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Old 08-12-2012, 02:22 AM   #31
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My DH was actually *encouraging* me to pre-order the UG2013 because I kept complaining how hard the Kindle version was to use. I won't make that mistake again. I was trying to be frugal! (read: cheap)

DH just thinks I am crazy because he says there is not enough time to read all of those. I am starting to agree with him .

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Hope your doctor's appointment goes well today.
Thank you! It has been a long day... it didn't go anything as I thought it would go. They took some x-rays and everything seem fine. She thinks the inflammation is in the socket . She gave me predisone and alive for two weeks. If it doesn't get better she wants me to see an orthopedic doctor to give a shot directly into the socket . I feel it is more of and alignment issue than inflammation to be honest (The best way to describe is I feel it needs to be push in). But if it doesn't get better in two weeks I am going to ask her to see a chiropractor before I go getting injections into the socket. For two weeks I can't walk for too long or do much of anything.

Tonight we went to see a movie and it was miserable to have to seat for that long. I am hoping this gets better soon otherwise I am not sure how this trip is going to go .
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We had a great weekend (hip problem aside), I love having DH home . I usually plan our trips, but we make decisions together so I was having a thought time trying to decide things by myself. I love to have DH input. It is not a secret I love all things Disney, but seriously DH is starting to love Disney as much as I do! Here is a perfect example of that. Sunday DH woke up before me and went to get us breakfast. He then brought us breakfast to bed while we watched Beauty and the Beast . After we got all chores done, the house picked up, etc it was time for dinner. We watched the muppets while eating dinner. We love Disney movies, who doesn't right?

Ok back to the trip, there has been a few changes this weekend. Let me start by saying we are not the type of people that can lay one whole day by the pool while on vacations. We are the type of people that just go, go , go all the time. Well this vacation was supposed to be somewhat relaxing and not as crazy as we usually make it. But who am I kidding? we can't really do that. This weekend we added at least 5 more things to do on our "relaxing" trip.

First we talked about the Food and Wine festival, this will be our first time at this festival. We went through the the choices and I was feeling a little overwhelm by so many new things to choose from. We first thought we wanted to do party for the senses, but after reading reviews we decided to choose something else. Our first addition is "3D" Disney Dessert Discovery . I will be waking up tomorrow very early to make sure we get reservations for this. If you have been before and have suggestions please let me know.

We also decided we will do a couple of mixology Seminars we will take whatever we can get into. After we saw the Eat to the beat concert schedule we wanted to see 3 bands but only had two days at Epcot and had not hoppers. Third addition to our trip Hoppers, we already had the fun option !

I been trying to get a photo session done with DH before he leaves, but his crazy schedule had been making very hard. This weekend I had the bright idea why not do it while we are at WDW? Seriously how did I fail to think about this before? Ok so that is the fourth addition to our trip. Now I am having trouble deciding on this one. We saw the disney events website (If you are interested the link is here) I don't love the photos some seem very stiff. I would like something more natural. After calling them they told me the locations we could pick from are any Disney resort and Epcot, DHS, AK. But they suggest Epcot because you can get there before park opens. I am not sure I want pictures in Epcot. Their website doesn't show pictures in any other parks. It makes me a little uncomfortable to choose before seeing a sample. The other thing that makes me uncomfortable is that you don't really know which photographer you will get. Then more searching and I found this. Of course she can only take pictures at the resorts and not in the parks, but I am thinking either way we will have pictures taken at a resort. I was thinking the boardwalk . The only pictures in the Disney website that I like was the ones in the boardwalk. Price wise there is a $50 difference between the two so not a huge deal. Let me know which pictures you like better and if you gone through Disney before let me know your experience. I would love to get some input.

The last but not least addition to our trip is that DH grandparents will be joining us for a couple of days. Now I am a little worried about this because our itinerary just got super busy and we are a little worried they can't keep up. Of course we love them and will adjust our plans for them. I know this is going to sound ridiculous but I am not sure I want them there. This vacation was for the 2 of us and I wanted to just be the two of us. We have seen them often this year. I know they are very important to DH but I am a little sad about this .

I was planning on posting our itinerary but since we made so many changes I have to revise it again. I will post when I am done moving things around.

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Old 08-13-2012, 11:17 AM   #33
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Shots in the socket? Okay, first let me give you this . I hope the prednisone works for you and you do not have to go through that. I agree with seeing a chiro first, or at least get a second opinion before you decide.

I get what you mean about the grandparents coming along. Will they be staying at the same hotel? Perhaps you could suggest they just meet you at certain times of the day rather than spending the *whole* day touring together?

It sounds like you have some fun things planned. I can't advise on the photoshoot or 3D - haven't done either of them. Hopefully you will get good advice from others who have.

