WDW withdrawals so we have to go twice! **New 5/18 Pics from the storm**

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  1. mrsksomeday

    mrsksomeday My Prince uses a power wheelchair!

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  3. mrsksomeday

    mrsksomeday My Prince uses a power wheelchair!

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    Goodness, we have 6 months, 1 week, 2 days until our trip [​IMG]. WHAT?? 6 MONTHS?? [​IMG] In the past I would only be waiting until April 12th to be making ADR’s. I would be writing/rewriting our dining choices, thinking/rethinking our itinerary, keeping myself busy. I call this my “OCDP (Obsessive Compulsive Disney Planning)”. Now Disney is making me wait until July 11th. I am not a happy person right now [​IMG], because now I can’t be obsessing about changing the ADR’s that I have already scheduled in my mind.

    This trip is a bit different. There is no Star Wars Weekend [​IMG], No Super Soap Weekend [​IMG] to go to. It is during the Food and Wine Festival, but we aren’t adventurous eaters or wine drinkers. Although, we are going for a specific reason.

    Ip-Dip

    Or Ip-Dip II to be precise. For those who don’t know what the term“Ip-Dip” is I will explain it.

    Ip-Dip (definition by Buzz): a person who does something stupid or annoying while at Disney.

    Now a question you might already have formed in your head may be “why would you want to spend time with Ip Dip’s? They are fantastic wonderful people, that is why. They don’t care about looks, disabilities, economic status, etc. they see the person for who they are on the inside and share a love of Disney. I adore these people, the ones we know that will be there again and the ones we hope to meet.

    We had a trip scheduled Oct. 25 – Oct. 30th, then someone wicked named Scott started talking about “Ip Dip II”. I am admin at Enchanted, I help with the graphics and he asked me to make a little banner with the date so that people could click it to go directly to the chit chat about it, get information, and see if they wanted to go. How could I make the banner and not go check out the thread? I had to, didn’t I?

    I kept reading day after day, seeing Enchanters talking about maybe being able to come. Then the wicked Scott and his sinful partner in crime - geminiangel aka Traci started posting things like this to me:

    Scott comments:

    “Tracy switch it to earlier in the month, you know you want to.”

    “you cannot escape us.

    IP-DIP IP-DIP IP-DIP

    Come Tracy and Bill, come to Ip-Dip.”

    Traci’s comments:

    “Come on Tracy. You guys gotta come!”

    “And forget not reading this thread. Start finding a way for you and Bill to join us Missy!”

    “Yeah, Bill won't be able to resist a dinner with the coolest bunch in town.”

    “Come on now Tracy. Do I have to have Nova send you a message pleading with you to come? How can you turn down a 7yr old with a huge heart?”

    The peer pressure was never ending. They are Ip-Dip pushers I tell you!! I caved under the pressure [​IMG].

    The only thing was my heart was torn, Ip-Dip has the amazing people we had a great time with last year, the first week in November has KathyRN and her family going to WDW. Bill and I had such wonderful time with our first Disney meet with them. You can’t meet a nicer family if you searched for a 100 years. Kathy is one of the sweetest, most caring people you would ever want to meet, so of course Bill and I would love to have seen them again this year, but the dates didn’t work out [​IMG].

    So now we are spending a weekend in October with our Enchanted peeps and I am happy to be able to do that.

    Next installment…who the heck are we anyway?
     
  4. Stacybaeasm

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    I feel the same way about October as you do. I think our trips will overlap. It looks like you get there a couple of days earlier than I do. What, exactly, will the Ip-Dip II entail? I've never really heard of you guys but you sound like fun people.
     
  5. mrsksomeday

    mrsksomeday My Prince uses a power wheelchair!

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    Welcome Stacy :cool1:. Thanks for posting. We will be there Oct. 9 - Oct. 12th, just a quick weekend trip to meet up with friends. Ip-Dip II will just be us hanging out in the parks and have a meal or two together. Buzz, our fearless or insane leader depending on how you look at it is utterly hilarious. As the PTR goes on I will talk a little about the people meeting us on the journey.
     
  6. KathyRN137

    KathyRN137 ...and the greatest of these is Love

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    Uh-oh! Here come those sniffles again!!

