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I am so sleepy! I had a busy weekend that didn’t end until today.  It was my first day off since the wedding and boy did I need it.  I really wish I had 4 day work weeks!

Saturday my husband (hehe so cute!) and i went to our favorite breakfast place before heading to New Jersey.  Traffic was so horrible we avoided it via GPS.  It added an hour on to our trip, but it was worth it.  I would rather drive longer then sit still in traffic. 

We were going to New Jersey because it was Pete’s Fraternity’s Anniversary and they were having a dinner.  I had plans to hang out with Kim and Julie and just relax.  It was wonderful.  Julie is so fun.  She is so full of life.  Kim’s sister Suzie was there too and we all enjoyed hanging out.  The guys got home around 12am and I fell asleep shortly there after.

Now my friend Nikki was 7 days overdue.  She lives in New Jersey and I was hoping that she would have the baby so I could see her.  Around 10pm I got a call from my friend Laura that Nikki was on her way to the hospital!  YAY! 

Pete woke me up the next morning with a picture of baby Sage.  Nikki was in labor 8 hours and I am so proud of her.  She had the baby natural, no epidoral.  She used HypnoBabies.  It’s a method of self hypnoses.  Anyway around 3:30am Baby Sage Aurora was born. 

Laura and I went to visit the next afternoon.  Baby Sage was not even 12 hours old.  When we went in and I held her I was bit by the baby bug.  It has been itching non stop.  Pete and I talked about it the whole way home from New Jersey.  LOL 

Here are some pictures from my weekend!

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Isn’t Julie the prettiest!  She is just absolutely gorgeous!

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Baby Sage was so sweet.  She was light as a feather.  I loved holding her.  She was so new!  Sage’s Mom and Dad got married at Walt Disney World just 9 months ago.  She is their little Disney Princess!

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This weekend was so nice.  Friday night I went shopping with my sister and Sweet Baby Alyssa.  We went to dinner and got some last minute gifts. 

Valentines Day I woke up and the first words Pete said to me were “I love you, Happy Valentines Day Baby!”  Awe…..I got up and kissed him, I let him sleep in.  I went downstairs and started roasting a chicken.  I was planning a Valentines Day Picnic.  I made chicken salad, Cream Cheese stuffed celery sticks and Pete’s favorite Dip, with chips and pretzels.  I got everything made and Pete woke up.  We exchanged gifts.  He got me the Tinkerbell Movie and some candy and a great card.  I started feeling weird and needed a nap.  I don’t know what was wrong with me, it was only 10am.

Pete sent me up for a nap and told me he would only let me sleep a half hour.  Well when he came to wake me up I was sleeping so peacfully he crawled into bed with me.  We napped for over two hours!  Then we woke up and spent another 2 hours in bed.  **Wink Wink**.

Once we got up it was after 2pm and our picnic was off.  We had the picnic in the living room instead.  I worked on our honeymoon photo album.  We weren’t hungry when it was time to have dinner we went to the movies instead!  But not before we had desert.  I had baked brownies and I filled a margarita glass with rasberries, chocolate sauce, the brownies and whopped cream.  It was so yummy!!!

Before the movie we went to visit our favorite Valentine, Alyssa.  We had gotten her a sterling silver necklace and little silver heart charm.  It looked so cute on her.  She got us a great Aunt and Uncle card.  My Dad had left me a little box on Candy at my sisters.  I think it is so sweet that my Dad still thinks of Laura and I as his Valentines.  There is a little candy shop near my house called Rheb’s and they have the best chocolates.  My Dad got us each a little chocolate crab and a small box of candy, it had 6 pieces in it and he hand picked each one.  They were all my favorites!  I have the best dad! 

We went to see the ever so romantic Friday the 13th.  The Movie Theature we go to is a little neighborhood theature that NEVER is crowded.  Well apparently we were not the only ones looking for scary romance.  It was PACKED!  The most outragous movie go-er was the 4 year old little girl in front of us!  There was lots of death and sex and nakedness!  She talked the entire time while her mother yelled at her to cover her yes and to “shut the Hell up or I will give you a Black Eye”.  If that isn’t trash at it’s best!

After the movie we had some left overs from our picnic.  Then we snuggled up and went back to bed!  It was a great Valentines day!

Yesterday we had Alyssa all day!  She is the best baby ever.  We went to visit Dakoda and Crystal.  Alyssa loves kids and had a great great time playing with Dakoda.  After our visit we came home and played for hours.  I have the best time when I am with her.  We had lunch then Alyssa and I went upstairs and we snuggled up in my bed and took a nap for a few hours. 

Pete needed eye glass cleaner so we went to the Mall.  We walked all around with a few stops in the Disney Store.  That 1 year old LOVES Mickey Mouse!  After shopping we headed home and I fed Alyssa dinner and got her jammies on and then Pete and I were off duty.

We got home after 8pm and just hung out until it was time for Big Love.  OMG it was so good…did anyone watch?  That Nikki is a bitch.  I can not wait untilnext weeks episode!

