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Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by Beccaberry, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. Beccaberry
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    Less than 24 hours!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

    The kids are still sleeping, they were up late last night charging ipods and deciding which books to bring on the plane. I'm doing a bit of packing...Jon brought me a Dunkin Donuts iced coffee this morning so I'm running on high this morning. Ten a.m. training session with Cliff today, so I guess that's a good thing!

    I introduced Baleigh to the MAGIC of the "clothes shaver" last night :) You know those little handheld thingies that shave off all the little "pills" that form on clothes? Yep, that's the thingie. She thinks I'm the smartest person in the world now...and her favorite shirt looks brand new :)

    On some level, I feel like I'm not packing as much *stuff* as I typically do. I keep looking around wondering if I'm forgetting something, but everything *seems* to be here...including the FOUR pairs of ears Baleigh INSISTS on bringing with her :rolleyes: Seriously? She only has ONE head.

    AND she's been bitten by the pin bug yet again, so most of her evening last night was spent sorting through the HUNDREDS of pins that had been tucked away in our Disney box for the past few years, she even roped Andrew into it. In the end, she discovered it would be harder than she thought to find ones she'd be willing to trade. She finally wandered into my room and asked me to come sit with her for a few minutes and help her decide. Just on the verge of saying, "Seriously? No. Are you kidding me? Our bags aren't even packed!!" I somehow managed to remember that this was OUR vacation and the very reason we were taking it was staring me in the face and asking me to spend a few minutes with her. So I put the clothes shaver down and followed her into the dining room which was now more of a land mine. We sifted through years of pins. It was like a time line of my children's life...from Baleigh's princess phase to her Tinkerbell obsession, to her Hannah Montana/Kim Possible years. Then there were Andrew's...Diamond Horseshoe Saloon, Stitch, Pirates. They were all there, reminding me just how quickly the years go by, and how blessed I've been to be able to give them something I never had. There were also pins from friends over the years. I was truly amazed by how they could both recall exactly who had given them each one. We finally carved out a few they were willing to part with, and we picked them all back up and packed them away. I went back to my packing smiling and happy to be reminded just what it is I am packing for. Even Pal Mickey is making an appearance this trip.

    So, things are in a suitcase. I've planned a trip to Target this morning after the gym to pick up the last few items...the house is clean...and I've got a mani/pedi appointment this afternoon.

    Because *I* am going to Disney World with my kids!
     
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    oh wow i hope you have a wonderful time :)
     
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    YAYAYAYAYAY I hope you have the very best time ever and I'm sure you will :hug2:

    We want to hear ALL about it, every little detail, WITH photos :yes: :D

    :wiggle:
     
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    Ummmm Miss Becca? Your posts need to come with Leaky Warnings? :yes:

    I am so happy for you that you are able to visit WDW with your children. Have a wonderful time!!!

    Herself and I are off to our "almost always annual" visit to Vero Beach. We try and try and try to see turtle hatchlings but haven't yet! We'll be trying again starting tomorrow. :yes:

    Safe journey Miss and savor every precious moment with your beautiful children. :hug2:
     
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    Have a great trip Becca...missing ya already! :wave:
     
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    Yes, I agree! A warning is needed :unsure:


    Have a wonderful, beautiful, and magical holiday!! I know you will :yes: Take tons of pictures of the kids and have fun with family and friends!!:hug2:
     
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    Awww Becca, that's so sweet

    Have a wicked time! x
     
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    Leaky warnings indeed! Jon has been making fun of me all morning! (serves him right that I made him go clean the kitchen :rollingpin: )

    OOOH!! Turtle hatchlings!! GOOD LUCK!!! Maybe this will be the year :bounce:

    I am making a decided effort to enjoy this trip. It's one of our rare trips "alone" (not that we will even REMOTELY be alone, actually :wink: ) But since Jon won't be joining us, it will give the three of us time to enjoy "just us" like we used to.

    I'll bore you all to TEARS with updates and twitters and photos! You'll be telling me to ****** of before you know it!

    Thanks guys...I SERIOUSLY cannot wait!! :bounce: :bounce:

    Thanks, Terry! Sorry we will miss you on this trip, but hopefully we'll see you and your lovely wife again soon!

    Ok, back from the gym :) Cliff said I seemed "distracted" for some reason :) hehehe Go figure. :taunt:
     
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    :hug2: we're going tomorrow!!!

    I cannot wait to see you and 'lets!!! We are going to have the bestest time ever!!!

    Can you tell I'm excited?? I haven't even had any coffee :unsure:

    She has to have all the ears to go with the different moods.....and of course she needs to bring the ones that she designed herself that cost a billion dollars.....DUH mom..really :taunt:

    I told Alysia that I knew she and Justin would be off doing their own thing but could she please make sure to include Baleigh and Andrew (of course she will but I'm a mom and have to reinforce good manners)....she gets all silent and says, "but I thought we'd mostly be hanging out with you" awwwww made me all leaky too :yes:
     
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    :bounce::dance::dance: Hope you have a fantastic time.
     
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    Have a great trip Becca and Johnie. Wish we were going too.
     
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    Oh John!! I wish you guys were going to be there as well!! Hopefully we'll be happy to see you and Donna in October!
     
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    Have a fantastic holiday. :wave:
     
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    Have a fantastic time all of you :wave::thumbsup:
     
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    You're a great Mom Becca :yes:
    I hope you all have a truly wonderful trip. Safe journey :hug2:
     
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    yipee!!!

    have a WONDERFUL time!!!
     
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    I've probably missed you 'Becca - but hope you all have a fabulous time! Like you wouldn't..... :) :hug2:



    (Tink, I have shown you all my turtle hatchling pics from January at Lady Elliott Island, haven't I? )
     
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    I think I've missed....But if you do pop in...Have the most magical time Becca! May you all have magical time....lots of pics and live reports!!!!
     
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    She leaves in the morning. I leave tomorrow at 5pm.
     
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    Have a safe trip all of you! Lots of pics Johnnie!!! lol I have to get my WDW fix thru ya'll right now lol....But soon you will be hearing from :)
     

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