You Want Me to Sew WHAT? - Update 7/22/12!!! Shocked?!?!?! So Am I!

Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by mphalens, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. mphalens

    mphalens Those hand sewn buttons, I tell ya!

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    Oh boy, I hope this works! :rolleyes1 I'm going to attempt to do this trip report "photo-journal" style . . . I have too many pictures and when I post to forums like this I tend to get lost when I have to start adding in all the image codes. I promise to "chat" in a normal way like this, but the "meat & potatoes" of my TR will be like the two "pages" you see below. Ok? Okay:thumbsup2

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    Just in case you want to jump to the PhotoJournal pages and skip all of our humorous banter (although why you'd want to miss how hilarious we all seem to think we are is beyond me:confused3 !!!), here are some clickable links:


    Let's Get Things Started!

    :teeth: More From Our First Morning at MK!

    End of Day 1

    Wrap Up of Day 1 & Day 1 Outfits

    Day 2: Epcot & My Outfit

    :) Morning At Epcot

    Donde Esta _______?

    Finn Joins The Army!

    End of Day Two

    Animal Kingdom Here We Come!

    :)Second Half of Day Three - Animal Kingdom & DTD

    One More Thing!

    Food & Fun :D

    So You Want to be a Jedi

    Yo Ho! Yo Ho! A Pirate's Life for Me!

    :teeth: The End of Day Four

    :rolleyes2 Day 5! I bet you never thought you'd see the day!

    Shocked?!?!?! So am I!:faint:
     
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  3. mphalens

    mphalens Those hand sewn buttons, I tell ya!

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    Some minor details before I post my first photo-journal pages. We stayed at CBR in Trinidad South in two connected pirate rooms. One room was supposed to be for Mimi & Papa and the other for the 4 of us. However, we all knew that at least ONE of the boys would wind up sleeping in Mimi & Papa's room almost every night. We definitely needed connecting rooms!!!
    Mimi & Papa would be flying in from Rhode Island on Sunday, Nov 27th and would arrive at the resort sometime early afternoon.
    Dave, the boys, and I planned to drive from Charlotte, NC. We like to drive "overnight" so that the boys sleep most of the way and we can get an early start (and insure a good night's sleep our first night in a hotel) in the morning, so we left Saturday night at 11pm and arrived at CBR at 7:00am.
    Bryan, our CM at the Customs House, just happened to have grown up in Charlotte, and he was happy to work some magic when he discovered that although Mimi & Papa's room was ready, ours, on the other side of the connecting door, was not. He quickly switched our assigned room numbers and we were on our way to our Pirate Ships (Finn insisted they were Pirate Ships, NOT rooms) :woohoo:
    Our plan was to head to The Magic Kingdom as soon as possible and then we'd come back and settle in once The Magical Express had delivered Mimi & Papa to the resort.


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  4. Grumpy's Wife

    Grumpy's Wife Dollar Tree gal here

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    I'm joining in. Can't wait for the pictures.
     
  5. blessedmom4

    blessedmom4 WE BELIEVE IN MIRACLES!

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    I am HERE!!! :woohoo::woohoo: Thanks for letting me know you started...Now to go read...
     
  6. DMGeurts

    DMGeurts Never open texts with the "Hand Sewn Button" attac

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    You KNOW I am in for this one.... And I'll probably claim it for my own, and hijack a few times. ;)

    OK - Now I am gonna read! :)

    D~
     
  7. DMGeurts

    DMGeurts Never open texts with the "Hand Sewn Button" attac

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    Yay!!! All caught up... I love how you are doing this Marianne! It's so much fun to read and see all the pictures together...

    You know, you can't "complete" this TR with out showing us pictures of the autograph quilt! :)

    And I love your first day customs! Super cute!!!

    D~
     
  8. blessedmom4

    blessedmom4 WE BELIEVE IN MIRACLES!

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    Marianne! I truly love the style of your report and what a GREAT scrapbook/photobook or whatever else you want to make with this style to print off...you really ARE creative! (For those who haven't met her in person she looks EXACTLY like her pictures! Cute, Perky and Precious)!!!! I LOVE your outfit and the boys are adorable! YOU MUST TEACH ME!!! SERIOUSLY I MUST LEARN! I love the start of your trip and can't wait to read more! :goodvibes:yay::goodvibes
     
  9. mrsksomeday

    mrsksomeday My Prince uses a power wheelchair!

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    Great start to your trip, I love the way you are doing it. The look on your face in the Tink picture is awesome!! You look so happy :thumbsup2.
     
  10. WDWCP96

    WDWCP96 DIS Veteran

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    Saw you posting on both Judy and D's PTR/TR and wanted to check out your photo journal. I love how you are chronicling your trip. Can't wait to hear more.
     
