Marriage: The Trip Report - Update 2/28 - Final Thoughts & Link to Disneyland TR!

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  1. brookelizabeth

    brookelizabeth <font color=red>Jambo Wildbunch Gang<br><font colo

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    Marriage is a choice.
    Love is a choice.

    We choose to marry a person that we have chosen to love. Sure, there is chemistry and natural flow - but when it comes down to it, love is a choice that we daily make.

    And with that choice you learn to compromise and sacrifice your own desires and choices for your spouse. And they do the same for you. Because there is love. We learn to put their desires and needs before our own.

    This is also a perfect example of our recent two week adventure in Disney World.

    After being on the DIS for several years I have noticed there are two extreme personalities here on the Trip Planning and Reporting boards.

    Type 1: Wing-it. Fly by the seat of my pants. Do whatever we are feeling.

    Type 2: Plan, plan, plan.

    My DH, Joe

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    is Type 1. Wake up whenever we wake up, he'd prefer not to have any "appointments" (but realizes we often must have ADRs), and doesn't care what we cover in the parks...just as long as we aren't rushing and have plenty of down-time to enjoy the resort and pool.

    I; Brook;

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    am naturally Type 2.

    I don't have a strong urge to plan down to ride-order, but I DO like a daily schedule to ensure we cover all that each person in our party desires to cover. I would prefer to get to the parks early and run until we about drop, sleep like a rock and do it again the next day. Throw in 1 or 2 "no plans" days, and I'm good.

    With all that said, having a Type 1 husband and a 3 year old (Henry),

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    has forced me to relax and our trips have become a mixture of Type 1 and Type 2...which has been good. We've had several trips that I thought were a perfect mix.

    Key word: thought.

    During planning of this 2 week trip Joe made it fairly clear to me that he'd like a more relaxed approach to Disney World; after all, we were there for two weeks, right?

    Okay, I could do this. No prob!

    And I did! We had very, very few plans - and I was excited about it. I figured with two weeks we'd still get everything covered that we all wanted, but be able to do it in a completely relaxed fashion. Best of both worlds!

    Ahhh....not so much.

    Marriage. Compromise, sacrifice, choices. It all makes you a better person...

    ...and makes for a great trip.

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    Table of Contents
    Saturday, February 26, 2011
    Hello Mickey!
    Epcot Eats
    First Ride!

    Sunday, February 27, 2011
    Main Street USA
    Clang, Clang, Clang went the Trolley

    Loosing my Second Breakfast (don't worry...I don't really loose it!)
    Winnie the Queue. Part One.
    Winnie the Queue. Part Two.
    The Big Apple
    Paul. *shudder* Part One.
    Paul. *shudder* Part Two.
    Stormalong-Heaven
    Uh...where's the stroller?
    Flying Blankies, Flying Elephants, and Defending the Galaxy
    Castle Girl

    Monday, February 28, 2011
    Shopping is an attraction, right?
    Can you swim really fast?
    Duffy on a stick.
    Look at all those lazy people on the laaaaaazy river
    Late night rides

    Tuesday, March 1, 2011
    A BIG Small World DIS Meet
    Do-Si-Do!
    Wandering Down Main Street
    Crazy Birds and Ice Cream
    A Little Cowboy
    Hi-ja! Part One
    Hi-ja! Part Two

    Wednesday, March 2, 2011
    Watching the Morning Go By
    Rafiki's Planet Watch
    Are we still in Florida?
    Lunch & a Jungle Trek
    Momma Gets a Little Pixie Dust
    The Night Strawberry Shortcake Met it's Match

    Thursday, March 3, 2011
    What a great idea....or not!
    Relaxing in the Wilderness: take 1, take 2
    More Relaxing in the Wilderness
    Strollin'
    Beaches & Cream and a bit of pixie dust!
    The Hidden Mickey

    Friday, March 4, 2011
    Play & Dine. Part One.
    Play & Dine. Part Two.
    Drawing...a not so family friendly attraction! Part One.
    Drawing...a not so family friendly attraction! Part Two.
    To Infinity and Beyond!
    TSM, food, Donald, food, Illuminations, food. Part One.
    TSM, food, Donald, food, Illuminations, food. Part Two.
    TSM, food, Donald, food, Illuminations, food. Part Three.
    TSM, food, Donald, food, Illuminations, food. Part Four.

    Saturday, March 5, 2011
    Wait, that wasn't supposed to be free? Whoops! Part One.
    Wait, that wasn't supposed to be free? Whoops! Part Two.
    Wait, that wasn't supposed to be free? Whoops! Part Three.
    A Change of Plans. Part One.
    A Change of Plans. Part Two.
    Maybe this wasn't such a good idea... Part One.
    Maybe this wasn't such a good idea... Part Two.

    Sunday March 6, 2011 - Kennedy Space Center
    Getting our Geek On! Part One.
    Getting our Geek On! Part Two.
    Getting our Geek On! Part Three.
    Getting our Geek On! Part Four.
    Getting our Geek on! Part Five.
    A few random pictures & videos

    Monday, March 7, 2011
    The Beginning to a Very Long Day! Part One.
    The Beginning to a Very Long Day! Part Two.
    The Beginning to a Very Long Day! Part Three.
    The Beginning to a Very Long Day! Part Four.

