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Recreating Memories- Surprise Mother & daughter trip

Discussion in 'Pre-Trip Reports and Plans' started by princess&her4princes, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. Hi Christine!! Thanks for the birthday wishes for Todd, he had a nice day!! And thanks for cheering me on with my race...I just hope I can finish it, that's my ultimate goal, I don't care if I run it all, just want to finish!!:thumbsup2 Less than 5 months..woohoo!!:banana:

    That will be me in a few years trying to figure out which way to go with which boy!! LOL!!:lmao: Your DS bedroom furniture sounds so grown up, how nice, a great gift!! Todd had a nice little family celebration, itw as caotic, as anything is in our house these days with three little boys......:laughing:

    Yay for 2 more years!!:banana: Time flies and before you know it, it will be here....my baby is almost 2 and I don't know where those years went!!:confused3 It will be a great trip with everyone and fun to plan...keep us posted! Never been to DLRP...fun!!!

    Will try and sneak a peak later on, thanks! Off to gymnastics now with the little boys.....

    You're right Leighan, we do have a lot of birthdays! But unfortunately, we're not done! Cole will be 2 on 6/27, so one more to go!! LOL!!:laughing: Ethan is in November, then Lucas in December, mine in January and then Todd.....and it starts all over.....heehee!! Thanks for your being proud of me for my training....it's tough but I'm SO glad I'm sticking with it, this is the longest I've stuck to anything and I'm pretty proud of myself. There are always a million excuses as to why I can't find time, but it's time I found time for myself, too. Which is a very hard thing to do as a Mom....as you well know!!!;) I hope I stick to it..it's been a great outlet for me, as well.

    13 more hours!!!:banana: You better go pack girlie! Are you going to sneak in a quick TR within your TR so we can hear all about it? Pleeaaasseee? Have a wonderful time and safe travels!!!:hug:

    Hope to update more later...off to Gymnastics for Lucas but Todd is home late toinght, so maybe after the kids go to bed. Hope you're all well!!!:flower3:
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  4. 2xcited2sleep

    2xcited2sleep New Member

    Cute purchases! I bet they will love them! Did you get anything for yourself?? Oh and thanks... now I'm off to Disneyshopping.com. :rotfl: :upsidedow
  5. Now I know my trip is over 4 months away, but I've been busy picking some things up for it....better to be prepared, right? ;)

    I made some purchases last night through Disneyshopping.com, they had some great sales plus I got a 25% off code, even off sale stuff, so figured I'd see if I could get some things. They had adults tshirts 3 for $20! :thumbsup2 I thought I would surprise Mom & Jodi with a little gift when we got there, not sure they will wear them to the parks or not, but even for bed, they are fun and the price was right!!

    This is what I got for Mom...

    Here is Jodi's....she's not a traditional kind of girl, so thought this was fitting for her....

    and for myself....thought this was cute! :cloud9:

    I also found some cute Mickey sweatshirts on clearance and decided to pick them up for the boys, these will be given to them when I get home from my trip. Saves me (a lot!) of money while on vacation, they are Disney and thought it was a nice inexpensive way to let them know Mommy was thinking of them while she was gone. I'll probably get them all something else small while there. They were only $6.99 on clearance!!:yay:

    I also have picked myself up my 1st Vera Bradley bag for my trip....I bought the mini hipster in the Kennsington pattern, I thought it would match with most outfits (brown and black toned). Even though it's the mini version, it's fits SO much....I tried it out on a quick trip to Boston with my Mom about a month ago. It fits all the essentials...camera, cell phone, money, credit cards, sunglasses, chapstick, small bottle of sunscreen, gum...what else does a Mom need? Especially a Mom without kids on vacation!!:woohoo: I got this Ebay for about $15, bargain, huh?!!:thumbsup2

    And last but not least....my friend, LL, mentioned on her PTR that a store here in MA had Crocs on sale for $10 a pair!! So I made a quick trip out to see what was left....I ended up with these...not my first choice, but they have grown on me and thought they would look cute with capris, especially!! And although I haven't worn them out and about, in the house they were super comfy!! I have a pair of brown mary janes I bought for my 1st family trip and loved them, I wore them on my last two trips and loved them for Disney, they are pretty warn out at this point, so I may need to see whatelse I can find before September. Aren't they cute?

