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Old 12-24-2008, 07:13 AM   #76
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Goodness! Throw out some food art, and look at how you all respond!

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Wow! That really is dessert heaven! How awesome. And now I am craving chocolate at 8:30am!
Nothing wrong with that!

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And champagne... doesn't that just make everything better??
Oh, yes. Champagne does make everything better.

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Hehehe, you called your Mom and Nana camels. Hehehe. I can't get over that and actually had to reread a paragraph or two after reading that because I was so amused.
I don't think I've ever used that analogy to them personally, but now I'm going to have to tell them just because it amused you so much. It's something we joke about a lot. How HRH and I need to be regularly fed or we get very cranky. The problem, as you'll see in later chapters, is that there's so much junk to tempt your toddler, it's very difficult to get him to focus on getting some good food in, and easing the crankiness. I say too much. I'm going to stop now.

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What a delicious description of dinner! Yummy! I would love a bite of that pumpkin cheesecake for breakfast this morning.
That would make a nice breakfast.

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You have me so hungry for HBD right now. The banana forster desert is to die for. I tried something new this past time and missed it so much.
It really was very, very good.

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O. M. G.

Bananas foster and creme brulee. Come to meeeeeeeeeeeee!
Well, I guess we've found Lara's weak points. I'll be sure not to tell the TSA agents when I bail you out.

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What a royal treat LOL (hehe I'm catching on) Your food art is simply divine and I felt like I was at the table with you!!!
Oh, I'm so glad. This is really my first food review, so I'm happy you enjoyed it.

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I'm so looking forward to my dinunch there in January.
Will I be able to read about it?

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Those desserts looked so heavenly...I've been leaning towards the banana foster and I think you might have sealed the deal for me! Thanks!
Well, I have to tell you, for me, it would be a toss up between that and the Grapefruit Cake. Now, let me preface that with you do not have to be a "cake person" to like this cake. It is very light, but moist, and an excellent flavor. Not overpowering, and the cream cheese in the frosting makes it heavenly. Heavenly.

So there's something for you to mull over.
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Old 12-24-2008, 09:08 AM   #77
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Just when this Libra finally makes a decision you go and talk all gooey goodness about the Grapefruit cake LOL..Thanks TK LOL!!!!!

Yes you will be able to read about it if I ever come up with a title...I may be paying you for your title services..oh Creative one LOL!!
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Old 12-24-2008, 09:19 AM   #78
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great update!!

I might just have to try the Brown Derby when I am there next time!

You called your Mom and Nana camels.

Very nice...and dare I say rare?...for them to bring ya extra stuff! I knew I liked your Mom and Nana!!! I bet they are a TRIP!

Sketties...how cute! You can call it spaghetti and he eats even the "strange" stuff! What a precious child you have! Funny and sweet!

I love that you laugh at your own jokes! I do that!

I can't wait to hear you talk about those lights. We are supposed to drive by their house tonight or tomorrow and I will let you know if they have any decorations up. My parents said they used to have an American flag up (huge, made of lights) but they took it down because they got fed up with Bush. That is funny no matter what party you belong to!
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Old 12-24-2008, 10:12 AM   #79
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Just when this Libra finally makes a decision you go and talk all gooey goodness about the Grapefruit cake LOL..Thanks TK LOL!!!!!
I'm a Libra, too! And you know what the funny thing is? I hadn't planned a repeat visit to the Brown Derby for our next family vacation, but writing my review makes me second guess myself!!

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Yes you will be able to read about it if I ever come up with a title...I may be paying you for your title services..oh Creative one LOL!!
Well, I am happy to help, free of charge my dear.

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great update!!

I might just have to try the Brown Derby when I am there next time!
It's soooo good.

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You called your Mom and Nana camels.
Had I but known how funny this would be to everyone! I think I'll wait until everyone's had a glass of wine tomorrow before I hit them with it.

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Very nice...and dare I say rare?...for them to bring ya extra stuff! I knew I liked your Mom and Nana!!! I bet they are a TRIP!
They ceratinly are.

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Sketties...how cute! You can call it spaghetti and he eats even the "strange" stuff! What a precious child you have! Funny and sweet!
He didn't have a ton, but enough to make me happy. I'm so proud of him when he tries things like that. I very, very rarely will discourage him from trying a new food. It has to be something I know he really won't like. Even then sometimes, we let him go for it, just for the experience. I'd rather have him try it once and not like it than not at all.

