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Old 12-19-2012, 04:06 PM   #151
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oohhhh noooo you got me a bit worried here. I will be booking our November 2013 trip in the next few days and it's between POR, and CSR.

Hopefully it was nothing too major of a problem for you.
Unless they move Pop Warner to Nov, you should be good.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:44 PM   #152
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I'm here! I haven't been on the DIS for months but I had to read your TR since we were all so excited for your surprise trip! Will try to get back into the swing of DISing in 2013! I miss my DIS friends that aren't my FB friends!
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:54 PM   #153
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Kathy,
Better late than never I suppose. I just subscribed to your trip report and am all caught up now. I love that you surprised Mark with this trip. That's fabulous. We were at Disney last year before Christmas. The decorations were wonderful and I was like a 3 year old at Osbourne lights. Soooooo beautiful! Words and pics do not do it justice do they.
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:01 PM   #154
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Awesome about getting a real ME bus... And loved the surprise that you and Nicki pulled off - it couldn't have been more perfect!

Kind of curious why your room location was an issue this time... I've never stayed at CSR, so...

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Old 12-19-2012, 06:46 PM   #155
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Yay a real ME bus! I'm so excited to finally be trying the ME in February!

Ahhh I'm so glad the surprise with Nicki went so perfect! I love the video!

The Dolphin looks so pretty, I really love that tree!
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:04 PM   #156
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What a fun update! Even though I've turned into a deluxe snob , I have often thought fondly of CSR and I'm looking forward to returning in a couple weeks.

Great video! You gotta love Nicki! She's just one of those people who, right away, you feel like you've known forever! I was so happy to run into her and Todd in October.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:47 PM   #157
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I will respond to everyone later (running to the mall...heaven help us...for a few last minute Christmas gifts).

But I wanted to take a moment to tell you that the DIS lost a wonderful person today. Her name was Tracy (she was manntra here on the DIS). I never had the pleasure of meeting Tracy in person, but we were FB friends and we exchanged messages and comments on FB. She was a lovely woman who fought hard against her cancer. Rest in Peace my friend...you will be truly missed.
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Mark and I sat in the front row, and Andy and Des sat behind us. We waited about 10 minutes for the bus to load and we were on our way. Nicki and I were texting each other back and forth. In fact, we were doing it so much, that my phone was losing charge really fast.

My phone was dying fast too, I was impatiently waiting for you guys to land and get moving!

Todd and Nicki were at lunch at their resort and I told them they best get over to Coronado pronto so that we could surprise Mark.

We never ate so fast in our life! So glad we beat you guys and we had time to spare and shopped in the gift shop and sat by the bar outside

I texted Nicki one more time and said "we are here." She was instructed to sit on the opposite side of the fountain where Mark would not see her when we walked in. We proceeded to head toward the registration desk to check in, with Mark leading the way. This was NOT planned and I'm not sure why he did it...I always check us in since I do all of the planning. But it worked out, because as I slowly walked behind him, the following happened:



(Click on picture to see video).

I just love that video! All of our planning and plotting for six months went out the window the night before when Todd surprised me with leaving a day earlier! Meeting at the resort was perfect, I just wish he didnt turn around so fast

I had tears in my eyes yet again because my husband was on because his Nicki was there. The surprise was now complete and it had all worked out perfectly.

That was the best hug ever...followed by your best hug ever! He looked shocked and thrilled to see me coming at him!

Todd and Nicki went back to their resort to freshen up and we did the same with the plans that we'd meet them at the Dolphin at 5 p.m.

I hated leaving you but it was just for 2 hours lol
The decorations at the CSR and the Dolphin were so beautiful...in all the trips for the holidays we never thought to make it over to the Swanphin to check them out, so glad we did!
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:09 PM   #159
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I don't get tired watching the little video of Mark meeting Nicki, it's too cute.
I never get tired of watching it either Karin!

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Wasn't Mark getting kind of curious why you were texting so much?? Or is seeing you texting about as typical as seeing you with a Starbucks cup?
Mark is used to the two of us texting, calling, emailing, Facebooking etc...He might think it odd if she wasnt texting me lol!

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Great video! You gotta love Nicki! She's just one of those people who, right away, you feel like you've known forever! I was so happy to run into her and Todd in October.
Isnt that a cute video! I wish it was longer because goodness knows we stood there for a long time hugging and chatting it up! Those are such sweet words and from the moment I saw you at Cape May I felt like we knew each other too! Loved seeing you at F&W, hope we can catch up in WDW again sometime....and have the bestest time ever on your holiday trip with Max!

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But I wanted to take a moment to tell you that the DIS lost a wonderful person today. Her name was Tracy (she was manntra here on the DIS). I never had the pleasure of meeting Tracy in person, but we were FB friends and we exchanged messages and comments on FB. She was a lovely woman who fought hard against her cancer. Rest in Peace my friend...you will be truly missed.
I am so sorry for your loss Kathy, my thoughts and prayers go out to her family
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Yay for 1st row and a real ME bus!

I loved watching the video with Nicki again and again and again!

Boo for Pop Warner ruining CSR for you....although I am intrigued to hear the details.

Sorry for the loss of your friend. Peace be with all.
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Great update and loved the suprise! You have me curious to know what didn't go so well for you over there....hmmmmm. Too many conventioners staying in your favorite spot?

Sorry for the loss of your friend.
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I will respond to everyone later (running to the mall...heaven help us...for a few last minute Christmas gifts).

But I wanted to take a moment to tell you that the DIS lost a wonderful person today. Her name was Tracy (she was manntra here on the DIS). I never had the pleasure of meeting Tracy in person, but we were FB friends and we exchanged messages and comments on FB. She was a lovely woman who fought hard against her cancer. Rest in Peace my friend...you will be truly missed.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:47 AM   #163
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I sent you a PM with the link to the video on Youtube...hope you got it.

Please don't worry about being late...we've not gotten too far yet.
I got it, LOVED it and responded...That was such a great surprise. I can only imagine how excited Mark was to find out instead of what he had planned for the next few days he was ACTUALLY going to the happiest place on EARTH! SO exciting dear friend. KUDOS on pulling it off!

I am truly sorry about your friend Kathy.

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Such a great surprise.

Can I just say I love that tree at the Dolphin!
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I watched the video three times...and I smiled three times. He is one happy man! Gotta love these feel good moments in life to carry us through normal life and tough times.

Thoughts and prayers have come from all over for Tracy's family. I hope they get just a glimpse of what she had going with her DIS community.
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