Pirates and their Princesses-DIS Friends take on the WORLD Sep/Oct 2011

Discussion in 'Pre-Trip Reports and Plans' started by MaryAz, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. Charlefours

    Charlefours DIS Veteran

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    Hi everyone!

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    One of my favorite family photos from our 2010 trip​

    Without further ado, let me get on with introducing my family:

    princess: DD, Lilian: is our only princess. Her first trip to Disney was last year, for her fourth birthday. She LOVED it and asks to go back or talks about it daily. Lilian loves to dance, run and jump around and is looking forward to having her own part of the garden this year. On her to meet list for this trip is: the mice from Cinderella, Rapunzel and Pocahontas. She also wants to catch up with the Princesses and possibly meet new fairies if they are not working that day. ;) Her favorite character is Ariel though she will throw in another character into mix sometimes.

    :surfweb: DH, Allyn: is a hard working, fun loving husband and father. He is a software engineer, very technical kind of guy but a big goof ball too. He loves acting, golfing, woodworking/building and gardening. His favorite characters include: Donald Duck, Phineas and Ferb and Sorcerer Mickey. His first trip to Disney was May 2005 and second trip was last September. He admitted after the end of our first family trip he could picture seeing us coming back each year. :cloud9: I don’t think he will have to twist my arm to want to do it either. ;)

    :cheer2: Me, Stephanie: I am finishing up my last year of graduate school and started looking for a job. We all know how tough the job market is right now but I need to get something—my student loans will be coming due in the summer! :eek: Wendy (wlwilliams9) and I have started a business together which has been so much fun. :) For fun I enjoy reading, sewing, crafting, photography and gardening. My favorite characters include: Belle, Mary Poppins, Tinker Bell and Mulan. My first trip was also in May 2005 and second one was last September.

    The Details:

    It is a surprise trip for Lilian. She will have no idea that we are heading down to Disney until we are at the airport. She really wants to go on an airplane and will get to experience it for the first time this trip. I think the way I am planning on surprising her is having one of the Princesses call her at the airport telling her they will see her soon. :goodvibes

    The other big surprise of the trip will she will be going to Disney with her best friend—Emily (Wendy’s daughter). Those two have been best friends since they met last spring. She will also be really excited to see Leanne’s daughters who we had the pleasure meeting (along with their parents ;)) in August last year. She will also love meeting the other kiddos along for the big trip at some point in the trip: Mary’s daughters, Kayce’s daughters and Connie’s son. It is going to be so much seeing the kids playing together.

    When: Wednesday, September 28 through Tuesday, October 4 (possibly the 5th if FD is released for our dates).

    Where:
    Pop Century—so excited to stay there as we have never stayed there (or any value for the matter). I think Lilian will love it!

    Obviously, you can tell from the picture above we went to MNSSHP and we are planning on it again. I am working on my TR from it (long time coming) but I can say this—there is a lot we did not get to do that we are looking forward to going back even though it is just two weeks later then last time. I am looking forward to talking about our upcoming trip and planning to meet you all! :goodvibes
     
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  3. Twoboysnmygirl

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    How exciting!!!!!! I don't think I've ever followed a group PTR! :woohoo: I followed Stephanie over here and I'm excited not only to follow your plans, but that we will be there during the same time as you ladies! :thumbsup2

    Kayce, I'm a running junkie as well, planning on the Family fun run 5K in MK on October 1st while we are there, will you be running? Hoping to run the Princess 1/2 next Feb too!

    Stephanie and Wendy, how cool that you met on the DIS, live so close, and built a friendship!! :lovestruc My partner in DIScrime, Hope, is going at the same time as us, she was a friend already, I just converted her! :laughing: There's nothing like sharing my Disney obsession with friends! ;)

    Your kiddos are all so adorable, makes me a little sad, wishing my kids were still little like that! Our first trip (my dd and I) was with friends when my dd was 7. It was a great age, but a couple times I have seen itty-bitty girls with little princess dresses, in awe at WDW and wish that I had been able to take my kids when they were really young!

