What happens when a young-ish couple from St. Louis, MO take a week-long vacation in Orlando? Well, come along and find out! There's sure to be laughter, tears, action, adventure and probably a bit of drama First off, a little bit about us. Me aka Potatoes (or Tater): I'm 36 years old, born in a small town in Southeast Iowa and transplanted to St. Louis about 12 years ago. My nickname refers to my Irish heritage (50%) and my family (huge as it is) has taught me to be proud of that heritage. I work full time as an administrative assistant at a small manufacturing facility and part time in retail. In what little spare time I have, I enjoy scrapbooking and crafting, reading, and word puzzles. I'm a total foodie and will try almost anything once. DH aka Pasta: He's 37 years old, half Italian (hence "Pasta") and was born & raised in St. Louis with his younger brother and sister. He works part time in the electronics department of a retail store. His friends and I sometimes call him Rain Man because he can tell you all kinds of movie and TV trivia at the drop of a hat (we've been known to have conversations of almost nothing but movie quotes). He loves pretty much anything Sci Fi and collects Transformers. He's the picky eater but is slowly starting to break out of his meat-and-french-fries box. Our Story: DH and I have been together for almost 9 years, married for 3, no kids for us (yet) and I can honestly say we complete each other. We are one of the love stories created by the internet. However, it wasn't a dating website that brought us together but our love of playing mindless games while we should be doing something more productive We started out as friends and the more we hung out together, the more we realize there was something else there. The rest, they say, is history. Why We Are Going To The Happiest Place on Earth: There are lots of reasons. The first and biggest one is, who doesn't love Disney??? I have only been once and that was back in 1995 for my senior class trip. DH has been a couple of times with his family but the last time for him was back in the 90's as well. We both love the fact that we can be big huge kids without looking completely weird, Halloween is my favorite holiday and October has always been our favorite month. So why not? The second reason is this past year has been kind of, to put it politely, poopie for us. My grandfather (and last living grandparent) passed away in March of last year, DH's grandmother (and his last living grandparent) passed away in September, his mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in November and my mother was diagnosed with beginning stages of emphysema in January. On top of that all, we've been facing some infertility issues and I had a cancer scare back in August. So we decided we needed a break from reality for a bit. The third reason is because DH tries not to break promises to me We had initially talked about going for our honeymoon but life intervened (DH's hours at work got cut and I lost my job) and so what money we had set aside for a honeymoon quickly got depleted. Thanks to our amazing family and friends, we were able to have a honeymoon in Las Vegas. As my DH was dragging me all over The Strip, he promised me that as soon as we had gotten enough money together, we would go to Walt Disney World. Which brings me to our fourth and final reason. When DH's grandmother passed away, she left us a little bit of money with specific instructions that we were to spend it frivolously. We did a lot of thinking and decided that we wanted to spend it on something that we would have forever instead of a new car or a flat panel TV. And because DH always tries to keep his promises, we are heading to Orlando for a wonderful vacation. So that's us in a nutshell. Hopefully the intro hasn't completely bored you and you'll stick around for the fun-filled adventure!