And these are the {Resort} Changes of our Lives ~In Memory of JungleCruiser <3

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  1. pas130

    pas130 Always missing Florida....

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    Great to see you :hug: How are you??? Health is good??? Miss you!!! Yes agreed the resort options are :faint: and :wizard: I think you'd like WL!! (AKL is awesome as well) but you were going to stay FWC...way back when, and you liked the area...but the AKL pool is pretty awesome, you don't need the Arusha view to enjoy the reort..there are viewing areas EVERYWHERE :woohoo:

    :welcome: BACK party:
     
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  3. sjs314

    sjs314 "Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and

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    Linda

    Glad you scored the ADR for the dessert party had I remembered you were waiting for January I would have sent you a PM but my memory is not what it use to be :rotfl:

    Hope everyone had a nice ThanksGiving ours was quiet Bob his Mom and I plus the 2 dogs. I did announce that next year we are going somewhere for the Holiday.
     
  4. padawans

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    Hi all:wave2:Happy belated Thanksgiving. Dh has been in LA for 2 weeks. He didn't make it home for the Holiday. My mom was here for 2 weeks watching the kids:eek: I love my mom, but 2 weeks.:scared:I have to say this has not been a stellar last two months. Anyway were off to Los Angeles in the am. I'm upgrading my passes to the premier. I booked 3 nights at the Grand California with 30% off. Dh is working, but he gets of at 2pm. Hopefully this is his last week of training. I think I am going to continue ft and him pt. He is going to do some work from home. I just can't handle the boys as well as he can. They really need their dad to lay down the law. I didn't realize how much until the past 2 weeks. :sad2:

    I just decided to do all this today when I got called in for my second overtime shift. I love spontaneous trips. I'll let you guys know what I think of the left coast Disney. I have been few dozen times, but not in the last 5 years.

    May 1-14 and Sept 7-15 will be our Orlando trips. I won't even try to guess how those trips will end up, but I got lots of ideas running around in my head.
     
  5. letthewookiewin

    letthewookiewin <font color=blue>"That's 'cause droids don't pull

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    :hug: How are you? I'm good, just busy. Health is good, better when I remember to take the meds. The inlaws, and all their drama, has kept me so busy I have slipped back into the habit of forgetting to take them every time. Our oldest son started high school. He didn't get to play much football thanks to a concussion and maybe a small 2nd concussion just as he got back to playing. The youngest started football this year, and might do it next year. I don't remember if I talked about it here or not, but I not only figured out how to make the scarf I was trying to make, but finished it. It's stripes on one side, solid green on the other, with Mickey Heads. I'll just post a pic, it'll be easier..
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    The WL is awesome!! We stayed there in 2006 and loved it!! I thought about just picking a different room type at the AKL, but if I stay there I really want a savanna view. I know you can still enjoy the animals with out one, but that is the main reason for staying there. I do have some time to decide what to do since the trip isn't until June and they probably won't announce any discounts in the next couple of days.
     
  6. chimo2u

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    Hi Candace :hug: I just had to say, you've got a great man who loves and supports you, great kids who adore you, and if it's meant to be that you're blessed with another, it'll happen in time :) God doesn't punish us or play the guilt game or the barter game "I'll do this if you do this" don't ever worry it was something you did or said that is putting up an obstacle. if it's meant to be, it'll be , I hope it works out however you and DH would like it to! one things for sure, YOU ARE AN AMAZING Mommy! :hug:

    Melissa, Interviews where on WED......they'll offer next FRI, but the start day won't be till the new Yr JAN 2 :crazy2: ugh! another month of full time! I'm so ready for it to be over! :p
     
  7. Janet B

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    :wave2: Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Trying to get back into the DIS ...

    Miss... Right here ... :)

    Sarah, so sorry about your health issues.:hug: Your nice quiet holiday with DH and the girls sounds just what the doctor ordered. hmmm... how 'bout a lunch soon with a certain PA RCer? :) (and maybe we can snag our elusive Pas .. )

    DetTigsGirl ... Hope you are having a fantastic time!! :cool1:

    I Heart ... sorry you thanksgiving was spoiled by your MIL; agree that next year is the time to start you thanksgiving tradition at home.:hug:

    Jenny... :yay: for ordering the AG dolls!! We love them; my DD started with Bitty Baby and then moved on to the dolls, and yes her first one was Samantha!! The $$ is worth it. And with your DH's bonus ...the sky's the limit, right? :)

    Heather... SO good to "see" you back on the RC thread ::yes:: Love seeing Faith pictures with her AG doll!

