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Old 05-20-2013, 08:41 PM   #2671
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I absolutely understand.

For us, it comes down to this. Our daily lives are so hectic...so full of work, school, sports, community work, etc... Sometimes I feel like we are all ships passing in the night. So many times DH and I have to pick and chose what stuff we are going to for what kid, and we can't all be there together, because things are happening at the same time.

Our vacation time, is pure uninterrupted family time that is too precious to give up...and perhaps the best thing we can give our children...us....I don't look at it as spoiling, I see it as building the blocks for a solid family.

We don't spoil them a whole lot in the "real world". They don't get toys all the time. The are pushed hard with their academics and athletics and rarely complain about it.

Vacation is a reward for us all, because we all work so hard everyday.

You deserve it too.
Thanks Candace, I know what you say is true. In fact I told them that at bedtime, that they work so hard at school all year, and try their best all the time that Daddy and I wanted to give them a short break and just have some family time. Ah well, we will see what happens. Thanks for listening!
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Thanks Candace, I know what you say is true. In fact I told them that at bedtime, that they work so hard at school all year, and try their best all the time that Daddy and I wanted to give them a short break and just have some family time. Ah well, we will see what happens. Thanks for listening!
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We're back! After a very long travel day (stuck at border for 2 hours dur to construction) we made it home around 7 pm. Phew, that's all I can say. What a whirlwind.

The kiddos were bonkers at times.... Let's just say DH swore on the way home that our Boston trip is going to be just us two. We'll see. But what the heck was I thinking? Tomorrow morning is our ADR day for our November trip!!! And DH is not quite in the mood to discuss. Not that we didn't have any amazing time, but wow I could have timed this a bit better. What the heck should I do? DH is like, we may not even go in November. I know it is the post Disney burn out, but not sure if I should even bother with ADRs. Crappy thing is I have already booked airlines. Hopefully his funk passes. The kiddos were crazy the past few days though.

Ended up booking the BB for AoA Lion King suite, POR wasn't available for Alligator Bayou only the RR which don't fit us. I know...WTH???

I am sure I will be changing that, either to POR if a better public or AP discount comes out or bump us up to Beach Club again, but non CL this time. It was amazing though and Miss we did meet Neil, he was a doll.

Oh yes, and the girls did do Jedi Training! It was awesome, and the Cantina Band helped lead their group down the street to the stage....that was super neat!

I will catch up here I promise....
Welcome back! Sorry to hear it was a such a hassle getting back home. You did have a good time though, right???

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it's just hard, we had kind of felt on this trip that we have given them too much. They are grateful, but it is really hard to know if we are doing the right thing for them by going back again so soon in Nov. We do not want them to become spoiled brats you know? They are good kids, and we want to keep it that way. Sigh...
Completely hear ya...this last trip was not as magical as I would've liked. We all had a good time, but in the moment...? DS was very whiny and grumpy which made DH grumpy and annoyed which made me upset because I'd gone to all this trouble and upgraded us from CBR to BC and got DH 12 laps with the Exotic Driving Experience and got s MNSSHP tix and it didn't seem to be appreciated like I thought it should...

But it was DH who suggested the return to Disney this year. And I'm trying to make it less stressful and hectic by staying at AKL instead of CR.

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Thanks Krsytal and Candace....

well this morning the website isn't letting me book my ADRs anyway. So far it has only let me book the first day. And I am using my resort confirmation.

Hmmm...a sign perhaps???
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Thanks Krsytal and Candace....

well this morning the website isn't letting me book my ADRs anyway. So far it has only let me book the first day. And I am using my resort confirmation.

Hmmm...a sign perhaps???
Yes, the sign of a ridiculously stupid website that never works properly.

I'm sure you could call in your ADR's.
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Yes, the sign of a ridiculously stupid website that never works properly.

I'm sure you could call in your ADR's.
You would think for a multi billion dollar company that they could get a website together that works properly! :-)

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Yes, the sign of a ridiculously stupid website that never works properly.

I'm sure you could call in your ADR's.
I could do that....except my creatures just woke up and are demanding their lucky charms!! I will try later I guess. I did some digging last night and to change my flights with SW is free, but with Jetblue it would be a $75 per person charge. I will have to check with DH.

