A rabbi, a priest, and a pastor board the Wonder: we're back!

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  1. kaoden39

    kaoden39 <font color=peach>Prayers and pixie dust from your

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    I'm sorry to hear about your change in your plans.
     
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  3. Pinkocto

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    I'm sure he'll be very relieved when it's over!

    That was quick, I'm still a bit annoyed. But Palo for my birthay sounds fabulous popcorn::

    I haven't looked at flights :guilty: and I need to cancel the rental car. Not sure if I'll head up to WDW now, I need to change some things.
     
  4. MEK

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    WOWSA! :faint:

    How dare they cancel your cruise! That seems brutally unfair. I didn't even know that could happen, which shows just how naive I am when it comes to cruises.

    I am so sorry.

    I hope the shock has started to wear off.

    I hope March will work out. Of course, I will be bummed if it means you can't do the girls trip in May, but family and cruise absolutely first. There will always be time for another girl's trip.

    I will check back frequently to see the newest developments.
     
  5. eandesmom

    eandesmom I'm with Beast

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    March and warmer does sound lovely but oh how frustrating!!! I will be bummed if May can't work but completely understand. Thank heavens the flights were easily cancelled with no penalties, that could have been horrendous.

    The Bar Mitzvah plans looks like so much fun, what a great menu. No one will go hungry Rhys for sure :)
     
  6. DrMomof3

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    I hope you had an easy fast! G'mar tov!!!

    Amanda
     
  7. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    I hope you're hanging on in here! Sounds like a great time although I couldn't really access the menu, so no clue what he chose!

    So sorry about your cruise, but it sounds like you and Pam have worked it out again for a nice time in March.

    Hang in there, you've made it through two of these, you'll get through this one. :flower3:
     
  8. rentayenta

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    :goodvibes Thanks girl. I was very upset at first and still not as thrilled with the date but only because it overlaps with Spring Break, it was more expensive (but thankfully I got the 25% off), and it really does make my attendance during the Girls 2014 May trip appear slim.

    I do like the idea of warmer weather and am SO glad Pam could rebook this cruise. :thumbsup2 I think this cruise will have more kids, from the meet thread which will be good for Joshua. ​


    I think he will be. We will Facetime with the rabbi at 7 pm tonight. We're on the homestretch. :hyper: The girls and I got our dresses today. They got really cute dresses from Express and of course I went my typical Banana Republic wrap dress route. They have petites and they fit so well. And they are not expensive. I also bought a creme colored cardigan. I'm sort of over black at the moment. :laughing:

    I was going to ask if you were still going to do WDW? I will check with my friend on her hotel rates with her discount. ​


    :goodvibesI woke up, checked my email, and about cried. Seriously. I kept rubbing my eyes because I could not believe what I was reading. :scared1: The date was so prefect! Enough time between other vacations and activities that it worked.

    March flights are outrageous but we've changed to that cruise. There were so many factors and could have rebooked earlier but we wanted a classic ship, it has the same itinerary and right number of nights, and Joshua will only miss 3 days of school. I did the math about 30 times on a 7 days and at one point I thought I had it within just a few hundred dollars but I miss added. Plus it would have Joshua missing a full week of school and during midterm. He's okay with missing at the start of the term because you've got more time to make it up.

    I don't know exactly how it will effect May. My head is spinning right now trying to figure it all out. :(


    I'm glad you like the menu! I feel really good about it too. I've tried everything we will be serving, so has M, so we're pretty comfortable with our choices. :goodvibes


    The points and $5 each to book when back into my SW points bank. They really are the easiest to deal with when it comes to canceling. ​


    You too. How did the kids do? ​


    :hug: Thanks friend. Yes, we'll get it through it and hopefully enjoy it as well. :rotfl2:

    Wonder why you couldn't see the menu?

    That cruise cancelation was/is quite the shock. I read it about it happening to others but obviously didn't think it could happen to me. Pam's been great. We switched, we linked, it's ON! In truth, I am looking forward to the warmer weather. We had a meet thread going though and FB page and I was looking forward to meeting those folks. I even started collecting my FE gifts.


