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Old 08-03-2009, 06:59 PM   #1036
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After making the Dinos we did a little more shopping. Gab found a great store she wanted to go into so I told the others I would catch up with them and stay with her. She and I had lots of fun. I wish I remembered the name of the shop. Oooo, let me check Disneyworld.com

Couldn’t find the name but it’s a women’s store with clothes, bags, and lots of eclectic goodies! Gab found a great bracelet and a purse. On the way out to catch up with the others, Michael asked me if I would like to go on the DVC tour at SSR. *thud* OMG! Seriously? I asked him! He said yes and before I could ask about the kids he said Jenna offered to take them. Gotta love that girl!!!! I was in shock for about 20 minutes after. This is what I remember: DVC, FPs for the tour, we’ll take the kids swimming at Kidani…….I don’t even remember Michael and I walking to kiosk or saying bye to our gang. Next thing I recall is riding in the golf cart with “Just Bob” while he gave us tidbits about DVC. “Just Bob” was the bad cop in the play, quoting us a number far less than we would actually pay for our glorious 160 points at SSR. JB dropped walked us in to some chick who offered us cookies and drinks and sat us down to wait for OUR guide. I loved him already and I don’t even know his name.

As we waited I finally got the chance to ask Michael if he was serious about purchasing DVC. He said perhaps but I have questions……………..I jotted down the questions knowing that I would be the mouth piece for said venture and got more excited as the minutes passed……………..Finally my angel in a DVC polo walked in: Bob Shapiro. I heart me some Bob! We had “Just Bob” and then OUR guide Bob so see, it was meant to be. You can’t argue when there are two Bobs! Bwah ah ah!!!!

Bob walked in, introduced himself in that magical Disney way, and started his spiel. About 5 minutes into it I let Bob know that we were in WDW with our good friends who own DVC and we didn’t need to the whole touchy feely our-friends-care-for-us song and dance. Let’s get down to incentives, current available properties, and how many points our family will need.

Bob was able to adequately answer our questions in pure Disney fashion which made me happy. Little by little I saw Michael’s face soften into the man who wants to buy Disney and wants to buy it now!

The second Bob said “invisible loan” Michael stopped and him and asked how do we get this done?! I know I have been fainting a lot but you’d faint too if 10 days ago your DH was making fun of you for going to WDW again two years less than the last trip and the next thing you know you are buying DVC.

I think Bob was a happy as I was. Easiest sell EVER! Now onto where we want to buy: AKV, BLT, or SSR. I knew DH would say SSR, I just knew it. Having only stayed a day at AKV and as amazing as the SV was, we knew it was too dark for our liking, too dark to be our “home”. We looked at BLT but that too didn’t fit us at all. Other than the proximity to MK, which rocks, neither of us dug it. Plus I am the only one whose favorite park is MK. Losers! SSR was meant to be. The THV knock my socks off and after touring SSR, we were sold! The grounds are amazing, the golf course is right there, it’s very peaceful, and it’s NOT hotel style. Plus the THV, could you die or what they are so unbelievably cool! Not only did we get the resort we wanted but it was less expensive than the other two. Can you say meant to be? Well can you? Say it with me: meant to be!!!!

I text Jenna the minute Michael agreed and almost jumped out of my skin. On the way to the tour I text Keith too. Once Bob left Michael turned to me and said Happy Anniversary which is August 7th. I shoved my tongue down his throat and then I called Jenna and told her the news. I think she was as shocked as I was!!!!! We decided on 160 points with a December use year. Our contract was loaded and came with 2008’s points too! Hot dog!

After we signed, he gave us our 15 FPs and offered us ice cream. Who could eat at a time like this?! We said bye and I floated out of there. Our van driver said “Welcome Home” as he opened the doors for us and was the nicest man ever. We chatted with him and about his kids and wife. We got to the AKV and I ran to the Kidani pool, and broke the news to the kids. Holy Hannah! It was seriously more than I could handle. Too much joy if that’s possible. The kids were very excited too. Nate welcomed Michael to the club and it was good times.

We all went back to our villa, cleaned up, and headed to MK. I kept saying DVC all night long and I haven’t stopped. I must text Keith at least once a day with a simple message of DVC.

