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Old 07-11-2010, 07:48 PM   #736
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Okay.. I am only on page 8 right now.. but I have to say that I am LOVING your trip report but am so sad for you right now!
I only hope it keeps so what better for you, if not.. next time I'll go with you!

My DH doesn't jump up and down about going to Disney.. in fact this November trip will probably be it for at least 3-4 years.. but I don't think he's this bad and my heart aches for you.. for all the time and effort you put into these trips you would HOPE they would be grateful for it..

off to try to catch up!
Aw..thanks!

I am sure from DH's perspective, I was the one who owed him since he agreed to go back to WDW in the first place. Perhaps I should have just been grateful that he came at all, let alone to have expected him to attend all of the character meals and special dinners I had planned.

Unfortunately, my family can see right through me when I try and tell them all of the effort I go through in organizing these trips is for their benefit. In actual fact, as I will readily admit, I do it for me.

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Hey Trish! Great update on the breakfast with the super extended family. I think I've figured out how to get your DH to smile....so far, this picture is the only picture where he's smiling, right?

If my memory is correct, there has been no smiles at:
  • Donald's safari - wait there were no pictures there!
  • BCV/boardwalk - he was kinda squinting
  • MK - no, you couldn't really say he was happy about smiling
  • Hoedown - no pictures there either

Well, know what's different about this one? There is a pretty DISNEY PRINCESS in the shot...and guess who gets to stand next to one?


Too funny! And so clever! I never thought of that, but you definitely may be onto something there!

Hmmmm....I wonder how much it would cost me to hire a Princess to escourt us all around the Parks on our next trip!

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Yummy morning at Akershus! Love that your nephews were so kind to your kiddos. The picture of them walking together is so sweet as is the four them while waiting for you to be called.
Thanks Stephanie! It was so nice to see the cousins bonding so nicely, that is for sure!
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I'm so glad the Princess breakfast was great! My daughter loves eating in Norway (and she's becoming quite the princess dining expert!). It's so refreshing to hear about nice teenagers!!!

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Old 07-11-2010, 07:58 PM   #738
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I'm so glad the Princess breakfast was great! My daughter loves eating in Norway (and she's becoming quite the princess dining expert!). It's so refreshing to hear about nice teenagers!!!

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The Norway breakfast really is great, isn't it?
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The Norway breakfast really is great, isn't it?
We've only done the dinner! Hard to believe! We loved the dinner there last year and are returning for dinner in August.

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Old 07-11-2010, 09:26 PM   #740
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Wonderful update Trish! I agree, that is a wonderful picture of your hubby!! What troopers those teenagers were to get up with no sleep to have breakfast with a bunch of princesses! Then again....it's princesses....and teenage boys.....guess they knew what they were doing afterall!

Can't wait to hear about your beach trip!

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Old 07-11-2010, 10:13 PM   #741
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In one of your recent post, you stated that you purchased tickets at the counter. Was this for you all or your relatives? If they were for you and your family why the counter purchase? Is this because it is cheaper cost buying everything seperate(hotel, food & tickets) rather than a package deal?
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Your daughters dress that she wore to Mickey's Backyard BBQ is so pretty!!! Glad to hear that you have a prospective Disney trip to look forward too. I really like your new title. That's awesome you finally got a BIG smile out of your husband.
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Hey Trish, I'm caught up from my LONG weekend without internet!

So exciting about a new trip. It seems like a long way to go but as someone else who likely won't return until 2011 (hopefully in November to celebrate my 40th with Mickey) I understand!

How nice your nephews jumped right in and enjoyed themselves so much Can't wait to hear about your trip to the beach
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I really wish DH was as cheap and money conscious as I am. Then maybe he would have been more hesitant to leave the BBQ. I certainly don't mind paying big bucks for things that I see value in, but I DETEST wasting money, and will go out of my way to score a deal. (That is why you will see me doing foolish things like shleping all of our stuff from the Contemporary to the BC ourselves instead of paying bell services to do it like normal people!)

You don't have to pay Bell Services to move luggage except a tip?
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:37 AM   #745
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Wonderful update Trish! I agree, that is a wonderful picture of your hubby!! What troopers those teenagers were to get up with no sleep to have breakfast with a bunch of princesses! Then again....it's princesses....and teenage boys.....guess they knew what they were doing afterall!

Can't wait to hear about your beach trip!

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Ha, ha! Yes, maybe there was a very good reason my nephews were so keen with this breakfast!

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In one of your recent post, you stated that you purchased tickets at the counter. Was this for you all or your relatives? If they were for you and your family why the counter purchase? Is this because it is cheaper cost buying everything seperate(hotel, food & tickets) rather than a package deal?
When we purchased the tickets at the IG the morning of our Princess Breakfast, my family of 4 had already spent 2 days in the Parks, so we obviously already had our tickets, as did my MIL.

It was just my SIL who didn't have tickets since she and her boys only arrived at 2:30am!

My SIL and her boys were not on a package because they were only staying 4 days and my MIL, who was in the same room, was staying 7 days. You can't do a package with dining unless everyone in the room bought the package for the whole 7 days, which obviously would not make any sense.

Once dining was eliminated, there was no point in getting a package. Ticket cost would have been the same whether purchased in a package, at the gate, or at concierge. The gate was more convenient for us and we didn't need to backtrack to the lobby that morning, although given the fact that I now know the ticket counter at IG doesn't necessarily open at 8am, in retrospect we should have bought the tickets back at the resort.

As for my family of 4, we bought the dining plan while at the BCV, but because it was a DVC trade, we didn't need to buy park tickets or be on a package in order to add the dining plan. As a result, we used our GAD vouchers for our first day in the Parks, then upgraded them after we used them. Saved us over $300 doing it that way!

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Your daughters dress that she wore to Mickey's Backyard BBQ is so pretty!!! Glad to hear that you have a prospective Disney trip to look forward too. I really like your new title. That's awesome you finally got a BIG smile out of your husband.
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Hey Trish, I'm caught up from my LONG weekend without internet!

So exciting about a new trip. It seems like a long way to go but as someone else who likely won't return until 2011 (hopefully in November to celebrate my 40th with Mickey) I understand!

How nice your nephews jumped right in and enjoyed themselves so much Can't wait to hear about your trip to the beach
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You don't have to pay Bell Services to move luggage except a tip?
Since we had btwn 8-10 bags, based on the standard $2 per bag, it would have cost us $16-20 at the Contemporary, and a further $16-20 at the BC.

So for a savings of $32-40, I decided we could carry our own bags.

Like I said...I am cheap!

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Gotta love those teen age boys, they will surprise you everytime.

Your DH had such a big smile at that breakfast, there's hope for him yet!

I will be heading back to Florida in the morning, Mom passed away yesterday. My next trips to Florida should be much better than these last three.
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I love breakfast in Norway. I'm glad everyone enjoyed it. Your nephews sound really sweet. I know your kids loved being with them. Cousins can be best friend even when they only see each other every once in a while.
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Your DH (Chris) cracks me up!!! His facial expressions in the breakfast picture is priceless. LOL. I'm glad your DNephews enjoyed themselves, too!!!
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Old 07-12-2010, 05:23 PM   #749
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That picture of your DH is too funny. I would frame it, if I were you!

Glad to hear that your nephews were really sweet with the kids and good sports about the breakfast!

Can't wait to hear more!
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