HobNobbing with Nobby (A Gnome's 1st Trip to the World) FINAL Upt: 9/23 (P.48)

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  1. kschafer

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    Whew, I'm glad I'm not the only one who worried about that! Good thing he is on his way to visit LL and can't see the Dis!

    Maybe she was just suggesting that Nobby seems like a real "person" when we all know he is, in fact, a gnome. As a biology teacher, you can appreciate the difference I am sure.
     
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  3. BellaSoleil

    BellaSoleil Mommy of Belle~ Wife of Goofy

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    JEN- We could have Belle and Aurora and dress them up in costumes to match their names. I really love the name Ariel, but G has already put his foot down. Hehe!

    Let's see-

    You'll have Phillip and Aurora.... does that make you :maleficen ?
     
  4. jenjolt

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    Wow...that could be odd...Aurora being daughter to Prince Phillip LOL!! I love that name and I love that idea (guess I should consider getting started on having an Aurora LOL)

    And nope I tend to think of myself as a Merriweather LOL!!!!
     
  5. jenjolt

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    That was what I was thinking, good thing he is on the road!!

    And yes I can appreciate the difference, of course that is what she meant, for a gnome he has quite human characteristics LOL!!!!!
     
  6. Lady Lallie

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    I think it's going to be hilarious to read about Nobby's shenanigans in the world over the next year with all of us. I have officially started a list in my planning notebook titled "Nobby Photo Ops." :rotfl:
     
  7. 2xcited2sleep

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    Nobby is quite the sensation! And a troublemaker too! :laughing:

    I also have looked at the Norway menu and not been terribly excited but your photos look yummy. I may have to try it someday!
     
  8. jenjolt

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    That is so true...however he was also great fun!!!!

    Norway was actually one of my faves I really did enjoy the meal there...the desserts were really good and oh that pasta dish!!
     
  9. pooh'smate

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    I recieved my maps yesterday. Thank you so much. I have enjoyed looking at them. :flower3:
     
  10. jenjolt

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    I'm so glad that they arrived!! Enjoy them!! I know I love looking back at mine LOL
     
  11. sunny_stace

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    Nobby knows that rules are made to be broken!;) You had so much character action! I'm jealous! And jealous of the hoodie...I tried that one on too!
     
  12. MEK

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    Jen-

    Great updates. I am still ready at work and haven't seen your pics yet. I am soooooo going home today to look at them! I can't wait to see Nobby and all his various antics. What a great travel companion he is turning out to be.

    The princess dinner sounds really fun. I can not believe you went 14 hours without eating. I would be :faint: It would not be good. Sorry you got a little melancholy for Prince Phillip.

    200 and HOW MANY photopass pictures??????? Wow!
     
  13. jenjolt

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    The characters, oh this trip is full of characters I can't wait to show you all the pictures of the characters we met on this trip!!

    The grand total ended up being exactly 2300 pictures...I took 2109 with my camera and there are 291 on the PhotoPass CD which is supposed to come in the mail today YAY!!!!!!!
     
  14. MEK

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    Darn Jen ...... Do you need a splint for your hand after taking all those pics????? :rotfl:
     
  15. jenjolt

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    Chapter 6: Magical Moments mixed with a "Blonde" Moment

    I figure its time for an update, so you guys ready for more of Nobby and Jen’s Disney World Adventures LOL!! Nobby (the luckiest gnome ever) is currently on his way to visit a good friend of ours, Leslie (you may know her as the most wonderful LL, lover of all things Mary Poppins). I’m sure she will let us know that Nobby has arrived to his destination safe and sound. Nobby was not impressed that he was being sent via the post office and he made his displeasure known so I caved (man it’s going to be awful when I have small children) and splurged and sent him via UPS. Nobby still didn’t understand why he wasn’t flying first class with those extra airline miles of mine he kept hearing so much about, but after explaining to him the Pack and Ship guarantee of UPS Nobby decided that he really wants to see Disney on Ice so this time he would be okay with the box. However, LL I’m thinking you might have to splurge on first class or we might have a rebellious gnome on our hands.

    Well guess what was waiting for me on my doorstep when I arrived home from church last night. Can you guess? (Dramatic Pause inserted for affect) Well if you guessed a note from the water company informing me that the leak in the water meter box is on my side you would be correct LOL!!! Well besides that bit of bad news, my photo pass CD was also waiting for me and I have a few photos to show you from last update because you just have to see these.

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    This photo was taken right after Goofy scared the daylights out of me!! What I love about this picture is the look on my face. Prince Phillip says if pure happiness had a look it would be in that picture!! I was having the time of my life and so excited to see Goofy.

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    I have decided I’m getting this photo framed too!! I had no idea that Goofy was going to dip me and the look on my face proves it!! Another magical moment courtesy of the great folks at Disney…THANK YOU!

    Anyways, once again I’m rambling…surprise surprise I do that a lot by the way LOL, last time we were just leaving Norway and a certain “bossy” gnome insisted we head to Germany. I don’t remember at all if we even stopped in China, I want to say no because I seriously have no photos and no memories of what China looks like at sunset. Yes, by this time it was around 5:30ish and the sun was setting in the beautiful western sky of Orlando. Of course this meant it was getting a bit colder and I wanted to find me a pair of gloves, but if I didn’t find this gnome his Snow White or at least find someone to ask about Snow White he was going to mutiny on me or runaway, neither option sounded particularly exciting to either of us, so it was off to Germany. It was still light enough so I did take a few photos of Germany.

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    (Please notice the light fixture picture and how gorgeous of a photo it turned out, if I might say so. I made it my mission to take a picture of a light fixture everywhere I went for my friend LL to tie her over until she would be able to see the light fixtures herself and I just love this picture.)

