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Old 10-03-2012, 01:07 PM   #391
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I really hope you are going to do a TR for December! You will LOVE the decorations!
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:56 PM   #392
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Thanks for two more great updates Rachel. The ground pictures really cracked me up. You would not believe how much video footage we have of grass and basketball courts where I forgot to turn off the video camera at my kids games.

Congrats on the December trip. We were there last December and I am sad we will not be there this year, but I wanted to experience MNSSHP, so we will see what I like best.

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hooray for the AK update! Can't wait to see what you did next.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:43 PM   #394
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I have more ground pictures than I'd care to admit...

I think those trails in AK are one of the things that make that park so special... they really are evocative and if you want to pretend and squint to ignore the trash cans... you really can pretend your in an Indiana Jones film...

Are the Kingdom Keeper books good... I mean they must be good cause you're reading them... but do they add to the experience when you're visiting the parks?

Congrats on your December trip... My DH got a deal on one through our DVC points because he wanted it to get a TIW card which he got a discount on too... and I'm already thinking it would be a blooming shame to just get use out of once... I feel we might need an October trip next year to do the Halloween Party and Food and Wine...
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:20 AM   #395
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Voting for a Crafting Challenge

I haven't yet had a chance to reply to all your comments although I did read them. I also STARTED the next update, so hopefully that'll be up soon as well! I did want to stop by and ask if any of you had the time to check out my blog (click here) because I entered something called a "Master Crafter" challenge for prizes. The link is at the bottom of the post, or you can click here to take a look at the projects made by others who also entered the challenge. If you like my project, please vote for me. I'm #16! Thanks!
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:46 AM   #396
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I voted! Your memory box is great!!!
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:52 AM   #397
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I LOVE your idea! I wish my husband liked sentimental ideas like that. I would totally make him one for our upcoming anniversary!
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:32 AM   #398
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I voted! You're so talented!
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:41 AM   #399
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I voted... And I'll vote again tonight when I get home from work... Good Luck!!!
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:24 PM   #400
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I've voted a couple of times since you sent it via Facebook. Thanks for the reminder today tho!
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:54 PM   #401
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I voted! What a clever craft!
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I've been a lurker on your TRs but I had to pop in to say that you had such a creative idea! I also envy you for making time to craft while working full-time and adjusting to married life.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:28 PM   #403
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I looked at your blog...was great... You are very creative...

Love all paper related things...I've recently done some Paper Source workshops-love them... but when I do them I want all those cool tools...$$$ dangerous...

Recently I bought a book Outstanding mini albums 50 ideas for creating mini scrapbooks... It's very cool and good for someone like me because the projects are relatively short and there fore you get instant gratification- well maybe not quite instant-but pretty quick...
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:27 PM   #404
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Yay for more Animal Kingdom! The animal trails are always so fun to explore.

I am so jealous you get to go in December...you guys are definitely getting your money's worth out of your APs! If only I didn't have to cancel the Dec. trip I had planned...we could've maybe had another DIS meet. Hopefully if Emma extends her CP I'll be able to go NEXT December. Oh man, you guys are going to love it. The Christmas decorations are amazing. It will be crowded but so worth it. Are you going to be staying on property again?
I am excited to go back to Animal Kingdom in December. It will be fun getting a chance to see the park when it's not sweltering hot! Too bad we can't have another DIS meet. Going during Christmas time is something I never thought would happen!

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Yay for a December trip! Don't you love AP's? They are the reason I got a bonus December trip last year! I'm going to miss mine, it expires on October 5. Brandon actually got an email today inviting us to the Fantasyland AP preview, and he called me at work to ask if I knew about it () and when our AP's expire...I said they expire on the 5th, but we could always renew them...he said ok until I told him how much it was to renew! Got my hopes up there for a minute...oh well!

I love Animal Kingdom, but it is really hot there, we skipped it in May, and I'm glad we did since it was a billion degrees while we were there!

I love your pictures of the trail (or trek, whatever it's called!), we went through one of them in December (I think?) and it was cute. I like the tiger part, but I can do without the bats!

I tried reading the Kingdom Keepers books, but I just can't seem to get into the first one for some reason! I keep waiting for something to happen! Although I haven't gotten very far...it's been sitting on my shelf at work for months, I should try it again!
Seriously, having the APs has made this possible because otherwise there's no way we'd even think of going to soon. Haha, Howard showed me the Fantasyland preview email too, but I was like, "It's in November" before he even scrolled down.

Superbly excited to see AK when it's cooler out! I'm sure observing the animals will be more interesting, and we'll have much more patience!

