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Old 01-28-2013, 09:28 AM   #2641
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Awww, Hannah would be tickled to see that. Then she would want the "eckace" of course!
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Thanks for the shout-out.

Declan is in the 6th grade playing with the grade 7 team. Undefeated school season so far, including a tournament win on the weekend. Unfortunately his second team, the club team, isn't doing as well.
I have lived the excitement of this. Drew was one of three seventh graders who played with the eighth graders in soccer. Trent excelled in soccer and basketball from YMCA days as a little boy to district and region honors as a high schooler. Going to games and tournaments and watching them play was much fun. I wish Declan the best as he begins these whirlwind (but awesome) years ahead!



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I, too, know how that goes. My dad passed away at Christmastime in 1987, every now and then still feel a little sorry for myself about how much has been missed. Keeping you in my thoughts.

Enjoy the planning and hope to see you here a little more often
Same here. My dad got a big kick out of Jill and Trent. He loved laughing at them. Sadly, he died when Trent was just a baby, and he had been sick pretty much all of the time he was here. I remember him laughing at Jill, though. He would have very much enjoyed watching them grow up, and I think he did/does see them, in a way, from where he is. I feel the same way with Joan - she is missing so much, but I can 'sense' her smiling sometimes when things are going on.


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Awww, Hannah would be tickled to see that. Then she would want the "eckace" of course!
She is such a cutie! Too bad you have turned that precious little thing into slave labor, though, from what I am seeing on Facebook.
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Maybe we can do a big meet up at another time for a ride. We've filled a Small World boat and a Jungle Cruise boat with DISers, and we've filled a Splash Mountain log with DISers - riding up and walking down. What else can we fill with DIStown citizens in December?
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Let's get something to eat.



What will you have?





Themed table and chairs.



Looking outside.



Our food.



Back outside. You see the blue sky and those palm trees? Yeah, that's what I am looking forward to in seven weeks and a day!









She wanted to get her feet wet.



This area was roped off for the evening. It wasn't a large area, though, and as far as I know, the beach was not close to outside guests in the evening.





I was having such a good time hanging out with this girl.









Cute little duck family.



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I vote for a safari jeep!
Wonderful idea!


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Back inside, Brooklynn wanted to make a pressed coin.





And we browsed a little more.































Shhhh! You haven't seen me.













Hidden Mickey on the back of a tiki statue.

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I got these for a Villains loving teacher at my school.



Poly's arcade.













I wish we were checking in!







And with that, we were off to the monorail for the next leg of our day.

Stopping at Grand Floridian.





We didn't have time to visit on that trip, but I want to go back over there in March to get pictures of the new water play area.



Getting off at Magic Kingdom.



The time was now:

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The noodles and chicken sound good!

Ahhh I'm loving all these pictures. Such a beautiful resort!
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Thanks again everyone for your thoughts. It helps to know others have been through similar things. I have been pouting since I lost my Dad and I am only 35. I am much better though. He would be mad to know I felt this way.

Great trip to the Poly. I keep saying I am going to buy a t-shirt there but never do. I love them! Brooklynn looks like she is having fun.
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Lovely to take a virtual walk around the Poly with you and miss Brooklynn after a looooong day at work! Looks like an absolutely beautiful day!

And thanks for the goodvibes on the promotion! . Definitely a good thing to make more Disney money!

And congrats on your new car Lana! . Enjoy it! And take car driving if you got all of the freezing rain we had!
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This is the beginning of a WILD crew, is it not???



I'd hold off on that treehouse until points are more reasonable. We'll do that party, in time. Wilderness Lodge at Christmas is extra magical.


Definitely hod off til points are more reasonable!


We are going to have a fun night at 'Ohana, if we can all get in!





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and more from me to you!

Speaking from experience I completely understand your feelings.
It took me a long time to get past the loss of my Dad (May 95) and feeling normal again.

I know it is a cliche but time did help me and now I cherish all the fond memories I had with him...especially the ones involving WDW!

Take Care, Lana
I totally agree!! Time does help!! Take care, Lana!!


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Sorry to hear both you and Jill were sick this past week.

These FLU/Cold bugs are really messing with people this year.


Maybe these will put a smile on your face!

I asked your favorite character to send you a message while we had breakfast one morning at Crystal Palace.


Cute!!



I will be joining you all at the "O'hana NYE dinner" .... there are 3 of us.
Are we making our own individual ADR's or going to book as a group?


Us too!!! There are 3 of us! What time are we hoping to invade O'hana's??

I haven't been back to O'hana since the night I was sick there.
This will be an excellent time for a do over.

A Tree House party would be so much fun!!!

That would be fun!!!

I bought a new car yesterday!!! A 2013 Limited Edition Sonata!!! I'm so excited!!!
I pick it up Tuesday!!!

Congrats on the new car!!


I had a laugh when I was looking at the car's navigation system.
I was remembering your story about driving to Atlanta with Jill and it getting you all lost in the middle of nowhere.
Hopefully this doesn't happen to me...

My only wish is for winter to get gone so I can open up the sunroof and feel the wind in my hair.

Hope you are enjoying the day...I have to pop into work for a couple hours and then we are going to see Rise of the Guardians (somehow we missed seeing this during the holidays with my crazy work schedule)


CONGRATS on your new promotion Stacy!!! you deserve it for all your hard work!!!

