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Old 08-25-2012, 08:59 AM   #91
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I am extremely pleased to report

That my MICKEY MAIL HAS ARRIVED

Interesting tidbit though.

When I was reviewing it (to make sure it is correct, of course), I noticed that my Magic express coupons are in there as a page in the book, right before the other vouchers!!! My yellow luggage tags were there too

Again, this is weird, since MIL and I have everything identical as far as our package and dates and payments, but hers came in two separate envelopes (and they made a mistake on her ME documents)

So, now it is official
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:25 AM   #92
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YAYYYY!

How strange that everything was in the same book though. At least everything was correct, though, right?

One more thing to check off the list, eh?
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Old 08-25-2012, 11:30 AM   #93
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I don't remember the exact date, but Disney started putting the final travel documents together with the ME info in the same booklet. Sometimes, if you don't add your flight info within a certain time frame, the ME stuff will come separate. I LOVE that it's all in one spot now. No more worrying about 2 different booklets.
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Old 08-25-2012, 03:21 PM   #94
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Hooary!
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:35 AM   #95
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YAYYYY!

How strange that everything was in the same book though. At least everything was correct, though, right?

One more thing to check off the list, eh?
Good thing I looked in the book, or I'd be complaining that I never got my Magic express docs!

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I don't remember the exact date, but Disney started putting the final travel documents together with the ME info in the same booklet. Sometimes, if you don't add your flight info within a certain time frame, the ME stuff will come separate. I LOVE that it's all in one spot now. No more worrying about 2 different booklets.
I bet that's why MIL got hers separate then, because her arrival flights weren't on there (even though I called mine and hers in at the same time since we're on the same flights). I called Saturday and had them added and all is right with the world. I do like that it's all in one packet, less opportunity to lose it or leave it home.

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Old 08-27-2012, 11:12 AM   #96
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Only 27 days away now!!

I feel like I'm getting that depressed feeling before a trip. Part of it is probably because there are so many variables to finalizing my plan, like whether or not MIL will be going, whether or not we'll be meeting up with our friends, and DH just threw a small item into the mix as well. Every year he travels to the UK for work, usually around the middle of the September. This year the meeting starts on October 1. So he is supposed to catch a flight on Sept 30, which is the day we return, but we won't land til around 9:30p, so now he is trying to see if he can fly out of Orlando right to the UK. Not that big of a deal I guess, but it will mean some luggage juggling, and me eating the price of his current ticket, but I suppose it's not costing me any extra.

Add to that MIL is now complaining about our late flight and FIL having to drive home from Philadelphia at 9:30. If DH is still with us, one of us can drive their car home, but I'm assuming he won't be, so they can let DS17 drive them home, but I'm guessing not. I was trying to get in some park time that day since DH and kids aren't there that long, other flights would have us getting picked up by ME around 12/1 o'clock, and we wouldn't have time for much at all. I did tell her all of this when I booked everything and nothing was said.

It's just sucking the joy out of it, and I think I'm letting it all overwhem me. It will get better, I know, I'm going to Disney no matter what

On a lighter note, I was able to get the Narcoosee res that I wanted, I think it is for 5:40 on our MK day, if MIL ends up not going.
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Port Orleans Resort - Sept 23-30, 2012 (Group trip)
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:31 AM   #97
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Sorry to hear about the snafus with DH's side-trip and MIL. UGH! This seems to be happening on every PTR I'm currently reading. We all get close, then something happens to throw a wrench into things. I'm confident everything will smooth out for you, though. Things have a way of working themselves out.

Congrats on snagging the Narcoosee's rez! Lucky, lucky with this little time left!
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:20 AM   #98
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Sorry to hear about the snafus with DH's side-trip and MIL. UGH! This seems to be happening on every PTR I'm currently reading. We all get close, then something happens to throw a wrench into things. I'm confident everything will smooth out for you, though. Things have a way of working themselves out.