Breakfast in bed? How sweet!
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:42 AM   #34
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Day 1

I woke up very early this morning to make the reservations for the Food and Wine events we wanted to do. I wake up at 6:30 grab the computer, cc and cell phone and get ready to start the calling as soon as they open. I dial 5 min before just in case they open early (yeah right). OK 6:59 is here I am ready to dial as soon as the clock changes. I dial, I get through and I have a 45 min wait . I am freaking out thinking I might not get our reservations. I am able to book the mixology seminar reservations online one out of the way! As I wait I keep thinking what am I going to do if I wait 45 min and they are sold out. Ok finally 7:45 and still on hold I am thinking Oh no there is no chance I will get this reservation. Finally at 7:50 someone comes on the line. I ask for the 3DDD sweet seats and it is still available . I pay and I am all done

Ok so with that final piece of our trip booked I can officially start our plans day by day!

Day 1
October 4th

We are getting there early and I still haven't made up my mind in flying or driving. I checked tickets and the latest we get there will be noon if we drive we will be there around the same time.

We will go try to check in to our Hotel (CBR). If the room is not ready we will walk around the resort for a little bit and have some lunch. If the room is ready we will nap.

3:30 we will get our costumes on and leave to the MK for the MNSSHP! We don't have any ADR's for tonight just CS so we don't waste time. We love this party and love the parade. We are so exited to go back to it. We still haven't decided what we are going to wear, we still throwing ideas around. Dh wanted to be Gaston from Beauty and the Beast he loves this song. That would make me Belle. I am not sure he realizes he will have to wear tights or something similar . We will see what he thinks then . Then I would be belle I am ok with that.

And that concludes out first day.

Hip update: I kept telling DH I feel it needs to be push in. So he push it in and it popped! It feels a lot better but it still bothering a bit. I need to get to the chiropractor before we leave. I am now convince I don't need a shot to the socket (thanks god!).
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Shots in the socket? Okay, first let me give you this . I hope the prednisone works for you and you do not have to go through that. I agree with seeing a chiro first, or at least get a second opinion before you decide.

I get what you mean about the grandparents coming along. Will they be staying at the same hotel? Perhaps you could suggest they just meet you at certain times of the day rather than spending the *whole* day touring together?

It sounds like you have some fun things planned. I can't advise on the photoshoot or 3D - haven't done either of them. Hopefully you will get good advice from others who have.

Breakfast in bed? How sweet!
Thanks! My hip is feeling a lot better! DH pushed it and it popped and now it feels much better but I think I still need to see the chiropractor before our trip.
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for getting the mixology and 3DDD! Glad to read your hip is feeling better, also.
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Day 2

I will add a day everyday until I reach the day we leave .

We left off at leaving the MK at midnight after the MNSSHP.

Day 2
October 5th


We will wake up early and make it to RD at DHS. We will have CS for breakfast somewhere in DHS. We follow the touring plans until it is time for lunch. We are having lunch at Mama Melrose's, we never eaten there so I am very exited to try something new. After Mama Melrose's depending how we feel we either stay at the park or go back to the hotel and take a quick nap, because we are hoping to Epcot. We have reservations for the 3DDD! Here is a little info about that from the Disney website. We got the upgraded sweet seats and I can't wait we heard so many goos things about this event. After we see IlumiNations we will go back to our resort for another early day the next day.


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Indulge in decadent desserts and cordials, then enjoy a V.I.P. viewing of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.

*Upgraded Experience: You can enhance this special experience by reserving a spot at "Sweet Seats," an exclusive area within "3D" Disney's Dessert Discovery. This upgrade includes a private reserved table, entrance into World ShowPlace 15 minutes before general admission, a specialty beverage, a unique dessert offering and more. Please note, to reserve a Sweet Seats upgrade, you must call (407) WDW-FEST or (407) 939-3378. This upgrade cannot be booked online. Space is limited, so be sure to book in advance.
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Mama Melrose is good. It's along the same lines as Olive Garden. We are eating there on our upcoming trip and I can't wait!!

I would love to do a dessert party some day, but my DH & DS don't eat sweets so it's not worth it to me to pay the extra money for it. Especially since we are on the deluxe dining plan..

Great plans. loving it!!
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Mama Melrose is good. It's along the same lines as Olive Garden. We are eating there on our upcoming trip and I can't wait!!

I would love to do a dessert party some day, but my DH & DS don't eat sweets so it's not worth it to me to pay the extra money for it. Especially since we are on the deluxe dining plan..

Great plans. loving it!!
Oh my the deluxe dinning plan! I am always so stuffed after the regular I couldn't even imagine trying to eat anything else. I always end up giving DH half of my food anyway I am sure DH would love the deluxe DP. I am very much a dessert person and DH is too. I have high expectations for the party .
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Day 3

Ok I am sorry I didn't posted yesterday, but I had a ridiculous long day. I don't think I mention it here, but we have a 7 month old puppy and boy is he a piece of work. Ok so a couple months ago our other dog decided he would jump the fence . Now we have been here over 5 years and he has never done such things, so of course crazy over protective me decided we need a new fence. I could't go on vacations knowing he might get out. So we have been getting estimates for a new 6ft vinyl fence. That took a lot of my day and in the afternoon we had dog training class. Our 7 month old puppy is great he passed his AKC STAR puppy test with flying colors and in two months we will test for the canine good citizen. We want him to be a therapy dog. Well yesterday he had other plans in his mind and decided to act out in class. He has never done this bad, he wasn't listening, he would get bored and just lay down, it was just bad and exhausting trying to work with him. I am convince he is in the teenager state. When I got home yesterday all I wanted to do is eat and sleep.


