I hope it is okay to start this over. Hated the format of the original report. Introductions Charlene - That's Me I am 26 years old. I am originally from Charlotte, NC but now live 45 minutes west of the city to be closer to my husbands family. I work in the city though doing accounts receivable for a major medical laboratory. I have a passion for photography, music and travel. This will be my third visit to Disney world. Unfortunately I don't remember much about my past two trips (one was when I as about 6 and another one about 10 years ago). Jake - My Son He is a little over 3 years old and ALL boy. He loves spaceships, Toy Story and his PawPaw. He is a travelin little man so the trip to should be pretty smooth. He's been traveling since a little baby. He has even gotten to go to Las Vegas before his mom and dad have. I can't wait to see his reaction! Steven - My Husband Darling husband (most the time) is 27 years old. I have been married to him for 6 years. He is my opposite that attracts. He is my ying to my yang. He has lamented that his parents have never taken him to DisneyWorld. What a poor unprivileged life he has lived. He is a computer techie guy who loves guitars, making music and being a computer nerd. PawPaw - My FIL My crazy FIL coming guarantees that we will have a crazy good time. He is a "class clown" and makes long trips more entertaining. He is a retired do-aller who is not the care taker of my son during hubby and I's work hours. His favorite things are being obnoxious, model cars and of course his grandson. MawMaw - My MIL A big thanks to my MIL, for she is the one making this trip possible. She loves hanging out with her grand kids, traveling and cleaning. And she would probably kill me if she saw me posting this picture of her! Maw and Paw are going to Disney World this year for Maw's job's yearly conference. Last year they went to Las Vegas and since Paw is Jake's caretaker during the day they took Jake with them. Her work has had their conference at Disney before and they will be staying at the same hotel in September, the Swan and Dolphin. This year she asked us if we would like to go but Steven comes up with a million reasons as to why we can't go (he's the perpetual pessimist and I am the perpetual optimist). "Money is too tight right now." "I don't think I will be able to take the days needed off from work." "I might be on call this week." But I knew as soon as she asked that I wanted to go. I have been two times before and although I don't remember much at all about those trips I knew it was the happiest place on earth and I wanted to experience it. The first time I went to Disney World I must have been about 7 years old. I can only recollect bits and pieces of it, nothing related to the parks we visited though. I remember the drive down to Florida and seeing a daycare with Disney characters on it and asking my parents the inevitable (for a kid), "Are we there yet?" and the answer of course was the disappointing, "No!" I remember burning my hand on a toaster (what possessed me to touch a hot toaster is beyond me). And the lizard my uncle brought into the hotel room to show me getting accidentally freed and running amok around the room. The second time I remember a little bit better as it was the year 1999 when I went with my mother. I remember riding the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad countless times, being too chicken to ride Space Mountain and waiting in a 2 1/2 hour line for Splash Mountain but giving in after 20 minutes. My son has been a traveling little man since he was born and he handles the travel really well. This will, however be his first trip to Disney. My husband has lamented that he has never been to Disney World, poor boy has lived such an underprivileged life don't you think? So with my determination to go I took the best route to get my husband to change his mind, I softly poked and prodded him. His main concern was money and I reminded him how we wouldn't be paying for room and board, that's a boat load of money we are saving. I told him how driving down, instead of flying (although with gas prices the way they are ....) would save us some money. And I told him if we put money away a little bit here and a little bit there (at least $40 weekly) we should have enough to go. How could you deny such reasoning? So I waited with baited breath as checked his schedule at work to make sure he wasn't on call that week and then but the request for the time off.