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

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  1. podsnel

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

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    No- not inside!! Are you goofin around???
     
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  3. sunshine girl

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    This is too funny! Do it, do it. :sunny:
     
  4. CRdisMom

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    :dance3:Bon Vogagey! :dance3:
    Imagine that in my best bugs bunny voice!

    Have a great time. I can't wait to see the million photos. Keep the whoop a%^ can home though:rotfl2:
     
  5. MAGICFOR2

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    Oh! I think I missed your send off! I've been so busy! BON VOYAGE!!!! just in case. Have a MAGICal, SUPERSTAR TIME!!!!! :yay::yay::yay::yay::yay: Can't wait to read all about it!
     
  6. wilma-bride

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    Bon Voyage McSparklesons - can't believe I've only just found this and I almost missed the start.

    I know just what you mean about embarrassing your kids - my two girls are constantly ashamed by my behaviour, especially at Disney when the kid in me can't help but escape. Hope you have a great time and I can't wait to hear all about it :thumbsup2
     
  7. podsnel

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

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    YAYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!! IT'S HERE!!!!!!!!! YOU'RE GOING TO FLORIDA!!!!!!! YOU'RE GOING ON THE SHIP TOMORROW!!!!!!!!! :dancer::dancer::dancer::dancer:party:party:party::rockband::rockband: Have a safe, happy trip!!! :drive::car::boat:pirate::sail::drinking1:beach:
     
  8. karajeboo

    karajeboo DISmom by land and by sea!

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    Whew! Good, cause I'm afraid I'd be freaked out by that. Although, the Dream does have some cool inside staterooms....... we'll talk later today - I have an 8 hour drive ahead of me.... :sad1:

    Ally will not be happy with you..... but I like you!!!!! :thumbsup2

    I think I can leave Ally's can home, but I will need Jeff's. That boy is always getting out of line........ And because we are taking 3 cameras, and 2 Flip cameras, I'm sure I'll have more photos and video than you will ever want to see!!!

    Nope, this is my "official" last stop in before we leave. Thank you!!!

    At least I think Jeff is on board (oh listen to me and cruise ship humor! :rotfl2:) with a different name for our GRAND entrance. And oh yes, it shall be grand...... :rolleyes1

    I KNOW!!!!!!!! I just packed my toiletries (earliest I've taken a shower in weeks!!!!! :rotfl2:) and zipped the bag for what I hope is the LAST time! I still have to pack my laptop and I think it's going into a bag. I just don't want anything else to carry on board......

    I need to get a pic of the bags all lined up. We are pretty pathetic. And I know that we won't wear HALF of what we brought! But it's my first time cruising so I'm allowed to overpack, right????

    Ally and I got our nails all purtied up last night. Fingers AND piggies.... We are bringin some McSparkleson STYLE to the Magic!!!!! :wizard:

    Well, this is it. Adios, Ciao, Arrivaderci (don't know how to spell these so I'm going by sound as in SOUND OF MUSIC - "so long farewell........." that's McSparkleson GENIOUS!), Alf wiedersehn, goodbye..... Now picture me spinning around and running off the set. But I'm not half as cute as the SoM kids, and my name isn't as cute as "Liesel."

    And yes, I'm rambling.... it's what I do..... :rolleyes1

    I'm so sad to hear about the CM from the Wonder who has gone missing though...... sadly they say he went missing between LA and Mexico so that makes it sound much worse...... My prayers are with him (or her?) and his family today.......:sad1:
     
  9. karajeboo

    karajeboo DISmom by land and by sea!

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    Today is the day for "official." No, not that we are "officially" leaving today. But I am "officially" insane. I just repacked my bag and "officially" became a genius. Because I can get my camera bag IN my suitcase now so I don't have to check it separately. ;) They only thing in the camera bag is the zoom lens, a couple filters, and the extra battery. But it makes a great backpack to carry TWO cameras, plus a wallet, etc. So I like to have the whole bag with me.

    I removed my tripod (sounded good in theory but super heavy and if I use it I will be surprised.....), and a couply dresses that I overpacked.

    So it's not only roomier (I moved all my shoes to the top of the suitcase where the tripod was wedged in) but it's a lot lighter! And I moved our extra pins (those suckers are heavy too!) to Jeff' suitcase, along with my toiletries bag. Because when I moved my suitcase to the floor I about pulled something that shouldn't be pulled. So I started feeling bad for the porters and did some rearranging. Jeff's suitcase is smaller anyway, so it can afford to be a little heavier now.

    NOW I am ready to roll! OFFICIALLY!!!!! ;)
     
  10. wilma-bride

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    Woohoo, I am 'officially' chuffed for you - have a fantastic trip :cool1:
     
  11. CRdisMom

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    Do I have to find that over packed car picture again....LOL. have fun and when you drive past buford, GA wave to my sis! There is talk of heading back down there this fall in Oct. Although I wish it were to FL I'll take what I can get.
     
