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Old 04-05-2013, 09:48 AM   #391
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Glad you are getting your documents from the wish granters, but sorry about it ending up so late

Great BG you've got. And a great list still to post I'm so happy Angel gets all this pixie dust
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:26 PM   #392
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Thank you Andrea Angel adores that outfit too. Your package arrived today. You're not the only one that expected a package to arrive yesterday, PrincessMickey's was supposed to also, but it didn't arrive today either. I hope the tracking on your DD's package is worng, and that it arrived today.


Thank you Tracy. The Big Give has been absolutely amazing! And now I'm crying again.



Our transfers from port to wdw still haven't been fixed (I emailed her last Thurs.), so I emailed her again, but she's out of the office today. I wish I could just call DCL myself.
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:43 PM   #393
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Thank you Andrea Angel adores that outfit too. Your package arrived today. You're not the only one that expected a package to arrive yesterday, PrincessMickey's was supposed to also, but it didn't arrive today either. I hope the tracking on your DD's package is worng, and that it arrived today.


Thank you Tracy. The Big Give has been absolutely amazing! And now I'm crying again.



Our transfers from port to wdw still haven't been fixed (I emailed her last Thurs.), so I emailed her again, but she's out of the office today. I wish I could just call DCL myself.
Big Gives are awesome! They really brighten your day!

Is there anyone else that you can call at the office, or a regional office. Our wish granter had someone above her that if need be we needed we could call. I really dislike that you are going through this. It is supposed to be a magical time!! Good luck!
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:20 PM   #394
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I have to comment on this outfit because I absolutely adore it ~ it looks sooooo good on Angel too!

I saw your list of packages posted and mine was supposed to be on that list! At least according to the P.O. Of course, when I mailed it it got stuck in the package drop off b/c it was too full. And this is not the first time this has happened to me. You would think if the bin the packages are supposed to fall into gets full that the workers might want to empty it and get to work shopping things

Of course, we are expecting a package that was due by the 6th and now tracking is saying the 8th. Good thing I'm one smart Momma and told my dd it might arrive on Monday (even though it originally said delivery for today or tomorrow). Now I'm worried it won't arrive by Monday!
Angel, I am thrilled how well the cruise outfit fits!! I love it myself (I tried it on first and may make myself a similar one too!). I look forward to seeing pictures of you in it on the cruise!

Andrea thanks for the compliment, I like that teen items can be as great as adorable little girl dresses!
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:07 AM   #395
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LOVE all the Big Gives!! The outfits are super cute!! Can't wait to see the rest

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Old 04-06-2013, 06:03 AM   #396
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Big Gives are awesome! They really brighten your day!

Is there anyone else that you can call at the office, or a regional office. Our wish granter had someone above her that if need be we needed we could call. I really dislike that you are going through this. It is supposed to be a magical time!! Good luck!
Yes they most definitely do.

The only contact we've had with the wish granters was when they met with Angel to find out her wish, called to say her wish was being granted (both were in Dec.), and called this week to set up the final meeting. All of our interaction has been with the wish coordinator.

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Angel, I am thrilled how well the cruise outfit fits!! I love it myself (I tried it on first and may make myself a similar one too!). I look forward to seeing pictures of you in it on the cruise!

Andrea thanks for the compliment, I like that teen items can be as great as adorable little girl dresses!
Thank you Leslie Yes, they most certainly are. Everything has been just wonderful



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Old 04-06-2013, 07:30 AM   #397
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Wonderful Big Gives! Can't wait to see the rest of them! How's Angel doing on her extra homework assignments? Glad the teachers allowed her to do them before her trip so there's no worry about makeup work when she got back to school! Hope you find out everything that needed to be corrected for the trip will have been done when you meet the wish people to get your DCL documentation! Only 1 more week before Angel's wish trip! You must all be getting pretty excited! Is Tom's back feeling better? Have a great weekend!
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:06 PM   #398
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Thank you Gail.

Angel has been able to get quite a bit of her schoolwork done in advance, but will still have some after the trip because some of the teachers don't know what they will be doing. I thought it was funny that one teacher wanted her to take work with her on the trip, and email her pictures of the progress being made - and it was for Drawing, which just has a quota of pictures that have to be completed during the quarter. Angel politely told her that she wouldn't be taking any work on the trip (which is actually what the school policy is, so the teachers that gave her work in advance have been very accomodating).

Yes, we are excited , especially Angel.

Tom's back is doing much better. He usually has some pain, and he says that it's really close to being back to his "normal".

