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Old 10-13-2012, 06:33 PM   #16
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I will be following closely on this one as we are planning on going next Christmas on similar dates. I want to know roughly what the crowds are going to be like, etc. And it's also my favourite holiday too, and I loved all your photos of your trip last Christmas season.
Yay!!!! Glad to have you along Andrea!!! (now we just need to get the IRS to cooperate and make this one a go!!)
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:34 PM   #17
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Last night we were watching our slide show from our 2008 trip. Addy's first trip. She wasn't quite 3 but was wearing her first Princess dress. We got to thinking, hmmmmmm we were planning on the twins to wear a couple of her princess dresses and wondered if they'd even fit the twins (who are 5). So we pulled them out to try them on the girls.......neither one wanted to take them off!!

So this is Michayla in Addy's very first dress~~Cinderella



And this is Shyann's in Addy's second dress~~Snow White



The girls together



And my favorite~~time for some loves!!



Just for reference......this was Addy in 2008



and in 2009



On our 2010 trip she got a Jasmine outfit, in 2011 for her birthday she got a Rapunzel dress.....so that is the one she'll be wearing for Halloween and to take for the one of the park days on our upcoming trip.


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Old 10-14-2012, 06:56 PM   #18
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Hi Laurie

Sorry your WDW trip did not work out, but a trip to DL sounds great and your iteniary look great

Love the pics of the twins in addy princess dresses. such cuties
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:19 PM   #19
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Hi Laurie

Sorry your WDW trip did not work out, but a trip to DL sounds great and your iteniary look great

Love the pics of the twins in addy princess dresses. such cuties
Thanx Kelly!!!

The twins really liked their pretty dresses....when I started to take off Michayla's she pushed my arms down and away from her dress......lol Guess I have 3 little
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:37 PM   #20
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I was sad to read that you had to cancel WDW. I was really hoping it would work out.

Your DL plans sound great.
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:39 PM   #21
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I was sad to read that you had to cancel WDW. I was really hoping it would work out.

Your DL plans sound great.
Me too......spent many a day planning that trip, but it just wasn't meant to be this time. I'm happy taking my family back to their special place (and of course mine)!!
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:54 PM   #22
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I feel for you having to cancel your WDW trip. I spent a whole year planning our WDW trip and I probably would have gone postal if I had to scrap it all. Hopefully backing off now and postponing that dream will allow you to do it right when you are able to do it. At least you didn't lose a lot of money with reservations, etc. And the second time through when you plan again will be so much easier!!

Your girls look so sweet in their princess dresses. They will be charmed whether they go to DL or WDW!

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Old 10-15-2012, 08:43 PM   #23
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I feel for you having to cancel your WDW trip. I spent a whole year planning our WDW trip and I probably would have gone postal if I had to scrap it all. Hopefully backing off now and postponing that dream will allow you to do it right when you are able to do it. At least you didn't lose a lot of money with reservations, etc. And the second time through when you plan again will be so much easier!!

Your girls look so sweet in their princess dresses. They will be charmed whether they go to DL or WDW!

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I think postponing was the best option......we had scaled back so much, it was not as "dreamy" a trip as originally planned. Also having anxiety about how the twins would handle everything and us not knowing the lay of the land.....I feel going to check it out before taking all the kids is actually a good plan!! Yup, I'm gonna keep telling myself that!!!

Shyann is able to name quite a few Disney characters, so I think she's gonna be a lot of fun when she spots them!!!
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:38 PM   #24
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I'm on board! Cool itinerary, hope things get settled and you can get more park days. Great pics of the kids, they look like they really enjoyed those dresses!
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:59 PM   #25
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I'm on board! Cool itinerary, hope things get settled and you can get more park days. Great pics of the kids, they look like they really enjoyed those dresses!
YAY!!!! Welcome Mike!!
The twins LVED being little princesses!!
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:07 AM   #26
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As an avid reader of many of your previous TRs, I was so sorry to hear you had to cancel your WDW plans but on the otherhand at least you get to enjoy Disneyland and California Adventure. I would love to see the new and improved California Adventure ... just think of all the wonderful things to see and enjoy!

Here's a little pixie-dust to help make sure that this trip is the best ever! And I hope your problems with the IRS are all resolved quickly.

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Old 10-16-2012, 10:14 AM   #27
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As an avid reader of many of your previous TRs, I was so sorry to hear you had to cancel your WDW plans but on the otherhand at least you get to enjoy Disneyland and California Adventure. I would love to see the new and improved California Adventure ... just think of all the wonderful things to see and enjoy!

Here's a little pixie-dust to help make sure that this trip is the best ever! And I hope your problems with the IRS are all resolved quickly.

Thank you for joining me again!!! I'm sorry the WDW trip didn't work out, but I've always been a strong believer in "if it doesn't happen, there's a reason". Last year, when we had our family Halloween time trip planned, again had an issue with the IRS and we had to cancel. We were heart broken.....but we figured out why we weren't supposed to go, when I got the call that my step-mom had passed. (that would have been towards the end of our trip). I don't think I would have wanted to be celebrating at the parks after getting that kind of news.

I think WDW would have been too much for the twins to handle at this point......going to DL at least gives us a fighting chance to make a successful trip. We are very comfortable there and everything is so close that stepping out of the parks for an hour here and there won't totally disrupt everyone's good time. At WDW, if we had to leave the parks.....everyone would have to leave and we might not make it back.

So I hope this trip will be a go and the IRS will finally get us our adoption credit to us. I can tell you after the year we've had......we all need this trip and I'm not sure I could tell my kids that we're not going......again!
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Goodness, your kiddos are too cute! And that picture of the twins hugging

Looks like there's a lot of overlap in our trips. We're going to be at the Hojo 12/11-18, we're also going to be hitting the Tar Pits and the Page Museum and I think we're also going to go over to the Natural History Museum for my dino loving boy to get his fix
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Goodness, your kiddos are too cute! And that picture of the twins hugging

Looks like there's a lot of overlap in our trips. We're going to be at the Hojo 12/11-18, we're also going to be hitting the Tar Pits and the Page Museum and I think we're also going to go over to the Natural History Museum for my dino loving boy to get his fix
Thank you!! I have that picture as my wallpaper on the computer!! (it doesn't happen very often, so when it does....its that more special!)

Nice plans!! We thought it would fun to re-visit some favorites but try some new things too! We love the HoJo and as of now, is our plan on where to stay.....unless I can work something out at one of the resorts!!
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:45 PM   #30
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I have GREAT NEWS!!!! I finally broke down and called the IRS (again) and today was good news!! They approved our adoption credit on October 4th. Its not showing yet for a specific check run date, but should in the next week or so. Best guess is we'll see the check by the end of the month or into early November!!! I can't tell you how thrilled we are, knowing this is almost over and we are FOR SURE GOING ON THIS TRIP!!!!!!!!! (especially with the plans DL has in changing the holiday season next year)

Thank You Everybody for your pixie dust, prayers, good thoughts and shoulder for me to cry on as we dealt with this 36 wk nightmare!!! Finally, we're getting a break.....a much needed break.........
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