Food, SQUIRREL, and When We Are Old...A March 2012 TR

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  1. Corrine 1973

    Corrine 1973 What do you mean I am not a princess, don't you se

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    Actually I also have a non-photo-bombed picture. Sorry to spoil your attempt to make millions, but I need a piece of that action. After all I have a 2013 trip to plan with my DD and could use all the money I can get. :lmao:
     
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  3. cinderella crazy

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    Joining in! Can't wait to hear more!
     
  4. oopsiDAISY

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    Cleaning up a double post...
     
  5. oopsiDAISY

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    So glad you are joining, Sheila! Are you planning to do a TR? I sure would like to hear how things went for you and your DH on this trip. I thought about the two of you while we were there. I hope you found some healing and hope on your trip! :flower3:

    Yay! :welcome: I sure wish you could have come to the Dismeet. Honestly, we were all quite tired so we didn't stick around for long. It was so nice to see each other "in real life" though. :goodvibes

    :woohoo: LIDDY'S HERE!!! :woohoo:
    I am thinking I am the only one WITH a photobombed picture... :rolleyes1 It was fun though, and I wouldn't trade that few minutes for anything. Yes, next time we meet up it needs to be sometime BEFORE we are all worn out from a long day of parks and travel. :sad2:

    Good news for you, my friend...you won't have to wait long, I am about to do another update NOW! :cool1:


    Like I told Liddy above, I think I am the only one WITH a photobombed picture. Maybe I am the one who come make some extra Discash! :rotfl2:

    :welcome: Thanks for joining in the fun. Your wait is over...for now. Today I am officially starting the actual reporting of the trip! :thumbsup2
     
  6. oopsiDAISY

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    I would like to preface my Day 1 report with a little background if you don't mind...
    This was a surprise. I did sooooo good keeping it all to myself with the kids for 6 whole months...until about a week before the trip. :sad2: Then I made a couple minor boo-boos. I had kept a secret countdown on our kitchen wall calendar. I only had random numbers on a few days of each month and a small asterick on departure day. Well, Jillian saw it and asked on more than one occasion "what is March 8th?" "Um, I don't know." :rolleyes1 One afternoon while she was playing on the Wii I made a comment to DH about how we would be at Disney on a particular day....DOH. Lucky for me Jillian zones out when watching TV and playing vid game. :scared: My other big snafu was at the dinner table with in-laws the week before. We were talking about Brian's new job and I commented that he would have different work hours "after vacation" :eek: Both DD's at the same time said "what vacation?" "ummm, I don't know, sometime this summer"... OY!!!! So anywho, these bits of info will help you understand what is in the letter on the reveal video...which is to come...later. ;)


    DAY 1, MARCH 8TH

    Brian and I had taken the day off the day before departure day, and had done all the packing. Everything was stowed in our shed outside. We had bought some helium balloons and stuck them in the trunk of Brian's car. I did not sleep a wink all night and we were up and moving around at 4 am. We got up, got dressed and used the front door to move in and out of the house to get the car loaded and ready. (our front door is at the opposite end of the house from the kids) At 5 am I woke the kids up to tell them "something is up with Daddy's car and we are going to have to take him to Nashville." (where he works) I bribed them to hurry by telling them we would pick up a biscuit somewhere for breakfast. They got up and got ready and we headed out the door...and here is what you have been waiting for!


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  7. DMGeurts

    DMGeurts Never open texts with the "Hand Sewn Button" attac

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    :surfweb: :surfweb: :surfweb: :surfweb: :surfweb:

    D~ <--- Stalking you for your latest update...
     
  8. oopsiDAISY

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    Posted! BTW- do you know if there is a way for me to delete my double post??? I am a dork!:rolleyes1
     
  9. Billmel

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    I was so excited when I saw you had posted your video ....tried to open it and aaagggghhhh.... work computer blocked it :badpc:. Now I have to wait all day until I get home to watch.
     
  10. Moodyzblu

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    OMG .. I'm sitting here watching your video with tears rolling down my face !! Your dd's reaction just touched me SO much. :love:
    Then I hear "thank you mommy and daddy" and I lost it. Great surprise !! :thumbsup2
     
  11. oopsiDAISY

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    OH NO! :scared1: Well, I hope it is worth the wait for you... popcorn:: And...

    :welcome: to the TR party!


    Ahhh- thanks! Yes, we had no idea our surprise would bring tears from one of our children. It was a truly special moment none of us will ever forget. :cloud9:
     
  12. Corrine 1973

    Corrine 1973 What do you mean I am not a princess, don't you se

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    I am just loving that video :cloud9::cloud9::love::love:

    I can't believe you guys were as awake as you were since you were up that early in the morning during our DisMeet.

    Waiting for more.popcorn::popcorn::
     
  13. DMGeurts

    DMGeurts Never open texts with the "Hand Sewn Button" attac

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    We must have been posting at the same time! I totally missed your video update, and I've been waiting all day for it - figures...

    Nope, there's no way to delete your post... Just consider it upping your post count and move on. :thumbsup2

    D~ <--- Who is wating ever so patiently for your video to load. I am sure I'll brb to comment on that.
     
  14. DMGeurts

    DMGeurts Never open texts with the "Hand Sewn Button" attac

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    OMG!!! That video was amazing! I called the girls in here to watch it with me, and I told them... Can you believe we met them that night??? LOL My girls and I thought it was the sweetest video ever. We loved Jillian's tears of happiness... And your little guy, so exctied to go on his first airplane ride... Soooo sweet! What an awesome video!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing it with us - it's such a special thing - and I love how you all revealed it and pulled it off! Spectacular!

    D~
     
  15. wakica

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    AWESOME REVEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That was so great :)

    Can't wait to hear about the rest now :)
     
  16. __disneygirl

    __disneygirl well, all that's left now is the happy ending.

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    Aww that was so precious!!! I had tears in my eyes. What adorable kids you have! You could see they were really shocked and appreciative as well. :goodvibes What a great moment!
     
  17. luvpoohandcompany

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    Absolutely loved your video and your kids are just gorgeous. Between thank-yous, tears and smiles you must have been so proud of them (and yourselves for pulling it off):)
     
  18. oopsiDAISY

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    Awww...thanks! Yeah we were pretty tired at the Dismeet. Oldest DD kept asking "can we go back to the room now?" I thanked them profusely for coming with me. They are a pretty great group of kids... :lovestruc


    Thanks, D~! We will always cherish that memory, and I am so glad we got it on video. :cloud9: Of course we will NEVER be able to surprise them again, Jillan will be on to us in no time flat. :sad2: Now we can let the kids help us plan. Besides, I HATED having to keep my big mouth shut! :lmao:

    Stay tuned...I will post another update early next week... popcorn::

    Thanks Lia! I am trying to raise the next generation of Disers, here. :rotfl2: I am so blessed that now my husband has gained a wonderful appreciation for WDW. He has promised an annual trip now...:love:

    We have done our best to teach our children to appreciate things in this crazy selfish world we live in. They did make me proud! :goodvibes
     
  19. cogero

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    I totally love your reveal video. Your kids are so cute.
     
  20. mblc14

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    Just a quick drop into say hello and to tell you a great start to the TR. it's going to be hard to keep up with all of you guys...hope I haven't missed anyone yet.

    Can't wait to read more!!
     
  21. reelmom

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    I loved the video. It brought tears to my eyes. I can't wait to follow along and see how the trip went.
     

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