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Old 11-24-2009, 05:29 PM   #76
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I'm a blabbermouth. I'm glad I live no where near your family.....


One day I hope to drag Bill near where you live to go to Disneyland.
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:31 PM   #77
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One day I hope to drag Bill near where you live to go to Disneyland.
I'll be your personal tour guide.
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:33 PM   #78
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Man, you like to keep us waiting. I can't wait for more.
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:20 PM   #80
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I hope Hannah likes her Pixie Dust (and it fits!)
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:25 PM   #81
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I'll be your personal tour guide.
That would be fantastic!

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Man, you like to keep us waiting. I can't wait for more.
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I love how Hannah was so excited about Pixie Dust!
That part thrilled me so much, to see her that excited!

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Piper!! So great to see you! She loved her dresses so much.
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Old 11-24-2009, 08:58 PM   #82
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I am here! I am caught up...

I love the reveal video! I always get a kick out of kid faces when they are excited! Christian made a lot that are similar to Alec...
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Old 11-25-2009, 12:35 AM   #83
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Yeah, great job at keeping the surprise! It's so hard not to tell, like when you want to say Oh won't this thing be fun or we can do this, or something like that. I think the hardest part is when others know and almost spill the beans, trying to wish a happy trip or whatever. The Xmas eve my DD was to get her trip, several people including my brother, said things throughout the day that she either missed or just ignored, thankfully. I was behind people either gesturing wildly or denying and winking, lol! Sorry about being so wordy, lol! Did you have any worries about anyone else spilling the beans accidently?
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Old 11-25-2009, 12:31 PM   #84
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Hi Tracy!!!

I am just getting all caught up and am loving the TR so far. I loved the clip of the reveal both the actual slide show thingy and the kids reactions. I can't wait to see how the trip went.

On a side note just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving!
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Old 11-25-2009, 07:58 PM   #85
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Tracy, you pulled it off!! What a great reveal!!

I loved how Hannah was jumping around and how Christian's jaw dropped all the way down to his lap!

Bravo to you, Bill, Abbey, and Josh for keeping such a big secret! I don't think I could've done it!


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Old 11-26-2009, 07:35 AM   #86
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Good job on a great secret!
Loved the video.
Hope you guys have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!
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Old 11-27-2009, 03:39 PM   #87
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I am here! I am caught up...

I love the reveal video! I always get a kick out of kid faces when they are excited! Christian made a lot that are similar to Alec...
Welcome!! Thank you so much for reading. Christian was a hoot.

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I almost blew it right after pulling out of their drive way. I said something about a plane and the look of horror on Abbey's face straighened me out .

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I am just getting all caught up and am loving the TR so far. I loved the clip of the reveal both the actual slide show thingy and the kids reactions. I can't wait to see how the trip went.

On a side note just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving!
Hi!! Thank you. I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving.

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Tracy, you pulled it off!! What a great reveal!!

I loved how Hannah was jumping around and how Christian's jaw dropped all the way down to his lap!

Bravo to you, Bill, Abbey, and Josh for keeping such a big secret! I don't think I could've done it!


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Hi Kathy, hope you had a great holiday! Christian cracked me up with his facial expressions. He did so well in keeping quiet until the hend.

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Good job on a great secret!
Loved the video.
Hope you guys have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!
Thanks, we did have a great Thanksgiving, I hope you did too.
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Old 11-27-2009, 04:31 PM   #88
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Off to the airport

We all woke up and got dressed. I was taking everyone to the airport in the van, dropping them and the luggage off and coming back in the hotel shuttle which is not handicap accessible. It actually worked out pretty well for us. I took the hotel shuttle and they were all waiting for me. We then grabbed the carryon’s and 9 bags we were going to check and got in line. We must have looked crazy with all that stuff.

