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Old 03-11-2011, 01:19 PM   #1
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Groundhog Day at Walt Disney World - New 5/2 - pg. 20 - 3 Updates/new PTR link

No we werenít actually at Disney World on Groundhog Day but if you follow along, youíll come to understand why it felt like it!

This was our familyís fifth trip to Disney in five years. We did take a trip with Alex when he was a baby but Iím not counting that one since he doesnít remember it. Our first was a brief trip with Timís brotherís family in March 2006. We returned in October 2007 and got to enjoy the fall decorations & MNSSHP. In April 2009 we decided to try on-site and stayed at CBR Ė there were pros & cons but the main thing we figured out is that we need more space than a standard hotel room. In April 2010 we returned to condo living staying at Sheraton Vistana Resort for the first time and loved it, which is why we returned to Vistana during our February school vacation this year. We were in Florida from 2/24 Ė 3/6, arriving at Vistana on 2/27. Weíve been lucky enough to see the Flower & Garden Festival on four of our five trips. Plus I also snuck in a weekend trip with my mom in March 2008, seeing the festival again.

So who are we?




This is me:


Iím Amy, a 37 year old stay-at-home mom, part-time bookkeeper & full-time volunteer. Iíve been lucky enough to take two trips without my family during the year of my AP. I stayed at BWI with my friend Laura the last weekend of September and joined the Spectrum Moms at Kidani in January.

This is my DH:


Tim is a 37 year old Software Engineer. I think heís starting to come around to the Disney way of thinking. Iíll have more to share about that later.

Our two boys:


Alex:




Alex is a ten year old (Disney adult ) fourth grader who LOVES visiting Disney. Alex also loves sports Ė soccer & basketball are his favorites. Alex faces & has overcome some extra challenges as he has autism. He was diagnosed with PDD-NOS at the age of two.

Zach:




Zach is a seven year old first grader who also LOVES Disney! Zach is an orange belt in karate and loves art. Zach also faces & has overcome some challenges as he too has autism. He was diagnosed with Aspergerís Syndrome just last summer.

If you want to read more about my family & our Disney adventures, Iíve written several other PTR/TRs and the links are in my signature.

Sorry for the giant pictures... I set up a new photobucket account and didn't adjust the settings before I started importing. The next update will be huge too but they'll eventually get smaller.

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Old 03-11-2011, 01:21 PM   #2
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Quick Links to Updates:

Pre-Disney Days - Part one
Pre-Disney Days - Part two
Pre-Disney Days - Part three
Pardon the interruption
Our first park
Home away from home
The Harlem Globetrotters
More Globetrotters
Dinner with Mickey & going backstage
More November Trip Plans
Epcot - part one
Epcot - part two
Epcot - part three
Hollywood Studios
A rainy MK morning
The Great Big Small World DISmeet
More of our MK morning
November advice
MK Night
A bumpy start
After the bumpy start
Back to AK
Sneaking in the back door!More Epcot
Odds & Ends
A couple of firstsA couple of firsts - continued
Downtown Disney
ESPN TimeMore ESPN Weekend
Goodbye EpcotGoodbye Epcot - continued
Pool Time
MSEP Night
More MSEP
Goodbye until next time
Photos & PinsMore Souvenirs & Life Stuff
Final thoughts & new PTR

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Old 03-11-2011, 02:17 PM   #3
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Woo-hoo!!! I've never been first before!!

I'm looking forward to this TR....bring it on!
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Old 03-11-2011, 02:36 PM   #4
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Woo-hoo!!! I've never been first before!!

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Yay for being first!!

I'm looking forward to this TR now too. I was in a bit of a funk but I'm feeling much better now.
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We were there on Groundhog Day! You look like a lovely family - looking forward to reading more.
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I'm here...

love the intro pix's and the one of your foursome at CM is great...looking forward to hearing all the stories and repeats and seeing the F&G F transformation

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Hi, Amy!

Looking forward to all the gory details!!

No, seriously, I want to hear all about your latest adventure.



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love the intro pix's and the one of your foursome at CM is great...looking forward to hearing all the stories and repeats and seeing the F&G F transformation

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Gee I wonder what happened on your vacation???


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I'm here-now gotta go back & read..Woo Hoo page 1!! Usually I might make it on page 5 or something. Cannot wait to read more!!
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