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Old 08-14-2009, 06:45 AM   #136
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Hey Shanan I've caught up again - this report is excellent, we missed so much! I think we're gonna do the late seating for dinner next time and hoepfully be on a large table with other Disers.

I loved your martini tasting - sounds like so much more fun than the wine - yawn! I was under the opinion that martinis were all gin based - DOH - so I hope we get to that next time, I will totally be there

And Castaway Cay - we totally missed the adult beach we had our Palo brunch that morning and only just got there in time for the party. We had a fab time though and it was amazing how many of us there were

Are you carrying on with the WDW part? DATW was a good evening
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Hey Shanan I've caught up again - this report is excellent, we missed so much! I think we're gonna do the late seating for dinner next time and hoepfully be on a large table with other Disers.

I loved your martini tasting - sounds like so much more fun than the wine - yawn! I was under the opinion that martinis were all gin based - DOH - so I hope we get to that next time, I will totally be there

And Castaway Cay - we totally missed the adult beach we had our Palo brunch that morning and only just got there in time for the party. We had a fab time though and it was amazing how many of us there were

Are you carrying on with the WDW part? DATW was a good evening
Hi Becky!! YAY! I am glad you are all caught up and liking it! We weren't really at a large table at dinner, we just sat with Rick and Lori. It was nice having a smaller table....since I really didn't know any one yet! But next time it would be great if all of us were at a really long table! YAY! Let the rowdiness begin!
We definitely didn't get enough time on CC period! It was nuts to see all of us at the party...and can you just imagine what 600+ will look like?!?


Yep I will be continuing this TR out in full! I am still trying to stretch it as much as possible too, considering I won't be going again until PCC 2.0...but at least I can live vicariously through all of you!
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Old 08-16-2009, 06:01 PM   #138
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Just saying Hi! Wanted to let you know that just because I'm not posting doesn't mean I'm not reading.
I'm excited to find out about your Disney World Days now that I saw that cute picture of you and your son today at Doorway to Dreams.

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It has been wonderful to read your trip report. I can not wait to read more.
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I'm sorry to hear Jason got sick! I hope he was able to recover quickly...and where did you find him??? Hmmmm...:scratchchin:

The story of you wanting a baby brought tears to my eyes...and little did you know you were pregnant! That little one is truly a miracle, isn't he? : The pic of him and his Grammy is adorable!

Love the sea pic too...so so pretty!
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Sorry it's been a while since the last update, my dad has been in town the last five days and we've been running around doing EVERYTHING!
Your regularly scheduled program should resume shortly (probably tonight!).
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Sorry it's been a while since the last update, my dad has been in town the last five days and we've been running around doing EVERYTHING!
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Yes, you looked SWAMPED!

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Farewell Party

Gosh it has been a while....where were we....oh yes! I was entering the room to find Jason as sick as a dog...where was he...he was ummm...praying to the porcelain god. I inform Jason about the special cake and his entree being sent up to the room later. He feels really bad about getting sick, but heck it is my fault....I shouldn't have been trying to out do Jaime.

I beg for him to try to come to the party! I mean this is the last time we are seeing alot of these great people. I definitely want to go! So he gets up the strength to come with me to the party.

We get to the party by the goofy pool and get our free drink tickets. I talk to Michelle while in line for our drinks. We talk about seeing our sons again! I am really eager to see Aaron, it has been a week! We left him on Thursday and it is now Wednesday night!

Jason turns to me and tells me that he isn't feeling good and he has to go back to the room....(now old Shanan would have went back to the room with him, but new Shanan decides to stay out at the party and hang out with her new friends!) I talk to Kim (kimstarr) who I sang karaoke with it turns out she is from New Jersey and soon Pete is by us Robin is there too. We all start talking about New Jersey and later we talk about Lee Cockerell. I tell Pete how I couldn't believe he was taking notes! Pete informs me that he was taking notes during the taping too and the pre-meeting. Pete also informs us that he will be on PCC 2.0! It was crazy to talk to Pete like that!!

I see Ann and the fam and I go up and chat with them. Ann was holding Piper (her two year old daughter) and I ask her if I can hold her? Of course she says. YAY! I miss Aaron immensely it was soo nice to hold a 2 year old! Mackenzie (her 12 year old daughter) asks if she can get a smoothie, well I had an extra drink ticket in my pocket so I hand it to her oops should have asked Ann first! I wasn't thinking!! But Mackie used my drink ticket for her smoothie . Lisa (calypsoagoago) was leaving and she handed me a drink ticket.

I see John talking in a group with Jaime so I go to the group. John asks us what we thought of the crusie? I say, This has been the BEST time of my life!!! I just can't thank you guys enough for the awesome experience you have given us! Can I give you a hug? Then the unexpected happen John says YES! And I give John Magi a hug?!?!

