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princessmelinda
01-06-2013, 10:12 PM
Welcome to my December Engagement Trip Report!

This Trip was unlike any other Disney trip I have ever taken, it was PERFECT and I still cannot comprehend most of what went on!

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First, let me introduce myself! I'm Mindy and I LOVE Disney!


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I'm 22 and I recently graduated College. I'm a labor and delivery nurse, which is the best job in the world! I credit my yearly Disney trips for getting me through nursing school sane! This was my ninth time to the World and it couldn't have been better! This trip was a graduation present to me from me and I wanted to recreate my childhood Disney memories by staying at the Beach Club, seeing the Osborne Lights, and going to MVMCP :santa:! It would have been too much to go to Disney in December while I was in school so BAMM first December out of college I knew where I was going!

Next, let me introduce my FIANCEE Brett!

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So weird to say fiancee! I feel so french! He's 23 and works for Apple, he graduated College last year. He isn't as much of a Disney fanatic as me, but he loves seeing me happy and goes along with everything so he's a keeper :)!

Our trip dates were December 6th-December 13th. You're all probably wondering what "Disruba" means, right? Well since Disney is my favorite place ever and Aruba is Brett's favorite place ever, we planned a two trip vacation! Some of our plans got changed, but you will hear more about that later! There are many surprises to come and I cannot wait to share my story with all of you! I know how much I enjoy reading trip reports on the Dis so I wanted to share some of the love :grouphug:.

Table of Contents

Day 1: Thursday, December 6th
Chapter One: Good Morning & HELLO BEACH CLUB (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47107169&postcount=4)

Chapter Two: Epcot and Les Chefs! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47157277&postcount=11)
Chapter Three: MGM Fun and the Osborne Lights! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47253678&postcount=18)
Chapter Four: Le Cellier, Epcot Fun, and Illuminations! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47346081&postcount=23)

Day 2: Friday, December 7, 2012
Chapter Five: Hollywood & Breakfast (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47435597&postcount=29)
Chapter Six: Finally MK! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47590835&postcount=32)

Chapter Seven: THE PROPOSAL! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47824457&postcount=39)
Chapter Eight: More Photos, Sharing the News, and MVMCP! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48338508&postcount=51)
Day 3: Saturday, December 9, 2012
Chapter Nine: Epcot with the Whole Gang! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48600365&postcount=54)
Chapter Ten: Osborne Lights Part Dos & Spirit of Aloha! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48633117&postcount=57)
Chapter Eleven: Aruba! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48702618&postcount=61)

Our Video! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwCu-a9smug)

NMW
01-06-2013, 10:25 PM
Subscribing

coconutsunshine
01-06-2013, 10:42 PM
Sounds fun, I'm in :) congratulations!!

princessmelinda
01-06-2013, 11:22 PM
Chapter One: Good Morning and HELLO BEACH CLUB!
Thursday, December 6th, 2012

The only times in life I enjoy waking up early is for vacation and Christmas....that is it, luckily it was DECEMBER 6th Christmastime AND Disneytime!!
The day I had been waiting for for over a year!

Brett woke up with the song "single ladies" stuck in his head...Coincidence? I think not? When has he ever sung that song? NEVER, anywho we were excited to get going!!

FINALLY!
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We were up and at em' at 3:30, out the door by 4 and got to Logan around 4:30. Security was a breeze and we were to our gate by 5. I was SOOO excited I couldn't eat and I obviously wanted to save room for Disney food :goodvibes!

Me displaying my excitement, Brett excited for Starbucks
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*Notice my upside down bow earring...oops*

Our flight was perfect and we landed around 9:30 or so! We boarded the fake monorail and I skipped my way/Brett walked to Magical Express!!

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It was time to board our motorcoach! Funny story: My cat's name is Abbey and we have a lot of nicknames for her including ab, abbor, bore, boris...it's strange how many nicknames we have for her, but anyway our ME driver's name was Horace BOREland and I thought it was hilarious :rotfl2:!

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Love the ME voice guy!

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The first resort we stopped at was Art of Animation! I was so excited I got to see how it looked! I Definitely want to stay there in the future it looks great! Then we stopped at Coronado Springs, then finally the Beach Club!

THE SMELL OF THE LOBBY IS UNBELIEVABLE! It smells like Christmas!!

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I had done online check in for the first time and I'm glad I did! A woman (I forget her name) greeted us right when we got off the bus she was great! Then we got our room keys but had to check our bags because it was only 10:30 AM or so.

We got situated and were off to Epcot!!

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How perfect is the Beach Club? It makes me want to cry how perfect it is especially with the Christmas decor!

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What a perfect day it was! And for the FL opening/TT opening the crowds were not too too bad!

Up Next: Epcot and Lunch! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47157277&postcount=11)

princessmelinda
01-06-2013, 11:40 PM
Sounds fun, I'm in :) congratulations!!

thanks so much! :goodvibes

tinkgurl
01-07-2013, 10:56 AM
I'm in! It's great to find another young couple on here! Congrats on your engagement! Enjoy the wedding planning...it flies by fast!

By the way, LOVE you hair!