Anyway lets get back to day 3 of our trip.

Day 3
October 6th
Get up somewhat early to make it to AK by RD. We love this park and have accomplish to tour all of it by 3 many times before (skipping what we don't like). We have reservations for lunch at Yak and Yeti. After that we will probably leave the park and go back to our resort to take a quick nap, a shower and change our clothes, because we are park hopping to Epcot again. We want to go see the STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas concert. We have a CS lunch plan for that night somewhere in Epcot. We are hoping we get there early enough to get sits for the first concert and be out of Epcot somewhat early. That is the end of our 3rd day.

DH is going to be gone for my birthday coming up so we are celebrating it today. He left 45 min ago and said he was going to go pick up breakfast, but the breakfast place is only 5 min away. I can't wait to see what he brings.
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Oooh can't wait to hear what your birthday surprise is! Happy Birthday early!
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Sounds like you guys have a great trip planned! I love the idea of having your photos taken - and the outside photographer you were considering was fantastic! We just had our family photos taken by a photographer here, and now I'm kind of wishing we'd waited until our trip next month!

Glad to hear you're giving Mama Melrose a try. I know it's gotten some kind of mixed reviews here on the DIS, but my husband and I went a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. Granted, we're not huge foodies or anything, but everything we had tasted good, the atmosphere was fun, and the service was great. Hope you have a good experience, too
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Oooh can't wait to hear what your birthday surprise is! Happy Birthday early!

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Sounds like you guys have a great trip planned! I love the idea of having your photos taken - and the outside photographer you were considering was fantastic! We just had our family photos taken by a photographer here, and now I'm kind of wishing we'd waited until our trip next month!

Glad to hear you're giving Mama Melrose a try. I know it's gotten some kind of mixed reviews here on the DIS, but my husband and I went a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. Granted, we're not huge foodies or anything, but everything we had tasted good, the atmosphere was fun, and the service was great. Hope you have a good experience, too
to our PTR! I am glad I keep hearing good things about Mama Melrose. I think people on the dis have very high expectations for theme park food . We haven't had anything that thought was terrible in our WDW trips. We won't go back to certain restaurants because we don't think are worth wasting a food credit, but that happens in real life too. You try something new and sometimes it is good sometimes it is bad.
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Day 4

Sorry I didn't come back yesterday, but I will post two days today to get all caught up.

I had a wonderful weekend. Let's go back to Friday morning when DH said he was going to go get breakfast. Well he came back with only breakfast and we had breakfast in bed (that is what i thought). Then he told me I have to change because I have an appointment at the Spa . So i left and when I got there they told me I was schedule to have 90 min massage and a pedicure and manicure. The massage was wonderful and my hips are feeling a million times better. This week I am going to make time to go back to the doctor and have them send me to the chiropractor. After I got out of the spa I came home and the house was decorated in with balloons and streamers and there was a gift in the table. It was this, this and this. I got Ariel she is one of my favorite princess. I wish snow white and rapunzel would be part of the collection. My big gift this year was an iPhone, but we talk to DH and decided to wait until the 5 comes out, it is supposed to be next month. DH told me to change because we needed to leave soon. We left and he took me to a very nice park and we had a nice picnic. When he left to get breakfast he went to pick up all the stuff for the picnic that is why it took him so long. After the picnic we went shopping and I really didn't found anything I wanted that is very rare when that happens. Then we had dinner and when we got home I blew the candles on some ice creme cupcakes from cold stone . Then Saturday we just hand out an watched movies in the morning and I was feeling very sad that DH is leaving soon. I knew reality was setting in and it was not going to be good. All of a sudden I started bawling, after the good cry I felt better. Then we went out to dinner with BFF and her DH. We had such a great time as always. We all get along so great, I can't wait to go to Disney with them.

Ok back to the trip.

Day 4
October 7th

First thing we have schedule is breakfast at Kouzzina by Cat Cora. We are going to TL and they don't open until 10 so we have a little more time to sleep this morning. After breakfast we are going back to the CBR and changing to our bathing suits and heading to TL. We never been to TL we have been to BB and we had a great time. We will have some CS for lunch and we probably leave around 3. That will give us enough time to go back take a quick shower and head over to shades of green, because we have a couples massage schedule at 5. After the massage we will head to Downtown Disney and maybe spend a few hours in DQ. We have reservations at the T-rex café at 9:00. Then we will call it a day.
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Day 5
October 8th

We don't have many plans for this day. We are going back to Epcot and are going to be there at RD. We don't have any ADR's schedule we figure we will have so many booths to try for the F&W festival we might not be too hungry. We are staying for the Boyz II Men concert and then we will probably take off and go to jellyrolls. We might be too tired and instead go back and get some sleep.
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