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Old 11-16-2011, 10:25 AM   #1
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I finally saw the lights! Our super special anniversary trip! NEW 2/2 pg.18

Welcome to my TR! If you are new & didn’t follow along with my PTR, you can check it out here.

Who are we?


DH (Tim), DS8 (Zach), DS10 (Alex) & me (Amy). Again, if you want to learn more about us, check out my PTR (or at least the first post.)

This is a story of a super special trip to celebrate 15 years of marriage with my DH.





I’ve always wanted to visit Disney World during the Christmas holidays, but haven’t wanted to deal with the Christmas break crowds. When I realized that the Osborne Lights, MVMCP, Food & Wine, our anniversary & our kids’ half-week of school all coincided, I knew this trip was meant to be!! Our Disney dates were Tuesday 11/8-Sunday 11/13. We also spent three days in the Tampa area visiting DBIL ("Uncle Jeff") prior to checking in at BWV.

We usually stay off-site by making an exchange with our timeshare. Since this was going to be a super special trip, we decided to rent points & stay at a DVC villa. The Beach Club was our first choice but the person we rented through has his home resort at BWV so that is where we booked. We waitlisted BCV but it never came through… so BWV it was! And we loved it!

Another thing that made this trip super special is that we actually pulled off surprising the boys! We did end up telling them that we were going away but told them that we were following Tim along on a business trip to North Carolina. Tim was so funny… he kept telling them how boring it was going to be!

So welcome aboard & thanks for reading!!

Up next: The big reveal!! With video!!

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Old 11-16-2011, 10:33 AM   #2
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Surprise!
Surprise Pictures
Pre-Disney Days
Will our room be ready?
More room pix
Our first park
First park continued
A surprise, a scary clown & a short walk to Epcot - part 1
A surprise, a scary clown & a short walkt to Epcot - part 2
A surprise, a scary clown & a short walkt to Epcot - part 3
April Plans
Happy Anniversary to us!
Resort pics & on our way to DTD
Downtown Disney
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
Party Time!
Party Time! - Part 2
More Partying!
More Partying! - Part 2
Partying with Mickey!
Best Safari EVER
Best Safari EVER - part 2
Best Safari EVER - part 3
Best Safari EVER - part 4
April Trip Update
Finally seeing the lights!!
DVC? & a very busy Magic Kingdom
DVC? & a very busy Magic Kingdom - part 2
Link to new PTR
Night Out!
Night Out! - Part 2
Night Out! - Part 3
Last Day! Epcot morning
Last Day! Epcot morning - part 2
Last Day! Epcot morning - part 3
Back to the Lights
Back to the Lights - Part 2
More Souvenirs
Final Thoughts

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Old 11-16-2011, 10:48 AM   #3
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Amy, saw your post on FB and I'm here (be back later to read...I'm currently updating my TR).
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So excited that all those dates lined up for you. We are going for our first Christmas trip this year also. Looking forward to hearing about your trip.
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I'm in for the fun! can't wait to hear what you thought of all (well almost all of) the Holiday fun

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I'm in! So excited to hear about this trip, but especially about the big reveal with the boys!
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:35 AM   #7
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I'm here. I can't wait to see the video of the surprise.
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:47 PM   #12
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I'm here! I can't wait to read about your trip!!!
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I am here!! Glad you loved BW. Cannot wait to hear all about it.
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:08 PM   #14
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Amy, saw your post on FB and I'm here (be back later to read...I'm currently updating my TR).
I figured I'd wait to start reading your TR until we got back from our trip... how did you get on page 50 something already?

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So excited that all those dates lined up for you. We are going for our first Christmas trip this year also. Looking forward to hearing about your trip.
You'll love all the Christmas stuff!!

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The surprise was so much fun!

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Don't you love reading TRs from the same time you were there?

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I'm here. I can't wait to see the video of the surprise.
The video will be coming up next!

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Can't wait to read all about it!
Thanks for joining me!

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Hi Angie!!

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We all loved it!!
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