Welcome, Welcome, Welcome! We planned this trip for over a year (see PTR here). We fought for ADRs, prayed for Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique appointments, lost sleep over menu changes, and fretted over our touring plans. We measured our kids as they grew to make sure they'd make height requirements for rides they just had to try. We shopped for clothes and designed our own. We were prepared... or so we thought. I can't count how many times on this trip, for better or for worse, one of us said, "THAT will make for a good trip report!" And so, here I am, ready to spill every last detail of our eventful trip to the Most Magical Place on Earth. I can promise you this--this TR promises to be action-packed. At times, I'd even call it downright shocking! Those plans? Well, I guess they were made to be broken. You can break my plans, but you can't break that magical Disney spell! Still with us? AWESOME! I guess it's time you met your cast of characters (and we're all quite the characters!). This is me. I'm Jenn, a 28 year old SAHM and certified Disney Addict. I'm a planner by nature, but luckily for us on this trip, I'm also very flexible and calm...most of the time. My favorite ride is "it's a small world." Yes, you are allowed to roll your eyes and run away from this TR now, but at least I'm honest! My favorite park is Epcot, and I have a slight obsession with refilling my resort mug with white tea. Next up is my DH, Brandon. He's a 31 year old Civil Designer specializing in Water Resources. I don't know what that means, but he does something with computers and dams and levees and his paycheck magically shows up in our bank account every two weeks. He funds our obsession--yes, OUR obsession. His favorite ride is RNR and his favorite park is a tie between Hollywood Studios and Epcot. His Disney obsession is these pineapple bars, and he'd probably kill me if he knew I was posting this ridiculous picture of him. Then again, lots of his pictures are pretty ridiculous. And pictures? He took OVER 7,000 PICTURES this trip, plus videos. This is my DD Julia. She's 5 years old, and we took this trip during her fall break from kindergarten (such a big princess!). Her favorite ride is Splash Mountain and her favorite park is Magic Kingdom. Her Disney obsession is finding out what we're going to do next. all. the. time. She knew a trip was happening, but she didn't know when. Of course I have a video of the surprise coming up soon! This is Brynn, our 3 year old DD. She loves to spin, whether she's standing in line or riding a multitude of dizzying rides. Her favorite rides are Peter Pan's Flight and "it's a small world," and she comes by that honestly. Her Disney obsession is Stacey from Must Do Disney. Seriously. She can (and does) recite the whole spiel...what, your toddler doesn't do that?! Zoom! Next up is our baby, Sawyer. He was 14 months old on this trip, and he was less than two months old when the planning started. I can't say what his favorite park or ride was, but I do know he has a Mickey obsession. In fact, one of his first words was "Minn-uh," which is what he calls both Mickey and Minnie, and he could not contain his excitement at times on this trip! Also, he's cute. Last is my mother-in-law. The kids call her Mamie, so that's what we'll call her here. We brought her along to help with kid crowd control, and she did spend a good amount of time pushing strollers with us. She kept changing her mind about her favorite ride, but I think she particularly liked Soarin'. Other information you might like to know: Our trip was from September 16-25, 2011. We stayed at Pop Century, with the exception of the first night...but more about that coming up! To those of you joining us from my PTR, I'm happy to see you again! And to those of you who just stumbled in, I'm having Brynn do a little twirling dance now to express my happiness. I promise to update often, since I want to make sure I can remember everything that happened. Shout out that you're here, have a seat, and buckle up for the bumpiest ride in the wilderness!