    That's it so far, but off to a great start, huh?:confused3 That's all for now....I hope everyone has a great weekend!!!:flower3:
  6. You're fast! I knew I had accidentally posted something and you caught me I wasn't done yet....oops!! Sorry!! :rotfl: CHeck out my new post...did you find anything cute there for yourself? You can't beat the prices...happy shopping!!:thumbsup2
  7. pmama

    pmama New Member

    SOOO cute! I may have to get some of those
  8. Lady Lallie

    Lady Lallie New Member

    I love the Crocs you got! Those will look very cute with capris. I have been eyeing that style for awhile now.

    I had some kids I had to buy souvenirs for when I went in 2005. I ended up getting some stuffed animals on clearance at the Disney Store along with some towels and they never knew any different! Plus I didn't have to lug home souvenirs. :thumbsup2

    The tees are super cute! I love them, especially the Tink one for you. :goodvibes
  9. ILuvCrush

    ILuvCrush New Member

    HI Kristen!!

    I'm not sure how I missed you starting this...but I'm here now!
    I'm going to subscribe and get caught up tonite...I wanna go outside and play in the sunshine this morning:goodvibes

  10. 2xcited2sleep

    2xcited2sleep New Member

    Ooops. Too obsessed for my own good. Love the t-shirt you got for yourself. Score on the sweatshirts for the kids. I love your crocs- they're adorable! :goodvibes I didn't end up shopping yesterday but I think I may now... :rolleyes1
  11. cdotla

    cdotla Trish

    Congrats on signing up for your 1st 5k. Before you know it, you will be coming up with excuses to do Disney races - LOL!

    The only races I have ever done were Disney races, and to be honest, the main (ok, only!) reason I signed up was because it was yet another Disney experience! Nothing like having yet another excuse to take a trip to WDW!!!:goodvibes
  12. brookelizabeth

    brookelizabeth <font color=red>Jambo Wildbunch Gang<br><font colo

    Your purchases are really cute! What a great deal on the shirts. :thumbsup2 I really like the Crocs, and for $10, you just can't go wrong.

    I might have to go hit up Disneyshopping.com, we have a $40 gift card I am trying to resist on using to save for December...but....but...sales are so tempting! :rolleyes:
  13. Dylan_&_Blake's_mom

    Dylan_&_Blake's_mom New Member

    Love the new purchases, especially the mickey shirt and the crocs. I have got to get myself some cute crocs or something comfy to go with capris also. I'll have to see how much I can find those for around here. You're making me want to venture back over to disney shopping:rolleyes1 Speaking of which, someone told me you can get disney dollars on there and I can't find them. Do you by any chance know where to get them?
  14. LaurenMic

    LaurenMic LaurenMic

    Hi Kristen!
    All the stuff you bought looks great! Love the Vera Bradley, I am a huge fan, I have 3-4 of her bags. That is a great pattern/style, and it will be easy to carry around the parks. What a bargain finder you are!

    I love the idea of getting the kids something ahead of time! They will never know the difference so you save some money but still get them something nice :goodvibes They will look adorable in their new sweatshirts!

    Kyle and I are heading up your way soon, well to Boston so sort of haha! We have Red Sox tickets for May 6th and 7th. I love it up there, I would move to your area if it wasn't for us being stuck in CT for Kyle's work. Oh well, maybe someday!

    Have a great weekend! :flower3:
  15. julezdisney

    julezdisney Boo to the b!

    CUTE purchases! ::yes::
  16. joelp

    joelp New Member

    I'm here ... and all caught up ...:surfweb:

    Plans look good, but be sure to check the park calendars when they come out in early June. You may want to revise your plan based on EMH, Fantasmic! and Spectromagic schedule, anticipated crowd levels, etc.

    And no visit to Animal Kingdom?? :confused: I think you may have more fun at AK than DHS ... (check with Mom ...) :)

    And don't forget afternoon breaks - especially on the Epcot days (lots of walking) and if the weather's hot, hazy, humid (in other words, like it is here in NJ ... :rotfl:)

    I'm going with my Mom, too in September ... and like yours, she's excited about being in WDW with all her boys and grandaughters - first family trip in about 30 years (when we all went to ... WDW!)

    But it looks like our paths will only cross ... as we travel on busses to different parks!! :laughing:
  17. Gabrielsbigtrip

    Gabrielsbigtrip New Member

    I'm in...

    Good for you on the 5k. I was doing the Couch to 5k program and was on week six when my mom had to undergo emergency surgery and almost died.

