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  1. Chicago Mo

    Chicago Mo DIS Veteran

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    Wow you are going Di-san-ity! I love it all! Shhh I used tape for our windows.. Don't tell anyone. ;)
    I wish i could be there to witness your first sites of Disney! Your this excited. I cannot wait to hear all about you BEING there!!!! :cool2:
     
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  3. 2lovebugs

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    This thread has so many awesome ideas! We will be at DW in Sept and I can't wait! It's our first time going and I have been planning forever now. I have our Disney box full of things. I'm kind of a spastic planner with buying gifts and ideas. The whole trip is a surprise for LO6:wizard: and CA3princess:!
     
  4. Denovagirl

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    Haha, I only laugh because that's what happened to me on my first shot at the bleach shirts! Ok- so iron freezer paper on wax side down. Now for the actual spraying I found it best to kneel down next to the shirt and spray upwards so that the bleach would mist down over it versus spraying directly at it...the hard part is just do a couple sprays then wait! It takes like 5 min to really show up. Then you should be able to tell if u want to do more, I tried my best to aim more at the area directly around the stencil and then jut lightly most more outwards. I'm confident your next attempt will do better! Mine did! I completely ruined the first shirt tho! Don't forget to get it washed as soon as your done. One of my shorts actually has a couple tiny holes from where I left it too long and bleach ate through! Good luck! :)
     
  5. Denovagirl

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    Haha, I know...I've got it bad!

    Good to know about the tape wasn't sure if they were really that strict or what ....

    I can't wait! And I'm excited for a TR as well! I went and bought a special notebook to take the other day just for recording my trip each night so I don't forget! Yippee! :)
     
  6. Denovagirl

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    Thanks! It's the product of obsessive research! Hahaa! But I love it! Sept?! You're getting close as well then! I don't know if I could do the surprise thing I am too into planning and buying, my family would figure me out in a heartbeat!
     
  7. DMGeurts

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    OK - I will try your tips... This is exactly NOT what I did. LOL I was going to get freezer paper yesterday, but I totally spaced it... I will grab it on Thurs when I go to town for work. :thumbsup2

    D~
     
  8. lvcourtneyy

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    Ah I'm so behind! Time to catch up.

    That stroller plate is cute and will be useful for finding your stroller in the sea! :rotfl2:

    I LOVE the letters from Mickey mouse to the girls! They're going to be so amazingly happy in Disney! I can't wait to hear about it when you get back!

    Love the window decorations too! The lights are a cool idea!

    Yay Mickey mail! Your trip is so closee! :cool1:

    The Epcot passports are great. What a cool idea to print them in a photobook.
     
  9. Denovagirl

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    Haha thanks!! I have been busy ;)
     
  10. Denovagirl

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    Okay guys, I have some photos to share with you today! :cool1:

    These are actually from our first trip to Vegas that we took in February. We went to celebrate my hubby and my 10 year wedding anniversary! (In case you're wondering, I was married at 18) We went with our best friends, and we actually got re-married in Vegas, in a limo, at the famous Little White Chapel. Seriously, it was one of the best times of my life! Anyhow, these pictures were taken right after we renewed our vows and we rode the limo to the famous Las Vegas sign for some fun pictures! I do have a reason for showing them to you, which I will tell you in a sec, for now enjoy!

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    Me, the hubs, and our besties JoAnn & Andrew :goodvibes

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    Okay, so my purpose for this was merely to show off the shirts! But I love these pics so much I had to share more than one, teehee...:love:

    Anyhow, despite the shirt, I never get drunk, but I did think they were quite hilarious to wear for our second wedding and we all wanted something that matched so we ended up buying these! Now I had pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I would rarely get to wear this shirt out much, except for maybe when we go back to Vegas, but then I got to thinkin'....

    As you know, we have matching shirts that we made for each day of our trip, but now only the hubs and I will be doing Universal by ourselves. I remember when I went last time just how popular the "Thing 1" and "Thing 2" shirts were...like EVERYONE seemed to be wearing them due to the Dr. Seuss area at Universal.

