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Old 01-19-2009, 08:36 PM   #31
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Oh Laura---I'm HERE!!!!! AND SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!!! I can't wait to hear about your reveal of the resort----having stayed at 3 out of the 4 (CSR, SSR, and OKW) before, my vote is for CSR. BUT, you really can't go wrong----it is DISNEY!!!!! So happy for you girl!!! Waiting for more......patiently!!!!
So you tell your DH you need a trip after mine so I will have one to look forward to and read about. I was interested in your vote... you will have to tell me why CSR- I know you like the others a lot!

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Hi Laura - I have been a lurker on your other two reports. I am so excited for you and your family about another Disney trip. I really enjoyed your last two reports. That is nice that your parents will be going with you this trip to help with the kids.
Thanks... I am super thrilled my parents are going. You never know how what life has ahead... and I sure am glad my parents will get to experience the fun with the kids.
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:49 PM   #32
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So where are we staying?

I was on the phone and I must say I did not hesistate at all CSR! I had always wanted to stay there and soon we will be too big. If we ever DVC/we can stay at the others or someday rent points when we outgrow the 4 max capacity rooms. In fact we had CSR booked twice and have not stayed there yet. The only scary thoughts I had were the size and the food court crazy 10% gratutity. So I put the rooms on hold... no deposit of $ just hold and got off the phone to talk to DH. He looked at some pictures and really had little to say. We both wonder if Emily will be able to do the slide- and know Hannah will love it! Any knowledge about slide and what ages can handle it?

So Monday morning my mom came in and watched the kids while I was at school... we did no WDW talk, but I had my paper and stuff ready to share the $$$ when I got home. I was a bit nervous that my parents talked it over and really were not a go, but my mom surprised me by saying she had been online looking already too! She was unsure about my last school day, so she had seen different availablity. So our afternoon turned in to WDW internet fun 101.... she was super excited. I even fessed up to having two rooms on hold... and I broke into her email to hide the confirmation email that she received the night before in her account- once I saw it in mine I had to get it out of her box until we talked!

She loved telling Hannah too- who was super happy since she thought we were not going this year. They talked rides and stuff that day... and my dad was surprised his girls did not call to talk WDW to him that night!

One of the big surprises in the conversation was that my mom wanted to do the dining plan! I was glad since I have a list of next trip ADRs we wanted to do and I wondered if my parents would want to spend the time and $ on that, especially my dad who is not known for stopping and eating! So we have 7 meals to decide on (of course many are decided--- come on reservation window and open up!)

That night dad and DH were both onboard and the planning is underway.

Coming up next--- drive or fly and maybe we need an extra night honey?
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:05 PM   #33
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I felt the Luke picture was a bit out of date... and the girls have changed perhaps too, although less than him! Also today the girls finally played in the small trace of snow we had... but they sure were happy! Finally not freezing out, just cold!

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Love the onesie!








I also ordered a set of shirts on Disneyshopping today... and Luke got a couple of onesies-- the girls will be set because Hannah has a supply from last year and Emily can wear some of Hannah's from two years ago. I am excited to wear my WDW shirts again this trip!
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oh my gosh, luke is such a cutie!!!! look at that little face. he looks like emily to me.

i think CSR is a good choice. i've seen pics of the rooms and they're nice!
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Your kids are adorable.

I've been reading a lot of goods things about CSR recently and it makes me want to stay there.

And of course, you can always need an extra night in Disney!
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oh my gosh, luke is such a cutie!!!! look at that little face. he looks like emily to me.

i think CSR is a good choice. i've seen pics of the rooms and they're nice!

I agree... Luke looks a lot like Emily. I am excited to try a new resort out.... we have never been there even to look around.

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Your kids are adorable.

I've been reading a lot of goods things about CSR recently and it makes me want to stay there.

And of course, you can always need an extra night in Disney!

Yes... I need to get an extra night!
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Old 01-20-2009, 04:40 PM   #38
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Isn't it fun talking Disney talk again???

The kids are precious. You are very blessed. That's kind of what I'd like Jill to have, two girls and then a boy. I wanted the sisters to be closer in age. I'm getting my wish on the girls, so as soon as this one is walking, well.....maybe they can work on that boy!
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Laura---I am SO excited that you are booked tentatively for CSR!!!!! It is SUCH a beautiful resort!!! I'll tell you why we liked it when we went---

We stayed there for part of our November 2007 trip (we checked in on Thanksgiving day and stayed there through that weekend before moving over to SSR). Even though we were there during a busy holiday weekend, we never felt the "crush" of the crowds at that resort. Since it is primarily used as a convention resort, the buses were rarely crowded---they say that the majority of their guests are there for conventions and not park touring. We never had to stand once on a CSR bus that entire weekend, and their buses were always timely about going to and from the parks. We stayed in an area away from the main hub, but had a quiet pool right in our complex that was just as good for our uses. We also enjoyed the main pool complex quite a bit while we were there too! They have updated the pool recently, so I am not sure about all their new features and Emily, but I do believe there is plenty there to keep her entertained as well. If you are not in a section near the main hub, you can always hop on the first bus from your stop and take it quickly up to the main hub because they all stop there before leaving the resort. The lake is beautiful and there is plenty to do around and on the lake for your non-park days. The food at the food court is really good too---it is run a little differently than the other courts, and therefore the reason for the gratuity, but I believe you do not have to pay that if you are getting your items to go---don't quote me on that though, things could have changed since then. We really did enjoy our stay there, and will definitely consider it again for upcoming trips. If you do change your mind though and opt for OKW or SSR, those are both nice resorts as well---my main complaint about SSR was the buses and transportation for that resort---we almost ALWAYS had to stand or wait for another bus. SSR is beautiful and so close to DTD, but the buses were a big problem for us--especially after moving over to there from CSR that same week where we had no problems with buses there. We had a similar situation with OKW with the buses, but it wasn't nearly as bad. I think one of the bigger downfalls of OKW when you compare it to CSR and SSR, is that it is unfortunately starting to show its' age---they need to do a little more updating over there. But again, you really can't go wrong!

