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

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  1. heaven2dc

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    I'm glad you made it safely to WDW - what a terrible thing to have witnessed on your way to the Happiest Place on Earth! I sat here with tears going down my face feeling so sad for that girl and what her family is going through. How lucky the passenger escaped with his life but how sad it must be for him. You and your family definitely were protected from being injured!

    Hope the rest of your vacation had happier moments!
     
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  3. Momof2Disneyboys

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    Okay, finally all caught up! Wow I missed a lot.

    I was laughing my butt off about the McDonald's story!! :rotfl:

    I'm so sorry you had to witness such a terrible accident on your way to Disney. :hug: Thank goodness Hunter didn't see it. I am so sad for that family.

    Great pictures! :goodvibes Love the arch pictures! I can't wait to hear about the big reveal!! :yay:
     
  4. aprilisis

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    I forgot to mention- that McDonald's story made me laugh REALLY hard!!!!! :lmao: It wasn't so much Shontrell, but the fact that you brought it back up later. :rotfl2:
     
  5. MK2010

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    Okay 9 pages later and I'm all caught up! I've been working a lot of overtime to pay for our trip in Dec. (3 more weeks and we're paid off!)

    I am so sorry about the accident. What a horrible way to start your vacation. I nearly cried just reading about it. I said a prayer for the passenger and the family of the driver.

    I can't wait for the next installment of the big reveal! Our kids are going to be surprised too, but we're telling them as they get dressed to leave for the airport!

    Okay its my one day off this week so I guess I better go get some laundry done and head to the bank.
     
  6. aaaateamsgrandma

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    Good morning Lisa. Hope your weekend was a good one. Busy Monday here and I'm sure for you too. Have a good one.
     
  7. mickeystoontown

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    Every time I think of it, I get all teary eyed and sick to my stomach. I always think...That could have been us. Movin' on!

    Thanks so much for the compliment. I love writing my reports. Not only does it let me relive the trip but I also get to meet new friends.

    I know what you mean about the waitin' taking so very long. I hated counting down the days.

    I was, indeed, a welcome sight to see the Disney World signs. Believe me, they couldn't have come at a better time.

    Thanks for the hugs. It was truly a sad start to the day.

    I usually don't worry too much about driving. We go on road trips all the time. After seeing that wreck, we begged Lacey to just let us fly her back to Georgia from Orlando. She could get her Jeep (which was at our house) back when she comes home for Thanksgiving. We even offered to drive her to Georgia from Florida and then we'd come back to Louisiana. She was having nothing of it.

    It's hard to take that first trip without one of your kids. During our first trip without Lacey, we called her every day so she'd know what we were doing. I don't know if that helped or hurt. But, I just felt like she needed to hear some of the Disney sounds.

    I bet you are about to burst with excitement. Just over a month and you'll be in Disney again!

    Wtih the exception of the wreck, we were having a fantastic road trip.
     
  8. mickeystoontown

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    I'm glad that Hunter didn't see it. It was bad enough for us adults but it's hard for a child to deal with something like that.

    I've read a lot of posts about people who use a GSP not getting to see the archway. Somehow, it takes them around it. I'd just be beside myself if I didn't see it.

    John has a fear of 18 wheeler blowouts. He's constantly on the lookout.

    You have to get a fart noise maker and a 20 questions game. I got them both at WalMart. The fart noise maker was just $3.00 and the 20 questions game was just $5.00. They were well worth their cost because they provided a lot of laughs and entertainment.

    We always drive to Disney because airfare can get really expensive just like you said.

    Have you ever stayed at the CBR before? If not, I'm sure you are going to love it.

    Us Mom's can't help but worry that something like that will happen while our kids are on the road. I made Lacey call me every hour during her drive back to Georgia.

    Have a great time in NC. You can catch up when you get back.

    Well, of course, you washed the car before the road trip. What kinda person would you be if you didn't.:laughing:
     
  9. mickeystoontown

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    I hope to post the reveal this afternoon. Ya'll know I can't get any work real Dis work done at home. I need to do it while at work.

    You can tell that Lacey works with kids a lot. She is pretty intuitive to their needs.

    Oooh Jen, you need to p.m. me your secret way of making cash. You know I can always use it.

    I wanted to take more pictures but that's all I was able to snap.

    How long of a drive would it be from CT?

    I would think it was out of my mind but then I'd replay it again and get all teary eyed. It was just that bad.
     
  10. MICKEY4EVER!

    MICKEY4EVER! Are we there yet?

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    Lisa. I'm sorry you had to witness the accident. I'm teary-eyed now, just thinking about that. The poor family who lost their loved one. The poor passenger who had to witness that first hand and live with the questions of how he survived and she didn't. Okay, I can't think about it anymore. The Lord certainly blessed Hunter by not allowing his eyes to witness that.

    I'm loving the TR so far, other than that. I'm sure it kind of hampered that excited feeling upon arrival, though. Maybe just a little.

