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Old 10-12-2013, 09:12 AM   #541
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Haha, I don't know, I kinda like your scary pose.

Now THAT'S dedication. Documenting your survey for all of us to enjoy. Those are some weird questions.

Nah I'd say that age looks about right.

For anyone wanting to get out of a survey politely, just tell them you're from Canada and watch them run away.

I think Em just wanted to do something nice for her sister, er, I mean mother, by getting you a coke. How sweet.

That's a shame that the cruise was cancelled. I hope that never happens again.

Plan B sounded like a nice time too though.

Absolutely inside the Disney bubble. There's probably not a better place to get your feet wet so to speak.

Finally I just wanted to let you know how happy I was to see your son home safe. He truly is sacrificing a lot even for us up here in the north, so it's especially nice to see you all together.
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Old 10-12-2013, 09:37 AM   #542
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After we all called it a night and parted ways with our Dis friends, Em decided that she wanted to take a bus to MK for EMH. I was beat so I took a taxi back to AKL and let my baby have some solo time. Despite Em being 18 in 5 months I was a bit apprehensive about having her go off on her own so late at night. We are the parents that never allowed her to sign herself out of the kids club on the cruises, or walk solo to friends’ houses, or go off on her own … yep, those overprotective parents. So this was a little beyond my comfort zone but she was inside the Disney bubble right?
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Old 10-12-2013, 09:58 AM   #543
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Wow I had a lovely surprise this morning! Two updates from you (tr & dr) waiting to be devoured! Looks like an amazing time! I so enjoy being along for the ride in your trips!
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Old 10-12-2013, 02:40 PM   #544
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Getting caught in those pouring afternoon showers is always so much fun!!! Thankfully, we didn't have too many of them to have to avoid this trip. We got lucky enough to have them occur while we were inside dining or being entertained!

You really had some awesome DisMeets this summer. How wonderful!
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Old 10-12-2013, 02:47 PM   #545
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I knew I could count on you to give me a laugh when I truly needed one.

Love the photopass pics...but you really need to work on your "scared" look (I'll have Mark work on that with you in December). And your answers to the survey have me I can just see you typing these in.

Count me in with the rest of the overprotective mothers. I knew Markie was coming into Chicago today to do some college recruiting and I insisted he text me when he got here because Alisha wasn't coming with and he made the four hour drive by himself. He said to me, "Mom, I'm 25." I said "I don't care if you are 105, you let me know you reached Chicago!"

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Old 10-12-2013, 03:50 PM   #546
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All caught up with your TR, I fell waaaay behind while away. I love the pics of the sunrise safari, just amazing shots! Love the close-up of that hamming-it-up hippo, lol!

I think an evening of cocktails and good company would definitely make up for a cancelled Illuminations cruise.

Count me among the other overprotective Moms. My kids are 25 and 21 but they both understand their status as adults means nothing when stacked against a mother's capacity to worry, lol.

Really enjoying your TR Brenda, looking forward to the next installment.
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Old 10-12-2013, 05:39 PM   #547
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I love that pose! So cute.

Well, it may have rained but at least disney got some good feedback. What do you mean you lied about your age? Looked correct to me!

Aw yay dis meets! You guys had quite a few of those. So fun & awesome! I love hearing about them.

I would have worried too. I have your perspective though, it's the disney bubble. They're going to make sure we are taken care of.
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Old 10-12-2013, 05:49 PM   #548
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Brenda, your scary poses are adorable!

Your survey answers killed me We get roped into taking one of those about once per trip. They should at least offer a Fastpass or something if you take one!

Aw, Em is too sweet!

I like your dress at Captain's Grille!

Bummer about the cruise but you have another one coming up soon!

I'm glad Em got a little solo time at MK! I did that on my trip this summer. Family time is the best, obviously, but sometimes solo time can be really nice. My parents are as protective as you are, though, so I totally understand the apprehension.
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:24 PM   #549
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I've always wondered what kind of questions were on those surveys, and now I know. You write such informative trip reports.

It looks like you guys had a fun dismeet. Too bad the illuminations cruise was cancelled, but it looks like you all made the best of the situation and still had fun.

I have a hard time leaving Jonah at the church nursery for a few hours on Sunday, so I can somewhat understand how difficult it must have been to let Em wander around the Magic Kingdom. Good practice for when she goes off to college, right?
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Old 10-12-2013, 07:28 PM   #550
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Awww, I love that picture of you and Em hugging in front of the tree.

Don't we all just love the See My Armpit pose? Hahaha.

I also call it Primeval Hurl. It's just....no.

Hahaha, I want that Dino shirt.

Those surveys do get funny sometimes. Like "really...you have to ask me that!?" Great responses though. And of course you're 25.

Aren't drinks always the backup plan when something doesn't work out?

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Old 10-12-2013, 08:54 PM   #551
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Bummer that your Illuminations cruise was canceled, but awesome that you all had such a great DIS meet. The drinks all sound yummy. Cute dress.

Too funny about the dining survey. What kind of stupid questions are those? Really? Yeah - I probably wouldn't have been too thrilled about getting soaked.

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Old 10-12-2013, 09:56 PM   #552
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The Illuminations cruise is one of the things we added to our Disney Bucket list once we got back... and had already marked some things off... the Disney Bucket list just got longer when we got home!

Sorry it got cancelled. Do they rebook it or are you just out the money?

Also- you're in the Disney bubble, she'll be fine...... all is well... I'm sure.... maybe.
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:32 AM   #553
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So it looks like the Photopass is a no go for this trip. I ordered it and foolish me thought they were still being sent lickety split like last year.. well turns out I should have done Expedited shipping as it won't be delivered until the 18th and I fly on the 17th. I guess I have it pre-ordered for our 10year anniversary trip in May!

Back to your TR though! I love that you took pics of the silly survery questions! Sad it resulted in you getting soaked! But at least you were heading back to where you had dry clothes!

The DISMeet sounds awesome! Can't wait to meet Vicki in December! Too bad Mr. DDW can't get there during that time!
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:08 AM   #554
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Originally Posted by emmysmommy View Post
They have them in MK by Crystal Palace as well. And DHS has them on Hollywood Blvd. Not sure where they are in Epcot.
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