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Trip Number Nine ~ It's Christmastime!

Discussion in 'Pre-Trip Reports and Plans' started by Momof2Disneyboys, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. Momof2Disneyboys

    Momof2Disneyboys New Member

    Hello! Welcome to my PTR! :wave: We are about to embark on our 9th trip to WDW and I hope you will tag along for all the fun! :santa:

    A little bit about my family and I...

    Like I said, this will be our 9th trip to WDW. We started going in 2005 and were hooked!

    I have been married to my DH for 14 1/2 years and we have two wonderful boys, 13 and 11. I am a former hairstylist, former banker, former stay-at-home mom. . . After being a stay-at-home mom for several years, I decided to go back to work part time in early 2010. I now work at my kids school as a Teaching Assistant on an on-call basis and I love it! In my spare time I am also a soccer mom, PTO mom, and all that fun stuff! I also enjoy shopping, photography, and of course all things Disney.

    DH has come to love Disney almost as much as I do! He is the one who taught me to slow things down on our vacations and we have really had some awesome trips since we stopped trying to cram everything in. He works as a quality assurance inspector and works a ton of hours. So he is always happy to get away to the Florida sunshine and take it easy! In his spare time he enjoys being outdoors, hunting, fishing, etc.

    DS13 is our oldest and very responsible young man. He is growing up way too fast and I don't like it! Hard to believe he is in his last year of middle school and will start high school next fall. :scared1: Where has the time gone? Sigh. He enjoys video games, his I-Pod, being with his friends, skateboarding, riding his 4-wheeler, shooting his bow, and Disney! He is very out-going and hilarious and loves to be the center of attention.

    DS11 is our little guy. Hard to believe he is in his last year of elementary school and will be off to the middle school next fall. :sad: He loves playing video games, going fishing, playing outside, and is the star of his soccer team! His favorite thing of all is Lego's!! We even took a side trip to LegoLand the last time we were at WDW. He is a huge Disney fan! He might be the only one in the family who loves Disney as much as I do. He is a very picky eater, which always makes dining on vacation interesting.

    A few pics from our last trip ~



    Up Next: Disney Resorts!


    *Forgot to save a post for links, so they will go right here:

    Disney Resorts ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46478562&postcount=35
    Wheres, Whens, Hows of This Vacation ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46513160&postcount=54
    Parks & Tickets ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46538123&postcount=79
    Park Hours & Crowd Calendar ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46574921&postcount=109
    Rehabs and Closures ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46592670&postcount=128
    Magical Express Booklet Arrived ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46626014&postcount=139
    Previous WDW Dining ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46626065&postcount=140
    Where Are We Dining This Time? ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46643340&postcount=156
    Continued..... http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46643362&postcount=157
    Continued..... http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46643387&postcount=158
    Packing ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46675010&postcount=188
    Packing & Clothes ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46696500&postcount=200
    Packing & Clothes ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46696533&postcount=201
    Pins & Park Bags ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46731493&postcount=224
    GF Gingerbread House ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46746378&postcount=243
    Osborne Lights ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46761286&postcount=258
    Osborne Lights ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46761304&postcount=259
    Osborne Lights ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46761318&postcount=260
    MK Christmas Decorations ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46797849&postcount=302
    MVMCP ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46821824&postcount=338
    MVMCP ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46821847&postcount=339
    MVMCP ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46821859&postcount=340
    Disney's FastPass+ Invitation Only Test!! ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46836078&postcount=372
    Other Plans ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46859827&postcount=451

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  3. JoBird

    JoBird <font color=7570ff>Proud Charter Member of the Tag


    Too excited!!!!:santa::santa::santa:
  4. JoBird

    JoBird <font color=7570ff>Proud Charter Member of the Tag

    Okay I was first!!! I had to hurry and post so I could be, well, you know.... FIRST!:rotfl2:

    And this time I wasn't even out shopping when you started.:laughing:

    I love the pictures you posted. It's amazing to me that the boys are so big.
    I think of them as very small and seeing that pic of y'all at DHS makes me realize that they are young men, not small boys.

