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Old 05-20-2008, 09:49 AM   #1
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Dorky Disboutiquing DiserSistas:Destination Disney HeatherSue's(best)version OVER1/27

14 days+ 10 day park hoppers + 15 family members= 1 Great vacation!

Seperately we are HeatherSue and TeresaJoy. Together, we are the Diser Sistas! We will be presenting you with a joint trip report, in two threads. Here's a link to Teresajoy's version: http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1831417

A little background:
I was raised a Disney Lover. My family used to go to Disney World every year during Winter break. My parents took me to Disney for the first time in December of 1974- I was 4 weeks old! There are no pictures of this trip as my father didn't take pictures of his kids on vacation. However, we have lots of pictures like this:


and this:


We also have a LOT of pictures of these elephants:


This is the first Disney picture I know of that I am readily identifiable in:



Okay, now that we've established that my dad is not the best photographer, I'll introduce you to all of us.


Heather : Me! 33 years old, stay at home mom. I worked as a nanny and at my mom's home day care before I had kids. I LOVE Disney!! But, as you will see, I am married to the Disney-hater. So, I don't get to go as often as I'd like. I also love to sew, read (but haven't read anything in a while), and watch tv (thought I'd be honest here).

Henry : My husband, 33 years old, aforementioned Disney-hater. He paints cars for a living, builds houses on the side, and is a reserve police officer. Can you say work-a-holic? Went to Disney for the first time when he was 17 years old, with me and my parents. Hated it then, hates it now. Henry has all sorts of interests, but not a lot of time! He used to love to do indoor rock climbing and scuba diving. But, he hasn't done that since we had kids. He loves spending time with them over anything else. We've been together since we were 15 years old and he's the perfect husband for me (except for the whole Disney-hating thing). If you want to read about how we met (along with all sorts of other useless information), follow the link to my website in my siggy.

Tessa : My daughter, 5 years old. She will be starting kindergarten in the Fall . She loves playing with her cousins, drawing, playing with My Little Ponies, being helpful, and Disney, of course! She wants to be a gardener and a ballerina when she grows up. Her first trip to Disney was when she was 14 months old. She was so stinkin' cute!


Sawyer : My son, 23 months old. He loves playing with (and antagonizing) his sister, dancing, jumping, showing off his karate skillz, and being a sweet little cuddler. This is his first trip to Disney!!!

Mom : Barbara, 64 years old. Mother of 3, grandmother of 7, retired from home day care and is now the overworked caretaker of my 90 year old grandma (she desperately needed this vacation). Mom and Dad live right next door to me. Mom is a child at heart and instilled her love of Disney on all 3 of us. She loves spending time with her grandchildren. She is the best Mom and Grandma in the world. Seriously!

Dad : My dad, 64 years old. Retired GM employee. Loves collecting bicycles (has a basement FULL of them) and buying junk (oops, I mean treasures) on ebay and at garage sales. Says he'd rather vacation elsewhere, but I think he loves Disney deep down. He would do anything for anybody, but will grump about it first if it's for family. ,

David : My brother, 41 years old. Janitor at a pharmaceutical factory. He loves playing video games, watching movies, and collecting action figures. I don't think he's actively buying action figures at the moment, but he has a basement FULL of them. (hmmmm, sounds familiar). My brother is...um...different. But, I love him. He shares our love of Disney and he goes to Disney World about every 3-4 years.

Barbara : Or, Barbara Jr since she has the same name as my mom. My Sister-in-Law, 39 years old. She is a stay at home mom. Barbara loves to listen to country music, watch tv, and keep up on celebrity gossip. She calls me at least once a week with a juicy tidbit about a celebrity I've never heard of. She is one of the sweetest people I know. She was diagnosed with stage 0 breast cancer (ductal carcinoma) several weeks before our trip. She put off having a mastectomy just so she could go. So, I'd say she's a Disney-lover.

Courtney : (or Courtney Love as I so affectionately refer to her) My niece, David's daughter, 14 years old (turned 14 on our trip). Courtney loves to play video games and Goo Goo ball. She was 2 years old on her first trip to Disney and has been hooked every since.

Casey : My niece, David's daughter, 10 years old. Casey also loves video games, Hannah Montana, and playing with her friends. Casey first went to Disney when she was 3 years old, I think. Just like the rest of us, she loves it!

Teresa : My sister, 39 years old (oh, yes I did!). Teresa loves Disney just like the rest of us. She first went to Disney World the year it opened. How cool is that?! She is lucky enough to have a husband that also loves Disney, so she gets to go EVERY year! Teresa is also my best friend. We are WAAAY too much alike. This is a good thing most of the time, except that we're both always right. She is incredibly dear to me and I love her with all my heart.

Brian : My brother-in-law, Teresa's husband, 48 years old. Brian is the manager at a grocery store. He likes hunting, fishing, nature, anything outdoors. The man even goes ice fishing on a regular basis. Now that's dedication! Brian first went to Disney with our family when he was in his late 20's. He pretends he'd rather vacation elsewhere, but we all know he loves it.

Corey : My nephew, Teresa's son, 15 years old. Corey is the coolest teenage boy, EVER! I love this kid. He's still likes hanging out with his family. Right now he's really into photography and he takes amazing pictures. Corey's first trip to Disney was probably when he was a baby, but I don't remember for sure! He loves Disney so much, he sacrificed his coolness and all sense of fashion to wear red Disney crocs and Mickey ears on most days of our trip.

