A Cancellation, A Proposal and A Lot of Food - Marathon Weekend 2017 COMPLETE!

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  1. fallonkendra

    fallonkendra DIS Veteran

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    Thanks! Photopass is so worth it for us!
     
  2. fallonkendra

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    I'm definitely not a die-hard fan, but I enjoy them.

    Same, but I have a hard time stomaching the cost of the deluxe resorts.

    It really is!

    Exactly!

    He's one of my favourite meets and greets :)
     
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  4. MeghanEmily

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    Wild Africa Trek IS amazing!!! But it's also a pretty serious investment of time and money on a trip, so if you weren't feeling it all that much it was definitely a good move to cancel!

    :-)

    :lovestruc I think you two are just grand. :lovestruc

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    Agreed!

    :hyper::lovestruc

    You've got a special guy there, Fallon! You're blessed to have each other! I love how much you appreciate each other for who you are, and build each other up. Your engagement story made me smile!

    I love this!!
     
  5. SarahDisney

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    I love that engagement story. As exciting as those "over the top" stories are, for most couples, something a little quieter is much better. I love that Luke chose to propose at your favorite park, and from what I know of you guys, the situation does feel very "you."
    And I love that he asked your Nanny's permission! So sweet!
     
  6. pepperandchips

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    Definitely *not* crying after reading the engagement story... :sad:

    That is SO SWEET! I love how our guys are so funny and nervous and fumbley even though they know the answer is yes. I love how much Luke thought through everything and especially ordered the buttons! So so sweet. What a great AK morning! And of course your "then we got engaged" made me laugh :rotfl:

    I am so glad you posted this story this weekend! One of our wedding showers is this afternoon. Love is in the air!
     
  7. Self_resqing_princz

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    I'm not crying YOU'RE crying! That's so sweet that he had the fore-thought to get hte engagement buttons! Also I love your "and then we got engaged". That's how my husband would tell our story too. :love:
     
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    What a great story. I loved reading it from both perspectives. Luke is hilarious, but you don't have to tell him that we all think so :)
     
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    I'd be lying if I said I wasn't sitting at work right now with tears in my eyes! Your engagement story is just so perfect! What a dream come true!
     
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    First, now I am in a puddle of tears!!!!!!!!

    So smart!! I learned this from @MeghanEmily

    LOOOOOOOVE this!

    LOL

    This is amazing and incredible. As someone who was closer to my Grandmother than anyone else, I can imagine how much it meant to you for Luke to ask her. Awesome.
     
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    I’m sure we will do the Wild Africa Trek at some point, we were just wanting a more relaxed day at Animal Kingdom :)


    Aww, I think the same of you and Nathan!

    It’s so funny, but so true. Also, Luke really does love Anna haha.

    Thank you so much Meghan!

    Me too! It was so special
     
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    Thanks so much Sarah! Luke did a pretty great job with his proposal - as he mentioned, he’s the one in our relationship who cries a lot more than I do, so it’s really something that he made me cry haha.
     
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    So sweet, loved your engagement story.
    I think engagement rings are so expensive. Good for you to "want" to use your grandmothers.
     
  14. fallonkendra

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    I've been wondering how your wedding planning was going! How was your shower on the weekend?

    I was so impressed by Luke ordering those buttons! And managing to sneak my ring out of the house - and he carried it everyday of the trip without me realizing it!

    I'm so far behind on everyone's reports on here - did you do a trip report for the Disneyland/Hawaii trip where you got engaged?
     
  15. fallonkendra

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    Thank you so much! I think I married a pretty awesome guy :hug:

    Haha, I've been trying to get him to write some of the report from our wedding trip, but he keeps making up excuses not to - I love the sense of humor that comes out in everything he writes!

    Our engagement story isn't over the top or crazy, but it suited us so well :love:

    Aww, thanks Emily! I consider myself pretty lucky to have Luke in my life :)
     
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    Haha, aww! Sorry about that!

