Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Trip Reports > Pre-Trip Reports and Plans
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 07-11-2010, 12:52 PM   #1
JPFamilyMom
DIS Veteran
 
JPFamilyMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: That place between sleep and awake, where you can still remember dreaming
Posts: 1,496

Can we break our PTR curse?...update 2/27 Wed and thurs plans and more count down

Ok so I've tried this PTR thing twice before but our trips just never happened. I wasn’t going to write a ptr this time because I was thinking it was bad luck. But that is silly, right? So I'm writing this ptr to break our curse and of course get some helpful tips from all you seasoned travelers.


So on with the PTR for our March 2011 trip….

First a little background on me and my party of travelers:

Lets start with Me, I'm the Mommy -Jessica, the main Disney fan in my family. I'm 32 (will turn 33 on the trip) been to the world only once for my honeymoon, wish I could've been more times and certainly have several trips planned in our kids and my future. I have however been to Disneyland more times than I can count since I mostly grew up in California and I've been going since I was a baby. I have two children, both boys, and both Disney fans. I currently work at Jason’s Deli part time and will be returning to school to finish my degree so I can teach.


Next in the cast of travelers is my DH- not such a Disney fan, but doesn't want to miss out on any adventures the boys have. Paid me the best compliment the other day in saying that in all the mother-child interactions he has seen, I'm the best mother. Ok, well he is 39 and a high school teacher and football coach. Football to him is what Disney is to me. So it's nice we each have our thing. Here are some pictures of DH and I on our honeymoon:







Up next our darling children….
__________________
June 2004:ASsports Jan 2011: Kidani March 2011: off property Sept 2012: AoA-Cars Suite Sept 2013: AoA-Lion King suite

Last edited by JPFamilyMom; 02-27-2011 at 11:27 AM.
JPFamilyMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2010, 12:53 PM   #2
JPFamilyMom
DIS Veteran
 
JPFamilyMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: That place between sleep and awake, where you can still remember dreaming
Posts: 1,496

The beginning...see above, lol

Introducing...Jack

Introducing...Joey

Introducing...Grandparents and Aunt Bea

Introductions continued...my sister and her family

Accomodations are booked

Food Issues and restaurant choices

Plans for our Epcot day

Arrival Day, first full day in Florida, and plans for our first day in MK

Life updates....and an added trip

DHS top ten

7 days until ADR madness begins

4 days until ADR's and more pictures of my boys

Our Nashville weekend/the Walk for Autism Speaks part 1

Nashville weekend/Walk for Autism Speaks-The BIG event (part2)

Our Nashville weekend/Walk for Autism Speaks/And what will our first ADR be???? (part 3, the final part, lol)

The ADR's are booked

A non park day filled with plans and ???park visits???

Where did the time go???ACK 111 days to go

Itinerary 1.0

100 Day countdown evening

Back from my Moms trip and our March itinerary is changing

Sunday March 13 Plans

Monday March 14 plans

Tuesday March 15 plans
__________________
June 2004:ASsports Jan 2011: Kidani March 2011: off property Sept 2012: AoA-Cars Suite Sept 2013: AoA-Lion King suite

Last edited by JPFamilyMom; 02-09-2011 at 02:56 PM.
JPFamilyMom is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 07-11-2010, 02:41 PM   #3
Flossbolna
DIS Veteran
 
Flossbolna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Nuremberg, Germany
Posts: 6,357

Hi! I am just in the process of reading All7ofUs's PTR from the start and came across a post from you about how you changed your life style since you became a mom (Part 1 page 44 ). And then I saw the link to your PTR in the signature and hopped over only to find out that it is a brand new PTR! So I am here and am looking forward to read more about your plans! I am sure that this time you will be able to break the curse!!!!
__________________
Disneyland 1992, 2005 Disneyland Paris 1995, 1997, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2x2012, 2014 Walt Disney World 2004 POR, 2007 AKL, 2008 AKL, 2009 Poly, 2010 AKL, 2011 BWV, May 2013 AKV Jambo Disney Cruise Line 2013 Wonder
Trip Reports: 2010 TR 2010 PTR 2011 TR Dining Reviews:2009 2008 2007
From the Sea to the World - Spring 2013 Trip Report - DCL and WDW
Flossbolna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2010, 08:01 PM   #4
onescgirl
DIS Veteran
 
onescgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: SC
Posts: 1,768

I'm in too! Can't wait to read about you finally getting your boys to WDW!
__________________
Me (Amy) DH (Brad) DD (Lexi) DS (Levi)

2012 PTR In Progress: 2012 PTR ~ Skipping Skool for Free Dining!
Trip Report: Sept 2010 TR ~ ♥ Vacay with the Lovebugs ♥ ~ 2010 PTR: 2010 PTR ~ 'The Non-Catchy Title PTR'

onescgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2010, 09:09 PM   #6
JPFamilyMom
DIS Veteran
 
JPFamilyMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: That place between sleep and awake, where you can still remember dreaming
Posts: 1,496

Our darling little 5 year old

My DS Jack is 5 years old now, where did the time go.