While I was getting the wheelchair checked and getting the boarding passes, Josh was putting the luggage on the scale one by one, then another SouthWest employee came out and told Christian to help her take the bags, Hannah wanted to help too:



We actually made it through security quickly and Josh couldn’t believe how much extra time they take searching Bill. I told them wait until we get to Orlando, his chair always tests positive for a foreign substance after we have been in the parks. Josh just shook his head and the kids got their first glance at the airplanes. Sorry the picture is so dark.



On the way to our gate Christian was walking with me and saw a sign with the businesses in the airport. He saw “Starbucks” and said “oh they have a Starbucks, it is such a lucrative business”. I had to giggle because how many 11 years old say things like that? We made our way to the gate and everyone took potty breaks then Josh decided he was hungry, so they went off in search of food. Then they wanted to smoke. Smoking became an issue on this trip, but not nearly as bad as it was with Amy last year. The smoking wouldn’t have bothered me but Josh was helping me put Bill on the plane. They have us preboard because of the wheelchair. They went off to smoke and I took this picture of the kids.



Sweet little Hannah was tired, we all were. Boarding the plane went smoothly and I took this picture of Christian:



Getting a candid shot of him was very hard since he would give me that smile if the camera was anywhere near him. We got seat belted and Christian said very loudly “I’m scared”. I took his hand and told him it would be ok and to trust me, he said ok. We had a smooth take off and Hannah was grinning from ear to ear, she loved the plane ride, even more when we had turbulence. She proclaimed it “the best ride ever”. We landed and were the last off the plane. Christian and Hannah both had spending money from various grandparents and the money was already burning a hole in Christian’s pocket. We quickly informed him that he was not blowing any money at the airport stores.

They both liked the airport monorail:





Hannah was so excited to see Snow White outside the Disney Earport:



Abbey and Josh were in desperate need of a smoking section so we went down by the food court. We got food from Chik-fil-A and Sbarro’s Pizza. Bill commented how good I was being about not freaking out that we weren’t on a Magical Express bus yet . I just wanted everyone to eat and not grumpy before we went on our Disney World adventure.

After we were sufficiently fed, we made our way down to the Magical Express counter where we saw this:



It was empty, no line, woo hoo Magical Express Mojo!! This made me very happy. I informed them we would need a bus with a lift and they escorted us to the benches in front of the regular lines. Hannah was so excited when she saw the busses:



They asked Bill and me to go out to the bus where I took the annual “loading Bill on the ME bus” pictures:





Then they asked all of us to board. We got settled in:



The kids loved the video, we were stopping at Caribbean Beach Resort first and by the time we turned in there we saw this:



Hannah took a short nap, it was too cute.

From the moment they caught sight of the sign Josh and Abbey perked up and loved the huge icons:



We got off the bus and while I waited for Bill to get unloaded Josh and Abbey were taking pictures:







I got in line for online check in and the kids went to watch cartoons:



Check in went smoothly, our room was ready, theirs was not, but we decided to drop off all the stuff in our room. They loved the theming, we were right by the big wheel on the ground floor.

We got in the room and I put up the window clings:



We weren’t in the room very long when we got the message the room next door was theirs. They went in and Abbey started putting things up, the luggage started showing up, and then there was a knock on the door:



Heck I didn’t even get a picture from the pretty side where there were more roses and a lily. Bill did it again. The night before he had told me he wanted to use the laptop to move some people around on his fantasy football team, when the real reason he wanted it was to order the flowers. He is just too sweet, I loved the flowers so much.

We relaxed for a bit then headed to the bus stop, but we had to take a couple of pictures first:







Christian cracks me up!

Next installment… DTD and a screaming match
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Old 11-27-2009, 04:42 PM   #89
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for no ME lines.

I love how excited and happy Christian looks in the pictures.

What beautiful flowers, Bill is a keeper!
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Old 11-27-2009, 05:05 PM   #90
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After all that planning and waiting...you finally made it! Can't wait to read more! Downtown Disney is always our first stop!

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.
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