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julia & nicks mom
12-27-2005, 11:40 PM
I LOVE your kids new pictures!! I need to take my kids for new pictures!

bengalbelle
12-27-2005, 11:42 PM
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
I'm sorry she makes things so difficult for you, and really sorry she's not more involved with your kids. Most men don't have a backbone when it comes to their mothers, no matter how awful the mothers are. :grouphug: to you.

KMH1
12-27-2005, 11:44 PM
What beautiful pictures. You look so pulled together for Christmas morning.

Deb

LOL! I can't tell you how thrilled I am that Kevin decided to print 24 thank you notes in which I am wearing no make-up and glasses and then he decided to post the picture for all of you too! :rotfl:

Amy :)

KMH1
12-27-2005, 11:51 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!!!!


Kevin actually helps me make them look so good...he's the best sugar sprinkler in the whole world!

Hey, the jammies were 50% off! We even bought some for the new baby to wear next Christmas! :teeth:

I didn't get an ultrasound with Alyssa until about 22 weeks, and I'm only 12 weeks now, so you'll have to be patient. :goodvibes

Thanks for all the picture compliments...you all are so sweet! I didn't realize Kevin was posting pics. I was glued to the TIVO all night, trying to get caught up on my shows before January.

Amy :)

KMH1
12-27-2005, 11:54 PM
To Denise and Deb and anyone else who may have evil, awful MILs, here's some :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug:

Going to bed now...see you all tomorrow!
Amy :)

itslisa
12-28-2005, 12:03 AM
I LOVE your kids new pictures!! I need to take my kids for new pictures!


I was planning on taking Ben for pics this week, but DH took him out for a haircut on Christmas Eve morning. They gave him a freaking crew cut! He looks like his about to enter boot camp! My poor baby!

I was SO upset! My Mom tried to console me and ask WHAT I could do about it?!?! I said if could, I would paste each one back on individually!!!

Guess I will have to wait another month now ........

itslisa
12-28-2005, 12:08 AM
I was glued to the TIVO all night, trying to get caught up on my shows before January.


TIVO! I want TIVO! So close to convincing DH this is what we want for our "us" gift!!!!


OK .... can someone answer this question ....
What is the difference between a Tivo and a DVR?


Is a Tico a DVR but not only DVR's are Tivo? Would it be a mistake to buy a DVR instead of Tivo???


Any advice here????

triplefigs
12-28-2005, 12:26 AM
hey Denise -

I thought it might help you to have an image to make you smile when what you really want to do it beat the crap out of her!!

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

I LOVE your kids new pictures!! I need to take my kids for new pictures!

That would be a start, but I could still hear her mumbling at me under her breath! :rotfl:

triplefigs
12-28-2005, 12:35 AM
MinnieMouseMom-

Happy Birthday tomorrow! I won't be around to post and wanted to wish you a great day!

http://going24-7.com/pins/images2/ganghappybirthday02.jpg

tinker1bell
12-28-2005, 12:39 AM
I am shopping at Disney Direct, is there any discount code for someone who does not have a disney visa card?

Thanks,

Terry

ksoehrlein
12-28-2005, 12:39 AM
Best of luck tomorrow, Denise. I'll be thinking about you guys.

triplefigs
12-28-2005, 12:43 AM
Best of luck tomorrow, Denise. I'll be thinking about you guys.

I'd love to meet up with you sometime. Do you like Lloyds? I love the Fried Chicken and the Hamburger Steak with onions and gravy. One of the few reasons we'll go to B'ham besides Wings and Milo Burgers!

ksoehrlein
12-28-2005, 12:45 AM
I work for a travel agency on the side as a Disney Specialist. Just found out that my agency has permission to use copyrighted Disney images for their brochures, web site, etc. I'm going to be SOOOO tempted to appropriate these for personal use, but I'm sure Disney watches that stuff like a hawk. I tried accessing the copyrighted material myself and was met with a grand inquisition about who I was and how I'd be using the images. Guess DDA shirts and DIS Board signatures are probably not considered allowable use.

ksoehrlein
12-28-2005, 12:51 AM
I'd love to meet up with you sometime. Do you like Lloyds? I love the Fried Chicken and the Hamburger Steak with onions and gravy. One of the few reasons we'll go to B'ham besides Wings and Milo Burgers!
I'm embarrassed to admit I've never gone to Lloyds! I've only lived here -- and worked across the street from it -- for 7 years. :blush: DH loves both Wings and Milo's; I'm more of an O'Charley's kind of gal. I'm glad you have some good food to look forward to, at least. I hope you have a nice visit with your BIL -- I'm sure there's no hope for your MIL, unfortunately.

dumby
12-28-2005, 01:15 AM
Denise love the new pics of the kids. Hope all goes well tomorrow.

Amy & Kevin your dear daughter is so sweet in the pics. I loved you thank you card also. BTW Amy you looked great in that picture. I always say pregnant women seem to glow. You have that lovely glow about you.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Minnimousemom.

rosiejo
12-28-2005, 02:12 AM
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.

Jennifer

Hi Jennifer - yes I know Jonette from the FTW board - it's a small world isn't it the amount of DISers who know each other in "real life"!

rosiejo
12-28-2005, 02:18 AM
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
Kevin

Ahh - now I've seen them in real life I realise where we went wrong - didn't roll 'em thin enough... and forgot to buy stuff to decorate them with!!!!! They taste alright though :0) Maybe I'll try again at Easter...

Moonbeams
12-28-2005, 02:25 AM
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/?).

Denise -- I noticed this in the photos from your trip report, but it's really evident in the photo of BK looking over her shoulder. She is going to be a heart-breaker when she gets to high school! Your DH will have to beat the boys off with a stick!!

Good luck tomorrow!! Prayers and pixie dust.

My mom and I haven't talked to her mom in 13 years. The last time my mom and she spoke, my parents were in the middle of a divorce and my mom needed all the support - not bashing - she could get. My grandmother was being mean about something and arguing with my mom, and then said, "I'm hanging up on you now.... call me back." But my mom never has. She'd had enough! I won't even go into all the awful things she said to my mother and I throughout our lives. Get this, when I was 13 (and fully developed physically but not mentally and still coming to grips with my new body), she said to me, "so, you're on the pill, right?" Of course as a young girl I translated that to mean that something must be terribly wrong with me since I wasn't dating yet, had no interest in having sex with anyone yet, etc. Who in their right mind reinforces negative self image in their granddaughter?!?

Having said that, your MIL takes the cake on witchiness!!

Hugs and pixie dust!!

Jennifer

Moonbeams
12-28-2005, 02:37 AM
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!!!!

Kate -- Since I was a little girl, I've dreamed of getting married on NYE!! Please share the layout of your day/ceremony/reception. I was thinking of a ceremony later in the evening, say at 10 or 10:30 pm so that we would just be getting the party going at midnight. But then maybe that is asking people to stay up too late since I'd want to have a dinner and lots of dancing after that. I'm a night owl, so staying up late isn't a big deal to me, but it could be for others.

Granted, the whole NYE wedding doesn't work if DBF and I have a DCL wedding, but since it 1) isn't booked, 2) is only a discussion at this point, and 3) we aren't even engaged yet, I can still fantasize about my original wedding dream!

TIA!!

Jennifer

Pooh67_68
12-28-2005, 07:36 AM
Kevin & Denise, great pictures.

tinknme
12-28-2005, 07:39 AM
Ditto :goodvibes

Kevin & Denise, great pictures.

Blueeyes101817
12-28-2005, 07:59 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY minniemousemom

Tammi67
12-28-2005, 09:51 AM
yep that was the best New Year's Eve ever!!!
I bet it was wonderful! We did Valentine's Day!!

KMH1
12-28-2005, 09:59 AM
TIVO! I want TIVO! So close to convincing DH this is what we want for our "us" gift!!!!


OK .... can someone answer this question ....
What is the difference between a Tivo and a DVR?


Is a Tico a DVR but not only DVR's are Tivo? Would it be a mistake to buy a DVR instead of Tivo???


Any advice here????


We actually have a DVR, but I referred to it as TIVO, because I generalize all the time (I also call all tissue Kleenex). :blush:

Honestly, I don't know the difference. Maybe Kate can chime in, because I think she actually has TIVO and if she describes some of her features, I might be able to recognize any differences.

Our DVR is awesome though. We can record two shows at once and it stores quite a few hours. I love fast-forwarding through commercials. We also have our system record a lot of Alyssa's shows...we always have two episodes of JoJo on hand (it's set up to constantly rerecord two shows, erasing the older ones, so we always have fresh episodes). You can also program it to record first run shows only, no reruns.

The only drawback is the DVR is not smart enough to figure out that football games tend to run over, causing 60 Minutes to run over, causing Cold Case to run over! :teeth: So, I've missed quite a few endings of Cold Case this year, but usually I try to remember to record the hour after Cold Case, so I can catch the ending.

Amy :)

P.S. I hope Ben's hair grows back quickly! :goodvibes

Tammi67
12-28-2005, 10:00 AM
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!
We did lunch there and I thought the food was very good. But like you, with the price increase, I don't feel that it will be worth it.

Tammi67
12-28-2005, 10:04 AM
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
Beautiful pictures, Kevin.

Tammi67
12-28-2005, 10:06 AM
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

--Kevin
I love this one. I wish I looked that good in the morning.

Tammi67
12-28-2005, 10:11 AM
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/?).
Good luck, Denise. Hope everything goes well. The pictures are great!

Tammi67
12-28-2005, 10:14 AM
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!!
Kate, I know it is too late for this trip, but I think Denise needs a tshirt to wear for when she visits her MIL.

Tammi67
12-28-2005, 10:22 AM
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/KMH2/christmascookiespost.jpg
Kevin
Is this in your house? How do you have enough room? And what do you do with all of those cookies?

tink2020
12-28-2005, 10:25 AM
Denise and Kevin -- the pictures are great!

Amy, I think you look just fine on Christmas morning.... and your whole matching family is just TOO cute! I'm jealous :) Maybe when we have kids Kyle will wear Disney t-shirts and matching PJs! :goodvibes

babytrees
12-28-2005, 10:26 AM
I'm sorry she makes things so difficult for you, and really sorry she's not more involved with your kids. Most men don't have a backbone when it comes to their mothers, no matter how awful the mothers are. :grouphug: to you.

SO that's what it is...you are right most men don't have a backbone when it comes to their mamas!!! Even when their mamas are royal pains in the backside.

For all of us who have MIL trouble....I wish for the new year, a giant zipper for those times when biting our tongues just doesn't work and the grace to remember that because of our troubles when we become MIL's we WILL NOT be the same way.

tink2020
12-28-2005, 10:27 AM
Denise - I think you're gone, but I hope today was fun with your family! :goodvibes

babytrees
12-28-2005, 10:28 AM
Great pic's everybody....guess I better figure out how to use the camera soon(and to download pic's :rolleyes: ).

All the kiddos are so cute...almost make me want to have another...and then I go home and get TEEN attitude :rotfl: .

KMH1
12-28-2005, 10:39 AM
Is this in your house? How do you have enough room? And what do you do with all of those cookies?

When we remodeled the kitchen, we added a nice long countertop, where we frequently dine. This countertop is one of the reasons I never want to sell our house! :teeth:

We still have quite a few cookies left, but we had four Christmas celebrations (Kevin and I both are children of divorce), and we always take 2-3 dozen with us to each event. Kevin also took some to work for the office party, etc. Kids and adults seem to love them. :goodvibes

Amy :)

KMH1
12-28-2005, 10:41 AM
Ahh - now I've seen them in real life I realise where we went wrong - didn't roll 'em thin enough... and forgot to buy stuff to decorate them with!!!!! They taste alright though :0) Maybe I'll try again at Easter...

Yeah, they're pretty bland without frosting and sugar! :teeth:

Practice makes perfect! You could make Valentine's Day hearts. :love:

Amy :)

tink2020
12-28-2005, 11:17 AM
Trip Report is finally finished, and pictures updated:

http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=978036

MinnieMouseMom
12-28-2005, 11:32 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY minniemousemom

Thanks, Jen!!! :goodvibes It's tomorrow though. ;)

Steamboat Marti
12-28-2005, 11:40 AM
Thanks, Jen!!! :goodvibes It's tomorrow though. ;)

Just in case I am not on tomorrow


Happy Birthday from the DDA!!!

MinnieMouseMom
12-28-2005, 11:41 AM
Just in case I am not on tomorrow


Happy Birthday from the DDA!!!

Thanks, Marti!! :goodvibes

Steamboat Marti
12-28-2005, 11:46 AM
Hello all - back from a great day of anniversary stuff! We started with a family outing to see Narnia. We loved it - it was a bit long and I was worried that DS (7) wouldn't sit through the whole thing, but he loved it even more! With the previews it was 2 1/2 hours long. AND we got there early, so he sat in that seat for quite a long time with no complaints!!!

Then we dropped him at a friends house and went for dinner. It was nice to have a quiet dinner without coloring first! And there were linen napkins - what a nice change.

For my Christmas gift this year I got a three piece luggage set from the Disney Store and my upcoming birthday trip - so not all DH pick out bad presents!!! Since he's on vacation this week, we're going out now for another family outing... talk to you later!! Maybe I can go on a posting frenzy and pass 1,000!!

my3princes
12-28-2005, 11:48 AM
MinnieMouseMom-

Happy Birthday tomorrow! I won't be around to post and wanted to wish you a great day!

http://going24-7.com/pins/images2/ganghappybirthday02.jpg


MinnieMouseMom ETA: Just getting a jump start on tomorrow :flower:

:bday: :bday: Have a great day.

Deb

Tammi67
12-28-2005, 11:55 AM
And there were linen napkins - what a nice change.

:rotfl:

rosiejo
12-28-2005, 11:56 AM
Yeah, they're pretty bland without frosting and sugar! :teeth:

Practice makes perfect! You could make Valentine's Day hearts. :love:

Amy :)

Now there's an idea - need to start looking for a heart shaped cutter... oh no ebay here I come again... :rolleyes1

my3princes
12-28-2005, 11:56 AM
Denise - I think you're gone, but I hope today is/was even a little better than you anticipated. I agree (as with many others)..... apparantly there's a reason for that "mother in law" stereotype. Mine's not near as bad as some, thankfully, but I still can only take a day or two......