When we go in March he will still be five, he doesn’t turn five until the end of March. He is a very active high spirited boy. He was diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in January of 2008, and was in a self contained class that school year for pre-school. He has made great strides with his speech and occupational therapy for sensory issues, and attended a regular parent’s day out program at our church this past school year.


In the upcoming school year he will attend a new program specific to children on the spectrum. We tried to get him into our church affiliated school and they turned us down. I was heart broken, and did not want him in this program he is going to be in. Now after two months of working with his new teacher and having visited this new church and school several times….I couldn’t be happier and so glad for what God lead us too. This is going to be the best thing for our son, and that is all we want. So we have changed parishes and our son has a WONDERFUL teacher and is going to get all the services necessary to prepare him to attend a typical class kindergarten next school year.

He has already visited Disneyland two times




Technically my 2 yo also went to Disneyland before, here is my Jack and Joey in my belly


and is VERY excited to visit Mickey’s castle in Florida, you see the castle at MK isn’t the castle of a princess in his world- it belongs to the big cheese. We have never gotten to ride on Dumbo, and we have plans to ride that first. We have gone through the phase of LOVING Cars (still does), Mickey (still does), Phineas and Ferb…. And most recently Spiderman (I know not a Disney character, but his newest obsession- and since Marvel was purchased by Disney, it’s still Disney to me now, lol). Aside form Spiderman… he LOVES all things Disney like me.


Up next….our baby…who isn’t such a baby anymore 
__________________
June 2004:ASsports Jan 2011: Kidani March 2011: off property Sept 2012: AoA-Cars Suite Sept 2013: AoA-Lion King suite
JPFamilyMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2010, 09:16 PM   #7
JPFamilyMom
DIS Veteran
 
JPFamilyMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: That place between sleep and awake, where you can still remember dreaming
Posts: 1,496

Quote:
Originally Posted by onescgirl View Post
I'm in too! Can't wait to read about you finally getting your boys to WDW!
Quote:
Originally Posted by DisMomAmy View Post
So glad you decided to do another PTR!!

Can't wait to hear more!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flossbolna View Post
Hi! I am just in the process of reading All7ofUs's PTR from the start and came across a post from you about how you changed your life style since you became a mom (Part 1 page 44 ). And then I saw the link to your PTR in the signature and hopped over only to find out that it is a brand new PTR! So I am here and am looking forward to read more about your plans! I am sure that this time you will be able to break the curse!!!!
Thank you all for joining. I was very ansy about posting as previously stated. I'm anxiously awaiting confirmation back for our accommodations on this trip. Should get word back by the end of the week. Which are a result of Jacks special needs on this trip...more on that as we move along. Tomorrow or the next day I'll try and post about the baby.
__________________
June 2004:ASsports Jan 2011: Kidani March 2011: off property Sept 2012: AoA-Cars Suite Sept 2013: AoA-Lion King suite
JPFamilyMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 09:12 PM   #8
JPFamilyMom
DIS Veteran
 
JPFamilyMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: That place between sleep and awake, where you can still remember dreaming
Posts: 1,496

The baby...well not such a baby really...

The baby formerly referred to as Baby Joey by all in the family (we are trying to get away from that since he is two now and not such a baby anymore).

He will be three when we go to Florida in March (his b-day is in February). He is all smiles almost all the time and very mischievous.

And he currently loves all things Mickey and Pooh. And has been expanding into Einstein’s and of course anything big brother likes including Spiderman and iron man (but pretends to be the bad guys)….oh yeah and he thinks he is a pirate. A Pirate League adventure may be in our future, I’m thinking birthday gift.

Joey is extremely intelligent, counting to five and even ten sometimes. He will be the little athlete my husband dreams of having. He is a rough and tough typical little boy. Joey will be starting Mom’s morning out this year, two days a week. He is so excited for school. He actually prefers books to tv most of the time. And LOVES to eat.


He likes to look at pictures in TR’s with me, and when I’m writing out our plans on paper while I read tips from you all, he wants to “color” and do “work” too.

I’ll be anxious to see how he does with characters the first time since Jack doesn’t do well with characters, this is how he did with the Veggie Tales, while Jack watched from behind a bookcase.


One last thought about Joey, he isn’t the rough tough kid all the time, he is also a little prince and flirt. He kisses my Moms snow globe princesses every night before going to bed, and Tinkerbelle is his girlfriend.


