Our 3rd Trip to WDW, Sept' 09, *TOC on Pg 1* *TR STARTED - CLICK ON THE LINK*

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  1. Porturican

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    Hi ORMommy,
    I checked out the link to the envelope stuff and its very cool! But I don't know what kind of enevelope to use? Can you tell me? :confused3 Also is there a way to see the blank ones Or do I just have go through each page?

    I also see your son will be 10 soon and your sad. I know how you feel they grow too fast my son will be 15 in Oct and starting high school in 2 weeks:sad1: Why can't they stay 4?
     
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  3. oregonmommyof2

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    Don't encourage him... :sad2:
     
  4. oregonmommyof2

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    You print out the envelopes on plain white printed paper... Then just cut and fold a little tape or glue and you are done... I went through all the pages personally but I think she has a link somewhere in there to her photobucket or something where you can see them all...

    Tailor just sold Alec to my parents in exchange for a gum ball machine... She even signed a contract for it... Looks like we are down to 3 for this trip...
     
  5. Porturican

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    The envelopes look like they have a opening on the side, is that right? I have no idea where to find those kind. I guess i will start searching it out at Dollar stores, Target, etc... I will also look through her pages somemore or maybe ask her if she has a link to the blanks. I figure I will just write on them myself.

    :rotfl2: about your daughter selling her brother for a gumball machine...Gotta love that Brotherly/sisterly love. Good Stuff!
     
  6. oregonmommyof2

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    You don't need envelopes... You just print out which ever one you want and then cut it on the black lines... fold it on the black line to make the envelope yourself... I think I have a blank one one my computer, if you PM me your email address I can send it to you...
     
  7. Porturican

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    OHHHHHH I get it now! :idea:Way Cool!
    So you just glue the edges together! I gotta go get some glue sticks!

    Thank you! :hug:
     
  8. mousescrapper

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    (1st why can't I get the mulit-quote to work for me today....UGH very annoying....:headache:)

    thanks for pointing me in the right direction....those are nice maps from the passporter. I used touringplans for our last trip this past March and it prints out a grayscale map w/ your #'s of your order of attractions on the points but doesn't list everything else.

    I like the idea of putting a color map w/ all points w/ your tour plan...RideMax seems a bit intense for me even though I am pretty OCD w/ the schedules, thanks for sharing now I have a better idea of how that works. good thing I have over 15 months to get this next trip all figured out. :rolleyes:

    also to chime in another Q of yours the souviner $$ that is always hard to judge I think too....:confused3

    I have 4 kids so that makes it even more challanging plus I am such a sucker for the Disney stuff.

    I usually feel at least $200-300 for is a good starting point, but that does not include kids own purchases, and pressed pennies. I generally budget those seperately. I think it depends on what you "plan" to buy. After 2 trips in a row, I'm going to look over how much I actually budgeted and what we spent. I seriously need to come up w/ a better way of tracking it too. I'm thinking besides carrying my TR notes notepad for the TR when I get home I need to have a sep notpad to track the purchases on site, not just a running total in my head and then how much we actually spent once we get home. we do the sep $ enevolpes for the kids too, but then also buy them something too of our $. Souvenirs is my ultimate weakness at WDW.
     
  9. oregonmommyof2

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    Okay let's talk about August, shall we...

    We are down to 6 weeks until we leave...

    My To-Do List for this week:
    Reserve Cabana DONE:cool1:
    Buy dog food, cat food, and cat litter for while we are gone DONE
    Download new music to I tunes
    Laminate Touring Plans

    At the 4 week mark (Aug.15)
    Pre-Order Photopass CD

    At the 2 week mark (Sept.1)
    Stop mail
    Email milkman
    Get Ipods loaded

    At the 1 week mark (Sept.7th)
    Order water from Costco
    Do online check-in for resort
    Get all electronics charged
    make sure all memory cards are empty

    At the 2 day mark(Sept.13th)
    Clean out the fridge
    Mark sure all laundry is done
    Buy Jordan's food *Got a start on non-perishables yesterday*
    Get Jordan a house key

    At 1 day out(Sept.14th)
    Go to bank, make any deposits, get cash
    Delta check-in and print boarding passes
    Pack all electronics and chargers

    Terry is leaving very early on Monday (3rd) for Las Vegas, but he will have my laptop and the internet, so we should still hear from him... He is returning very late at night on Thursday (6th)

    We are suppose to go camping the 23rd to the 26th... That will depend on how busy Terry is at work...

