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Old 01-22-2013, 08:25 PM   #16
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Hi Laurie - i've been a shameless lurker of your reports for years and wanted to say hi

I too am from Australia and wish i didn't live so far away so i had the chance to hang out with the Divas

Can't wait to read more about your upcoming trip, hope all the planning goes well
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:33 PM   #17
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Laurie, I am excited you are starting a new report! Plus, I get to meet you all soon at the Diva meet

So Nick will be your first child to get married, right? What an exciting event to look forward to. Nick and Marie are a cute couple. . Well you know if Marie is going to be part of your family she has to catch the Disney bug. I bet that will be an easy bug to catch
Welcome Pam!!! Glad you're along for the ride!! I'm looking forward to meeting you!! I always love putting a face with people I'm friends with on the Dis & FB!!!

This wedding has been a long time coming. Even with me suggesting they get married while she was in school for tax purposes....... but alas that didn't happen. I'm excited for them (and officially making Marie a part of our family!!)

Marie (and Nick) are both fans of the Nightmare Before Christmas.....so Christmas presents this year was easy to get while we were on vacation in December!!

I think Marie IS a fan of Disney.....it just has been a while since she's been able to go.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:37 PM   #18
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Hi Laurie - i've been a shameless lurker of your reports for years and wanted to say hi

I too am from Australia and wish i didn't live so far away so i had the chance to hang out with the Divas

Can't wait to read more about your upcoming trip, hope all the planning goes well
Welcome, I'm so glad you finally posted!!! It's so nice to meet some of my readers!!!

Maybe one of these years you can make the journey to join us.....the one nice thing about the Diva trip, is it's at about the same time, every year and the dates are usually announced pretty early on.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:44 PM   #19
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Can't guarantee I'll be able to follow with everything since I'm barely online these days, but I had to say I'm excited to see you again soon!
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:13 PM   #20
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Can't guarantee I'll be able to follow with everything since I'm barely online these days, but I had to say I'm excited to see you again soon!
I can't wait to see you too Jessica!! I was sorry we missed you in December.....hopefully you'll stay healthy!!
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I plan on it! My work schedule isn't as insane as it was back then so I should be in the clear!
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:39 PM   #22
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I plan on it! My work schedule isn't as insane as it was back then so I should be in the clear!
YAY!!!!
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:37 PM   #23
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Just noticed this! I am totally on-board!
Someday (well some year really!) maybe I will join a Diva's trip, but right now my DH (who is truly lovely!) thinks we better make a return trip together before I go off on my own and I can't say I blame him
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:59 PM   #24
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Just noticed this! I am totally on-board!
Someday (well some year really!) maybe I will join a Diva's trip, but right now my DH (who is truly lovely!) thinks we better make a return trip together before I go off on my own and I can't say I blame him
I'm glad you found this!! I hadn't mentioned it on my TR yet.....thought I should try & get that done first......lol

You could always do it like I do. I bring a long someone & then go off & join the Divas for some of the things but then I have a family member there to hang with the rest of the time.
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I'm glad you found this!! I hadn't mentioned it on my TR yet.....thought I should try & get that done first......lol

You could always do it like I do. I bring a long someone & then go off & join the Divas for some of the things but then I have a family member there to hang with the rest of the time.
Yeah. Two years ago, my mom brought my dad and they celebrated their anniversary a little early. Last year, she brought along my brother Tyler and bounced between Diva Time and family time. I am excited she is allowing myself and my fiance Marie to join her this time.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:39 PM   #26
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Yeah. Two years ago, my mom brought my dad and they celebrated their anniversary a little early. Last year, she brought along my brother Tyler and bounced between Diva Time and family time. I am excited she is allowing myself and my fiance Marie to join her this time.
I'm excited to spend some quality time with the both of you......should be fun!!
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I'm excited to spend some quality time with the both of you......should be fun!!
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A very good idea, something to think about for sure

Right now my DH is doing his advanced care paramedic (higher level of paramedic in Canada) so we are tight for time and money, but hopefully once he is done (finishing in the summer sometime) we will be able to get back into some regular trips.

We've used Alligient Air in the past as flights can be so pricey...i can't believe what tickets cost now!

We also need to buy a bigger house, so no doubt that might affect our future trip plans...the joys hey!
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A very good idea, something to think about for sure

Right now my DH is doing his advanced care paramedic (higher level of paramedic in Canada) so we are tight for time and money, but hopefully once he is done (finishing in the summer sometime) we will be able to get back into some regular trips.

We've used Alligient Air in the past as flights can be so pricey...i can't believe what tickets cost now!

We also need to buy a bigger house, so no doubt that might affect our future trip plans...the joys hey!
My hubby was a paramedic for over 12 yrs.......but burned out on it. Good luck to your hubby on finishing up his program!

Flights are spendy!!! Especially when you have a large family.....another reason we gave up on our WDW trip this past December. It would have run us approx $3500!!! It cost us less than $500 to drive to Disneyland and back.

Yeah, housing is going to be an issue for us as well this year. We thought we had found a place willing to do a long term lease....but when our 2 yrs are up in November....they're going to put the house back on the market. So now we need to find a house big enough and still in the same school district. We live in a very small town.....so it's going to be tough.
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My hubby was a paramedic for over 12 yrs.......but burned out on it. Good luck to your hubby on finishing up his program!

Flights are spendy!!! Especially when you have a large family.....another reason we gave up on our WDW trip this past December. It would have run us approx $3500!!! It cost us less than $500 to drive to Disneyland and back.

Yeah, housing is going to be an issue for us as well this year. We thought we had found a place willing to do a long term lease....but when our 2 yrs are up in November....they're going to put the house back on the market. So now we need to find a house big enough and still in the same school district. We live in a very small town.....so it's going to be tough.


Hubby loves the work but we hate the job...without going into long drawn out details the system in BC (province we live in) is really bad, and eventhough DH has 9 years in, he still doesn't have a full time job and has to work as an Ir-reg scheduled medic...that is one of the reasons he is doing the Advanced...it will get him a regular schedule faster (we would have had to move to Vancouver for him to get full time as you can't get full time in a smaller city without working there)

I believe it on the flights! they are just getting crazy now! When we went to Orlando we used Aeroplan, as the flights were crazy expensive.. For DL, if we drive to Bellingham (about 3.5 hours depending on how busy the border is) we can get them pretty cheap if going in a "non" busy time.


When I first bought my house it was great (it has a rental suite down which helps with the mortgage) and then we got custody of my stepdaughter..still ok...but if (and a big if..we will see ) we get any bigger, there is no more room, and 1 bathroom is just not good no matter what way you write it!
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