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Old 12-29-2009, 04:05 PM   #1
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Resorts, Relatives & Restaurants - and a 3 day cruise!

Hi everyone!! Here it is - the first TR I've ever done! I hope you'll join me in re-living the fun we had in our December 5-13, 2009 adventure!
The cast:
Me - Sheree aka "the organizer"
DH - Dave
DD8 - Sarah
DD6 - Paige

This was our picture from our 2008 Christmas card. There will be lots of pictures from our trip.
Supporting cast:
MIL - Elaine, aka "Nanny"
SIL - Sharon, aka "crash!"
SIL - Donna
BIL - Kenny
Nephew - Ross
Nephew - Andrew
SIL - Debbie
BIL - Steve

A bit of background: DH has four sisters, all are older than him. Three of them were able to join us on this trip. Here's how it all got started. In January 2009, DH, the DDs and I went to WDW with MIL and SIL Sharon. We went on the 4/3 deal to CBR and really liked it. I met many of my DISer friends on the Jan 09 Snowbirds thread and was hooked!! I even got to meet a couple of them on the trip (Disneymommy3 - Shawna and Dancegrl624- Meghan!)
Following CBR, we went on a 4 day Disney Cruise on the Wonder. They gave us an offer that was for those who cruised on the Wonder in February and part of March to bounceback for a 3 day cruise for $99 per person. It had to be taken between August and December 15 of 2009. WELL...of course that was a deal that was too good to pass up! As you may have guessed, we live in Minnesota. We did not want to cruise in summer or hurricane season, - we have to cruise in winter!
So, we picked a week right after Thanksgiving so the kids would only miss a day or two of school. Nope, blacked out. Try the next week. Okay. So we booked a three day cruise. Yeah, a three day vacation from MN isn't enough.
Hey, we will have to go right by WDW, why not stay there? So we started trying to decide where to stay and for how long. Then we found out that SIL Donna wanted to go on the cruise too! MIL wanted to come again, SIL Sharon wanted to come again (they both could get the $99 deal too!). SIL Debbie lives in FL, so she could come up to WDW easily. And a family reunion vacation was born!!!
NEXT: Where would we stay? How will we coordinate 12 people? Hey, there's a military deal!!! Can we use it??

Stay tuned...I had a few other ideas for the title - maybe they should be subtitiles:
There's a Christmas tree - do you want a picture of that?
Where are we going to sleep tonight?
Do we have everybody?

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