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I love that you laugh at your own jokes! I do that!
I think I get that from my Granddad.

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I can't wait to hear you talk about those lights. We are supposed to drive by their house tonight or tomorrow and I will let you know if they have any decorations up. My parents said they used to have an American flag up (huge, made of lights) but they took it down because they got fed up with Bush. That is funny no matter what party you belong to!
Okay, that is totally funny! I can't wait to hear if they have lights up.
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Royal Discourse - Five - Allow Me To Cast Some Light On the Subject

Oh. My. God.

Never in my life, folks. Never in my life.

But before we get to the Osbourne Lights, let's talk about the little journey we took to get there. After a little pit stop for all, we were ready to leave our wonderful, wonderful Brown Derby meal and head on out to see the Osbourne Lights. We went by way of Pixar Place. Mostly for ha has, to see how long of a wait TSM was. All the fastpasses gone and about 90 minutes. No, thank you. I came to see some decorations!

But we did stop along the way, and HRH played in the little shop they have off to the side. I like to let him do this because it helps him to blow off some steam, and plus, it was getting very close to bed time, and we'd had a long day. He went right for the Slinky Dog again. I don't know if this was in my September trip report or not, but that boy LOVES that Slinky Dog from Toy Story.

Three guesses as to what happened next?

While HRH is distracted, Mom grabs one, has the CM ring it and ships it to the resort. Can you say Christmas present? Either that or birthday, I'm not sure. And honestly, if she hadn't, I would have. That's the second time I've watched him play with that, and it would definitely have been purchased.

So after he'd had his fill, we made our way over to the Osbourne Lights.

Oh. My. God.

Honestly, this is a time when words...well, they just don't do it justice. I must tell you, kids, this was without a doubt, my favorite thing on the whole trip. And honestly, this first night was my favorite night. Wonderful meal, good time, amazing, amazing Christmas lights.

I felt like a kid. I had tears in my eyes, and I watched HRH watch the lights, and Mom and Nana watch the lights and we all took it in together for the first time. And in that moment, I was glad that I came. Glad that I put myself out there, even though I knew it would be hard.

It was just...unbelievable.

And then the timing to music! The way the lights synced up with different holiday songs! Could it get any better?

Now, it was a little too loud for HRH, so there's actually this hilarious photo of me holding my hands over his ears, him staring at the lights, and me staring at the lights with my jaw wide open. I mean wide open. "Close your mouth, Michael, we are not a codfish." Seriously.

I know I said I felt like a kid. I did. I felt about five years old. I felt young, and innocent. Don't laugh. I felt that wonder that you can only feel when you're little. I don't know why it took that many lights to do it for me, but it did. Every inch of every building covered. So, so, so beautiful.

And it's so beautiful, dear friends, that all the photos are going to be in an entirely separate post. I don't even know if they'll fit in one.

We shall see.

And I had no plans to write this today. But I thought, what better gift to all of you on Christmas Eve than this royal discourse and some beautiful photos from the happiest place on earth?

Who wants to feel five again?
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Old 12-24-2008, 10:38 AM   #81
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I don't know why it took that many lights to do it for me, but it did.
And here you have a little insight into LL's love of light fixtures.

I love slinky dog, he's so cute.
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Old 12-24-2008, 10:39 AM   #82
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Oh. My. God.

Never in my life, folks. Never in my life.

But before we get to the Osbourne Lights, let's talk about the little journey we took to get there. After a little pit stop for all, we were ready to leave our wonderful, wonderful Brown Derby meal and head on out to see the Osbourne Lights. We went by way of Pixar Place. Mostly for ha has, to see how long of a wait TSM was. All the fastpasses gone and about 90 minutes. No, thank you. I came to see some decorations!

But we did stop along the way, and HRH played in the little shop they have off to the side. I like to let him do this because it helps him to blow off some steam, and plus, it was getting very close to bed time, and we'd had a long day. He went right for the Slinky Dog again. I don't know if this was in my September trip report or not, but that boy LOVES that Slinky Dog from Toy Story.

Three guesses as to what happened next?

