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Celebrating Comfort and Joy ~ Early December 2012 *UPDATED 11/25*(LifeUpdate 11/28)

Discussion in 'Pre-Trip Reports and Plans' started by RooRach0906, May 14, 2012.

  1. DizNee Luver

    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    Are you having the family shirts made somewhere special or do you do them??

    I'd love to do the dinner at Cape May....but I have 2 kids that adamantly despise seafood......so I'm not getting to indulge in that too much.

    I wish I could help you with meal ideas....but since we've never gone.....I'm just going off other's advise & reviews.
     
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  3. RooRach0906

    RooRach0906 "Oh Goody, Horray!"

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    I'm getting them made this trip. I have had a dress made before for Annabelle by a wonderful lady I met her on the DIS, and she is going to do another for this trip!!! She recommended someone to do the T Shirts for us. I did get the design people on here to do a iron on last trip.

    To be honest, I have been before and I didn't care for Cape May, I only really like crab legs and they didn't have the ribs that night and DH said all the fish had weird sauces but he is picky. DDad thinks DMom will really like it so I will go and be cheerful because its her birthday dinner and she deserves the best!

    Aww that's so nice, thank you and its okay, I am normally really good about figuring out the meals I have no idea why I am having trouble. Maybe its because I was trying to go to places haven't been as well as would work with my picky eaters. I did decide on going to Big River Grille and Brewing Works, we went to it in 2009 but I was prego (8 weeks) at the time and did not get to enjoy it as I would eat 5 or so bite and feel sick. Plus the Crystal Palace for breakfast one day, as Annabelle LOVES Pooh and most breakfast food. DH and I also really LOVED this buffet in 2006. So at least that is 2 down lol! :goodvibes
     
  4. blessedmom4

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    Hi Rachel, joining in! :wave2: Annabelle is GORGEOUS!!! What a cutie pire and I just loved her cupcake cake! :goodvibes I am going to have to show Lisa. YOu are going when I most want ot go to Disney and I thin the crowd level will be perfect. I love that you will be spending some special time with your Mom, how wonderful! I think you know my opinion on MVMCP :rolleyes1

    I am so excited to join in and wil have ot check out your TR as well! :goodvibes How wonderful to have a DVC while Annabelle is so young, I see LOTS of Disney memories in your future! :yay:
     
  5. RooRach0906

    RooRach0906 "Oh Goody, Horray!"

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    :welcome: Judy! Aww thank you.:goodvibes

    Thank you, I loved making it of course my mom and sister helped some.

    Awww, I am so excited that we are going in December. I got a teaser when we did a family reunion trip in 2003 Thanksgiving week and that was it, I wanted to be there one year in December.

    Thank you, Im so lucky to have a DH who loves Disney too and wants to see Annabelle love it as well.
     
  6. RooRach0906

    RooRach0906 "Oh Goody, Horray!"

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    Ok I do have another goal in mind before we leave for our trip and I figure if I post it here, I will make myself accountable!

    I want to lose 33 pounds... I have a little over 6 months to achieve this, so if I really buckle down maybe I can.

    I will be honest and say I can not stop drinking soda or cut out all my sweets... that would never work for me.

    My plan is to tho
    1) Cut way back on my soda and drink more water.
    2) Eat better in general, more veggies and fruits, less processed foods
    3) Do Zumba on the Kinect while Annabelle naps
    4) Be more active in general, less sitting around more walking around

    Hopefully this will help me slowly lose weight over time.

    :wish35

    I will be doing updates on how I am doing, maybe every other week.
     
  7. RooRach0906

    RooRach0906 "Oh Goody, Horray!"

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    No real update just trying to keep busy so I do not freak out, half the state of Virginia including the county I live in is under a tornado watch and I HATE storms! If you live in an area under severe weather alert please be careful and if not please pray for those who are.

    Although I am worried. I am very thankful I live in actual house and not a trailer now.

    Praying for those under alert!
     
  8. DizNee Luver

    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    :scared1: YIKES!!! Praying for everyone's safety!!! :hug:
     
  9. RooRach0906

    RooRach0906 "Oh Goody, Horray!"

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    Thank you! Thankfully we did not get hit with an storms. In area about 45 minutes away had a tornado touchdown... yikes, haven't heard if anyone was injured yet.
     
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    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    I'm glad to hear you stayed out of the storms path.....hoping no real damage was done for those that was affected!!! Scary stuff!!!
     
