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Old 10-14-2006, 01:18 PM   #1
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Talking My Mommy's Gonna Write a Trippie Report all about Me & Mickey Mouse! (Pictures & all)

REAL TRIP REPORT
I have finally started my real TR. It begins on page 6. (http://www.disboards.com/showthread....1250765&page=6)
Rather than start a whole new report, I decided to just add on to my pre-trip report which is below.
Thank you for reading along and I hope you enjoy it.

PROLOGUE:

It all happened one day when I was sitting at my computer, simply minding my own business, reading from my favorite website, the DISboards. When all of a sudden, out of the blue, a friend of mine throws me quite a challenge. She dared me to write a trip report that readers would both enjoy and hopefully, and ultimately come back for more. Now seeing who I am, I accepted the challenge, however, I realize I may now need your help! Knowing that I am not a true author, this may now be a challenge to all of you. So please, please read my TR, no matter how bad it may appear, and post because the winner of this challenge is determined by the one with the most fans, er I mean posts! I thank you all in advance and will send out Disney Dollars soon…. oh wait, I think I may have remembered something in the rules about no bribes allowed!!! Sorry about that but please know I will appreciate each and any comment received!!! Thank you, thank you, and thank you!

PRE-TRIP REPORT:

Now, seeing that we don’t actually leave for WDW until early December, I will call this a pre-trip report. This trip is a true celebration, not of a birthday or anniversary, but of a beautiful adoption. This adventure will be our very first trip as a forever family - a celebration and sigh of relief that we can now relax knowing that the adoption of our little girl is final.

CAST:

Now, seeing that my husband and I are not all that exciting, the star of this show will most likely be our 2 ½ year old daughter. Now this is where I may or may not have an advantage over my competitor. You see this other person will be leaving her children behind for a much-deserved trip with her beloved husband. Note: that is your first clue to the identity of my challenger. Other hints to come…

DETAILS:

We have never stayed at WDW so this will truly be an experience to remember. Our reservations call for 3 nights at the Dolphin, followed by 4 more nights at the Wilderness Lodge. Having found the DISboards, I have been milling around them for months and months, learning all the little secrets and ins and outs. Now if I can just remember them, such as which side of the line is shorter or which side of the boat to sit on so I don’t get literally drenched and whatnot. I am a planner and goal setter by nature so when this trip became a reality and we actually started to save for it, I had to be on top of he game. My advanced dining reservations have been made and remade and park days have been chosen. December cannot get here soon enough!

MINOR HITCH:

When you least expect it and at the most inopportune times, things can go wrong. Now I am an optimist so I always “try” to look for the best in things. Now seeing that a WDW experience involves a great deal of walking, it would be a shame to get hurt prior to a trip. However, that is exactly what I did about a week or so ago. While carrying an overflowing basket of dirty laundry down my stairs, I ended up stepping on a “sippy cup” (which I swear was not there when I walked up) and falling down the stairs, landing only when my knee slammed into the hard wood floors. I guess you could say I have a newfound realization as to just how hard hardwood floors really are…haha. Anyway, to make a long story short, I ended up with a sprained ankle and a “high-grade tear in the medial collateral ligament” (MCL) in the left knee. Now I must admit my first thought when I fell was, “OMG, how in the world am I going to be able to walk around WDW”. My second thought was, “how in the world am I going to be able to bend down and get all those great shots of my little one in the most happiest place on earth”??? (Side note: photography is one of my major hobbies so there should be a great number of images attached to this TR). Now, to look on the bright side, my fall could have been much worse. An orthopedic visit is in order for next week but I will be hoping for the best. I have heard from a few that many times one does not need surgery for an MCL tear. Lets hope that is my case as well.

PIXIE DUST:

I must share with you that I have been blessed with a bunch of pixie dust already and I haven’t even left for WDW yet. I must give thanks here to three people who have blessed me with their kindness.

First off, I must thank a wonderful person who so kindly and thoughtfully helped me with my “Magic Your Way” tickets! This person is truly amazing and I cannot thank her enough!!! I hope she knows how much we appreciate what she has given to us!!!

Second, I must thank a friend of mine who is helping me with photography. His tips, advice and constructive criticism are a tremendous help and very much appreciated. His photos are amazing and I can only hope to get some as nice as his!