The beginning of Kingdom Keepers is a little difficult to get into because so much is up in the air. They don't explain it right off the bat, but I took the time to try it again when I was injured and was just lying in bed. It picks up, trust me!

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Okay, I'm getting all caught up, so this might be quite a post. LOL.

Wow, that's great that you had no trouble falling asleep the night before the wedding. To me, that means you weren't too nervous, which is great.

I hate false lashes, but they really do make a huge difference for photos.

Your hair looks gorgeous! I'm so so jealous of how beautiful your hair is.

You can absolutely see how joyful you guys are in those pictures. It's so great.

I do the same thing with my hands when I'm nervous! I fiddle with my rings. I can't tell you how many rings I've dropped on the ground because of my stupid habit.

Beautiful vows, absolutely beautiful.

You're not the only one who doesn't like posed shots. Natural is always best. But you still look beautiful in that one where you said your hand looks like a claw.

Chocolate cake with peanut butter sounds absolutely divine, and the cake looks awesome.

Girl, ain't no shame in having dinner with your parents on the first day you're married.

McGriddles are so bad, but oh so good.

Hahahahaha. I almost died at your "a lot of women poop in airports comment", because dude, seriously, I've thought the same thing!

Skymall is great, and I'm always fascinated by everything in it. I would totally be that person that buys something too.

MCO is one of my favorite airports. It's just so pretty and clean to me. Such a far cry from my Chicago airports.

I knew you guys were going to Chik-Fil-A! That's totally where I would have gone too.

Soda and fried food go together beautifully! Just like alcohol and Taco Bell.....

That was awesome that Joanna sold you guys DVC points.

I love AKL and I think it's great that is the resort you were able to stay at for your first time staying on property.

My Mom and I had to rush over to Kidani from Jambo house one year too. We made reservations at Sanaa, and our plane was delayed also, so we were hauling it over there in the heat.

Your hair looks so cute!

Oh, the bread service at Sanaa is to die for. I love it! Love love love.

You're so funny about the rice pilaf. That's my favorite rice. I don't know why, but I've loved it since I was little.

The thing that's great about Sanaa is that their portion sizes aren't insane like most other restaurants at Disney. Gives you the chance to really enjoy everything.

Agreed, to really appreciate AKL you have to go and see it in person.

Nothing wrong with hitting ITTBAB for your first attraction on the honeymoon. Location to food is very important.

Those mad hatter mugs are too cute!

Yay for you guys going back in December! That's awesome.
Yeah, not having issues sleeping the night before the wedding was awesome! Also not being nauseous the next day was such a blessing too. I'm normally nervous about anything new! I was sure this would be something that would cause a ton of anxiety. I'm glad the entire day is just over. I love all the photos to remember it all, but I would not want to live through it again, haha.

MCO is definitely a fabulous airport! I don't know if it's made even better just because it's in Orlando, haha. When we go back in December, we're definitely going to have to hit Chik-Fil-A again to try more sauces although we'll be arriving late at night so it probably won't be open.

THRILLED to go back to Sanaa for that bread service! I suggested it to my cousin who went last month and didn't enjoy the restaurant but didn't try the bread service. I think that makes all the difference. Delish!

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Yay! I am so glad you get to go back in december! It will be much nicer at AK. Maybe you will even have time to re-read the book! I really need to read them before I go next Oct. I haven't read any of them!

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They're definitely something you have to read! It just makes me suspicious of everything and makes the park even more fun (although sometimes scary, haha). The books just make me feel even more like a kid.

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It's so funny watching the videos and hearing the screams from the EE riders, seeing people riding Kali River Rapids in the background, and then seeing the gibbons. It makes you realize how amazing Animal Kingdom really is!!

I think the trails are definitely hit or miss, but you can definitely see some amazing things there!
I tell myself to take more and more video, but I come back and feel like it's not that much even though I do come back with more each time. I think it captures the atmosphere much better than JUST pictures. Yeah, those trails are hit or miss. It's worth going through though ... in the cool weather!

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Hooray! We'll be there in December too! I'm buying an AP for this trip and my DFi has a 10 day non-expiration pass. We're planning on going back in September/October next year, but I'm hopeful we may get a long weekend trip between now and then... I mean, hey, it's FREE!

Love the update! I love wandering around Animal Kingdom. December is definitely the best time to be at Animal Kingdom, though. I hated when we used to go in August . We're having a welcome party breakfast at the Tamu Tamu Courtyard in Animal Kingdom and I think I'm most excited about exploring the area. Well, that and the Mickey waffles .

Can't wait to read more!
Ooo, seriously? You'll be there in December?! When we get closer to the date, we should see if any of our plans line up!

