Fairy GodMAW Grants Princess Bella's WISH! Update 12/2 - One more sleep til Disney!

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  1. yinyanggirls

    yinyanggirls DIS Veteran

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    Wow, by the time you read this (since your light is off tonight - good girl) you will only have one day left!!! Crazy!
     
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  3. StefaniLyn

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    Yesterday, in the midst of my packing, I noticed the mailman put ANOTHER package into our mailbox! Just when I thought the Big Give had given us everything, there was MORE!

    The package was from Crystal in Virginia. DIS Id TinkaBelle!
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    Bella was super excited to open it . . . . after her chores of course!

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    And inside were 3 adorable Tinkerbell skirts with matching shirts! Look at the cute Tink outfit and ribbon wings! And it gets better . . . . . matching hair accessories!
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    Check out Kennedy showing off her hair bow! She LOVES it!
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    A sassy little girl . . . just like Tinkerbell!
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    Aren't these the cutest things you've ever seen? AJ was thrilled that her shirt is, once again, a big sis version!
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    THANK YOU SO MUCH CRYSTAL!!!!

    And this afternoon, I returned home from buying socks to find this on my stoop:

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    and guess what was inside?

    BEDDING!!!! and another surprise. This was the bedding set I wrote about yesterday from DISer aaronandterri

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    it's even more beautiful in real life!

    and there was another surprise:
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    a fun box of games for Bella to play in her new princess bedroom!

    THANK YOU TERRI! I can't wait to return home and see it on Bella's bed!

    And last, but not least. Yesterday, after I purchased some fabric at JoAnn's, I returned home and quickly sewed three skirts! Yep, you read that right . . . I . . . sewed! They aren't great and to be honest the "sew-easy" pattern was a challenge for me. But I needed something for the girls to wear while at US/IOA and we all love the Grinch. I wasn't able to find any Grinch fabric, but the one I found was pretty cute and the colors were Grinch-y. I had purchased the leggings and tops on Black Friday with something like this in mind.
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    The waistlines are pretty sad, in fact I need to replace the skinny elastic with thicker stuff which I will do in FLA.
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    But they look okay from a distance and that's all that really matters, right?
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    My sewing is atrocious compared to the impeccable seams I have seen in our Big Give gifts, but as long as the skirts don't fall apart while we're at the park, the skirts will serve their purpose!

    Oops! I almost forgot -

    MICKEY MAIL came today!

    A postcard from Bella's Fairy Godmother!

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    To summarize, the Fairy Godmother told Bella that her arrival day is the same as Walt Disney's birthday! She also said she can't wait to see Bella at WDW in just a few days! Very exciting!
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    AJ and Kennedy recieved postcards too! Unfortunately, I didn't get pictures of them. AJ's postcard was an Expedition Everest one - a favorite ride of hers! And Kennedy's was Finding Nemo!

    Thank you Fairy Godmailer!
     
  4. cajunfan

    cajunfan Welcome to the DIS where wishes come true.

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    Your skirts are great! The whole outfit is sooooo CUTE!

    Take a minute to BREATHE! and....

    HAVE A FUN, MEMORY FILLED TRIP!

    Lynn
     
  5. kdzbear

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    I think you did a great job on the skirts. The outfits for meeting the Grinch are perfect! :santa:
     
  6. All7OfUs

    All7OfUs <font color=darkorchid>We too are so very NOT into

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    :woohoo:Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand they're off!!!!:woohoo:
     
  7. pipersmom

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    You did a great job on the skirts! Replacing the elastic is an easy thing, everyone is going to think the girls look fantastic!! I also love the Tink outfits, the ribbon wings are so cool, the Boutiquers are so creative! You've gotten so much done...have a wonderful trip!!
     
  8. that's nice

    that's nice DIS Dad #330

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    :cool1::cool1:1 Day To Go!!!!!!!:cool1::cool1:

    The girls new outfits are really cool!

