Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Resorts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 01-25-2013, 06:52 AM   #2101
sjs314
"Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever" Walt Disney
 
sjs314's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 10,045

Golly you all were a chatty bunch yesterday Still half asleep here so I need to go make my coffee. Hope everyone has a fabulous Friday and stay warm.
__________________
'89 & '90- Travelodge-Hotel Plaza Blvd,'92 & '93- POFQ,'94-YC,'95 & '96-WL,'97-CSR,'06-AKL,'07-Disneyland Hotel,'09-OKW,F&G '12-BWI,MVMCP '12-BWI,F&W '13-AKL

Shawn 1/9/70-2/13/12
Jason 8/21/79-7/15/09
Sheila
sjs314 is offline  
Old 01-25-2013, 07:15 AM   #2102
jennyjinx3
DIS Veteran
 
jennyjinx3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: canada
Posts: 4,757

Dani: I can totally understand what you are feeling, and I am sending you lots of hugs I am so sorry your family is going through this.

Minnie & Sjs314: big hugs to you both too.


Good morning to Melissa, Candace, Pas, Janet, Wookie, Lacey, Padawans, Marie, Miss, and Iheart. Sorry to anyone I missed. Have to get DD8 ready to head off to girl guide camp for the weekend tonight, all the kiddos ok to go to school today. DH is on meds now too, and boy his snoring at night is driving me to the looney bin. Need lots of this today.

Have a good day everyone
Jen
__________________
me and DH DD10, DD8, DD6 Thanks Kook!
jennyjinx3 is offline  
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 01-25-2013, 08:56 AM   #2103
babyberger
DIS Veteran
 
babyberger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,797

Good morning RC family

padawans - so glad guest services made the situation right! You knew you were right, but it is always nice to hear it AND to be compensated

Wookie - glad the pharmacy got you all your meds. Nope no Fudgie the whale, because the little ones are gluten free, they cant have crunchies, so we did a small fudge cake and got the kids ice cream cups with sprinkles....everyone was still happy Enjoy your lunch today, sounds yummy!!!!

Dani I totally understand where you are coming from. I was in an abusive relationship for most of high school I always knew if I stayed with him one of us would end up dead. I am so sorry your cousin was not able to get out, it is just heart breaking. Hold your kiddos close and know that you are a stronger woman for all you have been through

Shelia - What is it with these abusive men I guess in the long run, it makes us all stronger women Hope you got that first cup of coffee in.

Jen - I hope you get DD's stuff ready and still find a little bit of time to enjoy your and can maybe get a bit of rest (I know you need it after the snoring )

Hope everyone has a great day!
Melissa
__________________
My Recent Deluxe Splurge Sept 2012 - YC, Oct 2012 - WL, Dec 2012 - CR CL, Feb 2013 - CR TPV
Starting the weekend trips again!

My Trip Reports:
Special Needs, Special Diets...No Problem (hopefully)!
A Year Is Way Too Long To Wait! We Just Keep Booking Trips!
Walt Disney World with Some Tasty New Finds


Follow Me at Blogger, Twitter, Pinterest
babyberger is offline  
Old 01-25-2013, 09:31 AM   #2104
letthewookiewin
"That's 'cause droids don't pull people's arms out of their sockets when they lose. Wookiees are known to do that."-Han Solo
"I see your point, sir. I suggest a new strategy, R2: let the Wookiee win."-C-3PO
 
letthewookiewin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Keller, Texas
Posts: 4,952

Quote:
Originally Posted by jennyjinx3 View Post
Good morning to Melissa, Candace, Pas, Janet, Wookie, Lacey, Padawans, Marie, Miss, and Iheart. Sorry to anyone I missed. Have to get DD8 ready to head off to girl guide camp for the weekend tonight, all the kiddos ok to go to school today. DH is on meds now too, and boy his snoring at night is driving me to the looney bin. Need lots of this today.

Have a good day everyone
Jen
Good morning!!

My DH snores so badly on a nightly basis, that if we didn't have a fan on in our room, I wouldn't be able to sleep.


Quote:
Originally Posted by babyberger View Post
Good morning RC family

Wookie - glad the pharmacy got you all your meds. Nope no Fudgie the whale, because the little ones are gluten free, they cant have crunchies, so we did a small fudge cake and got the kids ice cream cups with sprinkles....everyone was still happy Enjoy your lunch today, sounds yummy!!!!

