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Old 02-06-2012, 08:46 AM   #16
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We get to go again? March 2012 ptr- update 2/6

Okay, before I go into DAY 1 plans I thought I would share how we plan to tell the kids about the trip. When we first started planning we were going to have to drive. So we had planned to tell them right after they got home from school on March 7th then hit the road for an all-nighter. Now we get to fly, so we had to come up with a different reveal.

Since we fly out at 8 am, we will have to get out of bed at around 4 or 4:30 am. Our kids are NOT morning people, so we have decided to tell them the night before. It will be a Wednesday night, which is usually a church night. DH and I will take the whole day off to do the packing, then stash the bags in the shed. On this particular night we are going to tell the kids we are too tired for church and want to stay home for a "movie night". We will get the kids settled in with popcorn and sodas in our refillable Disney mugs from last March. We will then pop in the Disney vacation planning DVD for 2012...huh? "Why are we watching this?"


Because tomorrow morning we are GOING TO DISNEY!!!!!!

We will tell them we are going AND we will tell them we are flying. DH plans to have the video camera rolling to capture all the craziness that is sure to ensue.

Will any of us get a wink of sleep that night? NO WAY! But at least everyone will be in a good mood the next morning instead of trying to wake a bunch of crabby patties and tell them the surprise hoping for a positive reaction...

Next update will be DAY 1...promise!
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:16 AM   #17
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I seriously can't believe I missed this!!! I wish you would have come over to my PTR and posted a link to yours!!!

I'll catch up this afternoon.

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Old 02-06-2012, 09:23 AM   #18
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I seriously can't believe I missed this!!! I wish you would have come over to my PTR and posted a link to yours!!!

I'll catch up this afternoon.

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Sorry D~, I just didn't want to threadjack other friend threads to promote mine...besides, I am so new at this I didn't want a lot of folks coming over and then deciding it was too boring to follow.

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Old 02-06-2012, 10:18 AM   #19
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Okay, before I go into DAY 1 plans I thought I would share how we plan to tell the kids about the trip. When we first started planning we were going to have to drive. So we had planned to tell them right after they got home from school on March 7th then hit the road for an all-nighter. Now we get to fly, so we had to come up with a different reveal.

Since we fly out at 8 am, we will have to get out of bed at around 4 or 4:30 am. Our kids are NOT morning people, so we have decided to tell them the night before. It will be a Wednesday night, which is usually a church night. DH and I will take the whole day off to do the packing, then stash the bags in the shed. On this particular night we are going to tell the kids we are too tired for church and want to stay home for a "movie night". We will get the kids settled in with popcorn and sodas in our refillable Disney mugs from last March. We will then pop in the Disney vacation planning DVD for 2012...huh? "Why are we watching this?"


Because tomorrow morning we are GOING TO DISNEY!!!!!!

We will tell them we are going AND we will tell them we are flying. DH plans to have the video camera rolling to capture all the craziness that is sure to ensue.

Will any of us get a wink of sleep that night? NO WAY! But at least everyone will be in a good mood the next morning instead of trying to wake a bunch of crabby patties and tell them the surprise hoping for a positive reaction...

Next update will be DAY 1...promise!
I totally love your plans! I can't wait to see the video!!!!!!!!!!

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I'll catch up this afternoon.

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Sorry D~, I just didn't want to threadjack other friend threads to promote mine...besides, I am so new at this I didn't want a lot of folks coming over and then deciding it was too boring to follow.
If you don't go threadjack her, I will. And if you don't go threadjack me. I'll do it myself! Yeah. Take that! I'll threadjack my own thread.
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:29 AM   #20
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We get to go again? March 2012 ptr- update 2/6 :day 1 plans

Day one begins in the wee hours of the morning on March 8th. We have to get up around 4:30 am... We need to get up and get our last minute toiletries items packed and the car loaded. We will head to the park and fly lot first to drop off our car for the week. They will drop us off at the airport. Once we get bags checked and get through security, we will need to find something to eat for breakfast. I wish they had one of these in the airport:


A Sausage McMuffin would be soooo good.

But alas all our airport has is one of these:


So I will have to settle for this:


WITH NO EGG!

After waiting an endless amount of time and trying to entertain three antsy children we will finally get to board our flight to MCO. Wouldn't it be great if our plane looked like this:



But I am sure we will be stuck with one that looks like this:



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Old 02-06-2012, 10:47 AM   #21
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After landing at MCO we will need to find the ME (which I hear is confusing to find) and then find some lunch. Did I mention our flight on this day has a short layover? Yeah, that... Well, it will be 12:45 when we land, so we will all be too famished to hold out for Disney food for lunch. Soooo, we will probably hit up this for lunch:



Then it's off to WDW!!!!! on this beauty:



Soon we will be seeing our happy place.