A little bit later I found Karen (Klamchowder) and we talked about Disney's Earth and she told me about a very cool polar bear refuge. She showed me a very neat pin set that she got of the ship. There were 3 pins like a puzzle of the ship all for 6 dollars! Unfortunately, everything was now closed as it was close to midnight. I would have loved to get the whole set...(a few days later at Disney I did find the front of the ship that has capt. Mickey and says Welcome Aboard!) John (3guysandagal) was talking to us about Canada and his babysitter and the Redgreen show. The ship was really rocking now....the waves were crashing way up and out of the Goofy Pool. It was after midnight and our lil group and Jaime's lil group were the only two groups left at the party....so we decided it was time to head in.

I want my CAKE!!

I go down to see Jason and he is asleep on the lil couch. I startled him and he asks me what time is it...I say close to 1. Where is the cake?

Huh...what? They never came to deliver the cake or his entree....I was a wee bit disappointed...but if this is the only bad thing that happened on our cruise I consider us very very lucky!

We get to see Aaron tomorrow!!!

Goodnight.....our last night in our pitch black cabin


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Just saying Hi! Wanted to let you know that just because I'm not posting doesn't mean I'm not reading.
I'm excited to find out about your Disney World Days now that I saw that cute picture of you and your son today at Doorway to Dreams.

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Too funny that you were reading mine and I was reading yours! Are you planning on coming on PCC 2.0? Do you listen to the podcast? I wish I could have talked to you more at the meet, but Jaime wouldn't let me (JK)! I hope to see you at the next one!!

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I'm sorry to hear Jason got sick! I hope he was able to recover quickly...and where did you find him??? Hmmmm...:scratchchin:

The story of you wanting a baby brought tears to my eyes...and little did you know you were pregnant! That little one is truly a miracle, isn't he? : The pic of him and his Grammy is adorable!

Love the sea pic too...so so pretty!
Ummm...he was better by the morning, so I would say that is pretty quick! Not as rough as some of your ordeals!! And now you know where I found him!
He really is a miracle and his name is pretty funny too. Jason and I were joking around a few years before I was pregnant about what we would want to name our child and Jasons favorite basketball player was Aaron Mckie. I told him if we have a son without any help at all....we will name him Aaron Mckie...and then I said....wait...Mckie sounds like Mickey! So Aaron Mickey was born!!

Woo hoo! How many days til your vaca!!!!!!!!!!


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We really were! I am going to do a mini TR in the next chapter of our extended weekend!

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Old 08-21-2009, 12:05 AM   #145
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Our fun filled jam packed extended weekend

Ok....so here is the reason why I have been away....Jason's father and stepmom were in town last Thursday night until Tuesday morning. We had not seen them in over 2 years!!

Jason took Thursday night through Tuesday night off of work!
This means lots of time with Jason! Since we usually only see each other for about 15 minutes each weekday morning and on the weekends. Hence lots of free time at night to write TR and work on my designs...and of course Facebook .

On Thursday night we went to eat at Home Run Inn for the Pizza! Jason's Dad (lets just call him Grandpa Joe) loves to eat here. Grandpa Joe grew up in Chicago so every time he is in town we must eat at Home Run Inn. It has become a tradition.

Friday we wake up and head out to the Wisconsin State Fair. (I took Friday and Monday off of work)

Upon arriving I spot this booth, look Deep Fried and On a stick are in Disney writing! This has to be good!!

Deep Fried Smores!! We have an obsession with trying things that are deep fried. So far my favorite thing is a deep fried Reeses PB Cup! We never did get to try a deep fried smore, on the way in it was too early...

But it is never too early for a Wisconsin State Fair Cream Puff!

Aaron Loved it!!

Who wants to play Farmville?!?




Three little....ur um....BIG PIGS!


Stop for the cut out animals! Aaron loves these.


We got some Rootbeer Milk, Banana Milk, and Cherry Vanilla Milk! Total= 75 (wow I can't find the cents symbol!)

We rested with our milk....

(Hey look! Jason and I are wearing matching shirts! It never fails!)

On to the midway!!

(I soooo wanted to go in one of these tents but Jason wouldn't let me! Some tents were 1.00 and some were only 50 cents....he wanted to keep it to my imagination.)

The Death Trap

(Jason and I rode this back in 2006....do not attempt to ride this ride...you have been warned!)

Jason stops for Dinner?!?!?!

(Don't you remember what happened when you try exotic things?!)

I wish my friends were here!!


We head out of the Fair around 4pm and head to Culver's back near home for dinner. Grandpa Joe and Grandma Peggy have never ate here before. They really enjoyed it!

Saturday we head downtown by Metra to show Grandpa Joe and Grandma Peggy the sites. Grandma Peggy has never actually been downtown before. Nana (Jason's mother) is taking care of Aaron for the day and night.



We head over to the water tower place for lunch at our favorite spot, foodlife! Oh but wait...chocolate is wafting through the air...