    Which makes me feel, well, old.:(

    Can't wait to tag along on your pre-journey with you.:woohoo:
  5. cogero

    cogero New Member

    joining in.

    Love reading about Christmas at Disney
  6. Momof2Disneyboys

    Momof2Disneyboys New Member

    Oh My Gosh!! I think it's a first that you are first! :rotfl: And not out shopping when I start a PTR/TR. ::yes:::lmao:

    Well anyway -- :welcome: :cool1:

    I know, my little boys aren't so little anymore. Makes me feel old too and I don't like it!! :(


    Thanks for joining in. I don't think I've seen you on any of my reports before. So glad you decided to join in! Feel free to post anytime!

  7. 15isto2

    15isto2 New Member

    Wooooot I have been waiting for this pre trip :cool1:
  8. lala3291

    lala3291 New Member

    I'm here, I'm here! So excited for you! You are staying at two of my favorite resorts in one trip...at my favorite time of year! Doesn't get better than that!f
  9. Momof2Disneyboys

    Momof2Disneyboys New Member

    Aw thank you, that is so nice of you to say! :goodvibes



    Yay Lauren's here!! :cool1:

    It sure doesn't get much better than that!
  10. Disney Mommy 3

    Disney Mommy 3 New Member

    subbing,..going back to read..
  11. seacrestpromo

    seacrestpromo Dole Whips are comfort food.

    Hello Shelly - Mind if I join in? - Sea:cool1:
  12. Momof2Disneyboys

    Momof2Disneyboys New Member

    :welcome: Shawna!!

    Not much to read yet......give me a few days!

    Your trip is so close!! :cool1:
  13. Momof2Disneyboys

    Momof2Disneyboys New Member

    Well hello there stranger! :wave: How have you been?? Hope things are going well for you and you are making lots of trips to DL!! We are hoping to make it out there next summer. :wizard:

    :welcome: to my PTR!
  14. seacrestpromo

    seacrestpromo Dole Whips are comfort food.

    Oh yes, still making our weekly trips to DLR - and podcasting about it too! We are doing great!

    Definitely looking forward to you and your family to visit Cali next summer! It will be a blast!!!

    Your PTR's are so much fun - glad to be here :)

  15. Disney Mommy 3

    Disney Mommy 3 New Member

    yep! We are at 26 days today!!!!:cool1: The kids didn't tear any strips off their countdown chains this past weekend (since WED!!!!)...so they had fun ripping off several this afternoon! I have most of the toiletries bought and in bags to pack, the last few i will get this week when I am out & about!!
  16. Momof2Disneyboys

    Momof2Disneyboys New Member

    That's awesome, glad you are all doing well!

    We are so excited to come to Cali next summer!! :yay: Can't wait!! It will be our 10th Disney trip so we thought we'd change it up a bit! :woohoo:

    Glad to have you here Sea! :)

    26 DAYS!! :faint: Cool! I don't even know how many days I am at......Jodi -- how many days??? :rotfl: She is keeping good track for me this time!

    Shopping for tiny toiletries is so much fun! :yay:
  17. ddluvsdisney

    ddluvsdisney New Member

    I am here!!!! So excited for this trip. I love Disney at Christmas!! :)

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  18. sisaaliyah

    sisaaliyah New Member

    How fun! I was wondering if there would be a PTR in the works. I just read your last trip report via all the quick links in the last four days. I'm not on much anymore...well hadn't been logged in since probably June, but been coming around a little more again as we are going next month to take our DD 17 mo. on her 1st Disney trip. I checked the trip report board just wondering if I'd come across one of yours. I've always enjoyed them. Your boys are getting so big!
  19. ronnmel

    ronnmel New Member

    I'm here! I don't know how good I'll be at keeping up with all of the chatter, but I'll try my best. Can't be worse than last time. :)
  20. EastYorkDisneyFan

    EastYorkDisneyFan New Member

  21. mari360

    mari360 MiSka MoUSka MiCKeY MoUsE !!!!!!

    IM HERE!!!!! I've been a lurker lately sad to say :( Can't wait to read more.... then hopefully a TR.... :)

    YAY to 8 weeks to you and JoBird!!!!!!!!

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