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Old 05-25-2010, 12:35 PM   #46
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:05 PM   #47
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The Back Story on why this was our "Last" Trip

This trip was born of compromise. A struggle of wills between a bona fide Disney fanatic and a spouse eager to strike out on new adventures.

In the end, Disney won. But the deal was sealed with a promise....that our next family vacation would involve expanding our horizons and setting off on holidays where the code on our luggage tags wasn't going to read "MCO".

The jury was out on exactly long it would be before we would be getting back to Walt Disney World. So I knew this trip had to be a good one.

Our agenda included a week-long day stay at the Beach Club Villas. After two years of trying unsuccessfully to trade into DVC, we were able to secure a trade through RCI into both a 1 Bedroom unit for us, and a Studio unit for my mother-in-law.

Then another healthy dose of pixie dust conspired to further extend our trip. Pixie dust is really the only way I can explain how my Disney-resistant husband decided that we would be adding a day to each end of the trip so that we could take direct flights to and from Orlando. (When you are married to someone who spends a better part of their year in airports, the draw of a direct flight can't be overestimated).

With the extra days, we were able to add a stay at the Contemporary for our first night, and the Polynesian for our last night.

For good measure, we plussed the trip some more by adding the Deluxe Dining Plan during our 7 day DVC stay at the Beach Club Villas.

By this point, I was giddy with excitement over how our 11 day trip to the World was shaping up.

Finally, after a year of planning, plotting and anticipation, we were almost ready to jet off to the World.

Our last couple of days before the trip were extremely busy. Five days before we left, we hosted Katie's 7th Parisian Birthday Party at home.

Needless to say, all of the prep and work getting ready for the Party put me a tad behind in getting ready for our Trip.

Four days after the Party, Katie turned 7. One of the gifts she received was a note from Tinkerbelle with a Disney giftcard for our trip.

Then, the very next day, we set off for Disney!!!

NEXT UP: We're on our Way!!!

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Old 05-25-2010, 10:44 PM   #48
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Love the bday party theme. Everything looked so cute. She must have had a ball.
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:52 PM   #50
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Beautiful party! Whew!! Glad to see those who value birthday parties. DH thinks I'm the only one who puts in a lot of work for parties. Lol. I cannot wait to read more!!
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:57 PM   #51
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Love that envelope and card you used to surprise her!
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Old 05-26-2010, 08:09 AM   #52
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There are those great party pictures again! They are just awesome. I love the Tink envelope too. Too cute!
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Old 05-26-2010, 11:46 PM   #53
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Great party!
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Old 05-27-2010, 12:04 AM   #54
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I'm really enjoying your trip report and looking forward to reading more.

The pictures from Katie's birthday party are gorgeous! I especially like her (partially) toothless grin!
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Old 05-27-2010, 12:26 AM   #55
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I'm in. What a fun party she had. A belated happy birthday Katie. We were at the Polly last week.Ahh I love that resort.
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Old 05-27-2010, 12:45 AM   #56
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Wow, Can I jump in?

I can totally relate to having a Grumpy DH. Mine was not impressed when I took him for his first trip at the age of forty-something! (he doesn't get out much)
Maybe MVMCP was a bit too extreme for an introduction to The Magic? I dunno. *sigh*
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But, Let me say your family is beautiful! I've enjoyed your intro, and am looking forward to more!

Oh, Very Cool Party!!
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Old 05-27-2010, 03:04 AM   #57
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Can't wait till you get to the World! Love the Tinkerbell envelop and card.

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Old 05-27-2010, 01:49 PM   #58
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I can't wait to hear about your trip! Your family is beautiful and I just love the pictures of your daughter's birthday party! Gorgeous!
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I'm in! One a fantastic looking birthday party!

We're thinking of buying into RCI. DO you recommend it?
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Old 05-27-2010, 02:39 PM   #60
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Cant wait to read this!
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