First Ever TR, Anniversary and F&WF, October 2010

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  1. dgbg100106

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    Thank you so much for all of your help!

    It is making the trip better by the minute!

    I am so excited about the trip. Thanks again! :hug:
     
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    You are SO welcome. I hate that you didn't know about the IPO services before now?? Call and add your email address to your name/reservation so that you will be contacted next time. Perhaps you can even set this up on-line?

    Guess what? I'm hoping to be there in October as well. If our dates coincide and you have some free time, maybe we can meet :flower3:
     
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    Oh that would be great, we are just planning on taking it easy at the F&WF, so I am sure we will have some free time... Please just let me know.
     
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    I will! :wizard:
     
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    63 days and counting till our next trip to AKL.....

    So I got a wonderful email from Don last night telling me that there is really nothing that can be done about my reservation from his side of the house and that he hopes it gets fixed prior to our arrival.

    I was pretty bummed about the room changes while I was there but I am trying to be positive about the whole thing so at least we are going to be in AKL for 6 and 5 nights....

    He was able to get my reservation for Jiko while we are there and just like Johnsonet told me, all I have to do is request the Cooking Place when I get there.:thumbsup2

    I made the ressie for the middle of our stay, before my SIL and BIL arrive so it can be just my DH and I.:love:

    We have also decided to go ahead and pick up the TiW card. We will be there 3 times this year together and I might have 2 conferences for work in the Orlando area before the end of the year!:dance3:

    If I go for a conference I might have to use the APs and the TiW just cause I can.... It will be weird without my DH there but I think I can do it....:rolleyes1

    Thanks again for everyone's help...:cheer2:
     
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    Well the day has come to get an official release from the Dr.

    David's surgeon has official released him from his care, he only has to come back if there is a problem. So far everything seems to be going well, but he is very sore.

    It seems that he was walking on the sides of his feet or the outside of his feet for so long, to keep from hurting that the muscles atrophied on him. Since he has been walking again correctly it is pretty painful to use those muscles again that have been dormant for so long.

    Everyday he is getting better and I hope that he will be ready for EPCOT, or I will be pushing him around in a wheelchair.... because I am NOT missing a day there.... That or I could fill him up on wine and he will not hurt near as bad :rolleyes1

    But all in all a very good outcome and so glad that we got it done and over with.
     
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    Sorry IPO can't help with the room reservation but, as you said, you gotta stay positive :hug: It's going to be a lot of fun no matter HOW many rooms you "have" to stay in ;)

    I hope you'll love Jiko - I know you will. And I'm glad you're going w/ just your DH. That's what's most fun about sitting at The Cooking Place. It's also great for those dining solo :)

    I hope your DH bounces back now that he knows he can't walk on the outsides of his feet. Poor guy, I can certainly understand that. Hopefully the pain of walking "properly" will ease as he gets stronger.

    YAY on your TiW card :banana: You won't regret it.
     
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    Hi Brandi!

    Johnsonet mentioned that you were doing a PTR so I thought I would join in. AKL is our favorite WDW resort.

    Can't wait to read more about your trip! :goodvibes

    Kathy
     
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    Thanks Kathy for stopping by. I have only stayed at AKL once and I LOVED it but I am finding out something new everyday.

    Please comment or post any ideas you might have. They are always helpful.

    Brandi
     
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    I missed you all this weekend, was extremely busy with all kinds of things....

    First David and I took his daughter into DC with us on Friday for half a day of work and then half a day of the National Portrait Gallery... I went to see Elvis.... My all time fav, there was an Exhibit, but of course most of the places, you could not take Photos, So I am limited on these...

    David and I being silly on the train....[​IMG]

    Here is Elvis ....
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    Here is the Gallery...
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    This is a horse made of Bronze but made to look like drift wood.
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    More of the Gallery
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    Then on Saturday my Godson's brother turned 5 and was having a bowling party, so we all loaded up for that.

    Here is the Birthday boy...
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    This is my Godson, Xavian

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    Xavian Bowling

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    My family is in there somewhere, I have no idea where.

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    So today is my son's birthday and he is 26, but on Sunday we took him to a baseball game, the Baltimore Orioles vs. The White Sox's. The O's won....

    It was so hot and humid, I could hardly stand to be out there.

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    I know this is bad, but I thought it was funny, so we had to have a picture.
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    Great family pics! :goodvibes
     
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    How fun Brandi! I can't believe you have a 26-y-o son :earseek: You don't look old enough ;) Great-looking family!
    Looks like you guys have a lot of fun :cool1:

    P.S. That driftwood horse is incredible!
     
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    My family is crazy but I love them, there is a whole long story to go with it but these two are my step kids. They look just like their father, it is uncanny....

    But I have been raising them so the son even calls me mom, the daughter does not she calls me Brandi.

    But they are mine....

    We are always off doing something or going some where... too busy sometimes, it is hard for me to stay on top of the planning.

    Brandi
     
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    So funny, Brandi - when I saw the photo of your DH and DS, I just thought , "That's so nice that he obviously gets along so great w/ his step-dad" LOL! Now that I look at the photo again, yeah, it's kinda obvious who his daddy is :lmao:
     
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    It happens all the time, everyone thinks they are mine and that he is a step dad, i think is it funny, sometimes it bothers him...

    I think it is just they way we get along, we are ALL in it together, no matter what we do.

    So I think people just see a family that gets along :cool2:
     
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    Well not that I did not have enough going on my life I have now added Cirque Dream two days before we leave for WDW and AKL...

    Well that was the only day I could get and I thought why not go ahead and do it and enjoy!, Maybe start the vacation a little early.:happytv:

    So I ordered the tickets and now can look forward to a wonderful afternoon spent in Baltimore...
     
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    Well my DH just surprised me with a trip to NYC on Dec 6th, for 3 days....
    He even got DVC tickets to see the Lion King on Broadway.


    I am so excited. I have been to NYC before but always as a day trip, never to spend the night and never in Winter.

    This is going to be amazing, to see Rockefeller Center dressed up for Christmas and the Tree all light up. T see the amazing windows all decked out for the holidays.

    This is going to be wonderful!

    Oh and did I mention that the tickets for Lion King are 3rd row center........:lovestruc :worship:

    ok ok I have to calm down.
     
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    So I think I might have mentioned that my DD is 17.....UGHHHHHHH

    Well she has never really cared about driving, until this year, so she has been studying and sitting in the car and making sure she knows where everything is.

    We went to the Go karting place for her first ever driving experience. She has never driven anything I think she is kinda scared, but excited at the same time.

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    ok here she is getting ready to go...

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    Check out this intense look, her hands hurt after wards from gripping the wheel so hard...
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    I can't tell if she is scared or not.
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    He is finding it too easy, but then again she just missed a stop sign and ran right into him. What are brothers for HUH?
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    I think she had fun!
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