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Old 12-31-2009, 01:26 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Now Approaching... Sleepingbooty's Sept. PTR (We're BAAACK! 9/26)

Now Approaching… Sleepingbooty’s September PTR

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. (You're here!)
Chapter 2. The Details
Chapter 3. Resorts: Will We Ever Agree?
Chapter 4. Shameless Wilderness Lodge Sales Pitch
Chapter 5. A Little Background Fluff
Chapter 6. "And this here's the TV..."
Chapter 7. And the Award for Best Picture Goes to...
Yikes! Help!
I'm Back, Baby!
Chapter 8. A Side Trip to Outer Space
Chapter 9. Cuz I'm the Decider!
Chapter 10. More Background Fluff
Is Wilderness Lodge Sold Out in September?
Chapter 11. It's Official! We're Booked Baby!
Chapter 12. What Kind of Disney Diner Are You?
Chapter 13. Taking the Planning to Another Level
Chapter 14. Disney Dining Utopia vs. Disney Dining Reality
Chapter 15. Disney Dining PowerPoint
Chapter 16. The Results Are In!
Chapter 17. Sorting Out the Mess
Chapter 18. A Little Twist
Chapter 19. Back In Action
Chapter 20. Real Life
Chapter 21. A New Toy
Chapter 22. Everyone in Your Seats, It's Time for Class
Picture of the Day 4/14
Picture of the Day 4/15
Chapter 23. Should I?
Chapter 24. Fortune Cookies
Chapter 25. 1000th Post Party
Chapter 26. I Need Your Help!
Chapter 27. Really? 1's, 2's, and 3's??
Chapter 28. A Spooky Twist
Chapter 29. Vintage Goodies
Chapter 30. In the Meantime
Chapter 31. Cocina Espanola, Ole!
Chapter 32. School's. Out. for. Summer!
Chapter 33. I Heart Amazon
Chapter 34. Eat My Bubbles!
Chapter 35. Shhh...Its a Surpise!
Quick Update - I'm back - 7/12
First Day of School
Chapter 36. A Mini TR - Lake Trip pt1
Chapter 37. Transportation Fascination
Chapter 38. Shoes & Bags!
Chapter 39. A Mini Lake Trip TR, part 2
Chapter 40. 25 Day To Do List
Chapter 41. Intravenous Tie Dye
Chapter 42. In Two Weeks I'll be....(Day 1)
Chapter 43. In Two Weeks I'll be....(Day 2)
Chapter 44. In Two Weeks I'll be....(Day 3)
Chapter 45. In Two Weeks I'll be.... (Day 4)
Chapter 46. 6 More Sleeps!
Chapter 47. Leaving Today!
We're BAAAACK!


Chapter 1. New Toilets – Could you ASK for a better Xmas gift?

Hey Everybody, and welcome to my Pre-trip report. Let me introduce myself:
I am Sleepingbooty: 35 year old mom, wife, trip planner and WDW fanatic. In the non-Dis world I go by Rebecca, Becca, Becky, etc.

Okay, here's me, you won’t see many other pics, as I’m usually the photographer. Oh, and I'm not blond now, and my hair's much longer, but that will probably all change again:



Hmm… now you’re wondering how I came by the screen name Sleepingbooty. No, the name doesn’t actually refer to my tired derriere. I first started my Disney obsession back in 2005 when I was planning our first family trip to WDW. I joined another Disney message board and had to think of a name. My youngest daughter was about 18 months old at the time, and her favorite princess was Sleeping Beauty, or as she pronounced it, “Sweeping Booty.” Which I naturally thought was adorable and quickly appropriated for my screen name. I don’t know if they ever ‘got it’ over there, they are quite a proper bunch and I think they were a bit scandalized. I think I have found a group of ….. more accepting (read: juvenile, potty-humor loving, and all around fun)…. People over here on the Dis. No one ever questioned my name here.

Joining me on this trip are my husband, Scott. He has learned to love WDW, of course not to my level of obsession, but he humors me:



My daughters Jenna (9) and Lucy (6). Jenna is my sweet, sensitive soul, and Lucy is a fiesty, spirited little bundle of energy:



My parents, henceforth to be known as Nana and Papa. Papa is the reason for this Chapter's title. He is on my list right now. He bought my mother 3 new toilets for Christmas. Yes, toilets. No, she didn't ask for them. No, they didn't need them - the house is only 5 years old. Oh, but these are special TALL toilets, you see, who wouldn't swoon over a gift like that? Yeah, I'd say he owes her a nice vacation, wouldn't you??!!

And possibly my brothers, who went with us in 2007:



The dark haired one, Bart, is more likely to go. He is living in a state of arrested development: almost 30, still living at home (with no desire to leave), and working for my dad. The blond haired one, Ben, is less likely to go – since he has a real job. If he goes, he’ll likely bring his live-in girlfriend, Melissa. Maybe by that time she’ll be his fiancé, who knows. Here they are together:



So, that’s the cast. I’ll be back soon with the when, where, what and why...