JOCELYNM
01-07-2013, 12:17 PM
Can't wait to read the rest of your post!!! Sounds WONDERFUL!!!! And a bit familiar!! We went on a 2 week Dis/Honeymoon!! 1 week to the World, and the second week to Aruba!!! WOW!!!
Your first post already brought tears to my eyes! You're a very cute couple!!! Thanks for sharing your Disney Engagement story with us!!! It's my most favorite place in the world...only wish my DH felt the same! That's ok, my Mom & Sister & I go every other year for girls' trips!!!

JOCELYNM
01-07-2013, 12:18 PM
You're close by...always cool to find another DID fan who is close to home!!!

princessmelinda
01-07-2013, 10:52 PM
I'm in! It's great to find another young couple on here! Congrats on your engagement! Enjoy the wedding planning...it flies by fast!

By the way, LOVE you hair!

Thanks so much! I haven't even started to plan and I'm so overwhelmed! And thanks so much again :)!

Can't wait to read the rest of your post!!! Sounds WONDERFUL!!!! And a bit familiar!! We went on a 2 week Dis/Honeymoon!! 1 week to the World, and the second week to Aruba!!! WOW!!!
Your first post already brought tears to my eyes! You're a very cute couple!!! Thanks for sharing your Disney Engagement story with us!!! It's my most favorite place in the world...only wish my DH felt the same! That's ok, my Mom & Sister & I go every other year for girls' trips!!!

AHH Disney and Aruba are the best places in the world! I consider Disney a trip while Aruba a vacation and you definitely need a vacation after Disney! I'm thinking we are going to do a 2 week honeymoon in Disney then Aruba again or somewhere tropical! I wish my fiancee felt the same about Disney too, we just can't spend too much time in MK due to the lack of alcohol lol! I'm thinking my family is going to have to start a Mom and Sister trip just like yours!

You're close by...always cool to find another DID fan who is close to home!!!

Yay Massachusetts!! :cool1:

JOCELYNM
01-08-2013, 09:54 AM
I hear that the new Fantasyland serves beer now! This is the first time ever :) We usually hop on the monorail over to the Poly and have a Mai Tai for a mid-day break!!!!

princessmelinda
01-11-2013, 01:41 PM
Chapter Two: Epcot and Les Chefs
Thursday, December 6, 2012

We walked through the international gateway and made a B-line toward test track.

Beautiful Epcot!

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We knew that it was the grand opening day and we didn't want to wait TOO long but it was still early so we used our My Disney Experience apps to see how long the wait was: 70 minutes. Why not! Our first REAL Disney line, HOW EXCITING! It was now about 10:20 or so and we had a Les Chefs ADR at 12, perfect LET'S WAIT!

Five minutes into waiting I received this on my phone:

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Figures the room only took 10 minutes! No worries though!

The new queue was great and we got to look at some pretty cool things that kept us entertained!

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Our favorite part was designing the car! We didn't really care/pay attention to performance and at the end of the ride we came in second to last haha oh well! We had a cool car! We saw the wait time hiked up to 90 minutes but we ended up waiting about two hours by the end of it, it was 12:20 when we were leaving Test Track and I was freaking out!

We got to Les Chefs and they took us right away. We were in the back room near the fountain. I had never eaten in that area before and it was nice! I got some white wine (I forget exactly which one!) and Brett got Beer (forget which one oops!). I have eaten at Les Chefs my last three Disney trips and none of those times I got to see Remy and finally I got to see him! Brett and I LOVE ratatouille and cooking so I was really excited! He's adorable!

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The bread is phenomenal and we were starving so we ate one whole bread then asked for another one and took it with us :). Hard breakfast bread is my favorite! I got the Gratin de Macaroni and Brett got the Croque monsieur et salade verte, we both loved it and were so full!

While we were making our way back from the international gateway, we saw a Bride and Groom getting their pictures done on the bridge going to the Boardwalk ;) *foreshadowinggggg?*. It's so weird we always see proposals or wedding things everywhere we go! We witnessed one proposal when we went to see Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, then we saw one last year in front of the castle! :lovestruc

We went back to the Beach Club to pick up our bags and bring them to our room! We were on the second floor and I was so excited to have at least a half balcony because I brought Christmas lights! Unfortunately we didn't have a balcony at all BUT the room was amazing nonetheless! I'm the worst trip report maker ever, I did not get one picture of our room :crazy2:! I was so excited to be in Disney I just soaked it up and forgot to take pictures...oops again!

Some Beach Club pictures!

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Our room was right near this main stairway, it was perfect!

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After some pictures we headed to Hollywood Studios!

Up Next: MGM Fun and the Osborne Lights! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47253678&postcount=18)

Marsheliz
01-11-2013, 02:03 PM
I totally in and can't wait to read more about the proposal....
Beach Club looks fantastic!

I got engaged at Magic Kingdom in December 2005! :)

JessM
01-11-2013, 03:23 PM
You sound just like me and my DBF! I LOVE Disney, grew up going every year, and discovered December as my sweet spot with all the Christmas decorations! My favorite resort is also the beach club so I'm a little jealous reading this. My DBF LOVES Aruba and has gone there every year since he was a kid. I won out this year and we went to DW a few weeks ago but I think we will have to go to Aruba next year : ) Can't wait to hear about your trip!

tinkgurl
01-11-2013, 04:53 PM
Yay for an update!

Of course the room would be ready already! :rolleyes:

DH is so excited to see TT all revamped!

I really want to eat there sometime! We never have!

