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Old 02-23-2012, 04:13 PM   #16
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I Love the title!!! I have three huge fans in my house - my husband took the older 2 to see the movie a few weeks ago and they haven't stopped talking/playing since then! Love the cool smiley's too!
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I Love the title!!! I have three huge fans in my house - my husband took the older 2 to see the movie a few weeks ago and they haven't stopped talking/playing since then! Love the cool smiley's too!
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Tonight we watched - Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.
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Great start! We will be there for SWW as well! Our 3rd year in a row DH loves SW as well. We will be arriving May 27th and departing June 3rd. Wish I was already there and already don't wanna leave! LOL
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Arg! I wish I could come down for a few days, but I just don't think I can swing Feb, April, July and June--plus work would have my head!
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Love me some Star Wars!! And since we'll never be able to go for SW weekends, I enjoy living vicariously through TRs! Can't wait to hear all of your plans
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I was getting ready to upload pictures to get in an update when I discovered Shutterfly wasn't cooperating with me here at work, so I'll have to try to upload the pictures at home which isn't an easy task with the boys. I hope to have them done tonight, but if not then the weekend for sure. And if I don't get the pics loaded then I'll at least do an update tomorrow.
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Thanks Cam! Got the photos uploaded so barring anything major at work tomorrow I should get an update in!
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Trip Overview:
The dates of this trip was decided because Mike needed to get back to a SWW, so that leaves a month window since SWW are almost always the last 2 weekends in May and the first 2 weekends in June. We were originally going to go the week before this one and end the trip the Sunday before Memorial Day, but silly me forgot about our DVC points, or lack thereof. Our use year is June and with booking a 2 bedroom villa and studio at AKL last September that took a lot of our points and therefore didn’t have enough to stay a week in May. We had enough for the last 3 days so that’s why the dates got shifted. I was sad about this as we were finally going to meet Melissa (honeybee723) and her family, but it just wasn’t meant to be. Some of us are trying to decide when we could all get together in the world at the same time and I think we’re out to 2015 now before it will happen. L We will however be meeting up with Cam & family! And we’re excited about that.
This trip I planned a bit differently than in the past. I think I learn something new each trip and then of course it changes during the next one. We’ve deiced to avoid morning EMH parks for sure. We may be up early enough, but we tend to not move as fast to get there in time anyway. Most days are planned for a park in the morning with lunch at that park, then a nap/swim/rest after lunch and then back to the same or different park in the evening for a CS dinner. We may go to a park with PM EMH and we may not. We’ll probably go wherever we feel like or what Dylan wants to do. My other trip report title was “This One’s for the Boys” since we’re going for SWW for Mike and will let Dylan (& Lukas) dictate the rest of the trip. I have decided on meals though and they are based around the boys for the most part as well with having the most character meals we’ve ever done in one trip – four!
And as most of you know the one thing I do for every trip is some sort of countdown. This year I went pretty basic and made a numbered countdown from 1-99 on poster board which I let Dylan decorate with stickers and then I covered so we could reuse it for other times we go to SWW. And I even made a cruise countdown on the reverse side since we plan to go on a cruise next year.
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And here are my future Jedis in Training:





And I’ll end with another SW quote. I’m going to try and base all the quotes or trivia facts around Episode IV.
Obi-Wan: I have something here for you. Your father wanted you to have this when you were old enough, but your uncle wouldn't allow it. He feared you might follow old Obi-Wan on some damn fool idealistic crusade like your father did.
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Obi-Wan: Your father's light saber. This is the weapon of a Jedi Knight. Not as clumsy or random as a blaster; an elegant weapon for a more civilized age. For over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the dark times... before the Empire.
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Sounds great so far, Kelly! I hope Dylan's having fun with the countdown-- good idea to have it serve double-duty for the cruise. Love the photos of your little Jedi's! I think this is the first time I've noticed Lukas standing. In most of the other photos he's in the stroller or being carried.
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