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Old 09-15-2013, 12:54 AM   #376
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Glad you were able to get everything you needed. Even yearbooks in elementary school is crazy!!

So if anyone has done the drive from California to Florida with young kids has any tips please let me know!!
The extras are getting crazy expensive. A lot of my students are opting to only get their senior year yearbook, which is kind of sad to me. Many kids can't afford to go to Prom with tickets being near or over $100 not including the dress or tux and all the other things.

My limit on driving has been about 8 hours too. I think a road trip would be fun.
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Old 09-15-2013, 01:29 AM   #378
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The extras are getting crazy expensive. A lot of my students are opting to only get their senior year yearbook, which is kind of sad to me. Many kids can't afford to go to Prom with tickets being near or over $100 not including the dress or tux and all the other things.

My limit on driving has been about 8 hours too. I think a road trip would be fun.
I remember my senior ball tickets were about $70 a person and that was almost 15 years ago. It is sad that things are just getting way to expensive for the kids to be able to go and enjoy them with their friends.

I love road trips!! When I was 15 my grandparent's took me, my sister (13 at the time) and our cousin (8 at the time) on a 3 month tour of the USA. We left from Northern California the day after school let out. Drove down to southern California, then across the southern States to Florida (stopping along the way in places like Las Vegas; Tombstone, AZ; 4 Corners (where the 4 states meet), spent 2 weeks in Florida doing everything imaginable (WDW, Gator Land, Universal Orlando, Sea World, etc.), headed up the East Coast to New York (stopping in Gettysburg; Hershey, PA; Washington DC, etc) and then headed back across the northern states (making stops in Rapid City, SD to see Mount Rushmore; Missouri to visit our Great Grandma; Washington to see my brother who at the time I hadn't seen in a couple years; etc.) Got home 3 days before school started. We traveled in a motor home and towed a car behind us so we had lots of freedom to do what we wanted. It's a summer I will never forget!!
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The cost of the yearbooks and other activities at the schools are just crazy. I bet there are lots of extra costs for seniors that you should put in the budget for Alli's senior year.

Dinner with Tasha looked yummy. Glad you were able to meet up at DTD. Shopping there on a Saturday night sounds crazy. We were there in a Saturday night but it was in January and a slow time all around. Of course we were probably back to the hotel before most people were eating dinner. LOL.

Ladylyons - your road trip as a child sounds amazing. You were so lucky to experience all those places. I am sure that your family will enjoy your road trip too. I think I have seen a book about road trips for kids by National Geographic that lists fun places to stop and other ideas for kids. I think a PTR is going to be required for that adventure!
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The cost of the yearbooks and other activities at the schools are just crazy. I bet there are lots of extra costs for seniors that you should put in the budget for Alli's senior year.

Dinner with Tasha looked yummy. Glad you were able to meet up at DTD. Shopping there on a Saturday night sounds crazy. We were there in a Saturday night but it was in January and a slow time all around. Of course we were probably back to the hotel before most people were eating dinner. LOL.

Ladylyons - your road trip as a child sounds amazing. You were so lucky to experience all those places. I am sure that your family will enjoy your road trip too. I think I have seen a book about road trips for kids by National Geographic that lists fun places to stop and other ideas for kids. I think a PTR is going to be required for that adventure!
I was just going to say...after you get the budget for SENIOR year...double it and you will still be short! Of course with my middle two kids...they were back to back seniors, I thought I was going to have to get a second job just to pay for their 'stuff' and it started in earnest as a Junior!

Come to think of it, neither one went ot their prom, and I STILL had trouble paying for it all! Senior year books were over $200 each...and that is without anything 'special' in it. Many Mom's paid upwards of $500 for the year books! I have three senior yearbooks sitting in boxes in the damp part of my basement... Good Luck!


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I know what you mean about dtd. We went Friday night of Labor Day weekend and it was really busy. If we go back, the kids would like to spend more time there.

I am not sure about a trip report. Maybe. Things have been crazy with the kids' schedules.

Today, Marissa signed us up to work the UO Duck football game in the concession stand. Not looking forward to that on my day off.
Yah - DTD wasn't very fun that night - I am sure I had that "deer in the headlights" look on my face most of the night. LOL

Bummer about being too busy for a TR... I hope you'll continue to stop in and say hi once in a while.

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I just wanted to pop in and let you know I am here and reading along. But I have to tell you...I think I need to stop reading people's trip reports until they are totally done with them...'cause I am soooooo impatient and want to know the rest of the story NOW! LOL!

Thanks for sharing!

