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Old 08-12-2010, 03:18 PM   #1
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Kidnap the Sandy Claws, lock him up real tight- Oct PTR pg. 234 8/25 up to date itin

All together now:

Put on your yarmulke, here comes Hanukkah
Its so much fun-akkah to celebrate Hanukkah,

Hanukkah is the festival of lights,
Instead of one day of presents, we have eight crazy nights.

When you feel like the only kid in town without a x-mas tree, heres a list of
People who are Jewish, just like you and me:

David Lee Roth lights the menorrah,
So do James Caan, Kirk Douglas, and the late Dinah Shore-ah

Guess who eats together at the Karnickey Deli,
Bowzer from Sha-na-na, and Arthur Fonzerrelli.

Paul Newmans half Jewish; Goldie Hawns half too,
Put them together--what a fine lookin' Jew!

You don't need deck the halls or jingle bell rock
Cause you can spin the dreidel with captain Kirk and Mr. Spock--both Jewish!


Put on your yarmulke, it's time for Hanukkah,
The owner of the Seattle super sonic-ahs celebrates Hanukkah.

O.J. Simpson-- not a Jew!
But guess who is...hall of famer Rod Carew--(he converted!)

We got Ann Landers and her sister Dear Abby,
Harrison Fords a quarter Jewish--not too shabby!

Some people think that Ebeneezer Scrooge is,
Well, he's not, but guess who is: all Three Stooges.

So many Jews are in show biz--
Tom cruise isn't, but I heard his agent is.

Tell your friend Veronica, it's time you celebrate Hanukkah
I hope I get a harmonica, on this lovely, lovely Hanukkah.

So drink your gin-and-tonic-ah, and smoke your mara-juanic-ah,
If you really, really wanna-kah, have a happy, happy, happy, happy
Hanukkah. Happy Hanukkah!


to my Hanukkah/Birthday trip report. I know it is far too early to begin this report because my trip is exactly 17 months or 488 days away but there is so much to consider and coordinate when going to WDW and I simply cannot contain my planning excitement.
A little history………We are DVC owners, bought in May 2009 at SSR after staying with our amazing and generous friends at OKW and AKV in 2009. Prior to that, our first trip to WDW was in Sept 2007 during free dining when free dining was actually a deal and included the appetizer and tip but that’s another story. We spent 10 nights at the POR and had a blast! Prior to our first trip to WDW we had been to Disneyland as a family many times. While DH enjoyed our family trips to Disneyland, he just wasn’t sold yet on the whole Disney as a vacation destination but saw it as more of a side trip when we visited California. DH and I are both from Cali. I am from So Cal and he is from No Cal. We have been married 17 years and live in Utah. Don’t ask.
Our human family consists of me, DH, DD13, DD11, and DS 9. We also have 2 dogs and one chicken. Here are some mostly non-Disney photos.

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Chloe DD11:



Joshua DS9. The Jewish boy with Easter eggs:



DH:



Gab DD13:



At this point I have made a total pest of myself on the WDW and DVC forums posting polls on anything from resorts at the 7 month mark to best locations at SSR to where to find kosher meals. Our plans are only in my mind as it’s too early to reserve anything.

Things I know:
• December 12-22, 2011.
• Five of the nights at SSR.


Plans to be determined:
• Split stay but where to spend the other 5 nights? Right now the THV and BWV are in the lead.
• Dining plan for ½?
• Where to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah?
• Where to celebrate Chloe’s bday?
• MVMCP? I know we are Jews but Santa doesn’t care.
• One bedroom or two bedroom?
• ADRs?

Our trip was originally, again in my mind, slated for Dec 18-28, 2011 so we could celebrate all of Hanukkah and DD's 13th bday but the points increase dramatically beginning Dec 23 and the crowds get insane on Dec 25. I wanted to make sure though that we celebrate Chloe’s birthday as well as a day or two of Hanukkah as WDW is their gift.

My reports always seem to end up with a few chatty chicas like myself and a ton of lurkers. Feel free to chime in.


Oh the places you'll go (or stay). http://www.disboards.com/showthread....0#post37840970

Itin me! http://www.disboards.com/showthread....9#post37842909

Disneyland trip report- June 2010 http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2491047

What's the point?! http://www.disboards.com/showthread....4#post38026664

What's the point AGAIN? http://www.disboards.com/showthread....0#post38038360

Baby hungry! http://www.disboards.com/showthread....3#post38083133

Let's do the marriage dance! http://www.disboards.com/showthread....1#post38424456

I'm coming home, home sweet home.... http://www.disboards.com/showthread....6#post38653166

Real Disney math sans fuzz! http://www.disboards.com/showthread....9#post38757699

Kidnap the Sany Claws, lock him up real tight! http://<br /> http://www.disboards.c...531576&page=37

I have mourned the loss of December 2011!
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....531576&page=58

PAP and TiW math- I'm convinved! http://www.disboards.com/showthread....531576&page=70

Dinner decided!! http://www.disboards.com/showthread....531576&page=86

We're going to Disneyland!!! http://www.disboards.com/showthread....3#post41447703

Rough itinerary. Do I need more days? http://www.disboards.com/showthread....31576&page=151

YES! Tickets purchased and save $660 http://www.disboards.com/showthread....31576&page=164

ADRs and updated itinerary!
http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2531576&page=190

Outbound flight booked, added AoA for that night, saved some $$$. http://www.disboards.com/showthread....7#post44953127

Arrival day specifics http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2531576&page=219

Updated itin. Hate that word but that's the amount of letter the title would accept. http://disboards.com/showthread.php?...1#post45942814
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I am here. Now I am going back to read.