How nice to be right by the stairs!

princessmelinda
01-13-2013, 08:54 PM
I totally in and can't wait to read more about the proposal....
Beach Club looks fantastic!

I got engaged at Magic Kingdom in December 2005! :)

The Beach Club is phenomenal! I just wish it was slightly more affordable! AWW! What was your engagement like!?

You sound just like me and my DBF! I LOVE Disney, grew up going every year, and discovered December as my sweet spot with all the Christmas decorations! My favorite resort is also the beach club so I'm a little jealous reading this. My DBF LOVES Aruba and has gone there every year since he was a kid. I won out this year and we went to DW a few weeks ago but I think we will have to go to Aruba next year : ) Can't wait to hear about your trip!

Thanks so much! There's nothing like Disney at Christmas! And that's so funny your DBF likes Aruba! Thats great you guys go to go to the world recently though, hope your trip was magical! I think we are going to do an every other year type thing to make everyone happy!

Yay for an update!

Of course the room would be ready already! :rolleyes:

DH is so excited to see TT all revamped!

I really want to eat there sometime! We never have!

How nice to be right by the stairs!

Your DH is going to love it! It's a happy medium too because its still pretty much the old one but just revamped and futuristic! And it makes the long wait time more interesting! :)

Marsheliz
01-17-2013, 01:41 PM
What happened with ours was.... We went with my dad and brother and sister in December of 2005. They were kind of on our nerves so we went off to do our own thing. I remember going to Splash Mountain but it was busy and my now DH said- let's just walk around. Well, we walked through castle ( Oh yeah, it was raining out so I looked a mess).. His jacket, jeans rolled up to my knees, rainbows, hair not cute... You get the pic.. Well, I saw another couple getting engaged and I kind of grabbed him and was like " I wish you would do that" and he said " Oh, okay, you do"? And he pulled it out of his pocket ;) We got married in April 2007 & we have two boys. 4 and 1. I actually was pregnant with my two boys two of the times we went. I am slowly rubbing off on him :) Cant wait to read more!!

princessmelinda
01-20-2013, 06:29 PM
What happened with ours was.... We went with my dad and brother and sister in December of 2005. They were kind of on our nerves so we went off to do our own thing. I remember going to Splash Mountain but it was busy and my now DH said- let's just walk around. Well, we walked through castle ( Oh yeah, it was raining out so I looked a mess).. His jacket, jeans rolled up to my knees, rainbows, hair not cute... You get the pic.. Well, I saw another couple getting engaged and I kind of grabbed him and was like " I wish you would do that" and he said " Oh, okay, you do"? And he pulled it out of his pocket ;) We got married in April 2007 & we have two boys. 4 and 1. I actually was pregnant with my two boys two of the times we went. I am slowly rubbing off on him :) Cant wait to read more!!

THATS AWESOME!! Sounds perfect!! Your boys are so lucky to have such great parents!

princessmelinda
01-20-2013, 08:43 PM
Chapter Three: MGM Fun and Osborne Lights
Thursday, December 6, 2012

We made our way to the lighthouse, which is one of my favorite monuments in the World! MK has the castle, DHS has the hat, Epcot has SSE, AK has the Tree of Life, and the Yacht and Beach Club has the Lighthouse!

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So perfect! We waited for a boat to come, me being super excited to get to Hollywood Studios! Disney boats are my favorite form of Disney transportation! ...With the monorail a close second of course :)!

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The boat rides are just so peaceful even if you're standing up, its so much better than buses! We finally made it to Hollywood and took in the sights!

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We made our way down Sunset Blvd. Note: Brett did not go on Tower of Terror our last trip. He had gone on it when he was little and hated every minute of it LOL. So on the months leading up to this trip I kept asking him, "soooo how bout that Tower of Terror." He told me he would go on it and I thought he would chicken out BUT HE DIDN'T! We rode it and had a blast! He was freaking out at the part when you move forward but I talked to him the whole time "you're okay!" Unfortunately we did not buy a picture because we were in the back and someone in front had put their hands up (hate that :furious:).

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We got a Fastpass for RNRC then made our way toward the Great Movie Ride. Brett had never been on this and he ended up thinking it was stupid but its such a classic! I love it!

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We then went toward Toy Story Mania and knew it was going to be an unimaginable wait. We checked it out and it was an hour and a half...errrr. We decided to go check out The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow! I didn't read anything online about it because I didn't want to ruin it, but unfortunately I wish I read more, we didn't like it at all! Captain Jack himself was really cool but other than that when it was done we both said to each other "that's it!?" Luckily we only waited about 20 minutes for it. It was good to see it, but we probably will not "walk through" it again! :confused3

It looks pretty B-A from the outside but ... no dice :(.

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^Me upset about wasting a half hour lol!

We went to the Backlot Express bar area and got some adult beverages! I got a Pina Colada and Brett got a Beer :)! We enjoyed our drinks then it was time to use our Fast Pass for our favorite ride! I could literally ride RNRC over and over! The beginning gives me such a rush thats inexplainable! My Dad loves Aerosmith so we always use the line "Chris, can you grab my black Les Paul" like ALL THE TIME, had to get a picture for my dad.

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Love it! :rotfl:

We were cutting it really close to 6PM when we left RNRC and we booked it to the lights! It was probably 6:08 and we were like "nope we missed them, nope we missed them." We turned the corner and THEY HADN'T BEEN PUT ON YET! YESS!! We waited about two more minutes then HALLELUJAH!!