    Looking forward to hearing more! It's no surprise that your daughter is just as fun as the rest of you!
     
  11. mickeystoontown

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    I don't know how the in the world the passenger was able to get out of the car. He hopped out while it was still spinning. I guess he was so full of adrenaline. I don't know. I know that HE was looking out for us. It sure as heck wasn't that lucky penny I found in the Jameson Inn parking lot.;)

    Yes, the McDonald's story was too funny. Shontrell was a hoot but the lady who called Shontrell a **** was even funnier.

    John kept telling me that my little chicken nugget happy meal was going to make me sick because I didn't pay for it. I told him no it wasn't because I told Shontrell numerous time what I wanted to order. And, it wasn't my fault Shontrell was a *****.:rotfl:

    Doesn't it make you feel good when you get to the point to where you know you've almost got the trip paid for! I just love that feeling.

    I've said so many prayers over the passenger, the driver and their families. Too many to count. It never hurts to add another one. I am sure they can use it.

    I'm hoping to get the big reveal installment posted a little later in the day.

    Laundry! Yuck!:headache:
     
  12. mickeystoontown

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    I started not to post the wreck in my trip report at all but it was part of the trip. I felt like I needed to acknowledge the fact that the Lord had truly been with us while we were traveling.

    We were pretty bummed for a while after it happened and it certainly did pop into our minds a lot during the trip. Thank goodness for the fart machine and the 20 questions game. Very good distractors.

    Lacey is, indeed, a character. She provides a lots of laughs for our family. We love her and have decided to keep her.:lmao:
     
  13. aaaateamsgrandma

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    Lisa your Lacey is an angel here on earth. She is so kind-hearted (just like her mom) and I'm sure her training has helped her tremendously, I think it is just born into her. It's those good genes she has.

    I'm so excited to read about how they react with the reveal. I'm sure it made up for a lot you had been through. You are such a good, smart mom

    Ginny
     
  14. MICKEY4EVER!

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    You know what, LIsa? It was a part of the trip and should be posted. Besides, the family could use all the prayers they can get, I'm sure, even from a bunch of strangers like us.

    In my TR, it became a little bit of a bummer from time to time, but I posted it all just the same. I mean, it WAS a part of the story, right?

    Looking forward to more. You have an amazing family. :thumbsup2
     
  15. CW4DW

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    Great update - hate to hear about the tragedy but God was watching over y'all thankfully!

    I can't wait to see how they react when they realize the resort is different... We only have 34 more days and we will be at the Happiest place on Earth - and we can't wait!
     
  16. mickeystoontown

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    I was really lucky with Lacey. She was never one of those stuck up, snotty kids even through high school. She's also not one to go around "preaching" to everybody. She knows there is a time and place to lend her beliefs and thoughts to a situation.

    Lacey also has a really strong support group of women at church. Most are older than her but she gets along with them just fine. They are fine upstanding Christian women and I feel like everybody needs someone other than a family member as friend/mentor. Sometimes, a person will listen to other people when they won't listen to their own family. (Dana, I am thinking of Dale right now. I know he listens to everybody else but not his own wife who is a nurse.:lmao:)

    I appreciate your kind words. They mean a lot to me.

    I hated posting the wreck portion because it brought back so many unpleasant memories. I don't think I've gone an entire day without thinking about it. But, like you said, the family of the driver and passenger can use as many prayers at they can get.

    It WAS part of our journey and I think that it really made us appreciate each other a little more too.

    I think our bunch is pretty amazing but it never hurts to hear someone say it.;)

    He was indeed!

    I bet you are just itching to get to Disney. In just a little over a month, you'll be there!
     
  17. mickeystoontown

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    I just saw your signature. You're staying at Port Orleans Riverside soon. I hope you'll come back with lots of pictures and a review. This is one of the resorts we are considering for our 2010 trip.
     
  18. aaaateamsgrandma

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    Because you are an amazing person you made an amazing mother. Congrats.

    Daughter Sandi and I are figuring out ways to surprise Sheri next Tuesday on our trip to Kansas City for her BD. Sheri is already complaining to me that she invited Sandi and she couldn't come. Couldn't come for mine, now can't come for hers. Too funny
     
  19. pocahontasgal87

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    Hi! me subbing, i love reading trip reports, urs seeem very interesting:D After reading about the accident, made me teary eye, i hate when bad things happen:( Glad u guys felt better and enjoy the thought u r going to disney!

    Cannot wait to read more, i have popcorn in hand:) lol
     
  20. aaaateamsgrandma

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    Lisa, I can't resist. Does John know Pocahontasgal87? Hope that all went well for him this trip.
     
  21. aaaateamsgrandma

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    Pocahontas gal87: I couldn't resist my statement to Lisa. I hope I wasn't offensive to you in any way.

    Did you like CSR? We did.
     

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