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Old 10-04-2012, 09:32 AM   #316
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Getting close!
I've been following your PTR all summer, but just haven't had much time to post. We've had a couple of major family health problems-(thankfully not in our house though!), but sadly brother-in-law just passed away, so needless to say, nobody has really been in the "talk-about-Disney/Orlando mode" for the past few months.
Number one son and I DID make our Universal Studios trip in July and enjoyed the Despicale Me grand opening, so we did get that portion of our Orlando fix. Heck, we even managed to sneak over to the south side and dined with the Mouse and friends at Chef Mickeys and spent two days at DTD/Disney Quest. It was hot and pretty crowded, but we managed.
Looks like y'all are just about set to go trick-or-treating with Goofy and the crew, and I know everyone will have a blast-we sure did last fall...can't wait to do it again. Have fun!

....BTW...our Halloween trip last year was a surprise trip too...took the kids to the Houston airport and told them I was meeting a "customer" there!...then tried to convince them the "customer" was gonna hafta meet us in Florida. Couldn't pull that part off though.

surprise trips add a whole new element to the planning. i prefer when they know, myself. but i have to admit i'm proud to have pulled it off so far.
sorry for the rough times you had recently. i'm glad you got to spend a little time there though!
thanks for keeping up with me!

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I can't believe you've kept it a secret. That would be amazingly hard for me. But I'm very happy for you to be so close (and me too!!)

The packing is going to kill me. Glad we are driving because there is no way we would be able to do anything as elborate as we are doing.
packing. ugghh. i dont wnat to talk about it
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:37 AM   #317
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oh, i can't believe i forgot to mention this-
we were talking through our ADR's the other day to make sure we definitely wanted to cancel the Crystal Palace.

so we got on the subject of food and wine. Chris started going on and on about the wrist gift card. and how he was going to put $200 on it. i was like, don' t you think that it a bit excessive, we will use snack credits towards a lot of it, etc. well, he got down right defensive. "look, i want to try almost everything and whomever said money can't buy happiness had never been to a place with food and wine booths"

i'm just so excited to have something he loves at Disney!
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:35 PM   #318
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LOL @ Chris' comment. DH will probably be the same way re: F&W booths. I think he is planning to use a park day to go over there while DS and I are at our Monther/Son MNSSHP day just for F&W. It will mean he can't come with us on Sunday before we leave unless he wants to upgrade for an 8th day.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:44 PM   #319
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oh, i can't believe i forgot to mention this-
we were talking through our ADR's the other day to make sure we definitely wanted to cancel the Crystal Palace.

so we got on the subject of food and wine. Chris started going on and on about the wrist gift card. and how he was going to put $200 on it. i was like, don' t you think that it a bit excessive, we will use snack credits towards a lot of it, etc. well, he got down right defensive. "look, i want to try almost everything and whomever said money can't buy happiness had never been to a place with food and wine booths"

i'm just so excited to have something he loves at Disney!
The $ add up fast at the F&W. He's got the right idea, lol. We were there this weekend and Tuesday night. I very strongly suggest doing the booths on a weekday or weekday night. On Friday and Monday (Epcot's B-day) the booths were all about 50 people deep of a line. We went Tuesday night and there might have been a handful of people in front of us at the busiest booths.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:18 PM   #320
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LOL @ Chris' comment. DH will probably be the same way re: F&W booths. I think he is planning to use a park day to go over there while DS and I are at our Monther/Son MNSSHP day just for F&W. It will mean he can't come with us on Sunday before we leave unless he wants to upgrade for an 8th day.
its not too much to add another day.... just a few bucks between 7 & 8! a small price to pay to make a dh want to come back in my mind

I'm almost embarrassed, but between the 4 of us, we have over 40 items on our F&W list. i'm sure we may decide against some for wahtever reasons in the eat of the moment, and its lunch and dinner and snack, but still.....

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The $ add up fast at the F&W. He's got the right idea, lol. We were there this weekend and Tuesday night. I very strongly suggest doing the booths on a weekday or weekday night. On Friday and Monday (Epcot's B-day) the booths were all about 50 people deep of a line. We went Tuesday night and there might have been a handful of people in front of us at the busiest booths.
I am sure it does add up quick. i'm thankful we will have some snack credits to use for the more expensive items! we will be there one week from today, stuffing our faces with hopefully light crowds!
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:35 PM   #321
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I missed the single digit dance


Maya's reaction to skipping school is something Caitlin would say. I'm sure it will be different when she realized you are serious, and that you won't go to jail.

