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Old 01-03-2013, 08:18 PM   #31
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Our new BFF STEPHEN!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Our new BFF STEPHEN!


We got back to OKW, hung up our towels out on the deck, and then made some lunch.





Our building was situated on hole 4 of Disney's Lake Buena Vista Golf Course.
After everyone finished eating and drinking, we made our way to the main pool to meet up with my mom.



Turtle Crawl

The games my mom told me about were ending. So we all went into the pool and hot tub for a little while. I of course had to test out this amazing new addition!





I mean, I know I just rode the best water slide in the world 3 times this day, but for a little pool slide it was a lot of fun! I recorded this one too, but I did not bother to upload it (anywhere). Got a little trigger happy too and ended it before I hit the pool water.
After some swimming, I joined the rest of the group in the hot tub. The pool was still a little chilly today.

Later on, more activities were occurring outside of Conch Flats Community Hall
The new activity was......drum roll please.....karaoke!!! AWW YEAH!
I love singing.
I sang some Taylor Swift songs. First I sang Sparks Fly. I was actually preparing for this moment the week before the trip. Actually I was rehearsing in hopes that I would get to try out for The American Idol Experience...I'll get to that later. After my first song, I got a prize. I got this cool blow up microphone.



One of the other people sang a song. Then my mom and him picked a Michael Jackson song for me to sing. Oh gawd. I can handle some MJ songs, some better than others. But I prefer to sing those in the comfort of my own home. Or car. Or patio. Or in a store when it comes on the radio. BUT no one sings Michael Jackson songs like Michael Jackson. See what I did there?
Anyway, I choose Billie Jean because that is somewhat in my vocal range. I did ok. Then I did another Taylor song. I did the song Mine.

Then the AWESOME CMs and one of the other people and I sang *Nsync's Bye Bye Bye! It was fantastic. They knew (a variation of) the dance and they were really getting into it. One of these awesome-amazing-never forget CMs name was Stephen. He was THE BEST!!! Mom and I definitely made a new BFF in him. He liked us because we actually knew how to have fun! You will be hearing about him more in my TR later on.

My mom was trying to convince the rest of the other people to get up and sing too. There wasn't many guests around. A few were of the guests joined in too. I even said we could do a group song. But no. One of them claimed they "need 8 shots to get up and sing karaoke." .........

Here are some pictures of like, my favorite part of OKW.









After karaoke time was over, my mom said to me, she wanted to take a trip over to Animal Kingdom to try and look for those leopard ears. We figured they had to be at AK. Mom said to the other people, that her and I were gonna take a trip over to AK to look for something. Someone translated this into EVERYONE COME...

We headed back to the room first to drop off our towels and stuff and that is when 3 of the 4 other people decided they were gonna stay there because they didn't want to miss the camp fire later one. So mom, 1 other person and I ventured off to the bus stop.
The AK bus came but I kindaaa sortaaa forgot that since it is not a peak season, AK closes at 5. And it was 4:45.
Bummer.
So we got a DTD bus instead. Because, why not?





We got to DTD and went to WoD. No leopard ears. I already knew this though because I would have noticed that the first time I stopped by to look for ears. We wandered around for a litter bit, built some lego cars and were racing them against 7 year olds. One of the other people were texting me about making the camp fire. I told her we weren't making it back in time, but we would definitely be making the movie. Which if memory serves me correctly, they were not going to because everyone (BUT ME ) had seen Tangled already.

Of all the outdoor movies they were showing at OKW this week, there was only one I needed to be there to see. Tangled. With college and everything the past 4 years I was behind on seeing new Disney movies. This one I really really really wanted to see.

We made it back before 7, and there was our new CM friend Stephen again! There was a little pre-movie quiz and considering I have not seen the movie, I did not do so bad.

Finally it was movie time...

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In love with the Mickey slide at OKW. I want one of those in my backyard, even though we have no room.

Congrats on getting the awesome blow up microphone!
I can’t sing for my life. I probably sound awful when I’m singing in the car or something. But that’s why I blast my music. And that’s why I’m probably deaf. Oh well…

And speaking of “having 8 shots in order to do karaoke…”, Jackie and Seth were doing shots at 8 in the morning on Christmas Day. It’s not like they have a 3 year old or anything…
And then they continued to have them the rest of the day.
Reason 29759034566457896 why I’m never going to Disney with them again.

But anyways… I hate how early Animal Kingdom closes during the off season. I mean, I understand why they can’t stay open late, but still. Animal Kingdom at night is like my favorite thing in the entire world and I just want them to stay open late sometimes. I can’t imagine going on Everest at night. That would be amazing.

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Old 01-05-2013, 04:49 PM   #33
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In love with the Mickey slide at OKW. I want one of those in my backyard, even though we have no room.

Congrats on getting the awesome blow up microphone!
I can’t sing for my life. I probably sound awful when I’m singing in the car or something. But that’s why I blast my music. And that’s why I’m probably deaf. Oh well…

And speaking of “having 8 shots in order to do karaoke…”, Jackie and Seth were doing shots at 8 in the morning on Christmas Day. It’s not like they have a 3 year old or anything…
And then they continued to have them the rest of the day.
Reason 29759034566457896 why I’m never going to Disney with them again.

But anyways… I hate how early Animal Kingdom closes during the off season. I mean, I understand why they can’t stay open late, but still. Animal Kingdom at night is like my favorite thing in the entire world and I just want them to stay open late sometimes. I can’t imagine going on Everest at night. That would be amazing.

Tangled ♥♥♥
We can make room. :P

And that's why I'm probably deaf, oh well. BAHAHAHA

........ 8 IN THE MORNING?!?!?! OMG! And I though shots at 8am by classmates my freshman year of college on St. Patrick's Day was bad. Christmas Day?! With a 3 year old...shouldn't your concern be watching him all excited about all the gifts from Santa?! Do you even remember what happened? I almost have no words.

The aminals have a bedtime to maintain I guess LOL. Speaking of I don't understand why DHS closes at 7 during off peak ....?

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........ 8 IN THE MORNING?!?!?! OMG! And I though shots at 8am by classmates my freshman year of college on St. Patrick's Day was bad. Christmas Day?! With a 3 year old...shouldn't your concern be watching him all excited about all the gifts from Santa?! Do you even remember what happened? I almost have no words.
Oh, Meg. this isn't really a shocker AT ALL. I mean, yes it sort of is since it was Christmas day, but other than that this is NORMAL, for Jackie especially. I mean, she goes out drinking after nursing school--they shouldn't even trust her as a nurse--all the time and posts pictures of all of her drinks on facebook and then goes to pick Troy up at daycare. Good parenting...
Instead of posting pictures of Troy opening his presents on Christmas morning, she posts pictures of her drinking.
That's probbaly a major reason why she was in a bad mood later that day, and so was Seth...
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Oh, Meg. this isn't really a shocker AT ALL. I mean, yes it sort of is since it was Christmas day, but other than that this is NORMAL, for Jackie especially. I mean, she goes out drinking after nursing school--they shouldn't even trust her as a nurse--all the time and posts pictures of all of her drinks on facebook and then goes to pick Troy up at daycare. Good parenting...
Instead of posting pictures of Troy opening his presents on Christmas morning, she posts pictures of her drinking.
That's probbaly a major reason why she was in a bad mood later that day, and so was Seth...
oh my god. I can't. Those are the actions of people my age. Not someone with a 3 year old. Shouldn't she know better than to be posting dumb pictures like that on facebook? smh
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:58 AM   #36
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And at last I see the light

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


And at last I see the light


I. Fell. In. Love.

New favorite movie.
New favorite Princess. rincess:

(I still kinda feel slightly bad about my other 2 favorite princesses. Mulan and Jasmine. Mulan has been my favorite since I first saw the movie when I was 8 because she was just the perfect match to me. Her and Jasmine still and will always have a very special place in my heart.)

I don't know what it is, but I love Rapunzel.
And I loooooove Flynn Rider.
And Pasca, of course!

I made a mental note to download the Tangled soundtrack ASAP! I needed to sing those songs!

So after watching my new favorite movie, we all went back to the room. I showered because I was freezing! And after I got out, the other people decided they wanted to go to DTD. Oh really? Now you people wanna do something? -_- So I got dressed and off to DTD again I went.

I forgot to add to my last chapter, that while we were on the boat heading back to the resort from DTD, I was texting my cousin about booking a trip for the family. My mom wanted me to run the marathon. Um so do I mom
She was either thinking 2013, and book before we leave because there was this promotion about booking before you check out. Something tells me this does not apply to us being DVC members. I'm not too sure, just assuming. I didn't bother to read the entire promotion thing on the dining room table (when I would stare at it at 6 in the morning) or 2014.

