Counting Our Nuts Like Chip & Dale, a Financially Aware PTR *Update 4/17 Pg 62 *

Discussion in 'Pre-Trip Reports and Plans' started by Lady Lallie, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. wigdoutdismom

    wigdoutdismom DIS Veteran

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    You are just the crafty girl! CUTE, CUTE, CUTE, countdown calendar!
     
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  3. Roxychica7

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    That is the CUTEST countdown calendar EVER!!! You Rock!!! :thumbsup2
     
  4. RinkyTinkyTinky

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    I :lovestruc your countdown calendar! It is so cute! I would love to start one for our trip early like that, but my DH won't play along until we are 30 days out! :rolleyes: He says he's not counting down a trip for a year! :crazy: You are very lucky that your DH is as into it as you are. That's pretty rare I think.
     
  5. princess&her4princes

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    Love, love, love the countdown, LL!!:love: So cute and love the post it idea!! And the pics are adorable of you guys! Keep up the great work, guys!:thumbsup2
     
  6. Nermel9

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    I love your calendar! I never thought of using a separate post it pad for each number! :eek: Great idea! :thumbsup2
     
  7. sunny_stace

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    I love that countdown calendar! Such a cool idea! And $8.22 isn't so much if you break it down per day that you would count on it! from 175 days it's $0.046 per day! Not too shabby! :)....I need to do one of those! :) And how cute is it that you and Marc coloured together?! Love it! :)
     
  8. vikkii19

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    Love the countdown calendar, great idea to help count the days. Southwest released their fares today, did you decide who you were flying with yet??
     
  9. Lady Lallie

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    Thank you!

    Thanks, I need to get back on track, I have been eating too much junk lately. :headache:

    I think it is my favorite too, I have really been craving one of those little beauties. I need to go Unos like you suggested.

    :rotfl2: Should I make one and mail it to you?

    You can steal away!

    It was a fantastic weekend, I really want to do it again before summer is over but who knows if that will work out.

    Thanks!
     
  10. MeMom

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    What a fun countdown calendar!
    I like to count down by weeks. It makes the numbers so much smaller from the beginning. I have to play mind games with myself. :laughing:
     
  11. Lady Lallie

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    You don't have to be creative, pick out some photos and slap them on a piece of posterboard!

    I would love to make one for you. Maybe I could put the pieces together and you can just tape to your own posterboard? :rotfl2:

    I know but it kills me to spend the money on it as it is not completely necessary. Sigh. Sometimes I hate being a grown up!

    :lmao: I am sure your castle looks just fine.

    Any lobster is good lobster. You need to come visit me up here and I will take you out for some good ol' Maine lobster. Yum!

    I'm glad you get what I mean, it's nice to see him interested in planning our vacation and lately he's been the one talking about it more. Shocking!!!

    Thanks! I liked getting my creative juices flowing for it.

    It's not hard, you could totally make one! Though I do like your Mickey heads.

    Thank you!! I enjoy being crafty and I don't do it often enough. It helps keep me sane. :rolleyes1
     
  12. Lady Lallie

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    Thank you!

    Aww, you are only 3 months out aren't you? I think you should make one, at least make one when you are in double digits!!

    I am very lucky that Marc likes to help plan our vacations. He is even picking up the Disney lingo which is helpful so I can talk fast and not have to explain every other word or abbreviation. :lmao:

    Thank you!!

    Your post it idea is awesome. I really like how it turned out. I just made the numbers 0-9 for the last two piles and will rotate them. I am sure if the stickiness starts to wear out I will have to replace them but that is okay because I have plenty left.

    That is a very good point, aren't you clever!! I had fun coloring with him, I was worried his wouldn't make the cut but he surprised me with this coloring skills. :rotfl:

    Thanks for the heads up. I have to be honest, I am not loving the Southwest times or prices. I think Jetblue is going to win our flight monies. I just have to figure out parking and such, I hate going into Boston but I guess I need to suck it up if the times and price are better.
     