    You are all going to have a blast! :goodvibes
     
  4. kcandbella

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    I'm actually doing the half that night at 10pm. I've done a few 5Ks and this Sat and doing a local St. Patricks day 5 mile, then a couple of 10Ks so hopefully by Oct I will be ready! My ultimate goal is to do the full on marathon weekend 2013. We'll see! Glad you are joining in!!!
     
  5. longing2Batdisney

    longing2Batdisney DIS Veteran

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    Hello! Karen

    :welcome: and thanks for joining us...I will not be running but many of the ladies will be running....I'll let everyone check in on that one. I am so excited about meeting and having the kids meet; just adds to the magic!

    Why don't you sign in and let us know your plans! where are you guys staying and what are your dates?
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  6. Twoboysnmygirl

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    GREAT!!! I could probably be ready for my first half by October, but I was too worried about having my first 1/2 be in the dark at W&D, so I decided to just do the 5K and then have my first half be the Princess! Can't wait to hear all about your running! :thumbsup2

    Hi Connie! Looks like you have the only boy, right? Well, I have two boys, but they will be 16 and 17 when in October, so I don't think they count! :laughing: My youngest is 10, going on 16, she'll be turning 11 not long after the trip!

    Our dates are Sept. 29th-Oct. 7th, we're staying offsite. Since there were five of us, it just made more sense, and we are splitting a house with my friend Hope and her two kids! I'm sure you don't want me to go on and on about ALL my plans, since I have most of them figured out already! :laughing: If you have entirely too much time on your hands, I have a PTR as well, in my signature! I must warn you though, I tend to ramble! :rolleyes1
     
  7. leamom2princesses

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    Hi everyone! I am going to try really hard to get to my introductions in the next day or so. Love everyone's intros! I think Red is the right color for me and and my personality! :goodvibes
     
  8. KatMark

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    I should have posted in my "introduction" that we are the "old" people of the group. Our boys are 25 and almost 23 and will NOT be traveling with us. We tend to just play with the kids of our DIS friends and they wear us out...but we have such fun in the process.
     
  9. mousescrapper

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    Hi all :wave2:

    I have "met" and seen several of you over the years on various threads here on the Dis...and I game for reading along w/ this big fun group PTR...seems to be a growing trend.

    I know Stephanie from reading each other's trip reports and Kathy and I share a common fondness for Chicago (we are suburb neighbors...we should meet one of these days :idea:)

    it will be fun to meet more of you and share in your planning...I'll be right behind you arriving later in mid October.

    Scrappie (Julie)
     
  10. MaryAz

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    Welcome Julie!!!! thanks for joining in!!!
     
  11. MaryAz

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    You may have noticed a title change!!! We are sooo excited to welcome (Back) Nickie (my2disneyboys) to our trip!!! We now have 2 more pirates to add to the fun!!!
     
  12. KatMark

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    Welcome to our big group, Julie. Glad you can join in our goofiness and changed plans, etc.

    What suburb do you live in?


    Welcome BACK Nickie. :)
     
  13. my2disneyboys

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    Hey Everyone!!! I am SO excited to be joining this amazing group of Dis Gals! Most of the people on this trip I have been friends with for what??... almost 3 years I guess!! WOW!! Mary, Thank you for changing the title for us!!:hug: My little "Pirates" are SO excited to meet all the kids. Myles wants to know who he is older than! :rotfl2: Is it ok if I am maroon!? If not, I can change this!

    So onto our INTRODUCTIONS!!!!

    We are the Goodreau Family!

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    We have been going to Disney every year since 2004 (sometimes twice a year - like this year!!) We ALL love it so much. :lovestruc To us Disney has brought our family so many wonderful memories and laughter and love! I can't even explain how much we all love Disney!

