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Old 02-13-2013, 09:47 PM   #1336
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All packed...kids in bed, alarm set to go off at 1:30am(kind of hard to excited about that). We will be leaving the house at 3am. Can't believe it's finally here!

Beth, funny you should say that, my kids grew up on the Disney ships too. My oldest was 10 on our first DCL and now she's almost 19 and in college. I was pregnant with our youngest on our first cruise. She's the only one of us that isn't Gold yet, but she will be next week.

See everyone onboard!

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Old 02-13-2013, 10:13 PM   #1337
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we packed all boys stuff tonight! tomorrow we will pack our stuff. I'm not looking forward to one more looong dreadful day of work tomorrow. can't wait to meet everyone.
@Gina - I will be on here one more night.
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I will be pretty useless for the 4 hours I'll be at work tomorrow, I'm sure... lol. Glad a few of you are still going to be around too! We can keep each other company!




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Planning to walk along the beach tomorrow and may go on the Duck tour if they are offering it. Will call them in the morning. My youngest found a brochure on an aquarium, but I have not looked at it yet. Tonight we went for sea food and it sure was YUMMY! I never did catch the name of the place. Just a little local place that we stumbled on.

If it's the Aquarium Pyramid at Moody Gardens, it is SO neat... ALL of Moody Gardens is just incredible!! It is definitely an all-day place. Whatever you do, have fun!!




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So excited, we leave tomorrow and keeping our fingers crossed that the weather is ok for the flights. Can't wait to get on that ship! My boys are looking forward to meeting new friends to hang with (and so are the girls!).

Gina, such a cute pic of your son - my kids have grown up on the ships too and that pic reminds me how quickly they grow! Makes me a little sad, lol.
Wishing everyone safe travels and we will see you on the ship!!!!!
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Thanks! It makes me a little sad too... But at the same time, I'm so happy that Tyler Dean still loves all of it as much if not more than he ever did.

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All packed...kids in bed, alarm set to go off at 1:30am(kind of hard to excited about that). We will be leaving the house at 3am. Can't believe it's finally here!

Andrea


I can't believe it's almost finally here either... Y'all have a safe trip!

Can't WAIT to finally meet all of you!!!


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Old 02-13-2013, 11:09 PM   #1338
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fatfish - We have some Prozac...for our cat...really. I wish I could share some with you and kpetty725. Try not to stress. It'll all melt away on Friday.

kpetty725 - My DD6 and DD12 are both in also in Girl Scouts. They are bummed to miss over a week of cookie selling season, but...it's for a Disney cruise....they'll get over it.

Gina - Loved your story about the pillow. We've had some wow moments from Disney too. They are just so good. This is our first Disney cruise. Can't wait to see how it compares to the other cruises we've taken.

dgmommie - My DD12 is up for a tween meet off to the side of the main meet. I hope we make it. We have a late boarding time.

Beth - I love your FE!!! You are very, very talented. I think you must be the first one to arrive in Galveston! I can't believe we're on our way tomorrow.

I'm happy to report that we're all recovering from being sick. I am the worst since I got sick last. We all got cleared to travel from our doctors.

We're almost all packed. I still have some shopping to do. I never found a formal dress. I'll just be in a 'normal' dress on formal night. I'll just call it normal night. lol

I finished me FEE gifts on Sunday, but as of now our actual FE is still not quite done. It's not gonna be pretty, but it'll be functional. We're making it out of duct tape from ideas I got on the DIS.

I've got a green mickey head with my DIS name on my tote bag and most of our luggage. Can't wait to meet everyone. We fly out tomorrow and are staying in Houston since we don't get in until after 6pm, then taking Disney transport to Galveston on Friday. Our boarding time is 12:30p-1:00p. I hope we get on in time to make the meet-up at 2:00p. If not, we'll be at the second one on 2/16 at 10:30am.

Safe travels everyone!

