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Old 01-29-2011, 12:38 PM   #1
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Smile school is stressing me OUT! best de-stressor? a trip to Disney of course! pg 25 p 364

NEW DATES! ALL INFO COMINg SOON!!!!
update: April 21, 2012....our plans listed by daily adventures


Hello! to all my dis buds and hopefully some new friends will join me (so let me know if you drop by!) in some planning fun. This will be my third PTR (continued!!!) After many tears and heart felt discussions DH and I finally agreed on our new dates! and I HAVE PAID it in full! so he cannot change his mind....BUT in the agreement, this will be our last trip for a few years!

my last update is PAGE 25 POST 364--I will be back with our new updates (if anyone out there plans to join along...I don't blame you if you don't as I have not been a very good disser, myself, for quite some time!

So, join me for some planning fun (and help with a catchy title, if you have any ideas)...


The basics of this adventure:
the place: Walt Disney World Resort, of course POP
Time: SATURDAY MAY 12 - MAY 18
FIRST TIME ON DDP--I will need plenty of help getting it down to just five TS (after following TR's for the past three years, so many places I want to try and only 4 to choose from)
cast continued in next post

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Old 01-29-2011, 12:39 PM   #2
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the cast

Here we are using the Friendship Boats for the first time last year:


First up: Ashton
I have managed to help develop his love for all that is Disney: he loves all the characters, loves to meet them, hug them, high five!, and have his picture taken! (I am really enjoying this part of his life; he was a wonderful surprise angel that we were Blessed with--since he was the only one of the three that was not in our plan. When he came along Danny and I thought we were getting ready to move on to the next phase of our lives together...no small children, adult children, and getting to know one another all over again. But, Ashton had other plans and we are loving the ride! I know Ashton and his love of Disney is one of the reasons Danny keeps agreeing to return to Disney for the past three years).



Danny (DH)
Now, Danny does not share our love of Disney! BUT! he has a wonderful time each and every time we go
If you ask Danny his favorite he will honestly tell you Islands of Adventure at Universal. BUT, he has attractions at Disney that he loves! and he will tell you that unlike US he enjoys each and every park that Disney offers and Disney is the best with quality, design, and MAGIC!

(I know it is not a Disney picture; but, it is one of my favorites of DH from last year and since he poses with Ashton all the time you will see lots of great shots of him along in this PTR--I hope to add a few of my favorite shots from our previous trips as I progress with this PTR)


and than there is yours truly: me, Connie
(not many pics for me to pick from as I am usually the picture taker and not comfortable being in front of the lens)
and yes! almost any pic you catch of me will have these huge out of date sun glasses...I will definatley have to bring contacts and updates shades this year


HOPING, but not thinking it will happen that our son, Dayne 19, will join us again this year. He loves Disney and Universal! he is always wanting to plan a trip and looks forward to the year he can talk a few of his friends into going with him. Last year he brought along a friend and he can't wait to return, too! So, who knows before all is said and done Dayne and possilby Luke may be joining us again this year.
in this picture is Dayne (who would not let me take any pictures of him this past year) and his sister, Gwendolyn (in the green shirt) more about her later.


so, this is our cast this year...I'm sure I will find different pictures to share as we go along!

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Old 01-29-2011, 12:41 PM   #4
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Who we cannot wait to celebrate with:

This post reserved for (hopefully pics) dis buds we plan to celebrate the magic:

This planned trip came about when several of dis friends started talking about the Wine & Dine marathon in Oct. many are planning to run! although, I am not a runner I have been wanting to meet (face to face -as I feel I know them so well already) them for so long now. I can't wait for Ashton (and me too!) to see WDW dressed up for Halloween (how fun)...many of the dissers I follow have been lucky enough this past year to visit for Halloween and Christmas; and have commented that their children (as well as themselves included) prefer the Halloween party to the Christmas party (I'm holding on to this as I have wanted to visit WDW at Christmas for many of years now but looks to be in our 2013 future).
So, that I know of we will be meeting up with:
(if I get your dis name wrong--I'll come back to fill it in-I'm trying to do this quickly as I am suppose to be getting ready to leave and instead I'm dissing
Kathy and Mark (KatMark) AKL 9/23 and 9/24 and then the CSR 9/25 - 9/29

Mary, Jeff, Avery, & Cayley (MaryAZ) Sep 24-Oct 3rd AKV Kidani

Leanne, Joe, Lindsey, & Josie (leamom2princesses) Sept. 29-Oct. 6 at AKV Kidani

Wendy, Mike, Emily, and Eva (wlwilliams9 ) 9/28-10/4: Pop

Stephanie, Alyan (sp), Lillian (Charlefours) 9/28-10/4: Pop

Kayce, Bella, and friends (kcandbella) 9/28-10/5: ASMu

hopefully, Nickie, Wayne, Miles, and Owen (my2disneyboys) [ I cannot wait to meet Nickie--she is the one who started me posting a few years back and I know Ashton cannot wait to meet her boys]--well, we can't wait to meet ALL our friends! Nickie and Wayne have decided to join us! they will be staying at the POR 9/30/11 - 10/3/11 .

