We're going to Disney! And 4 years earlier than originally planned! How does that happen, you might ask? Well, thanks to our lovely federal government, I've received a grant. $4000 per year, which means I have more financial aid than I need, so I'm getting more than $2000 back. This grant is called the TEACH grant. I've agreed to teach at a "low-income" school in a "high need field" for four years within 8 years of graduation. Now, I was a little skeptical at first, but after looking into it, there are many schools in my area that are considered low income, so I agreed to it! Our original plan was to go in May 2014 when I graduated from grad school. We were going to stay in a condo offsite, go for 15 days, rent a car, all the bells and whistles. I've slowly been cutting back though. Our plan now is to stay at All Star Music for 12 days and use Disney transportation. I've been to Disney three times before, twice as a child at ages 13 months and 2 1/2. The last trip was in February 2007 when my school's wind ensemble, jazz ensemble, marching band, orchestra/string ensemble and Bel Canto singers all performed. It was quite the extravaganza. You can read all about it here. This trip should be more successful because we have more time, have a plan of attack, less people to keep track of and have a better idea of what to expect. With that I'll leave you with a picture of my best friends and I from the last trip. Table of Contents 1)How Did This Happen?-You're Reading It 2)The Cast 3)Number Crunching 4)The Plan of Attack 5)Why Yes, I Am A Disney Nut 6)Random Thoughts of Interest 7)We've Upgraded Big Time! 8)We Have Our Resort Confirmation! 9)Some Pixie Dust to Brighten Your Day! 10)The Coolest Shirt Ever and "You Want Snow, We Got It!" 11)Flights Are Booked! 12)Magic Kingdom 13)Epcot 14)Studios 15)Animal Kingdom 16)Water Parks and Downtown Disney 17)Christmas Fun! 18)Christmas Parade 19)Princess and the Frog 20)ADR Shuffle, Among Other Things 21)January Ramblings 22)School Updates and a Moment of Panic! 23)The Exciting News That Didn't Work Out But Is Still Exciting 24)3 Month Mark! 25)Corning Museum of Glass 26)Summer Job 27)Everything's Paid! 28)Writer's House Update(w/ Pics!) and a New Guidebook 29)Window Clings/Scrapbooking/Trip & ADR Updates! 30)Itineraries Days 1-3 31)Itineraries Days 4-6 32)AK Itinerary 33)MK Day 2 Itinerary 34)Garden Grocer Order 35)Itineraries Days 9-10 36)Itineraries Days 11-12 37)Should We Cancel Chef Mickey's? 38)It's My Birthday! 39)Mickey Mail and Countdown Calendar 40)Room Requests/Pick a Pearl/Celebrations 41)30 Day Mark & Autograph Books 42)Updated Cast Pics 43)Asking for Some Pixie Dust 44)Two Week Mark/Random Babbling! 45)Single Digit Dance and Online Check In 46)Job Update/Last Day of School 47)Weather Woes & Airport Adventures 48)Final Plans & Celebrations 49)Final GPA & More Final Plans 50)Airline Boarding Numbers & Last Final Plans 51)TODAY IS THE DAY!! 52)We're Here!! 53)First Day Fun at Magic Kingdom 54)Live Updates Days 2-4 55)Downtown Disney 56)Epcot World Showcase 57)Animal Kingdom 58)Magic Kingdom 59)Life Update 60)Trip Report Has Begun!