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Old 07-01-2012, 09:24 PM   #1
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Will This PTR Be A Jinx? A 2nd bday "do-over" trip. Dec '12 *Update 12/7*

Hi all! Here I am again to do another PTR because I just can't help myself from talking to complete strangers that are fellow Disney lovers about our upcoming trip plans. I'm driving my DH and other friends crazy I think so I need an outlet

So why did I title this thread this way? Well, those of you that followed my last PTR and TR know what happened but for those of you that didn't I'll enlighten you. DH and I took our DS (then 14mo) to WDW for his first time (our 100th seems like) in February of this year. No amount of planning could have prepared us for what happened. DS got a stomach virus on our first park day. He started off the day with throwing up three times in the food court at POFQ while eating breakfast. Then throwing up in the car on the way to MGM etc etc. It was miserable and I was so worried about him. He was pretty good most of the day for a sick 14 mo. But it was still miserable. We spent the next 2 or 3 days trying to decide whether we were going to stay or leave for his sake. We finally decided to stay because he seemed to be on the mend and we had a great day at EPCOT. Well, the great day turned into a nightmare when DH woke me up in the middle of the night having issues. I called the paramedics and while we waited on them I was dizzy and trying not to pass out and throwing up myself. Paramedics arrived and checked DH out. They decided to take him to the ER. I stayed behind with DS and threw up some more with a 103* temp. My BFF Becca came and stayed with me until DH got back from the hospital. Needless to say we went home the next day, ending our trip 3 days early. So, I'm sort of afraid that this PTR will be a jinx but I'm just so used to doing PTR's for my trips and I really love talking out all the planning with everyone here so I couldn't resist. I'm just PRAYING this doesn't happen again and that this PTR won't turn into another disastrous TR. This trip will also be to celebrate DS's 2nd birthday since we will be in the World on his actual birthday. I'm super excited about it! The last time we were at the world in December was '09, just 3 short months before I got pregnant with DS. I can't wait to go back. Disney knows how to do Christmas right!

The When: December 15th - 22nd
The Where: Pop

The Cast:

First up, there's ME! The captain of this boat. My name is Carla. I'm a 30 year old FTM that works part time for her Dad and loves the way life is right now. I love to quilt and sew, spend time with friends and talk about Disney any and every moment I can.

Fav Character: Stitch!

Here's me and my boy with Minnie


Then there's my DH. He's along for the ride but LOVES all things Disney! I honestly can't believe he agreed to another trip so soon after our last nightmare but he's a trooper and too big of a Disney nut not to agree to go. I'm one lucky girl. Anyways, he's 31 and is a wonderful Daddy to his little mini me! He loves video games and guns and all things manly along with Disney haha! Not really a common mix but it's who he is. He won't talk about Disney 24/7 like me though. He tires of it rather quickly which is why I need this PTR! His name is Chris.

Favorite Character: Robin Hood (the cartoon version)

DH and our guy in front of Nemo in February


And last but not least: THE BIRTHDAY BOY ALEX!!!! This little guy is our miracle and pride and joy. He's currently 18mo but will be turning 2 on the 17th on our trip. Our little Christmas baby!

Current Favorite Characters: Mickey Mouse and Jake
Here's a picture of him from his 18 month photo shoot from a couple weeks ago


So there's the intro. I hope to make this interesting for everyone and get as much help and good juju from you all as I can so this trip is nothing but magical! Thanks for following along!


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1) Recent Trip Purchases
2) Trip Run Down
3) Changes.....Yes already!
4) More changes
4) Third resort change.....
5) First Day Run Down
6) Follow me on Twitter for LIVE pictures and updates! @CarlaJL
7) Day Two Run Down
8) Life Update - Pumpkin Patch Pictures
9) Day Three Run Down
10) FINAL UPDATE!!!
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:48 PM   #2
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I'm here bringing good juju! Lol! This trip is going to be way better than the last one!!!
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:57 PM   #3
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Thanks Nicole! I sure do hope you are right!
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:25 AM   #4
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Yay! I'm along for the ride and have a feeling it's going to be a GREAT trip!

