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Old 01-28-2013, 11:05 AM   #151
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Good morning, right back at ya.

Hurray for some sun! Always nice to get out for a bite to eat. Did you go somewhere special? Have you seen the WW online guides to eating out?

I hope dh feels better today. Did you hear anymore back from the review of his case? I know you said MRI showed worsening. (Sorry about that.) But what about the insurance company? Did they give the ok for surgery?

Good luck with the organizing. Today I'm on the hunt for JJ's music folder. We haven't seen it since before Christmas.

No parks this weekend. We did go out and see Legally Blonde the musical again last night. It was a fantastic performance. The lead is a performer at Disney too. JJ enjoyed watching his two teachers perform again. A few of the crew came up to him before and after the show to say hello to him. Actually the girl you see above in the white hugging him in the skit, is part of the crew and she came running up to him and picked him up in a hug. He certainly can't say he isn't loved and he's definately been accepted there.
Yes, the WW eating out guides are great! Helps me plan what to eat and what to stay away from at our favorite places. No, we just ran out for a quick bite - nothing special. My usual chicken.

Find the music folder?

The musical sounds great - it is nice to see how JJ gets lots of attention. I am sure that keeps his interest in the theater. When is the next play?

DH is doing better today but stayed medicated most all the weekend. I'm exhausted - I never sleep well when he is not in the bed with me and he spent two nights in the recliner. Since the 18th, his case has been under review/appeal again with the insurance company. Each time I check I get "its under review" and that they have a rush on it. But doesn't seem like much of a rush to me. Sorry I'm venting. Just so frustruated and tired of seeing my honey is so much pain. It is really wearing on him mentally as well. I just don't see how they can deny it again given the last report. We are self insured and Med Cost administers the plan. Believe me when I say I have all my documentation and already started a letter to the Pres of our company with how nuts this is! and we are a healthcare company!!! Ok, sorry, I'll get off my soap box this morning.

Hope you have a fantastic day! Looks like some good weather. JJ doing okay?
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:04 AM   #152
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Yes, the WW eating out guides are great! Helps me plan what to eat and what to stay away from at our favorite places. No, we just ran out for a quick bite - nothing special. My usual chicken.

Find the music folder?

The musical sounds great - it is nice to see how JJ gets lots of attention. I am sure that keeps his interest in the theater. When is the next play?

DH is doing better today but stayed medicated most all the weekend. I'm exhausted - I never sleep well when he is not in the bed with me and he spent two nights in the recliner. Since the 18th, his case has been under review/appeal again with the insurance company. Each time I check I get "its under review" and that they have a rush on it. But doesn't seem like much of a rush to me. Sorry I'm venting. Just so frustruated and tired of seeing my honey is so much pain. It is really wearing on him mentally as well. I just don't see how they can deny it again given the last report. We are self insured and Med Cost administers the plan. Believe me when I say I have all my documentation and already started a letter to the Pres of our company with how nuts this is! and we are a healthcare company!!! Ok, sorry, I'll get off my soap box this morning.

Hope you have a fantastic day! Looks like some good weather. JJ doing okay?
His next showcase for the homeschool theater group is in April, the next play for the special needs troupe is in May. Hopefully, he'll get cast in the Aristocats and that's in June.

I'll be sending you a pm sometime today about the wait game. My Bible study homework was on just that this morning.

The music folder is his sheet music for voice. It disappeared over Christmas break. We found it! Needless to say he forgot many of the words.

JJ is still not back to himself. He's had ALOT of myoclonic twitching. Last night was the least, either that or we were so tired we only heard him once.

During the day he has his moments. He is more easily frustrated and seems to have less self control. When he's not having those moments he is happy and singing.

We went to the MK yesterday for a few hours to enjoy the beautiful weather. That update is coming.
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sounds like a fun weekend getting to see the show and I love the photo of Beasts castle!!!
hope JJ is doing better today!
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:48 PM   #155
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I love looking at all your pics! The girls love the mickey treats I hope JJ is doing better!

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Old 01-29-2013, 06:30 PM   #156
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sounds like a fun weekend getting to see the show and I love the photo of Beasts castle!!!
hope JJ is doing better today!
It was fun. I brought zoom lens. Thanks, I just love this picture. Been trying to get a decent night shot for a while. This one is the ONE.

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I love looking at all your pics! The girls love the mickey treats I hope JJ is doing better!

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Thanks! I have more pictures coming. They are being downloaded now. Photobucket hasn't been working that great for me recently.

Glad the girls are enjoying them too. How's Trevor?
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:31 PM   #157
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Yesterday we went to the MK for a few hours to see how the construction was progressing. I was also hoping to catch a glimpse of where the new interactive pirate attraction will be.

The park was open until 8 and we arrived some time around 4pm.

There was some new SOTMK merchandise. It also looks like they booster packs are now readily available for purchase. They were inside the Emporium in the part of the store that has a bit of a ramp to it. Shirts were also found at Sir Mickey.





We found more construction walls up and cranes located where we didn't notice them last week.

This is the area between Sir Mickey's and the Cinderella's Castle.



This is the construction at the old Scary Adventures of Snow White, where the princess area will be.




In this picture the princess building is to the right and straight ahead is the constuction for the mine ride.



Looking through a different peak hole than last week's at the mine ride.





More mine ride construction





We couldn't have asked for better weather. It was beautiful, high 70's. While JJ was playing SOTMK, I grabbed fast passes for Under the Sea. The FP machine was located at Philharmagic. Our return time was for 5:50 - 6:50.

