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Old 11-03-2009, 08:58 PM   #1
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A precious gem of a weekend!7/23 Finished! link to new TR



Hi All!

Welcome to my third attempt at writing a trip report! I never thought I'd make it through the first one never mind go on to write more. Never say never as they say. Kind of like my Dh said he was

"never going to go back to Disney"

and I dragged him two more times in the next year. But I'm getting ahead of myself.

This report is about the trip Dh and I took from October 16-19 2009.

Just the two of us.



It was a re-do from my birthday trip in April. We had much drama that trip. Mostly do to silly bickering between us. So we tried again with much success.



We still had some drama but I'm happy to say that it was due to outside causes. Dh and I were as happy as two peas in a pod and got along like wildfire all trip. Surprising to some who may have read my other trips I know. Perhaps Disney is putting something in the water? Whatever it was Dh was on his best lovey-dovey-hubby behaviour all trip.

But for those of you who haven't read my other reports let me do a quick introduction. I go by the name Diamond on the boards.

I'm a part-time kindergarten teacher, busy mother of three and wife of 13 years chocolate loving disney addict. Just ask my children, (my biological and my students). They can all tell you that Ms. D (D for Diamond but of course in real life I answer to a different name but secretly I wish I could change it to Diamond. How much do you think the legal fees would be for that?)

My husband goes by the name of Dh in my reports. I tried to find him a nickname honest I did but nothing stuck so he's stuck with plain old Dh. Not that I find him plain or old (LOL). We've been together since University and I couldn't have asked for a more dedicated father to raise my children with. He quit well-paying IT job in the city to start his own homebased business so he could stop spending all his time commuting to Toronto and become involved with our children. He Volunteers on all their school trips, has helped coach soccer and hockey. He loves spending time at the cottage and makes sure we all leave our technologies at home to focus on family time.

Here is a picture of us.



Together we have three children. But like the show "Everybody loves Raymond" says, it's not really about the children.

I'll be back soon with how I convinced Dh to take yet another adult only trip in less than a year.
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Old 11-03-2009, 08:59 PM   #2
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Chapter Links!

1)The reason behind the trip http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...5&postcount=30
2)Thurs Oct 15 -Leaving Home
3)Fri Oct 16 -Arriving at the Orlando Airport http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...4&postcount=46
4)Fri Oct 16-Checking into our resort http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...8&postcount=64
5)Fri Oct 16-Eating at Pepper Market http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...7&postcount=76
6)Sat Oct 17-Tonga toast http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=104
7)Sat Oct 17 - F&W festival http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=112
8)Sat Oct 17-Morocco & Italy http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=149
9)Sat Oct 17-Friendship & Photopass http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=166
10)Sat Oct 17-Dig that Pool http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=217
11)Sat Oct 17-Raglan Road http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=235
12)Sun Oct 18-Breakfast in a Fog http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=249
13)Sun October 18-Surprise Brunch http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=278
14)Sun Oct 18 - Mad about Eating http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=295
15)Sun Oct 18-MNSSHP http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=317
16)Sun Oct 18-MNSSHP Continued http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=318
17)Mon Oct 19-Altercations in the airport? http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=340


Other Links

1)Diamond and Daughter bake! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...4&postcount=88
2)Ballerina Cindy & Great Wolf Lodge http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=129
3)First Dance Competition of the Season http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=191
4)Link to Pictures from Dance Competition http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=212
5)Organizing for our next trip http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=302
6)Eeoyre's new Haircut http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=306
7)Phoning Special Events http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=313
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Gem of a Birthday-My 40th with Dh @ AKL http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2149477
Gem of a Trip-quality,clarity,color and"Cut that out!"http://www.disboards.com/showthread....0#post25752950

2013 Jan Offsite, 2012 Aug POR, 2010 July CSR, 2009 Oct CSR MNSSHP Weekend Adult Getaway!2009 April AKL 40th B-Day Trip with Dh only! 2008 August POR,2007Aug ASMu Family Suite, 1997 Off-site,1996 Disneymoon@Disney Institute,92,91,87,85,84 Off-site,84-78 Fort Wilderness Campground

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Old 11-03-2009, 09:51 PM   #3
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Yea, you're back! I did my little TR in my community forum. Not brave enough to put it out there-plus it was short and sweet. No good funnies. But happy to have you back and writing again.
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:23 PM   #4
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I am so looking forward to your TR! It will tide me over until I head to WDW in early Dec and stay at the Wilderness Lodge!
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:33 PM   #5
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Yea, you're back! I did my little TR in my community forum. Not brave enough to put it out there-plus it was short and sweet. No good funnies. But happy to have you back and writing again.
Congrats on being first to post!

I hope I can live up to your expectations but remember this trip contains a well-behaved Dh. It's going to make for a much different type of report.

Where in the community forum is it? I'd like to take a gander at it.

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I am so looking forward to your TR! It will tide me over until I head to WDW in early Dec and stay at the Wilderness Lodge!
Glad to have you!

I bet the WL will look wonderful all dressed up for the Holidays.
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Gem of a Trip-quality,clarity,color and"Cut that out!"http://www.disboards.com/showthread....0#post25752950

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I am so thrilled that you decided to do another TR!!! Can't wait to read all about your well-behaved DH and your adventures!!!
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Old 11-04-2009, 05:15 AM   #7
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Yay, you're back! Looking forward to reading!

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O.k I can't wait to hear how well he behaved and how many grey goose slushies you guys had. This gives me more to chuckle over to myself when I see him at the arena!! So good he doesn't recognize me!
It looks like you had a fabulous time, not that I have seen anything but in my mind.
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I am so thrilled that you decided to do another TR!!! Can't wait to read all about your well-behaved DH and your adventures!!!
I still don't know why he was so much happier this trip. Maybe writing the report and revisiting it will make it clearer. Not that I'm complaining.

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Yay, you're back! Looking forward to reading!

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O.k I can't wait to hear how well he behaved and how many grey goose slushies you guys had. This gives me more to chuckle over to myself when I see him at the arena!! So good he doesn't recognize me!
It looks like you had a fabulous time, not that I have seen anything but in my mind.
I refrained from posting all my pictures on facebook just so I could keep a few things as a surprise. But obviously I couldn't resist a grey goose pic.

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WOO HOO! I'm so excited your started. I really can't wait to hear all about this.
Great to have you back. Looking forward to hearing all about your next trip. Are you up to plan 52.7 yet?
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Congrats on being first to post!

I hope I can live up to your expectations but remember this trip contains a well-behaved Dh. It's going to make for a much different type of report.

Where in the community forum is it? I'd like to take a gander at it.
I PM'd you the location. Thanks for congrats on being 1st to post. I think that is a first for me!
And I am sure your TR will be just as amusing as the others.
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I didn't know this had started!!!!! Going back to read!
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Hey girl, hope you are well. I am so happy you're doing another TR, love reading about your adventures.....seriously though, we need to consider a girls only trip....maybe in a year or two???

No bickering....now that's Disney Magic at it's best!!!

Can't wait for more my friend......
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