Hope everyone has a great day!
Melissa
Good Morning!!
Well, only half my meds, but half is better than none.
Sounds like a yummy night!! The DH is going to be at home most of the day learning how to work in the office. Hopefully, he doesn't tell me I can't get it. If he does, we'll get it this weekend.

I'm off to get JM on the bus and then take a nap before getting school work done.
__________________
Me(38)DH(38) DS16 DS15 Bug R.I.P. 8/20/11 I've been BOO'ed by pigletgirl!!
'81-OS/w parents; 3/94-OS/w HS band & met future DH; 7/00-OS,5th wedding anny; 3/04-CBR,DS's 1st trip; 10/06-WL,MNSSHP; 6/12-PC; 9/13-Swan/AKL SV; 5/14 DL; 12/14 SoG, Suz & I & MVMCP


"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney
letthewookiewin is offline  
Old 01-25-2013, 10:16 AM   #2105
Janet B
DIS Veteran
 
Janet B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Harleysville, PA
Posts: 3,992

TGIF Peeps!

Padamans, LOVE the balls comment. You had me in tears yesterday! Happy GS admitted their mistakes and you benefited with by it, (and helped others in the process).

Miss, you captured the balls story perfectly with your doggie pix!! And how cool that Miss M was born in Scotland! My DD and I love Brave too and we love the scenary, the characters so much!

Iheart: Congrats on your DSs placing 1 and 2nd in the Visual Arts competition!! Way to go!! Good luck to them at the state level!

Jen, hope DH and the girls are feeling better... it's been a draining week for you all

Marie, hopefully you can work the numbers enough to get that DL trip with DS and his friend. Life is short, do what it takes to make it a go!

Lacey, Hi! Im like you, really change after I ponder all my possibilities and roll the numbers! Hope DL can work out for you, seems right since you will be celebrating your bday.

MM, no more changing, huh? Well I don't believe you evoked the pinky swear now did you?

Christine, congrats on booking a cruise!! you all are going to have a great time!

Wookie, happy you have some meds, and hope it helps with the nosebleeds.

Melissa, hope DH is feeling better today. A very Happy birthday to your DS!! Times flies doesn't it?? My DS is 21! Sounds like it was a great bday for him.

Ginny, still a bit chilly where you are? hmm.. maybe you should be planning a WDW soon, yeah, that's the ticket!

Pas, enjoy the day with the boys! Got some special things planned??
And a very happy birthday to Brandon!!!

GG, well your "short" trip is winding down soon... Enjoy the weekend!!

Christine & Sheila, to you both...

Dani, Sheila and Melissa, grateful you were able to break free from your abusive relationships. As you say Melissa, it probably does make you stronger....

Hi to all I've missed!!
__________________
Janet

Check out the Grooviest FAQ thread here: POP Century FAQ Thread

TY Kook!

Last edited by Janet B; 01-25-2013 at 10:27 AM.
Janet B is offline  
Old 01-25-2013, 10:22 AM   #2106
Janet B
DIS Veteran
 
Janet B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Harleysville, PA
Posts: 3,992

well since it's been a birthday banner week, just thought I would make this a bit more noticeable....

A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO....

BRANDON!!

Wookies DS!!
And

Melissa's DS!!
__________________
Janet

Check out the Grooviest FAQ thread here: POP Century FAQ Thread

TY Kook!
Janet B is offline  
Old 01-25-2013, 10:28 AM   #2107
jennyjinx3
DIS Veteran
 
jennyjinx3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: canada
Posts: 4,757

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to all FROM ME TOO!!!


Sorry for not noticing this sooner....too wrapped up in myself lately.
__________________
me and DH DD10, DD8, DD6 Thanks Kook!
jennyjinx3 is offline  
Old 01-25-2013, 12:22 PM   #2108
disneydreamin247
DIS Veteran
 
disneydreamin247's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: staten island
Posts: 5,734

Quote:
Originally Posted by Minnie&Nana View Post
Jen,

Yes to the Cruise! It is definitely the last thing I ever expected to ever consider doing - given my horrible fear of heights and water! AND I do not swim - almost drowned at River Country back in the 80's; it was not a pretty site, but a very funny story the kids told over and over....and over!

