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Old 02-24-2012, 07:49 AM   #16
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What are we celebrating?

I decided I should explain my title a little bit. 2012 is definately a year for celebrating in our family. Let's go in chronilogical order:

April-Our 10th wedding anniversary!

May-Tony graduates with his MBA! He technically is already done (finished in December), but he is going to walk across the stage at the ceremony in May. I'm so proud of him! He started his Masters in the fall of 2008 and he just took 2 night classes each semester (he didn't take summer classes).

June-Cole's first birthday and my 30th birthday!

October-Madison's 10th birthday!

Obviously, we'll be celebrating Cole's first trip to WDW while we're there as well. There is just so much to celebrate this year, so of course a trip to WDW is the perfect way to do it! I guess we'll also be celebrating our first stay at a Moderate resort too. The list just keeps getting longer and longer!

For those of you who have read my PTR's in the past, you know about my love of shopping. The wheels are already turning and I can't wait to buy some new clothes for this trip! Shopping for Cole will be a bit tricky because he's always growing. I did already buy him something for our trip...a stroller fan! It only takes 2 AA batteries and it clips right onto the stroller. It will keep him nice and cool. Speaking of strollers, I plan on renting one from an offsite stroller rental place (currently investigating the 3 that I know of). This will be our first time traveling with a child under 3 (Madison was 3 1/2 on her first trip), so it's the first time traveling with diapers!!! I plan on placing an order with Garden Grocer so I don't have to pack diapers and wipes....they take up too much space in the luggage!!!

I hope to be back soon to talk about more plans!
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:45 AM   #17
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My fave part of your PTRs is always the shopping for the trip. Can't wait to see what you end up buying this time around.

I do have to say that one good thing about packing dipers and wipes for a vacation is that on the way back, you have more room for souvies and other purchases.
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got your message and I'm here!

My fave part of your PTRs is always the shopping for the trip. Can't wait to see what you end up buying this time around.

I do have to say that one good thing about packing dipers and wipes for a vacation is that on the way back, you have more room for souvies and other purchases.
I agree...I did that the first couple of times we went with diapers & wipes...but aftet that I became a fan of shipping stuff down there...it's sooo convenient to ship stuff like that, breakfast bars and disposable toiletries and such--
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:08 AM   #19
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I do watch it, but I don't know why. It's such a train wreck! I don't think that is how those women really behave. I think it's VERY scripted. I have had plenty of strict dance teachers in my life, but none like Abby. Again, I think it's just for the show. At least I hope so!
I think the funniest thing to me is that Abby is so strict but she doesn't even dance! She has her assistant do all the work. She's so over the top strict and the way she speaks to those kids is ridiculous! That being said, I can't stop watching it because I find it hysterical. Just like Mob Wives.

Congrats on your upcoming 10th anniversary and hooray for Tony graduating! That's an awesome accomplishment.

I've already done some shopping. I keep tucking things away with the rest of my summer stuff. I'm going to forget I have it and end up with a whole new wardrobe by the time the trip rolls around.
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:12 AM   #20
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got your message and I'm here!

My fave part of your PTRs is always the shopping for the trip. Can't wait to see what you end up buying this time around.

I do have to say that one good thing about packing dipers and wipes for a vacation is that on the way back, you have more room for souvies and other purchases.
So glad you came on over!

I love the shopping part too. I haven't bought anything yet, but I'm sure that will change soon. Gotta rack up those Disney visa points!!! All of the spring/summer stuff is slowing creeping out in the stores.

That's true about having room on the way home, I just don't know how many diapers I'll need yet. If we were to go today, I'd need a ton!!!

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I agree...I did that the first couple of times we went with diapers & wipes...but aftet that I became a fan of shipping stuff down there...it's sooo convenient to ship stuff like that, breakfast bars and disposable toiletries and such--
I think I'll look into the prices on Garden Grocer and then the price of shipping things down. I know you always do that and it works great.

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I think the funniest thing to me is that Abby is so strict but she doesn't even dance! She has her assistant do all the work. She's so over the top strict and the way she speaks to those kids is ridiculous! That being said, I can't stop watching it because I find it hysterical. Just like Mob Wives.

Congrats on your upcoming 10th anniversary and hooray for Tony graduating! That's an awesome accomplishment.

I've already done some shopping. I keep tucking things away with the rest of my summer stuff. I'm going to forget I have it and end up with a whole new wardrobe by the time the trip rolls around.
Abby does nothing...you're so right. Give Gianna all the credit!!

Thanks! I can't believe it will be 10 years already. Time flies!!! I'm so proud of Tony.

Hahaha...I don't wear my trip stuff either. I like the anticipation of wearing it. I'm so weird.
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:53 AM   #21
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What a big year for you guys!! That's such a great accomplishment of Tony's-- getting an MBA takes a lot of hard work! Lots of big birthdays, too!! Congratulations on 10 years!
I feel like travelling with a baby will be a very different experience-- you'll certainly have lots more stuff to tote around!! But I'm sure it'll be worth it when you see Cole smile at all the amazing sights and sounds-- he looks like such a happy baby in all of your pictures!
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:43 PM   #22
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What a big year for you guys!! That's such a great accomplishment of Tony's-- getting an MBA takes a lot of hard work! Lots of big birthdays, too!! Congratulations on 10 years!
I feel like travelling with a baby will be a very different experience-- you'll certainly have lots more stuff to tote around!! But I'm sure it'll be worth it when you see Cole smile at all the amazing sights and sounds-- he looks like such a happy baby in all of your pictures!
It's a very big year!! So many great things to celebrate. Tony did really well with all of his classes too..very good grades.

Traveling with the baby will be different and our touring will definately be a much different pace. I'm already trying to think of the perfect park bag for all of the baby things. I think I'll probably cry when I see Cole's reaction to everything! He is a super happy baby.
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Hahaha...I don't wear my trip stuff either. I like the anticipation of wearing it. I'm so weird.
That's not weird, I do the same thing. Though sometimes I fold and wear it before the trip.
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Thank you! We are staying at the Art of Animation in the Nemo Suites.
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AWWW...so much to celebrate!!

Have you thought about taking your own stroller instead of renting? We did one trip without taking our own, and then all of the others with, and it was so nice to have the stoller in the airport! If the boys wanted to walk, it was great to just pile our crap in it. And they just tagged it, and we wheeled it right into the tarmak, and it was waiting for us when we got off.
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AWWW...so much to celebrate!!

Have you thought about taking your own stroller instead of renting? We did one trip without taking our own, and then all of the others with, and it was so nice to have the stoller in the airport! If the boys wanted to walk, it was great to just pile our crap in it. And they just tagged it, and we wheeled it right into the tarmak, and it was waiting for us when we got off.
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I'm here! Can't wait to hear about all your plans!

You sure do have a lot to celebrate! Sounds like fun!

Don't worry about the diapers, it's not a big deal. I have to admit that on our last trip when we didn't have anyone in diapers (our first trip with kids without diapers...and we've taken 6 disney trips with kids in diapers) it was REALLY nice. But when you're used to diapers, it's totally fine! Babies are fun on vacation. There's nothing like taking a baby to disney! I'm excited for you!
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