We had time before our return time so we headed to Gaston's for a snack. We ordered to share 3 LeFou's Brew, a Cinnamon Roll, apples and caramel, and for the first time we ordered a Pork Shank. This snack set us back over $35. Too many points so it ended up my supper.




We sat in the smaller of the two rooms. This was the first time of all the times we've stopped here where there was available seating. In fact, most of the time we were there, these 2 tables were empty.





We still had time before our FP return time. So we went searching to see if we could see if any construction started on the pirate thing. It there was any, it's hidden. We did find some constrution at Splash Mt.







We headed back to New Fantasyland to ride Under the Sea. They didn't have most of the standy-by line opened. You could tell park attendance wasn't very high. The w/c queue was an additional wait, but it was only an extra 5 minutes. We were the 2nd family.

The sun was starting to set when we got off the ride. Seeing the sun going down put JJ into panic mode. He was ready to go home so he could go to bed. The parade at 7pm was soon to start.

Do you remember back when we went to MNSSHP and didn't get to see Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen? Our timing was off each time we went to see them. This evening, our timing was almost off. The rope had the line shut off, but the cm had just opened it for a family so we asked if we could go too. She said yes! We were the last family.

He got a Tiana's Hot Sauce card in his SOTMK pack so he had Tiana sign that. This was one of those M&G that went above and beyond what a typical M&G does. Remember the Cinderella and Prince Charming M&G where they learned about the force? Well this was a reversal. They got him engaged into their movie. And it was frog themed. They remarked about his hopping. He told them about his acting and how he seems to always be an animal. A bear, a dog, now a frog. This sparked a whole new conversation about what animals he could practice being. They certainly spent some great quality time with him. It was a fantastic first meeting of Prince Naveen!
















The parade was soon to start, but we made it out of the park before it did. The monorail was closed, both the resort and the express. We had to take the fairy. Our timing was perfect. We just made it and they closed the gate behind us. The whole time we traveled to the TTC both the resort monorail and the Express sat on the track nearly side by side.



I wonder if they were working by the time the park closed at 8?












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I love the limited time character things that I've been seeing pics of.
That chocolate scoop looks yummy. I need disney food.
I loled at the bit about Anakin's play where he lifted his leg to act like a dog love it
Love the Giggle gang pics and those yummies from Storybook circus tent. I need one of each please.
Luvin the fantasyland pics. Can't wait to see it when it's all finished.
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wow still so much construction...know it won't be all finished when we are there in Nov but at least a good chunk will be

yay for more pixie dust with Tiana and Naveen! love the photo with the guys being frogs, so cute!
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I hope that JJ is better. I know that mood swings must be really tough for you.

Wow that was a pricey snack! But it looks so good! How was the pork?

What a magical meet and greet! Tiana is one of my personal favorites so I am pleased to see this. I think they nailed Naveen. I love the frog pictures! Those are great!

I love the last picture with water and everything! That is a really nice picture.
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LOVE the new update, pics are fabulous, especially the castle!

Gaston's Tavern...what type of place is it exactly: is it a snack place or counter service? It looks wonderful!

Hugs to JJ and you, I hope you sleep well tonight and JJ does as well!
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Thank you for letting me know you had a new update.

The pictures of the construction are truly fascinating, I love seeing all the before pictures when there is a project going on, it's amazing to see some of Disney history in the making.
I really love seeing old pictures of the construction for WDW, it's amazing how they take mounds of dirt and build it into something truly magical.
Sooo hoping by the time we get there in May it will mostly be done on the outside for us to see. I wonder why they projected the opening date into 2014 for this project, it seems like they are really coming along for it to be so far out. Although, I'm sure they know exactly what it's going to take to finish building and I'm sure they are possibly off by a few months, but probably not by six. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

So how was the pork shank? Better than a turkey leg? Or have you had one of the turkey legs? The FL birds seem to love hounding people for them, kind weird, right? I hear the cinnamon rolls aren't what they were on Main St. (I never cared for them but Mackie likes them) how were these in comparison? With the Main St. bakery gone I feel like most of the really good morning options are gone. I guess it will have to be the waffle at the Sleepy Hollow instead. Mmmm.

I hope JJ's reaction to the sun going down wasn't too bad, it doesn't sound like he was too overly upset. Bless his heart.

The interaction with Tiana and Naveen was awesome!! I love how the characters really get into it, even if they know they are going home soon. Makes it truly seem magical for the kiddos.

How come you didn't want to stay for the parade? Does it bother JJ?

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Thanks! I have more pictures coming. They are being downloaded now. Photobucket hasn't been working that great for me recently.

Glad the girls are enjoying them too. How's Trevor?[/QUOTE]

Seeing all those pics of blue sky and puffy white clouds and everyone in shorts makes me want to move somewhere warm and dry

Trevor is doing well. He has been a little clingy lately and I think it is because of his upcoming tests. He is excited to be missing school for his tests... We'll see if he thinks the same after the tests are over!

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I love the limited time character things that I've been seeing pics of.
That chocolate scoop looks yummy. I need disney food.
I loled at the bit about Anakin's play where he lifted his leg to act like a dog love it
Love the Giggle gang pics and those yummies from Storybook circus tent. I need one of each please.
Luvin the fantasyland pics. Can't wait to see it when it's all finished.

Lol, you need Disney food. Was any of the food in Paris the same as FL?

2014 it should be completed.
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