When Dis friends said they really wanted me to go and it isn't until Feb 2014, I decided it was time to step waaay out of my comfort zone and have a new adventure. Fingers crossed the MS will not mean I am more sensitive to motion, but think it will be okay. It is a quiet time for a cruise weather wise and I have read that any light motion on the Dream feels more like a train and I love long distance train rides.

That's the latest in my world...oh, except that next week Sophia (& mom and dad) will spend 2 ngts in a LM room and a day a the MK, including CRT breakfast! Very exciting! I will be here with Rosie our furbaby...I told DD that I had better see LOTS of text pics!!!
You are going to LOVE the cruise Christine!!! Danimal was so opposed to going last year, but this year he can't wait to go. Isn't that funny?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mousemommy1 View Post
That sounds like a plan!

I think my kids would love that area, it's like hanging at the beach, which they love!
I think if Daniel ends up loving the beach on the cruise we will end up at BC next year He will not go to the beach here. He refuses.

Quote:
Originally Posted by padawans View Post
Marie As far as booking Dl most Dl customers only book a month or two in advance. I could book a room tomorrow at any hotel and room type with Ap discount. This is a pretty slow time of year. Do you need Club level from what I've read it's not that great at Dl. CL is over 200.00 a night more. I'm not sure you will get that much value out of it. The hotels all have great breakfast buffets, and the parks won't open until 9-10 am. Just a my opinion of course. Paradise pier is a nice hotel too. We stayed in a suite there and it was really nice and roomy. The pool is on the roof which is pretty cool. You really can't beat the location of the Grand California. You are literally in the park and a theme park view is pretty sweet.

We went to Universal Hollywood last year. We stayed at the Hilton onsite. It's walking distance the parks and city walk. It has a breathtaking view. You can see Warner bros, and some other studios from your room. I think it's under 200.00 a night. If you haven't been it's great. Very different than Orlando. It's more about making movies than it is about the rides.

Knotts Berry Farm was my favorite as a kid. It's been 5 years since I was there, but we stayed at the Knotts Berry Farm Hotel. Not a deluxe by any means, but it was clean and walking distance to the park.

Embassy suites is my favorite hotel chain. I've stayed at many of them in Orange county. I stayed at one in Los Angeles last month. I have always had a good experience with them.

I haven't been to six flags in years so I have no comment on that.


Miss That picture was great. I think my kids will recover. Since I am the only female in the house I kind of enjoy seeing them cringe everytime I mention it.


I got the call from guest services today. Yes I was right(I knew that). Yes they made a mistake, and they need education(I knew that). Yes they realize there is a lack of consistency with cm's. The issue has been addressed with the higher ups, so yes you can make changes to a existing reservation. They were all apparently taken by surprise that the discount was discontinued. They did resolve the issue by offering me a very sweet deal in September so all is good. I hope my bad temper helped other people booked with the discount. The discounts came out July of 2012 so I am sure I am not the only one with a booking this year.
I'm glad they acknowledged their mistake and made it right! You would think they would be tired of having to fix messes and address the problem with the CMs.

Quote:
Originally Posted by letthewookiewin View Post
I am so sorry your family is having to go through this. Your right, no parent should ever have to bury their child. My DH has an aunt that her first husband, who was very abusive, that she had three boys with. She had to bury one son, before I met my DH, and then a 2nd while I was pregnant with our oldest DS. She's lost the third one to a wife, that hates my DH's aunt with a passion. I just don't understand it because the aunt is the single sweetest person I have ever met, like Disney princess sweet. I've met the wife, and she makes the Disney villians seem nice.
You know, my other cousin is like this right now. He is keeping his kids from his father because his wife convinced him that his dad owes him the world. He thinks that his dad should be leaving him his house, when in reality he doesn't deserve a darn thing from him. It's very sad when kids let their spouse rule their lives.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Minnie&Nana View Post
Oh, {{{Dani}}} I am so sorry your family must go through such a sad and difficult time. As a parent who has a lost a child, I know the pain your uncle is feeling - for the parent it doesn't actually matter so much how our child passed, but that they are no longer with us. That's not to mean your uncle is not devastated by the abuse she suffered, but what he is suffering most right now, is that he will never see his child again.

Even though you did not see your cousin often or have a close relationship, she is a member of your family - it is a terrible shock for you.

Gentle hugs to you, sweet friend. I am here 24/7 if it would help to talk....anytime, Dani.
Much love to you my dear friend. I will be texting you today!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mousemommy1 View Post
Glad Disney resolved your problem!!! Now, it sounds like you have the green light for change!!!! GO!!!





