We are back!!! TR link: Green Apple. November 2012 Anniversary TR Welcome! Welcome to the Double trip report! (TRIPS: November 2012 & Feb/March 2013!) I'm going to be 40 next year. Yep. Need I say more?!?! *Edited for new readers: BFF trip turned into an Anniversary trip and a Mother/Daughter trip. Confusing, I know, but I like to keep people on their toes! Actually, yes, I ALWAYS need to say more. So, if you have way too much time on your hands, you have arrived at the place to be, my friend! If you like a plethora of photos and snarkiness, you have also arrived at the right place. and if you like to drink, then you are automatically admitted to the club! I guess I should introduce myself! My name is Karen, I'm the co-writer of this PTR! My BFF, Hope, will also be posting here, she'll post in green and I will post in purple...unless I forget, which happens often, and then I'll post in green and you'll be confused. got it?!?! AND, this just proves what a great BFF I am b/c green is both our favorite colors! I'm a photographer, runner(when not injured), homeschooling Mom of three. My husband of 20 years is a truck driver and we live out in a pretty rural area, in a small town. I grew up in St. Louis, however, so it's been an adjustment! Disney keeps me sane most of the time. I'm a vegetarian who is vegan and raw most of the time as well, but all bets are off when I'm at Disney! OHMYGOSH! All this talking and not enough pictures! Here I am, at the end of January 2012, on our fabulous first-alone-without-ILs-trip! That's my baby, Savannah,(on the left) with me and her friend who came with us on the right. So, back to this old business! I'm turning 39 in just mere weeks, but pay no attention to that, I will be 40 next year! I have been running for a few years (between injuries!) and I decided last year that I wanted to run the Princess 1/2 at WDW! I'm PUMPED about it, although my body is less excited, but I'm dragging it along whether it wants to or not! Of course what could be better than running a 1/2 marathon right before you turn 40? DRINKS, of course! Grey Goose slushie, anyone?!?!? Or 10??? Ok, I admit I'm being a bit spirited about this PTR, but I just finished up my TR from an amazing trip (see my siggie if you are interested) and I'm super excited to get back to WDW...aren't we all?!? Where was I? (get used to this folks) Oh yes, DRINKS! So who better to have copious amounts of drinks with??? My BFF! I cannot tell you how this friendship saved me from a slow death out in rural Missouri, but it did. Hope is the best friend a girl could have, we are eerily similar in our thought processes, although we rarely agree on books! I'll let Hope post a pic of herself...or I could dig up that Christmas shot of us Hope??? I'm talking too much, aren't I? Edited to add: I am ALSO now planning a quick 3 night getaway in November 2012 with my husband! I cannot seem to get enough of WDW and since he loves it as well, why not get away for a 21st Anniversary trip?!?!? So, since I'm a photographer, so expect there to be a photo in nearly every update! I'll even post mundane photos if I have to, as long as I can post one! We are going from February 23rd to the 28th, 2013 and it seems far away, but I know it will fly by! In the mean time, there are sure to be lots of training, lots of photos, lots of laughs, and DRINKS! We have to practice, ya know. Here is one of my favorite shots from our trip we just took, this is my husband, Rey: Please join in the fun, let us know you are out there! If you don't, we'll just talk to each other and we do that all the time already! Oh and Hope, we can totally change the name of the PTR, I just threw something up there. Table of Content: Green stuff=BFF trip (Feb/March 2013) Red stuff=Anniversary trip! (Nov. 2012) BIG ANNOUNCEMENT Resort Quandary! It's my birf-day Itinerary plan A Itinerary plan B Double PTR?!?! Life Update & skating pics November Anniversary trip Itinerary Booked November Anniversary Trip! November airfare! November ADRs made! Leave it to me to make more changes!! 18 and Drinking around the World (not together though!) LOL Happy 4th of July! 88 Day update! Some pics for your viewing pleasure 63 Days and 168 Days??? Pink for Mother/Daughter trip...our resort choice! 50 Days & a new kitchen! 46 Days and now a new car?!!! ONE MONTH LEFT!!! Disney Running outfit/halloween costume TWO WEEKS TO GO!!! & Savannah's Birthday Day 1&2 plans Day 3&4 plans 8 Days and 5K's! 6 days to go!!!! 5 DAYS! Halloween and 4 days to go!