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  1. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    You should be able to switch it back now.

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  3. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    Still touring the room, I moved on to the bathroom area.

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    And back to the main part of the room.

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    I can’t remember if I have mentioned this yet or not, but our room is obviously a studio. I was using a friends points to stay here for one night.

    Here you can see the box that was sent to me with a fellow Disers fish extender gifts.

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    Opening up the cabinet to see what’s inside.

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    It was now around 3:15ish. We needed to get ready for the Halloween party. I had wanted to arrive right at 4, but it was looking like that plan was not going to be followed. We had to sort out a few things, repack 2 backpacks and get ourselves situated.

    A little before 4 we were ready to head out towards the bus stop.

    Of course I took a few pictures on the way.

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    I just had to get a shot (or two) of Claire on the bridge.

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    I looked for the mailbox as I had a few postcards to mail out from “Mickey” to a few friends.

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    A walk through the lobby.

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    And then out to the bus stop. If I remember right, we did not wait too long at all and a bus arrived. Yay! We were so excited to be going to our first ever Halloween party at Disney!

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    I caught myself in the mirror.

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    And the time. We weren’t “too” far behind schedule.

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    I texted my Dis friend Carey to let her know we were running a bit behind. We had wanted to meet up kind of right away, and I sure didn’t want her waiting at the front for me. Good news, she’s a slacker too! They were running behind as well, so we should be arriving very close to the same time.

    Our first sights of the Holiday décor.

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    Now it was a bit of a madhouse getting in. Lots of people coming and going. I had to go through bag check and so did Claire as we had to backpacks. Then I asked where to go in at, but was directed in the wrong direction, gave my party ticket and then they realized I needed to go to the far end to enter with that. Ok, I was trying to be patient, but we were just so excited.

    We got in finally, and we did the boring thing ….stopped to get a locker. I knew this was driving Claire a bit mad, as it was doing the same for me, but there was no way I was carrying these 2 bags all day. We got our locker, put 1 bag in and emptied the other as much as possible so I only had to carry the minimal stuff and we were on our way to a PARTY!!!!!!!
     
  4. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    Going in during this time of year, you just can’t help but gasp at the decorations.

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    There was a photopass set up right at the front and I wanted to do it, but Claire said no way was she waiting in that line. Darn it.
    This was the best I got from her.

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    But I did make her follow me around to take pictures of all the cute scarecrows.

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    Those were so cute. I tried again to get her to do the photopass op right there, but nope she wasn’t going to.

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    Carey and I were in contact and they had just gotten off the bus. Claire and I slowly made our way up main street as we waited for them.

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    I love all the pumpkins.

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    And we stopped for a photopass picture since there wasn’t a line.

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    He took one with my camera too. It was really dark, so I tried to lighten it.

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    And then some of my Princess.

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    Our first magic shot.

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  5. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    I have resized the photopass pictures on photobucket. But WOW they are still posting HUGE! Let me know if they are showing normal for you or not.
     
  6. Luv2Diz

    Luv2Diz We love the Wonder and Magic of Disney cruising!

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    Your photos are showing up just fine. Thanks for sharing! I also enjoyed your AKL photos. Great view from your room!
     
  7. rndmr2

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    I just love the Fall decorations! You weren't too late to the party, glad you ended up getting a few good PP pics of you and Claire
     
  8. dizneeat

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    Love all the photos of the AKL and the MK, Jen. I just cannot believe how much Claire has grown. And that dress she is wearing is too cute!

    Can't wait for more! :thumbsup2
     
  9. dolphingirl47

    dolphingirl47 In Search of the Tag Fairy

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    I love Claire's dress. The Halloween decorations look a lot nicer than they did when I went during that time of the year in 2009 and 2010. I was a little disappointed. I then went to Disneyland during the Halloween season in 2011 and was absolutely blown away by it all, but this is nearly as nice.

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  10. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    I guess it took a bit, but they are now showing right for me too. Good.


    I do too. It was exciting to see them after seeing pictures each year.

    She is growing like a weed. That outfit was loaned to us by Janet (Mom2RTK). We really enjoyed wearing the outfits she loaned us.

    They were nice, but I have to say, once you got past main street and the hub, there wasn't so many out, which was disappointing. I have seen picture for m DLParis, and WOW, that place goes all out.
     
  11. lovethattink

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    Your pictures are great! I never considered a studio at AKL, but after seeing your pictures I just might do that some time. DH loves AKL.

    I love Claire's outfit for Halloween.
     
  12. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    Thanks! It was nice. We enjoyed the room, just wish we had it for longer.
     
  13. MEK

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    Your room is gorgeous and your shots of the lobby are awesome!

    I love Claire's dress. It really works with all the Halloween borders. However, I think that lady in the striped dress photobombed one of your pictures with her back side. :rotfl2:

    You did a great job getting to the party nice and early.
     
  14. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    Thanks.
    We really enjoyed that halloween themed outfit. Claire was loving all her custom clothes.

    I think I got a lot of photobombs in those pictures. :rotfl2:
     
  15. Woth2982

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    Great update! I love Disney at the holidays. So wish I could have gotten there for Halloween. Maybe if I didn't underestimate my PTO to the extreme I could have. I thought I used all my time off.......i ended up rolling over 4 days. Some accountant I am can't even figure out my vacation time lol.
     
  16. MomToPrincePhillip

    MomToPrincePhillip Mouseketeer

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    I think I've read most if not all of your TR, and I can really is a difference in Claire, is looks so mature and grown up in those photopass pics! And I love the dress, so sweet.
     
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    that's nice DIS Dad #330

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    SO crazy how we were so close to you yet so far!

    Love all your pictures! It was such a gorgeous day and night... perfect for MNSSHP!

    I love Claire's costume. too cute! :goodvibes
     
  18. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    LOL. that would be something I would do too!
    You should try to get there for the party though. It was fun. I can see why people do more than one.

    Thanks. I was looking at last years christmas pictures compared to this year and it is amazing how different she looks in that short time.

    I know. I really thought about coming over to your resort for a visit. had I known our room wouldn't be ready till later, I probably would've.
     
  19. Poolrat

    Poolrat I am alive, sometimes I wonder too.

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    I guess you got it fixed..... I ALWAYS switch back on the upper right hand corner. After it totally locked up on me and I could not even shut down I do not even attempt it anymore. So annoying.
     
  20. francis6306

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    Can't sleep, so I'm catching up over here now…

    Photobucket is KILLING me lately. Ugh… and have you noticed, that even using the "old" part, the editing has changed, and it's the "new style"? :rolleyes2 It's now a hybrid of the two and it's NOT user friendly. I hate change anyway, so I guess maybe I'm not a good person to judge… but if you aren't going to keep the good parts, then why change the format at all????

    BOO to having to chase down your room, but WOOHOO what a room it was!!! I would love to stay there one day, and seeing that layout makes me want to even more! Very nice!

    The Halloween decor is so pretty!!! LOVE the pictures of Claire with the fireworks going off at the Castle! What about perfect timing?!?!?!!?pixiedust:
     
  21. tokyodisneydad

    tokyodisneydad DIS Veteran

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    Two TRs going on at the same time??? It's not fair confusing us that are easily confused.:rotfl2:
     

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