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Old 10-15-2012, 11:19 AM   #1
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Trip Number Nine ~ It's Christmastime!

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

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. 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. 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!




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

Disney Resorts ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...2&postcount=35
Wheres, Whens, Hows of This Vacation ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...0&postcount=54
Parks & Tickets ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...3&postcount=79
Park Hours & Crowd Calendar ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=109
Rehabs and Closures ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=128
Magical Express Booklet Arrived ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=139
Previous WDW Dining ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=140
Where Are We Dining This Time? ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=156
Continued..... http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=157
Continued..... http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=158
Packing ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=188
Packing & Clothes ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=200
Packing & Clothes ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=201
Pins & Park Bags ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=224
GF Gingerbread House ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=243
Osborne Lights ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=258
Osborne Lights ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=259
Osborne Lights ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=260
MK Christmas Decorations ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=302
MVMCP ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=338
MVMCP ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=339
MVMCP ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=340
Disney's FastPass+ Invitation Only Test!! ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=372
Other Plans ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=451



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Old 10-15-2012, 12:00 PM   #2
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Here!!!!

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

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

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.
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:10 PM   #4
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:14 PM   #5
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Here!!!!

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

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

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.

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

Well anyway --

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


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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!

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Old 10-15-2012, 12:40 PM   #6
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Wooooot I have been waiting for this pre trip
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:14 PM   #7
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I am here!!!! So excited for this trip. I love Disney at Christmas!!

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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!
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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.
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:34 PM   #11
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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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So glad you are here!!

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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!


So glad the quick links were useful, I wondered if anyone even knew they were there!!

Congrats on your upcoming trip, that is awesome! Your DD is going to love it!!

So glad you are joining us for this PTR, feel free to post anytime.

I know, the boys are getting so big. Makes me so sad. DS13 is only about 2 inches shorter than me!


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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.
Hey Mel! How are you doing??? Long time no "see"!
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Hey Mel! How are you doing??? Long time no "see"!
I'm doing great, thanks for asking. FINALLY found enough time to catch up on the DIS. Baby is letting us sleep most of the night, so that helps. How are you? You must be pretty excited to be trying the Grand Floridian and going back to the lovely Poly!
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Here's your countdown Ms Thang!!!!!!







Less than 8 Weeks To Go!!!!!!!!!!!






(I can't believe I'm having to keep track for you.... )


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Less than 8 Weeks To Go!!!!!!!!!!!






(I can't believe I'm having to keep track for you.... )



54 DAYS?!! Wow!


IDK what my problem is and why my brain is so scattered lately. I am usually so organized!! I can't believe you are having to keep track for me either!!
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