Here are some pictures from that night. It was super magical. The last shot is my favorite.


Chloe:


Chris and Chloe. Oh goodness let them wed:




Wait for POTC. This was Michael’s sign that DVC was meant to be:







To be continued though I could never top that………………………………………

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Congrats on your DVC purchase!!! Now you can plan another trip.
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Old 08-03-2009, 08:55 PM   #1039
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Congrats on your DVC purchase!!! Now you can plan another trip.

I have been planning like mad. We traded 2008's points for a week in Cabo next March and then we have started planning WDW for October 2010 too.



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That's an awesome story! Even a dancing banana doesn't convey enough excitement, but I'll just have to go with it.....

I hear ya. The banana doesn't do the moment justice. I still get so excited when telling the story!!!




We also added 10 points before closing to make out point total 170.
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Great update! I get hungry for the Earl o' Sandwich just reading about it. Love the SV pictures--they make me want to stay at AK now.

Congrats again on DVC. I hope your DH realizes that it was a gift for all of us too, because now we get more TRs and pre-trippies!
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:17 AM   #1041
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Great update! I get hungry for the Earl o' Sandwich just reading about it. Love the SV pictures--they make me want to stay at AK now.

Congrats again on DVC. I hope your DH realizes that it was a gift for all of us too, because now we get more TRs and pre-trippies!


You mean the 3 of us reading this report?

Earl was delish and cheap! Their menu was huge too.

Last night I was talking to the kids about our next WDW trip (October 2010) and Michael said: you mean in 3 months? I was like no really, NEXT October. He was like- I will believe it when I see it. Should I be planning a trip for this October too? Had I upgraded our Hoppers to APs, I would be but there is NO WAY I will return before next June.
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As always another great update. I think the store you were in was TrenD. It sounds like it from the pictures I have seen and what you described.
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As always another great update. I think the store you were in was TrenD. It sounds like it from the pictures I have seen and what you described.


That is the name of the store. It was driving me nuts!
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That is the name of the store. It was driving me nuts!
No problem. I know I know it but just can't think of it. Drives me crazy too.
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Old 08-04-2009, 01:11 PM   #1045
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No problem. I know I know it but just can't think of it. Drives me crazy too.

Any new trip details to share?
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Any new trip details to share?
No not yet. I did email my dh's boss and he scheduledand approved the vacation. Now I just have to tell my dh. He has NO idea. Once I tell him I will start my ptr.
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No not yet. I did email my dh's boss and he scheduledand approved the vacation. Now I just have to tell my dh. He has NO idea. Once I tell him I will start my ptr.


Can't wait until you tell him!!!!! Think he'll flip? Flip in a good way.
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Can't wait until you tell him!!!!! Think he'll flip? Flip in a good way.
Well he could go either way. I think that he will like it he might just have to have time to get used to the idea. I think he might want to bring our dd and I want to leave her home and bring her next year. I really want to go just the 2 of us because we haven't had a vacation just the 2 of us since the 2004. That hasn't been to go see family. That is the bad part of living far away people think that we need to use our vacation to go see them. If I had my own way I wouldn't tell him until we were at the airport but I did that once (a road trip) and he stressed about money the first 2 days of the trip. Though this trip isalready for the most part paid for (with money that I have saved and put away on the side)he will still stress.
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Congrats on the DVC !!! Lucky you!!!
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Well he could go either way. I think that he will like it he might just have to have time to get used to the idea. I think he might want to bring our dd and I want to leave her home and bring her next year. I really want to go just the 2 of us because we haven't had a vacation just the 2 of us since the 2004. That hasn't been to go see family. That is the bad part of living far away people think that we need to use our vacation to go see them. If I had my own way I wouldn't tell him until we were at the airport but I did that once (a road trip) and he stressed about money the first 2 days of the trip. Though this trip isalready for the most part paid for (with money that I have saved and put away on the side)he will still stress.


They always stress about the money regardless. That would awesome if it was just you and him. I like the idea of waiting until you are at the airport. Have you not bought your tickets yet? When are you thinking of telling him?
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