“Girls Only” – Weekend Wedding Trip to WDW

I took a few pictures before the ceremony started.

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I love this one. The Sand Ceremony made me tear up, ok ok I started crying as soon as I set eyes on Vanessa and didn’t stop the whole time. LOL

Ray walked in right after the moms.

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The the Girls game in and looked so great. The whole theme came together so well.

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I think it is so sweet that Vanessa’s niece was her maid of honor. The same niece was her flower girl in her first wedding. Vanessa is so proud of her.

Then came Vanessa. Tristian was such a proud little guy walking his mom down the aisle.

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Since we talked about it. I tried to get a picture of Ray soon as Vanessa was in view.

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Doesn’t Vanessa look hot?

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She was so focused she didn’t see us until after the ceremony was over.

The Cememony was just so lovely.

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It was the first weddingI have been to since my own and it was so meaningful. I love all of the Catholic touches Vanessa added.

The kids were soo well behaved during the Ceremony.

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Which is more then I can say about some bridesmaids….Who were taking pictures during the ceremony!

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Tracy did a wonderful reading…she nailed it…She should be some sort of public speaker or an actress or something.

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The details on Vanessa’s dress were sooo pretty!

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Ray looked at her with such love! It was really sweet.

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They all held hands and you could see what a strong family they were.

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The sand ceremony was really nice.

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Vanessa’s birdcage veil was perfect!

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You may kiss the bride!

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This is right after Vanessa saw us and she was asking Ray if that was really jenna and I and if we were really there!

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They started down the aisle.

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Don’t they look amazing!

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This is the sign that the ring bearer carried….I loved it!

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Cake Cutting time.

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I can not even explain how totally amazing this cake was. It was to die for. I think it was the best thing I have ever tasted…ever!

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They better start saving for Melody’s Disney Wedding now.

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They will live happily ever after!

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Vanessa was showing off her red crinnie!

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Every picture of Mikkel and I that I have ever had taken I look goofy!

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We headed over to the Dolphin to take some pictures.

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This is my favorite…

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This tree was my favorite in all of WDW. It was all white pointsettias and blue led lights….LOVED IT!

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She looks like a movie star!

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Santa was on Vacation in the Dolphin. We needed pictures.

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Look at this cutie pie!

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What a pretty bride.

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Vanessa’s flowers were amazing!

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I think she looks like she is selling soda’s in this picture or a 50’s pin up girl.

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Another picture of the PRETTY tree.

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Jenna was so cute texting everyone she knew to tell them about Minnie.

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Vanessa’s Nephew got the kids ice cream to keep them busy during pictures.

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Around this time Jenna and I headed out for the Wilderness Lodge to meet Lisa and Eric for dinner. We took a bus to the Magic Kingdom then transfered to the Wilderness Lodge.

The lighs at the Wilderness lodge are cool.

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The Christmas Decorations there were neat to see. I so want to stay at the Wilderness Lodge someday. It was a totally cool hotel.

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Jenna and I were starving we had not eaten since way way earlier. We had so much fun at dinner. None of us had ever been to the Whispering Canyon Cafe.

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Poor Jenna threw up like 4 times at the Wilderness Lodge. We felt so bad for her. Eric was a great guy and it was so wonderful to have dinner with Lisa and him. She is amazing. We had a wonderful dinner.  You should hear her talk about her kids, she is so proud of them. It almost made me sad…She reminded me of my mom so much, the love for her kids is so wonderful!

Look how tired we all look!  This is like after 19 hours awake!

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We all took the bus to the Magic Kingdom and transfered to our resort buses. It was Extra Magic hours and the crowds were aweful! We waited forever!

We got home and Jenna crashed in like 30 seconds. I played on my phone and facebook and chatted until my phone died. What a wonderful day!

I Interupt my WDW Trip Report……

With another WDW trip report.

Ok so even though I have a rule about finishing one Trip report before heading back to WDW I broke it for Vanessa’s Wedding!

On Tuesday night (12/8/09) my friend Jenna and I were talking and we decided to go and crash Vanessa’s Wedding. We looked up flights and hotels and really thought we could do this. We both went into work the next day to request off and once approval was given I booked the hotel and my flight. Jenna went to book hers and the rates had doubled! She ended up booking through Priceline and after paying a fee to have her ticket changed made it to Disney on time for the wedding!

Day One – December 12, 2009

I woke up at 4:45am and got dressed. I headed to the airport for my 7am flight. Check in was a breeze, the flight was easy and I landed at MCO at 9:00am. I headed down to the bottom level of the airport and grabbed the Magical Express.

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I also played on the phone and texted Jenna…she was at her layover in Atlanta.

In no time at all I saw the best sign ever……

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I got to the All Star Music by 10:15am and checked in. We were first given a room sooo far away it was crazy, then I got us moved to the jazz building. I would have prefered the Calypso building, but hey last minute travelers can’t be choosers.

