Discussion in 'DVC Trip Reports' started by rentayenta, Oct 5, 2012.
Well, I'll make sure I have a birthday drink for you during F&W since I'll be there on the 25th.
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Crash away! I know we'd have a blast with you along and please...not a good picture of me either lol! But it's proof!
I've read so many great things about the Carolina's and have a friend who's moving there now actually. Not sure what part but its such an exciting journey. Can't wait to see the pics.
He did? Is okay? I'm so sorry. I hope he's well on the path to healing.
That sounds heavenly. I love lazy vacations.
You're smarter than I am. I have 3 going right now. The Disneyland one will be short though. And I'm subscribed to too many. I'm loving yours and Cynthia's. I'm trying to catch up. Plus there's about 5 others that I'm faithful too.
It would have been fun and there's only next time.
May huh? Hmmm......sounds like that would be a great Mother's Day gift from my family. Any details yet?
Very wise. WDW APs are unfortunately unrealistic for me but Disneyland ones could be in our future. Do you fly to WDW or drive? I'm jealous of my east coast friends though Cynthia is further than I am and goes all of the time. I'm doing something wrong. How long have you owned DVC? What are your home resort(s)?
You look great. It was fun meeting up for the second time. I like that you showed Joshua's necklace too. He still wears it. That's Disney's best kept secret.
I'd love to tag along on your trip. Keep me posted on the details.
I started posting to a blog. If anyone is interested that is the link.
Mine doesn't even know I'm going, well not specifically, Jeff assumes I have something planned and doesn't need the details till it gets closer and more "real". LOL! perfect Mothers Day gift.
It must look like I go more than I do I average 1x a year I guess but honestly it is usually pretty big gaps. August of 2010, May 2011, August 2012, Oct 2012 and then next isn't till dec 2013....it's not that often compared to so many I think.
Of course we do toss in a cruise and Aulani into that mix. BUT I haven't been to DLR since 2010 and that was only DCA. I haven't actually been to DL proper since....2001! Wierd huh.
I wasn't sure if it was a necklace or a bracelet, it was so cool! We will keep you posted on the details for sure.
I'll go check it out. I love a good journal, very cathartic. How's everyone dong?
Jeff doesn't know yet? I like you more. Okay, I'm going to play it the same way. It's hard to say where Michael will be at any given moment but I'm going to try. I'd love a girls' WDW trip. May is F&W too. I guess it's too soon to have details.
Just a cruise or two and Aulani. You do Disney a lot. It's a good a lot but you have nice big trips and during great times of the year. Aulani is so close, you must be SO excited. Have you booked any day trips?
It was a necklace and he loves it. He proudly displays it with his Vinylmation. He's got a Disney shelf in his room. Have I mentioned how much I love him?
We're okay. I am tired but a little more rested than I was. I took today to not answer the phone and not go anywhere. This is the first day since the fire that I have not run one sort of errand or another. I needed it, my ankles were swollen. Now I am more back to normal. I miss my home, I miss my pillows.
I'm glad you got even a small chance to relax today. I can't imagine the emotional toll this takes. You need to take care of you.
We are on track to end in the middle of May. I like to read the chatter so I don't mind. We bumped our trip to May (2014) for our 15th anniversary. We had a ton of unexpected car and misc. expenses come up plus we are waiting to hear if we are going to have to move for Jon's job. They may be transferring him and we have to pay for the move up front and then they reimburse us. We won't find that out until the end of August.
I am better today. It is amazing how helpful the blog has been. I managed the first good night sleep I have had since the fire. I woke up ready to face the world. Only the world doesn't seem ready to face me.
Yes the tentative plan is for flower and garden, May 12th ish or so as I need to plan it for after State Cup soccer. Jeff assumes somehting is planned on about an 18m schedule and isn't really interested in the details until it gets closer Even then he will forget until a month or so out.
Well, one of the cruises was part of a WDW trip so...we are zaveraging something Disney about 1x a year but do other stuff too lol! I imagine with DLR you are averaging about the same. Compared to some folks around here though, it's nothing!
No day trips for Aulani booked and I don't expect we will. Right now I've got 2 dinner reservations and a spa appointment, that's it. We may make one more ressie, we may not and just play it by ear once there. We will hit the North Shore one day, and hike at least one day, possibly 2 but that may well be it other than dinner at my cousins one night. We've both done much of the more touristy things before and plan/hope to just really enjoy the resort.
Where would you move to? Is the transfer a good thing?
May is lovely for WDW. The weather is perfect. And you'll be there during the F&G Festival which Lexi will love. So may great topiaries and such. Bambi was my favorite, they're amazing.
I'm sorry about the unexpected expenses. They always seem to happen at the same time.
Glad the blog is helping. Getting things on paper sometimes helps us sort out our feelings instead of everything just flying randomly around. And a good nights sleep will do wonders.
They always forget until it gets closer. Michael agreed because its so far out. I won't say anything again until a few months before, probably when he sees the email airfare confirmation. I'll say I told you last April duh.
So true. I see people, not living in Florida or close by, going every month. I'm green with envy. I guess with Disneyland, you're right. We talked about APs again for this next year. We also bought new living furniture last night so APs are 98% off the table now. I'll post a pic. They're gorgeous. Chairs are getting delivered tomorrow and the love seat in about 3 weeks. We went with the floating living room look vs traditional. Our living doesn't have a tv, the fireplace is the focal point. Our theme is coastline, shocking I know, and this furniture is fabulous. It's dark blue leather with white stitching, looks very nautical. I'm in love.
