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Old 07-05-2010, 04:45 AM   #616
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Too bad your husband didn't want to stay at the BBQ but it does seem he enjoyed himself at the resort.

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I'm so sorry for your loss. What an amazing woman!!!

Loving the pics of BCV! It's getting me SO excited for my trip! The BBQ sounds like something we would enjoy but I can't get my DH to go to "out of the way" places at Disney. He doesn't like to rent a car and the hassle of the Disney transport would probably be a deal-breaker. He's an 80% convert to Disney, as long as I make all the plans.

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Old 07-05-2010, 07:25 AM   #618
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Fantastic trip report so far. It's such a shame your Husbands not a Disney fan.

The beach club villas look great and what a fantastic view.

Also a long way back in the report but how amazing was your little girls party. Everything looked so beautiful and girly.

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Old 07-05-2010, 08:39 AM   #619
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So much to comment on!! Your villa is beautiful-- that kitchen is adorable!! The two bathrooms must have been so great while you guys were trying to get ready in the morning. Also, glad your whole family was able to enjoy Stormalong Bay, but that stinks it closed for refurb!
I love Katie's twirl dress that she wore to the BBQ-- sooo cute! So sorry your family wanted to leave after only a short while, but again, you are clearly a woman who puts her family before herself constantly! To do that without complaint really says something!!
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Old 07-05-2010, 08:49 AM   #620
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Hi, loving your trip report.

I stumbled across your mom and daughter one looking for a perfectly princess tea review. Love all your daughter's custom outfits too.

I'm so sorry your husband wanted to leave the bbq. I'm waiting with baited breath to see how it got worse!

For our first trip onsite last year I was so worried my DH would be the same..people at work were taking bets as to how long he 'last'.

He suprised me though and says he enjoys it because he can see it makes me and DD happy. The food on the DDP helped. HE was the one pushing for onsite with DDP this year!

What worked for us was some time apart. I took DD to MVMCP alone and to CRT for lunch. I have lovely mother and daughter memories and he got a bit of time to chill out. We are doing the same this trip with the perfectly princess tea.

DH is also into gadgets so taking photos using different settings, using the camcorder occupies him...he also carries an electonic book reader.
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Oh my. The trip gets worse? Maybe we need to plan a girls weekend do-over trip for you?
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Your 1BR at BCV looks awesome! So big! I loved Stormalong Bay and I'm glad your family got to use the slide for at least two days. Love the Photo Pass picture!

Too bad that you had to leave the BBQ early But glad you finished the night off with Illuminations. It's amazing how much can be packed into a day at Disney World!

I love the pics of Chris and Katie. I love her little dress!
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A photopass picture at SAB! I'm so jealous! We spent so much time there last summer and I don't have any pictures because I didn't bring the camera to the pool. I'm with Chris on the awesomeness of the Beach Club! It is just such a great place to be. Though that is a bummer that you didn't get to fully appreciate the Backyard BBQ.
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Old 07-05-2010, 11:44 AM   #624
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I have been following along. Please don't feel offended when I say this but I give you a world of credit. I think your DH is being a stinker this vacation but you always seem to just go with the flow...his flow. I don't know that I would be able to do that. I probably would be steamed. Hope things get better but from what I hear they get worse...not sure how so I will be reading along.
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Tha stinks you all left the BBQ. It looked like fun! I've always wanted to try it. Oh well...I can't imagine anything being worse!
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Your PP pics turned out so cute! I love the one with the balloons.

That is so frustrating about Mickey's BBQ!! I would have been upset. I probably would have told him to go on back and take the kids and I would have stayed! Especially since it is a 2 TS meal.

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Oh my, Trish - I must say that you have handled these disappointments much better than I ever would have. I'm afraid the redhead in me would have come out in full force, and let me tell you, that is not a pretty sight! I'm very impressed with how you just tried to roll with it

You did get to end the night on a wonderful note though with watching Illuminations from your balcony - how awesome is that?!

Also, I love the dress Katie is wearing, so cute!
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Old 07-05-2010, 03:08 PM   #628
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Photopass Pictures

So it finally

Too bad it was soooo bright out, and we were all squinting with the sun in our eyes.

Given the limitations the photographer was under, I think he did a pretty good job. I would love to see what he could do in a dedicated 1/2 hour session with willing and eager subjects who actually planned out their wardrobe in advance!

I certainly would not hestitate to book this guy in future for an official Photopass Portrait Session!

We did the session last year at Beach Club for some family pictures, and they did come out good, the photographer was great, the price was decent, however the sun was bright and every shot of us on the beach was with the 4 of us squinting. The best shot was when we were near the beautiful flower beds and we all had on sunglasses.

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You are a much better person than I. I would have been FLOORED if my DH (who is also not a Disney fanatic) made us leave after only 20 minutes of a 2 TS meal!!! I know it wouldn't have changed anything, but wow.

I'm so sorry for your sudden loss.

Thank you for this trip report. I'm planning our return in Sept. and am trolling the boards for tidbits. I stumbled on your TR and am loving it. You're teaching me to be a better wife!!

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Old 07-05-2010, 05:32 PM   #630
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So odd, I thought I'd replied and then...apparently not!

I was a little behind!

I'm happy it turned out that Declan was able to meet the Yeti but how wonderful that he took it in stride.

How frustrating that everyone was done in so early in the day at AK. Heat will do that to you and kids definitely pick up on the other adults moods. What a bummer.

I'm thrilled to hear about the BC photopass photographer. I don't know if he is a regular but I've been debating about whether to schedule a session or just take my chances on catching the on-site ones at WL and BC/YC. I adore your pool PP picture, I have never seen one before and it's so cool with the baloons!

How frustrating about the backyard BBQ. The staging pre-show (or lack of down the line) sounds pretty awful in the heat and would have put my DH in a bad mood but...leaving 20 minutes in? I am amazed and impressed at your composure.

Love the fireworks views, how exciting to see that from your room! I can't believe how big the room looks, yours are some of the better pictures I've seen, looking at them I really wish we were in a villa for at least part of our trip but I was overruled all around.
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