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Old 06-20-2011, 10:18 PM   #16
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Yipppeeeee! The Matthew's trip report has officially started!
Just a couple of things.....the first is, I the cute Mickey bag!!
Did you make it?
Of course, I love Stefanie's happy face in that picture too!
Second thing.....I can't wait to show Allen the pictures of your Edge. That is hopefully what we will be purchasing in the future!
The big green moth is beautiful!
Great start!!!!!!
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Wow Cam, what a great start. I also apprciate how neat and tidy your car is. My dear daughter is always borrowing mine and you know her middle name is hurricane!
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Yipppeeeee! The Matthew's trip report has officially started!
Just a couple of things.....the first is, I the cute Mickey bag!!
Did you make it?
Of course, I love Stefanie's happy face in that picture too!
Second thing.....I can't wait to show Allen the pictures of your Edge. That is hopefully what we will be purchasing in the future!
The big green moth is beautiful!
Great start!!!!!!
Funny you should ask about the bag! It was bought at Walgreen's and originally was planned for your gift, but when I got it home, I realized it was way too big. But it was perfect for all Stefanie's travel goodies.

I love my Edge, and was really happy to get back to it at the end of our trip. It was in the shop all day today as the windshield had to be replaced. Our automatic windshield wipers had never worked and Luke finally got it in to be checked about a week before our vacation. We both think that the whole windshield had to be replaced because someone messed up the removal of the sensor. But it's all fixed now.
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Well this made my night, coming home to a Cam TR I would have been up at the crack of dawn too knowing that soon we would be leaving for our happy place. Glad that the trip to the airport went well and that you even got a little shopping in before the flight.
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Yay! Count me as another one excited that you've started your TR! Stefanie's earrings are great, and I love her goodie bag!
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Great start. Hope that you found the needed relief for the potty breaks before arrival at the airport. Did not know about the Disney Warehouse Outlet in TN. Looking forward to the next update.
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Awww Stefanie is too cute-shoot wish we still lived in Evansville so i could go visit the outlet though we do have one on our way to florida by alabama. Can't wait to hear more.
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