I finally saw the lights! Our super special anniversary trip! NEW 2/2 pg.18

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  1. DisMomAmy

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    Welcome to my TR! If you are new & didn’t follow along with my PTR, you can check it out here.

    Who are we?
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    DH (Tim), DS8 (Zach), DS10 (Alex) & me (Amy). Again, if you want to learn more about us, check out my PTR (or at least the first post.)

    This is a story of a super special trip to celebrate 15 years of marriage with my DH.

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    I’ve always wanted to visit Disney World during the Christmas holidays, but haven’t wanted to deal with the Christmas break crowds. When I realized that the Osborne Lights, MVMCP, Food & Wine, our anniversary & our kids’ half-week of school all coincided, I knew this trip was meant to be!! Our Disney dates were Tuesday 11/8-Sunday 11/13. We also spent three days in the Tampa area visiting DBIL ("Uncle Jeff") prior to checking in at BWV.

    We usually stay off-site by making an exchange with our timeshare. Since this was going to be a super special trip, we decided to rent points & stay at a DVC villa. The Beach Club was our first choice but the person we rented through has his home resort at BWV so that is where we booked. We waitlisted BCV but it never came through… so BWV it was! And we loved it! :thumbsup2

    Another thing that made this trip super special is that we actually pulled off surprising the boys! We did end up telling them that we were going away but told them that we were following Tim along on a business trip to North Carolina. Tim was so funny… he kept telling them how boring it was going to be! :laughing:

    So welcome aboard & thanks for reading!!

    Up next: The big reveal!! With video!! :cool1:
     
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  3. DisMomAmy

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    Amy, saw your post on FB and I'm here (be back later to read...I'm currently updating my TR).
     
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    So excited that all those dates lined up for you. We are going for our first Christmas trip this year also. Looking forward to hearing about your trip.
     
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    popcorn:: I'm in for the fun! can't wait to hear what you thought of all (well almost all of) the Holiday fun :santa:

    J~

    PS thanks for text :goodvibes
     
  7. mommytothreeboys

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    I'm in! So excited to hear about this trip, but especially about the big reveal with the boys! :banana:
     
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    I'm in! :wave:
     
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    Can't wait to hear all the stories!
     
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    I'm here. I can't wait to see the video of the surprise.
     
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    Can't wait to read all about it!
     
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    I'm here!:goodvibes I can't wait to read about your trip!!!:yay:
     
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    I am here!! Glad you loved BW. Cannot wait to hear all about it.
     
  15. DisMomAmy

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    :welcome: I figured I'd wait to start reading your TR until we got back from our trip... how did you get on page 50 something already? :confused3

    :welcome: You'll love all the Christmas stuff!!

    :welcome: Wouldn't be a TR without you.
    :welcome: The surprise was so much fun!

    :welcome: :wave:

    :welcome: Glad you made it!

    :welcome: Don't you love reading TRs from the same time you were there?

    :welcome: The video will be coming up next!

    :welcome: Thanks for joining me!

    :welcome: Hi Angie!!

    :welcome: We all loved it!!
     
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    I'm here mainly to lurk.
     
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    Made it! Can't wait to see the reveal and hear all about the trip! So glad you liked BWV, hope to try it someday..
     
  18. DisMomAmy

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    :welcome: Thanks for saying Hi!!

    :welcome: Hi Anne Marie! Glad you made it!
     
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    I'm in! I'm pretty new here, but it is so addicting....I love it :goodvibes
    Can't wait to see all your adventures :) Happy Anniversary!
     
  20. DisMomAmy

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    :welcome: A fellow New Englander! Glad to have you along for the ride!
     
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    I know this is the part you are all most looking forward to… the big reveal! :hyper: On Saturday morning, 11/5, we were up around 6:00. I showered & finished packing. Everyone had some breakfast & we were pretty much ready to go. But the boys thought we were going to North Carolina so we had one more thing to take care of before leaving for the airport. Tim kept the boys distracted while I snuck around the house placing the clue cards in their pre-planned locations.

    Here are the clues:

    Mom & Dad are celebrating their anniversary
    And have invited you to go along!
    But they haven’t told you the whole story
    They’ve had a secret for oh so long!
    Clues will lead you to something good.
    Look for the next one where you hang up your hood.
    (Coat hooks by the door)

    This is so much fun! We hope it makes you glad!
    Where would Alex keep a shirt that’s plaid?
    (Alex’s closet)

    To find out what we are REALLY doing,
    Go to where we keep the supplies for cutting & gluing.
    (Supply drawers in dining room)

    You’re doing great! You’re hot on the trail!
    Go see the two little creatures who each have a tail.
    (Gerbil cage)

    When it’s rainy, some people go to the mall,
    But you guys go down there to play ball.
    (Playroom downstairs)

    On his ice cream, Zach likes jimmies,
    Go to the place where he shimmies.
    (Doorway where Zach acts like a monkey)

    We can put food here to keep it from getting old,
    It also keeps popsicles & ice cream cold.
    (Freezer)

    We do it every morning, we do it every night,
    This is where mom & dad brush their teeth to keep them white.
    (Mom & Dad’s bathroom)

    You’re almost done, just one more clue,
    Look by the suitcases, red & blue
    To find out what surprise we have for you!
    (Living Room)

    You know it’s a trip but it’s not North Carolina!
    Maybe it’s Mexico, Canada, Germany or China?
    We’re going away but you don’t know where…
    It’s a place where magic & happiness fill the air,
    Make sure you have packed your crocs,
    You’ll find out why inside the box!

    Part 1 (brief video of reading clue #2): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svYTZUHdLXI

    Part 2 (Reading clues 6, 7 & 8): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RE9Ds1LNgos

    This one starts just after they read the first line of the last clue, "You know it's a trip but it's not North Carolina!" Alex's reaction is funny!
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUfJkYxnmEs
    (Sorry these are recorded on my phone & I didn’t hold it the right way.)


    Long Version: http://youtu.be/WUm5AMgy2J0

    Enjoy!!!
     

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