Now sisters-in-law..... dont get me started. I may win that one :rotfl:

I've got a SIL that would be in contention and we haven't spoken to her in over 13 years.

Deb

cocowum
12-28-2005, 11:59 AM
Kevin and Amy, I love all your pics but these are my favs. :love: :love:

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

I just love the way she is sleeping sideways in her crib. :teeth: My DD slept that way all the time when she was a baby. Alyssa is too cute!!!

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/KMH2/ThankYouCardPost.jpg
I love the matching PJ's. :goodvibes You look beautiful Amy. Absolutely glowing. :flower:

rosiejo
12-28-2005, 12:06 PM
First day back at work today and it was sooooo quiet I started writing my trip report!!! Only on day 1 as it took a while - so there's still another 20 to go :rolleyes1

Anyway here's the link to the thread... http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=986553

ETA: I'm writing this for the UK trip board - si beware it will be full of english-isms :rotfl:

itslisa
12-28-2005, 12:10 PM
Ahh - now I've seen them in real life I realise where we went wrong - didn't roll 'em thin enough... and forgot to buy stuff to decorate them with!!!!! They taste alright though :0) Maybe I'll try again at Easter...


I saw this GREAT tip for rolling cookie dough. Don't remember WHERE I saw it though, but I have not yet had a chance to try it.

Anyway, they used small dowels -- of the apropriate diameter -- and placed it on either side of the cookie dough. So as the rolling pin comes down, it will rest on the dowels and cannot make the dough any thinner than you want it.

I think it's a great idea. I tend to make dough too thick in trying to cut them out.

I guess I will have another chance come Valentines Day. I would REALLY love to cut out and decorate cookies for DS's class. I've never done the icing on cookies before. Amy did you ice yours or is it all sugar?

itslisa
12-28-2005, 12:16 PM
We actually have a DVR, but I referred to it as TIVO, because I generalize all the time (I also call all tissue Kleenex). :blush:

Honestly, I don't know the difference. Maybe Kate can chime in, because I think she actually has TIVO and if she describes some of her features, I might be able to recognize any differences.
See ... now I'm still just as confused. I do hope Kate chimes in. Can you do the "season pass" thing with a DVR? Or is that just a special of Tivo? Can you copy to a VCR if you want? A regualr DVR requires no subscription fee, right?

P.S. I hope Ben's hair grows back quickly! :goodvibes
Me too! DH is thrilled with it -- but I HATE it. You know what they say -- if you want something done right ..... Ugh I just can't be in 2 places at once and I had to grocery shop with my Mom for XMas morning.

itslisa
12-28-2005, 12:17 PM
Kevin & Amy your pictures are simply BEAUTIFUL!!!! I wish I looked that good in the morning with no make-up and glasses! ;)

itslisa
12-28-2005, 12:22 PM
Yeah, they're pretty bland without frosting and sugar! :teeth:

Practice makes perfect! You could make Valentine's Day hearts. :love:

Amy :)



OK .... so tell us your secrets!!!! :) I do cut cookies every year and they're just "ok". I was hoping to skip it this year, but Ben said that Santa ONLY wanted cut cookies. Neither Oreos not chocolate cip cookies would cut it. In an effort to save time, I bought some "tube dough" from the suprmarket and rolled tha out. Man they were GOOD!

So .... what's your big secret? Any sggestions for Valentine's Day? I have a lovely cookie cutter. :banana:

KMH1
12-28-2005, 12:41 PM
OK .... so tell us your secrets!!!! :)

The only thing that I can think of is I refrigerate the dough overnight in gallon sized ziplock bags, so the dough is not in a big clump. The less rolling the better. I keep the dough in the refrigerator and I break off small pieces at a time. I also heavily flour my countertop and rolling pin, and if the dough gets too warm, I throw it in the freezer for a few minutes.

The frosting process is a two man process. I buy dry fondant (typically used for candy cream centers...looks like powdered sugar) from a local candy store and I turn it into a thick paste with a little hot water. I use a pastry brush to brush on the paste and Kevin immediately adds colored sugar before it dries. We let that set and sometimes I get ambitious and add some white frosting piping and red hots (like on my holly leaves).

These cookies are very tedious, but they're delicious. It takes me about an hour and a half to roll out and bake each batch. I cut out four batches this year. :earseek: The frosting process took a couple hours. Kevin is such a great sport, but I think he's looking forward to the day Alyssa is old enough to be my helper. :teeth:

Amy :)

KMH1
12-28-2005, 12:44 PM
Thank you to everyone who complimented our pictures. I don't feel like I'm glowing, but it's nice to hear from other people. :goodvibes

Amy :)

itslisa
12-28-2005, 01:16 PM
The only thing that I can think of is I refrigerate the dough overnight in gallon sized ziplock bags, so the dough is not in a big clump. The less rolling the better. I keep the dough in the refrigerator and I break off small pieces at a time. I also heavily flour my countertop and rolling pin, and if the dough gets too warm, I throw it in the freezer for a few minutes.
Yup - gotcha there. I thought using too much flour would make them tough though? Do you think the extra rolling is worse than lots of flour? When I did the 2 tubes, I split them each in half and threw them in bowls. I did the same as you - rotated them in and out of the freezer to keepl them chilled.

The frosting process is a two man process. I buy dry fondant (typically used for candy cream centers...looks like powdered sugar) from a local candy store and I turn it into a thick paste with a little hot water. I use a pastry brush to brush on the paste and Kevin immediately adds colored sugar before it dries. We let that set and sometimes I get ambitious and add some white frosting piping and red hots (like on my holly leaves).
I've never used fondant before. Sounds interesting. I've heard of people using royal icing, but from what I've seen that sucks the moisture out of the cookie. :( I wonder where I could buy the dry fondant. Sort of rural here ......

These cookies are very tedious, but they're delicious. It takes me about an hour and a half to roll out and bake each batch. I cut out four batches this year. :earseek: The frosting process took a couple hours. Kevin is such a great sport, but I think he's looking forward to the day Alyssa is old enough to be my helper. :teeth:
Ben LOVES to help make cookies - every part of it! But, he's not in it for the long haul! LOL I have TRIED to get a cookie exchange together for the holidays, but the few times I've tried, it just sort of sucked. :(

itslisa
12-28-2005, 01:19 PM
OK ... can I just say that I can't get my own back door for PhotoPass to work! LOL I'm on my new laptop ... I'm going to have to try on the old desktop. (where it all worked last time!)

KMH1
12-28-2005, 01:29 PM
Yup - gotcha there. I thought using too much flour would make them tough though? Do you think the extra rolling is worse than lots of flour? When I did the 2 tubes, I split them each in half and threw them in bowls. I did the same as you - rotated them in and out of the freezer to keepl them chilled.

I've never used fondant before. Sounds interesting. I've heard of people using royal icing, but from what I've seen that sucks the moisture out of the cookie. :( I wonder where I could buy the dry fondant. Sort of rural here ......


Yes, extra flour can toughen cookies a bit, so I try not to go overboard. The stickiness just drives me crazy though, and my sanity is more important. :teeth:

I just discovered the candy store I shop at has an online site too. http://www.sugarcraft.com/

Their dry fondant and colored sugar is very reasonably priced.

Amy :)

rosiejo
12-28-2005, 01:40 PM
OK ... can I just say that I can't get my own back door for PhotoPass to work! LOL I'm on my new laptop ... I'm going to have to try on the old desktop. (where it all worked last time!)

Oh no! I have a pretty new laptop - bought in September - and it worked fine on there...

Blueeyes101817
12-28-2005, 01:40 PM
Amy--the more i look at those cookies- i want one :)

i wish i had patience to make them-they look so good--feel like coming to NJ with some cookies?!?!

rosiejo
12-28-2005, 01:41 PM
The only thing that I can think of is I refrigerate the dough overnight in gallon sized ziplock bags, so the dough is not in a big clump. The less rolling the better. I keep the dough in the refrigerator and I break off small pieces at a time. I also heavily flour my countertop and rolling pin, and if the dough gets too warm, I throw it in the freezer for a few minutes.

The frosting process is a two man process. I buy dry fondant (typically used for candy cream centers...looks like powdered sugar) from a local candy store and I turn it into a thick paste with a little hot water. I use a pastry brush to brush on the paste and Kevin immediately adds colored sugar before it dries. We let that set and sometimes I get ambitious and add some white frosting piping and red hots (like on my holly leaves).

These cookies are very tedious, but they're delicious. It takes me about an hour and a half to roll out and bake each batch. I cut out four batches this year. :earseek: The frosting process took a couple hours. Kevin is such a great sport, but I think he's looking forward to the day Alyssa is old enough to be my helper. :teeth:

Amy :)

Ok I'm making notes here... not sure I'll have the patience for four batches though!! :earseek:

tink2020
12-28-2005, 02:01 PM
I've got a SIL that would be in contention and we haven't spoken to her in over 13 years.

Deb

Well, I haven't known mine that long so maybe you could compete ;) She was not invited to the wedding for a while though, and not much has improved!

tink2020
12-28-2005, 02:05 PM
Yes, extra flour can toughen cookies a bit, so I try not to go overboard. The stickiness just drives me crazy though, and my sanity is more important. :teeth:

I just discovered the candy store I shop at has an online site too. http://www.sugarcraft.com/

Their dry fondant and colored sugar is very reasonably priced.

Amy :)

Ahh, sugarcraft. Only pink building in town, that I can think of! :rotfl:

tink2020
12-28-2005, 02:06 PM
Clare -- I'm so excited to read your trip report! I can't imagine beign there for 3 weeks.... I'm insanely jealous :rotfl: I wouldn't want to write that long of a report though..... but I can't wait to READ the rest of it! Thanks for taking the time to share it!

Glynis
12-28-2005, 02:20 PM
Here's a tip for all you cookie rollers out there. Instead of using flour on your rolling pin and your counter, try using powdered sugar. It doesn't toughen the dough and still keeps the stickiness at bay.

Also, for those of you who don't want to spend the time frosting and sugaring, try sprinkling your cookies with powdered jell-o before they bake. The flavor bakes into the cookies and they turn out really yummy.

tink2020
12-28-2005, 02:31 PM
Ok, well I thought I'd post a brief Christmas synopsis since I haven't yet. Kyle did quite well with gift-giving. He generally STINKS throughout the year (birthdays, etc) but he does all right at Christmas. Maybe because he knows it's coming and has more time to prepare? Who knows. He also doesn't think birthdays are a big deal. Anyway... I can't complain. I got a beautiful pink robe (which is pretty funny, since robes and pink didn't go over well in other homes..... but I'm with you. It would be silly to have bought an orange robe for me or something -- you've got to know your recipient ;) ), a sweater, a couple of other useful things, and Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix. :rotfl: That's right, I'm 22. You'd never tell though. My parents were on the same page, and bought me games, lots of Disney stuff, etc.

Might i add, I've got a few converts. As we were opening presents at my parents house, my grandmother noted "Can anyone tell this is a Disney family?". It was a first, because that's always a comment directed only at me, but I looked around.... and saw Disney ornaments, picture frames, shirts, etc all over the place. Score! :banana:

The Disney PhotoMovie was a hit. It came in the mail on Christmas Eve (while I was out of town), so we all watched it together for the first time. They are kind of pricey, but well worth it in my opinion. I had made a slide show (with music, etc) with a movie software.... but it's just not the same quality as theirs, with video backgrounds, etc. I was quite impressed.

The few days at the inlaws started out well, but - as I mentioned before - I can only take about 48 hours there. I did get to go out for an hour or two with a few of Kyle's friends, and even one of mine from school. That was definitely the highlight, but I was more than ready to come home.

Nothing too spectacular to speak of. I enjoyed Christmas day with my family, but I was really in a funk from about Wednesday on :confused3 I haven't quite returned to normal, but I have to limit my "meltdowns" ;) so I can get some work done.

Have a great afternoon DDAs! I'll be doing some work around here, then Kyle and I are going out to dinner. Gotta love getting giftcards for "dates" because everyone knows we don't have time to plan it for ourselves! :goodvibes

Glynis
12-28-2005, 02:42 PM
Fondues? YUM! Hit me!

Sure. I was going to PM them to you, but figured I would just post them here for all to share or ignore whichever you want to do.

My family loves to have fondue parties. We have done hot oil fondue. This is my least favorite as someone has to watch the oil all the time. Fill a saucepan with about 5-6 inches of oil and let it heat up, but not boil. Then use your favorite appetizers; jalapeno poppers, breaded shrimp and clam strips, popcorn chicken, etc. Skewer them and let them cook until golden. You can also fry raw beef or chicken, but I would suggest a separate saucepan of oil for the raw meat.

Here are some of our favorite recipes:

Cheese Fondue

1 1/2 C. White grape juice
2 lbs. Velveeta, cubed
3/4 C. green onion cheese
1/2 C. sour cream
1/2 C. butter

Place grape juice in crockpot and bring to a boil (or get it really hot). Add cheeses and stir occasionally until melted. Add sour cream and butter. Cook, stirring occasionally until smooth. Transfer to a fondue pot and keep warm.

Serve with cubed French bread, steamed broccoli or cauliflower and boiled new potatoes.

If you can't find green onion cheese, you can use Monterey Jack and chop 3-4 green onions into the mixture. For spicier you can use Pepper Jack cheese. This is so good my kids request it on their veggies.

Cheesy Pizza Fondue

1 jar meatless spaghetti sauce
2 C. shredded Mozzarella cheese
1/4 C. shredded Parmesan cheese
2 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. dried minced onion
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 unsliced loaf Italian bread, cubed

In a crock pot, combine the spaghetti sauce, cheeses, oregano, onion and garlic powder. Cook for 4-6 hours or until cheese is melting and sauce is hot. Serve with bread cubes or breaded Mozzarella sticks.

