so how old are you, your kids, etc?

Discussion in 'Budget Board' started by abmitch01, May 20, 2010.

  1. abmitch01

    abmitch01 DIS Veteran

    Apr 25, 2010
    It was mentioned in another thread how we are all in different places in our lives. I think a lot of you have known each other forever and already know this stuff. But here's my deal: 40, hospice nurse, have worked for the same hospital system for almost 20 yrs in different types of nursing jobs. Divorced with a long term DBF (we don't live together), he and I both have 11 and 12 yos. 2 dogs. Live in a townhouse in the suburbs of Albany, NY. Trying to get back on the frugality track but fighting recent urges to shop for purses, lol. Have gotten lots of good advice here, thanks.
  2. Mary•Poppins

    Mary•Poppins DIS Veteran

    Mar 10, 2010
    OK ... I am 43 and have 3 boys (the boy club). I am a remedial reading teacher for the past 22 years (10 years as a first grade teacher ... then 12 years as a remedial reading teacher). I LOVE DISNEY and my husband hates it. :sad1: We have been married for 20 years on August 11. ( Been together since I was 18 ... gosh that is young!) I have gone to Disney without him since he doesn't want to go. I live in a suburb of Pittsburgh, PA. Have live on a budget for a long time and hoping to "Live like no one else" some day. :goodvibes
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  4. Kate and Pete

    Kate and Pete You can't make footprints in the sands of time if

    Dec 5, 2006
    Fun thread!

    Me: 32
    DH: 32 We've been together since we were 19 (married when we were 24)

    I'm a high school English teacher, he is a lobster buyer for his family's shellfish business.

    We have two dogs, Mack and Duke (boxers), and one cat (they are our children!)

    Happily married, love to travel (I'm volunteering a month of the summer to teach English in Vietnam - I leave in July!!!!), and love my life in general! :goodvibes
  5. rparmfamily

    rparmfamily In paradise

    Aug 9, 2005
    I'm a nearly 40 yr old mom to 3 (ages 9-1) and my husband is military (active duty.) We live in HI, so we don't get to Disney often, but we both LOVE it! We honeymooned at Wilderness Lodge over 15 yrs ago. :) We also have a little mini doxie.

    Nice to "meet" you!
  6. My2BabiesLexis&Dill

    My2BabiesLexis&Dill DIS Veteran

    Mar 7, 2005
    Me: 31 years old, mail carrier
    DH: 37 years old, landscaper
    2 kids ages 8 and 6, soon will be turning 9 and 7!!!

    Me and my Dh has been together for 14 years and our 11th anniversary at the end of the month.

    We have 6 dogs and newly found family of 6 cats!!

    I love Disney and so do the kids. Dh doesn't like it at all. Went one time and said he has been there, done that. So me and the kids are going once again without him.
  7. zachsmomie

    zachsmomie Mouseketeer

    Mar 27, 2001
    I am a 40 yr old kindergarten teacher (been teaching elem. school for 15 years) DH is an accountant aged 53. We've been married 11 years (second time for both of us). DS is aged 17 and a junior in high school. We live in suburban Baltimore.
  8. Mary•Poppins

    Mary•Poppins DIS Veteran

    Mar 10, 2010
    Hey ... I totally understand. My DH went one time ... before I found the DIS boards and all the money saving tips. Anyway ... it was a really bad vacation at first (really, 2 sons were sick, calling DR in Pa to get medicine, I was pregnant ...) So, we went without him the last 2 times. We had a blast .. just wish he wanted to join us to have some fun.
  9. Our 2 Princesses

    Our 2 Princesses DIS Veteran

    Apr 23, 2005
    Dh and I just turned 41 and are celebrating our 17th anniversary in WDW in 2 weeks!! Yea!!! :yay: We have 2 dds 14 and 10. My dh works in finance and I clean condos very part-time since that works with our girls' schedules. We all love Disney and cannot wait to return. We did a short Disney Wonder cruise a year and a half ago and hope to do so again. My dream would be the Mediteranean. :) Oh, forgot to add we have 2 adorable Lionhead bunnies. (Our oldest is in my avatar.)
  10. abmitch01

    abmitch01 DIS Veteran

    Apr 25, 2010
    DBF took his children to Disneyland for 2 days over spring break. He hated it. Even thought Soarin' mas "just ok". He doesn't get it and I will try to accept that, lol

    I have a mini-doxie as well. He isn't the brightest bulb, though. His mom was hit by a car when he was in utero and he was the only surviving puppy. He has many "quirks" to put it nicely, but he is well-loved. Yikes on 6 cats and dogs. I couldn't keep up!
  11. summersalt

    summersalt DIS Veteran

    Oct 31, 2007
    Me - I'm 47
    DH - He's 46
    DD - She's 14
    Pet - Golden Retriever named Sandy who doesn't know she's a dog!

    We'll be married 21 years on June 3rd. He's truly my soulmate with one exception: He doesn't like Disney. That's ok, though. My DD and I are more than happy to go by ourselves.:thumbsup2

    Both my husband and I are fortunate enough to work from home doing software support for different companies. I support accounting software and he supports call center and telephony software. :surfweb:

    We've been living like no one else since Feb of this year. Therefore no more trips to Disney at least for 2 more years. :sad1: We've got a lot of catching up to do.

