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Old 05-27-2009, 07:01 AM   #211
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The dining plan debate - that's a tough one, but it sounds like you got it figured out in time to plan your meals.

For EMH, I looked at the pattern the previous year and previous month. It worked out pretty well for our plans.

Best of luck with the shins. I hope its just some overdoing it.

So - what are your dining ideas now that its getting closer?
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:38 AM   #212
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Your plans seem great. My DH also asked if there was a dining plan with 3 meals- and I said there was.. but even though we usually bought something small for breakfast or ate something we brought- it seemed like we did eat a lot. I mean-we only have the regular dining plan- and you get a lot of food and I felt like I had to make myself eat it all.. hehe but it was great to have. idk if we will do the deluxe or not- it would be nice to have breakfast every morning but with how my trip just went- I know DH wouldn't be getting up any earlier.. and I like to be at the parks when they open- because you get first dibs on everything.. soo idk. We did do a character breakfast at 8am one day- and the good was awesome and it was nice to have breakfast- but DH didn't like having to get up soo early- to make it to the bus and stuff. so idk..

I hope your shins get better.. I messed up knee up at disney.. idk how.. it like under my knee hurts but only when I bend it.. its weird.. but its getting better.
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:28 PM   #213
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Hey Kristen!

I just wanted to chiime in on EMH. Since this is our first time on-site, we're also going to take advantage of EMH. But most likely just early EMH. Since I have a young child, I just want to kick out Fantasyland asap. But since we don't have park hoppers, I don't see us visiting pm EMH. I've pretty much already decided what days are which park, so it's not going to matter much to me, I don't think......... (famous last words probably!!)
Thanks for your thoughts, we took advantage of early EMH with our boys, too, on our last trip-- or at early as we could anyways. We don't have park hoppers either this trip, so that's why I'm thinking we'd want to get there and stay all day, you know? Are you doing a PTR this trip??

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The dining plan debate - that's a tough one, but it sounds like you got it figured out in time to plan your meals.

For EMH, I looked at the pattern the previous year and previous month. It worked out pretty well for our plans.

Best of luck with the shins. I hope its just some overdoing it.

So - what are your dining ideas now that its getting closer?
I think I will check out last years and August EMH schedule.....I know that MK will be closing 2 of the nights early for people without MNSSHP tix, like us, so that kind of narrows it down some for us....I think!

Might post my plans next (if the boys allow that!! LOL!!)....stay tuned!

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Your plans seem great. My DH also asked if there was a dining plan with 3 meals- and I said there was.. but even though we usually bought something small for breakfast or ate something we brought- it seemed like we did eat a lot. I mean-we only have the regular dining plan- and you get a lot of food and I felt like I had to make myself eat it all.. hehe but it was great to have. idk if we will do the deluxe or not- it would be nice to have breakfast every morning but with how my trip just went- I know DH wouldn't be getting up any earlier.. and I like to be at the parks when they open- because you get first dibs on everything.. soo idk. We did do a character breakfast at 8am one day- and the good was awesome and it was nice to have breakfast- but DH didn't like having to get up soo early- to make it to the bus and stuff. so idk..

I hope your shins get better.. I messed up knee up at disney.. idk how.. it like under my knee hurts but only when I bend it.. its weird.. but its getting better.

It does seem like a LOT of food....3 meals plus 2 snacks!!!!!!!!!!! I would have to bring bigger clothes for the end of the week....lol! I think if we pack breakfast foods for the room, use the refillable mugs for our morning beverage, we'll be fine in the a.m. and then lunch and dinner are taken care of, plus a snack here and there...we should be fine. Since we're not getting there until noontime on the 1st day, we'll just need two meals then, so we'll hvae a snack carried over for our last day and then just pay out of pocket for one day, shouldn't be too bad. And then we can just eat CS meals wherever we are...should work out okay, I hope!!

What did you do to your knee? Everything okay??!!
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Old 05-28-2009, 02:32 PM   #214
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Hi Kristen! I think you made the right choice going with basic DDP. Deluxe just seems like an extreme amount of food. I feel like the basic is even a bit much sometimes! Glad to hear that you got the shins looked at, I hope the Dr.'s orders work for you!!
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Old 05-28-2009, 03:13 PM   #215
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Brook, thanks for the suggestions on splitting meals and Earl of Sandwich, those are great ideas! Never thought about splitting...do you think we could get away with doing that at sit down places?
Joe and I have split some meals at sit down places, they have never said we couldn't. I know I've read that a LOT here on the DIS too. I don't think there is ever a split charge either, which is nice!

I hope all the icing/bandages work! I can just picture the wraps with shorts. But hey, if it works, it'll be worth lookin' silly for a bit! And at least you don't have to walk around in public like that ever!

