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leamom2princesses
01-05-2010, 12:57 PM
Awww, what great pics Pam! Your Christmas looks very similar to ours. We got the same reaction on the Zhu Zhu's. :goodvibes Love the expression on the Zhu Zhu's. :cutie: Thanks for sharing. My house seems bare now too. It's kind of a bummer.

3princesses+aprince
01-05-2010, 01:12 PM
Hey! Pam
great Christmas!!!! lots of fun and love had and given by all...you can see it in every face! I decided to do the Zhu Zhu's for Easter and seen a commercial today that shows the new boats and cars, I think Ashton will love them! I normally wait until "Little Christmas" Jan 6 to tak edown the tree but we went ahead and did it this past weekend...with Joe's sofa in the house it is just too crowded.

Great idea on the waterpark option...my older kids loved it in May; in fact Gwendolyn told me we needed to add two days to our next trip!

congrats on the 40" we measured Ashton Saturday he is at 39.5" so he should be able to ride most things in May and def in Nov whenever we go!!!

:wave2: Connie

Oooo, boats and cars for the zhu zhus, we'll have to get those too.
And, yes, i'm very excited about the waterpark option and to go to Disney Quest.
Oh, and I'm sure Ashton will make the mark, only a half inch to go!!!! We were bummed when we went in May, Sam missed the mark by an inch and a half.

Awe what cute pics- the kids look so happy!!! It looks like they all truly had a great christmas!!!!

Congrats to Sam on the big 40 inch mark!!!!!! She will love all of those rides if she is anything like my little Austin (the daredevil). On our Aug. 08 trip, he was almost three, and we took him on the ToT, Dinosaur, Big Thunder Mountain, Splash Mountain, and he loved ALL of them. I know, we sound like horrible parents, but he is tall for his age (he was 10 lbs 1 oz, and 22 1/2 inches long when he was born :scared1:). He laughed the whole time on ToT and loved Splash Mountain!!!! Sam will love them!!!!!!

Thats great that you chose the Water Park and more package. Blizzard beach is really cool. I was there back in 2000 and it is like a wintery themed waterpark!!!!! We are not really into waterparks ( I mean, we go to Six Flags every now and then or Wildwood- but its not something I usually do in Disney- maybe when he is older). You guys will love it though if you are big waterpark fans. Oh and Disney Quest is amazing too- they have some really neat stuff in there :hippie:- Anthony will probably be in all his glory!!!!!

Oh and POP is a great resort choice if you don't do CBR. Great food court, great pop culture theming, and it is set by a beautiful lake. If you loved ASMo, you'll love this!!!! Also POP does not share buses with other resorts like the All Star Resorts do.

Eager to here more of your plans- have a great night!!!

Super excited about the big 40 inches!! Can't wait to take her on dinosaur and test track and of course Soarin. The water parks and DQ are something huge to look forward too.

Morning Pam,

First of all, great Christmas pics. You guys always look like you are having a great time.

I remember measuring my son all year long in the hope that he'd reach the height requirement. It's so exciting when kids finally reach the mark. Congrats to Sam!

I think adding the water park & more option is a great idea. We did it for several years and had a blast. We'd go to Typhoon Lagoon in the morning and go to Disney Quest that night. My 12 year old son was in heaven when he walked into Disney Quest. I am so not a gamer and even I liked it.

Did I miss it somewhere.....did you finally decide for sure where you are staying?

No, no , you didn't miss it!! I'm still thinking CBR, i'm gonna wait and see what discounts come out!!!
I am really excited about TL, Emily wants to swim with the sharks.

Awww, what great pics Pam! Your Christmas looks very similar to ours. We got the same reaction on the Zhu Zhu's. :goodvibes Love the expression on the Zhu Zhu's. :cutie: Thanks for sharing. My house seems bare now too. It's kind of a bummer.

Yes, the zhu zhu pets, we have to stock up on their accessories now!!

3princesses+aprince
01-05-2010, 01:19 PM
Ok, we have found a new place for the ceremony and reception!!! We had something booked, and it was nice and they were going to set up a nice area for our ceremony inside. But I just wasn't happy with it. I wanted an outside wedding, that's why we went for the summer.

SO!!!! We are now getting married outside right by a lake. There is a gazebo and they are going to set up white chairs.
The reception will follow inside. Which by the webiste photos looks beautiful. I called and spoke with the wedding coordinator and we held the date and we are going down to look at the different rooms and talk with her next week. And of course putting down the deposit.

As soon as I go I will post pictures!!! Obviously the outdoor ceremony area is not going to look all that pretty with it's bare trees and snow covered grounds. But it will get the point across.

We are very happy about this choice. I have been on websites and buying brides magazines all week. I am very ready to start planning now. We are getting the save the date cards made this week. I'll of course post a pic of them too.

Victoriasmom98
01-05-2010, 02:04 PM
Hi Pam!! I am soooo glad that you found a new place for the wedding and reception. I'm still on the fence about whether we should get married this September or not. My DD Victoria is still hemming and hawing about things changing. She wants Mama all to herself apparently. We'll see. It won't be a very big wedding as we've both done this before, so I could whip up something within a few months if need be. I am going to go to all the bridal shows in the area. There are 3 of them this month. Very, very excited!!!:love:

Twoboysnmygirl
01-05-2010, 02:30 PM
I can't wait to see pics! Outside by a lake will be gorgeous!!!!

3princesses+aprince
01-05-2010, 08:00 PM
Hi Pam!! I am soooo glad that you found a new place for the wedding and reception. I'm still on the fence about whether we should get married this September or not. My DD Victoria is still hemming and hawing about things changing. She wants Mama all to herself apparently. We'll see. It won't be a very big wedding as we've both done this before, so I could whip up something within a few months if need be. I am going to go to all the bridal shows in the area. There are 3 of them this month. Very, very excited!!!:love:

Planning a wedding is much more exciting than I ever thought it would be. Gee, we would have done it years ago if I had known. We always figured we weren't missing out on anything. I'm very happy with where we're having the wedding, so I can now I can work on everything else.

I can't wait to see pics! Outside by a lake will be gorgeous!!!!

Just uploaded some that I found!!!!! coming up!!!!

3princesses+aprince
01-05-2010, 08:10 PM
Ok, I found some pictures of where we're having our wedding ceremony and reception!!!!

I'll post these pics now and then i'll post the ones I take when I go down there. and I just spoke with Sherri, the wedding coordinator ( :goodvibes I like the sound of that) and I am meeting with her on saturday January 23rd to check everything out and choose a room and go over the menu, centerpieces, table cloths and napkin choices..... I Can't wait :yay:

Here is a part of the lobby

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k296/3princesses-aprince/wedding.jpg

I found a few room pics, not sure which one would be mine though.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k296/3princesses-aprince/Ourwedding1.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k296/3princesses-aprince/ourwedding2.jpg

And here are a few of where the ceremony will be held

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k296/3princesses-aprince/ourwedding3.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k296/3princesses-aprince/ourwedding4.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k296/3princesses-aprince/OurWedding.jpg


I love it!!! Tonight Manny and I just worked on the guest list. We have a total of 86. I wanted 75, but I give us credit for getting it that close. Not sure if it will grow a little more but I'm sure not everyone on the list will come, maybe, i don't know. Oh well, the more the merrier!!!! As long as it doesn't send us totally broke. We still have to go to Disney ya know!!!

OhioDisneyLover
01-05-2010, 08:13 PM
Just came over to your pre-trippie from mine. Looks like I have a lot of catchin' up to do! Looking forward to reading and joining in!

3princesses+aprince
01-05-2010, 08:16 PM
Just came over to your pre-trippie from mine. Looks like I have a lot of catchin' up to do! Looking forward to reading and joining in!


All right!!! Welcome to my PTR!!!!:goodvibes

longing2Batdisney
01-05-2010, 11:00 PM
Congrats! on chosing a location!! :yay:
the pictures are beautiful and the lake and gazebo are gorgeous!!!

Congrats! I know it has to be super exciting!
:wave2:

leamom2princesses
01-05-2010, 11:53 PM
What a beautiful location for a wedding and reception. Can't wait to see it done up for your wedding. It's going to be gorgeous. Love it Pam! :goodvibes

Victoriasmom98
01-06-2010, 08:25 AM
Pam, that is soooooooo beautiful! I'm so happy for you both!

3princesses+aprince
01-06-2010, 10:50 AM
Congrats! on chosing a location!! :yay:
the pictures are beautiful and the lake and gazebo are gorgeous!!!

Congrats! I know it has to be super exciting!
:wave2:

What a beautiful location for a wedding and reception. Can't wait to see it done up for your wedding. It's going to be gorgeous. Love it Pam! :goodvibes

Pam, that is soooooooo beautiful! I'm so happy for you both!


Thanks, I'm very happy with the location too! I'm excited!!!! I can't wait to go on the 23rd and take pictures of the room we'll be in! There are 2 different ones that I can choose from for the amount of people we are having.

Charlefours
01-06-2010, 12:08 PM
Love all the updates! The holiday photos--TFS! Everyone looked so happy. :) Love the new wedding location--so pretty! We thought about getting married outside too but it did not work out for us. I am glad you were able to find something you liked and fitted with what you wanted!! :goodvibes

The elusive 40 inch mark. I hope my DD will hit that mark. She is really close and we still have eight months and she will be wearing shoes too. ;) She is just over 38 inches and should have another growth spurt by then! :thumbsup2

Free Dining: I talked with my TA, she believes Disney will be making another annoucement sometime in end of March/beginning of April since that is when the current special offers end (booking date). Here's hoping the announce free dining!! :banana: :cool1:

wlwilliams9
01-06-2010, 06:05 PM
Pam, the wedding location is gorgeous! I had a blast planning my wedding! I bet the girls are helping in all of your decision making! It will be extra special for your kids to experience this with you!

PixieDustPrincess05
01-06-2010, 11:11 PM
Oh that is going to be sooo pretty!!!!

Have you decided on a color yet?

MagicMomentsMom
01-07-2010, 07:26 AM
:)Just followed you over from my pre trip report
Congrats on the upcoming wedding, your location is gorgeous!

Veronica

klacey1
01-07-2010, 12:00 PM
Pam, those pictures are great! I'm so glad that now you can have what you really want-- an outdoor ceremony-- rather than settling for less!

inkedupmomma
01-07-2010, 06:43 PM
Hey lady, i'm here and seem to have a lot to catch up on! How exciting that you are having an actual wedding! Wish you were gonna be going a few days earlier in September! I'm all subbed up and ready to read!

3princesses+aprince
01-08-2010, 10:08 AM
Love all the updates! The holiday photos--TFS! Everyone looked so happy. :) Love the new wedding location--so pretty! We thought about getting married outside too but it did not work out for us. I am glad you were able to find something you liked and fitted with what you wanted!! :goodvibes

The elusive 40 inch mark. I hope my DD will hit that mark. She is really close and we still have eight months and she will be wearing shoes too. ;) She is just over 38 inches and should have another growth spurt by then! :thumbsup2

Free Dining: I talked with my TA, she believes Disney will be making another annoucement sometime in end of March/beginning of April since that is when the current special offers end (booking date). Here's hoping the announce free dining!! :banana: :cool1:

I really want an outdoor ceremony, I now have the place set, I am just praying that it does not rain.

I hope your dd gets a good growth spurt going on too. I'm so excited to now that we won't have to have anyone sit out for most of the rides.

And my fingers are crossed for free dining!! That would be the best deal for me.

Pam, the wedding location is gorgeous! I had a blast planning my wedding! I bet the girls are helping in all of your decision making! It will be extra special for your kids to experience this with you!

Oh, yeah, they are so excited. They can't wait to go pick out their dresses.

Oh that is going to be sooo pretty!!!!

Have you decided on a color yet?

My colors are going to be dark blue, silver and a little bit of red thrown in. We wanted a 4th of July theme, but not anything "tacky" The little red that there will be will not be like a fire engine red, but something darker.

:)Just followed you over from my pre trip report
Congrats on the upcoming wedding, your location is gorgeous!

Veronica

Thanks!!! And thanks for coming over.

Pam, those pictures are great! I'm so glad that now you can have what you really want-- an outdoor ceremony-- rather than settling for less!

Oh, I know, I am so happy. My other choice was just not sitting well with me. ;)

Hey lady, i'm here and seem to have a lot to catch up on! How exciting that you are having an actual wedding! Wish you were gonna be going a few days earlier in September! I'm all subbed up and ready to read!

Hey, glad to have you here!!! I know, I am excited about all of the planning I get to do!
And I know, I see we're going to just miss each other in September. Bummer. Well, at least we can wait and plan together.!!!!!!

racefanof88
01-08-2010, 12:25 PM
The pictures of the wedding venue are very pretty. The wedding will be beautiful there :thumbsup2. The countdown to your wedding is going by faster and faster, how exciting :banana::banana:. I love weddings.
All of your Christmas pictures are so nice. Christmas is always so magical through the eyes of a child.
I took my Christmas tree down earlier than I usually do, I was kinda getting tired of it.

mickeystoontown
01-08-2010, 12:45 PM
Pam,

The wedding venue is absolutely beautiful. I can see why you fell in love with the place.

I hate to even imagine what weddings cost now-a-days. We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in August, 2009. We thought about renewing our wedding vows but decided to spend our anniversay in Walt Disney World instead.

You are getting the best of both worlds....a wedding AND Disney World!

PixieDustPrincess05
01-08-2010, 09:30 PM
Pam,

The wedding venue is absolutely beautiful. I can see why you fell in love with the place.

I hate to even imagine what weddings cost now-a-days. We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in August, 2009. We thought about renewing our wedding vows but decided to spend our anniversay in Walt Disney World instead.

You are getting the best of both worlds....a wedding AND Disney World!

"You get the BESTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT of both worlds- chillin' out take it slow then you rock out the show!!" :rolleyes1: :cool1::dance3::woohoo::cheer2::banana:

Sorry perfect Hannah Montana moment there lol :rotfl2:

Twoboysnmygirl
01-09-2010, 07:00 AM
"You get the BESTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT of both worlds- chillin' out take it slow then you rock out the show!!" :rolleyes1: :cool1::dance3::woohoo::cheer2::banana:

Sorry perfect Hannah Montana moment there lol :rotfl2:

:lmao: we have that quite often here as well!

3princesses+aprince
01-09-2010, 10:29 AM
The pictures of the wedding venue are very pretty. The wedding will be beautiful there :thumbsup2. The countdown to your wedding is going by faster and faster, how exciting :banana::banana:. I love weddings.
All of your Christmas pictures are so nice. Christmas is always so magical through the eyes of a child.
I took my Christmas tree down earlier than I usually do, I was kinda getting tired of it.

I know, the wedding will be here quickly, then you know what will be coming right up as well..... DISNEY WORLD!!!!

Tired of the Christmas tree? I wish I could leave mine up all year. :)

Pam,

The wedding venue is absolutely beautiful. I can see why you fell in love with the place.

I hate to even imagine what weddings cost now-a-days. We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in August, 2009. We thought about renewing our wedding vows but decided to spend our anniversay in Walt Disney World instead.

You are getting the best of both worlds....a wedding AND Disney World!

Yes, i'm very excited about everything coming up this year!

"You get the BESTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT of both worlds- chillin' out take it slow then you rock out the show!!" :rolleyes1: :cool1::dance3::woohoo::cheer2::banana:

Sorry perfect Hannah Montana moment there lol :rotfl2:

No apologies necessary, that certainly was the perfect Hannah Montana moment.

:lmao: we have that quite often here as well!

:) We do too!!

PixieDustPrincess05
01-10-2010, 05:18 PM
Hey Pam!

I FINALLY got some pics on my PTR!!!!!!!! I know its about time huh :rotfl2:?

3princesses+aprince
01-10-2010, 09:50 PM
Hey Pam!

I FINALLY got some pics on my PTR!!!!!!!! I know its about time huh :rotfl2:?

All right! I'll go check them out!!!

3princesses+aprince
01-11-2010, 11:03 AM
My poor girls are sad today. Our parakeet, chiclet, which we had for 6 years, since right before Sam was born, died yesterday. I feel so bad. He was such a cool bird. He had a personality like no other. We could do things to make him dance and move his head up and down. He was so neat and loved when the kids were at his cage talking to him. When they would walk away he would jump to the farthest point of the cage and look for them :guilty:

Emily does not want to talk about it or hear his name. And Sam keeps drawing little birds and writing Chicky above it. That's what she called him.

I told them that he knew we loved him and explained to them that animals do not live as long as people do.

I promised them that we would get another bird. So in a few weeks, we'll be doing that.
I am allegic to cats and dogs, which is why we get attached to little pets like birds and hamsters.
We had hamsters, fish and lizards in the past, but chiclet was our buddy:littleangel:



Other than that we have been reading the Kingdom Keepers!!! I think I posted pics of these books that I bought the kids for christmas. They are about a couple of 14 yr olds being in the MK! I don't want to say much in case anyone wants to read them but they are cool. There are 2. We already finished the first book, Kingdom Keepers after dark, and now we are on to Kingdom Keepers, Disney at Dawn. They are for ages 10 and up, and there are quite a few difficult words in there, so I decided that every night we would sit together and I would read to them. They of course love that, and I like the book too.
JUST A WARNING: If your reading these to kids that still believe Tinkerbell and Mickey etc are really tinkerbell and mickey, there are a few parts in the book where it says that the cast members were dressing up in their Mickey costumes :scared1: Luckily I caught that before I read it, cause lizzie and Sam would have been like..... what :eek: The kids love the fact that the book takes place in the MK, they talk about all of the rides and parades.

Victoriasmom98
01-11-2010, 04:56 PM
oh, I am soooo sorry about Chickie. I know how it feels to lose a pet as we only have currently (wait, I have to count......) 14 pets!!! I hope the kids know that he's in a better place and that no one will ever replace him in their hearts. :littleangel:

mickeystoontown
01-11-2010, 05:16 PM
Aw Pam, I am sorry to hear about your bird dying. Maybe the kids will adjust easily and will be satisfied with another bird. I'll keep them in my prayers.

3princesses+aprince
01-12-2010, 09:50 AM
oh, I am soooo sorry about Chickie. I know how it feels to lose a pet as we only have currently (wait, I have to count......) 14 pets!!! I hope the kids know that he's in a better place and that no one will ever replace him in their hearts. :littleangel:

Aw Pam, I am sorry to hear about your bird dying. Maybe the kids will adjust easily and will be satisfied with another bird. I'll keep them in my prayers.


Thank you both! They are fine. Just sad when they think about him! Lizzie and Sam really want another bird, but Emily said she does not. She is the most emotional. She doesn't want another one because she doesn't want to be sad when it dies. Unfortunately, that's life, huh? Pretty sad. But you can't not love because someday it will make you sad. I told Liz and Sam that we will get another one, but we are going to wait a little while, for Emily. When she's not so sad anymore, i'm sure she'll want another one too. So, maybe in a month or two! Sam already has names picked out. She wants to name them Charlie and Bella. We are going to get 2. Unfortunately, Charlie is my boss's name and Bella is his dog's name. So when anyone at work finds out there names, which they will, cause we're all close, they may think i'm a little weird. Soooooo, we're going to have to make a big list of names and pick other fun names. I know we can sway her towards other names. :laughing: I laughed when she told me the names. Like where did they come from. Of all the names in the world.:rolleyes1

mickeystoontown
01-12-2010, 10:00 AM
All of our pets have had Disney names.....Belle, Tinkerbell, Chance and now Oddball. Maybe you could suggest some Disney names.

By the way, I've started my pre-trip report. I hope you'll come over and take a look.

3princesses+aprince
01-12-2010, 10:07 AM
So, i'm now obsessed with reading Fall trip reports and seeing pics and hearing all about Mickey's Not so scary Halloween Party, and seeing all of the park decorations. We are huge Halloween lovers. The kids are going to be in heaven. They do not know about it yet. I was thinking of surprising them with it when I get the tickets, whenever it is they come out. I heard March, so, i'm not sure. Does anyone know when they came out for sale last year.

But..... I get really excited about things. So, i'm thinking i'm not going to wait until I get the tickets to tell them. I've been reading other PTRs too and some disers already have costumes or at least costume ideas. I really want to talk to the kids about it and see what they'd like to dress up as.

Speaking of not knowing, they really don't know we have trip dates set either. I really wanted to make sure we were 100% going. Manny is in, I'm in (;)) So, it's a go!!!! I'm going to book it in a few weeks. I want to make sure the dates are good. I hate calling to change things after the ressie is made. I get nervous. Last may, I changed the dates just by a day because airfare was cheaper (which could of course happen this time too) and I think the next 3 times I called they still had us in for the Magical Express the day before we were due to arrive. I mean, I know that's not a real big deal, but little things stress me out, ok! Especially when it comes to MY Disney Trip:goodvibes
They know we have intentions to go back, but they think nothing is planned yet.

SOoooo, tonight I figured on a little Disney Party! It'll just be something little put together. I figure we'll start off playing our Magic Kingdom board game. I'll tell them the date when we're going! And then tell them about MNSSHP. I'll show them some pictures and then we'll talk costumes!!!
They are going to be SUPER EXCITED!!! Sam's class won a reward recently, so the kids chose costume day. So, I had to dig out the Halloween box and let her pick a costume to wear. Well, that brought up the girls talking about what they wanted to be next year, they were all excited. Wait til they find out where the Halloween party is this year :woohoo:

Ok, i'm off for now to read some Halloween TRs

Twoboysnmygirl
01-12-2010, 10:17 AM
I'm almost positive that MNSSHP tickets went on sale on May 1st in 2009 b/c we purchased them on the day they were available. We loved MNSSHP and we'll be going again this year! :thumbsup2

3princesses+aprince
01-12-2010, 02:41 PM
All of our pets have had Disney names.....Belle, Tinkerbell, Chance and now Oddball. Maybe you could suggest some Disney names.

By the way, I've started my pre-trip report. I hope you'll come over and take a look.

Thanks, I think they will love that! And yay for your PTR, of course i'll read along!!!!

I'm almost positive that MNSSHP tickets went on sale on May 1st in 2009 b/c we purchased them on the day they were available. We loved MNSSHP and we'll be going again this year! :thumbsup2

Oh, good, i'll have to be ready to purchase them as soon as they come out. I'm just so excited about MNSSHP!

3princesses+aprince
01-12-2010, 02:51 PM
So in thinking about MNSSHP costumes, I'm not sure if I should just ask the kids what they want to be and let them all decide on their own costumes. Or, should I try and figure out something we can all do as a group, or at least the 4 kids? I'm not sure what we would do for group costumes though? Any suggestions?

mickeystoontown
01-12-2010, 03:17 PM
Don't forget to check out the sales at www.disneyoutlet.com. I remember seeing costumes on their site but it was a little while back. You never know...you might find some good bargains.

PixieDustPrincess05
01-12-2010, 09:03 PM
Yay for MNSSHP!!!!!! I'm sure your girls will love it!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry to hear about Chiclet- I grew up around lots of pets so I definitely know how it feels to lose one. We are actually getting a cat on Thursday because we miss having pets around.

Oh and by the way, make sure you take a look at my PTR when you get a chance- I have some BIG news :banana:!!!!

Have a great night!!!

3princesses+aprince
01-13-2010, 10:10 AM
Don't forget to check out the sales at www.disneyoutlet.com. I remember seeing costumes on their site but it was a little while back. You never know...you might find some good bargains.

Thanks for the website, I did not know about that one! I definitely check it out.

Yay for MNSSHP!!!!!! I'm sure your girls will love it!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry to hear about Chiclet- I grew up around lots of pets so I definitely know how it feels to lose one. We are actually getting a cat on Thursday because we miss having pets around.

Oh and by the way, make sure you take a look at my PTR when you get a chance- I have some BIG news :banana:!!!!

Have a great night!!!

Thanks, and good luck with your new cat! And I just checked out your PTR, super exciting news! Can't wait to book mine:cloud9:

3princesses+aprince
01-13-2010, 10:24 AM
Ok, so they were pretty surprised when I told them that we are going to book our trip very soon. Emily said " we're booking it, that means we're really going back" So they were happy about that. Then I told them about MNSSHP and they were VERY HAPPY about that! I showed them pictures of the parade and Hallowishes and let them know that they could do some trick or treating. They were really excited that the park closes at 7pm and then the party starts and we can stay in the park until 12a! Sam said she wanted to be Tinkerbell, Lizzie didn't have any ideas yet and Emily said she wanted to be something scary this year, so I suggested a Disney Villian. She seemed to like that idea. See, in the Kingdom Keepers that we're reading Maleficent is the evil Villian that is tormenting everyone, so she kinda scares them now. I hope we don't run into her in September. See, the book is so real, everything is real. There is no made up stuff about the parks and parades, so to the kids, if that stuff is all real, then the things that are happening is real. They get really excited over these books. But maybe she can go as Cruella, that would be fun! I know Liz and Sam will be fairies and/or princesses!
This is going to be so much fun!

