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Old 05-18-2011, 09:07 PM   #16
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So as you can probably tell, this family is "crafty". Here's a bit of the fun we're having planning for this trip...

My mom helped me with our FE's... (I made 3, Chris made her own)


Chris' FE... (in draft form)
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:29 AM   #17
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More crafty stuff... Wristlets for everyone (even the boys, for theirs I put on clips instead of wrist straps) - for my 4 year old I made them "purse style" (with a strap long enough to wear as a purse)

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Old 05-23-2011, 10:32 AM   #18
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I bought this hat for less than $5 on clearance last fall... and Disney-fied it with some changeable hat bands... made from leftover wristlet & FE fabric:



I think it will make a perfect pool/beach "keep the sun off my fair Minnesota-white face" hat!
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:17 PM   #19
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Wish I could see the pictures.
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:06 PM   #20
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Wish I could see the pictures.
Can everyone else see the pics?
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:22 AM   #21
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Awsome!

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Can everyone else see the pics?
The FE's look great! I'm impressed! Love the wristlets too! Now do you plan to use these as wristlets or hook them to a lanyard?

Can't wait to hear your trip report. We leave June 21st for 5 night Dream! Hope you have a great time!
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:07 PM   #22
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The FE's look great! I'm impressed! Love the wristlets too! Now do you plan to use these as wristlets or hook them to a lanyard?

Can't wait to hear your trip report. We leave June 21st for 5 night Dream! Hope you have a great time!
Wristlets, or clip with a carabeener (I know I spelled that wrong) to a belt loop or to my beach/pool bag. My camera will fit in the wristlet, so I think it would be too heavy for a lanyard.
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More crafty goodness, these were made by Chris:

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And, by the craftiest mom I know (mine)... dinner outfits for my princess...

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Old 05-25-2011, 09:17 PM   #25
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My mom bought me a thermal laminator for my birthday... so with that, a $6 roll of self-adhesive magnet from Michaels, a lot of printer ink, a free "walt-o-graph" font download, and some great DIS-igns from these boards... voila! Door decorations!





There's a few more, but I'm saving a little surprise for when we're on board!
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:30 PM   #26
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Now if you thought my 4 year old's pirate outfit was cute...


Wait til you get a look at Grandma Val!


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Enough with the pictures, on with the storytelling!

We leave in 8 days. Trinity's suitcase is packed. I discovered last weekend, when I had her trying on all of her summer clothes, that her water sandals (found on clearance last fall) were way too big. I scored an identical pair, one size smaller, gently used on e-bay for less than $10 (that's with shipping). They arrived today.

: I dropped a box off at the post office today to be shipped to the port. It's full of sand/beach toys, our fish extenders, fish extender gifts, my pirate night accessories (the bulky stuff like my belt and shoes), a white photo mat and a set of Sharpie markers, and some random other stuff that I won't need until the cruise. The postage was $16 (parcel post with delivery confirmation), which is still cheaper than another piece of luggage. Plus I packed a roll of tape and a return address label, so I can mail stuff back home, if need be.

Six of the eight of us have been doing a weight loss challenge for the last 18 weeks, in an effort to get a little more fit for the cruise. Of course Trinity doesn't need to lose any weight, and Barb is already at her "goal weight". But the rest of us... mostly Pooh-sized. Final weigh-in is tomorrow. Terry and Tim are neck-and-neck... nearly tied for percent weight loss. I can't wait to see the final results!

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Loving all the craftiness We are doing a 5 day in January, so I am not so patiently waiting for any and all info you can give us when you get back!! Have an AWESOME trip!
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It was a relief to get this weight-loss challenge done, and enjoy a weekend of eating without stressing... we had steaks on the grill, brats on the grill, and burgers on the grill (all on different days, of course)

Grandpa Terry won the whole thing, down over 55 pounds. Tim came in second, with a 35 pound loss. I pulled a comfortable 3rd, down 27 pounds. Not too shabby!

The package that I shipped Thursday morning arrived today (Tuesday). It's of course 7 days early, but better early than late, right?

All of our suitcases are packed now (with the exception of stuff like underwear - who has enough for the whole work week plus the vacation week?). Next up will be our carry-ons. Tim said to me on Sunday, "What goes in my carry on besides my Kindle?" Um, everything that doesn't fit in mine??? He's going to end up with all the snacks, I think!

My "book" is getting bigger and bigger - a binder with all my confirmations and e-ticket receipts and such. I'm done planning (I hope) and ready to start DOING!

In just over 72 hours, we will be landing in Orlando! Counting down!
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It was a relief to get this weight-loss challenge done, and enjoy a weekend of eating without stressing... we had steaks on the grill, brats on the grill, and burgers on the grill (all on different days, of course)

Grandpa Terry won the whole thing, down over 55 pounds. Tim came in second, with a 35 pound loss. I pulled a comfortable 3rd, down 27 pounds. Not too shabby!

The package that I shipped Thursday morning arrived today (Tuesday). It's of course 7 days early, but better early than late, right?

All of our suitcases are packed now (with the exception of stuff like underwear - who has enough for the whole work week plus the vacation week?). Next up will be our carry-ons. Tim said to me on Sunday, "What goes in my carry on besides my Kindle?" Um, everything that doesn't fit in mine??? He's going to end up with all the snacks, I think!

My "book" is getting bigger and bigger - a binder with all my confirmations and e-ticket receipts and such. I'm done planning (I hope) and ready to start DOING!

In just over 72 hours, we will be landing in Orlando! Counting down!
HAVE A BLAST! Can't wait to hear all about it when you return
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