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Old 04-21-2010, 08:01 PM   #1
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Laissez les bon temps Rouler...Feb 2010 2/20 MK Last part of the Night updt 9/70 pg65

Bonjour and Welcome to my report!

I guess I should start off my explaining my title. I played around with a couple of different titles trying to come up with something witty, but since I'm not very witty that was just too hard for me. My daughter Michelle suggested the title. It made sense for these reasons.

1. This is the title of our trip binder.
2. We are from Louisiana where this is a common saying.
3. We were in the World for Mardi Gras the party of all parties in South Louisiana.
4. Our beloved Saints had just won the Super Bowl for the very first time!

You may ask what Laissez les bon temps Rouler means? Well the translations is LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL!

Here is our trip binder that Michelle decorated.



Didn't she do a great job?

Okay so I guess now would be a good time to introduce everyone.
We were a group of 6 for most of the trip.

First up is my DH Dennis, he's 46 and loves going to Disney but not as much as Danielle or I. I brought him over to the dark side in 2002 when we took a couples only 3 day trip. Before we had even entered a park he was working on how we could do a trip for the whole family. I like to identify him with 2 Disney characters. First he has the temper of Donald, but he also has the disposition of Grumpy when he doesn't get his way. He likes to think he runs things. He is also a ride junky and doesn't think he's having fun unless he's running from one ride to the next. He also has the patience of Donald. I have a hard time getting him to slow down and just enjoy things. Usually as the trip progresses he gets better at slowing down.

Next up is me Vanessa. I'm 42 and a total Disney World addict. It is my Happy Place. I'm also the organizer and planner. I love planning! I'm also pretty good at slowly working on Dennis to get my way and I don't like it when the others mess with said way or plans. I like to think I identify with Snow White or Belle. Since Michelle claims Belle I'll have to go with Snow White. I'm a mother through and through and also a people pleaser. I spend more time worrying about everyone else having a good time I often have to make myself stop and make sure I'm having fun too. It gets real exhausting trying to please so many different people while in the World. I'm guilty of bottling things up until I just explode and it's not a pretty site. I hate to admit it but I'm guilty of having one of those explosions while in the World. I think we're all guilty of having a melt down every once in a while.

My daughter Michelle is up next. She is 19 and has grown into a lovely young woman. I truly enjoyed her on this trip. She was my co-conspirator and planner. You see this was a "secret" trip. She actually didn't complain too much to my constant Disney talk, of course we could only do it on the sly. Michelle is my Belle. She would love someday to work at Disney as "Belle". She was a blast this trip and only had a few small Diva moments. She was so much fun because she has matured and doesn't have trouble laughing at herself and just letting go and getting into the moment, which is what a trip to Disney is all about. She has learned my talent for turning any conversation into something about Disney. Everything can be related to something about Disney.

Danielle is my second daughter. She is 10 and celebrated her birthday last year at Disney. She loves Disney almost as much as me. We think of her as Tink. She would love to be Belle, but Michelle claimed her first and to be truthful she has the attitude of Tink. I'll never forget the time she threw a fit in the MK and stated "She wanted something and wanted it now!" What can I say she's the youngest and spoiled. As she's getting older in some ways she getting better but in others the pre-teen is coming out. On the this trip she was in the total dark. This was her and Lauren's "Surprise Trip".

And who is Lauren? Lauren is my 10 year old niece. Although she is only 3 months younger than Danielle she is much smaller. She is also a grade behind due to her late birthday. She looks up to Danielle and follows her around. If Danielle thinks it cool then Lauren thinks it cool. This doesn't mean they don't have their moments. Sometimes they are the best of friends and sometimes they aren't. I'm not real sure what character to identify Lauren with. She use to love Cinderella but then got tired of her. She likes Ariel the most right now. So I guess we'll go with Ariel. She is a sweet child but a little flighty. She's one of those kids who say the darndest things. And it's not just what she says but how she says them. She a shopaholic and if her Mom's not careful she will break her bank someday. Her common saying when asked "What shall we do now?" is "Well you can never go wrong with shopping." Lauren is not the daredevil Danielle is. She has lots of fears because her mom has lots of fears. But at the same time she wants to do what Danielle does. You'll have to stayed tuned to see if she overcomes some of her fears. I also want to mention she and her mom went with us to Disney for Mardi Gras 2004.

