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Old 06-28-2012, 06:04 PM   #1
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Are we only DREAMing of our vacation cruise???

I just got off the phone with Rachel at Disney cruise lines after getting an error message on the website!!! Our family cruise for January 13, 2013 is officially BOOKED! I might be completely crazy, but I was sooooo freaking excited when I called that I almost cried! lol.

I might be a little early with my PTR, but I'm just SOOOO excited!

Here's our cast of characters:
High School Sweethearts, approaching the 7 year itch this summer:
DH-29 y/o, Auto Detail Specialist (aka Carwash boy). Also does paintless dent repiar on the side.
Me-28 y/o, Full time IT nurse. I also take ambulance call on the side.


The little Monsters:
Marissa- Age 4, will be 5 in November, Loves technology (especially Aunt Hannah's IPhone), swimming, & being a princess.
Ryan- Age 3 as of June 22nd, Fearless daredevil, Loves Mickey Mouse, trucks, tractors, and being a Superhero.


Hurry up and Wait!
Styling in my Mickey Gear!
Prepping with Pirate Gear
Racking up some Onboard Credit
The Unknown
Kid's Club and HAPPY news!
Prepping for the LONG road trip
Passports and Printables
Poop Quarters!
Pirates and Mice
Gearing up for the long roadtrip!
Life throwing some curves
Looking to reschedule
REBOOKED!!!

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Old 06-29-2012, 07:05 AM   #2
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I guess I shoulda given our names! I'm Nichole and DH is Bob.

Now that I got DH convinced that this is gonna be the best vacation EVER, he's already talking about our next cruise! lol. We're thinking maybe a 10 year anniversary Alaskan cruise in 2015
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:34 PM   #3
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IS it January yet?????? J/K, as much as I want it to be here, I also don't want all my afternoons by the pool to be ending anytime soon!

I've scheduled a call from Mickey Mouse to the kiddos for the day before we leave, with a reminder to be emailed to me of course or else I'd forget. I've also got all of our forms for Passports filled out, but it's so tempting to not spend the money on them since we'll likely not need them. It's too scary to think of what could happen if we don't get them though, so I'm sure next month I'll get that all taken care of.

I wanna do SO much planning right now, but there's not much I can do, other than plan our driving route. DH is google earthing every possible way to get there. We plan to head south first so we don't end up in a blizzard, we'll be watching the weather VERY closely in case we need to head out a couple days early to avoid bad weather. I'm not gonna miss my cruise for anything unless it's a life or death situation!!! lol

The tentative route right now is, head from way up here in the northeast corner of Kansas towards Springfield, MO on Jan 10th, go a little bit out of our way to hit Leslie, AK and visit my Great Aunt (who I only see every few years and will adore seeing the kiddos). Either stay there the first night (save us a night of paying for a hotel) or drive a couple more hours in the evening. DH thinks he wants to take the route through Pensacola, Fl. We plan to make the drive 3 days long so we have plenty of time to stop and let the kids run as needed.

I also mentioned to DH that we could take my Grandparents, drop them off in Leslie, AK (my Great Aunt is my Grandfathers only sibling) and then pick them up on the way home. I have not mentioned this to my grandparents yet and I'm not sure if they'd take us up on it. We have plenty of time to think about it before we ask them, which I'm sure we'll end up doing.
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:17 PM   #4
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I am with you on the excitement factor!

I can't wait until March but also don't want to wish my summer away. PTRs (and hopefully TRs) like yours will help me to get through.

You have a beautiful family-what a special vacation!
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:30 PM   #5
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Looking forward to hearing more! How about Palo ressies, excursions, pirate costumes, etc.? We are taking our first DCL in Oct. 2013 (Fantasy) and are also considering a 10 yr anniversary DCL in 2015 to guess where? Alaska! Not sure on the date yet (anniversary is actually Feb., so obviously later) and we may even consider a vow renewal. How about you? I met a lovely family in our condo pool yesterday that took a family DCL to Alaska last summer. It was great to talk to her. Very exciting!
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:21 AM   #6
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Pooksma- I've been checking the trip reviews SEVERAL times a day just to see all the pictures. I feel like I already know the entire ship thanks to all the pics.

We3travellers-Our anniversary is July 23, so we'll be going to Alaska sometime around then, we probably won't be taking the kids on it, so it's possible we'd try out another cruise line. It's also possible that we'll be so blown away by DCL that we won't wanna get on any other boat

My baby turned 3 last month and I finally got around to sending in for his birth certificate. Yes 3 years, NOT 3 months. I have a little bit of a procrastinating habit when it comes to paper work. I will be making absolutely sure it's all done for the cruise though, I'm too excited about it not to.

We aren't able to actually do any of the online check in and planning until October, but my DH would like to do Palo for dinner one night and I want to do a dolphin encounter along with the kids. Other than that we plan to hang out on the beach at castaway cay, enjoy the shows, ride the aquaduck, and spend lots of time poolside.
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:23 AM   #7
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:23 AM   #8
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So close now!!! Have a great time
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