Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Q & A

Thank you for giving me some stuff to write about!

Jenn, I actually paid for my Disney trip with my tax refund check! Otherwise, there would be NO way we would be able to go, I wouldn’t be able to save enough for the trip package, park tickets, airfare, spending money, etc. But I chose to go on an off-peak time in October, we are staying at Pop Century which is a Disney value resort, and we don’t have to rent a car because Disney drives us to and from the airport, and provides buses to the parks. Also, we are going during a time that free dining is typically offered, so we will only have to pay out of pocket for a few special meals that I reserved. BTW, I had NO idea that I would have to make dining reservations 6 months ahead of time! I just found that out, and managed to score two reservations that I wanted. One for a Winnie the Pooh character breakfast brunch at Crystal Palace in the Magic Kingdom, and one for T-Rex at Downtown Disney. Since we are celebrating Dylan’s 2nd birthday there, I wanted to do a few special things. But I know EXACTLY what you mean about it being pricey! I think January may be a little more expensive than October as well.

I am still stressing out over money because I need to pay for our plane tickets,  save up spending money, plus I need to buy tickets for the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party for Halloween night, aarrgghhhhhh! But we’ll make it work, we always find a way! This trip is so important to me because JC and I have NEVER been on a trip together, and we will be together 9 years this month! It is also our first family trip as a family with the baby, and we are celebrating his birthday and mine as well! Lastly, it was the reason I started losing weight and this blog, and my goal is to weigh 145 for the trip! We could have stayed off-property to save a lot of money, but this vacation is long over due, and I wanted to do the whole Disney magic shebang!

Tiff, the job is going well! I am adjusting to the new responsibilities, and am getting comfortable. There has been some craziness (yesterday was a bad day), but I think I like it better than before because I interact with people more often now. Sitting at the front desk, I have to greet whoever walks in the door, and it makes the day goes so much faster. I miss having more freedom like before, but I was told it is temporary, so I’m biding my time. And it would be great to meet you in FL, maybe we can set up some plans! I am actually meeting Rae Rae there as well, she is going to Disney a little after me!

Kelly, I can’t wait to meet you! Even if it’s brunch (hee hee, I know you just LOVE it! LOL), or whatever.  We shall make plans very soon!!! Maybe at a Tommy Bikram session! LOL Well, that may not be the best time for a first meet up!

Thanks for the questions, ladies! And if anyone else has some, feel free to ask!


  1. Yes ma'am we are meeting @ Disney! I can't wait. We actually saved a (large) portion of our tax return for the trip, too. Otherwise, we couldn't do it. And speaking of - I am SO hoping the dining plan is free at that time.

    1. Well, I was kind of hoping that you were going to post a detailed pdf document that I could download and use to save money for our trip! :) But maybe I will convince my husband to let us use next years return for it. :)

      What is shocking about Disney is how you have to plan to plan! I have a cousin who is really into Disney - they go multiple times a year. So I asked my aunt to quote me a price of how much I would roughly have to save and I damn near fell over!!! Honestly, I'm overwhelmed with it all. So I'm just gonna start a change jar and go from there. I have never been so I do have a similar dream of you of going as a family and having a magical time.

      You and your family are going to have an amazing & special time!! And the fact that you are going to be 145lbs is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. You will find a way to make the trip work! I have faith! And it's going to be AWESOME! :)


  3. I'm so sad my Disney annual pass will expire by the time you go! Let me know if you have any questions or need tips!!

    You are going to have an amazing time. Glad to hear that your easing into your job ok!

  4. :-) How do coffee & conversation sound to you?

  5. Hope everything is going well!