Recreating Memories- Surprise Mother & daughter trip

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

  1. ladybugmom

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    Hi Kristen!! I found your PTR when you posted on my PTR!! Just got caught up! I teared up when I read the beginning where you surprised your Mom--what an incredible gift!! I love the Tink shirt you bought (I bought the same one for our trip). Love the Crocs and Vera Bradley mini hipster as well!! princess:
     
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  3. princess&her4princes

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    Hi Becky!!
    Thanks for coming over and joining me on my PTR!!!:cutie: Aww, thanks, Mom was SO excited and I'm just SO excited to be able to share it with her and my sister after all of these years. I won't lie, there are moments when I worry that I'm being a bad Mom leaving the boys to go do Disney alone, but I'm sure I"ll get over it once I'm there!! LOL!!;)

    The Tink shirt is cuter in person isn't it? I'm glad I picked that one, it's adorable!! princess:

    Thanks again for coming by....my PTR is making my months/days/weeks go by even quicker for me.....I can't believe I've got only 4 1/2 more months!!:banana: Although when I say that and see your ticker...I'm depressed again...lol!!:laughing:

    ttys!!
    Kristen:flower3:
     
  4. LaurenMic

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    Good luck with your training and the race!! You must be nervous but I'm sure you'll do great and either way it will be a great experience!
     
  5. ladybugmom

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    You are NOT a bad Mom! I think it makes you a better Mom when you get a break from your kiddos--it helps you stay sane--especially when you are a SAHM!!

    The Tink shirt IS cuter in person!

    Aww--I don't mean to make you depressed!! Your trip will be here before you know it!!

    BTW--I read your TR last night!! I cried at the end when you left your friend. (I'm an emotional person--not sure how I'll react when I'm actually there with my family) I saw that you have the same stroller as we do (the Sit-N-Stand) and glad to hear that it worked well for you!! Oh--and I noticed your hubby's Phillies hat! I'm a HUGE Phillies fan! My dad grew up across the river from Philly in Cherry Hill, NJ so I've always cheered for the Philly teams. I've even been to some Phillies and Eagles games! TTYS! princess:
     
  6. princess&her4princes

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    Becky, you are so sweet, thank you for your kind words!!:hug: You're right, time away from the kids does us ALL good!!!;)

    Aww, sorry for making you cry, that was a hard good bye for me!! We had planned that trip and dreamed about it for SO long that it was so hard that it was over.:sad1: What a wonderful week of memories I have from that trip.....it was the best!!!:cloud9: I cry EVERY time I get on Main Street with my family, I mean, not sobbing or anyting , just a nice stream of happy tears...it's my happy place and im just so happy to be able to share with my children as my parents did with us.

    Yay Phillies!!:banana: Todd grew up in Philadelphia (right outside of it actually in Glenolden, near the airport) so we have to route for the Red Sox and the Phillies in my house!!;) And I lived out there for 10 years before moving back to MA almost 4 years ago now....it's a nice city!! Do you ever visit?

    Oh btw, the sit n'stand worked great....bought it second hand for that trip and it was a lifesaver (especially with 6 kids!! LOL!!) for us, it worked out great. You'll be happy to have yours on your upcoming trip!!:cutie:
     
  7. princess&her4princes

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    Thanks Lauren....I appreciate your confidence!!!:goodvibes
     
  8. princess&her4princes

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    Arrival day Monday, 9/14
    Mom & my flight leaves Boston about 7 a.m. due to land in Orlando about 10:30 a.m., breeze through ME, head to POP. Jodi will be driving up from SC and it's about a 5 hour trip to Orlando for her, so she'll plan to meet us at POP about noontime. We'll grab lunch at "Everything POP", tour the resort, hopefully get our room and clean up, monorail ride, we're planning on heading to DTD this afternoon/night to get into the spirit of things, have a nice dinner and head to be early so we're ready for the next day. I was thinking about having dinner at "The Wave" in the Contemporary, my Mom & sis like sushi, it's newer, anyone hear anything about it? Suggestions? Ideas?

    Lots of traveling if you're gonna go to DTD and the Contemporary and ride the monorail ... You may want to consider doing DTD or a tour of the monorail resorts (and with good timing, you could watch the Electric Boat Pageant if you stick to the latter) ... Lots of good restaurant options in either case. Check out the menus on the All Ears web site ...

    Joel,
    What time is the Electric Boat Pageant usually? And where would I see this from? Contemporary? Trying to figure out my schedule some more...and have never seen this. Is it worth seeing? Thanks!!
     
  9. princess&her4princes

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    Hi Everyone!
    Sorry I haven't posted in awhile, been having Comcast issues here so every time I log on I get kicked off, it's been a pain!! Got to love modern conveniences, right? LOL!!:laughing:

    Not too much is new trip wise, trying to come up with a more concrete schedule of some sort but don't want to put too much time into it (yet!) because I'm sure I'll tweak it some once the hours are posted and go from there.