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Old 02-14-2013, 12:25 AM   #1339
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We are almost packed!!! I seriously thought I was gonna have to beg my DH and DD to FINALLY pack!!! I can not wait to leave!!!!
Maybe I'm just weird but I'm also kinda sad that our group is coming to an end. We have all looked forward to this for so long and after the cruise it's over. What a downer!!! I need a happy photo!!!
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:54 AM   #1340
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Well dang....I think we both need some Prozac! Maybe some should have come with our cruise documentation!!
Can I join you on that Prozac? My daughter got sick Friday (sinus infection). Knowing we were going on this cruise, doctor gave her a steroid shot and an antibiotic shot along with regular antibiotic. She got better over the weekend. Then Monday all day she couldn't hear out of one ear... Back to the doc to hear it's sinus drainage blocking the ear canal and that pressure in the ear combined with the pressure outside was the reason. He put her on something that is mucinex with a decongestant. She got better again. Today, more coughing from the drainage (the hardest and longest part of having been sick to get rid of is the cough - stays for weeks even when not sick). So tonight she went to bed and at one point she coughed so hard she threw up just a little. Now she's afraid to go to sleep, and it's almost 1am! She's not sick, but that cough is not helping her to get to sleep.

Updated to add: She finally passed out from sheer exhaustion at 1:30am. It's going to be a long day... good thing she has a Valentine's party at school to look forward to. Immediately after school gets out, we drive an 8 hour drive to Galveston, so she can sleep in the car.

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Old 02-14-2013, 12:59 AM   #1341
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kpetty725 - My DD6 and DD12 are both in also in Girl Scouts. They are bummed to miss over a week of cookie selling season, but...it's for a Disney cruise....they'll get over it.

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My daughter is a junior Girl Scout and sold over 1000 boxes last year. This season, knowing she's missing 9 days of selling, her goal is 500 boxes (I think it will end up being less - she's at just over 220 now with almost 2 weeks of selling). She's ok with missing though because of the cruise - much more important to her!
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:30 AM   #1342
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I am trying to finish up our FEE gifts and would love to write your cabin number on the gift tag now instead of trying to track you down on the ship!

I show Wshop's cabin as 2046. It's updated on the FEE google doc page.

I have some last minute errands today then we are headed to our hotel in Columbus for our 5AM flight Friday morning. We're as ready as we're going to get at this point. I have a golf shirt that is bright green, so I'll have that on Friday. I'm 6'6", so look for a tall guy with the glowing shirt.
Hope to make the meet, but it will be close. Hope to be at the 2nd one for sure.
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I show Wshop's cabin as 2046. It's updated on the FEE google doc page.

I have some last minute errands today then we are headed to our hotel in Columbus for our 5AM flight Friday morning. We're as ready as we're going to get at this point. I have a golf shirt that is bright green, so I'll have that on Friday. I'm 6'6", so look for a tall guy with the glowing shirt.
Hope to make the meet, but it will be close. Hope to be at the 2nd one for sure.
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:22 AM   #1344
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Can I join you on that Prozac? My daughter got sick Friday (sinus infection). Knowing we were going on this cruise, doctor gave her a steroid shot and an antibiotic shot along with regular antibiotic. She got better over the weekend. Then Monday all day she couldn't hear out of one ear... Back to the doc to hear it's sinus drainage blocking the ear canal and that pressure in the ear combined with the pressure outside was the reason. He put her on something that is mucinex with a decongestant. She got better again. Today, more coughing from the drainage (the hardest and longest part of having been sick to get rid of is the cough - stays for weeks even when not sick). So tonight she went to bed and at one point she coughed so hard she threw up just a little. Now she's afraid to go to sleep, and it's almost 1am! She's not sick, but that cough is not helping her to get to sleep.

Updated to add: She finally passed out from sheer exhaustion at 1:30am. It's going to be a long day... good thing she has a Valentine's party at school to look forward to. Immediately after school gets out, we drive an 8 hour drive to Galveston, so she can sleep in the car.
Happy and safe travels, everyone!

Debbie

Debbie, you poor thing! And your poor daughter. I hope after some good sleep she'll be worlds better. I have the same issue with coughing, due to both a couple of bad bouts with bronchitis in the past, and one of the blood pressure medications I have to take. Finally a doc prescribed Tessalon Pearls for me -- little small gel pills -- that work *wonders*. Maybe you can ask about that. And if nothing else, if she's coughing really bad on the cruise, please don't hesitate to ring my room and I'll be happy to share my pearls with y'all!!