    Saving the World. Part One.
    Saving the World. Part Two.

    Watching the World Go By. Part One.
    Watching the World Go By. Part Two.
    Watching the World Go By. Part Three.

    The End to a Very Long Day! Part One.
    The End to a Very Long Day! Part Two.
    The End to a Very Long Day! Part Three.
    The End to a Very Long Day! Part Four.


    Tuesday, March 8, 2011
    Joe's Turn. Part One.
    Joe's Turn. Part Two.
    Joe's Turn. Part Three.
    Dinner & Epcot. Part One.
    Dinner & Epcot. Part Two.
    Dinner & Epcot. Part Three.

    Wednesday, March 9, 2011
    Yo Ho, Yo Ho, a Pirates Life for Henry! Part One.
    Yo Ho, Yo Ho, a Pirates Life for Henry! Part Two.
    Takin' out the Bad Guys. Part One.
    Takin' out the Bad Guys. Part Two.
    Takin' out the Bad Guys. Part Three.
    Enjoying Main Street USA. Part One.
    Enjoying Main Street USA. Part Two.
    Enjoying Main Street USA. Part Three.

    Thursday, March 10, 2011
    Exploring the Pop!
    No Fringe on Top. Part One.
    No Fringe on Top. Part Two.
    No Fringe on Top. Part Three.

    Friday, March 11, 2011
    Plans? What Plans? Part One.
    Plans? What Plans? Part Two.
    Plans? What Plans? Part Three.

    Saturday, March 12, 2011
    I Just Want Epcot. Part One.
    I Just Want Epcot. Part Two.
    Good-bye Epcot. Part One.
    Good-bye Epcot. Part Two.
    Good-bye Epcot. Part Three.

    Final Thoughts & Link to the Disneyland Trip Report

    Non-TR Stuff
    New tickerS
    Info about the solo trip
    Solo Trip Plans...revised...again!
    Happy Belated!
    Girlfriend/Solo Trip Details - TWO DAYS!
    Ticker Alert!
    QSDP, 4 Reservations, 3 people, 2 Resorts, 1 Tired Momma. Help!
    Meeting a Brazilian Tour Guide
    Link to the PTR - Jen and Brook's Excellent Adventure
    A Photographic Walking Tour of All Star Movies Resort
    Hurricane Irene Update
    Happy Birthday Henry!
    Henry's First Day of School
    Please Vote!!
    Life Update #1
    Life Update #2
    Update on Dad
    Ticker Alert!
    Disneyland Plans
    Disneyland Sneak Peek
     
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  3. that's nice

    that's nice DIS Dad #330

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    Cute Cute kid. Love carrot tops :)
     
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    I'm in! I think you got me at the title.... :lmao:
     
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    thegreggersmom Mouseketeer

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    Yeaaahhhh! I've been waiting for you to start -- and I am on the FIRST page. :cool1:

    Sarah
     
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    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    I am here!!!!
     
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    Yay! You've started!
     
  9. brookelizabeth

    brookelizabeth <font color=red>Jambo Wildbunch Gang<br><font colo

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    Whoa! You are FAST! Nice! :cool2:
     
  10. vamassey1

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    I'm here! Now I'm going back to read!
     
  11. brookelizabeth

    brookelizabeth <font color=red>Jambo Wildbunch Gang<br><font colo

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    Aw, thanks! :goodvibes You will see a LOT of him...:laughing:


    It's true, isn't it?!?!? :teeth:


    Woot! Glad you made it over here! I'm shocked at how quick you guys are!

    Hey Jen!

    Finally started!! I have a certain pic that I took with you in mind...:rolleyes1 You'll recognize it when you see it as a trademark from your family. And no, we weren't choking each other! :rotfl:
     
  12. Poolrat

    Poolrat I am alive, sometimes I wonder too.

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    I am here. Yes when there are those 2 different approaches to life in general .... welll let's say it is interesting. :rolleyes:
     
  13. KristEn87

    KristEn87 <font color=royalblue>I WILL be twirling around in

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    So excited for this!!!:cool1:
     
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    Can't wait to read all the details!
     
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    Lovely start and oh so true.

    Wonderful intro pictures too. I can't wait to hear the details and see the magic.
     
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    lovealldisney Lover of all things Disney!

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    Made it to the first page!! Oh Yeah!! :banana: I'm in. :)
     
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    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    I think Tim was stalking you...he was awfully fast posting here! :lmao:

    I bet the photo is a jumping one! :rolleyes1
     
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    that's nice DIS Dad #330

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    LOL

    It was just good timing! :goodvibes



    Juliana likes the pic of Henry! :goodvibes

    I'm off to play with the little princess!princess: Be back later!
     
  19. Wonders10

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    Hi Brook!

    Great start! I didn't get the fb friend request that you PMed me about (not a biggie, I'm sure you had tons to do right before your trip :goodvibes), so I've been anxiously awaiting hearing about this 2 week adventure!
     
  20. SoonerGirl

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    Loved the intro Brook! I'm so excited to hear how your 2 week adventure panned out :yay:
     
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    1/2 hour and page 2 already!! :laughing:

    Great intro...I'm in for it all :goodvibes
     

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