Last but least is my sister Jada. She's 36 and looks the most like me of all my sisters she is also the youngest. This was her second trip to the World. She would have liked to come with us in June but the timing wasn't right. She has had a rough couple of years since our last trip and I'm really glad she was able to return. She likes Disney but doesn't have the obsession I do. Jada has lots of anxiety and doesn't do any trill rides at all. The drop on Pirates nearly sent her over the edge. She loves the shows and entertainment. She also is a heavy smoker. While we did the trills she took her breaks. It worked out pretty well except for when we did things Lauren didn't want to do. She got a little frustrated with her mom. Jada was also in on the secret and we had a lot of fun planning. I'm not sure which character to identify her with. She might be Snow White too. She has always had lots of book smarts but no common sense. She might even be like one of the fairies from Sleeping Beauty. She reminds me of the green fairy, I can't remember if it's Flora or Fauna. Remember the scene where she's trying to make the cake? Give her numbers and she's great. But again no common sense.

Here's our group.



In my next update I'll give the when, where and why.
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April 83- Choir trip offsite
Sept 99- Hilton Hotel Plaza
March 02-Movies
Thanksgiving 02-Marriott Hotel Plaza
Mardi Gras 04-Movies
New Years 06-POP
May 07-POP
June 09-POP
Mardi Gras 10-POFQ
Mardi Gras 12-PORS

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Chapter Links

I'm reserving this for chapter links. yes I'm going to attempt to do links this time. Wish me luck, I'm not very computer savy.

The Why...more background

The When and the Where. . .

Oh Dear What's a Girl to Do?

The Big Reveal!

What's in the Box?

On the Road Again!

Where's the Welcome Sign?

Checking out the Resort 2/13 Part 1 and Part 2

Rolling Down the River 2/13

Shop Until You Drop 2/13 part 1

More Shopping 2/13 & The Lego Store 2/13 & More DTD 2/13

Is it time to eat yet? 2/13 & Dinner Time TREX & More TREX

Closing remarks for 2/13

Off Topic Insectarium & More Bugs! & Butterflies and New Orleans & More New Orleans & Still more New Orleans French Quarter

Epcot at Rope Drop 2/14 & Living with the Land & Our Favorite Troll

Birthday Celebration 2010 & Just Dance! & Party Pics & More Party Pics.

Dining with the Princesses & Test Track

Working our way to World Showcase part 1 & Part 2 & Part 3

World Showcase Fun 2/14 & Part 2 & Part 3

Finally the end of 2/14

Epcot recap.

My not so Magical start at the Magic Kingdom & Cont.

Michelle's Pearl

2/15 Rides, Rides and more Rides MK &Rides Continued & More Rides & The end of rides

2/15 Princesses everywhere part 1 & 2/15 Princesses everywhere part 2 & 2/15 Princesses everywhere part 3

"Your Roots are Showing" part 1 & "Your Roots are Showing" part 2 & "Your Roots are Showing" part 3

"Your Roots are Showing" part 4 & 2/15 End of MK day

2/15 MK Wrap UP

2/16 "Too Cold for Pictures" AK

It's lunchtime but where is Michelle? & Let's get our eat on!

2/16 AK FOTLK and Safari part 1 & 2/16 AK FOTLK and Sarari part 2 & 2/16 AK & DHS & Jordan sighting

2/16 DHS Brrr It's Cold In Here part 1 & 2/16 DHS Brrr It's Cold in Here part 2

2/16 End of the day.

2/16 Recap

It's Way Too Early for Breakfast part 1 & It's Way too Early for Breakfast part 2

2/17 Epcot reloaded part 1 & Epcot Reloaded part 2

2/17 Epcot Tripping Around the World part 1 & 2/17 Epcot Tripping Around the World Part 2 &
2/17 Epcot Tripping Around the World Part 3 &
2/17 Epcot Tripping Around the World Part 4

2/17 Epcot "Turning Japanese I really think so. Part 1 & 2/17 Epcot "Turning Japanese I really think so. part 2

2/17 Epcot Recap

2/18 AK "And They're Off!

