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FauntleroyFAN07 10-08-2012 03:48 PM

Surprised the kids, wife, and my readers w/ a 2 week trip to AoA!(*NEW* 11-7)

The Trifecta of Suprises you say.

Yep we went to disney, but you didnt write a PreTR you might be wondering. NOPE. You didnt tell me you were going, you might be thinking, NOPE. Well how come you might be pondering. :confused3 I dont know.

Well many reasons actually.

As the title states it was a suprise trip for my kids, they had no idea.

My wife knew but there was a surprise in it for her as well.

So i figured might as well surprise my readers with not telling them i was going and let them find out when we got back.

Well a few DISers knew, if you dont like the surprise blame marvali, or marv, he helped me keep the secret and allowed me for someone to communicate with about the trip and the surprise that I had in store. There were a few others that had a knowledge of the trip, but that was because of photopass, and a DIS meet where it was talked about and so forth. But only a handful knew.

Dates of the Trip Sept 24th, to Oct 6th at Art of Animation Resort.

Enough blabbing lets get to some pictures.

First off, we have my oldest and favorite son. Parker
he is 4 and a half, and full of why questions about everything, from how it works to why he has to do something...learning this big world each and every day. This was his 3rd trip to the world

Loves everything Disney and all it has to offer. Really got the magic this trip, good and bad, and LOVES the characters, I cannot stress this enough. But more on that later.

Then we have our youngest and my favorite daughter Noelle
This picture gets her personality, always smiling and already a goofball at 1 year but does have a Tink personality and can turn and turn red in an instant. This is her first visit

Loves her princesses dolls and stuffed animals, and all of her brothers toys..

My lovely wife is next the caretaker of the family and the one who keeps the family together. She had a big surprise this trip, but more on that later.

Candi turned a young 31 this summer and loves all things disney, crys at the sight of the castle, and the joy she sees in her kids eyes when they are happy. Loves the princess and almost everything about disney. Isnt a fan of the Turkey legs, they gross her out. See that is something she doesnt like about disney.

She went once when younger, then 5 times with me so far.

And then there is me, not to many pictures of me for this report since i was the one juggling the video and digital cameras this trip, while candi juggled the kids.

A young 29, yep thats right, i married UP and older, would that qualify candi as a cougar? Went on many trips when i was younger with my parents which feed my obsession and love for disney.

Really enjoy pin trading, and something new this trip vinylmation trading with parker.

I think that about does the intro of the cast members.

And since i didnt do a PreTR, i will have a few chapters of some things that lead up to this trip so far.

If you want to read about past adventures we have had there are a few TR links in the signature below that are good reads.

Wow I forgot how much work goes into a update, have to work on these a little since I am out of practice.

Until Next time....

FauntleroyFAN07 10-08-2012 03:49 PM

Chapter Links
Trip Build up chapters.
Chapter 1. A little back story on the trip and Planning.
Chapter 2. Keeping the surprise and 6 months fly by.

Day 1. Updates
Chapter 3. Surpise the kids and wife.
Chapter 4. Wrong way dummy!
Chapter 5. Just keep swimming part 1
Chapter 5. Just keep swimming part 2
Chapter 6. Food review, and radiator springs. part 1
Chapter 6. Food reviews and radiator springs part 2

Day 2. Updates
Chapter 7. Did I close my eyes last night?
Chapter 8. Out of my way woody.
Chapter 9. Hold my hand.
Chapter 9. Hold my hand continued.
Chapter 10. So happy I'm going to cry.
Chapter 11. Handy Manny is right around the corner DAD!!!!
Chapter 12. A Chinese Family claims me as there own.
Chapter 13. How on earth did she fall asleep there?
Chapter 14. It all started with a mouse.

Day 3. Updates
Chapter 15. This is the Life.
Chapter 16. Catching some fish in our room.
Chapter 17. Live Life
Chapter 18. The Sneaky Ninja Plans her next move.
Chapter 19. The Sneaky Ninja Strikes.
Chapter 20. Glow Stick Juice

Day 4. Updates
Chapter 21. Finally in the Magic Kingdom Part 1
Chapter 21. Finally in the Magic Kingdom Part 2.
Chapter 22. Fairies, Pirates, and Charming.
Chapter 23. Will he brave Splash Mountain.
Chapter 24. Someone Calm him down
Chapter 25. Eat Blaster Laser Zurg.
Chapter 26. Princess training and a new game.
Chapter 27. Parade and a Carrousel Rerun part 1.
Chapter 27. Parade and a carrousel rerun part 2.
Chapter 28. Me vs the Parade, who will win Part 1.
Chapter 28. Me vs the Parade, who will win Part 2.

