Hello again! I debating whether to start a PDR report or not. Today is single digit dance day so I figured if I am going to do it today should be the day! A little background: We have been lucky enough to go to WDW every year since DS's first trip in 2004. In 2008, we had our usual end of August trip planned and DH found out that he really couldn't take the time from work. Instead of cancelling the trip, he urged me to have a Mom & Son trip with Andrew, then 12. As guilty as I initially felt that DH wasn't with us, it was really the greatest 10+ days! And the first Mom & Son dining reviews! Here we were: Fast forward to this past August and DS, now 16, is now nearly as tall as Goofy! As some of you read, we had an amazing trip as a family! Fast forward to the Summer of 2013. It will be the summer before Andrew's senior year and then of course he will be off to college in 2014. So DH has told me that he wants me to have a "last" Mom & Son trip. Andrew does not want to go our usual last week in August as that is the week before he will start his senior year. So as this year's trip went along, I got the idea that it would save us some money if we upgraded our tickets to APs. Andrew went with me and as we walked out of the building he says "Does this mean we can come back before next August?". Well, yes, it does! So the minute we got home I started looking up flights for MLK weekend in January. And they were CRAZY! Ok, plan B. Just for grins & giggles I looked up Veteran's Day weekend. What? $200 for us to fly down. Yes, please. Booked. Great AP rate at AllStar Music. Yes, please. Booked. Took a bit longer to book our flights back but hey, we had a trip booked! Ironically this is only possible because I was laid off from my job in July. I had some money in a 401k that I asked for a distribution. Not a ton of money, but enough for plane tickets & spending money for this trip (And to book a trip in March but that is a whole nother PDR!). Should I have done something more practical with the money? Sure. But how many 16 year old boys want to vacation with their Mom? I am blessed to have one that does. He truly loves WDW as much as I do (even if he doesn't always admit it). I know there will be future trips as a family, even with his family. But I also know that I can't get this time back so I am seizing the moment! Thus begins the Mom & Son year of Disney!