    Mom and I were talking the other day about our trip and we've decided to head to Boston on Sunday afternoon instead of leaving here (very!!) early on Monday morning to Logan. Our flight is about 7 a.m and that means we need to leave here by 4:30 a.m or so.....so if we go up the night before, have a nice leisurely dinner out, early to bed, we're an hour closer to the airport, we have less to stress about Monday morning. And maybe be a bit more rested too than leaving from home. At first I was worried about leaving Todd & the boys for another night, but after talking with Todd, it made more sense and as he pointed out, he doesn't really need Mom and I bumping around the house at 3:30 a.m. and waking the boys up before heading out. True enough!!:laughing: So, that's the plan, Mom has offered to take care of that reservation, so that was nice and I have an extra night of vacation!!:woohoo:

    This weekend I'm taking a class for Real Estate Salesperson license. It's a 24 hour class and then you sit for the exam. While the market is down, I figured it was a good time to learn something new and have something to fall back on, just in case, especially with the way the economy is. I'm excited about it, I've been a stay at home Mom for almost 7 years now and I think it will be to add something to my resume and learn something new. My Mom has been doing Real Estate for 30 year now and she is going to teach me the ropes. I'm not planning on working until Cole goes to school, but in the meantime, help my Mom out and learn and see where I can go with it.

    2 more weeks until my race! :scared1: My friend that was going to do it with me has a hurt knee and can't do it! So,I was going to wait another couple of weeks and kick up my training some more since I was sick twice this month and couldn't run but have decided to just plug forward and do it. It's a good starting point and I will have something to go by in the future. In the meantime, I'm trying to convince my other friend who ran her 1st 5K last year to do it with me....I could really use the support, you know? I'm finding it intimidating doing it alone! So we'll see.....depending how horrible I look, I may post pics. LOL!!:rotfl:

    I guess that's about it for now....hope you are all doing well and I hope you have a wonderful 1st weekend in MAY (wow!!) weekend!!!:flower3:
     
  10. ladybugmom

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    No problem--I cry at the drop of a hat--and that was just so sweet. :)

    Yes, we visited my family in Cherry Hill over Christmas. It was great b/c we hadn't been up there in awhile. We took the train into New York City and took Ally to the American Girl Place. It was WONDERFUL!!

    Glad to hear that the Sit-N-Stand worked well for ya'll!! TYYS! :cutie:
     
  11. princess&her4princes

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    I see a lot of people have been lurking on my PTR...would love for you to join us....come out, come out, whoever you are!!!!:goodvibes
     
  12. The3rdDisneyBoy

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    Lurker.... first time posting here!

    We are neighbors!!! I love how you surprsed your mom- what good daughters!! I cant even imagine an adults only trip to disney nevermind a girls only trip to Disney- I am so jealous!!!!

    Your plans sound great! I look forward to hearing more....
     
  13. Lady Lallie

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    How nice that you will be able to sleep in a bit longer on departure day. It makes me want to price out hotels in Manchester. My flight leaves at 7:05AM. :scared1:
     
  14. joelp

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    Other than glmpses of it while riding the monorail, I've never seen it either ... :rotfl2: ... Check on the All-Ears site for details, and I would think the time varies during the course of the year. Apparently good places to see it are from the Poly beach or Wilderness Lodge ...

    Don't kick up your training too much - you don't want to get hurt, too!!

    and BTW - Phillies fan here, too ... grew up just across the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge (and later, the Betsy Ross Bridge ...) ... spent many hours in the country's first "mall" (in Cherry Hill) ...

    Unfortunately, Cablevision doesn't carry Phillies games in my area, so I don't watch them all too often ... and besides, it's not the same without Whitey and Harry ... :(
     
  15. 2xcited2sleep

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    Hi Kristen!

    My goodness you have a lot going on between planning a WDW trip, the race, and now the real estate exam. And oh yeah, a hubby and 3 little monkeys. ;) It all sounds great. I think taking the exam now and starting to work with your mom is an excellent idea!! Good luck! :goodvibes

    Regarding the electric water pagent- I saw it in 2006 from the California Grill and it hadn't changed much (possibly at all) from what I remembered in the 80's. I like it b/c it brings back memories but most people I talk to who see it for the first time now say that it's not anything special. So I guess I'd say that if you happen to be in the neighborhood of the Contemporary, Poly or other spots on the lake you might try to see it but not sure I'd make a special trip just for it.

    Hope you have a great weekend!!
     
