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Old 04-20-2013, 09:52 PM   #1141
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My 40th birthday is the 25th so I was trying for one that was closer. Must eat at Remy!

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Well, I'll make sure I have a birthday drink for you during F&W since I'll be there on the 25th.
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I just saw our photo. I am short and need a better bra. Not the most flattering of me but it sure was fun to meet up again. I liked her right away as did my family. One of these days I'll have to crash one of your girls' trips. I don't snore and can add points to the mix.
Crash away! I know we'd have a blast with you along and please...not a good picture of me either lol! But it's proof!
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:20 PM   #1143
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Not yet. But I will post a few and do a regular trip report. I have most of them edited.

The Carolinas are lovely and fall 2011 was my first trip there. I immediately fell in love. I could seriously retire to SC. I just love it there.

I've read so many great things about the Carolina's and have a friend who's moving there now actually. Not sure what part but its such an exciting journey. Can't wait to see the pics.




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I only did one activity because my DH ended up in the hospital and that sort of put me out of commission for a few days. I did the beach walk which was great. Last time I did the kayak trip (which I had wanted to do this time but had to cancel) and it was awesome. The bird walk was also very educational. We also toured Bluffton, Beautfort (think Forrest Gump), and Savannah. And - and we made a quick stop in Tybee Island.

He did? Is okay? I'm so sorry. I hope he's well on the path to healing.



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Between the two pools and the two different locations its easy to laze away the whole day.

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I definitely will. I'm not good at doing double TRs so I'll probably wait until Cynthia and I finish our current one.

You're smarter than I am. I have 3 going right now. The Disneyland one will be short though. And I'm subscribed to too many. I'm loving yours and Cynthia's. I'm trying to catch up. Plus there's about 5 others that I'm faithful too.



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Stop - that picture is adorable!

I actually was bummed I didn't stay to meet your family our second night there, but I was SO tired that night. Literally passing out.

It would have been fun and there's only next time.

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And - Definitely on the girl's trip. I'm sure we would all get along great and we tentatively have one planned for May 2014. That's plenty of time to plan. Think about it. I'm sure I speak for Cynthia when I say it would be a ton of fun.
May huh? Hmmm......sounds like that would be a great Mother's Day gift from my family. Any details yet?



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Yes - Ever since I joined DVC I've had an AP. I try to get two or three trips out of one AP then I don't renew until I'm ready to go again. I actually bought those DVC PAP's on my last trip and the plan was to activate them in June followed by an October trip and then the May trip.

Very wise. WDW APs are unfortunately unrealistic for me but Disneyland ones could be in our future. Do you fly to WDW or drive? I'm jealous of my east coast friends though Cynthia is further than I am and goes all of the time. I'm doing something wrong. How long have you owned DVC? What are your home resort(s)?



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Crash away! I know we'd have a blast with you along and please...not a good picture of me either lol! But it's proof!

You look great. It was fun meeting up for the second time. I like that you showed Joshua's necklace too. He still wears it. That's Disney's best kept secret.

I'd love to tag along on your trip. Keep me posted on the details.
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:43 PM   #1144
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:38 PM   #1145
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May huh? Hmmm......sounds like that would be a great Mother's Day gift from my family. Any details yet?
Mine doesn't even know I'm going, well not specifically, Jeff assumes I have something planned and doesn't need the details till it gets closer and more "real". LOL! perfect Mothers Day gift.

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Very wise. WDW APs are unfortunately unrealistic for me but Disneyland ones could be in our future. Do you fly to WDW or drive? I'm jealous of my east coast friends though Cynthia is further than I am and goes all of the time. I'm doing something wrong. How long have you owned DVC? What are your home resort(s)?
It must look like I go more than I do I average 1x a year I guess but honestly it is usually pretty big gaps. August of 2010, May 2011, August 2012, Oct 2012 and then next isn't till dec 2013....it's not that often compared to so many I think.

Of course we do toss in a cruise and Aulani into that mix. BUT I haven't been to DLR since 2010 and that was only DCA. I haven't actually been to DL proper since....2001! Wierd huh.



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You look great. It was fun meeting up for the second time. I like that you showed Joshua's necklace too. He still wears it. That's Disney's best kept secret.

I'd love to tag along on your trip. Keep me posted on the details.
I wasn't sure if it was a necklace or a bracelet, it was so cool! We will keep you posted on the details for sure.
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:07 PM   #1146
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I started posting to a blog. If anyone is interested that is the link.

I'll go check it out. I love a good journal, very cathartic. How's everyone dong?


