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Old 10-27-2013, 05:09 PM   #241
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The house is looking great Michele!! You must be so excited! I am happy you are getting special touches that you deserve in your house. It has been a hard road. My prayers continue.

Thank you Judy! Wait until you see the next update! We are getting so close that I can hardly wait!
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:00 PM   #242
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This post is for a house update. The next is for my Disney memory.


My kitchen


More kitchen.


More of the same.


My beautiful kitchen sink.


The gray from my living room.


Kody's purple room.


The gray from Kacy's room. It is a Disney color. An Eeyore one.


My mom's room.


The girls Princess bathroom. It is a Cinderella's dress blue.


This is the corner of my living room to show the contrast of my green and my gray.


My Villain bathroom.


Loren's blue room.


Scotty and my room.

Sorry I didn't re-size the pictures like I normally do sorry. Next time I will.
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Your house is looking so good!!

Love the colors that were chosen. The kitchen countertop is gorgeous
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What a lovely set of Disney colours!! Keep the pictures coming.
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:38 PM   #245
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So now this post is supposed to be my memory. I had originally planned to do memories of the trips in order from when they happened but today I decided to skip forward to our first trip as a family. Scotty and I went on our honeymoon together but as a family we didn't go until Loren was nearly 6 years old. So Scotty and I had not been in nearly a decade. Boy were we in for a shock! And boy was it!

I expected everything to be the same. As we went down Harbor Blvd. and it was all different. The parking lot that I has always known had become DCA and DTD was a big surprise. There were so many changes. It was so exciting! I couldn't believe my eyes. We stayed at the Hilton hotel on Katella and frankly it was a nice hotel. We had a corner room with a balcony the we could stand on. I really enjoyed it. It was especially nice to go our there in the early morning before we went to the park.

It was in June and it was chilly in the morning and hot in the afternoon. We were celebrating Kody's 8th birthday. Because of that I made reservations at Goofy's Kitchen. At that point I didn't belong to Disboards so I couldn't plan like I do now. It was more trial and error for us. When I made the reservation I ordered a cake. I stressed to them that Kody was spelled with a K. I called again one week from the trip to stress that Kody was spelled with again. And when the Mad Hatter brought the cake out he realized that Kody had a name tag that said Kody not Cody like the cake did. He made a huge deal out of it and ran back into the kitchen and got the piping bag. He proceeded to make a big deal out of it making it seem like it was all part of a big game.

Then Goofy, the Mad Hatter, the waiters and a few other characters I don't remember sang her happy birthday. It was great! She knew she was a star. That trip we met so many characters we had never met before. My favorites were Mulan and Pocahontas. Love those two characters. This was also the trip my mom and I spent a bunch of time talking to Esmeralda. She was great and so very nice. The girls and Scotty were in Tinkerbell's Toy Store listening to Sleeping Beauty and an assistant tell her story. She stayed talking with us and even stayed until Scotty and the three kids came out. She must have made a real impression because the next year Kacy was her for Halloween.

Although we went back to the park to nap the kids and Scotty would swim. Then we would go back for hours. How they managed those long hours in the park on so little sleep. They were troopers. On the second to last day Loren started to meltdown. He was a tired 6 year old. His socks didn't fit the way he wanted, on and on. We were on our way back to the park. He was sitting in the front of the park before you go into the tunnel. He was just crying his little eyes out. Minnie and Mickey were coming out to meet and greet. Minnie instead stopped at Loren. She wiped his tears and kissed the top of his head. Suddenly my little sad boy was ready to go storm the park. I will never forget that. I am sure he won't either.

There are many more memories of that trip and I might revisit again. Thank you for listening to me go down memory lane.
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:42 PM   #246
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Your house is looking so good!!

Love the colors that were chosen. The kitchen countertop is gorgeous

Thank you Kelly!

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What a lovely set of Disney colours!! Keep the pictures coming.

Thank you I will! I think I will have more for you tomorrow. Scotty and I are meeting with Rob the sight supervisor tomorrow. I will definitely be taking more pictures.
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So now this post is supposed to be my memory. I had originally planned to do memories of the trips in order from when they happened but today I decided to skip forward to our first trip as a family. Scotty and I went on our honeymoon together but as a family we didn't go until Loren was nearly 6 years old. So Scotty and I had not been in nearly a decade. Boy were we in for a shock! And boy was it!

I expected everything to be the same. As we went down Harbor Blvd. and it was all different. The parking lot that I has always known had become DCA and DTD was a big surprise. There were so many changes. It was so exciting! I couldn't believe my eyes. We stayed at the Hilton hotel on Katella and frankly it was a nice hotel. We had a corner room with a balcony the we could stand on. I really enjoyed it. It was especially nice to go our there in the early morning before we went to the park.

