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Old 03-12-2012, 12:15 PM   #1
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All you need is to believe....~Our Sizzling Summer Getaway! July 2012~~ TR started!:)



♪ Do you remember your imagination?
That Neverland was a destination
Your magical adventure isn't over yet
Just hold on tight and don't forget

Every wish, every dream you ever had
Just close your eyes
And it will all come rushing back
Fly away
All you need is to believe and remember when....♫




Hi! Welcome to my latest PTR!! I actually wasn’t even planning to write one for this trip but I couldn’t resist sharing my excitement with everyone who just gets "it". My name is Angie and I am totally and absolutely in love with all things Disney but especially Walt Disney World. We took our very first trip back in 2008 and fell in love with everything about it, the sights, the sounds, the smells and that feeling of just being able to relax and enjoy yourself without all the stress of everyday life. It is such a magical place and we can't wait to go back! Our last trip was in April of 2010...oh so long ago. But, due to finances and also the fact that our youngest son was asking to go someplace different. We knew a break would be in order. As I write this though I am happy to say that he is more excited than ever about this trip and has realized that nothing compares to Disney.

So, lets get on with this shall we?

Who:First up is me...I'm a 38 year old stay at home mom/part-time college student who will be graduating in May! I love to take pictures (which is why you will see me in very little), love to scrapbook (when I have time), and travel. I'm huge list maker and love planning our trips to Disney! Next up is my DH, who is probably the most patient person you can ask for, especially when it comes to my Disney addiction. But, luckily he shares some of that passion. What he doesn't like is all the planning that goes into it. I can only talk about it so many times until his eyes become glazed over. As long as I tell him what we are doing the morning of, he's fine with that.

Last but certainly not least is our two funny, smart and wonderful boys, Nick (almost 12) and Noah (9). It still amazes me how brothers can be so different. Nick is quiet, loves his video games, participates in band, choir and also plays basketball.

Noah is more outgoing, has a wonderful imagination and we are always joking with him that one day he is going to grow up to be an imagineer. He's not really into sports and would much prefer to sit down with good book. (like his mom).

Both boys are excellent students and we couldn't be more proud.

A picture from our last trip in Animal Kingdom--

And...one being silly at the bus stop at POP!

Aww...you gotta love those early mornings!!!
A more recent one of the boys....as you can tell, Nick had a major growth spurt this year! He's already taller than me and almost as tall as his Dad!!

Noah with his extra big smile! He didn't want his picture taken so as you can tell he was humoring me...silly boy!
Here are a couple pictures of all of us from our last trip.




What: Walt Disney World...of course!!

When: July 9, 2012 to July 16, 2012

Where: Pop Century Resort (the first resort we had ever stayed in so it will always have a special place in our heart. So much so that we can't bring ourselves to stay anywhere else.)

Why: Because we love it so much!!!! Oh and a few things to celebrate as well such as a couple graduations and an anniversary.

Oh..I almost forgot. The title? Well..as you might already know it comes from the song "Remember When" sung by LeAnn Rimes for Disneyland's 50th anniversary.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7lvblx_wA8 I love this song. It was one of the many things that helped carry me through until this trip. Well...that and watching numerous Disney movies, of course reading others trip reports and planning and re-planning a trip that I wasn't even sure would happen. Yes! I am one of those types of people. I am constantly changing the details on our trip. Maybe we should go here first and there last or vise versa. Oh well...what can I say, it's just another thing that feeds my Disney addiction.

I guess that's it for now. I hope you decide to follow along as I plan our Sizzling Summer Adventure to the World.

Handy Chapter Links:
Trip Details
What's New?
Celebrations and Disney Dining!
Itinerary and Disney Movie Nights
Disney Movie Nights Continued...
Our Day 1 Plans--Arrival Day
Double Digit Dancing and Park Bags
Our Day 2 Plans-Sea World(no longer going)
Our Day 3 Plans-Magic Kingdom
Lion King Movie Night, Countdowns and Shopping!
Our Day 4 Plans-Epcot
What's New...Part 2!
Saving for Disney!
Our Day 5 Plans-Hollywood Studios
Our Day 6 Plans-Magic Kingdom again...
A little of this...a little of that.
Our Day 7 Plans-Animal Kingdom-Last day
A few changes.....
Life Update
Cars Disney Movie Night (May)
Mickey Mail and Our First Trip (2008)
Favorites
Recap/ Must-do's
Oops...how could I forget Dumbo?
Proud Mom Moment and Hercules Night
Our 2009 and 2010 trips
10 Days!!!
7 Days and 7 Things I'm Most Looking Forward to.....
3 Days and 3 Things to Share....
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Oh..I almost forgot. The title? Well, as you might already know it comes from the song "Remember When" sung by the LeAnn Rimes for Disneyland's 50th anniversary. I love this song. It was one of the many things that helped carry me through until this trip. Well...that and watching numerous Disney movies, of course reading others trip reports and planning and re-planning a trip that I wasn't even sure would happen.
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Yes! I am one of those types of people. I am constantly changing the details on our trip. Maybe we should go here first and there last or vise versa. Oh well...what can I say, it's just another thing that feeds my Disney addiction.
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Now why didn't you tell me that you had started this? I just happened to notice the link in your signature. Bad bad girl!

