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Old 05-14-2012, 08:13 PM   #1
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Celebrating Comfort and Joy ~ Early December 2012 *UPDATED 11/25*(LifeUpdate 11/28)

A Little bit about the trip and the reason for the title.

We are celebrating comfort of staying at DVC for the first time as members.

We are also celebrating Joy, my mom and dad will be making Guest apperances as they will be down at the same time as us. (Last Year, my sister gave my parents a week at Disney, Resort Only, for Christmas. My mom picked the week of her birthday.) I am taking Mom, whose name is Joy, for her 65th birthday to the Tea at the Grand Floridian.

We are very excited for this trip. It's our first trip during Christmastime.

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DD's Autograph book
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:13 PM   #2
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The Cast

Me, Rachel ~ 28, Stay at home mommy

DH, James ~ 26, Hardworking Security Techician



DD, Annabelle ~ 2, who is a princess or tower of terror depending on the day




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DNana, Mom aka Joy and DPopPop, Dad aka Jim (Here they are with all there grandgirls, there are no boys)




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Old 05-16-2012, 09:48 AM   #3
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When?

Dec 9-15... if we stay driving we will leave probably around 8:30-9 pm on Dec 8 so we can arrive the morning of the 9th. We are hoping the flights we will cheap enough for the 3 of us to fly tho.

Where?



Boardwalk Villas

I am looking forward to staying here but also hoping that our waitlist comes though... if our waitlist comes through we will be staying at Bay Lake Tower.


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Old 05-16-2012, 05:05 PM   #4
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Just a quick update on everyday life our princess Annabelle turned two today!! Oh where did the time go.
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Old 05-17-2012, 04:16 PM   #5
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Happy Birthday Annabelle!!!!

Looking forward to seeing your plans (we'll be there around the same time frame)!!!
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Old 05-21-2012, 02:11 PM   #6
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Happy Birthday Annabelle!!!!

Looking forward to seeing your plans (we'll be there around the same time frame)!!!
Thank you!!

Awesome!!! I am still very up in the air about a lot of our plans. There will be a lot of what do you think questions coming up.
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Life Update

This past weekend we had Annabelle birthday party!!! We had an immediate family (Her Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and Grandparents) only party.

Her Cupcake Cake



The 3 of us



Birthday Outfit



She found some presents



Im so thankful we had awesome weather so we were able to do most of the party outside!
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How? and Special Happenings

We will cover both hows??? How it came to be and how we are getting there??

How it came to be?This was supposed to be our original trip with Becky and Penny (See TR) but we a great deal this past September we went then with them. James decided during that trip that it was time to buy into DVC Oh how I love how he loves Disney too!!! So we had to use our points at some time right??? and I am dying to see Disney in all of its Christmas Glory without a ton of people so early December it was!!!

How we are getting there? Well right now our plan is to drive... we will leave around 9ish on the 8th, so we can keep Annabelle up a little past her bedtime and have her sleep in the car and it will have us arrive around 9-10ish the next morning! However, if they have a great deal on plane tickets where it will only cost a little more to fly... we will fly instead!

Special Happenings
DMom,Joy 65th Birthday is on the 10th while we will all be there!!!! Woohoo so when I found out we would all be there then I asked her if she would like to do the Grand Floridian Tea as her birthday gift?? She said yes and is very excited because she LOVES hot tea and this will be a special Mother and Daughter only event! James and DDad will have Annabelle. What mom doesn't know is that I am planning on ordering her a Cinderella Slipper Dessert just to make it a little more special!! She has done a LOT for me over the years and I just want to repay her!!

DDad, Jim is also having us meet up for a dinner to celebrate Mom's Birthday where he will ordered a cake!!

Up Next ~ Starts the What should we do section??
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:10 PM   #9
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What a cute outfit & birthday cake!!!! Your daughter looks pretty happy!!

Our twins turned 5 on the 19th but we're just getting to a small family party tonight. (sometimes having to pay bills & be responsible gets in the way of fun times.....lol)

Looking forward to the next installment.
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:31 PM   #10
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What a cute outfit & birthday cake!!!! Your daughter looks pretty happy!!

Our twins turned 5 on the 19th but we're just getting to a small family party tonight. (sometimes having to pay bills & be responsible gets in the way of fun times.....lol)

Looking forward to the next installment.
Thank you I made her tutu and cake(the cake with a little help)!! She did awesome especially since she had an ear infection at the time.

Happy Birthday to your twins!!!!!!

I understand about the bills... I always space out buying things for the party!! In fact, the goodie bags items were all bought clearance. I love seeing how much I can save!!

Glad to hear it and thanks so much for joining in!!
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Subbing in from the Roll Call thread.

Congrats on the DVC. and REALLY congrats on that awesome cupcake b-day cake.

I think its cool that you have 3 generations going to WDW at the same time.

Looking forward to reading more.
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Subbing in from the Roll Call thread.

Congrats on the DVC. and REALLY congrats on that awesome cupcake b-day cake.

I think its cool that you have 3 generations going to WDW at the same time.

Looking forward to reading more.
Thanks for joining in!!
Thanks, I was so over the moon when DH said he was purchasing!! Thanks about the cake it was a lot of fun to make and tasted really good.

It wasnt planned really... DH and I had already decided December before my sister gave them the week and then Mom decided she wanted to go there on her birthday.. Their dates are Dec 5 - 12 and the lucky ducks are staying at BLT.
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I promise an update today after I finish doing what needs to be done and DD is down for nap.
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I promised an update so I try to keep my word.

Should We??

I am on the fence about a lot of things, so I decided to do this section to get some input from others.

Should we do MVMCP?? We would do it Dec 11 with the DVC members pricing but I still don't know if it would be the best use of money with a 2 1/2?? I do want to see the special shows and parade that I could only get then.

Should we do Annual Passes or 7 day park hoppers?? We are planing on going again in September of next year and we will have to pay for Annabelle then.

Should we do the Dining Plan or Pay Out of Pocket??? We like to do a Table Service a day but we will have a full kitchen(unless our WL comes through then it will be a studio) to possibly make our own breakfast and lunch or dinner.

Just some of the things I am considering. Oh the choices, I feel so overwhelmed this is the first time I remember being so overwhelmed with planning.
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Life Update

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy and Safe Memorial Day weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We are headed out of town tomorrow after DH gets off work to go see my extended family(aunts, uncles, and cousins) I am so so so excited we haven't seen them in over a year and some have never meet Annabelle!!!!!!!!!!!!
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