I'm also going to start our Disney nights back up! We'll do them on sunday nights! So, I'll have to start thinking of what's going to be first! I don't know if we're going to do them every week, cause we're pretty far out, i'm thinking maybe every other week. So twice a month until we get a little closer than we'll go for every week, we'll see! I also have a wedding to plan :love:

I just got off the phone with an agent from Southwest airlines also. (See, we wanted to drive this time, but now that it's starting to get a little closer and we've been talking about it, we're kind of thinking driving might not be the best idea. I would go for it, but now Manny is like...." well, what if one of the kids gets carsick, or what if they are miserable" So, i'm thinking he will not like the drive and is blaming it on the kids. ;) But if he doesn't want to then i'm not going to do it, we don't need any miserable vacationers. )
When I booked airfare last january I booked a ticket for my mom who wanted to come, she ended up backing out and we have a credit for her ticket. They told me it was good for 12 months from the date of purchase. Well that is january 24th, so that's not gonna help me cause airfare isn't even available to book for september yet. So she told me that I had to call back the day after it expires and I will get a 6 month extension. They will deduct $50 for doing this, but it's better than nothing! So I have a $127.20 credit, so that's cool! I can't wait for September's flights to become available. Not that i'm going to book right away, but just so I can get an idea on what they are going for this year!

mickeystoontown
01-13-2010, 10:31 AM
Doesn't it make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside when you get to tell your kids that they are going back to Disney again!:littleangel:

I was just over on the Disney Outlet website and they had a lot of costumes on clearance and I think they were about $25.00 each. They even had adults costumes. Last week, there was a free shipping promo if you bought $89 or more in merchandise.

How long would your drive be if you decided to drive to Disney World? We've been making the 14-16 hour (depends on traffic and weather) drive every year. I'd love to fly but, in order to get any decent airfare, we'd have to drive to an airport that's almost 3 hours away.

Victoriasmom98
01-13-2010, 10:32 AM
Pam, that is awesome about the airfare credit, even if they are going to take $50 for the extension! And I'm very happy the girls are excited to go back (as if they wouldn't be!!!). I have both a devil lady costume and a kitty costume so it would be up to Victoria which one she will wear and I will just wear the other one! I have to wait for the income tax refund to book, but I am so excited and so is my Victoria!!! OH, and updated info ---- she may let Peter and I get married this September before we leave for Disney! Ok, kid, make up your mind so I can get wedding planning underway! :rotfl:

Twoboysnmygirl
01-13-2010, 10:37 AM
I'm so glad they were excited! They will love MNSSHP! We started doing Movie Day with a friend of mine that is going at the same time we are in Sept. We watched UP yesterday and had balloon cupcakes and the kids made their own Adventure badge books! It was fun! (there are pics in my PTR if you are intrested!) :goodvibes

3princesses+aprince
01-13-2010, 02:02 PM
Doesn't it make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside when you get to tell your kids that they are going back to Disney again!:littleangel:

I was just over on the Disney Outlet website and they had a lot of costumes on clearance and I think they were about $25.00 each. They even had adults costumes. Last week, there was a free shipping promo if you bought $89 or more in merchandise.

How long would your drive be if you decided to drive to Disney World? We've been making the 14-16 hour (depends on traffic and weather) drive every year. I'd love to fly but, in order to get any decent airfare, we'd have to drive to an airport that's almost 3 hours away.

Yes, it's so exciting to tell them that we are going to Disney! Now they have something to dream about! :cloud9:

If we drove mapquest says 21 hours, so a little bit longer than that with traffic and stops :eek:

Pam, that is awesome about the airfare credit, even if they are going to take $50 for the extension! And I'm very happy the girls are excited to go back (as if they wouldn't be!!!). I have both a devil lady costume and a kitty costume so it would be up to Victoria which one she will wear and I will just wear the other one! I have to wait for the income tax refund to book, but I am so excited and so is my Victoria!!! OH, and updated info ---- she may let Peter and I get married this September before we leave for Disney! Ok, kid, make up your mind so I can get wedding planning underway! :rotfl:

Yea, i'm glad I get to get some kind of credit still. I thought I was going to lose the whole thing, so that made me happy.
And I hope you get to have your wedding too! Wedding planning has been almost as fun for me as Disney planning :rolleyes1

I'mso glad they were excited! They will love MNSSHP! We started doing Movie Day with a friend of mine that is going at the same time we are in Sept. We watched UP yesterday and had balloon cupcakes and the kids made their own Adventure badge books! It was fun! (there are pics in my PTR if you are intrested!) :goodvibes

Oh, that's fun! Movie day with a friend! I will go check out PTR!!!

longing2Batdisney
01-13-2010, 02:37 PM
Pam, how fun!!!!and exciting!!
I'm happy the girls were so happy about the hallowishes!
I would like to fly; but, just cannot justify the cost...it does not hurt to drive it is only 10 hr for us and its not bad...and we always have to visit other parks.

and yay for the movie nights starting back up...we do movie day everyday (we don't have crafts or snacks--might have to make one special once a week) we are stuck on UP at the moment...I really like the cupcake and adventrue book idea! (toyboysnmygirl)
Gwendolyn, DD21, gave an adventure book to Joe, DDBF, for Christmas this year...she started and they are going to fill it in as they go!!!!
Have a great day!
:wave2:

racefanof88
01-13-2010, 04:26 PM
Oh Pam I am excited for you :banana:. It is always so much fun when it gets closer to trip time. The kids will love MNSSHP, we had a pretty good time when we went, but it was just soooooooooo hot. I enjoyed wearing a costume along with Dallas. Of course Dale didn't wear one :rolleyes1.

I can understand not wanting to drive as far as ya'll have to drive. I'm glad we only have an 8 hour drive because I won't fly. The $127 credit is pretty good if it pays for even half of one of your tickets. Hey every penny helps when it comes to a Disney trip :thumbsup2.

Charlefours
01-13-2010, 05:17 PM
Yay for MNSSHP!! We are really considering doing it too! :goodvibes May 1st is when the tickets go on sale. I am watching for the dates at the moment--I am hoping they are released soon. With them moving back the EP's F&WF, I am hoping it does not mean they are for MNSSHP.

Sorry to hear about your bird passing on. I hope the girls are doing better. :hug:

The flying versus driving debate: we are still planning on driving it at the moment. I am checking prices out occasionally but SW has not released dates out (as you know). Through AAA, I saw Delta/NW are running $150 tickets for us at the moment but with bagging charges both way it is going to get way expensive!! We really do like the idea of driving it at the moment--who knows, it could change for us but it is not likely for us. I hope you can get great prices!! :wizard:

inkedupmomma
01-13-2010, 05:19 PM
thats awesome that you are finally able to book!:cool1: Just thought I would let you know, driving is not that bad! I DO NOT fly. Will not, can not. So that only leaves driving. I actually really enjoy the ride down and feel like it makes us appreciate the trip even more.

3princesses+aprince
01-14-2010, 09:54 AM
Pam, how fun!!!!and exciting!!
I'm happy the girls were so happy about the hallowishes!
I would like to fly; but, just cannot justify the cost...it does not hurt to drive it is only 10 hr for us and its not bad...and we always have to visit other parks.

and yay for the movie nights starting back up...we do movie day everyday (we don't have crafts or snacks--might have to make one special once a week) we are stuck on UP at the moment...I really like the cupcake and adventrue book idea! (toyboysnmygirl)
Gwendolyn, DD21, gave an adventure book to Joe, DDBF, for Christmas this year...she started and they are going to fill it in as they go!!!!
Have a great day!
:wave2:

Oh, your so lucky with a 10 hr drive, I wish! Oh, it would be so cheap to get there. It sucks when getting to the world costs half as much as the entire Disney Trip!

Oh Pam I am excited for you :banana:. It is always so much fun when it gets closer to trip time. The kids will love MNSSHP, we had a pretty good time when we went, but it was just soooooooooo hot. I enjoyed wearing a costume along with Dallas. Of course Dale didn't wear one :rolleyes1.

I can understand not wanting to drive as far as ya'll have to drive. I'm glad we only have an 8 hour drive because I won't fly. The $127 credit is pretty good if it pays for even half of one of your tickets. Hey every penny helps when it comes to a Disney trip :thumbsup2.

Another lucky one that does not live too far from the world. Oh, I wish! Yeah, I figured it should cover at least almost 1, and hey, that does help. I mean we could still change our minds and go for the drive, but i'll keep checking southwest's prices as it gets closer.

Yay for MNSSHP!! We are really considering doing it too! :goodvibes May 1st is when the tickets go on sale. I am watching for the dates at the moment--I am hoping they are released soon. With them moving back the EP's F&WF, I am hoping it does not mean they are for MNSSHP.

Sorry to hear about your bird passing on. I hope the girls are doing better. :hug:

The flying versus driving debate: we are still planning on driving it at the moment. I am checking prices out occasionally but SW has not released dates out (as you know). Through AAA, I saw Delta/NW are running $150 tickets for us at the moment but with bagging charges both way it is going to get way expensive!! We really do like the idea of driving it at the moment--who knows, it could change for us but it is not likely for us. I hope you can get great prices!! :wizard:

Yeah, we're not 100% set on flying but it's just so quick and then your there. I"m not a flying fan either that's for sure, anyone who read my PTR for May will know that! It will probably all come down to flight prices. Right now for August it's 129 each way, the end of sept can't be any more than that, and it will hopefully even be cheaper.

thats awesome that you are finally able to book!:cool1: Just thought I would let you know, driving is not that bad! I DO NOT fly. Will not, can not. So that only leaves driving. I actually really enjoy the ride down and feel like it makes us appreciate the trip even more.

I know, I was actually really looking forward to the drive. I figured we'd get to see a lot of neat things that we otherwise would never see. Well, we'll see.

mickeystoontown
01-14-2010, 10:12 AM
Ouch 21 hours?!?! Our drive is usually between 14 and 16 hours...just depends on traffic, weather, how many times we have to stop and pee :rolleyes1, etc. Every year, I price out airfare all the way down until the day before we are supposed to leave and I've never gotten a good enough price to fly all four of us down. Maybe, you'll luck up and get some good airfare.

3princesses+aprince
01-14-2010, 10:19 AM
Ok, Emily has decided what she wants to be for Mickey's not so scary Halloween Party! She is a HUGE, I can't stress that enough, HUGE fan of the Haunted Mansion. I mean if we would have just rode that over and over while we were there and nothing else she would have been totally satisfied :goodvibes She's the biggest lover of Halloween ever, so i'm sure that's where her fascination with the mansion lies! So, she is going to be one of the dead happy haunts. She wants to look like one of the ghosts dancing in the ballroom. She said she needs to have a puffy dress, cause that's what they wore back then. But, I then explained to her that she would sweat. So, I need to find something white and with the looks of the ones that these "lovely ladies" in the mansion wear, but a short dress! Oh, this is going to be so much fun to put this costume together. I have very crafty friends! I just need to find the right dress! I was thinking maybe the thrift shops will have different things like that!
OH BOY, WE'RE GOING TO THE BEST HALLOWEEN PARTY EVER THIS YEAR!::MickeyMo::MinnieMo:maleficenpluto::dumbo::s titch::donald:

I'm so excited about that and so aren't the kids. I'm hoping we can get Anthony to dress up too. But..... I don't know! That may be pushing it! I guess i'll be happy if he at least wears the MNSSHP t shirt i'm making them.
Lizzie and Sam keep saying Tinkerbell, and all of the different princesses. So, we'll just see what they pick when we're ready to buy costumes!

DRIVING OR FLYING: So, i'm debating with myself over if we are going to fly or drive. I have a credit with southwest, so that will take almost 1 ticket price away. I'm guessing we'll end up paying around 1400/1500 for airfare. Now, if anyone remembers from my PTR for last May I was petrified to fly, and Anthony was not happy about it as well ( although he would not say if he was "scared", so i'm not sure) I was actually giving myself anxiety months before the trip because of the plane. See, I get stressed easily and my heart will race and everything, and I've recently found out how to stop that on my own! And guess what, I learned that on the morning we got on that plane. I thought I was going to pass out once we were seated and started strapping in. My heart was racing. I said to myself, "oh my god, you're going to make yourself sick, or worse, really pass out" I just stopped. I stopped thinking about it! I started talking to Lizzie and Sam who were my seat buddies and looking out the window and started thinking and talking about our lovely Disney trip! It worked, I was so proud of myself, I really couldn't believe it, still to this day, I can't believe it. I would get on a plane again in a minute. Does it make me uncomfortable when I really think about.... a little, but that's my trick, I do not think about it! I just do it! So flying is no longer an issue for me!!!! Thought i'd never say that!:)

Now driving: I have always thought a road trip would be super fun, especially to Disney! At first I thought that was definitely going to be the plan, but then Manny started saying he wasn't sure if it was a good idea. He of course brought up some things that could go wrong, like flat tires or breakdowns. What if our truck broke down 500 miles from home. How/when would we get to Disney? How would we get our truck home if it was something major. Our truck is fairly new, but you never know. That would really suck! So we could go with a rental! But, that would end up costing us pretty much the same price if not more than flying. We would need it for 11 nights, it would need to be a minivan or SUV! Not cheap at all, especially after factoring in tolls and gas!

So, we shall see! Still thinking about it, but leaning towards flying right now!

Twoboysnmygirl
01-14-2010, 10:47 AM
Pam, the driving/flying thing is forever an issue for us too! For me, it's about having a car AT WDW. I really don't care for the buses, so I'm contemplating renting a car once we fly.

We will NOT drive again! It's a 17 hour drive (that's without stopping, but obviously we have to stop!) and it took us 2 days. The hotel we stopped at was not very nice, even though we paid almost 100$ for it and we spent a ton of money in food that we would have saved if we flew. My back hurt from sitting so much and even though we brought the video game, the kids were restless after a while. The drive back was much worse b/c there was nothing to look forward to! On the way back I swore that our next trip we would fly and that's exactly what we are going to do!

3princesses+aprince
01-15-2010, 10:41 AM
Pam, the driving/flying thing is forever an issue for us too! For me, it's about having a car AT WDW. I really don't care for the buses, so I'm contemplating renting a car once we fly.

We will NOT drive again! It's a 17 hour drive (that's without stopping, but obviously we have to stop!) and it took us 2 days. The hotel we stopped at was not very nice, even though we paid almost 100$ for it and we spent a ton of money in food that we would have saved if we flew. My back hurt from sitting so much and even though we brought the video game, the kids were restless after a while. The drive back was much worse b/c there was nothing to look forward to! On the way back I swore that our next trip we would fly and that's exactly what we are going to do!

Thanks! Yeah, i'm afraid of miserable kids, breakdowns, nasty hotels along the way etc... I have also heard from many other disers who drive too that the drive home is NOT FUN! If your vacation has to come to an end, why drag it out, lets just get home already!!!:scared1:

3princesses+aprince
01-15-2010, 11:20 AM
So, what do you think of my new ticker! Still the same number of days, nothing will change there ( unless it's by a day for cheaper airfare) I just figured i'd make it more personal! It is a honeymoon trip, but it's a Halloween party too!!!!!! I love the little bride and groom, mickey and minnie!!!:goodvibes

klacey1
01-15-2010, 01:56 PM
Hi, Pam! I've been MIA, so I had a lot to catch up on. I've never been to any of the "special parties," but I've heard MNSSHP is great for the kids!!
I love Emily's "happy haunt" costume idea! So original-- I bet she'll be the only one!
Love the ticker!

disneycat_f2008
01-15-2010, 02:28 PM
Ok, Emily has decided what she wants to be for Mickey's not so scary Halloween Party! She is a HUGE, I can't stress that enough, HUGE fan of the Haunted Mansion. I mean if we would have just rode that over and over while we were there and nothing else she would have been totally satisfied :goodvibes She's the biggest lover of Halloween ever, so i'm sure that's where her fascination with the mansion lies! So, she is going to be one of the dead happy haunts. She wants to look like one of the ghosts dancing in the ballroom. She said she needs to have a puffy dress, cause that's what they wore back then. But, I then explained to her that she would sweat. So, I need to find something white and with the looks of the ones that these "lovely ladies" in the mansion wear, but a short dress! Oh, this is going to be so much fun to put this costume together. I have very crafty friends! I just need to find the right dress! I was thinking maybe the thrift shops will have different things like that!
OH BOY, WE'RE GOING TO THE BEST HALLOWEEN PARTY EVER THIS YEAR!::MickeyMo::MinnieMo:maleficenpluto::dumbo::s titch::donald:

I'm so excited about that and so aren't the kids. I'm hoping we can get Anthony to dress up too. But..... I don't know! That may be pushing it! I guess i'll be happy if he at least wears the MNSSHP t shirt i'm making them.
Lizzie and Sam keep saying Tinkerbell, and all of the different princesses. So, we'll just see what they pick when we're ready to buy costumes!



Emily's costume idea sounds amazing, you will have so much fun setting that one up & it will look great at the end. I'm sure Lizzie & Sam will make up their minds when you come to picking out your outfits :)

3princesses+aprince
01-16-2010, 10:45 AM
Hi, Pam! I've been MIA, so I had a lot to catch up on. I've never been to any of the "special parties," but I've heard MNSSHP is great for the kids!!
I love Emily's "happy haunt" costume idea! So original-- I bet she'll be the only one!
Love the ticker!

Oh, Hi!!! How are you? Yea, I think her costume is going to come out great! I have some crafty friends to help out! I'm not too bad, but, not the greatest when it comes to creativity.

Emily's costume idea sounds amazing, you will have so much fun setting that one up & it will look great at the end. I'm sure Lizzie & Sam will make up their minds when you come to picking out your outfits :)

Yeah, Lizzie and Sam, being younger, I don't think are thinking of anything past what we're doing this weekend. Silly girls! When the time comes to really decide, they will be as excited as Emily. To them it feels like Halloween just passed, so it's so far away......... But, luckily, it's not that far away!

3princesses+aprince
01-16-2010, 10:55 AM
Ok, i'm going to be booking soon and i'm really having a problem choosing a resort! It would of course be so much easier to pay for a trip to POP this year with the wedding and all, but I really would like to stay in a moderate this year, especially because it's a honeymoon trip, i'd like for it to be a little more special than usual!

Ok, so for a moderate I know I was originally looking at Coronado Springs, then changed my mind to Caribbean Beach resort, well, now i'm thinking the junior suite at Coronado Springs again. :rolleyes1

Oh, I don't know!!!!!!:confused3 I kind of gotta decide soon though. I know I can change resorts even after I book ,but of course i'd rather not.

I've been going through the CBR and CSR threads with the pictures and that's not really helping because they are both great! And when I look at one, I want that one, then i'll go to the other thread and i'll want that resort!

So, that's the decision that needs to be made by me shortly! Manny or the girls cannot help because 1: Manny doesn't plan anyway and 2: I would like the resort to stay a surprise until we get there!

I've also been working on some tentative plans going by last year's park hours. Not sure how similar they are from year to year, but we'll see how much I have to tweak it when the 2010 hours come out. But at least for now I have an idea. I will post those later on!

leamom2princesses
01-16-2010, 12:22 PM
Cute ticker Pam and Emily's costume idea is so creative. :thumbsup2 I've never stayed at CSR but can tell you that we do enjoy CBR. The girls really loved the new pool area in May. I'm a fan also a huge fan of tropical theming. If you stay at CBR I would definitely recommend a preferred room. It's a very big resort and some of the standard rooms can be a huge trek. Walking is no problem for us but after a long day and with sleepy kids and can be a little bit of a pain. I would stay there again in a minute though.:goodvibes

klacey1
01-16-2010, 02:16 PM
I'm going to reccomend CBR, Pam! It just has such a "tropical" theme, which is the first thing I think of when I think "honeymoon." I feel like it will be visually appealing to the girls and Anthony.
I also reccomend flying-- with food, gas, and the added expense of "car toys," from most people I've heard the cost just about evens out with flying. Plus, I wouldn't want to waste your SW credit. If you put mind over matter with flying last time (as far as your fear), you can definitely do it again!

3princesses+aprince
01-17-2010, 11:48 AM
Cute ticker Pam and Emily's costume idea is so creative. :thumbsup2 I've never stayed at CSR but can tell you that we do enjoy CBR. The girls really loved the new pool area in May. I'm a fan also a huge fan of tropical theming. If you stay at CBR I would definitely recommend a preferred room. It's a very big resort and some of the standard rooms can be a huge trek. Walking is no problem for us but after a long day and with sleepy kids and can be a little bit of a pain. I would stay there again in a minute though.:goodvibes

Thanks, the pool looks really awesome! I also like the tropical theme! I have a question for you. Do what is the difference between water view and preferred, I would love to have a water view but does that mean that I could be farther from the bus stops and the food court?

I'm going to reccomend CBR, Pam! It just has such a "tropical" theme, which is the first thing I think of when I think "honeymoon." I feel like it will be visually appealing to the girls and Anthony.
I also reccomend flying-- with food, gas, and the added expense of "car toys," from most people I've heard the cost just about evens out with flying. Plus, I wouldn't want to waste your SW credit. If you put mind over matter with flying last time (as far as your fear), you can definitely do it again!

I know, CBR looks so pretty. And yes, we probably will go with flying! I don't want to waste my credit ,plus I do think it would end up costing us a little more than flying, so really no point.

leamom2princesses
01-17-2010, 11:27 PM
Water view gets you a look at the lake and could be anywhere around it. Preferred will get you close to the food court, arcade, and main themed pools. The bus stops aren't too bad at any of the rooms/sections but the food court can be a trek for sure. The bonus of a moderate is that there are usually several fairly close bus stops.

When we stayed at ASports we had a long walk to the one bus stop. We were in Barbados (standard Nemo room) at CBR this last trip. It was close to a bus stop but it was a hike to Port Royale (that's CBR's main area, so in the rain, it just didn't happen). If you can afford the preferred room I would defintely go for it. The way the buildings are laid out at CBR you can't really get a bad view. There are lush tropical courtyards around the buildings and the side of the building faces the parking lot not the windows. I could be wrong but I think the rooms at CBR are the biggest of the moderates by a few feet also. Decisions, decisions, decisions. Good luck Pam! :goodvibes

Lisa, (mickeystoontown) will correct me if I'm wrong. She's stayed there several times also.

BelleTinkMom
01-17-2010, 11:41 PM
Where is the best place to buy pins? Before we get to Disney that is! We started on our last trip but they only had 3 a piece and I made the mistake of buying them their favorite characters. They didn't want to trade them :eek: Of course they wouldn't want to. I don't know what I was thinking. Emily did do 1 trade and had so much fun with it. I know they'll all enjoy it next time. I want them to have at least 8 a piece. I have bought some from mousepinsonline before and through disneyshopping. I just want to make sure i'm not missing out on any "hot spots" to buy them. Thanks!!!

I have purchased pins on mousepinsoline.com also. I thought I was getting a really good price. Then I discovered pins on ebay. They were much cheaper.

mickeystoontown
01-18-2010, 10:10 AM
Water view gets you a look at the lake and could be anywhere around it. Preferred will get you close to the food court, arcade, and main themed pools. The bus stops aren't too bad at any of the rooms/sections but the food court can be a trek for sure. The bonus of a moderate is that there are usually several fairly close bus stops.

When we stayed at ASports we had a long walk to the one bus stop. We were in Barbados (standard Nemo room) at CBR this last trip. It was close to a bus stop but it was a hike to Port Royale (that's CBR's main area, so in the rain, it just didn't happen). If you can afford the preferred room I would defintely go for it. The way the buildings are laid out at CBR you can't really get a bad view. There are lush tropical courtyards around the buildings and the side of the building faces the parking lot not the windows. I could be wrong but I think the rooms at CBR are the biggest of the moderates by a few feet also. Decisions, decisions, decisions. Good luck Pam! :goodvibes

Lisa, (mickeystoontown) will correct me if I'm wrong. She's stayed there several times also.


You got everything right! The CBR rooms are 340 square feet and the other moderates are 314 square feet.

I wouldn't pay for a water view room at the CBR. In Disney's eyes a water view room (at any resort) is either looking at a lake or a swimming pool...hey that's water.:laughing:

The promenade around the entire resort is 1.4 miles long. Old Port Royale is located roughly in the middle. So, you're walk from the furthest point in the resort won't be more than (again roughly) half of 1.4 miles.

wdwgirl03
01-18-2010, 10:26 AM
Sounds like a great idea for Emily's costume! MNSSHP is a blast. :thumbsup2

Good luck choosing your resort. Sorry I don't have any input since we've never stayed at any of those resorts!

3princesses+aprince
01-18-2010, 01:58 PM
Water view gets you a look at the lake and could be anywhere around it. Preferred will get you close to the food court, arcade, and main themed pools. The bus stops aren't too bad at any of the rooms/sections but the food court can be a trek for sure. The bonus of a moderate is that there are usually several fairly close bus stops.

