SOOZE 10 year Anniversary Getaway.. All DONE!

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  1. Sooze

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  3. rentayenta

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    Adults only on the trip or only adults can read this? :rotfl2: :thumbsup2
     
  4. Sooze

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    I changed the title!! Does that make more sense?:upsidedow

    I'll keep it clean, I promise!;)
     
  5. TKDisneylover

    TKDisneylover LOVES Sorcerer Mickey! Loves riding Spaceship Ear

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    Sooze,

    I can't wait to start reading about your trip planning! Adults only, SWEET!:thumbsup2 Sounds like the parents get to take a vacation, good for you!
     
  6. FauntleroyFAN07

    FauntleroyFAN07 Commander of Donalds Crew Oh Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy

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    good title...im here.
    :thumbsup2
     
  7. Hedy

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    I'm here!
     
  8. Sooze

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    Well, my ticker offically says one month.. kind of... so I feel ready to start nailing down some plans, sharing some insight into the trip, and striking up some conversations with the most Disney-fied group of online friends! Everyone ready?

    Let me begin by sharing some pictures... because I LOVE looking at everyone's pictures, don't you?

    Here is my family...
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    This was taken Labor Day weekend of 07. For those of you joining me after reading that TR... welcome back! So glad I didn't bore you away!!

    I'll give more details about them in the next episode!!
    DH and I are officially Disney obsessed... we love everything about Disney, and the standards they set for themselves...

    If you've seen these pics already, sorry!

    Here is our bedroom... don't worry.. it's safe
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    and some other random Disney-ness
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    And, in honor of the upcoming holidays, some of our Christmas Disney!
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    Yes, our neighbors think we are crazy and that we worship false idols.... guilty, I guess!:confused3
    Here's the wreath with the lights on... well, almost all of them on.. we need to replace a few strands! DH and I made this wreath ourselves by combining several.. well, three to be exact. We made the neighborhood crack up when this went up the first time, three years ago!
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    Our favorite ornaments:
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    Isn't he handsome? And not to be out done.. here's the little one.. who just learned how to say "CHEEEEEEEEESE!!!"
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    You'll learn much more about my fun, Disney freaked family soon enough! I need to get some sleep... full work week ahead...:teacher:

    Later y'all!
     
  9. Sooze

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    :yay: Welcome! Yes... Mom and Dad alone time! We try to do a little bit every year. This one was special, since it's our 10 year anniversary. Hope you join us for the fun! (Well, on the report anyway.. you might feel a little left out if you REALLY joined us!!):lmao:

    Welcome back!!! Hope to have as much fun as you guys did on your getaway! (even tho' ours is half as long!)

    :wave: Glad you joined us!
     
  10. DisneyJo

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    I'm in, love your MM wreath and that you made it yourself too :thumbsup2

    How cute that she learnt to say cheese :cutie:
     
  11. PrincessV

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    YAY, I'm in from the beginning this time! :thumbsup2

    I just LOVE your Mickey wreath - very, very cool!
     
  12. FauntleroyFAN07

    FauntleroyFAN07 Commander of Donalds Crew Oh Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy

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    Oh you guys really will, it will be so much fun.

    That is a great idea about the disney reef, you know what i am going to buy after the holidays, i stock up like crazy after the holidays to get everything on clearance for the next year.

    It is not worshiping false idols, you are just putting up decorations. Nothing wrong at all with the mickey reef.

    My house was jammed packed last year with decorations, and i still bought 15 more boxes of lights for outside, and 12 more candy canes, not sure what i am going to do with them all, that is planned out on Saturday when the go up. I have a few ideas in my head, but still thinking them out, i have something cool planned for a few of our trees.


    Ohh and i got another blow up santa for the yard.

    Already have 1 mickey 7 footer, now i have another one with homer.

    But he is only 5 feet tall.:thumbsup2

    How did you secure them together the reefs?
     
  13. IluvXU

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    I'm onboard too!
     
  14. Sooze

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    :yay: So glad you're here! Glad you like the wreath, too! It's our favorite thing to put up at the holidays!

    :yay: HI! Welcome! Glad you could be here from the beginning.

    You need to take a picture of all of your holiday stuff! I love seeing what other people do!

    We used wired to secure the wreaths together... we got the thickest wire we could get, that was still pliable enough to bend and twist. When we hung it up, we used picture hanging wire (heavy duty) and hung one wire from his head, and one from each of his ears.

