Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disneyland > Disneyland Trip Reports
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 11-25-2013, 09:09 AM   #91
jedijill
Chiefs fan living in Bronco country
 
jedijill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 5,279

City of Denver requires me to have an alarm permit too...$25/year for the privledge of having a home alarm.

I love the tree...its going to be gorgeous all decorated!

Jill in CO
__________________
jedijill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2013, 09:14 AM   #92
eandesmom
I'm with Beast
 
eandesmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 13,406

Quote:
Originally Posted by rentayenta View Post
It's so terrible. I know I sound like a big whiny baby but I like my holidays separate and observable. We're getting totally ripped off this year on many levels. Thanksgiving in Vegas, without the girls and Michael is bad enough but couple that with Hanukkah at the same time and it's no bueno. We'll be able to light the first night of Hanukkah candles on Wed (without Michael, he'll be at the FD), then no candles for any of us nights 2 and 3. The girls and Michael will be able to light on night 4 (Saturday), and then I'll be home Sunday night with Joshua but Michael will be back at the FD. I am thinking of shifting Hanukkah altogether and celebrating when we're all home for at least 5/8 nights. Waaaaahhhhhh!
I don't think you sound like a whiny baby at all! I was uber crabby about thanksgiving a few years back. My parents were going to be gone on a 40 day cruise, the year before all my siblings were going through major life drama and were incredibly crabby and stressed over the holidays so I ended up hosting everything and on top of it we had house-guests who were also crabby and sick in a hypochondriac kind of way. It sucked the cheer out of me for a year! So I refused to cook that year. It would have been a small group, everything about it was just wrong. We all went to someone elses and then my brother drank too much and went on and on and ON how we should go there every year instead of my house because it was less stressful. Not that I was stressful according to him but apparently my mom stresses he and my sister out, at my house on turkey day? Ugh. Whatever. Thankfully both he and that sister are over those dramas as I think it was really all about what was going on in their life...not my mom (she was just concerned about them and they wanted to avoid it lol). Anyway...I get it not being right and you are totally entitled to be crabby about it! The holidays are great, but they also bring their own set of expectations, hopes and dreams that can be hard when it doesn't go how it usually does, or seems like it should.

Lovely bush!!!!

Last edited by eandesmom; 11-25-2013 at 03:20 PM.
eandesmom is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 11-25-2013, 01:57 PM   #93
Pinkocto
In love with all things Disney. Happily joined DVC 01/11.
 
Pinkocto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: MD
Posts: 7,338

Beautiful Hanukkah bush!
__________________
-Pam

First Trip - YC '89, CSR '98, Pop '07, Music '08, AKL CL 1/11, SSR 12/11, 5N Dream Cruise & AKV 3/12, AKV CL 9/12 , OKW 12/12, 4N Wonder Cruise 1/13, 7N Fantasy Cruise & AKV CL 3/13, AKV 6/13, DL 9/13, VGF 12/13, OKW/AKV 1/14, 5N Wonder Cruise/VBR 3/14, Western Fantasy/BCV 5/14
Pinkocto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2013, 10:29 PM   #94
rentayenta

There's never enough vacation time
I'm always thinking about it
I can't imagine being in it alone
 
rentayenta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Utah
Posts: 24,073

Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessInOz View Post
Beautiful tree. Look forward to seeing the version with the decorations up.

Thanks! It's very real with lots of spaces. Michael took a green twine and raised some branches to minimize the bare spots. We decorated tonight but it needs some ribbon so I'll be on the hunt tomorrow. I need really wide red or green ribbon.




Quote:
Originally Posted by jedijill View Post
City of Denver requires me to have an alarm permit too...$25/year for the privledge of having a home alarm.

I love the tree...its going to be gorgeous all decorated!

Jill in CO
Interesting. I wonder if Utah does too?


Thanks. I'll post pics as soon as I get the ribbon up.


Quote:
Originally Posted by eandesmom View Post
I don't think you sound like a whiny baby at all! I was uber crabby about thanksgiving a few years back. My parents were going to be gone on a 40 day cruise, the year before all my siblings were going through major life drama and were incredibly crabby and stressed over the holidays so I ended up hosting everything and on top of it we had house-guests who were also crabby and sick in a hypochondriac kind of way. It sucked the cheer out of me for a year! So I refused to cook that year. It would have been a small group, everything about it was just wrong. We all went to someone elses and then my brother drank too much and went on and on and ON how we should go there every year instead of my house because it was less stressful. Not that I was stressful according to him but apparently my mom stresses he and my sister out, at my house on turkey day? Ugh. Whatever. Thankfully both he and that sister are over those dramas as I think it was really all about what was going on in their life...not my mom (she was just concerned about them and they wanted to avoid it lol). Anyway...I get it not being right and you are totally entitled to be crabby about it! The holidays are great, but they also bring their own set of expectations, hopes and dreams that can be hard when it doesn't go how it usually does, or seems like it should.

