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Old 04-02-2011, 02:55 PM   #1
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He's coming home and we're going to the World! Aug 2011

Hubby is coming home from this deployment in a few short months and we are celebrating with a family trip to Disney!!!
Here we are last Easter...

And here we are last summer on our vacation before he left...


You can find that short tr in my siggie.

I am doubly excited about his return and the vacation!
Now I can start planning and use up some of this time I have waiting for the next long weeks to pass.

So we will be at the POP, using Military tix, on the regular dining plan, for five nights Aug 7-12. Bring on the heat! So many decisions to make and so many shirts to create, I love the DisSigns forum and have too many favorites. We have fun with matching shirts on our trips and I hope this time is no exception.

We're going to Disney!!!!

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Old 04-02-2011, 02:56 PM   #2
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Old 04-02-2011, 07:09 PM   #3
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I'm here! Happy Planning! You will be one of those smiling people entering MK for your first day as I am one of those frownie faces exiting on our last!
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:18 PM   #4
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A trip to Disney is for sure a great way to celebrate his coming home!!
I look forward to reading more.
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:08 AM   #5
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I'm here! Happy Planning! You will be one of those smiling people entering MK for your first day as I am one of those frownie faces exiting on our last!
We will definately be all smiles, I usually get giddy just packing the car!


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A trip to Disney is for sure a great way to celebrate his coming home!!
I look forward to reading more.
We are so excited! did I say that already?

Welcome to both of you and thanks for reading.
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:12 AM   #6
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Early plans.
Travel/Arrival: We will be driving down day of check-in, and heading to Shades of Green to get our tickets, we will check-in at Pop and then after unloading the car we will head to Downtown Disney for a little window shopping and pin trading. Need a dinner plan.........

Packing. List from beyond the list. We’ve used this for years (mostly when camping) and adjusted it as the kids have grown. Can you find anything I overlooked?
CLOTHING
beach towels, belt, capris, dressy outfit, dressy shoes, flipflops, hairclips/headbands, hat, matching tees, pj's, polo shirts, pool shoes, rain poncho, sandals, shirts, shoes, shorts, slippers, socks, sunglasses, swimsuit, tennies, unmentionables, visor, watch, watershoes

BABIES/KIDS
.01c & .25c for pressing, activity pages, autograph book, baby beach ball, bubbles, car seat, clip on fan, coloring book, glowsticks, goggles, harness, hat, hiliters, ID tags, journals, life jacket, markers/pens, mimi m&m's tube, notebook, puzzle books, stickers, straws, stroller, stroller net, stroller rain cover, toys, travel games, window shade, wipes

TOILETRIES
alarm clock, antibacterial gel, baby lotion, baby powder, baby soap, blow dryer, comb, conditioner, contact solution, contacts, cornstarch, dental floss, deoderant, extra toothbrushes, face wash/ cream, feminine needs, footspray, gel/mousse, glasses, hair brush, hair spray, kleenex, lip balm, make up, nail clipper, nail file, nail polish remover, off, q-tips, razor, shampoo, shave cream, shower kit, soap, sunscreen, tissues, toothbrush, toothpaste, towels/washcloth, tweezer, wet wipes

FIRST AID
ace bandage, aintibiotic ointment, aloe vera, anti-itch gel, band-aids,
benadryl, ben-gay, bodyglide, caladryl, chafing gel, claritin/sinutab, cough drops, dr phone #, earplugs, eyedrops, first aid kit, gauze, gloves, gold bond powder, hot/cold pak, hydrogen peroxide, immodium, inhaler, kids tylenol/ kids motrin, moleskin/scissors, neosporin, pepto, prescriptions, rubbing alcohol, snore strips, solarcaine, sting stick, thermometer, tums, tylenol/advil, vitamins

PAPERWORK/STATIONARY
$$$, $1's for tips, AAA card, address book, annual passes, birth cert. copies,
credit cards, drivers license, driving directions, guidebooks, health ins card, health statements, hotel conf #/copies, itinerary, kids id, maps, mousekeeping envelopes, park tickets, passports, pen/pencil/marker, proof of auto ins, sharpies, stamps

OTHER
air freshners, backpack, batteries, board games, camcorder/charger/tapes, cd player/headphones, cellphone/ charger, digital camera/card/charger, disposable camera, dvd player/movies, earplugs, fanny pack, flashlight, football, frisbee, Ipod/ear set/charger, laptop/cables, mister fans, neck lanyards, nightlite, playing cards, rain ponchos, safety pins, sewing kit, softsided cooler, trading pins, tri-pod, umbrella, waterproof camera
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I am going to have to take note on your packing list, love it.

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Old 04-03-2011, 06:17 PM   #8
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I am going to have to take note on your packing list, love it.

it must seem extreme to list every single thing, but that's how we keep it straight!
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Old 04-03-2011, 06:20 PM   #9
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I know, I know, they are cheap because the craze is over, but I figure for a Tink gift on vacation, the kids will still like them enough

so at Target, got Mickey for 2.08
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and at CVS got Tink and Princesses for 1.25 each
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A little bit about us, here's my dh, Air Force Reservist (currently active), 30+, likes Disney but not nearly as obsessed as I am. Likes golfing, canoe-ing, and bike riding. Great dad and husband, best sense of humor ever. Loves surprising people, so currently keeping the trip a secret from our kids.
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And me, 30+ also, love Disney, wait that should be LOVES Disney! Lucky enough to get to stay at home now, like the crafty things like scrapbooking and quilting, love Eeyore and Tink, hate surprises and am ready to burst at keeping this secret.
Sorry no photo of just me, but here we are in December when we got to meet up with hubby for a little time off in DC.
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dd 12, growing up too fast for me, pretty much past the Princess stage, loves the mountains (Space, Big Thunder, Splash, etc.) and thrill rides, enjoys Disney and is learning to love it as much as I do, funny, smart, and such a great big sister.
ds 5, loves Toy Story, Cars, and still watches Disney Jr. with me in the AM. A little shy, hoping he will get to go on a lot more rides this time.
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:09 PM   #12
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We had good luck last time, so we signed up for another frig swap! Hooray.
One more thing off the to-do list and this means cold juice and snacks in the room. More to add to the packing list!

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Old 04-03-2011, 08:13 PM   #13
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Great start! How many times have you been to Disney?
pretty sure this is my 6th trip.
Once as a child, for our Disneymoon, Halloween week off-site timeshare 01 maybe, Christmas 08, last June, and this one!
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your ptr looks great! What a wonderful way to celebrate your DH's arrival home! Thank him for all of the work he does for our country! He deserves a great trip!

Look forward to reading more!
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Really enjoying your PTR

I really like your packing list. I am the same way. If I don't write it all down I will forget something. I even write down chargers for my phone and camera because if I don't I will forget them. I also have to write down my son's medications so I don't forget them.

I bought those same mickey bands at Target yesterday, I also found princesses and batman there so I have one for each of the three older kids for Easter. I was looking for Star Wars, but they were $5 for a pack.

Can't wait to read more.
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