I grabbed breakfast at the food court and headed to the room for a nap. I was beat (and I am not the one with two flights a layover and a baby in my oven), I know Jenna had to be tired as well.

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I texted a few people and rested a bit and then Jenna called she was at MCO! YAY I got a shower and dried my hair and was almost 100% ready when Jenna came through the door! We hugged and acted like little kids playing catch up. After being there like 10 minutes she told me the news….There was going to be a baby! I instantly nick named the baby Minnie (Jenna loves her Minnie ears…LOL). I was so excited. I knew she was late and I even brough a pregnancy test with me and was going to force her to pee on the stick…LOL But she beat me to it the night before. YAY. So excited her them!

We didn’t even have time for Jenna to change and we headed out to the buses. We tok a bus to MGM then the boat to the Swan.

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I love the Tree at MGM Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The boat is always fun. Tricia called me soon as we got on the boat. Funny thing…I emailed Tricia a few days ago to see if she was going to be at the wedding and all, well I never got an answer and didn’t think I had her number…LOL It was in my phone the whole time so when she called I said “HI” and just started talking. Later Tricia told me she thought it was odd that I just knew who she was when she called. I had never called her before so I am not sure why she was in my phone already, but I was glad.

Tricia met us at the Boat launch between the Swan and Dolphin. The three of us found the wedding location and were way early so we headed to the bar for a drink.

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Carly called Tricia and Mikkel called me and they were both (along with Tracy) on their way. Jenna and I were dying of thirst so we ordered water and waited for the other girls.

I was so excited to see everyone and even more excited to see Vanessa. She still had no idea we were even there for the wedding. Mikkel and Tracy got there a few seconds later and ordered drinks.

Once Jesse and Carly got there we had him take a group picture.

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It was almost 5:00pm now so we headed outside. No one was there yet so we stood around and waited. Family started showing up.

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The Guys looks so awesome with their red Converse.

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Vanessa’s sister came up to us and thanked us all for being there. Her voice…It is exactly the same as Vanessa’s. Sooo freaky!!!

I took a few pictures of the harpest….OMG such a great Choice! She was wonderful.

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The Set up was so pretty with the lanterns lining the aisle.

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We took our seats since the wedding planners told us the bride was finally here.

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I couldn’t wait to see Vanessa!!!

WDW – November 1, 2009 – Day 3

***Now I just returned from Disney Last Night.  I took a quick Weekend Trip to see a friend get married…I will be doing a Mini Trip report on that trip soon, But here is Day 3 of Last Month’s trip.

YAY today is the Day we move to the Treehouse Villas! We all slept in some since this was our “day off” and we had nothing to do until Check in Time!

Once Everyone got up Laura, Brandon and Alyssa went to explore the resort while I packed up our room and layed around some.

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We went and gave all of our luggage to Guest Services to transfer to our new hotel and then Pete Alyssa and I went to play on the play ground while Laura and Brandon went to use our free 30 minutes of play that we got with our resort packages.

We did not rent a car so we took the bus to Downtown Disney, then we transferred to the Saratoga Springs bus. It was almost nap time and one little Princess was getting tired. Once at Saratoga Springs we had to find the front desk and check in. Laura and I went to check in and the boys and Alyssa hung back and looked around the lobby. We told the CM checking us in that the boys didn’t know we were staying at the Treehouses. They helped us sweeten the surprise some. They got bell services to drive us in a big golf cart to our “room”. They were also very sorry about the mix up and sorry we were all forced to share one room now. LOL All part of the plan. The boys thought we each had separate rooms. So we start driving to the treehouse and they are FOREVER away from the main building. The whole way we are complaining about the “mix” up and I told everyone I will get it straight when I call the guy we rented points from soon as we get to out room. Once we enter the Treehouse Section Brandon looks at me and smiles and says we are staying HERE? LOL We got a great location. I requested to be near the Boat launch. Simple request, but it was done on purpose. The Boat Launch is also near the pool and the bus stop! They met our request no problem. We walked in and were in awe. It was sooo cool in there.

Bunk Bed Room:

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Queen Bed Room:

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Master Suit (my Room):

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Kitchen/Living Room Area:

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Outside:

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After exploring some Alyssa went down for a nap and Pete and I took the Ferry to get a bit to eat. The Ferry drops you off right at the main building where the shop and the food are located. We both had Chicken Sandwiches and picked up a Pizza to take back for Alyssa.

After we got back to the room we rested and showered and rested. LOL

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Then it was time to get to the Poly for our dinner at Ohana. We took the boat to the front then we got a cab from there. It took so long to get anywhere from the Treehouses.

We got to Ohana and checked in.

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We had a 20 minute wait so we had us a cocktail!

