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Discussion in 'Pre-Trip Reports and Plans' started by DMGeurts, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. sewmess

    sewmess DIS Veteran

    Aug 29, 2011
    Can't Talk.... Spring Break....To Many People....

    Actually, today really hasn't been too bad. But today is supposed to be the most temperate & sunny. We're expecting larger crowds later this week.

    Oh the joys of working at an attraction.

    Great pictures of the trip. Your in-laws sound great. I could NOT ride for 4 hours, much less 2 days with my FIL without saying something I'd regret.

    Prayers and thoughts for everyone.

    Ok - I'm going back to work...kinda.:surfweb:
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  3. Clio

    Clio Mouseketeer

    Feb 10, 2005
    Sorry I haven't been around much. My daughter's bridal shower was yesterday. Between that and work I was a little busy.
    I was sad to hear that Allie and Gus broke up. My sister and husband dated when they were young and broke up because they didn't want to get serious that young. they got married years later and have been for almost 30 years.
    You were lucky to get Frozen. I meant to buy it Saturday but we were sold out. We'd gotten 3 shipments and sold all of them. I did get it yesterday when I went out to the supercenter to pick up food for the shower.
    The bridal shower went well. My daughter got a lot of very nice stuff including a couple of Disney gift cards. the shower was Disney themed, of course. We had so much food left that I stopped at work and dropped off some of the leftovers. All the food was gone this morning so I guess they enjoyed it.
    I hope everyone has a good day.
  4. KatMark

    KatMark DIS Veteran

    Aug 5, 2007
    I think I'm caught up, but this may be out of order.

    I'm sorry about the father who committed suicide.

    How nice you got to have dinner for Gus for his birthday. How did he like Frozen since it had no car scenes in it? I'm sorry you weren't crazy about it. I liked it a lot...thought it was the best Disney movie since Beauty & The Beast.

    Fun DISmeets...I know how much you love those.

    I'm so sorry that I won't be in Chicago when you, Suzi and Tess are here. :(

    Okay...I hope I didn't miss anything.
  5. DMGeurts

    DMGeurts Never open texts with the "Hand Sewn Button" attac

    Feb 25, 2008
    I hope you do Lois - I would love to meet you!

    We all liked it - I just didn't think it ended up in my top 3-5 Disney movies. ::yes:: I think V liked it the best.

    I did read your update in your TR, I was happy to hear that. I hope she is still doing well.

    I can see where it would be really awesome in the theater, I didn't think it was awful - I just didn't like it as much as Tangled and some of the others.

    Loved the Dismeet with Mike - I've had a lot of them in the last week, so it was really cool to have another. Anyone else coming to MN? :surfweb:

    Well, she took a lot of them, but as far as I know - she hasn't started editing yet. :confused3

    Well, they did break up... but I really think they are back together. They are hanging out way more now than they were before. :wizard:

    I know... I know... But really - he won me over when he first called me "ma'am"... LOL Any boy who can come into my house (with his pants pulled up), call me Ma'am, and dig right into our family life... Well, he is welcome here, as long as it's something Alli (or eventually V) wants. :thumbsup2

    Yes, she did.

    I know, it is very sad. Alli intends to go to the wake/funeral... I am a bit nervous about that - I don't do well with those sorts of things, but I will have to go, because I don't want her going alone.

    Welcome back! I cannot wait to hear all about it!

    This is awesome! WTG!

    Yah - I am pretty sure they have already worked things out? Although, I haven't heard anything official yet - I should ask.

    It was a lot of fun!

    Hahaha... Yes, they do have an AG store. ::yes::

    Yes, sending prayers her way, for sure. :wizard:

    We did have a very nice weekend, busy - but nice.

    Hahaha... Yah - that is pretty sad. Even just feeding MM is expensive! I cannot imagine 4!

    I did not see anything come through, but thanks for letting me know.

    Yay for finding your tile... Josh just won a lot of trim for our windows - I am looking forward to finally finishing them this spring... After all, it's been 6 years since we've replaced them all. :thumbsup2

    Oh no, that is so sad, as well. :hug:

    Which reminds me... I don't think I ever posted the picture you posted for my I Spy album... I need to do that this morning.

    I know! I was super excited that I was able to meet him, and it worked out so perfectly! He is just as nice IRL. :thumbsup2

    Yes, I can... It's pretty easy.

    Rhubarb Cake

    1 yellow cake mix (mixed per directions)
    1 pint heavy whipping cream
    2 cups rhubarb (cut into approx 1" chunks)
    1 1/8 Cup sugar

    Pre-heat the oven to 350 deg. Grease and flour a 9x13 cake pan, pour cake batter into pan. Then lay rhubarb chunks on top - distributing evenly. Pour sugar over the top of the rhubarb - distributing evenly. Then pour cream over the top of the sugar - distributing evenly. Bake for 55 minutes. Cool and keep refridgerated...

