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MinnieMouseMom
12-26-2005, 10:50 PM
Hi All,

I included a picture of the gift my kids gave me for Christmas, one of me in front of the Castle, (on photo pass it was supposed to have Tink on my shoulder) :sad2: and one of my youngest grandson with our Santa last year. Santa gets his hair done every morning :rotfl:

http://photobucket.com/albums/c302/tinker1bell/

So cute!

miss missy
12-26-2005, 10:55 PM
OMG!!

Julia is in FULL melt down mode - I can't calm her down to get her in bed - I finally just left her sobbing in the other room!

We definately had WAY too much to do this weekend!

Poor baby! I know my DD used to have trouble when things ended. It is her personality... whats next? I know the melt down mode sux! :wizard: TO YOU!

miss missy
12-26-2005, 10:56 PM
I took DD to the mall, she just had to spend the money she got. I remember that as a kid too, I didnt want to go, but had to bring her. She had a blast too! More prizes! AHHH to be a kid again!

tink2020
12-26-2005, 10:59 PM
Lisa -- PMed you back (finally)

Oops, I meant Miss Missy. Two Lisa PMs, sorry!

itslisa
12-26-2005, 11:09 PM
Thanks everyone for the good thoughts about the tree. I lost 3 ornaments I really cared about that I cannot replace easily.
Oh no ... I'm so sorry. :(


I just told DH that now he owed me another trip to buy new ornaments! :rotfl2:
Can't get them in the World Showcase?????????


Oh, and DH and I just bought the most gorgeous tree at Pottery Barn while we at the mall. It is 9ft tall, has over 1000 lights, and is absolutely magnificent. Originally it was $500, and we got it for $200! Great deal, and now I'm ready for next year!
Sounds beuatiful! I WISH we had a Pottery Barn here!

itslisa
12-26-2005, 11:12 PM
Julia is in FULL melt down mode - I can't calm her down to get her in bed - I finally just left her sobbing in the other room!

We definately had WAY too much to do this weekend!


Oh no! Any way you can let her be alone with a quiet CD? Or with her and rock together? Sounds like an over-stimulated little girl. :( Ben gets like that ... but with a 2 1/2 hour ride home .. it chills him out.

julia & nicks mom
12-26-2005, 11:14 PM
Thankfully she calmed herself down and went to sleep -

she was in one of those modes where EVERYTHING I did made her more upset! We are not doing ANYTHING tomorrow - hopefully she will start to get back to normal!

itslisa
12-26-2005, 11:15 PM
Do NOT get me going! DH sux at xmas! He gripped about getting me what I wanted... a massage! He said thats stupid. DUH I am telling you what I want! He got it, but he wasn't happy. He wanted to get me jelewry, I dont want it or wear it. He always has a "reject pile" for what I give him.. this year, I got him NOTHING, 5 things, he gripped anyway. He is an idiot. I am joining the stupid DH crowd when it comes to xmas gifting!


Oh man! He's right there with my DH. I'm still waiting on an anniversary gift (9/20) and my birthday gift (10/7). ugh I told him last week he can stop stressing his brain .... I want a remote car starter.

No garage = cold winter mornings!!!!!!

babytrees
12-26-2005, 11:18 PM
Oh man! He's right there with my DH. I'm still waiting on an anniversary gift (9/20) and my birthday gift (10/7). ugh I told him last week he can stop stressing his brain .... I want a remote car starter.

No garage = cold winter mornings!!!!!!

Had to wait until my husband wasn't reading over my shoulder!! :rolleyes:
But he stinks at presents too!! I got two pairs of socks(I don't wear socks!!)
The thing is he is actually trying (maybe not so much on this one :rotfl: ) but in the last year he has gotten a bit better!!

babytrees
12-26-2005, 11:20 PM
Hi All,

I included a picture of the gift my kids gave me for Christmas, one of me in front of the Castle, (on photo pass it was supposed to have Tink on my shoulder) :sad2: and one of my youngest grandson with our Santa last year. Santa gets his hair done every morning :rotfl:

http://photobucket.com/albums/c302/tinker1bell/


That is an adorable gift!!

itslisa
12-26-2005, 11:23 PM
I included a picture of the gift my kids gave me for Christmas


What a great gift! Love the pics!

Tammi67
12-26-2005, 11:24 PM
Hi everyone! It seems like it has been so long since I have talked with y'all. Everything is winding down. Kids are in bed, DH is in bed, my parents (who are leaving tomorrow) are in bed, so I can have some "me" time. How has everyone been? I hope those of you who were sick are recovering, and that everyone had a great Christmas. Our was really nice. Busy and hectic, but nice. Our trip was perfect and I promise that I will start on that trip report tomorrow and try to get some photos up.

legalslave
12-26-2005, 11:29 PM
Hi All,

I included a picture of the gift my kids gave me for Christmas, one of me in front of the Castle, (on photo pass it was supposed to have Tink on my shoulder) :sad2: and one of my youngest grandson with our Santa last year. Santa gets his hair done every morning :rotfl:

http://photobucket.com/albums/c302/tinker1bell/

We had some photopass pictures that were supposed to include us holding Tink. Tink was not there when I looked at the photos, so I sent an email from the photopass site and told them she was supposed to be there. A few days later I got an email that she was there - and she was! Maybe it's not too late for you to ask them to insert her.

itslisa
12-26-2005, 11:30 PM
We had some photopass pictures that were supposed to include us holding Tink. Tink was not there when I looked at the photos, so I sent an email from the photopass site and told them she was supposed to be there. A few days later I got an email that she was there - and she was! Maybe it's not too late for you to ask them to insert her.


Excellent to know!

bengalbelle
12-26-2005, 11:32 PM
Thanks for this. I ought to be able to come up with something quite "fairy" with this. I'm making her some flower fairies, and she and her friends will watch the movie "A Fairy Tale" about the 2 girls from England who "captured" photos of fairies. Any other ideas?
Glynis, if you haven't seen this site, they have lots of ideas!
http://www.birthdaypartyideas.com/html/fairy.html

my3princes
12-26-2005, 11:36 PM
Still have to post pics from our trip ....
but this is what I used for our Christmas cards ....


http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c319/pxydust/christmasmickey.jpg


Mickey has a different outfit this year. That isn't the one we saw him in in 2001.

Deb

bengalbelle
12-26-2005, 11:36 PM
Hi All,

I included a picture of the gift my kids gave me for Christmas, one of me in front of the Castle, (on photo pass it was supposed to have Tink on my shoulder) :sad2: and one of my youngest grandson with our Santa last year. Santa gets his hair done every morning :rotfl:

http://photobucket.com/albums/c302/tinker1bell/
That's a great gift! I love it!

itslisa
12-26-2005, 11:40 PM
Mickey has a different outfit this year. That isn't the one we saw him in in 2001.

Deb


Well ... everyone deserves new Christmas clothes, right????????

my3princes
12-26-2005, 11:47 PM
Hi All,

I included a picture of the gift my kids gave me for Christmas, one of me in front of the Castle, (on photo pass it was supposed to have Tink on my shoulder) :sad2: and one of my youngest grandson with our Santa last year. Santa gets his hair done every morning :rotfl:

http://photobucket.com/albums/c302/tinker1bell/

Very nice. Your kids sure knew what you would like. It seems some of our dh's could take a lesson from them. :rotfl:

Deb

julia & nicks mom
12-26-2005, 11:49 PM
Hi All,

I included a picture of the gift my kids gave me for Christmas, one of me in front of the Castle, (on photo pass it was supposed to have Tink on my shoulder) :sad2: and one of my youngest grandson with our Santa last year. Santa gets his hair done every morning :rotfl:

http://photobucket.com/albums/c302/tinker1bell/
You know me - I can't resist stuff like this -

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b162/kfeldmann/tink2.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b162/kfeldmann/tink23.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b162/kfeldmann/50630806.jpg

MinnieMouseMom
12-26-2005, 11:51 PM
You know me - I can't resist stuff like this -

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b162/kfeldmann/tink2.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b162/kfeldmann/tink23.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b162/kfeldmann/50630806.jpg

How cute are those?

julia & nicks mom
12-26-2005, 11:53 PM
DH and I agreed no presents this year for Christmas or our anniversary - he got a TV (I got it for $35 though - so not a major gift) I got two cd's - Carrie Underwood and Desperate Housewives -

plus he put his Bengals' ticket in my stocking :love: - my dad had 6 tickets and only 5 of them were using the tickets - I would have KILLED to go to the game but we didn't have anyone to watch the kids - so he offered me his ticket and he would stay home with the kids

I only wanted to go with him though so I insisted he went - and I guess it was a good thing since Nick spent the day throwing up!!

my3princes
12-26-2005, 11:53 PM
Oh man! He's right there with my DH. I'm still waiting on an anniversary gift (9/20) and my birthday gift (10/7). ugh I told him last week he can stop stressing his brain .... I want a remote car starter.

No garage = cold winter mornings!!!!!!

I gave up on the dh getting what I want. So now I go to the store, buy what I want and hand him the bag to wrap it. I must confess though that I asked him to give my car a complete tune up, get new snow tires and have it reconditioned. He did the tune up, had it reconditioned (it looks and smells awesome) and bought the tires (he has not however put them on yet :rolleyes1 ) He is an auto technician by trade so you'd think that he'd want my car in tip top shape, but that is not the case. Men, you can't live with them and you can't shoot them. :rotfl: :rotfl:

Deb

julia & nicks mom
12-26-2005, 11:57 PM
Tammi -

I love your new signature!!!!!

Your shirts look awesome!! See we told you they would turn out!!!
YOur kids look like they are having a great time!!

How did Alyssa do with the characters?

Tammi67
12-26-2005, 11:58 PM
I am glad to see all of you venting about DHs and gifts. It's nice to know that mine isn't the only one who doesn't have a clue.

tinker1bell
12-27-2005, 12:02 AM
You know me - I can't resist stuff like this -

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b162/kfeldmann/tink2.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b162/kfeldmann/tink23.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b162/kfeldmann/50630806.jpg



Kate,

Thank you so very much. My photo pass had run out and I was just not going to pay that amount of money. I was almost ready to plead my case and you filled the bill.

I love them.

Again, Thank You
Terry

miss missy
12-27-2005, 12:05 AM
OK ladies, for you shoppers out there, where can I find this:

eletric candles for the window sill, plastic stick, brass looking bottom, bulb look like a flame? Used to be in EVERYONES windows years ago.

any idea?

my3princes
12-27-2005, 12:10 AM
OK ladies, for you shoppers out there, where can I find this:

eletric candles for the window sill, plastic stick, brass looking bottom, bulb look like a flame? Used to be in EVERYONES windows years ago.

any idea?

I haven't seen any with the brass anywhere around here. They all seem to be completely plastic these days.

Deb

Tammi67
12-27-2005, 12:11 AM
Yes, we all had a great time. Everything went smoothly. The kids were real troopers through the long days/nights. The shirts were a hit, especially the ones with the kids pics that you and Denise did for me, as well as the tie-dyes. Nicholas had his on when he met Mickey, and Mickey wanted us to make one for him!

Alyssa was great with the princesses, as well as Mary Poppins in her Jolly Holiday dress. But forget Mary with the red coat on. As far as characters, she jumped out of the stroller and his behind it every time one came near. The closest she got was when we had dinner at LTT before MVMCP. She was crying when she saw all of the characters and literally slid down out of her chair under the table. She wanted to leave. I finally got her up in her chair and Dale came by. He saw her crying and got some pixie dust out of a drawer that was next to our table. He slowly offered some to her and she reached out and took it. He offered more, and she continued to scoop it out of his hand. Then Dale sprinkled some on her head, a CM came by and sprinkled some on Dale, and she started to lighten up. She eventually started to touch Dale and gave him her autograph page to sign, then gave him a hug. That was it though. No other characters. When we would see Chip and Dale at other locations I would ask her if she wanted to go see them and she would reply, no I only want to see them at the restaurant. Even during parades when characters came by she would cover her eyes with her hand. Occasionally I would catch her peeking out around her fingers. She's too funny.

triplefigs
12-27-2005, 12:13 AM
http://images-p.qvc.com/is/image/h/59/h80159.001?$moreviewmain$OK ladies, for you shoppers out there, where can I find this:

eletric candles for the window sill, plastic stick, brass looking bottom, bulb look like a flame? Used to be in EVERYONES windows years ago.

any idea?

Here are the brass electric candlesticks for your window. They are made by a company that provides cities, etc with professional lights. Here is the link (http://www.qvc.com/asp/frameset.asp?nest=%2Fasp%2FisItemNumberRedirect.as p&search=SQ&frames=y&referrer=QVC&CLASSLEVEL=&txtDesc=H80159&SearchClass=&search.x=6&search.y=8).

http://images-p.qvc.com/is/image/h/59/h80159.001?$moreviewmain$

julia & nicks mom
12-27-2005, 12:14 AM
Nick would cover his eyes in the scary parts and it was so cute to see him peeking through his hands! Those are some of my favorite pictures of him!

UP Disney
12-27-2005, 12:15 AM
It is a good thing that I live in the Central time zone. Otherwise, I'd never be able to keep up with you late posters!

I love the pictures with Tink on the shoulder. My kids think I'm nuts because I have become a Disney addict. I spend all year looking forward & planning our next trip. My DH is almost as bad as me so that helps anyway.

The Walt Disney World frame is one of the best gifts that I've ever seen. How very thoughtful to have the pictures already in place. I'm a procrastinator so the frame would be sitting on a shelf waiting for me to pick out the pictures. When my oldest graduated, we had to take the school picture frame down from the wall and put in the last 7 years worth of her school pictures (it had hung there without the new pictures all those years).

Well, I'm off to bed. I feel like I've been looking in on all of your lives for the last month and look forward to possibly becoming part of your lives. You are all a very generous and friendly bunch. Talk to you tomorrow.

triplefigs
12-27-2005, 12:17 AM
Yes, we all had a great time. Everything went smoothly. The kids were real troopers through the long days/nights. The shirts were a hit, especially the ones with the kids pics that you and Denise did for me, as well as the tie-dyes. Nicholas had his on when he met Mickey, and Mickey wanted us to make one for him!

Alyssa was great with the princesses, as well as Mary Poppins in her Jolly Holiday dress. But forget Mary with the red coat on. As far as characters, she jumped out of the stroller and his behind it every time one came near. The closest she got was when we had dinner at LTT before MVMCP. She was crying when she saw all of the characters and literally slid down out of her chair under the table. She wanted to leave. I finally got her up in her chair and Dale came by. He saw her crying and got some pixie dust out of a drawer that was next to our table. He slowly offered some to her and she reached out and took it. He offered more, and she continued to scoop it out of his hand. Then Dale sprinkled some on her head, a CM came by and sprinkled some on Dale, and she started to lighten up. She eventually started to touch Dale and gave him her autograph page to sign, then gave him a hug. That was it though. No other characters. When we would see Chip and Dale at other locations I would ask her if she wanted to go see them and she would reply, no I only want to see them at the restaurant. Even during parades when characters came by she would cover her eyes with her hand. Occasionally I would catch her peeking out around her fingers. She's too funny.