2/18 AK Africa & Asia part 1 & 2/18 Ak Africa & Asia

2/18 AK Day 2 Nemo and Animals part 1 &2/18 AK Day 2 Nemo and Animals part 2 & 2/18 AK Day 2 Nemo and Animals part 3

2/18 AK Day 2 More Adventures in the Wild part 1 & 2/18 AK Day 2 More Adventures in the Wild part 2

2/18 AK Day 2 The Everest Experience part 1 & 2/18 AK Day 2 The Everest Experience part 2

2/18 Ak Day 2 Bats, Tigers and Animal Bums part 1 & 2/18 AK Day 2 Bats, Tigers and Animal Bums part 2

2/18 AK day 2 Jammin' Jungle Parade and Dinosaurs part 1 & 2/18 AK day 2 Jammin' Jungle Parade and Dinosaurs part 2

2/18 AK day 2 Wrap up

2/19 DHS day 2 Toy Story Dash part 1

2/19 DHS day 2 Toy Story Dash part 2

2/19 DHS You Can Be a Star Too.

2/19 DHS "Block Party Bash" part 1

2/19 DHS "Block Party Bash" part 2

2/19 DHS "Block Party Bash" part 3

2/19 DHS day 2 Idol and more & 2/19 DHS day 2 Idol & more

2/19 DHS day 2 "What's for Dinner?"

Possible Trip News!

2/19 DHS day 2 wrap up

2/20 MK Day 2 last park day part 1 &
2/20 MK Day 2 last park day part 2 & 2/20 MK Day 2 last park day part 3

2/20 MK day 2 Saying goodbye to Toontown part 1
& 2/20 Mk day 2 Saying goodbye to Toontown part 2& 2/20 MK Day 2 Saying goodbye to Toontown part 3

2/20 MK Day 2 Lunch and Swim time part 1 & 2/20 MK Day 2 Lunch and Swim Time part 2

2/20 MK Day 2 Our Last Disney Dinner

2/20 MK Day 2 Fun Photos

2/20 MK Day 2 Just a Few More Rides!
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April 83- Choir trip offsite
Sept 99- Hilton Hotel Plaza
March 02-Movies
Thanksgiving 02-Marriott Hotel Plaza
Mardi Gras 04-Movies
New Years 06-POP
May 07-POP
June 09-POP
Mardi Gras 10-POFQ
Mardi Gras 12-PORS

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Hi there! So happy to see that you have this going!
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Hi! I can't wait to hear about your trip - sounds like you had a great time.

Your daughter did a great job with the binder!!
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Hi there! So happy to see that you have this going!
Anita you're my first poster!
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Thanksgiving 02-Marriott Hotel Plaza
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New Years 06-POP
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Hi! I can't wait to hear about your trip - sounds like you had a great time.

Your daughter did a great job with the binder!!
And thanks for joining in. We did have a great time.

Michelle has always been great with designing stuff. She decorated cups with paint markers for dances and special functions. She has registered as a user and I'm trying to get her to help with the report.
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I'm in.... Howdy Vanessa! Can't wait to see your scrapbook pages from the trip too! (well... BOTH of them!)
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I'm here! going back to read!
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I'm in.... Howdy Vanessa! Can't wait to see your scrapbook pages from the trip too! (well... BOTH of them!)
Hi Janet! Those pages may take awhile. I'm just about to start our New Years 2006 book. But I do have lots of pictures to post. We had 3 cameras going!
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I'm here! going back to read!
So glad you made it over! Not much to read yet.
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March 02-Movies
Thanksgiving 02-Marriott Hotel Plaza
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New Years 06-POP
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I just got caught back up on your PTR. Love the clothes!

Thanks for making it over.
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Thanksgiving 02-Marriott Hotel Plaza
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Looking forward to your big adventure! The "Laissez les bon temps rouler" caught my eye being Canadian an all (surprising for me to see French on the dis but seeing as you're from LA it's not that surprising)!
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Hooray, the trip has started and you're off to a great start! Jada does look a lot like you. How many siblings do you have, and are you the only non-smoker?
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