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Old 02-25-2013, 11:21 AM   #1
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Quick! Someone sedate me!

Our trip is only 5 days away and I'm so excited I just know I'm going to give it away before the big surprise!

I guess I'm going to focus on boring things like laundry and getting the house in order for the trip (I like coming home to an extra clean house) to keep my giddiness from spilling out lol

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Old 02-25-2013, 11:30 AM   #2
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We fly down Wednesday, I still have two working days and my wife just finished her last night shift this AM, she is now packing and getting things organized.

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Old 02-25-2013, 11:46 AM   #3
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Our trip is only 5 days away and I'm so excited I just know I'm going to give it away before the big surprise!

I guess I'm going to focus on boring things like laundry and getting the house in order for the trip (I like coming home to an extra clean house) to keep my giddiness from spilling out lol

Come on Saturday!
This made me We leave in 12 days for our first spring break trip. I'm starting to get really excited!
Today, we are in the middle of a major blizzard, so I will be spending a lot of time on DISboards!
You will have a great time! Saturday will be here before you know it!!
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:52 AM   #4
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So exciting!

We leave Thursday after work and I can hardly stand it! I am almost all packed and all snacks have been purchased! I'm ready to go!!
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:46 PM   #5
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So close!! If you made it this far, you can conquer the last couple of days! So excited for you and your son

We're still too far out to pull out the suitcases or get much prep work done but the last month FLEW by so the next couple of weeks are going to go just as quick I'm sure. Our kids still don't know either. Still working on how to tell them...
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:34 PM   #6
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I am finally done with the waiting, packing, planning, and cleaning! We are a couple hours into our drive to California.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:37 PM   #7
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The hardest thing is trying to sleep the nights before the trip! Even a week out, I start having a tad bit of insomnia xD
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:48 PM   #8
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The hardest thing is trying to sleep the nights before the trip! Even a week out, I start having a tad bit of insomnia xD
Pssst... Melatonin....

Works wonders and very mild... highly recommend it for this exact purpose. I could never sleep Sunday nights. Someone recommended this and I sleep like a baby... at least one day a week
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:06 PM   #9
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I felt the same way when I won a couple of tickets to Knotts Berry Farm for my trip in Nov. I'm the biggest ride Chicken around (you can hear the clucking from here!!), so I'm going to have to go on California Screamin' a couple of times the night before I go to Knotts, as I've never been on a roller coaster before (I'm that chicken!!).
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:09 PM   #10
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So exciting! I bet your kids are wondering why you're acting strange - if they notice.
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:02 PM   #11
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We fly down Wednesday, I still have two working days and my wife just finished her last night shift this AM, she is now packing and getting things organized.

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Yay! You're almost there!

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This made me We leave in 12 days for our first spring break trip. I'm starting to get really excited!
Today, we are in the middle of a major blizzard, so I will be spending a lot of time on DISboards!
You will have a great time! Saturday will be here before you know it!!
It WILL be here before I know it and then before I know it it'll be the day return home. Well there's a sobering thought

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So exciting!

We leave Thursday after work and I can hardly stand it! I am almost all packed and all snacks have been purchased! I'm ready to go!!
Me, too! DS is currently banned from in our closet because it's full of variety packs of chips and crackers and juice boxes just waiting to be loaded into the car. I love Costco

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So close!! If you made it this far, you can conquer the last couple of days! So excited for you and your son

We're still too far out to pull out the suitcases or get much prep work done but the last month FLEW by so the next couple of weeks are going to go just as quick I'm sure. Our kids still don't know either. Still working on how to tell them...
I'm sure it'll be memorable however you decide to tell them I'll post a video of our big reveal when we get home. Unless it just horribly wrong

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I am finally done with the waiting, packing, planning, and cleaning! We are a couple hours into our drive to California.
Yay!! You should be there by now! Hope you're having a blast! Let me know how the crowds are when you go to the parks

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The hardest thing is trying to sleep the nights before the trip! Even a week out, I start having a tad bit of insomnia xD
I get insomnia when there isn't exciting trip to look forward to, so yes, this is not helping that lol Melatonin works wonders, though, as recommended by SweetAlex. Maybe it will you, too?

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Pssst... Melatonin....

Works wonders and very mild... highly recommend it for this exact purpose. I could never sleep Sunday nights. Someone recommended this and I sleep like a baby... at least one day a week
Agree completely! I love melatonin!

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So exciting! I bet your kids are wondering why you're acting strange - if they notice.
Our son is four, but super perceptive, so wouldn't shock me if he suspects something up, but I hope we've managed to keep him from guessing!

I'm heading out tonight pick up a few more last minute things for the trip (things I haven't been able to pick up yet because he's almost always with me). Then tomorrow I've got to start packing so that it's all left for Friday night.
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:57 PM   #12
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So happy for everyone! We arrive on Friday. Doing 8 million loads of laundry to get ready. Packing soon! Woo hoo!
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:08 PM   #13
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:49 PM   #14
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Our trip is only 5 days away and I'm so excited I just know I'm going to give it away before the big surprise!

I guess I'm going to focus on boring things like laundry and getting the house in order for the trip (I like coming home to an extra clean house) to keep my giddiness from spilling out lol

Come on Saturday!
We have been planning since 3/12. Kids have no idea. Hopefully they don't overhear us discussing any details. With our work schedules we get very little time to discuss details when they are not around. They know we are going to CA for a trip to San Diego but they have no idea we are going to the happiest place on earth. So we are going to concentrate on packing and cleaning the house. Found it interesting to find out we are not the only people that like coming home to a perfectly clean house after their vacation.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:01 AM   #15
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I am so excited for you! Have a great time!
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