Thats true, I forget you've been. It sounds like it'll be a very romantic trip. I love that. It's nice to have a couples trip and take that time together to reconnect and not have almost every conversation centered around the kids, work, soccer, the kids, bills, the kids......
Well right now we have no idea. It could be anywhere. His company is world wide and it depends on if their contract gets renewed here or not. If it doesn't then we can move anywhere we want so long as the company has an opening. I am rooting for somewhere in the South but we will see. If it happens it could be a very good thing depending in where they have openings. It realy isn't so much the misc. expenses as the not knowing if we have to move or not. Also we don't know how much of a time frame we will have to work with if we have to move.
Your furniture sounds lovely. I really dislike living in a landlocked state. I can't wait to see the pictures.
EXACTLY!!!! You've got it down.
oooh I can't wait to see, sounds striking! New furniture is so exciting but yeah, does have a way of eating away at things like AP's.
It has been a long time since either of us has been to Oahu but we have done pearl, a lot of the cultural stuff, either there or on the other islands and we are far more focused on nature. It will be interesting to see how it compares. We adored the Big Island and the peace and remoteness of our condo there, even more than Maui and it will be our first time doing more of a true resort stay in the islands and Jeff is really concerned he won't like it nearly as much. I wish we could spring for a 1B as I think that would be the best of both worlds but I'm happy just to be going. I did buy some plastic plates, bowls and shatterproof wine glasses for the studio. I don't do paper! Need to deal with silverware still though. I figure we will buy the refillable mugs there and hopefully there is a regular coffee mug I like (to buy) for daily use or I'll have to get a Hawaii one from Starbucks. lol. The daily mug is very important on vacation!
Have you guys figured out your couple trip yet? Anniversary one, right?
South would be great and while kind of scary it's very exciting! Where South would you like to be? I vote for Florida.
I'll post a photo of me n the chair in the store. I hate living landlocked too. I miss the beach SO much.
It went like this:
Me: Remember Cynthia who we met in WDW?
M: Yes, the one we had margaritas and rode Big Thunder with?
Me: ...well her and some other DIS moms are planning a trip for next May and I want to go.
Me: Not this May, next May, don'tt even worry about it, just letting you know. It's like over a year away.
M: ok, cool, sounds fun.
oooh I can't wait to see, sounds striking! New furniture is so exciting but yeah, does have a way of eating away at things like AP's.[/quote]
My current sofa/love seat were preowned for about 4 years and I've had them for almost 8. There are very out of date but in very good shape. I want to give them away but Michael wants to sell them away. I am a giver-awayer for sure. He's a seller. My thinking is that anyone who wants couches this old really needs them so why not? He says $200 is $200. We're politically divided.
I hate paper too. They're floppy and they soak through though Disney's aren't as bad as some I've seen.
I bet he'll love it. A one bedroom would be amazing but with just the two of you it does make sense to save points and get a Studio. I understand though. I miss that extra room too; more living space.
It's going to be amazing and romantic and I bet he'll love it. He loved the cruise after all and that was a harder sell.
We figured it out and it's out. Well, the trip I wanted is out. Between business in Africa, the fire dept, and A&F shoots, he cannot take another two weeks straight to go anywhere. We are in the beginning stages of this business so that's to be expected but it would have been nice to do a BIG trip for our 20th. Right now it looks like we'll do 3 nights in Vegas. Last time we ate at Craft Steak and some authentic Moroccan place. He said all I get to do is find flights, a couple great dresses, and gave me dates; he's planning everything else. He said to choose between Caesar's, the Venetian, and one other. I chose The Venetian. I might as well pretend I'm in Europe. It'll be a blast. I know he'll do the whole cabana/pool thing again. And I like the idea of three nights; 2 to get hammered and one to recover.
Here's a pic of me in the chair. We ordered two chairs and the oversized love seat. I love the floating living room look. That black mark is my amateur attempt at blurring out the price.
I am SO impressed Michael even remembered who I was I swear Jeff (and Denny too I think) get still confused although Jeff is getting better. Then again, Jeff's never met Mary Ellen live, the only DISer he's met is Jordy. That sounds exactly like my conversations with Jeff. I think at this point her kids think it's weirder than Denny does and well, given that Jeff and I met online...he can't say squat.
Jeff does know who you are though (conceptually lol), we were just talking about Gabby's AP Euro history situation last night, he was appalled.
I'm with you and Jeff would be with Michael. Conceptually I get it. The logistics of marketing it, selling it, etc. is such a pita I would SO rather give it away. Eric has an insane amount of playmobil I need to deal with. It is worth some $$. I'd just rather it be gone and make some kid happy. Jeff wants $$ for it that Eric can spend, so in his mind that makes "that" kid happy. LOL.
I stayed at the Palazzo last year and it was lovely. I'm not a big Vegas fan at all but it can be a lovely getaway and Michael definitely knows how to plan so I'm sure it will be amazing.
LOVE the chair. Love it! Major drool factor.
We may be in a house in the next couple of days. I can hardly wait. I always thought it would be cool to live in a hotel and I have decided that the only time that might be cool is if you are at a Disney resort hotel.
It will be so nice to have a more permanent situation. Hotel living is good for about a week and then I want my own place.
Jill in CO
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