  11. Diz-Mommy

    Diz-Mommy DIS Veteran

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    This has got to be the prettiest trip report I've ever read! Neato!
     
  12. Corrine 1973

    Corrine 1973 What do you mean I am not a princess, don't you se

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    Saw your page on D's page and thought it was so creative I just had to check it out for myself. Great job so far, so creative. Can't wait to read more.popcorn::
     
  13. NiniMorris

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    Woo Hoo! Not only is it a great TR! (Wish I was creative enough to make one like this!) But I even saw my NAME!

    I hope your quilt turns out perfect! (I decided mine needs some more autographs, so I am adding to it next trip!)


    Can't wait to see more! (cracking the whip here...I mean it is not like you have anything else to do....right?)

    Nini
     
  14. kha100399

    kha100399 Mouseketeer

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    LOVE your pages! Can't wait to keep reading!
     
  15. VBAndrea

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    AWESOME start Marianne! I am loving all the pictures!
     
  16. DMGeurts

    DMGeurts Never open texts with the "Hand Sewn Button" attac

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    I nearly spilled my coffee this morning, racing to the computer to see more of Marianne's TR...

    Hmmm... Marianne, did you forget to post more last night? ROFL I had blocked off a whole hour for you this morning. :surfweb: Maybe I'll text you to see if you're up??? :thumbsup2

    D~ <---- :surfweb:
     
  17. kidneygirl

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    I'm loving it so far and can't wait to read more!! :)
     
  18. nov02mom

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    Yay! Now that you're not sewing....maybe we'll see you again!!! LOL
     
  19. mphalens

    mphalens Those hand sewn buttons, I tell ya!

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    Wow! I go to sleep and when I wake up y'all are already on page 2!:thumbsup2

    Yay! Welcome! And congrats on being the first to post!

    I told you I'd let you know! And see that, you were second to post!

    I think that's only fair - after all, Andrea's trip is coming up, in what? 67 days or something? So you won't have to worry about her PTR any longer. . .
    Will you keep with the photo-journal style or do up something different?


    Phalen keeps asking if I'm working on their scrapbooks when he sees me designing pages LOL... I think I just might have to print these off and put them in a book so he'll feel I'm accomplishing SOMETHING other than just "posting to my friends" :rolleyes1

    So - Judy - when are we going to start these lessons? Did D~ tell you I bought another vintage machine? This one needs some work done first, but from what she tells me it will have a gorgeous satin stitch when I'm done with it! Then we could sew side by side at my dining room table while the kids play :)

    Yay! Thanks! I TRIED really hard not to make weird faces when photos were being taken - but my mom & dad sure are great at capturing me at my "not-so-great"est :rotfl2: That Tink picture I love though - no "weird" look about it, just pure joy!

    Yeah - I'm shameless when it comes to advertising my TR :) Glad to have you along for the crazy ride!

    Thanks! Hmm - although I still need to do more pages, don't I? :idea:

    Thanks for joining us! And by the way, did you know D's page is actually Andrea's page? :rotfl2: I guess it's mine, Cheryl & Lisa's too, but we're letting Andrea do the heavy lifting on that one. I've got my TR to do, Cheryl had movie production and Navy men invading her house and Lisa's jet-setting to various Disney locales . . . Andrea just has to keep up with work, laundry, and her daughter cracks the whip on new "AG & me" outfits for her and her doll :flower3:

    I promised you a shout-out :) The quilts - yeah, I haven't touched the squares since we've been home (except to move the plastic bags around on my sewing space) . . . I definitely need to get on that in all my spare time! You know, in between TR pages and all :)

    Thanks H! Are you doing a TR too?

    Woohoo! Thanks Andrea! How is your matching outfits production going today? And that laundry? Oh, right, you have to go to WORK :( Darn it! Those pesky jobs really get in the way, don't they? Don't they understand we have things to do?

    Sorry D~ I went to bed about 10 last night to read my book club book. It was such a creepy book that I just wanted to be done with it. Disturbing I tell ya! Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk. I don't think I recommend it. I did read it in two nights (but I read pretty quickly). . .

    Hmm - maybe I could do two more "pages" for y'all and THEN start my "de-Christmasing" of the house. . . :rolleyes1

    Yay! Thanks for joining us!

    Hey there lady! I hope you had a fabulous time at your party! I hated that I missed it :( We still need to grab coffee and talk Disney! And wine! I need a wine night with the fabulous founders of CAM!
     
  20. Lidian

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    I am totally hooked! Loving the photo TR! I'm secretly hoping for lots and lots of CBR pictures! And like D mentioned, you should totally share pics of the quilt pieces!! :goodvibes
     
  21. BridgetR3

    BridgetR3 Dreaming of Home

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    I'm in! Your scrapbook style is great!!! I can't wait to see more! popcorn::
     

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