Big hugs to both of you!


Quote:
Originally Posted by sjs314 View Post
Dani my heart goes out to you and your family, especially your your Uncle. loseing a child is the worst nightmare any parent can expierence. I am glad you were able to break free from your own abusive relationship, my eldest boys father was abusive too having him arrested and breaking off with him for the sake of my son was one of the best moves I ever made. I know you had an emotional breakdown since you are so right , that it could have been you. Take care my dear friend and know I am here if you ever need to talk.
I know you understand the pain, Sheila. I think of you and Christine every day. You are both incredibly strong. I am sorry you had such a terrible experience. Abusive relationships are a never ending nightmare. I'm so happy you were able to get out of it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jennyjinx3 View Post
Dani: I can totally understand what you are feeling, and I am sending you lots of hugs I am so sorry your family is going through this.

Minnie & Sjs314: big hugs to you both too.


Good morning to Melissa, Candace, Pas, Janet, Wookie, Lacey, Padawans, Marie, Miss, and Iheart. Sorry to anyone I missed. Have to get DD8 ready to head off to girl guide camp for the weekend tonight, all the kiddos ok to go to school today. DH is on meds now too, and boy his snoring at night is driving me to the looney bin. Need lots of this today.

Have a good day everyone
Jen
How is your family doing Jen? Hopefully hanging in there. Still praying for you all.

Quote:
Originally Posted by babyberger View Post
Good morning RC family

padawans - so glad guest services made the situation right! You knew you were right, but it is always nice to hear it AND to be compensated

Wookie - glad the pharmacy got you all your meds. Nope no Fudgie the whale, because the little ones are gluten free, they cant have crunchies, so we did a small fudge cake and got the kids ice cream cups with sprinkles....everyone was still happy Enjoy your lunch today, sounds yummy!!!!

Dani I totally understand where you are coming from. I was in an abusive relationship for most of high school I always knew if I stayed with him one of us would end up dead. I am so sorry your cousin was not able to get out, it is just heart breaking. Hold your kiddos close and know that you are a stronger woman for all you have been through

Shelia - What is it with these abusive men I guess in the long run, it makes us all stronger women Hope you got that first cup of coffee in.

Jen - I hope you get DD's stuff ready and still find a little bit of time to enjoy your and can maybe get a bit of rest (I know you need it after the snoring )

Hope everyone has a great day!
Melissa
SO happy you were able to end it. We are a lucky bunch. My heart breaks for those who aren't as lucky.

Quote:
Originally Posted by letthewookiewin View Post
Good morning!!

My DH snores so badly on a nightly basis, that if we didn't have a fan on in our room, I wouldn't be able to sleep.




Good Morning!!
Well, only half my meds, but half is better than none.
Sounds like a yummy night!! The DH is going to be at home most of the day learning how to work in the office. Hopefully, he doesn't tell me I can't get it. If he does, we'll get it this weekend.

I'm off to get JM on the bus and then take a nap before getting school work done.
I almost had to suffocate my aunt with a pillow in August because of her snoring! I am a VERY light sleeper. The slightest noise will prevent me from sleeping. My aunt would start snoring when she was still awake! This is how I felt every night going to bed lol
__________________
Dani DS DD
disneydreamin247 is offline  
Old 01-25-2013, 01:25 PM   #2109
Missoutandabout
DIS Veteran
 
Missoutandabout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Chicagoland, IL
Posts: 2,038

Good afternoon, ladies.

Jen: How are you guys doing?

I_Heart: That is so wonderful about the kiddo's art contest! When does the State portion of the competition start? All fingers crossed for 'em.

Melissa: How's the hubs doing today, better I hope? Happy belated to your oldest!

Quote:
Originally Posted by padawans View Post
Miss That picture was great. I think my kids will recover. Since I am the only female in the house I kind of enjoy seeing them cringe everytime I mention it.
Let me just say, I adore this -- wholeheartedly ADORE!

Wookie: Still getting that chicken parm for lunch? How'd I miss ANOTHER birthday?! Happy birthday to your son!

Dani: Sending my best thoughts your way. Sorry your family is going through such a rough time. Don't ever apologize for "being a downer" -- it's our job to listen through good and bad.

We have such a group of amazingly strong and inspiring women. I'm lucky to be in such good company.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Minnie&Nana View Post
... for the parent it doesn't actually matter so much how our child passed, but that they are no longer with us. ...


