Hello Everyone! Im really excited about writing this pre-trip report! Ive been lurking on these boards for years, and finally decided to join and try my hand in writing these reports! Im getting married on January 2 and we will go on our disneymoon January 3-10. I cant wait!! Im actually MORE excited about Disney then I am the wedding- Is that bad? Anyways- let me tell you a little bit about me and my DFi. Me: Thats me and my friends baby. Im Jess, and Im 25 (will be 26 by the time of our trip). I last went to Disney in 1991, I was 7. Ive been planning my next trip ever since. Im not even kidding.. I started ordering the Disney Planning Videos and books when I was like 9. I dont know how many Ive collected over the years. Its kinda sad, really. So- when I got engaged, one of the first things that entered my mind is: we can FINALLY go to Disney!!! Im a professional student, or so my family says. Im currently in my third graduate program. Ive been in an English Literature program, a general psychology program- and now Im doing School Psych. This time- I finally figured out what I want to be when I grow up. Anyways- Ive been in college since 2001. That being said, you can understand why I havent been able to take my dream trip to Disney. Ive been a broke college student for waaaay too long. Okay- so other random things about me: Besides being a Disney fanatic, I love to read, go to the beach, frequently go see musicals and operas. I am obsessed with The Beatles and Bob Dylan (more on this later). I am kind of a hippie, like that. But I do bathe frequently. And I believe in shaving. I also don't partake in recreational hippie activities. But other then that... I have a HUGE family. 4 sisters, 1 brother- who have given me 5 nephews and 2 neices! I keep saying that I want my wedding to be intimate- with just my family and closest friends- all 250 of them. Lol. I may post information on my wedding as it is being planned at the same time as this trip. Im an obsessive compulsive planner. But Im trying to NOT plan every detail of the trip, because my DFi prefers to go with the flow. So we compromised, and I can plan the basics- but leave 2 days unplanned so that we can relax a little. Okay so enough about me. Meet my DFi : We will call him Dylan. When my father first met him, he said he could tell why I liked him so much. Because he looked just like: Bob Dylan!! Can you see it? Anyways. Dylan is 24, and also a professional student. Hes almost finished with a degree in dietetics. He has never been to Disney World. But is (almost) equally excited to go. He is definitely looking forward to the honeymoon more then the wedding. But this may not be Disney excitement as much as the honeymoon festivities. He puts up w/ my neuroticism and my OCP, but is completely the opposite. Hes a Type B personality to my Type A. But somehow we mesh together perfectly. He does share my love of Disney movies- He even put a Pinocchio DVD in my Easter basket this year. Here is one of us together on our first vacation- to Busch Gardens: These are our Children: Tito (2) and Calypso (4). They are my babies. And the only ones for a little while! Heres another of Tito, showing his UNC pride. BTW- we are both Pirates because where we go to school- ECU- is home to the Pirates! At football games- Jack Sparrow comes out of the ship before the team! And Im the princess, because, Dylan tells me that I act like one. And at least for one day- I get to be one! Okay. So back to the trip: WHEN: Jan 3-10 WHERE: POR (we are staying in Magnolia Bend) Thats all Ive got so far. Stay tuned as the planning begins! I look forward to getting to know some more experienced DISers!