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Old 10-03-2014, 02:00 PM   #1
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Surprise! We're NOT going to Disney! 9/18-9/25 >>> Update 12/17 Pg.20 <<<

It's been a while since I wrote a TR. We were in WDW over Halloween last year and I just too busy to write one…. or was it too lazy? Well whatever the reason, I didn't write one. Sorry… let's get to the story.

We knew 10 years ago we were going somewhere to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary. After we honeymooned in Hawaii we 'knew' we just had to go back. We loved Hawaii so much. Here is a picture of the young couple:

I'm the left… I'm Tim.

And the gorgeous woman on the right… well that's my wife Melody.

As the years went by, we added to our family. We were a family of 3, then 4, and now there are 5 of us. We are a typical Disney family. I should show you some pics of the kids before I lose your interest….

This is Juliana.(AKA Ana, Jules) She is 8.

Here is Christopher(AKA Bubba, Bubs, Buddy) He is 3.

And there is Gabriella(AKA Gabby) She is 16 months.

So in 10 years we really added to our family. Living on the east coast, were we crazy enough to take 3 kids, 2 under the age of 3 across the entire country and head back to Hawaii to celebrate our anniversary? No. We aren't nuts. Could we swing Hawaii while the kids stayed home? According to Melody, absolutely not. So where could we go that everyone would have a great time and where you can celebrate just about any occasion? Disney!

I know what you are thinking.... 'The title said you were NOT going to Disney'

You are correct. We were NOT going to Disney. We'll get to that in due time.

I'll add a couple of current pictures of myself and Melody so you aren't alarmed once this TR really gets rolling.

There is a lot to cover in this report. I'll do a quick recap (1 post) about our Halloween 2013 trip with pictures to quell the remarks of some certain DISers (who will remain un-named)(but you'll probably figure out who they are). I'll tell about our time aboard the Disney Dream. And I'll tell you about our first DVC stay… but hey don't forget, we're NOT going to Disney.

There will be a lot of pictures posted, and thousands more that won't be. Mostly because this is what our pictures look like:

'Gabby open your eyes!'

'Christopher look over here!'

'Gabby look over here!'

'Awwwwww forget it! This ain't working!'

Up next… a quick recap of WDW Halloween 2013

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Old 10-03-2014, 02:01 PM   #2
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A quick 2013 Halloween Trip recap

Part 1 Page #2 Post #27
Part 2 Page #2 Post #28
Part 3 Page #2 Post #29

Wednesday September 17

1) Annnnnnd we're off! Page 4 Post #56
2) SUV? SUV? Page 5 Post #74

Thursday September 18

3) The surprise was revealed and we're still NOT going to Disney! Page 7 Post #96
4) Care to go for a swim? Page 9 Post #127
5) Drinks, Drills, Food, & Shows Page 11 Post #154

Friday September 19- Nassau

6) Beaching it! Pt. 1 Page 12 Post #171
7) Beaching it! Pt. 2 Page 12 Post #172
8) Rain rain Go Away! Page 14 Post #199
9) Yo Ho, Let It Go (Let It Go) Page 15 Post #216
10) Yo Ho, Yo Ho. It's a pirates night for Me(lody) Pt. 1 Page 15 Post #220
11) Yo Ho, Yo Ho. It's a pirates night for Me(lody) Pt. 2 Page 15 Post #221

Saturday September 20- Castaway Cay

12) Youuuuuuuuuuuu Whooooooooooo Page 16 Post #240
13) All good things..... Page 18 Post #257
14) Dream-ing Page 19 Post #271

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A Tim trip report and lots of pics of the cute additions to his family , now that is one trip report that is not to be missed.
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Tim; I'm back...as promised.

Great introductions. I love the pic from your honeymoon...Mel hasn't aged a bit...and this despite being married to you. You know I had to get a dig in, didn't you?

Now who would complain that you didn't do a TR last year? Certainly not sweet, innocent me.

I just cannot believe how the kids are growing. Before you know it, you'll be sending Ana off to college.
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Old 10-03-2014, 04:47 PM   #7
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I'm also here thanks to Kathy! You have a beautiful family
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Following Kathy over here you have a gorgeous family!! Can't wait to hear how you were NOT doing Disney
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OMG you started a trip report Joining in

I love the last three pics of the kids. I loled!
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Old 10-04-2014, 08:25 PM   #11
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Old 10-04-2014, 09:18 PM   #13
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I'm in! And good call on not going to Hawaii. You'd have to be a moron to take so many kids all the way to Hawaii.
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Old 10-05-2014, 08:09 AM   #14
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Love the intro Tim. Looking forward to reading about your trip. I just commented on Kathy‘s trip report that I saw you guys at MK last week! You have such a cute family. Will be reading this till the end.
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I am here! Finally a trip report I may not get behind on!......maybe
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