Lastly, I must thank my dear Disney buddy, the one who actually challenged me to write this TR. Just this morning, I received my first Disney Dollar (actually two) in the mail with a lovely card to cheer me up since my fall. It was such a pleaseant surprise.

This all just goes to show that one does not have to literally be in WDW to experience a little pixie dust!!

WARNING:

Like I said this report will have much to do with my dear daughter, so here is your first glimpse of her and her opinion of Mommy’s trip report! Hahahaha.



Until the next time......thanks for reading!!!

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Old 10-14-2006, 05:18 PM   #2
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Old 10-14-2006, 05:28 PM   #3
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Your DD is too cute!!!

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Old 10-14-2006, 05:41 PM   #4
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Thank you NurseMommy4 and OCD4Disney!!!

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Old 10-15-2006, 09:24 AM   #5
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I can't wait for December to get here so I can hear how it went..........count me in as one of your "fans" Good luck with your appt. and with your knee.............I'm sure everything will work out!!!
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Old 10-15-2006, 10:35 AM   #7
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Good luck with your knee and I'll be waiting to read more!! Luckily you've got some time between now and December to heal?! I don't know how bad a MCL issue is, but we're going the first week of December and that's 7 whole weeks away, so there's some healing time for you at least...

Good luck again and I look forward to reading your TR!!
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Old 10-15-2006, 11:24 AM   #8
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Count me in - I love your writing style and your daughter is just too cute for words!

Besides I leave for the World in under 3 weeks and I'll need something to help me get over the Post Disney Trip Depression when I get home
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Excellent start. I'm hoping the MCL problem isn't too bad- and if it is, that you'll still have fun. Be crazy!
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Old 10-15-2006, 04:24 PM   #10
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REALLY GOOD NEWS: (October 15th)

Lucky for me, surgery is not in my near future and hopefully not anytime thereafter!!! A neighbor of mine, who just happens to be an orthopedic surgeon (more pixie dust, perhaps) took a lookie at my MRI and checked out my knee. He explained that even though my knee is pretty swollen and sore it is not something that needs to be repaired surgically. He ordered me to wear my brace at all times, except for showering and snoozing, and explained that I may have to endure some physical therapy. Within 8 weeks I should be feeling much better! Now I know I will be in WDW before those 8 weeks are up, but at least I shall be rid of most of my pain. Yippee, if I could jump up and down right now I would do a “happy dance”. I guess I will save that for later.
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Thank you all for reading my Pre-Trip report, I love reading all your responses!

dani1121 - Thank you so much! I really can't wait for December too!!!

Minniespal - Thank you, glad you liked the start of my TR.

Lauralee131 - Wow, we leave on the 6th for WDW. Will you still be there? I bet you are getting as excited as we are!

rosiejo - Aww, thank you. So glad you like my TR and my daughter. Hehe. Your trip is coming up...hope you write a TR as well!

wise king mickey - Thank you! Looks like I will be feeling much better so yes I will "go crazy" as you put it! Hahaha!
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Congratulations on the good news about your knee!!!

There will be plenty of time for happy dancing at the World!
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Congratulations on the good news about your knee!!!

There will be plenty of time for happy dancing at the World!
Thanks NurseMommy....I can't wait....is it December yet???? LOL
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CINDERELLA: (0ctober 17th)

I am so excited, the Disney Store here in town was having a huge sale and all their Halloween costumes were 50% off. My little one had NEVER worn a princess dress in her life but I took her into the little “castle dressing room”…(which by the way is very cool, hmm, wonder if I could remodel my closet?? Hahah). Anyway, as soon as I got it on her, she was grinning from ear to ear. You know, it was one of those looks halfway between a blush and a grin. It was the cutest thing and I was really kicking myself for not having my camera with me. She looked adorable. We ended up buying the dress, the crown and the glass slippers. You gotta have the glass slippers. It is a must for a 2 ½ year old, well at least mine. I have had to slip that glass slipper on a zillion and one times already in order to find the “real” Cinderella. Trust me though, I don’t mind at all. Here is a picture of my DD in her Cinderella dress……the plan is for her to wear it to our dinner at 1900 Park Fair (Thankfully we have the Disney Dining plan for 4 nights…yeah).
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