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Old 05-13-2012, 03:55 PM   #1
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How My Husband Saved Mother's Day: With a SURPRISE Trip to WDW!/July PTR -We're Back!

I have read so many of your PTR's, TR's and DR's, and now am so excited to be starting my own PTR!

So what's with the title? What went so terribly wrong that Mother's Day needed saving? HOW did DH SURPRISE us ALL?? Uh oh... was DH in the dog house? ...

Naahh! Nothing like that! See, after years and years of putting it off, I finally had to have my wisdom teeth pulled. Watch how easy it is to make excuses:
"I can't do it this summer, I'm getting married!"
...6 moths later... "Sorry, doctor, not this winter, I'm pregnant!"
... 6 moths later... "Nope, still breastfeeding!"
...2 years later..."Guess what?! Pregnant again!"
...1 year later..."still breastfeeding"
...10 months 2 weeks and 4 days later... "Crap. I'm out of excuses."
And seeing as though there was no other "good" weekend do do this thing, Mother's Day weekend it was.

I guess DH felt really, Really, REALLY sorry for me because he BOOKED us a trip to Disney World! I was so surprised! My surgery was Friday so we had "Mother's Day" on Wednesday. He took us out to dinner then when we came home he said he had made a video for me. It was so cute! He had made a photo montage of pictures of me with the kids! It was so sweet! Well... just when the music was coming to an end and I was already is when the started! The next thing I saw was a picture of Cinderella's Castle and the words "Mom, we're taking you to... Disney World!"

I couldn't believe it! This is SO unlike my husband! He had everything booked, flights, tickets, dining plan, the works!

I am so excited and I hope you join along! Up next... Meet my family and become familiar with our particular brand of crazy
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Old 05-13-2012, 03:57 PM   #2
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Meet My Family!
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Countdown to FUN!

Day -1: Travel day/ Day 1: DHS
Day 2: Epcot #1
Day 3: Animal Kingdom
Day 4: Magic Kingdom #1
Day 5: Epcot #2
Day 6: Magic Kingdom #2/ Going Home

6/1 Winnie the Pooh Movie Night
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6/14 Toy Story Movie Night
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Old 05-13-2012, 04:02 PM   #3
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That is so AWESOME!!!

He spent so much time and energy coming up with that one ...

so what's he getting for Father's Day?

Can't wait to hear all about it
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Old 05-13-2012, 04:12 PM   #4
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What a wondeful Surprise!!! Best Mother's Day ever in my book!!
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Old 05-13-2012, 04:51 PM   #5
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That is so AWESOME!!!

He spent so much time and energy coming up with that one ...

so what's he getting for Father's Day?

Can't wait to hear all about it
Oh man! That's going to be so HARD! I actually asked him what he wanted and he said "A t-shirt." He's so easy to please! Maybe you guys can help me come up with something GOOD!

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What a wondeful Surprise!!! Best Mother's Day ever in my book!!
TOTALLY the best Mother's Day EVER!
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Old 05-13-2012, 05:28 PM   #6
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Meet My Family!

Ok, so who's "us" anyway?
Oh! There we are! Last year at Disney World.


but... I might as well introduce you to the adorable one's first.

Joshua - The DS. He's 5 and is a total Star Wars FREAK. Everything is about Lightsabers, Anakin and Darth Vader. I swear, I'd much rather answer "Mom, where do babies come from?" Than field questions like "Why does Anakin turn bad?" and "What do you mean: Obi Wan is Ben Kenobi?" or the worst... "Who's this guy, mommy?" (Thank you Google!!)

Then: April 2011 Walt Disney World


Now: Silly soccer stud


Evelyn - The DD. She's 2.. well, in just 2 days! She actually shares a birthday with her daddy so we're all excited to celebrate this week. She's my girly girl (Thank god!) and is already asking in her little way when we can go back to Disney. "Mommy? Princess castle? Mickey? Go now?"

Then: April 2011 Walt Disney World


Now: Goofy girl with a sweet tooth!