  16. kimmylaj

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    glad to hear you are getting an extra night of vacation, cant wait to hear more about your plans. so funny about the race, i decided i wanted to run in a disney race so i conned a friend of mine into going walking with me 3to 4 gotta start somewher right? well we have not done anything we are lucky if we go 3 times a month let alone week, you should post more about your race and maybe it will guilt me into being more active. lol
     
  17. Lady Lallie

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    I agree with what Christine said. I wouldn't plan for the Water Pageant but you might be able to catch it during your travels.
     
  18. Lcaemom

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    Hi Kristen

    Just finished getting all caught up on PTR...wow, you have done alot "behind the scenes..." I didn't know you had planned a night in Boston...great idea! Where will you be staying? Love all your purchases...I would never think to buy Vera Bradley on Ebay...LOVE VB. DId you get it new? That is an amazing deal...some of mine have faded so, I'd be leary to buy used but, $15 for new?!? If I didn't have so much work to do before the kiddos get home I'd be heading over to that website. Great idea on the souveniers for your kiddos...I found a book I bought for Erin...paid $24.95 at WDW...at the $1 store...buy very few things anymore WDW. I can't believe Joelp will be at WDW at the same time, as you...AGAIN!!! And another Bill comment about Todd...too funny!:rotfl: That was my first thought, too! OK...got to run...not in your sense but, off to chart.:upsidedow I'll talk to you soon! NO...still have no called on my PIN...:scared:What is wrong with me?!?
     
  19. princess&her4princes

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    Hi Neighbor!!! Thanks for joining my PTR!!:goodvibes I'm so excited about this adult girl trip! It will be fun and so neat to see it in another perspective, you know? I'm not going to know what do with myself for 5 days without a diaper bag or a child on my hip! Todd will be lucky if I come home...lol!!:rotfl: Hope you stay tuned!!

    Check them out, LL! One more sleep is a good thing!! :thumbsup2 We'll take the T to Logan and not have to worry about things that much in the a.m. Makes so much sense!!

    Hi Joel...too funny!! WIll check out All Ears, I get their emails (I know, surprise, surprise...is there anyone here that doesn't?!!:confused3).

    Woohoo Phillies fan!!:banana: I humor Todd (shhh..) and "watch" them...most likely I'm Dis'ing while he is.;)

    Training is going okay....did really well this a.m. I have less than 2 weeks now and I'm a bit worried, but you have to start somewhere and that's what I'm doing....I can only get better from here...or at least I hope I can!!:laughing: How much do you run? Do you do races? Love any and all tips!!

    Hi Christine!!
    I know, I have a VERY FULL plate these days, don't I? It all is happening at once too...trying to keep calm. lol!!:laughing: I got my certificate last night for my RE class, it was very grueling, but the 1st step, so now I have to call and schedule my exam. I'm really hoping to get that done in the next 2-3 weeks (before Summer starts and the boys are home every day, all day :scared1:). But it's a great time for me to get my feet wet and see where I can go when the time comes. I'm really not hoping to work full time until Cole goes to school (5 or so more years) but I think it's better to be prepared and learn while I can, too. Trying to line up my ducks to set myself up for when I grow up....:laughing:

    Thanks for the info on the Electric water pageant....if we're there, we're there, no special trips then. And now that you mention it, I may have seen it in the 80's too!!

    How are you? Anything new and exciting going on?
     
  20. princess&her4princes

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    Hi!!! Yes, an extra night vacation is always a good thing, right? It was a smart idea by Mom for sure and I'm sure Todd will appreciate that we're not banging around the house at 3 a.m. too while the boys are sleeping!!:laughing:

    You have to start somewhere is right with the race! At least you're getting out there. The weather has been so sporatic that it's tough getting out there all of the time. I have yet to run outside :scared1: only on my treadmill but relaly need to! Check out "Couch to 5K" online running training for beginners...it's been a great start for me!!:thumbsup2

    Thanks LL, I appreciate the tip!!:goodvibes

    Hey Leighan!
    Yes, I've been busy....little things here and there. Mom thought it would be a nicer way to start our trip and spend the night in Boston beforehand. My parents actually own timeshare at the Custom House in Boston, so that's where we'll spend the night. Ever been there? It's SO nice....hope she's not let down staying at POP after that night...lol!!:laughing:

    Yes, my VB is new, tags and all!!:thumbsup2 There is A LOT of VB on Ebay...check it out.....great prices!!! I highly recommend it!! But don't tell Bobby you heard that from me if you start spending!! LOL!!

    I know, Joelp will be there with me again...great minds think alike, huh? Now...call on that Pin would you? LOL!!:rotfl: Heck, I'll do it for you!! You're probably afraid to call and know you'll end up booking another trip....it's okay, you can cancel!!:hug: Keep me posted!!:goodvibes
     
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    Hey Kristen! I'm finally subbing.. I've been meaning.. and finally I did and I'm all caught up! Great info soo far!
     

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