Hello wonderful DIS world! I have to say I feel ashamed, dirty even because this is my SECOND attempt to revive my never completed Trip Report from MAY 2010, no that is not a typo2010. You know a time when Fastpass wasnt really enforced, Fantasyland expansion had not really broken ground yet, and Toon Town still existed. For one reason or another, I just couldnt finish that TR. Ill have you know though, the main reason was because DH never fixed the links to all the pictures (we have them hosted on our own website) and I found that they were turning out gigantic when posted, so see, it is all his fault and no fault of my own, except maybe I was a little lazy to upload them all into Photobucket okay a lot lazy! However, I am happy to report that I am being an uploading queen right now as I type this and I am determined to finish this thing! Afterall, nobody likes beginning something and not finishing it, right? For those of you who dont know me, Im Julianne. DH, Justin, and I have been to the World many times, the most memorable being when we were engaged and on our honeymoon. For more details on those amazing trips, and more about who we are and what we are all about, see my signature for links. Anyways, a lot has happened since that wonderful trip in May 2010, so let me bring you up to speed 1. In May 2010, I used to be an instructional assistant and teach 4th grade science, I have now been teaching 5th grade language arts for the last 2 years! 2. In May 2010, I did not have the obligations of graduate school, I am now working towards my Masters degree in education! One more year to go, yippie! 3. In May 2010, we did not have any pets, last summer we got a puppy and kitten about 1 week apart from one another! Are we crazy or what? Meet Wrigley and Wriley Best friends and enemies, just like true brother and sister! AND NOW, PROBABLY THE MOST EXCITING EVENT OF THEM ALL WAIT FOR IT .. 4. In May 2010, we were not DVC Members, but in May 2011, we became DVC Members and will be using our membership for the FIRST time in July 2012!!! Therefore, I have lots to share in terms of planning for that upcoming trip (37 days) so I am hoping this thread can serve as a Trip Report of my May 2010 trip as well as PRE trip report for the upcoming trip, these are the BONUS features I referred to in the title. Plus, I think reliving that May trip will make be even more excited for the July trip, if that is even at all humanly possible. Here is a brief briefing on the upcoming July trip: Our confirmed dates are: July 14 - July 21 Our confirmed resort is: Bay Lake Tower, 2 Bedroom Lake View Villa Our confirmed vacationers: Me (Julianne), DH (Justin), DMIL, Our Aunt, Uncle, and 12 year old cousin In true Disney obsessed fashion: All of our touring plans and ADRs are booked, tickets for family are ordered, annual passes for us are ordered, dining plan was purchased, and Photopass CD is preordered. Be on the lookout for more details about our trip..I think I may reveal the plan one day at a time just to keep you all in suspense. I also think I will have to use different colored fonts to distinguish between the Pretrip Report and the May 2010 report I am all about color coding so this shouldnt be too much of a problem! I tend to blab on which I obviously have done, so for your reading pleasure I have reposted the entries from May 2010 trip below as well as some new ones too! Thanks for reading along, and I HOPE to finish it this time!