Have a safe trip!





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I have some last minute errands today then we are headed to our hotel in Columbus for our 5AM flight Friday morning. We're as ready as we're going to get at this point. I have a golf shirt that is bright green, so I'll have that on Friday. I'm 6'6", so look for a tall guy with the glowing shirt.

Hope to make the meet, but it will be close. Hope to be at the 2nd one for sure.

Jeff

Tall guy, glowing shirt, got it. Although, since I'm only 5'nothing, I'll probably get a crick in my neck just trying to look at you... Are you going to pay my spa bill for me when I need a massage??

Hope to see you at one of the meets!


I'm just here trying to entertain myself until noon, and then I am FREE!!! Going to run some last errands, then go paint my nails and such. I just can't believe we sail tomorrow -- it feels surreal. OMG, I feel like a roman candle on the inside, I'm so excited!!!


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Old 02-14-2013, 09:42 AM   #1345
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Almost done packing!!! Woohoo!!! Looks like I'm not going to make my goal of just one suitcase each. Dang it. Oh well, I tried!!

Now just need to clean the fish's water and deliver him to the neighbor's house, clean out the cat's water bowl and litter box (ew, I know), and put the DVD player in the car. Holy cow...that's a short list...wow! It's really here!!!!

Leaving around 3-ish to head to Mom's house in Houston tonight then up SUPER early to hit the road and sit in traffic. Will definitely check the port cams to make sure she's there before we leave! Does anyone have the link handy? I've never actually tried to look at it before.

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Leaving around 3-ish to head to Mom's house in Houston tonight then up SUPER early to hit the road and sit in traffic. Will definitely check the port cams to make sure she's there before we leave! Does anyone have the link handy? I've never actually tried to look at it before.

24 hours!!!!!!

Here ya go!

http://www.galveston.com/cruisevideocam/

http://www.galveston.com/harborvideocam/


Safe travels, and see you TOMORROW!!
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I almost wish we did have to travel and therefore were leaving today. All of our other cruises were out of FL, so we'd go visit my dad for a few days first. If we forgot something, no big deal, we could pick it up then. Plus it gave me a day or so to recover from the craziness of getting us packed, ready and on the plane. I keep trying to "pack my carry-on for the plane" and then realize there is no plane. Maggie is now at the point that she just shakes her head, looks at me with a pitiful look and says "Mom, for the last time, we're not taking a plane!" Maybe I should have put her in charge of getting us ready.

Of course we're bringing way too much stuff, but I'm with Gina on the "if I don't have to pay for luggage I'm bringing everything" philosophy. Now I've just got to get through the rest of the day at work, pack the "day bag" (its not a carry-on, its not a carry-on ) mend our FE (last night when I got it out I noticed it had started to tear at the top), make a vain attempt at cleaning the house, try to get some sleep tonight, and drive to the port tomorrow. Can't wait to meet all y'all tomorrow!!

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Car is loaded and we're about to head out!!! I totally forgot the lime green Mickey Head so be on the lookout for brown hair in a pony tail (me) with a strawberry blonde blue-eyed 6-year-old, and a brown-eyed (probably being carried) 3-year-old!

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I'm in Galveston!

Long 2 days of driving, but I am now relaxing in the hotel looking out the window and can still make out the gulf in the dark.

I couldn't sleep at all in the hotel last night on the way here. My DS 5 shard my bed and about 3am I wondered why he had not yelled at me yet for flopping all around! I am so excited! Hoping to be able to sleep more tonight now that I am here.

Loved the Disney stories and picture of Tyler Dean.

Can hardly wait to meet everyone on Friday.

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Beth,

Panic! I have made it to Galveston with all my FE gifts ready to go and realized I left my list with my FE group back home! Do you have list with you? Thanks, Steph
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Welcome to Galveston, Steph!

I have the last tab from the FE doc that has everyone on it and will see if the hotel I am in can make me a couple of copies tomorrow. I do have 2 copies, but was going to use one as the master for any cabin upgrades.

Gina - If you get this before leaving home, could you possibly also make a couple of copies if you have a printer at home.

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