Trip Number Nine ~ It's Christmastime!

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  1. lala3291

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    Hooray for an update!:yay:

    If only you would have picked the week before Thanksgiving, then we could have met up!:rolleyes: Oh well, hopefully our trips will overlap some day!:goodvibes I'm jealous that you and Jodi will be there at the same time!

    I'm so glad that you are staying at the Poly again! I know how much you love it there. And you are going to just love the GF. It is so beautiful, especially at Christmas time!

    We are taking the girls out of school for our November trip. DD11 will miss 5 days, and my older girls will miss three. Our school district is also good about letting the kids miss school for family vacations. My older girls who are in college have already talked to their professors, and the professors told them to not even worry about missing school. It helps that they are good students and don't usually miss classes. So luckily things all worked out! Family vacations are so important anyways, kids are only young for so long!

    Loved the update!
     
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  3. Disney Mommy 3

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    Hey...I am gonna be there with ya!!! We are at 19 days today!!! Have you been there during this week before? It's our third time for this exact week~ we love it!! Hopefully I will see y'all somewhere! I wish Shelly could have gotten this week too!
     
  4. Momof2Disneyboys

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    :laughing:

    Well, I'm glad you made it home safely!! There were A LOT of very important matters to be discussed! ::yes::

    And yes - it is going to be the Best Trip Evah!! :cool1: If we can top August 2011 that is! It will be hard. But I totally think we can do it. :thumbsup2



    :welcome:

    I know it's hard to get out of the funk of being back from WDW and get back into the swing of reality. :sad2: Can't wait to hear all about Cole's first trip! :goodvibes


    Yes, you are so right!! I did it just for them. It was really the best thing for them to miss another day of school. ::yes:: :rotfl:
     
  5. Momof2Disneyboys

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    Are you serious??? :faint: And you were the only one to notice that! :rotfl:

    GRAND FLORIDIAN!! :goodvibes Guess maybe I should go back and add that in there.....:upsidedow

    I think it's going to be a very magical trip too! :santa: So excited!!



    I know. I'm starting to think our trips will never overlap and I won't ever get to meet you in person. :sad1: It's got to happen one of these times, right?? :wizard:

    That's good that your girls won't have any problems with missing school. One less thing to worry about! I know my boys will be fine. I wouldn't take them out if they weren't good students. I just dread all the make up work. :eek: It's always so much. :faint:

    But you are right - family vacations are so important and the kids are only kids for so long.


    You guys should meet up!! :goodvibes And call me when you do!! :cool1::rotfl: Fun!!
     
  6. T*Bird

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    I would have been here earlier today, but I was busy cleaning out my





    closet. :rotfl:


    I love your BB story! I didn't know all the details of how this trip came to be. As the wife of a hunter, I commend you on being so acommodating to pick a buck-free week. :thumbsup2 I hope your DH realizes what a lucky man he is! ;) That is so funny how he was not at all surprised that you would be there the same time as Jodi and family. :laughing: I think he's happy as long as you're happy. I hope you realize what a lucky lady you are! ;) ;)

    I hesitate to say this.......but I think this will be your best trip ever!!! :eek: :laughing: :scared1: ::yes:: :rotfl2:

    I remember a few trips ago when you went in November. I just loved all the pics of the decorations and your videos of the Osborne lights. So I'm really looking forward to some new stories and pics. :santa:
     
  7. lala3291

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    Cool...we are going to be there at the same time!:cool1: We are at 22 days today- three weeks from tomorrow we will be in WDW!
    We were in WDW from 11/11-11/17 last year, so our dates are only different by two days. We love this time of year...low crowds, great weather, and Christmas decorations! We also went this week in 2006. Hopefully we will see each other somewhere! We are staying at the Poly...my daughters are 21, 19, and 11. Have a great trip, and maybe we will see each other!:goodvibes
     
  8. Disney Mommy 3

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    Sounds good! Last year we were there the 13-20th...have fun!!!
    Shelly, I noticed it too, but I thought since I knew it I shouldn't say anything! LOL!!
     
  9. Momof2Disneyboys

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    Hope you got that closet all cleaned out!! ;)


    I thought you might be the one person on here who understood the whole deer season story!! Good grief. What a nightmare that was trying to accommodate everyone and everything! :faint: But it all ended well! :goodvibes


    NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Did you just say it would be 'my best trip ever'???????? I think I must have misunderstood you.....You know YOU are not allowed to say that!!!!!!!:scared1: :lmao:

    :laughing:

    So anyway -- yes I am very excited to see and take lots of pics and video of the lights and decorations!! :santa: :cool1:


    You ladies are going to have so much fun!!! :yay:
    And don't forget to call me if you guys run into each other!! I think Shawna still has my number! I'll probably be a stupid work and not able to answer, but still! :rotfl:


    Okay, I'm going to edit my post and add in where we are staying those 2 free nights! :upsidedow
     
  10. thornton0511

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    Hi Shelly :wave2:

    I have to confess that I am a lurker who has enjoyed reading your trip reports! I am starting to come out of my shell now and wanted to tell you that I am on board and excited about following along!