Butterscotch Fondue

1/2 C. butter or margarine, cubed
2 C. packed brown sugar
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 C. light corn syrup
2 Tbs. water
1/4 C. English toffee bits
1 tsp. vanilla
Angel food cake cubes and fresh fruit

In a large sucepan, combine the butter, brown sugar, milk, corn syrup and water. Cook and tir over medium heat until smooth. Remove from the heat. Stir in toffee bits and vanilla. Transfer to a fondue pot or mini slow cooker; keep warm. Serve with cake and fruit.

Warm Strawberry Fondue

1 pkg. frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, thawed
1/4 C. half and half
1 tsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
Angel food cake cubes and fresh fruit

In a food processor or blender, combine the strawberries, cream, cornstarch and lemon juice; cover and process until smooth. Pour into a saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Transfer to a fondue pot or a mini slow cooker; keep warm. Serve with cake and fruit.

I hope you enjoy these recipes. I can't find my chocolate fondue recipe, but I know that we've used hot fudge sauce, slightly thinned out with heavy cream before and that was good.

Good luck with it. Fondue is Fun!

Pooh67_68
12-28-2005, 03:07 PM
Here's a tip for all you cookie rollers out there. Instead of using flour on your rolling pin and your counter, try using powdered sugar. It doesn't toughen the dough and still keeps the stickiness at bay.

Also, for those of you who don't want to spend the time frosting and sugaring, try sprinkling your cookies with powdered jell-o before they bake. The flavor bakes into the cookies and they turn out really yummy.


Thanks for the tip, I will try this next time I make cut-outs.

rosiejo
12-28-2005, 03:08 PM
Clare -- I'm so excited to read your trip report! I can't imagine beign there for 3 weeks.... I'm insanely jealous :rotfl: I wouldn't want to write that long of a report though..... but I can't wait to READ the rest of it! Thanks for taking the time to share it!
:rotfl2: it's so long I don't want to write it!

I figured I should though - as it was our wedding trip after all and one day when I'm old and grey I'd like to remember it :goodvibes

Now when I'm slow getting it done I have everyone on the DIS to give me the much needed kick up the backside :rotfl:

itslisa
12-28-2005, 03:10 PM
I just discovered the candy store I shop at has an online site too. http://www.sugarcraft.com/

Their dry fondant and colored sugar is very reasonably priced.



Cool. Thanks! I just read that they agree with me that royal icing sucks the moisture out of a cookie -- that's why I don't decorate cookies. I will definitely have to look into this!

I really need to look into Hanukkah cookie cutters! My Mom had some when we were little and we haven't been able to find them in YEARS!

rosiejo
12-28-2005, 03:12 PM
The Disney PhotoMovie was a hit. It came in the mail on Christmas Eve (while I was out of town), so we all watched it together for the first time. They are kind of pricey, but well worth it in my opinion. I had made a slide show (with music, etc) with a movie software.... but it's just not the same quality as theirs, with video backgrounds, etc. I was quite impressed.


Jennifer - I keep forgetting to ask - what's a photomovie?

ETA: I just found the website - they look amazing! Which park did you have on yours?

itslisa
12-28-2005, 03:14 PM
My family loves to have fondue parties. We have done hot oil fondue. This is my least favorite as someone has to watch the oil all the time.
Yeah - sounds fun but a PIA



Here are some of our favorite recipes:
Cheese Fondue
Cheesy Pizza Fondue



My DH is not going to touch butterscotch or strawberry .... I think DS might like butterscotch. I LOVE the idea of the pizza one!!! I wonder what else we could dip into it!!!!!

Glynis
12-28-2005, 03:22 PM
Yeah - sounds fun but a PIA





My DH is not going to touch butterscotch or strawberry .... I think DS might like butterscotch. I LOVE the idea of the pizza one!!! I wonder what else we could dip into it!!!!!


Just let your imagination run wild! I like to go down the frozen food aisle in the supermarket and see what sparks my fancy. You could do tortellini, ravioli, etc. in the pizza one. Any kind of veggies are great in the cheese one. But my favorite (which I can no longer enjoy, Boo Hoo,) is the bread cubes in the cheese.

With the sweet, I love to dip angel food cake, firm bananas, marshmallows, graham crackers, strawberries and oranges (especially in chocolate).

Really the sky can be the limit with fondue.

My parents used to throw fondue parties in the 70's. As a child I remember sitting on the steps watching the adults have so much fun with the fondue. We were never allowed to touch it until we were a lot older. I was always envious.

tmfranlk
12-28-2005, 03:37 PM
Oh no, you're the second person on this thread to say that! I don't think I'll be sharing that recipe anymore. That recipe's been in our family for at least 35 years...my mom and I must have it down to a science. :confused3

Sorry Claire!

Amy :)

They worked okay for me, Amy. I'm not sure what I might have done differently than others, but they were delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

lmartin2711
12-28-2005, 03:43 PM
They worked okay for me, Amy. I'm not sure what I might have done differently than others, but they were delicious! Thanks for the recipe.


Worked great for me to........I think the trick is to keep the dough cool and roll very thin. I used the egg yolk and water with food coloring as a paint mixture and let the kids paint on them. Someone on here told me about the paint mixture and the kids loved doing that.

Lynn

lmartin2711
12-28-2005, 03:45 PM
Just thought I would let ya'll know that I will loose the "GO DAWGS" in my siggie after we play in the Sugarbowl this weekend. I didn't know if anyone was getting tired of it.


Lynn

tmfranlk
12-28-2005, 03:47 PM
I tried to give Alyssa some Dimetapp earlier this afternoon and she hates the taste of it so much, that she made herself throw up, crying so much.

I guess I'll try some Benadryl before bedtime, because her nose is just dripping. Poor baby. And as a result, Kevin went to church without us.

I hope all the sick kiddos (and adults, myself included!) feel better soon! :goodvibes

Amy :)

I so feel for you, Amy! Terra did that at the airport right before we left for Orlando at Thanksgiving. It was a mess and I had NO change of clothes in my carry on - won't be making that mistake again. Instead, she wore a "lobster dress"...otherwise known as a size 10-12 t-shirt.

tink2020
12-28-2005, 03:51 PM
Jennifer - I keep forgetting to ask - what's a photomovie?

ETA: I just found the website - they look amazing! Which park did you have on yours?

You do 5 chapters, 1 for each park plus one "beyond the parks". It's really neat!

tmfranlk
12-28-2005, 04:09 PM
Hi everyone! I'm still back on page 1295, but catching up. I just wanted to say hello and I hope that everyone's Christmases were great! Santa visited our hour while we were out to dinner last Wednesday. He brought Terra her Capt. Feathersword Sword so she was thrilled. She also loved her dress up clothes that we got for her. Luckily, I left those until the last 2 boxes to open because she had to try on EVERYTHING before going on to the next present. Friday, we left for the airport at 5am and were in CA by 11am. We got to spend the day with my best friend and celebrated her grandfather's birthday (I finally got to decorate some cookies!).

Saturday morning, I was up at 3am (damn jetlag) and Terra got up at 4:15. We hit IHOP and then decided to hit Disneyland!!! YIPPEE!!! In under 4 hours on Christmas Eve we did Dumbo, Carousel, Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, Casey Jr., Storybook Canal Boats, Tea Cups, Alice in Wonderland, Holiday Small World, Autopia cars, Jungle Cruise, Tiki Room (Terra's favorite) and, the highlight of my day - Terra's first trip on the Materhorn! It was a lot of fun. After that, we spent a great Christmas Eve with my best friend and her Dad's part of the family. We ran back to DL when we were done early enough and caught the Electrical Parade. We wanted to see the fireworks (which are SO great), but the fog was too heavy and they were cancelled. :(

Christmas morning dawned with Terra and I up at 4:30 this time. We got out the Minnie doll and Disney Chutes and Ladders that Santa had left overnight then hit Denny's for some early morning coffee and pie. Once DH finally got up we had breakfast at Rainforest Cafe in DTD before going to Build a Bear and World of Disney. After that, we spent a surprisingly fun rest of the day with DH's family.

Monday, after being up by 5am AGAIN and hitting IHOP AGAIN :), we hit DL again for a couple of hours before meeting up with our old playgroup. In an hour and a half, we did the Monorail, Autopia, Holiday Small World, Tea Cups and Tiki Room. I tried to upgrade my ticket to an AP, but the office wasn't open yet as their people were helping at the front gate. Instead, I had to come back later that night before leaving for the airport, which turned out to be an adventure in itself :rolleyes:

After hitting my friend up for boxes and a duffle bag, we finally figured out how to get all of the gifts home (note to self - never give someone that has to fly ACROSS country with their gifts 2 Little People sets and a Thomas Train set, plus everything else) and took the red eye home. I was DEAD tired when we got home, but it was fun! Plus, I got Disney Scene It and Disney Uno so who can argue with that. :banana:

Hope all the little ones are feeling better now!! I will finish catching up soon and will be heading to the new weight loss thread soon, especially after eating as much as I did all weekend. :rolleyes1

Cinderumbrella
12-28-2005, 04:22 PM
Hi all! :wave2:

I haven't posted probably since Thanksgiving and will admit I only went back 10 pages to kind of catch up. Hope everyone's Christmas went well.

Denise, I hope your day goes OK. Our relationship is not that bad yet with the ILs but is has its moments (beginning with them buying every toy under the sun for Kyle- even the ones DH told them we were going to get at the next holiday- but I won't get into it)

Congrats to Kevin and Amy on the baby!!!! If you are 12 weeks pregnant and you were in WDW about 3 months ago does that mean you brought back your own little souvenier?????? ;) (about the diaper rash, try Aquaphor)

Welcome back Claire- 3 weeks at WDW- Wow! How do you ever come back to reality after that? We spent almost 2 weeks down there for our honeymoon and it was very hard to come back home!

Like I said I only went back 10 pages so I am probably missing tons more!

Christmas was fun here. As you can see from my signature, we have decided on our dates for the next trip to "Kyle's Happy Place!" Dec 10-17 '06. The in-laws are coming with so I am not so sure what to expect there...
Santa brought me Photo Impact so I am very excited to start experimenting!

Oh, great site for Cookie Cutters is kitchengifts.com- they have hundreds. I use Royal Icing when I frost and they sell it in dry bags there too!

Nap time is over here- puppy needs a potty break and I hear Kyle calling "Mommyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!"

See ya later!

Kristin

miss missy
12-28-2005, 04:50 PM
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Steamboat Marti
12-28-2005, 05:41 PM
Sure. I was going to PM them to you, but figured I would just post them here for all to share or ignore whichever you want to do.

My family loves to have fondue parties. We have done hot oil fondue. This is my least favorite as someone has to watch the oil all the time. Fill a saucepan with about 5-6 inches of oil and let it heat up, but not boil. Then use your favorite appetizers; jalapeno poppers, breaded shrimp and clam strips, popcorn chicken, etc. Skewer them and let them cook until golden. You can also fry raw beef or chicken, but I would suggest a separate saucepan of oil for the raw meat.

Here are some of our favorite recipes:

Cheese Fondue

1 1/2 C. White grape juice
2 lbs. Velveeta, cubed
3/4 C. green onion cheese
1/2 C. sour cream
1/2 C. butter

Place grape juice in crockpot and bring to a boil (or get it really hot). Add cheeses and stir occasionally until melted. Add sour cream and butter. Cook, stirring occasionally until smooth. Transfer to a fondue pot and keep warm.

Serve with cubed French bread, steamed broccoli or cauliflower and boiled new potatoes.

If you can't find green onion cheese, you can use Monterey Jack and chop 3-4 green onions into the mixture. For spicier you can use Pepper Jack cheese. This is so good my kids request it on their veggies.

Cheesy Pizza Fondue

1 jar meatless spaghetti sauce
2 C. shredded Mozzarella cheese
1/4 C. shredded Parmesan cheese
2 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. dried minced onion
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 unsliced loaf Italian bread, cubed

In a crock pot, combine the spaghetti sauce, cheeses, oregano, onion and garlic powder. Cook for 4-6 hours or until cheese is melting and sauce is hot. Serve with bread cubes or breaded Mozzarella sticks.

Butterscotch Fondue

1/2 C. butter or margarine, cubed
2 C. packed brown sugar
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 C. light corn syrup
2 Tbs. water
1/4 C. English toffee bits
1 tsp. vanilla
Angel food cake cubes and fresh fruit

In a large sucepan, combine the butter, brown sugar, milk, corn syrup and water. Cook and tir over medium heat until smooth. Remove from the heat. Stir in toffee bits and vanilla. Transfer to a fondue pot or mini slow cooker; keep warm. Serve with cake and fruit.

Warm Strawberry Fondue

1 pkg. frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, thawed
1/4 C. half and half
1 tsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
Angel food cake cubes and fresh fruit

In a food processor or blender, combine the strawberries, cream, cornstarch and lemon juice; cover and process until smooth. Pour into a saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Transfer to a fondue pot or a mini slow cooker; keep warm. Serve with cake and fruit.

I hope you enjoy these recipes. I can't find my chocolate fondue recipe, but I know that we've used hot fudge sauce, slightly thinned out with heavy cream before and that was good.

Good luck with it. Fondue is Fun!



Glynis - I've never fondued before (if that's a word!) and these look excellent. Is it hard for you to go over this kind of stuff knowing that you shouldn't have it??

Steamboat Marti
12-28-2005, 05:49 PM
Before my mother rolls over in her grave for not thanking everyone -- THANK YOU for all of your well wishes for our anniversary. I've got to say, I had more "happy anniversary wishes" from people here than from my own family!!! Hard to believe that I haven't met any of you except Deb - and that was for under 5 minutes!! Had I realized how much we'd be "talking" here, I would've gotten to know her better when we were in the world!! At least shared a drink or something!!!


So thank you for all your wishes - even skeptical Skunka smiled when he saw them (especially the skunka and steamboat one from Kate - but don't let him know that I told you he smiled. I'll never hear the end of that one).

Marti

Glynis
12-28-2005, 05:57 PM
Glynis - I've never fondued before (if that's a word!) and these look excellent. Is it hard for you to go over this kind of stuff knowing that you shouldn't have it??

