Stop staring at me Phil! A Vinylmation stalking(with a side of *sparkle*)9/19 TR END!

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  1. Nermel9

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    Great update! Haha, I'm always texting Brandon to see if I left my flat iron on, and I don't think I ever have, I just get so paranoid about it! :rotfl2:

    Your PP pics are so great! That's a good idea, getting them done early in the morning while your hair still looks good, I'll have to try that! :thumbsup2

    I always consider buying one of the ride pics, but I haven't yet! Some of them are so funny!
     
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  3. PirateKate

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    I loved the engagement story! So perfect!

    AK day sounds like fun so far. Good thing you didn't have to go all the way back to turn off the straightener. :rotfl:
     
  4. PirateKate

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    Also, I remember when I was planning our wedding, about a month out, everything was done and there were no more planning or details to attend to and the waiting was even more unbearable than waiting for a Disney trip. I'm guessing you're pretty busy with wedding stuff these days. :)
     
  5. amazingact21

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    Awesome PP photos! And I love your Flounder shirt! :goodvibes


    Great AK day so far!
     
  6. Shannon84

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    Sometimes Tim tests me as we are leaving the house and asks if I unplugged it, even when I haven't turned it on :rotfl:

    Every time I ride Dinosaur that one big one always scares the crap out of me at the picture time :rotfl: I love the reactions people have to that ride!

    Thats what I need! One with auto shut off, that would be so nice!!

    We bought some bonine this weekend to prepare...hopefully I will be ok with just that...I think I am just a worrier so that doesnt help :rotfl:

    I know, I never buy the ride pictures, sometimes I wish I had!!

    I don't know why I even bother doing my hair anymore for the parks, its always back in a ponytail in an hour or so :confused3

    Thank you :goodvibes I cant believe its almost been a year since the proposal!

    I have been really busy with the last minute things for the trip and the wedding, the closer we get the more nervous I get :scared1: but I am sure it will be a good time!! Its just a lot of planning and a lot out of my control like weather

    Thank you :goodvibes that was a Walmart shirt :thumbsup2
     
  7. Shannon84

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    I am SUCH a LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE!! I swore I would have finished this TR so quickly...but life got in the way

    Soooo here we go with the rest of our AK day (last full day at the parks)

    We were walking by a show was just starting for Flights of Wonder and we had never seen that one…we decided to check it out. Here is the only picture I have from the show

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    It was fairly empty. I thought the show was really funny and the birds were awesome to see. There was actually one point where I got to stand up in the audience and have a bird land in my hand it was really fun!! I still harass Tim for not getting a picture of that moment…he may live it down one day.

    We headed to the safari, but we found some characters along the way and ones I haven’t met before so of course we had to stop!

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    These guys were very excited about our engagement and wanted to see the ring. Where they were meeting was on one of the paths and sort of hidden so there was no one else in line at the time and we ended up having a great interaction with them.

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    We were finally on our way to the safari…so close…but then I saw something awesome and had to stop again

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    She was just beautiful and it was so neat to see up close in person. I love these Disney touches. We almost passed right by her but we saw some other people gathering and turned back to see her for a few minutes

    We had a short wait at the safari and had a wonderful ride through. Because we went that afternoon I actually saw more active animals than usual for some reason, including the lions. I didn’t take many photos because we decided we have plenty from past safari rides and really just wanted to enjoy the time together. Here is one with some different animals all in the same area

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    When we exited the safari we noticed a photopass photographer just hanging out, I had never seen one there before, I asked if he was taking pictures and he said yes. These ended up being some of our favorites from the trip

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    We enjoyed a jalapeno cheese stuffed pretzel and it was SO delicious!! I wish I had taken a picture but it was so good I made Tim get his own.

    Continued in the next post
     
  8. Shannon84

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    We made sure to check out Rafiki’s Planet Watch so Tim could find one of his favorite characters that he was excited to meet

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    Bug time!! I love the end of the show..especially since it freaks Tim out every time!!

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    Over at Camp Minnie-Mickey we decided most of the lines were too long, but there were two cuties I had never met before, so we waited to say hi to them.

    A funny thing happened while waiting in line. We were next to have our pictures taken and the character handler was not paying attention (older lady – sort of zoning out at the moment) This family came walking by and one of the little girls in the family ran up to Thumper and Miss Bunny while the family in front of us was in the process of taking pictures. I absolutely kid you not that Miss Bunny held out her paws and stopped the girl from hugging her and motioned for her to get in line. It all happened so quickly, but it was obvious Miss Bunny does not allow line cutters and she means business! Tim and I were laughing so hard we were crying. In our pictures it looks like Tim and Thumper are best friends, but Miss Bunny looks pretty distracted with me and looks like she is keeping an eye on that girl in line. Well at least that’s what we think and we still crack up looking at the photos.

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    Our AK day came to an end quickly and we headed back to POP to get ready for a meal we were both very excited for!!
     
  9. KatMark

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    Shannon, we all know what got in the way of your updating your TR...your upcoming wedding which is just around the corner. :goodvibes

    Love the photos with the characters, but I especially like those at the end of the sarfari ride...awesome!
     
