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Old 08-18-2012, 09:31 PM   #76
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:58 AM   #77
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OK....I got our PhotoPass photos loaded...

Here's some pictures of the cast...

My Family...
Me, DH, Kamryn (9) and Kaedyn (6)


My Brother's Family...
Brother, SiL, Kenadie (10), Jaxson (9) and Eastyn (7)


My Sister's Family...
Sister, BiL, Olivia (4) and Emilee (7 months)


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Dad and Mom!


...And here we all are on our first day of vacation!...


Oh, guess what? The trip was such a hit, dad is already starting to plan for another one in 2017. Everyone is already starting their "Disney Funds" because Dad can't afford to pay for another once-in-a-lifetime trip.
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:41 AM   #78
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I love re-reading my TR...brings back great memories.

I noticed that I forgot to mention that we were successful in getting our upgrades on AirTran both down and back. My sister was glad she'd opted to get a seat for Emilee instead of travelling with her as a lap baby. Olivia did really well on the flight, even though her DVD player died about 20 minutes into the flight. She thought that "going potty on the plane" was really cool. Emilee slept through most of the flight, riding comfortably in her car seat. On the way down, it was my sister and brother's families that were upgraded, along with mom so that there was an even number. Dad sat with Kamryn and I on one side and DH and Kaedyn sat across the aisle from us. We were in the 4th row of coach so we weren't too far away from everyone else. On the way home, our family flew in BC and then dad upgraded himself and mom to keep it even. Then, he moved around my sister's family of 4 so that they sat 2/2, one behind the other. My brother's family of 5 just took up one row across.

I mentioned our breakfast at Olivia's but I failed to talk about the rest of the afternoon. We got done eating around 11:30 and our DME pickup wasn't until 1:15. Amazingly, nobody wanted to swim. I think it was because they all found the community hall. I have to say, that place was a GOD-SEND!! Kamryn, Kenadie and Jax all played the Wii...Olivia colored with Granny...The hubby, brother, BiL and Kaedyn all played pool...and sister, SiL and I just floated from group to group, "supervising". Dad just watched and admired all the fun everyone was having. Around 12:45, mom busted out the birthday cupcakes that she'd made the night before. We got some candles and sang "Happy Birthday" to Jax, Kamryn, Olivia and Hollie (SiL)...and the CM's even joined in.

Our DME bus was a little late and I have found that the best way to get it to show up quicker is to have half of your group take a last-minute potty break while the other half wanders through the gift shop to spend the rest of their gift cards. Then, watch the person who actually stayed to wait for the bus lose their mind while trying to wrangle up the other 14 people and their bags. We were OK, though, since there was another party of 15 AND a party of 8 that were "in line" ahead of us. By the time they were boarding, our group was reunited and in line with their bags.

My mom was talking to me yesterday about the trip. She was still raving about the great weather we had and how she would really have no problem going again in June. I know that my SiL has already started thinking about taking her family again, but she also mentioned that she'd love to do F&W again in October 2013. I don't know if she's thinking about taking her kids out of school or if that will be an "adults only" trip. My sister wants to wait until Emilee is 4 or 5 before she goes back. She said her Disney fund has $75 in it already and she has started putting $25 per paycheck into it. Dad said he is shooting for 2017 as the next family trip. I think everyone will be on board with that.

I'll post some more vacation pictures when I get a chance.
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:38 AM   #79
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Sorry about resurrecting this post...

...but I thought I would update...

THE DATES ARE SET!!

We are ALL going back from June 18-25, 2016

It's a little early to start the PTR, but the dates are set and the planning (and saving) has begun.

The only thing that is fairly certain is that we will be staying at AKV this time instead of OKW. Although, Dad and my sister are contemplating OKW...they love it there.
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:20 PM   #80
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Thank you for such a great TR. It's amazing how much your kids look like you and your hubby! I hope you have a blast planning your next big trip!
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Old 03-15-2014, 10:36 AM   #81
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Thank you for such a great TR. It's amazing how much your kids look like you and your hubby! I hope you have a blast planning your next big trip!
When people see my girls, without hubby and I, they can't believe they are sisters. What's funny is that my girls and Olivia all go to the same school. The school secretary thought that Kamryn and Olivia were sisters and that Kaedyn is their cousin. My mom has commented that Kam and Olivia look like sisters and Kaedyn and Emilee look like they could be sisters too. I guess it's in our genes.
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Old 03-27-2014, 03:59 PM   #82
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...but I thought I would update... THE DATES ARE SET!! We are ALL going back from June 18-25, 2016 It's a little early to start the PTR, but the dates are set and the planning (and saving) has begun. The only thing that is fairly certain is that we will be staying at AKV this time instead of OKW. Although, Dad and my sister are contemplating OKW...they love it there.
With your group. The pools and the extra potty will be a huge benefit if you stay at Kidani. But nothing beats the sq footage at OKW
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Old 03-27-2014, 04:07 PM   #83
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With your group. The pools and the extra potty will be a huge benefit if you stay at Kidani. But nothing beats the sq footage at OKW
Yes! Especially with all those girls. At travel time, we will have 6 girls ranging in age from 4-14...and that doesn't include the 4 adult ladies
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:49 PM   #84
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loved reading about your last trip and can not wait to hear all about the new one
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Old 05-25-2014, 12:22 PM   #85
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[QUOTE=kristenrice;50555258The only thing that is fairly certain is that we will be staying at AKV this time instead of OKW. Although, Dad and my sister are contemplating OKW...they love it there.[/QUOTE]

Well, I can change this statement right now...

My sister and her family decided that due to the cost, they would really prefer to stay at OKW again. Of course, Dad feels bad that they will be the only family over there. So, I compromised...

My family will be a bit strapped for points (the others will be renting from individuals) so we had to plan for a studio/1BR split. We decided that we will do our split between OKW and AKV so that Kim's family isn't "all alone" for the whole trip. We will do our first three nights in a studio at OKW and then move to a standard 1BR at Kidani for the last 4 nights.

Of course, this might change again...

Kim's family has never been to AKV and they are joining us for 5 nights at Kidani this October. They may decide that it is worth it to spend the extra $100 to stay at AKV instead.
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