    Sincerely,

    Jenn :)
     
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    I seriously just spit oatmeal everywhere. So not kidding.
    You need to warn a sister if you gonna be a comedian before you post.

    Lawd.........
    Hope all is clean an' purty.:dance3:
     
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    Oh there will be so many interesting things to see and do.

    Do do do do do do do do......


    I daresay it may be EPIC.:cool1:

    When are you going to talk food??? I'm ready.
    :rotfl2:
     
  13. Momof2Disneyboys

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    Hi Jenn! :welcome: I'm so glad you have come out of lurkdom!! :) No need to be shy here, we sure aren't!! :upsidedow But then if you've been reading for awhile you already know that! :rotfl: Hope you will continue to post!

    Your kids are adorable! :goodvibes




    :rotfl2:

    Oh. My.



    Yes Epic, let's call it Epic!!! ::yes:: :cool1::santa: :woohoo:


    Okay, food talk will be coming up soon! :yay:
     
  14. Disney Mommy 3

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    Yep! I got yo #!!
     
  15. thornton0511

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    Thank you! :)
     
  16. Momof2Disneyboys

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    Awesome! :cool1:

    You're welcome! :goodvibes
     
  17. ddluvsdisney

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    Your plans look awesome!!


    I tried to get SW flights Moday when they came out and they are all over $300 some over $400 one way!!!!! So needless to say even with me working now, we won't be paying those ridiculous prices. We are onto plan B- first week of July. I'm kinda bummed but at least we'll still be able to go.
     
  18. Disney Mommy 3

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    Hi! We are almost neighbors,..well in Texas terms I guess we are! :rotfl2:
     
  19. Momof2Disneyboys

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    Thanks!

    Sorry your flights are so high. It stinks so bad anymore. :mad: I hope they come down for you. :wizard:


    :laughing: I was thinking the same thing!!
     
  20. Momof2Disneyboys

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    Let's talk Disney parks and tickets..............


    If I had to rate the parks most favorite to least favorite it would probably go something like this:

    Me: DHS/Epcot/MK would all tie for first!! Love them all so much. With AK far behind.
    DH: Epcot, no question would be first. Then probably MK and DHS would tie for second. And AK way far behind.
    DS13: DHS first for sure! Probably MK and Epcot tied for second. And AK last.
    DS11: Epcot first for sure! Then MK. Then DHS. And AK last.


    So, as you can see we all have one thing in common – AK last! :rotfl: Not sure what it is, or isn't... We just don't feel the love there like we do all the other parks. In-fact, DH & DS11 didn't even go to AK with DS13 & I on our Aug 2011 trip. And we gave up our AK day entirely on the May 2012 trip and went to LegoLand instead! But I do have to say that I am really looking forward to getting back to AK this time.

    DS13 and I are thrill seekers!! :woohoo: Although I am afraid I am not going to be able to keep up with him much longer. Anymore one time is enough on my favorite rides – RNRC, TOT, Space Mtn, EE, etc. DS13 on the other hand can keep going and going and going!! :faint: Wish I could still do that! But I will keep riding them as long as my body will let me! So rock on!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cool1:

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    DS11 and DH are not in love with thrill rides so much. TT, Soarin, POTC, and BTMRR are about as much excitement as those 2 can handle!

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    We usually get about 8 day base tickets for our trips. This time when planning this redo trip we decided we were only going to get 4 day base tix and do each park one day and the rest would be resort time, touring for decorations, DTD, etc. But when I went to purchase my tickets from Undercover Tourist the 5 day was the same price as the 4 day. So now we have 5 day tix!! Not sure what we will do with that 5th day ticket... My guess is that it will go to either MK or Epcot. Could go either way. We will be just across the lake from MK, so it will be tempting to get there more than once. But if TT is open (and it better be!!) we might lean towards 2 trips to Epcot! Ugh. Now I want 6 day tix. :crazy2: :rotfl:



    Up Next: Park Hours and Crowd Calendar


     
  21. Disney Mommy 3

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    well,...it really won't cost THAT much more to add one more day!!
     

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