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Welcome Home!!!!!!

Wow, what a wonderful week it has been!

With all of our travel, we decided Santa would visit Blondie early so we aren't hauling presents back and forth to Alabama... I broke my own rule and we got an Xbox... With Disney Infinity. LOVE this game. SO much fun. We've already collected 10 characters LOL

Joe surprised me with a Disney Pandora bracelet with 3 charms for Christmas. I WAS NOT expecting it as I had not mentioned wanting one (I was gonna stick with Alex and Ani and not break the bank collecting both lol) I cried when I opened the box. I can't wait to add more.

The other bit of exciting news... He made an offer on DVC at AKL. yay yay yay yay
He also "surprised" me with that... We've been discussing it as some of you know but he just causally mentioned he made the offer. Not sure how all of that goes but I will let you all know as soon as I do.

Hope you are all ready for Christmas and have a few Disney surprises thrown in too!!!

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Well congratulations! yay Beautiful charm, enjoy awesome

btw, hope to hear soon that your AKL offer was accepted mickey .

Cheers

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Oh, now that I have both Pandora and A&A. They are beautiful together.

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I wore mine together last night PJsLife! I love them all!

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So beautiful! Pats on the back to Joe. He is a very good gift buyer! clapping

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Wow love the bracelet! And congrats on the DVC offer. Hope it all goes through!

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What a happy holiday!!

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JMed wrote:
I wore mine together last night PJsLife! I love them all!

Awesome!

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Love the bracelet! And DVC is always a wow!!!

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Woooooooooooo! DVC buddies!!!! What a hubby though, he's setting the bar pretty darn high Wink

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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! yay yay yay yay Ok, got that out of the way....

Financing locked down
Contract signed and emailed
Mailing deposit and original contracts in the morning
Waiting and waiting and waiting on FROR

I need more patience for Christmas.... waiting waiting waiting

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Woooooooooooo! DVC buddies!!!! What a hubby though, he's setting the bar pretty darn high Wink

I'm lucky he found me! YAY for DVC buddies!!!!!

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Congrats on the DVC purchase - hope everything goes through smoothly for you guys. Love the bracelet too - I'm seriously looking into the Alex and Ani bracelets when we go in January (shhhh, don't tell Ken). biggrin

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Beautiful, Jen! Good luck on the DVC offer. I was skeptical for a long time, but it is hands down the best thing we ever did--and I say that after having paid my annual dues this morning! LOL

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Beautiful bracelet! Congrats on DVC!

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Yea for DVC! Fingers crossed. crossfingers

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Oh no you got me into A&A now Pandora, I'm doomed! Oh yes annual dues such a fun thing to pay just post Xmas! Congrats though, best thing we ever did was buy DVC

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My daughter Tori got a Pandora bracelet from her Secret Santa at our women's group. I'm way excited because now she cam buy Disney charms!

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right now Pandora is offering a free charm with a $100 purchase. Just so happens, I got a hundred as a Christmas gift...

I think it lasts thru the 28...

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Good to know!

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JMed, looks like our men think alike! I was only kind of expecting mine for Christmas since I hinted at it but I was so surprised when I opened the box. He did such a great job picking out the charms... The one with the heart and crown says "Princess" on the back, and the mickey and minnie kissing says "Believe in Magic".. I'm obsessed.

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So pretty!

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Love it! I already have a wish list going!!! I made my bracelet on their website... It was only $500 eek rolling

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well, I should say I made the one I want! LOL

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JMed wrote:
well, I should say I made the one I want! LOL

Hahah yeah i've been staying away from the Pandora site because I'm afraid of what I'll fall in love with. Going to try and keep additional charms as bonus gifts and maybe special ones for each trip to the World. If I start buying everything I want I'll be broke in a week laugh

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EmFord wrote:
JMed wrote:
well, I should say I made the one I want! LOL

Hahah yeah i've been staying away from the Pandora site because I'm afraid of what I'll fall in love with. Going to try and keep additional charms as bonus gifts and maybe special ones for each trip to the World. If I start buying everything I want I'll be broke in a week laugh

What I did (several years ago) was decided I would only get new charms as gifts. My husband and BFF have given me all of the ones I have! I am working on my third full Pandora Bracelet!

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PJsLife wrote:

What I did (several years ago) was decided I would only get new charms as gifts. My husband and BFF have given me all of the ones I have! I am working on my third full Pandora Bracelet!

I think I'm going to do the same. Already mentioned to my mom that they're great gifts for bday and holidays awesome

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But I just want to buy them all........... LOL

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*insert screams of joy here* just got our congratulatory letter thta we are DVC owners!!!!!!!

yay yay yay yay

I don't know what to do with myself!

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JMed wrote:
*insert screams of joy here* just got our congratulatory letter thta we are DVC owners!!!!!!!

yay yay yay yay

I don't know what to do with myself!

Make reservations!! laugh laugh

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I agree!! Come in the beginning of December Wink

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Watson's go West May 15
The one with all the birthdays Oct 14 4 Big Birthdays and a Vow Renewal thrown in
The OMG trip June 14 30th Birthday present from the hubs
Girly trip March 14 A last min cheapy week
September 13 our first all DVC stay
TR May 2013 the last min bargain trip offsite
Oct 2012 TR with a cruise!big family trip featuring the beach club, AKL, the dream and a villa offsite
TR on a budget May - June 2011offsite condo
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yay yay yay