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Old 08-06-2008, 01:33 AM   #1
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We're Going To Disney, But It's Our Little Secret

Ok, well I guess it's about time that I started a PTR of my own. We are 35 days out! I have read so many wonderful PTR's and TR's and really enjoy them. I love a little glimpse of what everyone's trip is like. I just hope that I can hold up to all of those high standards...lol. SO here goes.

I guess first I should introduce everyone:

Me- 29 (will be turning 30 in Oct, but we aren't talking about that ) I am a Disney lover even though I have only been there twice. I am a happily married SAHM of three wonderful children.

Next we have:

DH - 29. Likes WDW. Wouldn't say loves it. Hates the prices on everything in the parks. Loves the big thrill rides. Likes to travel, keeps saying that this will be our last trip for a while...lol. That's what he said last time too.

On to the kiddos:

DS(8)- Loves WDW. Loves the shows, especially Indiana Jones. Is obsessed with his Nintendo DS & BB Gun. Loves the outdoors, hunting, fishing, is active in Cub Scouts. Loves all rollercoasters. Haven't seen him scared yet

DD(5) - Says that one day she is going to live in Cinderella Castle, but is totally in awe of Ariel. She is 5 going on 15. Never goes anywhere without lip gloss and is an adventure seeker. She has already rode EE at age 4!!! She was tall enough (barely) and wanted to so bad. She LOVED it!

DD(4) - She is the baby. She knows she's the baby. Totally attached to me, is like my shadow most days. Loves Cinderella and loves to dress up. She always thinks so wants to ride the adventurus things, but always regrets doing so

Here is a few pics of us from our last trip. Thanksgiving Week 2007
















Ok, so on to more important stuff, like info about out upcoming WDW trip! As you can tell by my title, this is a surprise trip for the kids. They have no clue that we are going back. We were just there in November, and told them that we wouldn't go back until DD4 was in Kindergarten. Little did they know that we would be going a whole year sooner I have to say though. We had a little encouragement....

Here's a little background for ya!

DBFF - paparazzimama on the Dis - and her family decided to plan another trip. This was in February. We were all talking about it, and dicussing the things that we didn't get to do, and all of the things we loved about WDW. At first I thought they were crazy planning another trip so soon. So did DH. Us girls were talking more and more about it though, so I decided to ask DH what he really thought. Without much arm twisting, he agreed and we called them and told them the news! Then the wheels started turning.

Where would we stay?
When would we go?
Drive or Fly this time?
Should we tell the kids or make it a surprise?

Stay tuned for more......coming soon!!!!
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:47 AM   #2
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YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great start my friend! (And thanks for the shout-out! ) LOL! Can't wait to read more so post again soon - don't leave us hanging like some of those people that get off to a good start, then just drop off the face of the earth . . . oh, wait . . . that was me that did that huh? My bad! Guess I'll have to live vicariously through your PTR now, so prepare to be cyber-stalked!
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:22 AM   #3
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Installment #2

Ok, so lets see where did I leave off. I think we were beginning our planning phase. Me and DBFF absolutely live for this. We love it.

WHEN TO GO:

We origionally were looking to go in October. Take advantage of a little less heat, and her kiddos had a couple of days off for the local fair that was coming (we live in different parishes). So we started looking at some dates and were planning a bit.....I remembered reading on the Dis about something called FREE DINING. I didn't know all of the details but told it to DBFF to see if she had heard of this amazing thing. Neither of us had ever been during FD and had never heard of it. We of course hit the Dis to find out all we could on the offer. We told DH's and of course they thought we were crazy! My DH said, "Disney would never give anything away"....I said ok, ok, if we find out all the info and actaully get the FD offer will you stop picking on us about the Dis??? Until that point he thought that the DIs was a waste of time So, we find out that FD was during Sept and decided to move our dates around. 9/11-9/16. We booked in February with hopes of free dining

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Yeah, you sure did make them eat their words on the whole FD thing!!! I remember that even after we found out all the info on the Dis, they were still doubting it - wanted to see it to believe it! Guess we showed them, huh!
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Installement #3

Well I got dinner cooked, DH off to work and DS is at a friends house, I am taking the opportunity to do a quick update on my TR before I go and cut grass. When I left off we were trying to decide where to stay for 9/11-9/16. Since we are a family of 5 I knew that we weren't able to stay at a Value. We have stayed at POP twice and really liked it. First time DD4 was still considered an infant b/c she hadn't yet made 2. Last trip my parents went with us and we put my DS under their ressie so we were able to stay at POP again. This year we knew it was going to be different, but which Moderate could sleep 5 Since POR has the trundle option in the Alligator Bayou section, we decided that we would stay there. Since DBFF only has a family of 4, I would have totally understood if they opted for a Value. They decided that they wanted to try POR also, so we all decided that was the place. I couldn't have been more excited that we were going to be at the same resort.

We had purchased the Basic DDP on our last trip and really liked it, so we decided to do the same for this trip as well. DBFF did the same. We had everything planned, all we needed to do was call Disney and put down our deposit. We did, and we were set. POR here we come!!!

