PDA

View Full Version : Hi :)



shimmerplanet
31-05-2011, 04:17 PM
I'm excitedly planning our very first trip for this December. Since my children are a little older (12 and 7), I'm also trying to keep it a secret. I'm nervous, happy, excited, and most of all counting down the days until we leave. :)

Looking forward to hearing some great tips and ideas.

keith
31-05-2011, 04:21 PM
oooooooooo brilliant!!!! where are you planning to stay :)

Isafari
31-05-2011, 04:21 PM
:hello1: and welcome to Secrets

I love Disney in December. You'll all have an amazing time.

arkvilla
31-05-2011, 04:27 PM
:wave: Hi and welcome to Secrets

How lovely, you'll be there with all the Christmas themeing and will ahve such a wonderful time

Enjoy planning your trip and ask about anything you are unsure of

Sandra

catrancher
31-05-2011, 04:29 PM
Hi shimmerplanet!

And :spraywelcome: to Secrets!

Outstanding! :thumbsup:

You're going to have such a great time! Especially with children that age!

Quick! More details. Where are you staying? How long are you going for?

Tom (:macwave:... self appointed Assistant Cruise Director. :sail:)

foreverducky
31-05-2011, 05:03 PM
Welcome! I would never be able to keep it a secret! :D

Suebeattie
31-05-2011, 07:14 PM
:welcome1:
Welcome to secrets, love that your are trying to keep it secret from the kids. :wiggle:

mnmaier
01-06-2011, 02:45 AM
I'm excitedly planning our very first trip for this December. Since my children are a little older (12 and 7), I'm also trying to keep it a secret. I'm nervous, happy, excited, and most of all counting down the days until we leave. :)

Looking forward to hearing some great tips and ideas.

Nothing beats Disney at Christmastime! It truly is one of the most magical places. I would suggest for you to check out Touringplans.com and Birnbaums Guide to Disney World. Good Luck!

Rigobluenose
01-06-2011, 06:32 AM
Hello and welcome fellow newbie!!! :wave2:

December is fantastic as it's still warm (jumper after dark) and you will get on most rides in 20 mins or so...you also get such a great feeling hearing the Christmas music and decorations!

If I close my eyes I can still hear song for Christmas as I Salk down Main Street!!

My advice is to tell them about 3 months before you go for a couple of reasons...

1. They can boast to all there friends which is major cool points
2. It's part of it planning where your going and when to make sure you hit all of the parades at nit time
3. Don't tell them sooner unless you want to talk about it every day!!!

Enjoy!!!!!

Britchick
01-06-2011, 07:18 AM
Welcome to Secrets!:wiggle:

shimmerplanet
01-06-2011, 04:01 PM
Oh thank you for all your kind words! :D

We are staying in Coronado Springs for 8 days.

We are going to keep it a secret because we have an elf, Beatrice (i.e. Elf on a Shelf) that comes to visit - she plays pranks and leaves little treats for about a month. Beatrice has been hugely instrumental in keeping my younger daughter's behavior in check while also encouraging her to "Believe" a little longer. Anyway, Beatrice is setting a scavenger hunt for both girls to participate in using Disney quotes and our Vinylmations that we have collected from our local Disney store. My older daughter assists with Beatrice's hijinx and nonsense, but for this particular idea, she's going to be just as in the dark as her little sister....and THAT is almost my most favorite part. :D

Wendy
02-06-2011, 01:55 PM
Hi and welcome to Secrets :wave:

What a lovely way to surprise your children :D Keeping it secret is really hard, I'd be bursting to tell them, especially if I'd just booked something :lol:

shimmerplanet
02-06-2011, 03:25 PM
Oh my - it is so so Soooooo hard!!! There have been times when I've wanted to share w/ my 12yr old, but I keep holding it in. I just bought our tickets to Mickeys Very Merry Christmas Parade & that was a moment I wanted to just spill the beans, but my husband discouraged. I'm so glad he did! :) I'm so glad I found this board because I have tons of questions, but I also have a place to vent my excitement!