Tonight we had our Valentine’s Day Dinner.  We had Steak and Crab Cakes.  I make a damn good crab cake!  YUM!!!  Now I am blogging and watching the Tinkerbell movie.  That Tink is a real trouble maker…LOL!

I hope you all had a great Valentine’d Day!

I am Famous!

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My Wedding is featured in this book!  Well parts of it.  A few months ago I was approached by the author and asked if she couls use some of my pictures.  She choose one that Michele’s husband Steven took, one Laura took of the cake and two I took, one of the Wind Surfers on Castaway Cay and one of the Strawberries and Champaign that was delivered to our room. during the cruise!

Then she asked me for permission to use an actual picture of Pete and I during our civil ceromony!  Of course I said YES!  Now everone planning a Disney Wedding will see us getting married! 

 

In this picture you can See Jason setting up our Video-ing equipment and Pete’s parents sitting in the chairs.

This is the Picture of our Civil Ceromony that took place while we were still in Port.

 

Here is my Cake!

And here is the Chocolate Covered Strawberries on the left page and the Wind Surfers on the right.

I am so excited and proud to be picked to be in the book!  My wedding was a dream come true and I love other people will benefit from it!

Honeymoon Trip – Day 10

2:50am…..Beep Beep Beep….Ring Ring Ring.  I am wide awake!  The alarm is going off and the wake up call is ringing in.  I am awake and it is not even 3am.  YAWN! 

I got up and jump in the tub.  I took a nice baththen a shower to wash my hair.  When I got out of the bath I woke Pete up.  It was about 3:30 am.  He didn’t want to get up so I told him that he can go back to sleep for a while.  I started blow drying my hair.  I had lent my curling iron to Crystal on the cruise and I didn’t have it…Damn it.  So I wasn’t going to be able to put my hair up in rollers, I need the curling iron to finish it off.  Plus I was super tired.  It was the 10th day of our trip and we had enjoyed a long vacation so far.  We were beat!  It takes me 45 minutes to blow dry my hair, then I started in on my makeup.  I wanted it to look really good, but it ended up only looking like my normal makeup.  I was too tired to care.

Today was the day of our Magic Kingdom & Epcot Photo shoots.  These pictures should have been taken 3 days ago, 3 parks ago, but do to rescheduling of the castle show practices we had to be rescheduled.  We did get a nice upgrade because of it. 

Pete woke up and finished his ironing and then he helped me into my dress!  Ahhh I love my dress.  It is so pretty.  I feel like a princess when ever I wear it.  We were all ready when Amy called to tell us she was in the lobby.  The time is now 4:45am!!!! 

We headed to the Lobby when Pete realized we forgot our Mickey Ears.  I so wanted a picture of us looking at the Castle with out ears on so Pete ran back to the room.  I slowly made my way to the lobby I was carrying my flowers.

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Everyone I passed congratulated me.  EKKK!  It was like a wedding day all over.  When I got to the lobby I gave Amy a stack of pictures that I loved, styles I wanted recreated.  I knew right away that she was going to be great to work with.  I was upset we forgot our Point and Shoot.  I have no backstage pictures.  I will have to keep my mental pictures in my mind forever! 

We set up the Magic Kingdom and Epcot Photo shoots through Disney Fairytale Weddings.  You have to have a Disney Wedding to be illagable for the shoot.  It is a once in a lifetime experience.  

They drove us into the Magic Kingdom through a backstage entrance.  We drove in over near Space Mountain and drove up to the Carousel, near the castle.  It was AMAZING to be inside the park all alone, so very early.  The first look of the castle made me tear up.  Pete warned me not to cry or I would mess up my make up.   The park was a buzz of activity.  There were people painting the outside of TinkerBell’s shop and the fountain.  That is why we don’t have any Cinderella’s fountainpictures.  There were people cutting the grass, in the dark with push mowers that had big headlights attached to the front!  It was so awesome to see….I walked around in amazement!  I cry every time I see the castle and to be there, all alone like it was my castle….It was just over the top!

We first took pictures near the Partners Statue.

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I didn’t want alot from this angle so we just got a few, then we moved to the ramps.

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I love the ramp pictures.  Amy set up the light and took some awesome pictures.  Then we moved to the archway.

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I didn’t get the arch picture I wanted but i got a few good ones.  We also took pictures right in front of the Castle….These are my favorites!  They turned out so good!

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After that we headed into the castle.  EKKK!  We took a few pictures in the Lobby of Cinderella’s Royal Table.

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Then we took some in front of the Christmas Tree they had set up, we used these for our Christmas card. 

Then we went into a secret door into the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique….Where little girls can have makeovers and turn into real life princesses.

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 I didn’t want a whole lot of pictures inside.  I wanted picture of MY Castle!  

We headed outside and went up into the Balcony in the back of the Castle and got pictures taken overlooking Fantasy Land.  Amy was very good about not taking pictures up our nose.  I have saw many Balcony shots where it looks like the photographer was right under the couple.  Amy had to get the workers to move thier lights and stuff,  I was so afraid I was going to drop my bouquet during these pictures.  I held on to it for every shot. 