I know that you are about to bust at the seams to get to Disney after being away for two long years.

I can't wait to see the newest pictures of the boys. You said that Nick is taller than you now? Hunter had a grown spurt like that and I am now looking up to him too.
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Now why didn't you tell me that you had started this? Bad bad girl!
I'm going to have to find some time (flux capacitor?) and go read her other stuff to get some of my my disney-fix.

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I know that you are about to bust at the seams to get to Disney after being away for two long years.
Preaching to the choir! We were there in October 2011 and going October 2012 and I'm practically counting the days.

I say practically because I refuse to let myself ACTUALLY count the days right now. Although I probably should start actually counting because those people I work with are sucking the life right out of me. Gotta get back to my Disney family.

Bring it on - can't wait to read some more.
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I say practically because I refuse to let myself ACTUALLY count the days right now. Although I probably should start actually counting......
Well lookie there. the countdown is right there in my siggie. I forgot I did that.
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Now why didn't you tell me that you had started this? I just happened to notice the link in your signature. Bad bad girl!

I know that you are about to bust at the seams to get to Disney after being away for two long years.

I can't wait to see the newest pictures of the boys. You said that Nick is taller than you now? Hunter had a grown spurt like that and I am now looking up to him too.
Hi Lisa! I'm so happy you found me! Aww...don't worry I just started. Although I must say, I'm a little out of practice. It feels like it's been so long since I've written one of these.

We are so excited to be heading back...finally! It's felt like forever!

It's so funny to be looking up at Nick now. I can't believe how fast both boys are growing. Time sure does go by quickly. I'll post some new pictures of the boys soon. I need to find some organization to my pictures because I have so much to share!
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Bring it on - can't wait to read some more.
I'm working on the next update right now. It should be up very soon!

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Well lookie there. the countdown is right there in my siggie. I forgot I did that.
Yup! There it is! I guess you have no choice but to countdown now!
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Hey Angie! I had no idea you had a PTR going! I'm here now-time to catch up!
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Hi Angie!!! I came over, too, and got all caught up now! I can't wait to hear more!!!!
Hi Ann!! I'm so glad you joined in!! We just did another one of our movie nights on Sunday. So, I'm hoping to get another update posted later this week.
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Lion King Movie Night and Some Shopping!

On Sunday, we decided it was time to do another movie night! It was the last day of the boys Spring Break and I wanted to do something special for them. We chose....

The Lion King to watch! We haven't watched this movie in such a long time so it was nice to see it again. Since the movie night was kind of thrown together at the last minute, I didn't really have time to plan a menu.

I had already gotten the stuff earlier in the week to make egg rolls for dinner so we worked with what we had.
Our menu ended up as:
Egg Rolls (we thought that they looked like logs so that would work)

Broccoli (to represent the trees of course!)

I didn't take pictures of the rest but we also ended up with what we called

Rafiki Rice
Nala Noodles
Simba's Sweet and Sour Sauce

It didn't have anything to do with the movie...really. But, we made it work!!
Dessert was pudding cups with crushed oreos and gummy worms


We also munched on worms and sticks (pretzels and gummy worms) during the movie.

Since it was last minute, the boys made a crown and a lion mask


We also had a find Simba scavenger hunt--

Nick found him hiding in our suitcase!!

Then we settled down to watch the movie. Overall, it was a really fun night! Now, it's time to think about next month's movie. Hmm...

Countdowns and Shopping!!

While we were upstairs searching for Simba. I decided to take a picture of our current countdown to Disney that's hanging at the top of the stairs.


Usually at about a month before the trip we make a countdown chain to hang in the kitchen. The boys love seeing it get smaller and smaller as we countdown our trip!!

Although, I haven't got too much for our trip yet I decided to pull out what we've got so far and share. I've picked up a couple shirts for all of us-


Some Disney shirts too!

Noah loves his Mickey, Goofy, Donald and Pluto shirt! He thought it would be the perfect shirt to wear in July. Although, he did say that he wished we were going a few days before (on the 4th of July) so it would be even more perfect. I also found this shirt on ebay for me. I thought it was really cute and I plan to wear it on the day we go to Ohana.


So, that's what we have been up to lately. Hopefully, I can get our Epcot plans up soon.
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