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Old 06-03-2014, 02:16 PM   #1
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For the First Time In Forever... Updated 9/10

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Okay, so it hasn't actually been forever. It's really only been 2 years, but our last trip was such a bust that it almost doesn't count.

In the eyes over our overly dramatic seven year old, it has been

F.O.R.E.V.E.R.

Our family Disney history started the day after our wedding. We had quite a blissful honeymoon and to this day it's been the trip to beat according to my husband.


Our second trip was to celebrate my husband's graduation from nursing school. Our oldest was 1 years old, but we didn't think she was old enough to go so she stayed back with Nana and Gan.


The third trip was for her 3rd birthday. (I love a 3rd birthday trip, friends! They are old enough to enjoy everything and you don't have to pay for it.)


Our fourth trip was a series of unfortunate events- aside from our great luck at The Contemporary (which I will share at a later time).


Last year we took advantage of the cruise leaving out of Galveston and it was ah-mazing! Out best family vacation to date.


So here we are a little more than 4 months out and I can't wait to get the PTR rolling, so let's go.....


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Old 06-03-2014, 02:58 PM   #2
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The Big 5...

THE WHO:

Before my trip report hiatus, we were a little family of three....



Now we are a family of five. (Heavy on the female side.)





I'm the travel planner of the family and have made a fun, little career out of it. I work from home and keep very busy between that and my girls. I am a total 'girl mom' and love all things princess. My favorite park is Epcot and if I had to choose one last meal it would be O'Hana.

Gregg is a lover of all things Epcot and can't wait for vacation. When we married he toured the country as a musician, but took a change when our family started to expand. He's a Respiratory Therapist and an RN by trade, but now works in marketing and admissions at a hospital. A career in the medical field come with long, crazy hours so we all can't wait to have him all to ourselves.



Belle is our resident drama queen. Literally. She chose acting as her extracurricular activity and has dreams of working for Disney in the entertainment department. Even though she will be 7 , she still lives in costumes plans to wear costumes to the parks everyday. During the cruise she developed an odd crush on Captain Hook and can't wait to meet him again. This will be her 3rd trip.



Our shy little Evie will be experiencing Disney for the 2nd time, but she was 10 months old on our last visit so this will pretty much be her first trip. Like most 3 year old girls, she is obsessed with Frozen. Her love for Disney isn't quite as strong as her big sister and that's okay with me. (My little ones are PBS fans.) Other than Frozen, she loves Sheriff Callie and The Little Mermaid.



Zo James will turn 2 a month before we depart. She is our little firecracker and wants so badly to be as big as her sisters. This will technically be Zo's 2nd trip. Last time she hitched a ride in my womb. Like Evie, she is obsessed with Frozen and she thinks every single Disney princess is 'Let it Go'. I expect her to be talking in full sentences by the time we travel and she can't wait to meet 'Nickey and Ninnie'.

We will also be bringing a sixth person... either my mom or a close family friend to act as 'nanny'.

THE WHAT:

I think we all know the answer to this.

THE WHEN:

Seven glorious days in mid-October

THE WHERE:

Art of Animation- Lion King (Although, we all have our fingers crossed that we can switch to Nemo when we arrive.)

THE WHY:

1. Gregg needs a vacation.
2. O'Hana is calling my name.
3. Belle needs an excuse to wear costumes every day.
4. Evie wants to tell Ariel that she learned to swim this summer.
5. Zo needs a hug from 'Nickey and Ninnie'.
6. We've never been in Disney World in October and we are stoked!


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This is so exciting! I'm counting down to a trip in October myself! Can't wait to hear more!
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This is so exciting! I'm counting down to a trip in October myself! Can't wait to hear more!
Yay! This is going to be fun!
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Pulling out ALL the smileys to say HIP HIP HOORAY for your new TR!!! Great start - SO excited to hear all about it!!
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October is a great time to go! Will you be doing the Halloween party? Adorable girls! Looking forward to hearing more!
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I am here and it looks great my dear!! Love the pic of my little Belle in her Foxy suit!! LOL!!!!
I can't wait to catch up with you too!! Maybe later today
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Yay! I'm so glad I saw your PTR referred to on Emma's TR!

I LOVED going in October 2012! Wish I was going then this year again, but we'll try for October 2015 (since we'll have APs)

Your family is just lovely - such adorable girls!! What sweeties!
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October is a great time to go! Will you be doing the Halloween party? Adorable girls! Looking forward to hearing more!
We are planning on going to the party. I'm a little nervous about how scary the parade will be. I think we will be watching it on YouTube ALOT before we take them.

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Hi love! She loved herself in that fox suit! I am thinking of starting a costume rental business out of her closet. Geez....

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Yay! I'm so glad I saw your PTR referred to on Emma's TR!

I LOVED going in October 2012! Wish I was going then this year again, but we'll try for October 2015 (since we'll have APs)

Your family is just lovely - such adorable girls!! What sweeties!
Awe! I didn't know she did that. I really have made such amazing lifer friends on these boards. It's good to be back and planning with ya'll. I'm so thankful for my friends!!!!
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