Tink Got Me My Very Own Sharpies!- A Surprise Bday TR (3/8 Final Thoughts)

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  1. Tnkrbelle565

    Tnkrbelle565 DIS Veteran

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    :wave: Hi All!!! I'm back again! :cool1:

    I'm finally getting around to starting the TR for my DD's 6th Birthday Surprise Trip. You may have followed over from my PTR but if you haven't...and want to check out some of the previous excitement- head over to:


    Our Trick AND Treat- DD's Surprise Bday Trip!- PTR


    This was our first surprise trip. We go to WDW annually (and mommy sometimes goes a few times a year ;)). However, this year we purchased a new home and DD started private school. Because of both, we told DD that a trip to WDW was not in the cards this year. However....that was a BIG FAT LIE. We started planning this trip a year ago. :ssst:


    If you are a new reader, I probably should introduce myself

    :wave: Hi, I'm Kristine. I'm a 32 year old wife/mommy/social worker/scrapbooker/sewer from Boston!

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    If you care to read about my family's other Disney Adventures....check them out here:

    Sew Much Fun...13 of Cinderella's Mice Head to WDW! TR

    The Smith's YES we are going to Disney AGAIN PTR!

    Does the Pixie Dust Count if You Don't KNOW about it?

    Santa Got me A DISboarder Weekend to the Mouse!


    About about an intro to the rest of the gang?

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    This is my DH and DD from our 2008 Disney trip.


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    So a year in planning. It was a constant worry about being able to pull it off. I had sewn (and bought :rolleyes1) outfits that I had no clue if they would fit her. I was waiting for someone to slip and reveal the secret. I figured my daughter would snoop and find SOMETHING.


    Well I'm happy to report that NONE of that happened. So on 10/22, I went to DD's school under the pretense of dismissing her for her annual physical. Conveniently, I "forgot" her health insurance card and we had to swing by the house to pick it up :rolleyes1 Instead what was waiting at the house was a trail of pixie dust up the front walk, a bag of goodies from Tink, and my DH with a video camera. :banana:

    Two important notes here:

    1) If you haven't read any of my PTRs/TRs before, we kick off every Disney trip with a visit from Tink. DD always knows we are going to Disney but never "when". She knows we are going well Tink comes (much like Santa) and leaves a note, some goodies, and a trail of pixie dust.

    2) DD knew she was doing SOMETHING for her birthday. We had to tell her that so she didn't start inviting kids to a birthday party that wasn't going to happen. Her actual birthday was the 24th. She decided on her own that her birthday surprise would be on her actual birthday AND that it had to be somewhere that you could drive to because "your birthday is only 1 day a year". She decided that we must be going to Hershey Park. Why you might ask? Well, my DH told her one day that he would give up the secret and that we were going to Philadelphia. DD took this to be not the answer, but a clue. She had seen something on the travel channel about Hershey Park and knew it was in PA. So she decided that since Hershey Park and Philly were both in PA, we must be going to Hershey Park (we later informed her that you can't drive from our house to Hershey Park, enjoy the park, and drive back in one day!)


    This TR will include LOTS of pics (I took over 1100 and have over 200 on PP...I won't bore you with all of them), Food/restaurant reviews, new characters, MNSSHP, and lots of fun. I hope that it won't disappoint and you will continue to follow along popcorn::

    And if you are reading along...say Hi! I promise that I don't bite (despite recent photos posted on Facebook to the contrary :scared1: :lmao:- I may or may not have dressed like a cast member of True Blood for Halloween!)

    Coming up Next:

    Update #2- It's Kinda Fun to Do the Impossible
    Update #3-Adults Are Only Kids Grown Up Anyway
    Update #4 The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing (Part 1)
    Update #5 The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing- Part 2
    Update #6 There's no cryin'...there's no cryin' in...
    Update # 7 There are no good Disney Quotes About the Backlot Tour
    Update #8 Oops...gotta backtrack!
    Update #9 Honey...I Found My Ray of Sunshine
    Update # 10 Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive
    Update # 11The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all
    Update #12What will YOU celebrate?
    Update #13 The (Birthday) Princess Makeover
    Update #14What will YOU celebrate? Part 2
    Update # 15 What will YOU celebrate? Part 3
    Update #15Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It!
    Update #16 Just a Spoonful of Sugar...
    Update #17 A Meal Fit For a (Birthday) Princess
    Update #18 Make a WISH!
    Update #19Make a WISH! Part 2
    Update #20 Where the Wild Things Are
    Update #21Boys and Girls of Every Age...Would You Like to See Something Strange?
    Update #22Boys and Girls of Every Age...Would You Like to See Something Strange? Part 2
    Update #23 Come with Us and You Will See...
    Update #24 Eating to the Beat
    Update #25 Oh Canada
    Update #26 Off to Save the World...or at least China!
    Update #27Pearls of Wisdom from Mom and Dad
    Update #28Motown Philly Back Again
    Update #29Almost There....Almost There
    Update #30Stuffed with Fluff....or Food
    Update #31Moutains to Conquer
    Update #32Now it's Time to Say Goodbye
     
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  3. Tnkrbelle565

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    No clue why 6 versions of this popped up but follow along on this one :thumbsup2 I asked the mods to delete the others!
     
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    I'm here! I'm here!
     
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    Congrats to Jessica for being my first poster!!!!

    You win......

    well nothing really. But enjoy the fame ;)
     
  7. mickeystoontown

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    Signing on for more! We surprised our son with a trip to Disney in 2008. We had previously canceled our annual Summer Disney vacation but rescheduled it for later without his knowing it. He thought we were going on a road trip. Imagine his surprise when 14 hours later, we pulled into Disney World.
     
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    I love it!!!!
     
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    Woo Hoo! I'm excited that you have started. :thumbsup2
     
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    Thanks LL!
     
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    I'm here too. You know I suck about commenting, but I will follow along.
     
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    Ya...I know! I'll forgive you!
     
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    I'm here too!
     
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    Welcome aboard Shannon!!!
     
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    I'm here too! Can't wait to read! :goodvibes
     
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  17. Tnkrbelle565

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    Thanks Ladies!
     
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    I loved the video! I was crying!!! I especially liked how excited she was about her "very first SHARPIES!!!!"" What a girl!!!

    You should have seen Lydia when she heard Dallas's name!
     
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    This trip report looks like fun! I can't wait to read the rest...
     
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    The irony is Teresa that they were the same Sharpies she had last year :lmao: That and the remark about the pin from Dallas feeling "special" to her are my favorite parts!

    :welcome: Thank you!
     
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    I made the move! :cool1:
     

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