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Old 02-23-2013, 12:02 PM   #31
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Thank you!!!! It's certainly good to be back! Lots and lots have been going on here. I started a new job back in July, and it's been totally NON STOP ever since! I really love it though. I left the world of banking, and the stressful role as Personal Banker, to become an Office Manager/Account Manager at a Bobcat dealership. I know! BIG change, right?!?!?!

Really, it's been awesome though. I get a little stressed out at times, but I couldn't ask for a better boss. He's wonderful!

I'm hoping to catch myself up on my OWN report, and get some new posts up this weekend. I am so glad you're still here!!! How are you?
I'm so glad that it's been such a good change, even if it's a crazy busy one! I know it's always a hope and pray for the best when you make such a big career move!

We are good! My DH just past the last part of his CPA exam yesterday, so we've got some major celebrating to do this weekend!!! He's looking for a job change too, so hopefully some things will work their way out in the next couple of weeks with this new development!

Can't wait for your new installments! I shall live vicariously through you! (and maybe, jus maybe, I'll finish up my TR sometime... Sigh)

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Old 02-23-2013, 02:24 PM   #32
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I'm so glad that it's been such a good change, even if it's a crazy busy one! I know it's always a hope and pray for the best when you make such a big career move!

We are good! My DH just past the last part of his CPA exam yesterday, so we've got some major celebrating to do this weekend!!! He's looking for a job change too, so hopefully some things will work their way out in the next couple of weeks with this new development!

Can't wait for your new installments! I shall live vicariously through you! (and maybe, jus maybe, I'll finish up my TR sometime... Sigh)

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Congratulations to your DH! How awesome!!! I know you guys are beyond excited, and that you are so proud of him!

I know what you mean about finishing a TR. I've got one out there somewhere that isn't finished. Maybe I'll schlep on over there later today or sometime...LOL
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:50 PM   #33
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The Resort

So...in my last installment and revealed some pretty big news! We had booked our vacation!

Yep! Two weeks ago today, I was sitting on the couch watching a movie with DD, and decided that it was time to book. I didn't call DH and discuss it with him, which, in hindsight, was somewhat of a scary idea! But anyway...I got up off the couch and meandered down the hallway to my bedroom and dialed 407-WDISNEY from my cell phone. After a 20 minute wait to speak to someone, a CM finally answered!

The guy that answered the phone, (Vern I think was his name) was so very nice, and made lots of small talk while helping me to hammer out some very important plans.

Now, when DH and I originally started talking about to our "Return to the World" we talked about many different things with regards to resorts. At first, we talked about possibly trying out a Deluxe. We scoured the disboards, and looked at as much info as we could on them. After much debating, we decided that there was one that stood out to us. It was:



Yep...The Beach Club!

I had been in love with this place since our very first trip. On our first night at The World, we had ADR's at Cape May Cafe. This was DH's pick because he wanted to stuff himself with crab legs. When we walked into the doors of the resort, this wonderful smell surrounded us. I don't know what it is, but every resort seems to have it's own, unique smell. This one was so phenomenal! It was a sweet, clean, well...beach-y smell. LOL. It was AHHHHHH...Wonderful! Couple that with the sheer beauty of that lobby, and I was in heaven!

Anyway...back to THIS trip. LOL

After finally deciding that this was the Deluxe resort for us, DH came up with another idea. "Honey?" he said "Why don't we look into Club Level at the Beach Club? That would be neat, wouldn't it?"

Once I finally picked my chin up off the floor, and started breathing again, I agreed, and we started off to research it.

So...we were all set...Beach Club...Club Level...

We were having trouble hammering out a dining plan though. You see, we had free dining on our last trip, and paid to upgrade to the DxDDP. That was an experience in itself! The problem we had with this trip though, was if we were going to stay Club Level, then was it really going to be worth it to do DxDDP too? I mean...they have tons of food in the lounge. Would we really need a dining plan with all that food too?

We went back in forth for WEEKS trying to decided what we should do. And I thought we had it all settled:

Beach Club Resort...Club Level...Regular DDP

As I sat there on hold before my sweet CM answered, something hit me. Something was missing from our plan. Something just wasn't right...

So...after all that planning and research...this is what I booked:

Dates: October 3-10

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Dining Plan:

Deluxe Dining


Yep...that's right! I ended up deciding on my own that it just wouldn't be the same if we didn't stay in our usual resort, POFQ. We absolutely adore this resort, and I really thought we would come to regret it if we didn't stay there this time too.

Plus, after being spoiled by the DxDDP last time, I couldn't bare to not do it again!

After finishing up making our plans, and putting down my deposit, I called DH. At first I was afraid he might be upset that I just made reservations, out of the blue, without talking to him. But, he was ECSTATIC!!! And we've been in planning mode ever since!
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:24 PM   #34
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Now that the vacation has been booked, and the deposit paid, it's time to get down to some serious planning! Stay tuned, because this weekend, we have big plans to start mapping out some possibilities! Next post will include crowd calendar info from Touring Plans, and possible touring/dining that is in the works! Stay tuned, I'm getting excited!!!
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:18 PM   #35
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Now that the vacation has been booked, and the deposit paid, it's time to get down to some serious planning! Stay tuned, because this weekend, we have big plans to start mapping out some possibilities! Next post will include crowd calendar info from Touring Plans, and possible touring/dining that is in the works! Stay tuned, I'm getting excited!!!
Yay! And I think POFQ with Deluxe Dining sounds great! I mean, BC sounds awesome too, but personally, I think I'd enjoy extra yummy food instead of the extra $$$ on the room. Especially with your DD at her age. Save the fancier digs for when she'll appreciate them more, right?

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Old 03-02-2013, 09:19 PM   #36
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Yay! And I think POFQ with Deluxe Dining sounds great! I mean, BC sounds awesome too, but personally, I think I'd enjoy extra yummy food instead of the extra $$$ on the room. Especially with your DD at her age. Save the fancier digs for when she'll appreciate them more, right?

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Yep! My thoughts exactly!!!!
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:23 PM   #37
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Hi y'all!!! We've been so busy lately mapping out our trip! We've been totally focused on dining, because our 180 window opens soon. April 6th to be exact!

Here's what we've come up with so far...

Arrival Day:

We will start our trip out with something that has become quite a tradition for us. We will check in and head straight to Downtown Disney for lunch at Earl of Sandwich! We usually go straight for the Original sandwich, but I think it'll be different this year for at least me. I cannot wait to try this!



Yep! The Holiday Sandwich. I've read so many great reviews of this, and I cannot wait to sink my teeth into it!!! Yummmmmmm....

That night, we are planning to head to Epcot for dinner at a place we've never been before. I'll give you a hint:



Yep! Via Napoli, baby!

I'm really intrigued by the cantaloupe and prosciutto appy they have there. That might be something I'll have to try!!! Emma is beyond excited about this place. She's already requested that either me or Gregg get the yummy looking sundae thingy. Ugly But Good? Here I come!!!



So there you have our arrival day plans! Stay tuned for Day 1!!!
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