Quote:
Originally Posted by sjs314 View Post
... loseing a child is the worst nightmare any parent can expierence. ...


Quote:
Originally Posted by sjs314 View Post
Golly you all were a chatty bunch yesterday Still half asleep here so I need to go make my coffee. Hope everyone has a fabulous Friday and stay warm.
Did you get to enjoy that cuppa? I think I might need another.

Janet: What's yours and Sam's favorite Disney film? I'm really thinking it just might be Brave after seeing it again. (The scenery really is so spot on.)

to our lovely Jeanette and Candace and Ginny and Kook and Marie and Lacey and DznyCrzy11 and last but certainly not least, our Linda (just where is that lady, anyhow?... we need to equip her with a tracking device.) And to anyone I miss, I blame it on needing another cup of coffee desperately.

And a warm welcome to Alison!
Missoutandabout is offline  
Old 01-25-2013, 01:31 PM   #2110
disneydreamin247
DIS Veteran
 
disneydreamin247's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: staten island
Posts: 5,734

I'm so happy to be home with my kids today. Since the NYC school bus strike, Daniel has been home most days. His school is so far away. He's been home all week. He is going Monday, though. I need a break from him.

Lily is totally my kid. She would spend the entire day on my lap reading trip reports and looking at photos of Disney. She loves to look at cruise photos. We spent most of this morning doing it!
__________________
Dani DS DD
disneydreamin247 is offline  
Old 01-25-2013, 02:08 PM   #2111
letthewookiewin
"That's 'cause droids don't pull people's arms out of their sockets when they lose. Wookiees are known to do that."-Han Solo
"I see your point, sir. I suggest a new strategy, R2: let the Wookiee win."-C-3PO
 
letthewookiewin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Keller, Texas
Posts: 4,952

Quote:
Originally Posted by Janet B View Post

Wookie, happy you have some meds, and hope it helps with the nosebleeds.
Hi to all I've missed!!
Thank you, I hope so as well. Luckily the site of blood doesn't bother me, they are just more annoying than anything else.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Janet B View Post
well since it's been a birthday banner week, just thought I would make this a bit more noticeable....

A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO....

BRANDON!!

Wookies DS!!
And

Melissa's DS!!
Thank you

Quote:
Originally Posted by disneydreamin247 View Post
You know, my other cousin is like this right now. He is keeping his kids from his father because his wife convinced him that his dad owes him the world. He thinks that his dad should be leaving him his house, when in reality he doesn't deserve a darn thing from him. It's very sad when kids let their spouse rule their lives.
It really is sad. Especially for this aunt, who only has the one son left. I don't know, maybe the son's wife blames her for not getting out of the marriage earlier than she did and her hubby having to go through what he did with the aunt's ex.

Quote:
Originally Posted by disneydreamin247 View Post
I almost had to suffocate my aunt with a pillow in August because of her snoring! I am a VERY light sleeper. The slightest noise will prevent me from sleeping. My aunt would start snoring when she was still awake! This is how I felt every night going to bed lol
I've had the same feelings before about my DH and fil (when we've gone on vacations with the in laws where we have shared a room). I've had times with my DH where he snored so bad that even with our big loud fan in our room, he has kept me up. Then when I would get up to head to a class, he would stop snoring.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Missoutandabout View Post
Good afternoon, ladies.

Wookie: Still getting that chicken parm for lunch? How'd I miss ANOTHER birthday?! Happy birthday to your son!
Thank you, but you didn't miss it. His birthday was on the 8th.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Missoutandabout View Post
We have such a group of amazingly strong and inspiring women. I'm lucky to be in such good company.
I agree This thread is the main reason I can't stay away from the DIS.


I have some news ladies!! Gues who's might be going to WDW in March??