Glad your trip was great and the shirts worked so well. Tammi, HONESTLY how were the crowds? Horrible or worth going? If you could go the 1st or 2nd week in December vs. that week, which would you choose?

tinker1bell
12-27-2005, 12:18 AM
OK ladies, for you shoppers out there, where can I find this:

eletric candles for the window sill, plastic stick, brass looking bottom, bulb look like a flame? Used to be in EVERYONES windows years ago.

any idea?


they are hard to find. will check with Steffy because she found the ones she needed at a store in Cape May. She might still have the box and can give you the company name. Where do you live?

Tammi67
12-27-2005, 12:19 AM
Welcome, UP Disney. We are one big family here so join in anytime!

miss missy
12-27-2005, 12:22 AM
they are hard to find. will check with Steffy because she found the ones she needed at a store in Cape May. She might still have the box and can give you the company name. Where do you live?

Thanks! I am in MA

julia & nicks mom
12-27-2005, 12:26 AM
Wlecome UP Disney - I will PM you soon - I actually need your email to send the file you want!!


At the request of Heidi - here is a new year's design

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b162/kfeldmann/happynewyear.jpg

Tammi67
12-27-2005, 12:27 AM
Glad your trip was great and the shirts worked so well. Tammi, HONESTLY how were the crowds? Horrible or worth going? If you could go the 1st or 2nd week in December vs. that week, which would you choose?
Thanks, Denise. It was definitely worth going. I was expecting bad crowds but it was not bad at all. We went last year the Sunday after Thanksgiving. So comparing this year to that, I thought it was a little more crowded but I wouldn't say it was bad at all. We were at the parks at opening and followed TGM's sample tours. We rode EVERY major ride/attraction, and I would say the most we waited was 15 minutes. Did FPs for the big stuff. The only day that was unbearable was the 24th. Getting around was difficult because of the mobs of people. It was our last day and we had to be back at our resort at 2:30 for ME. We didn't get to MK though until about 10:30 and the crowds were heavy. Our mission those few hours though was to go around and finish up autographs. The kids were asking for one more ride, so we FP'd Buzz and that was it. I think if you have a good plan anytime in December would be okay.

MinnieMouseMom
12-27-2005, 12:34 AM
It is a good thing that I live in the Central time zone. Otherwise, I'd never be able to keep up with you late posters!

I love the pictures with Tink on the shoulder. My kids think I'm nuts because I have become a Disney addict. I spend all year looking forward & planning our next trip. My DH is almost as bad as me so that helps anyway.

The Walt Disney World frame is one of the best gifts that I've ever seen. How very thoughtful to have the pictures already in place. I'm a procrastinator so the frame would be sitting on a shelf waiting for me to pick out the pictures. When my oldest graduated, we had to take the school picture frame down from the wall and put in the last 7 years worth of her school pictures (it had hung there without the new pictures all those years).

Well, I'm off to bed. I feel like I've been looking in on all of your lives for the last month and look forward to possibly becoming part of your lives. You are all a very generous and friendly bunch. Talk to you tomorrow.


Welcome!! :flower:

triplefigs
12-27-2005, 12:34 AM
Thanks, Denise. It was definitely worth going. I was expecting bad crowds but it was not bad at all. We went last year the Sunday after Thanksgiving. So comparing this year to that, I thought it was a little more crowded but I wouldn't say it was bad at all. We were at the parks at opening and followed TGM's sample tours. We rode EVERY major ride/attraction, and I would say the most we waited was 15 minutes. Did FPs for the big stuff. The only day that was unbearable was the 24th. Getting around was difficult because of the mobs of people. It was our last day and we had to be back at our resort at 2:30 for ME. We didn't get to MK though until about 10:30 and the crowds were heavy. Our mission those few hours though was to go around and finish up autographs. The kids were asking for one more ride, so we FP'd Buzz and that was it. I think if you have a good plan anytime in December would be okay.

We were thinking of going Dec 16-22 next year, but kept reading horrible reports about the crowds. DH said he didn't want to fight the crowds. I think it would be better as the kids wouldn't miss any school. But now we're looking at the beginning of December again. What would you do? We would NOT be riding any thrill rides. Sticking with the safe and easy stuff.

Oh, and did you get all of MGM done in one day?

triplefigs
12-27-2005, 12:35 AM
Welcome UP Disney! Join the madness and fun!

Tammi67
12-27-2005, 12:36 AM
Oh, Kate, since you have a Belle lover you will appreciate this. We went to Belle's Enchanted Christmas in the Fairytale Garden and Alyssa was chosen to play the part of Angelique. She was so thrilled and looked so cute up there with her little wings on. Belle was so sweet with her and I got some great pictures. I think I now have a Belle fan too!

MinnieMouseMom
12-27-2005, 12:39 AM
Oh, Kate, since you have a Belle lover you will appreciate this. We went to Belle's Enchanted Christmas in the Fairytale Garden and Alyssa was chosen to play the part of Angelique. She was so thrilled and looked so cute up there with her little wings on. Belle was so sweet with her and I got some great pictures. I think I now have a Belle fan too!

Oh, that is so neat! The Belle we had at Cinderella's Castle was horrible! She couldn't get away from our table fast enough! She took one picture and was halfway to the next table and was irritated when I asked if we could have another picture.

tinker1bell
12-27-2005, 12:39 AM
It is a good thing that I live in the Central time zone. Otherwise, I'd never be able to keep up with you late posters!

I love the pictures with Tink on the shoulder. My kids think I'm nuts because I have become a Disney addict. I spend all year looking forward & planning our next trip. My DH is almost as bad as me so that helps anyway.

The Walt Disney World frame is one of the best gifts that I've ever seen. How very thoughtful to have the pictures already in place. I'm a procrastinator so the frame would be sitting on a shelf waiting for me to pick out the pictures. When my oldest graduated, we had to take the school picture frame down from the wall and put in the last 7 years worth of her school pictures (it had hung there without the new pictures all those years).

Well, I'm off to bed. I feel like I've been looking in on all of your lives for the last month and look forward to possibly becoming part of your lives. You are all a very generous and friendly bunch. Talk to you tomorrow.


Welcome to our group. :goodvibes

I must say that my DD and DDIL are the best. My DDIL had her Christmas cards out so we all received them Nov 1 :rotfl: When she told me she had found some great gifts for my DGS on sale., I jumped at the chance because it is hard to know what to get them and I wanted to get what they wanted. yes I should have gone out but if I can save my back, I will do what it takes. I just happened to luck out with my DD because she worked at Pottery Barn and they had the perfect gift for DGS there and she was happy for me to buy it. :)

Don't get me started on DH. I love him to death, he has really surprised me over the years and brought out the ugly cry in me but once in a while he really needs help. I told DD that I would really love to have a new sewing machine because I wanted to be able to do a few more functions than the one I have now would do. It is a Singer but I have had it fixed two times and this would have been the third time. I managed to find in Walmart a Singer that would do more, even do upholstery. I found some samples and thought I could sew some of them together to make really neat pillows. The kids loved the idea and I proceeded to try the idea but my machine would not handle the project. (I even was going to just sew up a hem on a caftan for Steffy but the machine was acting up and she may never get it back) :earseek: Pigs are sure to fly now :rotfl:
Well, DH took the machine to be fixed again and will pick it up in a few weeks. (A few weeks :confused3 I want it now) I told him I could have gotten a new machine for $99. I will not complain but I will be sure to show him that the repaired machine still will not sew upholstry.

tinker1bell
12-27-2005, 12:44 AM
Yes, we all had a great time. Everything went smoothly. The kids were real troopers through the long days/nights. The shirts were a hit, especially the ones with the kids pics that you and Denise did for me, as well as the tie-dyes. Nicholas had his on when he met Mickey, and Mickey wanted us to make one for him!

Alyssa was great with the princesses, as well as Mary Poppins in her Jolly Holiday dress. But forget Mary with the red coat on. As far as characters, she jumped out of the stroller and his behind it every time one came near. The closest she got was when we had dinner at LTT before MVMCP. She was crying when she saw all of the characters and literally slid down out of her chair under the table. She wanted to leave. I finally got her up in her chair and Dale came by. He saw her crying and got some pixie dust out of a drawer that was next to our table. He slowly offered some to her and she reached out and took it. He offered more, and she continued to scoop it out of his hand. Then Dale sprinkled some on her head, a CM came by and sprinkled some on Dale, and she started to lighten up. She eventually started to touch Dale and gave him her autograph page to sign, then gave him a hug. That was it though. No other characters. When we would see Chip and Dale at other locations I would ask her if she wanted to go see them and she would reply, no I only want to see them at the restaurant. Even during parades when characters came by she would cover her eyes with her hand. Occasionally I would catch her peeking out around her fingers. She's too funny.


Tammy, I must say that I really loved Chip and Dale at the LTT. They were the greatest. After my sister (tinker1bell's sister) nearly ripped Dale's arm off, Chip came by and she told him that he was her favorite. Well he kept coming back, flirting with her, kissing her and even taking her napkin, getting her to stand up so he could kiss her behind the napkin and even picking it up and then tossing it on the floor for her to pick up :rotfl:
Of course she was just eating all of this up and was in heaven.

Tammi67
12-27-2005, 12:48 AM
We were thinking of going Dec 16-22 next year, but kept reading horrible reports about the crowds. DH said he didn't want to fight the crowds. I think it would be better as the kids wouldn't miss any school. But now we're looking at the beginning of December again. What would you do? We would NOT be riding any thrill rides. Sticking with the safe and easy stuff.

Oh, and did you get all of MGM done in one day?
Well, I know you subscribed to TGM and if you can follow his itinerary I think you would be fine. Especially since you would be leaving ahead of the Christmas rush. That is why we went this time when we did. Nicholas only missed a day and a half of school.

We went to MGM one afternoon, caught the parade, ate dinner, saw Fantasmic and strolled through Osborne lights. We went back another day but had extra FPs from our DVC tour. So we immediately FP'd ToT and RnRC, rode the great movie ride, star tours, ate, rode ToT and RnRC, Little Mermaid, One Man's Dream. We had already seen Muppets and WWTBAM from last year, and didn't think they were worth going back to. The only thing we didn't have time for was the Bear in the Big Blue HOuse thing. Didn't want to see Indy or LMA. I think if you were only doing the tame stuff you would get it done in a day.

Honestly, it wasn't bad at all. But maybe because I am an obsessive planner, I don't know.

miss missy
12-27-2005, 12:51 AM
http://images-p.qvc.com/is/image/h/59/h80159.001?$moreviewmain$

Here are the brass electric candlesticks for your window. They are made by a company that provides cities, etc with professional lights. Here is the link (http://www.qvc.com/asp/frameset.asp?nest=%2Fasp%2FisItemNumberRedirect.as p&search=SQ&frames=y&referrer=QVC&CLASSLEVEL=&txtDesc=H80159&SearchClass=&search.x=6&search.y=8).

http://images-p.qvc.com/is/image/h/59/h80159.001?$moreviewmain$
Thanks those are great. These are for a lil old lady I know in CO... I am trying to buy them for her, kinda pricey for those tho. Thanks for the link tho.

julia & nicks mom
12-27-2005, 12:52 AM
Tammi -

what did you think of DVC?

Tammi67
12-27-2005, 12:52 AM
Oh, that is so neat! The Belle we had at Cinderella's Castle was horrible! She couldn't get away from our table fast enough! She took one picture and was halfway to the next table and was irritated when I asked if we could have another picture.
They all were rather quick at our lunch there too. Fairy Godmother was great! We didn't have an autograph page for her (lack of planning on my part) so she went and found a piece of paper and came back later with a sig for each of my kids. She was really sweet. Mary Poppins there was good too.

Tammi67
12-27-2005, 12:57 AM
Tammi -

what did you think of DVC?
Well........



















We called and put our deposit down today. The only thing that bothers me is the maintenance fee. It seems awfully pricey. I was going to PM you and Marti and ask you about it. Also going to post about it over on the DVC board. So....feel free to welcome me to the club....lol.

mgkkgdm
12-27-2005, 12:59 AM
Well........



















We called and put our deposit down today. The only thing that bothers me is the maintenance fee. It seems awfully pricey. I was going to PM you and Marti and ask you about it. Also going to post about it over on the DVC board. So....feel free to welcome me to the club....lol.

Congratulations Tammi..

Tammi67
12-27-2005, 01:00 AM
Tammy, I must say that I really loved Chip and Dale at the LTT. They were the greatest. After my sister (tinker1bell's sister) nearly ripped Dale's arm off, Chip came by and she told him that he was her favorite. Well he kept coming back, flirting with her, kissing her and even taking her napkin, getting her to stand up so he could kiss her behind the napkin and even picking it up and then tossing it on the floor for her to pick up :rotfl:
Of course she was just eating all of this up and was in heaven.
They were really good with her there. Unfortunately a lot of the other characters would see that she was upset, so they wouldn't stick around long with the rest of us.

mgkkgdm
12-27-2005, 01:01 AM
Whats with all the DH bashing about gifts that were given?

Tammi67
12-27-2005, 01:01 AM
Congratulations Tammi..
Thanks, Hunka! Now I can start planning our October trip.

mgkkgdm
12-27-2005, 01:04 AM
Thanks, Hunka! Now I can start planning our October trip.


October is a great time to go, although it was alittle more crowded this year that in past years. The weather is great, points are cheap and MNSSHP.

my3princes
12-27-2005, 01:04 AM
We just got all the written info on DVC in the mail. I agree that the yearly maintenance fees seem high. I'm sure we'll end up buying, but definately not before July.

Deb

Tammi67
12-27-2005, 01:08 AM
October is a great time to go, although it was alittle more crowded this year that in past years. The weather is great, points are cheap and MNSSHP.
We are thinking of doing a 4 night quick trip, for MNSSHP. Just have to worry about those hurricanes! I'm sure the free dining was to blame for the crowds this year.

julia & nicks mom
12-27-2005, 01:18 AM
Tammi - Congratulations!! I am not sure what other maintenance fees are but we just pay ours monthly so I don't really notice them -

I was there the week after Marti and Paul this year and although Columbus day weekend was crowded - the rest of the week was great - I was out of the free dining period!!

I can't wait to see the Belle pictures - Julia got the Belle Christmas dress for Christmas and she looks gorgeous in it - she can't wait to go to Disney for Christmas - just two more years!!

Paul - Marti hasn't come on to tell us what great gift you got her!! Did you see that I actually said how much I loved what DH got me and that it was really sweet of him to offer me his game ticket?

Tammi67
12-27-2005, 01:29 AM
Are you in invisible mode Kate? Who are you hiding from?

Tammi67
12-27-2005, 01:31 AM
Tammi - Congratulations!! I am not sure what other maintenance fees are but we just pay ours monthly so I don't really notice them -

I was there the week after Marti and Paul this year and although Columbus day weekend was crowded - the rest of the week was great - I was out of the free dining period!!

