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Old 02-15-2012, 01:33 AM   #1
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Talking 10-year Anniversary Dream Surprise PTR -- Updated 04/15 -- FE Gifts

Table of Contents:
Welcome - You are here
Quick Update
A Disney Project
Fish Extender!
100 Days!
FE Gifts

Hello there. Welcome to my PTR.

There are two reasons I have decided to do a PTR and TR. The first is that I want somewhere to keep track of my countdown. After all, planning is half the fun. The second reason I want to do this is because I have truly enjoyed reading all of your accounts. I have spent hours pouring over these boards and really come to love this tradition of sharing. Thank you to all the TR writers out there.

I will be updating this regularly with my various shenanigans over the next coming months as we prepare for the trip. I also plan on taking way too many pictures once I get on the boat.

Anyway, thanks for coming along on this ride with me. I appreciate you taking the time to read my account and I hope you enjoy it-- or at least get a laugh out of it. Here we go. ☺

A little background story:
  1. This is the closest I have ever been to a Disney Cruise Ship.

  2. I grew up South of LA as a Disneyland brat. I have so many memories of going to Disneyland as a little girl that have stayed with me all my life. Disney magic is the best type of magic.
  3. At the time that I post this, it has been 603 day, 14 hours, and 35 minutes since the last time I set foot on Disney soil.
  4. My boyfriend (Clint) and I will be celebrating our 10-year anniversary this summer.

Clint and I after our High School Graduation.

Clint realizing that he is only feeding my obsession on a trip that we recently took to Disneyland.

Anyway, back to the story. Several months ago, I realized that this July was going to be our 10-year anniversary. I told Clint that we should do something. Go on a trip somewhere. Do something special to celebrate. He said something along the lines of, “That sound like a fun plan.” And I didn’t think much of it after that.

Fast forward to Christmas Eve, I come home from visiting my family and notice that there is a small wrapped box under our tree. Clint gives me a smile and says, “I am 99% sure that you are going to love your present.”

I smile back at him. I am convinced that there is no way he will be able to top the gift I got him. You ready for this? Bacon. That’s right, a membership to the Bacon of the Month Club. Every month, bacon would show up on our doorstep. It would be the gift that just keeps on giving. With this in mind, I laugh at him and say, “Not as much as you are going to like your present.”

Little did I know.

Christmas morning rolls around. Clint opens his present first. Since the bacon was not scheduled to arrive for a few more days, I had wrapped a certificate that I printed off the Internet. His jaw drops and then says, “Is this an actual thing?!? THIS IS AWESOME!” Needless to say, I thought that I had come up with the best gift ever.

Clint hands me my present. I open the box. Taped to the bottom of it was a $25 American Eagle gift card.

First off, I’m not a big shopper. In fact, shopping is pretty far down the list of ways I want to spend my time (This does not apply to craft stores. I once made the mistake of going to Hobby Lobby after getting my paycheck, but that’s a different story).

I felt confused. I look up at Clint and he as a huge smile on his face, “Do you like it? I know it’s one of your favorite stores.” His reaction took me by complete surprise. He was really selling this gift card and seemed really excited to give it to me.

“Yes,” I answer, “this is one of my favorite stores.”

“I figure you could get yourself a new swimsuit, or maybe a coat,” Clint says, continuing to act like this gift card was the greatest thing he has ever thought of. I nod. A few seconds of silence pass. “And,” Clint says reaching into his pocket, “I recommend that you get a swimsuit.”

He pulls out a folded piece of paper and holds it in front of me. It takes me a few moments to register that he wants me to take it from him.

I slowly pull open one of the corners and see the logo.

I start bawling.

I’m crying for a good five minutes before I can finally pull myself together and regain enough composure to answer Clint’s repeated questions of “Are you oaky?” and “Do you like it?” This is probably the closest thing to my own reaction:

I had no idea that he had even been planning this. I was completely taken by surprise. Thrilled does not even begin to explain how I felt. Not only were we going on a Disney Cruise, we would be celebrating it on our 10-year anniversary.

Best. Christmas. Ever.

Now the countdown begins. Here we go!

Table of Contents:
Welcome - You are here
Quick Update
A Disney Project
Fish Extender!
100 Days!
FE Gifts

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