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  1. brookelizabeth

    brookelizabeth <font color=red>Jambo Wildbunch Gang<br><font colo

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    Happy Birthday Nemo!!!!!! :cake::bday:
     
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  3. MegansMom

    MegansMom Always Ready to Go Back with my "Minnie" Megan Mou

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    JUST keep swimming indeed!!! Happy Birthday Nemo!!! Happy Anniversary of the day you became a great MaMa, TK!!! :)
     
  4. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    Thank you so much for all the birthday wishes! Nemo had an awesome day, and we'll be having a family party on Saturday that he's really looking forward to. Since we love all things under the sea, I'll be making a Spongebob cake. If I'm successful, I'll post pictures. :lmao
     
  5. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    Is it wrong to feel like your trip report is sad because you're neglecting it? Or is that just another side effect of the DIS? :lmao

    It's been crazy here. MJS and I are in perfect agreement on something, though. By the time this vacation rolls around, we are going to need it.

    We put in our mortgage application this week, and our appraisal is scheduled for Tuesday. If everything goes well, we'll be closing on the house at the end of March.

    It's amazing to think of how much has changed this year, things that have made us sad, happy, and grateful all at the same time.

    We've got a family party for Nemo today at my aunt's house, and I'm hoping after that I'll be able to get a real vacation post in. It's time to seriously start talking about this trip again and build up the excitement level!

    Who's with me!!!!

    ARRRRRRRR!!!!! pirate:
     
  6. jenjolt

    jenjolt Loves All Things Disney!

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    I'm with you pirate:

    Hope Nemo has a great family party day!!!!

    YAY for moving forward on the house!! All of it is scary and exciting at the same time!!!

    The most exciting thing I have to do today is my taxes LOL!! Let's hope we don't owe LOL!!!
     
  7. Charleston Princess

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    I think my PTR is sad, too, because I haven't had enough time for it. :laughing:

    I am with you -- by the time May rolls around I am going to be in desperate need of this vacation! It can't come soon enough!

    Have fun with Nemo's family party today!

    I am so behind on everything that when I cleaned out my inbox this morning, I saw that I hadn't replied to your last email that was sent on January 5. :eek: I am a bad, bad, bad friend. :(

    One day maybe we will feel caught up again...
     
  8. MegansMom

    MegansMom Always Ready to Go Back with my "Minnie" Megan Mou

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    Enjoy the family party today!!!! I tihnk we are all in some desperate need of Spring and all the newness it brings!!! BRING IT ON!
     
  9. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    To all my Disney valentines, I humbly offer you a post that's actually about my trip! :love:

    Which I am sooooo in love with. I don't know that I've ever been so in love with a trip. Not in a long, long time anyway. It's just that MJS and I are so excited to have this family time, down time, relaxation time, whatever you want to call it.

    And even though I'm very pirate about the whole thing, I still do have some idea of how it might all go down.

    And I'm going to share that all with you now. :thumbsup2

    We depart on Saturday, May 28. Our flight gets in around 315, 330. Something like that. Yes, I realize I'm a little too relaxed about this, but don't worry, I'll make a real itinerary at some point. ;)

    Our hope is to make our way to CBR, get checked in, and then head off to the Magic Kingdom. Now as far as non plans go, these are, in fact...plans. And the reason they are is because when I mentioned to MJS about possibly going to a different park on the first day, the man gave me an eyebrow slap...you all know what that is, right? When your spouse / significant other looks at you with raised eyebrows and withering stare which means, have you lost your mind? Not go to the Magic Kingdom on the first day, woman? Let's not get TOO relaxed, savvy?

    It's possible that if my little nuggets are not too tuckered out from our day of travel that we'll meet up with CharlestonPrincess and her clan and hopefully watch The Main Street Electrical Parade. Now, I did say that I don't really have any must dos for this trip, but I have to say, I do feel pretty strongly about seeing this parade. There's something about that music, that particular parade...it just makes me feel like a kid again. And in the whole, gosh, I'd really love to see it is also, gosh, I'd really love Nemo to see it. If it doesn't happen this night, I'd like to try to squeeze it in somewhere.

    This is one of the reasons that I'm so glad we decided to upgrade to park hoppers. There's a certain freedom to discussing the things we'd like to do when you know that you can hop, and you don't just have one shot at any given park.

    Prior to possible parade viewing (God, I love alliteration) we partake in a perfectly palatable nosh. Now, normally, hands down, without a doubt, we'd go to Casey's. The problem is that I'm not sure it's an allergy friendly place for me. Honestly...I'm not really worried about it. Even though it is a TK clan tradition, I have no problem grabbing a schnecken from somewhere else and bringing it to Casey's so my sweet family can partake in all those happy nitrates otherwise known as the best hot dog ever.