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We love Animal Kingdom! It is the most thoroughly themed park.

We have been on a hiatus from the parks but are getting passes again in November. I can't wait!
When I feel stressed back here at home, thinking about AK out of all the parks is what makes me feel calm just because of that beautiful atmosphere. Yay for getting passes in November! Just less than a month left!

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We love the Maharajah Jungle Trek. The theming back there is the BEST! But I must say, it always feels 10x hotter than the rest of the park!
Oh, SERIOUSLY, that heat was like, insane! It was like the sun was shining right about that trek!

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I really hope you are going to do a TR for December! You will LOVE the decorations!
I will definitely do a TR! It just might take a while. I have a trip from this year in April too that I can write about eventually!

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Thanks for two more great updates Rachel. The ground pictures really cracked me up. You would not believe how much video footage we have of grass and basketball courts where I forgot to turn off the video camera at my kids games.

Congrats on the December trip. We were there last December and I am sad we will not be there this year, but I wanted to experience MNSSHP, so we will see what I like best.

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Haha, so I'm not the only one who takes those ground/feet pictures! It's such a good thing that we don't use film anymore because I would be wasting a ton of film on that! Haha, all that money developing those pictures!

It must be wonderful getting a chance to go during different times of year and during different holidays. Christmas is the only one we can experience if I continue to teach, so I'm happy to at least see something! Excited to see the Osborne lights!

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hooray for the AK update! Can't wait to see what you did next.
Hopefully, I'll be able to update soon! I'm home recovering from a crazy viral thing.

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I have more ground pictures than I'd care to admit...

I think those trails in AK are one of the things that make that park so special... they really are evocative and if you want to pretend and squint to ignore the trash cans... you really can pretend your in an Indiana Jones film...

Are the Kingdom Keeper books good... I mean they must be good cause you're reading them... but do they add to the experience when you're visiting the parks?

Congrats on your December trip... My DH got a deal on one through our DVC points because he wanted it to get a TIW card which he got a discount on too... and I'm already thinking it would be a blooming shame to just get use out of once... I feel we might need an October trip next year to do the Halloween Party and Food and Wine...
Ooo, that's the perfect description! An Indiana Jones film! Haha, how fun would it be to run around exploring as if in one of those movies.

I always recommend Kingdom Keepers to Disney fans! It's so crazy in terms of its plot, but it makes me feel like I'm more of a kid because I really root for the good characters and get scared of the evil characters. I see the costumed characters in the parks and think the way they do in the books ... I wonder if it's just a costume or if it's like, the REAL Maleficent, haha. I know libraries have them, so I'd suggest checking it out there first if you don't want to invest any money in it.

YES, you need to have another trip! Haha, one can never have enough!
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I voted! Your memory box is great!!!
Thank you so much! I really appreciate it!

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I LOVE your idea! I wish my husband liked sentimental ideas like that. I would totally make him one for our upcoming anniversary!
Thank you! I'm happy that my hubby likes all those inside memory things. Haha, I don't always know what to do or get for him for his birthdays and such since what he wants is an expensive camera lens.

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I voted... And I'll vote again tonight when I get home from work... Good Luck!!!
Thank you so much! I really appreciate it!

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I've voted a couple of times since you sent it via Facebook. Thanks for the reminder today tho!
Thanks so much, Jen!

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Thank you so much!

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I've been a lurker on your TRs but I had to pop in to say that you had such a creative idea! I also envy you for making time to craft while working full-time and adjusting to married life.
Thank you so much! Thanks for coming out of lurkdom to tell me. I don't have that much time to craft, which stinks, because being a wife and teacher doesn't really leave me with time for much else, but in situations like this, I really do make sure I have some time once in a while.

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I looked at your blog...was great... You are very creative...

Love all paper related things...I've recently done some Paper Source workshops-love them... but when I do them I want all those cool tools...$$$ dangerous...

Recently I bought a book Outstanding mini albums 50 ideas for creating mini scrapbooks... It's very cool and good for someone like me because the projects are relatively short and there fore you get instant gratification- well maybe not quite instant-but pretty quick...

Btw... I voted for you... an they tell how many times you vote... it didn't seem so...
Thank you! Paper stuff is seriously so dangerous! It's hilarious how much paper crafters have and don't use, yet they go out and buy more! It's just so PRETTY!

Ooo, I'd love to see anything that you have crafted! Do you have a blog? Or have you made something that you can post a picture of here? I love finding fellow crafters especially fellow DISNEY crafters!

Thanks for voting! I really appreciate it!
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