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Then Goofy, the Mad Hatter, the waiters and a few other characters I don't remember sang her happy birthday. It was great! She knew she was a star. That trip we met so many characters we had never met before. My favorites were Mulan and Pocahontas. Love those two characters. This was also the trip my mom and I spent a bunch of time talking to Esmeralda. She was great and so very nice. The girls and Scotty were in Tinkerbell's Toy Store listening to Sleeping Beauty and an assistant tell her story. She stayed talking with us and even stayed until Scotty and the three kids came out. She must have made a real impression because the next year Kacy was her for Halloween.

Although we went back to the park to nap the kids and Scotty would swim. Then we would go back for hours. How they managed those long hours in the park on so little sleep. They were troopers. On the second to last day Loren started to meltdown. He was a tired 6 year old. His socks didn't fit the way he wanted, on and on. We were on our way back to the park. He was sitting in the front of the park before you go into the tunnel. He was just crying his little eyes out. Minnie and Mickey were coming out to meet and greet. Minnie instead stopped at Loren. She wiped his tears and kissed the top of his head. Suddenly my little sad boy was ready to go storm the park. I will never forget that. I am sure he won't either.

There are many more memories of that trip and I might revisit again. Thank you for listening to me go down memory lane.
Great memories. And what an AWESOME Minnie that was!
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:50 PM   #248
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Great memories. And what an AWESOME Minnie that was!
She was amazing! I made sure that I went to City Hall to make sure to compliment her.
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Great trip memories !! Sounds like a fun trip !!

Mad hatter was awesome !!!

What a sweet Minnie you had )
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Great trip memories !! Sounds like a fun trip !!

Mad hatter was awesome !!!

What a sweet Minnie you had )

We had a great trip! The Mad Hatter has been one of my favorite face characters ever since. I think Minnie is pretty sweet anyway.
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This post is for a house update. The next is for my Disney memory.


My kitchen


More kitchen.


More of the same.


My beautiful kitchen sink.


The gray from my living room.


Kody's purple room.


The gray from Kacy's room. It is a Disney color. An Eeyore one.


My mom's room.


The girls Princess bathroom. It is a Cinderella's dress blue.


This is the corner of my living room to show the contrast of my green and my gray.


My Villain bathroom.


Loren's blue room.


Scotty and my room.

Sorry I didn't re-size the pictures like I normally do sorry. Next time I will.

It is truly beautiful Michele, Thank you for the link!. I LOVE the Disney colors, how fun!! YOur house will be better than ever. I know first hand it will not ease the pain of all you have endured; but, it will be wonderful to have a new home to move back in to soon!

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I love the colors!!! They look great!! I can't believe how close you are getting to being able to move back in and start the next chapter of your lives!!

What a fun memory. I love how the Mad Hatter made a big deal out of the misspelled name and fixing it. Ahhh that is a sweet Minnie.
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:25 PM   #253
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It is truly beautiful Michele, Thank you for the link!. I LOVE the Disney colors, how fun!! YOur house will be better than ever. I know first hand it will not ease the pain of all you have endured; but, it will be wonderful to have a new home to move back in to soon!


Thank you. I am going back with Scotty in a little while to discuss the garage and the things they need to put in there.


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I love the colors!!! They look great!! I can't believe how close you are getting to being able to move back in and start the next chapter of your lives!!

What a fun memory. I love how the Mad Hatter made a big deal out of the misspelled name and fixing it. Ahhh that is a sweet Minnie.
I do too! We went away from the subdued colors that we had and really opened it up.

It was a great trip! Next I think I may go back in time to our honeymoon.
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COLOR!! Love it. The thin silver lining to destruction (of anything) is that chance to rebuild and improve. Can't wait to see how it all turns out -- paint and cabinets make it seem real!

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COLOR!! Love it. The thin silver lining to destruction (of anything) is that chance to rebuild and improve. Can't wait to see how it all turns out -- paint and cabinets make it seem real!

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Thank you! That's true, but boy would I have preferred a different way to have these changes. It does make it more real for me to see all these things. Today they were putting light fixtures in. What amazes me the most is how tings have changed in regulations, like for instance there has to be a light at every entrance to a home. When we used to have only one porch light we now have two because we also have a garage door right outside our front door. Friday at Lowe's I was there picking out several different lights. We have far more ceiling lights than we had before too. Including bucket lights in my kitchen. I couldn't be more thrilled!
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