Jill and her friend Lisa will be joining in the fun!!!! AKV 09/30/11 - 10/2/11


I'll be back for more in a bit....I really am not suppose to be dissing at this time, so I'll bid adieu for the moment and re-join you guys later!
Connie

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Old 01-29-2011, 02:02 PM   #5
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I'm here, Connie. Great start. We have to go to wrestling later this afternoon after my new washing machine is here and installed, but I'll try to think of a title (although I'm not very imaginative with stuff like that).

And Mark and I can't wait to meet you, Danny and Ashton.
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Old 01-29-2011, 04:57 PM   #6
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I'm here Connie! Hopefully you'll come up with a fun title soon. I'll put on my thinking cap and see if I can think of something for ya.
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Old 02-27-2011, 11:51 PM   #7
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Hello!!

Hi Connie,

I don't think I have said hello yet (but I have please excuse me ) but I just wanted to say I am here! I hope I can get back to DISing much more regularly in a couple weeks--things have been so hectic for me lately.

Looking forward to meeting you in September/October!!
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Joining in!!! Your plans look good! I want to make Jack an appointment at the Pirates League as well, and maybe even one for myself... but we will see if that's in the budget. Looking forward to more!
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Congrats on cutting out the starchs!! I love me some bread so it is always a challenge here. Congrats also on the weight loss.
I love to snorkel!! Also like either of the other ones-resort or beach. We did both when we went to Mexico on DCL!!
My girls always want to get their faces painted but with the heat and sweat-i just dont know...
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Congrats on cutting out the starchs!! I love me some bread so it is always a challenge here. Congrats also on the weight loss.
I love to snorkel!! Also like either of the other ones-resort or beach. We did both when we went to Mexico on DCL!!
My girls always want to get their faces painted but with the heat and sweat-i just dont know...
Hey! Mary,

trying to get Danny on board with cutting the carbs! if I can get him to give up the soda, sweet tea and/or iccee's I know that turkey would drop the weight...which he really needs as bad as I do. It is not good for him to be carrying extra weight on his hip;and if I can get him to stop smoking he may actually be able to feel rested after a night's sleep and would not need the iccee (he buys an iccee on his way home from work-for the hour commute to keep him awake; so, I really don't mind it as much as the rest--I rather have him here with us overweight and hacking than not at all because he fell asleep driving home)

I really like the idea of the resort on Nassau; the best of all worlds
I'm starting to get nervous about snorkeling, I'm the one pushing that Danny is all into it but keeps saying I'm going to chicken out. Maybe I should have visited the water park version at Disney first think I can talk him into that before we leave in 72 days?!?

I really think I am going to have Ashton face painted this summer and see what he thinks and go from there
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Let me know if he swings back to the laughing:It is ready to go for you!

I am so sorry to hear about all the health issues that you guys have had! It is so frustrating, isn't it??

Have fun choosing your cruise excursions! It sounds like so much fun!
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First, congrats on loosing weight. Every pound counts! Making a lifestyle change is so hard, you should be very proud of yourself for it!

I agree on testing Ashton out of the facepainting before doing the Pirate's League. I'm sure we would try Noah out again, but not for MNSSHP. He just rubbed it off way too soon.

All your ideas for the excursions look fun. I have only snorkeled a few times and I will say it took some getting use to, but it was really cool to do and see the fishies. Oh, and the shallower water, the easier it is.
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Joining in!!! Your plans look good! I want to make Jack an appointment at the Pirates League as well, and maybe even one for myself... but we will see if that's in the budget. Looking forward to more!
to the fun Stephanie! I think I'm going to go ahead and try to get the last appt of the day; the day of MNSSHP and than this summer maybe have his face done at the zoo and see what he thinks. If a no I will cancel the appt.

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to the fun Stephanie! I think I'm going to go ahead and try to get the last appt of the day; the day of MNSSHP and than this summer maybe have his face done at the zoo and see what he thinks. If a no I will cancel the appt.

That's a good plan, you definitely don't want to spend the money if he's going to hate it!
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