Yep that's right................the DH, fil, and maybe the mil............but not me or my DSs.
They are having an appliance convention at the CSR and the fil has decided that he really wants them to go. I am so mad, I could slap all three of them. They've been trying to keep it a secret, but the fil (who's having big memory issues) said something about a vendor giving them a discount for the FL training. I guess he thinks I'm too stupid to remember that it was being held at WDW.
__________________
Me(38)DH(38) DS16 DS15 Bug R.I.P. 8/20/11 I've been BOO'ed by pigletgirl!!
'81-OS/w parents; 3/94-OS/w HS band & met future DH; 7/00-OS,5th wedding anny; 3/04-CBR,DS's 1st trip; 10/06-WL,MNSSHP; 6/12-PC; 9/13-Swan/AKL SV; 5/14 DL; 12/14 SoG, Suz & I & MVMCP


"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney
letthewookiewin is offline  
Old 01-25-2013, 02:52 PM   #2112
basketlacey
DIS Veteran
 
basketlacey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 1,416

Quote:
Originally Posted by babyberger View Post
Okay, I am catching up!!!! DH is up in bed not feeling well he actually went to the Urgent Care for a flu swab, which was negative thankfully! So I am taking the evening to watch tv and catch up with my RC family

First of all, I have not welcomed Alison! We are a crazy bunch of enablers here and I will start right now enabling you....we stayed at CR in December and it was hands down my kiddos favorite resort. We had recently stayed at YC and WL, and to them CR was AMAZING! DH and I liked the feel of YC better and I loved being in the Epcot resort area, but we let the kiddos pick our Feb resort and without a second thought they both agreed on CR.

Lacey - Oh so DL is an option now for spring break, I did not know that. Hmmmm, I cant imagine it would be any less crowded, but I honestly have no idea.
Hope dh is feels better!

So are CR rooms refurbed? Do they have the down comforters wrapped in sheets?

Quote:
Originally Posted by padawans View Post
I got the call from guest services today. Yes I was right(I knew that). Yes they made a mistake, and they need education(I knew that). Yes they realize there is a lack of consistency with cm's. The issue has been addressed with the higher ups, so yes you can make changes to a existing reservation. They were all apparently taken by surprise that the discount was discontinued. They did resolve the issue by offering me a very sweet deal in September so all is good. I hope my bad temper helped other people booked with the discount. The discounts came out July of 2012 so I am sure I am not the only one with a booking this year.
Sweet vindication!!!!!
Quote:
Originally Posted by disneydreamin247 View Post
Tonight I got some more details on my cousin and it just made me break down at my desk in tears. I don't like to cry, especially in public. But my coworkers were so sweet and comforting. I'm lucky to be in such a great office. I am so saddened by my cousin's death. It isn't that we were particularly close. In fact I think we met maybe three times in total. It's just the nature of how it happened. This is something I don't often talk about, but I was in an abusive relationship with Danimal's "father" and I just keep thinking that it so easily could have been me. I also think how horrible it is for my uncle to be dealing with this. No parent should have to bury their child. As a parent it is my greatest fear. I've been hugging my babies extra close this week. Sorry to be such a downer this week. Thanks for puttin up with me.
Hugs Dani!

Hugs for Christine and Sheila too! And those of you that mentioned you were in abusive relationships! So glad you made it out ok!
__________________
me dh dd15 ds13 dd10

]Disney trips:6/2003: ASMo;11/2005: Offsite;10/2009: Offsite;11/2010: POR;11/2011 - AKL;10/2012 - BC; 10/2013 - WL/BWI; 2/2014 - FWC/Disney Cruise - Magic/CR; 4/2014 - CBR; 7/2014 Dolphin/OKW
basketlacey is offline  
Old 01-25-2013, 04:16 PM   #2113
letthewookiewin
"That's 'cause droids don't pull people's arms out of their sockets when they lose. Wookiees are known to do that."-Han Solo
"I see your point, sir. I suggest a new strategy, R2: let the Wookiee win."-C-3PO
 
letthewookiewin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Keller, Texas
Posts: 4,952

Quote:
Originally Posted by Missoutandabout View Post
Wookie: Still getting that chicken parm for lunch?
I forgot to answer this earlier.....
No I didn't. The DH had to run a service call this morning before being trained on how the office works. As he was coming home, he stopped by Sonic and brought me a bacon cheeseburger /w fries and a Dr. Pepper. I was actually eating it, when the fil talked about the FL training. The DH got uncomfortable (which let me know they were hiding it from me) and kept saying 'I love you'. I finally just looked at him and said, "you remember that movie we saw where a person was killed with an ear of corn?" Then I pulled a fry out of the fry box, held it up, and said, "this is your ear of corn."
__________________
Me(38)DH(38) DS16 DS15 Bug R.I.P. 8/20/11 I've been BOO'ed by pigletgirl!!
'81-OS/w parents; 3/94-OS/w HS band & met future DH; 7/00-OS,5th wedding anny; 3/04-CBR,DS's 1st trip; 10/06-WL,MNSSHP; 6/12-PC; 9/13-Swan/AKL SV; 5/14 DL; 12/14 SoG, Suz & I & MVMCP