Ok, here's me, Lauren. And DH, Eric. We went to Disney World last year for a trip DH put together for the HS Band. The kids and I were lucky enough to tag along and we brought my mom to help out. We had so much fun but it was a lot of work too since it wasn't really a "family" vacation.

Then: Awwww... Aren't we cute?


One of my favorites. 3 generations of Princesses!


Now: Yup. That's more like it.


We are SOOOOO excited about this trip! We're celebrating EVERYTHING! Our Anniversary, DS's preschool "graduation" (my baby's going to Kindergarten! ), our first REAL family vacation (NOT visiting family and NOT working!!) and last but not least, my late father's birthday. I can't wait to say a special prayer for him. He loved Disney so much!

Ok, so here we are! Did I mention how EXCITED we all are??

Next up details... Where did DH book our rooms??
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Old 05-13-2012, 06:43 PM   #7
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Love it! What a wonderful surprise and what a beautiful family you have! My little boy is sitting beside me reading the Star Wars Encyclopedia to me right now and and he loves your son's hat! Plus my daughter's name is Evelyn too - great minds think alike!
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:36 PM   #8
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That is so sweet!!!!! I'm onboard!
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What a great Mother's Day present!!

Looking forward to hearing more about your plans
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Love it! What a wonderful surprise and what a beautiful family you have! My little boy is sitting beside me reading the Star Wars Encyclopedia to me right now and and he loves your son's hat! Plus my daughter's name is Evelyn too - great minds think alike!
Thank you! The Star Wars thing seemed to come out of nowhere! Its so much fun to see them so "into" something though. Congrats to you on your soon-to-be new addition!

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What a great Mother's Day present!!

Looking forward to hearing more about your plans
It was the best present ever & I am excited to share with everyone!
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We're going to the Caribbean!!

Well, I just called and booked the MAGICAL EXPRESS to pick us up at the air port and bring us to....

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort! And guess what else? DH booked us a Pirate room ! Oh my goodness, my son is so excited. He asks to see pictures of the room every day.

...And since we were staying in a Pirate room I just HAD to book....

The PIRATES LEAGUE! I honestly think I'm more excited about the Pirates Lague than DS is. If that's even possible. I think it has something to do with that secret treasure room. I just CAN'T STAND not knowing what's in there!

...And since DS is doing the Pirates League, and I couldn't leave DD out of the fun, I just HAD to book...

Her FIRST HAIR CUT! At Harmony Barber Shop. I always thought this looked like so much fun and I never thought we'd be able to do it. She's turning two on Wednesday so I figured we'd need to cut her hair before we got the chance to go back BUT I think I can hold out for another 2 months!! She'll just have to wear pony tails until then.

Next up... Mmmmm.... Disney Dining & ADR's
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what a great mothers day surprise!! super exciting! I'm in!
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What a great surprise!

I'll be living vicariously through you since we already took our Disney trip this year and November 2013 is a looooong way away! Your family is adorable!
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Well, I just called and booked the MAGICAL EXPRESS to pick us up at the air port and bring us to....

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort! And guess what else? DH booked us a Pirate room ! Oh my goodness, my son is so excited. He asks to see pictures of the room every day.

...And since we were staying in a Pirate room I just HAD to book....

The PIRATES LEAGUE! I honestly think I'm more excited about the Pirates Lague than DS is. If that's even possible. I think it has something to do with that secret treasure room. I just CAN'T STAND not knowing what's in there!

...And since DS is doing the Pirates League, and I couldn't leave DD out of the fun, I just HAD to book...

Her FIRST HAIR CUT! At Harmony Barber Shop. I always thought this looked like so much fun and I never thought we'd be able to do it. She's turning two on Wednesday so I figured we'd need to cut her hair before we got the chance to go back BUT I think I can hold out for another 2 months!! She'll just have to wear pony tails until then.

Next up... Mmmmm.... Disney Dining & ADR's
We stayed at CBR back in Aug 2008, I would like to see how the resort has changed since we were there last. They were doing so much work on the place.

How fun for Pirates Leage AND Harmony Barber Shop! Congrats on getting those!

Cant wait to see what you have planned for ADRs
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