    Melissa ... sounds like the CL splurge is coming at a good time with your recent health issues ... I say go and enjoy!!

    Marie ... so happy you took Friday off, your sanity and well being are more important than a day of OT. :hug:

    MM ... everyone said it so well ...you have a great DH and kids that love you, and if another child comes along, your blessings will be triple! Whatever is right for you and your family is all that matters. :hug: ......And Star Wars ??? Fantastic!!

    Pas, we are so thankful for you! You said everything so well in this post... love you! :hug:

    :woohoo: for the GF!!!! And a spa trip ... .heaven ... :)

    Yes, Sheila ... DISNEY :hug:

    Padawans ....sorry that your holiday was minus your DH ...and that life's been stressful lately. The DL trip is perfect, and it's good DH can join you. Enjoy!

    letthewookwin ... WELCOME BACK!! Good to see you posting here! Sorry about the family drama and older DS med issues... and you, don't be slipping up on your meds!! LOVE, LOVE the scarfs! You are so talented!!
     
  8. letthewookiewin

    letthewookiewin <font color=blue>"That's 'cause droids don't pull

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    We're having a great one!! We spent Thursday with my family, Friday with the DH's family, today I spent catching up on Castle and knitting, tomorrow I hope to do the same.




    Thanks. He said that wrestling tryouts will be this next week for Freshmen. Hopefully, he didn't get the date wrong and he'll be ok to try out. This will be the first year he can do wrestling and he really wanted to do it. I need to get better about taking the meds, but I am better than I was.

    Thanks about the scarf as well. I'm about to finish up one project, hopefully tomorrow. Then I have to make a MH scarf for a friend's daughter, and make a green hat for me to match the scarf. After that, I offer to make them for free for anyone that sends me the yarn.

    Now to figure out what to do about the resort. I am really thinking about changing to be able to afford the DlxDDP and getting a cabana at the water park. I told my DH tonight that if we do change resorts, that my graduation present from him will be a split stay WDW trip 1/2 in an Arusha AKL room and the other at a TPV CR room.
     
  9. Minnie&Nana

    Minnie&Nana Dreams do come true!

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    Hello out there! (As Sophia likes to say).

    Happy Thanksgiving weekend greetings!

    Hard to believe this is my first post on the new thread - life has been interesting, but good around these parts.

    Very happy the holidays are beginning - so enjoy Advent and the preparation for Christmas - now that DGD Sophia is 4, we will light the Advent Candle together each week and it will become a special tradition for us.:goodvibes

    Sarah, I am so sorry about those darn side effects - praying you'll be feeling better soon...and a Disney trip with a countdown of weeks, rather than months. :hug:

    Our RC trip did take a bit of a hit with a couple of of us not being able to go, but know those who are gathering together will make some very special memories. Wish I could have been there, but silly ole' life gets in the way at the least appropriate times.:sad2:

    Sheila - not long now for your trip!

    Hugs to all - miss you!:grouphug:
     
  10. Mousemommy1

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    Yay for Christmas decorations, and yay for GF!!!!!!! I agree that the time will be right for you this summer, it will be fantastic!!! Might I ask how you are swinging a more than 40% discount?!?!? :scratchin

    My two cents, we are booked in a pool view at AKL currently. I had always said that I wasn't staying there unless we have a savannah view but given that this will be our 2nd 11 day trip inside of 9 months, DH interested in saving a little bit. It came down to a moderate or what we have now. AKL looks like an amazing resort and I KNOW we will spend about 5 minutes on the balcony during our whole trip, so for us, we will save the $600 it would cost to get savannah view, and perhaps now attend SWW!!!! :yay:

    Marie, thank you. This made me smile. I LOVE my family exactly the way it is, and if this is all it's meant to be, than so be it. I just know that we have a lot of love in this family and we don't mind sharing....;)
    Whatever comes our way, I know it will be what we are meant to get. :goodvibes

    Thank you Janet! I have to say....sometimes if you are having an issue you just need to talk it out, and you guys really helped me a bunch. It's amazing what a wonderful group we have here. :grouphug:

    p.s. letthewookiewin those ARE awesome scarfs!!!
     
  11. pas130

    pas130 Always missing Florida....