And now it's time to "Let the Memories Begin". After getting settled in our room (it SHOULD be ready by then) we will head to DTD for some shopping and dinner...Where will we have dinner that night???

















Raglan Road at 6pm!!!

I hope we get to see the dancers and band before we head to...


The River Roost Lounge to see...


Yeeha Bob and a bunch of CRAZY DISERS!!!

That will be the end of a VERY LONG day one. What will be be doing tomorrow???

not so subtle hint: it does NOT involve animals, castles or a mad dash...
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I love how you plan to tell the kids about your trip. I am sure you are going to get no sleep that night.

You can feel free to threadjack me anytime. What are friends for

I would love to be on one of those cool painted planes, but wont care much since I will be on the way to the happiest place on earth.

Can't wait to read more.
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:02 AM   #23
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If you don't go threadjack her, I will. And if you don't go threadjack me. I'll do it myself! Yeah. Take that! I'll threadjack my own thread.
I have officially followed your orders...

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Old 02-06-2012, 11:08 AM   #24
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I love how you plan to tell the kids about your trip. I am sure you are going to get no sleep that night.

You can feel free to threadjack me anytime. What are friends for

I would love to be on one of those cool painted planes, but wont care much since I will be on the way to the happiest place on earth.

Can't wait to read more.
Have you ever surprised your kids, Corrine? I wish your kids were coming with you this time, would have loved for all of our children to meet. Someday...there will always be summer camp (I mean Disney)!
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Stopping in to say "Hi!"

Looking forward to following along!
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Hi !! Mind if I join in ??

Love that you are surprising your kids .. but on the night before ?? There will be NO sleep going on in your house that night for sure !

Can't wait to hear more !
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I love Chick Fil A . . . and I have only been there once . . . at MCO

It is a little confusing finding the ME, but I found that the employees were very helpful in directing me where to go.

I can't wait to see you all at Yeeha Bob's. I am sure we will be the best crowd that he has ever had.


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Have you ever surprised your kids, Corrine? I wish your kids were coming with you this time, would have loved for all of our children to meet. Someday...there will always be summer camp (I mean Disney)!
I have not been able to suprise the kids yet, but I was thinking about suprising my dd for next year. She knows we are going next year, she just doesn't know when. And if I win the One More Day at Disney contest I will definatly suprise them. I wish our kids could meet. It sounds as if our DD's would get along, but alas it wasn't in the cards. I was thinking I could maybe bring one of them with me but than it would mess with my plans for out future trips.

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Old 02-06-2012, 11:43 AM   #28
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Yay, Danielle made it!!! You are from the FB page, right? If not, you are still very welcome and I am excited to have your here.

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Love that you are surprising your kids .. but on the night before ?? There will be NO sleep going on in your house that night for sure !

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Of course you can join in! I am just so excited that people are interested in little ole' me...You like me, you really like me!
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I love Chick Fil A . . . and I have only been there once . . . at MCO

It is a little confusing finding the ME, but I found that the employees were very helpful in directing me where to go.

I can't wait to see you all at Yeeha Bob's. I am sure we will be the best crowd that he has ever had.




I have not been able to suprise the kids yet, but I was thinking about suprising my dd for next year. She knows we are going next year, she just doesn't know when. And if I win the One More Day at Disney contest I will definatly suprise them. I wish our kids could meet. It sounds as if our DD's would get along, but alas it wasn't in the cards. I was thinking I could maybe bring one of them with me but than it would mess with my plans for out future trips.



She did, I saw it.
Yes, I think we will have to rely on directions from airport employees to help us find ME. I haven't warned DH yet that it is hard to find... I mean how hard can it be to talk a man into asking for directions?

Are your kids upset that you will be going to Disney without them...or do they even know? I am excited to surprise mine THIS TIME, but I assure you there will be no more surprises, this was just too hard!

Can't wait to meet all my new Dis friends, too. DH is kinda jealous because he is part of a "clan" on his XBox 360. They have had land parties, but none anywhere near us. He has never gotten to meet them. He is excited for me though. When I changed my arrival day ADR's from Boatwright's to Raglan Road he wanted to make sure we wouldn't miss the Dismeet...sweet man!
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:08 PM   #30
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BREAKING NEWS...MICKEY MAIL ARRIVED TODAY!!!! A few Dis friends had gotten ME stuff that did not have all of their flight information on it. I am pleased to announce that ours is all there and correct!!!
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