One Dis Addict signing up for another Pre-Trip Report! Figured I'd start one of these babies for planning my next two trips! A June Fantasy Eastern 7 day Cruise... and just booked yesterday... Tower of Terror 10 Miler Run & 5K in October 2014. Course you should know who these trips involve! Introductions would be nice. So Hi.. I'm Nicole...and this is my family! Nicole. 'aka as the mastermind, the Dis addict & the sorta-runner' That picture was taken the day after my 13.1 run through Disney! I really didn't like running at that time. I love Disney. This should not be a revelation. (I mean obviously if you are on these boards and reading or writing Trip Reports- you love Disney more than your average Yogi Bear). I spend too much time & too much money at Disney. I can't help it- I'm addicted. Our most recent trip was in November 2013 (shameless plug HERE for my Trip Report in Progress: Mickey MMMouse, McDonald Duck and Memo: 12 Days and 13.1 Miles ) On that trip I ran my very first 1/2 Marathon (Disney's Wine & Dine). It was the hardest journey I have taken thus far as my body is not a natural's runner body. I swore up and down when I finished I'd never do it again. So it only makes sense I signed up for the ToT 10 miler. Duh. I like to write, take pictures, vacation & completely TYPE A personality Also, I'm sarcastic and a bad speller. So again.. HI! Next up- the DH- Kurt. His love of Disney rivals mine in absolutely no way. He is a participant in about 1/2 of our Disney excursions. His Pixie Dust-Meter is permanently on medium-low. In other words, he can sometimes be a Disney Kill-Joy. He does, however, LOVE Disney Cruises. So he's very excited for our June adventure! He JUST started running (like 2 seconds ago) but is trying to reclaim his health (and youthful lower weight.. arn't we all?)... so he was my golden key into the October trip. I convinced him he needed to train for a long distance run. Not any long-distance run..but a DISNEY one. And just like that- he's in! Ready to begin the journey I undertook a year ago- training for his first long race! The kidlets below are joining us for Cruise portion of this trip. Not the race which is adults only. (can we get a holla for the adult trip.. which will not only include running but alcohol. And Jellyrolls) Sorry, I went off on a tangent- that happens when I am excited without further ado... I give you the kidlets.... DD #1- Becca She's a tweeny. And my Disney soul-mate. She loves it as much as me. The magic of the Mouse radiates through her whole being. I love that so much about her. Her dream when she grows up is to be a Princess at Walt Disney World. Some parents dream of their kids being doctors or lawyers... me- I'm happy with her life ambitions because it also means free tickets for me into Disney. She truly is a princess...she has always loved them and still does. She is patiently waiting for her prince charming to come & she will wait it out (with her momma) at the Happiest Place on Earth. DD #2- Sarah This girl- oh this girl keeps me on my toes. She does love Disney. But not like her older sister. She's incredibly smart and inquisitive and fearless. She also falls on the high (very high) functioning autism spectrum. So many things can be a trigger for her. (crowds, little sleep, anxiety). She also has a habit of blurting out whatever comes in her brain. This is especially fun in places like Disney while standing in line next to someone who might have body odor. In her own words "I don't want people to think I'm a girl who likes puppies and Justice".. (that's the Sarah way of stating she's a tomboy- and there are many, many horrors in liking puppies). Yup, this girl loves dirt, snakes, bugs and dinos. I love this girl so much! DD #3- Charlie This girl is seriously adorable. I can't take any credit for her cuteness. Although I am the super lucky one she calls mama, I did not give birth to her. Charlie came to us from China last year at age 4. This girl had a hard, hard start in life and the fact that she smiles and hugs shows what an amazing, resilient spirit she has. She is my hero. After a hard year of adjustments (it's hard to learn what Ohana is, my friends, when you never had it from the get-go) we are in a good place. She loved her first trip to Disney (the trip report) and we are excited to show her the high seas! So there you have it- the cast of characters of my little PTR for both the cruise and the ToT Run. I will be intermingling both till we go on the cruise (and then start a Trip Report for the cruise)... Thanks for joining along on our next Disney Adventures.