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Old 09-24-2010, 06:19 PM   #1
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1st trip to Disney, 1st Christmas. Celebrating our new daughter!

Hello Everyone-

So much has been going on in our lives. My family and I went to China in August to adopt a 5 year old girl. Things have been going very well and we are very blessed (although I am typing this to you from her Kindergarten class, as she is too afraid to be left alone in school ).

Before we even left for China, I was surfing the DIS boards wanting to plan a special trip for her. I knew as a family we needed another Disney trip, and I SO wanted a trip that celebrates her, our new family and her first Christmas.

Because I was hoping for a late November, early December trip, I began to have difficulties in finding a resort to stay at due to the short notice. As you can see by my signature, we have gone to WDW many times. The first time we brought our twin boys to celebrate their 1st birthday, we stayed at CR. I love all Disney resorts, but I wanted a special monorail resort for my daughter's 1st trip as well. Last minute research = difficulties, difficulties. Spoiled by FL Resident discounts = not wanting to settle for high rates.

Finally on a whim based on what I read on someone else's PTR, I checked Expedia, not expecting to find anything there as well. YIPPEE! I was wrong. I found a great rate at the Poly!! My first choice. Neither a TA nor Disney could get us into the Poly.

We have never stayed at the Poly!! I am so psyched. I got the dates that I wanted as well, November 28-December 1. It's only 4 days, but with three 6 year olds, and because we live in Florida and usually go about two or three times a year, 4 days is plenty for us.

Here are some pictures of our cast of characters:
Twin Boys-Nathan and Alex-6years old
This was the moment that our adoption became legal in China. Her brother Alex does not normally look like Popeye.

Here is Jade-Rose:

And the moment she landed in San Francisco and became a US Citizen!

This will be a short PTR as our trip is in just over 2 months! YIPPEE!

Disney is always asking "What will you be Celebrating?" I think our Celebration trip is for a pretty wonderful reason.
PTR & TR-1st trip to Disney, 1st Christmas. Celebrating our new daughter!

Coronado Springs Jan. 2004, Contemporary & POFQ May 2005, POR & Disney cruise Aug. 2005, POFQ Sep. 2006, Ft. Wilderness cabin May 2007, Boardwalk-Christmas Dec 2007, POR March 2008, Ft. Wilderness cabin May 2008, Pop & Coronado Spgs - Halloween Oct. 2008, Offsite-Princess half-marathon March 2009, AsMov spontaneous 1 nighter April 2009, Disney Cruise May/June 2009, Offsite-business trip Jan 2010, Poly-Christmas 2010, Bonnet Creek May 2011, Bonnet Creek - Halloween Oct 2011, Wilderness Lodge 10 yr. Anniversary weekend Jan 2012, POR & Swan /Dolphin Oct 2012.

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