PERFECTION :hyper:!!!

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I got an iPhone 5 strictly for panoramic shots of this!

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After a half hour of my jaw on the ground we made our way toward the exit/ boats to get to Epcot for our dinner reservation!

Up Next: My Favorite Restaurant! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47346081&postcount=23)

wiigirl
01-20-2013, 08:47 PM
Love the pics! :)

tinkgurl
01-20-2013, 09:53 PM
I love your outfit! And those shoes are so cute and go perfect!

Yay for Brett riding ToT!

What do you do at the Capt. Jack Sparrow attraction? I don't know anything about it!

The Backlot Express has a bar area?! Wow, we need to find that!

Marsheliz
01-21-2013, 11:28 AM
I love your outfit too! Shoes look super comfy!

Your resort looks phenonomal!

I always enjoy the Great Movie Ride and agree that it is a classic for sure!

Osbourne Lights look wonderful, I can't believe I have never seen them but now that I think about it, I dont think I have ever been in DHS at night?

princessmelinda
01-29-2013, 01:06 PM
Love the pics! :)

Thanks!!

I love your outfit! And those shoes are so cute and go perfect!

Yay for Brett riding ToT!

What do you do at the Capt. Jack Sparrow attraction? I don't know anything about it!

The Backlot Express has a bar area?! Wow, we need to find that!

Thanks so much! The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow is basically a "walk through" where you just walk into a room, then watch a video basically and there's some effects but overall I was disappointed!

YES! Right near the Honey I Shrunk the Kids area they had great adult beverages!

I love your outfit too! Shoes look super comfy!

Your resort looks phenonomal!

I always enjoy the Great Movie Ride and agree that it is a classic for sure!

Osbourne Lights look wonderful, I can't believe I have never seen them but now that I think about it, I dont think I have ever been in DHS at night?

Thanks so much! :goodvibes GMR is a classic I agree! You should definitely go to DHS at night during Christmas! It's overwhelming and amazing! Like I said my jaw was on the floor for most of it!

princessmelinda
01-29-2013, 01:45 PM
Chapter Four: Le Cellier, Epcot Fun, and Illuminations!
Thursday, December 6, 2012

We left DHS around 6:30 and I was worried we were going to miss our 7:15 ADR! Luckily we got on the first boat and made it just in time! Like I said I LOVEEE the boats :)!

We made our way to duh-duh-duh-daa my favorite restaurant in the WORLD (Disney World and the actual World)!!

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Literally just thinking about the cheddar cheese soup makes my mouth water!! :worship:

We were seated right away and I was SOO excited!

I had seen some people on the Dis order the Martini flight so I knew I had to get it! I'm so glad I did because it was awesome!

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YUMM! :rotfl:

I was most excited about the glow cube :goodvibes! The blue one was my favorite! The sugar on the edge went perfectly and it was delish. My second favorite was the chocolate one, it tasted very kaluha-y, which I LOVE! But the cranberry one I didn't like that much :(...it was too medicine-y. I didn't drink a lot of that one at all. But the other two made up for that one!

Then I had my FAVORITE soup! I would have licked the bowl if it wasn't socially unacceptable...

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I got the soup as my meal because it fills me up so much! Soup + Bread = FULL Mindy. Brett got steak and loved it! We finished up then made our way around Epcot.

We stopped in Japan and I got a ton of Hello Kitty merchandise :)! Then I did Pick a Pearl and I'm so glad I did! It was so fun!

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I still have not gotten anything to put my Pearl in yet! I'm waiting for the perfect jewelry item!

Brett got some of the frozen beer and he liked it! He loves slush so it was two of his favorite things combined :)!

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We then went on Maelstrom and after we got off it Brett's face was literally
HUH? :confused3. He was like "what just happened?" hahaha :rotfl2: GOOD times. On the way out of Norway I bought a Jasmine pin and Brett bought an autograph book for one of his co-workers :)!

It was starting to be around 9:30 so we went toward France to get a spot for Illuminations! I love how they incorporate all the countries so it's a perfect show no matter where you watch!

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We were both so tired! We walked back to the Beach Club and called it a night! Day one complete!!!!

Up Next: Day 2: More DHS! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47435597&postcount=29)

Marsheliz
01-29-2013, 03:33 PM
I have never tried Le Cellier but have read wonderful reviews about it..

I would be like you- Drinks, Soup and Bread, That is enough for me!

Cant wait to read more!

reelmom
01-29-2013, 09:12 PM
Congratulations! I can't wait to read more.

herb102211
01-29-2013, 10:18 PM
Joining in! Congrats on your engagement! DH and I got engaged in Disney 4 years ago and had our honeymoon there 2 years ago!! We love the Beach Club - It's our favorite resort. Looking forward to reading the rest of your TR :)

SusieBea
01-30-2013, 12:53 AM
:surfweb: You guys are so cute! More please ...

princessmelinda
02-07-2013, 02:52 PM
I have never tried Le Cellier but have read wonderful reviews about it..

I would be like you- Drinks, Soup and Bread, That is enough for me!

Cant wait to read more!

Everyone says Le Cellier has gone downhill but I totally disagree! Yep drinks, bread, soup, and I will SO FULL! I definitely recommend it! Thanks!

Congratulations! I can't wait to read more.

Thanks so much!!

