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Old 07-01-2013, 10:43 PM   #106
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What a fabulous job Lisa did with her Jungle Book themed dinner. Those animal plates are a clever addition. Everything was so well done!

Glad to know you were safe through those storms.

The resort is so beautiful and perfect for your family. It would be nice to relax on that patio. I'm sure your kids are so excited to be returning!
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:05 AM   #107
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Amazing movie night by Lisa! What a fun idea!!! I may do that with Kaitlyn as we plan for our October trip!

I should be sleeping but I am at
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minute embellishment. My mom made the bow
for it this morning...it's a dress we had planned a while. Just appliqueing on a knit walmart dress. We head up to the inlaws tomorrow. Plan is to get as far as Louisville, KY tomorrow.

The marriage retreat was wonderful! We learned a LOT about ourselves and each other. Talked about a lot of topics we never had before, and got some great tactics to add to our toolbox. Plus a couple of books!

I am praying for all. Please pray Kaity stays healthy. Bill and I both have a touch of something. Always great before a big road trip. :-/ Thanks!
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:25 AM   #108
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Wow, that is awesome! And so special to be on the other side of GKTW!
Caitlin! So happy you are here and excited for you as well. Please let me know if I can answer any questions for you. We had to postpone my daughters MAW trip three separate times due to medical problems; however, once we FINALLY made the trip it was magical!

Here is a pic of my four volunteering in the ice cream shop. My husband and I worked the pool. We had such a wonderful time!



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Here is the link to the themed dinners:

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Lots of great ideas. I will go look for some pictures of our dinners.
Thank you for the link, I have sent it to everyone of us except Lisa (she doesn't have an emil account). This should inspire us and I am VERY excited to see some of your pics!!

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I love the movie night dinner.
It was great fun Emma!
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Love the movie nights, great Jungle book theme. What a great way to count down to your Disney trip!

Happy Canada Day,


Had a great day, but trying to cool off now, it's hot here!

Here is a photo of my improvised earings for the day, they are actually pins. I thought they would hurt my ears but were perfectly fine until I took them out.

Ok so I am a day late and this needs to be said first for ALL of my Canadian friends:



Tracy, LOVE the pics you shared and I am glad those pins didn't hurt your ears, that looks painful, but festive! I hope you had a wonderful day of celebrating.

Movie night was fun, you would have enjoyed it if you had been with us it was a full of laughter kind of night...and you know how we love those!

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Old 07-02-2013, 08:48 AM   #109
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I love that picture of the children volunteering at GKTW. They look so happy.
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:18 AM   #110
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Love the movie night idea and how everyone gets involved..I totally need to steal this

Thanks for the Canada day shout out Judy !
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:31 PM   #111
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Oh I remember how amazing your suite was last time. I hope you get the same one. It looks like a beautiful location with lots of shade and foliage.

Lisa did a great job with her theme night. Katie would be right there with ants on a log...and meat!

I know what you mean about falling asleep as you sit down to watch a movie. I miss the ending of more movies than I care to admit to!!!

Can't wait to see what the kids come up with next.
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:24 PM   #112
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Mulan do chinese food, Snow white German potato perogies, saurkraut ekrich sausage, I know chinese you can make get the terriaki noodles in the package, its like lo mein, make your own egg rolls with cole slaw mix and breakfast sausage, Lilo and Stitch veg dip (cream cheese, zesity italian dry dressing and tomato juice) you can serve with raw vegetables and cantalope and watermelon, this recipe is actually from hawaii. Lady and tramp have spaghetti, tell me when i can call you and we can come up with some more I have lots of cheap ideas
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:27 PM   #113
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I hope today went well with David's medical tests and the doctor appointments.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:59 PM   #114
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Judy, so happy for you and the family going back to Orlando. Enjoy the week away from the stress of life and doctor appointments. Hope you can get the same rooms like last year. The movie nights looked like a lot of fun and Lisa did a great job planning the meal for everyone. I'll likely be checking in and not posting as much but know that I'll be praying for you and all those who request it.
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:37 PM   #115
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I remember the villa from the last trip...absolutely beautiful and spacious.

