Hello! I'm pleased to say that after a LOT of unexpected bumps in the road over the past year, I am FINALLY able to plan a much needed and deserved vacation. My family and I have been through more stress and heartache in the last 14 months to last us a lifetime. This vacation is something the four of us need more then anything right now, and I’m looking forward to reconnecting with my kids and husband in a much needed way . I know logically that our money could and should be used towards something more important such as bills, savings, car payments, doctor bills, etc, etc…. But I honestly feel DEEP in my heart that this is more important then all of those things. I just can’t put a price on seeing my kids smiling faces and to see them be carefree again. It’s something we all desperately need right now. I’m looking forward to planning this journey, and especially look forward to sharing it with all of you. I hope you’ll enjoy reading it and will offer me many tips and advice as often as you can. Any comments and words of encouragement are appreciated as well. I also hope to reconnect with some old readers and meet some new friends along the way ! With that said, let me introduce myself and my family Me/Deanna: I’m 32 years old. ((33 years next week on the 8th)) I’m a stay at home Mom, and love ALMOST every second of it. I admit that I miss being with other adults on a day to day basis, but I’m definitely not bored doing all the daily choresand chasing after my 18month old. All day long you can hear me yelling…. “”NO”””….. “””STOP”””” ….. “DOWN”…… “””DROP IT””” Before I became a Mom I worked for the airlines and was able to travel much more often. We still try to travel once a year as a family but instead of flying we usually drive due to the cost of airfare. When I worked for the airlines I was able to fly for free whenever I wanted. It was so fun to jump on a plane and go to Vegas for a night, or go to the Mall of America for a day of shopping. I have thought about going back to work, but I love being able to see my kids grow up and not missing one second of their lives. Anyway,...... I fell in love with Disney back in 1996 when my Husband ((boyfriend at the time)) and I went to WDW for my high school graduation. The second I walked through those gates I was hooked. Ever since then we try to alternate our Disney Vacations between WDW and DLR every year or two. DH/Will: 35 years Old I couldn’t ask for a more loving and hard working man to call my own, or a better father for my Children. After a hard day of working as an investment broker, he still finds the energy and time to help me in whatever way I need once he walks through the door. You’ll never find him sitting on the couch watching tv or playing video games((Unless the kids are in bed for the night)) Instead you’ll probably see him playing with the kids, mowing the lawn, or helping me cook dinner. He loves disney “ALMOST” as much as I do. When it comes to planning our disney vacations he leaves everything to me. All he does is show up, and I LOVE it that way. We’ve been married 10 years as of June 14th.((Got married at WDW)) We were originally planning on going last month for our anniversary, but due to unforeseen circumstances we had to cancel. So even though it will be 5 months later, we are considering this our 10 year anniversary trip. We didn’t do anything really special for our big day because we knew we were going to celebrate BIG at Disney in November. DD/Reya: 5 years old The sweetest most kind hearted little girl I’ve ever known. She truly wears her heart on her sleeve. She’s half tomboy and half girly girl. She’ll play with bugs, play in the mud, go crawdad fishing one second, then turn around and play dress up and play with her princess dolls the next. She just graduated from Preschool last month and will be starting kindergarten the end of August. I can’t believe that my little girl is officially starting school. (where does the time go?) This will be Reyas 3rd trip to DLR. She went when she was 6 months old and she went when she was 2. She’s definitely no stranger to Disney. Aside from the fact that she’s a HUGE Disney Princess fan, she’s been to a Disney park every year that she’s been born. This vacation will be a surprise trip for her. Should be exciting trying to pull it off! DS/Jayden 18 months old. (((sorry kinda long)) Hmmmmmm, how do I describe Jayden? Well, let me explain a little something first. When I was about 34 weeks pregnant with Jayden and I went in for my OB appointment, the doctor performed an ultrasound and found that he was breech. I of course was freaking out because I didn’t want to have a C-section. The doctor didn’t offer many words of encouragement and said that it was highly likely I would need that C-section because most babies this far in pregnancy don’t move much, due to lack of room and are most likely in the position that they will be during delivery. They offered me the choice of an “external version” or to schedule a C-section. I was completely against the version and sadly went ahead with scheduling the c-section. Well … without going into detail, within that last month of my pregnancy he went from breech, to transverse, to head-down, to transverse, to breech, to transverse, to head-down, to breech. On the day I was scheduled for my induction they did one more ultrasound and found that he was head-down!!! Woo-hooo!!! No c-section for me! It was a scary delivery though because once I delivered him, they found that his umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck 4 times and twice around his body. Obiviously everything turned out okay. But what I’m trying to get at is the Kid can’t sit still for one SECOND!!! Even in the womb he couldn’t sit still for anything. Like I stated before on a daily basis I have to tell him to STOP, SIT, DON’T, NO, DROP it, etc, etc ….. at least a hundred times a day. He is a typical boy and has to take everything apart to see how it works and has the biggest appetite I've ever seen. But he's my crazy little monkey and I wouldnt trade him for anything in the World. He gives the best sloppy kisses and the biggest hugs. He loves his mamma and that's all that matters. He's fearless, and loves to do anything and everything. It's going to be so fun watching him experience all the rides at the parks. This won't be his first Disney trip. We took him to WDW when he was 3 months old, but he of course wasn't able to really enjoy much since he was so young. This time it will be much more magical. *****Side note My father, whom lives in Sacramento might be joining us for a few days if possible. We won’t know until closer to our trip however. ((cross your fingers for me)) Well, there you have it! Hope you are all into pictures, because this PTR as well as my TR will be very picture heavy. Expect to see a TON of pictures from our past Disney trips. Thanks for reading and stay tuned for a brief itinerary of our trip, followed by more detailed planning.