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Old 05-03-2014, 11:32 PM   #1
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Exclamation Oh Yeah Were Going Again, But Im Not Telling You Yet When! 9/29 Update


We have been blessed to go to Walt Disney World multiple times since 2011, Thanks to my youngest Daughter's Make a Wish Trip, my brother-in-laws RCI time share and my dear friend Tracy (Disnorth's) generosity. Our last trip was with Tracy this past January and we had a blast, this trip will NOT be the same without her! We have a lot of things that go on in our life and they are pretty spectacular...good and bad...there is rarely a happy medium. Thursday was one of those days that was exceptionally tough and I made the statement It has been "one of those days" for me. I know something good is coming... I was correct. Friday I received an email from my DH brother asking us if we wanted his timeshare points, he couldn't use them before they expired ...this is the THIRD time this has happened, and while I was still excited, thankful and happy, I wasn't shocked this time, just feeling blessed! I will do introductions later, hoping to have some old friends and new readers join my PTR journey.


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Old 05-03-2014, 11:39 PM   #2
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This is a picture from our daughter, Lisa's Make a Wish Trip. It was a MAGICAL time and we will forever be grateful for the wonderful folks we met because of Lisa's wish.




This picture is from our latest trip this past January. I plan to include some of the pics from that trip on this PTR, we shall see how things progress here. Tracy (disnorth) was our travel companion and the reason we were able to go on that trip, she rented a house big enough for all seven of us! It was an unexpected blessing to have that surprise trip, this past winter has been incredibly difficult for many reasons.



Thankfully each day is a chance for new beginnings and this current trip was a surprise the Lord knew we needed.

This is a photo of Pete and I from our wedding many years ago and before having four children.



We look different now.


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Old 05-03-2014, 11:41 PM   #3
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We reserved our RCI Condo last night. (May 5, 2014) The past two times my BIL gave us his timeshare we stayed at a lovely resort and really enjoy it! We would have stayed there once again; however, the girls have to use one of the living areas as a bedroom, which is fine..but they have to sleep on a couch and Tracy (disnorth) spoiled them last time with their own room.

Because we rarely have much notice about these points being gifted to us, many things aren't available. I will say we all searched high and low and decided on the place in this video.


The resort name has changed, but per the multiple phone calls over the past 2 days, everything else is the same. It is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath condo with a full-sized kitchen, a main living area with dining area and living space. There is also a small den with a kitchenette. We are excited!

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Old 05-04-2014, 06:06 AM   #4
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Congratulations Judy and family! I am happy to see that you get to go on another well-deserved trip.

I am very anxious to hear all about it!

I hope all of you are well, I haven't seen you around much.

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Old 05-04-2014, 08:29 AM   #5
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Congratulations Judy and family! I am happy to see that you get to go on another well-deserved trip.

I am very anxious to hear all about it!

I hope all of you are well, I haven't seen you around much.

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Hello old friend, it is good to see you here! I am happy you found me, I haven't spread the news yet. Maybe I should put my DIS name in the title and see if anyone finds us...you did without it though!

Thanks for being happy for us D, I am thankful for the opportunity. It is one of those spectacular occurrences I mentioned in my opening.

It has been an exceptionally hard winter, our January trip with Tracy helped get me through. I am still having computer issues which makes it hard to DIS and Pete and I are still sharing the one car, so it makes life extra busy. We shall see if I am able to do a PTR or not, but I do find them easier than TR's

I am far behind on EVERYTHING I am sorry to say...Thanks for letting me know you saw my post.
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Old 05-04-2014, 08:56 AM   #6
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Oh, Judy, I am sooo happy for your family to be able to do this! I've been praying that you would have something encouraging come along and I am thrilled for you guys! Look forward to hearing all about it!

I don't know what your budget is or anything (or if you are even thinking about doing the parks this trip), but if the YES tickets dates work for your family, I highly recommend them. We did them once in California and we all had a blast! It was so fun to go "behind the scenes", and the savings on the tickets was well worth giving up half a day for the class. My kids have already requested that we do it again if we ever go back. I know it is a better value in Florida because you can get a lot more days on your tickets (including waterparks) for the same price as we paid in CA. Just a thought. We did individual enrollment and were grouped with about 5 other families. Even though it was advertised as being for grades 3-12, the leader did a wonderful job including everyone, even the little guys, and making sure we all had a great time.
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Old 05-04-2014, 05:03 PM   #7
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I can't believe I saw this, I am so excited for you. You are so tricky not telling anybody you started a PTR. Good thing I am observant! I can't wait to hear all about it.
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I had planned to do more of an update yesterday; however, I had one of those spectacular potentially bad things I mentioned before happen. My freezer went out and we lost most of our food and need a new freezer, it is unrepairable. Instead of getting upset, we all pulled together and believed better times are coming and they are...after all , we have a Disney trip to look forward to!

