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Old 05-25-2012, 05:15 PM   #16
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I promised an update so I try to keep my word.

Should We??

I am on the fence about a lot of things, so I decided to do this section to get some input from others.

Should we do MVMCP?? We would do it Dec 11 with the DVC members pricing but I still don't know if it would be the best use of money with a 2 1/2?? I do want to see the special shows and parade that I could only get then.

Should we do Annual Passes or 7 day park hoppers?? We are planing on going again in September of next year and we will have to pay for Annabelle then.

Should we do the Dining Plan or Pay Out of Pocket??? We like to do a Table Service a day but we will have a full kitchen(unless our WL comes through then it will be a studio) to possibly make our own breakfast and lunch or dinner.

Just some of the things I am considering. Oh the choices, I feel so overwhelmed this is the first time I remember being so overwhelmed with planning.
Do you think your daughter will stay awake to enjoy the festivities at the party?? From what I understand (since I've never been), the crowds are smaller, lots of character meet-n-greets and the special parade & fireworks. I'm not happy with the price or the price difference in the adult & child tickets....but it's the only way we'll get to see that extra stuff....so we're going to do it. I'm not sure I'd pay $54 for a child that will sleep through it all.

I can't really advise on the dining plan since this is all new to us. But if you have a place with a kitchen & you plan on using it for some of your meals.....it seems like paying out of pocket would make sense.

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Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy and Safe Memorial Day weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


We are headed out of town tomorrow after DH gets off work to go see my extended family(aunts, uncles, and cousins) I am so so so excited we haven't seen them in over a year and some have never meet Annabelle!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have a great weekend......a family get together sounds like fun....especially getting to show off Annabelle!!!
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:43 PM   #17
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Do you think your daughter will stay awake to enjoy the festivities at the party?? From what I understand (since I've never been), the crowds are smaller, lots of character meet-n-greets and the special parade & fireworks. I'm not happy with the price or the price difference in the adult & child tickets....but it's the only way we'll get to see that extra stuff....so we're going to do it. I'm not sure I'd pay $54 for a child that will sleep through it all.

I can't really advise on the dining plan since this is all new to us. But if you have a place with a kitchen & you plan on using it for some of your meals.....it seems like paying out of pocket would make sense.



Have a great weekend......a family get together sounds like fun....especially getting to show off Annabelle!!!
I think that she would stay up until at least 9:30-10. I was told that since she is under three we do not have to pay for her but I still dunno if we should shell out the money for it.

Well eating some meals in the room might be changed because DH really wants to fly now.


We had a great time and my family loved seeing her it was great!!!
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Old 05-29-2012, 12:00 AM   #18
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I'm glad you had a great weekend!!!

I think the party is gonna come down to you deciding how badly you want to see the things that are only available during the parties. Is it worth the money to do it. Maybe list out the pros & the cons and see how it weighs out.
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:28 AM   #19
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DH now wants to fly he was just so tired of driving when we took or 4:30 hour car trip one way this past weekend.. he does a lot of driving for work so I am not surprised by this so I think I will look up a lot of flights to see what we can come up with. There is a possiblity he will want to change back to driving but I doubt it.

ADRs ~ I have no idea where to eat this trip for some reason I am having more trouble with this than years past and I really think its because we don't know how we are paying yet... Anyway what are your favorite WDW resturants and are they good for picky eaters????

I know we will do Rainforest or TRex as we always have to eat at one or the other. I am also thinking maybe the Grand Floridian Cafe, we loved it last trip and I really would like to do it again.

Any suggestions would be apperciate it.
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:50 PM   #20
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Haha so although I can not figure out things I need to lol!

I already know what custom shirts I want to get for all of us to do a Christmas card photo in front of the castle or with Mickey. I also know what kind of custom dress I want to buy for Annabelle.

My DDad has picked Cape May Cafe for Mom's Birthday dinner, he just hasn't told me what day.

I did get DH to have way talk about meals lol basically we only decided that we are not going to make sure there is something for DD as we are hoping to fix her eating habits before our trip.
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Are you having the family shirts made somewhere special or do you do them??

I'd love to do the dinner at Cape May....but I have 2 kids that adamantly despise seafood......so I'm not getting to indulge in that too much.

I wish I could help you with meal ideas....but since we've never gone.....I'm just going off other's advise & reviews.
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:40 AM   #22
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Are you having the family shirts made somewhere special or do you do them??

I'd love to do the dinner at Cape May....but I have 2 kids that adamantly despise seafood......so I'm not getting to indulge in that too much.

