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Thank you to each of you who were a part of this community. You made it possible.

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There are other changes as well.

Why? Well, the world has changed. And change with it, we must. The lyrics to "We Go On" for IllumiNations say it best:

We go on to the joy and through the tears
We go on to discover new frontiers
Moving on with the current of the years.
We go on
Moving forward now as one
Moving on with a spirit born to run
Ever on with each rising sun.
To a new day, we go on.

It's time to move on and move forward.

PassPorter is a small business, and for many years it supported our family. But the world changed, print books took a backseat to the Internet, and for a long time now it has been unable to make ends meet. We've had to find new ways to support our family, which means new careers and less and less time available to devote to our first baby, PassPorter.

But eventually, we must move on and move forward. It is the right thing to do.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you for your amazing support over the years. Without you, there's no way us little guys could have made something like this happen and given the "big guys" a run for their money. PassPorter was consistently the #3 guidebook after the Unofficial and Official guides, which was really unheard of for such a small company to do. We ROCKED it thanks to you and your support and love!

If you miss us, you can still find some of us online. Sara started a new blog at DisneyParkPrincess.com -- I strongly urge you to visit and get on her mailing list. She IS the Disney park princess and knows Disney backward and forward. And I am blogging as well at JenniferMaker.com, which is a little craft blog I started a couple of years ago to make ends meet. You can see and hear me in my craft show at https://www.youtube.com/c/jennifermaker . Many PassPorter readers and fans are on Facebook, in groups they formed like the PassPorter Trip Reports and PassPorter Crafting Challenge (if you join, just let them know you read about it in the newsletter). And some of our most devoted community members started a forum of their own at Pixie Dust Lane and all are invited over.

So we encourage you to stay in touch with us and your fellow community members wherever works best for you!

Best wishes for a wonderful and magical new year!

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(This is Main Street by Angie, who is working on art goals here on the blog!)


This has been a personal project to blog every day for a school year on goals and dreams. My hope was that I could find a group of people to work with me.

I was lucky enough to find a small, but sincere group of inspirational people to keep me company. We've been using Walt Disney's philosophies or creations as inspiration.

I am no longer blogging daily, but I am notified if comments are posted, and I'll be happy to keep the discussion going!

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Posted 12-05-2009 at 08:05 AM by Sandra Bostwick
Updated 01-12-2012 at 12:19 PM by Sandra Bostwick
A silly PassPorter group goal was to be the last guests to ride Space Mountain one evening. Tara, SuperDave and I met that goal. The cast members whooped and cheered as they boarded the car behind us and, let me tell you, I never heard a happier group of screamers as we rode the attraction together.

I had the chance to shoot this photo!



Finished Projects:
A.Daley(Angie)
fill my "castle" with 12 pieces_of_my_own_Disney_art.
for future motivation, inspiration and future goals.


christiejay (Christie)
remodel master bedroom by June (see comments for details!)


Orionchika(Theresa)
(Goal)I will get my finances under control by year's end - done!!!(update)Credit cards are ALL PAID OFF-(ALL 14 OF THEM - UNTIL I GO SHOPPING AGAIN!, lol)

(Goal)Try to talk Sandy into emailing or PMing me her address-hint, hint....
(update) done!
daddyof2princesses(Aaron)
To make a genuine difference by helping others. (Your kindness really helped me!)
Tricia Davids(Tricia and Roger)
The_adoption_is_final!Click_Here!
Sandra Bostwick
-Blog every day for a school year.
-Finished and presented NJedge courses at NJedge 6.0 and Faculty Showcase.
-Redecorate bedroom for Sanctuary theme.
-Decorate OT Room at The Calais School
-Ecotour
MY BOOK IS PRINTED! Click_here_for_article_about_the_book.
(sorry if you have to wait for the ad to finish)
-Finish Sensory Integration workshop to be presented on January 18th.
-Finish literature review for research paper and for presentation in Orlando this Spring.


Todd Neuman:Finished foundation for
http://www.accesstravel.org/
(The old site name is below)
wheelchairtravel
I have new Business cards. Just got the editing for the page text done for the WDW resorts on the monorail line. Next back in doing another San Diego Hotel in Mission Bay area.


Scottjs (Scott)
got blood pressure down to 130/80!!!
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    Yeah....WooHoo!!!! Good going gang!!!!
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    Thanks, cheering section!
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    From Christie:
    Feel free to copy and paste this into a blog entry.

    When we went to Branson at Thanksgiving, we picked out a quilt that we both liked to replace our old comforter. It is a sage green color and although it is a solid color, it has a nice design quilted into it with lots of stitching, and a border around the portion of the quilt that lays on the top of the bed, with some accent embroidery in a couple of different colored threads (cream and light orange). So it adds just a little touch. Its light color looks good against the dark cherry finish of the bed frame. I am on the lookout for some accent pillows to jazz it up just a little bit without going overboard. I am thinking a rusty orange color but some sort of pattern isntead of solid. Haven't found anything I like yet at a price I am willing to spend. Why do small pillows have to be so expensive?

    Then in January we went furniture shopping. Picked out a very reasonably priced entertainment armoire and nightstand. Moved the old nightstand that my husband's grandfather made for him when he was growing up into Joshua's room since he did not have a nightstand at all. Moved the old entertainment center into Joshua's room also to use for toy storage. The problem is that the new armoire has much less inside space than the old entertainment center did so I still need to find a new home for quite a lot of things that have been displaced in the swap. Trying to let go of several things that I no longer use but have just kept around.

    A related issue is that I still don't have Joshua's room any better organized. I've improved on his storage situation somewhat, but it still needs work. Still too many things sitting on the floor. We work on that a little at a time but it is slow going.

    Still left on the bedroom to-do list: Taking down the wallpaper and painting. This may not actually get done for quite some time. The best situation would be to get the foundation fixed first as there are a couple of large cracks around the windows that would only look worse if we took the wallpaper down. Trying to talk Jay into undertaking that expense (foundation repair). Also I think the room would look much better if we got new carpeting. What we have is okay but it does have a few worn spots and small stains. But again, the foundation repair. To get that done right they would need to dig through the foundation in the bedrooms, so why get new carpeting now?

    For now I'm happy with the changes we've made. So my focus has shifted to getting everything better organized and trying to get rid of a lot of the clutter.
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    please redo my address to my web site accesstravel.org it been paid for and ready to go.
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    Todd asked:
    please redo my address to my web site accesstravel.org it been paid for and ready to go.



    Posted Today at 12:15 AM by TNTWheels


    I said:

    OK, Todd, I am doing it right now!
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    I still NEED your address..... LOL.....
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    who me orionchika?
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    I have new Business cards. Just got the editing for the page text done for the WDW resorts on the monorail line. Next back in doing another San Diego Hotel in Mission Bay area.
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    OK, Todd, I just added that to finished. You are amazing! Keep up the good work! Were these the business cards with Angie's artwork as the logo?
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