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Old 07-27-2012, 05:55 PM   #1231
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Yesterday was Derek's birthday......hard to believe my baby boy is now 23 yrs old......where does the time go?? He's still loving Florida, hanging in there with his food service job, enjoying the parks, making some great friends....and................he's got a girlfriend!!!



So happy for him!!

Also did 3 more shadow boxes with my pins.

This is holidays we've been at Disneyland (Mardi Gras, St Patty's Day/Our anniversary, Easter, kids birthdays, 4th of July, Christmas/Holiday season)



This is parades/shows (Disney's Electrical Parade, Fantasmic, Parade of Dreams, Block Party Bash, Pixar Play Parade, World of Color, Summer Nightastic)



Tinkerbell Pins.....love this one!!




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Old 07-27-2012, 06:07 PM   #1232
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Happy Birthday Derek!!


Pretty girlfriend too!!
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:16 PM   #1233
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Happy Birthday Derek!!


Pretty girlfriend too!!
Thanx for the birthday wishes.....he said he had a great birthday & today is pretty fun too!!

I think Sam is pretty as well......they make a cute couple!!
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:22 PM   #1234
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Happy Birthday Derek!!!!
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:29 PM   #1235
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Happy Birthday Derek!!!!
Thank You!! I'll pass on the birthday wishes!
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:33 PM   #1236
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Happy Birthday to Derek. Very pretty girlfriend too

Love your shadow boxes too. They look great
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:44 PM   #1237
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Happy Birthday to Derek. Very pretty girlfriend too

Love your shadow boxes too. They look great
Thanx Kelly!! I'm very happy for Derek.....love to see him smiling!!

I still need more boxes to get my pins all out~~Pixar, Princesses, Still more Disneyland (yearly promos like Year of a Million Dreams, etc)......probably need 4 more boxes.

I love having them up!!!
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Old 07-28-2012, 08:48 PM   #1238
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Thanx for the birthday wishes.....he said he had a great birthday & today is pretty fun too!!

I think Sam is pretty as well......they make a cute couple!!

Sam is a very pretty girl.
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:15 PM   #1239
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So a small update: After reading bad review after bad review regarding Chef Mickey's.......we've decided to replace our resort/decoration seeking day breakfast to Boma's at the Animal Kingdom Lodge!!!! This way, I'll FOR SURE, get over there to see their decorations!! I'm pretty happy with this change. We're still doing 7 different locations/9 character meals......so dropping one didn't really hurt my feelings.

Now if the IRS would find it in their hearts, to finalize our amendments.....that would be awesome!!! (but I'm also realistic....heavy sigh....)

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Old 07-28-2012, 09:40 PM   #1240
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So a small update: After reading bad review after bad review regarding Chef Mickey's.......we've decided to replace our resort/decoration seeking day breakfast to Boma's at the Animal Kingdom Lodge!!!! This way, I'll FOR SURE, get over there to see their decorations!! I'm pretty happy with this change. We're still doing 7 different locations/9 character meals......so dropping one didn't really hurt my feelings.

Now if the IRS would find it in their hearts, to finalize our amendments.....that would be awesome!!! (but I'm also realistic....heavy sigh....)


Boma definitely has better food. The draw of CM's is seeing the Big 5 all in one place. I am guessing that you are seeing them all at other restaurants so there really is no benefit to eating there. We last went in 2009 and I admit, I liked seeing them all at one time but I am at the point now that I am not willing to settle for mediocre food.
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Boma definitely has better food. The draw of CM's is seeing the Big 5 all in one place. I am guessing that you are seeing them all at other restaurants so there really is no benefit to eating there. We last went in 2009 and I admit, I liked seeing them all at one time but I am at the point now that I am not willing to settle for mediocre food.
Well, seeing all 5 is nice but the bad reviews on the food, and reports of the kids chasing the characters at this meal bugged me. It sounds like this meal is starting to get a bit out of hand. I don't like having a bunch of people at my table because they're after the character.......we like having the character's attention for a few minutes to ourselves. I don't want a bunch of strangers surround us (especially the twins) or even touching our table/food!!

So with all the negative reviews about food, chaos, noise, etc...... I decided this was one we could lose. Besides, I had dropped the Boma dinner and was not finding a way to get over to it.....so now, adding Boma for the breakfast means we'll get over to the AKL!!
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:22 AM   #1242
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Your change sounds like a good idea. I would not like someone chasing down the characters... I didn't know about that but I could see how that would happen
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Your change sounds like a good idea. I would not like someone chasing down the characters... I didn't know about that but I could see how that would happen
Thanx Rachel!! I could see that happening at any character meal, so it's up to the staff to remind families to stay seated & the characters will come by each table. We've had it happen a couple times in Disneyland....but they were right on top of it and didn't let them do it for long.

Having the characters come to us, vs us going to them, is the main reason we do the character meals. The twins are already dealing with stuff, but to have a crowd of people surround them, screaming, etc would not be pleasant.
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Love how you displayed your pins!!

Happy belated to Dereck!

I think Boma is a great choice! After breakfast you can check out the animals too! There is an observation area just beyond the check in/concierge desks. You walk through a little room with displays and seating, the observation deck door is at the far left are of the room. There is also outdoor viewing by the pool, and another outdoor area at the back of the resort.
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Love how you displayed your pins!!

Happy belated to Dereck!

I think Boma is a great choice! After breakfast you can check out the animals too! There is an observation area just beyond the check in/concierge desks. You walk through a little room with displays and seating, the observation deck door is at the far left are of the room. There is also outdoor viewing by the pool, and another outdoor area at the back of the resort.
Thank You.....I'm happy I can enjoy them now!

I'll pass on your birthday wishes to Derek!

Oh nice......we'll check out the observation deck!! (bonus!!) Doing a meal here will make it much easier to get to this resort....I was afraid, we might not get over to the AKL (since it's kinda out there by itself) and I really wanted to see their holiday decorations.
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