    I know you're with PIO and Bret today. Enjoy and can't wait to read all about it. pixiedust:
     
  9. Pinkocto

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    Well I've booked BCV for post cruise just in case. I can always cancel but after some pondering I think I'll stick with the WDW plans. I didn't go with OKW like I had for January because April should be warm enough to enjoy the pools, and I've always wanted to explore SAB.

    I've changed my flight pre cruise but now I'll be getting in at 10:10 pm. I wanted to leave the day open to have lunch with the family before leaving. This'll be perfect, I can celebrate with them and then be off for a fabulous adventure :drive:

    I hope you can still make your May trip work :)

    The dresses sound cute, pictures? I hope the rabbi chat goes well.
     
  10. DrMomof3

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    My kids are thankfully too young to fast because they were super whiney even though they ate all day! Tom read torah on Yom Kippur morning. The kids were at babysitting (at the Temple). I went to get them to listen to their father read and only Jessica was willing to come. :furious: I should have forced the issue but I was too tired to fight with them....

    Amanda
     
  11. rentayenta

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    :simba: 194 days!!! :simba:







    I think April will be plenty warm enough to enjoy SAB. :thumbsup2

    You're arriving late but glad it'll enable you to have a nice bday celebration with your family before the cruise. Then we'll celebrate it at Palo! :woohoo: Does the cruise give bday buttons? My bday is in March too but earlier. ​




    I'll try to post a pic. The rabbi meeting went great. We are down to the wire. :hyper:


    That's nice that Tom read. :goodvibes Yom Kippur is a rough one, even for adults. I don't blame you for not fighting it. It's all about choosing our battles. ​
     
  12. Pinkocto

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    party:party:party:




    I hope so. I don't think I'll go into the parks unless its late at night. This year's spring break crowds were too much for me to handle.




    The earlier nonstop flight leaves at 2:55 and I wouldn't be able to have lunch with them before leaving. The 6:00 flight would have been ideal but that one is sold out...


    They absolutely give out birthday buttons! That's right, your's is on the 7th right? I think I remember yours is on the same as mom's. Double birthday celebration!!!

    That's wonderful :) Closing in on 3 weeks :cool1:
     
  13. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Good luck getting through it! I just had my big struggle period, now it's packing time!!!!

    I could see the restaurant menu, but not the catering menu. I have no idea if he picked sandwiches or entrees or what, I was clueless!

    Just got home from a fun packed weekend. I can't believe we had our first ever "only in the room to sleep" trip. It was exhausting, and I don't plan on doing that again soon! Fran is asleep in her chair. I'm surprised I got her up to check out of the hotel this morning and drive home. She is wiped out, and we have to go to band tonight!
     
  14. rentayenta

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    So you signed the house papers? I looked but must have missed it. I did see the cool Disney chandeliers though. Very cool! Do you have closing date and move in date?

    Band tonight? :faint: You're like the Energizer bunny.

    There isn't a catering menu. We just chose the dinner entrees off the regular menu. We did that for two reasons: one to make the service run more smoothly and two to stay in budget. Dinner will be 20-25 people. Ideally it would have been fun to host in our home but the days leading up and the day of are so busy so it's not realistic. Anyway Joshua chose a capellini dish that can be prepared with or without chicken. Gotta include any veg heads. He also chose the Chicken Milano. And finally he chose, and I know it sounds odd but they're SO good, the fish tacos. I'm still debating on adding a beef dish. M doesn't think we need it.

