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Old 07-08-2009, 01:50 PM   #691
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Impressive on the contacts. DS8 has glasses for a year now. I cannot remotely see him attempting contacts before 16 unless he has a personality change.



I'm sure your other Mickey Mail is in the Mail. We got two as I added the DDP. Two packets is a GOOD thing.

It means..

Extra luggage tags!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hunter has really thick and long eyelashes so it can sometimes be a pain to put in the contacts. He wears glasses half the time and contacts the other half.

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Wouldn't that be great to have doubles of everything. Maybe at least the arcade cards would work in each.
I'm not holding my breath that we'll get to actually two of everything but I hope that's what happens.
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Great countdown calendar, I like it. Oh, how I can't wait to get ours going again. We loved ours so much that it is still hanging up, but of course with no days on it. "Soon enough" I keep telling myself "soon enough"
We marked off another day on our countdown calendar last night. I've been holding off on even making it until it got down to the last 30 days or so. We've actually been counting down the days since I booked last August.

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Just have to pop in to say I've spent the day reading the entire 46 pages of this report and have enjoyed every minute of it! I love the way you guys just roll with whatever! And there sure seems to be a lot of whatever!!!

Seriously, lovin it!! Keep the ghost updates coming. I'm not so much a ghost-believer, but your "visitors" are hard to dismiss!
Welcome! I love it when new readers post. We did have a lot of things/whatevers happen this trip but it makes for a really funny trip report.

The ghost or whatever happenings here at the office have just confirmed my belief that there's ghosts/spirits out there. Thank goodness it seems this one or ones are at least nice ones.
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Old 07-08-2009, 01:58 PM   #693
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Hi Lisa-

I went to my local Home Depot today and felt like a thief taking the Mickey paint tiles...

Quick question: any tips on taking them off the cards?

Thanks!
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Hi Lisa-

I went to my local Home Depot today and felt like a thief taking the Mickey paint tiles...

Quick question: any tips on taking them off the cards?

Thanks!
Girl, I didn't feel like a thief when I took all of my Mickey heads. We spend thousands upon thousands of dollars at Home Depot because we buy a lot of our cabinet shop business lumber there. I even figure they owe me more Mickey heads with the way lumber prices have gone up!

I don't actually take them off the cards. I used scrapbooking scissors and cut around the Mickey heads. That way, it didn't have to be a perfect cut and you couldn't see the imperfections like you could with regular scissors.
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:14 PM   #695
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For those of you following along in my ghost experiences, I have the pictures of the book for you. I didn't capture anything in the pictures but you can now see what I am talking about when I speak of the bookshelves and books.

In the first picture, you'll see the bookshelf and the book lying on the floor. The book was taken from the fifth shelf up from the bottom.


The next two pictures are the shelf from which the book was taken. See how tall and thick the books are? See how small of a space is in between the books and the snowglobes? And, remember, the book on the floor was right next to the books still on the shelf. When a book normally falls from a shelf, it would fall over and then fall from the shelf. If this had happened, my snowglobes would have been knocked around too because the book would have fell on them first.




Here are two pictures of the book lying on the floor. If a book fell from the fifth shelf up from the floor (which is eye level to me and I'm 5 ft. 5 inches), you would think that the book would have fallen open not simply be lying flat on the floor.




Weird huh?
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:31 PM   #696
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That's plain spooky. I think you're absolutely right, that the book would have fallen open, and probably hit something else on the way down. And the fact that it's that same book again! You know what might be a good test, re-shelf the book out of order and see what happens!

Your ghosts sound like they enjoy creating little mysteries for you. Maybe they'd like a little more friendly interaction!

By the way, it's been great getting Hunter's perspective on "the world", since my own boys are very close to his age, and our first trip is now just over 6 months away. Keep it comin'!
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:51 PM   #697
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Now that I've given you a ghost update, let's get back to our Animal Kingdom day. We were on the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail and so far, we had spit at fish, had our picture taken by a castmember, seen lots of creepy crawly things, the nose of a hippo and some Timons. Next up was the gorillas. We walked up to the observation window and a castmember was taking questions from guests.

This lady gorilla was just munching away paying us no mind.


By the way, there were so few people on the trail that Hunter was able to ask quite a few questions. Nobody can ever say that boy is shy. He has no problems whatsoever asking questions. The castmember answered all the questions, looked at her watch and told us that they were about to start feeding the other gorillas and there was a good chance we could see them further along the trail. With that suggestion in mind, off we went. At first we saw nothing and then all of the sudden gorillas started coming out of nowhere.

The first one we spotted was this huge guy over to our right. I have two pictures of him.




And then we looked to our left and out come more gorillas:






It started misting rain and many of the guests were walking away but Hunter and I stayed right where we were and were rewarded with some great gorilla views and pictures.




















We watched the gorillas for at least 30 minutes and were absolutely mesmerized by them. It was just so neat to watch these huge gorillas and there were so many of them. It had started to really start sprinkling a lot now so we huddled under one of the rock walkway things along the trail and put on our ponchos. Hunter wanted to go over to Rafiki's Planet Watch next and with it looking like it was going to rain for a while, it seemed like a good idea.