In the meantime I will make some ADRS anyway I suppose.

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Good morning peeps! En route to the office.


10 DAYS!!!


jen I think we have all been there at one time or another. I was totally that way after our 2009 trip. It was just DS and I, and my BFF of course, but DS was totally out of control. He screamed a totally un-Disney thing at me in EPCOT and everyone around was staring at me. By the time we landed back at JFK I could have kissed the pilot for ending my misery. We didn't go back for 2 1/2 years after that. I got pregnant with Lily the next year and was afraid to travel while carrying her. We went back when she was 6 months, and it was like I had totally forgotten what a miserable time I had endured on our previous trip!
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Good morning peeps! En route to the office.


10 DAYS!!!


jen I think we have all been there at one time or another. I was totally that way after our 2009 trip. It was just DS and I, and my BFF of course, but DS was totally out of control. He screamed a totally un-Disney thing at me in EPCOT and everyone around was staring at me. By the time we landed back at JFK I could have kissed the pilot for ending my misery. We didn't go back for 2 1/2 years after that. I got pregnant with Lily the next year and was afraid to travel while carrying her. We went back when she was 6 months, and it was like I had totally forgotten what a miserable time I had endured on our previous trip!
YAY FOR 10 DAYS!!!

Ack....so you feel me! I hate to sound like we didn't have a good time, we had an amazing trip. It is just so darned exhausting. And after a while it shows on the kids. We tried to slow it down, but boy it is hard to do that.

I was able to make ADR's for Ohana, California Grill on Nov 18!!, Chefs de France, and Whispering Canyon. The only ones for sure will be Ohana and CG, may change those others. We also want to do Hoop Dee doo but don't want to pay up front yet since this trip is still in jeopardy. Lots of time to book that I think.

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Thanks Krsytal and Candace....

well this morning the website isn't letting me book my ADRs anyway. So far it has only let me book the first day. And I am using my resort confirmation.

Hmmm...a sign perhaps???
The WDW site drives me crazy. What business has a website like that? I keep hoping they will fire the (apparent?) three guys that they employ to run it. Whenever it's down I figure the guys are recovering from yet another big night of way too much beer and pizza.

On a more realistic note, I hope you're able to book your favs!


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Yes, the sign of a ridiculously stupid website that never works properly.

I'm sure you could call in your ADR's.
I am hoping they are able to fix it before...maybe 2015??? Am I being too optimistic?

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10 DAYS!!!

10 days! Yay!!
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YAY FOR 10 DAYS!!!

Ack....so you feel me! I hate to sound like we didn't have a good time, we had an amazing trip. It is just so darned exhausting. And after a while it shows on the kids. We tried to slow it down, but boy it is hard to do that.

I was able to make ADR's for Ohana, California Grill on Nov 18!!, Chefs de France, and Whispering Canyon. The only ones for sure will be Ohana and CG, may change those others. We also want to do Hoop Dee doo but don't want to pay up front yet since this trip is still in jeopardy. Lots of time to book that I think.

Just saw you were able to make some awesome reservations!
Congrats on California Grill!!!
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Pas: Hope HRH has a blast tonight at her concert! (What grade does orchestra start out there?)
Orchestra starts in 3rd grade, band in 4th. Chorus also starts in 3rd grade. HRH said she loves being onstage For a child diagnosed with anxiety...she is a superstar! She was sitting all the way in the back row for orchestra, but front and center for chorus. I am a proud momma!
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PAS - well, yes, that's a downer, but just think, you'd know at Christmas that in just two short months you'd be hitting up DL!!!! With some of your favourite gals that's a great compromise!



PAS/ JANET! OMG!!!!!! would LOVE for you to join the DIVA trip!!!! I have room in my room for a roomie! It would cut your room cost in half! But yes, if you guys decide to come, that would be amazing, I'm sure Linda would be thrilled as well! Almost like a mini RCer meet if you guys can swing it, the more the merrier, and I would LOVE to spend 5 fun filled days with you gals! I think this trip will be extra fun..... How amazing for so many women with the same love to get together and just HAVE FUN!
I'll keep fingers crossed you gals can make it happen!
Tickets to DL ARE cheaper.....Feb is an easier sell than December.....hopefully Janet and I will get together soon...and brainstorm...she's smartlike that...

