Feeling Grand - How to Plan a Disney Trip In 18 Days Or Less

Discussion in 'Pre-Trip Reports and Plans' started by TarzansKat, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. MRYPPNS

    MRYPPNS Practically Prefect in Every Way

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    It's so much easier to spot you when you are hanging out with Capt. Jack! :goodvibes
     
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  3. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    Sadly, my arm candy will be staying at home, taking care of the boy. :lmao:

    I will miss my Captain Jack, though. It's weird to go to Disney and not go to a Halloween party.
     
  4. brookelizabeth

    brookelizabeth <font color=red>Jambo Wildbunch Gang<br><font colo

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    Just read all your posts from the past two days about the house. I can't imagine how stressful...and then to find out the seller is away! :mad: I've never really gone through the buying process. My DH owned our house before we married, so we bought out his roommate.

    Now the SELLING process I have become all too familiar with...:headache:

    Stress. Not fun. Stress + pregnancy...:hug:

    I look forward to finding out what will happen tomorrow!

    As for the Veras, so far I have resisted. SO FAR! The more I see them, the more I like them though. Thankfully no stores around here sell them, so I can't test drive!
     
  5. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    Trust me. Veras are like Pringles.

    You can't have just one. :lmao:

    Thanks for your kind words. Honestly, even though I gave an ultimatum, I'll be surprised if I here something tomorrow. We'll see, I guess. :confused3
     
  6. brookelizabeth

    brookelizabeth <font color=red>Jambo Wildbunch Gang<br><font colo

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    :lmao: Pringles! Love it!!!!
     
  7. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    A little known fact, but quite true.

    And don't even get me started matching the Vera wallets to the Vera bags. :lmao:
     
  8. Lady Lallie

    Lady Lallie DIS Veteran

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    I haven't quite succumbed to the matching of the vera and the wallets...thank goodness!

    I have to put a shout out for the saddle up bag. LOVED it. I found it a tad bit roomier than the hipster just for your future Vera purchases. :rotfl2:
     
  9. Mommy2LittleVols

    Mommy2LittleVols DIS Veteran

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    Ugh!! How frustrating about the condo!! I'm with Heidi, the realtor kind of dropped the ball on that one. I hope that you hear something for sure tomorrow. I don't blame you for not wanting to have to worry about it all weekend.

    I am right there with you on the Veras! I have a SIL that collects them, and she recently gave me several pieces in the retired color Capri Melon (she has so many that she had never even used them!) and I have fallen in love. I have a lunch bag, small Tic Tac Toe, Zip-Around Travel Wallet, and Large Betsy. Oh, and the Zip ID Case - which came in really handy at the parks last Fall. I kept our KTTW cards, fast passes, and a little bit of cash in it and kept it in our diaper bag. Easy access! :thumbsup2
     
  10. If U Had Wings

    If U Had Wings DIS Veteran

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    Hang in there! Just keep telling yourself one more day until you know.

    I love the blue rhapsody pattern so cute! I blame the Dis for getting me into Vera bags too. I never had any interest before.
     
  11. Charleston Princess

    Charleston Princess DIS Veteran

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    How frustrating about the seller/realtor. Hope you have an answer by tomorrow.

    Sounds like you are getting your act together! :banana: Make sure you take lots of pictures at the tea, okay? :goodvibes
     
  12. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    It's a sickness. :lmao:

    Well, thank you for enabling me, miss. :thumbsup2

    I know I just can't do a weekend of not sleeping. :confused3

    The Capri Melon is a really cute color. I've thought of getting the Zip ID case for the very same reason, good to know that it works so well. :thumbsup2

    I'm starting to get cynical, and I'm wondering if I'll really hear anything today. I don't trust the other realtor.

    Blue Rhapsody is a very me kind of color. I love blues and greens.

    Me, too. :thumbsup2

    I'm sure as heck trying anyway!

    Have you never been to tea? I have pictures from another trip, I can e-mail you if you want. :goodvibes
     
  13. Charleston Princess

    Charleston Princess DIS Veteran

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    Nope. Have never done the tea. Please email me pictures!!! I would love to see them!
     
  14. All7OfUs

    All7OfUs <font color=darkorchid>We too are so very NOT into

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    I just gorged on a piece of hot fudge cake; you will have chosen the more temperate, reasonable choice with the Skinny cow bar.

    Get to bed early tonight- sleep does wonders for a stressed out constitution.
     
  15. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    I will try to get those to you tomorrow, hon. :goodvibes

    Oh, I have my pregnancy moments, don't get me wrong.

    Peanut butter and fluff.

