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Old 02-03-2008, 10:38 PM   #1
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May 2008--Everything's Coming Up Roses -- COMPLETE

Hello! We are a family of three going back to BCV May 3-12. Come along on my PTR -- share your thoughts, see my crafts and have some fun!

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UPDATES
2/4/08 ADRs - #21
2/10/08 Schedule - #69
3/16/08 Disney ABC Book -- Cover and Back #198
4/1/08 Letters A through F - #233
4/4/08 Countdown to Disney Calendar - #242
4/21/08 Disney ABC Book - #309
4/27/08 LGMH, Door Sign and Tie Dye T-shirts - #365
4/28/08 Final Schedule - #380
4/29/08 Brief Itinerary Album - #402

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5/18/08 Chapter 1a - What We Missed #471
5/18/08 Chapter 1b - What We Didn't Miss - QUIZ #481
5/19/08 Chapter 2a - Fly Me to Orlando #533
5/20/08 Chapter 2b - Meet Me at MK #561
5/31/08 Chapter 3a, Page 41 - Beach Club Here We Come #614
6/3/08 Chapter 3b, Page 42 - Going with the "Flow" (hee hee) #623
6/9/08 Chapter 4a, Page 46 - A Shore Good Time #686
6/13/08 Chapter 4b, Page 47 - Shore Good Eats #695
6/22/08 Chap 5a, Page 48, Riding Dumbo -- Do or Die #712
6/22/08 Chap 5b, Page 49 Disney Book Comes Alive #717
6/29/08 Chap 5c, Page 51 Meeting Dissers #758
7/8/08 Chap 6a, Page 54 First Mickey Ice Cream Bar!! #808
7/17/08 Chap 6b, Page 57 Shopping and Princess Dinner #853
7/17/08 Chap 7 Poly Pics and Posing
7/24/08 Chap 8a Toon Disney #872, Pg 59
7/29/08 Chap 8b Pirates and Princess Oh My! #888, Pg 60
8/8/08 Chap 9a The 'Wild' Segway Tour #906, Pg, 61
8/15/08 Chap 10 Toy Story Mania #928, Pg 62
8/20/08 Ultrasound Photo Pg 63, #940
8/20/08 Chap 11 Last Day and Finally the Dream TEAM!! #950, Pg 64
8'21/08 Chap 12 LESSONS LEARNED #956, Pg 64


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We are going during the Flower and Garden show and both DH and I love plants & flowers so we are excited to stop and smell the roses along the way!

Since purchasing DVC a year ago, our planning for Disney has been so much easier -- we love having our own room and one for DD in our 1BR villa, plus kitchen, dining table, sofa/chairs, w/d. And of course, it's a wonderful treat not having to pay for a room each year!

So as I'm excitedly waiting our trip, it just seems like everything is coming up roses for us!

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I guess a second title would be, "Two by Two", since this trip will have a lot of "seconds" for us.

It's our 2nd DVC stay

My 2nd time at the Flower and Garden Show.

My 2 yo will be so much more into Disney this time.

This is our 2nd time to go with my parents. (Don't you just love DD's "animal" face?)


We are eating 2 times at Le Cellier since we liked it so much our past 2 times we ate there.

We'll do the Photopass again (#2) this time and I hope to reserve the GF Photosession again (#2).

And who knows? maybe we'll be blessed with getting pregnant between now and then with baby #2.

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Originally we were going to go back to WDW in September. We went in 2007 and really loved the low crowds and Toddler Magic Hour in MK. We also bought annual passes b/c we knew we wanted to go again in 2008.

At the same time, we are trying for kid #2 and needed to plan our vacation so I wouldn't be 7-9 months pregnant. Then my parents said they were going back in late April/early May, so we decided to go in May as well. Our dates only overlap for 4-5 days so we are not sharing a 2BR villa this trip, but hopefully BCV can arrange for them to be close by.

I've made our ADRs, planned out our park days, reserved the rental car and started the PTR!

I'm still waiting for a cheaper flight -- yeah, I know this is a guessing game but I'm hoping JetBlue, SW or United will start a travel war for spring.

Also, we plan to fly in May 3 (BCV doesn't start until May 4) so I need to reserve a room for one night. Last time we got a tremendous deal of $45 on priceline for the Best Western Lake Buena Vista in DTD with Epcot view. Either we'll Priceline again or we'll stay at one of the Value resorts we haven't been to before.

