UPDATE 11/18! - WDW w/an Obsessive Planner,an Ex-Soldier,a Marine, & a Drama Queen

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  1. Simba22

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    You know, I never saw any of the Bourne movies? I know, I know! I'm a blasphemer! I should rent them this weekend.... And as for PotC 3, I saw it in the theater 5 times. I thought it was amazing and I am totally obsessed with it.

    Yes we bought a camcorder although we ended up going with a Canon instead of the JVC model. We are both happy though...should get it in the next few days! And no, there will be no home movies...trust me. :rotfl2:

    No I'm going to make you wait until after the party! Sorry! :goodvibes
     
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  3. Simba22

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    Also, just thought I would share that our DME stuff came in the mail today!! WOOHOO!!!! 39 days to go!!!!!!!! :cool1: :banana: :woohoo:
     
  4. Hedy

    Hedy <font color=blue>I'm <s>22</s> 27 and I still kind

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    :woohoo:
     
  5. Simba22

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    Hello everyone! I know you are all DYING to know what's been happening around here... :rotfl2: Honestly, not really anything exciting has been happening although I do have a few tidbits to share.

    First, here is what our new camcorder looks like:
    [​IMG] (obviously this is a stock photo and I have no idea who the girl in the display is lol). It is a Canon MiniDV Camcorder ZR830 and I love it! It just came in yesterday and I have already charged it up and messed around with it to get a feeling for it. I can't believe how small and lightweight it is! I swear to you that it weighs less than my digital camera and it is considerably smaller as well! We are both really excited about bring it to WDW!

    Speaking of which, there are only 33 days to go! It's funny because I keep "forgetting" about certain things we are scheduled to do on this trip, like Cirque du Soleil, and our ADR's, and things like that and everytime I am reminded of them, I get excited all over again! Our luggage tags and official itinerary, along with all of the vouchers we get, came in the mail on Friday, and I shipped the two pillows and towels down to Peggy yesterday! I have also finished shopping for Lumar's basket as well so this whole project is DONE! :cool1:

    Also, I just wanted to throw this in: I convinced Lumar to get a pair of Crocs! They are the flip-flop style ones, not the regular ones. He tried on my Capri Crocs the other day and although they were too small he said they were really comfortable so we went online and he picked out a pair of the Crete style:
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    I know that my brother is totally going to want a pair of them after he see's Lumar's but he can buy them himself :rotfl:

    I wanted to share a few pictures from my past Disney Trips...kind of a stroll down memory lane, which is an idea I am totally stealing from Nikki. I'm going to try and narrow it down to "My Favorite Picture" from each trip. Unfortunately, I need to scan pics from my trips in 2002 and 2004 so I am going to go try and do that now and hopefully I'll be able to post them before the end of the day. Otherwise, you guys will get another update tomorrow! Just to keep in the spirit alive, why don't you guys post your Favorite Picture from your trips? One picture per trip! Have fun! I'll be back later!
     
  6. Simba22

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    OK, I wasn't able to scan my old pics because my step-father is currently using the scanner as an extension to his desk (in other words there is a ton of junk piled on top of it). But I was able to take pictures of pictures and my camera is so totally awesome that it actually worked out pretty well. These are my favorite pictures from each trip.

    This is Me & Tigger from my first trip to WDW: September 2002
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    This is the whole family, essentially... from the left: Me, my sister Stephanie, Lumar, my step-dad Lenny, Mike, and my mom Diane. This is from July 2004
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    I actually had two favorites from this trip. Here I am with my two boys, Lumar & Mike, from the same trip (please pardon the horrific whiteness of Mike and myself next to Lumar. We have to be the whitest Italians in the world....and I mean the WHOLE world not just Disney World :rotfl: )
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    This one is from the first trip Lumar and I took by ourselves back in 2005:
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    And this is from May 2006 when we went with Mike and Lumar's brother Robby:
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    If you want to see pictures from our December trip, you can see them in my December trip report by clicking the link in my siggy (where you see 12/2006)
     
  7. ILMICKEY

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    Great Pictures!!

    You have a very nice family.
     
  8. Simba22

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    Thank you! They are all a bit weird, but whose family isn't? lol And thanks again for the Memory Lane idea!
     
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    Great report :thumbsup2 It caught my eye tonight for some reason and I realized you'll be at CSR same time we will... I'm getting so excited... we'll be leaving in 4 weeks! :cool1:
     
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    Oh yay! you are the first DISer I've talked to who will be at CSR with us! everyone else is at POP! Thats because we're better!! Thanks for reading my pre-trip! I'm getting very anxious to start the ACTUAL TRIP!! 30 days from today!!!
     
  11. Simba22

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    Hi everyone!! Just checking in to give you the 25 Days Update! There are only 4 short weeks to go until we leave! Mike is scheduled to be back in the states on September 19 so we are OK in that area! And I was able to make a "last minute" ADR for Crystal Palace on Saturday October 13 for breakfast! I thought for sure that the CM I spoke to was going to laugh at me when I told her I needed an ADR at the MK on a Saturday but to my surprise, she actually had a LOT of times available! So 9:15am on our last day, we will be dining with the Winnie-the-Pooh characters! I ate here for the first time on our December trip and it was so much fun so I'm really excited to be going back!