I can't wait to see the Belle pictures - Julia got the Belle Christmas dress for Christmas and she looks gorgeous in it - she can't wait to go to Disney for Christmas - just two more years!!

Paul - Marti hasn't come on to tell us what great gift you got her!! Did you see that I actually said how much I loved what DH got me and that it was really sweet of him to offer me his game ticket?
Thank you! I am excited, but of course a little nervous with a purchase of that magnitude. We will prob go down on a Thurs night and come back Monday, to limit the missed school days. Did you do MNSSHP?

Tammi67
12-27-2005, 01:32 AM
I've got to get off of here and get to bed. Good night all.

mgkkgdm
12-27-2005, 01:34 AM
We are thinking of doing a 4 night quick trip, for MNSSHP. Just have to worry about those hurricanes! I'm sure the free dining was to blame for the crowds this year.

Thats the beauty of DVC, we purchase an AP and find that we go more often now, especially when the airfares are cheap. We are heading down 1/22 thru 1/25 for Marti's birthday. Another thing, is that Matthew will be able to take his kids down on our/his points that have been paid for years prior.

julia & nicks mom
12-27-2005, 01:41 AM
I am in invisible mode -

I find that when people see that I am on - they tend to expect design results pretty quickly - and get a little ansy - so it is easier for me to be invisible - then I don't get pestered

we went to MNSSHP two years ago and all we did was get autographs - I couldn't justify to pay it again this year - we might go in 3 or 4 years in October and do it again - when the kids are more interested in rides than autographs - I think October is so light that it is hard to justify the party for the rides etc - you can ride anything anytime you want - for the parade it is worth it - it just isn't on our list of favorite things

miss missy
12-27-2005, 01:49 AM
Whats with all the DH bashing about gifts that were given?

I would never bash for a gift! I got what I asked for. But why bash me for what I wanted is more like it :confused3

Steffy
12-27-2005, 01:57 AM
You know me - I can't resist stuff like this -

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b162/kfeldmann/tink2.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b162/kfeldmann/tink23.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b162/kfeldmann/50630806.jpg


pg 1301

She is going to love these. I love these.... :love: :love: :love: :love:

Thanks Kate!

Steffy
12-27-2005, 01:58 AM
Our trip was perfect and I promise that I will start on that trip report tomorrow and try to get some photos up.

pg 1301

Tammi! Love the pics in your signature. Too cute. Love the shirts. They came out great! :love:

Steffy
12-27-2005, 02:01 AM
OK ladies, for you shoppers out there, where can I find this:

eletric candles for the window sill, plastic stick, brass looking bottom, bulb look like a flame? Used to be in EVERYONES windows years ago.

any idea?

pg 1302

I found some at AC Moore after I bought 20 of them in Cape May... nice brass bottoms with a sensor so they come on at dusk, off at dawn.... :love:

Steffy
12-27-2005, 02:06 AM
It is a good thing that I live in the Central time zone. Otherwise, I'd never be able to keep up with you late posters!

I love the pictures with Tink on the shoulder. My kids think I'm nuts because I have become a Disney addict. I spend all year looking forward & planning our next trip. My DH is almost as bad as me so that helps anyway.

The Walt Disney World frame is one of the best gifts that I've ever seen. How very thoughtful to have the pictures already in place. I'm a procrastinator so the frame would be sitting on a shelf waiting for me to pick out the pictures. When my oldest graduated, we had to take the school picture frame down from the wall and put in the last 7 years worth of her school pictures (it had hung there without the new pictures all those years).

Well, I'm off to bed. I feel like I've been looking in on all of your lives for the last month and look forward to possibly becoming part of your lives. You are all a very generous and friendly bunch. Talk to you tomorrow.

pg 1302

Welcome!!! This is the best place in the whole world wide web...

Bar none. Really. :love: :love: :love:

dumby
12-27-2005, 02:57 AM
OK ladies, for you shoppers out there, where can I find this:

eletric candles for the window sill, plastic stick, brass looking bottom, bulb look like a flame? Used to be in EVERYONES windows years ago.

any idea?

Strangest place but I bought some at Office Depot last year after X'mas for half price. They look really elegant with the brass base.

Steffy
12-27-2005, 03:10 AM
Ah gifts......

This year my Dsil went out on Black Friday and bought what he wanted for Christmas and also a gift for the two of them. ( large screen tv/dvd/vcr for the bedroom and a dual screen car dvd player for the Explorer... his gift. :flower:

My daughter bought her gift from him last week. (an 8 gig Creatvie Zen with picture/video screen. Like an Ipod nano, but an MP3 player...

My son spent Christmas evening fixing my computer so it would download to the Mp3 players. They have a 30 day free subscription to Rhaspody. :love:

I bought a McNabb jersey for me from my DGS and Mickey flannel sheets from my DGD. This works out so much better than me depending on them to find what I want... They also got me the Oprah 20th year DVD set I wanted and an Entertainment book, which I love. :love: :love: :love:

I sorta overdid it with the American Girl stuff. This doll has more outfits than I do..... Plus Coconut the dog and the dog carrier. Both hair thingies. Ball gown. Cheerleading outfit, 3 regular outfits. Matching doll and girl pjs. :love: The American Girl suitcase to hold it all.... Two books. An American Doll minature, so the doll can have a doll. Yes, insane. :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc

And I've Elmoed my DGS to distraction. I have the papers that say we will go to Hershey to see Elmo. Second row! VIP seats. Presales. He should be in heaven, hollering feet don't fail me now!

When DGD went, Elmo came off the stage to touch her hand. Thought she would faint. It was great, The best time.

we just need to make sure DGD sleeps and is read for food by 3:30, so he will be ready for the excitment. Elmo!!!

Maybe by next week, he'll be okay with the Elmo knows your name doll calling his name and that of his sister and Mommy and Daddy. I think it freaked him out..

Bla, blah, blah, it's after 3:00 in the a of the m........

Nitey, nite. I've got to watch the DGD and we're going shopping with tinker1bell.

How's Chuckie Cheese sound for lunch tinker1bell??? :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

disneyeveryyear
12-27-2005, 04:22 AM
Tammi - I think this is what you are waiting for:

WELCOME HOME!!!!!!

We joined last December and took our first trip in November, staying at OKW.

Next August is BWV in a Standard View.

Let us know if you have any questions.

rosiejo
12-27-2005, 04:52 AM
Thanks for this. I ought to be able to come up with something quite "fairy" with this. I'm making her some flower fairies, and she and her friends will watch the movie "A Fairy Tale" about the 2 girls from England who "captured" photos of fairies. Any other ideas?

Make sure you take photos to show us all - and as for other ideas... well you have to get Tinkerbelle in there somewhere :goodvibes

rosiejo
12-27-2005, 04:54 AM
No doubt! I was so mad after our trip in February when I realized just HOW expensive they were .. and all the time we wasted letting them photograph us! Boy was I ticked!

Then, we (DH and I) put our heads together. We try to stay on the side of good ......

I'm glad you figured it out :goodvibes

rosiejo
12-27-2005, 05:01 AM
Thanks everyone for the good thoughts about the tree. I lost 3 ornaments I really cared about that I cannot replace easily. They are real eggs (just the shells) that are hand painted. DH and I got them in Salzburg, Austria in 1999 for our last big trip together before kids. (That's the trip I got pg). So, I am sad about those.

My mom has a friend living in Germany (works for FedEx), and she travels a lot. She's going to see if she'll go to Salzburg for me to get a few ornaments for next year. I just told DH that now he owed me another trip to buy new ornaments! :rotfl2: BTW, Salzburg is the most romantic and beautiful city I've ever seen!

Oh, and DH and I just bought the most gorgeous tree at Pottery Barn while we at the mall. It is 9ft tall, has over 1000 lights, and is absolutely magnificent. Originally it was $500, and we got it for $200! Great deal, and now I'm ready for next year!

Well we pretty much figured out you think its romantic since you came back with triplets as well as some christmas decorations :rotfl: Would it be safe to make a return visit!!!

9ft?? We thought our 7ft6er was a beast - it was the tallest we could have as it touches the ceiling :goodvibes

Pooh67_68
12-27-2005, 06:16 AM
Thanks Kate, its great. :goodvibes

At the request of Heidi - here is a new year's design

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b162/kfeldmann/happynewyear.jpg

Pooh67_68
12-27-2005, 06:30 AM
Welcome, UP Disney


Paul, no complaints here about my Christmas gifts, my husband has good taste. :) He even picked out the new furniture this past spring. :goodvibes

For Chritsmas I got the 2 Disney snow globes that I posted way back, a Winnie, Eeyore & Piglet throw and he found a cool Mickey record player on eBay

rosiejo
12-27-2005, 06:48 AM
It is a good thing that I live in the Central time zone. Otherwise, I'd never be able to keep up with you late posters!

I love the pictures with Tink on the shoulder. My kids think I'm nuts because I have become a Disney addict. I spend all year looking forward & planning our next trip. My DH is almost as bad as me so that helps anyway.

The Walt Disney World frame is one of the best gifts that I've ever seen. How very thoughtful to have the pictures already in place. I'm a procrastinator so the frame would be sitting on a shelf waiting for me to pick out the pictures. When my oldest graduated, we had to take the school picture frame down from the wall and put in the last 7 years worth of her school pictures (it had hung there without the new pictures all those years).

Well, I'm off to bed. I feel like I've been looking in on all of your lives for the last month and look forward to possibly becoming part of your lives. You are all a very generous and friendly bunch. Talk to you tomorrow.

Hey we got a new visitor! Welcome to the DDA - stop by anytime and say hi :goodvibes

poohangel
12-27-2005, 08:11 AM
ooh, me too Lisa? :goodvibes

me too, if you can.

rosiejo
12-27-2005, 08:57 AM
Why oh why are the DDA always plagued with PC problems?? I just managed to delete everything on my DHs second hard drive... don't ask how long story - but it includes all of our digital photos from our 2003 WDW trip and our kittens and friends weddings...everything except the recent trip which are on my laptop...

I realised what I had done and calmly searched google for a recovery programme... it located all the files and then said I had to pay 35 to retrieve them... now I would usually continue to search until I found something for free - but thought hey my photos are worth far more that 35... at which point it hit me what I had done and I spent the next half an hour in tears!!! :scared1: :badpc: :sad2: :sad1:

The programme seems to be working though - if not very slowly - and fingers crossed there will be enough space on the other hard drive to recover them all to.

I don't need this stress today - I'm too tired from the xmas festivities!

I need some PD to make sure it all comes out ok :sad2:

bengalbelle
12-27-2005, 09:25 AM
Tammy, I must say that I really loved Chip and Dale at the LTT. They were the greatest. After my sister (tinker1bell's sister) nearly ripped Dale's arm off, Chip came by and she told him that he was her favorite. Well he kept coming back, flirting with her, kissing her and even taking her napkin, getting her to stand up so he could kiss her behind the napkin and even picking it up and then tossing it on the floor for her to pick up :rotfl:
Of course she was just eating all of this up and was in heaven.
We were at LTT the same time as you were and Chip was awesome! I told the CM with him/her that he/she was the best we'd ever encountered. Chip is DS's favorite and Dale came by twice, but no Chip. Finally toward the end of the meal Chip came and I told him that DS had been eagerly waiting for him. Well, DS was dressed as a pirate and there was a girl one table over dressed as a pirate also. Chip pulled her up and started sword fighting with her then pulled DS in front of him to "protect" himself. Then he fought with DS a little, then lots of hugs and lots of pictures. He came back a few times also. He was great!

Hmmmm...maybe now I know why it took Chip so long to come to our table :teeth:

bengalbelle
12-27-2005, 09:39 AM
It is a good thing that I live in the Central time zone. Otherwise, I'd never be able to keep up with you late posters!

I love the pictures with Tink on the shoulder. My kids think I'm nuts because I have become a Disney addict. I spend all year looking forward & planning our next trip. My DH is almost as bad as me so that helps anyway.

The Walt Disney World frame is one of the best gifts that I've ever seen. How very thoughtful to have the pictures already in place. I'm a procrastinator so the frame would be sitting on a shelf waiting for me to pick out the pictures. When my oldest graduated, we had to take the school picture frame down from the wall and put in the last 7 years worth of her school pictures (it had hung there without the new pictures all those years).

Well, I'm off to bed. I feel like I've been looking in on all of your lives for the last month and look forward to possibly becoming part of your lives. You are all a very generous and friendly bunch. Talk to you tomorrow.
:wave2: Hi and welcome!

triplefigs
12-27-2005, 10:16 AM
Well we pretty much figured out you think its romantic since you came back with triplets as well as some christmas decorations :rotfl: Would it be safe to make a return visit!!!

9ft?? We thought our 7ft6er was a beast - it was the tallest we could have as it touches the ceiling :goodvibes

DH and I both would go back to Salzburg in a heartbeat. We spent 2 weeks touring Germany, Austria, and Switzerland for my 30th b'day. I was born in Germany, so I got to see it for the first time (that I remember). It was just such a wonderful trip. We loved every second of it. I think a return visit is now in order!

triplefigs
12-27-2005, 10:17 AM
Why oh why are the DDA always plagued with PC problems?? I just managed to delete everything on my DHs second hard drive... don't ask how long story - but it includes all of our digital photos from our 2003 WDW trip and our kittens and friends weddings...everything except the recent trip which are on my laptop...

I realised what I had done and calmly searched google for a recovery programme... it located all the files and then said I had to pay 35 to retrieve them... now I would usually continue to search until I found something for free - but thought hey my photos are worth far more that 35... at which point it hit me what I had done and I spent the next half an hour in tears!!! :scared1: :badpc: :sad2: :sad1:

The programme seems to be working though - if not very slowly - and fingers crossed there will be enough space on the other hard drive to recover them all to.

I don't need this stress today - I'm too tired from the xmas festivities!

I need some PD to make sure it all comes out ok :sad2:

sending PD your way!

triplefigs
12-27-2005, 10:17 AM
I am in invisible mode -

I find that when people see that I am on - they tend to expect design results pretty quickly - and get a little ansy - so it is easier for me to be invisible - then I don't get pestered

we went to MNSSHP two years ago and all we did was get autographs - I couldn't justify to pay it again this year - we might go in 3 or 4 years in October and do it again - when the kids are more interested in rides than autographs - I think October is so light that it is hard to justify the party for the rides etc - you can ride anything anytime you want - for the parade it is worth it - it just isn't on our list of favorite things

You're like the DDA Stealth Bomber...

triplefigs
12-27-2005, 10:18 AM
Ah gifts......

This year my Dsil went out on Black Friday and bought what he wanted for Christmas and also a gift for the two of them. ( large screen tv/dvd/vcr for the bedroom and a dual screen car dvd player for the Explorer... his gift. :flower:

My daughter bought her gift from him last week. (an 8 gig Creatvie Zen with picture/video screen. Like an Ipod nano, but an MP3 player...