****INTERRUPTION*****

I need to get a bit of work done. Bosses! Next installment will include Rafiki's Planet watch and a whole lotta hidden Mickey pictures.



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Old 07-08-2009, 02:58 PM   #698
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WOW to the ghost and WOW to the Gorillas!
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This is way better with pictures. Too cool and spooky. Lovin it.

I was wondering where you have been all day. Working? I have many of those same snow globes. I have always been a collector of those.
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This is the best ever. It was raining so hard and so long when we were there we saw no animals. I'm taking these pictures too.

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Sitting here catching up w/you and Ashton came sit on my lap. Lookee mommy that is monkey's. No, gorillias. ooohh montey dorillas. When I came to the end he starts telling me up up up ( I didn't understand) he wanted me to pan up so he could see them again, than down down down...

Even 3 yr olds love your TR!!! He enjoys the dis as much as I do; getting to catch up on what we missed and need to catch next year.

My custom maps that I ordered were shipped today! I plan to use them to customize our countdown/planning calendar for next year.

And Dayne came home last night and tells me that he and his friends decided where they want to go on their SR trip. WALT DISNEY WORLD!!! so he will be going in May. Sounds like AP's may be in order (at least for him, myself, and Ashton). Only problem I don't know if any of them will be 18 yet. SAHM might just have to chaperone (in a seperate room, of course)
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The book pic is too cool!! Love the globes!!! even noticed the pic of Mickey and Hunter?
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That's plain spooky. I think you're absolutely right, that the book would have fallen open, and probably hit something else on the way down. And the fact that it's that same book again! You know what might be a good test, re-shelf the book out of order and see what happens!

Your ghosts sound like they enjoy creating little mysteries for you. Maybe they'd like a little more friendly interaction!

By the way, it's been great getting Hunter's perspective on "the world", since my own boys are very close to his age, and our first trip is now just over 6 months away. Keep it comin'!
I have put the book back on the shelf and have taken pictures of them just to have something to look back on and see if they've moved.

Hunter absolutely loves Disney World. He's been going since he was just 1 year old and hasn't missed a Summer vacation there yet.

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I was wondering where you have been all day. Working? I have many of those same snow globes. I have always been a collector of those.
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This is the best ever. It was raining so hard and so long when we were there we saw no animals. I'm taking these pictures too.

Ginny
Yeah, I've been working. I think I have spoiled this boss of mine. He has NEVER had a secretary/paralegal who gives a hoot about him or his clients. My former boss was so used to me taking care of everything that I thought all bosses were like that. So, when I came over here, I just kind of took over and straightened out everything that his prior secretary screwed up. I am not tooting my own horn but he loves me to death! It's almost comical. Today, we had no appointments so I wore a pair of jeans and tennis shoes. When I said something about it, he told me I could come barefooted as far as he is concerned. I had to laugh out loud at that one.

The snowglobes are actually Lacey's. She used to get one for her birthday and Christmas every year. With her away at college, she has nowhere to put them. I decided that they were just collecting dust in her room so I'd bring them to work and collect dust here.

You can certainly claim my gorilla pictures as your own. I don't mind a bit.
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Sitting here catching up w/you and Ashton came sit on my lap. Lookee mommy that is monkey's. No, gorillias. ooohh montey dorillas. When I came to the end he starts telling me up up up ( I didn't understand) he wanted me to pan up so he could see them again, than down down down...

Even 3 yr olds love your TR!!! He enjoys the dis as much as I do; getting to catch up on what we missed and need to catch next year.

My custom maps that I ordered were shipped today! I plan to use them to customize our countdown/planning calendar for next year.

And Dayne came home last night and tells me that he and his friends decided where they want to go on their SR trip. WALT DISNEY WORLD!!! so he will be going in May. Sounds like AP's may be in order (at least for him, myself, and Ashton). Only problem I don't know if any of them will be 18 yet. SAHM might just have to chaperone (in a seperate room, of course)
I almost forgot to order the customized park maps and didn't do it until last week. We really don't need the park maps but I save them for souvniers and for scrapbooking. You have a cool idea using them for your countdown calendar.

Tell Mr. Ashton that I love the fact that he got a kick out of my montey dorillas. Tell him I'll have some more pictures posted soon.

Now Dayne is my kinda kid...choosing Disney World for his senior trip. Lacey tried to get some of her friends together for a trip to Disney but nobody had any money after our church youth group went skiing earlier that year. She has missed going with us to Disney the last two years and is getting super excited about going.

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The book pic is too cool!! Love the globes!!! even noticed the pic of Mickey and Hunter?
Isn't the book thing neat! I have more Disney stuff in my office too they just weren't in the pictures.
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Okay, I want to know what the secret is with you guys and the maps.

I ordered them for our 2007 trip but I CANNOT get them to work this time. I have been trying for 3 months now (and, no, I'm not exaggerating) and EVERY SINGLE time I get to the point where my address is entered (it's all already there), I click "Next" and I get...

"Sorry. A system error has occurred. Please try again later."

It makes me SO mad. I tried emailing Disney and they gave me some fake response about maybe I'm not elligible (you can order them every 6 months and it's been 2 years!). I responded and have never heard from them again.

I WANT MY MAPS!

Okay, sorry for the venting hijack.
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