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Old 11-03-2012, 01:12 PM   #331
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His name looks like Loukili. Now I am going back to read rest the rest of your post.
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WOW!!! It looks like 50's was a super fun time!!! I was cracking up at some of the pictures. I can't believe he took Gabby's phone and called the boy...was she completely mortified?

I zoomed way in on the photo and it looks like his name is Loukili. Now....who knows how in the world you pronounce that, but at least you have the correct spelling now.

OH...and Dad's Lemonade looks yummy! I have a thing for blue drinks!
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Enjoying your report. That looks like one great time at 50's!
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I'll let you know for sure. At this point August is looking more realistic for three reasons. First we'd have to make our GCV reservation in 2 weeks which were not ready to do. Second, because of the storm we don't know exactly when Jenna's kids will be finished with school so we're not sure when they'll arrive here. And third Gabby and Josh have camp in Colorado in late June. We'd have to be back by June 22 at the latest because they leave for camp June 24th. Jenna and I want a night in Vegas prior to Disneyland so it make the time so crunched.

You'll have points to rent? That's VERY wrong. Why not bank them?
Makes sense. We will see what happens but I'm not sure I can get Jeff to do drl and WDW in a 6m span much as I'd like it.

I can't bank as they are already banked but they will have to be used before our NYE trip as I'm a Dec use year. I've lots of time to figure out how best to use them, it's not a ton of points so the options are limited.

I excited about the RCI online as that may well be what I do with them. Love the idea of being able to explore my options without calling member services.

District championship game tonight and then off to state!
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You're totally excused for not posting the food pics, your photos of family and friends are the best!!

Oh, my ribs are hurtin'.
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He is great. He's writing a pretty cool blog called The Disney Project. We're hoping he'll come visit this winter. It's been ages since we've seen him. He loves the BCV.

One of these days we'll have to try an Epcot resort. Booze from any country in 5 minutes? I'd love to stay near MK too but BLT holds no appeal to me. If the Poly ever gets DVC, I'll be all over it. The GF DVC might be a future possibility though I can imagine thier points higher than BLT's.

And two trips? Lucky! I say keep it a Christmas surprise. They're the best! Are you BCV both trips? I'm assuming you're going to get the discounted DVC APs? I love all of our new fun perks.

You and Chloe are almost the same size. I'll let her know. She's so cute with that thing. She wears it everywhere aside from school. We're taking her and Joshua to see Wreck it Ralph tonight and she'll wear it.
Tell Keith hi from us. He needs to stop in here for a visit. I read his blog. VERY cool, but I wouldn't expect anything less from him.

We have no desire to do BLT either. And GF DVC may be a possibility...but it's very sterile. And Jen and UncleR don't really do sterile.

Yes, we're getting the discounted DVC AP's. We justified them by doing a 2nd trip. And we were originally thinking about DDP, but now we're thinking TIW. You'll have to let me know how well you did with it.

BCV for both of our trips. We just can't get away from it.

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June is looking slim for Disneyland but August isn't. I haven't approached Michael yet. We're going to do our holiday budget this weekend. It's like a game of Let's Make a Deal. Honestly. Disneyland tickets would make a great gift...just sayin'....


Happy Friday! I know it's date night for some, PIO is with Alison, anyone else doing anything fun this weekend?

My update is coming but it'll be tomorrow.
Hmmmm...what fun this weekend?

I made marshmallows and fudge!

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Jenna!!! What did you DO????

This place is on our list for next summer, I hope. Now I can't wait. What happens if you resist going to time-out?
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We also have a Britta pitcher in our OL.
Yep, us too, in our owner's locker, a Britta pitcher and a bottle of wine - because you never know when you might have a late flight and not arrive until after the stores close.

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I love her costume, she is such a cutie!
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:05 PM   #339
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His name looks like Loukili. Now I am going back to read rest the rest of your post.

That's what Joshua said too. Thank you! I'm going to email Disney today. Wonder what address I send it to? He was the funniest guy ever. He must make a fortune there.


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WOW!!! It looks like 50's was a super fun time!!! I was cracking up at some of the pictures. I can't believe he took Gabby's phone and called the boy...was she completely mortified?

I zoomed way in on the photo and it looks like his name is Loukili. Now....who knows how in the world you pronounce that, but at least you have the correct spelling now.

OH...and Dad's Lemonade looks yummy! I have a thing for blue drinks!

I like blue drinks too. 50's was such a good time. I couldn't have asked for a better first real meal.

Gabby was dying, it was hysterical. I can't believe the kid stayed on the phone with him that long either. I would have hung up for sure. He must have talked to him for 5 minutes. Mason still thinks it was Michael calling him. He's met him and Michael doesn't have an accent. He was asking what was he doing with his daughter, what his intentions were.....

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Enjoying your report. That looks like one great time at 50's!

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Makes sense. We will see what happens but I'm not sure I can get Jeff to do drl and WDW in a 6m span much as I'd like it.

I can't bank as they are already banked but they will have to be used before our NYE trip as I'm a Dec use year. I've lots of time to figure out how best to use them, it's not a ton of points so the options are limited.

