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Old 05-28-2008, 10:55 PM   #16
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Then, later that week, we had a field trip to Louisville Zoo! Isabelle loves animals, so this suited her just fine! Unfortunately, most of the pictures are with other kids, so this is what I have. It was poring on and off and Isabelle insisted on wearing these tacky rubber boots.



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What? More pictures you say? Well, I think I have some more I can share!

Here are some of Isabelle!




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Old 05-28-2008, 11:15 PM   #18
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So how about some plans?

We plan to arrive in WDW on Aug. 30.

10AM- Check-in and explore Pop (We are bringing newbies!)
11AM- Lunch- Pizza at Pop FC
12PM- Swim
1:30- Unpack, Shower, change, etc...(Crosses fingers that rooms are ready!)
3PM- Bus to DTD
5:45- Dinner- Raglan Road
8:30- Bus to Poly to watch Wishes from beach with Slightly Goofy and some other Dis Members
10:30- Monorail to Mk/ Bus to Pop and Bedtime!


So, you are wondering, I'm sure, who are these 3 other mysterious guests tagging along? Well they are a Dear Friend and her 2 children who are 6 and 2. They have never been on a family vacation, so this is BIG! Isabelle and the 6 yo were in the same class and the 2 yo is a mere five days older than Levi (which in some ways will be very hard). Once I talk to this friend, I will try to post more details!
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OK, how about some more pictures? Because I just want to add them, here are some of my favorite pictures of Levi! I will try to put them in chronolgical order.

Fall/ Halloween 2006- Isn't he the CUTEST Pooh!!!???



Thanksgiving 2006


Making Christmas Fudge- We called it a Chocky Spoon!


Christmas 2006- It is amazingly and dreadfully painful to go through a holiday w/o one of your children.


A "warm" January Park Day!



Goodness, I miss him so much...
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Hey girlie... I'm here....and you can count me along for the journey ... in more ways than one hehe.... i can't wait to meet you this time... we just barely missed eachother many times last year
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I SO know, I should be in bed right now, but I'm not...

I REALLY want to share this, then maybe I'll go to bed! LOL!

A little over a week ago, something amazing happened to me, here on the DIS! I have made so many friends on here, and a couple really stand out. One of those is Mouse Triper.

This woman found me on my last TR and kindly volunteered to make collage of my TR photos. She endeed up sending me more than that, however, I also got a keychain with all of my TR photos on it and some slideshows for my DVD player! To add to that, her lovely daughter sent Isabelle a great art set! Well, isn't that just the sweetest! This is one amazing woman! She emails me from time to time, just to check on me! I just love her to pieces! I can't wait until someday, when we can meet IRL!

So, as I was saying, I hadn't checked my email in a few days, and I had like 3 messages from her, bless her heart, she worries so! I thought, well, I'll just read the most recent one...Bad idea! It basically said, " I am worried I made you mad" and I'm thinking, how could she possibly...?

So I read the one before that, well, what she suggested in her first email (which, I had not read yet, LOL!) she went ahead and did! This shows you all how special any friendship "can" be if the friends really care for one another. She knew that last year I made custom outfits for Isabelle and Levi, I hand sewed each piece, as I didn't have a machine! I suppose I gave her the impression that I wasn't going to this year, and she was right. I can't even bring myself to consider the idea. I did once, about a month ago, it went like this...
sees cool Disney fabric and thinks to self...
"That would make a cool top for Isabelle and shorts for Levi..."

It broke my heart! I started crying, in stinkin' wally world!

I can't think of me sewing, without making things for Levi too! If I make an outfit for Isabelle, I need to make something for Levi. Period!

Well, my dear friend got on a board I used to frequent often, the *Disboutique* Thread, I'm sure you've seen it, heck I think they are on, like part 5! On that thread, she posted an idea! Being a fan of Oprah's Big Give, she wanted to do a Big Give for us! Now, as soon as I read that, I cried! No kidding!! My Dh says, are you looking at our TR again? No, it's..., but I couldn't get it out! Of course, I WAS NOT angry!!!!

So, Mouse Triper did this awesome thing and got the ball rolling for some VERY TALENTED ladies to help make this trip a bit more special, since it is going to be so hard for Matt and I. I don't think she thought it would get nearly as much attention as it apparently has! According to her, we will be changing outfits, like 2-3 xs a day! A few of these women have been in contact with me, but the rest is a surprise (I've been somewhat banned from that thread to keep from spoiling the surpriseLOL) The couple I have talked to, I know are extremely talented women and I can't wait to see their creations! Mouse Tripper told me to be expecting the first one soon! And I have promised her pictures and I will make you the same promise....