When we stayed at ASports we had a long walk to the one bus stop. We were in Barbados (standard Nemo room) at CBR this last trip. It was close to a bus stop but it was a hike to Port Royale (that's CBR's main area, so in the rain, it just didn't happen). If you can afford the preferred room I would defintely go for it. The way the buildings are laid out at CBR you can't really get a bad view. There are lush tropical courtyards around the buildings and the side of the building faces the parking lot not the windows. I could be wrong but I think the rooms at CBR are the biggest of the moderates by a few feet also. Decisions, decisions, decisions. Good luck Pam! :goodvibes

Lisa, (mickeystoontown) will correct me if I'm wrong. She's stayed there several times also.

Hmm, ok, I get it now. In looking at the prices you can get a preferred room or water view. I think both options cost the same. I'd like the water view but would really like to be close to the food court and pool. So we'll see, maybe i'll go with preferred instead of water view then! Thanks so much for clearing that up. I don't want to be a hike from pools and food! We're there too often!

I have purchased pins on mousepinsoline.com also. I thought I was getting a really good price. Then I discovered pins on ebay. They were much cheaper.

Thanks, I have heard of others purchasing them on ebay, just never tried. Maybe i'll give it a try this time! If it's cheaper that'll work for me;)

You got everything right! The CBR rooms are 340 square feet and the other moderates are 314 square feet.

I wouldn't pay for a water view room at the CBR. In Disney's eyes a water view room (at any resort) is either looking at a lake or a swimming pool...hey that's water.:laughing:

The promenade around the entire resort is 1.4 miles long. Old Port Royale is located roughly in the middle. So, you're walk from the furthest point in the resort won't be more than (again roughly) half of 1.4 miles.

Thanks so much for more of your info. Your a pro on this resort. I love it!

Sounds like a great idea for Emily's costume! MNSSHP is a blast. :thumbsup2

Good luck choosing your resort. Sorry I don't have any input since we've never stayed at any of those resorts!

Thanks, I thought her idea for that costume was awesome too! She's a creative little one!

3princesses+aprince
01-18-2010, 02:03 PM
Ok, so first of all: We are having a Disney themed "day" today instead of night. Cause there's no school and we have the day, It's raining/sleeting/snowing. Perfect stay home weather. So we're starting soon!

We are having an Animal Kingdom Safari day! The girls got planet earth stuffed animals for christmas and they each came with dvds on that animal. We have not watched any of them yet. We are going to start by watching them while we have a picnic lunch surrounded by "animals" :)

Next, we are getting ready to go on a Safari around the house! I'll post all about it later tonight!



NEXT: I AM BOOKING CARIBBEAN BEACH RESORT IN 2 WEEKS!!!! NOT SAYING THAT MY CRAZY MIND CAN'T CHANGE AGAIN, BUT I THINK I'M SET! NO MATTER WHAT I LOOK AT OR THINK ABOUT, I KEEP COMING BACK TO THAT RESORT!!!

MICKEYSTOONTOWN, I'LL ALSO COME OVER AND SIGN UP FOR YOUR COUNTDOWN TO CBR THREAD!!! THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR INFO!!!

longing2Batdisney
01-18-2010, 04:54 PM
Hi! Pam
I love Emily's costume idea...one year I dressed Gwendolyn up as Frankenstien's wife (that is what I pictured when you said the ballroom scene)...I bought a used wedding dress, you could do something like that and shred the bottom out to thin it out (to make it cooler) and give it the illusion of decay. We put baby powder on her skin and sprinkled in her hair with some dark shadow along the bone lines and under the eyes...HAVE FUN WITH IT!

CBR! great resort choice!!! we are leaning that way for the Nov trip if we go mod and POP if we chose value... and I think if I had four kids going I would prefer to fly too! so you don't have to hear she is in my space and so on :laughing:

Sounds like ya'll are having a great Disney day!!!! have fun!!!
:wave2: Connie

klacey1
01-18-2010, 07:25 PM
Yay for CBR! I'm sure your family will love it-- and be VERY surprised!
I hope you all had fun with your Animal Kingdom day, too.

PixieDustPrincess05
01-18-2010, 09:55 PM
Yippie!!! An Animal Kingdom Day- that is awesome!!!!! Where can you find those Planet Earth animals- they look so soft and adorable!!!

That is also great that you are booking soon- I'm sure the girls are really excited!!!

racefanof88
01-18-2010, 10:37 PM
:woohoo:On CBR. I can't wait until we get there in May. I booked a preferred room because of the resort size. Even though Pop isn't a huge resort Dale hated the walk to the food court. We were lucky enough to have a pool right by our room though. I think we are going to enjoy staying at CBR.

3princesses+aprince
01-19-2010, 09:35 AM
Hi! Pam
I love Emily's costume idea...one year I dressed Gwendolyn up as Frankenstien's wife (that is what I pictured when you said the ballroom scene)...I bought a used wedding dress, you could do something like that and shred the bottom out to thin it out (to make it cooler) and give it the illusion of decay. We put baby powder on her skin and sprinkled in her hair with some dark shadow along the bone lines and under the eyes...HAVE FUN WITH IT!

CBR! great resort choice!!! we are leaning that way for the Nov trip if we go mod and POP if we chose value... and I think if I had four kids going I would prefer to fly too! so you don't have to hear she is in my space and so on :laughing:

Sounds like ya'll are having a great Disney day!!!! have fun!!!
:wave2: Connie

Ooo, thanks for the costume ideas. I figured I was going to go with a wedding dress type thing and shredding the bottom sounds great. I knew I was looking for something to give it the decay look! I never thought of the baby powder, that's great!

Yay for CBR! I'm sure your family will love it-- and be VERY surprised!
I hope you all had fun with your Animal Kingdom day, too.

Oh, i'm sure they will be very surprised!!! They love the beach, so it will be great!

Yippie!!! An Animal Kingdom Day- that is awesome!!!!! Where can you find those Planet Earth animals- they look so soft and adorable!!!

That is also great that you are booking soon- I'm sure the girls are really excited!!!

I believe the planet earth animals were bought at walmart. Toys r us sells them too I believe, but I don't always see them! walmart and toys r us' websites will most likely have them too!

:woohoo:On CBR. I can't wait until we get there in May. I booked a preferred room because of the resort size. Even though Pop isn't a huge resort Dale hated the walk to the food court. We were lucky enough to have a pool right by our room though. I think we are going to enjoy staying at CBR.

Yea, it does look very big!

3princesses+aprince
01-19-2010, 09:59 AM
So, we started off by watching the planet earth dvds. They were super cool, and geared towards kids. So they were able to learn all about the animal without watching things eat each other, like on animal planet! They were about 30 minutes long and we just kept popping them in while we were eating, we had popcorn chicken and fries during our "animal picnic". They didn't even lose interest because every 30 min there would be a new one in. I am now in love with elephants, just as Lizzie is, and the penguins are so neat also!

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Lizzie's lunch was being attacked by hungry animals!

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After the animal movies and lunch I had the girls go hide in the bathroom while I got the Safari ready! They didn't know it was a Safari, I just told them I had a game to play. They were very excited when they found out. I made them put on their "Safari gear" and they each went one by one. They had a checklist of which animals they were supposed to find and they had my camera, they had to take a picture of each animal on their list and then check it off! And by the grace of god, nobody broke my camera

So, they were ready to go!

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Emily went first and got some pictures!

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Lizzie went next!

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Then Sam!!!

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They each had 6 different animals to find! Sam's polar bears were in the fridge! And Em's penguin was in the kitchen sink! Liz's Chimp was hanging from the curtain! They had so much fun with this we had to do it again. This time was in the dark though, they had the flashlights.... even better!!!!

Victoriasmom98
01-19-2010, 10:13 AM
Oh, Pam....How adorable was your safari night!! That's awesome! Victoria is much "too old" to do something like that (or so she'd tell you! 11 going on 20, you know!). I did catch your message on Karen's pre-trip report and yes, I am doing the wedding thing now BEFORE I go to Disney! OMG!! I think I'm crazy! So, you are planning on having beta's in your centerpieces, too? I thought I was crazy for that, but a beach wedding, why not have fish?! ;). I just sent a letter off to the resort I am planning on having the wedding at, so we'll see if this all comes together. It's only going to be a small one, so it should be just fine. I've already picked out some vases (99 cents at Goodwill, baby) and some royal blue ribbon (Wal-Mart, Christmas clearence for 50 cents). I need to pick up some shells at AC Moore or Michaels. Now, here's the kicker.......Victoria still wants our Disney trip to be just her and I......yeah, I'll get married on the 18th, spend a few days with my new hubby and then take off on the 23rd to Disney with Victoria......hmmmm.....still working that little detail out! :lmao:

Twoboysnmygirl
01-19-2010, 10:44 AM
What a great idea!!! I'm so glad they had fun Pam, I wonder if my girl is too old for this. I bet she would LOVE doing it in the dark with a flashlight. Maybe we can find a way to incorporate this into our movie day, is there a safari-type Disney movie out there??? Hmmmmm

leamom2princesses
01-19-2010, 11:09 AM
What a fun day Pam! I love Sam's pic while they are getting ready to do their safari...made me laugh out loud. How cute! Thanks for the cool idea. My girls would love it. :goodvibes

Congrats on deciding on CBR. You guys are sure to love it! It is a beautiful (and big) resort. It's fun just to take a stroll along the pathways though.

mickeystoontown
01-19-2010, 12:11 PM
Gosh I wish my son was still young enough to do all the cool Disney nights you guys do.

Your safari idea was fantastic!

3princesses+aprince
01-19-2010, 01:36 PM
Oh, Pam....How adorable was your safari night!! That's awesome! Victoria is much "too old" to do something like that (or so she'd tell you! 11 going on 20, you know!). I did catch your message on Karen's pre-trip report and yes, I am doing the wedding thing now BEFORE I go to Disney! OMG!! I think I'm crazy! So, you are planning on having beta's in your centerpieces, too? I thought I was crazy for that, but a beach wedding, why not have fish?! ;). I just sent a letter off to the resort I am planning on having the wedding at, so we'll see if this all comes together. It's only going to be a small one, so it should be just fine. I've already picked out some vases (99 cents at Goodwill, baby) and some royal blue ribbon (Wal-Mart, Christmas clearence for 50 cents). I need to pick up some shells at AC Moore or Michaels. Now, here's the kicker.......Victoria still wants our Disney trip to be just her and I......yeah, I'll get married on the 18th, spend a few days with my new hubby and then take off on the 23rd to Disney with Victoria......hmmmm.....still working that little detail out! :lmao:

Congrats on the wedding! You must be so excited! Yeah, I was thinking about betas! We've seen some pretty neat centerpieces people have made up using them! And our wedding, although, not on a beach will be by a lake, so we'd like to roll with that summery theme!
And as for your trip to Disney! I think it would be really nice to all go together and i'm sure your "new husband" will enjoy it too! I'm planning on making tank tops, like I did for my last trip for me and Manny this time too. I'll post the design that someone made for me for our honeymoon. I'm also planning on wearing the honeymoon celebration pins. It will be a really nice time for you guys too, i'm sure! I know I want to eat at Coral Reef on our first night, just because it looks pretty romantic and still neat for the kids at the same time!
Good luck with planning all of that out, keep me posted!

We can do a dismeet too!!!!

What a great idea!!! I'm so glad they had fun Pam, I wonder if my girl is too old for this. I bet she would LOVE doing it in the dark with a flashlight. Maybe we can find a way to incorporate this into our movie day, is there a safari-type Disney movie out there??? Hmmmmm

Yeah, once we did it in the dark with the flashlight, it put a whole new spin on it! It was creepy and fun!

What a fun day Pam! I love Sam's pic while they are getting ready to do their safari...made me laugh out loud. How cute! Thanks for the cool idea. My girls would love it. :goodvibes

Congrats on deciding on CBR. You guys are sure to love it! It is a beautiful (and big) resort. It's fun just to take a stroll along the pathways though.

Yeah, Sam is such a goober! She's the girl of many faces!!!

Gosh I wish my son was still young enough to do all the cool Disney nights you guys do.

Your safari idea was fantastic!

I was surprised I came up with that. I loved it too!!!! I should post it on the Disney nights post, I don't think I ever remember seeing anything like that on there!

3princesses+aprince
01-19-2010, 01:49 PM
First of all: Not tomorrow but the next day, my ticker will no longer say 8 months!!! I love when it changes, Ooo, it feels so close now!:cool1:

Second: I had some more designs made up for our tank tops that i'm making for Disney again! I cannot wait to start them, we enjoyed doing this so much last time. Every time we cranked out another shirt we would all be amazed. Even Manny!

So this is our design for MNSSHP, during the day, before we get into costume!

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Not sure which day for these, but LOVED them!

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And here is Me and Manny's design! I've been looking for one and when I saw this one, I knew it was what I wanted!

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So, that's that! Emily is home from school today. She started with a cough yesterday morning and last night she was still coughing and had a sore throat. This morning was the same, we just got home a little while ago, Emily, Sam and I went out to lunch after we picked Sam up, cause Em was feeling better. It is my Mom's birthday today! We're having a little party for her this weekend. By the time we got home though, her cheeks were beat red and she had a fever... Lovely! So, now we're just gonna relax for the rest of the night! Oh, also, Emily came in my room last night around 3:00am "Mom, my tooth fell out" Well, she lost her first molar and oh my god did the damn thing bleed for a half hour!
TOOTH FAIRY COMES TONIGHT!!! And don't ask me if my kids still believe, cause I don't think they'll ever tell me that they don't. I don't wanna hear that! I tell them that if they don't believe then Santa/Easter bunny/ tooth fairy does not come! Emily obviously knows i'm joking with a few things like lifesize bunnies and fairies but Santa, she's still not sure about :rotfl: Oh, I know when my kids are adults with kids of their own they are going to look back and laugh at how nutty I was! And that's exactly what I'm after!

Have a wonderful Day!!!!

mickeystoontown
01-19-2010, 02:00 PM
I absolutely love the t-shirts designs....especially the wedding ring one! I wish I could talk my family into wearing t-shirts like that.

I hope that Emily starts feeling better.

Victoriasmom98
01-19-2010, 03:07 PM
I would love to do a dismeet with you and your family! That would be awesome and I love that honeymoon design you had made. So beautiful! Yeah, I would like for the three of us to go as a family, but we'll have to see. Victoria and I have been just the two of us for over 7 years now, so for her to share me is a big deal, even though she loves Peter and he loves her. Hey, there's still 8 months to go.....I'll just make ADR's for 3 and change them if she remains adament about not having Peter come with us. I'm thinking she will probably change her mind.:rolleyes1

3princesses+aprince
01-19-2010, 04:34 PM
I absolutely love the t-shirts designs....especially the wedding ring one! I wish I could talk my family into wearing t-shirts like that.

I hope that Emily starts feeling better.

Thanks, Emily is doing ok right now, she has managed to have me yell at her to go calm down some where, so we'll see how it goes!

I would love to do a dismeet with you and your family! That would be awesome and I love that honeymoon design you had made. So beautiful! Yeah, I would like for the three of us to go as a family, but we'll have to see. Victoria and I have been just the two of us for over 7 years now, so for her to share me is a big deal, even though she loves Peter and he loves her. Hey, there's still 8 months to go.....I'll just make ADR's for 3 and change them if she remains adament about not having Peter come with us. I'm thinking she will probably change her mind.:rolleyes1

Yes, a dismeet will be super fun and pixiedustprincess will be there the same week also, and also staying at POP and if I change my crazy mind again and decide pop we'll all be at the same place, we'll probably even run into each other a few times! That would be great!
When park hours come out and we all really know our schedule we can plan something!
And that is true, the trip is still 8 months away, so maybe she will feel differently about him going by then!
Are you going to start a pre trip report also?

Victoriasmom98
01-19-2010, 04:46 PM
:rotfl: I'm not really talented enough to do a pre-trip report......

3princesses+aprince
01-19-2010, 06:21 PM
:rotfl: I'm not really talented enough to do a pre-trip report......

Ha ha :rotfl: See, I didn't think I was either, but then I figured out how to post the link in my signature (that took the longest ,but I got it) and get pictures on here (which was very easy once someone told me how to do it) And I had so much fun with it the first time and this time is just as fun! It gets even funner ( i know that's not a word) as the trip gets closer!

PixieDustPrincess05
01-19-2010, 06:47 PM
Hey Pam!!!

I will definitely have to check out Wal*Mart because those animals are just adorable :lovestruc!!!!!! I did check out Toys 'R Us online but didn't see much of anything. Your Safari day looked absolutely awesome :banana:. I will have to try to do something like that a little easier on Austin's level :woohoo:. Poor Emily, that really stinks that she wasn't feeling too well. Austin had a cold for about 2 weeks around Christmas that would just not go away :sick:- but it finally did!!!!

Can't wait to hear more about your plans!!! That would be really cool if all three of us ended up meeting at Pop- or maybe had a evening DIS meet by the pool or food court or something after the kids go to bed (because you know the dh's won't want anything to do with it LOL :lmao:- at least mine anyway!!!)

Too funny Pam- our Tickers say the same day- woo hoo almost out of the 8th month and onto 7th!!!!

longing2Batdisney
01-19-2010, 07:58 PM
Hi! Pam
Great Disney day!!!! how fun! and I love the dissigns for the t's! all three are great I can't really pick one over the other...

if Gwendolyn's picture isn't in storage (she has alot of her things packed up till they move in their house)I'll scan it for you...so you can get some ideas!

Have a great one!
:wave2: connie

PixieDustPrincess05
01-19-2010, 10:49 PM
One last thing Pam- are those chocolate brown sheer curtains in your living room or maroon? If they are chocolate brown, I have the same ones along with the white blinds in the back, with the same off white wall color with white trim, and the same color blue carpeting :lmao:. Too funny- I had to show Bill and he even got a kick out of it!!!!:rotfl2:

3princesses+aprince
01-20-2010, 09:59 AM
Hey Pam!!!

I will definitely have to check out Wal*Mart because those animals are just adorable :lovestruc!!!!!! I did check out Toys 'R Us online but didn't see much of anything. Your Safari day looked absolutely awesome :banana:. I will have to try to do something like that a little easier on Austin's level :woohoo:. Poor Emily, that really stinks that she wasn't feeling too well. Austin had a cold for about 2 weeks around Christmas that would just not go away :sick:- but it finally did!!!!

Can't wait to hear more about your plans!!! That would be really cool if all three of us ended up meeting at Pop- or maybe had a evening DIS meet by the pool or food court or something after the kids go to bed (because you know the dh's won't want anything to do with it LOL :lmao:- at least mine anyway!!!)

Too funny Pam- our Tickers say the same day- woo hoo almost out of the 8th month and onto 7th!!!!

Yeah, i'll have to ask my cousin again to be sure on where she got those!
Yes, a dismeet will be fun, and Manny too, would be like, what are doing?

8 months say our tickers!!!! Woo hoo!!! Right now we're planning on leaving on a monday, so the only way my ticker will change is if the sunday airfare is just as cheap (which it's usually not, but I have no idea about sept. never flew during the fall) we'll switch to leaving on sunday instead of monday! Just to get a day in that no one is missing school or work! And we would stay until the following monday!

Hi! Pam
Great Disney day!!!! how fun! and I love the dissigns for the t's! all three are great I can't really pick one over the other...

if Gwendolyn's picture isn't in storage (she has alot of her things packed up till they move in their house)I'll scan it for you...so you can get some ideas!

Have a great one!
:wave2: connie

Thanks, I want to make at least 4 tank tops for the kids. The MNSSHP are definites and the wedding ring design is a definite for me and manny! I have a few other designs already made up as well and know i'm using some of them as well!

One last thing Pam- are those chocolate brown sheer curtains in your living room or maroon? If they are chocolate brown, I have the same ones along with the white blinds in the back, with the same off white wall color with white trim, and the same color blue carpeting :lmao:. Too funny- I had to show Bill and he even got a kick out of it!!!!:rotfl2:

Ha Ha!!! Actually the curtains are maroon! But close! That is funny!

klacey1
01-20-2010, 11:38 AM
Seems like your girls had a fun day-- what a creative mom they have!
Also, I love the t-shirt designs, especially the ones for you and Manny. The wedding bands look so classy, but still "fun" enough for Disney.

3princesses+aprince
01-21-2010, 12:33 AM
Seems like your girls had a fun day-- what a creative mom they have!
Also, I love the t-shirt designs, especially the ones for you and Manny. The wedding bands look so classy, but still "fun" enough for Disney.

Thanks, I love doing shirts for Disney, can't wait to bang out the first ones. Soon, very soon! Maybe i'll do mine and Manny's first!

mickeystoontown
01-21-2010, 02:04 PM
Hey Pam,

I just wanted to let you know that the Disney Outlet site has a coupon for an extra 20% off. I knew you were looking for costumes.

Victoriasmom98
01-21-2010, 03:03 PM
Ha ha :rotfl: See, I didn't think I was either, but then I figured out how to post the link in my signature (that took the longest ,but I got it) and get pictures on here (which was very easy once someone told me how to do it) And I had so much fun with it the first time and this time is just as fun! It gets even funner ( i know that's not a word) as the trip gets closer!


Maybe I might try it......I'll probably have nothing to talk about, or my pretrip report will be sooooo boring that Dis will kick me off the boards for putting everyone to sleep........:lmao:

3princesses+aprince
01-22-2010, 12:56 PM
Hey Pam,

I just wanted to let you know that the Disney Outlet site has a coupon for an extra 20% off. I knew you were looking for costumes.

Thanks!!!!!

Maybe I might try it......I'll probably have nothing to talk about, or my pretrip report will be sooooo boring that Dis will kick me off the boards for putting everyone to sleep........:lmao:

HaHa, Oh, come on, it won't be that bad ;)

3princesses+aprince
01-22-2010, 01:16 PM
Oh, GAWRSH!!!!! I'm so excited. Check out my ticker, it no longer says 8 months and that is super exciting!!! My Mickey and Minnie bride and groom are dancing right along!
I should be booking the rooms this week too :woohoo::yay::woohoo::yay:

Tomorrow morning my friend and I will be going to the venue, which is where the outside ceremony and the reception will be held. We are going to choose a room, put the deposit down and go over menu choices and all of that exciting business!!! I will take plenty of pictures of the place and post them tomorrow! I can't wait to go check it out!
Also, I think on sunday Manny and I are going to go look at rings! I believe we're going to find a place (which most of them do) that offer a layaway plan! I'd hate to buy them now anyway and have them sitting around for 5 months! I'll probably lose them or something :confused3

Also, next saturday, the 31st, I am going dress shopping, don't worry i'll take pics of that too! I'm set on what type of dress I want, so hopefully i'll be purchasing it the same day! My 2 bridesmaids and maid of honor are coming, along with 2 friends from work, my Mom, and my cousin. Boy we are going to be quite the crowd. But at least i'll have plenty of opinions!

Alsoooooo, one of my bridesmaids is VERY crafty and is making our save-the-date cards. We went out and bought everything we needed for them yesterday and she was starting them today. Hopefully she has some finished so I can take a pic of that tonight when I see her at work and post that here for you guys too!!

The wedding plans are coming along quite nicely!! And once I get this darned trip booked, my disney plans will be coming along nicely as well! I'm really waiting for southwest to open up their september dates so I know what i'm looking at for airfare. I did see that Jetblue has very good prices. The airport that they fly out of though is about an hour from my house, but for a great deal that would work. My brother wouldn't mind dropping us off! I know southwest was lower than jetblue last year when I booked air, so i'm hoping that southwest will be even lower than the fares i'm looking at for jetblue, plus I got the $127 credit! Jetblue's total for the 6 of us roundtrip was totalling $1100, that's less than what we payed in May, so if southwests is lower than that, i'll be really happy. I was planning on 1500 for airfare, looks like it won't be that much!:goodvibes

Victoriasmom98
01-22-2010, 01:27 PM
HaHa, Oh, come on, it won't be that bad ;)

Oh, Pam........check out my signature......guess what I did!!!!:rotfl:

3princesses+aprince
01-23-2010, 09:34 AM
oh, pam........check out my signature......guess what i did!!!!:rotfl:


all right, i'm so proud of you, and it's gonna be great, i just know it!!!!!

mommytothreeboys
01-23-2010, 10:19 AM
Hey Pam! I just spent the morning catching up on yoiur PTR. I think the last time I posted was a few weeks before Christmas...YIKES!

Anyway...a few things....

I LOVE all the t-shirt designs. SO cute! I made one shirt for all of us last trip...and I was lucky that all of the boys, including Jeff, agreed to wear it. How much fun it must be to make cute little shirts for your girls! Can't wait to see the finished products!

The lakeside site for your wedding is GORGEOUS! Absolutely a great choice!

Your safari day looked like a ton of fun! You're very creative...your girls are blessed to have a mommy like you to plan cool stuff for them!

WOO-HOO for CBR!! I had no idea that CBR and CSR had options for larger families. I thought our choices (we have 5) were only POR, the family suites, or a deluxe! I'll have to look at both CBR and CSR for our next trip (whenever that might be :sad1:).