  12. podsnel

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    The SUPERSTAHHHHS are gettin' on the ship!!!! :cheer2::yay::woohoo::banana::cheer2::yay::dance3::woohoo::banana::cheer2:
     
  13. karajeboo

    karajeboo DISmom by land and by sea!

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    The SUPERSTAHHHHHS were already on the ship and stuffing their faces at noon!

    And we are back!!! I need a vacation from my vacation but I'll get this "official" TR started soon!!!
     
  14. JaxJags08

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    Welcome back! I hope you had a fantastic time! Can't wait to read about it.
     
  15. wilma-bride

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    Welcome back. Can't wait to hear all about it :)
     
  16. karajeboo

    karajeboo DISmom by land and by sea!

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    WOW! That about sums it up. Best. Vacation. Ever!!!! I will give you the good, the bad (not much) and the ugly (my makeup smearing when I got emotional during the shows), from the standpoint of a Disney lover, first time cruiser, and now DCL lover!!! I took over 1000 photos with two different cameras so be prepared for more photos than you will ever want to see!!!!

    So let's get this party started!!!!!! :cool1:

    If you've ever read any of my other TRs, you know that my family NEVER gets out on time, and this trip would prove no different. But I kept to my plan anyway.

    11:30am - take Buckeye to kennel. I cried when I left him. Because that's what I do. I am very emotional and I love my dog, well, actually Ally's dog. But working from home with him laying in my office all day, we bond. He's my buddy.

    12:30pm - pick up Ally from school. I told her 1:00 so I had to wait until they could find her on the playground. And knowing that Jeff would NOT be ready by 1:30, Ally and I stopped for ice cream on the way home from school, because, why? WE ARE ON VACATION!!!!!! Who says "no" to ice cream on vacation???:confused3

    1:30pm - Receive call from Jeff that he's shooting for 2pm (this is after the call I received at noon saying he was "shooting" for 1:30. I should have threatened to shoot HIM if he didn't hurry home!!!!

    2:10 - Receive call from Jeff that he is leaving work - luckily he works 4 minutes down the road.

    I had all the luggage out in the hall by the garage door so all I needed from him was a few muscles to get it into the car.......

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    2:20pm - Pulled out of the driveway. And set the GPS which estimated our arrival time at 10:53pm..... :sad1:

    Cruising down I-26 traffic was pretty heavy and I was pretty nervous. I've been in a spring break parking lot on I-95 before and I was NOT going to do it this night. And as we got closer to I-95 I knew that it was now or never. Would we or would we not be stuck? I was already checking for alternate routes through small town America if needed......

    But when we came up on I-95 I could see traffic flying by and Jeff and I gave a :worship: and cruised on.......

    It was at this time that Ally's nightmares began. For Jeff became a DJ..... And we went back to Big Hair Bands, and One Hit Wonders. And Ally was mortified.....

    Especially when Jeff turned on Right Said Fred. Y'all know where I'm going with this? I think this song should be played when the McSparklesons enter the Disney Magic. Oh yes, I do......

    Because, "I'm Too Sexy" has become our theme song.

    "I'm too sexy for this shirt, so sexy it hurts....."

    Top of my lungs, "I'm a model, you know what I mean, and I do my little turn on the GANGPLANK. On the GANGPLANK.... I shake my little tush on the GANGPLANK"

    And of course Jeff and I discussed how we can spin around and dance and shake our little tushes as we enter. Oh, yes. I think this is it. We will make Magic history - the McSparklesons will live on forever as the COOLEST family EVER to make their entrance onto the Magic.....

    I see Ally in the rear view mirror, somewhere around Walterboro, SC. And I swear I see a tear in her eye......

    I ask Jeff to give the Radisson a call to confirm our late arrival tonight, and all Ally and I hear is "Oh, by the way, do you have 'I'm Too Sexy' on your play list? Do you think you could queue it up when we arrive? Yes, probably about 10:30. Thank you so much. That will help get us in the mood for our cruise tomorrow. Great. OKay, see you later!"

    From the backseat: "I think I need new parents......"

    Up next: "I think those people live in our neighborhood......."

     
  17. KristiMc

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    Great start Kara. I am looking forward to reliving the cruise with you.
     
  18. CamDisMom

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    I'm keeping up with the pix on FB. Looking forward to your commentary. :thumbsup2
     
  19. karajeboo

    karajeboo DISmom by land and by sea!

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    I am really having a hard time being back. I actually had to COOK tonight, and then SERVE it and then, get this..... I had to clean the kitchen!!!! What is up with that????

    Hey Cammie! Miss you girl!
     
  20. MAGICFOR2

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    Welcome Home! I'm so glad you loved it! I knew you would! :yay: I saw all your pics on FB - so fun! I thought about you all week - can't wait to read more.
     
  21. KristiMc

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    Same thing here. I made my family eat sandwiches yesterday because I was in such a crappy mood and did not want to cook. I did make something tonight - but it was such a chore to cut the kids food up - I was totally spoiled with the servers doing that.
     

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