    You did a great job sewing theirs too!

    What time are you leaving tomorrow. I'm sure you have it written somewhere.. i just can't find it.:confused3
     
  9. Tinka_Belle

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    Stephanie-Your girls are so pretty!! I love the skirts that you made. They are perfect for going to see the Grinch!!


    psst! I'm in Louisiana. :lmao:
     
  10. StefaniLyn

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    now just one more sleep . . . . but really? who's gonna be able to sleep tonight? :lmao:
    I was naughty last night and showed up again here at 2am.
    Thanks! Because I got almost everything done yesterday, I actually will be able to breathe today. It feels good to be mostly packed and ready to go!
    Whoa horsie! Not quite yet! We actually leave tomorrow morning - about 18 hours from now! You didn't really think I'd leave without saying Good Bye did you?
    I'm not worried about the elastic. I did't sew the seam shut and Grandma is going to be there so when I say "I'm going to replace . . . " I actually mean "I'm going to ask master sewer grandma to replace . . . " :rotfl2: the elastic!
    I absolutely love the wings too. I just hope they don't get crushed in the luggage on the way down. I tried to pack them carefully so they weren't bent or smushed. Keep your fingers crossed!

    :banana::banana::banana:for just one more day! and Thanks :)

    Our LIMOUSINE :dance3: is picking us up at 4:45 tomorrow morning. I hope the girls are awake enough to realize what they are riding in. It's not been easy for me to keep that secret to myself!
    I recieved a call yesterday from Make A Wish that our flight has been changed to earlier. We were originally taking off at 7:25 and now it's 7:05. Looking at the bright side of things (and ignoring the fact that we need to get up even earlier), that means 20 more minutes in Florida! :laughing:

    Thanks, but they are seriously sad when compared to your gorgeous creations! Thank you once again for the beautiful outfits! I can't wait for the girls to wear them!

    And are you SURE you're in Louisiana? :rotfl: Oops! I think I confused your "LA" for a "VA". And it's double-tricky because isn't your city (purposely omitting the name so other moms seeking adorable Tinkerbell outfits can't hunt you down, kidnap you, and force you to create beautiful clothes for their daughters as well) also a large city in Virginia? As I tell my DDs, I've never been wrong before:lmao:, so just in case you may want to ask someone and make sure you're in the right state:rotfl2:
     
  11. maroo

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    I simply can't believe you guys are leaving soon!!!

    It seems like just yesterday that you started this amazing pre-trip report! :goodvibes
     
  12. StefaniLyn

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    This is it folks . . . . . just ONE MORE DAY TO GO!!!!!

    One more day until Bella's Magical Wish Trip to DisneyWorld (and those other parks too) :rotfl:
    One more day until we can forget about the past 5 years of medical $#%& and just be a 'normal' family at GKTW
    One more day until we have 10 full days without appointments, tests, labs, or needles
    One more day until "special needs" just means we need extra pampering. On this trip we will ALL have special needs!
    One more day until Bella, AJ, and Kennedy enjoy 10 days of indulgence, pampering, and being treated like the true princesses they are.
    One more day until we put worrying about the future on pause and just enjoy the present moment with our family.
    One more day.

    Well, thanks to all of your and your encouragement over the past 2 days, I have time to write that sappy stuff above!

    I am packed! We are ready to go with time to spare! I just have a few loose ends to tie up here today but, as suggested by many, I am going to take a deep breath, relax, and prepare myself to enjoy the trip of a lifetime!

    Look what I made yesterday:
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    If you happen to see these in the parks in the next 10 days, please stop me and say HI! I'd love to meet a fellow DISer in person!

    And because you all have been such great motivation, I'm going to post one last list here of miscellaneous things to be done before we leave.