Up next….other participants in this Florida adventure
__________________
June 2004:ASsports Jan 2011: Kidani March 2011: off property Sept 2012: AoA-Cars Suite Sept 2013: AoA-Lion King suite
JPFamilyMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 09:19 PM   #9
Angies1274
DIS Veteran
 
Angies1274's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Northern New York
Posts: 2,371

Joining in! Your boys are adorable! I can't wait to read more!
__________________
Angie (me) DH DS13 DS10
WDW trips-- (POP Century)--April 2008,April & August 2009,April 2010,July 2012
Angies1274 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 09:38 PM   #10
onescgirl
DIS Veteran
 
onescgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: SC
Posts: 1,768

LOVE your Minnie Mouse & Mickey Mouse costume picture . Too adorable!
__________________
Me (Amy) DH (Brad) DD (Lexi) DS (Levi)

2012 PTR In Progress: 2012 PTR ~ Skipping Skool for Free Dining!
Trip Report: Sept 2010 TR ~ ♥ Vacay with the Lovebugs ♥ ~ 2010 PTR: 2010 PTR ~ 'The Non-Catchy Title PTR'

onescgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2010, 07:47 AM   #11
JPFamilyMom
DIS Veteran
 
JPFamilyMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: That place between sleep and awake, where you can still remember dreaming
Posts: 1,496

Quote:
Originally Posted by Angies1274 View Post
Joining in! Your boys are adorable! I can't wait to read more!
Thanks I think so too, lol. We did get pretty lucky though, I think.

Quote:
Originally Posted by onescgirl View Post
LOVE your Minnie Mouse & Mickey Mouse costume picture . Too adorable!
Thanks that is still I think my favorite picture. Tried to do tink and peter pan with my Joey this past year, but we couldn't find a peter pan costume. This year I might order one, since I still have the think costume. Though I know he just wants to be a pirate.
__________________
June 2004:ASsports Jan 2011: Kidani March 2011: off property Sept 2012: AoA-Cars Suite Sept 2013: AoA-Lion King suite
JPFamilyMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2010, 08:09 AM   #13
JPFamilyMom
DIS Veteran
 
JPFamilyMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: That place between sleep and awake, where you can still remember dreaming
Posts: 1,496

More introductions....

Who else wanted to come on the boys First Magical Trip to the world?

The Grandparents of course… my Mom and Dad. Oh and my Great Aunt Bea who has been like a second mother to me, my brother and sister all our lives.

My Dad- hates crowds, doesn’t like waiting in long lines, and isn’t a fan of spending money on “useless” things- oh yeah and can’t understand why in the world we need to spend so many days at WDW. He is a dear though; don’t let his dislikes fool you. He is a big softy, and willing to go with the flow for the sake of being with his family. He has never been to the World, so this will also be his first trip. All time favorite Disney character- “Donald Duck.”

My Mother- loves being in the middle of all the excitement, loves traveling, and would probably spend a month in Orlando if she could afford to. We’ve always lived in California or other surrounding states on the West Coast so have only frequented Disneyland. But she did travel to Florida once before I was born and has visited WDW once. With this being said, since I started planning trips a year ago she has gotten more excited about the idea and has also joined the Disney boards. They will visit Florida before our trip so she can go see Harry Potter World. That is her anniversary gift this year. And they won’t visit WDW because they are saving all the excitement for the trip with us. All time favorite Disney movie- “Beauty and the Beast.”



My Great Aunt Bea- she is everyone’s Aunt Bea. Moved in with my parents when my brother was a baby, he had asthma and breathing problems, so she was there to help watch us when my parents worked. And now she is there to help my parents with my boys while my dh and I work. She adores the kids, and is excited to see their reaction when they meet Mickey and see the BIG castle. All time favorite Disney movie- “Lady and the Tramp.”

Oh but that is not all, we have three others planning to join us in our cast of travelers going on this adventure….

More on that in the next update 
__________________
June 2004:ASsports Jan 2011: Kidani March 2011: off property Sept 2012: AoA-Cars Suite Sept 2013: AoA-Lion King suite
JPFamilyMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2010, 01:54 PM   #14
Mickey_Mom
DIS Veteran
 
Mickey_Mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Southern Ontario
Posts: 3,359

Jessica! I didn't see your PTR link in your siggie until this afternoon. Yay, I'm glad you've started one! Can't wait to see your pictures... darn work computer!
Mickey_Mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2010, 03:38 PM   #15
JPFamilyMom
DIS Veteran
 
JPFamilyMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: That place between sleep and awake, where you can still remember dreaming
Posts: 1,496

Quote:
Originally Posted by DisMomAmy View Post
Both of your boys are adorable!!
Thanks
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mickey_Mom View Post
Jessica! I didn't see your PTR link in your siggie until this afternoon. Yay, I'm glad you've started one! Can't wait to see your pictures... darn work computer!
Welcome, yeah, I just decided the other day to go for it, I've known we were going to try again for a couple months now, but was nervous, still waiting to get word back on our accommodations, should get the response by the end of the week I'm hoping. I think you've seen most of the pictures before, but some are new, and the next post is all new.
__________________
June 2004:ASsports Jan 2011: Kidani March 2011: off property Sept 2012: AoA-Cars Suite Sept 2013: AoA-Lion King suite
JPFamilyMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:14 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.