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Old 07-23-2010, 12:59 PM   #1171
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I'm a bit far behind, but I have to say I am very jealous of your charts! They're amazing!
Thank you!
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Old 07-23-2010, 01:02 PM   #1172
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Great job on the charts, Stephanie! I love that you used graphics for each park instead of just typing the name in - looks so much more... Disney-ish

I do very similar charts for myself and our family. And now I've been doing pocket sized planners for my clients that I print out onto 4 x 6 cardstock and put in a pocket sized photo book. That way, its small enough to take to the park each day in a bag or backpack, or even just pull out the 'day at a glance' card for that day and tuck it into a pocket. So far they've come out really cute, but I haven't taken any pictures. I'll try to remember to on the next one.
Thanks Rebecca--I wanted a visual representation on our trip.

I am working on creating smaller versions too. I am not sure if I will use a photo album holder but I have picked up a great small binder I am going to decorate and use I believe. I love that you do it for your clients too.
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Old 07-23-2010, 01:04 PM   #1173
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I usually consider myself an organized person, but then I read your PTR and realize that I'm simply a wannabe!

Your charts are awesome!
Thanks Michelle! I am sure you are more than a wannabe and super organized too.
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Old 07-23-2010, 01:12 PM   #1174
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I am drooling over your charts!!
I have similar, but nowhere near that fun to look at. And giving everyone in the group a copy will save your sanity, I'm sure. Rather than having to play tour guide and announce the plans over and over, they'll already know! My nightmare is a vision of myself walking backwards, guiding my family to our planned destination saying, "ok, folks, and we're walking, we're waaalking...!"

Great organization that i totally plan to copy!!
I love the visualization of your walking down Main Street saying to your family "We're walking..." I certainly don't want that to be me!!!

Thanks Sarah.
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Old 07-23-2010, 01:16 PM   #1175
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Hi Stephanie! Looks like you're still plugging away at your planning. Your charts look wonderful! Sounds like your summer is going like ours. We must be having a lot of fun because we don't have a lot of time to DIS.

Hope you have a fun weekend ahead!
Hey Leanne! We must be having lots of fun!! It was been a great, but busy, summer. I am looking forward to meeting you in a couple weeks! I sure hope it is still going to work out.

Thank you!
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Old 07-23-2010, 01:26 PM   #1176
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Hey to all of the readers I have left at this point--

I am sorry I am posting few and far in between right now! I am busy with the end of the semester. I have a bunch of things left to do for classes and only two weeks left to go. I hope to post this weekend!!

We begin our countdown on Monday!!!
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Old 07-23-2010, 02:20 PM   #1177
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Woo Hoo for Monday!! Is that 45 days? Wow! I'm not ready for summer to be over and school to start! We need to walk more so you will be ready!!


Did you see in the dance brochure that classes start Sept 7th! You'll get to be there the 1st week! Yay! I asked Emily if she wants to take CD or Ballet 3 and she said CD because Lilian will be in her class! I think we are signing up for Tap and Jazz too. If she gets to overwhelmed, we can drop a class! The schedule they sent me has Ballet 3, Tap 1-2 & Jazz 1-2 recommended for Emily!


As you know, I love your charts! Where did you get all of the park icon clipart? Did you find them online somewhere?

Wendy-OUT!!


p.s. thanks for taking so many amazing pics of the girls this summer!
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Old 07-23-2010, 04:19 PM   #1178
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Thanks Rebecca--I wanted a visual representation on our trip.

I am working on creating smaller versions too. I am not sure if I will use a photo album holder but I have picked up a great small binder I am going to decorate and use I believe. I love that you do it for your clients too.
Its nice to have other people to plan for - I love making spreadsheets, itineraries, etc. and playing around with custom Disney graphics and stuff. My DH used to roll his eyes at me when I spent too much time on that stuff - now I have a good excuse!

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Hey to all of the readers I have left at this point--

I am sorry I am posting few and far in between right now! I am busy with the end of the semester. I have a bunch of things left to do for classes and only two weeks left to go. I hope to post this weekend!!

We begin our countdown on Monday!!!
Woohoo!
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Hey to all of the readers I have left at this point--

I am sorry I am posting few and far in between right now! I am busy with the end of the semester. I have a bunch of things left to do for classes and only two weeks left to go. I hope to post this weekend!!