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We're back! After a very long travel day (stuck at border for 2 hours dur to construction) we made it home around 7 pm. Phew, that's all I can say. What a whirlwind.

The kiddos were bonkers at times.... Let's just say DH swore on the way home that our Boston trip is going to be just us two. We'll see. But what the heck was I thinking? Tomorrow morning is our ADR day for our November trip!!! And DH is not quite in the mood to discuss. Not that we didn't have any amazing time, but wow I could have timed this a bit better. What the heck should I do? DH is like, we may not even go in November. I know it is the post Disney burn out, but not sure if I should even bother with ADRs. Crappy thing is I have already booked airlines. Hopefully his funk passes. The kiddos were crazy the past few days though.

Ended up booking the BB for AoA Lion King suite, POR wasn't available for Alligator Bayou only the RR which don't fit us. I know...WTH???

I am sure I will be changing that, either to POR if a better public or AP discount comes out or bump us up to Beach Club again, but non CL this time. It was amazing though and Miss we did meet Neil, he was a doll.

Oh yes, and the girls did do Jedi Training! It was awesome, and the Cantina Band helped lead their group down the street to the stage....that was super neat!

I will catch up here I promise....
At least a BB is booked Jen, plenty of time to change....

Welcome home!!! Decompress....my DH anticipates an aggravating vacation..I get it...kids get overtired and overstimulated sometimes...it's a lot. The trip home sounds UGH!! It sounds like a success overall Momma

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We're back! After a very long travel day (stuck at border for 2 hours dur to construction) we made it home around 7 pm. Phew, that's all I can say. What a whirlwind.

The kiddos were bonkers at times.... Let's just say DH swore on the way home that our Boston trip is going to be just us two. We'll see. But what the heck was I thinking? Tomorrow morning is our ADR day for our November trip!!! And DH is not quite in the mood to discuss. Not that we didn't have any amazing time, but wow I could have timed this a bit better. What the heck should I do? DH is like, we may not even go in November. I know it is the post Disney burn out, but not sure if I should even bother with ADRs. Crappy thing is I have already booked airlines. Hopefully his funk passes. The kiddos were crazy the past few days though.

Ended up booking the BB for AoA Lion King suite, POR wasn't available for Alligator Bayou only the RR which don't fit us. I know...WTH???

I am sure I will be changing that, either to POR if a better public or AP discount comes out or bump us up to Beach Club again, but non CL this time. It was amazing though and Miss we did meet Neil, he was a doll.

Oh yes, and the girls did do Jedi Training! It was awesome, and the Cantina Band helped lead their group down the street to the stage....that was super neat!

I will catch up here I promise....
Welcome back!! The Jedi Training sounds awesome!!

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it's just hard, we had kind of felt on this trip that we have given them too much. They are grateful, but it is really hard to know if we are doing the right thing for them by going back again so soon in Nov. We do not want them to become spoiled brats you know? They are good kids, and we want to keep it that way. Sigh...
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This is exactly what I was thinking.

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Thanks Krsytal and Candace....

well this morning the website isn't letting me book my ADRs anyway. So far it has only let me book the first day. And I am using my resort confirmation.

Hmmm...a sign perhaps???
If everyone that had problems with the Disney website took it as a sign they weren't supposed to go to WDW, no one would ever go.

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Good morning peeps! En route to the office.


10 DAYS!!!
I wish my count was that low. I'm sure y'all will have a magical trip.

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I was able to make ADR's for Ohana, California Grill on Nov 18!!, Chefs de France, and Whispering Canyon. The only ones for sure will be Ohana and CG, may change those others. We also want to do Hoop Dee doo but don't want to pay up front yet since this trip is still in jeopardy. Lots of time to book that I think.

I was going to suggest just booking the ADRs that are must do's for the November trip. Congrats on snagging the CG ADR. It's tied for our favorite meal at WDW (tied with Le Cellier).

Nothing new to report about our trip, or anything in general. I did have to leave school with an icky tummy last night. Other than the storms we're supposed to get today, it will hopefully be nice and quiet here.
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So.... I timidly emailed DH about the ADRS, this was his response

don't wish to discuss YET!!!


Good booking choices though


The poor guy. I mean now that we have AP's we have to go back to get our money out of them right???
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