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I don't know what your budget is or anything (or if you are even thinking about doing the parks this trip), but if the YES tickets dates work for your family, I highly recommend them. We did them once in California and we all had a blast! It was so fun to go "behind the scenes", and the savings on the tickets was well worth giving up half a day for the class. My kids have already requested that we do it again if we ever go back. I know it is a better value in Florida because you can get a lot more days on your tickets (including waterparks) for the same price as we paid in CA. Just a thought. We did individual enrollment and were grouped with about 5 other families. Even though it was advertised as being for grades 3-12, the leader did a wonderful job including everyone, even the little guys, and making sure we all had a great time.
Thanks for being excited for us!! We feel incredibly blessed and grateful and look forward to planning.

I woud LOVE to do the YES program! They had done some changes to the program the last time we checked in to it, I will have to check and see if it is the same as last time. The programs look fun.

I would love to go to Universal, but the best deal is a 2 day ticket, third day free...that is too much for us, time and visits to the park but it is the only discount we could find thus far...but I haven't had much time to really look yet, lol. I need to figure out the resort by tonight if possible.
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I can't believe I saw this, I am so excited for you. You are so tricky not telling anybody you started a PTR. Good thing I am observant! I can't wait to hear all about it.
Thanks for being happy! Not trying to be sneaky, just seeing if anyone is around.
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Old 05-05-2014, 08:21 PM   #9
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Congratulationsiam so happy for you. Just wish it would be when we are there but since I don't have a trip planned at this point.....I will just enjoy hearing about your plans.
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Thanks for being happy! Not trying to be sneaky, just seeing if anyone is around.
I am sure if you posted the link on your old thread people would come over. I am really sorry to hear about your freezer and the loss of food. That is an expensive mess.
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Congratulationsiam so happy for you. Just wish it would be when we are there but since I don't have a trip planned at this point.....I will just enjoy hearing about your plans.
JUDY! I am so glad you found our new PTR! It would make me so happy to be able to meet you in person. Maybe you will have a trip pop up tat you aren't expecting...it keeps happening for us.


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I am sure if you posted the link on your old thread people would come over. I am really sorry to hear about your freezer and the loss of food. That is an expensive mess.
I wil post the link before you do, lol.

The freezer was a horrible mess, that is certain and while it was awful to have such an expensive problem, we still felt God's hands taking care of it... with a lot of hard work from us. It was all good!

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Yikes! Having a freezer go out on you is no fun at all... It is something I am afraid will happen to us one day. I sure hope you are able to get a new one, and most importantly - I hope you were able to save all of the food in it.

I hope you have a better day today!

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Yikes! Having a freezer go out on you is no fun at all... It is something I am afraid will happen to us one day. I sure hope you are able to get a new one, and most importantly - I hope you were able to save all of the food in it.

I hope you have a better day today!

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It was actually quite a horribly expensive, SMELLY mess D! BUT, in the midst of it all there were many blessings! We were all home, we jumped in working together and got it cleaned up and Monday was trash day, so it was all good. I had JUST bought pork chops at 2.99 a pound on Friday, we were able to salvage those. Lisa had meat for lunch and dinner, she was in heaven! I also salvaged some ground beef and made spaghetti sauce and some veggies for 3 casseroles.

We actually came home once to a power outage mess, based on neighbor reports the power had been out for 6 days prior to us returning home. We lost the contents of a full fridge AND the upright freezer...I had tried to be smart and have things stocked for our return. NEVER again, lol!

Today is busy: 2 MD appts, Lisa has voice and Rachel has guitar, plus Lisa gets fitted for her new wheel chair! She has only been too tall for her latest W/C for over a year, but insurance will only pay for them every three years and they are very expensive. We are test driving a new model today, one she can push some herself, she is excited. I just pray they put a rush on it so we can have it by our trip, it can take MONTHS to get them.

We WILL have good days, both of us. I claim that truth.





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Congrats on getting to go again!! I can't believe how tall Lisa is getting! She has really changed and grown in the last little while.
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Judy!! I'm sorry I didn't find this sooner, it's finals week, but I am here now and so happy you are going back to Florida!!! I can't wait to see what you guys plan!
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