Chapter 2: The Details
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Old 12-31-2009, 01:55 PM   #2
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Wohoo! Did I make it in first? Going back now to see and actually read the installment. I'll be back!

Okay I'm back.

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Hmm… now you’re wondering how I came by the screen name Sleepingbooty. No, the name doesn’t actually refer to my tired derriere. I first started my Disney obsession back in 2005 when I was planning our first family trip to WDW. I joined another Disney message board and had to think of a name. My youngest daughter was about 18 months old at the time, and her favorite princess was Sleeping Beauty, or as she pronounced it, “Sweeping Booty.” Which I naturally thought was adorable and quickly appropriated for my screen name. I don’t know if they ever ‘got it’ over there, they are quite a proper bunch and I think they were a bit scandalized. I think I have found a group of ….. more accepting (read: juvenile, potty-humor loving, and all around fun)…. People over here on the Dis. No one ever questioned my name here.
Sad but so VERY VERY true!

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My parents, henceforth to be known as Nana and Papa. Papa is the reason for this Chapter's title. He is on my list right now. He bought my mother 3 new toilets for Christmas. Yes, toilets. No, she didn't ask for them. No, they didn't need them - the house is only 5 years old. Oh, but these are special TALL toilets, you see, who wouldn't swoon over a gift like that? Yeah, I'd say he owes her a nice vacation, wouldn't you??!!
Woohoo! You have a Nana & Papa too! The toilet story was cracking me UP. (Which I guess proves the theory you espoused in the first quote. )
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Old 12-31-2009, 02:39 PM   #3
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Subbing......

I think I was hooked at the chapter title. Toilets....

I am joining in...maybe for the simple reason........I got a Roomba from my DH for Christmas.

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Old 01-01-2010, 10:37 AM   #4
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Wohoo! Did I make it in first? Going back now to see and actually read the installment. I'll be back!

Okay I'm back.

Sad but so VERY VERY true!

Woohoo! You have a Nana & Papa too! The toilet story was cracking me UP. (Which I guess proves the theory you espoused in the first quote. )
Woohoo, you are first! Of course you did have a heads up that I'd be starting a ptr

GB, would Tracy ever forgive you if you bought her toilets for Christmas??!!

I suspect you would NOT make that mistake

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I think I was hooked at the chapter title. Toilets....

I am joining in...maybe for the simple reason........I got a Roomba from my DH for Christmas.

Thanks for joining in!

Oh no, a Roomba! Well, actually for a domestic item, those are pretty cool... does it really work? Where does all the dirt go in that little thing? Hey, maybe this means he plans to be in charge of the vacuuming from now on?
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There is a little holding place for all of the dirt in the Roomba. You have to empty it before using.

They work okay, but not like the cleaner that we already have.

Yep, he is in charge of the vacuuming now!

Happy New Year!
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!!Happy New Year!!


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There is a little holding place for all of the dirt in the Roomba. You have to empty it before using.

They work okay, but not like the cleaner that we already have.

Yep, he is in charge of the vacuuming now!

Happy New Year!
Then it was a good gift after all! Hey, I guess that means my dad is now in charge of cleaning their toilets! I'm SURE he didn't intend that!

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Okay, at least I'm on the first page...darn that Biscuit!
Yep, he's quick on the draw! But hey, first page - no shame in that!
Thanks for comin over, Jordan! I'll be heading over to yours in a bit, as soon as I get the update posted...
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Chapter 2. The Details

Well, as the title states, this is a September PTR. So, you guessed it. We’re going in September. We’ve been September people since the first free dining deal in 2005. That was our first trip to WDW, and as I didn’t know a whole lot about it, I only scheduled 3 days there before we headed to the beach. Here’s a picture of us on our first trip:


Well, you never saw a group of people so bummed to be heading to a beach! We so wished that we’d booked the whole week at Disney. But you live and learn. We came back for a week in September of 2006 and 2007. Scott and I also did a 5 day trip in August of 2007 for our 10th anniversary. The girls STILL do not know we went to WDW. We just said Florida.

