Hidey Ho (Pre)Trip Report Neighbors! Welcome to my planning musings. I have excitedly been planning my lil' Goof's 10th birthday bash but I wouldn't allow myself a pre planning thread until I finished up my last trip report (tough love). If you are interested in reading any of my family's past WDW (and some DCL) adventures feel free to click the links below. TRIP REPORT 2006 (Contemporary, The Disney Magic, Polynesian)- http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1246511 TRIP REPORT 2007(Animal Kingdom Lodge, Grand Floridian)- http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1585715 TRIP REPORT 2008(Wilderness Lodge, My Dream Disney Day, The Disney Magic)- http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1976201 TRIP REPORT 3/2009 (Stitch's Great Escape a Mom and Me Birthday Trip with my 8 year old son at Coronado Springs)- http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2131621 Now let me get down to the introductions for those of you who I haven't been lucky enough to 'meet' before. My name is Jay and I'm a thirty something mom of four amazing little guys and the wife of one amazing big guy as well. And, if you haven't guessed it by now (me being here at the DIS and all), I am a huge fan of almost all things Disney. Here I am with my boys at the WL last September. Some of my favorite characters include more than a few troublemakers. Naughty but sweet Stitch, Donald Duck, Figment, Abu, Beast, Karl (from Up) and Sebastian. My favorite princess is definately Belle. She's smart, strong, kind, reads a lot and even has a little bit of sassy spunk. She is everything I want to grow up to be. One of me (note the DCL sweatshirt). And another snapshot of my little Buzz and I. Here is another picture from our 9/08 trip. This one is of my four little guys and my big guy together. You see Aladdin, Goofy, Stitch and dh holding our little Buzz One of just the boys. And to show just how much they have changed in under a year, one from this past spring. Our youngest, Buzz Lightyear, is 18 months old and doted on by our entire family. He loves Buzz Lightyear (fittingly enough), Mickey Mouse, Woody, Lightning McQueen, Sully and Stitch. Here is a recent picture of him. Our second youngest is Stitch. He was lucky enough to have celebrated his 8th birthday at WDW this past March. I took him for a week long mom and me birthday trip. I cherish every moment of the one on one time we got to spend together. His favorite characters are Stitch, Chip, Buzz Lightyear, Donald Duck and Crush. Our oldest is Aladdin. He is just now 13 and I am having a hard time wrapping my mind around the fact that he is now a teenager! Where did the time go! Here he is with dh. He likes Aladdin, Will Turner, Capt. Jack Sparrow, Benjamin Gates (from Disney's National Treasure movies) and King Peter (from the Narnia movies). Speaking of dh, we will celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary shortly before Goofy's birthday bash trip. I could go on and on about what a wonderful husband I have, but suffice it to say, he (along with my boys) are the reason I smile when I wake up every morning. Dh acted hard pressed to come up with favorites when I asked him but he did manage to come up with a few (and I was even surprised at the thought he did put into it). He came up with Kuzco, Mike (from Monsters Inc) and Timon. Now that I have introduced you to the rest of my family, I will save the star of my upcoming trip report for the next post. This thread after all will plan Goofy's Great Birthday Bash!