    It's one of my favourite tricks! It makes getting into Animal Kingdom so much quicker and easier!

    I picked a pretty special one :love:

    It did mean a lot! She was a little upset that I didn't have a "new" ring and wanted to use hers, she thought I should have one all my own though. I kept telling her how much this one meant to me, but I finally agreed with her that I might buy a new band and stack it on with hers for our 5 year anniversary.
     
  17. fallonkendra

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    Thank you so much!

    I agree, engagement rings are so much money! I'm not a huge jewelry person, and I would have been okay with something from one of those quarter vending machines - as long as it meant I got to marry Luke! Having a ring with history just makes everything better :)
     
  18. pkondz

    pkondz . . Dis Dad #797 . . Hoping to get lucky

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    But... It's Disney! Get up!!!!!!!

    Very nice. Heard good things. And after reading your review, it sounds like I should have this on my list. :)

    ::yes:: It's gorgeous. And your first time!

    That is a plus.... but.

    It's also why I'm quite leery of staying there. It is close to AK, but... so far from everything else!

    It is amazing.

    I know of this shortcut... and have never used it. Never had the need. Maybe someday I will. But not yet.

    Cute shot! Don't think I've see that one before.

    good thing. Otherwise he'd probably just go tell you to get lost. They do that at Disney you know.

    Sure. Done. The end.

    And I read it all.
    I won't break it all down and comment, but... :)
    Reminds me in some parts of my own proposal. Thanks for sharing with us. :)

    Well, when he puts it like that.... minus the wrong NHL team of course.
     
  19. pkondz

    pkondz . . Dis Dad #797 . . Hoping to get lucky

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    I broke my DW that way.
    But the kids got to see.......... everything.

    I call a do-over!

    Isn't that... sacrilegious?

    :laughing:

    I know!
    And I'm switching my "want" to that.

    And there you have it. I'm only interested in getting a very few shots. So I'd never break even.

    Can you sit on a jacket or sweater?

    Yes it is. :)
     
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    Aww great engagement story!!
     
  21. fallonkendra

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    January 10th - Engagement Day, Part Two!

    We actually had a Fastpass for the Safari that we wanted to use, so we headed over there and used that at the very end of our fastpass window.​

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    After our Safari, I kept checking the MDE app but our pictures of Luke proposing had not shown up yet, so we headed out to the Photopass store located by the main gate. Once we explained what the pictures were of that we were missing, the Cast Members assured us that they would find them. It only took them a few minutes to locate our missing pictures, and then they even printed one off as a 5×7 for us free of charge - pixie dust!

    We had called our immediate family, but we decided to start texting extended family and our friends to let them know we were engaged. We found a spot on a bench and sat there for the next hour and a bit just letting the world know our happy news – our phones were going crazy with text messages of congratulations. It was a really amazing experience, sitting beside my fiancé in one of our favourite places in the world, feeling such an outpouring of love from all the important people in our lives.

    We had purchased a FuelRod at the beginning of this trip, and we definitely got our money’s worth out of that thing just on this day! I think by the end of the day, we had swapped it out 4 times because we spent so much time on our phones haha. We typically only swapped it once/day, and only because I tend to take a lot of pictures - but it was a unique day!

    We decided we still wanted to do a few more things in the park, so we put our phones away and headed over to catch the train out to Rafiki’s Planet Watch. We’d never been out there before, and wanted to check it out. There isn’t a lot out there, but I loved the goats and the sheep haha

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    Rafiki was also out there doing character meets, so of course we had to jump into that line!

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    After saying goodbye to the goats, we headed back to the main park on the train. As we were walking by, we realized a Birds of Wonder show was just about to start, so we headed in and watched. I didn’t take many pictures, and instead just enjoyed the show (although I did get this one)

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    We decided to head over to Dinoland.

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    We jumped in the stand-by line for Primeval Whirl, which was only about a 20 minute wait.

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    I don’t love this ride, but I don’t hate it either. Crazy Mouse coasters are kind of all the same…


     

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