  11. RooRach0906

    RooRach0906 "Oh Goody, Horray!"

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    Some decision being made HORRAYYY!!!!

    We officially decided to buy annual passes.

    We also decided on a few restaurants

    W/Parents
    1) Cape May Cafe
    2) Garden View Lounge - Afternoon Tea

    Definite
    1) Crystal Palace Breakfast
    2) Big River Grille and Brewing works
    3) Le Cellier lunch
    4) Via Napoli

    Possible
    1) Liberty Tree Tavern
    2) 1900 Park Fare
    3) ESPN Club (Does anyone know if its possible to walk up here?)
    4) Grand Floridian Cafe

    That is it for now but it could change if I can DH to really look at the menus.

    I'm just so excited to have somewhat of a plan.
     
  12. DizNee Luver

    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    I hope you bought your AP's, the prices went up today!! :scared1:

    Yay for having some places picked for meals!!! :woohoo:
     
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    RooRach0906 "Oh Goody, Horray!"

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    I missed the window but thankfully it will only cost us about $15 total than it would have. I will tell the story if I get a chance to tomorrow.
     
  14. DizNee Luver

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    Sounds good.....will look forward to reading it!!! :goodvibes
     
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    RooRach0906 "Oh Goody, Horray!"

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    Missed the Deadline
    Ok, so Saturday morning DH and I had a nice chat and decided that getting Annual Passes would be best for us since we plan on going next September as well. We decided we were going to go to Kroger and get a gift card to purchase them so we would get the fuel points and use our Disney Chase to get the Disney points as well.

    In the past, Kroger has had the Disney gift card where you chose the amount up to a certain amount. We get in Kroger and all they have are $50 and $25 I pick up all the $50 they had, I had heard of people using multiple gift cards to pay for Disney before. I have 21 Gift cards in all. Well on the way home I call DVC Member Services and they can only take 2 forms of payment. I try online no options for gift cards at all. I call the reservation line they can't help me. I am in tears at this point because I told DH we could do this and I know he would be upset. I tell him and he decides to call. Well they tell me that Ticket Services can do mutiple gift cards, they give him the number. We had been on the phone from 2:45 til 4:45 in between all the calls. He calls ticket services they close at 4:30. :scared: He calls the reservation number back and they try to see if someone is still at ticket services to help us, no such luck. So we missed the deadline with me trying to save a little money and we on the phone until 5:30.

    I am on hold with ticket services now and have been for the last 30+ minutes and this is after my original call where I was on hold for 40+ minutes and then it dissappeared. I would let you know how it works out.

    I want to add to that I do not blame Disney, I do blame myself but its all good as long as we CAN get our tickets even if I have to wait until the ticket window.
     
  16. DizNee Luver

    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    Oh man......that's too bad this happened!! My hubby works for Safeway, so I understand about getting the fuel points (and right now we get 4 times the amt in fuel points). His store goes back & forth on having the cards you can put any amt on. I guess I wouldn't have thought they would have problems processing things since the one form of payment IS gift cards......THEIR gift cards!! :confused3 I can see where multiple cards is probably a pain.....but they're the same as cash & they should be able to take it as payment.

    Hope you get this all resolved!!
     
  17. RooRach0906

    RooRach0906 "Oh Goody, Horray!"

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    Yea, it was 4x the fuel points at Kroger too. Oh I loved Safeway... we had one years ago.

    It disappeared again so I will try again tomorrow.

    Thanks!
     
  18. RooRach0906

    RooRach0906 "Oh Goody, Horray!"

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    To Fly or Not To Fly that is the question
    DH is driving me a little nuts. Memorial Day Weekend when we took our trip he said he was flying, now however, he is not sure if he wants to shell out for the flights.
    My plan for this is to just not plan anything for our return day Saturday and to keep an eye on the flights and let him know what is going on there?
     
  19. RooRach0906

    RooRach0906 "Oh Goody, Horray!"

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    We have Tickets!!!!
    Called the number ticket services today and got a wonderful CM that processed my 21 gift cards and a visa card with a chirper happy voice the whole time... he made it painless and easy and now they are at will call until we pick them up!!!!
    HORRRAYYYYYY Im excited about having Annual Passes for the first time in my life!!!!! :goodvibes
     
  20. DizNee Luver

    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    :jumping1: WOO HOO!!! CONGRATS!!!! :jumping1:
     
  21. RooRach0906

    RooRach0906 "Oh Goody, Horray!"

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    Thank you!!!
     

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