You'd think so, huh? Actually, it's not that hard at all. I'm losing my cravings for sweets, so I guess that's a good thing. I can still do some of the fondue (the savory kind) as long as I just use veggies for dipping. Soon, though, I'll be at my goal weight and I can start adding back some of the carbs that I've been cutting out. Whoe grains, etc. I'm looking forward to that, and it's coming sooner than I thought it would. I'm already halfway there. DH is so amazed! Me, too! It's kind of fun to pull clothes out of your closet that you haven't been able to wear for years, try them on and realize that they are too big on you. My father is gearing up to take me on a shopping trip for a new wardrobe once this is all over. He loves to shop and has great taste. I'm hoping I can convince him that Disneyland has great clothes. He's the only member of my family who also has the Disney obsessive gene.

bengalbelle
12-28-2005, 06:14 PM
You'd think so, huh? Actually, it's not that hard at all. I'm losing my cravings for sweets, so I guess that's a good thing. I can still do some of the fondue (the savory kind) as long as I just use veggies for dipping. Soon, though, I'll be at my goal weight and I can start adding back some of the carbs that I've been cutting out. Whoe grains, etc. I'm looking forward to that, and it's coming sooner than I thought it would. I'm already halfway there. DH is so amazed! Me, too! It's kind of fun to pull clothes out of your closet that you haven't been able to wear for years, try them on and realize that they are too big on you. My father is gearing up to take me on a shopping trip for a new wardrobe once this is all over. He loves to shop and has great taste. I'm hoping I can convince him that Disneyland has great clothes. He's the only member of my family who also has the Disney obsessive gene.
That's great Glynis!

PNO4TE
12-28-2005, 06:18 PM
We used to get snow every year in Athens.

I am wading through all 2000 posts that were made while we were gone and this caught my eye...

Denise... we lived in Athens for close to 2 years! '81-83

Tammi67
12-28-2005, 06:42 PM
Day One of trip report done...

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=987072

Blueeyes101817
12-28-2005, 07:08 PM
Tammi-great report so far!

MinnieMouseMom
12-28-2005, 08:09 PM
MinnieMouseMom ETA: Just getting a jump start on tomorrow :flower:

:bday: :bday: Have a great day.

Deb

Thank you, Deb!! :goodvibes

Thank you, Denise!! I somehow missed your original post. :blush:

MinnieMouseMom
12-28-2005, 08:09 PM
Day One of trip report done...

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=987072

You guys are so good doing trip reports! I never did one :blush:

KMH1
12-28-2005, 08:18 PM
Saturday morning, I was up at 3am (damn jetlag) and Terra got up at 4:15. We hit IHOP and then decided to hit Disneyland!!! YIPPEE!!! In under 4 hours on Christmas Eve we did Dumbo, Carousel, Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, Casey Jr., Storybook Canal Boats, Tea Cups, Alice in Wonderland, Holiday Small World, Autopia cars, Jungle Cruise, Tiki Room (Terra's favorite) and, the highlight of my day - Terra's first trip on the Materhorn! It was a lot of fun. After that, we spent a great Christmas Eve with my best friend and her Dad's part of the family. We ran back to DL when we were done early enough and caught the Electrical Parade. We wanted to see the fireworks (which are SO great), but the fog was too heavy and they were cancelled. :(


Monday, after being up by 5am AGAIN and hitting IHOP AGAIN :), we hit DL again for a couple of hours before meeting up with our old playgroup. In an hour and a half, we did the Monorail, Autopia, Holiday Small World, Tea Cups and Tiki Room. I tried to upgrade my ticket to an AP, but the office wasn't open yet as their people were helping at the front gate. Instead, I had to come back later that night before leaving for the airport, which turned out to be an adventure in itself :rolleyes:



It sounds like you had a great DL trip, excluding the jet lag! :teeth: I'm so envious you got to see Holiday Small World! I love the unique rides to DL like Casey Jr., Storybook Canal Boats, etc. Please post some pictures when you get a chance!

Amy :)

KMH1
12-28-2005, 08:21 PM
Congrats to Kevin and Amy on the baby!!!! If you are 12 weeks pregnant and you were in WDW about 3 months ago does that mean you brought back your own little souvenier?????? ;) (about the diaper rash, try Aquaphor)

Kristin

No. :blush: But Mickey threw some pixie dust in our suitcase and took care of us when we got home. :wizard:

That's awesome that you have a trip on deck!

Amy :)

KMH1
12-28-2005, 08:23 PM
Ahh, sugarcraft. Only pink building in town, that I can think of! :rotfl:

LOL :rotfl:

And to make it worse, I always call it the "Sugar Shack," which makes it sound like one of Larry Flynt's operations. :blush:

Amy :)

Steamboat Marti
12-28-2005, 08:34 PM
Are there guidelines that you are supposed to follow when you post a trip report?? I don't want to post one to find out it wasn't done a certain way :blush:

Princess Nancy
12-28-2005, 08:35 PM
Amy, There is a Sugar Shack here in Myrtle Beach. It is one of our favorite late night Haunts in North Myrtle Beach!!!

mgkkgdm
12-28-2005, 08:35 PM
Cool. Thanks! I just read that they agree with me that royal icing sucks the moisture out of a cookie -- that's why I don't decorate cookies. I will definitely have to look into this!

I really need to look into Hanukkah cookie cutters! My Mom had some when we were little and we haven't been able to find them in YEARS!


Try this out:

http://www.foosecookiecutters.com/store/religious.html

tmfranlk
12-28-2005, 08:41 PM
It sounds like you had a great DL trip, excluding the jet lag! :teeth: I'm so envious you got to see Holiday Small World! I love the unique rides to DL like Casey Jr., Storybook Canal Boats, etc. Please post some pictures when you get a chance!

Amy :)

Absolutely! I'll try to get them up this weekend. Terra has been asking for "Christmas Small World" for several months since she saw it on a calendar. I am so glad we got to do it a couple of times. I love all of the unique rides too. They are so cute. That was my main focus in guiding Terra since we had just been to WDW. I'll have to say though that the smaller castle still takes me by surprise every time I walk in.

tmfranlk
12-28-2005, 08:45 PM
Cool. Thanks! I just read that they agree with me that royal icing sucks the moisture out of a cookie -- that's why I don't decorate cookies. I will definitely have to look into this!

I really need to look into Hanukkah cookie cutters! My Mom had some when we were little and we haven't been able to find them in YEARS!

I think that I saw some in a store here in Salem just before Christmas. If you haven't found anythin on line yet, I can look this weekend and send them with your pin that I still haven't mailed.

tinknme
12-28-2005, 08:46 PM
This is probably to late, but you can use this code for 10% off:

WINTERFUN05

It expires on the 31st. I just used it to buy a few items, plus they have 70% off :cool1:

I am shopping at Disney Direct, is there any discount code for someone who does not have a disney visa card?

Thanks,

Terry

tinknme
12-28-2005, 09:00 PM
I am going on a very unexpected trip to Disney in 17 days :cool1: I have a very good mil story to tell :goodvibes My mil, her dh, bil & family have been planning a trip to Disney in Jan. I received a call today asking if I would like to go because mil's dh has decided not to go. Everything is paid for except my food! I am so excited :cheer2: Dh & the boys will stay home, so I will have a chance to view Disney in a different way. I will miss my boys not being with me, but I will get over it :) Dh is not a big Disney fan(I am working on him)but he knows I love Disney & he is very happy for me. I will also get to the chance to stay at different resorts, 3 nights at the Contemporary, 3 nights at the Boardwalk Villas, & 1 night at AKL. I am about ready to burst! I have only stayed at value resorts, so this is really a treat. Well the whole trip is, I think I am still in shock. I just had to share this with you all, oh I need to get planning! Look out Disney here I come.............

Cinderumbrella
12-28-2005, 09:00 PM
OK, I just uploaded PhotoImpact- Yikes!!! I am pretty computer literate but this program is not as user friendly as I had hoped. Anyone know a good spot for a tutorial?

miss missy
12-28-2005, 09:11 PM
I am going on a very unexpected trip to Disney in 17 days :cool1: I have a very good mil story to tell :goodvibes My mil, her dh, bil & family have been planning a trip to Disney in Jan. I received a call today asking if I would like to go because mil's dh has decided not to go. Everything is paid for except my food! I am so excited :cheer2: Dh & the boys will stay home, so I will have a chance to view Disney in a different way. I will miss my boys not being with me, but I will get over it :) Dh is not a big Disney fan(I am working on him)but he knows I love Disney & he is very happy for me. I will also get to the chance to stay at different resorts, 3 nights at the Contemporary, 3 nights at the Boardwalk Villas, & 1 night at AKL. I am about ready to burst! I have only stayed at value resorts, so this is really a treat. Well the whole trip is, I think I am still in shock. I just had to share this with you all, oh I need to get planning! Look out Disney here I come.............

:cheer2: :Pinkbounc :cheer2: :Pinkbounc I AM SO HAPPY YOU!!! ENJOY!!!

disneyeveryyear
12-28-2005, 09:12 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 my DH shares his b-day with your anniversary! We went out to the movies and dinner last night. DN gave us a restaurant gift certificate and a free night of babysitting for Christmas!

tinker1bell
12-28-2005, 09:15 PM
Just got this and thought I would share. :rotfl:
Excellent Christmas Cookie Receipe

Christmas Cookie Ingredients:

1 cup of water
lemon juice
1 tsp baking soda
4 large eggs
1 cup of sugar
1 cup nuts
1 tsp salt
2 cups of dried fruit
1 cup of brown sugar
1 bottle Jack Daniel's Whiskey

Sample the Jack Daniel's to check quality. Take a large bowl, check the Jack Daniel's again, to be sure it is of the highest quality, pour one level cup and drink.

Turn on the electric mixer....Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl. Add one teaspoon of sugar...Beat again. At this point it's best to make sure the Jack Daniel's is still OK, try another cup .just in case.

Turn off the mixerer thingy. Break 2 leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit. Pick the frigging fruit off floor... Mix on the turner. If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers just pry it loose with a drewscriver. Sample the Jack Daniel's to check for tonsisticity.

Next, sift two cups of salt, or something. Who giveshz a sheet. Check the Jack Daniel's. Now shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add one table. Add a spoon of sugar, or somefink. Whatever you can find. Greash the oven.

Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall over. ; Don't forget to beat off the turner. Finally, throw the bowl through the window, finish the Dack Janiels and make sure to put the stove in the dishwasher.

CHERRY MISTMAS

tinknme
12-28-2005, 09:18 PM
:rotfl:



Just got this and thought I would share. :rotfl:
Excellent Christmas Cookie Receipe

Christmas Cookie Ingredients:

1 cup of water lemon juice
1 tsp baking soda 4 large eggs
1 cup of sugar 1 cup nuts
1 tsp salt 2 cups of dried fruit
1 cup of brown sugar
1 bottle Jack Daniel's Whiskey

Sample the Jack Daniel's to check quality. Take a large bowl, check the Jack Daniel's again, to be sure it is of the highest quality, pour one level cup and drink.

Turn on the electric mixer....Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl. Add one teaspoon of sugar...Beat again. At this point it's best to make sure the Jack Daniel's is still OK, try another cup .just in case.

Turn off the mixerer thingy. Break 2 leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit. Pick the frigging fruit off floor... Mix on the turner. If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers just pry it loose with a drewscriver. Sample the Jack Daniel's to check for tonsisticity.

Next, sift two cups of salt, or something. Who giveshz a sheet. Check the Jack Daniel's. Now shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add one table. Add a spoon of sugar, or somefink. Whatever you can find. Greash the oven.

Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall over. ; Don't forget to beat off the turner. Finally, throw the bowl through the window, finish the Dack Janiels and make sure to put the stove in the dishwasher.

CHERRY MISTMAS

disneyeveryyear
12-28-2005, 09:20 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?

Have you ever made the chili dip? You spread the bottom of a glass pyrex with cream cheese and then sprinkle with scallions. Top with a can of beanless chili and top with grated cheddar cheese. You then bake until bubbly and melted.

It stays warm for quite a while and then tastes good even when cooled off.

I ate it last year with celery. Normally served with taco chips.

Good and low carb!

tinknme
12-28-2005, 09:20 PM
Thank you :goodvibes I am so excited, I'm bouncing off the walls :teeth:

:cheer2: :Pinkbounc :cheer2: :Pinkbounc I AM SO HAPPY YOU!!! ENJOY!!!

tinker1bell
12-28-2005, 09:22 PM
This is probably to late, but you can use this code for 10% off:

WINTERFUN05

It expires on the 31st. I just used it to buy a few items, plus they have 70% off :cool1:


Thanks,

I managed to find it and went shopping last night :goodvibes
Actually got a few things for next Christmas :rotfl:

disneyeveryyear
12-28-2005, 09:24 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 :)

Our Dr. suggested Paladin for the diaper rash. Both of our kids would get them terribly from the antibiotics. You can's find it everywhere, but I know Target has it. It isn't in the baby care aisle, but instead on the shelves in front of the pharmacy.

It worked wonders for us.

disneyeveryyear
12-28-2005, 09:25 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.

Glynis did you ever make the low carb cheesecake? It is wonderful for a sweet tooth.

Steamboat Marti
12-28-2005, 09:30 PM
Just got this and thought I would share. :rotfl:
Excellent Christmas Cookie Receipe

Christmas Cookie Ingredients:

1 cup of water
lemon juice
1 tsp baking soda
4 large eggs
1 cup of sugar
1 cup nuts
1 tsp salt
2 cups of dried fruit
1 cup of brown sugar
1 bottle Jack Daniel's Whiskey

Sample the Jack Daniel's to check quality. Take a large bowl, check the Jack Daniel's again, to be sure it is of the highest quality, pour one level cup and drink.

Turn on the electric mixer....Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl. Add one teaspoon of sugar...Beat again. At this point it's best to make sure the Jack Daniel's is still OK, try another cup .just in case.

Turn off the mixerer thingy. Break 2 leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit. Pick the frigging fruit off floor... Mix on the turner. If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers just pry it loose with a drewscriver. Sample the Jack Daniel's to check for tonsisticity.

Next, sift two cups of salt, or something. Who giveshz a sheet. Check the Jack Daniel's. Now shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add one table. Add a spoon of sugar, or somefink. Whatever you can find. Greash the oven.

Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall over. ; Don't forget to beat off the turner. Finally, throw the bowl through the window, finish the Dack Janiels and make sure to put the stove in the dishwasher.