I do believe that our next vacation is in the works---we are looking into going back in September this year---we recently got a 40% off code, so the wheels are churning--I will let you know more when I know!!!

Luke is JUST the cutest!!!! He reminds me alot of Emily!!! You have such beautiful children---you are extremely blessed!!!
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Luke is so cute and I LOVE that onesie!!

I also love that the girls are dressed the same in their dresses, I would totallly do that if I had two of the same sex.

You guys have hardly any snow! We still have at least 6 inches on the ground.
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We're going in April and got the 4/3 deal..I simply could not pass it up
It is a great deal...I hate to think about what deals they will have if things don't turn around!

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The kids are precious. You are very blessed. That's kind of what I'd like Jill to have, two girls and then a boy. I wanted the sisters to be closer in age. I'm getting my wish on the girls, so as soon as this one is walking, well.....maybe they can work on that boy!
It is fun to talk Disney again! Your pictures are extra fun to look at since I will be seeing them in the flesh sooner than I thought.

I am blessed... looking at their sweet sleeping bodies I wonder how I got so lucky. They are so fun, a lot of work but fun.

I love my girls having each other since I had a brother. They are really close and sweet towards each other. Today Hannah made a picture for Emily to color since she can't draw that good yet- and was just so kind about it.

The third has been a huge adjustment for me... at least so far, so I am not the one for Jill to ask about that, but I always wanted a little boy, so happy I have mine.

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Laura---I am SO excited that you are booked tentatively for CSR!!!!! It is SUCH a beautiful resort!!! I'll tell you why we liked it when we went---

We stayed there for part of our November 2007 trip (we checked in on Thanksgiving day and stayed there through that weekend before moving over to SSR). Even though we were there during a busy holiday weekend, we never felt the "crush" of the crowds at that resort. Since it is primarily used as a convention resort, the buses were rarely crowded---they say that the majority of their guests are there for conventions and not park touring. We never had to stand once on a CSR bus that entire weekend, and their buses were always timely about going to and from the parks. We stayed in an area away from the main hub, but had a quiet pool right in our complex that was just as good for our uses. We also enjoyed the main pool complex quite a bit while we were there too! They have updated the pool recently, so I am not sure about all their new features and Emily, but I do believe there is plenty there to keep her entertained as well. If you are not in a section near the main hub, you can always hop on the first bus from your stop and take it quickly up to the main hub because they all stop there before leaving the resort. The lake is beautiful and there is plenty to do around and on the lake for your non-park days. The food at the food court is really good too---it is run a little differently than the other courts, and therefore the reason for the gratuity, but I believe you do not have to pay that if you are getting your items to go---don't quote me on that though, things could have changed since then. We really did enjoy our stay there, and will definitely consider it again for upcoming trips. If you do change your mind though and opt for OKW or SSR, those are both nice resorts as well---my main complaint about SSR was the buses and transportation for that resort---we almost ALWAYS had to stand or wait for another bus. SSR is beautiful and so close to DTD, but the buses were a big problem for us--especially after moving over to there from CSR that same week where we had no problems with buses there. We had a similar situation with OKW with the buses, but it wasn't nearly as bad. I think one of the bigger downfalls of OKW when you compare it to CSR and SSR, is that it is unfortunately starting to show its' age---they need to do a little more updating over there. But again, you really can't go wrong!

I do believe that our next vacation is in the works---we are looking into going back in September this year---we recently got a 40% off code, so the wheels are churning--I will let you know more when I know!!!

Luke is JUST the cutest!!!! He reminds me alot of Emily!!! You have such beautiful children---you are extremely blessed!!!
Thank you Jen! I am so glad you liked it... I cannot imagine standing with Luke on crowded buses- yikes. I am sure we will stick there...

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Luke is so cute and I LOVE that onesie!!

I also love that the girls are dressed the same in their dresses, I would totallly do that if I had two of the same sex.

You guys have hardly any snow! We still have at least 6 inches on the ground.
I love to dress them alike or coordinating... I know it will end soon. Our snowfall has been little... but burr it is cold!
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i just found your PTR. Subbing! You have a beautiful family! The picture of your two girls holding hands looks just like me and my sister when we were little @ Disney. I love it! Cant wait to hear more!
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Talking Hey there!

Just subbed to your TR! Your girls are so cute! TeaForTulips is my sister and they DO look just like us on one of our trips to Disney! Can't wait for more preTR!
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Your Kids are adorable we are also going in June and I can't wait to make the ADR's . Can't wait to hear more about your Plans!
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It makes me wonder with this deal if business is slipping a little..maybe to draw more guests in? Then again I could be wrong.
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