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Mine doesn't even know I'm going, well not specifically, Jeff assumes I have something planned and doesn't need the details till it gets closer and more "real". LOL! perfect Mothers Day gift.

Jeff doesn't know yet? I like you more. Okay, I'm going to play it the same way. It's hard to say where Michael will be at any given moment but I'm going to try. I'd love a girls' WDW trip. May is F&W too. I guess it's too soon to have details.



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It must look like I go more than I do I average 1x a year I guess but honestly it is usually pretty big gaps. August of 2010, May 2011, August 2012, Oct 2012 and then next isn't till dec 2013....it's not that often compared to so many I think.

Of course we do toss in a cruise and Aulani into that mix. BUT I haven't been to DLR since 2010 and that was only DCA. I haven't actually been to DL proper since....2001! Wierd huh.

Just a cruise or two and Aulani. You do Disney a lot. It's a good a lot but you have nice big trips and during great times of the year. Aulani is so close, you must be SO excited. Have you booked any day trips?



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I wasn't sure if it was a necklace or a bracelet, it was so cool! We will keep you posted on the details for sure.

It was a necklace and he loves it. He proudly displays it with his Vinylmation. He's got a Disney shelf in his room. Have I mentioned how much I love him?
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:41 PM   #1147
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Hi,

We're okay. I am tired but a little more rested than I was. I took today to not answer the phone and not go anywhere. This is the first day since the fire that I have not run one sort of errand or another. I needed it, my ankles were swollen. Now I am more back to normal. I miss my home, I miss my pillows.
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:18 PM   #1148
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We're okay. I am tired but a little more rested than I was. I took today to not answer the phone and not go anywhere. This is the first day since the fire that I have not run one sort of errand or another. I needed it, my ankles were swollen. Now I am more back to normal. I miss my home, I miss my pillows.

I'm glad you got even a small chance to relax today. I can't imagine the emotional toll this takes. You need to take care of you.
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Is your school year over? That'd be a huge perk of homeschooling I'm guessing?

Don't worry about being behind. You know where to find me. Page one has a ToC if that makes it easier to find updates between the chatter.

How's your October planning coming?
We are on track to end in the middle of May. I like to read the chatter so I don't mind. We bumped our trip to May (2014) for our 15th anniversary. We had a ton of unexpected car and misc. expenses come up plus we are waiting to hear if we are going to have to move for Jon's job. They may be transferring him and we have to pay for the move up front and then they reimburse us. We won't find that out until the end of August.
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I am better today. It is amazing how helpful the blog has been. I managed the first good night sleep I have had since the fire. I woke up ready to face the world. Only the world doesn't seem ready to face me.
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Jeff doesn't know yet? I like you more. Okay, I'm going to play it the same way. It's hard to say where Michael will be at any given moment but I'm going to try. I'd love a girls' WDW trip. May is F&W too. I guess it's too soon to have details.
Yes the tentative plan is for flower and garden, May 12th ish or so as I need to plan it for after State Cup soccer. Jeff assumes somehting is planned on about an 18m schedule and isn't really interested in the details until it gets closer Even then he will forget until a month or so out.


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Just a cruise or two and Aulani. You do Disney a lot. It's a good a lot but you have nice big trips and during great times of the year. Aulani is so close, you must be SO excited. Have you booked any day trips?
Well, one of the cruises was part of a WDW trip so...we are zaveraging something Disney about 1x a year but do other stuff too lol! I imagine with DLR you are averaging about the same. Compared to some folks around here though, it's nothing!

No day trips for Aulani booked and I don't expect we will. Right now I've got 2 dinner reservations and a spa appointment, that's it. We may make one more ressie, we may not and just play it by ear once there. We will hit the North Shore one day, and hike at least one day, possibly 2 but that may well be it other than dinner at my cousins one night. We've both done much of the more touristy things before and plan/hope to just really enjoy the resort.
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We are on track to end in the middle of May. I like to read the chatter so I don't mind. We bumped our trip to May (2014) for our 15th anniversary. We had a ton of unexpected car and misc. expenses come up plus we are waiting to hear if we are going to have to move for Jon's job. They may be transferring him and we have to pay for the move up front and then they reimburse us. We won't find that out until the end of August.

Where would you move to? Is the transfer a good thing?

May is lovely for WDW. The weather is perfect. And you'll be there during the F&G Festival which Lexi will love. So may great topiaries and such. Bambi was my favorite, they're amazing.