    Well we were talking about how hilarious it would be to wear these there! I still want to wear my HP shirt when we first go, but then we thought we could switch out the remainder of the day. I figure that people will find it quite amusing...especially since we will be there on our own without the kiddos. But I am conflicted, I don't want anyone to take offense...obviously we wont really be drunk, but it does kinda reflect our sense of humor. So I was just curious what y'all thought...yay or nay?? :hyper:

    In other news we are down to 26 days!!!! EEEEEP! :woohoo: Also, I KNOW the hubs is finally getting really excited because today he asked me when I thought we should start packing!!! :scared1: I was like 'whoaaaaa'! This is awesome! I also overheard him talking to DD, 4 about which princess she was going to pick to dress as when we go to BBB, she's been saying Aurora, but today she mentioned Sophia the First to him. It was very entertaining to me to hear him try to persuade her back to Aurora because he thought she should pick a "classic princess," he even tried to bribe her by telling her we could buy a Sophia dress to wear at home!! :rotfl: I found this all very funny, I can't believe he cares so much, but now I know that he wants that picture perfect Disney experience too! :yay:
     
  11. lvcourtneyy

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    Love the Vegas pictures! Happy Anniversary and Congrats on getting married again! Sounds like a lot of fun. We're planning on doing a September 2014 trip to Vegas and I'm so excited to start planning it.

    I think you'll be ok wearing the shirts to Universal. If it was to a Disney park, I might think differently.I personally consider Universal more along the lines of a "theme park" vs. Disney being a "family-oriented environment". So I say wear the shirts- they're hilarious and will be even more so because of the Thing 1/2 shirts in Universal. I think the majority of people will find it funny.

    That is an adorable story about your husband and daughter! It's so cute to me that no matter how "manly" a guy is, their daughter can turn him into a softie! :goodvibes
     
  12. Denovagirl

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    Haha thanks! I feel the same about the theme park vibe at universal, I would never wear that shirt to Disney... We are actually going to Vegas again in Dec because we had such a blast that we want to go for the hubs thirtieth!!

    And I know, it is amazing how little girls can get their daddies wrapped around their fingers like that!
     
  13. DMGeurts

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    Hahaha... Ok - I really love these shirts... I'll tell you why in a minute... But I think these would be great for Universal... Totally fun - totally unique.

    Yup... I don't drink much either... But... They remind me of my fav Dis friends... Suzi and Mo!!! :lovestruc GMTA!

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    And I think the conversation your dh had with dd is adorable!!! Eeeep!!! 26 days! YES!!!

    D~ <---- YIKES - I guess you get to meet all of us LIFESIZE... Sorry about that.
     
  14. Denovagirl

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    Bahahaha! That's too funny! I have to wear them now! :)
     
  15. Chicago Mo

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    Why DIDN'T we buy those?!?!? i LOVE LOVE that picture of all of us!!!


    I do like your Vegas pictures and what a great story with the hubby!!! How cute is that talking princesses!!!!! I LOVE IT!

    Holy cow you ALMOST THERE!!! :yay: :yay: :yay: :yay: :yay:
     
  16. Denovagirl

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    Haha! Y'all should've bought them!! O well, next time!
     
  17. solana131

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    Oh God, what a fun trip! I wish we had thought to get a picture of us after the log flume ride :eek:

    Love your window design. I don't think they allow that at the Poly?? Or is it that people just don't bother because there are interior hallways?

    Love your passport, that will be so much fun!
     
  18. Denovagirl

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    Teehe! Thanks!!
     
  19. Denovagirl

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    Okay, seriously. Noon has quickly become my favorite time of day, because that's when the mail comes! It seems like I am getting something fun like every other day!! I love it! :cool1:

    So today it happened to be....

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    MY PHOTOPASS+!!!!!!!

    I. Am. So. Excited!!!! I didn't really know what to do at first, I didn't know what the cd case was for and I was a little scared to open it because this seal that stated something about no returning once its open...haha! I quickly started to regain the use of my brain though, and realized that the cd is a mother load of stock photos for my own personal use! I don't know if I will really use them much, but it is still pretty nice of Disney. I will probably pop it in the computer later today just to browse through them with Olivia. I also received that small little slip of paper, which I am now TERRIFIED of loosing, that is my photopass voucher. So apparently I just take that slip to a photopass booth when I get there and then I get my card. I have already snapped some pics of it JUST IN CASE I lose it! You can never be to careful, right!?!

    Also, yesterday, I got my correct luggage tags for the ME. They now reflect the proper date and I can breathe again. So yay for that.

    Unfortunately, I can think of nothing else that will be arriving in the mail, so that kinda stinks. But it sure has been a fun couple of weeks! Guess I will poor the rest of my Disney energy into finishing up the Wrold Showcase worksheets and working through those with the little one. Fun, fun!
     
  20. Chicago Mo

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    Take a picture of the slip just in case it gives you the slip!
     
  21. DrMomof3

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    Hooray for Photopass! Ours arrived a week or 2 ago and I was super excited!!! We aren't using DME so no luggage tags for us. :sad1: (We're taking the autotrain instead of flying.)

    Amanda
     

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