CHERRY MISTMAS


:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

tmfranlk
12-28-2005, 09:30 PM
I am going on a very unexpected trip to Disney in 17 days :cool1: I have a very good mil story to tell :goodvibes My mil, her dh, bil & family have been planning a trip to Disney in Jan. I received a call today asking if I would like to go because mil's dh has decided not to go. Everything is paid for except my food! I am so excited :cheer2: Dh & the boys will stay home, so I will have a chance to view Disney in a different way. I will miss my boys not being with me, but I will get over it :) Dh is not a big Disney fan(I am working on him)but he knows I love Disney & he is very happy for me. I will also get to the chance to stay at different resorts, 3 nights at the Contemporary, 3 nights at the Boardwalk Villas, & 1 night at AKL. I am about ready to burst! I have only stayed at value resorts, so this is really a treat. Well the whole trip is, I think I am still in shock. I just had to share this with you all, oh I need to get planning! Look out Disney here I come.............


WAY TOO COOL!!! :bounce: (me - green with envy, but still excited for you). Have a great time and report back so that I can live vicariously. I'll probably never get that surprise since I'm the one more likely to be making the offer.

Steamboat Marti
12-28-2005, 09:33 PM
I am going on a very unexpected trip to Disney in 17 days :cool1: I have a very good mil story to tell :goodvibes My mil, her dh, bil & family have been planning a trip to Disney in Jan. I received a call today asking if I would like to go because mil's dh has decided not to go. Everything is paid for except my food! I am so excited :cheer2: Dh & the boys will stay home, so I will have a chance to view Disney in a different way. I will miss my boys not being with me, but I will get over it :) Dh is not a big Disney fan(I am working on him)but he knows I love Disney & he is very happy for me. I will also get to the chance to stay at different resorts, 3 nights at the Contemporary, 3 nights at the Boardwalk Villas, & 1 night at AKL. I am about ready to burst! I have only stayed at value resorts, so this is really a treat. Well the whole trip is, I think I am still in shock. I just had to share this with you all, oh I need to get planning! Look out Disney here I come.............


What a great surprise! It will be interesting to see Disney a little "differently" than before - you will enjoy all those resorts!! If I were you, let everyone else plan what to do, sit back and enjoy!!!!

Steamboat Marti
12-28-2005, 09:34 PM
Marti my DH shares his b-day with your anniversary! We went out to the movies and dinner last night. DN gave us a restaurant gift certificate and a free night of babysitting for Christmas!

Well Happy Birthday to DH! I hope you had a great night!!!

Steamboat Marti
12-28-2005, 09:36 PM
Is anybody home tonight?? I'm close to 1,000 posts and I'd hate to do it all alone....


HHHHeeeelllllooooo?????

bengalbelle
12-28-2005, 09:38 PM
Is anybody home tonight?? I'm close to 1,000 posts and I'd hate to do it all alone....


HHHHeeeelllllooooo?????
I'll help!

:cheer2: :cheer2: Go Marti :cheer2: :cheer2:

ETA: that reminds me of the Seinfeld episode :rotfl:

Heeeeeeellllllloooooooooo!!!!!!

tinknme
12-28-2005, 09:39 PM
They have everything planned already, so yes I can kick back & relax. Wow I just can't believe this :goodvibes


What a great surprise! It will be interesting to see Disney a little "differently" than before - you will enjoy all those resorts!! If I were you, let everyone else plan what to do, sit back and enjoy!!!!

MinnieMouseMom
12-28-2005, 09:41 PM
Is anybody home tonight?? I'm close to 1,000 posts and I'd hate to do it all alone....


HHHHeeeelllllooooo?????


I'm here! :teeth:

tmfranlk
12-28-2005, 09:42 PM
I'll help!

:cheer2: :cheer2: Go Marti :cheer2: :cheer2:

ETA: that reminds me of the Seinfeld episode :rotfl:

Heeeeeeellllllloooooooooo!!!!!!

I was just thinking about that episode. I went to check out the Discovery Health Challenge that someone had mentioned on the weight loss thread. When the page loaded, the first thing I saw was a belly button talking to me. It cracked me up after I was done being frightened. :p

tinker1bell
12-28-2005, 09:43 PM
Is anybody home tonight?? I'm close to 1,000 posts and I'd hate to do it all alone....


HHHHeeeelllllooooo?????




HHEEEEELLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

tinknme
12-28-2005, 09:43 PM
This is one surprise I will always remember ::MinnieMo Mil bought us a video camera for Christmas, so now I can try it out :Pinkbounc



WAY TOO COOL!!! :bounce: (me - green with envy, but still excited for you). Have a great time and report back so that I can live vicariously. I'll probably never get that surprise since I'm the one more likely to be making the offer.

tinker1bell
12-28-2005, 09:44 PM
They have everything planned already, so yes I can kick back & relax. Wow I just can't believe this :goodvibes



WOW what a way to travel.

Have fun ;)

miss missy
12-28-2005, 09:45 PM
Marty.. I'm here. Just was busy at work, now I am done!

:cool1: go girl!

Steamboat Marti
12-28-2005, 09:45 PM
I'll help!

:cheer2: :cheer2: Go Marti :cheer2: :cheer2:

ETA: that reminds me of the Seinfeld episode :rotfl:

Heeeeeeellllllloooooooooo!!!!!!


One of my favorite Seinfelds...... can you spare a square???

Steamboat Marti
12-28-2005, 09:47 PM
How come I feel like 1,000 posts is a big deal? There are people with 15,000 posts! Do they have a life?????

bengalbelle
12-28-2005, 09:48 PM
They have everything planned already, so yes I can kick back & relax. Wow I just can't believe this :goodvibes
Congratulations!

miss missy
12-28-2005, 09:48 PM
I never really look at mine, I have a lot tho huh, hmmm

bengalbelle
12-28-2005, 09:49 PM
One of my favorite Seinfelds...... can you spare a square???
I don't have a square to spare :earboy2: .

Steamboat Marti
12-28-2005, 09:50 PM
I never really look at mine, I have a lot tho huh, hmmm


If it weren't for this thread, I don't think I'd have any!!!

Steamboat Marti
12-28-2005, 09:51 PM
I don't have a square to spare :earboy2: .


Skunka never liked that show - I thought it was great!!

Steamboat Marti
12-28-2005, 09:52 PM
Did anybody else realize we are at nearly 20,000 posts?? I forgot who wanted it - but I'm never around for any big ones anyway!

bengalbelle
12-28-2005, 09:55 PM
Skunka never liked that show - I thought it was great!!
I still watch the re-runs along with Friends and Everybody Loves Raymond.

bengalbelle
12-28-2005, 09:57 PM
So, Marti. How's the weather up there?

bengalbelle
12-28-2005, 09:58 PM
Have you read any good books lately?

disneyeveryyear
12-28-2005, 10:01 PM
Cool. Thanks! I just read that they agree with me that royal icing sucks the moisture out of a cookie -- that's why I don't decorate cookies. I will definitely have to look into this!

I really need to look into Hanukkah cookie cutters! My Mom had some when we were little and we haven't been able to find them in YEARS!

I did find these: http://www.pinenose.com/jerecocu.html

Not sure if they are what you are looking for.

Steamboat Marti
12-28-2005, 10:03 PM
Guess what book Skunka got for Christmas?? He got Kingdom Keepers. It's a story that is set in the Magic Kingdom. He really wanted it and my dad really surprised him! I also got a good one - the Imagineers Field Guide (I think that's what it is called?!

As for weather - it has been warm! It was over 40 today. If any of you know the Rochester area of NY, that is warm for this time of year. But we both actually prefer being cold as opposed to warm. Florida in August would scare me away!!!

tink2020
12-28-2005, 10:04 PM
You'd think so, huh? Actually, it's not that hard at all. I'm losing my cravings for sweets, so I guess that's a good thing. I can still do some of the fondue (the savory kind) as long as I just use veggies for dipping. Soon, though, I'll be at my goal weight and I can start adding back some of the carbs that I've been cutting out. Whoe grains, etc. I'm looking forward to that, and it's coming sooner than I thought it would. I'm already halfway there. DH is so amazed! Me, too! It's kind of fun to pull clothes out of your closet that you haven't been able to wear for years, try them on and realize that they are too big on you. My father is gearing up to take me on a shopping trip for a new wardrobe once this is all over. He loves to shop and has great taste. I'm hoping I can convince him that Disneyland has great clothes. He's the only member of my family who also has the Disney obsessive gene.

Congratulations! That is so exciting :grouphug:

tink2020
12-28-2005, 10:05 PM
LOL :rotfl:

And to make it worse, I always call it the "Sugar Shack," which makes it sound like one of Larry Flynt's operations. :blush:

Amy :)

:rotfl:

tink2020
12-28-2005, 10:07 PM
Skunka never liked that show - I thought it was great!!

Ahh, Paul... another sane one in the world. There aren't many of us ;)

disneyeveryyear
12-28-2005, 10:07 PM
I am going on a very unexpected trip to Disney in 17 days :cool1: I have a very good mil story to tell :goodvibes My mil, her dh, bil & family have been planning a trip to Disney in Jan. I received a call today asking if I would like to go because mil's dh has decided not to go. Everything is paid for except my food! I am so excited :cheer2: Dh & the boys will stay home, so I will have a chance to view Disney in a different way. I will miss my boys not being with me, but I will get over it :) Dh is not a big Disney fan(I am working on him)but he knows I love Disney & he is very happy for me. I will also get to the chance to stay at different resorts, 3 nights at the Contemporary, 3 nights at the Boardwalk Villas, & 1 night at AKL. I am about ready to burst! I have only stayed at value resorts, so this is really a treat. Well the whole trip is, I think I am still in shock. I just had to share this with you all, oh I need to get planning! Look out Disney here I come.............

How awesome....nice to hear a nice MIL story.

bengalbelle
12-28-2005, 10:08 PM
Guess what book Skunka got for Christmas?? He got Kingdom Keepers. It's a story that is set in the Magic Kingdom. He really wanted it and my dad really surprised him! I also got a good one - the Imagineers Field Guide (I think that's what it is called?!

As for weather - it has been warm! It was over 40 today. If any of you know the Rochester area of NY, that is warm for this time of year. But we both actually prefer being cold as opposed to warm. Florida in August would scare me away!!!
It was in the high 70's here today :sad2:

I'll have to check the Kingdom Keeper book out. I want the Imagineer book.

You'd increase your post count a lot quicker if you'd respond to each of my questions individually :p

So...what's your favorite TV show?

tink2020
12-28-2005, 10:08 PM
Did anybody else realize we are at nearly 20,000 posts?? I forgot who wanted it - but I'm never around for any big ones anyway!

Oh, that's SO mine. And Queen Kate said I could have it, even though I accidentally stole another. :rotfl:

kritter
12-28-2005, 10:08 PM
the cookies sound so good what kind and could I have the recipe please???????thanks,,,,

disneyeveryyear
12-28-2005, 10:09 PM
Just got this and thought I would share. :rotfl:
Excellent Christmas Cookie Receipe

Christmas Cookie Ingredients:

1 cup of water
lemon juice
1 tsp baking soda
4 large eggs
1 cup of sugar
1 cup nuts
1 tsp salt
2 cups of dried fruit
1 cup of brown sugar
1 bottle Jack Daniel's Whiskey

Sample the Jack Daniel's to check quality. Take a large bowl, check the Jack Daniel's again, to be sure it is of the highest quality, pour one level cup and drink.

Turn on the electric mixer....Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl. Add one teaspoon of sugar...Beat again. At this point it's best to make sure the Jack Daniel's is still OK, try another cup .just in case.

Turn off the mixerer thingy. Break 2 leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit. Pick the frigging fruit off floor... Mix on the turner. If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers just pry it loose with a drewscriver. Sample the Jack Daniel's to check for tonsisticity.

Next, sift two cups of salt, or something. Who giveshz a sheet. Check the Jack Daniel's. Now shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add one table. Add a spoon of sugar, or somefink. Whatever you can find. Greash the oven.

Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall over. ; Don't forget to beat off the turner. Finally, throw the bowl through the window, finish the Dack Janiels and make sure to put the stove in the dishwasher.

CHERRY MISTMAS

:rotfl2: That's my kind of baking!

bengalbelle
12-28-2005, 10:10 PM
the cookies sound so good what kind and could I have the recipe please???????thanks,,,,
Are you talking about Amy's sugar cookie recipe?

Your girls are adorable!!!!

Steamboat Marti
12-28-2005, 10:10 PM
It was in the high 70's here today :sad2:

I'll have to check the Kingdom Keeper book out. I want the Imagineer book.

You'd increase your post count a lot quicker if you'd respond to each of my questions individually :p

So...what's your favorite TV show?

I know it would, but I didn't want to pi$$ anybody off!!

Steamboat Marti
12-28-2005, 10:11 PM
It was in the high 70's here today :sad2:

I'll have to check the Kingdom Keeper book out. I want the Imagineer book.

You'd increase your post count a lot quicker if you'd respond to each of my questions individually :p

So...what's your favorite TV show?

Now or back like when Friends and Everybody Loves Raymond was on??

disneyeveryyear
12-28-2005, 10:11 PM
Well Happy Birthday to DH! I hope you had a great night!!!

It was pretty humorous. DN came to babysit at 4:30. It was too late to catch matinee, so we went and did a little shopping, then off to see "The Producers." We got out of movie at 9:00 and DH got to choose his birthday dinner. Steak 'N Shake it was. So movie, treats, and dinner cost less than $50 (with free babysitting).

It was nice to spent the time together, but no cloth napkins for us.

Steamboat Marti
12-28-2005, 10:11 PM
Oh, that's SO mine. And Queen Kate said I could have it, even though I accidentally stole another. :rotfl:


You know the Queen could banish you to the basement for stealing!!!

bengalbelle
12-28-2005, 10:12 PM
:rotfl2: That's my kind of baking!
That's the way my DH cooks. He learned it from Justin Wilson (famous for Cajun cooking). Pour in a dash of wine, stir the pot, take a sip of wine...stir the pot, take a few more sips of wine, stir the pot...repeat until wine is gone.

bengalbelle
12-28-2005, 10:12 PM
Now or back like when Friends and Everybody Loves Raymond was on??
Both.

