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minnierocks 10-09-2006 08:20 PM

Keys to the Kingdom/The trip of a lifetime!
Well, I guess I'll start at the beginning...
This past summer the kids started begging us to go back to Disney. It was the most fun that we'd ever had on vacation and we all were anxious to get back :yay:
I began searching for see the "Disney World jar" was empty! I happened to see the link to win a trip and thought "why not?". Never in a million years would I have thought that my family (from the middle of nowhere, as my DS puts it) could win.
Around the beginning of September, I had a message on our machine from someone who wanted to talk to me about the sweepstakes I had entered. I am extremely skeptical of everything and have to admit...I was looking for the catch! I listened to it a few more times and then called my DH at work. He had me walk through the message a few times and said well, call him back and see what he wants. :confused3
I call and he starts by telling me that I am his grand prize winner...I listen waiting for the catch...He assures me that there is no catch and that I am indeed the grand prize that point, I screamed and got all choked up while doing the "happy dance" :cool1:
I have to admit even when I hung up-I couldn't believe it! I call my DH back and he couldn't believe it either!
I anxiously awaited all the necessary paperwork...all the while waiting for the "catch". There appeared to be none...
The man was wonderful and so patient with me as I asked many questions and he was extremely excited about this trip. :woohoo:
As a matter of fact, everyone that I spoke with was excited!
It was still a little hard to believe though! Us? Out of all the people who entered? I was a little hesitant to tell our kids because I was afraid that it wasn't real! That somehow it was a joke or they had made a mistake...

Well, I received the paperwork and it all seemed to be legitimate...I started to fill it out and started to think about how to tell the kids... ;)

That's all for tonight...We have to be up early... :wave:

JennyandMike03 10-09-2006 08:25 PM

:cheer2: Congrats! :cheer2: Can't wait to hear what happens! :thumbsup2

Tracy Savage 10-09-2006 08:43 PM

This is like a soap opera cliffhanger.... I'll tune in tomorrow! :happytv:

Dan Murphy 10-09-2006 08:52 PM

Again, Tammy, what a wonderful story of the magic of Disney!!! I can still see you with your great look of surprise and being overwhelmed. Great!!!! :thumbsup2

OhMari 10-09-2006 09:14 PM

I know you are pretty new to the DIS, but you started your report in Completed Trip Reports. I am going to move you over to the Trip Report board and when you complete your whole trip, after a few weeks, I will put this back to "completed Trip Reports".

Thanks for sharing with us, we all wondered if you were a DIS member. And leave it to Dan, to have your picture already.

BlakeNJ 10-09-2006 09:24 PM

Can't wait for more Minnierocks! Congratulations on a trip of a lifetime!!

outlander 10-09-2006 09:24 PM

I am looking forward to hearing more about your unique, magical experience. :wizard: Thank you in advance for taking the time to share it with all of us! :cheer2:

PottersMom 10-09-2006 09:25 PM

I can't believe it's really you! WE all watched on TV - what a wonderful experience for all of you!! I can't wait to read the rest of your trip report!

jjohnson 10-09-2006 09:47 PM

Thank you for taking the time to share your magical trip with us

a*lil*bit*goofy 10-09-2006 10:03 PM

much congratulations! and welcome to the Dis! I can't wait to read your trip report. I hope you include somepictures as well. :O)

Joanna71985 10-09-2006 10:24 PM

Wow! Nice to have you on the Dis. BTW, I was one of the CMs there that morning, and had such a nice time. I can't wait to read your report.

S.Poppins 10-09-2006 11:11 PM

I can't wait to here more and I hope there will be some pics! Did you know about the Dis before your trip or did you find it after?

kimberh 10-09-2006 11:22 PM

I can't wait to hear more!! How many possible trips are there? Anyone know? Only in America!!!

TLHB70 10-10-2006 06:14 AM

Thank you so much for sharing your story with us! I know that a trip report takes time. I look forward to reading all of your magical stories. Take your time. We are all happy to wait and happy to read all that you would like to share.
I am so happy for you!
:goodvibes :wizard:

monymony3471 10-10-2006 06:21 AM

I will definitely be reading along. This sounds like it's gonna be a great story.
Congratulations to you. I hope you get time to answer some of the other posters questions as well.

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