Congrats Stacy!!


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A meet up will be fun!!


Good for you and your promotion! More Disney money, right?


It is so easy to picture yourself standing in that lobby.


It sure is!! We tried Kona for lunch on our NYE trip! We also ate at O'hana's

Glad you stopped in. This is a good time for us to publicly acknowledge our favorite (5th or 6th grade?) basketball player. Go, Declan!

Go Declan!!



Sounds like a good day to be inside safe and warm. Glad you brought home yummy food. Brandi and Trent ate lunch with me today, and I sent him home with a bunch of stuff, too. His haul was meatloaf, baked potatoes, lima beans, rolls, and cole slaw.

Yum!!

I guess whoever is able to make reservations first can try to get the max, and then the next person eligble can get another max. That would give us 28 spots. There will be 9 of us, possibly 10, if Drew goes, but I doubt he will.


What is the limit on the number of people on a ressie? I guess you would have to call for such a large reservation?



A lot of us have known each other for around six years now, and we have formed special friendships. We have watch each others' kids be born and grow up. Some meet in real life, as they live fairly close to each other. Two have even been in each others' weddings after having met right here on this report. We have supported one another through with good thoughts and prayers during tough times and losses. We are certainly honored to be a part of such a caring group.


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Marc and I are in for O'hana on the 31st as well!
MeMom, do you have dates for Trent, Brandi, and Jarvis? I was looking at booking. We were thinking Wilderness Lodge.
What I do know is that we won't be arriving until the 26th and not sure when we head home. Our calendar isn't decided yet. Either the 2nd or the 4th.

Cara, I'm so sorry you've had such a hard time with your dad's passing. I do understand though. My dad has been gone since '97 and I still have difficult days and times when I really hate that he is gone. He is missing so many things that he would have loved with his grand kids and the new babies...

Lana, beautiful new car you are getting. Enjoy!!!

Us too!!


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Enjoy the planning and hope to see you here a little more often
I can totally relate, every now and the I feel a little sorry for myself too!! You have too once in awhile! But then we have to snap out of it and carry on!

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Thanks again everyone for your thoughts. It helps to know others have been through similar things. I have been pouting since I lost my Dad and I am only 35. I am much better though. He would be mad to know I felt this way.

That's how old I was when my dad died. Michael was just a baby, and my mom never go to meet him or my DH. .


Great trip to the Poly. I keep saying I am going to buy a t-shirt there but never do. I love them! Brooklynn looks like she is having fun.
I like those shirts too. I might have to put them on my list.

OK, sounds like we are all ready to go for NYE!!!!
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The noodles and chicken sound good!

Ahhh I'm loving all these pictures. Such a beautiful resort!
You know what? That is exactly what I am planning to get on this upcoming trip. I have read recently a report where the person said that the noodles are the same ones they have at 'Ohana, and if this is true, then Oh my goodness! - I will stuff myself silly!



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Thanks again everyone for your thoughts. It helps to know others have been through similar things. I have been pouting since I lost my Dad and I am only 35. I am much better though. He would be mad to know I felt this way.

Great trip to the Poly. I keep saying I am going to buy a t-shirt there but never do. I love them! Brooklynn looks like she is having fun.
I was in my late 20's when my dad died, Cara. I probably wasn't as close to him as you were to your dad, but he was a good man, he did a lot of good things for people, and I was pretty angry and sad at first. Time truly does help, and you know he would want you to be strong and happy for those boys, giving them the best Mommy they can have.

It's good to see that the deluxe resorts still have resort specific merchandise. I wish they would bring back some Pop Century t-shirts.




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Lovely to take a virtual walk around the Poly with you and miss Brooklynn after a looooong day at work! Looks like an absolutely beautiful day!

And thanks for the goodvibes on the promotion! . Definitely a good thing to make more Disney money!

And congrats on your new car Lana! . Enjoy it! And take car driving if you got all of the freezing rain we had!
It's always nice to come to DIStown and see pictures of warm and happy days in WDW after a work day.



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I totally agree!! Time does help!! Take care, Lana!!



Congrats Stacy!!



Us too!!


I can totally relate, every now and the I feel a little sorry for myself too!! You have too once in awhile! But then we have to snap out of it and carry on!

I like those shirts too. I might have to put them on my list.

OK, sounds like we are all ready to go for NYE!!!!
I had to many smilies!! I had to delete some.
It's January, and we are already making New Year's Eve plans. Is that odd?
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Does it sound weird to say that when looking at your pictures, I could practically smell the Poly? Such a pretty resort to wander around!
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Ah I love all the Poly pictures!! I love doing exactly what you did & browse through the stores & resort. We have never stayed there either but would love to someday.

Have a great day!!
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I vote for a safari jeep!
Yay me too!! Sounds awesome!!

We're having quite the weather in IA the past few days. We had an ice storm Sunday, today it'll get about 50 degrees, and tonight & tomorrow it'll be 20 degrees & snow.
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Aww! It was nice to see all of the pictures of the Poly & the beach! We explored the resort for the first time in December!! We never made it out to the beach area, but the inside of the resort is so pretty!! I love the tropical resorts at Disney!

Going to catch up on your report now! I'm a little bit behind!
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