Joining in! Congrats on your engagement! DH and I got engaged in Disney 4 years ago and had our honeymoon there 2 years ago!! We love the Beach Club - It's our favorite resort. Looking forward to reading the rest of your TR :)

Thank you thank you! That sounds perfect! I'm debating on whether to go to Disney this year, next year, then skip out for our honeymoon, or just save up for an extravagant honey moon! Did you go in between your engagement and honeymoon? I think Beach Club is one of the best :)!

:surfweb: You guys are so cute! More please ...

Thanks so much! :)

princessmelinda
02-07-2013, 03:18 PM
Chapter Five: Hollywood & Breakfast!
Friday, December 7, 2012

We were up bright and early the next morning! We started off this foggy morning with some resort pictures.

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Lol Brett

I was eager to get to Hollywood fast and get our Toy Story Fast passes of course!

We were probably 6-8 people behind the front person at the gate so I was happy! They opened the gate and we booked it to Toy Story, we got FPs for 10:15 PERFECT!

We went and enjoyed RnRC again and it was awesome as usual! We actually waited a while after the ride was over before you get to the red carpet area, it was weird but it only lasted about 2 mins, but thats 2 mins for than usual...ODD!

We then got some breakfast at starring rolls, wow that place is under rated!

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Brett got a coffee roll and I got a fruit/pastry delicious thing, SO GOOD!

It was now about 10ish and we made our way back toward Toy Story but we took the scenic route!

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My boy Walt <3

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"da pudding"

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Classic!

It was cool being able to see the lights during the day not lit! We got to see much more when there were no people around at all!

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Disney mangers are better.

We stopped and did a photobooth, can't tell you the last time I've used one of these...maybe like middleschool at the mall HAHA! I'm so glad we did it came out hilarious!

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Then we finally found our destination!

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It feels so awesome just walking through that line!

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Love Andy's room!

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READY, SET, GOOOOO!

Ugh that ride is just perfection! My right arm burns so much after but its worth every second!

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I know these scores are so lame compared to some of you here on the Dis but I was proud for beating Brett! :hug:

Once we were done we made our way back to the boats, again taking in all the sights!

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We got back to the Beach Club, changed, and were ready for more adventure! :yay:

Up Next: Finally Magic Kingdom Time!! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47590835&postcount=32)

tinkgurl
02-08-2013, 09:41 AM
Starring Rolls is so yummy! I could go for one of those cinnamon rolls right now!

I love the TSM line. I swear I find something new in there every time.

princessmelinda
02-17-2013, 08:50 PM
Starring Rolls is so yummy! I could go for one of those cinnamon rolls right now!

I love the TSM line. I swear I find something new in there every time.

YES Starring rolls! and waiting in the actual TSM line is a little less bad because of the atmosphere :)!

princessmelinda
02-22-2013, 12:19 PM
Chapter Six: Finally MK!
Friday, December 7, 2012

We headed back to the Beach Club, changed and I was so pumped for Magic Kingdom! I usually make MK the first park on any trip but it was physically impossible on such a short trip this time.

A very kind gentleman took our picture in front of the amazing gingerbread house!

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This was the first time we were using Disney bus transportation this trip, yay!

I get so excited seeing the top of the castle from far away! We made our way toward the entrance and I got SOOO excited seeing the Magic Kingdom all Christmasy! The other parks are great all decked out, but MK is the best of them all! pixiedust:

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It was kinda glum out but that wasn't stopping me!

Our first ride was pirates :) then we did the mountains, it started to brighten up!

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I absolutely positively could not get a Be Our Guest reservation for this day :sad:. I was up bright and early that dreaded day and waited 90 minutes on the phone for nothing, no worries though! We wanted to see what the wait for lunch was and it was two and a half hours :sad:. With this being our only day at MK we decided to try Gaston's! We got two pork shanks and a LeFou's Brew and we were very satisfied with our lunch! They were both REALLY GOOD! And we got a nice little table in the corner of Gaston's Tavern despite the fact it was pretty busy ;)!

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We finished up our lunch and were so stuffed! I definitely recommend Gaston's Tavern if you don't want to wait for BOG!

One of our favorite things to do in MK is sit right next to the Walt/Mickey statue on the benches and people watch. We get popcorn and drinks and just sit, take in the sights, and watch how funny people are.

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We sat here for a good hour and a half, then I wanted to go look for the Castle Disney Alex and Ani bracelet!

Up Next: My Christmas tree cupcake and searching for my Alex and Ani! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47824457&postcount=39)

RachelNinja
02-22-2013, 02:13 PM
I've been following along :) Looks like a super fun trip!

laurenvic1312959
02-24-2013, 11:40 AM
I've been following along too :surfweb: great trip report so far :) x

Marsheliz
03-01-2013, 10:50 AM
Ya'll have to be the cutest couple ever!!

I need to people watch at Disney too! :)

Get on with the engagement, I am patiently waiting for the moment... I hope it was just as special as mine was.. :)

princessmelinda
03-01-2013, 01:37 PM
I've been following along :) Looks like a super fun trip!

Great! YES best trip of my life :)!

I've been following along too :surfweb: great trip report so far :) x

thanks so much!!

Ya'll have to be the cutest couple ever!!