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I am better today. It is amazing how helpful the blog has been. I managed the first good night sleep I have had since the fire. I woke up ready to face the world. Only the world doesn't seem ready to face me.


Glad the blog is helping. Getting things on paper sometimes helps us sort out our feelings instead of everything just flying randomly around. And a good nights sleep will do wonders.

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Yes the tentative plan is for flower and garden, May 12th ish or so as I need to plan it for after State Cup soccer. Jeff assumes somehting is planned on about an 18m schedule and isn't really interested in the details until it gets closer Even then he will forget until a month or so out.

They always forget until it gets closer. Michael agreed because its so far out. I won't say anything again until a few months before, probably when he sees the email airfare confirmation. I'll say I told you last April duh.




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Well, one of the cruises was part of a WDW trip so...we are zaveraging something Disney about 1x a year but do other stuff too lol! I imagine with DLR you are averaging about the same. Compared to some folks around here though, it's nothing!

So true. I see people, not living in Florida or close by, going every month. I'm green with envy. I guess with Disneyland, you're right. We talked about APs again for this next year. We also bought new living furniture last night so APs are 98% off the table now. I'll post a pic. They're gorgeous. Chairs are getting delivered tomorrow and the love seat in about 3 weeks. We went with the floating living room look vs traditional. Our living doesn't have a tv, the fireplace is the focal point. Our theme is coastline, shocking I know, and this furniture is fabulous. It's dark blue leather with white stitching, looks very nautical. I'm in love.

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No day trips for Aulani booked and I don't expect we will. Right now I've got 2 dinner reservations and a spa appointment, that's it. We may make one more ressie, we may not and just play it by ear once there. We will hit the North Shore one day, and hike at least one day, possibly 2 but that may well be it other than dinner at my cousins one night. We've both done much of the more touristy things before and plan/hope to just really enjoy the resort.
Thats true, I forget you've been. It sounds like it'll be a very romantic trip. I love that. It's nice to have a couples trip and take that time together to reconnect and not have almost every conversation centered around the kids, work, soccer, the kids, bills, the kids......
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May is lovely for WDW. The weather is perfect. And you'll be there during the F&G Festival which Lexi will love. So may great topiaries and such. Bambi was my favorite, they're amazing.

I'm sorry about the unexpected expenses. They always seem to happen at the same time.

Well right now we have no idea. It could be anywhere. His company is world wide and it depends on if their contract gets renewed here or not. If it doesn't then we can move anywhere we want so long as the company has an opening. I am rooting for somewhere in the South but we will see. If it happens it could be a very good thing depending in where they have openings. It realy isn't so much the misc. expenses as the not knowing if we have to move or not. Also we don't know how much of a time frame we will have to work with if we have to move.

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Your furniture sounds lovely. I really dislike living in a landlocked state. I can't wait to see the pictures.
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So true. I see people, not living in Florida or close by, going every month. I'm green with envy. I guess with Disneyland, you're right. We talked about APs again for this next year. We also bought new living furniture last night so APs are 98% off the table now. I'll post a pic. They're gorgeous. Chairs are getting delivered tomorrow and the love seat in about 3 weeks. We went with the floating living room look vs traditional. Our living doesn't have a tv, the fireplace is the focal point. Our theme is coastline, shocking I know, and this furniture is fabulous. It's dark blue leather with white stitching, looks very nautical. I'm in love.
oooh I can't wait to see, sounds striking! New furniture is so exciting but yeah, does have a way of eating away at things like AP's.

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Thats true, I forget you've been. It sounds like it'll be a very romantic trip. I love that. It's nice to have a couples trip and take that time together to reconnect and not have almost every conversation centered around the kids, work, soccer, the kids, bills, the kids......
It has been a long time since either of us has been to Oahu but we have done pearl, a lot of the cultural stuff, either there or on the other islands and we are far more focused on nature. It will be interesting to see how it compares. We adored the Big Island and the peace and remoteness of our condo there, even more than Maui and it will be our first time doing more of a true resort stay in the islands and Jeff is really concerned he won't like it nearly as much. I wish we could spring for a 1B as I think that would be the best of both worlds but I'm happy just to be going. I did buy some plastic plates, bowls and shatterproof wine glasses for the studio. I don't do paper! Need to deal with silverware still though. I figure we will buy the refillable mugs there and hopefully there is a regular coffee mug I like (to buy) for daily use or I'll have to get a Hawaii one from Starbucks. lol. The daily mug is very important on vacation!

Have you guys figured out your couple trip yet? Anniversary one, right?
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