Cute new signature!

kritter
12-28-2005, 10:13 PM
Are you talking about Amy's sugar cookie recipe?

Your girls are adorable!!!!


yes yes...could I have it please..could use a great recipe..
thanks they are twins almost four in feb.....

Steamboat Marti
12-28-2005, 10:13 PM
It was pretty humorous. DN came to babysit at 4:30. It was too late to catch matinee, so we went and did a little shopping, then off to see "The Producers." We got out of movie at 9:00 and DH got to choose his birthday dinner. Steak 'N Shake it was. So movie, treats, and dinner cost less than $50 (with free babysitting).

It was nice to spent the time together, but no cloth napkins for us.


What did you think of The Producers? We saw it on Broadway with Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick and Skunka is worried that the move won't live up to the show. What did you think??

bengalbelle
12-28-2005, 10:13 PM
You know the Queen could banish you to the basement for stealing!!!
Rubbish! She has no power here ;)

Steamboat Marti
12-28-2005, 10:14 PM
Rubbish! She has no power here ;)


OOOOhhhhhhhh -- dems fightin words!!

bengalbelle
12-28-2005, 10:14 PM
I know it would, but I didn't want to pi$$ anybody off!!
On this thread? Are you serious???? We're all high on pixie dust. Nobody's going to care.

disneyeveryyear
12-28-2005, 10:14 PM
Marti-

Are you "hiding"? I don't see your green light.

We are here to help you. How many more posts?

ReAnSt
12-28-2005, 10:15 PM
You guys are so good doing trip reports! I never did one :blush:

Me neither, I started typing one up after I got back but never finished it. The sunburn, sinus infection, and sea sickness, plus the fact that two weeks after my trip I still felt like I was on the Disney Wonder due to the 30 foot waves, did me in, even though I would still do my trip over again in a heart beat.

Becky

disneyeveryyear
12-28-2005, 10:15 PM
What did you think of The Producers? We saw it on Broadway with Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick and Skunka is worried that the move won't live up to the show. What did you think??

I felt that it "looked" more like a theatrical production than a movie. It was very humorous and Uma Thurman has legs that go to my neck!

bengalbelle
12-28-2005, 10:16 PM
OOOOhhhhhhhh -- dems fightin words!!
Just trying to draw her out ;)

Steamboat Marti
12-28-2005, 10:16 PM
Favorite shows are Survivor (and other various reality shows), well written comedys (sometimes hard to come by - like Two and a Half Men. Well written) and I love House Hunters on HGTV. I'm such a dork...

tink2020
12-28-2005, 10:16 PM
You know the Queen could banish you to the basement for stealing!!!

yes but she didn't. instead, she laughed at me because I "stole it" by saying that I didn't want it! :blush:

Steamboat Marti
12-28-2005, 10:17 PM
Marti-

Are you "hiding"? I don't see your green light.

We are here to help you. How many more posts?


OOOpppss I forgot I was in stealth mode.... if I did the math right, it looks like 3 more posts....

disneyeveryyear
12-28-2005, 10:17 PM
Favorite shows are Survivor (and other various reality shows), well written comedys (sometimes hard to come by - like Two and a Half Men. Well written) and I love House Hunters on HGTV. I'm such a dork...

Only 4 more Marti, and I love some reality TV.

We watch Survivor, Amazing Race, and The Apprentice.

Don't prefer AI, Biggest Loser, etc.

tink2020
12-28-2005, 10:17 PM
What did you think of The Producers? We saw it on Broadway with Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick and Skunka is worried that the move won't live up to the show. What did you think??

I'm SO jealous. I would have loved to see them together on Broadway. Since we didn't though, we can't wait to see the movie!

disneyeveryyear
12-28-2005, 10:17 PM
OOOpppss I forgot I was in stealth mode.... if I did the math right, it looks like 3 more posts....

not hiding anymore

bengalbelle
12-28-2005, 10:18 PM
Favorite shows are Survivor (and other various reality shows), well written comedys (sometimes hard to come by - like Two and a Half Men. Well written) and I love House Hunters on HGTV. I'm such a dork...
I LOVE House Hunters!!!!! The other two are on my list as well.

Steamboat Marti
12-28-2005, 10:18 PM
On this thread? Are you serious???? We're all high on pixie dust. Nobody's going to care.


Where's the tag fairy when you need her???

miss missy
12-28-2005, 10:18 PM
Marty, you there yet?

itslisa
12-28-2005, 10:18 PM
You were right! It is between you and your DH to decide religion, ect... she has no say there. Mom needs to let her boy go... geesh!


I agree. :) She felt I was backing DH into a corner -- and I was. I needed t get this resolved BEFORE marriage. It was important enough to me that I would have let him go had he not agreed. A tough decision for me, but I felt very strongly.

disneyeveryyear
12-28-2005, 10:19 PM
yes but she didn't. instead, she laughed at me because I "stole it" by saying that I didn't want it! :blush:

So should the 3 of us stay busy tonight so Jennifer can get her 20,000? Won't Amy, Denise and Kate be surprised to see we did it without them?

Of course, Kate could be hiding too!

itslisa
12-28-2005, 10:19 PM
I used the egg yolk and water with food coloring as a paint mixture and let the kids paint on them. Someone on here told me about the paint mixture and the kids loved doing that.

Lynn


That was me!

Steamboat Marti
12-28-2005, 10:19 PM
I felt that it "looked" more like a theatrical production than a movie. It was very humorous and Uma Thurman has legs that go to my neck!

So do you think Skunka might like it???

bengalbelle
12-28-2005, 10:20 PM
That was me!
Can you post it again?

disneyeveryyear
12-28-2005, 10:21 PM
So do you think Skunka might like it???

I haven't seen the theatre production, but if he enjoyed it on the stage then he should enjoy it on the screen.

I think Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick did an awesome job. Will Ferrell is absolutely hysterical as the Nazi.

miss missy
12-28-2005, 10:21 PM
I agree. :) She felt I was backing DH into a corner -- and I was. I needed t get this resolved BEFORE marriage. It was important enough to me that I would have let him go had he not agreed. A tough decision for me, but I felt very strongly.

congrats on doing the right thing! Your D(for darn)MIL should be happy to have a DIL with her head on right! Would she of been happy with a divorce instead? DUH for her!

miss missy
12-28-2005, 10:22 PM
Come on Marty, your next one is the big 1000

disneyeveryyear
12-28-2005, 10:22 PM
congrats on doing the right thing! Your D(for darn)MIL should be happy to have a DIL with her head on right! Would she of been happy with a divorce instead? DUH for her!

I also think you did the right thing. I am amazed how many people don't take religion into account when they are young and getting married.

Many people find growth in their beliefs and they grow older. I know I have. Luckily DH and I were both protestant. Just had to choose between Methodist and Presbyterian. Methodist won.

bengalbelle
12-28-2005, 10:23 PM
I haven't seen the theatre production, but if he enjoyed it on the stage then he should enjoy it on the screen.

I think Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick did an awesome job. Will Ferrell is absolutely hysterical as the Nazi.
It's Springtime for Hitler :rotfl:
I loved it and can't wait to see the movie. Narnia comes first, though.

disneyeveryyear
12-28-2005, 10:23 PM
Come on Marty, your next one is the big 1000

Do you think she is designing something spectacular?

Steamboat Marti
12-28-2005, 10:24 PM
Drum roll please .......




1,000 posts --- Yippee


Thanks for helping me out - you guys are the best!!!!

Blueeyes101817
12-28-2005, 10:24 PM
im here--go marti go!!!!!

Steamboat Marti
12-28-2005, 10:25 PM
Do you think she is designing something spectacular?


Oh come on -- I can't design !! I live vicariously through the designers... I'm gonna be one someday when I grow up!!

Blueeyes101817
12-28-2005, 10:25 PM
darn i posted mine like 2 seconds after you--o well...

WOOHOOOOO on 1000!!!!! :cool1: :Pinkbounc :cheer2: :bounce:

tink2020
12-28-2005, 10:26 PM
Drum roll please .......




1,000 posts --- Yippee


Thanks for helping me out - you guys are the best!!!!

Yaaaay Marti! :banana:

disneyeveryyear
12-28-2005, 10:26 PM
Drum roll please .......




1,000 posts --- Yippee


Thanks for helping me out - you guys are the best!!!!

Congrats Marti!

Now we have to keep up the posting frenzy for Jennifer to hit 20,000 tonight.

ReAnSt
12-28-2005, 10:26 PM
It was in the high 70's here today :sad2:

I'll have to check the Kingdom Keeper book out. I want the Imagineer book.

You'd increase your post count a lot quicker if you'd respond to each of my questions individually :p

So...what's your favorite TV show?

I got the Imagineer Book, I ordered it with my Cruise passporter back in May. It ended up backordered and barely arrived in time to take with me in September for WDW and my Wonder cruise.

Becky

Steamboat Marti
12-28-2005, 10:27 PM
So should the 3 of us stay busy tonight so Jennifer can get her 20,000? Won't Amy, Denise and Kate be surprised to see we did it without them?

Of course, Kate could be hiding too!

Kate is usually in stealth because her design requests increase tenfold when her light is on!!

tinker1bell
12-28-2005, 10:27 PM
Well friends, I almost killed Steffy. I have known her for about 15 years. I have always known that she is highly allergic to a lot of things. Some dogs, cats, smoke, cleaning fluids, flowers, lots of stuff. I have always had a nose that could smell out a kid in poopy diapers a mile away, so you would think I would remember those things no matter what she tells me.
Since DH and I sorta adopted our kids cats when they lived in places where cats were not allowed, she stopped coming to our house. We have had the cats for 11 years now. No problem, I just went to hers and always told her "I am not coming to clean, just to see you".

One year for my birthday she told me that she had taken her medicine and was going to come over to my house to see all of the rooms that we had redone since before the cats came. Pictures just really do not do the trick, you have to see it to believe it. So, she comes in and starts looking around. Finally, after 5 minutes, she leaves. She was sick for a week. (she admitted she had had a cold, but this almost lead to pneumonia. :earseek:

Almost 4 years ago I started having problems with smells. At first I thought I was going crazy. Then I started getting migraines. It seems that for some people, they get migraines from some odors. So, Steffy and I would suffer together when shopping or going out to eat. Sneezing, coughing and just carrying on a lot. (thank goodness for protection) :rotfl: Going thru the smoking section at a restaurant we would hold our breath and practically run. She would wait outside a candle shop because it just really gets to her and if I smelled something, I would just tell her not to go there.

Now since we work together, it is really hard sometimes. When the preschool has to clean several times a day, they have to use some godawful stuff that really smells. If I am aware of it, I can use some protection that I have, a tube of liquid that I can spread under my nose and smell that instead of whatever is in the air. I just have a harder time if someone would come by with some really strong smelling perfume. Patchouli is the absolute worst. I have to go home, take medicine and sleep it off. If we have flowers at the front desk, she cannot be anywhere around.

So, I ordered the Mickey & Me figurine that holds a vase of flowers and sent it to Steffy. I figured she would tell me if the flowers were too strong. She calls to tell me it is beautiful (the vase was missing) and I made sure to ask about the flowers. At that time she is ok. We go to lunch and then she drops me off back at work. Two hours later when I am getting ready to leave, there is a message on my phone that I have to come get the flowers. I called and asked can't you put them in your DD's room? Forgot she is worse with the pollen :earseek: I get there and took the flowers and now she is ok.

Boy, am I such a dork.

disneyeveryyear
12-28-2005, 10:27 PM
Oh come on -- I can't design !! I live vicariously through the designers... I'm gonna be one someday when I grow up!!

I think it was a lovely use of font, size and color. You ARE a designer!

tink2020
12-28-2005, 10:27 PM
Congrats Marti!

Now we have to keep up the posting frenzy for Jennifer to hit 20,000 tonight.

That's an awful lot of posts! I hope I'm still up :rotfl:

Steamboat Marti
12-28-2005, 10:28 PM
I got the Imagineer Book, I ordered it with my Cruise passporter back in May. It ended up backordered and barely arrived in time to take with me in September for WDW and my Wonder cruise.

Becky

Did you read it? Did you like it?? I figured it was about Disney, how bad could it be??

tink2020
12-28-2005, 10:29 PM
Well friends, I almost killed Steffy. I have known her for about 15 years. I have always known that she is highly allergic to a lot of things. Some dogs, cats, smoke, cleaning fluids, flowers, lots of stuff. I have always had a nose that could smell out a kid in poopy diapers a mile away, so you would think I would remember those things no matter what she tells me.
Since DH and I sorta adopted our kids cats when they lived in places where cats were not allowed, she stopped coming to our house. We have had the cats for 11 years now. No problem, I just went to hers and always told her "I am not coming to clean, just to see you".

One year for my birthday she told me that she had taken her medicine and was going to come over to my house to see all of the rooms that we had redone since before the cats came. Pictures just really do not do the trick, you have to see it to believe it. So, she comes in and starts looking around. Finally, after 5 minutes, she leaves. She was sick for a week. (she admitted she had had a cold, but this almost lead to pneumonia. :earseek:

Almost 4 years ago I started having problems with smells. At first I thought I was going crazy. Then I started getting migraines. It seems that for some people, they get migraines from some odors. So, Steffy and I would suffer together when shopping or going out to eat. Sneezing, coughing and just carrying on a lot. (thank goodness for protection) :rotfl: Going thru the smoking section at a restaurant we would hold our breath and practically run. She would wait outside a candle shop because it just really gets to her and if I smelled something, I would just tell her not to go there.

Now since we work together, it is really hard sometimes. When the preschool has to clean several times a day, they have to use some godawful stuff that really smells. If I am aware of it, I can use some protection that I have, a tube of liquid that I can spread under my nose and smell that instead of whatever is in the air. I just have a harder time if someone would come by with some really strong smelling perfume. Patchouli is the absolute worst. I have to go home, take medicine and sleep it off. If we have flowers at the front desk, she cannot be anywhere around.

