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cogero 10-21-2013 10:51 AM

2014 here we come... WDW, a cruise, F&G and more!!!
 
Hi my name is Chiara and I am a certified Disney Addict, my first trip was in 1976. I love all things Disney. It is our preferred vacation destination.

I am married to my best friend and love of my life Gerard. G has slowly embraced my Disney obsession. He is the money guy and it was his decision to buy into DVC in 2008.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...ps63a0a148.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...psd80394fa.jpg

We are the proud parents of 3 kiddoís

Chiara Michelle is almost 12 (she will be 12 on Sunday) She loves all things Disney. Her favorite Characters are Belle and Stitch. She is a wonderful child who is an excellent student and loves to Dance. This year instead of dancing competively she decided to concentrate on school work, only take her regular classes and join the running club at the middle school because dancing 6 hours a week wasnít enough!

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James is our next child he will be 6 in November. He is my special boy. He has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), verbal apraxia is nonverbal and a couple of other issues. J loves Disney. He is venturing into the big rides. On our last trip he went on Test Track for the first time. We take joy in the small things with J. Disney allows us to have a normal vacation.

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Finally we have Samantha otherwise known as Sami. Sami is our surprise baby, actually Jimmy was our surprise baby but Sami was an even bigger surprise. Sami is 4 months old now and she is our princess. All my kids are spoiled but I can see Sami being the most spoiled. We never thought we would have her and my pregnancy was a bit rough but she was worth it all.

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I love PTRís and I love the planning. My last pre- trip report encompassed 2012 and 2013 so I thought it was time to start a new PTR. This PTR will encompass all my trips for 2014. So far we have 3 booked (have to make those Annual Passes pay off)

It is my place to ask opinions, show our plans and show some of our customs for the trip.

I look forward to getting to know you all and if you are joining in again welcome.

cogero 10-21-2013 10:52 AM

Reserved for Trip dates...

So here is a list of our trips that we already have booked.

February 17-20 WDW at BWV.
February 20-23 a 3 Day Cruise on the Disney Dream (need to remember to book another cruise while on board)

April 12-17 WDW at Kidani in a 2BR Standard (I think) decided to be cheap with points this time around.

August 24 - 29th WDW at Kidani in a 2BR but am going to try for BC or BW at 7 months.

We are planning one more and it will most likely be for Thanksgiving since it doesn't look like October is going to work out.

blessedmom4 10-21-2013 11:00 AM

Sitting on hold with the MD office and saw this pop up! So excited for you, now to read when I can concentrate!

NiniMorris 10-21-2013 11:06 AM

I'm here, I'm here! LOL

KatMark 10-21-2013 11:16 AM

Saw your post on FB and am joining in. You have a lovely family.

DMGeurts 10-21-2013 11:29 AM

I am totally here!!!!!! Cannot wait to hear all about all of your trips!

D~

wiigirl 10-21-2013 11:36 AM

Following along! :)

cogero 10-21-2013 11:50 AM

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Originally Posted by blessedmom4 (Post 49885735)
Sitting on hold with the MD office and saw this pop up! So excited for you, now to read when I can concentrate!

Welcome Judy so glad to see you.

Quote:

Originally Posted by NiniMorris (Post 49885799)
I'm here, I'm here! LOL

Yeah glad you saw it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by KatMark (Post 49885903)
Saw your post on FB and am joining in. You have a lovely family.

Welcome.

Quote:

Originally Posted by DMGeurts (Post 49886036)
I am totally here!!!!!! Cannot wait to hear all about all of your trips!

D~

hey D glad you made it over here.

Quote:

Originally Posted by wiigirl (Post 49886125)
Following along! :)

Welcome.

I look forward to getting to know everyone. Also it will be good to know I am not talking to myself though I have been known to do that.

cogero 10-22-2013 08:02 AM

so our first trip of 2014 begins with a stay at Boardwalk Villas. I am debating changing our 1BR into a 2BR because I would like the extra bathroom. We have enough points but I need to check availability since it is presidents week.

We are pretty much stuck traveling during school holidays as DD is in an honors program and taking a some 8th grade level courses since next year her class will be taking 9th grade courses.