    So here is a picture of the boys!
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    Myles is 7 years old and has just lost his front tooth and has 3 others that are loose!!:scared1:[​IMG]

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    He is really excited to get back to Disney and meet all his new friends.... and he also wants me to mention that he is excited for this!
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    Owen is going to be 4 on this trip. He is 3 1/2 now and is FINALLY potty trained! This will be our first Disney trip with NO DIAPERS! WOW! [​IMG]

    Here he is meeting his first character!!
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    Here is one of me and my boys!:lovestruc Mothers Day on Main Street- best Mothers Day ever! [​IMG]

    My hubby Wayne! Thank you hunny for changing our Feb Vacation plans so I can go to Disney and meet all my Dis buddies! I love you!!!
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    Ok, so I hope everyone has had enough pictures of the Goody's!

    I am SO thrilled to be planning this trip with you all and to be running a 5K in Disney with you!!

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    Let the planning begin.......
     
  14. jngwright

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  15. jngwright

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    You may have to edit the title to "Pirates and their Princesses and mean Jill who is not bringing her children take on the world...":laughing:
     
  16. KatMark

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    Jill, you will find it a whole new experience when you don't have children with you. :)
     
  17. jngwright

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    lol
     
  18. Charlefours

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    Hi Karen!! :wave2: Thanks for coming over to share the fun with all of us. I know I am looking forward to hopefully catching you in person while you are down there as well!!

    It has been great getting to meet and become good friends with Wendy and her family. It has been lots of fun. :goodvibes The girls are having a blast.


    You will have more minions to play with at Disney this year. :thumbsup2 :rotfl:

    Hi Julie! Thanks so much for coming over to the PTR! :yay: I am glad you are here for the planning fun. Our trips will be here before we know it!! :goodvibes
     
  19. Charlefours

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    This is Lilian's second trip to Disney and her first trip with anyone under the age of 25! :rotfl: She is going to have a ball being able to have interactions with kids she will actually meet (and some she already has met).
     
  20. jngwright

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    Well, Hello:goodvibes. I am Jill and I will be "Deep Sky Blue", if that is okay!

    I am kindof the party crasher of the group, as I am coming sans family. We have a big family/anniversary trip planned in November-so I am coming for the weekend to meet all these fabulous ladies and run in the 5K. My friend Lisa will be joining me. She is not a DISer, but I will work on her!!

    I am married to Greg and have twin boys, Alex and Evan (8). The boys are major Disney fanatics, like me. The trip in November will be their 5th trip! Greg, unfortunately, is not a rabid fan-but we just bought DVC, so I am hoping to convert him. This is us

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    I work part time as, get this, a driving instructor! It is our family business and it allows me a ton of flexibility to spend time with the boys. I also work part time at the preschool at our local elementary school. Opposite ends of the stick, I know!! Most of the time, the 4 and 5 year olds are more mature than the 15 and 16 year olds:rotfl: I love scrapbooking, reading, our cabin in Northern Minnesota, and am looking forward to getting back on the wagon with training for the 5K.

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    Greg works in agriculture at a farm implement dealership. He works hard all week, all year and we love him very much. He loves snowmobiling and has recently acquired another "woman" in his life... He is looking forward to warmer weather so he can go cruisin' with her

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    Hey..I have my obsession, he has his:rotfl:

    Alex and Evan are active, smart little guys who are growing up way too fast! Alex loves playing football, working with legos, and is reading at a 6th grade level!
    Evan is a talented artist and is just a sweetheart. He likes going to movies and riding his snowmobile and four wheeler.

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    This is how we feel when we are NOT at Disney...

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    Ha!

    On to the trip! Lisa and I will be staying at Animal Kingdom Villas at Kidani Village. I am looking forward to staying there. We are planning on doing MNSSHP on Friday night, running in the 5K Saturday morning, and doing F&W at Epcot on Saturday. We will go home on Sunday, hopefully with a nice tan to get us through the Minnesota winter;)

    Here is Lisa and her family

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    I am VERY excited for this trip and to meet these friends!!
     
  21. MaryAz

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    We also need to welcome Jill (the mean mommy not bringing her kids) to the PTR. We are so excited to have her along for the fun!!! I did have Jill pick a color and an intro, but ya already did!!!
     

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