(that is one heavy chocolate bar!)

We tour the American Girl doll store, makes me glad that I have a boy.

Time for lunch.....Eek...no food porn! What a Bad DISer am I?!?

We walk down Michigan Ave to show them Millennium Park


Cloudgate....aka the Bean


Gotta get our pic in the Bean.


We decide to go dip our feet in the water..


Reason #1 why I NEED A STEEEEEK!


A Fun day in the city!


We part ways....Jason and I have a musical to see at 2pm.
It is Spring Awakening....I just have to say that it is my all time favorite musical that I have ever seen. I have seen quite a few! I am getting tickets tomorrow for when they are in Milwaukee for my mom and my sister to come with .

The show gets out and it is 4:30 we decide to take an express train back....but the 1st stop it makes is 2 miles past our stop. We knew this, but we figured we would take a cab or walk back! When we get off the train we decide to walk back. It is now 5:45 and we have an ADR at P.F. Chang's for 7!

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Our fun filled jam packed extended weekend part 2

We make it back to our car 8 minutes before the train we were going to take pulls into the station!! Yes! We shaved some time off. I have to pick up some pictures for the D2D meet before we meet Todd, Jaime and Robin at P.F. Chang's!

6:45 we make it to Woodfield and see Famous and Celebrity!!
We sit down and Robin comes in shortly! Love the hair!

Lettuce Wraps


Dynamite Shrimp!


Soups
uh...Jaime has got me covered!

Poor Todd, Jason and I ordered both of his dishes! He quickly has to look over the menu!


We did this like family style...so we all get a little of everyone's...

unless you are Jaime....she stayed away from the bad stuff......until the cake showed up!

Fun desserts in glasses! We love desserts in glasses, I am having Palo flashbacks .


I think Robin is too


I have to pause here.....Can you believe that Robin flew out from Virginia just for the weekend!! And Todd drove from Detroit!! ::HUGS::

You know we love you guys, we gotta get Robin next time!!



Sunday
Jason and his family are going to Portillo's and the Children's museum....I love their expressions in this pic.


(ah hem)

While I go to the DIS meet at D2D!
I beat Todd and Jaime!!
I chat with Lori (Briarrosie)? and Jen (Jen3003) and daughter.

Soon I hear someone screaming and running with his arms in the air! It is Todd! He runs to give me a gigantic HUG!! I <3 U!
We are standing chatting, and Natale1980 shows up with her sister? sisinlaw? I go and talk to her! I have been watching her vlogs! She is a celebrity too . Turns out she has been reading my TR! Wow! Small world .
Jaime covered this very well....and I didn't have my camera with me, since Jason had it at the Children's museum.

I did Pin trade with a castmember and got a Mo pin from Wall-E! Later on I was chatting with Linda (Quirty30) and her kids. Her son kept saying how he wishes he could pin trade. So I told him he could trade with me. I had a steamboat willie pin and he was very happy and took that one. He gave me a character spot pin. So it all works out!

I got to see some fun pictures of Todd through the years!!

And now we bring to you a little flashback....I don't know whose pictures these are....but I have been going to the D2D meets every time now. Looking at these they seem sooo old. Even though it was only May of 2008 I believe? I know that day was the day we booked PCC 1.0. The day we first met anyone from the DIS, and also the day we met AskTracy! Enjoy!







Look who I am standing next to!!! And who woulda thunk it that I would pin that shirt just a year later . Btw...I thought that was your DATW shirt



Calling the Podcast!



Gosh it is sooo weird to look back at these pics! So much of my life has changed since the PCC! I am soo thankful for all the great friendships I have made, and continue to make through the DIS!!

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Our fun filled jam packed extended weekend part 3

Monday we head out to Brookfield Zoo.

Remember when I said that Aaron likes these...


I think I found someone that likes them more!






Too Cute!






I Love PIGS!


The piglets were pretty disappointing though, they were pretty big already!


A great weekend had by all!



And now back to your regularly scheduled program.....

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hi Shanan! i followed you here from Jaime's report, and just wanted to say "hi" and i'm really enjoying your view of things! It's so awesome that you got to come out of your shell on PCC 1.0...i want to go SOOOO bad on 2.0 but i don't know if it's going to happen.

i'm not gonna go through and comment on everything, but i have to say, i was laughing pretty hard at the whole schrod debacle at the Celebration Town Tavern. i'm a New Englander, and i HATE white fish in general, but i will forever associate baked schrod with old folks, because of waiting tables around here for so many years. We always used to be like, "What the heck is 'schrod'?" cause it usually is just cod... i never knew it was an acronym for something, so thanks for your research on that!!

i'll be back to read more!
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I don't know which is funnier, Jason with the "gun" or your b00b in the dolphin head? LOL!
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I didn't even know there was anything weird about that pic until my brother commented on it Completely unintentional... I think Shanan's was, too, but she's not as innocent as I am
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