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Old 05-17-2011, 09:30 AM   #121
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2 more weeks!!!!!!!!!!!


I started packing for real last night. Spread everything that was randomly thrown into bags and actually packed stuff in bags where they will stay until we leave/get there. Still a LOOOONG way to go, but starting the process made me feel better, especially since I found out my IL's aren't gonna be able to watch the girls before we leave
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:00 PM   #122
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Yay!! We can finally see the weather in the extended forecast! We are getting close!
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Old 05-17-2011, 07:22 PM   #123
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Wow, just 2 weeks!
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:53 AM   #124
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13 days! Yes, I'm pretty sure there's going to be an "update" with a count down every day now

Only 3 more days till online check in! Still not sure if I'm going to do it or not though. We'd really like the Toy Story area, and I've heard you're more likely to get your requests if you check in with a real person. We're checking in at 7am, so it's not like it'll be super busy

Now begins the obsessive checking of the weather... right now accuweather is making me very happy Sunny, partly sunny and sunny! The 1st day is our "downtown day", so I want it to be nice then too When we get to be 10 days out I'll check weather.com and accuweather obsessively



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Old 05-18-2011, 10:24 AM   #125
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WHOOOOHOOOO! on 13 days!
And great job on starting on the packing.

I need to take your lead and start, as well. Still have everything in the clothes basket.
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:36 AM   #126
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woo hoo on 13 days! We're at 15. I haven't started checking the weather yet.
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:46 AM   #127
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WHOOOOHOOOO! on 13 days!
And great job on starting on the packing.

I need to take your lead and start, as well. Still have everything in the clothes basket.
DH said he would watch the kids all day the day before we leave since he has that day off too, but the thought of not packing until the day before the trip was stressing me out! I'm too much of a planner! I want the day before to be for cleaning and making sure everything is good to go!

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woo hoo on 13 days! We're at 15. I haven't started checking the weather yet.
You can start checking accuweather It goes 15 days out
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:33 PM   #128
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When we get to be 10 days out I'll check weather.com and accuweather obsessively

I do this too!
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:17 PM   #129
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I'm 3 weeks away and already checking weather Praying for good weather for all of us on our trips!!
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:27 PM   #130
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YAY for being so close!
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:59 PM   #131
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additions to the packing list

Believe it or not... I left some things off the packing list!
I know, it doesn't seem possible, but I was doing some packing today during naptime and came across some things that I usually keep in my toiletries bag (for overnight trips here and there, etc) that should be on a packing list, or just some random additions that I didn't think about until today!

Here's what I was missing in the "Backpack for the Parks" list-

-1st aid kit
-sunglasses
-stickers (I have "activities for waiting in line", but no specifics, so stickers is a specific idea for that)

Things left off the overall packing list-

-shampoo/conditioner (duh!)
-clothes for the girls (another duh I didn't put clothes in their list after I split the list up into categories for us and them)
-toothpicks (I just bring 3-4)
-nail clippers (these always stay in my toiletry bag)
-toddler backpack "leash"
-Downy wrinkle release (if you've never used this stuff, you're missing out! You just hang up your shirt/pants the night before you need them, spray them and sort of stretch/smooth them out and in the morning when it's dry again it'll be unwrinkled! it's like magic )
-tip envelopes with money in them (I printed some really cute ones for mousekeeping and restaurants from the DISign board here. A lot of the restaurants we're going to are buffets, so I already know what the total will be, and the other ones I just went to allears.net and looked at the menus there to get a pretty good idea of our totals.)


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Old 05-19-2011, 10:33 AM   #132
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Downy Wrinkle Releaser ROCKS!!! We love that stuff.
I found something I thought was pretty cool at the store called Purex 3 in 1. They were in the travel items section. They are sheets (so nice and flat) that have detergent and fabric softener all in one. There is 2 in a pack and I picked up 3 pks. That way I won't have to bring seperate detergent and fabric softener sheets to do laundry while away. I thought it was great find!

I will have to add on to my packing list now. Thanks for the updates.

We are getting so close, I am starting to feel a little panicked.
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:43 AM   #133
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Downy Wrinkle Releaser ROCKS!!! We love that stuff.
I found something I thought was pretty cool at the store called Purex 3 in 1. They were in the travel items section. They are sheets (so nice and flat) that have detergent and fabric softener all in one. There is 2 in a pack and I picked up 3 pks. That way I won't have to bring seperate detergent and fabric softener sheets to do laundry while away. I thought it was great find!

I will have to add on to my packing list now. Thanks for the updates.

We are getting so close, I am starting to feel a little panicked.
Those are on my packing list! That's awesome that they have them in the travel section. I got a sample of them (just 1 sheet) forever ago and had been saving it for when we traveled, and since I still have it and we only plan on doing 1 load while at disney, that's what we're bringing
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Old 05-21-2011, 04:08 PM   #134
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10 days!!!

Pardon me while I do a little happy dance...









I did online check in this morning

I wasn't sure if I was going to do it or not, but I decided it was worth it to shave a few minutes off of check in time to chance not getting our requested room (we wanted the Toy Story area). I called and put it that request months ago, but since I did online check in we might not get it. But since we're checking in at 7am I wanted it to be as fast as possible... and I was just too excited to not do it


a couple other updates since I have time

updated itinerary-

(original is purple, changes in red)

An overview of our itinerary and ADRs:
*Monday, May 30th- travel, maybe Downtown Disney if we have time after we get settled in at my cousin’s house.
*Tuesday, May 31st- Magic Kingdom. ADRs- CRT at 8:30am and Crystal Palace at 3:30pm
*Wednesday, June 1st- Epcot. ADRs Via Napoli for lunch at 11:30 and dinner at Kona Cafe at 5:20pmat Biergarten at 6:50pm, CS for lunch
*Thursday, June 2nd- Magic Kingdom, ADRs- Chef Mickey’s at 11am and Whispering Canyon Café at 5pm
*Friday, June 3rd- Animal Kingdom, ADRs-Tusker House at am Yak & Yeti at 12pm and Rainforest Café at 6:15pm Boma at 6:30pm
*Saturday, June 4th- Hollywood Studios, ADR- 50’s Primetime Café at 5:20pm, Pizza Planet (CS) for lunch


To Do list-
buy cokes and dum dums done!
talk to friend that lives near Orlando about meeting for dinner Monday night done, but she still needs to get back to me after talking to her DH
make a "day before" to do list
type instructions for pet sitter (and send) doing now
make index cards w/ ADR and must do info on it to take into parks done!
pack! about 75% done
buy Star Wars tshirt for DH done! found a cute Darth Vader shirt at Walmart for $7.50!
email MIL about babysitting the girls done, but she said no
get Disney cash out on payday done!
put tip envelopes together done! and money is already in them!
attach LGMH to backpack done!


New list-
Finish packing
Make a "day before" to do list
type instructions for pet sitter (and send)
mow lawn (DH)
Take (and post) pictures of some of my packing



If anyone wants to follow my trip on Facebook, let me know! PM me and we can exchange info. I'll be updating my status on facebook while I'm there and posting pictures (just a few from my phone)
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Old 05-22-2011, 01:17 AM   #135
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I'm here! Well, sorta. I'm here, but heading out the door, so not sure how much following I'll be able to do over the next 7 days!

It's funny ... I actually found your PTR, but while reading it, the power flickered out. So I lost it. I recognized it as soon as I opened it up and saw the pics (I was only on page 2 or so when I first read).

Your Princesses are adorable! I can't wait to hear how much fun you guys have!!!!

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