Day 5 Updates.
Chapter 29. Water Park Teaser Update.
Real life update.
Chapter 30. The rest of the water park day.
Chapter 31. Parents of the year award.
Chapter 32. Time to Redeem Ourselves.

Day 6 Updates.
Chapter 33. Where do we go from here.
Chapter 34. Not another Melt Down?
Chapter 35. Lets see if you learned anything smarty pants.
Chapter 36. A Parade and an animal encounter.
Chapter 37. We close down AK for the first time. part 1
Chapter 37. We close down AK for the first time. part 2
Chapter 38. Night time pooling.

Day 7 Updates.
Chapter 39. A complete off day. part 1
Chapter 39. A complete off day. part 2
Real Life Intermission
Chapter 40. Off day exploring, pool time, and lunch.
Chapter 41. A Relaxing stroll back to the room.
Chapter 42. Wilderness Lodge Dinner Menu change. part 1
Chapter 42. Wilderness Lodge Dinner Menu Change. part 2

Week 1 Recap
Chapter 43. First Week Recap

Day 8 Updates.
Chapter 44. Another water park day.
Chapter 45. How do you fall asleep sitting UP?
Chapter 46. Ohana, what i have been waiting for.
Chapter 47. Live Life Update part 1
Chapter 47. Live Life Update part 2
Chapter 48. Party with the chipmunks, well sort of.

Day 9 Updates.
Chapter 49. Lets Go Soarin.
Chapter 50. Food and Wine here we come.
Chapter 51. Lets continue this food party shall we.
Chapter 52. A drink? sure, why not.
Chapter 53. More Country hopping and we make a friend.
Chapter 54. My Precious
Chapter 55. He waved at me...
Chapter 56. Seriously where can i get a mickey bar at?
Chapter 57. Still searching for that mickey bar.

Day 10 Updates.
Chapter 58. Wow have never been in here before.
Chapter 59. And we are out of here.
Chapter 60. Touring the Resort
Chapter 61.Touring the Resort and looking for hidden Mickeys
Chapter 62. Touring the Resort Finale
Chapter 63. Checking on Parker

Day 11 Updates.
Chapter 64. A New Day
Chapter 65. FOUR...and a live life update
Chapter 66. The Back 9
Chapter 67. You look like a soaked rat.
Live Life Update

Day 12. Updates.
Chapter 68. Is it all behind us?
Chapter 69. Noelle Isn't Impressed
Chapter 70. This ones on Mickey
Chapter 71. Mickey Doppler?
Chapter 72. Leaving before we are kicked out.

Day 13. Updates.
Chapter 73. Working on one more swim.
Chapter 74. Peakaboo Changing.
Chapter 75. Fly over states.

Final Thoughts.
Chapter 76. The next trip news
Chapter 77. Vinylmation Update and Disney Decor.
Chapter 78. Now its time to say goodbye

marvali 10-08-2012 03:50 PM

Am I first??? :confused3

:woohoo: Been waiting on this one!!! :hyper:

Not that I knew anything about this trip...........oh wait, you already blew that one for me didn't you??? :rotfl:

Poolrat 10-08-2012 03:57 PM

That would make me second!!!!!! :cool1::cool1::cool1:

Can't wait to hear all about it. :hyper:

KatMark 10-08-2012 03:59 PM

I'm third...not too bad considering how crazy work is. I can't wait to hear all about this "surprise" trip. ;)

**** now read; great intros. And having had the pleasure of meeting your family in person, I can vouch that you have beautiful children and a beautiful wife. And you aren't too bad yourself.

jecskc 10-08-2012 04:14 PM

I'm in !! Can't wait to see your AoA pics and find out what section you stayed in !!

GoofyFan1515 10-08-2012 04:42 PM

Great looking family, joining in for the ride!!!!

OhioDisneyLover 10-08-2012 04:45 PM

Subbing :coffee:

Poolrat 10-08-2012 04:48 PM


Originally Posted by GoofyFan1515 (Post 46385978)
Great looking family, joining in for the ride!!!!

Long time no see- Hope all is well.:)

glennbo123 10-08-2012 04:56 PM

Subbing quick to make page 1!!!

How awesome with the surprise trip. No wonder you were asking me if I was going to visit AoA!

englishrose47 10-08-2012 05:18 PM

Subbing for all the mispellings:rotfl2:

reelmom 10-08-2012 05:46 PM

Looking forward to reading about the surprise trip.

ddstratton 10-08-2012 06:01 PM

Joining in! I love reading along with your reports.

eandesmom 10-08-2012 06:39 PM

I'm here!

Oh how fun, I LOVE surprises!!!!!!!!!!!!

ALMinVA 10-08-2012 08:17 PM

love surprises!
I'm in!
My husband has surprised me once in 13 years of marriage so I am all about reading your story! Your little ones are adorable!
Cant wait to hear all about the trip!

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