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Old 08-10-2011, 09:24 PM   #16
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So here's the family!!

This is me & my hubby Mike:



This is Tyler (our 24 yr old):



This is Anthony (our 10 yr old):



This is Addy (our 6 yr old):



This is Shyann & Michayla (our twin 4 yr olds):



The family shown above will be the ones going on the trip.

These are the 2 boys that won't be able to attend due to work & school.

This is Nick (our 26 yr old):



And This is Derek (our 22 yr old):



Now you know the cast of characters this story will be about for the family portion of the trip!!!!


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Old 08-14-2011, 10:08 AM   #18
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Welcome!! Glad you made the move to the new report!!!!
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Old 08-14-2011, 10:21 AM   #19
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Yay Laurie I am so glad you started a new thread. It is so nice to have a place to come and share all the exciting planning details of your new trip and also just to chat. Sure there is FB but I was really missing your thread. You always are so great and thorough on your TR's and add great pics and such! Part of me wishes I was still going but despite my orig reasons for cancelling now with everything else it is probably for the best. I sure wish I was in a way though cuz I think it would be fun to hang out with you and some of the others. Perhaps some day in the future we will be there at the same time as you guys! I know our kids get along great so that would be fun!!

Will look forward to following along on your new thread!!
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Old 08-14-2011, 11:12 AM   #20
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Yay Laurie I am so glad you started a new thread. It is so nice to have a place to come and share all the exciting planning details of your new trip and also just to chat. Sure there is FB but I was really missing your thread. You always are so great and thorough on your TR's and add great pics and such! Part of me wishes I was still going but despite my orig reasons for cancelling now with everything else it is probably for the best. I sure wish I was in a way though cuz I think it would be fun to hang out with you and some of the others. Perhaps some day in the future we will be there at the same time as you guys! I know our kids get along great so that would be fun!!

Will look forward to following along on your new thread!!
Welcome!! Glad you found me Kelly!!! These PTR & TR's are what keeps the Disney excitement going & I needed a Disney pick me up after having to cancel the October trip. This one will be here before we know it, but still not as soon as the one in 47 days....but still haven't cancelled anything yet.......lol

It would be great if you were going.....I know we'd have a good time, but I totally understand!!
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Old 08-14-2011, 11:24 AM   #21
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That's kind of what I figured and I had hoped you would start this one right away. You and I are SO much alike. With all the other crapola in life these things give us something fun and positive to think about and plan and it kind of takes away from all the other BS. So glad you did this and I KNOW how dissapointed you are about the other trip and I am still thinking good thoughts that some miracle will happen but at least you have this as a backup now and no matter WHAT you are going on the ladies trip either way!!

And I have my Nov trip to look forward to. Honestly I think seeing you and some of my other diva friends would be more fun then my nov trip but it's all I've got so I will take it because after that one I think now it won't be till NEXT fall that we get back there. Mom really wants to do something else for our summer trip next year and of course EVERYTHING hinges on what happens to me personally. If I end up working I won't prob even be ABLE to go on any more trips for awhile. But again depending on what happens she is wanting to maybe do a cruise or some other trip and with Katy's fair stuff and then swim we prob won't take any other trips in the summer.

So then we would prob hold off till fall or xmas break to go back to DL. Which in a way I think may be better cuz then it won't be RIGHT after everything opens AND I love the holidays anyway!!
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Old 08-14-2011, 11:41 AM   #22
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That's kind of what I figured and I had hoped you would start this one right away. You and I are SO much alike. With all the other crapola in life these things give us something fun and positive to think about and plan and it kind of takes away from all the other BS. So glad you did this and I KNOW how dissapointed you are about the other trip and I am still thinking good thoughts that some miracle will happen but at least you have this as a backup now and no matter WHAT you are going on the ladies trip either way!!

And I have my Nov trip to look forward to. Honestly I think seeing you and some of my other diva friends would be more fun then my nov trip but it's all I've got so I will take it because after that one I think now it won't be till NEXT fall that we get back there. Mom really wants to do something else for our summer trip next year and of course EVERYTHING hinges on what happens to me personally. If I end up working I won't prob even be ABLE to go on any more trips for awhile. But again depending on what happens she is wanting to maybe do a cruise or some other trip and with Katy's fair stuff and then swim we prob won't take any other trips in the summer.

So then we would prob hold off till fall or xmas break to go back to DL. Which in a way I think may be better cuz then it won't be RIGHT after everything opens AND I love the holidays anyway!!
Oh yeah, I kinda forgot about next summer chaos with CarsLand opening.....I wouldn't want to be there during that.....even next fall will probably be extra busy because of it.

