EDITING THIS FIRST POST TO INCLUDE MY YEAR OF DISNEY INFO! Welcome everyone to my very first actual TR! I have a PTR going on and just returned from the first of three (maybe more&) trips planned over the next year thanks to some smooth talking and getting APs. If you followed me over from my PTR, thank you so much for continuing to follow along if you are new, WELCOME! Here is my PTR link in case youd like to learn more. I started the PTR about a year ago, when I was still pregnant with my baby girl, who was 8 months old on this trip! So much was new to us going to the world with a baby, but we enjoyed all the changes that she brought! Also in my PTR are quite a few Disney prep outings we took in preparation for this trip! Despite some negativity from my DH, we had a wonderful vacation, and Aria (our baby girl) truly had a blast as well. Ive never seen her smile, laugh, and be so involved in her surroundings as this trip allowed me to see. Without further ado, lets start with some introductions! I am the resident Disney addict in the household/extended family/office/basically anywhere we go&somehow Disney gets into about every conversation I have. I have been planning this particular vacation for over a year now, and we were booked at our resorts while I was still in my 2nd trimester of pregnancy, much to my husbands dismay. I knew I wanted to spend my 30th birthday at the world, and I also thought that 8 months old would be the perfect age for a baby to experience Disney. I am an engineer at work for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, but I would love to be a SAHM if I could. I lived all over the country as well as Spain, but still consider myself from Seattle, though we live in Massachusetts now (and I work in Rhode Island). Next up is Andrew, my DH of over 5 years. We met in college as we both are mechanical engineers, and had all the same classes together. After I got a masters degree we got married in 2007, enjoyed some traveling together as a couple, and then tried for a baby. Andrew works as a mechanical engineer at MIT, and he was born and raised in Massachusetts. Third, but definitely most importantly, is Aria! She is our baby girl, born January 30th! Many of those reading my PTR followed me through from my baby shower, to those last few weeks pregnant, to the birth of Aria and then the fun times that followed. She has really been a joy, and (in my opinion) is such an easy going happy little baby! I have a clothing obsession (baby clothes, that is) and this trip really allowed me to have fun packing 5+ outfits daily for her (and yes, I did overpack!). Trip #1 Details October 4 14th, 2012. First three nights were spent at BLT, and last 7 nights we moved offsite to Cypress Pointe Resort in a 3 bedroom condo. I have never stayed offsite before, but I got a deal for $350 for the WEEK and couldnt pass it up. We had a rental car, as we always do, and had at least 2 ADRs per day, as I do not cook on vacation! Due to the Tables in Wonderland card, savings on parking, and 10% savings on merchandise at most locations, I figured that it would only cost us approximately $50 more to have annual passes (and actually, we broke about even for this trip!), which is why we are going back for a long weekend in December and for a week next June. A note about the title, we got to see ALL of the Fantasyland Expansion on our very last full day, which we spent at the Magic Kingdom! So I hope you will come along with me on my TR journey! Goal is to have it completed by December 7th, when we leave for our next (quickie) vacation but that may or may not happen, we have a lot to get through! I have over 4000 pictures to go through, including Photopass (which I have) and a Disney family photoshoot at the Polynesian which is where our cover photos come from! ETA: Forgot to leave a post for chapter links, so I guess they will go here!! Day 1 - Flight in, Evening at BLT Day 1 Part 1 - Flight & Rental Car Day 1 Part 2 Day 2 - Magic Kingdom! (with Crystal Palace & California Grill) Day 2 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Day 3 - EPCOT (with Kona, Biergarten, and Rose & Crown) Day 3 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Day 4 - Animal Kingdom (with Chef Mickeys, Sanaa, and move from BLT to condo) Day 4 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Day 5 - Pool morning, MK afternoon, 1st Haircut, 1900 Park Fare, MNSSHP Day 5 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Day 6 - DHS, 50's Prime Time, Cape May Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Day 7 - Akershus, EPCOT, Chefs de France, Poly Photoshoot, Coral Reef Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Day 8 - AK, Y&Y, Flying Fish Part 1 PP Pics Part 2 Day 9 - DTD, Raglan Road, EPCOT, 3D Dessert Discovery Party Part 1 -DTD Part 2 -EPCOT Part 3 Day 10 - OUR BEST DAY EVER! FLE preview, LTT, princess meet, Ohana! Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 & End TRIP #2 - DECEMBER 7-10, 2012 BACKGROUND: We stayed at POR for the first time for 3 nights to see some holiday happenings! Quick trip made me want to go back again next December! A bit more info Day 1 - Flight, EPCOT, San Angel Inn & Garden Grill Part 1 - Flight, POR Royal Room & EPCOT Part 2 - EPCOT Cont Day 2 - MK, WCC, Be Our Guest MK Morning! Lunch & back to MK for BOG Day 3 - Tusker House, AK, DHS, MM, EPCOT SANTA, F! and Osborne lights! AND POR Carriage Ride! Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 & END TRIP #3 - MARCH 10-13, 2013 BACKGROUND: My mom, Aria, and I had a girl's trip to the AKV during the Flower & Garden Festival! *I* ate well and had a blast! Wouldn't vacation with my mom again though! Day 1 - Flight; AKV; DTD; Pool; Jiko Part 1 Part 2 Day 2- MK w/ CRT bfast, then Boma Part 1 Part 2 Day 3 - EPCOT! Le Chefs lunch, La Hacienda dinner Part 1 Part 2 Day 4 - AK, Sanaa, and home AK day Photopass Recap TRIP #4 - MAY 31- JUNE 10, 2013 BACKGROUND: DH's Family had a little reunion in FL by renting a 6BR house near Disney. We spent the first 7 nights of the trip there, then moved onsite to BCV to spend some quality family time! HAD A BLAST! Day 1 - flight and moving into rental house! Day 2 - EPCOT Part 1 EPCOT part 2 Day 3 - relax day, hopped to DHS, then date night. PHOTOPASS CATCH UP Day 4 - MK day! Part 1 Part 2 Day 5 - KTTK TOUR & Poly Part2 Day 6 - AK Day 7 - A Very Wet DHS An interesting afternoon & an evening to remember Day 8 - Part 1 move to BCV attempted, EPCOT Part 2 - BC Pool & Boardwalk Day 9 - AK, Sanaa, pool time, rain & Via Napoli Day 10 - MK Part Pool & Chef Mickeys Day 11 - Kouzzina, EPCOT & Home TRIP #5 - AUGUST 2-9, 2013 BACKGROUND: Spur of the moment "daycare is closed this week" so I am taking Aria by myself! Renting a 1BR condo at Silver Lake (next door to AK!) and excited to spend the week with her. She will be 18m on this trip! STARTED! Day 1 - Friday, August 2nd! Flight & Check in & Pool Time! Port Orleans - Boatwrights for dinner & playground! Day 2 - Saturday August 3rd Wave & MK morning MK continued End of the day Day 3 - Sunday August 4th DTD Day Day 4 - Monday August 5th EPCOT Day part 1 EPCOT day part 2 EPCOT continued! end of EPCOT & dinner at Maya Grill Day 5 - Tuesday August 6th AK morning AK continued MK evening MK wishes dessert party Day 6 - Wednesday August 7th MK morning & one of our best character meets MK continued End of MK & dinner at GFC TRIP #6 - MAY START A NEW TR SINCE IT WILL BE A NEW AP! DECEMBER 12-16, 2013. BACKGROUND: 4 nights at VWL! Trying to not plan *too* much and just enjoy the holiday decorations at WDW and enjoy the new-to-us resort!