Disney Cruise 2008

This cruise is in celebration of our 10th anniversary of our family gatherings, which was technically started in June of 1998.  Prior to that, Don, Teeter and myself went to Myrtle Beach, SC every summer alone for our family vacation.  That year, 1998, Judy Amerman contacted me and wanted to come to the beach to meet us and join us in our family vacation.  She and her son Nick, who was 8 at the time and Teeter was 6, came and we had a wonderful time with them.  We decided that maybe the next summer we would put a notice out on our listserv to see who else would like to meet us and other families.  The next summer, June 1999, we had 11 families attend.  The rest is history.  Every year since, I have organized a family vacation in Myrtle Beach, SC with the exception of this year, our 10th year.  To celebrate, I decided to do something a little special - the Disney Cruise.  And what a great time was had by all our wonderful families that attended.  We are all sorry that it's over, but look forward to next year's event back in Myrtle Beach, SC. 


Nick and Teeter in 1998

Nick and Teeter in 2008

I would like to thank the generous donors who donated money to Apert International, Inc. to help make our Disney Cruise a success. 

Thank you to cleftAdvocate a program of AmeriFace - formerly AboutFace USA for their donation to buy all our families the 8 X 10 group photo!!!

Thank you to the generous donations in loving memory of Milford and Kathleen Sears - Teeter's late grandparents - to purchase all the photo albums for each family. 

Thank you to our generous friends who want to remain anonymous who donated funds to Apert International, Inc. to purchase all the other Disney Cruise Line gifts given to the families that attended.

I would also like to thank Disney Cruise Line for their superior service and hospitality.  We all enjoyed the Ice Cream social, the private luncheon, the meet and greet with the Captain, the kitchen tour and the pillow case decorating event.  Nicole outdid herself in planning these onboard events. 

Thanks to all who attended and hope to see you all in Myrtle Beach in July 2009.    xo CAT >^..^<

Now, on to the good stuff, the Disney 2008 photos!!!!..................................



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