Ive never done a Trip Report, but Im putting so much effort (and money) into this trip, I thought it would be fun to look back on the planning stages and the end result. Dates: June 16-24 at Disney with a few days visiting family in GA before. Location: 3 nights in a 2 bedroom condo at Lake Buena Vista Resort Village and Spa then 5 nights in a standard 1 bedroom at AKV Kidani Village on rented DVC points. Cast: Me, Tiffany, 31, Disneyholic and hyperplanner. Wife, mother of 4, just returned to the full time workforce after 11 years as a SAHM, and anxious for tax time to be done so I can have 9 months off of my second job at H&R Block. DH, Matt, 32, is new to the SAHD thing. He worked as a retail manager for 10 years until this past August when he started going to college full time for Archaeology. Not sure if that will amount to anything, but it leaves us more time to go to Disney. He didnt want to go the first time we went, but now he loves it there and cant wait to go back. He's my Star Wars geek sports fan. DD Samantha is 11 and in 5th grade. She loves art, so the Animation YES program is going to be a real treat for her this trip. DS Tevin is 6 and in 1st grade. He doesnt remember a whole lot from our previous trips and has no real requests for this trip. Hes doing the How Things Move YES program and hes looking forward to the cool waterslides at the resorts. DD Cadence will be turning 3 on June 23. I told her we were going to spend her birthday with Mickey Mouse and she hopped around the house for 3 days singing Going Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse! Im so excited to see her reaction when we actually get there. DD Lauren is turning 1 on June 24. Shes at the just along for the ride phase, but she loves excitement, so I know shell love it there. And what better place to spend your first birthday than the Happiest Place on Earth? Weve gone to Disney as a family twice before. The first time we flew down in May of 2006 and had a wonderful 9 day trip at POP Century with the dining plan. We got free water park and more and had a really magical time. Our second trip, we drove down in August of 2007 for our sons 3rd birthday. We had a great PIN and I planned the trip in less than 2 months. We completely surprised the kids. They didnt even know we were going to Disney until we were already in FL, about a half hour from Disney. We stopped in GA at my husbands Aunt & Uncles house and they had decided to come down with us. Theyre in their 50s and had never been to Disney. I was happy to share that with them. Uncle Johns birthday is the same day as Tevins, so it was a special magical day for them both. I really wanted to get back to Disney before the kids get too old (not that you can ever be too old for Disney, but Im sure you all know what I mean). I had hoped to go last year, but then our surprise bundle of joy came along and the trip was postponed to this year. With dhs school schedule, summer is really the only time we can go, and as much as Im not looking forward to the heat and crowds, our 12 year anniversary is also June 24, so Im excited to spend our special week in a magical place. So there you have it. The makings of a crazy trip. Future installments that will bring us up to date include: onsite or offsite where to stay when your family has become a small army; To dine or not to dine; and why get 6 day tickets when you can get the time off to do 8?