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Old 09-04-2013, 07:46 AM   #676
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FE gifts done and separated by cabin. Need to tag them somehow still so you all know who they are from.

Getting really excited, we have 24 days until our family vacation starts! Most of the luggage is already packed and ready to go. (Yes, I am an planner!)

House/pet sitter gets the rundown tomorrow and we will be decorated for Halloween by the end of the month so it will be done when we return.

Kids are busy with school. I guess I have chores to keep my mind busy .
Wow! I am so behind. I am still trying to think of something. I keep changing my mind. I am usually more prepared.
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Old 09-05-2013, 08:33 PM   #677
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FE gifts done and separated by cabin. Need to tag them somehow still so you all know who they are from.

Getting really excited, we have 24 days until our family vacation starts! Most of the luggage is already packed and ready to go. (Yes, I am an planner!)

House/pet sitter gets the rundown tomorrow and we will be decorated for Halloween by the end of the month so it will be done when we return.

Kids are busy with school. I guess I have chores to keep my mind busy .
Wow That is so great you are ready I am normally more on it but been very busy working fridays So I feel so unorganized which is not like me. So this Friday I have big plans for getting organized this weekend and finishing my FE and FE gifts. so Excited !!!
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:46 AM   #678
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My magic bands are being shipped for our one night pre-cruise stay at AoA! I ordered my fish extender gifts. That is supposed to be shipped in 7-10 days. Cutting it kind of close for me. I still need to make my packing list and have my car serviced for the drive. After the 27 hour drive to Maine in July, this 12 hour one will be a breeze. Getting more excited every day. Tried on my semi-formal dress to see if it still fit and it did! Going to wear it to our Palo dinner.

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Old 09-06-2013, 08:45 AM   #679
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Not only is it a Friday but 1 month until....

So excited!! Think I will spend the weekend doing more FE stuff and make my packing list.. I think too much of it is in my head and I best get it down so I don't forget anything!

Have a great weekend!
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Old 09-06-2013, 09:13 AM   #680
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Not only is it a Friday but 1 month until....

So excited!! Think I will spend the weekend doing more FE stuff and make my packing list.. I think too much of it is in my head and I best get it down so I don't forget anything!

Have a great weekend!
You are absolutely correct!!! Only one month to go!!

And only 4 more Fridays…. WooHoo!!!

Time to really get things organized! It's been 3 weeks since DW's cervical surgery and today is her first day alone at home. She is coming along well, but slow. But with 4 more weeks, she should be good for the cruise. What a great thing to look forward to, to help with recovery!

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Old 09-06-2013, 03:23 PM   #681
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Hey,
I am so excited about the list. Will you email it to me in a spread sheet?

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Old 09-06-2013, 04:51 PM   #682
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MagicBands have arrived. I have Fastpass+ selections for almost all of my ore and post cruise days. Still trying to figure it all out. Now I am just hopeful the flights I want to take to MCO stay open.

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Old 09-06-2013, 04:52 PM   #683
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I am so excited about the list. Will you email it to me in a spread sheet?

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Sure.. I need your email address please.. since you can't PM me ( you have less than 10 posts)
write in here in a format like:
mansfield at domain dot com

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Old 09-06-2013, 10:46 PM   #684
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Hi cruisers! It looks like we're all getting excited. I'm just about done with FE gifts. Handmaking most things. The things I did order are coming in Monday. Yay! I'm making my FE tomorrow. I have felt, a glue gun, some iron ons...I'm ready! I also made some magnets for our door. I downloaded a font called Waltograph and the type looks like Disney type.

The cruise is so close but between now and then I'm making 48 theme cupcakes for the elementary school my kids go to, I'm going to Texas for 3 days for a Navy reunion. I'm a veteran. I'm going to New Jersey for four days for work. I'm having my 9th wedding anniversary. And going on a 4 day Carnival cruise. All of that is actually happening between September 27 and October 10.

I'm traveling with the kids and when they're in the club, I'm on my own. Do any of you guys ever get together on the ship?