I excited about the RCI online as that may well be what I do with them. Love the idea of being able to explore my options without calling member services.

District championship game tonight and then off to state!

I have no issues planning 2 years ahead of time so I think the RCI things is nifty too. I can't wait to check out the site and fool around. With a 2 year booking wondow, that gives just enough time for me to plan.

I'm assuming it's Kendall's game so wishing her and her team good luck. Like Gabby's team says: let's kick some grass.

Maybe rent them out. Sometimes people just need a few points? You're going to WDW NYE? This NYE or next?

Yeah, Disneyland is proving harder to plan than I'd like. With our recent return it's hard to bring up another trip, ya know? I have to let the shock wear off for Michael.



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You're totally excused for not posting the food pics, your photos of family and friends are the best!!

Oh, my ribs are hurtin'.


Thank you! They sure are fun to post and I love retelling the stories.

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Tell Keith hi from us. He needs to stop in here for a visit. I read his blog. VERY cool, but I wouldn't expect anything less from him.

We have no desire to do BLT either. And GF DVC may be a possibility...but it's very sterile. And Jen and UncleR don't really do sterile.

Yes, we're getting the discounted DVC AP's. We justified them by doing a 2nd trip. And we were originally thinking about DDP, but now we're thinking TIW. You'll have to let me know how well you did with it.

BCV for both of our trips. We just can't get away from it.

How was the movie?

Hmmmm...what fun this weekend?

I made marshmallows and fudge!

Jenna!!! What did you DO????

This place is on our list for next summer, I hope. Now I can't wait. What happens if you resist going to time-out?


Wreck It Ralph was so good. Very cute, good for all ages. Some funny inside adult humor- Disney hides it from the kids so well. The moral is relative and no one jerks the tears like Disney.

You've got to go and ask for our server. Jenna didn't resist but he was quite insistent. I'm sure they'd make you do something even more embarrassing. He started in the second we sat down. We did well with the TiW card. The DDP is okay but you know you like your appetizers. And sharing is so much fun.

You made marshmallows? I love marshmallows. I don;t know that I've ever had a homemade one. And fudge? Tell me it had nuts of some sort. I'm the only one who likes nuts in my fudge so we usually end up with nutless fudge.

No me gusta sterile either. I know people love BLT and it's proximity but it looks like an Ikea ad. I'm too for BLT. I haven't been to the GF but it sure looked purdy across from MK.

I will tell him hi. He's all over the FB, you should *friend* him.

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I love her costume, she is such a cutie!

When she wanted that Jedi robe I laughed and thought: there's goes $50 but I'll tell you, she's got so much use out of it. Halloween, the entire trip after she bought it, and she wears it at home. My guess is that it'll get a lot of use during winter too.
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What a great meal at 50's PTC. I really wanted to eat there but Jon and Lexi waned to eat at Sci-Fi so we did. Next time for sure we going. I love your friends blog. I also loved his tr on visiting Marceline and Jon and I planing to go there sometime next year (the museum is only open from April-Oct). I did go and see Wreck It Ralph and I loved it. I too love seeing the Castle, though I do still miss seeing Walt before Disney, call me sentimental. I finished my Christmas shopping. Jon and I are just buying a blu-ray player as our dvd player has died so that was easy. Alexia is getting something she wants, something to wear, something she needs, and something to read for Christmas. We are going to make a donation to the local homeless shelter where Jon and I used to work. Lexi has plenty of toys and she will still get lots of gifts from family so we are going to do that this year. I am going to make homemade gifts (baked goods) for the other people we give presents to.
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Your dinner at 50's Prime Time looked like so much fun. I'm sure Chloe was TOTALLY embasearssed with the whole call thing!!!!!

I loved the update, but one thing you should reconsider is your thoughts on BLT. I hated the resort from the pictures to everything about it. Then they had the Destination-D at the Contemporary. Well from the previous Destination-D's we knew that one had to stay at the host resort. Travel between hotels just wouldn't really work. We were at the VGC for the previous one and only DLH would have been better, but the don't have DVC units, so it wouldn't have worked.

We booked BLT for the Dest-D event and we absolutely LOVED it! I know there is a lack of appeal on the decor, but the location (being a monorail resort) and having a view of the fireworks (we had a lake view, but could see the fireworks from our balcony" and it was great!
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What a blast of a meal! We loved ours there too. I may have to put it on the maybe list for the next trip. I wasn't sure how they'd seat a large group, we will probably have 12.

Blue drinks are fun! As long as they aren't too sweet. I think I had that same drink the last time we were there.

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I have no issues planning 2 years ahead of time so I think the RCI things is nifty too. I can't wait to check out the site and fool around. With a 2 year booking wondow, that gives just enough time for me to plan.
I plan 2 years out...let everyone in on it at 1 year or less. It usually works out pretty well that way.

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I'm assuming it's Kendall's game so wishing her and her team good luck. Like Gabby's team says: let's kick some grass.
They did! Won the district title last night. It was not K's best game so that was tough but...she had a great season and we move on from here!