I'm caught up, back on board, and ready to hear more wedding and MNSSHP plans! Yee-Ha! :cool1:

klacey1
01-23-2010, 10:28 AM
So many exciting trip and wedding plans!
Make sure you take lots of dress pictures-- what style are you going to be looking for??
Good luck deciding on food, etc. at your venue, too, make sure you fill us in on your choices:lovestruc

longing2Batdisney
01-24-2010, 01:15 AM
Hi! Pam
I can't wait to hear all about the venue; which room did you choose and you save the date cards...its getting so exciting... sounds like a great deal on airfare!

Happy to hear that Emily is feeling better!
:wave2: connie

3princesses+aprince
01-24-2010, 01:20 AM
Hey Pam! I just spent the morning catching up on yoiur PTR. I think the last time I posted was a few weeks before Christmas...YIKES!

Anyway...a few things....

I LOVE all the t-shirt designs. SO cute! I made one shirt for all of us last trip...and I was lucky that all of the boys, including Jeff, agreed to wear it. How much fun it must be to make cute little shirts for your girls! Can't wait to see the finished products!

The lakeside site for your wedding is GORGEOUS! Absolutely a great choice!

Your safari day looked like a ton of fun! You're very creative...your girls are blessed to have a mommy like you to plan cool stuff for them!

WOO-HOO for CBR!! I had no idea that CBR and CSR had options for larger families. I thought our choices (we have 5) were only POR, the family suites, or a deluxe! I'll have to look at both CBR and CSR for our next trip (whenever that might be :sad1:).

I'm caught up, back on board, and ready to hear more wedding and MNSSHP plans! Yee-Ha! :cool1:

Thanks, glad to hear you're back!!! And I didn't think that our family of 6 had other options either for hotels, but alas, we did. But, it does come at a hefty price :scared1:

So many exciting trip and wedding plans!
Make sure you take lots of dress pictures-- what style are you going to be looking for??
Good luck deciding on food, etc. at your venue, too, make sure you fill us in on your choices:lovestruc

I know, I've been on a roll with plans!!!!

Hi! Pam
I can't wait to hear all about the venue; which room did you choose and you save the date cards...its getting so exciting... sounds like a great deal on airfare!

Happy to hear that Emily is feeling better!
:wave2: connie

Our save-the-date cards will be finished within the next few days and I will post pics!

3princesses+aprince
01-24-2010, 01:30 AM
Today we went and put down the deposit, chose our room and had a tour! I love the place, everything about it! They just put a new white fence up around the gazebo area, it's great. I have pictures, but I just got in from work a little while ago and i'm watching the pregnancy pact on lifetime, so I will post them tomorrow!
We went over the menu and we saw a photo album of the rooms while they were decorated. We also got an invitation to the Bridal Show on February 7th that they are having there. I'm excited to go to that!

The save-the-date cards are going to be finished up tomorrow or monday and i'll put a pic of them on here as well of course! I did see the sample one and they are very cute!

Good night all!!!!:flower3:

3princesses+aprince
01-24-2010, 01:57 PM
Ok, so here are the pictures we took yesterday!!!

We took this picture from the inside

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Here is our room

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I took this picture on our way out. We drove around back to get a closer up. This white fence was just put up, I like it! And the lake is right on the side of this gazebo area.

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I'm really happy with this place. And the woman who gave us the tour and is our "wedding coordinator" was super nice!

We were going to go looking at some rings today, but I woke up with my allergies bothering me and now have a headache, so we decided we have plenty of time for rings and we're just gonna rest today!!!!! Plus it's dark, cloudy and we're supposed to be getting heavy rains tonight. Perfect day to be home :goodvibes And on the disney boards

Charlefours
01-24-2010, 02:27 PM
Your wedding venue is beautiful!! I hope you are feeling better soon!

mommytothreeboys
01-24-2010, 02:32 PM
Just gorgeous! Feel better and enjoy your day of rest! :goodvibes

3princesses+aprince
01-24-2010, 02:58 PM
Your wedding venue is beautiful!! I hope you are feeling better soon!

Just gorgeous! Feel better and enjoy your day of rest! :goodvibes


Thanks, I actually feel better already, right after taking some tylenol! The girls and I are watching Herbie right now! Oh, how excited they were when we saw Herbie in Disney World! They were so excited. He was in the show at Lights, Motor, Action at Hollywood studios!!!

PixieDustPrincess05
01-24-2010, 05:39 PM
Love the Wedding Venue!!!!!

It is going to look twice as beautiful in the summer :-) !!!!

Twoboysnmygirl
01-24-2010, 06:55 PM
Pam, it's gorgeous!!!!! I cannot WAIT to see your wedding pics! I wish we had gotten married outside...I should have waiting until I was older and wiser! ;)

BelleTinkMom
01-24-2010, 11:37 PM
Mickeystoontown, if you're not on before Christmas have a wonderful holiday!!!


Ok, so I got the pictures up from sunday. We had a great time, the kids got SOOO much!!! They got so much that I know next year, which, I wish I would have thought of this a few weeks ago, we are going to pick a child's name off of a "giving tree" that they have at a restaurant around here and I want my kids to realize that they are very lucky! That some kids don't get Christmas presents and family gatherings and big dinners all week! I just want them to know that not everyone is as fortunate as them. And as i'm going to tell them that this week, I just really want them to see kids asking for warm PJs, and winter coats. I want them to understand that not everyone can just go buy a new coat because it's cold, and not everyone goes to bed with fleece Disney Pjs and fleece Christmas blankets. Them getting all of this stuff, just from one side of my family made me feel really bad for the kids that do not even get a portion of what my kids got. And that was 5 days before Christmas! Santa hasn't even come yet. I am glad my kids have wonderful Christmas's, I am very lucky for that, I just want to make sure they realize how lucky they are!

Ok, so we got to my Aunt's around 3pm! The kids played, we ate dinner and opened presents. We were there til about 8:30. We had a really nice day! We were all so glad we were still able to get there because of the snow! We really didn't want to reschedule because the next time that was possible for all of us was probably 2 weeks after Christmas!

Here are some pics! The kids got:
Pixos, Chixos, Moxie dolls, barbies, barbie scooters, a barbie pool and beach barbies, a barbie kitchen set. ( See they all know that the girls are getting a big dollhouse from me on christmas morning) They got the cake bakery, cupcake baker, candy jewel factory, moon sand, lite brite, board games, clothes, Planet earth animals, Anthony got PS3 games, a total of $90.... you get the point...

Here are the girls standing amongst the presents. Everyone thought the amount of gifts were funny!

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We love the Yankees!!!!
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So, monday, we hung out and played and rearranged rooms for all of this stuff!

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Here are two of the planted earth animals. They each got 2 a piece, Lizzie got a elephant and a chimp. My cousin didn't even know lizzie's infatuation over elephants. Emily got a penguin and a tiger and sam got a polar bear and a black and white bear. They are so soft and cuddly. They each come with their own dvd about that animal. They love stuff like that.

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And Here are Lizzie's Mickey earrings!!! She is going to LOVE them.

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I'm hoping she does not want the box. I want to save that. It says three things around the side of the box, It says, Laughter is timeless, dreams are forever, and i'm forgetting the 3rd one! :confused: It's so nice. Even Manny said, "wow, that's nice"

Well, that was our sunday. We finished all of our shopping last night and now i'm being held hostage at home waiting for my oil man, which could be any time today. So, i'm sure i'll be back on!!:santa:

OMG! I thought my family was the only ones who bought my kids sooo much. My husband is an only child, so that should tell you something. and My mom always goes overboard for all her grandchildren 5 total.

BelleTinkMom
01-24-2010, 11:44 PM
I know i've been trying to decide if we'll be going with the QSDP or DDP, and i've been leaning more towards the QS all along. But now that i'm thinking about it, I think, especially for a honeymoon that it will be nice to eat in these fancy restaurants, and relaxing in the hot afternoons. I think we're gong with the regular DDP!!!

I've been looking into Coral Reef and I've always wanted to go there ,but I don't like seafood! Well, in looking at the menu I realized that there are other yummy things there. Manny loves seafood, so he'll really enjoy this! It looks so pretty in there! The kids will be amazed!

Another place that we really want to eat is the San Angel Inn, in Mexico at Epcot. When we went on that boat ride we thought it was an amazing view that the people eating there had! It's very beautiful in there!

T-Rex is another must-do for us

Sci fi dine in is a definite on our DHS day

The Yak and Yeti on our AK day looks so neat!!!

Character Meals: Must dos

Crystal Palace
Chef Mickey's
Akershus or 1900 Park Fare


Which should I go for, 1900 Park Fare or Akershus?

Also, I feel like I should have more character meals! 3 out of 8 of them will be character. Is there any rest that I have on the list that you would trade for a character meal? Or should I stick with what i've chosen.

I know my kids will enjoy all of these restaurants, even the ones without characters. And we seen so many while there in May that i'm sure we'll see even more in September when it's slower. What should we do?

Only 3 more months and I can make ADRs!! extremely exciting!!!

We have done the regular DDP on our two past trips. We like the character meals. Crystal Palace is our favorite with Hollywood and Vine coming in second. Chef Mickey's was good our first trip, but on our second trip, we wish we would have chosen another character meal.

1900 Park Fare is on our list for our next trip-we've never been. We did eat at Akershus for breakfast and that was good. Can't complain about the food. They had a cold buffet and then they served warm breakfast food to your table and you could ask for more.

Our girls love the character meals, we try to do them all breakfasts so that we don't eat again until a late lunch early dinner.

We also ate at Coral Reef. We thought it was awesome and we didn't even eat seafood. We are from South Louisiana, so we usually don't eat seafood out. We had steaks and they were some of the best we have eaten.

OhioDisneyLover
01-25-2010, 06:29 AM
Your wedding venue is gorgeous!

3princesses+aprince
01-25-2010, 09:49 AM
Love the Wedding Venue!!!!!

It is going to look twice as beautiful in the summer :-) !!!!

Thanks, yes, i've seen the pics of it in the summer and it is gorgeous!!! I can't wait.

Pam, it's gorgeous!!!!! I cannot WAIT to see your wedding pics! I wish we had gotten married outside...I should have waiting until I was older and wiser! ;)

That was the one thing that I really cared about. I knew we wanted to have an outside ceremony and was soooo glad to find this place!

Your wedding venue is gorgeous!

Thanks, i'm very happy with it!!!


BELLETINKMOM: Thanks for joining us! Oh, good, your kids get an insane amount of Christmas gifts too :headache: I actually have to get rid of stuff that they don't use much before christmas every year so we have room to put all their new stuff! I know i'm glad they get it all and happy for them ,but I always make sure my kids know that they should be very grateful for what they have!
And thanks for the dining reviews. We cannot wait to do Character meals and eat at Disney fancy restaurants. Coral reef is one I am most looking forward to! When we went in May we did the QSDP, and as we liked it and had no complaints I am so looking forward to the regular DDP!!!
I'm going to check out your TR!!!

Victoriasmom98
01-25-2010, 10:29 AM
I love your venue!!!! So pretty!!! Boy, once the wedding plans take hold, they just seem to take on a life of their own, don't they??? Peter and I went to a bridal show yesterday and absolutely fell in love with one of the cakes.....can you guess what the figures were on it??? Yep, Mickey and Minnie in their wedding outfits. Actually, I fell in love with it, I think Peter just agreed to make me happy. Smart man! Oh, and big, I mean big news --- Victoria is now THINKING ABOUT having Peter go with us to Disney!!! :lmao: That's a big step for her!! I see you've joined my pretrip report....yeah!!! I've got to get some more posted to it!

mickeystoontown
01-25-2010, 11:05 AM
Pam, the pictures of your wedding venue are beautiful. I know you are just itching to get to the bridal show. Glad to hear that you're feeling better too.

3princesses+aprince
01-25-2010, 01:46 PM
I love your venue!!!! So pretty!!! Boy, once the wedding plans take hold, they just seem to take on a life of their own, don't they??? Peter and I went to a bridal show yesterday and absolutely fell in love with one of the cakes.....can you guess what the figures were on it??? Yep, Mickey and Minnie in their wedding outfits. Actually, I fell in love with it, I think Peter just agreed to make me happy. Smart man! Oh, and big, I mean big news --- Victoria is now THINKING ABOUT having Peter go with us to Disney!!! :lmao: That's a big step for her!! I see you've joined my pretrip report....yeah!!! I've got to get some more posted to it!

Thanks! I can't wait to go to the Bridal Show too! I also, would like to have a Mickey and Minnie on our cake! And Manny would say the same thing, sure, whatever you want. Thank you!!!
And glad to hear Victoria may be ok with the idea of an "intruder" on her vacation :laughing:

Pam, the pictures of your wedding venue are beautiful. I know you are just itching to get to the bridal show. Glad to hear that you're feeling better too.

Thanks, yes, I can't wait to go! It's right where we're having the wedding , so we'll get to see everything all decorated!!!

longing2Batdisney
01-25-2010, 02:14 PM
Pam
I love the wedding venue...the white fence completes the look! its getting so exciting!!!
:wave2: Connie

3princesses+aprince
01-25-2010, 02:39 PM
Pam
I love the wedding venue...the white fence completes the look! its getting so exciting!!!
:wave2: Connie


Thanks, I am getting very excited, I can't wait!!

3princesses+aprince
01-25-2010, 02:48 PM
Ok, so I need to narrow it down to 8 restaurants and I have 9! HELP!!!!

I put a lovey face next to the ones that I definitely won't change!

So our choices........

Chef Mickey's (Mk day):lovestruc
Crystal Palace (MK day, MNSSHP night):lovestruc
1900 Park Fare ********
Coral Reef (first epcot day):lovestruc
San Angel Inn (second epcot day):lovestruc
Sci Fi (DHS day):lovestruc
Yak and Yeti (Animal Kingdom day)
Espn Club (The night we go to the Boardwalk for dinner and surrey bikes)
Raglan Road (Our DTD day for the boat rental, disney quest and shopping)

Ok, so I have all of these restaurants on the days that I want them, but I really wanted to go to 1900 Park Fare. The restaurants that I have are where we will be those days, but I really want to add this one in. Which would be easiest to switch out. I was thinking maybe our DTD day or BW night, switching it and taking away ESPN club or Raglan road.

What do you guys think???? I really want all 9, but don't want to pay OOP for any! It will get pricey with our family of 6!!!

mommytothreeboys
01-25-2010, 03:13 PM
I've been to both ESPN Club and Raglan Road and, if it were me, I'd swap out ESPN Club. The food was okay...nothing spectacular and very similar to "sports bar food" you can find anywhere. The service there was TERRIBLE!

Correction...we didn't do the sit down at Raglan Road, but we ate at the little counter service restaurant that is attached, Cooke's of Dublin. The food was awesome! I got HUGE scallops! My oldest son had a fried snickers bar for dessert! We went into Raglan Road and the restaurant is beautiful.

If I had to choose one to do again it would be Raglan Rd/Cooke's.

Just my 2 cents! :goodvibes

PixieDustPrincess05
01-25-2010, 10:27 PM
Ok, so I need to narrow it down to 8 restaurants and I have 9! HELP!!!!

I put a lovey face next to the ones that I definitely won't change!

So our choices........

Chef Mickey's (Mk day):lovestruc
Crystal Palace (MK day, MNSSHP night):lovestruc
1900 Park Fare ********
Coral Reef (first epcot day):lovestruc
San Angel Inn (second epcot day):lovestruc
Sci Fi (DHS day):lovestruc
Yak and Yeti (Animal Kingdom day)
Espn Club (The night we go to the Boardwalk for dinner and surrey bikes)
Raglan Road (Our DTD day for the boat rental, disney quest and shopping)

Ok, so I have all of these restaurants on the days that I want them, but I really wanted to go to 1900 Park Fare. The restaurants that I have are where we will be those days, but I really want to add this one in. Which would be easiest to switch out. I was thinking maybe our DTD day or BW night, switching it and taking away ESPN club or Raglan road.

What do you guys think???? I really want all 9, but don't want to pay OOP for any! It will get pricey with our family of 6!!!

Ooh I have heard great things about Coral Reef!!!!!!!!!!!

Twoboysnmygirl
01-26-2010, 06:51 AM
Pam, you guys have gone to Chef Mickey's before right? The kids love it, I'm sure, but I think I would switch Park Fare for Chef Mickey's. From everything I have heard, they will love Park Fare as well. It's on our list for September! It's something new and I was glad that we went to chef mickey's, but we won't be back. The food was really not good and our service was bad. The characters were awesome, but so are the characters at Park Fare. Hard choices!!!

I know what you mean about OOP, as of now we only have QSD for free, so we're adding 3 TS meals OOP and it was hard to choose just 3!

3princesses+aprince
01-26-2010, 10:21 AM
I've been to both ESPN Club and Raglan Road and, if it were me, I'd swap out ESPN Club. The food was okay...nothing spectacular and very similar to "sports bar food" you can find anywhere. The service there was TERRIBLE!

Correction...we didn't do the sit down at Raglan Road, but we ate at the little counter service restaurant that is attached, Cooke's of Dublin. The food was awesome! I got HUGE scallops! My oldest son had a fried snickers bar for dessert! We went into Raglan Road and the restaurant is beautiful.

If I had to choose one to do again it would be Raglan Rd/Cooke's.

Just my 2 cents! :goodvibes

Thanks! The Ragland Rd/ Cooke's rest. look so pretty over there!

Ooh I have heard great things about Coral Reef!!!!!!!!!!!

I know, me too, it's so beautiful in there ( by the pics i've seen)

Pam, you guys have gone to Chef Mickey's before right? The kids love it, I'm sure, but I think I would switch Park Fare for Chef Mickey's. From everything I have heard, they will love Park Fare as well. It's on our list for September! It's something new and I was glad that we went to chef mickey's, but we won't be back. The food was really not good and our service was bad. The characters were awesome, but so are the characters at Park Fare. Hard choices!!!

I know what you mean about OOP, as of now we only have QSD for free, so we're adding 3 TS meals OOP and it was hard to choose just 3!

No, we have not been to Chef Mickey's. In May we did the QSDP, we didn't pay OOP for any others meals. We were happy where we ate and were just happy to be there for the first time! So, really Chef Mickey's wasn't that great for you? Hmm, Oh, I don't know anymore??? :headache:


I NEED A VACATION. By the time i'm done planning this trip and our wedding, i'm going to be locked up somewhere :upsidedow

Victoriasmom98
01-26-2010, 03:43 PM
Hi Pam!!! Just wanted to share an awesome website I came across:

http://www.weddingfavorsunlimited.com/

Have Fun!!!!:banana:

mickeystoontown
01-26-2010, 04:15 PM
Pam, I gotta chime in about Chef Mickey's too. We ate dinner there this past August and I was very disappointed. The food was just blah and not good at all. My son who will even eat a cheap frozen pizza just nibbled on the pizza there. We mostly ate salads and breads just to fill us up. The worst part was how dirty the floor and buffet were. I certainly won't be going back there.

We never eat a table service meal at Animal Kingdom. We usually go to Downtown Disney or one of the resort restaurants on our Animal Kingdom day. Given your kids' ages, they may like to eat at Planet Hollywood at Downtown Disney. It's on the dining plan.

Whispering Canyon Cafe had good food too. It's another place that I think your kids would enjoy. They have stick horse races and if you ask your waitress for ketchup, they have you stand up and yell "I need ketchup" and soon there will be lots of people bringing ketchup to your table.

We've eaten at Coral Reef, Crystal Palace and Sci-Fi and like all three of them. I actually have pictures of our Coral Reef meal on my trip report if you want to take a look at them.

klacey1
01-26-2010, 05:01 PM
I'd swap out ESPN Club-- it doesn't scream "kids" or "Disney" to me. It really has a sports bar, almost Applebee's feel, which you could have anywhere!
Coral Reef is WONDERFUL, I have to say. DBF and I went there on our last trip and we count it as one of our best "dates" ever! Very kid friendly, but very romantic-- perfect for what you guys are going for!
I also have heard not great things about Chef Mickey's, but the atmosphere seems so fun for kids. I guess you have to weigh what's more important to your family-- great food or a fun atmosphere.

3princesses+aprince
01-26-2010, 05:06 PM
Hi Pam!!! Just wanted to share an awesome website I came across:

http://www.weddingfavorsunlimited.com/

Have Fun!!!!:banana:

Ooo, thanks, i'll go check that out!

Pam, I gotta chime in about Chef Mickey's too. We ate dinner there this past August and I was very disappointed. The food was just blah and not good at all. My son who will even eat a cheap frozen pizza just nibbled on the pizza there. We mostly ate salads and breads just to fill us up. The worst part was how dirty the floor and buffet were. I certainly won't be going back there.

We never eat a table service meal at Animal Kingdom. We usually go to Downtown Disney or one of the resort restaurants on our Animal Kingdom day. Given your kids' ages, they may like to eat at Planet Hollywood at Downtown Disney. It's on the dining plan.

Whispering Canyon Cafe had good food too. It's another place that I think your kids would enjoy. They have stick horse races and if you ask your waitress for ketchup, they have you stand up and yell "I need ketchup" and soon there will be lots of people bringing ketchup to your table.

We've eaten at Coral Reef, Crystal Palace and Sci-Fi and like all three of them. I actually have pictures of our Coral Reef meal on my trip report if you want to take a look at them.

Thanks for all of the advice. I'm surprised about Chef Mickey's, I guess it just looks like a fun place! I did see your pictures from Coral Reef, it looks great in there!

I'd swap out ESPN Club-- it doesn't scream "kids" or "Disney" to me. It really has a sports bar, almost Applebee's feel, which you could have anywhere!
Coral Reef is WONDERFUL, I have to say. DBF and I went there on our last trip and we count it as one of our best "dates" ever! Very kid friendly, but very romantic-- perfect for what you guys are going for!
I also have heard not great things about Chef Mickey's, but the atmosphere seems so fun for kids. I guess you have to weigh what's more important to your family-- great food or a fun atmosphere.

Thanks! I'll definitely have to think about Chef Mickey's now! And it's not like we won't see Mickey. We saw him twice on our May trip. Once at his house and once in AK!

3princesses+aprince
01-26-2010, 08:53 PM
GUESS WHAT!!!! We bought our rings tonight!!! We dropped the girls off at my mom's house to play with the puppy, Maggie!! (I have to post pictures of my lovey!!!) I am allergic to dogs, but I am drawn to this little munchkin anyway!

So, we dropped them off at 6pm and had our rings by 7:30. We fell in love with the first ones we looked at and we think the price was good! We kind of had a price range in mind and these were in it, so it was a go!!! They will be ready by next week and i'll post pictures of them!
Does anyone think that is bad luck, Manny does? I did take pics on my cell phone, but they are not clear enough for me to upload them to the computer, you can barely see the diamonds in mine!


OK, ONTO THE RESORT!!!! As much as i'd like to stay at CBR or CSR even, I think this year with the wedding and all it would be better for us to go with POP Century! As we've been dishing out all of this money for the wedding i'm going :scared1::scared1::scared1::scared1::scared1: How are we going to get this trip paid off! Now, granted we'll use the wedding $$ and we are registering for the Disney Honeymoon registry, so we'll have a huge help, but I just don't want to have to worry about anything! After making that decision I felt quite a relief. Also, when the girls look at the POP pictures, they ask if we can stay there. Emily keeps asking if we're staying at the hotel with Roger Rabbit!!!!

SO JANINE AND ANN WE'LL BE IN DISNEY WORLD AT POP AT THE SAME TIME!!!!

leamom2princesses
01-26-2010, 08:58 PM
I've never heard any bad luck stuff about wedding rings or pictures of them. Don't know on that one. :confused3 Pop Century will be really cool. I'd like to stay there sometime because I really like the theming. I might get my chance when we go in November for my parent's Disney Vow Renewal. :goodvibes Your wedding location is beautiful. I'm sure everything will be so nice and pretty. Can't wait to see pics of your rings and the dress when you find it. :goodvibes

longing2Batdisney
01-26-2010, 10:23 PM
Hey Pam!
have to agree with Leanne; never heard anything about bad luck w/the rings before...
the POP is probably will be where we are staying too; esp, if I go with two rooms...I too like the decor there, and I like that they have their own bus.
:wave2: Connie

PixieDustPrincess05
01-27-2010, 12:12 AM
GUESS WHAT!!!! We bought our rings tonight!!! We dropped the girls off at my mom's house to play with the puppy, Maggie!! (I have to post pictures of my lovey!!!) I am allergic to dogs, but I am drawn to this little munchkin anyway!

So, we dropped them off at 6pm and had our rings by 7:30. We fell in love with the first ones we looked at and we think the price was good! We kind of had a price range in mind and these were in it, so it was a go!!! They will be ready by next week and i'll post pictures of them!
Does anyone think that is bad luck, Manny does? I did take pics on my cell phone, but they are not clear enough for me to upload them to the computer, you can barely see the diamonds in mine!