We've never done morning EMH, but from what I have read, if you JUST do EMH and then leave when it starts to get busier/early afternoon-I think you will be fine. It does make the park busier, but it seems if you leave right before/after lunch, it's still good.
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Old 05-28-2009, 03:36 PM   #216
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I'm all about splitting CS meals. In Jan, we ate at Sunshine Seasons for dinner. My DH and I split the rotisserie chicken with 2 sides. It was the perfect amount of food for us, and very delicious!
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:48 AM   #217
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Thanks for your thoughts, we took advantage of early EMH with our boys, too, on our last trip-- or at early as we could anyways. We don't have park hoppers either this trip, so that's why I'm thinking we'd want to get there and stay all day, you know? Are you doing a PTR this trip??
I WAS doing a PTR, but I cancelled it because it felt like every time I made an update, something big happened or it changed! I've decided they're bad luck for me becuz the same sorta thing happened last year!
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Wonderful PTR! You have a beautiful family! I teared reading about how you surprised your mother. I'm a sucker for Mom & daughter stories. Can't wait to read more.
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It does seem like a LOT of food....3 meals plus 2 snacks!!!!!!!!!!! I would have to bring bigger clothes for the end of the week....lol! I think if we pack breakfast foods for the room, use the refillable mugs for our morning beverage, we'll be fine in the a.m. and then lunch and dinner are taken care of, plus a snack here and there...we should be fine. Since we're not getting there until noontime on the 1st day, we'll just need two meals then, so we'll hvae a snack carried over for our last day and then just pay out of pocket for one day, shouldn't be too bad. And then we can just eat CS meals wherever we are...should work out okay, I hope!!

What did you do to your knee? Everything okay??!!
idk.. it just started hurting like behind my knee in the back of my leg.. whenever I bent down.. idk why it started hurting.. it slowly going away but still hurts a little.. its probably just stress from all the walking and stuff.. but what I don't get it I walk 4 1/2 miles a day.. its not like I went from doing nothing. who knows.
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Old 06-01-2009, 03:16 PM   #220
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I hope you get better. your plans look so good so far. I am very excited your 90 day mark is coming up soon. Hope you get everything you want.
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Hi Kristen! I think you made the right choice going with basic DDP. Deluxe just seems like an extreme amount of food. I feel like the basic is even a bit much sometimes! Glad to hear that you got the shins looked at, I hope the Dr.'s orders work for you!!
Thanks Lauren, I think so, too! I talked to Jodi and since she is driving, she'll stop and get some water, some breakfast foods and some snacks and drive up with them, it should work out well!! I hope, anyways!!

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Joe and I have split some meals at sit down places, they have never said we couldn't. I know I've read that a LOT here on the DIS too. I don't think there is ever a split charge either, which is nice!

I hope all the icing/bandages work! I can just picture the wraps with shorts. But hey, if it works, it'll be worth lookin' silly for a bit! And at least you don't have to walk around in public like that ever!

We've never done morning EMH, but from what I have read, if you JUST do EMH and then leave when it starts to get busier/early afternoon-I think you will be fine. It does make the park busier, but it seems if you leave right before/after lunch, it's still good.
That's good to know, Brook, thanks! Worth trying splitting a meal and if they say no, we pay OOP. I think it will work out okay anyways....

My shins are doing okay...but I really can't exercise like I'd like too right now....it stinks!

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I'm all about splitting CS meals. In Jan, we ate at Sunshine Seasons for dinner. My DH and I split the rotisserie chicken with 2 sides. It was the perfect amount of food for us, and very delicious!
Good tip, thanks Meghan! We plan on going to Sunshine Seasons one day, so that would work!!!!

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I WAS doing a PTR, but I cancelled it because it felt like every time I made an update, something big happened or it changed! I've decided they're bad luck for me becuz the same sorta thing happened last year!
Okay....just thought I would join you if you had one going...oh no for bad luck!! Let's hope this one doesn't jinx me!! Last time I was alright though.....

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Wonderful PTR! You have a beautiful family! I teared reading about how you surprised your mother. I'm a sucker for Mom & daughter stories. Can't wait to read more.
Hi! Thanks for reading along!!!! And for your very nice compliments!! It's going to a be a great trip with my Mom and sister...once in a lifetime!! I can't wait!

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idk.. it just started hurting like behind my knee in the back of my leg.. whenever I bent down.. idk why it started hurting.. it slowly going away but still hurts a little.. its probably just stress from all the walking and stuff.. but what I don't get it I walk 4 1/2 miles a day.. its not like I went from doing nothing. who knows.
Hope you're feeling better!!!!

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I hope you get better. your plans look so good so far. I am very excited your 90 day mark is coming up soon. Hope you get everything you want.
Thanks Lizet! So far so good. Counting down the days......
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Old 06-01-2009, 03:33 PM   #222
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Hi Everyone!!

Sorry I haven't posted in awhile, nothing too new to write! I was really hoping that today the hours would be posted for September for ADR's but nothing yet......there were rumors. Oh well, there is always tomorrow......

But in the meantime, I'm counting down and want to start something fun to countdown with my Mom and Jodi. Any suggestions? I think I don't want to overwelm them but since we're all in seperate places, I'm thinking of sending them something once a week to keep them up to date via email. Any thoughts? ideas?


And to just keep you up to date on things.....

Here we are as of today....
105 days
9,072,000 seconds
151,200 minutes
2520 hours
15 weeks

until my trip!!!!!!
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Old 06-01-2009, 04:42 PM   #223
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Kristen I'm 115 days and 16 weeks, 3 days!!! Yay!!!
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Old 06-01-2009, 04:58 PM   #224
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Yay! You are almost to double digits!!
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Kristen I'm 115 days and 16 weeks, 3 days!!! Yay!!!
WOOHOO!!!

Pretty soon we'll be doing the single digit dance together!!!!
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