Congrats on snagging the Narcoosee's rez! Lucky, lucky with this little time left!
Thanks! I'm feeling a bit better today. I had some shopping therapy that I will report about below. If MIL makes a big deal about the return flight, I'll offer to put her on an earlier flight. I didn't think 9:30 was that big of a deal. And DH's issue really won't have much impact unless they want him to fly home first, then he'll have to switch his flight earlier, otherwise he would fly out of Orlando to the UK, right around the time we fly back to Philly. It would just take a little planning to do his packing, and I'd have to check his bag on the way home since I couldn't have two carryons myself. He's supposed to meet with his travel agent at work this week to sort this out.
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Art of Animation - April 2013 BFF trip
Port Orleans Resort - Sept 23-30, 2012 (Group trip)
Port Orleans Resort - Dec 10-15, 2010 (BFF trip)
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:22 AM   #99
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Ok, I think I was just feeling moody yesterday.

I didn't mention that DH lost his keys in the morning, and was calling me at work wondering if I knew where they were. He also lost them the night before and I had to figure out where he left them, but yesterday, I had no idea. So he ended up having to wake DS17 up to drive him to work, which is only about 15 min from our house, but then DS17 got lost on his way home and ended up about a half hour in the opposite direction, and on the NJ Turnpike, poor DS. I get it , I couldn't find my way out of a paperbag when I was his age (still can't half the time), I was more annoyed with DH because I asked him to have DS drive him to my work(which is 7 minutes from home) since I have the spare key, but he didn't want to be late, so it was easier to inconvenience DS, and myself (since I had to go get him during rush hour). I try to maintain my patience, since I believe some of this is stroke related, he does have some processing issues and can't think about more than one thing at a time (probably undetectable to anyone who doesn't live with him), so we frequently have small issues like this, this one just happened to get blown out of proportion since everyone had to be involved.

But wait there's more....I managed to find his keys a bit later. I was leaving work during lunch to pick up DS14 from football practice, and there were DHs keys sticking out of my trunk Yup, everything but a "please steal me" sign Although in hindsight, I was thinking my car is probably worth more missing

Anyways, enough of that drama. Lately I've been concerned about the costume idea. I'm worried that my nightgown will be too long and uncomfortable, I'm worried about having all that makeup on my face and spray in my hair, then having to wash it all before bed, then I realized that we'd look like that in all our photopass photos for the night, and that was the klinker. I've now vetoed the costumes. I want to look cute with the characters, not creepy. So, after all my efforts, I'll be returning the nightgown (DH wants to keep the shirt for work).

Here is what I just purchased this morning, and now I'm back to being excited again:

I ordered this t-shirt for DH, it glows in the dark, and it's haunted mansion, and he loves it:


Here's the back:


And here's mine:


Here's the back:


I also got these to match my shirt:


I keep messing around with the sizes and just can't get the front of my shirt to be the same size as the other photos, but you get the picture. I'm very excited about our little get ups, and feel like the anxiety of the costume has now been removed.

I can also wear my minnie ears during the 5k with my other halloween tshirt.

I'm trying not to spend too much time looking at my park plans, since I keep trying to change things around, but I really just need to wait til I know what everyones final plans are.

I must admit I am quite disappointed that I won't get to see the Magic, memories, and you show. I was really looking forward to seeing that! I can't believe they didn't give more notice, not that it would have made a difference, I guess I would have had more time to mentally prepare. Between that and the removal of the Oreo bon bons at Cape may, though I've seen photos of the new desserts, and they do look delicious.

Oh, and I forgot to mention that I did get my license renewed, so they'll have to let me on that plane

Still working on getting the kids passports, I have everything ready, just trying to get us all together so we can go, much easier said than done with everyones schedules clashing. I'm hoping for Saturday.