OK, ONTO THE RESORT!!!! As much as i'd like to stay at CBR or CSR even, I think this year with the wedding and all it would be better for us to go with POP Century! As we've been dishing out all of this money for the wedding i'm going :scared1::scared1::scared1::scared1::scared1: How are we going to get this trip paid off! Now, granted we'll use the wedding $$ and we are registering for the Disney Honeymoon registry, so we'll have a huge help, but I just don't want to have to worry about anything! After making that decision I felt quite a relief. Also, when the girls look at the POP pictures, they ask if we can stay there. Emily keeps asking if we're staying at the hotel with Roger Rabbit!!!!

SO JANINE AND ANN WE'LL BE IN DISNEY WORLD AT POP AT THE SAME TIME!!!!

YIPPIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo::banana::cool1::yay:

Your girls, Anthony, and yes, even Manny are going to LOVE it!!!!!!!

Are you guys taking an early flight in or a late one like us?
We want to take the 6:40PM flight to Orlando on Monday 9/20, so we will probably be arriving at Pop a little before 10pm. So, we will probably take a swim if its not too late, eat, or walk around the resort. I think POP century is an awesome place to take the kids. Everything is sooooo bright and cheery :lovestruc. Like I said, my family and I are mostly in the parks most of the time, so there is really no use in me forking out the extra cash for a mod or deluxe. Plus it really has that Disney feel too it :wizard:!!!!


I also think that it is AWESOME to register for Disney!!!!! That way you don't have to worry about getting a crockpot or anything like that :lmao:, and it will help you toward your trip/souvenirs. Let me tell you, if you plan on getting a cake like Ann's, which is absolutely GORGEOUS and looks delicious- don't forget to mail a piece to NJ :rotfl2: And I cannot wait to see those rings :bride:pirate:!!!!!

Have a great night, and Congrats!!!

Twoboysnmygirl
01-27-2010, 07:23 AM
I have to wait a WEEK to see them?!?!? You better post pics as SOON as you get them! ;)

POP is great, it holds a special place in my dd's heart b/c we stayed there our first trip. I had to convince her that ASMU would be fun too b/c just wanted to go to Pop again! :)

3princesses+aprince
01-27-2010, 10:27 AM
I've never heard any bad luck stuff about wedding rings or pictures of them. Don't know on that one. :confused3 Pop Century will be really cool. I'd like to stay there sometime because I really like the theming. I might get my chance when we go in November for my parent's Disney Vow Renewal. :goodvibes Your wedding location is beautiful. I'm sure everything will be so nice and pretty. Can't wait to see pics of your rings and the dress when you find it. :goodvibes

Oh, good, i'll post pics of them as soon as we get them. He told us Manny's should be ready on friday and monday for mine!

Hey Pam!
have to agree with Leanne; never heard anything about bad luck w/the rings before...
the POP is probably will be where we are staying too; esp, if I go with two rooms...I too like the decor there, and I like that they have their own bus.
:wave2: Connie

Yeah, I liked the fact that they have their own bus too!


YIPPIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo::banana::cool1::yay:

Your girls, Anthony, and yes, even Manny are going to LOVE it!!!!!!!

Are you guys taking an early flight in or a late one like us?
We want to take the 6:40PM flight to Orlando on Monday 9/20, so we will probably be arriving at Pop a little before 10pm. So, we will probably take a swim if its not too late, eat, or walk around the resort. I think POP century is an awesome place to take the kids. Everything is sooooo bright and cheery :lovestruc. Like I said, my family and I are mostly in the parks most of the time, so there is really no use in me forking out the extra cash for a mod or deluxe. Plus it really has that Disney feel too it :wizard:!!!!


I also think that it is AWESOME to register for Disney!!!!! That way you don't have to worry about getting a crockpot or anything like that :lmao:, and it will help you toward your trip/souvenirs. Let me tell you, if you plan on getting a cake like Ann's, which is absolutely GORGEOUS and looks delicious- don't forget to mail a piece to NJ :rotfl2: And I cannot wait to see those rings :bride:pirate:!!!!!

Have a great night, and Congrats!!!

Actually, we are changing our dates to 9/19 -9/27. So we'll be getting there on sunday instead of monday! And staying until the following monday! So, we'll already be there waiting for ya :rotfl:
POP does look great, i'm thrilled!!!

When I found out about the disney honeymoon registry I was super excited. We've been living in this house for 8 years now, what would I register for? I'm sure I could think of stuff but, nothing better than having the trip almost paid off. Now that's a gift :cloud9:

I have to wait a WEEK to see them?!?!? You better post pics as SOON as you get them! ;)

POP is great, it holds a special place in my dd's heart b/c we stayed there our first trip. I had to convince her that ASMU would be fun too b/c just wanted to go to Pop again! :)

Sorry, i'll post them as soon as I get them in my hand!!!

Yeah, for the values I was torn between POP and an All star music suite. Thats where we were going to stay originally! The suites looks very nice and spacious! More than 2 connecting rooms!

3princesses+aprince
01-27-2010, 10:34 AM
GUESS WHAT ?????????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????

I JUST BOOKED OUR TRIP :dance3::dance3::dance3::dance3:

AND GUESS WHAT?????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????????????

WHEN I CALLED TO BOOK, THE OH SO WONDERFUL CM TOLD ME THAT THE FREE DINING PINCODE WAS ATTACHED TO MY NAME. I DID ASK, SO I WONDER IF HE WOULD HAVE AUTOMATICALLY CHECKED OR NOT? SO MAKE SURE YOU ASK!
I FEEL LIKE THIS RIGHT NOW :cloud9::cloud9::cloud9:

So, I am HAPPY today! :woohoo: And the trip came out to be a little cheaper than what I priced online :banana:

And now i'm off to shower, pick up Sam and then do some laundry! I have to work tonight, so gotta get it all done before 3:30!

AND GUESS WHAT??????????? This weekend , i'm going to sit down with the girls and make the Disney honeymoon registry.

So, i'm thinking, i'm not going to tell them today, even though i'm so excited, I want to go pick them up from school and tell them now :rolleyes1 I think i'll wait til sunday night and have a little Disney party and i'll print out the confirmation email and we'll go to the dollar tree and get all of our stuff to make our countdown calendar. That will be a fun Disney night!!!!!!!!!!!

OH AND GUESS WHAT????????? I booked using my new last name. I gave him my name at the beginning of the call and when I started giving everyone else's names it dawned on me that, that will also be my name by September. So I booked our package with my new last name. That was pretty cool. My last name is finally the same as the kids and Manny! So, the kids will get a kick out of it when the Disney mail starts coming in with the last name!

Victoriasmom98
01-27-2010, 10:49 AM
OMG!!!!! You are just filled with "guess whats" today, aren't you???? I am sooooooooooooooo excited for you! and to have the pin code with free dining!! OMG!!! I'm jumping up and down in my seat for you!!! Now, my question is it for DDP or QSDP??? Oh, who freaking cares, it's free!!! Here's my guess what ---- I'm booking today, too!!! It's payday and I have the extra $200 to make the deposit!!! I'm with Karen in wanting to see your wedding rings. Boy, I could put my engagement ring in photobucket and show you...hmmm....I'll have to try that! See, it's all falling into place as it should!! You and Janine will have to have a drink waiting for me when I get there on the 23rd!!! (ok, so I don't drink, but a piece of tie dyed cheesecake will do!!!) Oh, this is sooooooo wonderful!!!!:love:

mickeystoontown
01-27-2010, 10:51 AM
Free dining! You lucky girl!

I would be just like you....want to tell the girls now but then also wanting to wait and make it a surprise.

Looking forward to pics of the rings.

klacey1
01-27-2010, 10:59 AM
Awesome news, Pam!! So happy you booked your trip! Pop really does seem the most fun and kid friendly-- we sprung for POR our last trip, but I have wonder if it was a waste of money, since most of the day we really were in the parks (and we never ate at their TS restaurant).
I've heard terrific things about the Pop food court, too, which should be great for your family!!

3princesses+aprince
01-27-2010, 01:34 PM
OMG!!!!! You are just filled with "guess whats" today, aren't you???? I am sooooooooooooooo excited for you! and to have the pin code with free dining!! OMG!!! I'm jumping up and down in my seat for you!!! Now, my question is it for DDP or QSDP??? Oh, who freaking cares, it's free!!! Here's my guess what ---- I'm booking today, too!!! It's payday and I have the extra $200 to make the deposit!!! I'm with Karen in wanting to see your wedding rings. Boy, I could put my engagement ring in photobucket and show you...hmmm....I'll have to try that! See, it's all falling into place as it should!! You and Janine will have to have a drink waiting for me when I get there on the 23rd!!! (ok, so I don't drink, but a piece of tie dyed cheesecake will do!!!) Oh, this is sooooooo wonderful!!!!:love:

Ok, it was QSDP! I never even got the email with that pincode, so ask when you book, maybe you have it too! Not i'm not sure if I want to try to upgrade or just stick with that. I have time to think about that one!
I'd love to see your ring too!
And I don't drink either, so tye dye cheesecake it is :rotfl:
Oh, this is so exciting!!

Free dining! You lucky girl!

I would be just like you....want to tell the girls now but then also wanting to wait and make it a surprise.

Looking forward to pics of the rings.

I know, i'm so excited. I picked up Sam from school 2 hours ago and still have not told her, so i'm doing good, right?

Awesome news, Pam!! So happy you booked your trip! Pop really does seem the most fun and kid friendly-- we sprung for POR our last trip, but I have wonder if it was a waste of money, since most of the day we really were in the parks (and we never ate at their TS restaurant).
I've heard terrific things about the Pop food court, too, which should be great for your family!!

Yeah, i'm excited, POP looks like a whole lotta fun! I want to be in one of the buildings that overlooks the main hippy dippy pool :hippie:

longing2Batdisney
01-27-2010, 02:15 PM
:mickeyjum How exciting!!!!! :yay: on the free dining :mickeyjum

Have a great day! Pam....I know you will I can tell you are on :cloud9: today!!!

:wave2: Connie

PixieDustPrincess05
01-27-2010, 11:45 PM
YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am sooo excited for you and Ann!!!!!!!!

That is really great that they gave you the free pincode for dining- and if anyone deserves it - it is definitely you!!!!! You seem like a great caring mother that puts her kids first- and that free dining will help out a great deal. I know if it is offered for us- we will save almost 300.00 for the three of us, and you have three more than I do and are staying a few days longer so I know that will help alot!!!!!! So congrats and I am going to do the "Three Mouseketeer" dance (heheeheh I came up with that all by myself :lmao:) for you, Ann, and I :dance3: !!!!!!!

Can't wait to hear your plans!!!!!!

Charlefours
01-28-2010, 07:01 AM
YAY!! for booking and having a free dining pin code!! That is just a fantastic deal!! :thumbsup2 You are all going to have such a great time meeting up!! :woohoo:

Twoboysnmygirl
01-28-2010, 07:17 AM
:dance3: Congrats on free dining! We got the pin code and also booked QSD. That must be what they are offering to Values this fall. Did you guys do QSD last time you went to WDW? I don't remember from your TR.

mommytothreeboys
01-28-2010, 07:25 AM
FREE DINING!!!! SCORE!! Congratulations! :cool1::banana::cool1:

Can't wait to hear how excited the girls are! :)

3princesses+aprince
01-28-2010, 07:48 AM
:mickeyjum How exciting!!!!! :yay: on the free dining :mickeyjum

Have a great day! Pam....I know you will I can tell you are on :cloud9: today!!!

:wave2: Connie

Thanks! It's now the next morning and i'm still really excited :woohoo:

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am sooo excited for you and Ann!!!!!!!!

That is really great that they gave you the free pincode for dining- and if anyone deserves it - it is definitely you!!!!! You seem like a great caring mother that puts her kids first- and that free dining will help out a great deal. I know if it is offered for us- we will save almost 300.00 for the three of us, and you have three more than I do and are staying a few days longer so I know that will help alot!!!!!! So congrats and I am going to do the "Three Mouseketeer" dance (heheeheh I came up with that all by myself :lmao:) for you, Ann, and I :dance3: !!!!!!!

Can't wait to hear your plans!!!!!!

Oh, yes the free dining saves us a pretty penny I tell ya! As you can imagine with the price comes out to with 4 "adults" and 2 kids!
Ah, there is nothing like getting your trip booked! Well, getting paid off is even better, but this will do for now!

YAY!! for booking and having a free dining pin code!! That is just a fantastic deal!! :thumbsup2 You are all going to have such a great time meeting up!! :woohoo:

I couldn't believe that I had that pin, that was soooo great!!!

:dance3: Congrats on free dining! We got the pin code and also booked QSD. That must be what they are offering to Values this fall. Did you guys do QSD last time you went to WDW? I don't remember from your TR.

Yes, we did QSDP in May and loved it. So, now i'm going to think about if we just want to stick with that cause it's paid for, or see if we can upgrade. I'll think about that one!

FREE DINING!!!! SCORE!! Congratulations! :cool1::banana::cool1:

Can't wait to hear how excited the girls are! :)

Thanks, Oh, i'm sure they will be thrilled!!!

Twoboysnmygirl
01-28-2010, 07:58 AM
I was back and forth for a while on upgrading as well! It would cost us 420$ to upgrade, but then we would have to purchase mugs b/c they aren't included on ddp and we would have more tip money we would have to include! I'm pretty sure we have decided to just pay OOP for 3 TS meals and that just makes our QSD stretch even farther. I think we will be barely walking out of WDW we will be so stuffed by the end of the week! :laughing:

3princesses+aprince
01-28-2010, 09:53 AM
I was back and forth for a while on upgrading as well! It would cost us 420$ to upgrade, but then we would have to purchase mugs b/c they aren't included on ddp and we would have more tip money we would have to include! I'm pretty sure we have decided to just pay OOP for 3 TS meals and that just makes our QSD stretch even farther. I think we will be barely walking out of WDW we will be so stuffed by the end of the week! :laughing:

Oh, you guys are sticking with the QSDP! I didn't think of paying OOP for a few meals, figuring that would almost cost what the upgrade would, but not really when you add in the upgrade, tips, and mugs! Which after last trip with the mugs, I don't think we could live without them! They were wonderful!

So, maybe i'll do a character meal and a special honeymoon meal, which I believe would be Coral Reef!!!! And then stick with the QSDP!

3princesses+aprince
01-28-2010, 11:05 AM
I just called Disney to find out everything I needed to know about my surprise to Manny and the kids! THE WISHES CRUISE!!!! I cannot wait to see their expressions to that!

It can be booked 180 days out. She told me I can make my reservation on March 23rd. They take a credit card to hold it, but payment for the cruise is payable in Disney at the location you are getting the boat from. Oooo, now I have to think about that. Not that it really matters, they'll all be on the same lake.

There is a basic pkg for 266.55 (tax included) for up to 8 guests, it includes snacks and drinks.
Then there is the Celebration pkg for 291.25 (tax included) which is the same pkg only they add decorations according to what you're celebrating. SOOOO, I think it is worth the 20something extra dollars for that!

So, another exciting thing down!!!!

mommytothreeboys
01-28-2010, 02:07 PM
Sounds fabulous! Your surprises are so much fun! :banana:

PixieDustPrincess05
01-28-2010, 09:02 PM
I just called Disney to find out everything I needed to know about my surprise to Manny and the kids! THE WISHES CRUISE!!!! I cannot wait to see their expressions to that!

It can be booked 180 days out. She told me I can make my reservation on March 23rd. They take a credit card to hold it, but payment for the cruise is payable in Disney at the location you are getting the boat from. Oooo, now I have to think about that. Not that it really matters, they'll all be on the same lake.

There is a basic pkg for 266.55 (tax included) for up to 8 guests, it includes snacks and drinks.
Then there is the Celebration pkg for 291.25 (tax included) which is the same pkg only they add decorations according to what you're celebrating. SOOOO, I think it is worth the 20something extra dollars for that!

So, another exciting thing down!!!!


Wow that sounds great!!!!! Yeah I think I would shell out the extra 20 bucks too- especially since it is your honeymoon and you want to remember something special.

Oh also, I know how much you were thinking about booking CBR- I believe you can still go over there and eat (and probably sneak into their pool)- they don't check at the values, so I don't think they are going to check at the mod's either.

klacey1
01-28-2010, 09:20 PM
Awesome about the Wishes cruise! I'm excited to see how they'll decorate it honeymoon style!!

3princesses+aprince
01-29-2010, 11:03 AM
Sounds fabulous! Your surprises are so much fun! :banana:

I know, I always feel like I want to get a good surprise in on our trips that not even Manny knows about! They enjoy surprises.

Wow that sounds great!!!!! Yeah I think I would shell out the extra 20 bucks too- especially since it is your honeymoon and you want to remember something special.

Oh also, I know how much you were thinking about booking CBR- I believe you can still go over there and eat (and probably sneak into their pool)- they don't check at the values, so I don't think they are going to check at the mod's either.

Eh, I'm over the CBR, just glad we're going to Disney. As soon as I thought about how much we would save at the value with QSDP I was no longer dreaming of CBR, I was having nightmares that I wouldn't be able to pay for the trip :lmao: If we did CBR we wouldn't be able to do all of the extra stuff that we want! So, maybe next trip will be there, we when don't have a wedding to pay for in the same year :headache:
Yeah, I figured 20something extra dollars really is nothing when your paying 300. The decorations will just make the surprise more personal.

Awesome about the Wishes cruise! I'm excited to see how they'll decorate it honeymoon style!!

Me too!!! I can't wait!!!

3princesses+aprince
01-29-2010, 11:06 AM
We signed Lizzie up for basketball yesterday!!! She came home from school with the signup sheet, all excited. She carried it around all night! It's an instructional league for second graders. That is so cute. It's going to be on sunday afternoons throughout the winter. They will be calling us to let us know when they start. Lizzie is so excited, she really does love sports. The past few years it's been baseball!
I can't wait to go sit and watch her!

We're going wedding dress shopping on sunday!!!!! And our rings should be coming in, in a few days :bride:

Victoriasmom98
01-29-2010, 03:37 PM
Yeah!!! Victoria would love to be able to play team sports.

So, wedding dress shopping.......yippeeeeee!:rotfl:

Twoboysnmygirl
01-29-2010, 04:37 PM
Ooooh! Does anyone coming with you have a camera?!?!? You could take pics of you in the dresses and we could tell you which is best! :laughing:

longing2Batdisney
01-29-2010, 07:21 PM
Pam,
the cruise sounds like a lot of fun!!!! :pirate: that is a wonderful surprise...can't help with the cost difference if it were me I probably would go with the lesser of the two and use the difference towards something different--just me, though...
can't wait to hear about the dresses...
and :yay: for Lizzie getting to start with basketball!!!! that is our sport of choice in our house!!
:wave2: Connie

leamom2princesses
01-29-2010, 09:45 PM
Wow Pam, what a great week you are having! :cool1: I'm so happy for you that you got your package booked and had a free dining pin! How awesome is that??!!

Be sure to post pics of Lizze play basketball. I'm sure she will have a blast. We just signed the girls up for softball. Josie is going to be so funny (and cute) playing. She's so tiny that the smallest bat is well above her waist. :goodvibes

I was listening to a podcast and the podcasters were describing the Wishes cruise. It sounds so fantastic! Your family is sure to love it. :cloud9:

racefanof88
01-29-2010, 11:19 PM
Wow Pam you have had an exciting week. I can't wait to see pictures of the rings. I have never heard that it was bad luck either. Congrats on the free dining. I know ya'll will enjoy it, we enjoyed it in September.

3princesses+aprince
01-30-2010, 12:38 AM
Yeah!!! Victoria would love to be able to play team sports.

So, wedding dress shopping.......yippeeeeee!:rotfl:

Yes, can't wait to try on those dresses!!!

Ooooh! Does anyone coming with you have a camera?!?!? You could take pics of you in the dresses and we could tell you which is best! :laughing:

LOL, don't worry i'll definitely takes pics of the dresses. with me in them too!

Pam,
the cruise sounds like a lot of fun!!!! :pirate: that is a wonderful surprise...can't help with the cost difference if it were me I probably would go with the lesser of the two and use the difference towards something different--just me, though...
can't wait to hear about the dresses...
and :yay: for Lizzie getting to start with basketball!!!! that is our sport of choice in our house!!
:wave2: Connie

If it wasn't a honeymoon trip, I would definitely go without the decorations. I just think it will make it a little more special. Ya know, like that cruise was made just for us:cloud9:

Wow Pam, what a great week you are having! :cool1: I'm so happy for you that you got your package booked and had a free dining pin! How awesome is that??!!

Be sure to post pics of Lizze play basketball. I'm sure she will have a blast. We just signed the girls up for softball. Josie is going to be so funny (and cute) playing. She's so tiny that the smallest bat is well above her waist. :goodvibes

I was listening to a podcast and the podcasters were describing the Wishes cruise. It sounds so fantastic! Your family is sure to love it. :cloud9:

Thanks! I'm sure your girls will have fun with softball. Lizzie loves that too! And she was always and always will be the tiniest player!

Wow Pam you have had an exciting week. I can't wait to see pictures of the rings. I have never heard that it was bad luck either. Congrats on the free dining. I know ya'll will enjoy it, we enjoyed it in September.

I know, I can't to get the rings, so I can show you guys!

3princesses+aprince
01-30-2010, 12:44 AM
I just got in from work a little while ago, and oh my god is it cold out! My truck said it's 9 degrees, but I know with the wind chill it was going to be negative 5. My fingers hurt so bad by the time I got home, even with the heat on in the truck. Makes ya feel real lucky for your nice warm house :lovestruc
I am in bed right now, dising, of course and watching Vegas Vacation with Chevy Chase!

I also just checked my email and there's nothing like seeing Disney Destinations and Walt Disney Travel Company mail. One was my confirmation, with a rundown of the pkg. and the other was a really cute one with Mickey and Minnie on the monorail. It said something like "welcome to your honeymoon vacation" It's so cute!!!!!

Good night all, stay warm!!!! Think Florida, think palm trees!!!!!

mommytothreeboys
01-30-2010, 09:31 AM
FREEZING here in upstate NY as well! My toes and fingers were frozen just from pumping gas...UGH!

Have fun shopping for dresses tomorrow! :goodvibes

3princesses+aprince
01-31-2010, 09:58 AM
Thanks Missy! I'm sure we'll have a blast today looking for dresses!



So, our dress appointment today is for 1:30p, we just got up and are having breakfast. I'm going on the website right now to print out some dresses. The woman I spoke to said to do that, this way they will know what style I am looking for. My 3 bridesmaids are coming with me to look for dresses as well! I wasn't going to bring the girls because I didn't want one of us to have to "watch" them, but they are excited that i'm trying on "pretty dresses" and I don't think they will need to be watched at all, I think they'll just sit there and enjoy the fashion show! :goodvibes Then I figured I could give them my camera and they could take pictures. This way we'll get pictures throughout the whole time, not just when I stop to take one! And that will keep them entertained if they should get bored. I'll make sure I have a clean memory card!!!
Ok, off to get ready! I'll post the pictures tonight or tomorrow morning, depending on what we do later!

Have a nice day everyone!

PixieDustPrincess05
01-31-2010, 10:04 AM
Thanks Missy! I'm sure we'll have a blast today looking for dresses!



So, our dress appointment today is for 1:30p, we just got up and are having breakfast. I'm going on the website right now to print out some dresses. The woman I spoke to said to do that, this way they will know what style I am looking for. My 3 bridesmaids are coming with me to look for dresses as well! I wasn't going to bring the girls because I didn't want one of us to have to "watch" them, but they are excited that i'm trying on "pretty dresses" and I don't think they will need to be watched at all, I think they'll just sit there and enjoy the fashion show! :goodvibes Then I figured I could give them my camera and they could take pictures. This way we'll get pictures throughout the whole time, not just when I stop to take one! And that will keep them entertained if they should get bored. I'll make sure I have a clean memory card!!!
Ok, off to get ready! I'll post the pictures tonight or tomorrow morning, depending on what we do later!

Have a nice day everyone!


Have a great time dress shopping!!!!! Did you tell the girls about booking the trip yet, or do the Honeymoon Registry? I can't wait to hear their reactions :cool1:!!!

3princesses+aprince
01-31-2010, 10:19 AM
Have a great time dress shopping!!!!! Did you tell the girls about booking the trip yet, or do the Honeymoon Registry? I can't wait to hear their reactions :cool1:!!!


Hello!! NOPE!! Have not told them yet. I think i'm still going to put together a Disney night and tell them during that. I didn't want to plan it for today though, cause i'm not sure how long we'll be dress shopping for and I'm not sure what we're doing after that, probably going out to eat! So, I think tomorrow, while they're in school i'll go to the store and buy poster board for our countdown calendar and plan a Disney night!

I think tonight Me and Manny will do the honeymoon registry. Try to get him in the Disney mood a little!!!!:love: Although before our last trip he had no interest at all, but it's different now, there's definitely some excitement there, I can see it!!!!

klacey1
01-31-2010, 01:34 PM
Have fun today, Pam!! Can't wait to see the different dresses!

