got worse after OMDD ::yes::)

DS – Tyler. He’s 11 and a really great kid (and not just because I'm saying so). His first trip to DL was when he was 3 years old, and he’s always loved Disney.. Now that he’s older, according to him the taller, faster and/or wetter the ride, the better. This year he wrote in a school essay that I was a “psycho Disney mom”. I hope his teacher understood he meant psycho in the good way. :) (full disclosure - That essay was written during the Mom's Panel application process, (Round2 for me this year) so I'm quite sure psycho could've been partially accurate, LOL.):faint:

DD (as in Daughter/slash/Dog) - Rylee. She is a yellow lab. I can't believe I almost forgot to include her here. She is the one thing I probably have as many photos of as Disney. :) Our Ryles is probably the only reason we don't do DL more -- She is such an important part of our family & so completely spoiled... The boys always miss her terribly whenever we're away.

Here we are at our last stay at the Grand Californian:

lvjen777 01-03-2013 03:19 PM


The BEST day ever
The BEST day ever - part two
Decision Time
The Waiting Game
The Wait is Over
Getting Ready
Day One (part one)
Day One (part two)
Day Two
Day Three (part one)
Day Three (part two)
Day Four (part one)
Day Four (part two)
Day Five (part one)
Day Five (part two)
Day Six (part one)
Day Six (part two)
Day Seven (part one)
Day Seven (part two) / Conclusion
My Trip Scrapbook


lvjen777 01-03-2013 03:39 PM

some photos
Warning: I am photography obsessed, and I have loads of prized Disney photos...

Here are some pics from our past trips .......

of course he loves Disney, why do you ask?

back when my child was sweet, young & innocent...

a little less young, a little less innocent, LOL

and a couple of my favorite photos from around the parks.. There are so many beautiful things to photograph in the parks.. Doesn't everyone have Disney Park photos hanging in their houses like me?

luckylady 01-03-2013 03:47 PM

I'm in.

arbolita 01-03-2013 05:09 PM

Following! Very excited to finally see a TR for one of the OMDD winners =)

wiigirl 01-03-2013 05:13 PM

In! popcorn::

disneynan 01-03-2013 05:22 PM

Thanks for posting. So excited to read a trip report from a winner!

natebenma 01-03-2013 06:32 PM

What a great time to start this report, just as we are getting all excited about the new giveaway.

Love your pictures from past trips!

I'm in!


lvjen777 01-03-2013 07:02 PM


Originally Posted by natebenma (Post 47071841)
What a great time to start this report, just as we are getting all excited about the new giveaway.

Love your pictures from past trips!

I'm in!


Dee, How fun that you're here!

*(SPOILER ALERT)* : Your awesome resort threads have been super helpful to us!....

saintstickets 01-03-2013 09:44 PM

Sign me up coach...I'm in and looking forward to your TR!

suevr 01-03-2013 10:41 PM

Great pre-trip report Jen. I can't wait to hear how your trip goes. I really should write my own trip report but I'm such a procrastinator. ;)

tinkerbellmagic 01-03-2013 10:42 PM


Originally Posted by disneynan (Post 47071112)
Thanks for posting. So excited to read a trip report from a winner!

Ditto!!! I'm looking forward to your trip report. Starting off great already! :thumbsup2

lvjen777 01-03-2013 10:47 PM

I guess I should mention that this isn't my first win from a Disney sweepstakes..

Before y'all get out your torches & pitchforks, let me explain. My first contest win was a sweepstakes for a Disney trip a few years back, which was sponsored by a dental company. Nope, I didn't win the trip.. what I did win was............500 dental flossers!! :laughing:Seriously, I just kept pulling more and more flossers out of the box, it was pretty funny. And yes, I'm still using them.

My second win was another runner-up prize. Let me tell you, when you receive a fancy letter saying you won a Disney 'something', your heart stops & you cannot read that letter fast enough.. I finally got all the way to the bottom of the letter... and I was the lucky runner-up winner of... a Disney coloring book (value $2). :banana:

Both times, I was just happy to win something/anything. Never in a million years did I think I'd ever really win anything big in my lifetime. However, all that changed on February 20, 2012.....................

caralyn817 01-03-2013 11:00 PM

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

ohboyx3 01-03-2013 11:08 PM

Can't wait to read

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