Lynn
Hi Lynn!!! It's great to see you! I have the same problem... Then when the TR is over, I am so sad.

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As a photographer with an external flash, I can tell you that he was using it incorrectly - most especially if he was blinding people. You should have offered to take a picture of him with his camera and given him a taste of his own medicine.
Well - that's good to know that he wasn't using it right - LOL It was the most crazy flash I had ever seen! And you could tell that the Captain was really getting annoyed, I am sure that each time it flashed, he couldn't see for a few seconds.

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I've never really been a huge soda drinker and lately I've found that when I do have one I feel bloated and just yucky. Give me coffee and water and I'll do just fine, thank you. DH however gets his caffeine from sodas, but he waters them down so much they're practically flavored water.

Still proud of y'all's sticking to the H2O!
Yes - I have the same problem + it gives me SUCH bad heartburn. Which I don't understand, you would think it's the carbonation that gives the heartburn, but I drink the sparkling water everyday (H2Oh brand) and it never gives me heartburn - it's VERY carbonated. So, clearly, it's something else in soda that makes me feel so crappy. It's just easiest - and best for my body - just to eliminate it from my diet totally.

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I love your fun group photo! You all have the BEST smiles!
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I'm a WPE fan but sadly although we made it to DTD, we didn't eat there. I love the four cheese pesto pizza.
We liked WPE - for sure. And we like EoS... But we REALLY LOVE Jimmy Johns... Every time we eat there at home, we WISH they would open a franchise in Disney. LOL

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I can't wait to hear about your best day!
Not sure it was our "best" day - but it was a really fun day and definately at the top of the list... It's kind of a tie between this day and our day with Suzi. Ack... But then we had our day with Bernadette too... OK, OK - all of them were great! LOL

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I'm so impressed with your couponing. What an awesome positive impact that has. And I'm sure the cartwheel didn't hurt.
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I am amazed by your extreme couponing! You managed to knock of a huge chunk of change off your totals. Do you find the coupons online?
Thanks! I am not sure that I am "extreme" - but I do coupon and I do try to get the best deals that I can. We are a super budget conscious family, and couponing is really the only way I can stay with in our budget for groceries. I do print coupons online (target.com, coupons.com, redplum.com, smartsource.com), plus I work at Target one day per week - so I have my Team Member discount + my Target Check Card discount (which is an automatic 15% off the top), I also shop with my BFF - who is able to earn Target Pharmacy rewards (I cannot, because DH is a Federal Employee) - so she shares that discount with me when she has it, so that's another 5%... Then Target allows you to "stack" coupons... So, one Target coupon and one Manufacturer coupon per item... And then, the new Target Cartwheel - which is another savings they allow you to stack. Then I subscribe to 2 Sunday papers, which I clip coupons out of, as well. I try very hard to only purchase items that I have coupons for, but sometimes certain things just can't be avoided. But it's fun, BFF and I enjoy doing it, and it gives me one more thing to help us save for Disney.

I do shop at other stores that aren't Target... But I only shop those stores sales/coupon specials/produce (becuse Target's produce is incredibly expensive).

But I don't consider myself "extreme" because my average savings is between 40%-50%... There is just no way we can get the deals at grocery stores in our area, like other grocery stores in other regions. But I do the best I can, and I have fun with it.

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Do I get extra credit if I guess the correct holiday. I'm thinking about your Mickey cookie tray theme but for some reason I'm leaning towards Easter. But now that I know your recent Monster's Inc bag was for Chiara and her trip is coming up in October I am going with Halloween as my final answer. In any case I can't wait to see it.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend.
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Hi I haven't yet read any of your reports this is the first ,but I am glad to have found one ! Loving the dis meet pics,something I have yet to do .Excited to hear what else is coming


OOPsi-my little Nashatarian how cute are you in the dis meet pic!!! Love it!
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Your pictures from this trip are cracking me up. Loving the look on V's face in that first one. I'm surprised that Alli wasn't trying to make a silly face or hug on her!
Hahaha... Yah - we do settle down once in a while.

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And...this picture of all of you on the boat is priceless! Sometimes group selfies are the best! I love the look on everyone's faces...especially Alli.
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It sounds like you all enjoyed WPE. I really must try this some time. I guess I will add it to my ever growing list of things to see/do and places to eat!
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My son is a soda addict. I make him cut it out on vacations that have any type of altitude. He is really sensitive to any increase of elevation - he's a desert rat. For some reason soda seems to intensify it. At least Florida shouldn't have that problem.
It's just so hard... I agree - I think that soda is so addicting. Before I stopped drinking it, it was all I was drinking all day every day... So very bad for me - and I just felt like crap too.

