PART FIVE!! *December 2012 Roll Call* Holidays, FLE & MVMCP!! A very, merry thread!

Discussion in 'Doing the Happy Dance!' started by tofubeast, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. SAT887

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    They really have a pretty good range of prices from about $15 for an 8.5 x 8.5 softcover up to $60 or so for leather (and a bunch of price points in between) my 12x12 hardcover was $71 and it was 12 extra pages. I had a 30% off coupon code which brought it to about $50. The 8.5 ones were $30 or so each - they were also hardcover and 20% off.

    It was more than I anticipated spending - but we hadnt seen my SIL and her husband in 6 years and well it was just the best time ever :) However, it does seem like they run sales around holidays. Also when you sign up they give you a code for 20% off. Also shutterfly does them too. What I liked on mixbook (and I don't know if you can do this on shutterfly) is I could create the book and wait until a promo was available to purchase. I missed the Xmas one and took advantage of the New Years one - which I had to rush to finish before it expired :)

    It was a lot of fun to make- I should have the finished copy next week and ill let you know what I think :)
     
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  3. taaren

    taaren "There is more treasure in books than in all the p

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    Yeah, I know several of my friends are starting work next week since the companies they'll be working for just got their funding together for new/extra hires.
    It is difficult finding work within a commuting distance ... if nothing else we've been fortunate to have work within a 5 minute drive of our house/DS6's school, and the job I'll be going back to is wonderfully flexible on the occasions which I might need to go pick him up from school because he missed the bus, etc.

    Good luck in your hunt!
    Yeah, I probably should have signed up for the ShutterFly e-mails before the holidays ... :scratchin I used to love getting coupons from Kodakgallery and making books over there a few times per year.
     
  4. WedgieSock

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    I am finally BACK in the real world :teeth:

    Happy New Year everyone! Hope 2013 is your year!

    Well, Disney kinda took it out of me .... came back, of course was totally depressed about it, Christmas was on top of me and I hadn't done a darn thing so frantic shopping, baking, planning, cleaning (but I loved it HA!), our family always take between Christmas & New year as vacation so I have been totally consumed in the holidays & cooking .... lots of cooking ....

    I am over my Disney depression by way of planning our next trip :thumbsup2

    Hope is everyone is well, missed you guys and looking forward to being back with my December Roll-Call Buddies :hug:

    Will take a wander over to our group TR thread and maybe I will finally be ready to talk about my trip :p
     
  5. SAT887

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    Hi!! :wave:

    I've missed everyone! Kinda been in a slump since Disney it was just so awesome... And warm!! Yep it's gonna be -5 tonight :( brr.

    When is your next trip??

    Our christmas was rather frantic like getting our tree on 12/23 hehe the day after our tree farm closed for the season! :eek:
     
  6. WedgieSock

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    :eek:

    Its not that cold here - although it got to 32 last night and I was whining HA! but it has not stopped raining ALL day, lots and lots of rain - bleh!

    Not FOREVER :sad: :sad:

    This year we have to concentrate on getting a ranch built for my parents, my Mum can't really do any form of stairs now so that is No.1 on the agenda.

    Sooooo, although it pains us, no trip this year. We have decided on 2014 BUT BUT BUT to make up for it, we're going for 12 days :teeth:

    :rotfl:

    Seriously, thats how I like it. I am so much more productive under pressure ... don't give me time cuz I will do absolutely nothing with it :thumbsup2
     
  7. Valgoof

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    This is so cute Sarah!!!!!!! I couldnt view it on my ipad and I finally got on the laptop today. I think my favorites are the fireworks/parade collage and the ride photos. And DD with Cinderella.
    I really need to talk DH into PP for our next trip. We have exactly 3 pictures of the two of us together. And they were taken by one of us with our arm outstretched, so you can imagine how good they are. Lol. Oh wait, I forgot I took redneck photos of our Buzz ride photos. And of the SSE story at the end. So there are a few more of us. :rotfl2:
     
  8. tofubeast

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    For those asking about the link to the Group TR... it is at the top of post #2 on the first page.

    You are so welcome. I still can't believe it is all over. :sad2:
     
  9. tofubeast

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    Group TR Thread

    So it's January. Sigh.

    I am not trying to kill this thread, but would love if we could move on over to the Trip Report thread. That way we can make it more active, start doing some phone photo contests etc.

    I am in that post Disney funk, and need some fun ways to keep the memories alive!! So if we could move on over to there, that would ROCK.

    Again, the link is in post #2. But here it is as well. GROUP TR!
     
  10. Shir Kahn

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    Just finished eating at Le Cellier! We discovered this morning that we had two more table services than we thought and went to the concierge to see if any restaurants had openings and it turned out that Le Cellier had one table for two! Now we're waiting for O Canada to start.
     
  11. cybrkitn

    cybrkitn We called it Bonko

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    We're not done partying (sp?) yet. Since we couldn't have a holiday get-together with friends before Christmas, DH went ahead and invited a few of our friends from church over for this Saturday. Of course he does this right after church service during our coffee hour. Later that day he comes to me and says, "Oh, btw, I invited a few people over for a party on January 5th." :rolleyes:

    For NYE, we were supposed to go over to a friend's house after our NYE bowling party at our local bowling alley. Unfortunately, they had to cancel, so we hosted a small one with another of our friends and their son and another friend and her two daughters.
     
