Cast: Drew- Husband and Daddy Shelly – (me) Wife and Mommy Katelyn- (4) My very own Princess Marc- (2) My sweet baby boy Sandy- My Mom and Nani to the tiny humans Joe- My Dad and Poppie to the same tiny humans Ok I have never done one of these before, so hang in there It took us a long time to get to this trip. The last time Drew and I went to Disney World was 2005. We had started planning a trip in 2006, but soon found out we were expecting Katelyn. In 2008 we decided she was old enough and was ready to meet the mouse..and taa-daa along came Mr. Marc So here we are planning again and no, no babies on the horizon. We have been to Disney before, but this trip is honestly like going for the first time. It is so different thinking of taking our kids with us. My Katie is truly a Princess. She loves life, loves knowing about everything, always has a smile on her face, and also loves being the boss..lol! When I close my eyes at night I can almost picture the moment when she comes face to face with a real Princess. She will just be in awe- I can’t wait! Then there is our little Marc. He is the sweetest, most caring little boy and a Tasmanian devil all wrapped up in one. He does everything 100%. That goes for playing and having fun or throwing a tantrum. The more he grows and gets more words the less tantrums happen, but we still get a good one now and then. So he is just starting to get into Disney. He knows Mickey, Goofy, and Donald and other than that he very much likes Buzz and Woody. I think he will just go crazy over all the “stuff” going on. So much to see and explore and that is what Marc likes best. This trip really isn’t a secret from the kids, we did talk about it when we made plans to go, but I think over time the “we are going” has faded into just talking about Disney World. Since kids don’t really have a great grasp on time, unless we are going by the end of the week Katie just doesn’t think it’s really important. So we talk about what is there and we watch our old movies from past trips and it pretty much ends there. I don’t say anymore. Now when I rock Marc at night before bed I whisper all my plans I made that day and all the places we are going to eat and he just smiles at me and says “Ok Mama.” It makes me feel better to get it out and he keeps the secret So obviously this trip is special to us because we are taking our kids for the first time, but I also get to take my Parents. That is a huge deal. We tried to take them once before, but they backed out at the last minute. We were heartbroken, but went anyway. Now they have agreed to take the trip with us. First and foremost is the pull of the grand kids- I mean think of all the stuff they would miss and I think the second and final push was my Dad loosing his best friend last month. They were very close and his friend was only 67 years old. He was fine and went up to play on the computer and 30 minutes later when his wife went to check on him he was gone. Nothing makes you realize that nobody is promised tomorrow like that kind of loss. You can say maybe next year, but who knows if any of us will be there for that. So that brings us to the current moment…rooms booked for the All Star Movies, as well as tickets and dining plan. We looked at the POR, but I really think the kids would get a kick out of the Movies. It is so over the top Disney. Now I’m getting my list of ADRs together and trying to convince my Dad that driving is way better than flying So there ya go, the background of us. I have no idea if this is what a pre-trip report should be, but it looks ok to me!