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Old 02-07-2010, 08:11 PM   #1
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The DaSilva's 1st Cruise! And, yay! It's Disney!! 1/23/10 Western Magic

First, some background...

Our cast of characters:
DW (Me) - Kelli, 44
DH - Bert,44
DD - Alex, 10
DS - Kevin, 7

Okay, for some background on us. The DH is an electrical engineer, I am the residency coordinator in a hospital for resident physicians who are doing their pediatric and internal medicine residencies at the same time. (Basically, I am mommy to 14 docs. Wait, make that 15. Can't forget my boss!) The DD is 9 (she'll turn 10 onboard) in 4th grade and the DS is a 7, in 1st grade and a sports fanatic.2009 was quite the thrilling year! The DH got "temporarily furloughed" (yeah, right) in April. Most fortunately, he got another job in about 6 weeks. Unfortunately, it was in Aiken, which is not home. So he leaves for Aiken on Sunday evenings and comes home on Thursday evenings. Well, the day he started his new job, I got a call from my doctor telling me that I had cancer. And not just any cancer, some rare cancer that (naturally!) is even more rare as people my age just don't get it. Whatever, we'll deal... So after a few surgeries, 2 months of radiation treatment, permanent loss of my hair AND managing to fit in a ACGME site visit at work, and bring in 4 new residents, I told the hubster that I needed a vacation! So after going back and forth on what should we do, where should we go, we thought "maybe a cruise". Well, we love Disney, so I really wanted to do a Disney cruise. Checked the prices. Ouch! Looked at some other lines, RCCL, Carnival. Better prices, but not Disney. We finally decided to do the RCCL cruise since we didn't want to spend the amount it was going to cost for Disney when we did not even know if we would LIKE cruising. We'll just do Disney once we know we like being on a cruise, right?

Well, the day I was about to book RCCL, I got an e-mail from DCL. I had signed up to get them when I ordered the DCL cruise planning DVD.

KID'S GO FREE ON 7-DAY CARIBBEAN CRUISES!!!! Woo Hoo!! Disney cruise here we come!!!

The DaSilva's are:
Bert(DH), Kelli (DW),Alex (DD13) and Kevin(DS10)
* !!Theme Park Commandos!! WDW Commando Member # 223
My 1st cruise TR:

Last edited by Tinkerkell123; 02-07-2010 at 09:09 PM. Reason: Oops! wrong age for me and Bert!
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