Stop Making Me Laugh Or I'll Pee My Pants! Go Back! I Lost My Shoe! Trip Report!

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  1. mickeystoontown

    mickeystoontown DIS Veteran

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    Although this is only my second trip report, it was our family's 14th trip to Walt Disney World. As you can tell from the report title, we had a whole lotta laughs and a few mishaps along the way! We were at Walt Disney World for 10 glorious days and I documented and took pictures every step of the way. So, sit back and relax while I tell you all about it.

    Oh, and since the trip was 10 days long, this report is probably going to be long. To help those of you who don't want to read all of the chit chat that seems to happen quite a lot on my reports, I'll try to keep this first post updated to include the page and post number of all Disney trip report updates. I've also gone to Hot Springs, Arkansas and to Branson, Missouri and have posted mini-trip reports about those trip. I'll include a post and page list for those two reports as well.

    Disney trip report:

    Post 1 Page 1
    Posts 26 & 27 Page 2
    Post 61 Page 5
    Post 87 Page 6
    Posts 95 & 104 Page 7
    Post 141 Page 10
    Posts 183, 184 & 195 Page 13
    Post 229 Page 16
    Post 288 Page 20
    Post 304 Page 21
    Post 362 Page 25
    Posts 423,424,425 & 426 Page 29
    Post 460 Page 31
    Post 482 Page 33
    Post 521 Page 35
    Post 562 Page 38
    Post 688 Page 46
    Post 725 Page 49
    Post 744 Page 50
    Post 853 Page 57
    Post 873 Page 59
    Post 905 Page 61
    Post 916 Page 62
    Post 917 Page 62
    Posts 987 & 988 Page 66
    Post 1031 Page 69
    Posts 1083 & 1093 Page 73
    Posts 1118 & 1119 Page 75
    Posts 1136 & 1138 Page 76
    Posts 1206 & 1213 Page 81
    Post 1218 Page 82
    Posts 1266, 1269-1972 Page 85
    Post 1322 Page 89
    Post 1339 Page 90
    Post 1353 Page 91
    Post 1407 Page 94
    Post 1439 Page 96
    Post 1441 Page 97
    Post 1483 Page 99
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    Post 1539 Page 102
    Post 1578 Page 106
    Post 1614 Page 108
    Posts 1657 & 1659 Page 111
    Posts 1678 & 1680 Page 112
    Posts 1719, 1720 & 1723 Page 115
    Post 1789 Page 120
    Post 1837 Page 123
    Post 1870 Page 125
    Post 1985 Page 133
    Posts 2221 & 2222 Page 149
    Posts 2263 & 2265 page 151
    Posts 2266 & 2267 Page 152
    Posts 2336 & 2337 Page 156
    Post 2379 Page 159


    Hot Springs, Arkansas trip report:

    Post 2012 Page 135
    Posts 2036 & 2038 Page 136
    Post 2065 Page 138
    Post 2076 & 2078 Page 139
    Post 2097 Page 140
    Post 2102 Page 141
    Posts 2136 & 2143 Page 143
    Posts 2147, 2150, 2153-2156 Page 145
    Posts 2164 & 2165 Page 145


    Branson, Missouri trip report:

    Post 2358 Page 158
    Posts 2394 & 2396 Page 160


    Whew! Let's get this party started!

    Let me start by introducing our wild and wacky family. We live in West Monroe, Louisiana which is over 800 miles away from the most Magical Place on Earth. That doesn't stop us from making the yearly trek though.

    There's me, Lisa. I'm 43 years old and have been working in the legal field for 26 years now. Yes, I started out as just a babe out of high school. I've been a paralegal for too many years to count. Don't believe everything you see on television....the legal business is not as glamorous as they make it seem. I often say I want to be something else when I grow up but I've got too many years invested to start over now.:laughing:

    Then there's my husband, John. He's also 43 years old and owns a cabinet and custom furniture shop. The shop is located right behind our house which is super convenient for him. We have found that even though new house construction has slowed down a lot, many people are remodeling their existing home so John's been kept pretty busy even with the economy the way it is. John suffers from epilepsy and takes a lot of meds but hasn't had a real seizure in years. Thanks to the Lord above!

    Next up are our gorgeous, fabulous, smart, multi-talented children. Yes, I am a bragging Mama.:angel:

    Lacey is our 22 year old daughter. Her first trip to Disney was at the ripe old age of 11. She attends a missionary college in Cleveland, Georgia called Mission Georgia Master's Commission. It's a discipleship program. She has attended for two years now and works her skinny little behind off. Not only does she take college classes but she also works in an Atlanta shelter/soup kitchen, volunteers her time with a baseball team for the mentally/physically handicapped, leads children's church and a whole lot more.

    Last but not least is our 12 year old son, Hunter. Hunter's first trip to Disney was when he was just 1. He actually celebrated his first birthday with Mickey Mouse. Hunter just started the 6th grade and is in middle school now. He is my fellow Disney fantatic. He loves to help plan where to stay, what to eat, what parks to go to first, etc. He is a budding artist, sings in the honor choir, plays guitar and plays several positions on his Tackle II football team. He is a jokester just like his Daddy. Thus, the title of my trip report. Details of that will come along later.