So, I ordered the Mickey & Me figurine that holds a vase of flowers and sent it to Steffy. I figured she would tell me if the flowers were too strong. She calls to tell me it is beautiful (the vase was missing) and I made sure to ask about the flowers. At that time she is ok. We go to lunch and then she drops me off back at work. Two hours later when I am getting ready to leave, there is a message on my phone that I have to come get the flowers. I called and asked can't you put them in your DD's room? Forgot she is worse with the pollen :earseek: I get there and took the flowers and now she is ok.

Boy, am I such a dork.


Aww! Well, it was lovely of you to get her the flowers, even just for a bit! :goodvibes

tink2020
12-28-2005, 10:29 PM
Did you read it? Did you like it?? I figured it was about Disney, how bad could it be??

The imagineer book? This question wasn't directed at me, but I'll answer, too :rotfl:

It's AWESOME! All kinds of details you don't even find on the DISboards! :earseek:

disneyeveryyear
12-28-2005, 10:30 PM
Well friends, I almost killed Steffy. I have known her for about 15 years. I have always known that she is highly allergic to a lot of things. Some dogs, cats, smoke, cleaning fluids, flowers, lots of stuff. I have always had a nose that could smell out a kid in poopy diapers a mile away, so you would think I would remember those things no matter what she tells me.
Since DH and I sorta adopted our kids cats when they lived in places where cats were not allowed, she stopped coming to our house. We have had the cats for 11 years now. No problem, I just went to hers and always told her "I am not coming to clean, just to see you".

One year for my birthday she told me that she had taken her medicine and was going to come over to my house to see all of the rooms that we had redone since before the cats came. Pictures just really do not do the trick, you have to see it to believe it. So, she comes in and starts looking around. Finally, after 5 minutes, she leaves. She was sick for a week. (she admitted she had had a cold, but this almost lead to pneumonia. :earseek:

Almost 4 years ago I started having problems with smells. At first I thought I was going crazy. Then I started getting migraines. It seems that for some people, they get migraines from some odors. So, Steffy and I would suffer together when shopping or going out to eat. Sneezing, coughing and just carrying on a lot. (thank goodness for protection) :rotfl: Going thru the smoking section at a restaurant we would hold our breath and practically run. She would wait outside a candle shop because it just really gets to her and if I smelled something, I would just tell her not to go there.

Now since we work together, it is really hard sometimes. When the preschool has to clean several times a day, they have to use some godawful stuff that really smells. If I am aware of it, I can use some protection that I have, a tube of liquid that I can spread under my nose and smell that instead of whatever is in the air. I just have a harder time if someone would come by with some really strong smelling perfume. Patchouli is the absolute worst. I have to go home, take medicine and sleep it off. If we have flowers at the front desk, she cannot be anywhere around.

So, I ordered the Mickey & Me figurine that holds a vase of flowers and sent it to Steffy. I figured she would tell me if the flowers were too strong. She calls to tell me it is beautiful (the vase was missing) and I made sure to ask about the flowers. At that time she is ok. We go to lunch and then she drops me off back at work. Two hours later when I am getting ready to leave, there is a message on my phone that I have to come get the flowers. I called and asked can't you put them in your DD's room? Forgot she is worse with the pollen :earseek: I get there and took the flowers and now she is ok.

Boy, am I such a dork.

It's the thought. Did the vase ever arrive? If so, then fill it with silk flowers (there are some really nice ones out there) and re-re-gift it.

disneyeveryyear
12-28-2005, 10:32 PM
That's an awful lot of posts! I hope I'm still up :rotfl:

We have posted almost 75 posts in 45 minutes, so when we have a mission, we can be very chatty.

Blueeyes101817
12-28-2005, 10:32 PM
You guys are posting like crazy--i better stay awake or ill never catch up :)

miss missy
12-28-2005, 10:32 PM
Well friends, I almost killed Steffy. I have known her for about 15 years. I have always known that she is highly allergic to a lot of things. Some dogs, cats, smoke, cleaning fluids, flowers, lots of stuff. I have always had a nose that could smell out a kid in poopy diapers a mile away, so you would think I would remember those things no matter what she tells me.
Since DH and I sorta adopted our kids cats when they lived in places where cats were not allowed, she stopped coming to our house. We have had the cats for 11 years now. No problem, I just went to hers and always told her "I am not coming to clean, just to see you".

One year for my birthday she told me that she had taken her medicine and was going to come over to my house to see all of the rooms that we had redone since before the cats came. Pictures just really do not do the trick, you have to see it to believe it. So, she comes in and starts looking around. Finally, after 5 minutes, she leaves. She was sick for a week. (she admitted she had had a cold, but this almost lead to pneumonia. :earseek:

Almost 4 years ago I started having problems with smells. At first I thought I was going crazy. Then I started getting migraines. It seems that for some people, they get migraines from some odors. So, Steffy and I would suffer together when shopping or going out to eat. Sneezing, coughing and just carrying on a lot. (thank goodness for protection) :rotfl: Going thru the smoking section at a restaurant we would hold our breath and practically run. She would wait outside a candle shop because it just really gets to her and if I smelled something, I would just tell her not to go there.

Now since we work together, it is really hard sometimes. When the preschool has to clean several times a day, they have to use some godawful stuff that really smells. If I am aware of it, I can use some protection that I have, a tube of liquid that I can spread under my nose and smell that instead of whatever is in the air. I just have a harder time if someone would come by with some really strong smelling perfume. Patchouli is the absolute worst. I have to go home, take medicine and sleep it off. If we have flowers at the front desk, she cannot be anywhere around.

So, I ordered the Mickey & Me figurine that holds a vase of flowers and sent it to Steffy. I figured she would tell me if the flowers were too strong. She calls to tell me it is beautiful (the vase was missing) and I made sure to ask about the flowers. At that time she is ok. We go to lunch and then she drops me off back at work. Two hours later when I am getting ready to leave, there is a message on my phone that I have to come get the flowers. I called and asked can't you put them in your DD's room? Forgot she is worse with the pollen :earseek: I get there and took the flowers and now she is ok.

Boy, am I such a dork.

Not a dork! A great friend tho!

ReAnSt
12-28-2005, 10:34 PM
Well friends, I almost killed Steffy. I have known her for about 15 years. I have always known that she is highly allergic to a lot of things. Some dogs, cats, smoke, cleaning fluids, flowers, lots of stuff. I have always had a nose that could smell out a kid in poopy diapers a mile away, so you would think I would remember those things no matter what she tells me.
Since DH and I sorta adopted our kids cats when they lived in places where cats were not allowed, she stopped coming to our house. We have had the cats for 11 years now. No problem, I just went to hers and always told her "I am not coming to clean, just to see you".

One year for my birthday she told me that she had taken her medicine and was going to come over to my house to see all of the rooms that we had redone since before the cats came. Pictures just really do not do the trick, you have to see it to believe it. So, she comes in and starts looking around. Finally, after 5 minutes, she leaves. She was sick for a week. (she admitted she had had a cold, but this almost lead to pneumonia. :earseek:

Almost 4 years ago I started having problems with smells. At first I thought I was going crazy. Then I started getting migraines. It seems that for some people, they get migraines from some odors. So, Steffy and I would suffer together when shopping or going out to eat. Sneezing, coughing and just carrying on a lot. (thank goodness for protection) :rotfl: Going thru the smoking section at a restaurant we would hold our breath and practically run. She would wait outside a candle shop because it just really gets to her and if I smelled something, I would just tell her not to go there.

Now since we work together, it is really hard sometimes. When the preschool has to clean several times a day, they have to use some godawful stuff that really smells. If I am aware of it, I can use some protection that I have, a tube of liquid that I can spread under my nose and smell that instead of whatever is in the air. I just have a harder time if someone would come by with some really strong smelling perfume. Patchouli is the absolute worst. I have to go home, take medicine and sleep it off. If we have flowers at the front desk, she cannot be anywhere around.

So, I ordered the Mickey & Me figurine that holds a vase of flowers and sent it to Steffy. I figured she would tell me if the flowers were too strong. She calls to tell me it is beautiful (the vase was missing) and I made sure to ask about the flowers. At that time she is ok. We go to lunch and then she drops me off back at work. Two hours later when I am getting ready to leave, there is a message on my phone that I have to come get the flowers. I called and asked can't you put them in your DD's room? Forgot she is worse with the pollen :earseek: I get there and took the flowers and now she is ok.

Boy, am I such a dork.

Everybody makes mistakes, hopefully she doesn't get sick from it. Hopefully they were removed in a quick enough time frame. I wonder what they would have done had you asked for fake flowers or none at all??

Becky

miss missy
12-28-2005, 10:36 PM
Favorite TV show???

24!!! and it comes back soon too! Kiefer is mine! I claim him, I get him! Oh man is he HOT!!!! :dog2: :rotfl:

Steamboat Marti
12-28-2005, 10:37 PM
Well friends, I almost killed Steffy. Forgot she is worse with the pollen :earseek: I get there and took the flowers and now she is ok.

Boy, am I such a dork.

You're not a dork, you are just a really good friend that wanted to wish their friend a Merry Christmas. So you forgot your brain temporarily so if that makes you a dork - count me in!!!

tinker1bell
12-28-2005, 10:37 PM
It's the thought. Did the vase ever arrive? If so, then fill it with silk flowers (there are some really nice ones out there) and re-re-gift it.

I called hallmark and they reordered it for me. At first it was going to be a 7-10 day turnaround :earseek: She was able to get it down to 5-7. He really looks cute with his arms out. Sorta like holding out his arms to hug someone. Yes she will put silk flowers in it when it comes.

Steamboat Marti
12-28-2005, 10:38 PM
I think it was a lovely use of font, size and color. You ARE a designer!

thank you - however - I don't equal what others have, so I still bow to them!!!

ReAnSt
12-28-2005, 10:39 PM
Did you read it? Did you like it?? I figured it was about Disney, how bad could it be??

I liked it. It would have been nice if it would have been more detailed and more information. I already knew some of the stuff but some I didn't Considering it was less than $10 I don't think it was a bad deal.

I wish they would come out with the other park books soon, but I haven't heard anything about them. Considering this one was originally scheduled for release in June and didn't come out until September I think it is going to be awhile before we see another park book released let alone for all of the parks.

Becky

KMH1
12-28-2005, 10:40 PM
Kritter, I PMed you the recipe :)

Marti, congratulations on 1000! :Pinkbounc

Tinker1bell, you had the best intentions! :goodvibes

Miss Missy, you can have Kiefer, but Rick Schroder is MINE! :love:

Amy :)

itslisa
12-28-2005, 10:40 PM
Try this out:

http://www.foosecookiecutters.com/store/religious.html


Thank you!!!! What a selection!!!

I think I will order now and put them away. I know if I wait it just won't happen. Thanks again!

Steamboat Marti
12-28-2005, 10:41 PM
I liked it. It would have been nice if it would have been more detailed and more information. I already knew some of the stuff but some I didn't Considering it was less than $10 I don't think it was a bad deal.

I wish they would come out with the other park books soon, but I haven't heard anything about them. Considering this one was originally scheduled for release in June and didn't come out until September I think it is going to be awhile before we see another park book released let alone for all of the parks.

Becky

I could read about Disney all the time. I have a question for all of you... have any of you ever used Tour Guide Mike?? Is he the guy that designs tour plans for you to follow based on a time of year? If you used him, would you please give me an opinion of it and what it cost you? Thanks!

disneyeveryyear
12-28-2005, 10:41 PM
Last night I turned on HBO and I can now proudly proclaim that I am the last person in America to watch Titanic.

It was okay, but I really didn't get all the hype. Maybe one of those movies that plays better at the theatre than on the small screen. IMHO, Evita was very much that way. Great at the movies, not so good at home.

itslisa
12-28-2005, 10:42 PM
I think that I saw some in a store here in Salem just before Christmas. If you haven't found anythin on line yet, I can look this weekend and send them with your pin that I still haven't mailed.

That's good! I was beginning to think it was eaten by USPS!

I like the ones Skunka found for me ... but honestly would flip for copper ones ... or heavy duty ones (like Wilton makes with the rubber tops!).

tinker1bell
12-28-2005, 10:42 PM
I just hope that everyone will understand that if Steffy and I stop hugging anyone at the get togethers in July and August, it will be because something they are wearing is just hitting us the wrong way :guilty:

tink2020
12-28-2005, 10:43 PM
Last night I turned on HBO and I can now proudly proclaim that I am the last person in America to watch Titanic.

It was okay, but I really didn't get all the hype. Maybe one of those movies that plays better at the theatre than on the small screen. IMHO, Evita was very much that way. Great at the movies, not so good at home.

Nope, second to last :wave2:

I refused to see it during all the hype, and just haven't gotten around to it yet. I've seen the original, I've seen (I'm pretty sure) equal or better computer graphics since then, and I'm not a huge fan of Leonardo DiCaprio. I'm in no hurry :confused3

tinknme
12-28-2005, 10:43 PM
Congratulations Marti :cheer2:



Drum roll please .......




1,000 posts --- Yippee


Thanks for helping me out - you guys are the best!!!!

Steamboat Marti
12-28-2005, 10:43 PM
Kritter, I PMed you the recipe :)

Marti, congratulations on 1000! :Pinkbounc

Tinker1bell, you had the best intentions! :goodvibes

Miss Missy, you can have Kiefer, but Rick Schroder is MINE! :love:

Amy :)


Hi Amy! Do you want to try and stay awake and see who gets 20,000???

Oh, and do you mean little Ricky Schroder or grown up NYPD Rick Schroder?

KMH1
12-28-2005, 10:44 PM
Where's the Queen today? Did she tell anyone she'd be offline all day? Did anyone send her a concerned PM?

Amy :)

itslisa
12-28-2005, 10:44 PM
I am going on a very unexpected trip to Disney in 17 days :cool1:


Wonderful!!!!

MinnieMouseMom
12-28-2005, 10:44 PM
Me neither, I started typing one up after I got back but never finished it. The sunburn, sinus infection, and sea sickness, plus the fact that two weeks after my trip I still felt like I was on the Disney Wonder due to the 30 foot waves, did me in, even though I would still do my trip over again in a heart beat.

Becky

Yikes, that's what I'm afraid of on a cruise. Is it normally that bad?