I need to people watch at Disney too! :)

Get on with the engagement, I am patiently waiting for the moment... I hope it was just as special as mine was.. :)

Thank you SO much!! It's coming soon I promise! :)

Sandite
03-01-2013, 01:54 PM
Loving your TR!!!

My husband proposed to me at Epcot. He likes to take all the credit, but I did all the planning for the trip, all he did was bring along the ring. :rotfl: Plus he hate Disney so he gets no special Disney proposal credit.

Congratulations though and excited to see how he made it work :thumbsup2

DonDuck707
03-01-2013, 04:29 PM
As someone who proposed at Disney also......I'm in. Looking forward to another update

princessmelinda
03-17-2013, 12:20 PM
Chapter Seven: The Proposal!

Friday, December 7, 2012

After people watching for about an hour or so, we headed over to the Agrabah Bazaar to find my Alex and Ani bracelet. Unfortunately, we could only find the mickey head one and I was looking for the castle one! The CM said they would definitely have them at the emporium, so we headed back toward Main Street.

I made a quick decision to go to the Main Street Bakery and get a cupcake. I was hoping they had similar ones to Starring Rolls, but instead I saw a Christmas tree one that I liked! The one I got was a little messed up on one side; and then it got especially messed up when the CM abruptly pushed the tray it was on and it fell over...then she just picked it up and didn't give me a new one or anything :confused3!! Do they even wash those trays? Oh well, hakuna matata, it was pretty funny though!

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I rotated the cupcake for the best photographic side lol.

While we were in the Main Street Bakery, Brett's dad called. They chatted for a little bit, then Brett had to go to the bathroom. We made our way toward the entrance. I waited outside eating my cupcake :)! Brett was in there for a really long time. I just figured he had to poop or something LOL :rotfl2:. He came out and said the line was really long.

We then took some pictures of the Mickey's Christmas Carol window displays, which is one of my favorite Holiday specials :)! It's only a half hour special but it's too perfect!

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Love Scrooge's face in this one, it's truly an "OMG" haha!

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TOO Cute!

Then we went into the emporium and I was on a mission to find that castle Alex and Ani! We walked almost all the way through the store, then I asked a CM who said they were a little bit back. I found it and I was SO EXCITED! It's too perfect:

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We came out of the emporium and were walking down Main Street. Then I wanted to go on the Haunted Mansion, so I was walking pretty fast. Brett was then like "I have to get my camera out," and he got down on his knee right in front of Casey's Corner. I continued to walk pretty fast, not thinking he would stop in the middle of the street and take his camera out. I was pretty far ahead of him then he yelled "HEY!" LOL, I had to turn around. I came back thinking to myself: UGH c'mon I just wanna go on the haunted mansion, you slow poke!

He had a box in his hand, he was smiling ear to ear, opened the box, and asked "Will you marry me?" My first reaction was "...No" as in "No, you're not really doing this right now are you!?!??" And then I answered YES and started balling :lovestruc. I literally was in such a state of shock! I was so happy! I couldn't believe I was actually proposed to in my favorite place on earth by my real life prince charming!!

As we were hugging I heard a loud yelling "WOO!" I was thinking to myself wow everyone must be so excited for us! I turn around, and my WHOLE FAMILY, Brett's WHOLE FAMILY, and his BEST MAN and his BEST MAN'S GIRLFRIEND, are all there! They were hiding in the emporium watching everything! I was SO OVERWHELMED by everything, I just kept crying! I felt like I was gonna throw up!!! Literally the most magical moment of my entire life pixiedust:. I still cannot comprehend most because of how amazing it was! I don't know what I was more surprised about: the engagement or the most important people in my life being in Disney!

Here are some pictures that our families took:

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Our families got us the bride and groom hats and the Just Engaged pins!

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What a guy! I feel so blessed to have him :lovestruc.

And of course, here's the ring:

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Up Next: More Photos, Sharing the News, and MVMCP! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48338508&postcount=51)

princessmelinda
03-17-2013, 12:32 PM
Loving your TR!!!

My husband proposed to me at Epcot. He likes to take all the credit, but I did all the planning for the trip, all he did was bring along the ring. :rotfl: Plus he hate Disney so he gets no special Disney proposal credit.

Congratulations though and excited to see how he made it work :thumbsup2

It's the same for me! I planned everything for the trip too! Although Brett does get credit because he brought along the ring AND organized all the families to come! And thank you :)!

As someone who proposed at Disney also......I'm in. Looking forward to another update

Perfect! :D Hope you enjoy it!

Slatas
03-17-2013, 01:23 PM
Awe!!! That was Cute. :flower3:

rachel09985
03-17-2013, 01:26 PM
I am in! What a perfect proposal story. The ring is gorgeous!

JessM
03-17-2013, 04:25 PM
What a cute engagement story! You too are so cute together and I can't believe he got your families there for the engagement too! Your ring is beautiful he did good : )

tinkgurl
03-17-2013, 05:41 PM
Awwww! That was such a great update! I seriously had tears in my eyes reading that. I am so happy for you and thanks for sharing that moment with us! :goodvibes

livsmom04
03-17-2013, 10:39 PM
Love how he proposed! My husband proposed to me last April at Disney World on our annual trip there with the family. Wasn't expecting it at all!