    After my brief photo shoot, I did make my way into the Germany toy store and asked a very nice gentleman if he knew where I might find Snow White. He grabbed a little booklet and informed me that I might find Snow White outside of Germany in about 5-10 minutes. Well of course Nobby and I were okay with that, being the wise one (note this for later people) I asked the gentleman (I really wish I remembered his name) where exactly I could find Snow White. He told me as I leave the pavilion make a right turn and I will find Snow White immediately to my right towards the back (okay remember this also, because it will come in play in a bit). Well I decided to follow said directions and I took Nobby and I over to the mini trains and wait over there to watch for Snow White coming out. Nobby really enjoyed the watching the trains and at one point he tried to climb the rails to ride the trains, fortunately I grabbed him before he could perform any of his dastardly deeds.

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    Well, after 5 minutes I realized Snow White was not making a timely appearance so I called Soleil up to chat with her for a few minutes. I told her all about my dinner with the Princesses and I told her about how Nobby and I were dead set on meeting Snow White. However, I was getting a bit nervous because a good ten minutes had passed and no Snow White at all. I’m sure Soleil could tell I was getting a bit antsy, but I was on a mission!! Soleil tried to help me find her and I mentioned to her that I had followed the directions the kind gentleman in the toy shop had given me. He said to turn right out of Germany and I wouldn’t be able to miss the photo spot and unless Snow White was hiding out in the restrooms near the mini- trains there is no way I had missed her (Any of you wiser than I people caught on yet??) Finally the light bulb went off in my head, I’m not quite sure how I worded it to Soleil, but it went along the lines of, “Oh my goodness, I turned LEFT out of Germany not right, I’ve been waiting on the wrong side this whole time.” I’m sure Soleil got a good laugh out of my directionally challengedness, because I sure did. Here I was panicking over where Snow White was and it was because I don’t know my left from my right…priceless. Can anyone say “blonde” moment? Well after I finally turned the “right” way out of Germany, who was waiting there for us…Snow White!! Of course she was and she most likely had been out there the entire 15 minutes I was staring at mini-train sets and talking to Soleil LOL!!! Nobby let my blonde moment go because he was about to meet his most favorite Princess of all time. We got into a pretty short line (thank goodness Nobby was bouncing all over the place; he needed to meet his princess). Finally it was our turn, now my moment with Goofy rivals Nobby’s meeting of Snow White. Snow White barely even saw I was there all eyes were on Nobby and he was in his own piece of heaven. Snow White made her introduction and once again stunned by her beauty Nobby was a bit tongue tied so I helped him out with his introduction and helped explain to Snow White how much Nobby really admired her and wanted to meet her. Snow White, than being so very gracious, took Nobby from me and had her own special moment with him.

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    That’s right Nobby got his own special kiss from Snow White…I swear I saw him blush.

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    Nobby and his Princess (He insisted that he wanted a photo of just him and her)

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    A group photo of all us!!

    Suffice to say Nobby was one very happy gnome! He would later insist that this was his favorite moment of the entire trip and who could blame him. Two fantastically magical moments wrapped up in one afternoon/evening at EPCOT. Well our night wouldn’t end there, Nobby and I were way too hyped up on pixie dust to just call it night, we had some exploring of World Showcase to do and would we ever make it to Soarin’….well I guess you’ll just have come back and see…until then TaTa…and yes I’m still not done with day 1…this is getting a bit ridiculous LOL!!
     
  16. BellaSoleil

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    Loved this episode & I had fun trying to get you out of that pickle!

    However.... if you are ever in need of someone to get you out of a blonde moment..... I am totally NOT the girl to call!:rotfl:

    I love the picture of Snow kissing Nobby. What a lucky little fella he is! :)
     
  17. Lady Lallie

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    Oh my goodness! I love the picture of Snow White & Nobby together. How adorable and what a very lucky Gnome he is. :thumbsup2 I am so making that my computer background when I get home!

    I, of course will chronicle Nobby's arrival to my house. I really can't wait to take him to Disney on Ice. He's going to be so happy. <|: )

    I love the Germany light fixture as well. I didn't take almost any of the lights lit up so I have to do that in May.
     
  18. kschafer

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    OK, that picture of Snow White kissing Nobby is completely wonderful and hilarious!!!! :rotfl2:

    LL, you are going to have some work to do to top the Nobby pics. Jen has set the bar HIGH (although, I am waiting patiently for Nobby to meet the dolls at IASW)

    You are right Jen, I did not guess about your note from the water company but I am glad your CD arrived.

    Did you never learn the "L" for left? ;)
     
  19. jenjolt

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    I could only imagine what you were thinking when I told you I went left instead of right!! Although many of our convos were so exciting to me and helped me deal with loneliness for that I must say THANK YOU!

    Yes that picture is awesome..another one I'm going to get framed LOL

    I just like the background of that picture and how beautiful it looks all lit up...I really really like it!!!

    Snow White and Nobby were priceless...I loved Snow White's reaction to him and how lovable she was to him...really made mine and Nobby's night...overall EPCOT our first evening was AMAZING!!!
     
  20. jenjolt

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    I told you guys...best Nobby pic EVER...his first kiss from Snow White...ya he loves it...I love it...you know you love it LOL!!!

    Katie..Nobby being the "Casanova" that we all know him to be with the little women at IASW is Day 2..so who knows when we are going to get to that LOL...maybe chapter 20 LOL!!

    Yeah...the water situation...not all that fun...but hopefully will be fixed soon!!
    Love that my CD is here YAY!!!
     
  21. Roxychica7

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    Oh my gosh, MORE priceless pictures of you and Nobby already! I can't wait to see what other adventures you guys get yourself into! :thumbsup2
     

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