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wishes she was Wendy Moira Angela Darling
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Pixie Hollow (Dallas)
NEW DAY 4 UP- Two 30-somethings@ WDW- artificial insemination before the mouse!
I know, way too much info huh? but you're intrigued right? it's like a train wreck you can't look away from! artificial insemination? what does that have to do with the mouse? I'll tell you.......well in a minute....I promise I'll get there! I've been inspired by some of these great trip reports which include great background and detail to enhance the overall story (thanks mods!) Hopefully you will find my story somewhat interesting....it won't suck, but I am no ZZUB either! I mean, who is?
Well this is my pre-trip report! I figure best to get it done now, so I can jump right in with the good stuff upon my return. And well, I am busy the next week and a half, so I better get this done now. So hang on to your hats and glasses, this is going to be a wild ride!
So, some introductions would be nice, wouldn't they?
Michelle- that's me, otherwise known as exwdwcm. I am 32, happily married and trying to start a family! note keyword here, trying....for like a year! We have two boston terriers that serve as our 'babies' for now. I work in marketing/public relations for a defense contractor in TX. I love, love, love disney, in fact, i loved it so much, I gave up a semester of school (just 3 hours short of graduating) to do the WDW college program 10 years ago. I also enjoy playing soccer, working out and spending time with my family- we are very close.
DH- not a big disney nut. In fact, i was shocked he agreed to go. DH is 34 and works in finance/real estate for a small firm. He is fair skinned, which will be meaningful later as I predict I will be later telling a story about how sunburned he gets. He does a lot of ebaying and puts up with my disney habit. DH enjoys lifting weights and working out- he's an ex-power lifter.
We've been married 5 years, but have been together for 13 years total. we met through a mutual friend while on spring break in south padre island in 1993, the spring break of my freshman year of college. We've pretty much started living together soon after and life just got in the way of getting married. we wanted to finish school, get good careers going etc. We finally tied the knot in Las Vegas (my DH's disney world!), at Mandalay Bay in 2001. It was a lovely wedding with about 45 folks that came out. No way I could talk him into a disney wedding! lol but we both love vegas, so that's the way we went.
Here's a nice wedding pic- viva las vegas baby!
OUR DISNEY HISTORY
DH has been to WDW once, he went with me, my sister, my great aunt and a few cousins about 11 years ago. We had a good time, stayed in a Wilderness Cabin, spent about 7 days there..... but he gets tired of the 'circus' as he calls it, that often goes along with large groups on vacation. The in-decision of large groups, sharing a small room/space with all the family etc. Plus DH is kinda quiet, and well my family is super loud, obnoxious and funny. It all starts to wear on him after a while. So I've left him behind on my last few trips, while I just tagged along with my family. It worked best for both of us- I wasn't busy entertaining him and making sure he was having a good time- instead, i got to have a good time with my family.
Well my love for disney began as a small child. My parents scraped to get by and provide for us 3 girls. We drove our station wagon to Florida from Dallas and stayed in Fort Wilderness with our pop up camper. We had a blast. I still remember reading the planning books with our family before the trip. Of course, the DIS didn't exist then, heck, the internet wasn't really around either! So birnbaum's it was. We've been on multiple family trips since then. Usually every few years. I did do the WDWCP as I mentioned earlier- I worked at Disney MGM Studios during the 25th anniversary in the fall of 1996. I worked at Hollywood and Vine cafeteria- yes, it was a cafeteria back then, no buffet or characters. I had a terrible pink/sea green costume with matching cafeteria lady hairnet. The job was hard and I was basically paid nothing by the time they took the rent out. But I loved it. It was the most memorable experience in my life to date. I still keep in touch with my roommates. Ironically, 3 of them still work at disney and never finished 'college'.....so much for the 'college' program! I get to go to Orlando every April on business for a technology show at the Gaylord Palms. I've built in a few days here and there at WDW while I travel out there each year. I've forced my coworkers to eat on disney property more times than I can count. It's great having the company pick up the tab for California Grill! My last trip was with my family in December 2005, just about 7 months ago. DH didn't go.
OUR 'ALONE' TRIP
thanks to People Magazine!
Here's a more recent pic- from this past halloween- yes, i am over 30 and dressed as tinkerbell, what can I say, I am a little crazy! and DH, well it is a costume, I promise that is not his real hair! lol
So, as I mentioned, DH hasn't been to WDW in 11 years. I was just there. My family and I had an awesome trip, enjoying seeing the world through my 3 year old niece's eyes. But I came home and suffered from post WDW syndrome. If 'hurried women's syndrome' can be real, then so can post WDW syndrome! Not to offend any of your 'hurried women' out there. Anyways- I was depressed. So I did our trip report, i ordered my pictures, I did my scrapbook. It was all so sad. I wanted to go again. I really missed having my DH there on our trip. My sister had her DH there, and it made me miss sharing the magic with mine. So the months go by and I start seeing the commercials for $1500 for a family of four. It intrigues me a little, but I think, no, we can't afford it. We are saving to buy more furniture for our house we just bought 2 years ago. So I let the idea go.
Then I bought a People Magazine and was reading all the silly gossip etc. Then I saw it, it was fate, destiny....it was an ad for WDW, offering free dining! Oh what do my eyes behold! It has to be a sign. So i tear it out and start looking into the costs.....i mention the idea to DH. He says sure. What, sure? I thought I would have to bargain certain 'favors' to get him to go! I think a trip for just the 2 of us would be awesome. He is totally on board. Not crazy with excitement like me, but for DH, just saying sure was a big deal to me! So the insane planning beings. Did I mention I am a virgo? you other virgos out there know what I mean......type A, anal planner, detail oriented.....yep, that is me. to a fault. and DH will tell ya! Everything has to be put in its place and every trip must have a detailed itenerary!
More to come......stay tuned....
MY TRIP REPORTS: NOV 2012 PTR OCT 2011 BLT TR DEC 2010 BLT TRSEPT 2010 DL TR DEC 2009 WL TR AUG 2006 TR
ME (Michelle) , DH, DS (3), Tink & Sassy
WDW College Program-Fall 96, 84, 86-FTW, 93-FTW, 97, 98-OFFSITE, 00-POR, 03, 04, 05-GAYLORD, 04-POFQ, 05-POR, 06-CBR, 07-AKL, May 09-DIS Podcast Cruise, DEC 09-DAP/WL, Sept 10-DL, DEC 10 BLT, FEB 10 JOINED DVC! AUG 11 DLH, OCT 11 BLT, NOV 2012 BLT
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