I am so behind on the boards so if I miss your send off, I hope you have a great trip
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:33 PM   #322
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Yay, you're in single digits!

And I just realized, it's after midnight here... so I'm now in the single digits, too! :woohoo
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:51 AM   #323
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I haven't really been keeping up and posting, but I wanted to say I hope your family has a wonderful time on your trip. I actually went back and read the TR from May 2011 recently because I'm considering CBR for our next trip. I've invited my parents to join us and am thinking they'd be more comfortable at a moderate.
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:22 PM   #324
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I haven't really been keeping up and posting, but I wanted to say I hope your family has a wonderful time on your trip. I actually went back and read the TR from May 2011 recently because I'm considering CBR for our next trip. I've invited my parents to join us and am thinking they'd be more comfortable at a moderate.
please dont apologize. i am behind on yours too. i thought cbr was great, and hope to go back there some day.


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Yay, you're in single digits!

And I just realized, it's after midnight here... so I'm now in the single digits, too! :woohoo
yeah for single digits!!!!

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Maya's reaction to skipping school is something Caitlin would say. I'm sure it will be different when she realized you are serious, and that you won't go to jail.

I am so behind on the boards so if I miss your send off, I hope you have a great trip
maya is such a nut! i never know what to expect out of her. i hope someday we can go at the same time adn she and caitlin can have us both crackin up!
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:36 PM   #325
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Since Yesterday, I've redone my DHS & MK touring plans.

I've also changed my Tusker House reservation from 9:30 to 8:10. Originally, i thought we'd sleep in an extra hour, but then i decided that it was screwing up my morning where it was.

I also pushed my Hollywood Brown Derby back from 7 to 745.

I feel like i'm nesting


Yesterday, the high was 87. Then it rained last night. This mornign when i got up it was 43 with a cold north wind. uugghh! we warm back up monday, but right now that 85 next week in orlando is starting to sound really good
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:19 AM   #326
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I just had to come on here to peek at my ticker!

more laundry today, setting things aside without the kids noticing.

tomorrow, i'm going to pack while the kids are at school. and probably do a little more laundry so im not as far behind when i return. then Maya and i may go get a pedicure. then gymnastics and homework

tuesday, i'm gong to finish packing, run a couple errands.

wednesday, i'm going to take maya to school and then come back and somehow try to not let james know what is going on. then it will be time to stuff some balloons in a tote and get on out of there!!!!
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:36 PM   #327
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Since Yesterday, I've redone my DHS & MK touring plans.

I've also changed my Tusker House reservation from 9:30 to 8:10. Originally, i thought we'd sleep in an extra hour, but then i decided that it was screwing up my morning where it was.

I also pushed my Hollywood Brown Derby back from 7 to 745.

I feel like i'm nesting


Yesterday, the high was 87. Then it rained last night. This mornign when i got up it was 43 with a cold north wind. uugghh! we warm back up monday, but right now that 85 next week in orlando is starting to sound really good
I'm sure those times will work out much better! I hope you enjoy Tusker as much as we did! There is no pressure to buy the photopackage, but gosh do the pictures turn out fantastic. We bought it!

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I just had to come on here to peek at my ticker!

more laundry today, setting things aside without the kids noticing.

tomorrow, i'm going to pack while the kids are at school. and probably do a little more laundry so im not as far behind when i return. then Maya and i may go get a pedicure. then gymnastics and homework

tuesday, i'm gong to finish packing, run a couple errands.

wednesday, i'm going to take maya to school and then come back and somehow try to not let james know what is going on. then it will be time to stuff some balloons in a tote and get on out of there!!!!
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So excited for you!! It's almost time!! Keep your eye out for us and I'll keep my eye out for you. I know we are going to Sea World's trick or treating Sat or Sun, but we our only plan there is the trick or treating and the new Turtle exhibit.
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:46 PM   #328
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Trying to play catch up! In case I miss your departure day - I hope y'all have a great trip!!!
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:23 AM   #329
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omg, you leave tomorrow!!!

Since I probably won't be able to get on tomorrow, have a fabulous trip, and safe journeys! May the pixie dust be plentiful for you and your family
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:31 PM   #330
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ALMOST TIME!.....What the heck are you doing here wasting packing' time!?

Y'all have an AWESOME trip!
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