May 2008--Everything's Coming Up Roses -- COMPLETE

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  1. Marshay

    Marshay I'm Goofy for Mickey. Don't worry if you get a bi

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    Hello! We are a family of three going back to BCV May 3-12. Come along on my PTR -- share your thoughts, see my crafts and have some fun!

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    UPDATES
    2/4/08 ADRs - #21
    2/10/08 Schedule - #69
    3/16/08 Disney ABC Book -- Cover and Back #198
    4/1/08 Letters A through F - #233
    4/4/08 Countdown to Disney Calendar - #242
    4/21/08 Disney ABC Book - #309
    4/27/08 LGMH, Door Sign and Tie Dye T-shirts - #365
    4/28/08 Final Schedule - #380
    4/29/08 Brief Itinerary Album - #402

    The Actual Post Trip Report
    5/18/08 Chapter 1a - What We Missed #471
    5/18/08 Chapter 1b - What We Didn't Miss - QUIZ #481
    5/19/08 Chapter 2a - Fly Me to Orlando #533
    5/20/08 Chapter 2b - Meet Me at MK #561
    5/31/08 Chapter 3a, Page 41 - Beach Club Here We Come #614
    6/3/08 Chapter 3b, Page 42 - Going with the "Flow" (hee hee) #623
    6/9/08 Chapter 4a, Page 46 - A Shore Good Time #686
    6/13/08 Chapter 4b, Page 47 - Shore Good Eats #695
    6/22/08 Chap 5a, Page 48, Riding Dumbo -- Do or Die #712
    6/22/08 Chap 5b, Page 49 Disney Book Comes Alive #717
    6/29/08 Chap 5c, Page 51 Meeting Dissers #758
    7/8/08 Chap 6a, Page 54 First Mickey Ice Cream Bar!! #808
    7/17/08 Chap 6b, Page 57 Shopping and Princess Dinner #853
    7/17/08 Chap 7 Poly Pics and Posing
    7/24/08 Chap 8a Toon Disney #872, Pg 59
    7/29/08 Chap 8b Pirates and Princess Oh My! #888, Pg 60
    8/8/08 Chap 9a The 'Wild' Segway Tour #906, Pg, 61
    8/15/08 Chap 10 Toy Story Mania #928, Pg 62
    8/20/08 Ultrasound Photo Pg 63, #940
    8/20/08 Chap 11 Last Day and Finally the Dream TEAM!! #950, Pg 64
    8'21/08 Chap 12 LESSONS LEARNED #956, Pg 64


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    We are going during the Flower and Garden show and both DH and I love plants & flowers so we are excited to stop and smell the roses along the way!

    Since purchasing DVC a year ago, our planning for Disney has been so much easier -- we love having our own room and one for DD in our 1BR villa, plus kitchen, dining table, sofa/chairs, w/d. And of course, it's a wonderful treat not having to pay for a room each year!

    So as I'm excitedly waiting our trip, it just seems like everything is coming up roses for us!

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    I guess a second title would be, "Two by Two", since this trip will have a lot of "seconds" for us.

    It's our 2nd DVC stay :cool1:

    My 2nd time at the Flower and Garden Show.

    My 2 yo will be so much more into Disney this time.

    This is our 2nd time to go with my parents. (Don't you just love DD's "animal" face?)
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    We are eating 2 times at Le Cellier since we liked it so much our past 2 times we ate there.

    We'll do the Photopass again (#2) this time and I hope to reserve the GF Photosession again (#2).

    And who knows? maybe we'll be blessed with getting pregnant between now and then with baby #2.
     
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  3. Marshay

    Marshay I'm Goofy for Mickey. Don't worry if you get a bi

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    Originally we were going to go back to WDW in September. We went in 2007 and really loved the low crowds and Toddler Magic Hour in MK. We also bought annual passes b/c we knew we wanted to go again in 2008.

    At the same time, we are trying for kid #2 and needed to plan our vacation so I wouldn't be 7-9 months pregnant. Then my parents said they were going back in late April/early May, so we decided to go in May as well. Our dates only overlap for 4-5 days so we are not sharing a 2BR villa this trip, but hopefully BCV can arrange for them to be close by.

    I've made our ADRs, planned out our park days, reserved the rental car and started the PTR!

    I'm still waiting for a cheaper flight -- yeah, I know this is a guessing game but I'm hoping JetBlue, SW or United will start a travel war for spring.

    Also, we plan to fly in May 3 (BCV doesn't start until May 4) so I need to reserve a room for one night. Last time we got a tremendous deal of $45 on priceline for the Best Western Lake Buena Vista in DTD with Epcot view. Either we'll Priceline again or we'll stay at one of the Value resorts we haven't been to before.

    I'm hoping to do a bunch more crafts (you may remember some of these from my Sept TR):
    - tie dye shirts
    - autograph book
    - itinerary book
    - LGMH with googly eyes (actually have a ton of these leftover)
    - Large LGMH for stroller and Baggalini
    - Sign for room door with place for folks to make comments
    - Countdown calendar for DD

    That's my list so far. I have more ideas but we'll see if I get the rest done first!
     
  4. Tat2ddisneymom

    Tat2ddisneymom <font color=green>Will have to keep the husband<br

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    Hi Marshay! I'm here for your PTR!
     
