I had started a pre trip report on the Disney side of things, but plans have definitely changed! Let me introduce myself.. My name is Mom aka Honey. I work at a Christian daycare and I love my job. I love reading, watching movies, and planning vacations that we never get to take. My husband is Daddy, or Hubs, or occasionally his name is Mud.. . He loves MMA, racing, and music. He's a medically retired vet and is currently a full time student. We've been married 12 years. We have 4 children. Punky is the oldest and turns 9 soon. She is the quintessential big sister, loves school, cats, and eating dessert. Pod is the next oldest. She is 7, doesn't love school but does love horses, lady bugs, and being silly! She's currently attempting to read Harry Potter but finds it frustrating because there are too many words that she doesn't know how to read yet! Puddin' aka Boo Bear, is my youngest girl. She's 5 and loves Kindergarten, puppies, snuggling, and anything that is girly girl. Baby brother is Buds. He is 2. He loves blankets, cars, tomatoes, and getting dirty! He's also spoiled rotten but we just can't seem to help ourselves! The kids and I have been saving for a vacation for awhile now and have managed to squirrel away a little over $500. My goal/plan was to save up enough for a BUDGET budget trip to Disney over Spring Break. I wasn't sure how we'd manage it without me getting a second job, but I was going to do it somehow! Sadly, the plan didn't include Sea World, which we loved back in 2009, or to Universal, where I've never been ever! Hubs and I are huge Harry Potter nerds! Live HP and have wanted to visit WWoHP since they were first talking about building it! I won't let the kids see the movies until they read the books ( hence, Pod struggling through it now) but they know who HP is. We just found out yesterday that we were accepted by an organization called Wounded Warrior Family Support to get a free vacation to Orlando!! They provide a weeks stay at a condo at Bahamas Bay, 2 day passes to Universal, 1 day passes to Sea World, and 1 day passes to Wet n Wild water park! It had been so long that I thought we didn't stand a chance so it was an amazing surprise!! We are really and truly blessed to receive this gift! The kids and I were jumping up and down in excitement and even Hubs was smiling! I even caught him on the Universal website looking at matching Gryffindor shirts for him and Buds! I've started counting down.. Only 28 more Fridays until we leave for out vacation! It is still going to be a budget vacation, but we might be able to eat out a few times instead of surviving on PB&J and ramen! I've also put in my leave request at work.. 6 months in advance! Lol! So much planning to do.. Love it!!