What a fun idea with movie night. And, as always, Lisa did a great job with her selection of movies and her food ideas.
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:10 AM   #116
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What a fabulous job Lisa did with her Jungle Book themed dinner. Those animal plates are a clever addition. Everything was so well done!

Glad to know you were safe through those storms.

The resort is so beautiful and perfect for your family. It would be nice to relax on that patio. I'm sure your kids are so excited to be returning!
Thanks Brenda, it was a blast to do the movie night. We are fortunate the guys are in to Disney as well, it makes the family time more special.

We have had so many storm warnings all around and some areas have had some flooding. We have been fortunate, we haven't lost any trees but the girls playhouse took another hit.

We are excited about the resort, it was so peaceful and luxurious! The two balconies are definitely an added bonus! Last time it had the added advantage of overlooking the pool and when my guys went back down at night to "relax" we could hear them with the young ladies at the pool.
shhh! It is nice to know they are gentleman even when they don't know I can hear them!

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Amazing movie night by Lisa! What a fun idea!!! I may do that with Kaitlyn as we plan for our October trip!

I should be sleeping but I am at
my embroidery machine finishing a last
minute embellishment. My mom made the bow
for it this morning...it's a dress we had planned a while. Just appliqueing on a knit walmart dress. We head up to the inlaws tomorrow. Plan is to get as far as Louisville, KY tomorrow.

The marriage retreat was wonderful! We learned a LOT about ourselves and each other. Talked about a lot of topics we never had before, and got some great tactics to add to our toolbox. Plus a couple of books!

I am praying for all. Please pray Kaity stays healthy. Bill and I both have a touch of something. Always great before a big road trip. :-/ Thanks!
I think Kaity would love movie nights, you can get her in the mood and keep both your spirits up while Bill is deployed!

I can't wait to see what yu have created, you are so talented. I hope you have a great trip, there should be a package from David when you get home, he had a letter from you Tuesday when he got home.

I LOVE that the marriage retreat was so enriching. It is so important to not only grow as a couple, but to discover things about ourselves. Too many folks bury their feelings then lash out in ways that aren't healthy for anyone.
You and Bill certainly deserved that special time together a well...that Navy Chaplain is one smart guy!

Praying you and Bill are feeling MUCH better and that Kaity does NOT get sick!
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It was a fabulous time and the children really were happy!
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Thanks for the Canada day shout out Judy !
I am very fortunate that my children actually like each other and enjoy doing things as a family. The countdown has given the girls a creative outlet to squeeze in some learning and not even realize it.

I LOVE my Canadian friends!!!


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Old 07-03-2013, 05:14 AM   #117
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I am a little late but I am here. Thank you for the invite, I haven't been on to much the last couple weeks because I'm kind of down about my whole work situation and now my husband is out of work all week this week too.

I am so happy that ya'll get to go back to Flordia, if anyone deserves it, it is ya'll.

Thoughts and prayers to all that need them.
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:39 AM   #118
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Oh I remember how amazing your suite was last time. I hope you get the same one. It looks like a beautiful location with lots of shade and foliage.

Lisa did a great job with her theme night. Katie would be right there with ants on a log...and meat!

I know what you mean about falling asleep as you sit down to watch a movie. I miss the ending of more movies than I care to admit to!!!

Can't wait to see what the kids come up with next.
I hope we get the same one as well Mary Ellen, it was awesome! The view was gorgeous and if the children got tired of our pool, all they had to do was walk on the short nature path and go to the pool next door! The resort had a lot of pools. We know how fortunate we are to have a place to stay, that is half the battle for us.

Katie and Lisa would get along so well and so would you and I. We are both kindred spirits...some day you will be "home" when we can come to Florida and finally meet IRL. And the girls can eat meat and ants on a log...what a menu!

As for the movie viewing...I always wake up as the credits are rolling...it is the big joke around here, what movie is Mom going to sleep through today.

