First off, if you haven't read my first trip report, drop down to the sig and read it so you know who we are. Trust me, it'll make your life and my life easier! I won't have to recap everything I already typed, and you'll get to enjoy our first magical disney trip blow by blow with pictures! Oh, and you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll hug your monitor, you'll invite me to vacation with you so you can have as much fun as we do...get to reading. Now, back to the present: we are back from our trip, but I'm starting with a small blurb I wrote 19 days before we left...many more details and pictures coming VERY soon ------------------------------------------------- We did a paper chain with a different disney image on each piece. The girls took off the first one this morning, and we're down to 19. One more and it won't be dragging on the floor anymore. In a blink, it will be a memory, as will our whole trip. Time is just moving too fast on most levels! But for now, we get to sqeal with delight over a piece of paper with a character we love once a day, every day, from now until we reach the doorknob. And then...we're off to re experience that joy high, that magical pull, that satisfying overwhelming ride we call a family vacation in Disney World. 19 pieces of paper stand in the path of us and a lifetime of memories in the making! And to help push myself over the edge of that nutty cliff I find myself back on (the one where Disney Obsession and Excitement take precidence over all things reality), I pulled out our slideshow I made from the last trip. 200 images rotating through to songs like "when you wish upon a star" "Bibidi Bobidi boo", "A dream is a wish your heart makes" and so on. Each song seems to line up perfectly with the images. I noticed that beam of joy shooting from Bella's face during the parade series. It's hard to capture that full expression on film, at least it never seems as full as when you're there, in the moment, watching a four year old bubble over with excitement, giddy and squealing and smiling so hard her cheeks seem to be forming new dimples... Those are the moments I never can quite capture in film. And dh looked so happy! So joyful! So young! I kind of remembered him being so princess weary from our last trip, but upon this recent slideshow viewing, I am second guessing my memory because he seems to be having the time of his life with his little girls taking turns riding his shoulders, flying on dumbo with him, pointing out bad guys, and so on. He looks so happy. I can't wait to get those three people I love more then the world itself and take them back to that. Yeah, I said it before and I'll say it again...we are gonna need more of that kind of happy. I foresee a 2008 trip in our future...but in the meantime, I wonder which character is on piece number 19 of our paper chain? Just a matter of hours before we get to pull that off and inch our way closer to number one.