    LYMI

    :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

    Tracy and Bill, have a great Ip-DipTrip!!!


    Kathy
     
  7. mrsksomeday

    mrsksomeday My Prince uses a power wheelchair!

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    AWWW, LYMI :grouphug:. Thank you.
     
  8. Hedy

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

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    I'm sad to be missing you and Kathy.
     
  9. mrsksomeday

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    :grouphug: Aww I am sad too. Thanks for reading.
     
  10. KathyRN137

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    Oh no, here we go again!! :sad:

    Am I gonna hafta keep a box of Kleenex by the keyboard????

    (I will miss you, too, Hedy!)


    Kathy
     
  11. DisMomAmy

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    Hi Tracy (& Bill)! :wave:

    I'm so glad you have a new PTR going! I'm looking forward to following along with you guys. The first Ip-Dip Fest sounded like a blast - I'm sure this one will be great too!!!! :cool1:
     
  12. mom2mek

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    Woo-hoo! I'm here too Tracy! I'm glad you and Bill are going to be able to get down there for the October Ip-Dip Festivities! I was trying to talk Shawn into a quick trip down during free dining (but as late into FD as we possibly could...like checking in on Oct 3rd, LOL), but so far, no bites! :headache: Not that it would overlap with you anyways, but I'd be close!!! :guilty:

    You're gonna have a great time and I can't wait to read all about it! :hug:

    Sara
     
  13. mrsksomeday

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    Hi Amy!! Thanks for reading, I would think the Ip-Dippers could make anything fun. We might add Lapu Lapu's this year :thumbsup2.

    Hi Sara!! Thanks for posting. Shawn just needs to let you do what you want to do :rotfl:.
     
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    I couldn't agree more! :lmao:

    Sara
     
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    In honor of the many Enchanted and DISer members with family or friends that have Autism I would like to bring attention to the fact that April is Autism Awareness Month.

    - 1 in 150 individuals is diagnosed with autism, making it more common than pediatric cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined.

    - 1 in 94 boys is on the autism spectrum

    - 67 children are diagnosed per day

    - A new case is diagnosed almost every 20 minutes

    - It occurs in all racial, ethnic, and social groups and is four times more likely to strike boys than girls.

    - Autism impairs a person's ability to communicate and relate to others.

    -It is also associated with rigid routines and repetitive behaviors, such as obsessively arranging objects or following very specific routines.

    - Symptoms can range from very mild to quite severe.

    - Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.

    - Autism costs the nation over $35 billion per year, a figure expected to significantly increase in the next decade

    - Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases

    - Boys are four times more likely than girls to have autism

    - There is no medical detection or cure for autism

    For more information go to Autism Speaks

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    Now a little note from me:

    It is very important to remember in every day life and in WDW that just because a child is not behaving in what people might label as "normal" doesn't mean that child is spoiled, being a brat, or being loud. That child might have Autism and is coping with it they only way they can. So before judging a parent, a relative, a friend, a stranger or the child look past the behavior and think that there might be factors behind it.

    Thanks for reading this.
     
  16. DisMomAmy

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    Thanks for posting that Tracy!! :hug: It brought tears to my eyes reading the last part that you added about kids behavior. There have been so many times that I've felt the need to explain Alex to people... he looks very much like his "typical" peers but can act so different sometimes. Thanks for bringing attention to the issue.
     
  17. KathyRN137

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    Tracy,

    Thank you (again!) for doing your part to "spread the word!" :flower3:

    It's so important for parents, teachers, uncles, aunts, grandparents... for everyone to realize that a small child may need early intervention if they are displaying unusual behaviors or developmental delays.

    The earlier the intervention, the better the outcome!

    Just like you and Bill, I will be forever grateful that Walt Disney World has such wonderful policies regarding accessibility and accommodation for those with both visible and invisible disabilities. :cloud9:


    Kathy
     
  18. mrsksomeday

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    Hi Amy, you are very welcome :hug:. People need to understand that there are usually reasons why a child is acting out or not acting "normal", what ever the heck normal even is ;). Patience and tolerance is really needed in this world today.

    :hug: Kathy, I hope you know how much Bill and I adore you and your family. You explain things so beautifully about dealing with Autism in WDW, you are so involved with helping Billy understand things and doing things to make him comfortable with his environment, you are such a great mommy. You are my hero :thumbsup2.
     