I need to press Rachel for her movie idea so I can get anything we need from the grocery store...I am doing an impromptu holiday theme for tomorrow...we have to celebrate our nations birthday!

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Mulan do chinese food, Snow white German potato perogies, saurkraut ekrich sausage, I know chinese you can make get the terriaki noodles in the package, its like lo mein, make your own egg rolls with cole slaw mix and breakfast sausage, Lilo and Stitch veg dip (cream cheese, zesity italian dry dressing and tomato juice) you can serve with raw vegetables and cantalope and watermelon, this recipe is actually from hawaii. Lady and tramp have spaghetti, tell me when i can call you and we can come up with some more I have lots of cheap ideas
Sherri, I can't tell you enough how great it is to see you. Love your ideas! Lisa had already suggested Chinese and Mulan...actually what she asked me was if on Disney movie night did it have to be food we prepared or if we could buy something ...I asked her what she had in mind and she said Chinese food. We have a local restaurant that serves huge take out portions for lunch and three meals can feed all six of us for about $15. I told her I like how she thought! As for when to call me...anytime! You know if I am home I will answer. Often between 10 and 12:30 is a good time, but it depends on the day and the appts. With just my vehicle, anytime from 2PM onward is practically impossible to catch me...but you could try if you want, sometimes I am able to be home for a short time. I know you wouldn't take my inability to answer your call personally and I Thank You for that.
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I hope today went well with David's medical tests and the doctor appointments.
It was a very long day for all of us yesterday, Thankfully Christian was able to help and my parents MD appts. were next door to where David was taking his nine hour medical tests. Christian brought my parents to me, then stayed with David while the girls and I went to my parents MD appts. With Pete not having a vehicle, Tuesday nights finds us both at music lessons, there is no time to go home between Pete getting off from work and needing to be at the studio... Thanks for the support and for understanding.

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Old 07-03-2013, 06:43 AM   #119
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Judy, so happy for you and the family going back to Orlando. Enjoy the week away from the stress of life and doctor appointments. Hope you can get the same rooms like last year. The movie nights looked like a lot of fun and Lisa did a great job planning the meal for everyone. I'll likely be checking in and not posting as much but know that I'll be praying for you and all those who request it.
Thank you Gail and Thank you for being a faithful and true friend . You really understand and I am grateful for that. We are hoping for a stress free lead up to the trip, last summer was just so difficult and I don't want a repeat. I know you will sign in when you feel up to it and I will be happy to see your supportive messages.
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I remember the villa from the last trip...absolutely beautiful and spacious.

What a fun idea with movie night. And, as always, Lisa did a great job with her selection of movies and her food ideas.
It was a great resort and wonderful place to stay. I still can't believe it! Thanks for being happy for us!

Movie night with a Disney theme just made us excited and we are looking forward to more fun! Lisa is such a smart girl, with tons of creativity.

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I am a little late but I am here. Thank you for the invite, I haven't been on to much the last couple weeks because I'm kind of down about my whole work situation and now my husband is out of work all week this week too.

I am so happy that ya'll get to go back to Flordia, if anyone deserves it, it is ya'll.

Thoughts and prayers to all that need them.
First, about the jobs! Praying things work out and that your spirits are lifted very soon. I understand about not feeling like being here, I am just happy to see you! We are grateful to be able to go back and we know what a blessing it is. There are so many that could use a vacation, no matter where it is and I hope you get a chance to get away soon. It truly does lift your spirits. I am praying for good news for you! Thanks for being here!
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First, about the jobs! Praying things work out and that your spirits are lifted very soon. I understand about not feeling like being here, I am just happy to see you! We are grateful to be able to go back and we know what a blessing it is. There are so many that could use a vacation, no matter where it is and I hope you get a chance to get away soon. It truly does lift your spirits. I am praying for good news for you! Thanks for being here!
Thanks I know it will all work out in the end, it always has in the past. I might actually get a vacation soon, my mother-in-law is trying to plan a family trip to Disney in January, hopefully it will actually happen this year, as she has been trying for the past 3.

Thoughts and prayers to all that need them.
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