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Old 07-07-2012, 12:23 PM   #91
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10 MONTH MARK!!

10 MONTHS!!
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What an inspirational story. Looking forward to reading more.
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Congratulations on the 10 month mark!!!
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:08 PM   #94
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What an inspirational story. Looking forward to reading more.
Alysa!!

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Congratulations on the 10 month mark!!!
Thank you. I know it's a ways off, but it's the little things for me. I'll let you in on a little secret....the ticker is actually a day off. Oh well.

Correction! It's not a day off, it's just many, many hours off. Go figure.
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Hey Millie,

Can you share your eating plan? I'm still trying to work on that aspect. Feel free to PM me!

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Alysa!!

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Thank you. I know it's a ways off, but it's the little things for me. I'll let you in on a little secret....the ticker is actually a day off. Oh well.

Mine always is too. It makes no sense what so ever.
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Old 07-07-2012, 06:27 PM   #97
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Did you start a TR for DL?
No, I didn't do a TR for DL. I don't think the trip would be that interesting to other folks - not much strange or unusual happened, and I'm not all that funny a writer. But I love reading other peoples' TRs!

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Old 07-07-2012, 06:59 PM   #98
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No, I didn't do a TR for DL. I don't think the trip would be that interesting to other folks - not much strange or unusual happened, and I'm not all that funny a writer. But I love reading other peoples' TRs!

Woot woot for 10 months to go!!

You ought to though to show everyone your pictures. People love pictures.
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:17 PM   #100
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The Stages of my Love for Disney....

So how did your great love for Disney start?

Was it when you were a kid and your parents took you to Disneyland or Walt Disney World?!?
Or did your Disney love start with your love for Disney movies like so many of us started out?

My love for Disney started in the 70's.
I had just turned 6 and my parents had just given me a record player and some records for my birthday!! For those younger than 25, those would be what are now known as, vinyl's and turntables.

The only record I remember out of the few that I got was Song of The South and I think the only reason I remember that is due to the song Zip-a-dee-do-da and the album cover had cartoon characters on it.
Once you hear that song you never forget it, at least I didn't.
What a great song when you're a kid! When my parents put it on I dance/skipped all through the house. I made them play it over and over and over again. That was a good day, good memory.
Might be why I love Splash Mt. so much.

Truth be told, I'm sure it wasn't Disney that I fell in love with as much as it was that catchy tune! I'm mean really, who can hear that song and not have an upbeat attitude after hearing it?!? Or be driven totally nuts! Take your pick.

I suppose my real love for Disney set in upon seeing the movies. Besides Star Wars, and Indiana Jones movies (am I dating myself here) we three-me, my mom and brother-lived for Disney movies. And as you may recall they didn't come out very often, not like today. On those rare occasions when they would release a Disney movie out of the vault it was a exciting time for us! I couldn't wait to see that Disney movie!! We'd make our own popcorn and pack our cooler, ice and soda's and any other goodies we could think of. We then would don our p.j.'s, hope to God no one we knew would see us, and head out in our Jeep Hornet hatch back to the Drive-in!! Gosh that thing was ugly, but the best car for going to see Drive-in movies in. My brother and I would pack our sleeping bags and pillows in the back and we would lay down in the back with the hatch open and watch the movie's until we'd fall asleep.
There was always a triple feature, first two were family oriented and the last one was always something the parents would be rewarded with after the kids were passed out.

I guess I didn't really know the love I would have for Disney until I visited my first park.

My almost final stage of my love for Disney....

It was 1989 and I had just graduated High School and moved to Southern California to live with my Dad, Step-Mom and my little sister (then 3). I liked living in California, no doubt. Who wouldn't after living in Kansas?!?
But I didn't realize all that California still had to offer until that early fall day when my dad said we were going to take my little sister to Disneyland.
By this time I was of course 18 and had totally put aside my dreams of going to DL as a child.
I'm sorry to report that when I heard we were going there I was less than thrilled. No judging.
I think I even grumbled under my breath about going to some stupid kiddie park for the day, but sucked it up because it was for my little sister. The least I could do was pretend to have fun for her sake. Riiiiiight?

I have to admit when we saw the arch (that use to be on Harbor Blvd) that said Disneyland, I kinda got a little butterfly feeling in my stomach....little did I know what was to come!