    She was diagnosed with stage 3 Colon Cancer and just finished her 9th Chemo treatment. She is doing great and just turned 73!!!

    Anywho....needless to say that derailed the program....I plan to start again. It was great for beginners but it sounds like you are well underway. Good luck to you on that.

    We will be staying at Pop for the first time Sept 4th through the 9th to celebrate out 10 year anniversary and my b-day. I couldn't resist free dining and we couldn't afford to recreate our honeymoon trip to Alaska.

    As for getting your mom and sister into MK early....would you consider making an early ADR for Crystal Palace? Their breakfast is so yummy and I think it's so pretty inside.....I know you won't have the kiddos but I would do it without our son in a heartbeat. OR how about Kona Cafe for an early breakfast then Monorail to MK?

    What about Boma for a breakfast or dinner? I can't remember if you went there on your last trip or not. Both are very good and it could be an option if you don't get your first picks. Plus you can look around AKL too.

    I think both Boma and Crytal Palace are reasonable to pay out of pocket if you don't want to use credits.

    Because it may be 1000 degrees :rolleyes1 our trip is going to be alot of water parks. I think we will breakfasts, water parks, rest a bit then parks at night. The one exception will be one day of MK with an early ADR at Crystal Palace.

    Okay, now I am rambling....:rolleyes:

    Catch up soon

    Oh and does your hubby ever get that he looks like the guy who won the first Apprentice? I think his name was Bill?? Reading your last trip report everytime I saw a pic that's who popped in my head :cool2:
  18. Dylan_&_Blake's_mom

    Dylan_&_Blake's_mom New Member

    LOL That's funny! I never noticed it until you said it but, yes, his name is Bill and Todd really does look like him a lot!!

  19. Lady Lallie

    Lady Lallie New Member

    He really does!! :laughing:
  20. They are pretty cute, aren't they? And they come in a lot of colors...I've been looking them up online to see reviews and they are cute in color, too. But the white will be nice with everything this Summer and for my vacation. Plus, they are super comfy, just like my mary janes!!:lovestruc

    Thanks for the tip, LL. They are cute, aren't they? I think I could wear them with capris, shorts, or even skirts, right?:confused3 I've never seen that style before but that was the only pair Ocean State had in my size. So I said, why not for the price, and now I'm glad I got them!!!

    That's what I was thinking to about the souvies...less for me to search for in the parks and less to carry home for the boys. I will most likely get them something else small like a pin or something but at least they will have a new sweatshirt going into our New England Fall!!:goodvibes

    Hi Paula! Thanks for finding me and joining along!! Glad to have you here!!!:goodvibes Hope you got to enjoy some of the nice weather this weekend!!

    So..did you find anything shopping?:confused3 Sorry!!;)

    Shhh...don't tell Todd.....you may be onto something! It may be worth me always running to get into that marathon!! How long have you been running? It's a lot of work...when you're as out of shape as I am! I'm doing the "couch to 5K" training....so far so good, but just not sure how I'll do that day of the race!!!:scared1:
  21. Ooo Brook, there are a lot of great deals on there right now...did you get a chance to take a look?:confused3 What did you find, if so? There is a Disney store at a mall about 1/2 hour from here and this weekend we ended up there and I went into get my Disney fix, well, don't you know, they have the same deal in store, without shipping so I could have got the tshirts there BUT I had the 25% off coupon so even with shipping I thnk I did pretty well for myself! They haven't come yet, but seeing them in person this weekend I was happy with my choices.

    Thanks Tracy, I made out well, did you check it out? Did you get anything? I'm not sure about the Disney Dollars online, never tried that before...do you have a Disney store near you? Maybe you could call Disney merchandising and get them?? Just an idea!:confused:

    Thanks Lauren for your sweet comments. Yes, I'm a bargain shopper for sure!:thumbsup2 You have to be with three little ones and one income! But I love the challenge, too!! LOL!:rotfl: And do pretty well.

    Yay for going to the Red Sox game!:banana:We just went to see the Paw Sox on Saturday afternoon with the boys in RI. It was fun and the right speed for the boys...plus, it was sooo nice out so it was fun!! Boston is a great city...hope you get to move there someday!!:cutie:

    Thank you!!!! I made out pretty well, didn't I? And to think, I still have 4+ more months to go!!!:laughing:

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