3princesses+aprince
01-31-2010, 07:12 PM
Ok, we had a great day!!! We got to David's Bridal at 1:20, our appt. was for 1:30, so we walked around and checked out some dresses while we waited for a consultant! Emily, Lizzie and Sam were in all of their glory in a store full of dresses. The store was so big and so pretty and they had so much. I was surprised!

I tried on about 7 or 8 dresses and absolutely LOVED this one! I bought it! I'll be picking it up in about 3 or 4 weeks! It does need to be hemmed at the bottom!

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Me and Lizzie posing while waiting for our consultant to come back with another dress.

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Here was a dress that my Maid of honor and bridesmaids tried on. I did like this one, but it's not the one we went with! We found something that everyone was happier with

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Emily, pretending that a hand was grabbing her

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And here is the one that we went with! Can't really see the bottom, but they are short. Nice and summery. Our color is Marine blue which is the one in the middle, they just didn't have the other sizes available in blue.

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The girls were so good while we were there. I knew that they would love it. They played with my camera almost the whole time, I have so many funny pictures of all of us trying on dresses.

Then we all went to Wendy's!
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3princesses+aprince
01-31-2010, 07:17 PM
Here are our Save the date cards! I covered our last names, cause well, not that I don't trust my dis friends, but anyone can be on these websites!

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k296/3princesses-aprince/2010_0130AA.jpg

I sent half of them out the other day and Brittany (my bridesmaid) who made them will have the other half ready this week!

Twoboysnmygirl
01-31-2010, 08:05 PM
It's BEAUTIFUL!!! What a lovely bride you will be. I love the save-the-date cards as well!!! I'm so glad you found one you love! :lovestruc

wlwilliams9
01-31-2010, 10:16 PM
First of all....WOW Pam, that dress looks amazing on you!! Very sexy and elegant!! LOVE IT! The bridesmaids dresses are pretty too! I like the shorter length, especially for an outdoor/garden wedding!

I love the save the date cards. You have a very talented friend! They are really cute and best of all, one of a kind!

OMG!! I am so excited for you on the free dining PIN! That's a huge savings for a family of 6!! What a bargain! Congrats on booking your vacation! We have stayed at the Pop twice and really enjoyed it. With your kiddos being a little older and not necessarily needing a break everyday, it's silly to spend more $$$ on a resort that you will just be sleeping at. The food court at the Pop is great and so are all of the icons on all of the buildings! It's also nice to take a stroll along the lake!

Finally, I can't wait to see your wedding rings! Bling bling!!

mommytothreeboys
02-01-2010, 08:40 AM
The dress is just beautiful! Nice choice! The girls look like they are having the time of their lives! :goodvibes

I love the Bridesmaid's dresses. The wide strap with the "bling" is my favorite part...and the shorter length is perfect for a summer garden wedding!

Can't wait to see those rings! :cool1:

3princesses+aprince
02-01-2010, 09:14 AM
It's BEAUTIFUL!!! What a lovely bride you will be. I love the save-the-date cards as well!!! I'm so glad you found one you love! :lovestruc

Thank you so much!

First of all....WOW Pam, that dress looks amazing on you!! Very sexy and elegant!! LOVE IT! The bridesmaids dresses are pretty too! I like the shorter length, especially for an outdoor/garden wedding!

I love the save the date cards. You have a very talented friend! They are really cute and best of all, one of a kind!

OMG!! I am so excited for you on the free dining PIN! That's a huge savings for a family of 6!! What a bargain! Congrats on booking your vacation! We have stayed at the Pop twice and really enjoyed it. With your kiddos being a little older and not necessarily needing a break everyday, it's silly to spend more $$$ on a resort that you will just be sleeping at. The food court at the Pop is great and so are all of the icons on all of the buildings! It's also nice to take a stroll along the lake!

Finally, I can't wait to see your wedding rings! Bling bling!!

Thank you! I am very happy with my dress and the bridesmaid's dresses!
And as for my talented friend! Yes, she's good, she can do some pretty great things!
And... as for free dining. I was jumping up and down with excitement for days over that one!
And........ the rings! They might be in today. I really hope so! I can't wait to have them. Not that I can wear it or anything, but i'll probably take it out and look at it everyday!

The dress is just beautiful! Nice choice! The girls look like they are having the time of their lives! :goodvibes

I love the Bridesmaid's dresses. The wide strap with the "bling" is my favorite part...and the shorter length is perfect for a summer garden wedding!

Can't wait to see those rings! :cool1:

Thanks! Yes, the girls did have a lot of fun. They love pretty stuff! They can't wait to go pick out their dresses in a few weeks! That's going to be so much fun!

3princesses+aprince
02-01-2010, 09:34 AM
So, Lizzie has a hearing test today. Wish me luck, like this kid needs anymore problems! I mean, what do they do for a child with hearing problems anyway? I have no idea. That is something that I have no experience in.

And Sam needs to have a tooth pulled tomorrow! Oh, we're going to have a wonderful week! See, Sam has issues with the dentist and i've know for some time that she had a cavity. Well, when Lizzie was at the dentist one day having a cleaning, the dentist tried to get Sam to sit in the chair and look in her mouth, just to see if she would let him. Well......... and that is all I need to say. I think she screamed so loud that she scared everyone in the office. It was bad. But, now that she has a toothache, she's ready. We went last week for them to check it out and she did sit in the chair and let them. So, I believe from now on she will willingly go to the dentist so this does not happen to another tooth. Oh, but that is not going to be fun!

mommytothreeboys
02-01-2010, 09:36 AM
Ugh..the dentist!! NOT FUN! I wish you the best of luck! ;)

mickeystoontown
02-01-2010, 09:38 AM
It looks like ya'll had so much fun dress shopping. Your dress is stunning and you look wonderful in it. I think you did a good job picking out the bridesmaids' dresses because I like the second set too!

Victoriasmom98
02-01-2010, 10:13 AM
Hi Pam!! I feel so out of the loop as I haven't been on the boards this weekend. I had my H1N1 flu shot on Thursday and I felt like I had the flu for the entire weekend! Maybe the 2 aren't related at all, who knows. Also, I had set my Dis subscriptions up for instant email notification, but I haven't gotten any of those, either. What's happening??? :scared1:

Anyways, I absolutely love your dress and you really look beautiful in it! The bridesmaids dresses are gorgeous, too!! I had purchased my dress on ebay, but now I don't know. I spent $53 on it and I love it, but it's about 2 sizes too small. At the time I bought it I was steadily losing weight and now I'm not. Granted I can always re-sell it and do something different, but I really love it. I'm still up in the air about that one!

We had our engagement portrait done on Saturday and I should have the proofs sometime this week. Oh my!! So much to do!!!!:cutie: I still haven't been able to get on the Honeymoon Registry to browse, how about you?

Well, good luck with both Lizzie and Sam. Ugh! What a week!!!

3princesses+aprince
02-01-2010, 06:49 PM
Ugh..the dentist!! NOT FUN! I wish you the best of luck! ;)

Oh, thanks! I am not looking forward to it. We'll be there at 9:30 tomorrow morning!

It looks like ya'll had so much fun dress shopping. Your dress is stunning and you look wonderful in it. I think you did a good job picking out the bridesmaids' dresses because I like the second set too!

Thank you! We did have fun and are all happy with our dresses.

Hi Pam!! I feel so out of the loop as I haven't been on the boards this weekend. I had my H1N1 flu shot on Thursday and I felt like I had the flu for the entire weekend! Maybe the 2 aren't related at all, who knows. Also, I had set my Dis subscriptions up for instant email notification, but I haven't gotten any of those, either. What's happening??? :scared1:

Anyways, I absolutely love your dress and you really look beautiful in it! The bridesmaids dresses are gorgeous, too!! I had purchased my dress on ebay, but now I don't know. I spent $53 on it and I love it, but it's about 2 sizes too small. At the time I bought it I was steadily losing weight and now I'm not. Granted I can always re-sell it and do something different, but I really love it. I'm still up in the air about that one!

We had our engagement portrait done on Saturday and I should have the proofs sometime this week. Oh my!! So much to do!!!!:cutie: I still haven't been able to get on the Honeymoon Registry to browse, how about you?

Well, good luck with both Lizzie and Sam. Ugh! What a week!!!

Oh, that stinks about the flu shot. I do hear that a lot of people don't feel well after them. I don't know, we don't get them!

Ooo, engagement portraits. That sounds like fun! I hope you're going to show us when they come in!

Thanks for the luck, Sam will need it tomorrow!

3princesses+aprince
02-01-2010, 06:55 PM
So Lizzie's hearing appt. went ok. She did show mild to moderate hearing loss in both ears, but they also said she had fluid in both ears. They want me to see her pediatrician and see if it's allergies or he wants to start her on a decongestant to clear that up and then they want to retest her. They think her hearing may be fine once the fluid clears up. I hope so! Maybe she has allergies and always has fluid in her ears. That would make sense, cause the rest of us all have asthma and allergies!

As for Sam, well, we know how her appt. is going to turn out tomorrow :headache: But.... she is excited to have her first tooth fairy visit :rolleyes1

I think tomorrow we'll do a calm Disney night. We'll see what's on for movies, nothing big, but enough to get Sam excited! I'll tell them I booked the trip and we'll make our countdown calendar! We'll make it a little "spooky" because of MNSSHP!!!! Oooo, I can't wait :dance3:

AND OUR RINGS OUR IN! Manny didn't realize he had a message on his cell phone from a few hours ago, and it was them! But now i'm calling and there is no answer, so I think we're going to have to wait til tomorrow!

Victoriasmom98
02-01-2010, 07:39 PM
That is sooo exciting about the rings!!! It's too bad Manny didn't realize what the message was or you could have had them photographed, uploaded and shown to us all by now!! Yes, I know --- it's all about us Disfriends!! :lmao:

Keep us posted on Lizzie. Hopefully it's something as simple as allergies. Oh, I meant to tell you I love your save the date cards. That's not something I'm doing......Lord knows I've been talking about the wedding so much that everyone in North America must know by now!!! After reading everyone's posts on QSDP vs. DDP, I am now confused as to what I want to do. I just think paying OOP for the TS meals I want would be more expensive than getting the DDP upgrade. I don't know. :confused3

3princesses+aprince
02-01-2010, 08:33 PM
That is sooo exciting about the rings!!! It's too bad Manny didn't realize what the message was or you could have had them photographed, uploaded and shown to us all by now!! Yes, I know --- it's all about us Disfriends!! :lmao:

Keep us posted on Lizzie. Hopefully it's something as simple as allergies. Oh, I meant to tell you I love your save the date cards. That's not something I'm doing......Lord knows I've been talking about the wedding so much that everyone in North America must know by now!!! After reading everyone's posts on QSDP vs. DDP, I am now confused as to what I want to do. I just think paying OOP for the TS meals I want would be more expensive than getting the DDP upgrade. I don't know. :confused3

Thanks! Ya know, the funny thing is that, that is exactly what I was thinking too. Oh my god, I gotta get them rings and get good pics so I can post them here. That is sick :laughing:

Oh, how I love my disfriends!!!!! We are the only ones who understand each other's sick obsessions to make tshirts 8 months in advance, make our packing lists 7 months out, have every day planned out to a T at 6 months out, start packing at 5, getting really restless at 4 months to go, daydreaming about Disney and getting nothing else in life done at 3 months out, getting extremely upset and are ready to leave at 2 months and then having everything waiting by the door and ready to go at 1 month cause everything else is done. WOW SORRY, JUST GOT ON A ROLL THERE :cloud9: Kinda like that 5 golden rings christmas song!

3princesses+aprince
02-01-2010, 09:38 PM
Just wanted to tell you that I just did the registry. It was FUN!!!! They asked me for my Disney reservation number and some general questions and then I got to it!
I put a bunch of stuff on there. The resort, the park tickets, Typhoon Lagoon, Disney quest, mini golf, the photopass cd, the Wishes Cruise, surrey bike rentals etc... you get the point. Everything I want to do while in Disney is on there! Not that i'm expecting the whole thing to get paid off, but I figured i'd lay it all out there :rolleyes1

I think besides that I will register at Target for a few things, but just a few things, this way it will give people who want to bring a gift to the shower an option other than donating to the Disney trip! But, I, along with my bridesmaids will be stressing that I really want the honeymoon paid off!!! THEY ARE IN ON IT, DON'T WORRY!!!

mommytothreeboys
02-02-2010, 07:54 AM
Very cool about the registry! I didn't even know that was available! :thumbsup2

Can't wait to see the rings!

Good news about Lizzie's ears...hopefully it will all clear up and will be nothing to worry about.

Thinking of Sam today as she goes to the dentist. Lots of Pixie Dust! pixiedust:

3princesses+aprince
02-02-2010, 11:27 AM
Thanks, Missy!!


We did very good at the dentist today! Sam sat on my lap and was very nervous at first, but their dentist is so awesome. She just let him do what he needed to do and we were out of there in 15 minutes! Now she has her tooth in this nifty little container and it's ready for the tooth fairy tonight!!! She's very happy that it's over. I think it was worse worrying about it all week than it actually was.


Also, I was thinking...... Ugh, i'm always thinking about this damn trip and changing things! I'm really thinking about Suite and how that would be really nice instead of two rooms and when I asked Manny, he said he'd really like to try the suite too. Oh, I don't know! It does sound good to have the fridge. We won't really need the microwave, but in May we sure did wish we had a fridge for our refillable mugs and all of those applesauces and grapes we had left over from all of our meals. :) So, that would be nice!

Now, Janine and Ann, we can still have our dismeets, they just won't be at the POP pool if we go with All Star Music.

I posted a question about the buses at All Star Music on the resorts board. I stayed at Movies and being the last resort we didn't pick up at other resorts on the way to the parks, do you have to make stops before the parks at the other resorts? Or is that just on the way back?

Also, instead of 8 nights, I may cut it down to 7 because if we're driving we are taking an extra day to do that at the beginning and end of our trip. I really don't care how many days of school my kids miss, because I think family vacations are invaluable and much more important in life than anything else, but Anthony will be in 8th grade and his mother isn't the happiest about missed days of school. So, I think for everyone's happiness we'll go for 7 nights. Which is fine with me when I think about it cause, I have no idea how much of the trip will be paid for with the honeymoon registry and how much i'll owe in the end. So that will cut costs just a little!

ok, well that's that for now!!!!

WE'RE GOING TO MAKE OUR COUNTDOWN CALENDAR TONIGHT!!!

Twoboysnmygirl
02-02-2010, 01:47 PM
Pam, what are your dates again??? We're at ASMU family suites from the 25th-Oct. 2! I went back and forth too, not on the hotel, b/c I really want to try ASMU, but on the rooms! I couldn't decide and finally I think I've settled on the suite. It's 200$ more, but Rey and I will have our own room! :woohoo:

Victoriasmom98
02-02-2010, 02:14 PM
Thanks, Missy!!


We did very good at the dentist today! Sam sat on my lap and was very nervous at first, but their dentist is so awesome. She just let him do what he needed to do and we were out of there in 15 minutes! Now she has her tooth in this nifty little container and it's ready for the tooth fairy tonight!!! She's very happy that it's over. I think it was worse worrying about it all week than it actually was.


Also, I was thinking...... Ugh, i'm always thinking about this damn trip and changing things! I'm really thinking about Suite and how that would be really nice instead of two rooms and when I asked Manny, he said he'd really like to try the suite too. Oh, I don't know! It does sound good to have the fridge. We won't really need the microwave, but in May we sure did wish we had a fridge for our refillable mugs and all of those applesauces and grapes we had left over from all of our meals. :) So, that would be nice!

Now, Janine and Ann, we can still have our dismeets, they just won't be at the POP pool if we go with All Star Music.

I posted a question about the buses at All Star Music on the resorts board. I stayed at Movies and being the last resort we didn't pick up at other resorts on the way to the parks, do you have to make stops before the parks at the other resorts? Or is that just on the way back?

Also, instead of 8 nights, I may cut it down to 7 because if we're driving we are taking an extra day to do that at the beginning and end of our trip. I really don't care how many days of school my kids miss, because I think family vacations are invaluable and much more important in life than anything else, but Anthony will be in 8th grade and his mother isn't the happiest about missed days of school. So, I think for everyone's happiness we'll go for 7 nights. Which is fine with me when I think about it cause, I have no idea how much of the trip will be paid for with the honeymoon registry and how much i'll owe in the end. So that will cut costs just a little!

ok, well that's that for now!!!!

WE'RE GOING TO MAKE OUR COUNTDOWN CALENDAR TONIGHT!!!

Pam, what are your dates again??? We're at ASMU family suites from the 25th-Oct. 2! I went back and forth too, not on the hotel, b/c I really want to try ASMU, but on the rooms! I couldn't decide and finally I think I've settled on the suite. It's 200$ more, but Rey and I will have our own room! :woohoo:


Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.........I'm feeling so abandoned!!!!!!!!:faint::sad:

Twoboysnmygirl
02-02-2010, 03:39 PM
Ann, I think you should move over to ASMU so you don't feel abandoned!! :woohoo:

mommytothreeboys
02-02-2010, 03:43 PM
Hooray for a successful Dentist visit! :banana::banana: My son would like to mention that the tooth fairy pays better for teeth that have to be pulled! He had one pulled last year and has two more coming out this week. The tooth fairy may just go broke! ;)

Victoriasmom98
02-02-2010, 04:04 PM
Ann, I think you should move over to ASMU so you don't feel abandoned!! :woohoo:

I would, but I hear the buses are just a mess and that it takes forever as all of the all stars share buses! The price is the same, so that wouldn't matter....oh thanks Karen!!! I now have to think of something else.....but Pam is not certain she's converting to ASMU........man, oh man....if I would just not overthink this whole thing I'd be all set!!!!:rotfl:

Twoboysnmygirl
02-02-2010, 04:17 PM
I would, but I hear the buses are just a mess and that it takes forever as all of the all stars share buses! The price is the same, so that wouldn't matter....oh thanks Karen!!! I now have to think of something else.....but Pam is not certain she's converting to ASMU........man, oh man....if I would just not overthink this whole thing I'd be all set!!!!:rotfl:

I should take this over to your PTR, but I won't! :p I have read many reports that the buses are great! Apparently they don't share during busy times, just in the middle of the day, and since there are less people at ASMU, you actually wait less than at POP! Think about THAT! ;)

I understand though, we will most likely have a car b/c Rey will have to drive Dylan down, so I'm not terribly worried about the buses anyway!

3princesses+aprince
02-02-2010, 04:36 PM
Pam, what are your dates again??? We're at ASMU family suites from the 25th-Oct. 2! I went back and forth too, not on the hotel, b/c I really want to try ASMU, but on the rooms! I couldn't decide and finally I think I've settled on the suite. It's 200$ more, but Rey and I will have our own room! :woohoo:

My dates are the 19th to the 27th!!! We will there for 2 days together!

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.........I'm feeling so abandoned!!!!!!!!:faint::sad:

Oh, no, don't feel abandoned, i'm not sure yet anyway!

Ann, I think you should move over to ASMU so you don't feel abandoned!! :woohoo:

LOL

Hooray for a successful Dentist visit! :banana::banana: My son would like to mention that the tooth fairy pays better for teeth that have to be pulled! He had one pulled last year and has two more coming out this week. The tooth fairy may just go broke! ;)

Oh, yes, the tooth fairy does pay more for teeth that need to be pulled! Sam's waiting for Disney cash!

I would, but I hear the buses are just a mess and that it takes forever as all of the all stars share buses! The price is the same, so that wouldn't matter....oh thanks Karen!!! I now have to think of something else.....but Pam is not certain she's converting to ASMU........man, oh man....if I would just not overthink this whole thing I'd be all set!!!!:rotfl:

Oh, we didn't have a problem with the buses in May. So i'm not worried about that, I was just wondering what order the buses picked up and Music is 2nd, and Movies are 3rd, but we never got picked up in the morning with the bus already half loaded, it was always an empty bus. It's just the stops on the way back from the parks, but Music is the 2nd. Even with Movies being 3rd, it wasn't a problem. Those resorts take 2 minutes to get to the next.

I should take this over to your PTR, but I won't! :p I have read many reports that the buses are great! Apparently they don't share during busy times, just in the middle of the day, and since there are less people at ASMU, you actually wait less than at POP! Think about THAT! ;)

I understand though, we will most likely have a car b/c Rey will have to drive Dylan down, so I'm not terribly worried about the buses anyway!

Whew! This is quite the debate we got going on here. I wonder what Janine will think! :laughing:

I'm not sure though, I really do want to stay at POP, I just want the Suite! Gosh, I wish they were at POP!!!!

3princesses+aprince
02-02-2010, 04:43 PM
GUESS WHAT!!!! Manny just went out to get the rings!!! Oh, boy, I cannot wait. First i'm going to go show his parents!!!! My Mom has already seen pictures! Then I promise to take pictures of them both tonight and post them here! We were all going to go get them ,but Sam's novacaine started wearing off a little while ago and she wasn't feeling to hot. So he just went. I gave her some tylenol and now we're doing much better. That damn tooth bled all day! I'm glad that is done! Now, I have to keep telling her to stop jumping all over the couch! Kids are crazy!

Also, Manny's parents just gave me today a list of family members that I have never even met that they would like to come to the wedding! Ugh, I need to go get some more save the date cards. I'm going to go to Michaels and just pick up a boxed set and print them at home and get them out this week. So, we may have a bit more people than originally expected!

Victoriasmom98
02-02-2010, 04:47 PM
yay oh yay!!! We're gonna see the rings, we're gonna see the rings.....I'm sooooo excited!!!!:cool1:

mommytothreeboys
02-02-2010, 04:47 PM
popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::

klacey1
02-02-2010, 04:47 PM
PAm, I love all of the dresses! Yours is beautiful-- the fabric looks so nice and summery! I also love the girls' dresses-- perfect for the fourth of July! Are the girls going to get cute flowergirls dresses??
Sorry to hear about Sam's tooth troubles! Disney cash should MORE than make up for it, though! :goodvibes

racefanof88
02-02-2010, 05:04 PM
Pam, I can't wait to see the rings :surfweb::banana:. I know you are so excited. Even though you and Manny are basically already married the whole wedding thing is very exciting. You are going to be a beautiful bride :bride:. I love, loVE, LOVE the dress :thumbsup2. I like the bridesmaid dresses too. Are you going with the two different colors? If so that is such a good idea. You could have the girls wearing the yellow color carry blue flowers and the maid of honor carry yellow flowers. Just a crazy idea.... :upsidedow.

PixieDustPrincess05
02-02-2010, 07:11 PM
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH say what?!?!?!?!!??!

Ok lets get an opinion from someone that has stayed at POP,ASMo, and ASMu-hmmmmm I wonder who that will be- me :lmao:!!!!!! (Just trying to be funny, not snotty or anything lol!!!)

Ok, the 3 All Stars do share buses from time to time- probably depending on what time of the day it is/crowds. ASSp being the first, ASMu being the second, and ASMo being the last stop. I prefer ASMo over ASMu because it is more disney themed- alot more character icons. ASMu does not have any character themed buildings. The only characters I remember seeing there is a donald duck in the middle of a pool. They have different musical themed buildings.

On to POP Century. Lots of character theming and Pop Culture. It is also a lot newer than the All Stars, and has its own buses. Pop Century also has a nicer food court with LOTS of seating (seems like more than All Stars), and it has a dessert bar. Everything is marked that you can use on the dining plan that are snacks- very convenient. And hey, where else can you get a tye dyed piece of cheesecake? There are 3 pools- The Hippy Dippy Pool (HUGE and very bright) in the 60's section- close to 70's. The 50's section has the big bowling shaped pool- very cute. And way out in the 90's is a computer shaped pool. There are little icons set up everywhere for great photo ops. Also, Pop Century is right on a lake- I took some pretty pics of this last time. Pop also has a HUGE gift shop!!!!!!! I could go on and on and on about POP Century- and am very excited to take Bill and Austin here for the first time (I went on my girls trip last June). Also, trust me, Manny and Anthony will definitely enjoy this resort. From my point of view Pam, it would be much cheaper for the two connecting rooms and renting a fridge for the 10.00 a day. The suites sleeps up to six, with the private bedroom for two-however, for the extra beds, one is a convertable couch, chair, and ottoman. So, you figure if you get the connecting rooms- you got you and Manny's bed, the two little ones in a bed- and the two older ones have their own beds-probably a little more comfortable than the ottoman and couch. Totally up to you.

Victoriasmom98
02-02-2010, 08:33 PM
Well, let me just bow down to the master here.......yes, Janine, that would be you.....:worship: You have just convinced me that my decision to stay at POP is the correct one. Thank you thank you........Now if only we can get Pam to stay with her choice and it will be the Three Cabelleros all the way!!!! :dance3: :dance3: :dance3: :dance3: :dance3: :dance3: :dance3: :cheer2: :cheer2: :dance3: :dance3: :dance3: :dance3: :dance3: :dance3: :dance3:

Twoboysnmygirl
02-02-2010, 09:09 PM
Ahhh, I stand corrected! :laughing: Actually, we stayed at Pop on our first trip and really loved it, we just wanted to stay somewhere different and I thought a little smaller (my husband doesn't like hotels to begin with!)

