Pixie Dust Overload - the day I won One More Disney Day

Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by lvjen777, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. lvjen777

    lvjen777 disney ♥ addict

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    Hi Everyone :wave2:. I’ve been on the DIS for quite a while, but usually in the form of a lurker, and not really a poster. However, I really love reading trip reports & looking at everyone’s pictures & stories. I figured I’d finally give writing my own trip report a go since I finally had a fun story to tell …… So here’s goes nothing!!

    I’ll introduce myself and my family first, then I’ll tell you our One More Disney Day story ..pixiedust:

    I’m Jennifer (but usually just Jen). I never did much traveling as a child and never got to do Disney growing up (tragic, right?), but don’t worry… I have been busy making up for my childhood Disney absence now as an adult! I love all things Disney, as well as photography, blogging & scrapbooking. I usually read all sorts of Disney websites daily and love daydreaming about and planning our next Disney trip (even when we don’t have one booked). Since we live in Nevada, we mostly go to DL, but we’ve also been to WDW once in 2010.

    DBF – Andy. We’ve been together 7+yrs. On the outside, he pretends he doesn’t love Disney, but I know he really does, (really!). He enjoys the rides & food, but most importantly enjoys the fact that I super-plan all our trips, and all he has to do is show up. :) Besides all that, our trips get him out of work, so what’s not to love??? He really is a trooper though, and puts up with all my Disney obsessions (which probably only got worse after OMDD ::yes::)

    DS – Tyler. He’s 11 and a really great kid (and not just because I'm saying so). His first trip to DL was when he was 3 years old, and he’s always loved Disney.. Now that he’s older, according to him the taller, faster and/or wetter the ride, the better. This year he wrote in a school essay that I was a “psycho Disney mom”. I hope his teacher understood he meant psycho in the good way. :) (full disclosure - That essay was written during the Mom's Panel application process, (Round2 for me this year) so I'm quite sure psycho could've been partially accurate, LOL.):faint:

    DD (as in Daughter/slash/Dog) - Rylee. She is a yellow lab. I can't believe I almost forgot to include her here. She is the one thing I probably have as many photos of as Disney. :) Our Ryles is probably the only reason we don't do DL more -- She is such an important part of our family & so completely spoiled... The boys always miss her terribly whenever we're away.

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    Here we are at our last stay at the Grand Californian:

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  3. lvjen777

    lvjen777 disney ♥ addict

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    lvjen777 disney ♥ addict

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    Warning: I am photography obsessed, and I have loads of prized Disney photos...

    Here are some pics from our past trips .......



    of course he loves Disney, why do you ask?
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    back when my child was sweet, young & innocent...
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    a little less young, a little less innocent, LOL
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    and a couple of my favorite photos from around the parks.. There are so many beautiful things to photograph in the parks.. Doesn't everyone have Disney Park photos hanging in their houses like me?
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  5. luckylady

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    I'm in.
     
  6. arbolita

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    Following! Very excited to finally see a TR for one of the OMDD winners =)
     
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    Thanks for posting. So excited to read a trip report from a winner!
     
  9. natebenma

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    What a great time to start this report, just as we are getting all excited about the new giveaway.

    Love your pictures from past trips!

    I'm in!

    Dee
     
  10. lvjen777

    lvjen777 disney ♥ addict

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    Dee, How fun that you're here!

    *(SPOILER ALERT)* : Your awesome resort threads have been super helpful to us!....
     
  11. saintstickets

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    Sign me up coach...I'm in and looking forward to your TR!
     
  12. suevr

    suevr One More Disney Day Sweepstakes Winner :)

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    Great pre-trip report Jen. I can't wait to hear how your trip goes. I really should write my own trip report but I'm such a procrastinator. ;)
     
  13. tinkerbellmagic

    tinkerbellmagic don't hate me because I loved the castle cake

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    Ditto!!! I'm looking forward to your trip report. Starting off great already! :thumbsup2
     
  14. lvjen777

    lvjen777 disney ♥ addict

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    I guess I should mention that this isn't my first win from a Disney sweepstakes..

    Before y'all get out your torches & pitchforks, let me explain. My first contest win was a sweepstakes for a Disney trip a few years back, which was sponsored by a dental company. Nope, I didn't win the trip.. what I did win was............500 dental flossers!! :laughing:Seriously, I just kept pulling more and more flossers out of the box, it was pretty funny. And yes, I'm still using them.

    My second win was another runner-up prize. Let me tell you, when you receive a fancy letter saying you won a Disney 'something', your heart stops & you cannot read that letter fast enough.. I finally got all the way to the bottom of the letter... and I was the lucky runner-up winner of... a Disney coloring book (value $2). :banana:

    Both times, I was just happy to win something/anything. Never in a million years did I think I'd ever really win anything big in my lifetime. However, all that changed on February 20, 2012.....................
     
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    I'm in! Can't wait to hear all about it!
     
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    Can't wait to read
     
  17. VmBorrayo

    VmBorrayo Earning My Ears

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    Great Job Jen! I can't wait to hear about the rest! I'm so glad at least one of us is doing a TR!:worship:
     
  18. natebenma

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    :woohoo:

    I have wondered if stays at the Yacht & Beach Club (and other Deluxe resorts) were available to winners of the contests. I saw on another post that Deluxe stays and also out of pocket add ons were possible to winners!

    Have you been over to the thread over the past few days, or received a letter about the refurbishment of the Jib Slide?

    From what I understand, the Jib Slide and that portion of the pool will be closed from Jan 17 to about Jan 25, but guests of Y&B will be able to use the slide at the Luna Park Pool at the Boardwalk. The other areas of SAB, the Lazy River and sandy beach portions, will still be open during those times.
     
  19. brookelizabeth

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    Joining in! Looking forward to hearing all about your amazing trip.

    :rotfl2: Hilarious!
     
  20. juliehoey

    juliehoey There's a great big beautiful tomorrow...OMDD WINN

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    So exciting! Disclaimer:all names have been changed to protect our identity :rotfl2::lmao:
     
  21. lvjen777

    lvjen777 disney ♥ addict

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    Yes I did read about the refurb, but thanks for the info again .. I haven't broken the news to DS yet, he will be quite disappointed about the slide....:guilty: I understand that's the chances we take for taking our vacation during the off season. :confused3 It's just too bad he'll be missing the slide being open by 2 days... boo ! I haven't checked my mail in a couple days, so not sure if I received my letter yet.
     

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