  13. mousescrapper

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    Well I was mid way through my getting caught up reply when we had some impromptu company last night and then grrr I timed out or something so try two...

    YAY for your successfulk ADR day and good luck deciding on flights...I just booked ours yesterday and was very VERY happy w/ the fares!


    I like your PTR list of topics...I do the same thing :laughing: I need to make one up for the Jan PTR going to have the kids pick some topics they want to discusss...should be good...

    And I was thinking of the same thing w/ the 30 day challange I am doing one on FB too and was wondering how to convert one over to here...very clever!

    Love the photos must check out that site :thumbsup2 and I'd say my favorite park would be MK too...for both of your answers


    Yes we have a couple versions and I love that they whole family can play...do you have the Disney version?

    I love your countdown calendar it is so bold and fun and I bet it is very satifying taking off those numbers each day :woohoo:
     
  14. Mndisneygirl

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    Cool countdown calendar! I think that would be a good way for us to do a countdown to Europe - except with pictures of London and Paris!
    So thanks - now I have one more thing to put on my list! We're not going until March, so when I get to it is when we'll start counting down! LOL!
    I'll have the kids do the coloring.
     
  15. jenb1023

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    Cute calendar and it sounds like you had a great weekend in Maine (minus the unintended gulping of water of course)! :thumbsup2
     
  16. Lady Lallie

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    We do not have the Disney version, just the regular one. I adore Apples to Apples, I really want to play now.

    I wasn't happy with the Southest times or prices yesterday. They don't seem to have a non-stop early flight out of the airport we normally fly out of. Not sure what we are going to do. Thinking about our flight just stresses me out right now so I'm ignoring it. :rotfl2:

    I think that would make an excellent countdown for London and Paris. I am so jealous you are going there by the way. I want to go so badly!!

    We really did have a great weekend. :thumbsup2
     
  17. princess&her4princes

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    Thanks for the tip on WDW live, never been on that site before! Love it and the backgrounds, just changed mine!! :cloud9:
     
  18. Lady Lallie

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    I adore their website! I just changed mine at home, I have a rotation between here and work. :rotfl2:
     
  19. meeko_33785

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    Nice countdown calendar. You two did a fantastic job picking out the pictures for them. That one of Mary and Bert especially is just pure magic. Plus, I love that Marc wanted to include the Everest one- too funny.
     
  20. Lady Lallie

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    Thank you. :goodvibes I have that picture of Mary and Bert at work and I get a lot of comments on it. I just love that picture. Marc is trying to convince me that riding Everest again is a good idea - I think not! :laughing:
     
  21. Lady Lallie

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    Riddle me this.

    What is it about having a Disney trip planned that induces this mania that makes you feel like you should have more than one planned.

    Case in point. Since booking January 2012, I have this desire, no that's not quite right. It's more like this unexplainable urge to go for a quick solo weekend trip in September.

    Why September? Why Solo? Well because I have an AP and Marc doesn't. :laughing: That is being financially aware, right? :rolleyes1

    I feel like a little kid, I want to stomp my feet and DEMAND that someone (ok, Marc) agrees that I should go. I know it's a bad idea, I know financially we could afford but that doesn't mean I should book it.

    I just need to focus on January. January. January. January is so far away.

    Sigh.

    Let's do Day #2 of the 30 Day WDW Challenge.

    Favorite land in Magic Kingdom.

    Marc: Adventureland

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    At first Marc was trying to pick his favorite land according to his favorite rides, no so honeypie. I think your favorite land should be due to theming. What do you think? So Marc went with Adventureland, he says he really likes the music in Adventureland and he thinks it has the most interesting details.

    Me: Liberty Square.

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    I wish I could live in Liberty Square. Call me a dork but I love it. I feel it is too small and just doesn't give the love and attention that it so rightly deserves! If I could pick any Cast Member costume to wear, it would be one of the ones in Liberty Square.

    What is your favorite land in Magic Kingdom? Show me your favorite picture!
     

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