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Old 08-31-2013, 05:21 AM   #1
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Cool ~~ Sew hot, Hot, HOT! ~~ A sweltering Aug 2013 TR ~ Pre-Trippie link posted! ~ 10/31!

August in Disney - What was I thinking?

Join us on our latest adventure, as the girls and I sweat through 10 days of Disney fun!

This is my 2nd TR, but it was our 4th trip to Disney...


Hi everyone! I am Dorine - but I go by "D~" on The Dis... I subsidize all of my trips to Disney with my sewing, I love what I do, and I love that I am able to add magic to many trips to WDW - including my own.



Most of my days are spent here - in my sewing room... Everything I make and do is done by vintage machine - my newest sewing machine I own is from 1963. However, recently - I've borrowed an embroidery machine from a friend - which allows me to add fonts to my items... If you would like to see some of my most recent work - you can find it here: 2013 Projects



It is because of my amazing DH (Josh) that I get to do what I love - he works long hours at a local hospital by day, and a guy of many talents any other time... I owe everything I do to him, because if it wasn't for Josh, I would have to work much harder at something I don't love. He tolerates my Disney obsession because he knows how much I love it, but he does not enjoy Disney trips - he has gone a few times - but prefers to stay home and avoid the lines and crowds.



And then, there's our girls - who accompany me on our Disney trips...

Our oldest is Alli - she is 15 and ready to take on the world with all of her planned adventures. She will start 10th grade in just a few days... She is one of those people that you just can't take your eyes off of - she carries with her a vibrant love of life and laughter.



Our youngest is Victoria - or V - she is 14 and will be starting 9th grade in just a few days. V is my "Momma's girl" - she is often brave and fearless when it comes to anything in life, she loves to spend time babysitting the neighbor kids and baking. I know that I can always count on her.



And finally - our baby... Max... Often referred to as "Maxy-moo-moo" or "Maxy-Moose"... He joined our family as a puppy in March of 2012, and has taken us on some fun adventures and kept us on our toes!



Finally - we love to have fun - we are goofy and loud, but we all love to smile and joke around with eachother...


















So, let's get this TR started!



D~ <---- Who can't seem to find a single photo of herself having fun...

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Old 08-31-2013, 05:22 AM   #2
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First off - our plans... You will notice, as the trip progresses... Some things stayed the same and some things changed. I am not normally one to change plans mid-trip... but this time I did!





Day 1

Day 1 Part A
Day 1 Part B
Day 1 Photopass Pictures

Day 2

Day 2 Part A ********** Corresponding Photopass Photos
Day 2 Part B
Day 2 Part C ********** Corresponding Photopass Photos
Day 2 Part D ********** Corresponding Photopass Photos

Day 3

Day 3 Part A ********** Corresponding Photopass photos ********** MORE Corresponding Photopass photos
Day 3 Part B
Day 3 Part C

Day 4

Day 4 Part A ********** Corresponding Photopass Photo
Day 4 Part B

Day 5

Day 5 Part A ********** Corresponding Photopass photos
Day 5 Part B
Day 5 Part C
Day 5 Part D

Day 6

Day 6 Part A
Day 6 Part B
Day 6 Part C
Day 6 Part D
Day 6 Part E

Day 7

Day 7 Part A
Day 7 Part B
Day 7 Part C

Day 8

Day 8 Part A
Day 8 Part B
Day 8 Part C
Day 8 Part D

Day 9

Day 9 Part A
Day 9 Part B
Day 9 Part C
Day 9 Part D
Day 9 Part E
Day 9 Part F
Day 9 Part G
Day 9 Part H
Day 9 Part I
Day 9 Part J

Day 10

Day 10 Part A
Day 10 Part B



Now n' Then Photos

Random around WDW
MK & MK Bonus
Epcot
DHS
AK

Victoria's completed Pillow Case

Victoria's Autograph Pillowcase

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Old 08-31-2013, 05:23 AM   #3
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I'm here! I think I'm even first! Can't wait to read all about your trip.
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Day 1 Part A

Here we go....

Our day started off gloriously early - those of you who know me - know I am an early riser... So, my alarm going off at 3:30am is about the time my body normally wakes anyways...

All of our excitement had built over the last several months - and this was GO TIME!!! The girls and I were ready!

I filled my normal cup of coffee, hopped on to the computer and did a little Dis-ing and a little FB-ing...

I woke Alli at 3:50am

And I woke V at 4:30am

The girls and I did all of our last minute preperations... It was very hot here in MN - we didn't have our air on... Little did we know - this was just a preview of what was to come.

We packed all of our last minute items, and we were on the road at 5:20am.

We planned to stop for donuts on the way - since our little airport has the worst food ever (seriously, how can you wreck a muffin?)...

We arrived at the airport promptlly at 6am... All of the lines were super long and our bags were very heavy. Between the 3 of us - we checked 3 suitcases, but we carried on 6 more bags (2 each)...

Security lines were even longer... In a last ditch effort to avoid a long line - we trekked all the way across the airport to the other (shorter) security line... but by the time we did the long walk there - and eventually back - we would have just been better off staying put.

Eventually - we made it through security with out any problems.

It seems that we waited forever to board... We wasted time eating our donuts and messing around... Or in my case, running to the bathroom every 5 minutes, God forbid I have to use the airplane bathroom...







Finally - our airplane arrived...



And we boarded... Seats 7a, 7b, 7c...





Our flight took off right on time...





I spy Sully and Mike peeking out from V's trip bag:



The entire flight was very smooth... Except a little bumpy over Georgia...

The whole flight - I was waving to my Dis friends... Mo over Chicago... Ariana/Liddy/Oopsi over TN... Nini over GA...

Our flight landed 15 minutes early at 12:00pm. WHOOT!

We trekked across MCO to Disney's Magical Express... We had just missed the cut off for the current bus. So, we had to wait for the next one to arrive -which took F-O-R-E-V-E-R... I hope this wasn't a precursor of what's to come...

After about a 20 minute wait, our bus finally arrived... The girls and I were the 2nd family to board - we sat in the 2nd row...







Before we knew it - we were seeing Disney signs! WHOOT!!!





The BEST sign of them all...





And the 2nd BEST sign of them all...



WHOOT!!! We have arrived!

Up next... Who or what was waiting for us upon arrival? Did we get close to our room request? Was check in smooth?

Link to Day 1 Part B

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It was bumpy over GA because I was waving as hard as I could!


Can't wait to hear more!

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Love the picture of you three on the plane.....that reminds me......have to get the pictures off Sara's phone.

The flight down is always so fun! Doesn't matter how early. We all just love Disney Day!
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Following along! I enjoyed your pics all week! Can't wait to read about all the fun!
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I can't wait to hear about your trip! Sounds like it got a little hot
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Hi D! It's Tasha!

Great start! Your pictures are making me miss WDW and you just got started!

Tell the girls I said Hi!
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