My son spent Christmas evening fixing my computer so it would download to the Mp3 players. They have a 30 day free subscription to Rhaspody. :love:

I bought a McNabb jersey for me from my DGS and Mickey flannel sheets from my DGD. This works out so much better than me depending on them to find what I want... They also got me the Oprah 20th year DVD set I wanted and an Entertainment book, which I love. :love: :love: :love:

I sorta overdid it with the American Girl stuff. This doll has more outfits than I do..... Plus Coconut the dog and the dog carrier. Both hair thingies. Ball gown. Cheerleading outfit, 3 regular outfits. Matching doll and girl pjs. :love: The American Girl suitcase to hold it all.... Two books. An American Doll minature, so the doll can have a doll. Yes, insane. :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc

And I've Elmoed my DGS to distraction. I have the papers that say we will go to Hershey to see Elmo. Second row! VIP seats. Presales. He should be in heaven, hollering feet don't fail me now!

When DGD went, Elmo came off the stage to touch her hand. Thought she would faint. It was great, The best time.

we just need to make sure DGD sleeps and is read for food by 3:30, so he will be ready for the excitment. Elmo!!!

Maybe by next week, he'll be okay with the Elmo knows your name doll calling his name and that of his sister and Mommy and Daddy. I think it freaked him out..

Bla, blah, blah, it's after 3:00 in the a of the m........

Nitey, nite. I've got to watch the DGD and we're going shopping with tinker1bell.

How's Chuckie Cheese sound for lunch tinker1bell??? :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

I'll go to Chuck E Cheese. We love that place!

KMH1
12-27-2005, 10:30 AM
How refreshing to log on and find that I was six pages behind! :rotfl:

Kevin and I don't exchange presents anymore (for any holiday), because we're always saving for our next Disney trip! For Christmas, we do exchange ornaments though and we each buy one for Alyssa too. :goodvibes Next Christmas, we'll have another baby to buy ornaments for too! :goodvibes

Back when we did exchange presents, Kevin did a good job though. (Now really, could I say anything else, since he reads this thread too?!! Just kidding Kevin!) :teeth:

Amy :)

KMH1
12-27-2005, 10:33 AM
Why oh why are the DDA always plagued with PC problems?? I just managed to delete everything on my DHs second hard drive... don't ask how long story - but it includes all of our digital photos from our 2003 WDW trip and our kittens and friends weddings...everything except the recent trip which are on my laptop...

I realised what I had done and calmly searched google for a recovery programme... it located all the files and then said I had to pay 35 to retrieve them... now I would usually continue to search until I found something for free - but thought hey my photos are worth far more that 35... at which point it hit me what I had done and I spent the next half an hour in tears!!! :scared1: :badpc: :sad2: :sad1:

The programme seems to be working though - if not very slowly - and fingers crossed there will be enough space on the other hard drive to recover them all to.

I don't need this stress today - I'm too tired from the xmas festivities!

I need some PD to make sure it all comes out ok :sad2:

Lots of :wizard: :wizard: :wizard: :wizard: :wizard: Clare!!!

Amy :)

lmartin2711
12-27-2005, 10:39 AM
How refreshing to log on and find that I was six pages behind! :rotfl:

Kevin and I don't exchange presents anymore (for any holiday), because we're always saving for our next Disney trip! For Christmas, we do exchange ornaments though and we each buy one for Alyssa too. :goodvibes Next Christmas, we'll have another baby to buy ornaments for too! :goodvibes

Back when we did exchange presents, Kevin did a good job though. (Now really, could I say anything else, since he reads this thread too?!! Just kidding Kevin!) :teeth:

Amy :)


We also give the kids ornaments every year. When my two oldest moved out I gave them their ornaments they had received thru the years. I became their stepmom when they were 6 and 8 so it was a nice collection. They love it!!!

Now my two boys also look forward to putting their ornaments on the tree each year. I also put the year on the ornament somewhere with a black perm marker. This year Alex received "THE BELL" from Polar Express Movie.....and Austin received a pretty ball ornament from the move NARNIA. My husband and I also exchange ornaments. I give him every year a picture ornament with a picture of the kids that I took sometime during the year.

I love traditions!!!

Lynn

tinker1bell
12-27-2005, 10:45 AM
Nitey, nite. I've got to watch the DGD and we're going shopping with tinker1bell.

How's Chuckie Cheese sound for lunch tinker1bell??? :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2



Steffy

Ya gotta be kidding!!!!
I love ya but you know that unless my DGS's are having a party, I really do not think I will step into Chuckie Cheese any time soon :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

tinker1bell
12-27-2005, 10:47 AM
Why oh why are the DDA always plagued with PC problems?? I just managed to delete everything on my DHs second hard drive... don't ask how long story - but it includes all of our digital photos from our 2003 WDW trip and our kittens and friends weddings...everything except the recent trip which are on my laptop...

I realised what I had done and calmly searched google for a recovery programme... it located all the files and then said I had to pay 35 to retrieve them... now I would usually continue to search until I found something for free - but thought hey my photos are worth far more that 35... at which point it hit me what I had done and I spent the next half an hour in tears!!! :scared1: :badpc: :sad2: :sad1:

The programme seems to be working though - if not very slowly - and fingers crossed there will be enough space on the other hard drive to recover them all to.

I don't need this stress today - I'm too tired from the xmas festivities!

I need some PD to make sure it all comes out ok :sad2:



:wizard: :wizard: :wizard: :wizard: :grouphug: :grouphug:

Terry

MinnieMouseMom
12-27-2005, 10:48 AM
They all were rather quick at our lunch there too. Fairy Godmother was great! We didn't have an autograph page for her (lack of planning on my part) so she went and found a piece of paper and came back later with a sig for each of my kids. She was really sweet. Mary Poppins there was good too.

The rest of them were great. Snow White really talked with the girls there though. And of course, Cinderella :teeth:

bear74
12-27-2005, 11:10 AM
Well Christmas morning 3:30 a.m. I wake with a severe ear ache and of course nowhere to go but the ER. I sat in the emergency room for 3 hours and finally got some meds. I have bronchitis and an ear infection. I sure feel for those poor babies with ear problems. I am feeling a little better today. I am still coughing, congested, and my ear feels like it is stopped up and ready to pop but is not painful.

Anyway Christmas was great at our house except for the above. I was a little drugged up as he gave me some Lortab to help with the pain. DH helped me get the rest of the meal together so everything there went good also. Everyone seemed to like everything they got. I got some really neat gifts myself.
Oh no feel better soon. heres some :wizard: :grouphug:

babytrees
12-27-2005, 11:23 AM
We give Cassidy and Abi ornaments each year also....we usually tie it into what's big in their life that year....Tinkerbelle for Abi this year and a PINK build a bear one for Cassidy. They will have a great collection of memories when they leave home and I can put grown up ornaments back on my tree :cheer2:

julia & nicks mom
12-27-2005, 11:26 AM
Yea - everyone is chatting again!!!! :Pinkbounc

Denise - I think a broken ornament is a perfectly logical reason to return to Germany - are you a German citizen? You said so casually that you were born there!

Amy & Lynn - We do the Christmas Ornament tradition too - this year Julia had to share a tradition at school (I had to go in to talk about it) and we took in our ornaments - I have the ornament I got the year I was bron - of course - it is an :angel: - Julia loves looking at her ornaments each year - they have way more than their age but they do get one special one that realtes to the year - Nick got Buzz and Woody this year - as well as a replacement one from WDW that broke last year in honor of his first trip - I'll give you one guess at who is on Julia's ornament this year

My camera is at my mom's house but I am dying to post my Chirstmas pictures!!! I can't wait to see everyone elses!!

julia & nicks mom
12-27-2005, 11:28 AM
I can put grown up ornaments back on my tree :cheer2:
Now what fun is that? ;)

lmartin2711
12-27-2005, 11:52 AM
I'll give you one guess at who is on Julia's ornament this year


AHHHHH???? BELLE OF COURSE!!!!

triplefigs
12-27-2005, 12:01 PM
Denise - I think a broken ornament is a perfectly logical reason to return to Germany - are you a German citizen? You said so casually that you were born there!


No, my Dad was stationed there in the Army. I had dual citizenship until 18. DH makes fun of me 'cause I can't sing Springstein's Born in the USA~! :rotfl: And I don't remember any of it. We came back to the States when I was 2.

julia & nicks mom
12-27-2005, 12:03 PM
I'll give you one guess at who is on Julia's ornament this year


AHHHHH???? BELLE OF COURSE!!!!
of course!!

she actually picked one of Belle and Beast dancing -

but my mom bought her the princess storybook of ornaments from WDW!! So now she has ALL of them!!

triplefigs
12-27-2005, 12:07 PM
:goodvibes

dumby
12-27-2005, 12:10 PM
:sunny:

Steamboat Marti
12-27-2005, 12:21 PM
You know me - I can't resist stuff like this -

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b162/kfeldmann/tink2.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b162/kfeldmann/tink23.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b162/kfeldmann/50630806.jpg


Kate - you are one funny lady... even when I'm in a bad mood you make me laugh!!

julia & nicks mom
12-27-2005, 12:22 PM
Denise - sending you hugs!!!!!

My MIL might drive me crazy but she is really a wonderful person! I can't imagine dealing with that!

You FORGOT to tell her you were getting married? What's up with that - how STUPID does she think people are? Did you not send out invitations - or did you just send them to everyone but her? ;)

rosiejo
12-27-2005, 12:25 PM
You're like the DDA Stealth Bomber...

Where's the tag fairy???????????

ksoehrlein
12-27-2005, 12:26 PM
We are supposed to go to B'ham, AL tomorrow to see them, and DH and I are literally sick over this.
I am so sorry. Come see me and my family instead; we're 20 minutes south of Bham. Seriously, though, I work off of 280 in Bham; want to do lunch just so you can escape for a few minutes? PM me if you think you can get away.

My in-laws are coming tomorrow afternoon or I'd offer to meet up for dinner instead. Unlike you, I'm actually looking forward to seeing them. DH actually did "marry his mother;" we like many of the same things from hobbies to vacation spots (DVC all the way) to what we order in restaurants. It's almost scary!

Glynis
12-27-2005, 12:29 PM
Glynis, if you haven't seen this site, they have lots of ideas!
http://www.birthdaypartyideas.com/html/fairy.html

Thanks. I found this yesterday when I googled "fairy birthday party". It looks like it has some fun stuff. I ought to be able to come up with something for a whole bunch of 8 year old girls. Since I also "believe" in fairies, it should be a fun day.

rosiejo
12-27-2005, 12:30 PM
Thanks for the PD everyone - it looks like I managed to rescue all of the photos... phew!!

Now I'm sending it all onto Denise for her trip to the MIL's tomorrow :0)

julia & nicks mom
12-27-2005, 12:35 PM
Thanks for the PD everyone - it looks like I managed to rescue all of the photos... phew!!

Now I'm sending it all onto Denise for her trip to the MIL's tomorrow :0)
I amso glad you got them back!! I would have been a wreck!

Steamboat Marti
12-27-2005, 12:39 PM
I can't stay on today - it is my and Skunka's anniversary. We are taking Matt to see Narnia and then our friends will watch him while we head out to dinner. See you all later tonight or tomorrow!!

Denise - good luck with the MIL. I'm fortunate not to have to deal with things like that. :wizard:

miss missy
12-27-2005, 12:41 PM
pg 1302

I found some at AC Moore after I bought 20 of them in Cape May... nice brass bottoms with a sensor so they come on at dusk, off at dawn.... :love:

Thats the ones she is talking about! We have AC Moore here too.YAY thanks I will look for them there!

miss missy
12-27-2005, 12:51 PM
:grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug:

julia & nicks mom
12-27-2005, 12:52 PM
Marti and Skunka -

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b162/kfeldmann/anniver.jpg

miss missy
12-27-2005, 12:56 PM
I can't stay on today - it is my and Skunka's anniversary. We are taking Matt to see Narnia and then our friends will watch him while we head out to dinner. See you all later tonight or tomorrow!!

Denise - good luck with the MIL. I'm fortunate not to have to deal with things like that. :wizard:

HAPPY ANIVERSARY!!!!!!

triplefigs
12-27-2005, 12:58 PM
Hi! :goodvibes

triplefigs
12-27-2005, 12:59 PM
I am so sorry. Come see me and my family instead; we're 20 minutes south of Bham. Seriously, though, I work off of 280 in Bham; want to do lunch just so you can escape for a few minutes? PM me if you think you can get away.

My in-laws are coming tomorrow afternoon or I'd offer to meet up for dinner instead. Unlike you, I'm actually looking forward to seeing them. DH actually did "marry his mother;" we like many of the same things from hobbies to vacation spots (DVC all the way) to what we order in restaurants. It's almost scary!

My BIL lives in Chelsea, so we may escape there. I'm hoping we go to Lloyds for dinner. thanks for the offer. If you see a big bomb go off, you'll know it's us!

ksoehrlein
12-27-2005, 01:03 PM
My BIL lives in Chelsea, so we may escape there. I'm hoping we go to Lloyds for dinner. thanks for the offer. If you see a big bomb go off, you'll know it's us!
Well, I hope the bomb doesn't go off at Lloyds. I'm in the office park across the street from it!

Glynis
12-27-2005, 01:07 PM
Make sure you take photos to show us all - and as for other ideas... well you have to get Tinkerbelle in there somewhere :goodvibes


I'll try to get Tink in, but DD is really more into the flower fairies by Cecily Mary Baker (I think that's her name). I'm cross stitching a couple of the fairies for her to hang in her room. We're not going to have her party till Spring, so I've got some time to plan.

We're definitely going to do fairy cakes, though. I have a mini muffin tin, and I think I'll make a whole bunch of mini cupcakes and let the girls decorate those for one of the activities. We're also going to make fairy dust. My SIL is coming to teach them how to weave daisy chains, so that should be fun. Then I'll try to come up with a luncheon idea for the little girls involving "tea" and fairy cakes. DD's favorite drink is hot Ribena, so we'll serve that in her mini tea set.

Even though the pary isn't for quite a while, I like to plan and plan things out. It gives me something to look forward to. I welcome any and all suggestions.

legalslave
12-27-2005, 01:14 PM
Denise - I think I'd tell her if she can't treat their mother with respect and common courtesy, then she can't see the kids. They don't need to hear all of this about their mother. You're such a great mother that nothing should tarnish your relationship with your kids.

julia & nicks mom
12-27-2005, 01:15 PM
I had a girlfriend in college whose MIL disapproved of her b/c she was Jewish - we had no idea if the MIL would show at the wedding or not - she did - late for pictures and refused to be in any with the bride - like when they said it was time for the groom's family picture and abotu 50 people went in the shot - she made the bride get out of the shot - she did b/c she was pissed and left - spent the night in the bride's room sobbing while her groom yelled at her that he had spent $5000 on the GD reception and she better get out there - talk about an awkward wedding to be a bridesmaid - our DH's just stood around watching the whole thing in horror and drinking heavily!!

miss missy
12-27-2005, 01:30 PM
UNBELIEVABLE

I had a girlfriend in college whose MIL disapproved of her b/c she was Jewish - we had no idea if the MIL would show at the wedding or not - she did - late for pictures and refused to be in any with the bride - like when they said it was time for the groom's family picture and abotu 50 people went in the shot - she made the bride get out of the shot - she did b/c she was pissed and left - spent the night in the bride's room sobbing while her groom yelled at her that he had spent $5000 on the GD reception and she better get out there - talk about an awkward wedding to be a bridesmaid - our DH's just stood around watching the whole thing in horror and drinking heavily!!