I wish I could help you with meal ideas....but since we've never gone.....I'm just going off other's advise & reviews.
I'm getting them made this trip. I have had a dress made before for Annabelle by a wonderful lady I met her on the DIS, and she is going to do another for this trip!!! She recommended someone to do the T Shirts for us. I did get the design people on here to do a iron on last trip.

To be honest, I have been before and I didn't care for Cape May, I only really like crab legs and they didn't have the ribs that night and DH said all the fish had weird sauces but he is picky. DDad thinks DMom will really like it so I will go and be cheerful because its her birthday dinner and she deserves the best!

Aww that's so nice, thank you and its okay, I am normally really good about figuring out the meals I have no idea why I am having trouble. Maybe its because I was trying to go to places haven't been as well as would work with my picky eaters. I did decide on going to Big River Grille and Brewing Works, we went to it in 2009 but I was prego (8 weeks) at the time and did not get to enjoy it as I would eat 5 or so bite and feel sick. Plus the Crystal Palace for breakfast one day, as Annabelle LOVES Pooh and most breakfast food. DH and I also really LOVED this buffet in 2006. So at least that is 2 down lol!
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Hi Rachel, joining in! Annabelle is GORGEOUS!!! What a cutie pire and I just loved her cupcake cake! I am going to have to show Lisa. YOu are going when I most want ot go to Disney and I thin the crowd level will be perfect. I love that you will be spending some special time with your Mom, how wonderful! I think you know my opinion on MVMCP

I am so excited to join in and wil have ot check out your TR as well! How wonderful to have a DVC while Annabelle is so young, I see LOTS of Disney memories in your future!
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Hi Rachel, joining in! Annabelle is GORGEOUS!!! What a cutie pire and I just loved her cupcake cake! I am going to have to show Lisa. YOu are going when I most want ot go to Disney and I thin the crowd level will be perfect. I love that you will be spending some special time with your Mom, how wonderful! I think you know my opinion on MVMCP

I am so excited to join in and wil have ot check out your TR as well! How wonderful to have a DVC while Annabelle is so young, I see LOTS of Disney memories in your future!
Judy! Aww thank you.

Thank you, I loved making it of course my mom and sister helped some.

Awww, I am so excited that we are going in December. I got a teaser when we did a family reunion trip in 2003 Thanksgiving week and that was it, I wanted to be there one year in December.

Thank you, Im so lucky to have a DH who loves Disney too and wants to see Annabelle love it as well.
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Ok I do have another goal in mind before we leave for our trip and I figure if I post it here, I will make myself accountable!

I want to lose 33 pounds... I have a little over 6 months to achieve this, so if I really buckle down maybe I can.

I will be honest and say I can not stop drinking soda or cut out all my sweets... that would never work for me.

My plan is to tho
1) Cut way back on my soda and drink more water.
2) Eat better in general, more veggies and fruits, less processed foods
3) Do Zumba on the Kinect while Annabelle naps
4) Be more active in general, less sitting around more walking around

Hopefully this will help me slowly lose weight over time.



I will be doing updates on how I am doing, maybe every other week.
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No real update just trying to keep busy so I do not freak out, half the state of Virginia including the county I live in is under a tornado watch and I HATE storms! If you live in an area under severe weather alert please be careful and if not please pray for those who are.

Although I am worried. I am very thankful I live in actual house and not a trailer now.

Praying for those under alert!
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No real update just trying to keep busy so I do not freak out, half the state of Virginia including the county I live in is under a tornado watch and I HATE storms! If you live in an area under severe weather alert please be careful and if not please pray for those who are.

Although I am worried. I am very thankful I live in actual house and not a trailer now.

Praying for those under alert!
YIKES!!! Praying for everyone's safety!!!
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YIKES!!! Praying for everyone's safety!!!
Thank you! Thankfully we did not get hit with an storms. In area about 45 minutes away had a tornado touchdown... yikes, haven't heard if anyone was injured yet.
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Thank you! Thankfully we did not get hit with an storms. In area about 45 minutes away had a tornado touchdown... yikes, haven't heard if anyone was injured yet.
I'm glad to hear you stayed out of the storms path.....hoping no real damage was done for those that was affected!!! Scary stuff!!!
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Some decision being made HORRAYYY!!!!

We officially decided to buy annual passes.

We also decided on a few restaurants

W/Parents
1) Cape May Cafe
2) Garden View Lounge - Afternoon Tea

Definite
1) Crystal Palace Breakfast
2) Big River Grille and Brewing works
3) Le Cellier lunch
4) Via Napoli

Possible
1) Liberty Tree Tavern
2) 1900 Park Fare
3) ESPN Club (Does anyone know if its possible to walk up here?)
4) Grand Floridian Cafe

That is it for now but it could change if I can DH to really look at the menus.

I'm just so excited to have somewhat of a plan.
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