2011 Disney Trip – Day 12

Day 12 – January 14, 2011 – Castaway Cay

Today is our last day of the cruise!!! Sooo sad, it’s almost over! Today was the day we were heading to Castaway Cay.

A little over two years before this day we were here…..

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Everytime I visit Castaway Cay I replay my wedding day in my head. Best day of my life!!!

We had breakfast and then we were ready to head to the beach! Sadly it was very cool and very over cast. 

We made the best of it. On our way to the gangway we ran into these guys!

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Once we got off the ship we saw a beautiful bride. Ahhh what I wouldn’t give to relive this day!

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We also ran into this guy. I love when we see Captain Jack. He is always so funny. Disney does a great job casting.

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You can see in this picture the overcast. One of the risks of cruising in a low crowd, low cost season!

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We only had a few minutes to wait for a tram to head to the family beach.

We boarded the tram and I tried to get the kids to pose for a few pictures. LOL
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We were heading to our seats, near the slides and saw this. 
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I love the aisle. Look at this….Ahhhh…memories…. 
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Ok OK…Back to the trip report.

We set up our stuff in a good location. It was way to chilly to go swimming. Alyssa did not even have an interest in it. So we hung out, listened to music, read a bit and played.

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We got lunch from Cookies Too….It was good as always. 

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We headed over to take a picture in the spot we said “I DO”

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Ok, I slipped another one in. I can’t help it. This is what I do the whole time I am on the island.

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My sister recreated my walk down the aisle.

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Austin didn’t want to take part in the reenactment. 

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My sister decided the kids needed a nap. So Pete and I headed to the Adult Only beach when the rest of the family went back tot he ship.

I laid on the hammock a while, but the skies were getting darker and darker.

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We were the only people on the beach. It was dark and chilly!

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We hopped a tram back to the ship. Two last pictures before we got back onboard for our last night.

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We got back on the ship and got ready for our last night. My sister and family attended the show. Pete and I did not. 

Alyssa spent lots of time in our room. We loved having the little visitor.

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Before dinner these two were out posing for pictures.

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Dinner was casual tonight. Thank goodness since we had packed up almost everything to put outside our room.

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Orange Roughy, best meal I had all week in the regular dining rooms (not including Palo)

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The farewell is always so much fun. We rushed around to get final character pictures before I got a good spot in the balcony to get the group picture!!

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My first visit with Princess Tianna. I love her!

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Group Picture!!!

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Alyssa collected lots of Mickey Confetti. 

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We were greeted with these little guys. What a nice surprise for our last night.

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We had a visitor before bed.

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She came bearing gifts…

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We ordered room service for the last time. I had cruises all week without a Mickey Bar. I wanted one before I got off the ship.

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We headed to bed. Tomorrow was the day we were heading home.

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2011 Disney Vacation – Day 11

January 13, 2011 ~ Day 11

We started today off with a little princess Meet and Greet!!!

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We walked around the ship for a while and then Pete and I settled into some chairs waiting for our Tea Party with Alice. We were lucky. We had the sweetest princess going with us.
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The Tea Party was fun even if we did have bad seats. This tea party started a love of Alice for Miss Alyssa. 

Today was pretty low key. It was nice, they had a Matinee showing of Disney Dreams. We didn’t make it to that show, but were ready at 6:00pm for your show. 

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After the show, Pete and I ran back to our room to get dressed for dinner.

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Dinner was stressful. Poor Alyssa was over tired, Brandon was sick and Laura was handling it all by herself. After a threat of going to Bed Alyssa was in much better spirits.

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Austin was in a great mood during dinner!

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After dinner Pete and I took a stroll on Deck 4. My favorite place for quiet!

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We ended the day with a movie. I can not remember which one. 

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We headed to bed, a big was up for tomorrow…Castaway Cay!

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Random Updates

It’s Friday and I so wish I was home already!  I have a bunch of things to write about, but they are all swimming around in my head.

There is only 6 1/2 months until our Disney Trip and Cruise.  I can not wait for vaction.  I can not wait to stay at the Contemporary Resort, I can not wait for a week on the caribbean!  I know it’s a long ways away, but I can make dining reservations and stuff in 2 weeks.   The next 6 months will fly by.  The new baby will be here in 3 months and Alyssa and I are so excited.  She tells me she Loves her baby Brother more and more lately. 