    *take a key over to Wendy (muralist)
    *post day 7 plans(the remaining days are pretty easy, but I need a little direction on day 7)
    *fill out and mail in rebate forms from Black Friday
    *return paint swatches to Michelle
    *return movies to Jen
    *charge all portable electronics (3XDS, 4XiPod, 2X cell phones, batteries for cameras)
    *lunch - maybe with a friend
    *take a long, hot bath
    *finish putting up Christmas decorations inside
    *1 last load of laundry
    *clean the house
    *consolidate all bedroom makeover items into one neat pile

    *relax . . . . . really!


    I'll pop in here a couple of times today to (hopefully) update this list with lots of green! And then tonight, post one final update before we leave!
     
  13. All7OfUs

    All7OfUs <font color=darkorchid>We too are so very NOT into

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    Well, technically it IS tomorrow over here (in an hour) so I was close.

    :lmao:
     
  14. Tinka_Belle

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    Yup It sure it!! And what's funny is that my daughter's grandma moved from here to the town in VA!!:lmao:
     
  15. teresajoy

    teresajoy <font color=deeppink>World's Proudest Aunt!<br><fo

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    I was WONDERING when you'd moved to Virginia!!! :rotfl2:



    Oh, that just made me all teary eyed!!!

    Remember you should have two packages waiting for you at GKTW, so make sure to ask for them. :thumbsup2

    I love the LGMHs!!! Heather made some for us on our last Big Family Trip. Mine is getting a little worn out, I need to get her to make me some more! I had several people come up and stop me because they saw them, and I stopped a few people when I saw theirs. Just a tip, you might want to write down their Dis names right after you meet them so you don't forget! And, I always asked to take a picture with them too. Which, is QUITE outgoing for me!

    You guys have a WONDERFUL, MAGICAL trip!!!!! :hug:
     
  16. jessica52877

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    Have fun! I LOVE the lists! I wish I could run into you at the World. It is raining and ugly outside right now!
     
  17. 2cutekidz

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    Have a FABULOUS trip!!
     
  18. Momofwishkid

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    :cool1: You accomplished soo much yesterday. The outfits are adorable tinkerbell ones so cute and your grinch outfits turns out wonderful! Belive me its better than I could have done. Hope you get that hot bath and lunch with a friend today. You have to get pics of the girls taking off the last mickey head tonight! :banana:
     
  19. StefaniLyn

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    Thanks so much for all of your contributions to my PTR Maroo! Your expertise and advice are invaluable. I'm so sad that we won't be able to meet up but please take this HUGE CYBER HUG in lieu of a real one! :hug:
    Lol, Liesa you officially live in Tomorrowland! I love it! Yes, you were close. Close enough, but I do need these few extra hours to take care of little details so don't push me out the door yet!
    :rotfl2: too funny!
    I called GKTW yesterday to ask about the castle villa and gave them a heads up on the packages too! Thanks for the reminder! With all the packages, GKTW might think we are moving in!

    Let me know if Heather isn't able to make you new LGMH and I'd be happy to make you some! I am keeping a pen and notepad in my backpack for writing down names. Also, check back later tonight as I'm going to post a couple more xtras that I had time to make since the packing is finished!

    I wish we could too! It's 50 and overcast here in WI right now (very good for Dec. in WI) but I hear the next 2 weeks are supposed to be below average temps and SNOW! Woo hoo for going to FLORIDA!
    Thank you!
    Yesterday was indeed a remarkably productive day for me. I'm so glad I got it all done so I could relax today! Oh yes! Definitely going to snap a picture with the last Mickey Head being removed!
     
  20. maroo

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    Huge Cyber Hug right back at you! :grouphug:

    You guys are going to have a great time!!



    Don't worry about updating us while you are gone...Really. Enjoy your trip! You can tell us all about it when you get back. :)

    It is here!!!!!! :woohoo:
     
  21. jham

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    Have a great trip! I'm so excited for you! I love the grinchy skirts you made. We disboutiquers could've warned you that you would not find any grinch fabric. That stuff is very hard to come by! :rotfl: Wishing you lots of magic and pixie dust!
     

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