Welcome old friends and new to yet another Mickeysmyboy TR! This trip was born out of a not so magical trip last December. A trip in which I was nearly arrested for the attempted murder of a family member or 2. Ok, not really. But, our trip last December was very much less then magical because cold weather, different personalities, different expectations and different wants and needs got in the way. The problem was that I want that trip soooo badly. A magical Christmas trip was something I had dreamed of. Beautiful Christmas decorations, amazing carols, snow falling (only fake please), ahhhhhh I could go on! Unfortunately, I got to experience very little of that holiday Disney magic! So, DH promised me a re-do trip. Originally it was supposed to be a family, DH and I and the kiddos, trip. But, requests for a MNSSHP trip could not be ignored and the family trip was moved up to October and the December trip not only became a re-do trip, but a trip where DH and I would be kidless and we would celebrate my birthday a few weeks early! Woo hooo!!! A brief intro to the small cast of character before I start the party, My DH!! John, he could be seen many, many times during the trip like this, or like this Ho hum! DH is a civil engineer and works very, very hard! Him and his Dad own their own business and spend insane amounts of time working! Most of DHs work weeks are over 60 hours! When he isnt working he enjoys sailing, fishing, boating and sports! Me! Melissa, Mickeysmyboy! (I used that picture for you, Tracy ) I am a Disney Travel Agent/SAHM! Our three kiddos keep me VERY busy! But, to make life a little more interesting Im a PTA mom, I spent a crazy amount of time leading up to the trip working at the school book fair! Also, with DHs love of sailing are kiddos (the 2 bigger ones) take sailing lessons at our local yacht club! At the end of this past summer I was elected Rear Commodore of the yacht club! YIKES! That means Im in charge of the rapidly changing and growing sailing program and all of our young instructors and students! YIKES, YIKES, YIKES!! Trip details; 6 nights at WL, 7 days in the parks! First time renting a car, lots and lots of holiday fun including 2 trips to MVMCP!! As for the kiddos, the kiddos and 2 fur babies stayed home with Grandma and Grandpa! Luckily for us, Grandma and Grandpa live right next door! A little pre-trip info; Leading up to the trip was a very busy time, with the school book fair, Thanksgiving, parent/teacher conferences, etc things got a little crazy! Making sure Grandma has everything she needs for the kids and all the info she needs is no easy task! I swear this arrangement is way more stressful then a family trip! But, I kept on thinking of this motto in mind to get me through With the trip rapidly approaching after the middle of November I knew I had very little time to lose! Of course, as some of you know, my life is never without crisis or drama! So, to make things more interesting I re-injured a knee I had injured over the summer! Some of you will remember me falling in a hole in a pipe in the water near our yacht club and completely screwing up my left knee! Being good to the knee and TRYING to do what the doctor said helped it heal and it wasnt an issue at all during our October trip! But, being a klutz like I am a few weeks before our trip I got up in the middle of the night to get a crying DS4 who was having a nightmare. When I brought him into our room at 3 am, in the dark and being in a middle of the night fog I misjudged where the end of our bed was! Good gosh I tripped sooo bad! I did a very graceful dance around the end of the bed trying not to fall on or drop DS4! Of course, I totally blew the knee again!!! The next morning involved a call to the doctor and I was luckily able to get an appointment the next day! He sent me for my second MRI in 5 months and the results indicated water on my knee, bursitis, and a bulge of some sort in my meniscus in the back of my knee, it may be torn but they arent sure! Joy!!! My doctor is FABULOUS and gave me lots of advice when I told him that DH and I would be going to WDW! But, he did tell me Im not going to lie to you, its going to hurt, probably a lot, and your not going to be happy! Great news! He decided to wait until right before our trip to see if all the inflammation had gone down and said he would give me a cortisone injection if I needed it before the trip! So, I made a follow up appointment for a few days before the trip! Life being what it is, the day before that appointment (3 days before the trip) I was running errands making sure everything at home was squared away. I was in BJs (wholesale club) with my brand new iphone 4s in my hand when some crazy lady knocked into me and I dropped my phone!!!! On the hard, concrete floor!!!! The stupid lady didnt even say sorry! I was standing still and she bumped me because she wasnt paying attention! Grrrrr!!! I bet you know what happened!! The screen shattered!! My heart sank and I nearly had an anxiety attack right in the middle of the store! I hurried up and finished my shopping and hightailed it home and called apple! Luckily the guy I spoke to was able to get me an appointment the next day at the only apple store anywhere near me. Which is about 45 minutes from my house! Of course, the apple appointment would make my doctors appointment impossible! So I had to cancel it! Grrr! But, I needed a phone for the trip! So off to the apple store I went! A quick trip and a lighter wallet later I had a brand new phone!! But, would cancelling my doctors appointment lead to problems during the trip?! Would the trip go the way the things had been going?!