Welcome to our 2016 adventures!! I just finished writing about our 2015 family trips (which included an 18 day visit to France - you can check that out in my signature if you'd like!) and now I am anxious to work on my next series of adventures. My DH won't be in many (he's a-hem, a weensy bit anti-Disney) but he does appear in the very first vacation! 1) Jan 29 - Feb 10 we visited the world staying at the Poly, BLT and BCV with our then brand spanking new 8 week old DD Maya! (see aforementioned TR for how I got the name Maya - it involves a Disney Cruise!). She had also been recently diagnosed with a milk and soy allergy, so this made things very interesting for me 2) April 29 - May 3 Mommy / daughter trip with just my 4 year old Aria! We did EMM (early morning magic) among other adventures, and had an AMAZING time!! Stayed at Shades of Green for the very first time, too! 3) I'm going to sneak in a 4-day Disneyland TR from August 19-22 - this was thanks to a work trip, and my mom came along with Aria & Maya! 4) My upcoming December 8-13 trip with fellow DIS'er and TR writer @Dugette! I am traveling solo this time with Aria & Maya (wish me luck on those flights!!) but meeting up with Dugette, her 4 yo DD Izzy and her DH Dug. Still following along?! Thank goodness! So who are we? I am the Disney planner Lauren! I have had an excuse to hold an annual pass since my DD Aria was born almost 5 years ago (Jan 2012) and now she has followed in my footsteps. Along with Disney, I love travel just about anywhere! Esp Europe. But, we're on a hiatus from big, expensive trips for a while (don't worry, I'm still planning 2+ Disney trips a year). This is because I have another little one along for the ride - due April 2017! Me and my girls - Oh, my day job is a mechanical engineer, which allows me to pay for my travel needs! In addition to travel, my hobbies include eating out, and drinking wine (when I'm not pregnant, of course! LOL). Oh and I may have a wee bit of an obsession with my girl's clothes! My DH, Andrew As I mentioned earlier, he's not that into Disney. He enjoys it, but only a small taste here and there. He loves Splash Mountain and Expedition Everest and really loves dining at Cape May Café! He is also a mechanical engineer - we met in college many years ago. My Disney-loving sidekick is Aria! She was born January 2012, and I attempted to count her trips to Disney parks and I believe we're at 18? But I don't even know for sure. She's been to DL twice, DLP once, and WDW the rest. She loves the princesses, generally you'll get either Cinderella, Ariel, or Tiana as her favorite that day, but sometimes she'll throw Jasmine in the mix. She loves 7DMT, Splash, Barnstormer, the Dumbo play area, and character meals! She also REALLY loves her little sister! Last but not least is little Maya! We're about to embark on her 3rd Disney adventure, but her very first was at only 8 weeks old! Here she is now: She is 11 months old, with her first birthday coming right around the corner! She absolutely LOVED It's a small world in August, so that is her party theme! She's walking and she is having a blast with Aria. She's also allergic to dairy, egg, peanut, dogs and cats. And yes, we have two dogs and two cats whom she adores. It's been an interesting 11 months but we have it mostly under control - and most recently she passed baked-in dairy AND baked-in egg trials at her allergist's office! Actually technically she wasn't last, there is another little girl growing in my belly, due 4/27/17. She's baby girl #3 for us, and was, well, a complete and utter surprise but we're excited of course! He is our announcement pic. Aria is preparing Maya for what is to come! Coming April 2017 - Baby GIRL #3 So please join me on our newest adventures, it has been quite the ride! I hope you'll follow along.