Anyways, I'm just 26 days away!!!


edited to add, I have no idea what's going on with my photo sizes. They were normal when I previewed this!
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Art of Animation - April 2013 BFF trip
Port Orleans Resort - Sept 23-30, 2012 (Group trip)
Port Orleans Resort - Dec 10-15, 2010 (BFF trip)
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:29 AM   #100
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I so feel for you with the keys! Though not post-stroke, my DH is incredibly forgetful. I tell him he'd forget his head most mornings if it wasn't attached. We go through the "where's my keys" conversation at least twice a week. Had to laugh though when you posted where they were found.

I LOVE THE T-SHIRTS! And I totally love the ears you got to go with yours. We are also totally over the "costume" thing. I'm gonna update in my PTR today because DH's T-shirt finally came in yesterday so I can take pics now. I just want to be comfy, ya know, and like you said, not creepy.
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Love the shirts! I ordered t-shirts for me and my DH the other day too. They'll be here by Thursday I think. Yay!! I know a lot of adults dress up for MNSSHP, but I'm afraid of the looks we'd get on the bus. We were able to get into the MK at 4pm with our party tickets last time and I don't want to walk around for 3 hours before the party starts with a costume on.
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I love the shirts - so cute! Although now you had to do two trips to Wal-mart - and all for nothing But the shirts and ears will be really cute for pics

And I can totally relate about the picture sizes! Mine are always showing up in various sizes, even though I set them to the same size in Photobucket. If you ever figure this out, would you please let me know?
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I so feel for you with the keys! Though not post-stroke, my DH is incredibly forgetful. I tell him he'd forget his head most mornings if it wasn't attached. We go through the "where's my keys" conversation at least twice a week. Had to laugh though when you posted where they were found.

I LOVE THE T-SHIRTS! And I totally love the ears you got to go with yours. We are also totally over the "costume" thing. I'm gonna update in my PTR today because DH's T-shirt finally came in yesterday so I can take pics now. I just want to be comfy, ya know, and like you said, not creepy.
Too funny about your DH and his keys. Gotta love them!

I try to remember if mine was this bad before the stroke, and maybe I'm just noticing it more now since there's something to blame it on, and I honestly don't remember!

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Love the shirts! I ordered t-shirts for me and my DH the other day too. They'll be here by Thursday I think. Yay!! I know a lot of adults dress up for MNSSHP, but I'm afraid of the looks we'd get on the bus. We were able to get into the MK at 4pm with our party tickets last time and I don't want to walk around for 3 hours before the party starts with a costume on.
Yeah, being on the bus, and the discomfort and clean up of the costumes was getting to me. Did you get the same ones? If not, make sure you post them so we can all oooohhh and aahhhhh over them.

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I love the shirts - so cute! Although now you had to do two trips to Wal-mart - and all for nothing But the shirts and ears will be really cute for pics

And I can totally relate about the picture sizes! Mine are always showing up in various sizes, even though I set them to the same size in Photobucket. If you ever figure this out, would you please let me know?
Thanks, I love my shirt and ears. I'm also going to look for some purple and green striped longish socks so I have a complete matching ensemble. If it's too hot, I won't wear the socks, but I'll have them just in case. Can 't believe I subjected myself to Walmart for no good reason.

I don't have any idea what's going on with my photo sizes. It's only the t-shirt photos that are doing this. One time I log on and two are tiny one is medium and one is large, next time, three are large and one is medium, next time one is tiny two large and one medium. I copied those from the Disney shopping site. No idea if this has anything to do with it, but it's slightly entertaining me every time I scroll down this thread
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I also have checked your PTR several times to see what size which photo will be! Small minds, eh?
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I also have checked your PTR several times to see what size which photo will be! Small minds, eh?


thanks for the laugh. It's like a price is right game. Sometimes I think I'm so immature for 43.

edited: now it's a new combination, three large and one medium!!! Haven't had that yet
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Port Orleans Resort - Sept 23-30, 2012 (Group trip)
Port Orleans Resort - Dec 10-15, 2010 (BFF trip)
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