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Old 04-15-2011, 05:17 PM   #1
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The bald and the beautiful are going to see SNOW-WIPE AGAIN. (take two) PTR!


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My beautiful family and I were originally planning a trip to DLR this June for our 10 year wedding anniversary. Unfortunately life and tragedy got in the way. Due to financial difficulties and a death in the family we had to postpone our lovely trip. We weren’t expecting to be able to plan another until sometime NEXT summer, which was really depressing. The more and more I thought about it I realized that there is no way I can wait that long. I deserve and NEED a vacation more then ever, I especially need something to keep my mind busy and something to look forward too. So with that in mind my husband and I decided that we’re going to do everything in our power to go this October.

The original plan was to include my brother and his family, but now it will just be the four of us. But on the plus side we’ll be going during Halloween , the weather should be perfect, and the crowds will be minimal.



So let me introduce you to the family.

DH - Will (35) My High School sweetheart and the love of my life. We were married at Disney World almost 10 years ago. He works so hard to make sure that I can stay home with our children and to fund my many Disney trips. He’s the most amazing father in the world and would do anything for his children. He agrees that nothing is better then seeing his children’s faces light up every time we get to visit a Disney park.



DS- Jayden ( 16 months) This will be Jayden's 1st visit to DLR. His first visit to WDW was a year ago when he was only 3 months old. He's a boy by every definition of the word. In other words a pain in my behind.... He can’t sit still for one minute and EVERYTHING goes in his mouth. But he's also the most amazing and lovable baby boy in the World. I'm so lucky he's a part of my life.



DD- Reya (5) This will be Reya’s 3rd trip to DLR. She first visited when she was 6 months old, then again when she was 2 ½. I almost hear on a daily basis “When can we go to Disney mommy” We will be taking her out of school for a week, which doesn’t make me to happy, but she’ll be in kindergarten so I don’t think it will be that big of a deal. She’s also the most amazing, sweet, kind hearted, talented little girl in the world. This will be a surprise trip for her and I’m excited to see how she reacts when she finds out.



Me - Deanna - (32) I’m a SAHM and love “almost” every second of it. We're debating on having another baby so it looks like I’ll be a SAHM for a long, long time. This will be my 5th trip to DLR. We love to alternate our disney trips between WDW and DLR. My obsession started back in 1996 when my grandmother sent me to florida for my high school graduation.




up next.... preliminary plans.
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Old 04-15-2011, 11:06 PM   #2
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Yay for another trip!!! I'm sorry to hear that you've been thru a rough patch.....Disney trips are what keeps us going....something to look forward to. It helps us get thru the long days.

We're looking at pulling our kids out of school too to do a Christmas time trip......I just don't want to experience the holidays at DL when the crowds are out of control. We debated about doing Halloween time but I LOVE Christmas so it won out. Unfortunately for us, my hubby was informed today that his boss is taking the week off we planned on going (I even had our motel reserved) So if we can't get the 2nd week of December for our trip we'll be looking at mid-October.

Look forward to seeing your plans come together & my fingers will be crossed that this trip will happen for you!!!
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Old 04-16-2011, 11:02 AM   #3
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Yay for another trip!!! I'm sorry to hear that you've been thru a rough patch.....Disney trips are what keeps us going....something to look forward to. It helps us get thru the long days.

We're looking at pulling our kids out of school too to do a Christmas time trip......I just don't want to experience the holidays at DL when the crowds are out of control. We debated about doing Halloween time but I LOVE Christmas so it won out. Unfortunately for us, my hubby was informed today that his boss is taking the week off we planned on going (I even had our motel reserved) So if we can't get the 2nd week of December for our trip we'll be looking at mid-October.

Look forward to seeing your plans come together & my fingers will be crossed that this trip will happen for you!!!
I still have to cancel my hotel for June. I kept it in hopes that a miracle would happen and we would be able to go, but it's just NOT. Guess I should do that this weekend.

Christmas time was something we considered too. I would love to see Disney decorated for the holidays. The thing that kept me from booking a vacation for that timeof year, was the crowds AND the weather. It would just be so weird going to southern california and not being able to wear my capris and flip flops.

We've always been able to plan our vacations during non peak times because we didn't have kids or our kids weren't old enough to be in school. But DD just turned 5 and starts kindergarten in September. So that luxury is now gone.

Thanks for reading and posting. I'll keep you updated on plans. As of right now I'm trying to decide if I should go through AAA or do the planning myself.

Ohhh nooo, got to go... DS just got ahold of the duster and is running amuck.. I can't take my eyes off of him for a second.
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Old 04-16-2011, 11:13 AM   #4
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Having school age children does change things, but after surviving a couple spring breaks, we decided we will NEVER do that again. We took a summer trip last year & it really wasn't as bad as I thought......much better than spring time. So that's always an option. We've wanted to go for both holidays so if we end up doing the Halloween over Christmas......I'll be ok.....just a tad disappointed since I love Christmas so much.

I don't like taking kids out of school either, but like you, I don't want to spend that kind of money & have the place packed (which it sounds like it has been the last couple years).....so I'm willing to pull them out for a special trip but wouldn't make it a habit.

Well time to go see what the twins are into.........having young ones is tiring work!!
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We had to cancel a trip last Oct due to life stuff to but are rebooked for June!!
I took my kids out of school for trips as long as I could...it gets harder and harder the older they get. It helps that they are all get terrific grades!

Having an upcoming vacation to look forward to and plan is so important...it really helps me thru those AARRGGHH days!!!

The family times and memories really are priceless!!!

Looking forward to hearing about your plans and trip!
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Old 04-16-2011, 12:06 PM   #6
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I don't think you'll regret going during Halloween time. I've seen the park done normal, Halloween and Holidays and I feel that the Halloween time is my personally favorite Where I grew up, the holiday season meant SNOW, so going to DLR for Thanksgiving or Christmas without snow was a little odd But both are beautiful either way!!

Can't wait to read more, your kids are too adorable!!
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