Arminda : My niece, Teresa's daughter, 10 years old. Arminda is a little princess. She is a girly girl and loves all things princessy. She also loves High School Musical. One of her favorite people is Sawyer. She LOVES Sawyer!!! They have a special bond that is very sweet to see. Arminda went to Disney for the first time as a baby, too.

Lydia : My niece, Teresa's daughter, 5 years old. Lydia is Tessa's best friend. They are exactly 3 months apart, with Lydia being older. Here are a few things about Lydia as told in Tessa's words "She likes pink and purple. She likes to plant flowers and she likes to play new songs. She likes to play with me and I think she's the best friend in the whole wide world." Lydia's first trip to Disney was when she was a baby, too. Teresa's kids are so lucky!

Our family is very close. I already mentioned that Mom and Dad live right next door to me. David lives about 3 minutes away. Teresa is really FAR away, it's a 20 minute drive to her house! My grandma lives with my mom, so she's right next door, too. She didn't go on the trip with us, which is a good thing, trust me on that. Anyway, we like to try to go to Disney as a family every 3-4 years. This was our 4th trip as a big 'ol family. I promise we'll actually start our travels in my next installment.

Part 2: Dumping the Doggies
Part 3: Misadventures of the packing savant
Part 4: Is This Guy Going to Steal My Camera?
Part 5: We Get Lost and The Magic Begins
Part 6: Does She Really Think We Paid $40-ish For a Ponytail and Glitter?
Part 7: She is NOT wearing her pajamas!!
Part 8: Hello, Hello, Are You There?

Part 9: SAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWYERRRRRRRRRRRRR!!! I'm coming back for you, Sawyer!!
Part 10: Really? You really have to do THAT before rope drop?
Part 11: How DARE you call yourself McDonald's!!
Part 12: I'm ALMOST bleeding!
Part 13: You're name's Pat, you say? Hmmmmm....
Part 14: The Test Track VIPs
Part 15: Hey Sawyer, try this, it's GOOOOOD!!
Part 16: We're all excited to eat with Mickey!
Part 17: The Unfortunate Situation With the Pants
Part 18: The It's A Small World Bully
Part 19: Making Corey Puke and Such
Part 20: Romance on the People Mover
Part 21: It's just MAGICAL- Shut up!
Part 22: Just Call Me Soggy Buns
Part 23: The Prodigal Son Returns
Part 24: Tigger= Twinkletoes?
Part 25: Tessa Twice Terrorized
Part 26: A Dismeet I will NEVER forget (or inadvertantly omit)!!
Part 27: A Magical Moment every bit as good as a night in the castle
Part 28: Watch the Psycho Busdriver in Action!
Part 29: Is that an angel I see? (2 parts)
Part 30: MGM for Mother's Day
Part 31: Disney Shopping Nirvana
Part 32: Can you feel the love tonight? Or, music on a train.
Part 33: We need these in Michigan!
Part 34: Yum....$30 worth of cardboard
Part 35: My little girl is a Chip off the old block! (our last Disney day) Part 1
Part 36: My little girl is a Chip off the old block (our last Disney day) part 2
Part 37: The Finale
Part 38: Just a little bit more...

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Old 05-20-2008, 10:08 AM   #2
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Old 05-20-2008, 10:28 AM   #3
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Old 05-20-2008, 10:32 AM   #4
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I'm liking your trip report better than mine allready!!!! Here's the linky to mine:
http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1831417

It is odd that I didn't read your description of everyone before writing mine, but they are very close! I was going to add pictures too, but wanted to get it up. I think I'll go do that!
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YEAH!!!!! What a great intro, can't wait to read both sistas versions, this will be so cool.
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Old 05-20-2008, 10:40 AM   #6
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Woohoo!! You started the TR!!

Uh....are those elephants from the now-long-gone Circus World? I remember goig there when I was 4....
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I was thinking the SAME THING!!! The elephants must have been @ Circus World. WOW!! I have pics of Circus World too. I got to walk a 2 ft. high tight rope there!!!

You failed to mention in your descriptions that once you meet the famed Diser Sistas you will most likely find your own sister(s) inadequate and want to become one of theirs!! As a matter of fact I'm just going to start calling you MY sisters, who will know??

I'm joining the "I can't wait" crowd!
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Woohoo!! You started the TR!!

Uh....are those elephants from the now-long-gone Circus World? I remember goig there when I was 4....
Oh, I remember Circus World!!! So much fun! I always wanted to be picked to do the e flying trapeze!

These pictures are from Wisconsin, they were taken the year my Mom was pregnant with Heather.
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Hilarious! I'm loving it already. I can't wait until you get to the customs!
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Lovin' it so far and can't wait to see some pics!!!
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made it! This is great...

Almost forgot...DS4 was sitting on my lap while I was reading...he pointed to you picture and asked me who you were...and I told him you were my "virtual friend" (that is the name my Dad gave all you guys sine you have saved my sanilty with sewing) and he kissed the screen and said "Mommy, I love her." As I continued to read and got to your sister's picture he leaned up and kissed her and said "I love them all Mommy!" Then he said "They love Disney with their kids just like you!"
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Aw, your pre-trip report made me teary, and you know I am not like that. I think it is seeing pictures of you all and remembering that I just saw you all in person. You can't wait three or four more years before coming back, you just can't! I am a weirdo, sorry!

I can't wait for the kids to see it: I'll show it to them when they get home.
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LOVE it so far! Loved seeing the outfits when they were posted on the Disboutique thread and can't wait to see them in actioN! Yipee!
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