While HRH is distracted, Mom grabs one, has the CM ring it and ships it to the resort. Can you say Christmas present? Either that or birthday, I'm not sure. And honestly, if she hadn't, I would have. That's the second time I've watched him play with that, and it would definitely have been purchased.

So after he'd had his fill, we made our way over to the Osbourne Lights.

Oh. My. God.

Honestly, this is a time when words...well, they just don't do it justice. I must tell you, kids, this was without a doubt, my favorite thing on the whole trip. And honestly, this first night was my favorite night. Wonderful meal, good time, amazing, amazing Christmas lights.

I felt like a kid. I had tears in my eyes, and I watched HRH watch the lights, and Mom and Nana watch the lights and we all took it in together for the first time. And in that moment, I was glad that I came. Glad that I put myself out there, even though I knew it would be hard.

It was just...unbelievable.

And then the timing to music! The way the lights synced up with different holiday songs! Could it get any better?

Now, it was a little too loud for HRH, so there's actually this hilarious photo of me holding my hands over his ears, him staring at the lights, and me staring at the lights with my jaw wide open. I mean wide open. "Close your mouth, Michael, we are not a codfish." Seriously.

I know I said I felt like a kid. I did. I felt about five years old. I felt young, and innocent. Don't laugh. I felt that wonder that you can only feel when you're little. I don't know why it took that many lights to do it for me, but it did. Every inch of every building covered. So, so, so beautiful.

And it's so beautiful, dear friends, that all the photos are going to be in an entirely separate post. I don't even know if they'll fit in one.

We shall see.

And I had no plans to write this today. But I thought, what better gift to all of you on Christmas Eve than this royal discourse and some beautiful photos from the happiest place on earth?

Who wants to feel five again?
The Osbourne Lights are the one reason I'm going in December with my mom!! I want to feel five again and have that "magical" experience when I see the lights come on and I want to share that with my Mom!!

TK..thank you for the special treat today...I love the way you tell your stories...its like I have a front row seat to your adventure..you have talent lady!!!!

Hope you and HRH and DH have a very Merry Christmas!!!!
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Old 12-24-2008, 10:41 AM   #83
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Royal Discourse - Five - The Photography of Mom

All these photographs can be attributed to my mother using Nana's camera on night mode. My camera didn't even come close to some of the shots here, so I'm not including them. I think Mom did a fantastic job, and without further ado, here it is.





































Even looking at these just doesn't do it justice. My memory is so much stronger than these photos. I know I'll never forget it as long as I live.
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Those are amazing pictures

It's like the heavens opened up and a choir of angels starting singing!!! Tell your mom WOW!!!
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Wow, you guys are quick!

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And here you have a little insight into LL's love of light fixtures.
Ha! I never thought of it that way.

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I love slinky dog, he's so cute.
I can't wait to see HRH open it.

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The Osbourne Lights are the one reason I'm going in December with my mom!! I want to feel five again and have that "magical" experience when I see the lights come on and I want to share that with my Mom!!
Oh, I can only imagine how it must feel to see it go from black to all that light. We got there after the lighting, and for me it was just turning that corner and taking it all in. WOW!

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TK..thank you for the special treat today...I love the way you tell your stories...its like I have a front row seat to your adventure..you have talent lady!!!!
Thank you so much! I always question whether or not I'm really doing these memories justice, but you all make me feel so good about my writing. Thanks!

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Thank you! Merry Christmas to you and yours!
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Old 12-24-2008, 10:46 AM   #86
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Those are amazing pictures

It's like the heavens opened up and a choir of angels starting singing!!! Tell your mom WOW!!!
I will tell her! She'll be so pleased. She really takes great photos. Honestly, I rarely have to get professional photos done of HRH because between me and my mom, we've got it covered.
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Old 12-24-2008, 10:57 AM   #88
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Beautiful photos. You can tell her we said so and then call her a camel.
And again, I say, had I but known that the camel thing would be so funny.
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wow...how beautiful!!!

I want to be 5!

Count me in!

might just have to plan me a Christmas trip one year to see the lights.
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I wanna be 5 too!

The lights are amazing. Incredible. And the dancing. It's incredible.

Was it crowded the night you visited? One night I was there we were crammed in like sardines!
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