I have booked our next cruise, you know the vacation following the one in six months.  LOL  We leave in about 444 days…give or take.  LOL I know it is forever away, but we are excited because it will be a Birthday Trip for my Nephew and all of our first cruise on the Disney Dream.

I am hosting Laura’s baby shower at my house and we have no grass in our side yard.  This is the yard our kitchen door opens into so more like a back yard on the side of our house.  Last weekend Pete and I busted our butts in the yard.  Two days, over $100 worth of grass seed a tiller and 50 plants….It was HARD work!  LOL  The grass has started growing and is making us so happy.  The birds eating over $100 worth of seed is pissing me off though.  Lets hope in the next month and a half we get a full thick lawn.

We are going to see Toy Story 3 tonight.  Me, Pete, Laura, Brandon, Alyssa and my Dad!  It’s Alyssa’s first movie and she is really excited.  She can not wait to wear her “movie Sunglasses” and see Buzz and Woody!  LOL  I loved the first 2 Toy Stories and have seen them each 100 times since Alyssa discovered them.  So a new story line will be a treat.  I heard it is a tear jerker (this did come from my 8 month pregnant friend Jenna so who knows) so I have tissues in my purse all ready!

Last week I was missing my Alyssa girl so I headed over my sisters after work for a visit.  Brandon met me at the door with the BIGGEST lip ever……

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He had been stung by a bee seconds before I got there.  It just kept growing and growing to the point Laura made him go to the ER. 
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I’m Back!

I am going to finish my Trip Reports and I Promise to try to blog 3-4  times a week!  I miss it.  I like being able to look back and see my life all in writing.  The good the bad and the ugly!

We had our first out-of-town house guests this weekend.  Well my Sister in Law came for Thanksgiving, but these were the first of my friends to come.  It was great!  Michele, Steve and their two adorable kids came for the weekend.  It was so much fun.  We had a great time playing games and hanging out and Ice Skating and watching tv and talking.  It was just fun!  They have two girls, 15 and 9 yours old, they are the sweetest girls ever.  I would love to kidnap them each for a week! 

Alyssa is growing up so fast.  She is so smart!  She can count, and sing and pee on the “toe-let”.  She calls me all the time.  I love her more than anything.  More than I ever thought it was possible to love someone.  She is  just a totally Joy!

Pete is doing great!  He was working 70-80 hours a week between our vacation time and the New Year, but thankfully that has stopped.  We are going away this weekend for some much-needed “US” time.  It should be great!  

Vacation planning has been in full force.  We are still undecided about a summer vacation, but we are going to Disney in the beginning of December for a long weekend, then back to Disney and on a Cruise in January.  It should be alot of fun.  I am not sure where we are staying in December, but I am hoping for the Boardwalk in January! 

Being a homeowner is great!  I love my house and I love being a grown up!  Paying the mortgage sucks each month, but we are making it and still have money left, so we must be doing something right! 

So all in all things in my life are good, right on track and I could not be happier (well unless I win the lottery or something..LOL).  We have big plans for this year and I am really looking forward to all the fun to come!

FREE CHRISTMAS CARDS

So I went and made some more Christmas Cards in the middle of this post…LOL  Try it out…..

Just go here to set up an account with SeeHere (or login if you already have an account) and then upload and create your photo card.
After you’ve set up your photo card, be sure to save it. Then put 50 photo cards in your cart and go to the checkout and use coupon code newbaby and you’ll get all 50 free and have to pay shipping of 3.12 or somethng small like that.

Log back in and click on your saved items and order another 50 photo cards this time using the code freebies4mom-1109. Again, you should get 50 more free photo cards.

And that’s it! Mine arrived within 3 business days of ordering via FedEx. I was impressed, to say the least!
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Sooo Busy

I have been busier then I have ever been in my life the past week or week and a half, well really since I got home from vacation!  My Dad sold my old house and I have been there non-stop working with my Dad and sister to clear out 30 years worth of stuff, my Stuff, my Mom’s stuff, my Sister’s stuff, my Dad’s stuff and Pete’s stuff.  Soooo much stuff and so many memories.  I promise I am going to work on a trip report, we had such fabulous vacation, one of the best!  So great that we have more in the works…LOL. 

Pete has been working 6 days a week and about 70 – 80 hours a week and will have to continue this until the end of the year.  I miss my Boy!  He is miserable and tired and cranky and did I mention tired!  LOL

I am also trying to get my new house in order since my Sister in Law is coming for Thanksgiving.  This is nuts, I have sooooooo many clothes to put away.  I am down to only 7 or so boxes left to unpack (not to mention the 30 or so storage boxes in the basement that need organization).  I am out of room in my super big kitchen with two boxes of kitchen stuff to go.  That sucks! 

I have no time to do anything for me….I fall into bed at night and drift off to  sleep in 4.5 seconds!

Here is a preview picture from Vacation….More to come for sure!

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H1N1 – I want a Choice!!!

The federal government has announced that the H1N1/swine flu vaccines
will arrive next week: http://tiny. cc/swinefluvacci ne508. After
just a few WEEKS of “safety” testing, 90,000 live virus nasal spray
vaccines will be administered to adults and children at public
supermarkets, schools, local pharmacies and doctors’ offices. For
details on the SPREAD of disease through live nasal flu vaccines,
please read Dr. Tenpenny’s astounding report: http://tiny. cc/tenpenny.

In addition to concerns over vaccine safety and efficacy, MDCVC is
outraged at state governments’ attempts to force vaccination on their
citizens, with no exemptions and strict penalties: See the new MA
bill: http://tiny. cc/MAforcedvacci nationbill and the recent NY
mandate for healthcare employees: http://tiny. cc/nyforcedvacci nes.

Our Legislators and Health Department must be told that MARYLANDERS
demand VACCINATION CHOICE! Please forward this message to your
friends and family so they can make an informed decision on the new
H1N1 (and all) vaccines (as the important facts below are NOT
provided by our Health Department) and join us for a state-wide
VACCINATION CHOICE call-in campaign EVERY TUESDAY in October (see
details at the end of the email).

DID YOU KNOW….????

H1N1 vaccine adverse reactions have included: Guillain-Barre
(paralysis); Thrombocytopenia (spontaneous bleeding); anaphylaxis
(life threatening allergic reaction); lymphadenopathy (diseased lymph
nodes); convulsions; encephalomytis (brain inflammation/ damage);
optic neuropathy (optic nerve damage); syncope (loss of
consciousness) ; and vasculitis (inflammatory destruction of blood
vessels). http://tiny. cc/FDAliveh1n1 (package insert: nasal spray)
http://tiny. cc/FDAkilledH1N1 (package insert: injected)

H1N1 vaccine ingredients include: MSG (carcinogen: H1N1 nasal spray);
25 mcg/full dose of thimerosal/mercury (neurotoxin: Sanofi Pasteur
multi-dose); formaldehyde (tested carcinogen: http://tiny. cc/
formaldehydecancer) ; hemagglutinin (glycoprotein causes red blood
cells to clump and attach to respiratory tract, causing infection);
gelatin (allergen); polyethylene glycol p-isoctylphenyl ether
(detergent). (see package inserts above)

H1N1 vaccines have NOT been tested for their cancer causing or
mutagenic potential. (see package inserts)

H1N1 vaccines are being produced on egg cultures and cell lines,
including growth on aborted fetal tissue, as well as dog and African
Green monkey cells: http://tiny. cc/tenpennycelll ines

H1N1 vaccines are NOT safety tested for pregnant women or nursing
mothers (note: pregnant women are a priority target group): “It is
not known whether these vaccines can cause fetal harm when
administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproductive
capability. It is not known whether the H1N1 vaccine is excreted in
human milk.” (see package inserts)

H1N1 vaccines caused severe adverse reactions and at least 300 deaths
in the 1976 U.S. mass vaccine program. Watch the 60 Minutes exposé:
http://tiny. cc/60minutes287

H1N1 vaccine manufacturers are NOT liable for the vaccine injuries
and deaths caused by their vaccines: http://tiny. cc/liabilityimmu nity

We must make it clear to Legislators and our Health Department that
MD CITIZENS DEMAND VACCINATION CHOICE. Please join us every Tuesday
in October as we call our legislators to ask them to sponsor and
support a concientious exemption to mandatory vaccination bill.
Please also call our Health Department Commissioner and tell him to
SUPPORT VACCINATION CHOICE and to never allow Forced Vaccination in MD!

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