~~ Sew hot, Hot, HOT! ~~ A sweltering Aug 2013 TR ~ Pre-Trippie link posted! ~ 10/31!

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  1. mblc14

    mblc14 Mouseketeer

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    Out-take of the day...

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    I hope you all have a wonderful day! :lovestruc

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    I love the guy in the tank top facial expression....:rotfl2: I always wonder if this has ever been any of us in someone's TR??? Be interesting to see and laugh at!!

    Can't wait to see what the big news is!!:woohoo:
     
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  3. sewmess

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    Out-take of the day...

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    I hope you all have a wonderful day! :lovestruc

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    I love the guy in the tank top facial expression....:rotfl2: I always wonder if this have ever been any of us in someone's TR??? Be interesting to see and laugh at!!
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    The picture of V is funny, but what caught my attention was that guy.

    That is the one thing I want to do this trip - go crash AoA. I don't think I actually want to every stay there (unless we get some sort of surprise kid) but I cannot wait to see the Cars area.

    And you've got some sneaky ninja bus hopping skills there. Poor Suzi, having to catch up with you.
     
  4. rabbruzzetti

    rabbruzzetti Earning My Ears

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    Oh my!! I have just discovered your trip reports!! I spent last night and today reading all about your March 2012 trip and now have started in on this one. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your bags! Since I'm new here I was hoping you could direct me on where to find out more info on your bags and how much they are and what not. I'm hoping to fit one into my budget for my first mother daughter trip with my DD6!!!
     
  5. solana131

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    Oh gosh...that AoA trip was interesting. Still not entirely sure how we missed you guys :confused3 But it actually worked out good because we got to see a little of POP too. Love your AoA pics. This night is one of the bad ones on my camera. I know Sara has some cute ones though. It was fun!
     
  6. MrsDrewsky

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    I can't wait to read the big announcement! :thumbsup2

    I would be disappointed that Donald wasn't at the entrance as well.

    The pics of Alli with V being cranky are adorably funny.

    Another cliffhanger... popcorn::
     
  7. LMN

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    I'm on pins and needles waiting to hear about the big announcement! :banana:
     
  8. KatMark

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    I'm glad you and Susi ended up finding each other (funny that you missed each other at Epcot). Great pictures of AOA. I know for fact that Mark and I could never stay there. And not because of how big it is, because we don't like the big icons and the in your Disney. But they sure did a great job with it.
     
  9. nannye

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    DOrine, do you have merida pics? I have all of them so just want to be sure. I don't have any fairy godmother photo pass pics, was there a photographer there?
     
  10. Jackiemarie21

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    Hi I am joining in! I really enjoyed your pre-trip report and reading all about your sewing! My very small sewing business helps fund our trips too! My DD had a cold during our trip and we still had a wonderful time, but being sick defiantly slows you down, and that stinks! I hope you all felt better as the trip went on. Can't wait to read more!

    We have to go in July/Aug because of my DH's work schedule. I guess since its go then or not go at all, I have never really thought too much about the weather but it is pretty hot. But, I would rather be in Disney heat than heat at home! :)
     
  11. emmysmommy

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    Hi D! I had to follow your TR since our travel dates overlapped and I recall that Kathy Schultz met up with you too! It was HOT then! Melty HOT!

    Your attempt to get to CRT for dinner sounds exactly like our experience since they had a parade at that time and we had to detour the long way through TL! Argh!

    Sounds like you started to feel better but darn, sorry for the Dessert Party night you were hit with the crud. :sad2:

    Love your whimsical headbands/bags and gear. How adorable and fun. :thumbsup2
     
  12. RHMH

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    Enjoying the trip report so far.:cool1: Midori really likes the Monster's Inc. Hipster..:thumbsup2

    The guy in the picture looks like he needs a new pair of glasses or he just ate something he did not like. Your right, you wonder how many family vacation pictures we are in with crazy looks and faces. :laughing:
     
  13. NiniMorris

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    Loving it so far!

    But I do miss a lot going back and forth between the phone and laptop...I had to wait until this morning to see the out take from the flight...hmmm... Elbow...yes, that's what it was....

    LOL...