I would love to go to DL twice a year, but I don't see that ever happening, so as long as I get a yearly trip in, I'll be happy. I just feel bad that the kids didn't get there this year....which is why we planned the trip in the first place. But if we can tie our yearly trip into the Girl's Trip, I'll be able to continue to go to that. This year won't be a problem because of the adoption credit....but a little concerned about the following years that our taxes get back in time to pay for that trip. End of Feb is really pushing it to have them back in time & without the refunds, we don't have the money to go.
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Old 08-14-2011, 11:58 AM   #23
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Yeah I know what you mean. I usually like to use our refund as well and the last few years I BARELY got it in time. In fact I had to pay for most everything ahead of time on my cc and then just pay it off when I got the refund.

Plus with shane having to get UE they always wait till the LAST possible minute to give him the info which means we usually can't even FILE till mid FEB
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Yeah I know what you mean. I usually like to use our refund as well and the last few years I BARELY got it in time. In fact I had to pay for most everything ahead of time on my cc and then just pay it off when I got the refund.

Plus with shane having to get UE they always wait till the LAST possible minute to give him the info which means we usually can't even FILE till mid FEB
I'm finding most places pushing that January 31 deadline....very rarely do we have our forms before the 3-4th of Feb. I wish they would make the deadline earlier in January.........but I don't see them changing things/policies just for me & my comfort level.......
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:15 PM   #25
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I know. Everyone always says I should change my withholdings so we get it back during the year and the government doesn't get to keep our money all year but the problem is when we tried that in the past we always cut it too close and ended up owing. In fact in 09 because CA is so broke they changed the state taxes and eventhough we claim 0 we still OWED! They took out the max amt in taxes and we still OWED! Then last year I thought we would for SURE owe since we had one less dependant but since he made 20,000 LESS we actually got a little back! But now this year he has been on UE so much that who knows what is going to happen. And his checks are so random that it is too hard to predict and just easier to keep it the same and get a refund.

Plus I look at it as a forced savings plan. As much as I could use the money during the year it is always nice to get a refund and have the money to pay bills or if we are REALLY lucky use for a trip!

We used to get almost 6000 but with 1 less dependant and making less we are lucky to get 2 or 3 and the last few years it ALL went to bills
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:20 PM   #26
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I know. Everyone always says I should change my withholdings so we get it back during the year and the government doesn't get to keep our money all year but the problem is when we tried that in the past we always cut it too close and ended up owing. In fact in 09 because CA is so broke they changed the state taxes and eventhough we claim 0 we still OWED! They took out the max amt in taxes and we still OWED! Then last year I thought we would for SURE owe since we had one less dependant but since he made 20,000 LESS we actually got a little back! But now this year he has been on UE so much that who knows what is going to happen. And his checks are so random that it is too hard to predict and just easier to keep it the same and get a refund.

Plus I look at it as a forced savings plan. As much as I could use the money during the year it is always nice to get a refund and have the money to pay bills or if we are REALLY lucky use for a trip!

We used to get almost 6000 but with 1 less dependant and making less we are lucky to get 2 or 3 and the last few years it ALL went to bills
We have an extra $10 pulled for state & federal from Mike's checks to make sure we don't owe & we've qualified income wise for the Earned Child Credit (?) & that's the one we get a hefty refund from.....next year with Mike's new job.....not sure how we'll fare....but this year's income should still qualify us. Hopefully I'll be able to put money in a savings to start building trip funds!!!

BOOOOOOOOOOOO on paying bills with the bonus money!!!!
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I am kind of hoping to go next June on a family trip and I had not even factored in Carsland. No!!! I cannot be there for anther busy opening. We were there when WoC opened. Yuck. No!!


Laurie I posted this great picture I got off of my twitter feed on the chat thread. You need to go see it!!
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I am kind of hoping to go next June on a family trip and I had not even factored in Carsland. No!!! I cannot be there for anther busy opening. We were there when WoC opened. Yuck. No!!


Laurie I posted this great picture I got off of my twitter feed on the chat thread. You need to go see it!!
They haven't said when that will open, I'm sure they're shooting for June....but they've had delays on other big openings.....so maybe you'll get lucky & the crowds will hold off.

I'll head over to chat to check it out!!
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They haven't said when that will open, I'm sure they're shooting for June....but they've had delays on other big openings.....so maybe you'll get lucky & the crowds will hold off.

I'll head over to chat to check it out!!

Boy I sure hope you are right.
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You want to talk crowds, we are thinking about our next trip being over New Year's Eve in 2012. Crazy I know but the kids have the week AFTER New Year's off school which they only get every so often AND Katy's birthday is on NYE and I always said ONE year I wanted to take her there on her REAL birthday and to see the fireworks. I know it will prob be crazy crowded and we will probably have to get there when it opens and then stay the entire day till midnight. We may have to find a bush somewhere and take a nap LOL cuz I haven't stayed in the parks till after dark much less that late in YEARS! But I REALLY want to do it! Just once!

I also told her ONE day I am going to take her to Times Square too. Just to say we did it. Crazy I know but when your birthday is NYE you gotta do it LOL.
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