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Old 06-29-2018, 04:09 PM   #1
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When: December 6th- 11th

Why: Angela is once again in the CP on December 9th and my sister and I cannot wait to do a girls trip and of course, the holiday festivities!!!!

Where: Well, Walt Disney World, of course but not sure where yet

Who: Me of course!! And!!

Who else: Laura, which most of you know is my baby sister. Laura and I could not be more different as far as sisters go. Iím a nurse. Sheís an accountant. I am an extrovert. Sheís an introvert. I am older and wiser. She is younger and cuter.

Anyway, Laura is 9 years my junior and as soon as we both became adults, we were friends for life. I love my sister with all of my heart and would do anything for her and we really love being in each otherís company.

Even though she hung out with Muffin and I in November of 2016 for Angelaís Candlelight Processional performance, she had to stay with the school group. She really did not care for that because she wasnít a chaperone, as they used only teachers for the job, and Angela had such a tight schedule, they barely saw each other.

The outline she received is basically the same for this year so she decided if she was going to be on her own anyway, she would just book her trip separate from Angelaís. She also had a few issues with the travel agent that the school used so she decided to use her disneyphile sister instead and at the same time asked me if I would be interested in going with her.

At first I said that I would love to but couldnít because we were already going to WDW in November but as you guys know, the next day, Muffin had thought about it and told me wholeheartedly that I should go.

When I gave Laura the happy news, you would have thought I would have given her a million dollars!! She told me that on the last trip, she honestly didn't know what she would have done had Muffin and I not taken her under our wing.

She loved seeing Angela in the CP, but told me that she was basically on her own the whole time. She even had her own room, which I did not know at the time or I would have told her to just come and stay with us!! This is another difference between my sister and I that is sometimes frustrating. I wear my heart on my sleeve and you will always know how I feel. My sister keeps things to herself and there are many times that I find out stuff after the fact that I perhaps could have helped her with had I known about at the time.

So! I totally want to make this trip amazing for my sister!! She has no plans after this to return to WDW anytime soon and I truly believe that she is as much a Disney girl as I am. I have some surprises in store for her that I am sure she will love!!

Not at all in a sad way but, we also started talking about how much we both miss my Dad and how much he loved WDW. We decided that in a way, this trip would also be to honor him. In 2004, Laura came down to WDW with me and my Dad and we all had a grand time!! We have such amazing memories and we plan on doing a few corny things that my Dad absolutely loved at Disney and I hope they will make us smile.

We are so looking forward to seeing Angela perform in the CP!! She has a voice like an angel and we can't figure out where it comes from because none of us can sing. Don't get me wrong. We love to sing. We just can't. She sure makes up for it though!!


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Thanks, Donna!! We really will have a ball and my Dad just loved stuff like the Muppets and Carousel of Progress!!

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My niece is singing on the 9th. I know that you two will be enjoying your cruise then but I am so hoping we can get together before that!!
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I can't wait to hear all about your plans and the changes that will inevitably come about. I have scheduled our days to include being in Epcot on the 9th. We will not, as of now, be at the CP that night as we have an ADR at Homecoming in DS. It is the only night of the trip that I can find an ADR there! Hopefully, we can get together sometime during that day to say hi to each other.
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Sounds like a great trip and the two of you will have an amazing time together! Great idea after the loss of your dad!
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