2006:

2007:

Then in 08 we skipped it in favor of 10 days in So Cal (we managed 2 days at Disneyland, of course). Here we are in 08:

So, in 2009 we were really ready to go back to WDW. We ended up going in May instead of our usual September – what a mistake that was! We had rain every day but one. Torrential rain. Monsoons. By the end of the week, we’d almost finished building our ark. Many Diser’s can attest – May 16th-23rd was the wettest week Orlando has ever seen. This day in Epcot was probably the wettest – the water in World Showcase was ankle high:

So, yeah, we were anxious to get back to our usual week in September for our 2010 trip. We are in a year-round school district. The school year starts around July 20th. We are in for 9 weeks, then have our first 3 week break around September 20th. Then we come back for 9 weeks, off 3 weeks for Christmas, back for 9, off 3 for spring break – you get the drift. They get a 6 week summer. Some people find it a bit strange (mostly just people in other districts) but we love it. Fall is such a great time to go to Disney. No crowds, still summer weather, good discounts, love bugs… hmmm, I guess its not PERFECT, but still…

We are tentatively planning for September 18th – 25th. The only thing that might throw a monkey wrench in that is if my mom puts pressure on us to go the week of Labor Day. See, she only has a limited amount of vacation days from work, and she’s trying to finagle three trips out of it: a cruise, a week at the lake, and our Disney trip. I guess the only way it would work is if she took a week off over Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day, to take advantage of the built in holidays.

I’d rather not do that, I really like going during break. Plus, I’m thinking the week of Labor Day might be a lot more crowded than the end of September. Also, it kind of annoys me, because although Scott gets about 5 weeks of vacation time, we cannot afford to go on a cruise AND Disney – so I’m not real sympathetic to her dilemma.

Anyway, either week, we’d likely be able to snag a good deal. Either free dining (we’ve gotten that 3 times), or something else. This past year we got in on the buy 4, get 3 deal. The only time we’ve never gotten a great deal was on our anniversary trip, when the best we could do was a AAA rate.

Anyone else hoping for free dining again in the fall? Back soon to talk resorts….

Chapter 3: Resorts: Will we Ever Agree?
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Hey, our days will cross in September! We have been going in September for nearly 10 years now. This September is our 10 year anniversary trip (just started my PTR -- link in my siggy).

We were also there at the same time you were in May. Wasn't that rain incredible!!??!! It was my brother's first trip. He is joining us in September again and we told him that normally the rain isn't anything like it was last May.

Love your pictures from year to year.

Looking forward to learning more about your trip.
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Hey, our days will cross in September! We have been going in September for nearly 10 years now. This September is our 10 year anniversary trip (just started my PTR -- link in my siggy).

We were also there at the same time you were in May. Wasn't that rain incredible!!??!! It was my brother's first trip. He is joining us in September again and we told him that normally the rain isn't anything like it was last May.

Love your pictures from year to year.

Looking forward to learning more about your trip.
Oh really? What are your dates? Nevermind - I'll just pop on over to your PTR!

Yes, the rain was unbelievable. We still had a good time - but I'm really hoping we do not have to wear ponchos every day on this trip
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First of all, I"m proud to be called "more acceptable", or was it more accepting in the roll call. This is a mighty fun bunch over here. And yes, we do love our potty humor. But we also care about one another a great deal.

Now, onto more important things. I like the way this started out- a huge "what they hey were you thinking?!" on your dad. Toilets?!! Dude! how ever do you swoon your dear wifey? puhleeze. Tall toilets for "tall orders" is all I can imagine.

Your dates will miss the TC3 by about a week or less. That stinks!! A meet would have been over-the-top great!! Do re-think. Think group Grey Goosies...
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YAY!! I made the first page!! I'm excited about reading your PTR, Rebecca!! (BTW--did you know that my first name is Rebekah--spelled differently of course--but I've always gone by Becky)
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First of all, I"m proud to be called "more acceptable", or was it more accepting in the roll call. This is a mighty fun bunch over here. And yes, we do love our potty humor. But we also care about one another a great deal.

Now, onto more important things. I like the way this started out- a huge "what they hey were you thinking?!" on your dad. Toilets?!! Dude! how ever do you swoon your dear wifey? puhleeze. Tall toilets for "tall orders" is all I can imagine.

Your dates will miss the TC3 by about a week or less. That stinks!! A meet would have been over-the-top great!! Do re-think. Think group Grey Goosies...
More accepting IS more acceptable

Oh, I forgot one "magical" detail - the toilets have special lids that you cannot slam, no matter how hard you try - swooning yet? Of course, my dad and brother would have to actually start putting the lid down for us to verify that

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YAY!! I made the first page!! I'm excited about reading your PTR, Rebecca!! (BTW--did you know that my first name is Rebekah--spelled differently of course--but I've always gone by Becky)
No, I didn't - but I thought it was probably SOME for of Rebecca/bekah, etc. Although, when I was working at my first teaching job in Nashville, I had a friend named Becky -and that WAS her full name. There were 3 of us - two Beckys and a Becca (me). Popular name in the South, I guess!

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Your girls are ADORABLE!

3 toilets? Your mom deserves a trip.
Welcome!!

Thanks, of course I think they are, too, hee hee.

Yes, she does deserve a trip! And I'm sure you won't be surprised to hear that my dad, God love him, will spend $1500 on toilets, but will balk at upgrading resorts. He says he was perfectly happy at "Toy Story" (we stayed at ASM our first trip)
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