  10. afwdwfan

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    Looks like there were some good times with the characters. Especially the line Nazi part. :rotfl2::rotfl::lmao:

    2 weeks and 3 days... wow, your big trip is coming up fast! :thumbsup2
     
  11. Captain_Oblivious

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    Wait, you got to see the lions moving around and DIDN'T take any pictures?? This is like discovering the Ark of the Covenant and deciding to leave it where it lies. :rotfl2:
     
  12. Shannon84

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    I can't believe the wedding is so soon, I thought keeping it small would make it easy, but doing it away from home adds some difficulty!

    Gotta love a character in charge of their line :rotfl:

    I know time has beeen flying by!!!

    :rotfl: I don't think I moved fast enough...I am always in what I swear is the bumpiest seat of the safari each time...knowing my luck Id lose the camera!
     
  13. Shannon84

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    Our last night at WDW we had a great dinner planned at JIKO!!! This was our first time visiting AKL and it was just breathtaking!! It look forever to get over there by switching buses from POP but eventually we made it. I couldnt believe the lobby

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    We went outside and watched some of the animals. It was so dark I didnt take any pictures, but that resort is just beautiful!!!

    Here we are waiting for dinner
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    The menu

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    Our drinks. I tried a wine our server recommended and Tim had a drink called the Victoria Falls Mist

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    For appetizers we had the Grilled Wild Boar and the taste of Africa

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    For entrees we ordered the Braised Beef Short Rib and the Grilled Wild Gulf Shrimp Curry

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    They brought out Zebra Domes for dessert to celebrate our engagement and I almost fell over with excitement, we have heard so much about them and wanted to try them...so yummy!! I also had a chocolate martini for dessert too yummy!!

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    What a wonderful dinner!!! too bad we had to leave the next day!
     
  14. KatMark

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    I can't say that I would order any of what you guys had at dinner, but it all looks so nicely presented and your drink looks absolutely yummy.

    :sad::sad::sad: to last night.
     
  15. Leshaface

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    :rotfl2: It does look like she's keeping an eye out on that girl in your picture!!! Too funny! :lmao:

    You look so good in your Jiko pictures!! Love the dress and the flower in your hair.
     
  16. afwdwfan

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    I've never made it to AKL yet myself. I think that was a good idea to head over there and try Jiko. One of these days.

    It's too bad the trip is coming to an end, but that was some good planning on your part to be coming to the end of this TR just as your next trip is about to take place. :rotfl2:
     
  17. amazingact21

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    First off, I have to say that it's so exciting your wedding and honeymoon is almost upon you! I know right now it's probably really stressful, but I know you guys are going to have a beautiful wedding and a great time on your cruise.
    And, I cannot wait to read all about it in your TR. (I know you haven't said you're writing one, but you just have to. We all want to see wedding pictures too much!:rotfl:)


    I'm glad you both enjoyed your dinner at Jiko. The food looks a little exotic for me, but I've heard it's all delicious. And I love the dress you had on!
     
  18. Shannon84

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    It was one of those yummy dinners you are glad you tried, but not the type of food that we would go back for over and over again...except zebra domes I would love more of :rotfl:

    She was watching that little girl :rotfl:

    Thank you :) My friend makes the flower clips

    You have to go check out AKL the next time you are there...its really worth it!!

    :rotfl: I can't believe I managed to drag this report out for a year!!

    We are leaving tomorrow for Disney!! I can't believe the time has flown by!! I will be making sure to write a wedding and honeymoon TR and keep better track of it than this one :rotfl2:
     
  19. Shannon84

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    How appropriate I am about to write about our departure day and we are leaving tomorrow for our wedding and honeymoon trip :rotfl:

    Our last morning we checked out of POP and spent the day at MK, we spent the day just riding our favorites and hanging out

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    Love the rainbow bubble I caught in the corner

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    Look the little pumpkin doll she is holding has a Mickey ear hat!!

    Tim's thrilled, he pulled the sword out!! I was so glad I had the camera out for this, great end to the trip!
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    I thought maybe I could get it too...nope!!
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    As we were leaving tomorrowland PUSH came up to us and started talking to us...I wish I had this on video I am so sad I didnt think of that :sad: but he asked us all about the proposal and if he could be the "best can" in our wedding when he saw our engagement buttons...he was too cute!!!

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    On our way out we got a few photopass pictures

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    then it was time to return to POP and catch the sad ME bus back to the airport.

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    We had an easy trip back and Tims parents were waiting for us at the airport

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    Sorry this TR took me so long to finish...whoops!! We leave tomorrow for our wedding and honeymoon!!! I will be back with a full TR (and a timely one :rotfl:)
     
  20. Nermel9

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    Aww, the last days are the worst, but at least it looks like you guys had fun before you left! Push is so cute, I'm always hoping to see him, but haven't yet! :confused3

    Love the sign Tim's parents made for you guys, how cute!

    Thanks for a great TR, I can't wait for the next one! I'm so happy for you guys, getting to have a Disney wedding AND Disneymoon! Hope everything is beautiful and magical and you have an amazing time! :goodvibes
     
  21. amazingact21

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    I wanted to come on here and wish you and Tim well as you left for your wedding/honeymoon, and look at that, I caught an update!

    Departure days are the worst, but at least you had a couple great moments. That had to make it a little better.:confused3 Love Tim's face when he pulled the sword out...priceless!


    I hope you both have a wonderful honeymoon and a beautiful wedding! Remember to take a moment and pause and just soak up the moment, it'll fly by!
    If I happen to see you in Epcot on the 1st, I'll be sure to say hello!
     

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