While I was on the phone with the lovely CM that day, I asked about Free Dining. SHe couldn't confirm that it would be offered, but urged me to watch the newspapers and the internet. She must have been talking about the Dis...LOL! So all we had to do now was wait....until April to see if FD would be offered again, and if we would be lucky enough to get it. The days couldn't pass fast enough. DBFF and I continued to plan everything else. I mean we are DISNEY CRAZY with all the planning

We began our itinerary, and choosing restaurants. I was driving DH nuts with all of the wanted opinions and options. It was all coming together.......
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Ok just a quick update. I told the kids yesterday about having to take their "Nana" to the airport for her trip in a few weeks! They totally bought it....hook, line and sinker!!! They are also under the impression that DBFF and her family are flying out of Baton Rouge Ohhh, I can't wait!!!! The only one I was really worried about telling was my DS8. He is a thinker and figures things out. It helps that my MIL is going to be playing along for the surprise!

I just had to share! 24 more days!!!!
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Yay for the Nana plan!!!! I hope Peyton doesn't overthink the whole thing and catch on. He shouldn't though since now he thinks we're flying about of Baton Rouge. Maybe he won't put 2 and 2 together????
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Ok, this is going to be short update. I have a few pics of things I bought yesterday that I will post later. I just love shopping for trips to WDW! Onto more important news though....We are leaving for the Mouse's House is only 19 days!!!!!!!
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Ok, this is going to be short update. I have a few pics of things I bought yesterday that I will post later. I just love shopping for trips to WDW! Onto more important news though....We are leaving for the Mouse's House is only 19 days!!!!!!!
Let me get in on some of that my friend!!!
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Ok, this is going to be short update. I have a few pics of things I bought yesterday that I will post later. I just love shopping for trips to WDW! Onto more important news though....We are leaving for the Mouse's House is only 19 days!!!!!!!
Can't wait to see the new purchases! Congrats on the 19 days! It's gonna fly by!

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Ok, so as you would know just as soon as I wash my van, I take off out of the driveway and guess what meets my windshield!?!?!



LOVE BUGS!!! If you know me, you know that I HATE them and that my girls are terrified of these little flying creatures. They are such a problem. That is the one thing that I was worried about when going to WDW in Sept. That is usually when they are terrible here. So I am now wondering, since I am seeing them a little bit early does that mean we will miss them in WDW! I can handle the heat, I can handle the crowds to an extent (not that we are going to have crowds, right Mel!!! ) BUT I can not handle the heat and crowds while defending my girls from these bugs. I can just see it now, we are going to be walking down Mainstreet in MK and my girls are paying no attention to the castle or the awsomeness of being there, instead they are screaming and running from these things like they are going to suck the life out of them if they land in a 5ft radius of them! Lets hope it won't come to that! Positive thoughts, lol. Positive thoughts.

If any of my readers are from FL.....have you seen lovebugs yet? Have they or are they already visiting you and migrating this way????

Ok, on to more fun stuff. PICS!!! I love pics and love posting them, so if you are in this PTR for the long haul, hang on and buckle up because when I get back and turn this PTR into a TR there are going to be tons!!!

The day before yesterday, my DH comes home with an awesome gift from his work. They are celebrating 50 years at the site that he works at and they gave them these really nice luggage bag!! It is perfect for carry on, nice quality and has tons of pockets and storage. He got it at the perfect time too. Here is a pic to share with you, just because I love you so much for reading


THE BEST PART IS THAT IT WAS FREE!


HERE IS DD4 WITH IT FOR SIZE REFERENCE.



FEW MORE THINGS TO KEEP US GIRLS FRESH DURING OUR HOT DAYS AT THE PARKS



IN THE FOLLOWING PICS YOU MAY NOTICE THAT I DRESS MY GIRLS ALIKE ALOT. TO ME THIS IS EASY IN THE PARKS B/C THEY STAND OUT IN A CROWD AND IF FOR SOME REASON WE LOOSE ONE, I CAN JUST SEE SHE IS DRESSED JUST LIKE THIS!







Ok DD4 now says that I weird for taking pictures of clothes. I had to tell her that I just wanted to see how they looked in pictures to make sure we wanted to keep them. Lame, I know but is was all I could come up with on the spot

Ok, well that concludes my update for now. More coming soon, I promise.
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OMG love bugs!!!!! Don't they know that we planned this trip at such a time as to AVOID them!!!!! Surely, they wouldn't dare impose on our vacay, right? Of course not! What were we thinking?

Love all the pics of the clothes - they are so cute! I think your pictures proved that you should keep them. Sorry, couldn't resist. Oh, and that carry-on bag is AWESOME!!!!! Look at all of those compartments! You go girl!
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Ok - I'm caught up on both reports now - phew! I had actually started this one a while back but I guess I didn't subscribe.

Sounds like such a fun trip to be going with another family! Your kids are adorable!

I love the name Sydney by the way - very cute!

Funny about DD asking why you are taking pictures of clothes - be careful! Love the cherries dresses.

As far as love bugs, we don't get them as far south as we are so I can't help you there. Maybe all this weather we are having from Fay will either bring them early or hold them off for a while? We went in mid-September of 2006 and they were there but not too terribly bad - and I hate bugs!

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Ok, this is going to be short update. I have a few pics of things I bought yesterday that I will post later. I just love shopping for trips to WDW! Onto more important news though....We are leaving for the Mouse's House is only 19 days!!!!!!!
Woo hoo!!!!!
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