Hello and welcome to a honeymoon one and a half years in the making. I am Katerina and my fiancé is Dave. On September 15th 2012 we will be getting married in Maine and on the 16th we will be arriving at Walt Disney World to spend our honeymoon. Here you will find our Engagement TR from February 2011 mixed in with our plans as they come for our Disneymoon in September of 2012. Enjoy! Introducing the happy couple: I’m Katerina, 32, the planner and Disney freak of the two of us. I’m a graduate in creative writing student at Goddard College and Innkeeper at the Norumbega Inn in Camden, Maine. (EDIT: 1/15/12 DF and I were laid off but I'm keeping it in the intro since that is where we were when I started this) I have been going to Disney almost every year since I was about 6 I think. I’m an only child and Disney was my family’s happy place as I was growing up. My BFF Kelly ended up coming along and soon enough our families were making Disney our annual spring break vacation together. For about 8 years (I’ll call them the wilderness years) I missed Disney while my parents went annually and attended my BFF’s wedding. Color me jealous. But in December 2008 we planned a trip together, meeting up with my BFF, her husband and son, and her parents. This was to be the last trip to WDW with my father who died of Parkinson’s disease in October of this year. That last trip with him is a memory I will cherish all my life. This is Dave, 34, His first trip was the one we took together in February 2011. He grew up in Maine. He is the laid back sort who is happy to have me plan all the details. He is the other Innkeeper at Norumbega Inn. His big loves are video games and Doctor Who. He’s basically a big kid so Disney wasn’t too hard to get him into (something I pride myself on!) We have been friends for many years and got together formally in August 2010. By November I was planning our first vacation together for February 2011. It turned out to be a very memorable one. After Wishes on our first day he proposed. This is our first picture as an engaged couple thanks to Disney's Photo Pass. So we really wanted to get married at Disney but it was unrealistic to get family and friends to pay for a Disney trip. So we decided to have a small wedding with close friends and family at Merry Spring Nature Park in the town we live. It was where we had our first date. We had a lot of fun on our first trip to WDW and though it was only 5 days we crammed a lot into those days. For our honeymoon we are doubling our fun for 10 days! I’ve never stayed at WDW this long so I am very excited to really get into relaxation and enjoy our first days as husband and wife. Fun facts Our first ride together: Jungle Cruise Kat's Favorite Ride: Jungle Cruise Dave's Favorite Ride: Splash Mountain Dave's Favorite Character: Goofy Kat's Favorite Character: Mickey, and Lilo. She's one cool kid. Kat's Favorite Disney Picture: So welcome to our planning and our trip report. I hope it’s not too overwhelming to put the two together! Thank you for joining us in the celebration of the beginning of our lives together! Ok so now you’ve got the intro into us, next post will be: The Basics of Planning and Our Vacation Style Engagement TR INDEX Merry Manor Inn(Portland, Maine) In Flight(Maine to Florida Magical Day at the Magic Kingdom Disneymoon PTR INDEX Introduction The Basics of Planning and Our Vacation Style Our Home at WDW Trip Length Update WDW with a Gluten Intolerance First Draft Itinerary Details and Trasportation Issues Flights and Fancy(Flight info and some other little updates) Wedding Report Wedding Plans Random Decor Update The Future Big News!!!