My cousin (Kristen...you will learn more about her in my next TR [unfortunately that trip does not take place until OMG 1 YEAR FROM TODAY!!!!] but it will be completely worth it!) so my cousin said to wait until 2014 because she would have a baby to bring by then.
!!!!!!!! That baby is currently 4 months old. AJ will be 16 months old during the next trip and I CAN'T wait to take my munchkin to Disney!

Back to regularly scheduled program...

So during my second DTD trip of the day, I think we just walked around for a while. Got pixie dusted, again. And eventually headed back to OKW to get ready for tomorrow.


Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Today. Was our ADR for Chef Mickey's!
It was for 10:20, which was pretty much the time we all wanted when I made the ADR. We got up. It was drizzley. :/

We all got dressed, and headed out to the bus stop at I think around 8:30. We got a bus for the Magic Kingdom. Once we got there, we walked over to the Monorail station.


My Love.

My mom must have sensed how excited I was. I have been forever obsessed with the Monorail. Like, I am assuming my whole life. I used to say it was my favorite ride.

Again. There is a picture that illustrated my level of excitement. That is not mine.
After a quick ride on the best thing ever, we arrived at the Contemporary. We still had some time to kill before our reservation, so we checked out the gift shops. More things I need to buy.




And I found runDisney stuff! UGH another thing I should have bought. It was a nice track jacket with the runDisney logo and Mickey with "IN TRAINING" on it! HECK YES I'M IN TRAINING! Then, we put on these awesome aprons.



Eventually we headed over to Chef Mickey's and checked in.



We weren't waiting long before they posed us and took a picture with the fake mouse.*Then we were seated.









I love the artwork in the Contemporary. I love their whole theme.

I....we were all so hungry at this point. I just wanted some Mickey waffles.

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oh my god. I can't. Those are the actions of people my age. Not someone with a 3 year old. Shouldn't she know better than to be posting dumb pictures like that on facebook? smh
Well, that's Seth and Jackie for ya.
All she posts is pictures of her drinks and pictures of her drinking those drinks.
It's really too bad she protected her Instagram account because she has SO many pictures on there like that. And like two of Troy.

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I want the Disney cookbooks SO BAD. GIMMEE.

Wow, Mulan looks very nice in the Minnie apron and the oven mitts (which I love!).

YOU ARE SAVING THE FOOD PORN UNTIL THE NEXT UPDATE?! HOW DARE YOU! Actually, I shouldn’t say that because I have done that PLENTY of times before…
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Well, that's Seth and Jackie for ya.
All she posts is pictures of her drinks and pictures of her drinking those drinks.
It's really too bad she protected her Instagram account because she has SO many pictures on there like that. And like two of Troy.

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THE MONORAIL <3

I want the Disney cookbooks SO BAD. GIMMEE.

Wow, Mulan looks very nice in the Minnie apron and the oven mitts (which I love!).

YOU ARE SAVING THE FOOD PORN UNTIL THE NEXT UPDATE?! HOW DARE YOU! Actually, I shouldn’t say that because I have done that PLENTY of times before…
RATS!!! I hate when a good IG is private

Like, really I need to buy one. Even though I have done research and found plenty of recipes from Disney online. Like the chocolate chocolate chip cookies from the Main Street Bakery. AND Tonga Toast and Pooh's puffed french toast that I HAVE YET TO MAKE because sometimes I'm lazy
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Donald Duck just called my mom crazy!!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Dolan Duck just called my mom crazy!!


So. I was very hungry. We didn't see any characters out, so we decide to go get some food!



One of my favorite pictures of my 2,200 from the trip. It would be food. Mickey shaped food. As we can see, I got eggs, bacon, MICKEY WAFFLES! and hashbrowns and some fruit. The fruit I ate before I even got back to the table...

I have seen very mixed reviews about the food at Chef Mickey's. Now. I have eaten A LOT of eggs in my life. And a majority of those have been scrambled. These eggs were some of the best eggs I have ever tasted. Omg they were perfection.

While we were nomming, the first character that stopped by was Goofy. G'ha!



Next was Donald.



As long as I can remember, my mom could do some type of a Donald Duck impression-noise. Like incoherent Donald noises. She started talking to him like that, and he looked at me and the rest of the party, and signalled with a twirly finger to his head that she was
crazy. OMG the duck just called my mom crazy. Perfect!

After one of the best moments ever, the big cheese himself came out first. After he signed my autograph book (cause, you know...I AM 6) My mom made him write "CHEF" in front of his name. Oh mom. You are on a roll this morning.



