Hi there! And welcome to my first ever PTR! I've got a couple TRs under my belt (links are in my siggy if you're interested), but this is my first attempt at a pre-trip report. I hope I can find enough stuff to talk about to keep this somewhat entertaining for the next month and a half! For those of you who don't know me, let me introduce myself. My name is Michelle, I am 40 years young and I am a Disney-a-holic. This trip will be my 6th, all coming during my adulthood. My first was New Years 2001, it was a very short, spur of the moment trip, but I fell for Disney hard then and try and get back as often as my DH will allow it. I am married to Don, aka The Disney Grump. He is not nearly as fond of all things Disney as I am, and he has put his foot down that there will be no more Disney trips for this family for a long, long time. Here is a pic of Don and I from our most recent trip in December. I also have two sons. Justin, who will be 14 in just over a month (how the heck did that happen?!) And Jared, who is 9 But, for this trip, I will not be joined by my darling boys, no this is a girls only trip - just my mom and myself. Remember, Don has told me 'NO MORE DISNEY TRIPS'!!! Well, he wouldn't deny me a get away with my mother, and she has never been to WDW, and she loves flowers and gardening. So, sneaky me, plotted a return trip by showing my mom pictures of the beautiful Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot. She decided that she would like to go. Yippee!! I convinced Don that since I have an AP and could use the AP discount for our room, that it really wouldn't be all that expensive. He agreed, so the planning began. This is a picture of my mom, it's from about a year ago, but she looks pretty much the same. So, there you have it, that is how this trip came to be. We are booked for 7 nights at CSR, May 1st thru the 8th. I'll be back soon with more details!