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  14. DMGeurts

    DMGeurts Never open texts with the "Hand Sewn Button" attac

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    Hi Mike! Yah - I saw that guy too... And I LOLed at his expression. :laughing: I pray I am never in anyone's TR and making faces - well - unintentional faces that is. :rolleyes1

    It was so fun to crash AoA - it was almost like a theme park unto itself. LOL You'll want to stay tuned for my next update then... popcorn::

    Hahaha... That was the ONLY time the busses worked so well in our favor - I should have known, as soon as it happened, that something was up. LOL

    Awesome! Thank you! I am super happy to have someone else following along...

    uote="solana131, post: 49502943"]Oh gosh...that AoA trip was interesting. Still not entirely sure how we missed you guys But it actually worked out good because we got to see a little of POP too. Love your AoA pics. This night is one of the bad ones on my camera. I know Sara has some cute ones though. It was fun![/QUOTE]

    I think we figured it out yesterday via text - nothing made sense until then. I think, what happened is that you all were waiting at the FQ bus stop - but since the driver went to POR to pick up, he dropped us at the POR stop, which was RIGHT NEXT to the AoA stop... We were literally on the ground outside the bus for less than 20 seconds. I should have known the moment we pulled up - with the AoA bus next to us - that it was too good to be true. I love ya Suzi - I never would have gotten on that bus if I would have known you were there. :hug:

    Oh - you know me - the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT is TOP SECRET for the time being... :rolleyes1 But I will continue to drop clues for you all, here and there, to keep you interested. :laughing:

    Hahaha... I love it!!! Maybe I shouldn't have mentioned anything? It's going to be a while before I can tell you all... and it's top secret news until then. :rolleyes1 But I will continue to drop clues, to keep you all in suspense (I've been told that I am good at that...) popcorn::

    Yay - so happy that we found Suzi too! Meeting up with her and her clan was one of the big highlights of our trip! I loved AoA... I think we could do a short trip there - but it would have to be short, we are way too used to the quiet and smallness of FQ.

    I do have the Merida pics... I love how they turned out! There wasn't a Photopass photographer at the Fairy Godmother... But I have TONS of pics of the meet on my camera... Do you want me to email them to you?

    Welcome! That is awesome! I love meeting fellow seamstresses on the The Dis! Super happy that you are following along. Bummer about your dd having a cold... V came down with a cold as soon as we got home - it was pretty nasty - she is still trying to get her ears to pop from the flight and we've been home for 10 days. :eek:

    I totally agree... The heat was awful - but I feel the same way - right now we just don't have a choice. I cannot afford to let the girls miss that many days of high school for a trip - and it's SO MUCH WORK for them to get caught up... I hate going in the summer - but this was our first summer trip - and it was soooo nice not to have the stress of homework on us all the time.

    Welcome!!! Glad to have you following along. Yes, I did meet Kathy - super happy about that! What were your trip dates??? Where did you stay??? Ooooh - maybe I should just go read your TR and see for myself? LOL

    Yah - that was pretty rough... I don't wish it on anyone. And now the girls want to eat there again... Sigh - That was supposed to be a "once in a lifetime thing." LOL I hope you made it to your CRT ADR on time.

    We did start to feel better - still bummed about the dessert party... but we will just have to do it again - it won't be the same with out Suzi and Erin there with their families, but... :wizard:

    Thank you!!! It sure added a ton of fun and attention to our trip! I am not sure I could ever go back with out it. :thumbsup2

    Thank you!! Super happy to have you following along! She may have to fight V for it - LOL.

    LOL... He does stick out... I should try to find one of him with a normal face...

    Thanks Nini - so glad you are still following along. LOL yes - I can see your confusion between the elbow and ???? LOL :rotfl2:

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    Another nice day yesterday...

    I am still finding it so strange to not have such a heavy workload in my sewing room... It's very hard to find things to occupy my time... I did spend some time up there yesterday though. As most of you know - as a rule - I try not to spend any time up there on the weekends, but as we were prepping for our trip - I was pulling 12 hour days/7 days a week for the last several weeks. So to be back to my normal schedule is very bizarre for me. So, just a few hours up there yesterday and I made a nice dent in my next BIG SUPER SECRET progect... No hints for it today - other than progress. :thumbsup2 But let's just say - the sooner I finish - the sooner you will get to see it. :surfweb:

    I am still debating on ordering my Photopass CD... Then, as I was going through some photos on my phone yesterday - I found a TON of them I could have uploaded to my TR already... Really bummed about that. So, I think what I am going to do, is just edit those posts involved??? What would you do? Then I can just post a link to that post to let you all know it's been updated? :confused3

    Today the girls and I are headed up to BFF's house. We have not seen her since we have been home from our trip. I am also bringing Alli's UP bag with me... It had an accident with her make-up on the trip home and it didn't win. I am so very sad about it - you all know how many HOURS I had into it - but I only found out the other day when she unpacked. It is very possible that I will have to rip the entire bag apart and remake it - I am hoping that I can at least save the panels with all the applique work on them - as that is where most of my time was spent. BFF is a whiz on getting stains out - so I am going to let her work her magic first. Thankfully I sprayed it down good with Scotch Guard before we left - so there is a bit of hope of saving it. Wish us luck. :wizard:

    That's about all for updates in my boring life... :rolleyes1

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    Out-take... I had to pull this one out - even though it showed my drawing, the girls' faces were awful (even if one of them was intentional. :rolleyes1)

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    Have a fantastic day everyone!