Steamboat Marti
12-28-2005, 10:44 PM
IMHO, Evita was very much that way. Great at the movies, not so good at home.



Here's a piece of stupid trivia for you... Patty LuPone was Evita. My dad taught her when she was in High School. I told you it was stupid trivia....

tinker1bell
12-28-2005, 10:44 PM
I could read about Disney all the time. I have a question for all of you... have any of you ever used Tour Guide Mike?? Is he the guy that designs tour plans for you to follow based on a time of year? If you used him, would you please give me an opinion of it and what it cost you? Thanks!


Marti,

Ask Steffy, she used him for our trip

Steamboat Marti
12-28-2005, 10:45 PM
Where's the Queen today? Did she tell anyone she'd be offline all day? Did anyone send her a concerned PM?

Amy :)


OOOhhhh good idea -- let's load up her PM box. She'll love that!!!!!

tink2020
12-28-2005, 10:45 PM
I could read about Disney all the time. I have a question for all of you... have any of you ever used Tour Guide Mike?? Is he the guy that designs tour plans for you to follow based on a time of year? If you used him, would you please give me an opinion of it and what it cost you? Thanks!

I used him. Well, I subscribed. I really didn't find him useful at all. He's hotly debated on these boards, as I think you either love him or hate him. Some people say (as soon as I say I didn't like him) that I "didn't know how to use the site". I did. I spent plenty of time on it and read lots of information.... but not much I couldn't find around here or from experience.

Either way, whether you love or hate him, you should know that he DOESN'T make actual plans for you. He "teaches" what he knows about the trends that "the rest of the people" follow, and gives you SOME samples. It's really just all the stuff he knows, and you can run with it.

Hope that helps!

oh - I paid like $18-$20 or something.

disneyeveryyear
12-28-2005, 10:45 PM
I could read about Disney all the time. I have a question for all of you... have any of you ever used Tour Guide Mike?? Is he the guy that designs tour plans for you to follow based on a time of year? If you used him, would you please give me an opinion of it and what it cost you? Thanks!

Marti - I subscribed to TGM when we went Christmas week last year. I resubscribed for November of this year and again for August of next year. Since I did it 3 times in 12 months, my last subscription was only $9.99.

Mike doesn't give you a personalized plan, but he has plans to refer you to based on ages, thrill-seeking etc. I can tell you that with his plans, we have never waited more than 10 minutes in any line. We have the best seats for parades, etc., and we know which parks to avoid on which days.

I think it is well worth the $20, I can give you a code for $3.00 off if you want one.

It takes a little time to get used to the process, but well worth it.

bear74
12-28-2005, 10:46 PM
1302
welcome UP disney

KMH1
12-28-2005, 10:47 PM
Hi Amy! Do you want to try and stay awake and see who gets 20,000???

Oh, and do you mean little Ricky Schroder or grown up NYPD Rick Schroder?

I mean ALL Rick Schroder! Occasionally, I even watch episodes of Strong Medicine to catch a glimpse of him (I had never watched this show, so I really have no idea what's going on).

I also have three manilla folders full of pictures of him from the 80's, in addition to a log of Silver Spoon episodes. Kevin thinks I should throw this stuff away! :earseek:

Amy :)

bengalbelle
12-28-2005, 10:47 PM
Drum roll please .......




1,000 posts --- Yippee


Thanks for helping me out - you guys are the best!!!!
Congratulations!!! :jumping1:

tink2020
12-28-2005, 10:48 PM
Marti - I subscribed to TGM when we went Christmas week last year. I resubscribed for November of this year and again for August of next year. Since I did it 3 times in 12 months, my last subscription was only $9.99.

Mike doesn't give you a personalized plan, but he has plans to refer you to based on ages, thrill-seeking etc. I can tell you that with his plans, we have never waited more than 10 minutes in any line. We have the best seats for parades, etc., and we know which parks to avoid on which days.

I think it is well worth the $20, I can give you a code for $3.00 off if you want one.

It takes a little time to get used to the process, but well worth it.

I told ya you either love or hate him :rotfl:

I think you should definitely subscribe once, so that you know what it's all about and whether it's worth it for you. Even though I won't be resubscribing, I didn't feel like I was "out" a great deal of money or time.

Blueeyes101817
12-28-2005, 10:48 PM
Yikes, that's what I'm afraid of on a cruise. Is it normally that bad?


Im leaving on my third cruise in 10 day s :cool1:
I did feel like i was still on the ship for a day or two after the cruise, but nothing too bad at all...
I love cruises and cannot wait for this trip!!

of course, ill be gone 8 days, so there will be no way ill be able to catch up--gonna have to get the highlights of what i missed!!

disneyeveryyear
12-28-2005, 10:48 PM
Here's a piece of stupid trivia for you... Patty LuPone was Evita. My dad taught her when she was in High School. I told you it was stupid trivia....

That's really cool. I saw it at the movies and Madonna was Evita. I am not a Madonna fan, but thought she did a credible job.

Of course, Antonio Banderas is also in the film, and I may have been stupified by his brilliance as Che. :cool1:

tink2020
12-28-2005, 10:49 PM
Wow, whoever said we could hit 20,000 soon was right! We're flying. It's been a while since we chatted this quickly :rotfl:

disneyeveryyear
12-28-2005, 10:49 PM
I told ya you either love or hate him :rotfl:

I think you should definitely subscribe once, so that you know what it's all about and whether it's worth it for you. Even though I won't be resubscribing, I didn't feel like I was "out" a great deal of money or time.

Jennifer, was it for this trip? If you weren't happy just let Mike know and he'll refund your money. He is really good about that.

KMH1
12-28-2005, 10:50 PM
Jennifer! Are you invisible too?!! You have to stay up for 20,000!!!

Amy :)

bengalbelle
12-28-2005, 10:50 PM
Well friends, I almost killed Steffy. I have known her for about 15 years. I have always known that she is highly allergic to a lot of things. Some dogs, cats, smoke, cleaning fluids, flowers, lots of stuff. I have always had a nose that could smell out a kid in poopy diapers a mile away, so you would think I would remember those things no matter what she tells me.
Since DH and I sorta adopted our kids cats when they lived in places where cats were not allowed, she stopped coming to our house. We have had the cats for 11 years now. No problem, I just went to hers and always told her "I am not coming to clean, just to see you".

One year for my birthday she told me that she had taken her medicine and was going to come over to my house to see all of the rooms that we had redone since before the cats came. Pictures just really do not do the trick, you have to see it to believe it. So, she comes in and starts looking around. Finally, after 5 minutes, she leaves. She was sick for a week. (she admitted she had had a cold, but this almost lead to pneumonia. :earseek:

Almost 4 years ago I started having problems with smells. At first I thought I was going crazy. Then I started getting migraines. It seems that for some people, they get migraines from some odors. So, Steffy and I would suffer together when shopping or going out to eat. Sneezing, coughing and just carrying on a lot. (thank goodness for protection) :rotfl: Going thru the smoking section at a restaurant we would hold our breath and practically run. She would wait outside a candle shop because it just really gets to her and if I smelled something, I would just tell her not to go there.

Now since we work together, it is really hard sometimes. When the preschool has to clean several times a day, they have to use some godawful stuff that really smells. If I am aware of it, I can use some protection that I have, a tube of liquid that I can spread under my nose and smell that instead of whatever is in the air. I just have a harder time if someone would come by with some really strong smelling perfume. Patchouli is the absolute worst. I have to go home, take medicine and sleep it off. If we have flowers at the front desk, she cannot be anywhere around.

So, I ordered the Mickey & Me figurine that holds a vase of flowers and sent it to Steffy. I figured she would tell me if the flowers were too strong. She calls to tell me it is beautiful (the vase was missing) and I made sure to ask about the flowers. At that time she is ok. We go to lunch and then she drops me off back at work. Two hours later when I am getting ready to leave, there is a message on my phone that I have to come get the flowers. I called and asked can't you put them in your DD's room? Forgot she is worse with the pollen :earseek: I get there and took the flowers and now she is ok.

Boy, am I such a dork.
I'm allergic to most flowers and perfumes so I totally understand. Poor Steffy :grouphug:

tink2020
12-28-2005, 10:50 PM
Jennifer, was it for this trip? If you weren't happy just let Mike know and he'll refund your money. He is really good about that.

It was this trip. I actually had heard he gets a little um...... defensive when you ask for a refund etc. I decided it wasn't worth it :blush: :rotfl:

MinnieMouseMom
12-28-2005, 10:50 PM
Im leaving on my third cruise in 10 day s :cool1:
I did feel like i was still on the ship for a day or two after the cruise, but nothing too bad at all...
I love cruises and cannot wait for this trip!!

of course, ill be gone 8 days, so there will be no way ill be able to catch up--gonna have to get the highlights of what i missed!!

Have a blast!!

Blueeyes101817
12-28-2005, 10:50 PM
im even staying up for 20000..im never here for the big ones, so i might as well wait while were close!

ReAnSt
12-28-2005, 10:50 PM
I could read about Disney all the time. I have a question for all of you... have any of you ever used Tour Guide Mike?? Is he the guy that designs tour plans for you to follow based on a time of year? If you used him, would you please give me an opinion of it and what it cost you? Thanks!

I think Denise used Tour Guide Mike.

Becky

disneyeveryyear
12-28-2005, 10:51 PM
I mean ALL Rick Schroder! Occasionally, I even watch episodes of Strong Medicine to catch a glimpse of him (I had never watched this show, so I really have no idea what's going on).

I also have three manilla folders full of pictures of him from the 80's, in addition to a log of Silver Spoon episodes. Kevin thinks I should throw this stuff away! :earseek:

Amy :)

So we now know that your stalking of Kate was not your first offense of stalking, is that correct?

tinker1bell
12-28-2005, 10:51 PM
I really like Matthew Fox and Scott Wolf.
Gotta admit it is hard when they say Charlie and it is not Matthew they are talking about on Lost.:goodvibes

itslisa
12-28-2005, 10:51 PM
One of my favorite Seinfelds...... can you spare a square???



OMG! YES! That is one of my favorites too!!!!!

tink2020
12-28-2005, 10:51 PM
Jennifer! Are you invisible too?!! You have to stay up for 20,000!!!

Amy :)

I'm here. I didn't think I was invisible.... dont' worry, I wouldn't miss it. To think that at post 9,000 I jokingly claimed 20,000. I thought it would be a year! :rotfl:

disneyeveryyear
12-28-2005, 10:51 PM
It was this trip. I actually had heard he gets a little um...... defensive when you ask for a refund etc. I decided it wasn't worth it :blush: :rotfl:

I had heard that he processes the refund without any quibbles. Sorry to hear that.

Blueeyes101817
12-28-2005, 10:51 PM
Have a blast!!

Thanks! im really looking forward to this--weve been planning since February! Theres 9 of us going, my family, plus my brothers best friend (i posted about him last month--he came home from iraq on nov 17!)

ReAnSt
12-28-2005, 10:52 PM
I just hope that everyone will understand that if Steffy and I stop hugging anyone at the get togethers in July and August, it will be because something they are wearing is just hitting us the wrong way :guilty:

I am the same way with smells. At work the one day I sneezed about 10 times in a row and the customer says it is probably all the perfume I am wearing. Mind you I couldn't smell it but my body could sense it was there.

Becky

tink2020
12-28-2005, 10:52 PM
So we now know that your stalking of Kate was not your first offense of stalking, is that correct?

:rotfl2: I have to admit, Amy.... I didn't agree with the Kate-stalking since she initiated contact.... but that's a little suspicious :rotfl:

KMH1
12-28-2005, 10:53 PM
So we now know that your stalking of Kate was not your first offense of stalking, is that correct?

I still have a standing bet with my step-dad that I'll meet Ricky, er, I mean Rick. We made the bet in 1986 and I said I'd meet him by 2036. :rotfl:

Amy :)

disneyeveryyear
12-28-2005, 10:53 PM
I really like Matthew Fox and Scott Wolf.
Gotta admit it is hard when they say Charlie and it is not Matthew they are talking about on Lost.:goodvibes

I think my only crush is Antonio Banderas (and my DD6's PE teacher - that man is HOT!). Since he (AB) isn't on TV, I have to pay lots of money to see him.

itslisa
12-28-2005, 10:53 PM
Ahh, Paul... another sane one in the world. There aren't many of us ;)


Ummm .. in "Bizzarro World"??????? :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

Blueeyes101817
12-28-2005, 10:53 PM
Jennifer--the picture in your sig is so cute!

tink2020
12-28-2005, 10:53 PM
Thanks! im really looking forward to this--weve been planning since February! Theres 9 of us going, my family, plus my brothers best friend (i posted about him last month--he came home from iraq on nov 17!)

Sounds like fun! I can't wait to hear about it! Oh, but don't say anything TOO good. I keep considering RCCL for our June cruise, but I DON'T want talked out of DCL! :rotfl:

KMH1
12-28-2005, 10:54 PM
:rotfl2: I have to admit, Amy.... I didn't agree with the Kate-stalking since she initiated contact.... but that's a little suspicious :rotfl:

C'mon, you know you have a crush on a celebrity! At least I picked someone who still looks good. Those of you who liked Leif Garrret....ewwww! :rotfl:

Amy :)

Blueeyes101817
12-28-2005, 10:54 PM
Sounds like fun! I can't wait to hear about it! Oh, but don't say anything TOO good. I keep considering RCCL for our June cruise, but I DON'T want talked out of DCL! :rotfl:
haha...so i wont tell u the first two cruises of mine were RCCL :)

tink2020
12-28-2005, 10:55 PM
Jennifer--the picture in your sig is so cute!

which Jennifer :rotfl: There are a few of us.

And to think, my parents picked Jennifer over the other possibilities "becuase it wasn't popular" :rotfl:

disneyeveryyear
12-28-2005, 10:55 PM
I am the same way with smells. At work the one day I sneezed about 10 times in a row and the customer says it is probably all the perfume I am wearing. Mind you I couldn't smell it but my body could sense it was there.

Becky

Perfumes can kill me, especially when they bathe in them.

I think we should declare all DDA meets to ba perfume free/lotion free/smelly stuff free zones.