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Old 04-30-2013, 11:49 AM   #1
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Family, friends, teachers & Stacy too! - The End 9/27 page 14

Welcome to my April 2013 trip report! Thanks to those of you convinced me to write this report. I was really on the fence about it because I’ve had a hard time keeping up with the DIS this year. I do promise that this report will be finished… even if it’s months from now. I always get my reports done before my next trip & I hope to be escaping again without the family in October.
With that said, let’s get this thing rolling!



I’m Amy, an almost 40 full-time mom of two & part-time bookkeeper. I generally have two trips in the works at any given time.



This is my DH, Tim, also almost 40. He works long hours as a Software Engineer. In his spare time, he loves to golf. He tolerates Disney… or so he says… he was REALLY looking forward to this trip & ended up coming home with an annual pass.



These are our two boys, Alex & Zach.







Alex is a 12 year old 6th grader and is doing an amazing job in Middle School this year. He has autism which creates some extra challenges for us day to day and on our Disney trips. He loves all things sports! He swims year round & plays various seasonal sports (soccer, basketball & baseball). Alex has caught the Disney planning bug & now plans pretend Disney vacations in his spare time!



Zach is a 9 year old 3th grader. He’s an advanced green belt in karate, plays a lot of baseball and also plays soccer & basketball seasonally. Zach was diagnosed with Asperger’s a few years ago. He’s a very sensitive boy and has a few sensory & emotional issues but is doing well overall. His new thing is texting with his two closest friends. One of his friends was on vacation in a different part of Florida and the two boys were sending each other videos of their hotel rooms. It was so funny!



We spent twelve wonderful days in Orlando this year. We arrived on Wednesday, April 17th and returned home on Sunday, April 28th. We stayed at the Sheraton Vistana Resort (our third stay) for the entire trip, which made it feel a lot longer. We usually stay with Tim’s brother or on Disney property for our first few nights before checking in for a week at Sheraton. As much as I love staying at Disney for a few days, it was nice to not have to move. I’m not sure what we’ll do next time but this was nice.

The title of my trip report come from all of the people we saw at Disney this year! Tim's brother, Jeff, and his wife, Karen, spent two nights with us plus we met us with them & Dniece for a Tampa Bay Rays/Yankees baseball game later during the trip. We got to spend time with Heidi (MRYPPNS) and her family as well as Julie (mousescrapper) and her DH, Matt. We also ran into a couple different families from our town. Zach's third grade teacher & husband (a 5th grade teacher from our school, who Alex had in 3rd grade) were there with their adorable almost three year old daughter. And even though we were staying off property, we were lucky enough to see Stacy every day on Disney TV! One day Alex even yelled out, "I love you Stacy!"

Thanks for reading!! Stay tuned to hear more about our adventures!

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Old 04-30-2013, 11:49 AM   #2
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For those of you who need to catch up or want to skip over the comments... here are the links to my updates.

Day 1 - Check in!
Day 1 - Dining with the Dinos

Day 2 - Test Track & a bag of chips
Day 2 - Test Track & a bag of chips - part 2
Day 2 - Off to the Festival!
Day 2 - Off to the Festival! - part 2
Day 2 - Photopass pictures

Day 3 - Heating up at DHS
Day 3 - Dining with the Beast - part 1
Day 3 - Dining with the Beast - part 2
Day 3 - Dining with the Beast - part 3

Day 4 - Where's the sun?

Day 5 - The rain, rain, rain came down, down down...
Day 5 - Forgotten phone pics

Day 6 - Change of Plans & an Anniversary - part 1
Day 6 - Change of Plans & an Anniversary - part 2
Day 6 - Change of Plans & an Anniversary - part 3

Day 7 - Meet the Teacher(s) - Part 1
Day 7 - Meet the Teacher(s) - Part 2
Day 7 - Meet the Teacher(s) - Part 3
Day 7 - Meet the Teacher(s) - FINALLY
Day 7 - Chef Mickey & a night at MK - part 1
Day 7 - Chef Mickey & a night at MK - part 2
Day 7 - Chef Mickey & a night at MK - part 3

Day 8 - A Blizzard & Baseball

Next Trips

Broken

Day 9 - Epcot Redo & Some Friends
Day 9 - Epcot Redo & Some Friends - part 2
Day 9 - Epcot Redo & Some Friends - part 3

Day 10 - Red Minnie & a bunch of Perrys
Day 10 - Red Minnie & a bunch of Perrys - part 2
Day 10 - Red Minnie & a bunch of Perrys - part 3

Day 11 - "I'm 10!"
Day 11 - "I'm 10!" - part 2Day 11 - "I'm 10!" - part 3



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LOVE IT! Great intros, Amy.

for hubby coming home with an AP.

Sorry...but I don't love Stacy.

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Count me in! Gotta love those husbands who pretend to tolerate Disney... we know they love it!! Glad yours went for the Annual Pass! And hurrah for your son who plans imaginary Disney trips in his spare time. I used to do that too... ok... I still do...

Oh, and I love Stacy too!
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Joining in! It sure is a small world if you managed to meet that many people in 12 days! I can't wait to hear about your trip.
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So glad you decided to do a TR! Hakuna Matata -- you're not the only one who's fallen off the DISwagon recently! I know you can do it!


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I love your reports, even though I do a really really bad job keeping up with them!

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What a treat it will be to follow these fun boys along on this trip!

An annual pass for The Tolerator? Nice job, Disney magic!
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LOVE IT! Great intros, Amy.

for hubby coming home with an AP.

Sorry...but I don't love Stacy.
I was getting a little sick of Stacy after a while... we actually had to ban Stacy for a couple days but let the boys watch her again on the last couple of days.

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Oh, and I love Stacy too!
And now that we are home, Alex wants to go back & update our spreadsheet with what we actually did!

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