Hi! I am so excited to start my very first PTR! No one here knows me, but I've been lurking on the DIS for about a year, soaking up everything I can learn, because this year, I have TWO trips in the works. TWO! No, I'm not excited at all. Let's get started, shall we? WHO: That's me, Caitlin, 28 and Ben, 31. We've been married for nearly nine years. Here's the Disney lowdown on us. I have been to the World twice in my life. Once when I was three. From photographic evidence, I know that we visited the Magic Kingdom for one day, and Epcot for one day. We spent the rest of the time at the beach. The ONLY thing I remember from that trip? That it was over Easter, and that the Easter Bunny sent baskets to our hotel. Trip #2 occurred when I was 8 or 9. I went to Orlando for a weekend with my aunt and uncle for my uncle's medical conference. We spent one day at the conference, a day at Magic Kingdom, and an evening at Universal. I remember that I didn't ride a single thing at Universal because I was too scared. At MK, I know that Dumbo and IASW were closed, and I have a picture of myself on the Teacups. THAT'S IT. How sad, right? Regardless of my less than stellar memory/experiences, I have somehow managed to become obsessed with the idea of returning to WDW. When DH and I first got married, I would spend hours on the Disney website, planning what I wished could have been our honeymoon. Years later, we found ourselves with three kids and the nagging obsession returned, because now I wanted to bring my kids with us! I found Disboards last year, and have spent far too much time learning everything I could in hopes that a trip could happen in the near future. More on that later! As far as favorites, I was a child of the late 80s/early 90s, so I am a forever fan of Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and The Lion King. I also love the Disney/Pixar movies like Toy Story and Monsters, Inc. Ben has never been to WDW, but has always wanted to. He will be quick to tell you that his parents went several times on their own and LEFT HIM HOME He also loves to watch Disney movies, and has seen pretty much all of them. I'm not entirely sure of his favorite, but I know he loves The Lion King, as he often chooses that for family movie night! Next up, the kidlets: How's that for an intimidating biker gang? We have three adorable, crazy munchkins. Bethany is five years old and in Kindergarten. She loves school and is really starting to be a good reader. She makes friends wherever she goes. She is a great big sister and tries really hard to be a good helper. Bethany is a major princess fan, with Ariel just barely edging Jasmine. Becca is three. She is our middle child, and she was born a middle child! She has an infectious smile and everyone who meets her thinks she is the cutest thing ever. She is very funny, very curious, and very THREE. She is the cause of all of my husband's and my gray hairs, but we love her to pieces. Becca loves Cinderella and Tinkerbell. Last up is Greg, but we call him Gigs. He will be 18 months on our trip. He is my most active baby, always climbing and getting into things (as evidenced by the above photo!) He is thoroughly adored and spoiled by his sisters, and has his mommy wrapped right around him mischievous little finger! There are two more people that I can't leave out. Ben's parents will be with us on the trip. In fact, they are the reason we get to go: his dad is treating us all! They have been to Disneyland once or twice and WDW once a few years ago. They stayed offsite and did 5 park days, but it was Spring Break so they certainly missed a lot! Grandma and Grandpa have seen most family friendly movies available, so of course they love Disney! Their goal on this trip is to watch their grandkids have fun. WHEN We booked last night! We will have 6 nights and five full days in Feb 2014. WHERE After much debate, we settled on Port Orleans Riverside. We will be in a Garden View room. I am VERY excited about this choice, as I have loved all of the pictures that I have seen. I know it is not the most Disneyfied resort available, but I feel that it will be a nice, relaxing place to come home to after busy park days. WHAT We are booked under the Stay, Play, Dine promotion. We will do five park days, non-hoppers. With the dining plan in mind, I already have our ADRs set, but that will have to wait for another post WHY Because if someone said they wanted to take your family on a vacation to a location of your choice, wouldn't you pick Disney World too??? So, that's a little about us. If it sounds like a good time, follow along! And if you're out there, say hi!