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Old 06-13-2013, 10:03 AM   #31
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Life and work are sucking the energy out of me lately. I need coffee. I also had a horrible dream two nights ago about our trip. I dreamed we totally missed MK; as in we could not even get in. Then, when we went to Epcot it was an INDOOR MALL. The characters there to meet were washed up has beens, mere shadows of their true selves. It was terrifying!

I might be losing it or going overboard on planning causing my brain to decay.


I'm also organizing our yearly family portraits. My boyfriend was not able to to make it with us last year so this is a big deal. It will be our first professional ones together. We have 3 hours, 2-3 wardrobe changes and its on the beach! I'll slide in a few from last year with the same photographer.
I also wanted to ask ya'll what you thought of my outfit choices.

Since this is my son's first time at disney the pictures would not be complete without mentioning that!
He will have a handpainted sign that reads "I'm going to DISNEY!" I think he might be wearing this shirt (which he will also be wearing to meet the princesses at our ADR at Akershus).

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Sign so far...not complete
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:44 PM   #32
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New Toy...MUST LEARN QUICK

First picture I took with the new camera.


This is my first DSLR and I have a ton to learn. It is the EOS Rebel T5i.
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:56 PM   #33
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Was it busy in August? I almost would brave the heat and humidity (both of which I don't mind and neither does my son but not until he's older) just to have a less crowded park. I don't have rides and attractions scheduled just parks. We are on such a crunched schedule its needed or we will just end up wandering around I think. I'm already afraid he will only get to ride 5-6 rides tops if lines are really that bad.
as another poster said the first half or more of August is like June... very crowded... once the bulk of kids go back to school not quite so much... Sept is best for crowds and still very hot... as for the heat I have lived in the California Desert, New Mexico and Texas...the East Coast of Florida, and now NW Florida for the last 14 years... I can do the heat, it's the heat combined with the humidity that is so oppressive... since we live in it for 6 months out of the year... sometimes more... we will never do June, July or August... the heat is bad enough but heat and crowds is just too much... we live 8 miles from the most beautiful beaches in the USA and choose to spend our summers there instead
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:23 PM   #34
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I love the sign! I can't wait to see the finished product. Dis you use a stencil for Mickey? It looks like your new camera is great. I have been thinking of getting a more advanced camera. Has it been difficult to learn?
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:40 AM   #35
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I love the sign! I can't wait to see the finished product. Dis you use a stencil for Mickey? It looks like your new camera is great. I have been thinking of getting a more advanced camera. Has it been difficult to learn?
No stencil, hand painted.

I do love the new camera, I have a lot to learn though!
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:21 PM   #36
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Stroller and hired car reservations are made!!!!
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That is incredible! Did you paint that? I life the castle!
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:29 PM   #38
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That is incredible! Did you paint that? I life the castle!
Nope! I wish I was that talented, a friend made it for me.
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:18 AM   #39
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Wow life has been busy!

My almost 2 year old (birthday is in 14 day) is 3 months into terrible twos and I'm praying to God Almighty to let him calm down in oh 3-4 months!

We did family pictures on the 3rd...that was a hilarious, sweaty (93 degrees 100% humidity at 730 PM) event. I pray she got some good ones because my son didn't even want to take pictures!

4th of July was a little better. We got though with minor temper tantrums. I learned fireworks do not impress nor scare him....hmmmm.
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:51 PM   #40
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Hopefully the pictures come out good! And happy early birthday to her
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:17 AM   #41
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Scared and sad

We are three months out and I am VERY VERY scared of going on this vacation.

I haven't posted in a while due to the fact that I just wasn't feeling it. My son turned two on July 22nd. His behavior, starting at 20 months, had exponentially started getting worse. It all came to a head when we attempted to take him to Busch Gardens and he had a total melt down. I know this is a one time thing and could have been caused by numerous factors, one being that he hadn't napped that day and was completely exhausted but I'm very nervous.

First, he would not wait in line. He got on one ride, no wait, and loved it. Cried and screamed when I took him off but that was the ONLY ride he did in 4 hours. He refused to wait. He would scream and throw himself on the ground, hit me or try to run away.

I've started reading discipline books and working with him. There are a lot of time outs going on now but I've tried to stand my ground. Is 3 months enough to make a difference? I'm not sure. I hope so.
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Pictures went great as well as his birthday party! My son was too busy to ever get him to sit down with the sign....oh well.
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Old 08-15-2013, 05:31 PM   #43
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Made his Harmony Barber Shop first haircut appointment today! I made it for 10:00 but am rethinking this as well. Maybe it should be for 930. We have 830 Crystal Palace reservations and my son is a very fast eater. Once he is done he is done and doesn't want to sit around.
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:01 AM   #44
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Rethinking ADRs.....UGHHH

Right now our ADRs are:
  • Crystal Palace Breakfast
  • Akershaus Dinner
  • Tusker House Breakfast
  • Coral Reef (my parents only)
  • Cape May Breakfast

Now my son loves his princesses but I am beginning to think we would all enjoy BOG much more plus easy WDW says it will be a perfect day for MK not Epcot.

Now, as of today there are no open ressies at BOG but that doesn't mean I can't keep trying right and make the choice if and when I actually get it?!
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Changed Harmony reservation to 930. I know we will be finished breakfast by 9/915. I just got the thank you notes for mousekeeping in! They were free from shutterfly!
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