    Lumar left yesterday morning for a business trip in Las Vegas... We left at 4:30am yesterday to bring him to La Guardia Airport in New York and we arrived there around 7am. It's a REALLY good thing we left early because the airline couldn't find his reservation! Lumar called the travel agent and she kept telling him his confirmation number, ticket number, everything...but United Airlines kept saying he wasn't listed under those numbers. So the travel agent made him a new reservation AND bumped him up to first class! He was so excited but a little bummed because the friend he was going with was stuck in coach. Oh well! He said it was a very comfortable ride whch is good because he usually gets nervous when he travels. He had a layover in Denver but the connecting flight to Vegas was delayed so he spent a good 5 hours in Denver... but finally made it to Las Vegas safely! He comes home on Thursday (hopefully with lots of cool swag!) and then NEXT Thursday, the 20th, we are going to see Aerosmith in concert! Woohoo! Just in time to pump me up for the RnRC!! :hyper:
     
  12. Hedy

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    Awesome!
     
  13. ILMICKEY

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    Aerosmith AND Disney all in the same month??? Wow, I'm so jealous! Lucky, Lucky girl!

    Is Lumar doing any gambling while he is out there? Make a little extra spending casn for Mickey?? I have only gambled once. Didn't do so hot.

    Well anyhoo, your almost there!! Yaaaaaaay!:banana:
     
  14. ILMICKEY

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    Helloooooooooooo!!!

    Hope everything is all right!!
     
  15. Simba22

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    Hey Nikki! Yes things are OK, it's just that Lumar came home from his business trip to Las Vegas with a little present for me...a COLD!!!! :sick: So now I'm sick as a dog and trying to guzzle down Orange Juice and medicine so that I can get better before Aerosmith on THURSDAY!!!!!! Here's hoping!!

    Oh and Mike is leaving Africa today and will officially be stateside tomorrow, September 19! :cool1:

    PS: WE ARE IN THE TEENS!!!!!!! 17 days to go!!!! And Mike, Erika, and Lumar STILL have not bought their costumes for MNSSHP!!!!
     
  16. ILMICKEY

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    Tell him YOU DO NOT ACCEPT PRESENTS LIKE THAT!! But if your not better, I would be happy to go in your place. Don't worry, I'd tell you ALL about it!!

    Yaaaaay!! He's coming home. I wish they all would, but I guess we have to start somewhere!!

    I KNOW!! That is why I was checking your report. I kept thinking "huh, wonder why she hasn't posted" Then, "did she leave already?" Then, "nope, she still has 17 days left"!! Then "huh, maybe she won the lottery and has left to go buy Disney" Then "If she did buy Disney, I will be hearing from her really soon, cause I'm sure she would give me an all expense paid trip cause I'm her biggest trip report fan"

    I have a super imagination!!

    Glad your alright! Minus the cold.
     
  17. Simba22

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    I tried to tell him but he insisted. now it sucks to be me lol

    and yes your imagination is super! If I won the lotto I wouldn't buy WDW, but I would spend all of my winnings there lol!
     
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    Howdy Everyone! It is time for an official UPDATE as we are officially 15 days away from our fantabulous trip to WDW!

    First, just want to say thanks to everyone who stuck with me during my absence! I am still feeling the effects of the "souvenir" that Lumar brought home for me from Las Vegas (aka a raging headcold with flu-like symptoms) but certainly feeling well enough to head to the AEROSMITH CONCERT tonight!!!!!! :cool1: I'm skipping out of work at 5pm instead of 7 so we can (hopefully) make it to the Mohegan Sun Arena before the show starts at 7:30pm. Did I mention that the opening act is Joan Jett? How cool is that?

    In other news, Mike called last night at 10pm and told us that he is officially stateside! He has his "debriefing" today and he arrives at his home base tomorrow, then he has 96 hours (4 days) of leave which he gets to spend being dragged in 100 different directions so that everyone can spend time with him. Even though, after an 18 hour flight halfway around the world (literally) all he is going to want to do it sleep, I'm sure. But we have been renovating the house the past few months, we have new siding, new windows,a new front porch, new gutters, and a new basement (which is where Mike sleeps) so he will probably not even recognize it. After his 4 days of leave, he does have to go back to his base to "work" because technically he is active duty until 12-14-07, but he is coming home on Friday the 4th so we can leave for vacation!!!

    I spoke to Erika on Tuesday and she was buying costume stuff and asking me questions about my costume for MNSSHP, so I am assuming that she has FINALLY bought her costume although I will be confirming that with her later today or tomorow. Lumar changed his mind about the "nerd" thing and decided to go as a "greaser." So Erika bought him and Mike those combs that look like switch blades, and the wigs. We'll be going out next weekend probably to pick up the rest of the outfits!

    I posted on the Fairy Godmailer board today to take requests for postcards, but if any of my faithful readers would like postcards too, just PM me and put Trip Report in the subject line so I don't decline your request :thumbsup2

    BTW, did I mention there are only
    15 days left!?!?!
     
  19. DinDin233

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    I love your trip report! It must be so exciting that you're leaving so soon!! I'm not going until December :guilty: So I will be waiting anxiously for you to return to start your trip report...

    By the way, how did you put the link to your pre-trippie in your sign?

    TIA!!! :)
     
  20. ILMICKEY

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    You have a great time tonight!

    Yaay! 15 days. :woohoo: :banana: !!!
     
  21. Hedy

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    Yay! 15 days!
     

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