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    And you have a trip this week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ooooh and a 2013 trip to plan too :thumbsup2
    I love Disneyland TRs!! Hope things get back to normal soon, and I enjoy you're ch-ch-changes and spontaneous trips ::yes::

    Great scarf!!! :hug: AKL discounts haven't been the greatest lately. You could probably swing Poly for about the same....unless they revamp the discounts a little. Happy to have you back :cool1:
    It'll be here soon Marie!! Time is flying..since I don't want it too ;)

    I am and will ALWAYS be Thankful for my BFF. And the RC thread for bringing you to me :hug: Love you!!!


    The Advent Candle is a tradition Sophia will always remember! And one day continue it with her babies !!! You are such an awesome Nana :hug:

    We will be in WDW in spirit Christine! And we will be there in Dec. 2013 (and DS11 HAS to come too...heck maybe Mommy can bring both boys) :goodvibes

    :lovestruc
     
  12. Grumpy Grandma

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    Well my day yesterday didn't go exactly as planned!!!

    Plan was for DH, DD and I to do a little shopping and lunch downtown to support Small Business Saturday and then DD and I were going to head over to the outlets. Drove downtown, parked, put money in the meter, started walking and that when it all went wrong!!! We were just about to cross the street, DH and DD in front of me, when I slipped on something and took the hardest fall straight down on my left knee .... the last time I felt such pain was 13 years ago when I broke my wrist! Well there I was crumbled on the ground and as luck would have it the fire department was having a meeting of the chiefs across the street at the Starbucks. Two very nice chiefs came rushing over to help me just as I was getting up and offered to take me to the hospital which I declined. I managed to make it back to the truck using DH and DD as crutches ... no way I could put any weight on it! Managed to get home ... now one good thing since DD has had so many knee injuries/surgeries we have crutches and a wheelchair. So instead of a fun day out I spent the rest of the day and evening laying on the couch watching college football. RICE .... without the compression. This morning I am able to put some weight on it but this is not ending up to be the fun filled weekend I had planned!!! Is there a smiley on crutches???? :confused3
     
  13. Missoutandabout

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    A quick hello and happy Sunday to all of you. :grouphug:

    So nice to see you back, Letthewookiewin! That scarf is absolutely GORGEOUS! :worship:

    Linda: Yikes! Have you been taking anything for it? Ibu? :hug:

    Christine: :hug: We can keep up on FB now!

    Pas: I seriously need to get over to your TR. Missing out. :upsidedow How was your turkey-sicle?! :thumbsup2

    Sheila: :banana::banana::banana:

    Sarah: How was your Thanksgiving? :hug: The turkey came out GREAT! So moist. Love it when it works out as intended. Everything was good except for the rolls (which I didn't make) and no having to gnaw on half-frozen turkey... so I'd call it a success. :rotfl:

    Marie: Eesh, another month before you get your respite. :hug: It will pass by quickly!

    Candace: Came back to late to add anything... but you and your hubs rock, that's all. :goodvibes

    I_Heart, Jen and Melissa: Could it be possible that we have the ... same MIL? :laughing: It all sounds so strangely familiar. :rolleyes:

    Jen: :rotfl: Oh that Poly comment. :rolleyes1
     
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    Oh I am sorry about this! :faint:Maybe you should do have it checked out? I hope it is nothing too serious. And sorry about your weekend.:headache:

    Is this what you are looking for??:crutches:
     
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    No...not you too! :hug: Hmmm....maybe there is a reason we were all drawn together on this thread...for support!::yes:: This makes me feel better to know I am not the only one, and not the bad person she thinks I am.
     
  16. Minnie&Nana

    Minnie&Nana Dreams do come true!

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    Oh, no!!! Hope you are okay. Oh my gosh, have had the same thing happen..and as a former dancer (a million years ago) we have every form of support known to mankind around here as well.

    As I mentioned in my text - several years ago I had a very similar fall...waited a couple of days and decided it should be looked at - had 3 hairline fractures! So, please, do consider having it checked out tomorrow?
    In the meantime - sending loads of ISPD (Industrial Strength Pixie Dust) for quick healing...and little pain. [​IMG]

    I'd be happy to fill in as MIL. ::yes:: [​IMG]

    Sooo....here I sit, reading the DIS, catching up, enjoying Christmas Music...when on comes "When You Wish Upon A Star"...and here come the tears. It always gets me misty-eyed, but today it was like a faucet broke. [​IMG] What is it about Disney that makes us smile and weep?
     
