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Old 11-16-2013, 12:46 PM   #1
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Every Day's a Holiday (3 updates 12/7 page 10)

Every Day's a Holiday

If you like stories that entail traveling through rabbit holes, police booths, hyperspace, clicking heals, pixie dust, magic, even phone booths (ok Bill and Ted arenít Disney) then this PTR/TR/Year in the Making Journey celebrating every season and holiday at Disney is for you. From Unbirthdays to Star Wars Weekends, from New Yearís Day to New Yearís Eve, every dayís a holiday. Come along and join us as we continue to do Disney differently.

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Old 11-16-2013, 12:47 PM   #2
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Who We Are

My Christmas Wish List

Jingle Cruise and Castle Lighting

MVMCP

Veteran's Day: Part 1: To Party or Not to Party?

Veteran's Day: Part 2: Celebrate the Season

Veterans Day: Part 3: Characters, Fireworks

Veteran's Day: Part 4: MVMCP Parade

Disney Friends are the Best

Candlelight Processional

Bibbidy Bobbidy Woohoo

MNSSHP

Part 1:Are You Ready?

Part 2: Are You Ready? Villains Mix and Mingle

Part 3: Are You Ready? Celebrate the Magic / HalloWishes / Villains Mix and Mingle

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Old 11-16-2013, 12:49 PM   #3
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Who We Are



There are four of us, but we usually travel in trio. DS(19) is in college and commutes, so he schedules his classes to maximize his time. He often has 10 to 12 hours school days plus his commute. So he is not available to play very often.

He is in college and working. His favorite character is Grumpy, so weíll call him Grumpy. He loves cooking and fishing, especially combining the two. The irony of it all, he works at an aquarium store where he neither fishes nor cooks. He has a vast knowledge of both fresh water and salt water fish and habitats. Had he not gone for culinary he would have gone for marine biology. He still has dreams of degrees in both.


Our youngest is JJ. He is a character with his own set of challenges. He loves theater, both being on stage and watching. He loves people and has never met a stranger. But most of all, he loves Star Wars. He eats, sleeps, and breaths Star Wars! His favorite Star Wars saga character is Yoda. His favorite Clone Wars character is Ahsoka. He loves dressing in costume and cosplay. He has spent countless hours working on as many DK Ultimate Star Wars Sticker books as he can get his hands on. He also loves putting together Star Wars Lego sets . His favorite movie of the saga is Epsode 2. He is a member of the Galactic Academy. His enthusiasm and excitement is contagious. He lives for his favorite season of the year, "Star Wars Season" aka Star Wars Weekends. Besides Star Wars Weekends, his next favorite thing about Disney are the characters. He loves meet and greets.




DH is quickly becoming a huge fan of the expanded universe. He loves reading Star Wars books any chance he gets or listening to Star Wars books on CD in the car. He is working on a costume to hopefully get into the 501st by next yearís SWW. He is creative and artistic. He and JJ designed a couple of the shirts they wore for SWW. Like Grumpy, he also enjoys fishing. Every Monday is his day off, we usually spend part of it at Disney, hence, our Monday musings. Continuing as the other TRís, Iíll call him Goofy.

Iím mostly known as Tink, Michelle or JJís mom. I love Disney; the shopping, the shows, the food, etc. We are a homeschool family. We fell into homeschooling when JJ started having seizures in his sleep. However, weíve found that it works very well for us. When Iím not teaching or being mom, I become chauffeur taking JJ to his myriad of doctor appointments, therapies, theater classes, voice lessons, etc. I spend a lot of time waiting. Iíve picked up crocheting last fall to fill in the time. I started making R2D2 hats for friends and family. 





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Old 11-16-2013, 02:21 PM   #4
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Christmas 2013

It's not even Thanksgiving and we've already been celebrating Christmas at WDW. It was almost and immediate transformation from Halloween to Christmas. October 27th we went to MNSSHP. November 9th we went to the MK and it was Christmas time!

We really enjoyed the fall at Disney. We went to 5 of the MNSSHP!! Reviews to come. We also enjoyed the F&W festival, though we didn't get to spend as much time here as I would have liked.

I'm really excited about the upcoming holiday. This is my favorite season at Disney. It doesn't last long enough to suit me. I would love to see the castle lighted up in all its splendor year round!

I'm hoping to:

-at a pumpkin spice funnel cake...yum!

-see Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade

-walk through the Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

-sit through the entire Candlelight Processional

-listen to every International Storyteller

-see the entire holiday version of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth

-drink hot apple cider

-see all the gingerbread displays

-see Festival of the Lion King before it goes down for it's 6 months refurbishment

-buy a glass ornament from Germany


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Old 11-16-2013, 02:23 PM   #5
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I am here, Now to read. Thanks for the heads up!!.




ETA: David just came by to read over my shoulder and saw JJ's picture and recognized him. He asked me about JJ's seizures and said he hopes he has them much less as he gets older so that he can feel better, like he does. Then he hugged me, thanked me and told me to tell YOU Michelle it would get easier...

Great start to your report!


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Old 11-16-2013, 02:57 PM   #6
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ETA: David just came by to read over my shoulder and saw JJ's picture and recognized him. He asked me about JJ's seizures and said he hopes he has them much less as he gets older so that he can feel better, like he does. Then he hugged me, thanked me and told me to tell YOU Michelle it would get easier...

Great start to your report!

So glad you are here!

Oh my goodness, David has me in tears! Please tell him I appreciate his words so much. Once we make it through tonight, JJ will be 7 days free of seizures and tics!!

Our insurance woes for next year have been figured out. $100/paycheck more, but it's a 90/10 thing and the deductibles are much, much lower than before $600 individual and $1200 family. Office visits are a copay too, which will help as well. Now as long as we can keep continuity of care with OT and counseling, we're all set.
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I'm here too! Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 11-16-2013, 05:40 PM   #9
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I'm here !!

I'm so happy to say I finally met you guys ! I just loved seeing JJ and the boys playing together, even if it was just for a few minutes .. they still talk about him.

Hope to see you guys around another time !

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Thanks to your message, I'm here and looking forward to reading about every single detail. The R2D2 hat is adorable! The pictures that you chose for the introducions are great. Loved them all!
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Old 11-16-2013, 07:56 PM   #11
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I'm here!! Great character pictures!!!
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Thanks for the heads up! Of course I am excited to follow along!
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Old 11-16-2013, 08:23 PM   #13
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I'm here!!
How was the house today?

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I'm here too! Thanks for the heads up.
Thanks for coming, I know you haven't had much time to DIS.

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I'm here !!

I'm so happy to say I finally met you guys ! I just loved seeing JJ and the boys playing together, even if it was just for a few minutes .. they still talk about him.

Hope to see you guys around another time !

I'll be lurking here and there.


I'm so glad you said something or I would have kept on walking. I thought the boys looked familiar, but just wasn't sure. I was reaching to grab my phone to send you a message to see if it was.

The boys really hit it off in that short time. JJ is still talking about the jedi game they taught him.

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Thanks to your message, I'm here and looking forward to reading about every single detail. The R2D2 hat is adorable! The pictures that you chose for the introducions are great. Loved them all!


My MIL taught me how to make them last Thanksgiving. Wonder what this Thanksgiving will bring?

Thanks, I think all but the Alice picture are ones that haven't been posted before.

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