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Old 03-18-2012, 12:16 PM   #1
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Noah's wish to meet Captain Jack PTR. New give 11/5

First things first! The players!

Me: Callie 38 years young today and SAHM to 6 beautiful kiddos.

Hubs: James 42 Is the Pepsi man! And the love of my life and my everything!

Lauren: 18 who we hope will be able to join us on our trip. She is currently stuck in Il at Navy boot camp in RCU with stress fractures.

Alex: 16 has had a rough year. He also happens to have cerebral palsy another reason it will be awesome if Lauren can go an extra set of hands to push!

Noah: 6 our wish kiddo. A wild and crazy little boy who came to us at almost 3 years old from a very rough situation. Noah has post traumatic stress disorder but has made amazing strides since he came to us 3 years ago. He has gone from a scared little boy to a happy kindergartener!

Tyler: 4 he was 3 months early and came to us at 18 months old. Also has made huge strides. When he came to us at 18 m he could say nothing and not even sit up. He is about to start playing soccer and has tested out of speech at school even though he still has private speech!

Jackson: 3 will be 4 in July. He is Noahs biological brother and came to us when he was 3 weeks old. He is full of energy and some days exhausting but one of the great loves of my life!


Emily Elizabeth: 3 and our last! She is Tylers biological sister but crazily enough she came to us before Tyler did. We were chosen to adopt Ty but we got her as a foster child. Today is the 3 year anniversary of when she came to us. She rules her brothers and keeps us all hopping. She is a girly girl but thinks Darth Vader and Spiderman hung the moon.


We found out Monday that Noah has been chosen for a wish trip. A friend nominated him a while back and we have been dragging our feet about filling out the forms until we thought he was ready. Noah was chosen because of the abuse he endured before being removed from his bio family at almost 3. Noah has been diagnosed with PTSD among other things. He has done so much better than any of the psychiatrists and Drs expected. They were very doom and gloom when he was younger.

We have had several trips planned but for one reason or another we have had to cancel. DH got laid off a few years ago from his supervisor job in the oilfield. We thought at the time it was the end of the world, little did we know it was the biggest blessing in disguise. With him being at home and Noah and Jackson never wondering when he was coming home next they started doing so much better! We quickly decided he would be changing fields even if that meant we didn't have as much money as we once did. After a year of searching the perfect job pretty much fell into our laps. He now works for Pepsi driving a delivery truck. The money isn't amazing but we have wonderful insurance and he is home EVERY afternoon and weekends. He is off on holidays and even gets vacation time. They are understanding if he needs to take off it is wonderful and we are very very blessed. This is our first trip as a family of 8 the last time we went to Disney were were a family of 4 so this should be an interesting journey!


About our trip: We will be taking a wish trip with the sunshine foundation. They provide transportation lodging and 3 days tickets. We are hoping to extend our stay by a few days so we can take things a bit slower for Noah's sake. She said it would be between 9 months and a year before we go. We are hoping for a Feb or the first part of March trip. She told us that if we call back in August she would be able to give us a better idea of when We are planning on planning full days and if Noah cannot handle it we will go back to the room or swim or chill out somewhere. We think if we can go during a very slow time though it will be so much better for Noah. Noah's official wish is to meet Captain Jack. He loves the Pirates movies. <3
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:43 PM   #2
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:36 PM   #4
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Thanks Chiara. Looks like we will have Feb dates with any luck. They told me this afternoon we could pick the month. Fingers crossed. I would love to be there when it was really slow!
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:42 PM   #5
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Woo Hoo!! I am SO IN with following this trip - going to be a BLAST!!!!!!
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:04 PM   #6
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Aww thanks Wendy. I am trying to tone down on the planning till we have firm dates... hard to do though lol.
I know we are doing the Pirate League and a Wishes cruise. Then lots of character breakfast and dinners. Our focus will be characters because I am not sure they will be able to ride a lot still. Ty is so tiny.
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:16 AM   #7
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I'm in !!

You have such a wonderful family ! All those beautiful faces and sweet smiles.

I can't wait to follow your plans and share in the excitement !!
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:04 AM   #8
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Glad to have you Michelle I hope you guys have a great trip!
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:16 AM   #9
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Ok I know you ladies go to Disney a lot. And Wendy you know kind of how my family is. This trip is a we will get to it if we get to it trip. We plan on taking it as slow as they need. And if they don't need slow Momma knows how to hit commando style quickly lol. We are planning food so we know what to save etc. As long as they have salad we are good its the one thing everyone will eat lol. The kids are pretty adventurous eaters but we are not sure how they will handle the trip so we are staying away from the nicer restaurants this time since my kids can go into melt down mode if over stimulated. These are our tentative food and big plans.

our first day in nothing we may look into a wishes cruise that night that has been our traditional thing with the older kids and might be an easy way to ease the little kids into WDW if we do this the question becomes dinner where the first night? 1900 SOA? We will not have park tickets. We will move to our hotel on Monday, provided they still will let us do that. She told me we could reschedule our flights home.

AKL
Tusker House (breakfast)
Rainforest or Trex or AKL (dinner)

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Akershus (breakfast)
Coral Reef (dinner)

HS
breakfast at HS?
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MK
Ohana (breakfast)
Pirates League
Crystal Palace (dinner)

MK
CRT (breakfast)
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Be Our Guest (dinner)

Epcot or MK
Cape May (breakfast)
Beaches and Cream I am on the fence I know as a family of 4 it was a pain to get a table a family of 8 is that even possible? but we love beaches and cream (lunch)
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:04 PM   #10
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Planning where to eat is fine but more importantly.........



What are they going to wear?
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Planning where to eat is fine but more importantly.........



What are they going to wear?
ha ha well we have to plan food so we can plan clothes around it
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Well my oldest is headed home she got hurt and they separated her. She is in good spirits though and she will for sure be able to be on the trip <3
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Callie,
I have Found your PTR & Subbed on.
Looking forward to helping plan with you! It may be crazy from now till we go but I will def. be adding my 2 cents if you want to hear it?
Your Kiddos are adorable and I can't wait to get to know you all better. I think you are right about our kids would get along well!
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our first day in nothing we may look into a wishes cruise that night that has been our traditional thing with the older kids and might be an easy way to ease the little kids into WDW
What about a pirates and pals fireworks cruise?
http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/tou...eworks-voyage/
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*its kinda cheezy

"Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them. Disagree with them. Glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world Are the ones who do.

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Callie,
I have Found your PTR & Subbed on.
Looking forward to helping plan with you! It may be crazy from now till we go but I will def. be adding my 2 cents if you want to hear it?
Your Kiddos are adorable and I can't wait to get to know you all better. I think you are right about our kids would get along well!
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What about a pirates and pals fireworks cruise?
http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/tou...eworks-voyage/
thanks for tagging along! I know you will be busy I am sure your house is just a buzz! Would love to hear your thoughts. We have not been in so so so long so I think most of my knowledge is pretty outdated.

We have talked about the pirates and pals one. We did the private cruise a few years ago and hubs liked that he could sit back and have a drink. I am not sure what we are going to do first night in. We are a little afraid of how cold it will be at night in Feb. My princess cries when it is anything below 50 lol. She is a Texas girl I do think we have decided we will be doing Chef Mickey that night though.
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