3princesses+aprince
02-03-2010, 09:38 AM
yay oh yay!!! We're gonna see the rings, we're gonna see the rings.....I'm sooooo excited!!!!

They're coming, they're coming, I promise!

popcorn::popcorn::

LOL

PAm, I love all of the dresses! Yours is beautiful-- the fabric looks so nice and summery! I also love the girls' dresses-- perfect for the fourth of July! Are the girls going to get cute flowergirls dresses??
Sorry to hear about Sam's tooth troubles! Disney cash should MORE than make up for it, though!

Thanks, and Sam is totally fine today. And she was very excited about some more disney money. She was walking around the house this morning with her tooth fairy money and the rest of her money that's in her Disney saving's jar and was fanning it all out and counting it.

Pam, I can't wait to see the rings :surfweb::banana:. I know you are so excited. Even though you and Manny are basically already married the whole wedding thing is very exciting. You are going to be a beautiful bride :bride:. I love, loVE, LOVE the dress :thumbsup2. I like the bridesmaid dresses too. Are you going with the two different colors? If so that is such a good idea. You could have the girls wearing the yellow color carry blue flowers and the maid of honor carry yellow flowers. Just a crazy idea....

Yes, we are very excited about the wedding. And yes, we are basically already married, but the kids think this is very exciting as well and we are going to have a very nice day!
The bridesmaids dresses are going to be the blue one. They just didn't have blue in the other sizes for the other two to try on.
The wedding colors and Blue, silver and a little bit of red will be thrown in.

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH say what?!?!?!?!!??!

Ok lets get an opinion from someone that has stayed at POP,ASMo, and ASMu-hmmmmm I wonder who that will be- me :lmao:!!!!!! (Just trying to be funny, not snotty or anything lol!!!)

Ok, the 3 All Stars do share buses from time to time- probably depending on what time of the day it is/crowds. ASSp being the first, ASMu being the second, and ASMo being the last stop. I prefer ASMo over ASMu because it is more disney themed- alot more character icons. ASMu does not have any character themed buildings. The only characters I remember seeing there is a donald duck in the middle of a pool. They have different musical themed buildings.

On to POP Century. Lots of character theming and Pop Culture. It is also a lot newer than the All Stars, and has its own buses. Pop Century also has a nicer food court with LOTS of seating (seems like more than All Stars), and it has a dessert bar. Everything is marked that you can use on the dining plan that are snacks- very convenient. And hey, where else can you get a tye dyed piece of cheesecake? There are 3 pools- The Hippy Dippy Pool (HUGE and very bright) in the 60's section- close to 70's. The 50's section has the big bowling shaped pool- very cute. And way out in the 90's is a computer shaped pool. There are little icons set up everywhere for great photo ops. Also, Pop Century is right on a lake- I took some pretty pics of this last time. Pop also has a HUGE gift shop!!!!!!! I could go on and on and on about POP Century- and am very excited to take Bill and Austin here for the first time (I went on my girls trip last June). Also, trust me, Manny and Anthony will definitely enjoy this resort. From my point of view Pam, it would be much cheaper for the two connecting rooms and renting a fridge for the 10.00 a day. The suites sleeps up to six, with the private bedroom for two-however, for the extra beds, one is a convertable couch, chair, and ottoman. So, you figure if you get the connecting rooms- you got you and Manny's bed, the two little ones in a bed- and the two older ones have their own beds-probably a little more comfortable than the ottoman and couch. Totally up to you.


Thnaks for your rundown of the resorts!! You are too funny. I think I have to stay with POP century huh?


Well, let me just bow down to the master here.......yes, Janine, that would be you.....:worship: You have just convinced me that my decision to stay at POP is the correct one. Thank you thank you........Now if only we can get Pam to stay with her choice and it will be the Three Cabelleros all the way!!!! :dance3: :dance3: :dance3: :dance3: :dance3: :dance3: :dance3: :cheer2: :cheer2: :dance3: :dance3: :dance3: :dance3: :dance3: :dance3: :dance3:

I know, I really really really want POP, it's just that the Suites are very tempting!

Ahhh, I stand corrected! :laughing: Actually, we stayed at Pop on our first trip and really loved it, we just wanted to stay somewhere different and I thought a little smaller (my husband doesn't like hotels to begin with!)

We stayed at the Movies before and I figured the Suites would give it a totally different feel.


WHO KNOWS, I VERY WELL MAY STAY WITH POP!!!

3princesses+aprince
02-03-2010, 09:51 AM
Ok, you're going to kill me! I didn't get a chance to take pictures of the rings last night. We went to show them to Manny's parents and then we had friends come over. We didn't even do our little Disney night last night. I was planning on telling the girls that I booked the trip and starting the countdown calendar! And now, I am going through the house looking for the rings to get pictures. I have no idea where Manny hid them. We were thinking of a good place to keep them put away, but we never thought of one and he must have just stuck them somewhere last night. I am calling him, but he's at work of course and I guess is busy, cause he's not answering me :lmao: He may actually be working! As soon as I talk to him, i'll find out where they are and get these pictures up!!!!

Ya know, I don't like this planning so far out for a trip! I feel like there is so much to do with planning but until park hours come out, there is not much one can do :confused3 I am feeling stressed out! For our trip last May we started planning that in January, and by April I was not able to contain myself, I was just ready to go! It's only february 3rd, and i'm ready to go now!!! Luckily when the wedding gets a little closer that will take up some of my mind! And then after that, we'll be counting down!!!

But I do have some wedding planning that needs to get done! Which I could be doing right now!!! While I sit on the disboards:rolleyes1

I have to find a DJ (Oh so expensive)

I need to figure out what we're doing for the rehearsal dinner/lunch, which will be on saturday July 3rd (the day before the wedding) and I don't know if I want to plan it at a restaurant or have a big cookout at my brother's house with the pool, seeing how everyone would probably much rather be outside on 4th of July weekend than sitting in a restaurant!

Also need to schedule the Limos

Need Centerpiece ideas

Need favors (Does anyone have any cute ideas for favors) We'll need about 85 favors.

mommytothreeboys
02-03-2010, 10:07 AM
I know what you mean about planning a trip so far out. Our first trip we booked in February and went in April. Our next trip I booked in November and went in April. The anticipation is fun, but it's hard to wait for all the information you need to be released! You just want to PLAN! :banana:

I hope you get in touch with Manny so we can see those rings! :goodvibes

Now get off these boards and go plan a wedding! :thumbsup2

Victoriasmom98
02-03-2010, 10:11 AM
That's right Pam.....we are all going to kill you now!!!!:lmao: I suppose the excuse that Manny hid them is a valid one.....FOR NOW!!!! Heck, who am I to talk? We haven't even gone ring shopping yet! :confused: Peter just wants a plain band and I want a band with diamonds --- almost like an anniversary band, but not quite. Maybe we'll do that this weekend. We have to go to the venue and pay the deposit and hopefully meet with the bakery, so we just might have to stop by the MALL!!!!

My Disney planning is also at a standstill until those darned hours come out. Should be the beginning of March, so that's not too far away! I'm seriously thinking of changing my dates so that we leave that Monday after the wedding (on the 20th) instead of the 23rd. I just wanted to be able to go on the Haunted Carriage ride at Fort Wilderness and last year they didn't offer those until October 1st. If I left on the 20th, I would only stay until the 1st and would have to be leaving that day --- missing the carriage ride. Heck, what's another day added to the price, right? UGH!! I wish! I still wish I knew how much time Peter's boss will let him have off. Too much thinking!!! :idea:

Twoboysnmygirl
02-03-2010, 10:11 AM
I cannot believe he hid the rings and you can't find them!!!!!! :lmao:

klacey1
02-03-2010, 12:42 PM
I think you should have the rehearsal dinner at your brother's-- I bet everyone will appreciate the pool and laid back atmosphere.
For my cousin's wedding, the favors were pictures of her and her husband in mini frames. You could do pictures of you guys and the kids! Any kind of candy/truffles are always appreciated, too.

racefanof88
02-03-2010, 12:58 PM
Ok, you're going to kill me! I didn't get a chance to take pictures of the rings last night. We went to show them to Manny's parents and then we had friends come over. We didn't even do our little Disney night last night. I was planning on telling the girls that I booked the trip and starting the countdown calendar! And now, I am going through the house looking for the rings to get pictures. I have no idea where Manny hid them. We were thinking of a good place to keep them put away, but we never thought of one and he must have just stuck them somewhere last night. I am calling him, but he's at work of course and I guess is busy, cause he's not answering me :lmao: He may actually be working! As soon as I talk to him, i'll find out where they are and get these pictures up!!!!

Ya know, I don't like this planning so far out for a trip! I feel like there is so much to do with planning but until park hours come out, there is not much one can do :confused3 I am feeling stressed out! For our trip last May we started planning that in January, and by April I was not able to contain myself, I was just ready to go! It's only february 3rd, and i'm ready to go now!!! Luckily when the wedding gets a little closer that will take up some of my mind! And then after that, we'll be counting down!!!

But I do have some wedding planning that needs to get done! Which I could be doing right now!!! While I sit on the disboards:rolleyes1

I have to find a DJ (Oh so expensive)

I need to figure out what we're doing for the rehearsal dinner/lunch, which will be on saturday July 3rd (the day before the wedding) and I don't know if I want to plan it at a restaurant or have a big cookout at my brother's house with the pool, seeing how everyone would probably much rather be outside on 4th of July weekend than sitting in a restaurant!

Also need to schedule the Limos

Need Centerpiece ideas

Need favors (Does anyone have any cute ideas for favors) We'll need about 85 favors.

OH that Sneaky Pete :lmao:. I know you are so excited. When Dale and I went and bought our rings he started wearing his that day :rotfl:. We had been living together for 4 months when we got married. He said the ceremony was more for our families. Really? :rolleyes: :lmao: He said that in his eyes we were already married. I know they kids are ecstatic with all the plans going on. A wedding and a Disney trip :woohoo:.

A big cookout would be fun especially since it is in July. 5 months :woohoo::dance3::cheer2:. You can order M & M's with your and Manny's name on them and get the cute little favor holders at Walmart. Amanda has looked up every form of favor you can imagine :rolleyes1. She even found out that you can order Jones Soda and they will make the bottle with your picture on it. The soda wasn't expensive, but the shipping was :eek: I told her the M & M's were a cute idea.

Victoriasmom98
02-03-2010, 02:46 PM
Hey Pam......do you want to know how cheap I am???? I'm buying the hersey kisses for Valentines during the Valentine clearence sale the day after and putting them in the freezer. Chocolate freezes really well, and then come September I will have very reasonable favors for all!!! Cheap, aren't I????:lmao:

mickeystoontown
02-03-2010, 02:48 PM
Hey Pam......do you want to know how cheap I am???? I'm buying the hersey kisses for Valentines during the Valentine clearence sale the day after and putting them in the freezer. Chocolate freezes really well, and then come September I will have very reasonable favors for all!!! Cheap, aren't I????:lmao:

That's not cheap! That's frugal and a great way to save money to spend at Disney!

longing2Batdisney
02-03-2010, 02:54 PM
Hey! Pam
I love the dresses! and the color of your bridesmaids dresses very pretty! Your dress is beautiful! and she did a great job on the "save the date" cards. I like Dana's idea of the M& M's, I think you can do the kisses like that too! I went to a bday party and the little girl's mom printed small round stickers for the bottom of the kisses (she had the fab 5 and the little girls name). Happy to hear that Sam is doing better and handled the dentist OK! good luck on finding the rings!
and I love the idea of WDW wedding registry!!
:wave2: connie

wlwilliams9
02-03-2010, 05:23 PM
What was Manny thinking? Doesn't he know that your DIS friends are sitting on the edge of our seats waiting to see the bling!!:laughing:

We used ring pops (those suckers that are shaped like diamonds on the plastic ring) as favors. I just added a little tag to them with ribbon that said thanks for sharing our day or something like that. I also like the M&M thing. I had "Big Sister Emily" M&M's made for Emily as a present from Eva when she was born. They were a big hit with her, but then again, she's 3 and was just excited to get candy!!:lovestruc

Manny, WHERE ARE THOSE RINGS?????:confused:

mickeystoontown
02-03-2010, 05:41 PM
What was Manny thinking? Doesn't he know that your DIS friends are sitting on the edge of our seats waiting to see the bling!!:laughing:

We used ring pops (those suckers that are shaped like diamonds on the plastic ring) as favors. I just added a little tag to them with ribbon that said thanks for sharing our day or something like that. I also like the M&M thing. I had "Big Sister Emily" M&M's made for Emily as a present from Eva when she was born. They were a big hit with her, but then again, she's 3 and was just excited to get candy!!:lovestruc

Manny, WHERE ARE THOSE RINGS?????:confused:

I absolutely love your ring pop favor idea. I've got to keep that in mind should my daughter ever decide to get married. Right now, all she worries about is her missionary work. One day, I'll get to plan a wedding.

longing2Batdisney
02-03-2010, 11:09 PM
Hey! Pam...I was working on disney prices and decided to take a break...
I like the ring pop idea, too...
thought these were cute ideas
http://www.myweddingfavors.com/buttercream.html
http://www.myweddingfavors.com/under-one-dollar-favors.html/pageid=1
kisses stickers
http://www.customcandybarwrapper.com/wedding-hershey-kisses.htm
this was my favorite and reminded me of you! and I bet someone good with a computer could do this for you
http://www.customcandybarwrapper.com/fairytale-castle.htm

back to Disney pricing...I think I have Danny convinced May is the best time for Dayne to go to Disney :rolleyes1:

3princesses+aprince
02-04-2010, 12:42 AM
I know what you mean about planning a trip so far out. Our first trip we booked in February and went in April. Our next trip I booked in November and went in April. The anticipation is fun, but it's hard to wait for all the information you need to be released! You just want to PLAN! :banana:

I hope you get in touch with Manny so we can see those rings! :goodvibes

Now get off these boards and go plan a wedding! :thumbsup2

I actually did get some planning done today!

That's right Pam.....we are all going to kill you now!!!!:lmao: I suppose the excuse that Manny hid them is a valid one.....FOR NOW!!!! Heck, who am I to talk? We haven't even gone ring shopping yet! :confused: Peter just wants a plain band and I want a band with diamonds --- almost like an anniversary band, but not quite. Maybe we'll do that this weekend. We have to go to the venue and pay the deposit and hopefully meet with the bakery, so we just might have to stop by the MALL!!!!

My Disney planning is also at a standstill until those darned hours come out. Should be the beginning of March, so that's not too far away! I'm seriously thinking of changing my dates so that we leave that Monday after the wedding (on the 20th) instead of the 23rd. I just wanted to be able to go on the Haunted Carriage ride at Fort Wilderness and last year they didn't offer those until October 1st. If I left on the 20th, I would only stay until the 1st and would have to be leaving that day --- missing the carriage ride. Heck, what's another day added to the price, right? UGH!! I wish! I still wish I knew how much time Peter's boss will let him have off. Too much thinking!!! :idea:

I know, so much to plan ,but so much to wait on! And who's idea was it to plan a wedding and a Disney trip!

I cannot believe he hid the rings and you can't find them!!!!!! :lmao:

I know, kinda funny!

I think you should have the rehearsal dinner at your brother's-- I bet everyone will appreciate the pool and laid back atmosphere.
For my cousin's wedding, the favors were pictures of her and her husband in mini frames. You could do pictures of you guys and the kids! Any kind of candy/truffles are always appreciated, too.

That's really what i'm thinking! And I love your favor ideas! I do think we're going to go with a candy favor.

3princesses+aprince
02-04-2010, 12:51 AM
OH that Sneaky Pete :lmao:. I know you are so excited. When Dale and I went and bought our rings he started wearing his that day :rotfl:. We had been living together for 4 months when we got married. He said the ceremony was more for our families. Really? :rolleyes: :lmao: He said that in his eyes we were already married. I know they kids are ecstatic with all the plans going on. A wedding and a Disney trip :woohoo:.

A big cookout would be fun especially since it is in July. 5 months :woohoo::dance3::cheer2:. You can order M & M's with your and Manny's name on them and get the cute little favor holders at Walmart. Amanda has looked up every form of favor you can imagine :rolleyes1. She even found out that you can order Jones Soda and they will make the bottle with your picture on it. The soda wasn't expensive, but the shipping was :eek: I told her the M & M's were a cute idea.



The soda is neat! I am definitely going to go with a candy favor! It seems to be the cheapest way to go and you can't go wrong!
And the cookout is sounding pretty fun to me too!

Hey Pam......do you want to know how cheap I am???? I'm buying the hersey kisses for Valentines during the Valentine clearence sale the day after and putting them in the freezer. Chocolate freezes really well, and then come September I will have very reasonable favors for all!!! Cheap, aren't I????:lmao:

Ya know, that's a really good idea! I may consider that too!

That's not cheap! That's frugal and a great way to save money to spend at Disney!

Frugal is the way to go this year! No ,but really, the amount of money spent on everything else... :headache: I'll definitely go cheaper in any area I can.

Hey! Pam
I love the dresses! and the color of your bridesmaids dresses very pretty! Your dress is beautiful! and she did a great job on the "save the date" cards. I like Dana's idea of the M& M's, I think you can do the kisses like that too! I went to a bday party and the little girl's mom printed small round stickers for the bottom of the kisses (she had the fab 5 and the little girls name). Happy to hear that Sam is doing better and handled the dentist OK! good luck on finding the rings!
and I love the idea of WDW wedding registry!!
:wave2: connie

Thanks so much! I like the M&Ms also!

What was Manny thinking? Doesn't he know that your DIS friends are sitting on the edge of our seats waiting to see the bling!!:laughing:

We used ring pops (those suckers that are shaped like diamonds on the plastic ring) as favors. I just added a little tag to them with ribbon that said thanks for sharing our day or something like that. I also like the M&M thing. I had "Big Sister Emily" M&M's made for Emily as a present from Eva when she was born. They were a big hit with her, but then again, she's 3 and was just excited to get candy!!:lovestruc

Manny, WHERE ARE THOSE RINGS?????:confused:

I really like the ring pops, that's super cute! And they'll probably be a hit with everyone.

I absolutely love your ring pop favor idea. I've got to keep that in mind should my daughter ever decide to get married. Right now, all she worries about is her missionary work. One day, I'll get to plan a wedding.

I know, isn't it cute!

Hey! Pam...I was working on disney prices and decided to take a break...
I like the ring pop idea, too...
thought these were cute ideas
http://www.myweddingfavors.com/buttercream.html
http://www.myweddingfavors.com/under-one-dollar-favors.html/pageid=1
kisses stickers
http://www.customcandybarwrapper.com/wedding-hershey-kisses.htm
this was my favorite and reminded me of you! and I bet someone good with a computer could do this for you
http://www.customcandybarwrapper.com/fairytale-castle.htm

back to Disney pricing...I think I have Danny convinced May is the best time for Dayne to go to Disney :rolleyes1:

Thanks so much, i'll go check it all out! And woo hoo for a May trip!!!

3princesses+aprince
02-04-2010, 01:01 AM
So, you'll never guess where the rings were???? They were in my sock drawer. I didn't really think to look there. I was looking in all odd places. I did check his sock drawer! Sorry though, I was super busy today before work, so I didn't have time to take pics and upload them before I had to go, so tomorrow, they will be here! Promise!

I got some wedding planning done today:

I called around for a DJ. best price so far is $625 for 5 hours:scared1:

I CALLED OUR VENUE AND SWITCHED ROOMS TO THE BIGGER ONE. Manny's parents gave me a list of some more family members, and I really wanted the bigger room anyway. So gorgeous. I'm going up there on sunday for the bridal show, so i'll have lots of pictures of our new room. My friend and I were talking about centerpieces and decorations for this new room. Oh, it's so pretty. It's got a lot of windows and it's just wonderful!!!

PixieDustPrincess05
02-04-2010, 02:28 AM
So, you'll never guess where the rings were???? They were in my sock drawer. I didn't really think to look there. I was looking in all odd places. I did check his sock drawer! Sorry though, I was super busy today before work, so I didn't have time to take pics and upload them before I had to go, so tomorrow, they will be here! Promise!

I got some wedding planning done today:

I called around for a DJ. best price so far is $625 for 5 hours:scared1:

I CALLED OUR VENUE AND SWITCHED ROOMS TO THE BIGGER ONE. Manny's parents gave me a list of some more family members, and I really wanted the bigger room anyway. So gorgeous. I'm going up there on sunday for the bridal show, so i'll have lots of pictures of our new room. My friend and I were talking about centerpieces and decorations for this new room. Oh, it's so pretty. It's got a lot of windows and it's just wonderful!!!


How exciting!!!!!!!!!!!

3princesses+aprince
02-04-2010, 09:43 AM
Here is mine, of course! It is white gold on top and yellow gold underneath.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k296/3princesses-aprince/2010_0204AB.jpg

The underneath

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k296/3princesses-aprince/2010_0204AC.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k296/3princesses-aprince/2010_0204AH.jpg

And now Manny's

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k296/3princesses-aprince/2010_0204AE.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k296/3princesses-aprince/2010_0204AF.jpg

And Manny took the girls shopping and bought them pretty dresses! They are going to wear them this weekend for the bridal show!

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k296/3princesses-aprince/2010_0131BL.jpg

And this guy was waiting for me!!!!

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k296/3princesses-aprince/2010_0131BM.jpg

Twoboysnmygirl
02-04-2010, 09:46 AM
Beautiful rings!!! I love the girls dresses too!! :lovestruc

mickeystoontown
02-04-2010, 09:47 AM
I love love love the rings. I have never seen one like your's where there's two different colors of gold. How neat!

Oops almost forgot to say that the girls look so cute in their new dresses.

Victoriasmom98
02-04-2010, 09:47 AM
OMG!! OMG!!! OMG!!! OMG!!!! So beautiful, Pam!!!!! I love both yours and Manny's!!! And the girls' dresses are so pretty!!! I think we were all posting at the same time......we've been hovering to see your rings!!!!!

3princesses+aprince
02-04-2010, 10:31 AM
Beautiful rings!!! I love the girls dresses too!! :lovestruc

I love love love the rings. I have never seen one like your's where there's two different colors of gold. How neat!

Oops almost forgot to say that the girls look so cute in their new dresses.

OMG!! OMG!!! OMG!!! OMG!!!! So beautiful, Pam!!!!! I love both yours and Manny's!!! And the girls' dresses are so pretty!!! I think we were all posting at the same time......we've been hovering to see your rings!!!!!


Thanks guys!!! Yeah, I've never seen a ring two different colors of gold either. See, I wanted white gold or silver and Manny wanted gold, so I figured this was good!!
And it looks like you were all "hovering" that's cool, glad to see you were excited for me! And sorry I made you wait an extra day!

racefanof88
02-04-2010, 10:38 AM
Pam the rings are beautiful. I have always wanted a ring with channel set diamonds. I think that is what they are called.....:confused3. The girls look so pretty in their dresses. They will have fun at the bridal show. I remember seeing one years after I got married and I so wanted to be getting married again........:lmao:

Victoriasmom98
02-04-2010, 10:43 AM
Pam, you are lucky that someone is doing your photography. The cheapest I've found so far is $699!!! OMG!!! Hey, wait......oh K - A - R - E - N.......I've seen the pictures you've taken with that fancy new lens of yours.......how about coming up to Maine before you head down to Disney????? hehehe :lmao:

longing2Batdisney
02-04-2010, 11:46 AM
Pam
the rings are beautiful and yours is so different...I've seen two tone but not like that. I really like that. The girls look so pretty in their new dresses and I love your new friend.
:wave2: Connie

leamom2princesses
02-04-2010, 01:00 PM
Wow, I have missed a lot of stuff! Your dress is gorgeous Pam as are is the MOH and Bridesmaids. They look so light and summery. Love them! :thumbsup2 Your rings are really nice too. I have an anniversary ring very similar to your wedding band and I love it. So pretty!

I love the dresses and the Mickey Manny picked up for his girls. How sweet huh? :goodvibes

klacey1
02-04-2010, 05:19 PM
Your ring is stunning, Pam! It's beautiful-- I like that you and Manny got different ones, too. DBF and I were having a rings conversation and I kept saying I will want coordinating rings, but after seeing how nice yours and Manny's are, I like the idea of completely different ones!
Love the girl's dresses, too! Funny story-- my mom is a hotel manager and would have bridal shows at the hotel she worked at 15 years ago. From ages 4-7, I was the flower girl model for all of her shows! I'm told I would refuse to take the dresses off!
I hope you and the girls have fun at the bridal show!!

PixieDustPrincess05
02-04-2010, 10:52 PM
I love the rings!!!!!! And the girls dresses!!!!!! And the Mickey!!!!!!!!
It looks like you are marrying a keeper there Pam- that was so thoughtful of him to buy those adorable little girls of yours those pretty dresses! I think that is just awesome, you guys are going to have an awesome marriage!!!

