The McSparklesons are BACK and they are CRUISIN! COMPLETE 10/4

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  1. mrp4352

    mrp4352 DIS Veteran

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    Hi Kara!

    I've been lurking, but wanted to thank you for a great trip report! We're taking the same cruise next month and will visit the Blue B* Bar in your honor! Thanks for telling us about it!
     
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  3. brookelizabeth

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

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    The "Wake up Ally" video was hilarious! I am sure she was just voicing how everyone felt that morning!

    And the picture started the tears in my eyes and I was crying through the entire video! Wonderful report, wonderful video! Thank you for sharing it all!

    I haven't watched this yet (but will!), just curious on how you get YouTube to let you upload long videos? It won't let me upload anything more than 10 minutes! :confused3

    I'll make my way over to your PTR too. So you are booked for DCL again and RCI? :yay:
     
  4. karajeboo

    karajeboo DISmom by land and by sea!

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    Um, I'm a McSparkleson!!!! Duhhhhhh!

    Actually, I have no idea, but my account has a banner at the top saying, "you are now allowed to upload videos longer than 15 minutes." Originally I made the movie, then when I went to put on youtube it said the movie had to be less than 15 minutes. So I edited.... a lot. Finally got it under 15. I'm guessing either I've had enough views or enough uploads (cause I uploaded all those little blips too).

    Either that or it's because I'm a McSparkleson. And I'm..... too sexy for youtube......:rotfl2:
     
  5. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    That wake up video was so sad. I don't know who sounded sadder, you or her?
    I'm glad you have some future trips in the works though!

    My DD has the same chesire cat shirt the Tori was wearing too! ;)
     
  6. Ajsmom22

    Ajsmom22 Earning My Ears

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    Thank you so much for taking the time to do such an informative and completely entertaining trip report!

    We will be taking our very first cruise on the Magic in April next year (eastern) so i have read thru your report eagerly, soaking up any and all info!

    I also have an only child, and was almost crying tears of joy, when I saw that Ally had made such a good friend. I am already praying my son finds just one friend...it would be so wonderful!

    Thanks again! You have a beautiful family. Absolutely beautiful!

    Amber
    Charleston, SC
     
  7. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    YOU will be a TRAIN WRECK next May!! But...I'm sure we all will.

    I am so sad your TR is over- and so happy you thought it was the BEST family vacation you have ever had. Because now I can say....

    :banana:Told ya so!! Told ya so! Told ya told ya told ya told ya TOLD ya so!! :banana:

    Poor Ally- but lucky Ally because now her Mama is OBSESSED and someday soon she's gonna forget what a vacation on land was ever like, you are going to take her on so many fabulous cruises!! :woohoo::woohoo:

    And in May...we are NOT going to the WORST show on the last night! Joan will flood the freakin ship if we take her in there!! :rotfl:

     
  8. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    Also....maybe we should plan on rebooking while we're on the ship for a future DISmom cruise in a couple of years....Dummy date and then book it when the 2014 ones are released.....I'll be doing a dummy anyway, I want to sail out of NYC in 2014- I'm hoping they alternate the Magic between Europe & NYC in summers from now on.....
     
  9. nenner1

    nenner1 <font color=darkorchid>I must've been distracted b

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    yessssssssssssss:rolleyes1
     
  10. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2
     
  11. Happydog

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    I really enjoyed your TR, it was great fun! We are on this cruise over Thanksgiving this year, our first 7 day with kids!! :thumbsup2 I love DCL, and I agree, it is just as sad going home!!! I hate eating in the restaurants b/c no one seems to want to be there! Do you know if they allow you to do breakfast at the buffet, or just the sit down? I found eating at the buffet on our Dream cruises made cutting the strings a little easier...

    Just WONDERing if the MAGIC can continue for a little longer...:laughing:
     
  12. karajeboo

    karajeboo DISmom by land and by sea!

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    I think my voice was just that sleepy voice cause I had just gotten up. At least that's my story.... :rolleyes1

    We called it the "love connection." When we took Ally the first full day to the Oceaneers Lab to make flubber, Jeff and I hit the adult pool and he just kept saying, "please let there be a love connection, please let there be a love connection." :rotfl2: And she hit it off! Also, the FE thread that we were on helped a lot. A couple of us PM'd each other our email addresses and our kids were able to email before the cruise. So Ally was looking for Tori at the first DISmeet on board. Jeff has admitted that it was a good thing, even though he stayed away from the DISmeet.

    Yes, dear and I give you all the credit in the world! Jeff, on the other hand, will never forgive you and curses you every day of his life!!!! :rotfl2:

    Holy cow, I need to slow down. My neighbors just hooked me into a girls trip somewhere tropical in February.....

    I didn't think we could do Topsiders? :confused3 But I don't think that there is ANYTHING that could have taken away the pain. Medication maybe?
     
  13. MAGICFOR2

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    You can do the buffet - we did it in April. They just don't tell you about it, because they want the "eat quick, now get out" touch from the servers, and the buffet is a little less controlled - also a little less room for bags.
     
  14. Beth D

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    Kara - thanks for letting me live vicariously through you! I had a blast following along. I love the last sad pic of Ally - it truly does say it all.

    I'm definitely stopping at the bar in yours & ellens honor to get me some guavaberry rum!:thumbsup2
     
  15. anewmac

    anewmac Ive got nothing planned whats an OCVP to do?

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    YA! What Jen said... :rolleyes1:rolleyes1
     
  16. MISSREBECCA76

    MISSREBECCA76 "Hello, My Name is Rebecca, and I have a Disney Pr

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    You're sense of humor is priceless- I loved reading this report! Now I am going to have to go back and pull up your other reports to amuse myself!! Thanks for all the great information and the giggles! :rotfl:
     
  17. karajeboo

    karajeboo DISmom by land and by sea!

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    Part of me wants to do this, but the view will suck!!!! :sad2:

    Ahhhh, guavaberry...... yummo!

    :rotfl2:

    Thank you!!!! I had a blast writing it, too!
     
  18. Mickeygolf

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    I've read a ton of trip reports on this board and have never felt compelled to send a message to the author, but your trip report was fantastic. I just loved your sense of humor and how sappy you are. I laughed until I cried and sometimes cried until I laughed again. Your husband is a lucky guy. I would have loved to seen your final stateroom bill:) You guys know how to do a vacation right!!!

    Thanks for taking the time. You have a wonderful family!!!
     
  19. karajeboo

    karajeboo DISmom by land and by sea!

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    Are you hittin on me???? ;)

    I actually remind Jeff DAILY how lucky he is.... and yesterday, for the first time in FOURTEEN years, he sent me a dozen roses for our anniversary! Well, there was the time he sent me BLACK roses for my 30th birthday, but I don't like to dwell on how romantic he is.... :rolleyes1

    I'm so happy you enjoyed this trip report cause I absolutely LOVE writing them! It helps me to relive the trip, as well as keep it for posterity... ya know, Smithsonian, etc. :idea:
     
  20. karajeboo

    karajeboo DISmom by land and by sea!

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    Oh, and I love your DIS name Mickeygolf.... in fact, Jeff and I just won our club's member/resident tourney on Saturday! Yes, it's true, I'm not just a pretty face, I can golf, too..... :rotfl2:
     
  21. karajeboo

    karajeboo DISmom by land and by sea!

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    I thought I should let y'all know, that I have been working out quite a bit since this summer, lost 15 lbs, been running, growing out my hair. So here's a before and after pic of Jeff and I......

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    Now I know what you're thinking...... that's how we dress for dinner each night. Remember when Jeff said he enjoyed dressing up for dinner? ;)
     

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