It sure has been hot here lately. At first I welcomed it, embraced it, got all goopy messy hot in it, and now I hate it. With the air conditioning running at an all time record high in monymonyville, I cant do anything without becoming a sweaty mess. I am the true definition to a hot mess and that is not in a good way. Why am I starting a TR out this way? We are once again heading to WDW during one of FLs hottest times. In 16 days baby! We are fully aware of what time of year this is: most crowed, hottest, rainiest, exspensiest, and sweatiest. Disney in August is a sweat bath. From the second you walk outside all you do is melt. There is nothing I love more than being around a million people who are all sweating and rubbing into one another. And yet, we still go at this time and are EXCITED! Disney has us right in their back pockets. Those that know me know that I have been working hard to get through school. In December I will be walking across the stage to receive my BA from the College of Education at WSU: Special Education/CI K-12 and Elementary Education K-8. Sounds good dont it? Cant wait! All I have left to do is my student teaching this fall. 18 weeks in the classroom, 5 days a week from the September until January, I cant wait! That is another reason we go in August. The kids are beyond excited, all four of them. Its been a few years since we have been there, the spoiled brats have gone many times. Its tougher now because I have to pay for ALL of them. Matt is 15, Zack is turning 14 while in Disney, Mal turns 8 after we get back at the end of August, and Maddy turns 5 while we are in Disney. Yes, November was a busy month for us. And my oldest shares the same birthday with the ever so popular and famous Nebo. If the Disney gods will have it, we are vacationing at Disney at the same time and could possibly cross paths. When I asked about this on his current trip report,the best trip report on the dis! I was a kid in a candy store! Hot dog! Hot dog! Hot diggity dog! This has been a secret dream of mine to meet Nebo face to face. But dont tell Smidgy! Tim and I found some great ways to cut corners so for the first time we are staying off site, we rented a house, purchased our tickets through undercover tourist, and Tim is using points hes earned to stay places with little to no money out of pocket. Thats more Mickey bars for us! Whos Tim? My husband, cancer survivor (2008 sucked) and Nebos long lost twin. We are also driving and chose to take a different route that takes us through states weve never traveled and along the coast. The parents are excited about this and hope it keeps us more awake; although we do have planned stops along the way. So, all 7 of us are loading into the Town and Country at midnight on August 5 to start our 1,500+ mile drive to our happy place and we will be there through Aug 15. Hold it, 7? Say what? 4 children plus 2 adults is 6! Ill wait for you to do the math .. (shes graduating from college, hmmmmm???) Just messing with you, my mom is coming along. We have taken the spoiled children 6 times and she has come with us 5 of those times. She loves Disney as much as we do and she travels with us and my sisters family, eh sometimes because said sister is on a Disney cruise as I type this and my mom is home getting ready for our trip. This is also another reason for us taking this trip, but in case my sister ever reads this, we wont get into the details of that. So please settle in, get ready for some laughs, and I hope you enjoy the rantings of your newest disney crazed friend! All are welcomed and please POST OFTEN so I know you are reading and I don't get a complex that I am doing this for my own entertainment. Heh.