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All of Us..LOL

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We got a seat near the Window….But not the window you can see Wishes from. It was ok since our reservations were earlier then wishes and we wouldn’t still be there while they were going on anyway.

I love Ohana. It was great.

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The Salad is to die for….

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Yummy Dipping Sauces…My favorite is the Peanut one.

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Next came the appetizers. The Wings are our favorite. I make them at home every few months.

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What is left of the Wings….

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We enjoyed lovely Music while we dined.

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Dessert was a hit too….

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Love this Picture…LOL…She is such a Ham!

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Pete and I gave Alyssa kisses and told her good night. Pete and I went to the beach and grabbed chairs to sit and watch the last showing of Hallo-Wishes. First up was the Electrical Water Parade.

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Then Hallo-Wishes Started! We could hear the music and it was just wonderful!!!

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Pete and I strolled out of the Poly after wishes and took a cab back to the tree houses. We were tired and just didn’t feel like taking the monorail to the Magic Kingdom, then a Bus to Saratoga Springs then a Bus to the Treehouses!

Scrooge McDuck

 

Sooo fun…i’ve never met Scrooge before!

Mickey Mouse

After forever in line we finally got to see Mickey Mouse!

Minnie Mouse

 

I just got to see Minnie Mouse…I love WaltDisneyWorld.

October 31, 2009 – DAY TWO – PART TWO – Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

After our hour or so in the pool we got out and showered and got ready for the night. We headed to the bus and were at the Magic Kingdom in 10 minutes or so. Alyssa was entertaining on the bus. She was acting like a monkey.

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We got off the bus and plopped Alyssa in the stroller and guess who was asleep before we walked through the gates. LOL

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This was our first Halloween Party and I was blown away. Main Street looked amazing!

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Now let me use this time to tell you to NEVER EVER go on Halloween. It was more packed then I have ever seen the Magic Kingdom. It was awful. I think the fact that it was still 95 degrees didn’t help.

We headed up Main Street and was just in awe of the Halloween Decorations. We ran into some Evil STep Sisters on our way to the Haunted Mansion.

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We decided since Alyssa was Asleep we would ride some rides and watch the second Parade. Jenna, Sandy and Vanessa all watched the first parade. I was sad to not spend more time with my friends this trip, but it was so busy!

Laura and Brandon went on the haunted mansion first, then the line tripled! Pete and Just decided to skip it and we got some water and people watched. Once Laura and Brandon were done we headed through Fantasyland to Cosmic Rays to get some dinner. We were starving. We hit up all of the Candy Stations on the way.

We saw “NoWhite” but the line was so long and Alyssa was still asleep. after seeing Jenna’s pictures I wish we would have waited.

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Once inside we sat right next to Sonny Eclipse and it was sooloud. Alyssa woke right up. We all ate and then walked around some, got some more Candy and got amazing spots for the fireworks!

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We didn’t take the tripod and i so wish we would have! All of these pictures were taken freehand.

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Alyssa LOVED them. She kept pointing and saying “Ohhh whatsthat? Ohhh!”

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I loved them too, the story was amazing and the 360degrees show was out of this world!

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After the Fireworks I took off to save us a spot for the parade. Pete said it was too hot to sit on the ground so i was trying to get a bench over near the Liberty Tree Tavern. ON the way I found my favorite Witch and her friend Minnie.

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Don’t they look great!

We got our spot. Alyssa Laura and I sat on the ground and Pete and Brandon took the bench. I hate saving seats. I hate mean peole who get mad at you for saving seats. But I did it! LOL

I had brough glow sticks and Laura brought Alyssa’s light up pumpkin from last year. She was set.

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We were entertained by some dead singers while we waited. LOL I am so glad Alyssa doesn’t know what she should be afraid of yet. LOL

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Alyssa was so good while we waited. She had some lolly pops and candy. Look at that cheek all full!

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My one goal for tonight was to get a good picture of the headless horseman. I think I did pretty well.

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The Parade was hands down the best I have ever saw in Disney!

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It really held Alyssa’s interest! Look how hot she looks:

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I love the VILLIANS. LOVE THEM! I always have. I was so happy to see so many of them!

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I love how Disney switches these out all year long.

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After the parade Alyssa was beat so we headed towards the castle to get a spot for the Villain show and Laura and Brandon and Alyssa head back to go to bed! The Villain show was GREAT!

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What was even more great was the fact we could meet the Villains. Ekk! I jumed into the line for the Evil Queen first! I was so excited, it was like I was a little kid!

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Then my Silly Husband went next.

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Did I mention the lines were so long for everything!!! Next we got in line for Malificaent. I didn’t think we would make it. We were the last people who got to meet! YAY!

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After that we headed up Main Street and Pete bought me the soundtrack from the party! I love it! Then we took a few pictures and headed to wait for EVER for a bus!

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See ya Real Soon!