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Old 01-23-2014, 09:11 PM   #1546
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Gorgeous, just gorgeous!!! I can't stop saying that!

was that old time phone functional? so pretty and classic. though Cinderella never would have had a phone LOL

I saw a photo of those books on someone's post on facebook and I wondered if they were real fairy tales. Thanks for clarifying!
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:33 PM   #1547
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Gorgeous, just gorgeous!!! I can't stop saying that!

was that old time phone functional? so pretty and classic. though Cinderella never would have had a phone LOL

I saw a photo of those books on someone's post on facebook and I wondered if they were real fairy tales. Thanks for clarifying!
Thanks Mary Ellen! I don't know if the phone worked, I kept my paws off of it. It does seem rather odd since Cinderella wouldn't be chatting on a phone.

I zoomed in on my photo of the books and sure enough it is fairy tales, fables, and nursery rhymes. I can't recall what Caroline said about the books but it had some meaning.
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Old 01-24-2014, 02:05 AM   #1548
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Inserting a Brief Pause here.....

Today, is Emily's 18th birthday!! so we will be celebrating this weekend at ......

A place that has been part of our lives ever since she was wee.....



We'll be staying the weekend at....Disney's Grand Californian Hotel.



Thanks to the great passholder rate that includes a couple extras like a photopass photo and 2 fast passes per guest, we were able to book a room for the weekend. Of course that was after stalking the website since the hotel was fully booked. When a room became available AND it was at the passholder rate I jumped on it!

We will be celebrating her birthday with dinner at Napa Rose, which will be a first for her. Michael and I ate there for our anniversary last summer....



And we ate there in October with Smile4Stamps (Paula)


In honor of this milestone birthday here's a few vintage Emily photos from Disneyland visits past.










I'll be back with updates later next week since I will also be traveling to Vegas for business mid week.

Have a great weekend!




Pardon me while I wipe away a tear....
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Old 01-24-2014, 04:35 AM   #1549
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Adorable Flashback Photos!!!! Have a fantastic weekend!!!

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Old 01-24-2014, 05:44 AM   #1550
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Happy Birthday Em! Enjoy your big day!
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Old 01-24-2014, 05:45 AM   #1551
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I am astonished that I missed part 3 AND part 4 of your tour... I am not sure how that happened?

It is just amazing though - through and through - the details are just gorgeous. I would have thought the DS would have been bigger. But it's beautiful just the same.

Bummer that all of the windows are so full of stained glass that there isn't much of a view from them. It would be nice to have a balcony to sit on or something? LOL I guess that would be a little dangerous.

Thank you so much for taking the time to share this with us, I have thoroughly enjoyed it!

I hope you are well, and I hope Em has a wonderful birthday today!

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Old 01-24-2014, 06:04 AM   #1552
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Great updates. Happy b-day Emme.

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Happy birthday to Emmy! Wow, what adorable pictures of her as a kid!!! Have a great time at Disneyland!
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:56 AM   #1554
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Your years and memories at Disney seem so very special! Enjoy this trip and celebration!
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:02 AM   #1555
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Aawwwww, happy 18th Emily!! I hope you all have an amazing celebration weekend! Enjoy!!!!

The details never cease. I love those stained glass windows! A functioning telescope? Wow. The things they think of. I always wondered where the suite was too, so thank you for that picture taken of the view from one of the windows. Everything in there is so gorgeous. Can't I just live there?
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:42 AM   #1556
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Have a great time this weekend at Disneyland. And happiest of birthdays to Emily. She is one lucky girl to have parents like you guys. Loved the flashback photos too.
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:49 AM   #1557
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Great tour so far! Love all the details in the suite. If I was ever lucky enough to spend a night in that suite I'm pretty sure I won't be able to fall asleep and will want to spend every waking moment enjoying it!

Happy birthday to Emily!! What a great way to celebrate her bday topped off with Napa Rose! Love that restaurant!
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What wonderful pictures of the dream suite! Disney did such an amazing job on all the details, I'm so happy you got a chance to tour it. I think it would have been the funnest job ever to pick out all that stuff in the suite. Can't wait to see the rest!
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:12 AM   #1559
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Ok... So I have been away - partially busy but mostly at WDW....

I just read your updates for the castle suite. I am in pure amazement. How awesome you had the opportunity to do this!!! So amazing!!!

And finally - Happy Birthday Em!! I adore the vintage pics - Both you and Michael have done a great job! Have a fabulous weekend in DL and I look forward to more updates!!
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Emily, May your Birthday be filled with Blessings.
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