"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney
letthewookiewin is offline  
Old 01-25-2013, 04:42 PM   #2114
chimo2u
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 2,677

Quote:
Originally Posted by padawans View Post
Marie As far as booking Dl most Dl customers only book a month or two in advance. I could book a room tomorrow at any hotel and room type with Ap discount. This is a pretty slow time of year. Do you need Club level from what I've read it's not that great at Dl. CL is over 200.00 a night more. I'm not sure you will get that much value out of it. The hotels all have great breakfast buffets, and the parks won't open until 9-10 am. Just a my opinion of course. Paradise pier is a nice hotel too. We stayed in a suite there and it was really nice and roomy. The pool is on the roof which is pretty cool. You really can't beat the location of the Grand California. You are literally in the park and a theme park view is pretty sweet.

We went to Universal Hollywood last year. We stayed at the Hilton onsite. It's walking distance the parks and city walk. It has a breathtaking view. You can see Warner bros, and some other studios from your room. I think it's under 200.00 a night. If you haven't been it's great. Very different than Orlando. It's more about making movies than it is about the rides.

Knotts Berry Farm was my favorite as a kid. It's been 5 years since I was there, but we stayed at the Knotts Berry Farm Hotel. Not a deluxe by any means, but it was clean and walking distance to the park.

Embassy suites is my favorite hotel chain. I've stayed at many of them in Orange county. I stayed at one in Los Angeles last month. I have always had a good experience with them.
PADAWANS: thank you for the great DL advice! I guess if it will save me $200 a night, I could forgo club level! I really want to stay at DLH for the cool slide/ pool and great views/ fun atmosphere. I am sure we could find a breakfast cheaper than $200 for the 3 of us, and I could order some pop for the room -- I'm sure we won't be in the room too much anyway! If I stay off site, it's between double tree suites (rated no. 3 on trip advisors) and embassy suite/ or even a paradise pier suite if it was affordable! I am thinking of flying into John Wayne airport on a Sunday, staying off site that first night, check in on Monday Feb 3, 2014 do DLH for 3 nights of Disney, then move to Embassy suites or double tree on Thursday, do universal that day, then Friday do knotts berry farm and depart on Saturday from JW (SNA)
Maybe if I just do a standard Disney land hotel room without club it might make it doable
__________________
Thanks Kook


Disney Trips:January 15-23, 2008 - AKL CL Celebrating DH leave from Afghanistan | Sept 1-12, 2009 - Storming the World with Friends, AKL CL Free Dining | August 20-29, 2010 Mom n' Son only trip, First time at Beach Club GV CL/ Universal Studios PBH CL ** POSTPONED ** Mom n' Son Trip is back on FEB 5-10, 2011 BC GV/Club Level with Basic DDP/Universal Studios HRH CL Feb 10/11/12 (DS's surprise** ) Sept 29 -Oct 7 2012 Best Friend Getaway POLY CL/ HRH CL
chimo2u is offline  
Old 01-25-2013, 05:16 PM   #2115
padawans
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,085

Dani I'm very excited for you. You will love DCL. I'm planning that exact trip for Oct 2014. 7 day cruise plus the F&W. I hope you make a trip report. Just waiting for Dcl to release the second half of 2014.

Marie Your plans sound great. I might be doing something very similar to that in Sept if we can't afford Orlando. It's cheaper for us to go to Southern California. I feel like I can put together a really nice vacation in 5 or 6 days. I need 10 days minimum in Florida. You know how it is long flight and time change.
The breakfast buffets will run you around 20.00 per person, but it's a much better breakfast than Cl. You will spend a lot of time in the parks. Everything is so close, and it's so easy to go back and forth from hotel to parks.

I heart Congrats to you kids.

MM I have to go through guest services to make any changes so I think I'll just leave it alone. The only thing I may do is drop a couple of nights at Wl and book something else. I really like my multi resort stays.

She basically let me book a BB for Sept. I think I could have done that it May, but you never know. She did say the BB will run to June, based on past experience I didn't want to take the chance. I may have some trust issues.

Hello to everyone else.
padawans is offline  
Closed Thread



Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:27 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.