We got to the front of the park, got our tickets and made our way in. I remember coming in under the Railroad bridge and thinking this is pretty cool! There's a Mickey head in flowers out front and a we haven't even made it into the park yet!

As we made it in and stood on Main St. there I was.............
a blubbering 18 year old girl who's entire childhood came flooding back to go along with all the tears I was crying. I was grateful to have on sunglasses and a little sister streaking down Main St. With her parents doing the same after her, it gave me that moment all to myself.
The first experience is always the best when going to Disney, and this did not disappoint! They were about to come out with a new movie, a little movie called The Little Mermaid!! <said in her best Dory voice>
They had the most beautiful window displays to promote it. I remember standing there on Main St. looking at these gorgeous window displays and thinking how magical it all was. They actually made you think you were seeing these beautiful characters under water!! That whole day was beyond magical for me.

When my DH and I got married my DH's parents lived in Southern Calif. So when ever we would go out to visit, and my son become old enough we'd go to DL! The first time we went DS19 was 3 and we proceeded to visit the park every three years until he was 9. That last time we went was almost exactly a month right after 9/11, we were out there for my SIL's wedding. When we went to DL we pretty much had the park to ourselves. It was a strange time to say the least, but we weren't going to allow our good time to be stolen.


Okay, the final stage of Disney love, the love that finally put me over the edge never to return from waaaaas....

continue in the next post....


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Old 07-07-2012, 09:39 PM   #101
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Continued....

Our first trip to WDW!!!

I'll first take you back to....
March 2007. My DH had just come home early from work and said he had something he wanted to discuss with me. Now my husband is a man of few words, so when he's coming home early from work and needs to speak with me....I'm thinking he's just lost his job, or worse!

My DH had just gotten his review from work and wanted to share with me all that had gone on.
See, earlier that year my DH said the company he works for won't be giving out bonuses like in previous years. To say it was disappointing was an understatement, but what could you do?
I remember when he told me about it, I said a little prayer and put it out of my mind.
Fast forward back to my heart attack and my husband's little chat. DH proceeds to tell me all about his review and that he had indeed got his bonus!!
In this awesome moment and having lost his mind over this glorious news, my husband blurts out....."Let's take the kids to Walt Disney World, like you always wanted to!"
<-- Me
Now, this might not sound like that big a deal to you (not the trip to WDW-that's always a big deal), but after 16 years of marriage and not going anywhere on a vacation other than to my in laws in Calif., not to mention years of begging to go any where else.... THIS WAS A BIG HAIRY DEAL!!

I of course got busy planning and figure out all the in's and outs of going to WDW, and I only had two short months to plan it all in. We decided to go May 2007 so we could miss the summer heat and crowds.
Thank goodness I found the Dis boards before the trip! I joined and found out even more of the in's and outs of Dis planning and thought I was going to lose my mind before we even left for the trip.
Wouldn't trade one single second of it.
The trip was wonderful, Mackenzie doesn't remember her first trip to DL since she was only 2, it was so amazing to see this trip through her eyes for the first time.

Her first time seeing the Castle...

Just click on the picture's to see it in full view.....




She's such a drama girl.

I can't believe how little she was there.
This is a picture of my two just three years later.

Be sure to click on pic.....
Can you tell by my son's smile he was not happy about having his picture taken?

Mackenzie has a summer birthday so we planned to celebrate her B-day while we were there, we had such a great time. I, of course drove everyone nuts with all my ubber planning, but had a great time in spite of it all.
I honestly didn't think we'd ever go back, but as you know in previous posts that hasn't been the case and now I'm planning my first girl's trip and I'm probably just as excited as I was the first time we went.
Maybe more so.

Thank you for reading along.

I promise to finally get to introductions, at some point.
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:46 PM   #102
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Can you share your eating plan? I'm still trying to work on that aspect. Feel free to PM me!

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Of course!

I'll PM you, so as not to bore the others.
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No, I didn't do a TR for DL. I don't think the trip would be that interesting to other folks - not much strange or unusual happened, and I'm not all that funny a writer. But I love reading other peoples' TRs!

Woot woot for 10 months to go!!
I KNOOOOOOW!! I'm so happy.

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Only ten months to go.


Makes me sooooo happy!!
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Love the "falling in love with Disney updates." The pics of the kids are adorable; amazing how they grow in such a short period of time.
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I love the wonderful memory you have about going to the drive-in with your pajamas, popcorn and the hatchback. So much fun!
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