Charlefours
02-07-2010, 09:00 PM
Your wedding dress is beautiful! Love the bridesmaids dresses too!! The rings are gorgeous. My DH and I do not have matching rings either--we each picked out the one we like.

The girls looked so cute dressed up and the Mickey is adorable. :) I hope you are able to find a more reasonable DJ!! :wizard:

mommytothreeboys
02-08-2010, 09:24 AM
Beautiful rings and Beautiful girls! Lucky you! :goodvibes

3princesses+aprince
02-08-2010, 09:53 AM
Pam the rings are beautiful. I have always wanted a ring with channel set diamonds. I think that is what they are called.....:confused3. The girls look so pretty in their dresses. They will have fun at the bridal show. I remember seeing one years after I got married and I so wanted to be getting married again........:lmao:

Thanks, I just fell in love with the ring the moment I saw it! And YES we had a ton of fun at the bridal show. SO glad I got to go, and the fact that it was at the venue just made it that much better!

Pam, you are lucky that someone is doing your photography. The cheapest I've found so far is $699!!! OMG!!! Hey, wait......oh K - A - R - E - N.......I've seen the pictures you've taken with that fancy new lens of yours.......how about coming up to Maine before you head down to Disney????? hehehe :lmao:

Oh, I realize how lucky I am with that! I haven't even priced them out, because I knew Ryan would be doing it for us from the beginning but I know they are pricey!:headache:
Oh and i agree, I think Karen should come and do your photography. LOL

Pam
the rings are beautiful and yours is so different...I've seen two tone but not like that. I really like that. The girls look so pretty in their new dresses and I love your new friend.
:wave2: Connie

Thanks, I was surprised when I saw that ring too! I love it!!!!

Wow, I have missed a lot of stuff! Your dress is gorgeous Pam as are is the MOH and Bridesmaids. They look so light and summery. Love them! :thumbsup2 Your rings are really nice too. I have an anniversary ring very similar to your wedding band and I love it. So pretty!

I love the dresses and the Mickey Manny picked up for his girls. How sweet huh? :goodvibes

Thanks, I know, I have gotten a lot done in the past few weeks. Thank goodness! I was getting nervous!

Your ring is stunning, Pam! It's beautiful-- I like that you and Manny got different ones, too. DBF and I were having a rings conversation and I kept saying I will want coordinating rings, but after seeing how nice yours and Manny's are, I like the idea of completely different ones!
Love the girl's dresses, too! Funny story-- my mom is a hotel manager and would have bridal shows at the hotel she worked at 15 years ago. From ages 4-7, I was the flower girl model for all of her shows! I'm told I would refuse to take the dresses off!
I hope you and the girls have fun at the bridal show!!

Thanks, and we had so much fun at the bridal show! That is so cute, that your mom used you as flower girl! My girls would love to do that!

I love the rings!!!!!! And the girls dresses!!!!!! And the Mickey!!!!!!!!
It looks like you are marrying a keeper there Pam- that was so thoughtful of him to buy those adorable little girls of yours those pretty dresses! I think that is just awesome, you guys are going to have an awesome marriage!!!

Thanks, yeah, I guess i'll keep him!

Your wedding dress is beautiful! Love the bridesmaids dresses too!! The rings are gorgeous. My DH and I do not have matching rings either--we each picked out the one we like.

The girls looked so cute dressed up and the Mickey is adorable. :) I hope you are able to find a more reasonable DJ!! :wizard:

Thanks! You guys don't have matching rings either? I got some strange looks from a few that we didn't get matching rings :headache: I think, we're going to go through the rest of our life with these rings we should both be happy about them and have what we want. I guess that's how we are. We never make each other do things we don't want, we're all about whatever makes each other happy! That's why he's agreed to honeymoon in Disney :rolleyes1

Beautiful rings and Beautiful girls! Lucky you! :goodvibes

Thank you!!!

Victoriasmom98
02-08-2010, 10:07 AM
See all the responses you have to get to when you miss a couple of days on the boards???!!! I say that missing a day on the Disboards is just nonsense!!:rotfl:

3princesses+aprince
02-08-2010, 10:15 AM
Wow, I haven't been on the dis all weekend! I feel weird :lmao: Saturday I was getting stuff together for work and cleaning. We had a superbowl saturday party at work that night! Lots of food!
Sunday I went to the bridal show!!! I took the girls with me and picked up my bridesmaid, Brittany! Manny and Anthony cleaned up for the superbowl party and went out to get some more snacks and stuff.

We had an awesome time! There were so many vendors there. We got to look at EVERYTHING. Invitations, cakes, which we got to sample. OH YUM!!! Centerpieces, linens, decorations, dance lessons! I got to wear a sticker that said BRIDE on it. So everyone knew to focus on the bride! I got roses!

So this place has a big lobby where some vendors were set up and the pianist was playing. The pianist was so good that.... guess what , we booked him for our ceremony!!!! :banana:
Then there are 3 rooms! The smallest one was the one we originally booked, but decided there wasn't enough beauty in that room, we upgraded to the middle sized room. I was hoping that room was decorated with tables, centerpieces etc, but it was the small room that was. This room and the biggest one had all of the vendors set up, but I snapped 2 pics anyway just to give you an idea.

This is standing halfway in the room and looking straight ahead, the room still goes out to the left and to the right. It's huge!!!
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This is the bar to the left
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The small room had lights and tables set up
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The biggest room had a ton of vendors in there, even someone offering dance lessons, there were a "bride and groom" dancing on the dance floor.
This was the chocolate fountain the girls kept going back to. There was an entire table full of cookies, marshmallows, etc... to dip under the flowing chocolate!!! OH YUM!!!

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I ended up with so many freebies, like "the knot" bridal magazines, magnets, pins, flowers!
The man offering the dance lessons was giving away a free lesson to everyone that went today. So, he'll be contacting us soon! That will be fun!
We samples some different types of chicken. One was coconut chicken. We weren't sure at first, but oh my god it was GOOD!!
And best of all ,we found our DJ !!!!!! That was my goal for sunday!! This is no ordinary DJ. She actually gets on the dance floor and leads all of these fun and crazy dances! She can also simmer down a bit if you want her to, but no way, she's amazing. At one point she was dancing and shaking the whole floor around her. HERE SHE IS!!! With her butt stuffed and a wig on. She was dancing to Apple bottom jeans, not sure if that's the real name of the song, but they sing about a big butt, so she had one.

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I am so happy with her, I am still smiling today, just thinking about her! And the best part was if you booked with her yesterday you got $100 off. So I was doing this :banana: Until I saw the prices, then Brittany and I were doing this :dance3: It was $625 for the 5 hour reception. Well, that alone is a GREAT price, that didn't even include the $100 off though! She is costing us $525. I couldn't believe it! She's worth so much more than that! We had to book with $150, so we owe $375 :woohoo::woohoo::woohoo: There were other DJs just standing there looking pretty telling you that they would DJ for you for $1125 for 6 hours :scared1: and I am not kidding. How on earth was anyone else there going to compete with this chic. They so were not!!!!

And then we came home and had my Dad and his girlfriend over for the super bowl. We ordered Pizza and the kids were not interested in the game at all, not even Anthony, he would just run out for the funny commercials.

So, as you can imagine I am so happy today!
We got the DJ for the reception
We got the pianist for the ceremony, who is from Rachels. It's so pretty! That is $125 for an hour. So he will play while the guests are coming and sitting and then of course through the ceremony! I can't even believe it!!

leamom2princesses
02-08-2010, 02:47 PM
Wow Pam! What an awesome find on your DJ! Way to go! :thumbsup2 I'm excited for you too. :banana::banana::banana:

We went to a reception with a chocolate fountain and yummy fruit and such and it was awesome. The kids really loved it.

Victoriasmom98
02-08-2010, 03:09 PM
Oh Pam....it all sounds really wonderful! I am very, very happy for you. My friend Heidi found another DJ for me who also does photography. It's a father and son duo so one takes pics and one dj's. And that together is $450, so I have an email into him right now. I tell you, I don't know what I'd do without my friend Heidi!!!!;) It sounds like you have everything coming together beautifully! This Saturday we have to go put the deposit down on the venue and go to a cake tasting! That should be fun. I also just received the confirmation that the engagement announcement will be going into the papers on February 14th. How fitting, eh? :love:

I haven't read anything about how Janine made it through the blizzard. I hope she posts soon so we know she's fine. I can't wait for us all to be in Disney!!!! :woohoo:

klacey1
02-08-2010, 05:25 PM
What a fun weekend!! That chocolate fountain is making me want to run out to the Melting Pot right now!! Yummy! Glad you got so much accomplished for the wedding-- $525 is really a terrific price for a DJ, especially for a wedding.
I'm with the kids-- the superbowl is definitely more about snacks and commercials for us than football! I was also not a fan of the halftime show.

PixieDustPrincess05
02-08-2010, 08:54 PM
Sounds like everything is coming together beautifully for the wedding!!! I think the venue is gorgeous!!!! Are you going to have one of those chocolate fountains for your reception? I like to park that baby right on my kitchen table :rotfl2:!!!

3princesses+aprince
02-13-2010, 03:00 PM
Wow Pam! What an awesome find on your DJ! Way to go! :thumbsup2 I'm excited for you too. :banana::banana::banana:

We went to a reception with a chocolate fountain and yummy fruit and such and it was awesome. The kids really loved it.

Yeah, I wish I could have that going on at my reception!

Oh Pam....it all sounds really wonderful! I am very, very happy for you. My friend Heidi found another DJ for me who also does photography. It's a father and son duo so one takes pics and one dj's. And that together is $450, so I have an email into him right now. I tell you, I don't know what I'd do without my friend Heidi!!!!;) It sounds like you have everything coming together beautifully! This Saturday we have to go put the deposit down on the venue and go to a cake tasting! That should be fun. I also just received the confirmation that the engagement announcement will be going into the papers on February 14th. How fitting, eh? :love:

I haven't read anything about how Janine made it through the blizzard. I hope she posts soon so we know she's fine. I can't wait for us all to be in Disney!!!! :woohoo:

Wow, great deal on your dj and photography, that's awesome!! Even better than my deal!!!

What a fun weekend!! That chocolate fountain is making me want to run out to the Melting Pot right now!! Yummy! Glad you got so much accomplished for the wedding-- $525 is really a terrific price for a DJ, especially for a wedding.
I'm with the kids-- the superbowl is definitely more about snacks and commercials for us than football! I was also not a fan of the halftime show.

Yeah, things are getting done! And I was definitely waiting for the commercials too. I love them!

Sounds like everything is coming together beautifully for the wedding!!! I think the venue is gorgeous!!!! Are you going to have one of those chocolate fountains for your reception? I like to park that baby right on my kitchen table :rotfl2:!!!

No, no chocolate fountain at my wedding! It would cost $750 for 100 people. If you did a new booking at the bridal show you were getting that bad boy for free if you had a minimum amount of 100 guests! What a great deal huh?

3princesses+aprince
02-13-2010, 03:07 PM
Wow, I haven't been on the boards in days!!! I've just had so much to do! Manny and the kids just left, they are going to Monster Mini golf. If you're not sure what that is it's mini golf in the dark, with monsters of course. Very cool. Everything glows neon green!

I just finished baking calzones for a baby shower for a girl at work tonight. I'm getting ready to leave shortly!

And tomorrow is valentine's day! Not too sure what we're doing, we were thinking about going out to eat! I bought the kids some chocolate and jewelry boxes for the girls and a box for Anthony. They came from Michael's crafts and they are wood to paint, so I also bought new paint. The girls will love it and Anthony is always throwing everything all over the place too, so he'll have something to keep important things in. His does not look like a jewelry box at all, don't worry. It's actually wood and the top is black. It's neat! I just figured instead of buying another stuffed animal i'd do something different this year. I was going to buy them a new dress and Ant a t shirt, but I just picked them each up a few new outfits last week, so I didn't think it would be anything special. They'd just be getting more new clothes!

Manny had voses, a balloon and a teddy bear delivered to work, it was very nice. I'll post a pic of them tomorrow!

Well, have a nice night and weekend everyone!

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!:love:

PixieDustPrincess05
02-13-2010, 03:49 PM
Wow, I haven't been on the boards in days!!! I've just had so much to do! Manny and the kids just left, they are going to Monster Mini golf. If you're not sure what that is it's mini golf in the dark, with monsters of course. Very cool. Everything glows neon green!

I just finished baking calzones for a baby shower for a girl at work tonight. I'm getting ready to leave shortly!

And tomorrow is valentine's day! Not too sure what we're doing, we were thinking about going out to eat! I bought the kids some chocolate and jewelry boxes for the girls and a box for Anthony. They came from Michael's crafts and they are wood to paint, so I also bought new paint. The girls will love it and Anthony is always throwing everything all over the place too, so he'll have something to keep important things in. His does not look like a jewelry box at all, don't worry. It's actually wood and the top is black. It's neat! I just figured instead of buying another stuffed animal i'd do something different this year. I was going to buy them a new dress and Ant a t shirt, but I just picked them each up a few new outfits last week, so I didn't think it would be anything special. They'd just be getting more new clothes!

Manny had voses, a balloon and a teddy bear delivered to work, it was very nice. I'll post a pic of them tomorrow!

Well, have a nice night and weekend everyone!

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!:love:

Mmmmm.....Calzones- that sounds great right about now!!!!!!!! Do you make them for scratch?

Your Valentines day gifts sound adorable!!!! Funny, because I had picked up Austin a few things at Michael's (and for our disney trip too :cloud9:) earlier in the week. They have like this $1 section at our Michael's, and I bought 3 disney lanyards (one Toy Story, one Cars, and one Tinker Bell) at $1.00 a piece!!!!! They also had all kinds of other disney things. I bought Austin one of those zip up pencil cases (Toy Story) and some Toy Story pencils to go with it. I also bought a Princess one for myself (:lmao:) to use as a makeup bag when we go to disney. Oh, and I bought him two disney puzzles from the Dollar Tree.

That's awesome that Manny sent you roses to your job :lovestruc!!!!!!!!!! I told Bill that all I wanted this year for Valentine's, our Anniversery (5/01), and my Birthday (7/05) is a Disney Trip!!!! We'll see if he sneaks something else in (he usually does, but I told him not to).

Have fun at the Baby Shower!

longing2Batdisney
02-14-2010, 01:27 AM
Hi Pam!
wow what a great job on the DJ and the pianist!! :yay: the room for the reception looks great and roomy!

What a great job Manny did on Valentine's ! have a great weekend!

I may need to watch to see when a small chocolate fountain goes on sale and buy a few to keep for Gwendolyn's wedding (someday) and to use around the house :rolleyes1:

:wave2:

mommytothreeboys
02-15-2010, 11:32 AM
Hope you had a fabulous Valentine's Day with the family! :love::love:

3princesses+aprince
02-16-2010, 11:15 AM
Mmmmm.....Calzones- that sounds great right about now!!!!!!!! Do you make them for scratch?

Your Valentines day gifts sound adorable!!!! Funny, because I had picked up Austin a few things at Michael's (and for our disney trip too :cloud9:) earlier in the week. They have like this $1 section at our Michael's, and I bought 3 disney lanyards (one Toy Story, one Cars, and one Tinker Bell) at $1.00 a piece!!!!! They also had all kinds of other disney things. I bought Austin one of those zip up pencil cases (Toy Story) and some Toy Story pencils to go with it. I also bought a Princess one for myself (:lmao:) to use as a makeup bag when we go to disney. Oh, and I bought him two disney puzzles from the Dollar Tree.

That's awesome that Manny sent you roses to your job :lovestruc!!!!!!!!!! I told Bill that all I wanted this year for Valentine's, our Anniversery (5/01), and my Birthday (7/05) is a Disney Trip!!!! We'll see if he sneaks something else in (he usually does, but I told him not to).

Have fun at the Baby Shower!

Ooo, I've never seen all of the cute Disney stuff in Michaels. I'm there often enough now with the wedding, so the next time i'm in there i'll look around more. I need to start picking up a lot of cute and fun stuff seeing how it looks like we're going to be driving.

Hi Pam!
wow what a great job on the DJ and the pianist!! :yay: the room for the reception looks great and roomy!

What a great job Manny did on Valentine's ! have a great weekend!

I may need to watch to see when a small chocolate fountain goes on sale and buy a few to keep for Gwendolyn's wedding (someday) and to use around the house :rolleyes1:

:wave2:

Thanks, yeah, that fountain is quite a treat!!!

Hope you had a fabulous Valentine's Day with the family! :love::love:

Thanks!

3princesses+aprince
02-16-2010, 11:29 AM
Hello, hope everyone had a nice Valentine's Day! Ours was ok, we went to visit Manny's aunt and uncle and then went out to eat! I had bought a valentine's cake so we came home and had that. My brother stopped by with more chocolates for the kids! :cool1: Gawrsh, I love those valentines chocolates!

The kids are on february break this week, so we planned a few things. Last night we went to Chuck e cheese. I'll put some pictures up later. I actually forgot my camera, which is rare, so I had to take pics on my phone, so I just have to email them myself!
We were supposed to go to the movies today to see Planet 51 with my friend and her daughters, but first off is snowed and Manny had to take my truck to work and second, I am sick :scared1: I started feeling crappy last night and my throat hurt. Well, I was up all night sucking on cough drops and coughing. It hurts so bad this morning I can barely speak! It really sucks. I'm hoping this don't last for a few days! So, we rescheduled the movie for friday!
So, the kids are just playing with their goodies that they got from chuck e cheese last night after cashing in their tickets.

Oh, when we were there last night I was watching the girls play up in the tubes. Well, there was this boy, around 9 and then a little boy around 2. The parents were no where to be seen because the older brother kept kicking the 2 yr old in the legs and making him fall, not a tap, I mean kicking. Everyone around was looking at them mortified. The 2 yr old kept getting back and up and continuing to play, he must have been used to that treatment. It was just ridiculous. Then there was another boy around 3 who was climbing up the skeeball thing. And sitting where you would roll the balls up. I told my kids to continue playing, if the dumb kid got hit by the ball, then shame on his neglectful parents. A few minutes later, the mom comes looking for him, she's screaming at him to come down and he's laughing at her, not budging. By the time it was time to go, I wondered if there was a full moon, cause i've never seen such craziness all in one place.


Anyway, here are the flowers Manny had sent to work for me!

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There was a pink teddy bear attached to the bottom of the vase, but Sam already freed him!

klacey1
02-16-2010, 08:07 PM
Manny is so sweet-- love the roses!! I can't believe some people-- misbehaving kids who don't get any discipline from their parents trun into bad adults!! Who would allow such an older kid to beat up practically a baby??
We had a lovely Valentine's Day, too :love: I do hope you feel better soon, though, Pam!!

Victoriasmom98
02-16-2010, 08:11 PM
Hi Pam!!! Now I am really not looking forward to going to Chuck E Cheese. Victoria wants to bring her friend there for her birthday celebration on Saturday. Ugh! The last time we went it was so busy we didn't even get a table to sit at! And I hate it when the parents aren't looking at what their children are doing.

Your flowers are beautiful. You have a keeper there in Manny!!!

3princesses+aprince
02-16-2010, 09:54 PM
Manny is so sweet-- love the roses!! I can't believe some people-- misbehaving kids who don't get any discipline from their parents trun into bad adults!! Who would allow such an older kid to beat up practically a baby??
We had a lovely Valentine's Day, too :love: I do hope you feel better soon, though, Pam!!

Yes, Manny can be sweet SOMETIMES!! :goodvibes And these kids, yea, they were horrible. The 9 yr old kicking the baby was terrible. And why would you think it's ok to let your baby walk away from you. :eek: I don't even let my kids out of my sight. You never know who's a predator these days :mad:

Hi Pam!!! Now I am really not looking forward to going to Chuck E Cheese. Victoria wants to bring her friend there for her birthday celebration on Saturday. Ugh! The last time we went it was so busy we didn't even get a table to sit at! And I hate it when the parents aren't looking at what their children are doing.

Your flowers are beautiful. You have a keeper there in Manny!!!

Yes, Chuck e Cheese is a really fun place... depending on how busy it is. If you go on a weekend afternoon it's very crowded. And not like disney crowded, cause Disney is big. Chuck e Cheese is not so big! It gets very hot and usually smells like stinky feet. We went at 7:00pm and it's open til 10p. PERFECT TIME. Everyone was starting to clear out, there were empty tables...

racefanof88
02-17-2010, 12:11 PM
Your roses are beautiful. I need to post my Valentine flowers.

It looks like your plans are coming along quite well :thumbsup2. July will be here before you know it. I know your wedding is going to be fantastic :goodvibes.

3princesses+aprince
02-17-2010, 01:02 PM
Your roses are beautiful. I need to post my Valentine flowers.

It looks like your plans are coming along quite well :thumbsup2. July will be here before you know it. I know your wedding is going to be fantastic :goodvibes.

Oh, boy, I hope so! I am actually behind considering that the wedding is only 5 months away! I'm getting a little stressed out. I actually had to make myself not think about the wedding at all this week! If felt good!

3princesses+aprince
02-17-2010, 01:08 PM
I am so sick today! :guilty: And I have to go to work for 4pm. I could call out cause I never do, but I really can't take a full day's pay missing next week! I think i'm going to go in for a few hours at least. That's pretty much all I think I can take!

Today my head hurts, i'm cold, my eyes are watering, my nose is stuffy but at the same time it's running. Oh and I look like hell! But, my throat is better. Oh, yesterday I thought I was going to cry that's how bad it hurt. So, i'll deal with this stuff any day over that sore throat.

Anyway, only a few more weeks til I (and quite a few of us) can check out our park hours. That is so exciting to me!! I wonder if when park hours come out if they will know which days MNSSHP will be held. Does anyone remember from previous years if the dates are announced when the hours come out or when the tickets go on sale in May?

I feel like there is just so much to do for the wedding (and there is) that by the time I get to making T shirts and laminating all of my plans on index cards (like I did last year) that it will be rushed just like the wedding planning is! Although I think getting ready for Disney is a lot less stressful!

Twoboysnmygirl
02-17-2010, 04:33 PM
I hope you feel better soon Pam!

I don't remember last year about when the dates were released, but it seems silly for them to release hours without the dates. We should be able to tell by whether there is Spectro and Wishes on certain nights. If there's no Wishes, then it's Hallowishes and a party. Of course, they could just give us the hours and then change everything but that makes no sense to me!

Victoriasmom98
02-18-2010, 03:26 PM
How are you feeling Pam????:sick:

mickeystoontown
02-18-2010, 03:41 PM
Hey Pam, Just checking in on you to see if you are feeling better. Hopefully, you are! My mother used to make me gargle with warm salt water when I had a sore throat and it works!

3princesses+aprince
02-20-2010, 03:07 PM
I hope you feel better soon Pam!

I don't remember last year about when the dates were released, but it seems silly for them to release hours without the dates. We should be able to tell by whether there is Spectro and Wishes on certain nights. If there's no Wishes, then it's Hallowishes and a party. Of course, they could just give us the hours and then change everything but that makes no sense to me!

True!! Yeah, I am just waiting so impatiently for those darn hours!

How are you feeling Pam????:sick:

Oh, better, thank you! That was some cold :sick:

Hey Pam, Just checking in on you to see if you are feeling better. Hopefully, you are! My mother used to make me gargle with warm salt water when I had a sore throat and it works!

Boy, if I heard that on tuesday I certainly would have given it a try! My throat was on FIRE!!!

3princesses+aprince
02-21-2010, 02:21 AM
Ok, I feel like such a bad diser! I have been so busy lately that I have not been on 3 times a day like usual! I've been sick all week, plus trying to do some fun things with the kids cause they have the week off from school! Manny took them to Monster mini golf, I took them to chuck e cheese and the movies, we also went out to eat a few times and tomorrow we're going to Manny's aunt's house for lunch and then my grandmother's house for dinner. :eek: We got invited and didn't want to tell either one of them no! So needless to say, we'll be eating all day!

I am all better. That was a terrible cold.... or whatever it was.

Oh and it's 2am right now! What am I doing up you ask? Well, Emily just came in my room about an hour ago crying because her head hurt, then she said her stomach hurt. :headache: Oh ,boy. I think she is finally sleeping. We're both on the couch (I have a sectional, so we're both gonna sleep here) Maybe we'll end up going no where tomorrow! Oh, boy, we'll see.

On a happier note, I'm closer to the arrival of the park hours AND MY TICKER NO LONGER SAYS 7 MONTHS!!!

May's trip was planned only 4 short months before the trip, it went by so fast. I didn't have to wait for park hours or anything like that! This time :rolleyes1....... I do feel like the trip is more real the closer it gets though.

Twoboysnmygirl
02-21-2010, 06:07 AM
I hope you & Emily get some sleep tonight! I'm glad to hear you are feeling better! I can't wait for the hours either!! :woohoo: