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Old 12-17-2012, 12:21 PM   #92
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Subbing! Can't wait to hear about your trip. Bummed we didn't meet up! I think I actually saw you guys at the Osborne Lights, but I was in line for a photopass and you were too far away...of course, after we were done, I didn't see you again! I'm sure you had an amazing time though!
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:38 PM   #93
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I sure hope that your stomach didn't bother you for the whole trip! I'm so glad it's underway, I can't wait to hear about the trip
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:46 PM   #94
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Loved the reveal info (even though I already saw the video and literally ). Sorry your stomach was bothering you, hope it felt better once you landed!

I'm shocked, shocked I tell you that you stopped at Starbucks on the way to the airport Glad you had a good flight and made it there early even. Can't wait for the next update!
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:47 PM   #95
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We finally pulled into the driveway at around 7:05 p.m. My stomach was killing me...really bad pains, but I assumed it was just the stress of finally revealing the huge secret. I texted Andy that we were home and would be up in a minute. So the poor kid started videotaping. Little did we know, that after my husband took his shoes off, emptied his pocket, went to the bathroom that he would have to go and turn every single Christmas light on in the house. He was killing me...and Andy!


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He walked in the bedroom confused and then saw the suitcase on the bed with a poster and just shrugged his shoulders as if saying "what the heck is going on?"

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and the fun began. As many of you already know, I couldn't post the video on the DIS because my wonderful husband decided to slip and say two profanity words. For those who have not seen it on FB and want to see it, send me a PM and I will send you the link for the Youtube video.
Love it! I loved the video too. SO glad you guys were able to pull this off!

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We got back home and it was time to pack. I have NEVER in my life packed so hastily and ended up forgetting a few things...but, luckily, nothing vital.
Understandable. As long as you had your boarding passes, everything else is good.

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We were out the door at 6:20 and our first stop on the way to Midway Airport was here:
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We took off right on time and had a smooth flight all the way. After we reached the proper altitude, they came around with snacks and Mark decided to be creative:

Hmmm...this reminds me of something. Hang on, I'll get it.
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:13 PM   #97
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The video is great. My laptop acted up the first few times I attempted to view it, but third time was a charm.

I'm sorry you forgot a few things, though I'm sure you remembered the suitcase, unlike some people I know.

Cute Mickey cookie sculpture by Mark.

I feel bad for Mark that he was told Nikki and Todd wouldn't be there, a 2 day Christmas party huh? Can't wait to see how things went when he saw they were celebrating his birthday with him.
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:23 PM   #98
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Fantastic update!! I was so excited reading about it and I already knew what happened!!

Again...love the video reveal! Love that Andy hid Mickey in the suitcase...so cute!

Great pictures on the plane and at MCO...you all look so happy.

And Starbucks? Again? No kidding!! How many do we have here in Chicago? A million? Let's pick one already and meet!! There is always something happening and Christmas time is no exception but we must stop for a bit and have some coffee....or hot chocolate...or tea. Soon!
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:32 PM   #99
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Yay for pulling off the surprise! Sorry your stomach hurt! Hopefully it went away soon.

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Old 12-17-2012, 02:51 PM   #100
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YAY!!!! You pulled it off! I would never have been able to keep my mouth shut.

Lanie is so excited to be "reading" this with me and she said to say she loves Mr. Mark's "Mickey Pants" hat. Stylish choice (4 year old approved!)

Bummer about your stomach. Hopefully it calmed down with it's usual dose of Starbucks.

Too cute that Mark couldn't sleep because he was too excited. I'm still the same way too.
Love that Andy and Des are along, too bad Mark & Alicia couldn't make it.
And I love that Todd had a two day work thing...

Your family is so awesome!
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Love the surprise story and seeing you on your way! Can't wait to read more!
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:46 PM   #102
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enjoyed the update...i also enjoyed the video the even though the beginning i had to make a sandwich and eat it before he came into the room.




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Old 12-17-2012, 04:36 PM   #104
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Now I understand why the door was video taped so long before Mark came in The excitemnet and surprises have began !!!!
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:07 PM   #105
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luvin the update glad the surprise went down well. I loved his happy dance in the video.
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