Welcome to my very first PTR! Guess I should start with the Ws (who, what, when, where, and why). So, here goes My family of 4 (intros to follow) is heading to Disney for the 2nd time this year. Right now the plans are to stay at POR October 17-22 and then head to Universal, staying onsite there for the express passes, for the 22-24. After our trip this April, I starting thinking about going at Halloween one year, and after much debate between hubby and myself, we decided this year was the best to travel when only one child is in grade school. Introductions. I am Ashley, a 30 yr. old SAHM. I have been to disney a sum total of 4 times now. Once as a teenager (with a youth group), once with Chris (my dh) the year before we were married, last February (trip with us 4, my parents and Chris parents), and then this April as a family of four (some days our friends, the Benders were with us). Character most like- Id say Cinderella, well before the ball when she is but a maid. Fav movie: Little Mermaid. Chris (dh) is a chemist and a wonderful daddy and hubby. I believe he has been to disney 5 times, you know about 3, then once with his family when he was a kid and once as a teenager with school. Character most like: um, dopey with the heart of mickey. Fav movie: not really sure, maybe Peter Pan? The kids: Chloe (dd) is my oldest. She is 5, just started kindergarten, takes ballet and tap, loves to be outside, just learned to swim, and truly is my sassy, girly princess . This past trip was filled with many firsts for her, like BBB and all the 40 rides. Character most like: have to say Aurora (because thats what she would want me to say), though I think Tiana is a close second (being from Louisiana and her strength). Fav movie: Sleeping Beauty, and has been since she was 2! Noah (ds) is my little man. He just turned 4, and just finished his first year of t-ball. He likes sports, playing with cars, wrestling with the dog, and any Mario game. He is such a joy (most of the time anyway), has a great sense of humor and even lets his sister boss him around. I call him my little diffuser because when I am upset I can take one look and him and I have to smile, back to happy mom. Character most like: Goofy. Fav movies: Toy Story series, and Cars. Here are a few pics of us from the last trip. I was really hoping to have done a TR for it, but what can I say, life got in the way. I will definitely put some of that trip in this pre-trippie as a bit of lagniappe (extra, for those who arent LA natives). So, please I hope you will stay and play with me as I plan (or re-plan again and again) our very first Halloween at Disney! Oh, and one more thing, the kids dont know about it, SURPRISE!