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Old 09-08-2011, 10:30 AM   #1
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Welcome, welcome everyone!!! Welcome to my 400(ish) days until Disney countdown!! I am so very pleased to have you along for the ride!
I was trying to hold off until the big "365" rolled around to start my PTR....but let's be real here...
I'm WAAAY too excited!!
And I know I am certainly in good company around here! I am also quite certain that you all can agree with me when I say that once one books a Disney trip, your brain is already there. My brain is currently roaming the wonderful, magical Main Street USA!
So, needless to say, I can't wait until my DH and I return to my most favorite place on earth, WDW! This is my first PTR, so hang in there and be patient with me
And now, without further adieu, It's time for...
401 wonderful days of wishing I was at Disney!!!

Any good story needs a cast, and here's ours:

This is ME:
Hello, there! I'm Brandilyn, pleased to meet you! I'm a 23 year old college graduate, and complete Disney freak!! I'm married to my best friend (you'll meet him later) and we went to WDW on our honeymoon this past Feb! Totally changed me life!(marriage and WDW) haha
Favorite park: EPCOT and MK! (but it's really hard to choose..love them all!)
Favorite ride: Exp. Everest, Space Mountain, or Tea Cups!
Favorite movie: Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Meet the Robinsons!
That's all I've got for myself right now...you'll get to learn a lot more about me in the next 400 days! haha

This is my DH:
This is my hubby, Ben!! I just love him! He's 24 and we've been together for almost 6 years, but married for less than 1! He had a blast on our honeymoon at WDW, but he's not as big of a freak as I am! lol That's okay though, he'll come around! He likes sports and video games!
Favorite park: EPCOT..for the food. heehee
Favorite ride: Exp. Everest
Favorite movie: Robin Hood!
I'm sure you'll be hearing about all the times he just rolls his eyes at my excitement about all of this! lol

Okay, now for the trip details..(for now):
WHEN: Oct. 14-21 2012 (F&W AND MNSSHP!)
WHERE: WDW (of course!!) We'll be staying at POP for the first time, super excited!
WHY: Because I don't think I can ever go very long without a WDW trip ever again!

Well, that's all for the introductions! I'll have my first "official" post probably tomorrow!! I hope you all enjoy it! Have a wonderful day!

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Old 09-08-2011, 12:09 PM   #2
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YAY! Glad you started a PTR also. I caved in early and started mine too! Can't wait to hear more..GREAT start and we may see each other as we are there the same days and BOTH at POP!!!
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:23 PM   #3
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I started my trip report just a little over the year mark. Now I'm just a little under the year mark!!!

SO EXCITED!!!
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:15 PM   #4
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YAY! Glad you started a PTR also. I caved in early and started mine too! Can't wait to hear more..GREAT start and we may see each other as we are there the same days and BOTH at POP!!!
Aww yay! That's soo cool we'll be there the same time!! Maybe we will see each other!! I couldn't stand not starting my PTR...the excitement was killing me! haha I'll definately be reading your PTR as well! Have a great night!
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:17 PM   #5
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Thanks for reading!! Just under a year for you?! That IS exciting! I can't wait until it's a year for me!! haha I know without a doubt I will be bouncing off the walls that day...my poor DH! haha
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Old 09-09-2011, 03:45 AM   #6
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Hi, we too are October 2012 travellers to the world Today is the 391 day mark for us. I'm joining in on your ptr what an exciting 12 months plus it will be
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:54 AM   #7
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Hi, we too are October 2012 travellers to the world Today is the 391 day mark for us. I'm joining in on your ptr what an exciting 12 months plus it will be
Thanks for joining in! I am excited to share my year long journey with everyone!! That's so exciting you are going in October too!! I've heard it's a very fun time to go! I have never been during this time, so it will be a very memorable experience!
I hope you have a great day!
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I'm here! I love Pop Century. I've stayed there numerous times, it's a fun resort. Plenty of photo ops Looking forward to reading more about your trip.
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I'm here too!
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:27 PM   #10
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I'm here! I love Pop Century. I've stayed there numerous times, it's a fun resort. Plenty of photo ops Looking forward to reading more about your trip.
Welcome!! Thanks for joining in!! I'm pretty excited about staying at Pop, I've heard nothing but good things about it! I love to take pics. so I'll definately be taking advantage of all the photo ops. there! lol
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YAY! Glad you're here!! Maybe out PTR's will make the next year fly by!
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:16 PM   #12
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Update 9/9