    Oh, you're probably wanting pictures aren't you. Sorry.

    This is Lacey and I. I am on the left.

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    This is John and Hunter. I'm sure you can guess who is who.:laughing:

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    We had a lot of great occasions to celebrate this trip......John and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary while there, Lacey graduated her second year of missionary college in mid-July and Hunter turned 12! What better place to celebrate than at Walt Disney World?!?! Oh, and, we were celebrating Lacey getting to go on vacation with us. She hadn't been able to go for the last two years because of her missionary work.

    Up next, resort details, travel details, etc.

     
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  3. mousebymarriage

    mousebymarriage DIS Veteran

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    Woo Hoo trip report #2!popcorn::
    I can't wait to hear more, I absolutely loved your first report!
    Please give us a ghost update too. Were there any ghostly occurences for your vacation fill in at work?
     
  4. longing2Batdisney

    longing2Batdisney DIS Veteran

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    Hey!! Lisa,
    pixiedust: ready to share in your fun:yay::wizard:

    Connie
     
  5. vladimir10

    vladimir10 Mouseketeer

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    Mind if I join to enjoy the read?

    Looking forward to the trip!

    Thanks for sharing!

     
  6. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    I'm in, hopefully on the first page! LOL!
     
  7. aaaateamsgrandma

    aaaateamsgrandma DIS Veteran

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    :woohoo: I'm here too. I'm so excited you got started. Now I'm off to read. I'm gonna see if I know anyone on this trip.

    Ginny
     
  8. mickeystoontown

    mickeystoontown DIS Veteran

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    Hey! Readers already!
     
  9. mickeystoontown

    mickeystoontown DIS Veteran

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    Hey you two!
     
  10. aaaateamsgrandma

    aaaateamsgrandma DIS Veteran

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    I knew a lady on this report. I like to call her my friend. I am stoked. :yay:

    Ginny
     
  11. mickeystoontown

    mickeystoontown DIS Veteran

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    Aww Ginny,

    You've got me all teary eyed.:angel:
     
  12. aaaateamsgrandma

    aaaateamsgrandma DIS Veteran

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    Aw. Don't cry. I am ready for you to make me laugh. I'm already imagining how this one is going to play out.

    Sit down, buckle up and hold on. zoooooooooooooom zooooooooooooooom
     
  13. deedeew80

    deedeew80 Dreaming of My Prince

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    Jumping aboard Lisa!!! Can't wait to hear all about it!!!

    ~Danielle~
     
  14. shordiebecka

    shordiebecka DIS Veteran

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    Just found your trip report- can't wait to hear more!!!:goodvibes
     
  15. uprivermama

    uprivermama Earning My Ears

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    Goody, Goody. New trip report in progress! Must update subscription....

    Pulling out popcorn, setting the fan to blow directly on me, cool drink on the table... all set. Proceed! popcorn::
     
  16. Amy&Dan

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    Oh Lisa, I am so excited to read your trip report! I am about halfway through the last one, which I just now found (you started that one when I was in WDW so I guess I missed it til now).

    I love your pictures, you have a great family. And you and John look way too young to be married 25 years!

    I can't wait to read the whole thing!:cool1:
     
  17. rndmr2

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    Can't wait to hear about your trip! I am suffering from WDW withdraw (haven't been since 2004 :sad2: ) so I have to live vicariously through trip reports until I can get there again, hopefully in May.
     
  18. mickeystoontown

    mickeystoontown DIS Veteran

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    I was going to post another update earlier today but we had some really bad weather blow through and it took out the electricity.

    Welcome aboard ya'll!
     
  19. Pikester

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    I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED your last trip report! I SO can't wait to read this one! I also can't wait to hear how everyone felt about the CBR surprise.
     
  20. Angies1274

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    Yay!!!:yay: Another trip report!! I'm so excited!!:woohoo:

    Can't wait to read all about it!!!:goodvibes.......popcorn::
     
  21. mickeystoontown

    mickeystoontown DIS Veteran

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    Glad that you made yor way over! John and I were just 18 when we got married. He dated my friend for a couple of weeks and I met him through her. They were actually more drinking buddies (he's a preacher's kid and they all go through that stage....she later ended up in rehab for alcohol addiction.) so my friend didn't care if I stole him away. We went out for 2 weeks before popped the question in February. In August, we were married. I've loved each and every minute of it and have never once wondered why I got married so young.

    Oh my goodness, I'd be having serious withdrawals too if I hadn't been since 2004. I always say that I keep myself sane by reading trip reports and looking at pictures.

    Our 2010 WDW vacation is scheduled for May 27th through June 5th. The waiting begins.

    Thanks for the compliment. We definitely didn't have as many "mishaps" as we had last trip. Thank goodness! But, we did have a whole lot of fun!
     

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