Marsheliz
03-18-2013, 10:44 AM
OMG!!!! That is so perfect and about your families being there! My mouth dropped open when I read that.. How perfect! And your ring is freaking gorgeous!!
Can't wait to read more!! :)

carlabellaxox
03-20-2013, 03:36 PM
Congratulations!!! That is sooo exciting!! I love how he got both your families involved!

pascalstongue
03-20-2013, 04:24 PM
I am just joining your TR. The proposal was lovely and your ring is b-eau-ti-ful! How great that your family were there too.

RachelNinja
04-02-2013, 03:58 PM
WHAT A MOMENT! I loved your proposal story! How funny that you were just thinking he was taking too long to go to Haunted Mansion! Your reactions are priceless too. Those pictures show just how moved you were! I love that your families just appeared out of nowhere! So magical!

princessmelinda
05-08-2013, 03:12 PM
awe!!! That was cute. :flower3:

thanks!! :)

i am in! What a perfect proposal story. The ring is gorgeous!

Thanks so much! I'm in love!

what a cute engagement story! You too are so cute together and i can't believe he got your families there for the engagement too! Your ring is beautiful he did good : )

d'aw thanks! :D

awwww! That was such a great update! I seriously had tears in my eyes reading that. I am so happy for you and thanks for sharing that moment with us! :goodvibes

Thanks for joining along!! :)

love how he proposed! My husband proposed to me last april at disney world on our annual trip there with the family. Wasn't expecting it at all!

I have never been more surprised!!

omg!!!! That is so perfect and about your families being there! My mouth dropped open when i read that.. How perfect! And your ring is freaking gorgeous!!
Can't wait to read more!! :)

Thanks! doing an update soon :D!

congratulations!!! That is sooo exciting!! I love how he got both your families involved!

Thank you! It was amazing!

i am just joining your tr. The proposal was lovely and your ring is b-eau-ti-ful! How great that your family were there too.

Thank you so much!! :D Enjoy!

what a moment! I loved your proposal story! How funny that you were just thinking he was taking too long to go to haunted mansion! Your reactions are priceless too. Those pictures show just how moved you were! I love that your families just appeared out of nowhere! So magical!

Thanks so much!! :D :D

princessmelinda
05-08-2013, 04:36 PM
Chapter Eight: More Photos, Sharing the News, and MVMCP!

Friday, December 7, 2012


----Quick Real Life Update----

Hello Everyone! So sorry I haven't updated in forever, life has been crazy! Exciting news though! Brett and I recently got two new kittens! They are the cutest little things ever and I'm in love. One is named Casey (after Casey's Corner) and the other is named Penelope (that was her name at the shelter and we just liked it)! Here's a photo, Casey is the lighter one!

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I'm literally in heaven, they're such cuddle bugs!

ALSO we booked our wedding venue and date! We're getting married at Searles Castle in Windham, NH on May 9, 2015! This place is stunning! I would have loved to have had a Disney wedding but we really want all of our family members and friends there and it would have been impossible for everyone to come. Here are a few pictures, it is a mix of Cinderella's Castle and the Haunted Mansion I think (in a good way of course)!

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We're thrilled! :rotfl:

----anywayss----

After all the madness at Casey's we headed toward the castle for some more photos!

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And here's the whole fam! Brett's family on the left, mine on the right, and brett's best friend and girlfriend on the right. My family and my new family are the more generous and fun-loving group of people! Pure magic!! pixiedust:

The feeling of MVMCP is just so different than a regular MK night!

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After we literally walked on Pirates, HM, Space, Big Thunder and Splash.

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Then made our way toward the Dessert party!

I was hesitant to book this but I'm so glad I did it was delicious and the view was great! And its awesome how tink flies right at your head!

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So Beautiful!

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Our plates; the creme brulee was to die for!

Then we watched the parade facing Main Street!

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LOVE HIM

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So Festive!

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These guys take me back to my childhood so much!

And these guys:

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My favorite parade ever <3

Then we headed back to our families' suites at the Swan & Dolphin, they had champagne ready for us and we stayed up till like 2 celebrating!

When we got back to the Beach Club I immediately called Airtran, Aruba, and Magical Express, WE WERE STAYING ANOTHER DAY WOOO!!

Up Next: Epcot with the whole gang! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48600365&postcount=54)

JessM
05-13-2013, 03:43 PM
I love Searles Castle (Mainer here :)) What a wonderful wedding venue!

I think your kittens are so adorable! I am a cat lover but BF is allergic so we compromised and got a goldendoodle :rotfl2:

You guys are so adorable and how special for your families to come down and surprise you!

princessmelinda
05-20-2013, 09:23 AM
I love Searles Castle (Mainer here :)) What a wonderful wedding venue!

I think your kittens are so adorable! I am a cat lover but BF is allergic so we compromised and got a goldendoodle :rotfl2:

You guys are so adorable and how special for your families to come down and surprise you!

It was love at first site at Searles!! And thanks! Aw Goldendoodles are so cute!!

princessmelinda
06-05-2013, 02:46 PM
Chapter Nine: Epcot with the Whole Gang!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

When I woke up the next morning I was in la-la land, literally didn't think it was real life! We woke up, got ready, packed up our stuff, checked out of the Beach Club (:sad:), and then added another day onto our park hopper :yay:. We then took our luggage to Brett's families' suite at the Dolphin!

Then we headed to Epcot with just my family, the Languirand's decided to sleep in a little bit longer!

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So happy!

