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Old 08-23-2012, 10:07 AM   #496
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I can't believe you get to go back to Disneyland already! Have a wonderful anniversary trip!
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:36 AM   #497
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Have fun on your trip!

I'm sure Paxton will be fine while you're away if his daycare experience is any indication.
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I've been MIA and look what happens?! Your Anniversary trip is hear already!! Have a wonderful time...like I need to say that? But still...hoping for lots of pixie dust along the way!
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I can't believe you get to go back to Disneyland already! Have a wonderful anniversary trip!
Thanks, y'all!! DH and I are home packing up right now while Paxton is at daycare. We are picking him up early then our adventure begins!
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:41 PM   #498
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:14 PM   #499
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You guys are probably headed to Disneyland RIGHT NOW! Oh boy, have a great time!
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:48 PM   #500
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Oh no! I think I missed your send-off for your DL trip.

I hope you guys have a great time and I cant wait to see all your pics!
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:55 PM   #501
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I hope you guys had a great time at DLR and I pray you make it home safe and stay safe with Isaac in the midst.
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Old 08-29-2012, 05:02 PM   #502
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We finally made it home from our Disneyland weekend and walked straight into Hurricane Isaac. Not the homecoming we expected but we are making do. Just letting y'all know we are safe & sound and seem to be west enough of the storm that it will not be too bad for us. My parents house is flooding though, so please keep them & all those being affected by this storm in your prayers. Hopefully I can get the TR started early next week.
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:11 AM   #503
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We finally made it home from our Disneyland weekend and walked straight into Hurricane Isaac. Not the homecoming we expected but we are making do. Just letting y'all know we are safe & sound and seem to be west enough of the storm that it will not be too bad for us. My parents house is flooding though, so please keep them & all those being affected by this storm in your prayers. Hopefully I can get the TR started early next week.
Sending our thoughts your way, and our prayers up above.

Excited to hear about your trip, though.
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:45 AM   #504
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Welcome home but oh no to Isaac! Hope your parents are ok.
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Thinking of you & your family

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Old 08-31-2012, 11:40 AM   #506
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Sending our thoughts your way, and our prayers up above.

Excited to hear about your trip, though.
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Thanks for the well wishes, guys. I'm working on uploading pics right now, so hopefully I can get the TR started soon! I'll also probably be updating here later today about some trip changes.
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:58 PM   #507
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I can barely keep up with my PTR let alone all of your TR's LOL! Not that I don't enjoy them. That reminds me, I need to go get caught up on your last DLR TR which you've probably finished by now
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:10 PM   #508
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I can barely keep up with my PTR let alone all of your TR's LOL! Not that I don't enjoy them. That reminds me, I need to go get caught up on your last DLR TR which you've probably finished by now
Yes that one is finished... I have never had more than 2 at a time going!
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Big (Potential) Changes & TR Link

Well, it looks as though there will be some changes in the group dynamics for this trip...

As I mentioned earlier in another post, Hurricane/TS Isaac kicked my parents' butts. They live in a small city outside of New Orleans that in the 27 years I have been alive has NEVER flooded this bad, but this time it did and they got over a foot of water in their house. Even for Katrina, the water only came into the front foyer area which was not hard to replace. The damage done from this storm is far far worse. They sought shelter at a friend's house a street over who was higher than them and didn't get water in her house. To do that, they walked through the water with their animals (4 dogs and a cat) on a raft to the friend's house, then walked back to get their stuff, then walked back to her house for good. The water was waist to chest deep in the worst spots. It's awful for me imagining what they went through and there is nothing I can do to help them because there is still no way for me to get to them! Luckily since they were home when it happened they were able to save many valuables and irreplaceable things.

What does that have to do with Disney planning? Well, they more than likely will not be joining us for the trip. Were it from a cost standpoint, it would be no issue. DH and I had already started discussing how we would be able to pay for their tickets and/or food to allow them to come, because I think they will need the break by then. But when I talked to my mom, she is more concerned about my dad not being able to get the time off from work since he will be needing to take care of things around the house in the coming weeks and will be missing work. Hopefully the time off thing will work itself out, and if cost is an issue, DH and I can definitely help out because I know they were so looking forward to this. If not, I guess we will just have to plan on them joining us for 2013 instead.

It also means we need to find other accommodations for Saturday night when we fly in. Originally, my parents were booking a room off property with some credit card points and we were going to stay there and move to Bonnet Creek Sunday morning as planned originally. They did put out an AP room discount but being Saturday night, the price is still pretty high. The cheapest I found was $124 for one of the All Stars...not exactly the $80-100 range I was hoping for! Not sure what we are going to do instead, but we at least have a little while to figure something out.

I know it probably seems silly to worry about such a thing with all they have going on, but DH and I made sure not to mention it first although we did think of it. My mom actually sent me a text about it last night. I think she just wants to look forward to a little normal in her life right now, and this was something they had really been excited about. But right now, they need to focus on getting the house back together, and we are doing what we can to help. My MIL, as much as she drives me crazy, would give you the shirt off her back, and she has offered up her camper for my parents to have on their property to live in until the house is livable again. DH is going Sunday to help them get everything set up with the camper and cleaning out the house.

So please continue to send them your thoughts & prayers at this really difficult time. It is so much appreciated.

Still working on getting the pictures in order, edited, and uploaded so I can start my DL TR, and I'll try to get the next day's plans up as soon as possible!

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I went ahead and started our Disneyland Anniversary TR this afternoon!

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Old 08-31-2012, 03:26 PM   #510
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Wow, that's awful that your parents had to go through that. Thankfully everyone is safe though.

I hope that they can get everything taken care of in a timely manner and get back to a normal life as they know it. It will be a shame if they can't join you, but I'm sure there will be opportunities in the future.
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