We begin our countdown on Monday!!!
Looking forward to it! Have a great weekend.
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Old 07-23-2010, 06:24 PM   #1180
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Yay! I can't believe you start your countdown already. Very exciting! I hope the semester wraps up smoothly and quickly for you!
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Old 07-26-2010, 08:59 PM   #1181
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Wow, what a crazy month it is!! Can you believe we leave in 45 days!!!!! Party: Since Lilian has been asking almost every day if it is time to go to Disney, we decided to begin the countdown at 45 days--which means today, is the first day of our countdown!

Here is the countdown, not exactly what I originally planned but we like it:



I did not get a great shot of it before we pulled the first Mickey head off, other than a few detail shots of it. Behind Lilian, it reads Disney Here We Come. As she pulls off the Mickey Heads, she will uncover a sticker code. Today’s was a flower, which is just a freebie day. Underneath she will find game nights, movie nights, ice cream treat nights (2), baking days and craft projects among the freebie nights. Some fun things to look forward to in the next 44 days!

For those of you on Facebook, you may have seen I finished a dress for Lilian. Here it is, a shirred at the top, halter top Tinker Bell dress:



I have a feeling I am going to have a lot of pictures at Disney with her tongue out.

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I bought my first VB bag!



It is a messenger bag I got during the big sale a couple weeks ago. I love it!! I’m thinking it is going to replace the book bag we were originally going to take but both will go with us. School stuff I will be working on during the drive will be in the VB and other things will be in the book bag so I can move on if I finish things quickly.

We decided that DH and I are not going to go to MNSSHP in costume—it will be too hot to want to wear a costume. I showed DH a shirt on Etsy and he said he would wear it. I got them today and I am just blown away by them!

Here they are:



A close up of the Mickey Pumpkin:



I asked her to create a special one for Lilian, knowing she probably will want to ditch her costume at some point if it is really hot:



She had never done a Minnie one but was looking for an excuse to experiment so we had fun tossing ideas around. I think it turned out really cute.

It has been a hectic but fun summer. Lilian has become fast friends with Emily (wlwilliams9’s daughter). Wendy and I get to chat while the girls play. It has been a nice treat getting to know Wendy and her delightful and adorable daughters. Here is a cute picture of Lilian and Emily from a zoo visit:



Can you believe none of the pictures had both of them with their eyes open? I am going to have to do some editing one of these days.

Of course I have another question for you all to ponder over and answer:

What is your favorite viewing spot for parades and fireworks in each of the parks?
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Woo Hoo for Monday!! Is that 45 days? Wow! I'm not ready for summer to be over and school to start! We need to walk more so you will be ready!!


Did you see in the dance brochure that classes start Sept 7th! You'll get to be there the 1st week! Yay! I asked Emily if she wants to take CD or Ballet 3 and she said CD because Lilian will be in her class! I think we are signing up for Tap and Jazz too. If she gets to overwhelmed, we can drop a class! The schedule they sent me has Ballet 3, Tap 1-2 & Jazz 1-2 recommended for Emily!


As you know, I love your charts! Where did you get all of the park icon clipart? Did you find them online somewhere?

Wendy-OUT!!


p.s. thanks for taking so many amazing pics of the girls this summer!
I cannot believe it has started already either!! It is cute Emily wants to be in class with Lilian--I know Lilian wants to take it with Emily too. I think we are going to do CD and Tap.

I searched out the clip art--if there is some you want, lmk.

You are welcome!! I'm having fun taking pictures of all the girls. Thank you for letting me!!
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Its nice to have other people to plan for - I love making spreadsheets, itineraries, etc. and playing around with custom Disney graphics and stuff. My DH used to roll his eyes at me when I spent too much time on that stuff - now I have a good excuse!

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Looking forward to it! Have a great weekend.
Thank you!!!
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Yay! I can't believe you start your countdown already. Very exciting! I hope the semester wraps up smoothly and quickly for you!
Thank you Christa! I have three classes left after tonight but a ton of projects left to do.
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Old 07-26-2010, 09:18 PM   #1185
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45 days is so close!

I love that tinkerbell dress- so cute!

The shirts for MNSSHP are great- I haven't decided yet if dh and I are going to do shirts for the party. I guess it depends if I have transfers left over- we'll see if I mess any up, lol.
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