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Old 12-04-2012, 02:11 PM   #61
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We were in the baggage claim waiting for our luggage, when I started getting texts from Kathy asking about Coronado Springs- which day we were trying to add and our confirmation #. I ended up talking to Miss CSR too. She was going to talk to her contact and see what strings she could pull to add the last night onto our CSR reservation so we didn't have to move to POP. It was time to see how much pull Kathy actually has. LOL

Well, we all know how that turned out.

Anyway, we grabbed our SUV and started driving towards- not to- Disney. We were making a pitstop before looking for those gates. We were going to Give Kids the World!

We passed some power lines on the way....



Love seeing that!

We haven't been back to Give Kids the World since Juliana's Make-A-Wish trip in December 2010. Not only that but I was running in the Gingerbread Run 5k, a huge fundraiser at GKTW, the next morning and I had to pick up my race packet.




We had lunch at GKTW and did a little exploring.



I just want to gently squeeze those cheeks.



She's growing up, isn't she, Dad?



LOVE this picture!







Sweet picture.

We also found Juliana's star in the Castle of Miracles.









Each Wish kid gets a star in the Castle of Miracles and there are over 100,000 stars in there. It is really moving to see. There are so many stars, they just finished an addition to house more stars!

That is just way too many stars for children.

A little ice-cream before heading over to CSR to check into our room.





Such a good big sister...you can tell she is a mother hen to her little brother.

We had a nice time at Give Kids the World. It was great to visit again. We packed the kids up and started our drive to WDW.


Up next... checking in & Oh, NO! Characters
Uh oh...that doesn't sound good.
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Did you know where her star was? Otherwise it would be impossible to find...I would think.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:57 PM   #63
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I'm happy to be reading another one of your TRs! I've read one in the past when Juliana was little but she's gotten so big! You've got a beautiful family. I can't wait to read more!
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:26 PM   #64
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Your visit to GKTW sounds so nice, how cool that you were able to find Juliana's star! Sounds like that was an impressive feat amongst all of those stars, how special they all are!
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Christopher in this pic is like why is she putting her arm around me.. She better not be going for my ice-cream that is mine I will scream if she tries to take my ice-cream

I love the idea of all the stars in GKTW as well
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so happy you were able to have a great visit at GKTW! it is so wonderful to see her star! but also sad knowing they had to add an addition for even more stars, so many sick children....

Christopher looks like he is enjoying his ice cream!
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:30 PM   #67
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You guys did not travel light! Christopher must have known where he was headed to be that awake! Juliana must have been prepping him on what was to come when you all weren't watching!

I can't believe you were able to find Juliana'a star! Do they give you a map or have an index? Makes me sad there are that many sick kids that come though GKTW. Sounds like such a wonderful place!
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:39 PM   #68
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Well, we all know how that turned out.
Not sure if everyone knows.....

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Yes she is... I'm gonna be in big trouble in a few years.

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It sure is.

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Did you know where her star was? Otherwise it would be impossible to find...I would think.
We didn't know but they have each star cataloged. There are sections with markers. Even knowing what section, row, and #, it was still hard to find.




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I'm happy to be reading another one of your TRs! I've read one in the past when Juliana was little but she's gotten so big! You've got a beautiful family. I can't wait to read more!
Thanks for reading!! She has grown so much since my first report.



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Your visit to GKTW sounds so nice, how cool that you were able to find Juliana's star! Sounds like that was an impressive feat amongst all of those stars, how special they all are!
It was nice to be able to finally see it on the ceiling with all the others. We hope to go back again in a few years.
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Christopher in this pic is like why is she putting her arm around me.. She better not be going for my ice-cream that is mine I will scream if she tries to take my ice-cream
He does have that look in his face doesn't he?




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so happy you were able to have a great visit at GKTW! it is so wonderful to see her star! but also sad knowing they had to add an addition for even more stars, so many sick children....
It is sad but knowing the work that GKTW does for all these families really means a lot. You can stay the week at GKTW and never leave.

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You guys did not travel light! Christopher must have known where he was headed to be that awake! Juliana must have been prepping him on what was to come when you all weren't watching!
My back hurts all over again looking at that picture of our luggage.

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Each star is cataloged by section, row, and #. So they looked it up for us. We knew the general area it was but there was no way to find it without help.
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Totally but he's still adorable
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Even the pictures are moving.

What a great way to start the trip with a little visit to GKTW! Did Juliana remember everything?
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Awww.. thank you!



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What a great way to start the trip with a little visit to GKTW! Did Juliana remember everything?
She remembered a lot. A few things she didn't remember. We have a lot of pictures from our Disney trips including GKGTW on a digital frame that she looks at often. I think that helps with her remembering.
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Glad you got to stop in at GKTW. I know that will always be a special place for you guys.
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hi joining in and i have no idea why this will be the last trip!!!
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What an amazing place GTKTW. I have a friend I went to high school with who just was there with her family, her DD has heart deformities, and they had the most amazing time. She said it has changed them all.
I agree, way to many stars.


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