**Faith and Max's 12.22.12 Swan/Garden Grove/ADH Wedding!!** UPDATED 16!!

Discussion in 'Planning our Happily Ever After' started by MrsDuck, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. Sizzle

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    Oh, I can't wait to see the results of your hair trial! I'm supremely jealous that you are local and get the dry run :cutie:

    You are going to do SO great at the 5K! It's so cool that you and your Mom get the chance to do that together. And having all of those awesome dance outfits to chose from, NICE! I just started training for my own that I will be running in April, but there is no dress up. You've inspired me though, maybe I'll just show up in my own tutu :rotfl:
     
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  3. CDsSleepingBeauty

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    I love the costumes! :laughing: I was a dancer, too (age 2-18)! :goodvibes Have fun at the marathon and your hair trial!
     
  4. Jilian

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    OMG, I'm dying over the princess kitty picture!

    You and your mom are so cute! I think you'll look adorable with your tutus running. Have fun together.

    Yay for AK, I love it there now. It is my new fave place, so relaxing.

    Good luck on your midterm, I'm sure you'll rock it.
     
  5. belle2211

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    Love the costumes! People definitely dress up to race! You'll see everything from full out costumes, to just plain running clothes. I'm so jealous you're going to be wearing tutus!!! I want to wear one so badly, but the friend I'm running with won't wear one. It was pulling teeth to get her to wear a tiara! Maybe I'll see you there!
     
  6. jessiegirl84

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    Good luck for your race!! I hope it goes well. Your costumes are so cute, especially love the one of your kitty with the tutu thats definitely something I would do to my cats hehe.

    I hope your hair trial goes really well! Your so lucky that you don't live that far from the happiest place on earth :)
     
  7. Chilly

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    Sending lots of pixie dust your way :wizard::wizard::wizard::wizard:
     
  8. DoomBuggy0922

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    Yay! I've missed your updates, Faith! You and your mom look adorable in your tutus. :D

    Sending you MAJOR pixie dust. :wizard:

    Are you going to get one of the new princess dooneys at the expo? If so, I am majorly jealous!
     
  9. Shannon84

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    Oh my gosh wear the full costumes!!!

    and bring kitty in the tutu :rotfl:

    I love that you ladies are wearing tutus for the race..I have always wanted to dress up for a race but haven't followed through with it!!

    You are going to have so much fun, take pictures, I cant wait to see it!!

    Ps we have a mimi's cafe right around the corner from my condo...come visit Ill take you :rotfl:
     
  10. Icecoldpenguin

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    Kitty in a tutu is the best ever!

    Teresa
     
  11. tinydancr06

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    I love your tutus!!! I hope you have a great trip! I JUST signed up for the Everest Challenge with a friend. That'll be my first race ever so let me know how it is! Can't wait to hear about the hair trial, too!
     
  12. princess_ariel_85

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    Love the costumes!

    Love the cat in the tutu, so cute... but I have to mention your Princess Peach tutu - it's awesome. I'm a big Super Mario geek.

    Saw the pic of you and your mum on FB, congratulations! xxx
     
  13. MrsDuck

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    Happy Monday, everyone!

    So, everyone needs to stop what they're doing right now and sign up for a Disney race. Not kidding. They are AMAZING!

    We had such a fun trip and the 5k was a blast! Without blabbering on, I'll just jump right into the TR!

    Friday:
    We left the house around 8:30 and got to WDW at 10:30ish! We went straight over to the Expo because I heard that it is always crazy busy and packed!

    They had fun backdrops to take pictures in front of:
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    The Expo was NUTS! There were TONS of vendors selling running gear, nutritional stuff, etc. And, there were a ton of people there too! We picked up our packets and started shopping!
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    While we were there we tried about every type of "power bar" on the market (and also got a ton of samples!) as well as Cliff Shots which are just sugar and water. They're meant to give you some energy as you're running. I could just DRINK that stuff! So yummy! :rotfl:

    The Bippity Boppity Boutique was there sprinkling us with Pixie Dust! You can see a bit on my shoulder but we were COVERED!
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    Jeff Galloway :love: :
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    Cindy's slipper was there!:
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    I wound up picking up an official 2012 Disney Princess Marathon Bondi Band (help to keep the hair out of your face!) and Zensah compression socks. I get really bad shin splints when I run and these things were highly recommended!
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    My sweet Pookie (what we call my dad) got a custom made shirt that said Train Like a Beast! My dad played football his whole life and was on his way to playing professionally before he had a terrible accident on the field and broke his back. He hits the gym almost everyday and tries his best to work through the pain!
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    After the Expo we headed over to AKL Kidani to check in! We decided we're never staying at Kidani again. We ALWAYS are at the far end of one of the wings, have to walk FOREVER, and just miss being close to the food, bars, etc. Jambo House it is!

    We unpacked all of our gear:
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    We settled into the room and went downstairs to fix our ADRs. We decided to eat at Boatwright's for Friday night and make an ADR at Chefs de France for lunch on Saturday! We managed to get an ADR at Le Cellier but cancelled it because we knew we'd be stuffed from Chefs de France!

    After a quick nap we headed over to Boatwrights at POR. HOLY CRAP-- I loved this restaurant!! So yummy and I loved the theming! We spent a lot of time walking around the resort before heading back to AKL.

    I chatted with Max for a bit and went to bed around 8:30 because we had to be up at 4:30 the next morning!
     
  14. MrsDuck

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    Saturday/Race Day!

    We woke up at 4:30 to the horrible sound of Stitch's voice. Confession time: I HATE Stitch. Hated the movie, hate the ride. Not a fan. I'm SO upset that Mickey doesn't do the wake up calls anymore. So, when I went to answer the wake up call to only find Stitch yelling in my ear at 4:30am I wasn't a happy camper. :rotfl:

    We laid out everything the day before so we jumped up (okay, more like rolled out..) and put our clothes on. My mom and I put on a full face of makeup because we weren't about to go run a Princess race looking like the Ugly Step Sisters!

    We were out the door and down to the bus stop at 5:15. We froze our BUTTS off.

    Look, Ma! Bondi Bands double as EAR MUFFS!:
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    Mom being cold (and sleepy):
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    Me being cold (anyone see my prominent vampire teeth?!):
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    We hopped on the bus and off we went to EPCOT! We got there and it was already PACKED. The DJ was already spinning some tunes (he was great) and we were pumped!!
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    I met Snow White...
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    We tried to figure out ways to just start at the finish line...
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    We eventually got rounded up into our corrals.. we put ourselves in the 11-13 minute mile. We are pretty slow! Here we are all ready to go!:
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    All the people in front of us:
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    All the people behind us:
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    Fireworks send off and here we go!!:
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    Flynn and Rapunzel were there to see us off:
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    We ran past a dead Back Lot Tour vehicle and a dead Jungle Tour boat:
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    We entered through the cast member entrance:
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    YAY:
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    We only stopped for 2 pictures even though there were tons of characters around!:
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    We finished at 1 hour and 1 minute which I was furious about! We are NOT that slow and I was fuming.. race brain, ya know? Haha! We figured out, however, that if we subtracted the 20 minutes we spent waiting in line for the characters, the 3 minutes it took for us to get out of the corral, as well as 2-3 minutes for all of the bottle necking while we were in EPCOT (seriously an issue!) that we actually did improve our time!!

    Mom with her bling:
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    Me with mine:
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    The box of food they gave us.. It was so disappointing.. we got ready to eat hummas, crackers, fruit snacks, a banana, trail mix, and a square of chocolate.. I wanted BAGELS!! :rotfl:
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    All cleaned up and ready to hit EPCOT!
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  15. MrsDuck

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    After we got cleaned up, we went to EPCOT!

    Pookie and I went to space:
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    We met a lady:
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    And I met my favorite little chef (and character), Remy!
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    We love eating at Chefs de France. The food is amazing, the service is great, and Remy makes me cry. Every. Time. I love him!

    We met Mary:
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    And Alice:
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    They both were really interested in our bling! Alice said she should start training so she could finally catch the White Rabbit! Too cute!

    We spent the rest of the day just relaxing and walking around Future World and the World Showcase. We left around 4:30 because we were pooped and my dad was in a lot of pain.

    We went back to AKL and slept!! Then, we headed over to The Mara for some dinner and went to bed around 9!

    Hair Trial!
    After my disastrous hair trial with Madara, I booked a trial with Beaute Speciale for 8-10am Sunday Morning! Jessica was there early and she was so sweet! I absolutely loved her!

    With no further ado, here are the results.. I love it!!:
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    Just as Jessica was finishing up we got a call from the Police Department. :scared1: They told us my dad's office had been broken into (for the 4th time). My dad was devastated. We packed up frantically, sent Max to sit at the office to guard it, and called our handy man. We hit the road and were home by 1. Not the best way to end the trip but we all agree that we had a great time!

    We found that the robbers took NOTHING from the office. Which is good but also super frustrating because now we have to repair a giant glass door for nothing. Poor Pookie!

    So, all in all-- the 5k was amazing and we had a wonderful trip! Beaute Speciale was fantastic and I recommend Boatwrights to anyone looking for a good casual restaurant!

    ALSO, Pookie and I are going to do the Expedition Everest Challenge in May! :banana:

    Thanks for reading along everyone!!:grouphug:
     
  16. Chilly

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    Well Done :worship:
     
  17. sarahb01

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    Your race looked like so much fun! I am dying to run a Disney race, but it will probably have to wait until after the wedding.

    Your trail run for your hair is so cute!! It looks really pretty.
     
  18. Sizzle

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    Great update, Faith! That race looks like so much fun, I hope I can make it out to do one some day myself : )

    You and your Mom looked so adorable in those tutus! I would have been totally distracted with all the characters and Disney stuff too, what a fun way to race! And fireworks? wowser. Doesn't get much better.

    Your hair looks BEAUTIFUL!! :lovestruc I'm using Beaute as well, so I'm really happy to see that they continue to deliver a great product. (especially since I won't be able to do a trial myself) It really looks perfect on you!! The curls in the back look amazing. Really great.

    Sorry about the break in!! They are so devastating and frustrating. That really sucks.

    Glad it was a great trip overall!
     
  19. yourgypsy

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    You and your mom are just so cute! The races look so fun; I know I could never run them, but maybe walking one day! Is there a time allotment?

    I'm so glad the hair trial went much better this time! They did such a great job. :goodvibes
     
  20. tinydancr06

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    I always love reading your TRs! I'm so glad the race was fun! I can't wait for the Everest Challenge, maybe I'll see you there!

    I'm so sorry about the break in. That's great nothing was stollen though! In college my computer was stollen and it was awful!

    For our site vist trip DF and I are staying at POR. I wasn't planning on it but maybe we'll have to check out Boatwrights since you liked it. :)

    OH! And the hair is gorgeous! So glad you're happy with it!
     
  21. NicknNancy

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    It looks like you guys had so much fun! I want to do one so badly! Nick is really into running and I just can't get into it. Hopefully after the wedding I have more time to train lol.

    That totally sucks about your dad's office! At least everyone and everything is ok!

    I LOVE your hair! It really suits you! Can't wait to see it all put together with the dress and everything!

    Looking forward to reading more!
     

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