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The flash sounds awful!
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Little kids love to bounce in the booth behind me and stare at me, but no food throwing...yet. But they are kids what can you do - their cuteness does make up for it.
LOL - I know... It was just so cute... I literally had to hide my laughter behind my hand when she did it.

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I think any holiday bag you did would be amazing.
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I know what you mean about the soda! I quit it for a few months before our Disney trip too and then sadly got addicted again after our trip. Thankfully I seem to have it back under control but then again I leave for Disney in 58 days
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Glad you were able to get everything you needed. Even yearbooks in elementary school is crazy!! Jeremy and Sarah's were $27 each!! DH didn't want to get them but that is one thing from my school years that I do cherish so we will be getting them for each of them every year.
I was the same way... I love that I have all of my yearbooks - I never look at them anymore, but for years - I loved to look back. I was going to do middle school for the girls - but once Alli had her's stolen... Nah - they are too expensive for that sort of thing. But High School is very important, so I will be buying those... I remember when ours were $35... And that was back when there wasn't any digital software - I am sure they are much easier to produce now, yet they are double/triple the price.

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Nice you were able to meat up with Tasha! Sounds like you guys had a fun time in DTD! Ugh about the blinding flash!! I'd probably be one who'd want to throw the camera with him with it overboard!!
We did have a great time with her!

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Now I have to share some news! We may be going to WDW next summer!!! It would be in June though if we go. DH and I were talking tonight about our 10th anniversary (May) again since yesterday it had been 10 years since we first met and he said he was thinking about how it would be fun to take a couple weeks and drive cross country with the kids (make a stop here and there on the way and back) and go to WDW!!!! Yes the driving part scares me because the longest car rides we've done so far are just to Disneyland and Oregon both are between 6 1/2 and 7 1/2 hours depending ton traffic and how many stops we have to make. So if anyone has done the drive from California to Florida with young kids has any tips please let me know!!
Yay for going to WDW!!! But WOW - that would be a LONG drive!

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The extras are getting crazy expensive. A lot of my students are opting to only get their senior year yearbook, which is kind of sad to me. Many kids can't afford to go to Prom with tickets being near or over $100 not including the dress or tux and all the other things.

My limit on driving has been about 8 hours too. I think a road trip would be fun.
Exactly - it is so expensive... And we have huge milesones coming... Prom... Graduation... College...

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I remember my senior ball tickets were about $70 a person and that was almost 15 years ago. It is sad that things are just getting way to expensive for the kids to be able to go and enjoy them with their friends.
I know... I just don't understand why things are getting so horrible like that? I am sure - in the end - it comes down to school budget cuts. But I certainly do NOT want to get into a political discussion in my TR. LOL

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I love road trips!! When I was 15 my grandparent's took me, my sister (13 at the time) and our cousin (8 at the time) on a 3 month tour of the USA. We left from Northern California the day after school let out. Drove down to southern California, then across the southern States to Florida (stopping along the way in places like Las Vegas; Tombstone, AZ; 4 Corners (where the 4 states meet), spent 2 weeks in Florida doing everything imaginable (WDW, Gator Land, Universal Orlando, Sea World, etc.), headed up the East Coast to New York (stopping in Gettysburg; Hershey, PA; Washington DC, etc) and then headed back across the northern states (making stops in Rapid City, SD to see Mount Rushmore; Missouri to visit our Great Grandma; Washington to see my brother who at the time I hadn't seen in a couple years; etc.) Got home 3 days before school started. We traveled in a motor home and towed a car behind us so we had lots of freedom to do what we wanted. It's a summer I will never forget!!
That cross-country trip sounds amazing!!! A great memory for sure! I would love to do something like that... If only I was brave ehough to do it. LOL

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Yesterday was pretty boring around here...

I did some laundry and worked in my sewing room for most of the day.

I was able to get my auction bag quilted. WHOOT!

Then I started on one of V's requested trip customs... Yes - I've started EARLY, seeing as I have not released the dates of our next trip yet... But after the craziness before this last trip - I NEED to start earlier. LOL

Today, I plan to work on the auction bag applique... And then I will work on V's custom again. I even have something in the works for myself. I dreamed about it last night - and you all know what that means...

Yay! I have an outtake today! Ahem ~ excuse me ~ everyone... The camera is over HERE...


I hope you all have a wonderful day!!!

