Day 7 – Cruise Day – Part 2!!! November 5, 2009

 

So Laura and I secured us seats for the sail away party on deck 10. We wanted Alyssa to be able to see. We got a table and chairs for us all right next to the railing.

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Day 7 – Cruise Day!!! November 5, 2009

We were so excited to start the cruise part of our vacation! I was up early and finished packing up any last minute items.

Our taxi was right on time at 9:15am and we headed off to Port Canaveral.

We got to the port around 10:30ish and went right to check in. It was smoth as usual. My sister and I got our rooms switched so that we could be next to each other. Since we booked Cat. 12 rooms we ended up with room assignements on differant ends of the ship. But once they switched us we were cneter ship and right next to each other! Perfect!

While I was taking care of that Alyssa met with some Characters.

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It’s a …………

I’ll Miss You!

Friday night my Grandfather died!  I am pretty upset about it. PopPop was one of the most fun “Grown ups” I knew.  I guess that is how Grandfathers are supposed to be.  Right after I got home from my Honeymoon he had open heart surgery.  It was a struggle but he was on the mend and was well enough to come to Alyssa’s first Birthday party in January of 2009.  In April of 2009 he lost his sight and then Johns Hopkins Hospital found an aneurysm and had to operate again.  This time it wasn’t so great!  He never really recovered and has spent the last year in and out of the hospital and nursing home.  Never to go home.   He had brain damage from the Heart and Lung Machines and never fully knew what was going on again.  The last thing he said to me was “I Love You”!  Granted it was about a year ago the morning of his surgery, but I will never forget hugging him and telling him I would see him after the surgery!  He has suffered a long hard year and I really hope he at peace!  The funeral is on Wednesday and I am not looking forward to it.  I hate dealing with death.   I am being strong and supportive of for my Dad, but really I just want to cry!  We are scanning old pictures to play on a digital photo frame at the funeral home and these are a few of my favorites!

My Grandfather and Grandmother on their Wedding day!
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My Grandparents holding me when I was 5 Days old.
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My Dad, My Grandfather, My Great Grandmother and me
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Pop Pop, Me & my Dad

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Pop Pop,Laura & Alyssa on the day Alyssa came home from the hospital.  He was sick and was just coming by to drop off a gift.  He didn’t want to get the baby sick but se forced him to take a picture really fast before he left.  I am so glad we did!

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Laura, Pop Pop and I takes the summer of 2009

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This is the last picture we had taken together!  It was in January of 2009.   I think it is my very favorite one!  I love how he is reaching up and holding my hand!

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November 4, 2009 – Day 6 – Anniversary Surprise! – Part Two!

So we were in the Cab (We used alot of Cabs staying at the Treehouses, but it was soo worth it)…..We pulled up to the Grand Floridian and Pete asked me if we were eating at Narcossee’s? I told him Nope? He was still wondering.

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Worst Week….

Ok it’s really the worst week that would have to go to the week I lost my job and my fiance confessed to a crime and went to jail (and I called off the engagement…DUH!)  back in 2004.  Although good things came out of that. I got a better job and I didn’t have to marry a convict!  LOL

This week I found out I have a broken thumb, my grandfather is dying and a tree fell in my yard and took out part of our fence! 

I can not see any good coming out of these three things!  LOL

I have been super busy at work and with personal stuff (see above).  I am going to finish my trip report from last year if it kills me though.  I don’t want to forget how wonderful our trip was.  I also don’t want to go on another trip without finishing the recapping of this last one!

It is so hard to type without being able to move my thumb or bend my wrist!  UGH!  It is making my day long and hard!

Yesterday I went to visit Alyssa…She is the brightness in my day for sure!

November 4, 2009 – Day 6 – MGM (Hollywood Studios) & Anniversary Surprise! – Part One!

Day Six – November 4, 2009

We woke up, but didn’t rush too much. We were starting to get tired! Today was our Hollywood Studios day. We didn’t have a lot planned to do this day as the heat was starting to get to us. I don’t know how people do it in the summer or early fall. No Thank you!

We headed to breakfast … Alyssa looks so tired!

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Our little artist was more concerned with drawing pictures instead of eating.

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I really enjoyed staying at Saratoga Springs. It was alot of fun! It sure as heck beat the beginning of the trip at the All Star Movies. LOL I am a hotel snob now. The All Stars just don’t do it anymore. I really hated the Music when I went in December. That sealed it. From now on if I am in need of a filler night at a value resort it will be the Pop Century for sure.

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We got a bus and headed to the Studios. We arrived before 10 am, so not too bad!

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I know there are “Hat Haters” out there, but I personally like it.

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Brandon and a fellow Police Officer! So nice to know they are keeping the parks safe. LOL

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We headed towards Tower of Terror.

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The Christmas Decorations were slowly starting to show up.

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Villains in Vouge. Love it. One of my favorite stores!

The Crowds were pretty low today.

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Pete and I sat with Alyssa (ok ok we got her an ice cream…LOL) while her mom and dad went on the Tower of Terror.

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After they were done we told them to head over to the Rock N Roller Coaster and we took Alyssa to the Beauty and the beat Show.

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We got great seats. Alyssa played on the benches waiting for the show to start. I still miss 4 for a Dollar. But the wait wasn’t long. Laura and Brandon made it back before the show started.

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Alyssa loved the show!

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We went to check in for lunch at the 50’s Prime Time Cafe. Alyssa had a mini meltdown. She was hot and tired. She fell asleep by the time we made our way over to check in.

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We were seated with in 15 minutes. Ahh so nice and cool inside.

We had a great lunch as usual…We love it here. Alyssa woke up while we were all eating so we got her some lunch too.

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After Lunch Pete and I did a little shopping while Alyssa enjoyed the Playhouse Disney Show.

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Pete and I headed for the bus. We had a special date! It was our 1st Wedding Anniversary and I had cooked up a great Surprise!!!

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Alyssa and Laura and Brandon stayed for the parade.

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Alyssa is a BIG Pixar Fan!

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After the Parade Alyssa, Laura and Brandon headed back to the hotel too. It was just too hot for Alyssa. She was all red in the face. Plus they wanted to see us all dressed and ready to go!

They snapped a picture of the tree on the way out. It’s November 4th and the tree was up!

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Pete and I were showering and Alyssa came into our room with a sweet card! I love that my sister gets Alyssa to “Sign” all of her cards!

We gave our hugs and kisses and headed out to our taxi! Where were we going? What was the big surprise???