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    Happy belated Birthday!!!!! :hug:
     
  18. Minnie&Nana

    Minnie&Nana Dreams do come true!

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    Thank you, Candace!

    Very excited for you about your TWO trips to plan!! Star Wars Weekend will be so much fun! :cool1:
     
  19. pas130

    pas130 Always missing Florida....

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    Oh Mama!! Please get to the Dr. tomorrow...:(

    BTW another piece of evidence we are related :hug:

    It was delicious...and already gone :goodvibes Sounds like yours who BRINElicious as well :cool1:

    We all know what a wonderful lady you are Jen (all my RC ladies are fabulous) And there are plenty of AWESOME surrogate MIL, grannies, etc here.....Sarah, Sheila, Christine, Mama Linda, Magic...I could go on....:dance3:

    :hug: I know...just thinking about it...:love:
     
  20. letthewookiewin

    letthewookiewin <font color=blue>"That's 'cause droids don't pull

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    Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you as well!!

    The DH and I usually spend a good amount of time on it, if we have a room with a balcony. We loved it when we stayed at the WL. We had a woods view room on the side with the otter pond. We couldn't see the MK, but we could see the fireworks popping through the trees. Every night as the DS fell asleep, we would sit on the balcony, drinking coffee, talking about the next day. It was a really great way for us to wind down from the day and helped me be able to sleep easier. My problem is, there are just so many places that I want to stay, and I would love to stay at the WL again. I think I'll just keep it like it is, until discounts come out. Then I'm sure we'll have to change it.


    Thank you, I love making them.

    The Poly is one of the resorts my DH told me he was interested in staying in when we were talking about where to book. He surprised me with wanting to stay at the GF. After staying at the Pop Century on this last trip, I would really like to stay at a Deluxe this time.

    I hope you go ahead and have it checked out. You could do more damage to it by not having it checked out. A friend on mine injured her foot several weeks ago, but decided to not have it looked at. After several weeks of it not getting better, she finally went to the doctor. He told her, if she had come in when she first injured it, it wouldn't be as bad as it is now. She may have to have surgery on it.

    Happy Sunday to you as well!! :grouphug:

    Thank you. It did turn out pretty good. Like I said, when I'm done with the few projects I have, if anyone wants one, all you have to do is ship me the yarn. Otherwise, you are dooming me to be the crazy scarf lady and I will have like 100 scarves that I knitted for myself. Although I do plan to make myself several one color scarves of lots of different colors.


    That song does me the same way. Another Disney song that gets me every time is the Transformation song from the Beauty and the Beast soundtrack. I still cry at that part of the movie.

    I don't know if y'all have one already, but has anyone thought of (or made) a RC FB page? I know they have them for DIS'ers going to WDW in the different months. A RC FB group might be fun.

    Well, I'm off to get school work done. I have to turn in the outline for my informative speech by 11:59 PM tonight. I'm going easy with this one and doing "How to Book a Disney World Vacation". My last mini-Power Point was about recommending to buy Disney stock based on their recent purchase of Lucasfilms and it got a 100, so I think I'll stick with Disney based presentations.
     
  21. Minnie&Nana

    Minnie&Nana Dreams do come true!

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    We do have an RC FB page, but it tends to be VERY quiet. If anyone would like to join us, just let LUV know - she started the group. :)

    We'd love for more RCers to join us!

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/260640210669126/?bookmark_t=group

    P.S. Candace - know your AKL stay is during a busy weekend, but since AKL is not close to HS, and if AKL is not full, there is a decent chance they might upgrade you to a Savannah view. It happened to us in August on our first stay at AKL - it was brand new, my friend booked a std view with a FL resident discount - at check-in we were upgraded to an Arusha Savannah view (at time we had no idea how bad the std views could be since the resort was new). Not being a fan of zoos I was hesitant to accept the upgrade, but the CM convinced us...all I can say is I had to drag myself off the balcony! BUT I would book a pool view in a heartbeat to save money.... and make two requests: "nice view", "third floor". Fingers crossed for you... some of the pool views are really nice and from some rooms can see a bit of one of the Savannah's. :)

    ( Today I filled out an application to adopt this little one! http://malteserescue.homestead.com/AdoptMalteseRescuePeanut.html )
     
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