I'm hoping to do a bunch more crafts (you may remember some of these from my Sept TR):
- tie dye shirts
- autograph book
- itinerary book
- LGMH with googly eyes (actually have a ton of these leftover)
- Large LGMH for stroller and Baggalini
- Sign for room door with place for folks to make comments
- Countdown calendar for DD

That's my list so far. I have more ideas but we'll see if I get the rest done first!

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Hi Marshay! I'm here for your PTR!
You have eagle-eyes! I was going to send a "hey, check me out" post on TrentMom's TR but you beat me!
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You have eagle-eyes! I was going to send a "hey, check me out" post on TrentMom's TR but you beat me!
I don't know what got into me, I'm on the ball tonight! I'm usually the last one to join in on these things. Now, hurry up and pimp yourself over at Trentmom's so you can get all the infamous posters over here.
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I don't know what got into me, I'm on the ball tonight! I'm usually the last one to join in on these things. Now, hurry up and pimp yourself over at Trentmom's so you can get all the infamous posters over here.
Just did!! I'm sure Sharkey won't mind...too much!!
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Oh, and I forgot to mention a little bit about each of us:

Me - I love Disney and just feel so at home here. A trip in WDW is never the same even if you do mostly the same things! I'm a mother, scrapbooker, volleyball player and planner/organizer. My favorite things to do at Disney are Wishes/Goodnight Kiss, RnR, ToT, Mission Space and Space Mountain. I love eating at Narcoosee or California Grill for a special date night with hubby! Shopping at DTD is a must!

DH is a self-described computer geek and master of all obscure! He loves his daughter deeply and likes to make me happy with Disney stuff. (In fact he is the one who suggested we look into DVC...). He is into photography and loves to take time to just get some cool photos at Disney. He's generally happy as long as DD and I are happy but is not a planner, does not like to get up early or do commando-style touring. He loves having date night at Pleasure Island or cuddling in a hammock at one of the beach hotels.

DD - we are hoping our DD2 will become potty-trained well before the trip! However, we take a step forward and then just stop nowadays...This will be DD's 3rd trip to WDW (3 months, 26 months and now 33 months). She still talks about riding Dumbo and IASW. She knows all the princesses names and happily went up to talk to them. She did chicken out of Goofy's Barnstormer but sent her favorite teddy bear to ride with Daddy last time. This time she says she will ride it!
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Originally we were going to go back to WDW in September. We went in 2007 and really loved the low crowds and Toddler Magic Hour in MK. We also bought annual passes b/c we knew we wanted to go again in 2008.

At the same time, we are trying for kid #2 and needed to plan our vacation so I wouldn't be 7-9 months pregnant. Then my parents said they were going back in late April/early May, so we decided to go in May as well. Our dates only overlap for 4-5 days so we are not sharing a 2BR villa this trip, but hopefully BCV can arrange for them to be close by.

I've made our ADRs, planned out our park days, reserved the rental car and started the PTR!

I'm still waiting for a cheaper flight -- yeah, I know this is a guessing game but I'm hoping JetBlue, SW or United will start a travel war for spring.

Also, we plan to fly in May 3 (BCV doesn't start until May 4) so I need to reserve a room for one night. Last time we got a tremendous deal of $45 on priceline for the Best Western Lake Buena Vista in DTD with Epcot view. Either we'll Priceline again or we'll stay at one of the Value resorts we haven't been to before.

I'm hoping to do a bunch more crafts (you may remember some of these from my Sept TR):
- tie dye shirts
- autograph book
- itinerary book
- LGMH with googly eyes (actually have a ton of these leftover)
- Large LGMH for stroller and Baggalini
- Sign for room door with place for folks to make comments
- Countdown calendar for DD