So stay tuned for some awesome customs! And once again, THANK YOU MOUSE TRIPPER!!! You are a "kiss" from God reminding me that He has not forgotten me or my pain.
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How sweet of her and the other Disboutiquers... I can't wait to see what they come up with for you guys....
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Hi Alicia! I have been a window shopper over on the DisBoutique thread for a while and read about the big give. Afterwards, I went back and read your trip report. I am a mom to two boys, 3 and a little over two. In fact, Levi and Liam are about a month apart and Liam was due when Levi was born. Reading your story has hit very close to home for me. Words cannot explain the amount my heart breaks for you... yet you seem so strong. I am glad you decided to go back to Disney. I am sure it will be painful, but you are right... Levi will be with you. I do believe in the Disney magic and I am sure some will be sprinkled your way!

BTW... the first day plans look great and I have seen the BIG GIVE outfits. Wow!! They are AMAZING!!!


Oh, one more thing... I LOVE all the pics, keep 'em comin!!!
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Thanks Tanya! I can't wait until we meet!

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You and me both! It is so hard to stay off of that thread!

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Hi Alicia! I have been a window shopper over on the DisBoutique thread for a while and read about the big give. Afterwards, I went back and read your trip report. I am a mom to two boys, 3 and a little over two. In fact, Levi and Liam are about a month apart and Liam was due when Levi was born. Reading your story has hit very close to home for me. Words cannot explain the amount my heart breaks for you... yet you seem so strong. I am glad you decided to go back to Disney. I am sure it will be painful, but you are right... Levi will be with you. I do believe in the Disney magic and I am sure some will be sprinkled your way!

BTW... the first day plans look great and I have seen the BIG GIVE outfits. Wow!! They are AMAZING!!!


Oh, one more thing... I LOVE all the pics, keep 'em comin!!!
Thanks for stopping by! I love the name Liam! It is too cute! I miss Levi so much, it really is a terrible feeling to loose one of your own. People think I am so strong, but I know I HAVE to keep going, I still have Isabelle to worry about. And she needs to do normal family things still. And DH and I are lucky that this has strenghthened our relationship, as it is a true test for a marriage too. If I don't have them, then there isn't anything keeping me here. They keep me grounded and somewhat sane, most of the time! LOL!

I am so jealous that you have seen the outfits!

More pics? OK!
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Here are some more of Levi!
Early Spring- The Ball Pit!


Funny story- Isabelle and were playing catch and Levi was sitting quietly on the porch, too quietly! So I looked over at him--and said "What are you doing!" To which he smiled really big and showed me his chalk! LOL!

Then...

So I say "No, you can't eat the chalk!" But I only get this!

Levi helping decorate for Isabelle's Princess Tea Party!

Easter 2007



Summer play day. Yes, he is finally walking!


He must have ran out of gas...LOL!

This is right before Disney. Levi absolutely LOVED MMCH!

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I am subscribing. You are a very strong woman and have inspired me to take more pictures of just plain ordinary days. Days go by so fast and you forget them.. with pictures..well, they survive.

We will be in Disney August 25 -August 31. Enjoy yourselves, enjoy Disney and know that others are thinking of you
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We will be in Disney August 25 -August 31. Enjoy yourselves, enjoy Disney and know that others are thinking of you
Thank you for stopping by! Maybe we'll bump into each oter!


Last Sunday we went to an event called the Spirit of Vincennes Rendevous. Here are some picture I took! It was a revolutionary war village and reenactment. Made a great mini- history lesson. I got to explain who evryone was!



Anyone know who the Green Coats are? I'm guessing Irish, as they aren't donning kilts, but are holding a british flaf.



Ok- now for some of Matt and Isabelle!
Isabelle eating a Turkey Leg!

Morbidly making the coyote pelt howl...Yuck!





Isabelle got called up by the town clown to "kick the jugglers if they dropped the ball"! LOL! But she didn't kick them hard enough(thank goodness), so he called someone else up!

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Here is day #2!

August 31
7:30- Wake-up and have a quick breakfast
8:30- Bus to AK
9AM- Asia
10:30- Discovery IS
11:30- Dinoland USA
- Lunch- Restarauntosaurus
1:45- Camp Minnie- Mickey
3:30- Parade seats
4:30- Kilimanjaro Safari (with FP that I will get earlier in the day)
5PM- Bus to Pop, shower and change for dinner
6:30- Bus to MK and transfer to WL, or just drive
7PM- Dinner- Whispering Canyon Cafe- Then see geyser
9PM- Transfer back & Bedtime
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Subbing, because I don't want to miss your TR....Your daughter is beautiful! I am so sorry for loss. My heart breaks for you. Here is a virtual
We will be in Disney just before you, which is a shame! Would have love to have met you and your family!
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