    Alec's birthday is the 31st... We need to plan his party soon and find out when all of his friends can make it... A bunch of 10 to 12 year old boys eating pizza, playing video games, and seeing who can pee everywhere in my bathroom besides the toilet...:rolleyes: Normally Terry wins that last one... :laughing:
     
  10. winkers

    winkers <font color=blue>I was stuck in that position and

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    you should try having 4 boys in the same house with only 1 bathroom....fun times. I swear they have a competition going to see who can get it the farthest from the toilet.:sick:
     
  11. oregonmommyof2

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    I too am thinking Ridemax may be a little too structured, but thought it would be worth a shot at least once... If we don't like it then we just go with the flow... I don't think the parks will be that bad... last year they were awesome... I kinda think we bought Ridemax just to give us something to do now... :laughing: We do kinda like how it gives you the step by step though... And you really can make it as structured and as relaxed as you want... We posted our first day and maybe that was a mistake, that is always our busy, let's do everything day...

    Thank for your input on the $$$... Last year I kept a log of what we spent each day and what it was on... I looked at it for this year and realized we spent almost 600 on stuff for other people... :eek: Not happening this year... And we bought stuff last year that we now won't need to this year... I can't see us spending more than a few hundred on stuff, but I have never gotten out of there that cheap... This year I am going to try and stay out of the shops, they kill me, I always fine things other people would like... :sad2: i am just going to keep telling myself every time I think I need to buy something that I am spending the deposit for our cruise in 2011.. :)
     
  12. oregonmommyof2

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    I have a rule in my house... Nobody is allowed to use my bathroom... Tailor can if someone is in the main bathroom, but that is because she sits down too.. :rotfl:

    Terry is allowed to go #1 in there, cause he knows I will use his head to clean it if he "missed", but #2 he must go to the main bathroom... :snooty:
     
  13. winkers

    winkers <font color=blue>I was stuck in that position and

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    I can only imagine the joys of having more than 1 bathroom. 7 people and 1 bathroom is interesting.
     
  14. oregonmommyof2

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    Here is a nice bathroom story as to why Alec is not allowed to use my bathroom:

    Tailor was in their bathroom and Alec asked to use my bathroom, which I had just spent forever cleaning and disinfecting... Well, about 10 minutes after he got out of there, I went in there and noticed pee on the toilet, floor, wall, and cabinets... Everywhere! I told Terry and he called Alec in and asked him what happened... His response was that he wanted to see the look on his face when peeing and got it everywhere... But he was happy to report that he makes no weird faces when peeing... :rolleyes:
     
  15. winkers

    winkers <font color=blue>I was stuck in that position and

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    :lmao::lmao:

    only a boy would think of that!
     
  16. jmkford4

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    We will be at MNSSHP on Sept 22. I thought I read that you are all going that day?
     
  17. oregonmommyof2

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    We will be at MNSSHP that day! We have an ADR at LTT at 4:25pm

    Did you see the Incredibles shirts we will be wearing? Easy way to spot us...

    The kids want the masks for your eyes too, I should probably look into buying those...
     
  18. jmkford4

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    We haven't decided what we will be yet. We have a 5:05 ressie at Diamond Horseshoe, but they now called us and want to change it to LTT. We will see where we end up!

    We were thinking a Peter Pan theme, but not sure. There are 7 of us, so hard to have a theme! We will definitely look out for you guys. :)
     
  19. oregonmommyof2

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    I wonder why they want you to change... weird...

    How about Snow White and the 6 Dwarfs, you can say Sleepy was to tired to go to the party... :confused3
     
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    They say they are having a special event there. IDK. I have already purchased my MNSSHP tickets, and if that was the event they were talking about, I am sure they would not suggest LTT as a replacement? I will find out tomorrow when I call.

    DS1.5 could be sleepy! I am sure he will be! :lmao:
     
  21. oregondaddyof2

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    Hello everyone... Thought I would check in with you all again... Just got home from my 2nd 16 hour day in a row... I gotta get to bed soon as I have to be back at work in about 7 hours... I will try to check in tomorrow before I go to bed for my flight to Vegas Monday morning :cool1:...
     

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