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My favorite update so far! Lol. Seriously though, I want to thank you and the girls D for taking the time to share your evening with me. That was one of my most memorable evenings (just hanging out, shopping and enjoying friends).
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Oh yeah, about the guy with the flashing camera light. I just wanted to say I don't think my vision will EVER be normal again! My eyesight has been permanently damaged. Lol.
Even though they didn't speak English I think they understood perfectly well that they were blinding us when we all covered our eyes in pain after the first flash! Lol.
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Day 6 Part A

Sunday, August 25th - DHS

I woke at 6am this morning, showered and went down to the Food Court to get our usual breakfast of...

D~ & V = Beignets
Alli = Muffin




If you have never eaten a beignet before... They are INCREDIBLY MESSY! Powdered sugar goes EVERYWHERE... But we LOVE them! And they are soooo worth the mess!

I was super excited about today... First of all - I was VERY excited to wear my gear... It was the theme I was most excited about, but I had yet to wear it. Toy Story!!

Sadly... I could not wear my ADORABLE flip flop bling that Jen made for me, due to my darn foot issue at Blizzard Beach a few days prior (Yes, as of this posting - it is STILL healing, and it's been over 3 weeks!). I was soooo sad. Time to improvise... I took one of my flip-flop blingies and attached it to the strap of my tank top. Not exactly what it was intended for - but it worked and I still got to wear it!

We were on the DHS bus at 8:25, at the gates by 8:40 and through the turnstyles by 8:45. A nice park goer offered to take a picture of the three of us as we were waiting in line...


The girls and I walked down Sunset Blvd... We pulled 3 FPs for ToT and 3 more for RnR. Then the girls rode ToT standby while we waited.

Waited for what? Well - today was a BIG day! Today is the day I get to meet up with my BFF from Jr. High. When she married, she moved to Florida - I have not physically seen her since 11th grade... And with the modern miracle of FB - we have reconnected. Don't you just love it! So, my friend Christy and her dd Sariah (pronounced Su-rye-uh) - who is near the same age of my girls, was meeting us for a day of fun at DHS! WHOOT! I was sooo excited to meet her and see her again - and I was soooo excited to meet her dd for the first time.

So, there I sat - on the rock benches outside of the restrooms there at the entrance of ToT... And I watied... And I waited... We were supposed to meet there at park opening - I knew that we had been let in 15 minutes early, so I expected to wait a little while... So, at about 9:05, I received a text from Christy that they were on their way... Cool - I really started watching for her. Quite a while passed, and I was thinking - maybe she meant she was on her way from their hotel? OK... I will just wait some more. LOL Finally - at 9:30 - there she was standing in front of me... Big hugs were given all around and introductions made! YAY!!!! Finally reunited after ~ ahem ~ 20 years!

As it turns out - Christy is directionally challenged. I picked ToT, because you can see it very clearly from the front gates of the park. According to Sariah - they texted me when they were through the gates, but they got lost on their way to ToT.

Immediately we split up... Sariah had NO desire to ride ToT at all (she was quite afraid of it)... But we had FPs that expired soon... So, V, Christy and I rode ToT with our one set of FPs... And Alli and Sariah rode RnR standby. After - we all met up again, and all 3 girls rode RnR with the FPs.


It was then, I found out - the only ride Sariah wanted to ride here was TSM! WHAT!!!! Had I known - I would have done the TSM run and pulled FPs for that right away. Sigh.

OK everyone - we are headed to TSM to see if there are any FPs left at all. IT was about 10:15 when we got to TSM for FPs, and the FPs we pulled were for a return of 5:55-6:55. At least that timing works well for our schedule.

From there - we headed to Animation Studio. Sariah did not seem to want to do this... We assured her that even though it sounded "boring" it was a lot of fun. We told her that if she tried it and didn't like it - we wouldn't do it again. That seemed to work well. We had to wait quite a while to get in - as a group had just gone, but the CM entertained us with a bunch of trivia.

Finally - we went in, and by process of elimination - we chose to draw Eeyore!

Sariah's:


Christy's:


Mine:


Victoria's:


And in case you didn't guess... Alli's:

The final verdict was that Sariah enjoyed this a lot! WHOOT! See... Disney isn't all about the rides - there is so much more tucked into every corner.

From there - we decided on an early lunch... Starring Rolls... We LOVE eating here! The food is so nice and refreshing - it's very light after days and days of heavy park food.

I had the turkey sandwich/chips and (I bet you are surprised) a Napoleon!



See - look at that nice deli sliced turkey... You may find this funny - but we all had the exact same sandwich - so I only took one photo...



But then - there's the desserts...

Sariah's Mike cupcake!!! So adorable!