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Joey and Ari soon joined, then the rest of us! We started the day off with Margaritas in Mexico! I'm usually not one for Tequila (especially so early!) but it was really good!

We then went to Norway and walked right on the Maelstrom!

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Giftshop fun!

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Then we got some beverages in Norway!

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I got wine :flower3:

We did some shopping at innoventions, went and enjoyed Club Cool, then found our way to Nemo!

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MOIIIIII!!

Then we headed to the beautiful spaceship earth!

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Then we finished up in France with some food, I got a baguette :).

Around 4 or 5 we headed back to the room to freshen up for the night!

Up Next: Osborne Lights Part Dos and the Luau! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48633117&postcount=57)

tinkgurl
06-05-2013, 03:28 PM
It looks like y'all had a good time at Epcot! :)

princessmelinda
06-09-2013, 08:17 AM
It looks like y'all had a good time at Epcot! :)

It was the best time! Having everyone there was amazing!

princessmelinda
06-09-2013, 08:47 AM
Chapter Ten: Osborne Lights Part Dos & Spirit of Aloha

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Sorry for this being a mild update! It was the end of a perfect Disney proposal weekend!

After we headed back to Swan and Dolphin for a bit, we all met up again to take the boat to Hollywood to get our last glimpse of the Osborne Lights!

This specific day it was MADNESS, so many people! It made our Thursday day seeing the lights seem empty! We luckily got to see them turn on (the best part :lovestruc) and we got out of there pretty quickly!

Here are some more pictures :)!

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I mostly took everything in this time, the first time I took a lot of pictures. Ahhh I love christmas lights!! :santa:

------199 days till christmas people!!!------

We then headed to the Poly, God I love that resort! I already felt like we were in Aruba! We got our leis then took our group pictures!

At first I was like pffffffff $35 for a stupid picture, then I saw the picture and it was absolute perfection of the four amigos and I had to buy it!

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Brett and I were supposed to wear those outfits to the Christmas party but we got our She Said Yes/I Said Yes shirts to wear so we got to wear them this night! :hug:

We were a group of four because we were added onto the reservation that day, our families sat together on the first level and we were on the third, thank god cause I would have died if I had to go up on stage!

We waited in this holding area before the show for a while but I was just taking in the moment and loved it! The Christmas lights were perfection!

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:love: Just BEAUTIFUL

We were pretty far away to get any good pictures of the luau but it was great, the fire part was my favorite :)! The food was great too! The wine was a little to dry for my liking but I still drank it :cheer2:!

After the show we came out onto the Poly beach and got to see Wishes :wizard: PURE MAGIC!

When we headed back to MK on the monorail I asked Brett if he wanted to go to MK as a final seal to our perfect Disney vaca, he didn't want to but I kinda made him :) LOL I'm glad I did though, we went on pirates and splash then called it a night, we had to wait a while for a bus but it was okay, everything was still sinking in!

We packed our stuff up then passed out, we were headed to ARUBA IN THE MORNING!!

UP NEXT: Aruba :) (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48702618&postcount=61)!

wiigirl
06-10-2013, 09:56 AM
Great update! :)

Marsheliz
06-10-2013, 10:28 AM
Great update! You are so beautiful and just glow!! :))

princessmelinda
06-17-2013, 08:41 AM
Great update! :)

Thanks! Almost done :)!!

Great update! You are so beautiful and just glow!! :))

Wow, thank you so much, you are so sweet! :)

princessmelinda
06-17-2013, 09:01 AM
Chapter Eleven: Aruba!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

We woke up bright and early and were off to MCO to go to Aruba! This was the most bitter sweet feeling I've ever felt in my entire life! I was leaving my family in Disney but I was leaving for paradise! Here are some pictures of the whole trip! This was our second time staying at the Radisson and we absolutely love it there!


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We saw a wedding at one of the restaurants!

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BEAUTIFUL!

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Happy girl!

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Dinner on the beach!

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Our dessert!

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Christmas tree in the front lobby!

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beeachhh!

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We loved Senor Frogs!

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The cats and dogs just roam around!

We had such a blast, it was a trip of a lifetime! I feel so bessed :love:!

Up Next: THE VIDEO! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48702651&postcount=62)

princessmelinda
06-17-2013, 09:05 AM
I wanted to give everyone the chance to read my trip report before sharing my video, so here it is :)! Thank you all for following along!

Brett and Mindy's Disney Engagement (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwCu-a9smug)

wiigirl
06-17-2013, 09:27 AM
Awesome update! :)

burly
06-17-2013, 12:31 PM
That was fantastic! :cool1:


KIM

RachelNinja
06-24-2013, 08:04 PM
Such an adorable video! I love how you just kept saying that you didn't know what was going on!

my2lovedisney
07-01-2013, 04:11 PM
I just read through your whole trip report and watched the video! Loved it all!!! So sweet!!! Congrats to the two of you! :cheer2:

princessmelinda
07-17-2013, 07:24 PM
Awesome update! :)

Thanks! :) Hope you enjoyed!

That was fantastic! :cool1:


KIM

Thanks so much!!

Such an adorable video! I love how you just kept saying that you didn't know what was going on!

Thank you! I didn't know what else to say or do!

I just read through your whole trip report and watched the video! Loved it all!!! So sweet!!! Congrats to the two of you! :cheer2:

Thanks for reading/watching :)! And thanks so much!! :wave2: