I have never written a pretrip report before, but I'm giving it a go!! This report will be brief and kind of thrown together seeing as we leave in 5 days! I hope whoever reads it enjoys it, but either way it is a way for me to use my excited energy that is all built up from a trip that is less than a week away. This update is sort of "Live" as I am currently throwing flip-flops and shorts in a suitcase haha! Let me introduce myself before I go further: I'm Lauren, turned 23 yesterday, a grad student at UConn studying special education . I intern at a kindergarten here in CT and LOVE school and teaching. I'm sorely missing my kiddos this holiday break! I work as a graduate research assistant for one of my professors. And I LOVE Disney, but isn't that a given here on the boards? I tried writing a report after our trip last january but school got in the way. I am determined to finish this time, though, because I have become increasingly addicted to others' reports and I'm very eager to complete my own. I'll entertain you with my Yeti impersonation: This report got its title because I recently moved back in with my parents after finishing my undergrad to save some money before I get a real (aka paid) teaching job and move out for good! They are Disney nuts as well, my entire immediate family is, so that is who I'm going with. We have gone every year since I was three, so this will be my 20th trip, plus a couple trips to Disneyland in between, but they hate going to WDW during the summer or any school breaks...so this is my last year that I can go with them around the holidays, and I'm considering it my last trip with them as a "Kid". Although I can't complain too much, it is time to grow up The other part of the cast for this TR are my siblings, DB and DS, 19 year old twins who are also in college and home for break. We are all going a little crazy living under one roof again, but we know that this trip will make us all happy and warm and fuzzy toward eachother again (here's hopin', hee hee!) We are a very close family, and my fam has kindly welcomed with open arms our sixth fellow traveler, my boyfriend. He went to Disney growing up on school trips but never really experienced the magic until last year when he came for the first time with my family. Being with 5 Disney obsessed people made him fall in love with the place, and he has promised me that we can go back every year and keep up the tradition my parents started (even if they won't be joining us since we will have to go during busier times!) DBF is 22, a marketing associate for a company here in CT and we will be celebrating his first big promotion, which he just got last week! We are UConn and Red Sox nuts so don't be surprised if you see us wearing a lot of their merchandise in photos Here is me and DBF on our last trip: Ok so that's the cast...now on with the rest of the details! This year we are trying out Orange lake West Village. Normally we stay on property, but my grandparents have gifted us their week with their RCI membership. They usually stay at Vistana, but we decided to try something new. I'm bummed we're not staying on, last year we were at BWV and I fell in LOVE with it, but I'm excited to be going no matter what and have heard good things about OL. We're staying Jan. 4-11th, and I could not be more excited! Hopefully that is a good start, I'm sure I'll think of lots more to add as the week goes on...right now I am off to Walmart to get some essentials: gum, magazines, dr. scholl's inserts for my sneakers (I am such a baby when my feet get sore!), batteries for the camera (a new birthday gift from my parents ), and any other random things I decide I must have for the trip. Happy reading!!