    :yay: Welcome! I'm so excited to have you along for the next ride!! Even though we won't have any cute toddler stories this time...:rolleyes:
     
  15. FauntleroyFAN07

    FauntleroyFAN07 Commander of Donalds Crew Oh Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy

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    Will do, I am planning on putting them all up this weekend, so i will take pictures for everyone to see.

    Thanks for the tips on the wreath.
     
  16. TKDisneylover

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    Totally awesome wreath. I saw this one on the Dis a few years ago, and considered doing it, but DH said, "No Way!" Bummer:sad1:

    Yours looks great!
     
  17. TheDISneyFamily

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    AWESOME!!! I love it!!! :love: (and it sounds like our neighbors! LOL! :lmao: )

    I am present and accounted for in your new TR!!! :yay:

    -Michelle
     
  18. Sooze

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    I enjoyed seeing some of your Disney ornaments! Any more pics up yet?

    I'm so sorry DH won't play along! Luckily, MY DH is almost MORE obsessed than me! He LOVES that wreath!:love:

    Glad you're here! I know how very busy you are. Glad you like the wreath:)
     
  19. Sooze

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    All righty everyone. Here we go!

    Allow me to introduce myelf and my travelling companion.
    My name is Susie. I'm 34 years old and I'm an elementary teacher in Indianpolis. This year, I actually started a new job after teaching 2nd grade for 10 years. I am the 'applied technology' teacher. I have a lab with 30 newish Dells in it. The kids are dropped off to me by their classroom teacher (like gym, music, or art). I have them for 50 minutes. We do Word, Excel, Power Point, and use the internet for all of our projects. It is the BEST gig in the world!

    I am a performer. I started in band/choir, moved on to dance/color guard, then finally found my way onto the community theater stage. I would give ANYTHING to perform in some way, shape, or form at WDW.

    I've been a Disney-a-holic since I can remember. I think it really kicked in the year the Little Mermaid was released. Now that I am old and have my own family, DisneyWorld is our vacation place. We have no need to go anywhere else, yet.

    My DH is Matt. He is 35. He is a band director in Avon, IN. If anyone out there follows marching bands, they are one of the top in the nation. They just won their SEVENTH CONSECUTIVE state championship, and placed 2nd in the nation at Bands of America Grand National Championships. Needless to say, I don't see him very much. He rehearses with the band ALL THE TIME!!

    Matt also works with drum and bugle corps. If anyone out there follows DCI... Matt is the brass caption head for Carolina Crown. He is absolutely amazing at what he does!! I'm so proud!:hug:
    Here's a lovely photo of us:
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    See the bandos in the background? This pic was taken about 2 years ago. Matt and I were on staff with the Bands of America Honor Band that marched in the Rose Bowl parade. He worked with the musicians, I choreographed the routines for the color guard!
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    We had fun.. and what made it even BETTER? Guess who the Grand Marshal for the parade was that year?
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    Oh YEAH!!!!
    We also had time to visit DisneyLAND during the holidays.. that was very cool!
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    Well, oooops... that just turned into a band extravaganza, didn't it!:sad2: I'm just excited because they announced the return of the honor band for the 2009 Rose Bowl, and DH and I have been asked to teach again!! That can be a mini-DisneyLand TR, can't it?


    SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo anyway...

    This is another adults-only trip for Matt and me. We took one last year in January as well (TR in siggie). We try to do one every year. It's such a great refresher for a marriage that sometimes gets lost in the busy-ness of our lives and the demand that kids put on you. This is an extra special trip, because we are celebrating our TEN years of marriage!!:cheer2: Our actual anniversary was on November 22... but we ignored it, really! We just want to celebrate it in the right place!!

    Now you kind of know who we are.. up next is the insanely ridiculus and frustrating way we ended up at POR at the end of January, instead of cruising on the Wonder and celebrating New Year's at WDW...:upsidedow
     
  20. pooksma

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    I will be reading your PT very closely:3dglasses as DH and I are about to take our first adults only trip in 12 years. Looking forward to some great tips!;)
     
  21. rentayenta

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    :thumbsup2 LOVE the Disney holiday decor. Maybe I will post a pic of our Disney menorah and our all Disney "holiday" tree. ;)
     

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