I can't believe how much older your kids look since your first report.
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Old 08-12-2010, 04:48 PM   #3
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I am here. Now I am going back to read.

You are so good to me. Wonder if this will be us chatting for the next 17 months?

I cannot believe you forgot it was your ADR day!
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You are so good to me. Wonder if this will be us chatting for the next 17 months?

I cannot believe you forgot it was your ADR day!
Well like I said I had just moved and hadn't had internet for a while. I was still trying to catch up on all my emails. Well I don't have many readers on mine either. Thats ok I think it helps to be able to write it out, my dh is tired of listening to me talk about it.
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Old 08-12-2010, 05:36 PM   #5
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Well like I said I had just moved and hadn't had internet for a while. I was still trying to catch up on all my emails. Well I don't have many readers on mine either. Thats ok I think it helps to be able to write it out, my dh is tired of listening to me talk about it.


Men. Ours anyway. Michael hasn't even really agreed to this trip but last night I was talking to Chloe about being there on her birthday and he said: so it looks like we are going? I said: of course we are going.
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Love your opening act.

I'm here with bells on to see what crazy things you'll come up with on this trip.
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Love your opening act.

I'm here with bells on to see what crazy things you'll come up with on this trip.

and !!! With any luck, the crazy antics will include a little DVC add-on.
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I am sooo glad!
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You are so good to me. Wonder if this will be us chatting for the next 17 months?
Well it looks like we won't be the only ones chatting for the next 17 months.

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Men. Ours anyway. Michael hasn't even really agreed to this trip but last night I was talking to Chloe about being there on her birthday and he said: so it looks like we are going? I said: of course we are going.
Of course you are going!!! Well I notice he didn't say no either when you were talking about it. I bet Chloe is excited to be there on her birthday. I don't think I will ever be there on my birthday (August). It is toooo hot in FL that time of year.
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Well it looks like we won't be the only ones chatting for the next 17 months.

It's early yet. But it's fun to have new posters and different insights since I have decided very little.



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Of course you are going!!! Well I notice he didn't say no either when you were talking about it. I bet Chloe is excited to be there on her birthday. I don't think I will ever be there on my birthday (August). It is toooo hot in FL that time of year.

I cannot imagine how hot August is! Sept was humid and very warm but we got brief daily storms. Chloe is super excited and we are researching options for celebrating. I really wish we could be there all 8 nights of Hanukkah because I think they'll be let down to not have anything to open on nights 4-7 but oh well, spoiled brats. On the 8th night we give to charity so that night isn't an issue.
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And the daily countodwn begins....

Part of the fun for me, and it's all about me having fun right is to countodwn loud and proud everyday! This time I am going to countdown but also add a favorite Disney pic from our years of Disney vacations. Whose excited?


487 days!!!!


This is a photo I took during the fireworks while in line for BTMM at Disneyland during our October 2009 trip.

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Ok... I'm in too.. I've been a lurker before but now I'm planning a WDW trip for Spring Break and will love learning from all of your research! It will be very interesting to see what DVC we can get for the first week in April 7 months out! We just returned from Disneyland on Thursday and I'm already searching through the DW boards. This is definitely a disease!
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Ok... I'm in too.. I've been a lurker before but now I'm planning a WDW trip for Spring Break and will love learning from all of your research! It will be very interesting to see what DVC we can get for the first week in April 7 months out! We just returned from Disneyland on Thursday and I'm already searching through the DW boards. This is definitely a disease!


Tracy!!! Isn't the GCV amazing? We stayed in a 2 bedroom this June and loved every minute of it. Is that your home resort? Where are you most wanting to stay during Spring Break?


486 days!!!


This is from our June 2010 Disneyland trip. It's of Mickey's Sun Wheel of Death in DCA. We had killer *seats* for the World of Color.

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[QUOTE=rentayenta;37811835] Tracy!!! Isn't the GCV amazing? We stayed in a 2 bedroom this June and loved every minute of it. Is that your home resort? Where are you most wanting to stay during Spring Break?


GCV is AMAZING! We stayed 6 nights at the DH and then switched over (we had just purchased a resale and I wanted to save points.. ) and it kicked butt over DH! We stayed in a studio - 40 points for a Saturday night! But it was worth it! Convinced my husband (well not completely) that spending all of my aunt's inheritance $ on DVC was a good idea!

I need to do more research on the villas at DW but I think in my original plans that I wanted to shoot for BCV.... knowing that we have a very low chance of getting it! We've only been to the world twice.. once we stayed at the Polynesian and then at All Star Movies (i think that's what it's called). I just started a new MS Principal job and researching vacations is my stress relief so I look forward to researching with ya!
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