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We got back into the van and drove to the bridge by Frontier Land.  I wanted Main Street shots, but the Christmas decorations were all up.  We were married in the beginning of November,not December.  I didn’t want Christmas decorations all in my Wedding pictures.  We got to the bridge, the pictures I really wanted!  This is my favorite Castle viewing location.  I love pictures taken here.  I take Castle pictures every time from this very space!

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Amy was great she took the pictures with the Castle, then she took the pictures of us looking at the Castle with out Mickey Ears. 

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Then Amy climbed up on a stool, borrowed from the snack shop right there, Sleepy Hallow.  She got one of my favorite pictures of all time.  LOVE IT.

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Then we loaded back into the van and traveled to the area near Splash Mountain.  The sun was coming up and we got great pictures of us watching it from the bridge over near Splash Mountain. 

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Once again we jumped back into the van.  We talked about other photo shoots and we drove out of the park through the entrance where the parade floats enter.  We drove to Epcot using back roads.  I told her about the countries I wanted to visit, but really I had the pictures I came for.  I wanted BED! 

We entered into the World Showcase through a back gate near Morocco.  We went to France first.  I liked a few of the outside pictures, but not the inside ones.  We took lots of french pictures! 

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After France I had told Amy that I needed pictures in Italy but another Disney Bride was having her wedding there in like an hour.  So we hirried up and got to Italy.  I didn’t get to see Linda, but I saw her husband and family there.  We hurried through Italy and I didn’t get all the shots I wanted.

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Germany is right next to Italy so we went there and took a few pictures.  Pete’s parents are German, like Grandparents right from Germany German, so I knew they would love these pictures.

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We went to Morocco last, I wanted to do Japan also, but we were so tired. 

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We took some pictures around Morocco and then a few with the Epcot Ball, and then we headed back to our hotel.  

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Why was out room so far away from the front desk….I drug myself to the room and got SOOO many congratulations along the way.  Soon as I got into the room Pete helped me strip!  All of that Wedding gear is heavy after hours and hours.  It was 8:30am when we got home.  Looking back onit we should have went to MGM, but instead we crawled into bed and went to sleep.  We slept through our 12pm dining reservations and our 1pm dining reservations.  I made two in case we were tired!  LOL  

We woke up around 1pm and headed to the Mara to get burgers for lunch.  After lunch we went swimming in the pool and then for a soak in the hot tub.  It was great.  When I was done my soak I fell asleep by the hot tub.  Pete woke me up and I went up to the room and slept for another hour.  Bot waking up before 3am can tire you out!  

I woke up from my nap and showered and we headed to Downtown Disney.

We played in the fountain, not getting really wet!

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Then we hit up the Christmas show and boy did we shop!  We got great things, ornaments, a Tree Skirt and some gifts.

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We went into Once Upon a Toy and filled another Box of Mister Potato Head parts for Alyssa. We also got a Magical Moments Certificate.

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We used some snack credits in Goofy’s Candy shop before heading back to the Animal Kingdom Lodge.

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We had dinner reservations for Jiko at 8:30pm. We were seated next to a great couple. We talked to them through our whole meal. The staff brought us a congratulations card signed by all of the staff in their native language. They were all from different parts of Africa! How Awesome! It is something I will keep forever.

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The Pistachio Creme Brulee was to die for! YUM!

After desert we headed back to bed. I was still so tired. Our vacation as winding down and so was I. It was nice to crawl into bed. I was asleep before Pete was done showering! He went to the Mara for a drink then he hit the sack too! What an exciting day!!!!

Disney World!

I am so excited!  We are down to only 8 months 4 Weeks and 2 days until our Disney Trip!  I can not wait.  My sister and I have alot of plans already.  We will be in Disney for 6 nights, then the cruise for 3 nights!  10 days of Disney Fun!  It is going to be so great!  We are going to the Halloween Party…Alyssa will love trick or treating in the Magic Kingdom.  A few of my Disney Bride friends and I are planning something fun too!  We have not figured out exactly what yet, but it will be one of the Special Events that are offer for groups. 

Disney Cruises are the best, It’s not just me who thinks so.

“Disney Cruise Line Ranked #1
Disney Cruise Line was named the top large cruise ship experience by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine in the 9th annual “Reader’s Cruise Poll.” Winners were determined by a survey of more than 11,000 participants who rated 400 ships. The participants in the survey asked to rate ships based on specific criteria including: staterooms, activities, service, design and layout, dining, itineraries, and shore excursions. The Disney Wonder was ranked number one in the large ship category. The Disney Magic was also ranked in the top five. “

I have cruised with DIsney and with other lines and those other lines   are always so cheesy.  Like they try to be all showy and flashy, but the end result is Vegas early 90’s decor!  On our Wedding trip we had tons of people with us who had never cruised Disney before and now they all say they will never cruise one of those sub par cruise lines again!

I can not wait to see MY Castle again! 

My friend Nicole is coming home from Disney Today…..I can not wait to hear all about her cruise and trip to the parks.  They bought her engagement ring on the cruise and are getting married on the cruise later this year!  I live vicariously through my friends in between my own trips!