    It's a 1000x better served with vanilla icecream. :thumbsup2

    The music was good... I still have Let it Go playing in my head, and I only saw the movie once. LOL

    Jealous about having a Disney lover for a DH...

    Just making sure you all saw this! Sooooo excited!

    Hahaha Mike. :wizard:

    LOL - I am sure I will have to drive through Iowa again, it's sort-of inevitable. :moped: And when I do, I will be sure to let you know... Especially since I kind of know the round-about-area you live in. It was fantastic meeting you Mike!

    Wow!!! That is bizarre... And quite funny. Very glad it all worked out. :thumbsup2

    I know... And trying to explain that to kids, well it's just awful. Then trying to tell them that there had to be some sort of depression/triggering factor, and reassuring the girls that would never be something they would ever have to worry about either of us doing... It's just sad.

    Looking forward to following along - and please do post the link here! :thumbsup2

    It was fun... I love doing Dismeets, and it's just awesome that I live close enough to the MOA/the MOA is a fun tourist destination that it works out well for everyone.

    Yah - I am glad Gus still comes over, although - I am pretty sure he will for a while... I think he likes us? LOL

    Thank you, it's just so hard and sad to see the family suffering.

    Just keep at it. :thumbsup2

    OK - good. Looking forward to that day. ::yes::

    Thank you!

    You and Carol should do a Dismeet? Although - Texas is a large state, just because you both live there, doesn't mean you are close. :wizard:

    Yes, I think you do too.

    I didn't like MU as much as the original - at all.

    Yes, I am pretty sore today... I don't think I over did it, but I definately did it. LOL

    Hopefully the week goes quick for you.

    My in-laws and I have our own issues, but we were able to put them aside for the trip. popcorn::

    Thank you and good luck this week. :hug:

    Sounds like a great bridal shower - so happy for you that it went well.

    INteresting about your sister and husband - glad it worked out for them.

    And happy to hear you were able to get Frozen.

    Thank you Kathy.

    His exact quote was "Cars was much better" - LOL. See, and I loved Tangled... Tangled happened to knock out all of the other movies for me.

    Yes, I do.

    It's OK... I wish you were going to be there too, but I totally understand. Our paths will cross again some day.


    I had a good day in my sewing room yesterday. I should be done with last week's bag order before lunch - I hope. I am still 2 days behind, but I'll slowly catch up.

    Gus did come for dinner last night, he came earlier than normal and left earlier than normal. We all had some great conversations though - so that was cool. Even Josh is starting to warm up to him a little bit more. :wizard: It sounds like he is coming for dinner again tonight.

    After he left, Josh and I watched 3 episodes of Once Upon a Time... We are both sooo into that series right now. We are still on the first season, but it's an awesome show. The first 2 seasons are on Netflix, so if you haven't started watching it - I highly recommend. :wizard:

    I did go back to lifting yesterday. I didn't do my normal lifting program (New Rules of Lifting for Women) - instead I did Stronglifts 5x5... It was quick and a good work out. I may switch to that one for a few weeks? We'll see. Regardless, it felt good to be back lifting after my week+ off. I am a bit sore this morning, but it's a good sore. Also, on an added note, I did post a progress picture at the bottom of this post: http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=49959632&postcount=5 I plan to update with my thoughts from March one day this week.

    That's about all for today. I hope you all have a wonderful day - spring is coming, and I just cannot wait! Prayers and Pixie Dust to all! :grouphug:

  6. disneychic2

    disneychic2 DIS Veteran

    Sep 6, 2010
    I keep meaning to ask you where in Ohio you live. I live in the Akron area.

    Sounds like a great shower….Disney themed is the best!!
  7. disneychic2

    disneychic2 DIS Veteran

    Sep 6, 2010
    I love Frozen, but I think Tangled is still my absolute favorite Disney movie. But, I love so many of them, it's hard to pick just one favorite. Has Gus seen Planes? He might like that one. I haven't seen it, but the theme is similar to Cars I guess.

    Are you having an auction? I'm not part of the FB crowd, so did I miss something????

    On your Annual Epic Dis-meet/Birthday Extravaganza weekend!!!
    you all should plan our Epic Rent a 15 Passenger Van Pick up DISers Along the Way Trip to Disney!

    My embroidery machine quit on me right in the middle of a little something for your Dad's birthday!!!! This was Sunday. I'm so angry because it was doing just fine and then right in the middle of stitching, it decided it didn't want to do it right any more. I've had this machine for less than two months! I will take it in when I get home, but meanwhile I can't use it while I'm here. Not that I have that much time to do anything, but I wanted to get something to your Dad. I will finish it when I can and just randomly send it. At least I got his card out.