We met with the wish granters today. She had thought she would be done with breakfast by 1, but didn't call until almost 2:30. She said they could meet us in town in an hour (we're 30 min. away). I really need to start asking questions when something doesn't sound right, cause I had thought she had said they had a 2 hour drive when they met us in our town last time, so how could they get to that town in an hour. We went ahead & drove in so we'd be there when they arrived. 3:30 she called to tell me that they were still 30 min. away. We have our DCL documents & tags, so I don't have to worry about that. No, our transfers have not been fixed yet, and the granters weren't aware that there's an issue. MAW gave Angel a mesh drawstring backpack, and all 3 of us got t-shirts and small white buttons. We had mistakenly though that Angel was going to get one of the 3'" blue MAW buttons, which she was looking forward to having. I went to the MAW Marketplace website, but it won't arrive in time, and after I saw the shipping charges I wouldn't have ordered it anyway (button is 50 cents, shipping was $8). I emailed the coordinator to see if we could buy one from our chapter, but I don't expect her to even respond.


This isn't a complaint, but I just wanted to post it for any future Wish families that may be reading the PTR, because we wrongly based some of our expectations on PTR/TRs we read. Angel didn't receive anything at anytime from her wish granters (the items today were from the chapter), or a reveal, party, etc. We've seen FB posts, and news stories of kids in our chapter receiving reveals, so it was just the way her wish granters operated. Many families Wish form long term relationships with the wish granters, but our 2 encounters with them were very awkward, and the some of the things they talked about were very unexpected & inappropriate.

Back to fun stuff - some of the Big Give packages that arrived this week.
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Trip Report: Angel's Make a Wish DREAM Cruise & extended days at wdw: April 13-25, 2013

Previous trips: 2013 Apr. 18-25 2010 May 8-15 2009 Dec. 4-11 2008 Dec. 15-24 2008 Aug. 30-Sept 7
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:37 PM   #399
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These are the packages that arrived Tues.



The first one is from Judy (blessedmom4) and her family



When we started taking the pictures that day, I saw that my camera battery was getting lower, but it quickly went to red, and then stopped totally. We did find Angel a nice camera on clearance (hers stopped working on Christmas day), and hadn't had a chance to read the manual well, but it seemed pretty straightforward, so I used hers while I charged my battery. Over all it is, but I did have some issues with it with some of the pictures being so dark that the software didn't even correct it. I think we've corrected it now, but I lost some of the Big Give pictures, and those included every picture of Angel with the pin.



Thank you so much Judy, Pete, Christian, David, Rachel, and Lisa for the wonderful DCL lanyard & pin.
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Thank you to Judy and her family for the wonderful pixie dust. I love the DCL lanyard and will enjoy wearing it during the cruise. The Mickey and Minnie pin is so cute. I'm happy to be able to add it to my collection.
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This one is from Crissyjb







Thank you so much Chris for the cute tote, pens, notebook, paint set, card games, nail polish, lip gloss, nail set, coin purse, and wash cloth.
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Thank you to Crissyjb for the giraffe bag full of goodies. The Simba card is so sweet. The giraffe on the bag is so cute. I love the different chapstick flavors and the orange scented nail polish. I was also excited to get a new wash cloth because I like having different Disney ones and I've never had one that was 'egg shaped'.
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:23 AM   #403
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This one is from 4monkeys



This one is for me.

This one is for Tom

Tom doesn't like having his picture taken, and if you've seen the couple of pictures I posted of him earlier on the PTR, he has this same expression on his face. The fact that he let us take this picture and post it shows how much he appreciates the Big Give.


Thank you so much to the Taylor Family - Brian, Amy, Jake, Alli, Jonathon, & Christopher for the wonderful shirts for all 3 of us. Tom and I greatly appreciate the shirts that you made for us, and I really like that design (I've been drawing it on the pixie dust packages that we've sent out for Big Gives )
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Thank you to 4monkeys for the wonderful family t-shirts. I love the pretty Aurora shirt you made me. The little designs on her dress are so pretty. I'm going to enjoy wearing it on the trip.
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These are the packages that arrived Thurs.



The first one is from suziedo

It had a giraffe on the return address label.

Sorry that it's so dark that you can't see the ears

Mickey & Minnie hats for all 3 of us

Tom has been on mandatory overtime for months now, and gets home late, so tonight was the first chance we had to take pictures with the hats. It was crazy - he closed his eyes in every picture. We were laughing so hard, because he was really trying to make sure he didn't blink. After 8 tries, we gave up.



Thank you so much Susan (and your knitting mice buddies Lynn & Sarah ) for the adorable hats. Tom & I enjoyed getting them.
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