I have about 10 posts coming your way recapping the fantastic weekend. The Princess Wave was a huge hit, the Royal Family 5K was amazingly fun. I was completely surprised by the DisBroads with a private fireworks cruise on Bay Lake. The two longer races comprising the Glass Slipper Challenge are a little harder to define, but I’ll do my best later this week to explain how I felt about the courses and events. We visited Harry Potter and I fell in love with Spider Man! All this and more will be covered in the next couple of days. Magical vacation? Indeed.
In true Shenanigans fashion, I’m skipping all that “running” stuff and getting to the good stuff: the celebration. In particular, how my husband surprised me and put me in tears with his sweetness from 2,100 miles away.
He totally won Princess Half Weekend.
To get you up to speed: we woke up way too early, ran way too long, soaked in the hot tub, and rallied for a quick trip to Epcot. Yes, I had a margarita. Or two. Ahem. Dinner was scheduled at 5pm for Be Our Guest so we made our way to the Magic Kingdom with all intentions of staying until they kicked us out. We were Princesses, y’all, and we were going to soak it all in!
The Magic Kingdom was open until 1am the night after the half. By 10pm, most of our party had taken their Glass Slippers home but I was still in the parks doing my souvenir shopping for my kids. I get a text from DisBroad Amy:
I headed straight to the room. The long way because apparently the Monorail doesn’t run that late. Really? Yes, really. Lawdy- it was a long walk that late at night after all the park time and running of the day. I’m not sure I got the full benenfit of staying at a monorail resort to be honest. I’ll expound more on that later, but my Contemporary stay wasn’t all that I hoped for. #SadTrombone.
I was greeted with this loveliness in the hallway.
Holy Wow. I knew what this meant. Mr. Shenanigans had indeed gone all out to celebrate my 40th birthday and Glass Slipper Challenge accomplishment. I was about to get pixie dusted. Big Time.
DisBroads Amy, Tania and I squealed with delight as we opened all the boxes of goodies. I was stunned y’all. I never expected ALL this, which is why he did it I’m sure. Do I have a good man or what? Not only will he run with my slow butt, he will also send me things that are WAY over the top to celebrate my Princessness.
I love him.
Patty Holliday is a Marvel loving, Disney obsessed wife, and mother of four. She’s a travel agent specializing in Disney & Universal vacations- and loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia (or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty minivan takes her.)