Well today is the day....400 DAYS LEFT UNTIL DISNEY!! This is a big milestone for me! haha
Not only that, but that means only 35 more days until our trip is one year away! ahhh!

I can barely contain myself! lol I let my co-workers know daily how many days I have left! They are excited for us! I work at a bank as a lead teller, and even my customers ask me how many days I have left! I guess you can say I let my freak flag fly! haha

I have decided that since it's such a happy occasion, being the big 400, I would let you know a little bit more about me, and how I came to love DW!

It all started with honeymoon planning! I had always wanted to go to Disney, but I had never been. I haven't been very many places, actually. We didn't travel much when I was little, but Disney has always been the top of my list!
So, when we talked about places to go on our honeymoon, the destination was a no-brainer! Once the trip was booked, I planned, replanned and planned some more!

Here is an engagement picture of us (during the trip planning time lol)

I love that pic!!
Anywho, I planned everything I could think of, and thankfully I am very obsessive compulsive about most things, because it turns out, I did a pretty great job for a newbie trying to plan a Disney trip in 2 months! haha
I bought a DW travel book and read it everyday, and wrote iteneraries for each day and made ADRs. This was before I even knew about the DIS, so I'm quite proud of my self for being almost completley clueless and planning the trip! (this makes me even more excited for this trip, because I have even MORE knowledge!) I know I probably drove dh crazy, but thankfully he was patient and loving haha
The day finally arrived and I became a bride!!!



Excuse my closed eyes...and Ben's cheese! lol

My wedding was WONDERFUL! And what tops off a wonderful wedding??? A MAGICAL honeymoon! And when you have a honeymood at DW (disneymoon), what else could it be but magical?!!




this is about the time I fell in love....haha

this pretty much captures our personalities! haha

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Ahhh..I can't wait to go back! The memories are so awesome! I can't wait to go back with my dh and experience it all again!

Can't forget the food! hahaha

Well that's all I have for now... I just wanted to show you guys a little bit of what made me fall in love with DW! Best honeymoon ever! And I can't wait to make more memories in Oct. 2012!! Happy 400 days!
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I can't see your pictures Stupid work computer blocks all the good stuff!

I have 20 days until my one year mark so that puts me at 385 days.

I want to get married in WDW but I don't think we'd be able to afford it. I'd love to honeymoon there but my DBf has a picture of Aulani tacked up & says that's where we should have our honeymoon. We're not even engaged yet but I'll take it as a good sign!
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I can't see your pictures Stupid work computer blocks all the good stuff!

I have 20 days until my one year mark so that puts me at 385 days.

I want to get married in WDW but I don't think we'd be able to afford it. I'd love to honeymoon there but my DBf has a picture of Aulani tacked up & says that's where we should have our honeymoon. We're not even engaged yet but I'll take it as a good sign!
Sorry you can't see the pics!! It's probably a pretty boring post without them! haha Yes, a disneymoon is absolutely amaaazing!! I highly reccommend it! But Aulani I bet is pretty awesome too!! I would love to go there some day as well! And good luck on getting that engagement ring, girl! I'm rooting for you! lol
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Sorry you can't see the pics!! It's probably a pretty boring post without them! haha Yes, a disneymoon is absolutely amaaazing!! I highly reccommend it! But Aulani I bet is pretty awesome too!! I would love to go there some day as well! And good luck on getting that engagement ring, girl! I'm rooting for you! lol
lol thanks! I'll keep you posted on that development!
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