This was Christy's - but I don't remember what it was? Does anyone know?


After lunch - what's better to do, then to have your food all shook up on Star Tours! The girls love this ride... Christy and Sariah loved it too, and since the standby wait time was 5 minutes, we rode it twice back-to-back.

The three girls:



And one of my favorite photos of all of us together... L to R: Christy, Sariah, V, D~ and Alli


From here - we went to meet Sulley and Mike. Victoria has been ANXIOUSLY awaiting this meet n' greet for MONTHS... She just KNEW that Sulley and Mike would LOVE her head gear and bag. Much to her disappointment... They did not adknowledge her at all... They barely moved or adknowledged anyone at all... They just STOOD there and if they didn't lift their arm occaionally - you would have thought they were statues. No emotion at all. And the CMs - ushered us through like cattle. It was probably the WORST meet n' greet we have ever experienced in all of our trips. I was so very sad for V, because she was crushed after dreaming of this meet for so long.

I do have one defense for the characters... It was VERY HOT this day, and I can't imagine how hot it must be in those costumes. Even so - there was a LOT of disappointment from everyone in this line. I do have photos - but they are on my photopass CD - so I will update when it comes.

Link to Day 6 Part B

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My favorite update so far! Lol. Seriously though, I want to thank you and the girls D for taking the time to share your evening with me. That was one of my most memorable evenings (just hanging out, shopping and enjoying friends).
I miss you guys!
Awww... Any time Tasha!!! We had sooo much fun with you - all of us really enjoyed our time together. Me miss you too and talk of you often!

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Oh yeah, about the guy with the flashing camera light. I just wanted to say I don't think my vision will EVER be normal again! My eyesight has been permanently damaged. Lol.
Even though they didn't speak English I think they understood perfectly well that they were blinding us when we all covered our eyes in pain after the first flash! Lol.
See... I wasn't exaggerating! LOL My girls will tell you that sometimes I over exaggerate... but this time - I think I played it down a little. Oooh - this spurred a thought - since I've come home, I've taken to wearing my glasses almost full-time... This could be the reason that my eyesight has significantly decreased. I am TOTALLY going with that theory. LOL

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Great update. I love having my coffee with you every morning.

I am excited to see the new things you are making.
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All caught up. Loving following along with you and your girls. My word, you had some monorail issues this trip! Yikes! So sorry you didn't enjoy the Lapu Lapu. That stinks when you've dreamt about something and it doesn't live up to the hype. So sorry you weren't feeling well that first day. The heat can really do a number on you.

Am sure there was much more I wanted to comment on, but I forgot to take notes. Looking forward to more!
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Old 09-15-2013, 12:49 PM   #388
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OK- my guess is your new bag is CHRISTMAS related? Am I correct? My favorite part of your bags are the appliques! I don't know how you do it but they are fantastic- the stitching is amazing. Loved the Cheshire bag!

Tell Target that they need to pay you a commission...I just signed up for Cartwheel on your recommendation! I, too, love to coupon. My family is trying to eat healthier, so I'm finding I can't quite coupon the way I used to. Alot of my couponing was for processed foods. But, if I can get all my paper goods/cleaning supplies/health and beauty products for as cheap as possible, that is totally worth it! I use my savings for Disney too.

Speaking of which, I am just itching to put a deposit down on a trip. I'm looking for a better paying job right now and until that happens, we won't be able to swing a trip.

And as far as yearbooks go- I currently have a 3rd grader, an 8th grader and an 11th grader. I have bought each child a yearbook when they were in elementary, and bought my oldest his 6th grade and 7th grade yearbooks, but after that I have not purchased any other middle school yearbooks and no high school yearbooks. They are just too expensive and they sit on the shelf and no one looks at them. I figure I will purchase each child's senior yearbook, because that will be special. Surely they would sell more books if they lowered the price??
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All caught up again.

I'm glad you got to experience WPE...we really liked our meal there; and they have a great variety of choices.

I would have had to put that man overboard...really, do you think of no one but yourself.

What a fun morning at DHS. Love your outfits...very cute. And hooking up with an old school friend.

The Eeyore drawings are great.

I have to tell you we had great interaction with Sully and Mike last year; I'm guessing as you predicted it had a lot to do with the heat.
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I am still catching up, but love it so far! I took a quick peak of your 2013 projects and am in love with your work! Do you sell on Etsy? I am crafty, do needle point and knit but for some reason sewing with a machine really intimidates me! Someday I will learn!

I hate that you had to leave the dessert party early, but from what saw was it worth it? I have been considering trying to book it for may.
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