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Old 08-19-2008, 03:38 PM   #61
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I m in for your report. We too are a family of 5 from Louisiana, and are going to WDW for Free DIning...and surprising our kiddo's. I wish we were flying, but I am looking at fares everyday...crossing my fingers for cheap fare pixie dust! We will be there 9/10-9/14.
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Old 08-19-2008, 04:34 PM   #62
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I m in for your report. We too are a family of 5 from Louisiana, and are going to WDW for Free DIning...and surprising our kiddo's. I wish we were flying, but I am looking at fares everyday...crossing my fingers for cheap fare pixie dust! We will be there 9/10-9/14.
That's awesome! Where are ya'll from? We are in Gonzales. What resort are you staying at? I am going to check out your PTR in just a few!!
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Old 08-19-2008, 04:35 PM   #63
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We are in Lafayette.
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Glad your plan is still going well! I bet you're getting so excited. I don't know if I would be able to keep such a secret.

I love all that stuff you bought!
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We are in Lafayette.
Not too far from us at all!!! Where are ya'll staying? We are going to be at POR, but if you read my PTR you already knew that.
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Glad your plan is still going well! I bet you're getting so excited. I don't know if I would be able to keep such a secret.

I love all that stuff you bought!
I am beyond excited! DH has been working all summer in a turnaround at his work. He is a shift supervisor for a major chemical company. We have barely seen him and he has missed so much with the kids this summer, so we are VERY excited and ready for vacation....It is getting so close now. I hope we can hold out here in the home stretch!!!
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Since I am pretty caught up on my PTR, I figure there is only one way to pass the time.....Posting some of my favorite memories from past trips should do the trick! Hope you enjoy!!

This is from our first trip in March 2006. DH had been to WDW a few times growing up, but I never made it. We were supposed to chaperone a trip for his sister's senior trip, but I found out that I was pregnant with DS so we had to cancel. It just wasn't the right time to take a trip and I was nervous with it being my first pregnancy and all. The first time I was able to go was when we took our kiddos in 2006. It was so EXCITING!!!

This is DS Peyton on his first WDW bus to MK!!




This is the 1st pic I took at MK! Cinderella Castle!!! It was so beautiful, I got all teary eyed



This is DH and DS in 2006 our first trip. This was the first thing he wanted to do!



DH and DD Emma, waitng in line for IASW, our 1st ride in 2006!



My little DD Sydney - Her 1st time in Minnie's House! She turned 2 while we were there!



The is DD Emma the first time she saw Cinderella. It was during the afternoon parade. Can't you just see the amazement on her face



DD Sydney with her 1st frozen lemonade in MGM!



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I can only imagine how fun it was taking them for the first time. I was last at DW when I was 6.....yeah that was about 21 years ago! I am so looking forward to taking our son who is now 6. Hopefully soon
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I can only imagine how fun it was taking them for the first time. I was last at DW when I was 6.....yeah that was about 21 years ago! I am so looking forward to taking our son who is now 6. Hopefully soon
I never went as a child, but there is nothing like seeing it through your childs eyes. It gives you a reason to be a kid again right there along with them!
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I m in for your report. We too are a family of 5 from Louisiana, and are going to WDW for Free DIning...and surprising our kiddo's. I wish we were flying, but I am looking at fares everyday...crossing my fingers for cheap fare pixie dust! We will be there 9/10-9/14.
I was on the Southwest website and saw this, I don't know if it works around your travel dates, but the rate is good!

"Travel in September with fares as low as $59 one-way!
Travel on a Tuesday or Wednesday. Sale fares may be higher on other days of the week depending on destination and length of trip.
Book by August 21 for travel September 5 through September 30, 2008. 21-day advance purchase."
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This PTR has been so much fun! I would love to be able to surprise my "kids" even tho they're grown up now but I don't think I could pull it off - I can't keep a straight face for nothing lol.

Your kids are adorable - can't wait to hear about when they find out they're going to WDW when they get to the airport.

I loved all the items you packed - the toothbrush holder idea was awesome - never would have thought of that one! Question for you - the Tinkerbell thing that looked like a lanyard with a wallet type thing - what was that? I am such a huge fan of Tink and would love to try to find it somewhere close.
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This PTR has been so much fun! I would love to be able to surprise my "kids" even tho they're grown up now but I don't think I could pull it off - I can't keep a straight face for nothing lol.

Your kids are adorable - can't wait to hear about when they find out they're going to WDW when they get to the airport.

I loved all the items you packed - the toothbrush holder idea was awesome - never would have thought of that one! Question for you - the Tinkerbell thing that looked like a lanyard with a wallet type thing - what was that? I am such a huge fan of Tink and would love to try to find it somewhere close.
Hey! Thanks for reading Being that this is my first attempt at a PTR, I didn't know if I would have any readers! Thank you for the compliments! We are getting into the home stretch now and it is getting harder than ever to keep it a surprise. We'll manage though, I can't wait to see their faces!

The toothbrush idea I got off of the Dis. There was a thread where it was recommeneded. I thougt it was neat.

Yes you are right, it is a tinkerbell lanyard with a little zipper pouch attached for your fastpass. I used it last year for my fastpasses, but I also could fit all of our KTTW cards, and some cash in there. I liked that it zipped and was all secure. There is also a little pocket on the other side that is clear so you can slide your photopass card in there with the barcode showing out and you don't have to take the card out eachtime, they can scan it through the little clear pocket. I loved that! I found mine here last year:

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Not too far from us at all!!! Where are ya'll staying? We are going to be at POR, but if you read my PTR you already knew that.
I actually didn't realize ya'll would be at POR...we will be too. Kinda funny!
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I actually didn't realize ya'll would be at POR...we will be too. Kinda funny!
That is funny!!! Yep, we will be there 9/11-9/16! Maybe we'll run into eachother. Paparazzimama is going with us too. She is from Louisiana and staying at POR! If you see a backpack wearing, commando style mommy with a DS and 2 DD, say hello! Maybe we'll run into eachother's families at Boatwrights one morning
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I took some more pics today. It's only a few, but I thought I would go ahead and post them. I have to explain something obout DD4 first though. She is my "clingy" child. My shadow so so speak. She follows my every step, so getting away to snap a few pics is hard work. Today I had to turn on Hannah Montana to occupy her while I quietly crept to my bedroom and almost silently locked the door This child has the ears of an i don't know what. She was only occupied for about 45 seconds. LOL! As I snapped away she was whining outside my door the whole time...Ugghh! She will be starting Pre-K next Monday, so it will be a lot easier then!!!

Ok on to the pics....First up, my 2 favorite things....my Disney "bibles" One is my folder the other my Birnbaum book which I really like!! We just had to have a pic of them!



Next we have a pic of a pic....lol! This is our DH's on EE in November, on their cell phones! I just love the looks on the boys faces...That is what makes the pic, especially Bo!!!



This is some Leis that we may wear in one of our family pics during the session at the Poly!



Kids autograph books:



Just another view of stuff



This is what I had waiting outside my door when I opened it:



This is her once I came and sat down in the living room on the lap top. Of course the smile is b/c I am in the same room as her now!


That's all for now.......more coming soon!
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OMG I love all the pics!!! I had forgotten about that one of the DHs and DSs on EE - too cute! Oh, and Syd's face when you came out of the room . . . shame on you for locking her out like that!
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