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Old 10-31-2012, 08:22 AM   #1
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Surprizing our new family of 6 with a Dec 2012 trip to WDW!!!!

It is 8:50am and I am waiting for DBF to call so, we can reconfirm...for the 1000th time that we are really going to do this!!! We have been planning and replanning...and crunching numbers...and as of lately waiting for this hurricane to pass to book this trip. And here we are TODAY...ready to go forward!!! He usually calls from work around 9, once all the kids are off to school to say hi...so, I'm waiting for that and the final "GO" to make the official call.
Let me introduce ourselves:
I have been a single mom, to three amazing daughters for the past 4 years...ages 16, 15, and 11. I met DBF about a year and a half ago, he has one son, age 14. I am a fulltime nurse and will admit that I have a HUGE Disney obsession. Not sure how I got so lucky to have met a man, like DBF but, I could not be any luckier! He treats my girls and I like gold!
DBF is a police officer, a marine and the best dad a boy could ever ask for! He has had sole custody of his son for the past six years and has never for one second put anything else ahead of his son! I love him beyond words for that! He has been working crazy hours since this hurricane and we have been waiting to book to make sure that we were not going to have major damage to the house...feeling so blessed that we made it through unscathed!!!
DD16 makes me proud of her everyday! She is a straight A student, soccer and lacrosse player, works part time! She has been the mother hen, watching over EVERYONE and deserves a vacation...she has truly earned some time off!She will be VERY excited to hear about this trip!
DD15 also makes me proud...and makes me laugh! Another straight A student, my basketball and lacrosse player. She takes risks, which to her luck usually pay off! She is so funny and adventerous...she amazes me everyday!
DD11 is the most caring of the three girls...the most nurturing...she would have made the BEST big sister...if things work out the way we hope, she may get the chance!
DSS14 is a very caring, sweet boy who has gone from being an only child to living in a house with 4 females! He has adapted quite well, the girls love having him around and he really seems to love having gone from a family of 2 to a family of 6! He has high hopes of following daddy's footsteps into the marines and then law enforcement.
DBF and DSS moved into our house, about two months ago. We have talked about marriage, another baby, doing major renovations to this house that was not built for 6...BUT, after much discussion we have decided that we want to take our first family vacation. I have been a HUGE Disney fan for year...DBF and son have never been so, WDW was an easy decision!
Our thoughts: The Fort Wildnerness cabins from 12/9-15...never stayed there so, this will be a new beginning for all of us!
Just hung up with DBF...it's a GO!!!! Wish me luck...GOING TO MAKE THE CALL!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:32 AM   #2
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Sounds like you have a wonderful family! And congrats for getting the go-ahead, have fun booking!!
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:53 AM   #3
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IT'S OFFICIAL!!! WE'RE GOING TO DISNEY!!!!!!!!!!!!

The plans: 12/9-12/15 at Fort Wilderness cabins and 7dbase tix!!!! Hoping to do the MVMCP on Tuesday, 12/11.
Next plan: airfare...and dining!!! I'm so excited...planning is one of the best parts!!!!!!!
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:54 AM   #4
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Thank you! I am so blessed and lucky to have the family, that I have...and for so many other reasons! Feeling like the luckiest girl on the planet, right now!
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:48 AM   #5
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WAIT!! The next plan is not airfare or dining...it is HOW DO WE SURPRIZE THE KIDS???
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:52 AM   #6
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Oh sooo VERY excited for your family! So, I am guessing the kids don't know? This will be such an amazing trip! Looking forward to all the details...
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:55 AM   #7
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WAIT!! The next plan is not airfare or dining...it is HOW DO WE SURPRIZE THE KIDS???
We just surprised our 3 kiddos on Monday as we were stuck in the house as Sandy visited... I still don't have internet to upload the video but here is the link to the post where I describe what we did..

post number 17...

http://www.disboards.com/showthread....3009619&page=2

Your kids are the PERFECT age for a surprise... mine are 10,10 and 13 and it was a great sucess... we surprised them when they were 4,4, and 7 and it was good but they handled it better this time around...
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Old 10-31-2012, 04:23 PM   #8
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Mouseketeer Mom: OMG...we have SO much to talk about! AND so much in common!!! Can't to chat! Lol...KOTS...the Keeper of the Secret!" Love it!
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Old 10-31-2012, 04:35 PM   #9
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OMG...this is really happening!!!!!!! I got so much done today. I booked and paid for the room and tickets in full! I then booked flights...and got a great deal I might add! We are flying down at 6am, nonstop arriving at MCO at 9:15am...which will give us a whole day at WDW. That'll mean getting up around 3-4am but, who is complaining??? Certainly NOT me!!!!!!! We fly home around 8p, nonstop, landing in Boston around 11pm. Great flight times...and for a great deal...$228pp roundtrip, nonstop on Jetblue! I have confirmed everything with DBF and now guess who can't keep quiet??? But, I am so excited that he is this excited! He thinks we should tell them tonight, after our house full of people is gone...around 9ish. So, tune in to see if we told the kids and any reactions. However, if I am able to stay quiet about it until then, I may talk him out of that. I really would love to think of something original and REALLY surprize them.
Also, for you FW experts...I requested area 2200...suggestions? opinions? I can't stop smiling...my mind is racing...I still can NOT believe WE ARE GOING TO DISNEY!!!!!!
Oh...and Happy Halloween everyone!!! I should probably go focus on giving out candy!
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Old 10-31-2012, 04:40 PM   #10
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I hope the surprise is awesome. Congrats on booking your trip. We are going Jan 19-27th and I can't wait.
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:45 AM   #11
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OMG...this is really happening!!!!!!! I got so much done today. I booked and paid for the room and tickets in full! I then booked flights...and got a great deal I might add! We are flying down at 6am, nonstop arriving at MCO at 9:15am...which will give us a whole day at WDW. That'll mean getting up around 3-4am but, who is complaining??? Certainly NOT me!!!!!!! We fly home around 8p, nonstop, landing in Boston around 11pm. Great flight times...and for a great deal...$228pp roundtrip, nonstop on Jetblue! I have confirmed everything with DBF and now guess who can't keep quiet??? But, I am so excited that he is this excited! He thinks we should tell them tonight, after our house full of people is gone...around 9ish. So, tune in to see if we told the kids and any reactions. However, if I am able to stay quiet about it until then, I may talk him out of that. I really would love to think of something original and REALLY surprize them.
Also, for you FW experts...I requested area 2200...suggestions? opinions? I can't stop smiling...my mind is racing...I still can NOT believe WE ARE GOING TO DISNEY!!!!!!
Oh...and Happy Halloween everyone!!! I should probably go focus on giving out candy!
Laceamom: I can't wait to find out if you told them!!! I do have some info for you if you are interested. Just regarding golf carts, groceries at the fort etc... Have you found your way over to the camping board yet? Lots of great information on Fort Wilderness...
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:27 AM   #12
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I hope the surprise is awesome. Congrats on booking your trip. We are going Jan 19-27th and I can't wait.
Thank you so much! Congrats on your's, too! Where will you be staying?

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Laceamom: I can't wait to find out if you told them!!! I do have some info for you if you are interested. Just regarding golf carts, groceries at the fort etc... Have you found your way over to the camping board yet? Lots of great information on Fort Wilderness...
Good to know! I am looking so forward to chatting...just have to squeeze in a day of work so, I can start thinking about and planning for all this stuff. We have not stayed at FW before...so, it's all new!
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:40 AM   #13
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So, day two of planning and I'm still in shock that this is really happening!!! We are starting to think about dining...Ohana is at the top of the list. I saw a great deal on the pre-ordered Photopass CD...must be ordered 14 days out. Need to buy tickets for MVMCP. The dogs need a plan...no they are not coming with us. I am so excited I could burst!!!
Two big things that have happened since last night! We paid for the trip in full...when you book only 39 days out...full payment is expected within 24 hours...so, we took care of that "little" thing!
The surprize didnt go exactly as I had planned. I had visions of big Mickey balloons popping out of a box or waking them up on the day we leave with all their bags packed and screaming "we're going to Disney!!!" Nope...DBF said "hey kids, can you come in here...sooooooo, we've decided that we'd like to...." Before he could get the words out...the kids all screamed, "WE'RE GOING TO DISNEY!!!" He and I just looked at each other and laughed. Can't get anything by them...of course, DBF's constant blinking every time Disney was discussed in the last few weeks, didn't help with keeping the cat in the bag! I really just can't believe it's really happening...now that Halloween is over, Christmas decor will be EVERYWHERE...including Disney...especially at Disney...and I really feel SO blessed that I will be there this year to see it...hear it, smell it....
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:51 AM   #14
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We are staying at akv. It's our first time staying on site. So excited.
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Hey Lcaemom, we are patiently awaiting all those newsy updates to your plans
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