Lovely bush!!!!


It's a 10 foot bush.


I've changed my attitude a little regarding Thanksgivukkah. I've decided we're going to leave later and enjoy a Thanksgiving (early dinner) with my inlaws. My sweet father in law offered to make it early so we could eat and take leftovers. I'm a leftover junkie. We're eating at 1:00, leaving by 2:00. Should hit Vegas about 9:00. It's later than I originally planned but I like this plan better. The thought of missing Thanksgiving dinner was totally bumming me out.

I'm a baby.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pinkocto View Post
Beautiful Hanukkah bush!

Thanks friend. Tomorrow is the first night. I'll be lighting got the candles and making my grandma's cranberry salad recipe. I can't wait. Adam Sandler's Hanukkah song is stuck in my head.

So tell your friend Veronica, it's time to celebrate Hanukkah, and smoke some marajunakkah.....
__________________
me DH DD17 DD15 DS12 Riley Guinness

You light 'em, they fight 'em. A DVC/Disneyland Resort PTR
http://disboards.com/showthread.php?...1#post51407145
You bet your aft we had a good time: a Disney Wonder trip report
http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3260751




rentayenta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2013, 01:27 AM   #95
franandaj

Sharing adventures and good times
My heart is forever given to Fran
 
franandaj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Long Beach, CA, VWL, BCV, SSR & VGC
Posts: 22,681

Nice tree, I can't wait to see it decorated.
__________________
Alison ~~~~ Sleepy and Grumpy Visit Tatooine | Our Disney Dream Home|Keep Your Eyes on the Road | I do get to go to WDW this year! | Expo 2013 | ...It's How You Play the Game | We need a little Magic... | TR - Pinch me... | Destination D-75 TR | It'll be a WONDER ... | Cheating on Mickey w/ Harry, PTR | D23 Expo 2011 TR | D23 D40 WDW in Detail | DCA F&W Review | Jan 2010 DR Visits 2015: VGC, VWL, DCL 2014: VGC, CSR, VGF, DCL 2013: VWL, BCV, DCL, AKL, BLT, VGC, 2012: VGC, DCL, 2011: VGC, BLT, OKW 2010: THV, AKV, VGC, 2009: BWV 2008: SSR, 2007: AKL & GF, 2001: AKL, BC & DCL 1997: DXL & WL 1993: GF, DL Too many to count since 1973!


franandaj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2013, 08:39 AM   #96
jedijill
Chiefs fan living in Bronco country
 
jedijill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 5,279

Happy Hanukkah!

(Now I have the Adam Sandler song stuck in my head!)

Jill in CO
__________________
jedijill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2013, 10:54 AM   #97
Pinkocto
In love with all things Disney. Happily joined DVC 01/11.
 
Pinkocto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: MD
Posts: 7,338

What a wonderful father in law!

When does soccer start?
__________________
-Pam

First Trip - YC '89, CSR '98, Pop '07, Music '08, AKL CL 1/11, SSR 12/11, 5N Dream Cruise & AKV 3/12, AKV CL 9/12 , OKW 12/12, 4N Wonder Cruise 1/13, 7N Fantasy Cruise & AKV CL 3/13, AKV 6/13, DL 9/13, VGF 12/13, OKW/AKV 1/14, 5N Wonder Cruise/VBR 3/14, Western Fantasy/BCV 5/14
Pinkocto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2013, 09:47 PM   #98
rentayenta

There's never enough vacation time
I'm always thinking about it
I can't imagine being in it alone
 
rentayenta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Utah
Posts: 24,073

Quote:
Originally Posted by franandaj View Post
Nice tree, I can't wait to see it decorated.

We kept it very simple this year. All Disney aside from a few red balls and the kids' first ornaments. We wanted to keep it bright and simple.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jedijill View Post
Happy Hanukkah!

(Now I have the Adam Sandler song stuck in my head!)

Jill in CO
Thanks Jill. Tonight we lit the candles and read the story. We don't do Hanukkah gifts as the kids get Christmas gifts and we want to Hanukkah's focus to be on the miracle not the gifts so other than dinner and a prayer, it's a fairly short night. The kids just left to go get ice cream. LOL!