Now THAT is what I call free entertainment! :rotfl:

lmartin2711
12-27-2005, 01:32 PM
Marti and Skunka -

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b162/kfeldmann/anniver.jpg


:bride: pirate: I am also wishing ya'll a Happy Anniversary

Blueeyes101817
12-27-2005, 01:42 PM
Happy Anniversary paul and marti..

I cant believe i had pages to catch up on! back to chattin!

have a good day everyone

Pooh67_68
12-27-2005, 01:42 PM
I can't stay on today - it is my and Skunka's anniversary. We are taking Matt to see Narnia and then our friends will watch him while we head out to dinner. See you all later tonight or tomorrow!!

Denise - good luck with the MIL. I'm fortunate not to have to deal with things like that. :wizard:


Happy Anniversary.

Glynis
12-27-2005, 01:45 PM
Denise - I think I'd tell her if she can't treat their mother with respect and common courtesy, then she can't see the kids. They don't need to hear all of this about their mother. You're such a great mother that nothing should tarnish your relationship with your kids.

I totally agree! You are a great mother, and your kids don't need to hear any negativity about you!

My MIL is bad, but not anywhere near as vindictive as yours. My MIL told DH to divorce me after we had been married for a year with no sign of children. DH told her to get her nose out of our business and keep it out. We were on her bad list for many months. Once I finally did have children, she tried to blame her bad behavior on the self-medicating she was doing. Now, we've called an uneasy truce. I'm never really comfortable with her, though.

:grouphug: and :wizard: on your visit today!

bengalbelle
12-27-2005, 01:47 PM
Denise :grouphug:

Marti and Paul - Happy Anniversary!

Glynis
12-27-2005, 02:08 PM
Paul, this is for you! I just have to say that my DH has been really good this year at picking out my gifts. Usually he's really bad, but this year was an anomoly. He got me a perfume sampler that has all my favorite fragrances, a beautiful gold tennis bracelet, a new set of kitchen knives (our old ones were 16 years old and not sharp at all), and a George Foreman Grill. All things that were on my list! I didn't even know he was listening.

As for me, I always worry about what to get DH, as he usually doesn't say what he wants, and then when he sees what I got him, he smiles and then puts said gift away, never to be seen again. Well, a couple of years ago I had a brainstorm. He LOVES to hunt! So, I always get him his combination fishing/hunting license for the next year. He always uses it, and I know he loves it! I stuff his stocking with hand warmers, fishing lures and gift certificates to Cabela's. This year I also got him an emergency radio and flashlights for our emergency survival kits.

All in all, I think we both scored!

tinker1bell
12-27-2005, 02:08 PM
I can't stay on today - it is my and Skunka's anniversary. We are taking Matt to see Narnia and then our friends will watch him while we head out to dinner. See you all later tonight or tomorrow!!

Denise - good luck with the MIL. I'm fortunate not to have to deal with things like that. :wizard:



Marti,
Happy Anniversary to you and Paul and many more. :cloud9:

ksoehrlein
12-27-2005, 02:24 PM
All in all, I think we both scored!
OK, Glynis, let's keep it clean. (Yeah, my mind is in the gutter.)

My DH did really well, too. He showed me up, which is the usual. I think I did great on gifts for him and then he goes overboard on me. But it's all good stuff, so I can't really complain. The kids were happy with their haul, too.

KMH1
12-27-2005, 02:26 PM
Denise, here's some :grouphug: to help you through your visit!

Paul and Marti, Happy Anniversary! :love:

Clare, Yay! I'm so glad you recovered your pictures. :cheer2:

Jennifer, Hope you're having a better day...no meltdowns! :grouphug:

And just so you all know, I earned household bragging rights back last night by beating Kevin 2-0 (best of 3) at Scene It (movie version). :cheer2:

Amy :)

KMH1
12-27-2005, 02:27 PM
Is salad healthy if you pour so much dressing on it, you can't really see the ingredients? :rotfl2:

Hey, it's gotta be more healthy than Chick-fil-a, right?!!

Amy :)

KMH1
12-27-2005, 02:30 PM
What's everybody doing for New Year's?

We're having some friends over. We figured we wanted to socialize, but didn't want to deal with crowds, etc. plus Alyssa gets to stay on her own turf. We'll probably play games and share Disney trip pictures.

We also plan to graze on appetizers all night. Anyone have any good recipes for appetizers that are still good at room temperature?

Amy :)

lmartin2711
12-27-2005, 02:32 PM
Denise, here's some :grouphug: to help you through your visit!

Paul and Marti, Happy Anniversary! :love:

Clare, Yay! I'm so glad you recovered your pictures. :cheer2:

Jennifer, Hope you're having a better day...no meltdowns! :grouphug:

And just so you all know, I earned household bragging rights back last night by beating Kevin 2-0 (best of 3) at Scene It (movie version). :cheer2:

Amy :)

My DBIL and his family gave that game to us as a family gift this year. I played it with my two boys last night but of course I won. I have a few more years on them......of course I was using the kids cards......shhhhh....don't tell them.

Lynn

KMH1
12-27-2005, 02:36 PM
My DBIL and his family gave that game to us as a family gift this year. I played it with my two boys last night but of course I won. I have a few more years on them......of course I was using the kids cards......shhhhh....don't tell them.

Lynn

I won't tell on you Lynn!

We got the TV version and the movie version for Christmas(of course, we already had the Disney version!), but I don't think either game has kids' cards. Do you buy those separately? (Not that we need them for awhile, but just in case, guests want to play)

Amy :)

KMH1
12-27-2005, 02:38 PM
So, is a runny nose corelated to a runny diaper? Man, Alyssa keeps having these runny explosions (5-6 times a day) and she's got a bad diaper rash now too. She's been a really picky eater lately, but any advice on what I can feed her to solidify things?

Sorry so gross,
Amy :)

julia & nicks mom
12-27-2005, 02:40 PM
So, is a runny nose corelated to a runny diaper? Man, Alyssa keeps having these runny explosions (5-6 times a day) and she's got a bad diaper rash now too. She's been a really picky eater lately, but any advice on what I can feed her to solidify things?

Sorry so gross,
Amy :)
Bananas

tinker1bell
12-27-2005, 02:44 PM
What's everybody doing for New Year's?

We're having some friends over. We figured we wanted to socialize, but didn't want to deal with crowds, etc. plus Alyssa gets to stay on her own turf. We'll probably play games and share Disney trip pictures.

We also plan to graze on appetizers all night. Anyone have any good recipes for appetizers that are still good at room temperature?

Amy :)

With the kids having little ones, and they go to bed early, it seems that I would be staying home since DH always has a concert that evening. He plays in a local concert/marching band. But this time I get to be Tony the Tiger again!!! At least the suit will keep me warm :rotfl:

babytrees
12-27-2005, 02:48 PM
Denise - I think I'd tell her if she can't treat their mother with respect and common courtesy, then she can't see the kids. They don't need to hear all of this about their mother. You're such a great mother that nothing should tarnish your relationship with your kids.

This is why I don't talk to my MIL....she's called me not so nice names in FRONT of my children. She is definitely a women of many changing faces...never know which one is going to come out. My IL's don't have a lot to do with my children as they play favorites and my husband is low man on that totem pole. It is their loss not mine, because my girls are awesome and I am biased but not that much :rotfl:

So I will have you in my thoughts and prayers Denise!!

KMH1
12-27-2005, 02:52 PM
Bananas

Thanks! I did buy those today. Also bought some yogurt, since that seems to help "cure" her diaper rash.

I don't like you in invisible mode.

Amy :)

KMH1
12-27-2005, 02:53 PM
With the kids having little ones, and they go to bed early, it seems that I would be staying home since DH always has a concert that evening. He plays in a local concert/marching band. But this time I get to be Tony the Tiger again!!! At least the suit will keep me warm :rotfl:

How fun! You'll have to post more pictures!

Amy :)

bengalbelle
12-27-2005, 03:01 PM
Thanks! I did buy those today. Also bought some yogurt, since that seems to help "cure" her diaper rash.


Amy :)
Christopher used to get really bad diaper rashes whenever he had oranges, tomato based products, or took antibiotics. Our pediatrician recommended this powder stuff called Domeboro (I think that's how it's spelled). You mix it with water and soak a rag or gauze in it, then you put it in the diaper for about 15-20 minutes. It worked wonders for him. Our pharmacy kept it behind the counter.

lmartin2711
12-27-2005, 03:01 PM
I won't tell on you Lynn!

We got the TV version and the movie version for Christmas(of course, we already had the Disney version!), but I don't think either game has kids' cards. Do you buy those separately? (Not that we need them for awhile, but just in case, guests want to play)

Amy :)


Mine is Disney "Scene It" with a DVD movie to play along with it.....

Runny nose defenitely causes the runny diapers and diaper rash. I agree on the bananas and yogurt......try those cheese sticks also or any cheese products. For the diaper rash I always used corn starch.....even now when my boys get "jock rash" from sweating I keep a kitchen size box of straight corn starch in the bathroom to use on it.

Blueeyes101817
12-27-2005, 03:05 PM
Amy--
no plans for new years here-i got asked to babysit, but wasnt sure if i was going out of town for new years--now im not, so ill be a 21 year old stuck at home :)

my3princes
12-27-2005, 03:08 PM
Why oh why are the DDA always plagued with PC problems?? I just managed to delete everything on my DHs second hard drive... don't ask how long story - but it includes all of our digital photos from our 2003 WDW trip and our kittens and friends weddings...everything except the recent trip which are on my laptop...

I realised what I had done and calmly searched google for a recovery programme... it located all the files and then said I had to pay 35 to retrieve them... now I would usually continue to search until I found something for free - but thought hey my photos are worth far more that 35... at which point it hit me what I had done and I spent the next half an hour in tears!!! :scared1: :badpc: :sad2: :sad1:

The programme seems to be working though - if not very slowly - and fingers crossed there will be enough space on the other hard drive to recover them all to.

I don't need this stress today - I'm too tired from the xmas festivities!

I need some PD to make sure it all comes out ok :sad2:

:wizard: :wizard: Oh My!! I hope it works. I bet you'd like to do this :badpc: :badpc: right about now.

Deb

KMH1
12-27-2005, 03:11 PM
Christopher used to get really bad diaper rashes whenever he had oranges, tomato based products, or took antibiotics. Our pediatrician recommended this powder stuff called Domeboro (I think that's how it's spelled). You mix it with water and soak a rag or gauze in it, then you put it in the diaper for about 15-20 minutes. It worked wonders for him. Our pharmacy kept it behind the counter.

Thanks, I'll have to look for that! The onset of the rash is always the worst, and bad mommy that I am had her in tights on Christmas, so it really got heated up. She was screaming her head off, and we couldn't figure out why. Poor baby. I felt terrible. :guilty:

Amy :)

Glynis
12-27-2005, 03:12 PM
So, is a runny nose corelated to a runny diaper? Man, Alyssa keeps having these runny explosions (5-6 times a day) and she's got a bad diaper rash now too. She's been a really picky eater lately, but any advice on what I can feed her to solidify things?

Sorry so gross,
Amy :)


Bananas, rice, applesauce, toast. Yogurt is good, too. If she'll eat cheese sticks, those work fast.

Good luck. There's nothing worse than a child with a sore bottom.

Glynis
12-27-2005, 03:13 PM
I'm looking for some appetizer recipes, too. I'm having some company over for New Year's Eve and we're all on low carb diets. Anyone have some yummy low carb options?

KMH1
12-27-2005, 03:15 PM
Mine is Disney "Scene It" with a DVD movie to play along with it.....

Runny nose defenitely causes the runny diapers and diaper rash. I agree on the bananas and yogurt......try those cheese sticks also or any cheese products. For the diaper rash I always used corn starch.....even now when my boys get "jock rash" from sweating I keep a kitchen size box of straight corn starch in the bathroom to use on it.

I just looked in the boxes, and our Disney Scene-It has kids cards, but the TV and movie versions do not. The movie version is actually pretty hard!

Alyssa had a cheese sandwich for lunch! Thanks for the corn starch suggestion too.

Amy :)

KMH1
12-27-2005, 03:17 PM
Amy--
no plans for new years here-i got asked to babysit, but wasnt sure if i was going out of town for new years--now im not, so ill be a 21 year old stuck at home :)

That's the safest place to be! I think New Year's is too over-hyped. I've spent most of them at home in my 33 years. :teeth:

Amy :)

my3princes
12-27-2005, 03:17 PM
ETA: duplicate post ;)

my3princes
12-27-2005, 03:19 PM
I can't stay on today - it is my and Skunka's anniversary. We are taking Matt to see Narnia and then our friends will watch him while we head out to dinner. See you all later tonight or tomorrow!!

Denise - good luck with the MIL. I'm fortunate not to have to deal with things like that. :wizard:

Happy Anniversary Marti and Paul!!

How many years?

Deb

babytrees
12-27-2005, 03:23 PM
Thanks, I'll have to look for that! The onset of the rash is always the worst, and bad mommy that I am had her in tights on Christmas, so it really got heated up. She was screaming her head off, and we couldn't figure out why. Poor baby. I felt terrible. :guilty:

Amy :)

Can you let her run around diaper less? If you can that is the fastest way I got rid of Cassidy's nasty diaper rashes....if not all that food will help the runs and then you can let her run with her tooshie free!!

KMH1
12-27-2005, 03:24 PM
Bananas, rice, applesauce, toast. Yogurt is good, too. If she'll eat cheese sticks, those work fast.

Good luck. There's nothing worse than a child with a sore bottom.

Thanks! I bought rice and bread today too! Score! :flower:

Seriously, thanks for the advice everyone.
Amy :)

KMH1
12-27-2005, 03:28 PM
Can you let her run around diaper less? If you can that is the fastest way I got rid of Cassidy's nasty diaper rashes....if not all that food will help the runs and then you can let her run with her tooshie free!!

We've been trying to let her air out as often as possible. She peed on my MIL's floor on Christmas. Luckily, it wasn't the carpet! :teeth:

I hope all this potty talk isn't scaring anyone away today. :rotfl:

Amy :)

my3princes
12-27-2005, 03:30 PM
I'm looking for some appetizer recipes, too. I'm having some company over for New Year's Eve and we're all on low carb diets. Anyone have some yummy low carb options?

I have a recipe for a yummy low carb rasberry chocolate mousse. It is my favorite low carb dessert. I also have a recipe for a low carb frozen treat that looks like hershey's kisses. I'll dig them out (I'll need them next week anyway :goodvibes ) and post tonight.

Deb

legalslave
12-27-2005, 03:30 PM
Amy - I always used vaseline on my kids' bottoms. It forms a barrier so liquids run off and can't burn the tender skin. Neither one ever had a diaper rash!

my3princes
12-27-2005, 03:33 PM
I'm working at the restaurant on New Year's Eve. Cocktail waitress :cool1: .. Should be a good tip night. I'll be out of there by 10 PM as the restaurant closes at 9:30 PM. I'll come home for food and games with my family and we'll ring in the New Year together. I can't think of a more perfect way to end one year and welcome another.

Deb

rosiejo
12-27-2005, 03:34 PM
I'll try to get Tink in, but DD is really more into the flower fairies by Cecily Mary Baker (I think that's her name). I'm cross stitching a couple of the fairies for her to hang in her room. We're not going to have her party till Spring, so I've got some time to plan.

We're definitely going to do fairy cakes, though. I have a mini muffin tin, and I think I'll make a whole bunch of mini cupcakes and let the girls decorate those for one of the activities. We're also going to make fairy dust. My SIL is coming to teach them how to weave daisy chains, so that should be fun. Then I'll try to come up with a luncheon idea for the little girls involving "tea" and fairy cakes. DD's favorite drink is hot Ribena, so we'll serve that in her mini tea set.

Even though the pary isn't for quite a while, I like to plan and plan things out. It gives me something to look forward to. I welcome any and all suggestions.

Sounds like it's going to be a fantastic party. If I think of anything else fairy I'll let you know :goodvibes

MidNite
12-27-2005, 03:34 PM
I am so sorry. Come see me and my family instead; we're 20 minutes south of Bham. Seriously, though, I work off of 280 in Bham; want to do lunch just so you can escape for a few minutes? PM me if you think you can get away.

My in-laws are coming tomorrow afternoon or I'd offer to meet up for dinner instead. Unlike you, I'm actually looking forward to seeing them. DH actually did "marry his mother;" we like many of the same things from hobbies to vacation spots (DVC all the way) to what we order in restaurants. It's almost scary!
I go to my sister's house via 280. We go down 65 to 459 and cut over to 280 to Sylacauga.

babytrees
12-27-2005, 03:34 PM
We've been trying to let her air out as often as possible. She peed on my MIL's floor on Christmas. Luckily, it wasn't the carpet! :teeth:

I hope all this potty talk isn't scaring anyone away today. :rotfl:

Amy :)


We had an old plastic shower curtain that we used....Cassidy had one that lasted a week even with creams(after it stopped bleeding) and other dr. approved methods....so she loved the fact she could run around without diapers AND watch TV she was in baby heaven I think.

babytrees
12-27-2005, 03:36 PM
We will do what we do most years...sparkling apple cider, lots of snacks, movies and welcoming in the new year with the girls.

MidNite
12-27-2005, 03:36 PM
No, she forbid DH from dating me because I didn't let her run me over (she's a very dominant woman). So we just dated behind their backs, although they "knew". Anyway, DH told them he was proposing in October. They said they didn't want anything to do with him anymore (BTW, DH has never met his dad's parents as my MIL forbid THEM from having anything to do with "her" family... long history of serious problems with her). Well, DH was very popular and all his friend's parents threw us several BIG showers (one of his friend's dad was mayor). She kind of HAD to come around to save face. She is completely two faced and vicious. I cannot stand her, and my FIL just is a big patsy and goes along with her and never says ANYTHING.
Sounds like your mother-in-law and mine would be best chums. We should have gotten them matching brooms for Christmas.

KMH1
12-27-2005, 03:38 PM
I'm working at the restaurant on New Year's Eve. Cocktail waitress :cool1: .. Should be a good tip night. I'll be out of there by 10 PM as the restaurant closes at 9:30 PM. I'll come home for food and games with my family and we'll ring in the New Year together. I can't think of a more perfect way to end one year and welcome another.

Deb

That sounds ideal! That's great that the restaurant closes at a decent hour! I hope all your patrons are very generous too! :wizard:

Amy :)

legalslave
12-27-2005, 03:39 PM
Glynis, here's a link to all kinds of fairy party ideas.

http://www.birthdaypartyideas.com/html/fairy.html

KMH1
12-27-2005, 03:41 PM
Amy - I always used vaseline on my kids' bottoms. It forms a barrier so liquids run off and can't burn the tender skin. Neither one ever had a diaper rash!

Wow, no diaper rash! That's awesome. We used to use vaseline, but once Alyssa started eating solids, it didn't seem to protect her enough, so we switched to Balmex. Now, I really have to watch her acidic food intake (ketchup!), but I know this time it's related to her runny nose.

I love the shower curtain idea Babytrees!

Amy :)

rosiejo
12-27-2005, 03:41 PM
We don't really have firm plans yet - but we will not be going out partying! It's just way to packed and way too expensive - too much hype for one night of the year. We'll probably go watch Kong at the cinema and then come home for pizzas and a board game in front of whatever movies are on TV that night... that's if I stay awake past 10.30pm :rolleyes1

KMH1
12-27-2005, 03:42 PM
Can you tell that Alyssa is taking a nice long nap today, and I don't feel like cleaning or doing anything else (um, thank you notes)?!!

I have done a load of laundry amongst all my posts though. :teeth:

Amy :)

Glynis
12-27-2005, 03:48 PM
I have a recipe for a yummy low carb rasberry chocolate mousse. It is my favorite low carb dessert. I also have a recipe for a low carb frozen treat that looks like hershey's kisses. I'll dig them out (I'll need them next week anyway :goodvibes ) and post tonight.

Deb

Those both sound like heaven! I made a gingerbread trifle for Christmas day, and it was so hard to watch my family eating it, and not be able to have a bite. I'm really craving something sweet right about now. DH usually stuffs my stocking with orange sticks and other chocolates, so it's been really difficult.

Glynis
12-27-2005, 03:50 PM
Glynis, here's a link to all kinds of fairy party ideas.

http://www.birthdaypartyideas.com/html/fairy.html


Thanks. I can't wait to start looking through the site. I love planning birthday parties, and with a sister who decorates cakes, I know at least that part of the party will be perfect. For the rest, I plan and then let the chips fall where they may.

bengalbelle
12-27-2005, 03:52 PM
Sounds like your mother-in-law and mine would be best chums. We should have gotten them matching brooms for Christmas.
:rotfl:

Glynis
12-27-2005, 03:52 PM
We don't really have firm plans yet - but we will not be going out partying! It's just way to packed and way too expensive - too much hype for one night of the year. We'll probably go watch Kong at the cinema and then come home for pizzas and a board game in front of whatever movies are on TV that night... that's if I stay awake past 10.30pm :rolleyes1


Sounds like us the last couple of years. Last year, DD 8 and DS 6 were determined to stay up until midnight. Finally, at 11:00, they were sound asleep on the floor. I quickly moved the clocks forward, woke them up and we celebrated then. Don't tell them they didn't make it to midnight. They've been bragging to all their friends for a whole year about it. I, for one, was glad that they went to bed earlier than midnight. We have "baby New Year" visit the kids and leave them a small gift to welcome them to the new year, so it was nice to have them asleep so I could get that done and go to bed myself.

julia & nicks mom
12-27-2005, 04:04 PM
DH and I were discussing New Year's last night

decided we would do what we always do -

we will say we want to go out - debate about it until it is too late

we will get a video -I will turn it off and wake him up at 11:58 - we'll kiss say happy new year and he will be back asleep at 12:01 :rotfl:

what a romantic anniversary!!!

disneyaggie
12-27-2005, 04:07 PM
Those both sound like heaven! I made a gingerbread trifle for Christmas day, and it was so hard to watch my family eating it, and not be able to have a bite. I'm really craving something sweet right about now. DH usually stuffs my stocking with orange sticks and other chocolates, so it's been really difficult.
Whenever I try to watch my sweets, I get a piece of chocolate from my Suzanne Somers SomerSweet box. They taste just like Belgian chocolates, you only need one to satisfy you, and they have NO processed sugar in them.

I have a lot of her products when I am trying to lose some pounds and they work every time. They keep you from eating "naughty" but you never feel like you are dieting. You can get her products at www.suzannesomers.com or through the Home Shopping Network ( www.hsn.com ).

Good luck! I am a sweet-a-holic so I definitely have honed in on this one! She has all sorts of wonderful products that contain no processed sugars. And all of the candies that I have tried so far have been superior!

Also -- because her chocolates are made with a substance that is part fiber, be aware! If you eat too much, my oh my, your tummy will gurgle and do some ugly things! Go light at first. You will not need a lot to satisfy you.

I also buy her SomerSweet sugar so I can make my own Kool-Aid. Yum! :flower:

Glynis
12-27-2005, 04:23 PM
Whenever I try to watch my sweets, I get a piece of chocolate from my Suzanne Somers SomerSweet box. They taste just like Belgian chocolates, you only need one to satisfy you, and they have NO processed sugar in them.

I have a lot of her products when I am trying to lose some pounds and they work every time. They keep you from eating "naughty" but you never feel like you are dieting. You can get her products at www.suzannesomers.com or through the Home Shopping Network ( www.hsn.com ).

Good luck! I am a sweet-a-holic so I definitely have honed in on this one! She has all sorts of wonderful products that contain no processed sugars. And all of the candies that I have tried so far have been superior!

Also -- because her chocolates are made with a substance that is part fiber, be aware! If you eat too much, my oh my, your tummy will gurgle and do some ugly things! Go light at first. You will not need a lot to satisfy you.

I also buy her SomerSweet sugar so I can make my own Kool-Aid. Yum! :flower:

I'm going to have to check into this! I wonder if it's good for gastric bypass patients? That would be really good. I have tried the Russell Stover low carb chocolates (pre-surgery) and loved those, too. I should have thought about getting some to stuff my stocking with. Oh well, guess I'll have to take a trip to the store.

disneyaggie
12-27-2005, 04:30 PM
I'm going to have to check into this! I wonder if it's good for gastric bypass patients? That would be really good. I have tried the Russell Stover low carb chocolates (pre-surgery) and loved those, too. I should have thought about getting some to stuff my stocking with. Oh well, guess I'll have to take a trip to the store.
Once on the suzannesomers.com website, you can actually e-mail them with your gastric bypass question. They respond very fast and I find them to be quite informative. Good luck! :flower:

Tammi67
12-27-2005, 04:34 PM
pg 1301

Tammi! Love the pics in your signature. Too cute. Love the shirts. They came out great! :love:
Thank you. Tomorrow I will get everything into my photobucket and post the link. Oh, and I got you and ornament! I hope you like it and will get it in the mail in the next day or two.



You all have been quite chatty today. I need to catch up.

Tammi67
12-27-2005, 04:39 PM
Tammi - I think this is what you are waiting for:

WELCOME HOME!!!!!!

We joined last December and took our first trip in November, staying at OKW.

Next August is BWV in a Standard View.

Let us know if you have any questions.
:goodvibes Thank you! I have no idea where we will stay first and I am sure I will change my mind about 10 times.

Tammi67
12-27-2005, 04:41 PM
me too, if you can.

Me too, please....TIA.

Tammi67
12-27-2005, 04:45 PM
We also give the kids ornaments every year. When my two oldest moved out I gave them their ornaments they had received thru the years. I became their stepmom when they were 6 and 8 so it was a nice collection. They love it!!!

Now my two boys also look forward to putting their ornaments on the tree each year. I also put the year on the ornament somewhere with a black perm marker. This year Alex received "THE BELL" from Polar Express Movie.....and Austin received a pretty ball ornament from the move NARNIA. My husband and I also exchange ornaments. I give him every year a picture ornament with a picture of the kids that I took sometime during the year.

I love traditions!!!

Lynn
We do the same thing with our kids, and mine both got the Polar Express one as well. I want to take them and have their names engraved on them. I remember my first Christmas living on my own and having to go out and buy a bunch of inexpensive crappy ornaments just so I could have something to put on a tree. This way when my children move out, they will have a ready-made ornament collection!

babytrees
12-27-2005, 04:46 PM
Wow, no diaper rash! That's awesome. We used to use vaseline, but once Alyssa started eating solids, it didn't seem to protect her enough, so we switched to Balmex. Now, I really have to watch her acidic food intake (ketchup!), but I know this time it's related to her runny nose.

I love the shower curtain idea Babytrees!

Amy :)

Abi didn't have any diaper rashes either and I never put stuff on the butt until a rash formed....I didn't really realize what a luxury that was I guess!!

I am surprised I don't have a nudist couch potato for a 13 yo because I let Cassidy run around naked(in the house!!) when she had the chicken pox in the middle of the summer and watch lots of tv!!

julia & nicks mom
12-27-2005, 04:50 PM
:goodvibes Thank you! I have no idea where we will stay first and I am sure I will change my mind about 10 times.
Tammi -

I reccomend Boardwalk - we lOVE it and they have a fun pool that isn' too crowded!!! also close to Epcot and MGM! We love that we can walk to them!!!!! We also love the bakery for breakfast there and that the ESPN club is there too!!!!!

julia1234 reccomends the GF!!!

Tammi67
12-27-2005, 04:52 PM
:flower:

Tammi67
12-27-2005, 04:58 PM
I can't stay on today - it is my and Skunka's anniversary. We are taking Matt to see Narnia and then our friends will watch him while we head out to dinner. See you all later tonight or tomorrow!!

Denise - good luck with the MIL. I'm fortunate not to have to deal with things like that. :wizard:
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY
MARTI AND PAUL
:rose: :flower3: :flower2: :cheer2: :banana:


I hope you have a fun afternoon with Matt and a romantic evening with eachother.

Tammi67
12-27-2005, 05:09 PM
What's everybody doing for New Year's?

Amy :)
If the weather stays mild we will do the First Night thing here in our town with friends.

Tammi67
12-27-2005, 05:12 PM
So, is a runny nose corelated to a runny diaper? Man, Alyssa keeps having these runny explosions (5-6 times a day) and she's got a bad diaper rash now too. She's been a really picky eater lately, but any advice on what I can feed her to solidify things?

Sorry so gross,
Amy :)
Yes. Mucus is probably running into her stomach as well, and out the other end. I've had that prob. with my kids, too.

triplefigs
12-27-2005, 05:22 PM
hello ;)

Tammi67
12-27-2005, 05:22 PM
Tammi -

I reccomend Boardwalk - we lOVE it and they have a fun pool that isn' too crowded!!! also close to Epcot and MGM! We love that we can walk to them!!!!! We also love the bakery for breakfast there and that the ESPN club is there too!!!!!

julia1234 reccomends the GF!!!
I was thinking of one of the Boardwalk resort for our trip in Oct. Either that one or Beach or Yacht Club, since the food and wine festival will be going on. BTW, can anyone tell me how that works? Do you have to pay for all that stuff or is it included with admission?

But we will be going again in Apr/May for a week and my parents will be going with us, so maybe I want to save it for then. Or Boardwalk in Oct and Beach Club in April. But SSR looks so nice too.....


And did I understand you that your anniversary is Dec. 31?

triplefigs
12-27-2005, 05:24 PM
Happy Anniversary, Skunka and Marti! Wishing you both a lifetime of love and Disney! Congrats!