We won't have FP+ set up until we get there as we will need to renew our annual passes. Since it is a short trip it shouldn't be too bad and DH and DD are okay riding things single rider.

We already have our flights for February and will be arriving at 9:18am on 2/17/13 We are hoping our room is ready when we get there.

We are also trying to figure out if we are going to have our owners lockers delivered and we probably will. I also will need to schedule a stroller rental for this trip.

How about a picture from our first Disney cruise?
Look how small MIss C was
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...R/DSC00963.jpg

and one of C and J
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...R/DSC00994.jpg

I need to find a couple others I know there are more :) Off to work on a Disney quilt block for my cousin.

KatMark 10-22-2013 08:37 AM

Love early arrivals into Orlando. We are trying Boardwalk Villas for the first time in 42 days.

I haven't tried it yet, but when I called Disney about Fastpass+, I was told there was a number I could put in that would allow me to do my Fasptass+ and pick up my AP's when we get there (I have the certificate for them as I already ordered them back in September). I'm waiting until I get the notice that I have the Magic Bands.

DMGeurts 10-22-2013 09:32 AM

I just love the photos of Miss C and little J... How adorable! I cannot believe how much they have grown!!! WOW!!!!

D~

blessedmom4 10-22-2013 01:10 PM


I would love to try an Epcot resort, I hope you can get the bigger room, that would be wonderful. The pics are adorable as always. ONE OF THESE DAYS I WILL be in Florida when you are...but I THINK you are overdue for a trip to Charlotte...just saying...:rolleyes1

cogero 10-22-2013 03:21 PM

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Originally Posted by KatMark (Post 49893973)
Love early arrivals into Orlando. We are trying Boardwalk Villas for the first time in 42 days.

I haven't tried it yet, but when I called Disney about Fastpass+, I was told there was a number I could put in that would allow me to do my Fasptass+ and pick up my AP's when we get there (I have the certificate for them as I already ordered them back in September). I'm waiting until I get the notice that I have the Magic Bands.

This will be our 3rd trip staying at Boardwalk. I really like the BCV but they are super hard to get into. I just love that area.

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Originally Posted by DMGeurts (Post 49894432)
I just love the photos of Miss C and little J... How adorable! I cannot believe how much they have grown!!! WOW!!!!

D~

I know when I saw this picture I was like Whoa C doesn't really look like that anymore.

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Originally Posted by blessedmom4 (Post 49896341)

I would love to try an Epcot resort, I hope you can get the bigger room, that would be wonderful. The pics are adorable as always. ONE OF THESE DAYS I WILL be in Florida when you are...but I THINK you are overdue for a trip to Charlotte...just saying...:rolleyes1

I know I want to get back to Charlotte but schedules have been so crazy. We are going to try for a race weekend. I told DH I want to spend about a week in that area.

I am waiting for J to get home. I have a few things I am supposed to be working on and I really need to get Sami up for a feeding.

DMGeurts 10-22-2013 05:31 PM

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Originally Posted by cogero (Post 49885647)
Hi my name is Chiara and I am a certified Disney Addict.

I forgot to ask this before - but where did you get your Disney Addict Certification??? I think I need to be certified too... :rolleyes1

:rotfl:

D~

cogero 10-23-2013 09:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DMGeurts (Post 49899002)
I forgot to ask this before - but where did you get your Disney Addict Certification??? I think I need to be certified too... :rolleyes1

:rotfl:

D~

Well everyone says I am a Disney addict so I decided I should be certified ;)

So not much on the planning the past couple of days. I have been busy working on the ugly quilt blocks. I have 2.5 done so only 6.5 to go. I think part of the problem besides the fabric I don't like is the fact that there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to the characters. So far I have finished Alice and Mrs. Potts. Snow White is almost done. Then I have Dumbo, Tinkerbell, Lady, Mary Poppins, Cinderella's Castle with some wording and something else.

I will finally have pictures of a treat bag I finished in the morning.

I also need to upload my pictures from the trip a couple of weeks ago. I just haven't done it because I am traumatized about it.

How about an old picture from 2012 I think. C in Downtown Disney I really need to find the picture I have of C on our first trip.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...012PTR/033.jpg

and here is a real blast from the past I think this is in 2005.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3.../chipdalec.jpg


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