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  15. DMGeurts

    DMGeurts Never open texts with the "Hand Sewn Button" attac

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    Yesterday, Alli created her own user name on The Dis... :lovestruc She plans to update my TR with some of the pictures she took on our trip. She is a bit nervous about this, and I don't know when she will get a chance to do it - as she wants to edit them all, so it may be weeks... But I wanted to let you all know that she may be around a little bit. :thumbsup2

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  16. sweetpeaandevie

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    haha love that outtake :rotfl2:
     
  17. DMGeurts

    DMGeurts Never open texts with the "Hand Sewn Button" attac

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    So, did we ever find Suzi?

    Yes we did... We didn't have to wait too long and then Alli spotted them coming over the bridge. YAY!!!

    We decided that food was the first order of business, we headed to AoA's Food Court. Now, here's where it got very confusing and disorderly. It took us a very long time to get our food - some of us were ready right away, and other lines took forever... I am sure our food was nice, hot and fresh when they gave it to us, but by the time we all got our food - then finally got through the long lines to check out, it had to have been a good 30-40 minutes, and our food wasn't all that fresh anymore.

    Victoria had the Meatball sub w/ Caesar salad.
    Alli had the Caprese Sandwich
    D~ had the Surf n' Surf sandwich (which was awful cold)

    Thankfully Suzi had done a bit of research on AoA and knew which part of the food court to sit in, which was the least crowded (I forgot which part that was though - but when exiting the food court - it's way to the right). We all had a nice time chatting about how our trips were going. Have I mentioned lately how adorable Bradey is??? We just LOVED him!

    We finished up our meal, and decided to head out to the main lobby - as we were walking out the door - Kathy (KatMark) jumped out from behind Suzi and surprised me!!!!!!! I was soooo EXCITED!!! Kathy and I had been trying to plan a spot to meet for months - but some how each time, it just never seemed to work. I had resigned myself to the fact that I wasn't going to get to meet her... And there she was!!! Kathy is just as sweet and lively in real life as she is in her PTR/TRs. Thank you Kathy for somehow making it work - it was one of the highlights of our trip! I even got to meet Mark - They are both so adorable!

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    We spent some time in the check-in area... Which you need to read about in Suzi's TR. During that time, Alli decided to do the dance party... It was super funny. Alli has this "thing" about her - and sometimes it's just hard to look away... This was one of those times. I have it on video - but I won't share it until she has a chance to watch it - she is kind of sensitive about that sort of thing. <--- Teens....

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    From there, we all decided we wanted to see the Cars area... If the girls and I ever stayed there - I think we would want a Cars room... To me, they are the coolest of them all. So here's a TON of photos from that night!

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    I love this picture of Suzi and I - it's one of the only ones of just us together.

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    The girls sent this picture to Josh...

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    Afterwards, we all said our good-byes... And the girls and I left for FQ via Epcot. We had very good timing on the busses again. Once we were there, the girls went swimming and I sat by the pool updating my trip journal.

    We were in bed by 11, and again, we were so tired.

    Link to Day 4 Part A

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  18. sweetpeaandevie

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    That place looks so cool, glad you got to meet up with Kathy and Mark, they seem like they would be so much fun!!! :banana:

    Oh My, Alli could be a model. She is so expressive and always with the greatest poses!!!! :goodvibes
     
  19. Nurse_Mommy4

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    OMG D! Your pictures of AOA are so cute!

    Please tell Alli I said I love the picture of her with the sheriff (she is so pretty).

    Also if Alli likes the dance parties the CM's have tell her we will have to make a date for the one at the pool next year! I love to dance! (one more common thing for my kindred spirit friend and I) LOL

    Tell V that I love her facial expression with Mater! (too cute!)

    I am loving your updates....
     
  20. spiritsim

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    Love the cars pics think we might have to check out that hotel while we are in the world......lol
     
  21. Wood Nymph

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    We have to check out the AoA resort some time. It looks interesting. What is that building called The Cozy Cone Motel used for? It looks cute.

    I love following your trip report because you are disciplined enough to write an update every day. Of course, someone who can work from home has to be disciplined, since it so easy to be sidetracked at home. ;)
     

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