    I can't wait to get back into my sewing room. Dan is redoing it while I'm here and he's sending me pictures. It looks just like I planned and wanted. I'll have RED countertops!!! Fun! I hope you have a great day!!
  8. Denovagirl

    Denovagirl DIS Veteran

    Jun 25, 2013
    Progress picture looks awesome! Good job, you rock!
  9. familyabgar

    familyabgar Mouseketeer

    May 22, 2013
    Wow, D, your progress picture is incredible when you see how far you've come! You have tiny ankles, too! :)

    I hope your auction was successful last night!
  10. oopsiDAISY

    oopsiDAISY DIS Veteran

    Dec 2, 2010
    Thank you for sharing the cake recipe, I am totally going to try it...just as soon as I can figure out where to get some rhubarb. I am pretty sure Walmart will have it... :thumbsup2

    Frozen update: Gabe is obsessed with the music now. We hear it being played on youtube all. the. time. And he sings it at the top of his lungs.... love him and love the music, but it is all getting old fast! :rotfl2:
  11. jedimeg16

    jedimeg16 Mouseketeer

    Jan 8, 2007
    I'm hoping to getting back to a better work out schedule soon, but between the weather and so much left to do before our convention season starts I've been slacking and only walking at a mall once a week. It's better than nothing, right?

    And are you certain that spring is coming? We got snow in Chicago last night!
  12. DMGeurts

    DMGeurts Never open texts with the "Hand Sewn Button" attac

    Feb 25, 2008
    This one turned out really cute! I love the interior fabric of this one, as well. :thumbsup2





  13. Pluto0809

    Pluto0809 DIS Veteran

    Jan 25, 2012
    Fox and the Hound is such an underated Disney movie! The bag is adorable, I love how you carried the interior fabric through to the lanyard. The little caterpillar on the wallet is brilliant! :thumbsup2
  14. cogero

    cogero DIS Veteran

    Jun 11, 2008
    Love the Fox and the hound bag. The colors are perfect. Need to go see your progress pictures.
  15. lovedonaldduck

    lovedonaldduck DIS Veteran

    May 19, 2009
    That interior fabric is amazing! Charlotte has been requesting her Fox and the Hound book a lot lately. I think I have a fuzzy childhood memory of seeing the movie in the theater and being scared. That movie always makes me sad, although it is a good movie.
  16. Iamthequeen

    Iamthequeen DIS Veteran

    Aug 7, 2011
    Love the fox and hound bag. I remember taking my oldest dd to the drive-in to see the Fox and the Hound, many years ago......sigh.

    I went into a music store at the mall yesterday evening and Let it Go was playing. I almost bought the cd, but I'm pretty sure I can find it on ITunes and I have a balance there, so I just need to be home one evening to down load it - and other things....
  17. KatMark

    KatMark DIS Veteran

    Aug 5, 2007
    Yet another D masterpiece. :thumbsup2
  18. Terkina

    Terkina DIS Veteran

    Aug 7, 2011
    Once again a lovely bag you have made. Love the colors.

    How nice that Gus comes for dinner so often.

    I watched the first season of Once upon a time. But when the season ended and it was so obvious that they wouldn't stop after season 2 I stopped watching it.
  19. sewmess

    sewmess DIS Veteran

    Aug 29, 2011
    Another fly by....Whoooshshsh

    Although I'm not a great Fox & Hound Fan, as always the bag is great. I actually like the simplicity of it - the green and brown earthiness.

    Have fun on the great epic get together. even if it is a while.

    I'll check in again tomorrow after the maddening crowds lessen and I can breath - or more rightly speak: I lost my voice today & fully expect to every day, at least for a little while. Allergies and Asthma + loudness = lost voice.
  20. nannye

    nannye DIS Veteran

    Apr 6, 2011
    Hey D, just popping in. I know you said you aren't sure about the trip if it will happen. I really hope it does!
    I have really been struggling with this for fall, to me changing the date is not an option and I will not push it another year. After running numbers even at a value, it is beyond stretching it for us. If V does come, I really think we need more room. I think having V or V and I in a separate bedroom than my parents is better and more comfortable for everyone. 2 rooms at a value blows us up budget wise and that's cheaper than the suites, so it means that we are staying off site. It is killing me to not stay onsite, but in order to go on a trip at all, it is just what has to happen. We are looking at Whyndam Bonnet Creek. It is located right beside Carribean Beach. Closest to property I think you can get. Through a time share rental company, we'll pay $100 for a 2 bedroom Condo, or $120 a night for a 3 bedroom. Not sure if that would be an option to consider. you would have your own rooms, I believe it is 3 bedrooms and a pull out sofa so you'd all have your own room. If you will consider off site it is a good place to look at it seems. (Trust me, it is killing me! but when I think that we will be able to do so much more with the savings...) we're looking at $2600 for a room & 8 days of Tix at WBC vs. $3,640 at POR or $2770 at POP. We will rent a car due to my mom's scooter I think, but you can use their buses. It seems like they come at scheduled times every 30 min. I think for us having that extra space is needed.
    :sad2: but it means going to Disney. :cheer2:
  21. ladylyons

    ladylyons Wishing I was closer to Disneyland

    Feb 1, 2009
    a day at a time. That's all I can do.

    So am I even though it might not be right away.

    Cute new bag. Love the fox and the hound.

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