PS. The new app IS awesome!!
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:04 AM   #5
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I have arrived!! I know this trip will be way better than your last one

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Old 07-02-2012, 06:48 AM   #6
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Cheri - thanks girl. I sure hope so! Hehe glad you found it and love it too!!! It makes dising even easier (Like we needed that!)

Kelly - hiii!!! Thank you
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:17 AM   #7
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Purchases for Trip

Since I already booked our room (and boy am I glad I did because people on the AoA thread are saying the LM rooms are booking up FAST) I decided it was safe to start buying us some new Disney shirts for the trip. Not that we really need them but you know.....you gotta have new shirts for each trip!

Anyways, here's what I got

I found this cute Monsters Inc one for Alex at Old Navy


I had to get this Jake one for him at the Disney Store since he is a nut for that show


And of course a Mickey one


A cute one for me (please excuse the toy mess)


And an old skool Mickey shirt for DH


That's it so far. We've recently won a photo contest through a custom embroidery place I use so I have a $25 credit with her so I plan on getting a Mickey shirt for Alex that says "I'm Two" with the "o" being a Mickey head with that credit. Woo!!! That's about it for the purchases so far. I'm looking to get Alex a cute new Mickey suit case or something Disney (doesn't have to be Mickey) of his own but so far I haven't found anything. I don't like the ones shaped like McQueen and I feel they are too small. Anyone have any suggestions on where I can look?
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:39 PM   #8
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Great purchases. You can never have too many disney shirts. Steve just discovered all my new shirts with tags in the closet I am saving for our trip

YAY for winning the contest!!! I was waiting for you to announce that

Why don't you look on amazon for kids suitcases
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:30 PM   #9
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Great purchases. You can never have too many disney shirts. Steve just discovered all my new shirts with tags in the closet I am saving for our trip

YAY for winning the contest!!! I was waiting for you to announce that

Why don't you look on amazon for kids suitcases
Thanks Kelly! You're so right about that. That's funny that Steve just found yours. What did he say?

They haven't officially announced. I guess they're letting the voting go till the end of the day but I'm still gonna win unless that other baby catches up some how.

That's a good idea! Why didn't I think of that?? LOL
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great shirts! I see that Lexie had to make sure a part of herself was in almost all the pics.

I think you're a shoo-in for that contest. I really like the shirt idea!
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great shirts! I see that Lexie had to make sure a part of herself was in almost all the pics.

I think you're a shoo-in for that contest. I really like the shirt idea!
Thanks! Haha yeah crazy dog is always right next to me. I think she misses laying in my lap which she hasn't done since Alex was born.

Aww thanks!
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Cute shirts!!! I hope that your trip is amazing! After the trip you had last time, you deserve for everything to be sugar coated with Disney magic!
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Cute shirts!!! I hope that your trip is amazing! After the trip you had last time, you deserve for everything to be sugar coated with Disney magic!
Aww thank you!! And I couldn't agree more! I'm praying that this is our best trip ever.
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Thanks Kelly! You're so right about that. That's funny that Steve just found yours. What did he say?

They haven't officially announced. I guess they're letting the voting go till the end of the day but I'm still gonna win unless that other baby catches up some how.

That's a good idea! Why didn't I think of that?? LOL
Steve laughed and said do you seriously need more shirts and I said Yes, yes I do.

Well fingers crossed you are the official winner

Silly girl. Always turn to Amazon first
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Joining in! I read your TR and I felt so sorry that his first trip was so rough.

I love the Monster's Inc shirt, I never thought about going to Old Navy for a Disney shirt. DS is really in to Mickey and Jake right now too. I hadn't seen that Jake tee, I'll have to check on Disney Store's website.

Can't wait to here your plans. Here's for your trip.
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