Tammi67
12-27-2005, 05:26 PM
:sunny:

triplefigs
12-27-2005, 05:35 PM
hello again!

Tammi67
12-27-2005, 05:39 PM
:teeth:

Moonbeams
12-27-2005, 06:12 PM
Hi DDA Friends!!

Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa and Happy Hanukah to all!! I haven't been on DDA nor posted since before Thanksgiving. With the new home for our board, I hope I'm posting these photos in the right place!

Here are some photos of DBF and I in various designs on a couple of recent trips to WDW. A GREAT BIG THANK YOU!!!!!!!! to Kate, Denise and Kevin for their designs.

Here I am in one of Kate's designs for my birthday. The Mickey head says Jennifer. I'm standing at World of Disney wearing the Princess "santa" hat I eventually bought.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/pinkmoonbeams/127ae05d.jpg

Here is DBF in the birthday design Kate made for him. He is at Coronado Springs next to a Christmas Village.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/pinkmoonbeams/713368-R1-018-7A.jpg

Here I am in the "right pair of shoes can change your life" design from Kate. I wear this sweatshirt all the time, even around Dallas. Everyone loves it!! Castmembers stopped me all the time to read it and say "isn't that the truth!" In this photo, I am with the reindeer outside of the Grand Floridian.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/pinkmoonbeams/713367-R1-012-4A.jpg

Here is my friend Jonette in a design Kevin customized for her. Since she has red hair, I asked him to give Cinderella red hair too! Jonette and Leif (that's him with her in the photo at Whispering Canyon restaurant at the Wilderness Lodge) are getting married in Epcot in 2006. Now that I have introduced her to custom t-shirt making, she is brimming with ideas for designs to make for her flower girls and ring bearer for the wedding. Some of the designers might hear from her with requests, or she might post her own new designs. She's usually on the wedding board. Rosiejo will know her as a fellow DFTW bride.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/pinkmoonbeams/02b0cb97.jpg

Santa brought me a digital camera for Christmas, so hopefully my future photos will be better quality and I'll be able to post them more quickly.

Talk to you soon!
Jennifer

marcij
12-27-2005, 06:21 PM
Here's hoping Alyssa is better soon! I always used Polysporin on my kids when they had rashes, and it worked fast.

Denise -- Here's sending a ton of PD and prayers yours and your husband's way that tomorrow goes by fast and the kids have a good time.

julia & nicks mom
12-27-2005, 06:52 PM
And did I understand you that your anniversary is Dec. 31?


yep that was the best New Year's Eve ever!!!

babytrees
12-27-2005, 06:58 PM
ETE: Edited to eliminate my bad mood :earboy2:

Gotta go home now....enough pretending to be working!! :rotfl:

tinknme
12-27-2005, 07:25 PM
This is totally off topic here :) Dh returned from Europe a couple of weeks ago & keeps talking about the fondue he had in Switzerland. Anyone have any recipes for fondue? Denise dh was in Interlaken, are you familiar with this area? This was one of his favorite places that he went to. He is now planning a trip for the 2 of us in 2007, he can't wait to go back.

Glynis
12-27-2005, 08:13 PM
This is totally off topic here :) Dh returned from Europe a couple of weeks ago & keeps talking about the fondue he had in Switzerland. Anyone have any recipes for fondue? Denise dh was in Interlaken, are you familiar with this area? This was one of his favorite places that he went to. He is now planning a trip for the 2 of us in 2007, he can't wait to go back.


I have several recipes for delicious fondue. None of them are traditionally Swiss, however. This is what our family used to do on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We would do hot oil fondue, a yummy cheese fondue, and several dessert fondues. If you're interested I could PM you the recipes. I also have a yummy pizza fondue recipe that my kids love. Just let me know!

tinknme
12-27-2005, 08:38 PM
I would love to see your recipes, thank you :goodvibes I was thinking of making some for New Years Day.


I have several recipes for delicious fondue. None of them are traditionally Swiss, however. This is what our family used to do on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We would do hot oil fondue, a yummy cheese fondue, and several dessert fondues. If you're interested I could PM you the recipes. I also have a yummy pizza fondue recipe that my kids love. Just let me know!

marcij
12-27-2005, 08:39 PM
I posted this question on the theme park board, but haven't gotten any replies yet -- Does anyone know if there are any discount codes for photopass now? I am a Disney Visa holder and also have a season pass. I thought I had seen a discount code recently (I have tons of pictures I want to buy from our recent trip) but now can't find it. Anyone know of any?

I'd so appreciate any help!

itslisa
12-27-2005, 08:59 PM
You know me - I can't resist stuff like this -

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b162/kfeldmann/tink2.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b162/kfeldmann/tink23.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b162/kfeldmann/50630806.jpg



Kate! You are just too talented!

julia & nicks mom
12-27-2005, 09:00 PM
I posted this question on the theme park board, but haven't gotten any replies yet -- Does anyone know if there are any discount codes for photopass now? I am a Disney Visa holder and also have a season pass. I thought I had seen a discount code recently (I have tons of pictures I want to buy from our recent trip) but now can't find it. Anyone know of any?

I'd so appreciate any help!

Marci -

when you log on their website - they will give you a code - it is on the right banner

20Dec50 gives you 20% off $50 -
30Dec100 gices you 30% off $100

ReAnSt
12-27-2005, 09:01 PM
Julia loves looking at her ornaments each year - they have way more than their age but they do get one special one that realtes to the year - Nick got Buzz and Woody this year - as well as a replacement one from WDW that broke last year in honor of his first trip - I'll give you one guess at who is on Julia's ornament this year


Kate,

How hard is it to guess?? When you already posted a picture of it because she took it in and shared it at her school. You also didn't realize it was holding a Mickey, you thought it was holding a rose. Boy her meltdown must have fried some of your brain cells. Just kidding :rotfl2: :teeth:

Becky

ETA: Although it appears that was her ornament from before, so I am wrong.

Steffy
12-27-2005, 09:01 PM
We were at LTT the same time as you were and Chip was awesome! I told the CM with him/her that he/she was the best we'd ever encountered. Chip is DS's favorite and Dale came by twice, but no Chip. Finally toward the end of the meal Chip came and I told him that DS had been eagerly waiting for him. Well, DS was dressed as a pirate and there was a girl one table over dressed as a pirate also. Chip pulled her up and started sword fighting with her then pulled DS in front of him to "protect" himself. Then he fought with DS a little, then lots of hugs and lots of pictures. He came back a few times also. He was great!

Hmmmm...maybe now I know why it took Chip so long to come to our table :teeth:

Pg 1305

Chip was the best ever. When he dropped the napkin, made tinker1bell's sister pick it up and then started kissing her behind the napkin... it was a pixie dust moment. The best. :love: :love: :love:

ReAnSt
12-27-2005, 09:03 PM
No, my Dad was stationed there in the Army. I had dual citizenship until 18. DH makes fun of me 'cause I can't sing Springstein's Born in the USA~! :rotfl: And I don't remember any of it. We came back to the States when I was 2.

I was so guessing this was the case. I knew someone in jr. high and high school who was born in Germany because their parents were in the army.

Becky

itslisa
12-27-2005, 09:05 PM
I gave up on the dh getting what I want. So now I go to the store, buy what I want and hand him the bag to wrap it. I must confess though that I asked him to give my car a complete tune up, get new snow tires and have it reconditioned. He did the tune up, had it reconditioned (it looks and smells awesome) and bought the tires (he has not however put them on yet :rolleyes1 ) He is an auto technician by trade so you'd think that he'd want my car in tip top shape, but that is not the case. Men, you can't live with them and you can't shoot them. :rotfl: :rotfl:


I just can't do that. I have too many years invested and too many years ahead of me to settle! What fun is there in opening a present which I picked out and shopped for??????? It's not like I don't give him hints etc.

I don't think it's so much to ask! We don't usually buy gifts for each other on our anniversary. (I would like flowers and a card.) We set a limit for Christmas cuz we usually get a family gift. (I am INCHES from getting Tivo!!!) Oh, Valentine's Day, I want a card and a piece of lingerie. (a present for both of us!)

So ... basically it's my birthday. Come on! How difficult can it be to buy a gift for ONE occasion each year??!?!?!

marcij
12-27-2005, 09:09 PM
Kate -- thanks for the info on photopass -- DUH -- I didn't even see the banner -- maybe something to do with the fever I've been running the past couple of days and the time of night I was looking!

Thank you again!

Marci

MinnieMouseMom
12-27-2005, 09:13 PM
I can't stay on today - it is my and Skunka's anniversary. We are taking Matt to see Narnia and then our friends will watch him while we head out to dinner. See you all later tonight or tomorrow!!


Happy Anniversary!!!

MinnieMouseMom
12-27-2005, 09:25 PM
Denise: :grouphug:

ReAnSt
12-27-2005, 09:25 PM
Brendita,

Where did you get that Christmas tree?? It is really cute. I really wanted the ceramic snowglobe tree at the Disney Store. It was originally $88, I didn't buy it the first time I saw it and of course they didn't have any the next time I went. The only one I have seen since is the metal snowglobe tree, where the snowglobes hang from disneyshopping.com. Yeah well I guess I will have to wait until next year.

Becky

ETA: I found it on Disneyshopping.com

Steffy
12-27-2005, 09:31 PM
:grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug: Enjoy your trip with your family Denise.... :wizard: :wizard: :wizard:

ReAnSt
12-27-2005, 09:32 PM
Here (http://www.lhj.com/recipe/collectionDisplay.jhtml?collectionId=/templatedata/bhg/rccollection/data/lowcarbappetizerRCC.xml) is a link to 10 low carb appetizer recipes, personally I would love the shrimp or crab dip or a spinach dip.

Also here are some more recipes. (http://www.lowcarbluxury.com/lowcarb-snacks.html)

Becky

Steffy
12-27-2005, 09:34 PM
I can't stay on today - it is my and Skunka's anniversary. We are taking Matt to see Narnia and then our friends will watch him while we head out to dinner. See you all later tonight or tomorrow!!

Denise - good luck with the MIL. I'm fortunate not to have to deal with things like that. :wizard:

pg 1307

Happy Anniversary!!! :cheer2: :cheer2:

ReAnSt
12-27-2005, 09:46 PM
Hooray, I am caught up. Denise I hope your MIL is not too much of a pain in the butt.

Becky

my3princes
12-27-2005, 09:56 PM
Those both sound like heaven! I made a gingerbread trifle for Christmas day, and it was so hard to watch my family eating it, and not be able to have a bite. I'm really craving something sweet right about now. DH usually stuffs my stocking with orange sticks and other chocolates, so it's been really difficult.

Recipes:
Chocolate Raspberry cheesecake delight

SF Raspberry Jello
1 cup boiling water
4 oz. cream cheese cut into pieces
1 oz. unsweetened Chocolate
3/4 cup cold water
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

Dissolve Jello in boiling water. Stir in cream cheese. Add melted chocolate. Pour into blender and blend well. Add cold water and cream. Mix in blender for at least 2 minutes. Pour into dishes and refrigerate until firm. (serves 4 @ 4.1 carbs each). I use disposible plastic cups as my dishes.


Pudding Frozen Dessert

8 oz. soft cream cheese
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/2 pkg SF vanilla pudding
4 pkts Splenda
2 caps fruit flavored extract

Whip together and spoon into cake decorating bag with large tip (or use baggie and cut one corner off). Make plops about cookie size on wax paper lined cookie sheet. Freeze, then transfer to container and keep in freezer. (makes 30 @ 1.2 carbs each)


Frozen Chocolate Kisses

1 cup heavy cream, whipped
6 oz soft cream cheese
2 T sour cream
1/8 cup cream & 1/2 cup water
pkg SF/FF instant chocolate pudding

Whip 1 cup cream, set aside. In separate bowl, cream cream cheese, add sour cream and cream and water. Mix well. Stir in pudding powder and blend well. Fold into the whipped cream. Using a pastry bag (or baggie with corner cut off) make hershey kiss sized plops onto a sheet pan covered with wax paper. Place in freezer til solid, then store in freezer. (Makes 150 for .3 carbs each)

A great website for low carb recipes is. www.lowcarbsnow.com

I hope this helps.

Deb

my3princes
12-27-2005, 10:06 PM
Hi DDA Friends!!

Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa and Happy Hanukah to all!! I haven't been on DDA nor posted since before Thanksgiving. With the new home for our board, I hope I'm posting these photos in the right place!

Here are some photos of DBF and I in various designs on a couple of recent trips to WDW. A GREAT BIG THANK YOU!!!!!!!! to Kate, Denise and Kevin for their designs.

Here I am in one of Kate's designs for my birthday. The Mickey head says Jennifer. I'm standing at World of Disney wearing the Princess "santa" hat I eventually bought.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/pinkmoonbeams/127ae05d.jpg

Here is DBF in the birthday design Kate made for him. He is at Coronado Springs next to a Christmas Village.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/pinkmoonbeams/713368-R1-018-7A.jpg

Here I am in the "right pair of shoes can change your life" design from Kate. I wear this sweatshirt all the time, even around Dallas. Everyone loves it!! Castmembers stopped me all the time to read it and say "isn't that the truth!" In this photo, I am with the reindeer outside of the Grand Floridian.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/pinkmoonbeams/713367-R1-012-4A.jpg

Here is my friend Jonette in a design Kevin customized for her. Since she has red hair, I asked him to give Cinderella red hair too! Jonette and Leif (that's him with her in the photo at Whispering Canyon restaurant at the Wilderness Lodge) are getting married in Epcot in 2006. Now that I have introduced her to custom t-shirt making, she is brimming with ideas for designs to make for her flower girls and ring bearer for the wedding. Some of the designers might hear from her with requests, or she might post her own new designs. She's usually on the wedding board. Rosiejo will know her as a fellow DFTW bride.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/pinkmoonbeams/02b0cb97.jpg

Santa brought me a digital camera for Christmas, so hopefully my future photos will be better quality and I'll be able to post them more quickly.

Talk to you soon!
Jennifer

Welcome back. Great shirts and photos.

Deb

itslisa
12-27-2005, 10:09 PM
They all were rather quick at our lunch there too. Fairy Godmother was great! We didn't have an autograph page for her (lack of planning on my part) so she went and found a piece of paper and came back later with a sig for each of my kids. She was really sweet. Mary Poppins there was good too.


Same here. I will not do the Castle again (even if there wasn't a price increase). The service was TERRIBLE!!!! The food was nothing special and is was merely warm when it came out. By the time we got to eat after the princesses zipped around us - it was basically cold. I was NOT impressed.

On the other hand, we had breakfast at "Ohanas and I cannot say enough good things about it!

my3princes
12-27-2005, 10:13 PM
Kate -- thanks for the info on photopass -- DUH -- I didn't even see the banner -- maybe something to do with the fever I've been running the past couple of days and the time of night I was looking!

Thank you again!

Marci

Can't wait to see photos. Please post soon.

Deb

itslisa
12-27-2005, 10:14 PM
Whats with all the DH bashing about gifts that were given?