Next was Pluto.



At this point, we all wanted more food. My mom was very hungry, because she said in front of Pluto "I'm not waiting for Minnie, sc--w that b---h."
Pluto started laughing, he bent over and put his hands on his knees and kept laughing shaking his head. Then he grabbed my mom for a picture.



Then we went and got more food. Then Minnie came.



I think everyone was full at this point. One of the other people was looking for chocolate croissants, but there weren't any. I believe this put her in a bad mood *forshadowing*
We paid the bill and took a bathroom break.





We headed out of Chef Mickey's and then went outside.



I was DYING to check out BLT. My mom stopped by the lobby on Monday while we were at Epcot. She talked about taking a tour so I could see it. But she didn't wanna bring the other people. Me either but I still wanted to see BLT



We headed back upstairs to the Monorail.











We got on, and rode it to the Poly.

And here is me on my favorite mode of transportation in the world (beside my running shoes I suppose)



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MICKEY WAFFLES. HALLELUJAH!!!!

Your mom sounds awesome!

Ok, I’m sorry, but I can see why not finding the chocolate croissants could put you in a bad mood…

BLT!!!!!! ♥♥
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MICKEY WAFFLES. HALLELUJAH!!!!

Your mom sounds awesome!

Ok, I’m sorry, but I can see why not finding the chocolate croissants could put you in a bad mood…

BLT!!!!!! ee
She is awesome :P

BAHA no wait tho, it gets better -_-

I wanna stay there SO BAD
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I totally know what you're saying about the amount of make-up that the princesses wear! I was totally caught off guard when I got up close to some of them. Like, it's almost distracting with some of them!
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I totally know what you're saying about the amount of make-up that the princesses wear! I was totally caught off guard when I got up close to some of them. Like, it's almost distracting with some of them!
Yeah, this experience with Belle was kinda scary. I was thinking about how the other princesses I met during this trip had a perfect amount. Not Belle. I feel like Belle face characters always have WAY TOO much on (when I see pictures online)

Sometimes less is more people
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Animal print Mickey Ears expedition and Resort Hopping

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Animal print Mickey Ears expedition and Resort Hopping


We were pretty much resort hopping waiting for the rain to stop. Our plans for this day was Chef Mickey's followed by Downtown Disney for SHOPPING! I use that loosely actually. I'll get to that later...
So we were trying to stay dry until the afternoon when it was suppose to stop so we could enjoy DTD rain free.

So as you remember, we were on the Monorail. First stop of our resort hopping was the Polynesian.





I love the Poly. Even though I have never stayed there, I have been there a few times. One time, my half sister was staying there during part of our family trip and I remember wathcing the water parade and it was amazing. I love the theme of Polynesian. I like to feel like I am in Hawaii (with Stitch.)





I explored the gift shops around the Great Ceremonial Room. As we headed out we took some lais. And one of the other people ripped a flower off of somewhere.



We got a bus for Animal Kingdom.



Hi.

You know why? Gotta find those ears!!! We got off at AK, the rain/drizzle was picking up a bit.





Went to the 'before the entrance' gift shop. No leopard ears. I over to the hat/ear hat/ears stand looking thing. No leopard ears. Mom and I asked the CM at the first gift shop. She called to the inside gift shop looking for them. They had a few pairs inside! They also told us of the rest of the animal print ears they had left. We asked for one leopard print and one giraffe for my best friend. A nice CM came out with 2 ears for me.

THANK YOU! We trekked all over on this animal print ear expedition to finally walk away with 2 pairs!!



Happy camper.

We headed back to the bus stop. We picked the Boardwalk to visit next.







Now the rain was picking up. I brought MY umbrella with me, but mom didn't. And it is bad news bears when her hair gets wet. She was going to go buy a poncho. But I offered the umbrella for her and I would take the poncho, knowing that the hood would screw up her hair.... Good daughter. Too bad I have bangs that don't get covered by the hood..... Cool poncho though!

After, we went to see the pool and then checkout the gift shops again.







The rain stopped at some point and the sun started to peak out. So we strolled along the boardwalk.









We decided to start to make our way over to DTD now

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Oh my GOD. I LOVE that picture of the flower. SO pretty!

ANIMAL KINGDOM ♥♥♥♥♥

Your ears are awesome!

The Boardwalk! We really need to stay there one day, since we have DVC and all. Cool people have DVC.
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