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    I figured it was about time to tell you a little about us since I rambled on and on about other people in the first installment. Bill helped me pick out pictures that give examples of how we really are.

    First off is the 4 legged member of the family that has never been to Walt Disney World, will never go to Walt Disney World, and dislikes WDW. Bill can attest to the fact that if we mention the word “Disney” 8 times out of 10 you will hear a sigh, moan, or other noise come from this dog. Now it might be that we talk about Disney so much that it just coincides with his noisy nature, but we tend to think it is because we have left him 6 times in a little less than 3 years to go meet Mickey and the gang.

    His name is Ace, he is a 4 ½ year old Jack Russell/Rat Terrier. He is funny, playful, neurotic, and scared to death of loud noises and thunderstorms. He doesn’t care what is going on with me when it thunders he climbs up in my lap, no matter if a lap top, book, etc, is there he doesn’t care he will step on top of it to get to me.

    Mocking us:

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    Waking up from a weekend bender:

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    Being held hostage by my son:

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    Telling my son to shush:

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    Giving Bill that what are you doing? look:

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    Finally posing showing us how adorable he is:

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    Next up is my loving significant other, my spousal equivalent, my happily unmarried partner, Bill [​IMG]. He has Cerebral Palsy, is in a power wheelchair, has a speech impediment, can’t use his right arm-it has a mind of it’s own, and is the most intelligent person I know. He is finishing up his 4th college degree, a master’s in Rehabilitation Administration. What is the logic behind this? To have so much education people have to notice how smart he is and see past the darn chair, the speech impediment, and the right arm, to look at the MAN and give him a chance at a real job. He currently has a 3.83 GPA average, hopefully by the end of summer the classes will be completed.

    Some pictures to show you Bill’s personality:

    On the WDW train:

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    Not letting anything stop him from going to the parks:

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    Fun with Babs:

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    The look I get every time we have to leave Disney:

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    This man has a smile that melts my heart, blue eyes that can mesmerize, and a sense of humor that cracks me up every day.

    Lastly, there is me, Tracy. I am Disney addicted, I admit it. Completely. utterly obsessed. I was one of those “it’s for kids” people before Bill practically dragged me there in Feb. 2006. I stepped foot on property, breathed in that Disney air, saw the magical decor and was captivated. It is so hard to explain exactly what it is that makes me long to be there all the time.

    Perhaps it is because being there I don’t feel judged? I am very overweight, but working on myself. At WDW I am not worried about people looking at me and making assumptions, they have their vacations on their minds not worrying about what I look like. Perhaps it is because Bill says he feels more “normal” there. He can stay in his wheelchair for many of the rides and feels like he can participate, which makes my heart swell.

    Perhaps it is the sense of fantasy, where the outside world doesn’t exist, or a million other reasons. All I know is I find WDW irresistible and will be going back year after year until I am not able to anymore. Before I started trying to lose weight I didn’t like pictures being taken of myself. This past year I have been more receptive when a camera is pointed my way, before I would run. Although, I have no idea why my eyes seem to bug out of my head when I try to smile, it totally is totally hilarious to me when I look at the pictures.

    Here are some pictures of me that show what I become when I am at Disney:

    MMM, I will act a fool to taste the wonder that is the Grey Goose Slushie:

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    Rockin my It’s Tough to Be a Bug glasses:

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    At MVMCP:

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    So that is us, a little odd, yes, but not dangerous, well maybe Bill just a little when he has been cut off for the 15th time wheeling though Disney. Please note there are more pictures of dog then there are of us because well we like him better and you will see more of us later in the TR if you are still hanging around by then. I hope you come along on the journey with us.

    Next installment…Where are we staying and when?
     
  20. DisMomAmy

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    I think you look fantastic & should post many more pictures of yourself! I'm glad you are feeling comfortable enough to at least post some though. :goodvibes

    Love the picture of Bill in his poncho! :thumbsup2
     
  21. KathyRN137

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    ...I was wondering when you would get around to talking about yourself and your family!!! :rotfl:


    I agree with Bill...we just feel so much more "normal" when in the World!! :cloud9: It really is magic!


    Kathy
     

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