Quote:
Originally Posted by Pinkocto View Post
What a wonderful father in law!

When does soccer start?

The tournament begins tomorrow night for check in and then we have two games Friday, one Saturday, and then one Saturday evening if we make it to the championship game.

He's such a good man.

__________________
me DH DD17 DD15 DS12 Riley Guinness

You light 'em, they fight 'em. A DVC/Disneyland Resort PTR
http://disboards.com/showthread.php?...1#post51407145
You bet your aft we had a good time: a Disney Wonder trip report
http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3260751




rentayenta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2013, 10:11 PM   #99
mvf-m11c
DIS Veteran
 
mvf-m11c's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 6,496

Very nice tree. It will look amazing when the decorations are up.
mvf-m11c is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2013, 10:11 PM   #100
rentayenta

There's never enough vacation time
I'm always thinking about it
I can't imagine being in it alone
 
rentayenta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Utah
Posts: 24,073

Here are a few pics from tonight.


First night of Hanukkah and Joshua's new soccer menorah. Everyone has their own menorah as well as two family ones, one has a hidden Mickey.



The tree all lit up. Very simple and real. For years I did a totally matching beautiful color coordinated tree only to find out Chloe, Joshua,
Michael didn't love it. I've now gone back to my roots kicking it old school with the carbon footprint, hot to the touch, colored lights. I love them so much. The only downside is I cannot leave it plugged in when we go to sleep.



A hidden, really hidden Mickey:

[

Tow-mater:




Just a few pics as I'm sure nobody wants to see every ornament.
__________________
me DH DD17 DD15 DS12 Riley Guinness

You light 'em, they fight 'em. A DVC/Disneyland Resort PTR
http://disboards.com/showthread.php?...1#post51407145
You bet your aft we had a good time: a Disney Wonder trip report
http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3260751




rentayenta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2013, 10:13 PM   #101
rentayenta

There's never enough vacation time
I'm always thinking about it
I can't imagine being in it alone
 
rentayenta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Utah
Posts: 24,073

Quote:
Originally Posted by mvf-m11c View Post
Very nice tree. It will look amazing when the decorations are up.


Thanks Bret. Because its a real forest tree, where deer etc have been eating off the branches, DH used some green fishing twice to tie up some the bigger branches and create less space, he did a great job.
__________________
me DH DD17 DD15 DS12 Riley Guinness

You light 'em, they fight 'em. A DVC/Disneyland Resort PTR
http://disboards.com/showthread.php?...1#post51407145
You bet your aft we had a good time: a Disney Wonder trip report
http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3260751




rentayenta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2013, 11:18 PM   #102
PrincessInOz
in
Catch you at the other end
 
PrincessInOz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 89,288

Lovely! The lights are great and I wanna see every decoration.
__________________

Disneyland - Dec 1986, May 1990, Dec 1997, Aug 2003, Jun 2005, Jul 2007 TR, Nov 2008, The Mad Dash (Jan 2011, Nov 2012) Oct 14 PTR
Walt Disney World - Jun 2005, May 2010 (POR, BCV) PTR || TR, Oct 2010 (CSR) PTR || TR, Oct 2013 Anyone Game? PTR || TR in progress
Hong Kong Disneyland - Mar/Apr 2012 TR
PrincessInOz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2013, 08:27 AM   #103
jedijill
Chiefs fan living in Bronco country
 
jedijill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 5,279

Love the tree.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner and have a safe drive.

Jill in CO
__________________
jedijill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2013, 08:51 AM   #104
emmysmommy
DIS Veteran

 
emmysmommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Near Disneyland
Posts: 4,922

Happy Hanukkah! Love the soccer themed menorah.

Very nice job with the tree. The instant cheeriness that a decorated tree brings to the room is so wonderful. The "hidden Mickey" ornament is cute. I love that look of the swirly peppermints.

Wishing you safe travels and fun this week.

Happy Thanksgiving!
emmysmommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2013, 07:32 PM   #105
EastYorkDisneyFan
DIS Veteran
 
EastYorkDisneyFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: East York (Toronto), Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2,636

Wow great tree, how tall is it? At home here for the last few years we've gone up to a tree far to cut one down.
__________________
Heading West for DPN WestFest 2010 - TR underway F & F at the DLR! Fun and planing for DPN WestFest 2011

You can dream, create, design and build the most wonderful place in the world, but it takes people to make the dream a reality.
- Walt Disney
EastYorkDisneyFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:07 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: