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Old 04-27-2009, 04:27 PM   #1
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I'm back!! If I'm not crazy now I will be! I took 5 kids to DW alone!

Note: Table of Contents on Post #2 below

Yep, that's right. I am taking 5 kids to WDW by myself. Why you ask? Well some people have to climb Mt Everest, or swim the English Chanel, or make a million dollars to prove who they are. I have to conquer the world with all 5 kids by myself just to prove I can.

Here we are last year:

But first a little backstory of this trip. Originally we had planned on going in June just after school let out. But then we were blessed by DH losing his job. That's right we were blessed. He wasn't happy where he was. He didn't like the atmosphere, some of the people, and didn't even like some of the type work he was doing. When he lost his job he was devestated yet relieved at the same time. In fact he almost quit his job earlier that week but was able to cool off and decided to stick it out. In the meanwhile we were praying for a sign regarding which path to choose. He wasn't happy yet I don't make enough for him to just quit. When we prayed for a sign we specifically requested a billboard sign because sometimes we just don't see the little ones.

Well be careful what you pray for because our billboard was read the very next day when he was let go. However, they did give him 5 weeks of pay which was sufficient to hold us over until he found another job. However, during this time we decided to cut back to our bare necessities just in case. Unfortunately that meant cancelling our Disney reservation. We were using my timeshare and since the maintenance fees for the year had already been paid for our choices were to reschedule for sometime in 2009 or lose our week. I decided to rebook in October during the kids fall break. We went in October last year and I really wanted to do the MNSSHP again.

The 5 weeks of DH being unemployed flew by but he did get a job before the money ran out. Now this new job pays about the same, and is only a couple blocks from his old job. But the people are remarkable there. He really needed a different environment and that is why I call his job change a blessing.

So DH is rockin in his new job and asks me what I thought about going in June. I remind him that I've already booked us for October. "I know," he says, "but I really want to go now". Well who am I to argue with that because sooner is always better than later right? Yes, we will miss the Halloween party. But, Tau will turn 3 over the summer and will no longer be free in October. Plus the sooner we go, the sooner I can start planning our next trip, right?

So why am I going alone? Well here is the kicker. DH just started this new job and doesn't want to stir the pot so he decided to only take 2 days off. I tell him that we already paid for a week and there is NO WAY I am driving down to Orlando to stay 4 nights and Driving back home. We can't afford to fly all of us down. So I finally decide that I am going to drive all the kids down on Friday and stay until Wednesday. Then DH will fly down and join us Wed-the following Sunday.

Now if you are counting the days you will have noticed that is actually 9 nights. But I figure I deserve an extra 2 nights if I am going to be doing so much work. AMIRIGHT?

Are you still with me? If so, drop in to say Hi.
I'm Mu - My husband, Zeta - Alpha (10) - Chi (9) - Omicron (8) - Delta (7) - Tao (4)

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Table of Contents

Meet the Characters
Tales of Disney past
Our Itinerary Day 1
Our Itinerary Day 2
Our Itinerary Day 3
Our Itinerary Day 4
Our Itinerary Day 5
Our Itinerary Day 6
Our Itinerary Day 7
My tink Bags
Our Itinerary Day 8
Some Goofy Mail
The booking of the birthday party at GCC
Our Itinerary Day 9
Overall goals of this trip
Finished Packing

What really happened Day 1
What really happened Day 2
What really happened Day 3
What really happened Day 4
What really happened Day 5
What really happened Day 6
What really happened Day 7
What really happened Day 8
What really happened Day 9
Final Thoughts
I'm Mu - My husband, Zeta - Alpha (10) - Chi (9) - Omicron (8) - Delta (7) - Tao (4)

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what a beautiful outlook on life. Congrats to your DH on his new job.
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I am happy that you were able to go after all and that your Husband was able to find a job everything happens for a reason We are also going in June 38 more days for us Did you try to make any ADR's. You are very brave to take the kids by yourself but I am sure you will have a blast!

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I'm glad Jo made you do it!

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So, are you back to your original dates, Debra???
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ok this just sounds really crazy.
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But I figure I deserve an extra 2 nights if I am going to be doing so much work. AMIRIGHT?

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Old 04-28-2009, 02:34 PM   #14
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Yay...so glad you started a new PTR! I am definitely in.
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Girl I am with you!!!! You can do it, I bet you guys are going to have a great time.
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