    With Gabby's we had the luncheon in our home. We crammed 100 people in our house. :faint: With Chloe's luncheon we kept it at the synagogue which was a much smarter idea. Joshua's luncheon will also be at the synagogue. Bagels, lox, capers, onion, tomatoes, deviled eggs, fruit trays, various desserts, various salads, coffee, wine, juice, and the notoriously disgusting herring.​
     
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    How did I miss your post? :upsidedow








    Indeed! I can't believe we had to add so many days to our countdown. :rotfl: I'm reading the dry dock thread and there are some very unhappy people and rightfully so. I'm so glad I booked with SW. I'm not glad my flights went up in price but I'm glad I don't have to deal with change fees and more emails. :crazy2:







    I'm not a big crowds person either. I think our new cruise will be more crowded. Did you join the meet thread? They've got a FE going. :thumbsup2





    Its crazy how just a little shift in times makes everything more $$$ and sold out. No bueno but I'm glad you could make it work.








    They absolutely give out birthday buttons! That's right, your's is on the 7th right? I think I remember yours is on the same as mom's. Double birthday celebration!!!



    I better add my bday to the celebration list. One bar mitzvah and 2 bdays. party:





    :hyper: I'm to the point of not sleeping. I'm expecting a major flu the week after. Stress totally affects my immune system. ​
     
  16. Pinkocto

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    I thought the same thing :rotfl:


    I didn't know there was a thread. Probably too much negativity on there for me. I'm so glad we didn't have to deal with change fees as well. Also glad there was no problem changing my vacation time, I can see that that could have been a big problem for some people. Were your flights much more? Luckily mine was only $50 more. Not that I wanted to pay that but better than it could have been. I still need to book the return flight.


    I totally forgot to go find it. Must do that today. I'm sure it'll be more crowded, but even on the big ships at capacity I never felt like there were too many people.




    I'm amazed how many flights are sold out already.

    Absolutely add it!

    Oh no :( I hope you're able to get some rest.
     
  17. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    No still no papers, but supposedly soon. No idea on move in date. They have to do electrical and repairs first. We'll start movinf stuff first once enough stuff is in, we will think about a good day to move the cats. It may very well be January. We are going to my folks for Thanksgiving so not before then. We might want to go to Vegas for Christmas so we can't move the cats until we are done traveling for a while. We habe a lot of stuf. There will be a massive garage sale once we get the stuff we are keeping out!
     
  18. eandesmom

    eandesmom I'm with Beast

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    No Flu! Not allowed.

    If SW goes down in price between then and you've booked on points, can you rebook and get the points back? I've never used points on SW before so am clueless.
     
  19. jedijill

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    No flu allowed! Get some sleep and start taking some Vitamin C!

    Jill in CO
     
  20. Pinkocto

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    :dumbo: 191 Days!!! :dumbo:
     
  21. rentayenta

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    :beach: 190 days!!! :beach:



    It still feels so wrong to have added on another 60+ days. ​





    Mine went up $90 each but I only had to add $55 worth of points total. :thumbsup2 Im reading that thread and some airlines are charging $200 change fees. Per flight. :faint:

    I'm glad it didn't affect your vacation time. :yay: I didn't change mine, I just added on the new week. ;) I get a decent amount of leave, 9.54 hours every 2 weeks. ​




    I totally forgot to go find it. Must do that today. I'm sure it'll be more crowded, but even on the big ships at capacity I never felt like there were too many people.



    I see you found it. Looks like a great bunch of people. We're not homeless anymore.




    I'm amazed how many flights are sold out already.



    I know. I have a hard time believing that al out every SW flight is sold out on 3/29 but their schedule only goes to 4/4? :confused3 I wonder if they're holding dates? ​








    Thank you. Not feeling terrible but not great either. I never get the good sick though where I can't eat. I always get the feed-me illnesses. ​




    I can't imagine what a huge garage sale that will be. :thumbsup2

    The good thing is that you own where you're at now so there isn't a big hurry to move. It does take a level of pressure off. I'm really so happy for you both. It's going to be an amazing place to call home. :goodvibes



    It doesn't cost a thing to change or cancel with points. You can rebook over and over as far as I know. I've never had an issue. Love love love SW. ​

    :goodvibes I bought some lavender oil to help me chill at night. That and a warm bath nightly seem to be keeping the worst of it at bay. ​
     

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