    Never mind the cheese sauce. Which I'm praying is so artificial it doesn't contain real cheese. Because missing out on that will just be a travesty.

    Coming up next...day two musings...
     
  10. KatMark

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    Kat, don't you just love when you are told don't set any "firm" plans, but then you get the look like you've totally lost your mind?

    The Day 1 plans sound great (minus the Casey's--I've never understood the fascination with that place...we tried the hot dogs twice and both times I got really bad heartburn on them).

    I am so sorry we missed the Electrical Parade last September...I remember it fondly from our trips when the boys were little.
     
  11. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    I just found it to be so funny, because this is a man who really, truly, does not care what we do on vacation.

    Except in this particular instance. :rotfl2:

    Thanks! We just love Casey's, but you know what? It's not for any fancy reason. It's just that I don't really eat hot dogs, and they taste awesome. You know why?

    Because you're on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom when you eat them. Listening to the piano player outside.

    Much like a Dole Whip tastes sooooooo much better when you're happening upon a Pirate Tutorial. ;)

    :goodvibes
     
  12. LegoMom3

    LegoMom3 I have just met you and I love you.

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  13. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    See, you get it. :thumbsup2
     
  14. brookelizabeth

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    Happy Valentine's Day! Glad to hear you are moving ahead on the house! I hope all that goes well for you.

    Your first day plans/kind-of plans ;) are looking great! I too love those nitrates at Casey's. :cloud9: I hope the DISMeet works out with CP!
     
  15. Charleston Princess

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    I, for one, really hope seeing the parade works out since it would be with yours truly! :laughing: Really, it will absolutely take you back to your childhood as soon as the opening synthesizer music starts. I am telling you, if you are anything like me, you will feel like a four-year-old again. :goodvibes

    If not, I do believe there might be some stormtroopers calling our name! I am thinking you and me and a bevy of troopers might just make a great picture. LOL! But we will discuss that more when you get to your second day non-plans. :lmao:

    Casey's for dinner -- yum! We have an ADR for GFC that night, but it's early. I want to say like 5:00ish or 6:00ish.

    Oh, and I definitely think Squirt's first park should be the MK. Have to start his Disney "memories" off right. ;)
     
  16. oOJulieOo

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    I agree with MJS...Magic Kingdom is a must-do for the first park of the trip!

    I would be shocked if the cheese sauce actually contained cheese.

    I'm so happy that you're so in love with this trip. You deserve it this trip and you deserve to be uber excited for it!
     
  17. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    Thank you! So far so good.

    Me, too, I'm rather fond of her. ;)

    I am banking on that feeling and can't wait. :goodvibes

    Now that would be a photo op!!! :lmao:

    I'm thinking that's around the time we'll be eating, although, I'm not opposed to the, hey, let's get a Dole Whip before dinner idea either. :thumbsup2

    You know, I wasn't even thinking of it that way, but that totally makes sense!

    :goodvibes

    :rotfl2: It's true, but still funny to me.

    Aw, thank you. We've had quite a year, so this will really be a welcome respite.
     
  18. jenjolt

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    Oh I love that you are going laid back but still very much have pirate in you!!! MSEP was wonderful! I sat down with some great people before hand and really enjoyed getting to know them and then sharing in the parade!! It was fantastic!! I loved it, nighttime at MK is one of my favorite times in all of Disney!!!

    So, how long is this trip of yours again??? I know someone who wants to meet up with this wonderful pirate family!!:rolleyes1
     
  19. creativeamanda

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    I am so loving the whole pirate plan you have going on.

    But MJS is right--no MK on the first day? Are you Kat or someone posting as Kat? Glad he got you on track.
     
  20. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    I love the MK at night as well. Probably one of the reasons I love MNSSHP so much. :goodvibes

    Five, count 'em, five glorious days! I will definitely coordinate with you, I'd love to see you. :thumbsup2

    Savvy. ;)

    Okay, okay, point taken. I may be a little toooooo relaxed. :lmao:
     
  21. that's nice

    that's nice DIS Dad #330

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    Your day 1 plans sound great! How funny your DH gave you the LOOK when you suggested another park on day 1. :lmao:

    I haven't tried the hot dogs at Casey's. I am not a hot dog lover. :sad2:

    We missed the MSEP because we were trying to fit in a few more rides before Wishes... and you KNOW we weren't missing that! ;)
     

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