  5. Marshay

    Marshay I'm Goofy for Mickey. Don't worry if you get a bi

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    Oh, and I forgot to mention a little bit about each of us:

    Me - I love Disney and just feel so at home here. A trip in WDW is never the same even if you do mostly the same things! I'm a mother, scrapbooker, volleyball player and planner/organizer. My favorite things to do at Disney are Wishes/Goodnight Kiss, RnR, ToT, Mission Space and Space Mountain. I love eating at Narcoosee or California Grill for a special date night with hubby! Shopping at DTD is a must!

    DH is a self-described computer geek and master of all obscure! He loves his daughter deeply and likes to make me happy with Disney stuff. (In fact he is the one who suggested we look into DVC...). He is into photography and loves to take time to just get some cool photos at Disney. He's generally happy as long as DD and I are happy but is not a planner, does not like to get up early or do commando-style touring. He loves having date night at Pleasure Island or cuddling in a hammock at one of the beach hotels.

    DD - we are hoping our DD2 will become potty-trained well before the trip! However, we take a step forward and then just stop nowadays...This will be DD's 3rd trip to WDW (3 months, 26 months and now 33 months). She still talks about riding Dumbo and IASW. She knows all the princesses names and happily went up to talk to them. She did chicken out of Goofy's Barnstormer but sent her favorite teddy bear to ride with Daddy last time. This time she says she will ride it!
     
  6. Marshay

    Marshay I'm Goofy for Mickey. Don't worry if you get a bi

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    You have eagle-eyes! I was going to send a "hey, check me out" post on TrentMom's TR but you beat me! :goodvibes
     
  7. Tat2ddisneymom

    Tat2ddisneymom <font color=green>Will have to keep the husband<br

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    I don't know what got into me, I'm on the ball tonight!:lmao: I'm usually the last one to join in on these things. Now, hurry up and pimp yourself over at Trentmom's so you can get all the infamous posters over here.:rotfl:
     
  8. Marshay

    Marshay I'm Goofy for Mickey. Don't worry if you get a bi

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    Just did!! I'm sure Sharkey won't mind...too much!!:rotfl:
     
  9. FHS_chick_2005

    FHS_chick_2005 <marquee><font color=magenta>Too busy to even thin

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    IM HERE!!!!



    :wave:
     
  10. Tat2ddisneymom

    Tat2ddisneymom <font color=green>Will have to keep the husband<br

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    :woohoo: Infamous poster #1!:lmao:
     
  11. Marshay

    Marshay I'm Goofy for Mickey. Don't worry if you get a bi

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    Hey, Steph! Glad you could join us! I'll have some very special pics of my DD just for you to gush over! You know I just hate that!...:rotfl2:
     
  12. Trentmom

    Trentmom <font color=red>A Christmas"y" tag for a Christmas

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    I am so excited!!!

    You have started!!!!!


    No, I don't mind!!!

    Pimp away on my report!!!



    :goodvibes :goodvibes :goodvibes
     
  13. lovebuzzandwoody

    lovebuzzandwoody DIS Veteran

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    Am I infamous enough? :confused3

    Marshay, your daughter is a cutie! She looks just like you too! :goodvibes
     
  14. Marshay

    Marshay I'm Goofy for Mickey. Don't worry if you get a bi

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    Yeah, you helped push me to get going! Now the excitement starts up again!
     
  15. Marshay

    Marshay I'm Goofy for Mickey. Don't worry if you get a bi

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    Yes, Infamous #3 (Sharkey was #2).

    Thanks so much for saying DD looks like me! Really! When she was born EVERYONE said she was her Daddy's girl. Which is cool, too, but there's a part of me that just wants to be in her too!:goodvibes
     
  16. jenna

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    Yay!!! You started your pre-trippie!!:cool1:

    I love going in May and love the Flower & Garden Show at Epcot!!

    Can't wait to hear your details and get inspired by your creativity!!!:goodvibes
     
  17. Imagoofy1

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    I'm back for this years pre-trip report - loved last years - :smickey: can't wait for more
     
  18. Marshay

    Marshay I'm Goofy for Mickey. Don't worry if you get a bi

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    Hey, I see your siggie -- you are DVC owners!!! Did you do AKV or SSR or something else?

    And thanks for joining me again.

    When do you go? I can't wait to hear all about the cruise...we haven't done this ... yet!
     
  19. Marshay

    Marshay I'm Goofy for Mickey. Don't worry if you get a bi

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    Hey, Welcome back!! It's like family reunion week with everyone joining back in!

    Once I get DD down for a nap, I'll come back and start listing my ADRs and you guys can tell me what you think. We are trying 6 new restaurants this trip!!! Surely you guys will have gone to some of them and can give me the AOK or not.:goodvibes
     
  20. jenna

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    We bought in at SSR last March. Can't wait to add-on already!:rotfl: We've only stayed at SSR once when we rented points two years ago. Since we've been owners we stayed at OKW (June), VWL (Sept), and coming up this June DH and I will be staying at BWV. Can't wait!! Then I have to save the rest of my points for a Grand Villa (keep your fingers crossed) for our mega May 2009 vacation!:dance3:

    Glad to join you again! :wizard: and :goodvibes that baby #2 will be tagging along on your trip!:hug:

    Re: the cruise- we haven't done that yet either.....maybe someone else you were thinking of?:confused3
     
  21. Marshay

    Marshay I'm Goofy for Mickey. Don't worry if you get a bi

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    SORRY!!! I got my posts confused!

    Imagoofy is doing the cruise (not Jenna)...I posted too quickly!
     

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