    Since we live on an island, my family and I enjoy boating, fishing and goofying around on the beach. :beach:
  12. QVCshopper

    QVCshopper DIS Veteran

    Dec 8, 2008
    Me: 33 SAHM/WAHM writer for a shopping website
    DH: 35 writer/supervisor for a mutual fund company
    Kids: DD5 and DS4

    My DH loves Disney more than me (if that's possible). He went as a kid, but my first time was during our honeymoon almost 12 years ago. Our kids have gone a few times so far and love it as well. We are fortunate to not have any debt right now; I'm possibly too frugal (which I'm working on) from a somewhat difficult childhood. We live near Valley Forge, PA.
  13. Priorityonecb

    Priorityonecb DIS Veteran

    Sep 9, 2005
    Me: 39, Nanny
    Dh: 40, Software Engineer

    Married 21 years on June 16th.

    Two daugthers, 13 and 19. (19 yo loves Disney, 13 yo not so much!)

    Two cats, Mason and Tinkerbell
  14. lisaross

    lisaross DIS Veteran

    Dec 29, 2005
    Hi everyone,

    I'm 42, husband is 43...we've been married for almost 16 years. We have two children both boys 10 and 8. Also have a male dog who is almost 13. Yes, i'm the only female in my home. My husband is a telephone technicial, i worked as an admin. asst. in manhattan for 13 years b4 becoming a SAHM. Went back to work a few years ago p/t. We live in NYC!

    I found the dis boards when i was planning our 1st family disney trip in 2006!
  15. MomofSixinSC

    MomofSixinSC Mouseketeer

    Mar 1, 2010
    Me: 47
    DH: 49
    DC: 14, 13, 11, 9,7,and 3

    My dh does organic lawncare. I homeschool our dc.
  16. VAfamily1998

    VAfamily1998 DIS Veteran

    Jan 8, 2008
    DH: 40 years old, US Marine
    Me: 34 years old, SAHM
    Married about 11.5 years

    4 DS: 10, 8, 5, 4
  17. roliepolieoliefan

    roliepolieoliefan DIS Veteran

    Dec 4, 2000
    Me: 44 Registered nurse, part-time, surgery center
    DH: 43 Aircraft Mechanic
    DS : 12
    DD: 6

    DH and I are high school sweethearts. Been together since we were 16. We will be married 20 years on June 9th. And will celebrate with very good friends at an adults only resort in Jamaica.

    We also have 2 collie dogs. Jasmine is a sable and is 7, Bella is a Blue Merle and is 6.

    We live in a suburb of Pittsburgh. DH, the kids and I all love Disney.

    Truthfully I wanted to go someplace different this year and was voted down 3-1. So off to Disney we go in September.
  18. vsimeone

    vsimeone <font color=deeppink>I am the Queen Thread Killer

    Dec 1, 2004
    I'll join!!!

    Me - 44 software trainer and customer support for medical education software

    DH - 46 office equipment sales

    DD - will be 22 next week. Just graduated from college on the 8th

    DS - 18 will graduate from HS on 6/1 and go off to college in the fall.

    We live just south of Cleveland. Our 24th wedding anniversary is 8/9 and we're headed to Vegas to celebrate!

    We've been to WDW TONS of times (but no current trips in the works :sad2: )and DH loves it just as much as I do and if possible, DS might love it more than both of us!!!
  19. mousefan1972

    mousefan1972 DIS Veteran

    Nov 19, 2008
    Me: 37 year old physical therapist
    DH: 43 year old CPA/financial planner

    We have been together 14 years this month and will celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary in October. :lovestruc

    We have 2 wonderful kids, a daughter age 6 and a son age 4. We have 2 Shih-Tzu doggies who are 11 and 9 years old. We live north of Boston, MA. All 4 of us are certified Disney nuts. There is nowhere else we'd rather vacation than WDW. In fact when we were in Disney last month we purchased DVC at Bay Lake Towers! :thumbsup2
  20. DisneyWorldbuff

    DisneyWorldbuff Colorado

    Jul 5, 2008
    Me: 31,English professor at the local Community College, before that I taught Middle and High School English
    DH: Electrician, runs a Solar Power Electrical Company here in beautiful(but snowy) Colorado
    We have been married 10 years this June,crazy! Been together forever;)
    Two kids, DD 8 and DS 3
    We are a Disney-loving family, always planning the next trip
    We have a 12 year old pound "puppy" Daisy(nick-named Treasure)
  21. mlulrich

    mlulrich Earning My Ears

    Apr 30, 2010
    Me: 33, stay at home mom and wife
    DH: 33, pharmaceutical production manager / love of my life

    we've been together since we were 13, married for 10 years in September and taking an anniversary trip to Vegas in August :cool1:

    Kiddos: 4 boys, ages (almost) 8, 6, 3 and 1 1/2

    Pets: a one year old Plott Hound (also a boy), 4 fish and 3 hermit crabs (probably boys :rotfl:)

    We've lived in the Pocono Mountains for the past seven years, but we're originally from Maryland.

    Our next Disney trip is planned for December! Hooray!

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