I'm sorry ... but come on! Wuld yu buy your wife jammies in a color she hates? A nightgown -- when she never wears them? And a bathrobe when she already has two????


I know it's the thought that counts -- but exactly how much thought went into this gift????????

itslisa
12-27-2005, 10:21 PM
Why oh why are the DDA always plagued with PC problems??

I need some PD to make sure it all comes out ok :sad2:


I have my fingers and toes crossed for you!
Sending pixie dust your way!!!!!

itslisa
12-27-2005, 10:21 PM
9ft?? We thought our 7ft6er was a beast - it was the tallest we could have as it touches the ceiling :goodvibes


Home Depot carries a 13 FOOT TREE!
Couldn't believe it when I saw it today!!!

Blueeyes101817
12-27-2005, 10:22 PM
Home Depot carries a 13 FOOT TREE!
Couldn't believe it when I saw it today!!!
13 foot tree?! wow! we have a 7.5 foot..coiuldnt imagine a 13!

julia & nicks mom
12-27-2005, 10:27 PM
My mom has a 13 foot tree - it is beautiful!!!! and filled to the brim with ornaments!!

hey - who made the kiss the chef shirt - someone pm'ed me looking for it

itslisa
12-27-2005, 10:33 PM
Sending lots of pixie dust your way!!! :wizard: :wizard: :wizard: :wizard:

itslisa
12-27-2005, 10:34 PM
Thanks for the PD everyone - it looks like I managed to rescue all of the photos... phew!!


Hooray! Wonderful to hear!

itslisa
12-27-2005, 10:36 PM
Sending lots of pixie dust your way!!! :wizard: :wizard: :wizard: :wizard:

Steffy
12-27-2005, 10:37 PM
Thank you. Tomorrow I will get everything into my photobucket and post the link. Oh, and I got you and ornament! I hope you like it and will get it in the mail in the next day or two.



You all have been quite chatty today. I need to catch up.

pg 1311

:grouphug: :love: :grouphug: :love:

itslisa
12-27-2005, 10:40 PM
I had a girlfriend in college whose MIL disapproved of her b/c she was Jewish -

I can relate there! She caleld coupons -- "Jew coupons" in front of me. ugh

itslisa
12-27-2005, 10:45 PM
Marti and Paul

Happy Anniversary!

itslisa
12-27-2005, 10:48 PM
Christopher used to get really bad diaper rashes whenever he had oranges, tomato based products, or took antibiotics. Our pediatrician recommended this powder stuff called Domeboro (I think that's how it's spelled). You mix it with water and soak a rag or gauze in it, then you put it in the diaper for about 15-20 minutes. It worked wonders for him. Our pharmacy kept it behind the counter.


Great stuff! My Dad used to use it for poison ivy!!!

KMH1
12-27-2005, 10:53 PM
Since Amy spent all afternoon chatting things up here, I thought it was my turn tonight to share pictures of the happier moments of our many Christmas celebrations ... plus a few of the preparations that got finished in time for the holiday.

Let's start with the cookies (since Amy tells me so many have had a hard time with her recipe she wanted me to show that it really does work and they really do taste good) ...

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/KMH2/christmascookiespost.jpg

The second tree finally got finished but Alyssa had different decorating ideas than we did:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/KMH2/alyssadecoratespost.jpg

Yep, that's two WWTBAM-PI 1000 point hats. I've been in the hot seat twice, once flopping out at 16K and the second time flopping out at 120K (I think?). See how proud she is of her handiwork:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/KMH2/cutiepie2post.jpg

Kevin

julia & nicks mom
12-27-2005, 10:53 PM
DH and I are both catholic - so there was never any discussion - but had I married someone who wasn't - I would have absolutely had that discussion first!!!!

KMH1
12-27-2005, 10:56 PM
The weekend before Christmas we spent celebrating with Amy's parents. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the weekend festivities:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/KMH2/softglowpost.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/KMH2/playblockspost.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/KMH2/mommyandbabypost.jpg

I love my girls!

Kevin

itslisa
12-27-2005, 10:57 PM
Wow, no diaper rash! That's awesome. We used to use vaseline, but once Alyssa started eating solids, it didn't seem to protect her enough, so we switched to Balmex.


Ben had TERRIBLE diaper rash! Not to gross anyone out, but his little bum would be SO red and he would have sores that would open! We had an old blanket we would lay out with a shower curtain under it. The air helped some but the best thing I ever used was a product called Triple Paste (http://www.walgreens.com/store/product.jsp?id=prod1491210&CATID=100352&skuid=sku1491199&V=G&ec=frgl_609431#) (hope that works). I got the sample from my pediatrician.

I can't even begin to tell you how well it worked! Once it cleared up the rash, we used a thin layer with every change and we barely had another break out! When I saw one start, we would just slather it on a bit more -- and away it went!!!!

We still have some left ... it has worked nicely on heat rash too. :)

Oh -- and they did NOT have it on the shelf at my pharmacy. I had to ask the pharmacist for it, but a prescription was not required.

bengalbelle
12-27-2005, 11:01 PM
Since Amy spent all afternoon chatting things up here, I thought it was my turn tonight to share pictures of the happier moments of our many Christmas celebrations ... plus a few of the preparations that got finished in time for the holiday.

Let's start with the cookies (since Amy tells me so many have had a hard time with her recipe she wanted me to show that it really does work and they really do taste good) ...

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/KMH2/christmascookiespost.jpg

The second tree finally got finished but Alyssa had different decorating ideas than we did:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/KMH2/alyssadecoratespost.jpg

Yep, that's two WWTBAM-PI 1000 point hats. I've been in the hot seat twice, once flopping out at 16K and the second time flopping out at 120K (I think?). See how proud she is of her handiwork:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/KMH2/cutiepie2post.jpg

Kevin
Alyssa is adorable! I love her decorating style! The cookies are awesome!

MinnieMouseMom
12-27-2005, 11:02 PM
The weekend before Christmas we spent celebrating with Amy's parents. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the weekend festivities:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/KMH2/softglowpost.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/KMH2/playblockspost.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/KMH2/mommyandbabypost.jpg

I love my girls!

Kevin


Great pictures!!

bengalbelle
12-27-2005, 11:04 PM
The weekend before Christmas we spent celebrating with Amy's parents. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the weekend festivities:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/KMH2/softglowpost.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/KMH2/playblockspost.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/KMH2/mommyandbabypost.jpg

I love my girls!

Kevin
How sweet! Once again, great pictures!

KMH1
12-27-2005, 11:04 PM
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/KMH2/visionspost.jpg

Those visions of sugarplums must have really been dancing. Yes, this is Christmas morning that started at our house (ahhh, the first time in six years that we didn't start Christmas morning with a four hour drive).

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/KMH2/ThankYouCardPost.jpg

(The picture is Christmas morning in our matching Disney PJs. I have modified it to be our thank you cards this year.)

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/KMH2/letmeplaypost.jpg

The afternoon we spent at my Mom's. Here are a few of my favorites before the diaper rash meltdown.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/KMH2/lightuptreepost.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/KMH2/playthebellspost.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/KMH2/cutiepiepost.jpg

Let's do it again in less than 365 days (but without the diaper rash).

--Kevin

itslisa
12-27-2005, 11:05 PM
what a romantic anniversary!!!


Your anniversary is New Year's????

itslisa
12-27-2005, 11:13 PM
Sending lots of pixie dust your way!!! :wizard: :wizard: :wizard: :wizard:

ReAnSt
12-27-2005, 11:14 PM
As always Alyssa looks super cute. Hopefully the diaper rash will go away quickly.

Becky

itslisa
12-27-2005, 11:16 PM
I have several recipes for delicious fondue. None of them are traditionally Swiss, however. This is what our family used to do on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We would do hot oil fondue, a yummy cheese fondue, and several dessert fondues. If you're interested I could PM you the recipes. I also have a yummy pizza fondue recipe that my kids love. Just let me know!



Fondues? YUM! Hit me!

my3princes
12-27-2005, 11:17 PM
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/KMH2/visionspost.jpg

Those visions of sugarplums must have really been dancing. Yes, this is Christmas morning that started at our house (ahhh, the first time in six years that we didn't start Christmas morning with a four hour drive).

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/KMH2/ThankYouCardPost.jpg

(The picture is Christmas morning in our matching Disney PJs. I have modified it to be our thank you cards this year.)

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/KMH2/letmeplaypost.jpg

The afternoon we spent at my Mom's. Here are a few of my favorites before the diaper rash meltdown.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/KMH2/lightuptreepost.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/KMH2/playthebellspost.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/KMH2/cutiepiepost.jpg

Let's do it again in less than 365 days (but without the diaper rash).

--Kevin

What beautiful pictures. You look so pulled together for Christmas morning. I will not scare any of you with our pictures. We didn't shower before presents so hair makeup and wardrobe was pretty scary. I don't know how some of you do it.

Deb

triplefigs
12-27-2005, 11:18 PM
BTW, had new formal pics of the kids done today. This is one of my favorites in my siggie. We bought 11 different poses. The pictures are fantastic. Here's the link (http://photobucket.com/albums/b175/DenisePersonal/Formal%20pictures/?).

itslisa
12-27-2005, 11:20 PM
My mom has a 13 foot tree - it is beautiful!!!! and filled to the brim with ornaments!!

Cool! I would have to cut a hole in the ceiling and have it halfway into the rooms upstairs!!! LOL

Steffy
12-27-2005, 11:26 PM
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/KMH2/visionspost.jpg

Those visions of sugarplums must have really been dancing. Yes, this is Christmas morning that started at our house (ahhh, the first time in six years that we didn't start Christmas morning with a four hour drive).

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/KMH2/ThankYouCardPost.jpg

(The picture is Christmas morning in our matching Disney PJs. I have modified it to be our thank you cards this year.)

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/KMH2/letmeplaypost.jpg

The afternoon we spent at my Mom's. Here are a few of my favorites before the diaper rash meltdown.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/KMH2/lightuptreepost.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/KMH2/playthebellspost.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/KMH2/cutiepiepost.jpg

Let's do it again in less than 365 days (but without the diaper rash).

--Kevin

pg 1315

Awww Kevin,

The pictures are so cute. Love the matching pjs!! She is truly a vision. You are blessed... :love: :love:

triplefigs
12-27-2005, 11:27 PM
Kevin and Amy,

The pictures are great! Love the cookies and Alyssa is beautiful as usual. You are going to have so much fun with a new baby!

julia & nicks mom
12-27-2005, 11:29 PM
Kevin - I love your Chirstmas pictures - Amy has way more patience than me in the baking cookies department - they look so professional!!!!! Alyssa looks adorable - why am I not surprised you had matching jammies?!?! BTW - when is Amy's ultrasound - I want to know if you are having a boy or girl!!!!

Lisa - yep - we got married on New Year's Eve - the ceremony was at 6:30 and then we partied til 1:00 am - we thought about a midnight ceremony but we wanted our guests and my DH to be sober!!!! :rotfl:

Denise - I know you can do it - you are a pretty wonderful woman to even consider going - if she starts giving you lip - tell her Kate said to ZIP IT!!

my3princes
12-27-2005, 11:33 PM
Well, DH and I are off to bed. The van is packed. We are so stressed to say the least. Please send calm, keep your mouth shut Denise, and be polite vibes my way for tomorrow. my goal is to just smile and get through the day.

BTW, had new formal pics of the kids done today. This is one of my favorites in my siggie. We bought 11 different poses. The pictures are fantastic. I"ll post them when I get back.

Good luck. I know too well about biting the tongue to avoid confrontation in front of the kids.

I survived the MIL tonight. I spent the afternoon reorganizing the house. That is not a small feat with all the Christmas mess. I was in a very bad mood when dh got home. He invited her over and instead of cleaning last night he chose to play video games with the boys. If I invite someone over I always do at least 90% of the cleaning. He did none. So he walks through the door and I explode. Instead of pitching in he actually walked into the living room and sat on the couch. What the h*ll?! I totally exploded and exited to my room for a cry. Unfortunately I was followed by ds3 so I had to pull myself together. I threatened to leave, but dh decided he'd do a little cleaning and promised that she wouldn't come in anyway. He insisted that she was only coming over because she needed an oil change and wouldn't come in to see me or the kids. Could I be that lucky? Did I mention he promised? So about 20 minutes after he went out to change her oil they come in. The 3 boys and I had started playing Harry Potter Scene It and had to stop to be polite. She stayed for about an hour and there were lots of uncomfortable silence. I had so much I would have liked to say, but I bit my tongue.

During the boys birthday party my Aunt was talking with dh and mil. She asked dh what time we would be having Thanksgiving with dmil. He relplied that he hadn't been asked. She had already mentioned that she needed to leave as she had so much to do to get dinner ready for dh's sister and her family. She had the perfect opportunity to save face and invite us, but she completely ignored the question/hint and changed the subject. DH was very hurt. He speaks badly about her, but when it comes down to sticking up to her he has no backbone. Fast Forward to her Christmas gifts. We do not get together for Christmas as she "likes to have quiet time with her bf". She did ok with my presents, fuzzy socks a necklace, bracelet and ear rings from Kohls. The kids were given dollar store items and cheap dvd's. The unusable items were all for dh. He lost 45 lbs 2 yrs ago and is a size large. He was an xl at his heaviest. For christmas she gave him white T-shirts, a faux suede shirt and a lined flannel shirt in size 2 xl. He was upset, but even when she asked if everything fit he did not say a word. Now I get to try to exchange these items that he will not ever wear.

I could go on forever. Now that she is gone my bloodpressure has gone back down and I am not losing it. She just eats me up inside. If I could only tell her how we really feel I would feel so much better.

Thanks for letting me vent.

Deb

Steffy
12-27-2005, 11:35 PM
Well, DH and I are off to bed. The van is packed. We are so stressed to say the least. Please send calm, keep your mouth shut Denise, and be polite vibes my way for tomorrow. my goal is to just smile and get through the day.

BTW, had new formal pics of the kids done today. This is one of my favorites in my siggie. We bought 11 different poses. The pictures are fantastic. Here's the link (http://photobucket.com/albums/b175/DenisePersonal/Formal%20pictures/?).

The pictures look great Debise. Peace be with you. Have a safe trip.... :love: :love:

Blueeyes101817
12-27-2005, 11:35 PM
Kevin--those pictures are great!so cute!

bengalbelle
12-27-2005, 11:36 PM
Well, DH and I are off to bed. The van is packed. We are so stressed to say the least. Please send calm, keep your mouth shut Denise, and be polite vibes my way for tomorrow. my goal is to just smile and get through the day.

BTW, had new formal pics of the kids done today. This is one of my favorites in my siggie. We bought 11 different poses. The pictures are fantastic. Here's the link (http://photobucket.com/albums/b175/DenisePersonal/Formal%20pictures/?).
The pictures are great! I love the last one of Rees with his thumbs hooked in his pockets. And Rees and BK's missing teeth are really cute! Davis is super cute. They're all so adorable!

Blueeyes101817
12-27-2005, 11:36 PM
Denise--great pictures!