The best is yet to come

Be prepared for it…my love obsession with the light fixtures is about to come at you full force.  I really think they need to have a home décor store that only sells light fixtures that Disney uses in its parks…there is money to be made there.  (Remember you heard it here first!)

Anyway, day four is the day that Sami became my date for the parks.  Where were our husbands? you might ask….oh ya, they thought basketball was more important and decided to go to the ESPN zone instead of the park with the rest of the gang…B-O-Y-S!

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Check out the new Toms….most amazing preggo lady purchase ever! (Did I mention they match my oh-so-cute camera bag?!)

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Lights from our Mexican lunch

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This is what happens when your husband is away…..you get hit on by ducks! :)

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Smitten

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Norway…where we met the Princesses the night before

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Part of the set-up for New Years in China….this dragon came to life breathing fire the next night!

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Germany

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Italy

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Morocco was definitely a favorite for us all.  The details were amazing!

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France

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United Kingdom

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Alice was amazing…she signed the book “To Princess Brynzlee”…made my day!

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After the fun of traveling the world, and the end to a basketball game, everyone was reunited at Magic Kingdom. We were ready to eat at THE Beast’s castle and see the “practice run” of the New Year’s eve fireworks.  We had no idea what was in store for us…

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I can’t say “thank you” enough to Sami and our Disney travel agent for booking us this dinner.  The restaurant just opened and reservations filled quickly…it pays to have people who are on top of it!

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I will call this his “thrilled” look. :)

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We “found” our first hidden Mickey in this ceiling.

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Meeting our host! :)

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After a dream-come-true dinner, we enjoyed some shopping and dancing on main street before riding the teacups for the last time. We then decided it was time to find a spot to watch the fireworks.  As we were walking to the front of the castle, we heard one of the Disney crew members telling a group that the best place to watch the fireworks was the back of the castle because it was less crowded.  We decided to give it a try. 

We found an empty café and sat down with a perfect view.  When the fireworks started we couldn’t see all of them and we were upset that we had made a huge mistake. We got up from our seats and went to stand in the middle of the street to try and get a better view.  What we saw was indescribable!   We were surrounded (360 degrees) in perfectly timed and coordinated fireworks.  My jaw was open the whole time! Everyone was gasping and saying “Oh my God!”…no one knew how to react or where to look for that matter.  We were literally spinning around in circles trying to take it all in.  So AMAZING! (By the way this was just the “practice" on the night BEFORE New Year’s Eve!)

By far the BEST part of the trip! So thankful we overheard that man!

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(Our view from the abandoned café.)

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This street will go down in history as the best place to watch Disney New Year’s Eve fireworks.

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The after party with DJ! (Too bad Nathan was starting not to feel well…stupid flu)

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My final picture of Magic Kingdom…on the gate to the park.  I miss it! :(

~Kristin
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