    Yo quiero Taco Bell? :lmao:

    I do have to say, though, for the most part, I have been good. :thumbsup2

    Sleep is a wonderful, restorative process. :hug:
     
  16. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    Seven days. Seven.

    One. Week.

    One week until I'm standing in the lobby of my beautiful Grand Floridian, probably misting over and getting all teary-eyed with pregnancy hormone induced emotions...uh oh, there it goes now LOL...thinking of the last time I was there and how far I've come.

    The last time I stayed at the Grand Flo, I was young. I was 22, I'd just gotten married, and I was sharing the most incredible honeymoon with my DH.

    Now, I'm 30. In June, we'll have been married for eight years. We have a beautiful son, and a baby on the way. We live in an apartment I love, in a town I love, in a place where family is never too far away.

    I may not work on my painting (I have a BFA in Painting for those of you who don't know) or draw consistently, but I write. I write in my journal, and I write on the DIS, and when I can express my creativity by making a Halloween costume for my son or coming up with fun crafts for us to do, I feel good. I should get back to painting, but that will come in time. Life's focus can shift, and for now, it's about family.

    The little peanut, and the bean on the way. And my wonderful DH. A man who works two jobs to support us, who will go to Disney every year because he loves it just as much as I do. A man who thinks I'm beautiful and sexy and attractive no matter how fat and pregnant I may feel, who loves me and loves our children and takes care of me. Just like I take care of him, take care of all of us.

    It's amazing how far you can come in eight years. If you'd told me then, that naive but happy 22 year old that I was, that we would go through what we've been through, I wouldn't have believed you. If you'd told me there would be a point in time when DH and I would both lose our jobs, I would have been shocked.

    But it was that turning point (when my son was about a year old) that brought us to where we are today. And it's been quite a journey. It's impossible not to think of these things when you go to Disney, because as much as home is part of your history, Disney is part of it too.

    It is a part of you in a way that nothing else is. It is your happy place. You've had good and bad times there, but you always go back to it. You always want one more piece of that magic.

    I should tell you right now, we did not get the condo. The seller accepted the other offer.

    And you know what? I'm glad. I'm glad and I'm relieved. For one, I know I can sleep tonight! But most importantly, I know that we're meant to be where we are right now, and where we are right now, I am happy with. I am happy in this apartment and happy with our plans for here. I know we will make our child care work out and I know things will be fine. I have faith in the plan, and faith in us.

    And you know what else? Buying a home right now would have been doable but there would have been absolutely no wiggle room in our budget. That would have gone by the wayside to condo fees and heating bills and home repairs.

    And that great thing about not having to pay for any of those things, about renting and living where we are right now is that I don't have to worry so much. There is wiggle room in our budget, and there will be more trips to Disney.

    That, I think, more than anything else scared me. It may sound selfish, or weird, but my trips to Disney are my life raft. My vacation there once a year is what we save for, it's what we look forward to, what we plan in great detail. We love them, we cherish them, we wait for them. And when we think it's appropriate and right for us, I will so look forward to taking the bean for the first time. To seeing my son be a big brother in Disney. To watching him share the magic with his baby brother or sister. That will be a whole new magic all its own.

    I will think about all of this when I set foot in the Grand Floridian lobby, and as we slide the key card into our room, and open those doors.

    I am here. I have come so far. And I am still home.





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  17. Minnie&Nana

    Minnie&Nana Dreams do come true!

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    Absolutely beautiful.:grouphug:
     
  18. creativeamanda

    creativeamanda <font color=darkorchid>One slithering around on me

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    :sad1: I come back for a few minutes to read something that sweet and touching?

    I'm not even hormonal and I am tearing up.
     
  19. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    Thanks. :hug:

    Aw, hon. :hug:
     
  20. 2xcited2sleep

    2xcited2sleep DIS Veteran

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    How exciting is it to happen upon a surprise trip for a DIS friend??!! Super exciting! :thumbsup2 I've had such fun catching up with you. So sorry about all of the stress with the condo. :hug: I loved the stories about your grandfather. How lovely that your friend brought you a memento he had picked out!

    I am postively delighted that you ad your mom get to head to the world and stay in your dream hotel. In just a week! :yay: I hope you and your mom have a great time!!! :goodvibes:goodvibes:goodvibes
     
  21. LegoMom3

    LegoMom3 I have just met you and I love you.

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    If ever something could make a person want to go back to Walt Disney World, THIS POST IS IT!!!!!

    You ARE going to write a book about all this someday, aren't you?!:rolleyes: Cuz srsly, this is a book. :hug:

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