I want to post a picture. How many posts do I have to have to do that?

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Old 09-07-2013, 11:02 AM   #685
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Hi All...

We are finally beginning to think about what to pack for this cruise. I am wondering...Do any of you veteran cruisers have advice for a family (2 adults 3 kids --10,8,4) who has never cruised? We have traveled with the kids, but not in this way.

I am a little "challenged" by both a pirate night and the costume party. What are your plans to address both?

Thanks and have a great weekend!

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Old 09-07-2013, 11:36 AM   #686
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Hi All...

We are finally beginning to think about what to pack for this cruise. I am wondering...Do any of you veteran cruisers have advice for a family (2 adults 3 kids --10,8,4) who has never cruised? We have traveled with the kids, but not in this way.

I am a little "challenged" by both a pirate night and the costume party. What are your plans to address both?

Thanks and have a great weekend!

allison
How exciting! You never forget your first cruise. Mine was on the Norway in 1984. I was 13. It made me a cruiser for life!

Let's see...I'll say that you'll probably bring more than you need. Really think about what you'll wear everyday. If you're water and port types, you'll spend most of the day in a swimsuit and light clothes because of the heat. You don't need additional shorts and shirts for those days. You'll probably clean up before evening and put on dinner clothes. If your family spends half the time in the water, you may want to bring two suits so the kids aren't putting on damp suits the next day. Also bring a big Ziploc bag for going home to put those damp suits into. Limit shoes! Those are big space suckers. A great spacesaver is to put outfits together then put them in Ziploc bags and suck out all the air. Then you have a sealed, compressed full outfit. No matching stuff up at the last minute.

I have lots of tips and tricks for what we do but I'd say pack your bags then remove about 40%.

For costumes and the pirate party, we're bringing lightweight costumes and I'm making the pirate theme stuff. I need everything to be cloth and able to squish into a bag. No accessories. lol Actually for pirate night I found some inflatable swords.

When we travel as a family, we don't check bags. On principle I can't spend $25 to bring luggage with me. So we pack carry on bags. Usually three carry ons and a backpack for each person.

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Old 09-07-2013, 03:18 PM   #687
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My email is mansfieldmomof3gmail.com.

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Old 09-08-2013, 01:47 PM   #688
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My email is mansfieldmomof3gmail.com.

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HI Heather,
Just sent it

Thanks

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Old 09-09-2013, 07:32 AM   #689
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Hi cruisers! It looks like we're all getting excited. I'm just about done with FE gifts. Handmaking most things. The things I did order are coming in Monday. Yay! I'm making my FE tomorrow. I have felt, a glue gun, some iron ons...I'm ready! I also made some magnets for our door. I downloaded a font called Waltograph and the type looks like Disney type.

The cruise is so close but between now and then I'm making 48 theme cupcakes for the elementary school my kids go to, I'm going to Texas for 3 days for a Navy reunion. I'm a veteran. I'm going to New Jersey for four days for work. I'm having my 9th wedding anniversary. And going on a 4 day Carnival cruise. All of that is actually happening between September 27 and October 10.

I'm traveling with the kids and when they're in the club, I'm on my own. Do any of you guys ever get together on the ship?

I want to post a picture. How many posts do I have to have to do that?

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Old 09-09-2013, 07:38 AM   #690
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Hi All...

We are finally beginning to think about what to pack for this cruise. I am wondering...Do any of you veteran cruisers have advice for a family (2 adults 3 kids --10,8,4) who has never cruised? We have traveled with the kids, but not in this way.

I am a little "challenged" by both a pirate night and the costume party. What are your plans to address both?

Thanks and have a great weekend!

allison
We have 50's costumes for MNSSHP at Magic Kingdom. I know my daughter wants to bring them on the cruise too. We are driving so I can pack them sepeartely. She is the only one wearing a pirate costume and doesn't have it yet. We will be looking at Party City and Target soon. Our Walmart has some Halloween costumes out but didn't see any pirates yet.


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