Hi ya Folks! and welcome to my Trip Report. This trip was a bit unexpected as we had planned to return a few years from now. My parents really wanted to spend their 35th Wedding Anniversary touring the world and who was I to say no to that. So in January 2012 we began the planning. This trip was our longest visit to the world and one of our best trips too! So lets meet the cast! Me: Lindsay (34) I am a full time Mom and a full time Manager at a pediatric practice. Lets just say that I am a busy bee. In my spare time I love planning disney trips even if there not really going to happen. I have been on the Dis for many years. Ive met some wonderful friends on the W.I.S.H boards. They inspired me to get healthy and so what better way then to train for a half marathon. I made a long weekend girls only trip with my mom and aunt in 2011 and completed the princess half marathon. It was and will always be one of my favorite trips. disney 2011 252 by mommyof2pirates, on Flickr DH- Mike (34) He is a full time Dad and a full time Day Care Director. He also is taking classes and almost finished with his Bachelors Degree, Football Coach, and a board member of our youth football organization. Needless to say he is a busy bee too. He loves disney and gets more excited about each trip although he has yet to admit he is addicted like me. He is more than happy to let me do the planning and usually enjoys all the hard work I put into it. I could not find a picture of him alone so he were are together Untitled by mommyof2pirates, on Flickr DGM- Michele aka Meemaw (50 something)- My mom is a full time secretary at a High School. She loves crafting and sewing and spoiling her grandkids. She is my best friend now although I would not have said that when I was younger. She loves disney trips and is the happiest when shes there. She is not a planner like me and gets annoyed that we have to choose where to eat 6 mths in advance. She usually goes along with all my plans. DGF- David aka Pop Pop (50 something) My dad is a full time carpenter and works for the same school district as my mom in the maintence dept. Its a perfect job for his age. He is the kindest most unselfish soul you will ever meet. He always puts others before himself. When you need help you can always count on my dad. He loves his grandkids to pieces and was so happy to take them to Disney and see their faces light up. He is where I get my planning skills from. My dad was always ready to listen and discuss my plans. Here they are on the magical express: disney 2012 008 by mommyof2pirates, on Flickr Now for the stars of the show: DS8- Ryan is a very energetic sports loving manly boy. He loves Disney trips and is a mini me when it comes to planning. He always needs to know what and when we are doing something. He has a major passion for Football and was so sad to miss 2 of his games while we were gone. Here he is with the championship trophy his team won a few weeks after we got home. Untitled by mommyof2pirates, on Flickr DS5- Nick is the total opposite of his brother. He is a laid back cute and cuddly little guy. The only interest Nick has in sports is to sit on the sidelines and watch. He loves to cook, dance, and play barbies with his female cousins. Dont let that fool you though. He is little and kind hearted but he can put his bother in a headlock if needed. Here he is on his first day of Kindergarten. Untitled by mommyof2pirates, on Flickr So now you want the details, Right? Well we thought it would be great to celebrate both of our wedding anniversaries and use columbus day as an extra day off from school for the boys so we went: OCTOBER 5, 2012- OCTOBER 13, 2012 CARRIBEAN BEACH RESORT- PIRATE ROOM FOR US AND PREFFERED ROOM FOR MY PARENTS. with DELUXE DINING!!!!!! Up next: Lets get to the fun stuff!