That's my list so far. I have more ideas but we'll see if I get the rest done first!
You always have such good ideas marshay, I hope you don't mind if we steal a few for our disney camping trip in Oct. We want to put a sign out and a pad and pen for people to make comments and we are going to try to make iron on transfers for tee shirts, we hope to make up our LGMH with the googly eyes as well and punch little holes in the top and put them on small rings or chains to hang off our purses, back packs, etc.
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You always have such good ideas marshay, I hope you don't mind if we steal a few for our disney camping trip in Oct. We want to put a sign out and a pad and pen for people to make comments and we are going to try to make iron on transfers for tee shirts, we hope to make up our LGMH with the googly eyes as well and punch little holes in the top and put them on small rings or chains to hang off our purses, back packs, etc.
Sounds great! However, let me suggest that you put the LGMHs in ziploc bags so they don't get wet (rides, rain, spilled drink). I tried to laminate mine but it doesn't work with the googly eyes.
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Sounds great! However, let me suggest that you put the LGMHs in ziploc bags so they don't get wet (rides, rain, spilled drink). I tried to laminate mine but it doesn't work with the googly eyes.
Did you cut yours out or just leave them on the little squares they come on at Home Depot? The ziploc bag is a good idea too! I was thinking of a hole punch or even a little machine that I can put those little metal grommets in so that the cain we put through them won't rip it, and we can hang a bunch off of a big ring and then give them away by unhooking the chain. What do you think? Is there a machine or a press thing you can put those little metal circles into to secure them to the LGMHs?
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Did you cut yours out or just leave them on the little squares they come on at Home Depot? The ziploc bag is a good idea too! I was thinking of a hole punch or even a little machine that I can put those little metal grommets in so that the cain we put through them won't rip it, and we can hang a bunch off of a big ring and then give them away by unhooking the chain. What do you think? Is there a machine or a press thing you can put those little metal circles into to secure them to the LGMHs?
Go to any crafts store (micheals, ac moore) and they have a tool to do the grommets. However, you may just be overthinking this.

The ones that I had attached to my Baggalini and stroller definitely experienced wear and tear and rain (and those were laminated!) or got lost altogether. Remember anything dangling is subject to getting caught in bushes, people's clothing, walkways, etc. If you attach to stroller or purses, then plan for a new one at least every day if not more than one a day.

I just kept mine right on the square -- just because it was easier that way and in a ziploc bag in my diaper bag.
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Originally we were going to go back to WDW in September. We went in 2007 and really loved the low crowds and Toddler Magic Hour in MK. We also bought annual passes b/c we knew we wanted to go again in 2008.

At the same time, we are trying for kid #2 and needed to plan our vacation so I wouldn't be 7-9 months pregnant. Then my parents said they were going back in late April/early May, so we decided to go in May as well. Our dates only overlap for 4-5 days so we are not sharing a 2BR villa this trip, but hopefully BCV can arrange for them to be close by.

I've made our ADRs, planned out our park days, reserved the rental car and started the PTR!

I'm still waiting for a cheaper flight -- yeah, I know this is a guessing game but I'm hoping JetBlue, SW or United will start a travel war for spring.

Also, we plan to fly in May 3 (BCV doesn't start until May 4) so I need to reserve a room for one night. Last time we got a tremendous deal of $45 on priceline for the Best Western Lake Buena Vista in DTD with Epcot view. Either we'll Priceline again or we'll stay at one of the Value resorts we haven't been to before.

I'm hoping to do a bunch more crafts (you may remember some of these from my Sept TR):
- tie dye shirts
- autograph book
- itinerary book
- LGMH with googly eyes (actually have a ton of these leftover)
- Large LGMH for stroller and Baggalini
- Sign for room door with place for folks to make comments
- Countdown calendar for DD

That's my list so far. I have more ideas but we'll see if I get the rest done first!
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Queen Mom MOm is in the house! Can't wait to get started Marshay. Am at work, shhhhh, but wanted to join now and will read when I get home!!!! Wow May, I have to start my breathing exercises so I can survive in your luggage for the trip there!!!!
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Queen Mom MOm is in the house! Can't wait to get started Marshay. Am at work, shhhhh, but wanted to join now and will read when I get home!!!! Wow May, I have to start my breathing exercises so I can survive in your luggage for the trip there!!!!
Hey, we have room for one more on the bed with DD! But I think Steph has already claimed that spot!

On another note, this morning in my email I get something from Southwest airlines about their new nationwide sale. Crappola! I just bought my tickets last night and was in a dilemma about that.

So I use the link to see what special SW had ... and ... it's actually the same sale that I bought my tickets with last night! They must have changed the prices yesterday sometime but didn't announce it until this morning! So I lucked out and got my tickets before the advertised sale!!
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Hey, we have room for one more on the bed with DD! But I think Steph has already claimed that spot!

On another note, this morning in my email I get something from Southwest airlines about their new nationwide sale. Crappola! I just bought my tickets last night and was in a dilemma about that.

So I use the link to see what special SW had ... and ... it's actually the same sale that I bought my tickets with last night! They must have changed the prices yesterday sometime but didn't announce it until this morning! So I lucked out and got my tickets before the advertised sale!!
I did!! I'll squeeze the heck outta your DD all night!
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