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I will rent them if we aren't going to use them for sure. I hate the idea of not using them but I like the idea of extra cash! Next NYE. Current plan (as of Friday lol) is:

BWV 12/29/13-1/4/14. One 2B on points, One 1B either with transferred/rented points or on cash.

THV 1/4-1/7. One on points for 3 nights, one on points for 2 nights.

Right now it looks like 4 of us (probably no K or T but it will be up to them), my parents, my sister and BIL, my sister and her 2 boys and then probably one more nephew. Maybe my ex SIL as well. So 5 teenage boys 13 -15.



You can see why K might not be interested in that trip. Now I just hope the school calendar plays out like I think it will! We really don't want to go any earlier than the 29th as we'd be giving up some K time and the points are nuts. I'm going to have to book based on this though as we won't get a school schedule till June since it's a contract negotiation year. Good news is 4 out of the 5 kids are in the same school district so that helps a bit. My parents and sister need to decide in the next month or so if they want to try and do rental or transfer versus cash for the 1B but I think we are pretty solid on the rest. Cash is a lot more but gives them flexibility renting won't. Transfer would actually be easiest but, like renting, is all up front and I'm not sure they are up for that.

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Yeah, Disneyland is proving harder to plan than I'd like. With our recent return it's hard to bring up another trip, ya know? I have to let the shock wear off for Michael.
Exactly! Jeff and I have a couples trip in Dec and realistically I shouldn't hit him with anything before then. Especially since we've been talking a lot about the NYE 2013 trip as there were major (add on) decisions to be made.


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When she wanted that Jedi robe I laughed and thought: there's goes $50 but I'll tell you, she's got so much use out of it. Halloween, the entire trip after she bought it, and she wears it at home. My guess is that it'll get a lot of use during winter too.
What I love about that robe on her is you can see how much she loves being in it!
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What a great meal at 50's PTC. I really wanted to eat there but Jon and Lexi waned to eat at Sci-Fi so we did. Next time for sure we going. I love your friends blog. I also loved his tr on visiting Marceline and Jon and I planing to go there sometime next year (the museum is only open from April-Oct). I did go and see Wreck It Ralph and I loved it. I too love seeing the Castle, though I do still miss seeing Walt before Disney, call me sentimental. I finished my Christmas shopping. Jon and I are just buying a blu-ray player as our dvd player has died so that was easy. Alexia is getting something she wants, something to wear, something she needs, and something to read for Christmas. We are going to make a donation to the local homeless shelter where Jon and I used to work. Lexi has plenty of toys and she will still get lots of gifts from family so we are going to do that this year. I am going to make homemade gifts (baked goods) for the other people we give presents to.
Let me first apologize for any typos. Chloe is starting her dance solo routine and I'm in the car for the next 30, posting from my phone. iPhone is notorious for spellchecking and not taking grammar into account. Lol!

50's really was fantastic! I'm afraid to do it again because I'm not sure anyone could top Loukili! But I also said that about our first trip in 2007 during the YOAMD promo where we were showered with Dreams and Magical Moments. Can Disney really just keep getting better and better?

I thought Wreck It Ralph was great too. Definitely a must buy!

Fun- we love our Blue Ray.

Love that you are so on top of Christmas shopping. I really like your donation idea too. Do any of our kids really need anything aside from socks, a new winter coat, and underwear? I told mine to keep their lists reasonable.

We're doing things a little different this year. I'm not doing the whole Hanukkah and Christmas gift thing. Hanukkah gifts were only created so Jewish kids wouldn't feel socially left out in December. Hanukkah begins Dec. 9. We're going to celebrate the religious aspects of Hanukkah sans gifts. We'll do the social aspect of Christmas minus the religion. We may sound goofy but I think it'll work. I love my tree, the treats, the music etc....it brings such joy and happiness to us.

What homemade gifts are you thinking of making? Those are always the best gifts.
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Oh my gosh!! We desperately need a 50s place at Disneyland. It looks like a good laugh.
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Your dinner at 50's Prime Time looked like so much fun. I'm sure Chloe was TOTALLY embasearssed with the whole call thing!!!!!

I loved the update, but one thing you should reconsider is your thoughts on BLT. I hated the resort from the pictures to everything about it. Then they had the Destination-D at the Contemporary. Well from the previous Destination-D's we knew that one had to stay at the host resort. Travel between hotels just wouldn't really work. We were at the VGC for the previous one and only DLH would have been better, but the don't have DVC units, so it wouldn't have worked.

We booked BLT for the Dest-D event and we absolutely LOVED it! I know there is a lack of appeal on the decor, but the location (being a monorail resort) and having a view of the fireworks (we had a lake view, but could see the fireworks from our balcony" and it was great!
Typos, yes, sorry Posting from iPhone.

Both Chloe and Kayla thought their phones were next and they hid them in their laps. I love the pure fun on everyone's face during that meal.

You liked BLT that much? Jen loves it too. Tell me about the CS and gift shop? Good? I want to try them all at some point. And being on the Monorail line would be amazing for sure. Have you tried The Wave? We loved Cal Grill and hated Chef Mickey's. And I am a fireworks junkie.....

You always go to the coolest events!
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