  12. cybrkitn

    cybrkitn We called it Bonko

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    Thanks for the link again. I went over and subscribed.

    We were also in a Disney funk as well for a bit. Now it feels like our trip never happened, even though it did. However, we felt like we were back there when we were going over our PhotoPass photos yesterday. All of us were laughing at the comical looks on some of us.
     
  13. SAT887

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    <sigh> I moved over...
     
  14. BDL

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    Happy New Year all!!!

    I'm sorry that I've been neglecting my Dec Roll Call thread duties (trying to type anything more than a couple of sentences on a Kindle is murder) . But I'm back to work now, and typing shouldn't be an issue. Just don't tell my boss. :surfweb:


    Congrats on the new job.

    I would like to hear some 1st hand opinions about the Contemporary, AKL and WL. We prob won't have the money to stay in them for a whole trip. But they could be a nice option for a 1 or 2 night/travel day.

    I think we had rain on each of our middle 3 days that we were there. But as luck would have it, we missed it every time. Either we were in a ride, at a meal or on the bus. The wettest we got was on Splash Mtn.

    Thank you for posting this. I've tried to explain to people over the holidays, why we didn't go over Christmas week, and how crowded it would get. They would say "How crowded could it really get?" I'd reply, "Crowded enough that they shut the doors." But I couldn't go into more detail. Thanks.

    That sounds like a great Christmas day. I've always heard that Sinese does a great job with the CP (still wouldn't trade the show we got with Blair Underwood though). And that was a thoughtful thing you did with that family and the FP for TSMM. We had a similar instance our last trip. A family had given us FP for Mission:Space (speaking of Sinese ;) ), because they couldn't use them. They had gotten them because the ride was down and they were in line, so they were any time FP's. As the day went on, we realized that we couldn't use them either. We saw a family in line, so we gave them to the family. The kids were happy.

    Can't wait to start reading. I need to get off my duff and start our's.

    This was our 1st trip using the deluxe dining plan. And we BEAT IT :thumbsup2 . It took some effort and a couple of dining/show combos, but we beat it. I keep the final receipt in my wallet as a trophy.


    I still have to call Disney, and try to straighten out our PP+ issues. Been playing email tag with Disney, with my AAA travel agent stuck in the middle.

    You're such a good doobie helping your folks build a house to accomodate them. That means that fate will give you all the ADR's you are hoping for when you go back in 2014.

    While we're on the topic... (see below Tofubeast's quotes)


    Tofubeast... I just want to thank you for all the work you did on this thread. It wouldn't have been as much fun, as warm or as close without you taking the reigns.

    Thank you very much.

    That being said, any chance that you might be starting a December 2014 Roll Call thread? I'm not saying that BDLsgal and I are a definite for that time frame, BUT, it has been discussed. I already miss the EPCOT food, and she is already jones-ing for the Castle lights.

    I will be updating the post-trip thread as I start writing our post-TR. I also want to thank you all for sharing the goods, the bads, the ups and downs over the past year. It's been a pleasure getting to know (and occassionally banter with :teeth: ) all of you.

    Hope to see you on the post-trip thread. And I'll try to keep an eye out for you around the boards. :grouphug:
     
  15. tofubeast

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    Happy New Year to you as well and a big thank you for your nice words. As you know, the fun isn't over yet for all of us! Come chat on the group TR! I was happy to lead this thread, but it is only as good as its participants. You guys all rocked. :thumbsup2

    Regarding: 12/2014. Hahaha. Not sure if we will be at WDW that timeframe this far in advance!! I will be going in Oct of this year (but roll call already started). hehe. I am thinking we might be heading out to CA in 2014, so a trip back to my old home park would be in order. I will keep ya posted though if Dec happens. ;)
     
  16. taaren

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    I know this thread is winding down, but wanted to post some exciting news here because I've been chatting with y'all for so long you feel like friends.

    I've been job hunting in California for about a year now, and this morning I got a call from one of the counties I interviewed with right after my DisneyWorld trip. They needed another reference, since one was out of the office until Monday, and wanted to get the paperwork in to make an offer before then!

    So it looks like we'll be living 3K miles closer to Disney World by the time our next trip rolls around! Such a relief! :woohoo:

    Just wanted to say thanks for all the moral support ... this group was one of the few things that kept me sane and cheerful while going through this job hunt the last year. There truly is something magical about Disney friends ...
     
  17. SAT887

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    Yaaaaay!!!!!!

    I feel the same- almost a little lonely that my disney friends aren't around as much..
     
  18. mom2travel

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    Congratulations on the new job! :woohoo:

    We will just have to keep the conversation going in the TR thread and then follow it up with a "December 2012 forever" thread on the community board :-)
     
  19. SAT887

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    Hahahahaha!!
     
  20. BDL

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    Congrats on the job. I've felt the same way about this thread.

    Hahahahahahahahaha... :lmao: You know that I'd be on board with that.
     
  21. 1stvisit0909

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    Rofl!
     

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