Hello! This is my first TR. Lets start with the cast: ME: Shannon (I'm in the green) 31. I'm a stay at home mom but have my bachelors in nursing and will return to that someday. I love scrapbooking, tv, shopping, and playing with DD. This will be my 14th or so trip to Disney. But will be my first time back since our honeymoon in 2004. DH: Eric (brown sweater one step up from me) 32. He's a software engineer. Basically he writes computer programs. He tolerates Disney, but says he has to have at least 2 years between trips. He has been to Disney 3 times. He loves video games and TV. DD: Madeline (cutey in the front of the picture) turned 2 a month before our trip. This will be her first trip. She loves "Mermaid" and Mickey Mouse clubhouse. She discovered a new love for Belle and Chip and Dale on our trip. She is full of energy. She loves to say please and thank you. my mom (DM): Carol (in the red sweater at top of step)- 59. She works extremely hard and puts in way more then 40 hours at her job. She's been there for 36 or 37 years and is so ready to retire but is trying to hold out until she's 62. She deserved this vacation more then anyone. She even had to take some work with her. My dad (DG for dear grandpa) Dave (he's at the top of the steps) 59. He's the Disney instigator. It's his fault I love it so much. He's a retired social worker. He forced us to go every Christmas from the time I was in 5th grade until I graduated college. He also took us every other September from the time I was 1 or so. He loves Disney but also complains the whole time about the prices. It's pretty funny. The other 2 people in the picture are my sister and bil. For a while we thought my sister would come with us but that didn't happen. Our Trip was from May 2-16. We drove down from Illinois in my parents (brand new) mini-van. If you want to read more of our before trip plans you can check out my PTR here: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2101816 Next up: Day 1 the drive.