Hey there! Welcome to my trip report! Our trip was nothing short of magical, and I cannot wait to share it with you! First, let's do some introductions. Me- Kimberly. Stay at home mama with two girls, lover of all things Disney. DH- William. Sports and Recreation Pastor, Star Wars enthusiast, puts up with my Disney love (and loves it too)! DD3- Reagan. Obsessed with any and all princesses, finally tall enough to ride Barnstormer (actually turned three while on the trip!) DD1- Mckinley. We call her MJ. Basically just along for the ride on this one, liked princesses, disliked Mickey and friends (didn't actually turn 1 until a few days after we got home, but close enough) The plan Tuesday, December 12th- Leave after William gets off work that night, around 8pm. Reservations for a hotel off site (Fairfield Inn and Suites). Wednesday, December 13th- Have breakfast at the hotel, leave around 10:30 to go check in to Bay Lake Tower. Head to Disney Springs, lunch, shop, and head back to the room around 4, or whenever our room is ready. Dinner at 1900 Park Fare that night. Thursday, December 14th- Magic Kingdom day. MJ's haircut at 9, lunch at Columbia Harbor House. Park closes at 6 for Christmas party, pizza in the room that night. Friday, December 15th- Reagan's birthday, and Epcot! Lunch at Liberty Inn, dinner at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall. Saturday, December 16th- MK that morning, lunch at Chef Mickey's, then on the road home. Tuesday William had basketball practices that night, so we knew we would get on the road late. The hope was for the girls to sleep in the car. He went to work after dinner, while I finished loading the car. I got the girls in their PJs and left the house around 7. I filled up the car with gas, and went though the Starbucks drive through before heading to the gym to pick William up. By this point, MJ was already exhausted, and Reagan was wired...so I was really hoping we had made the right choice! I got a text from William at 7:30 saying he was on his way to the car- yay! We got on the road about 30 minutes before we were expecting! MJ fell asleep almost as soon as we got moving, while Reagan watched a few movies. She would fall asleep every now and then, but she couldn't get comfortable, and never rested long. We got to the hotel just before midnight, with both girls awake for about the last 30 minutes. I thought for sure the girls would pass out once we got them settled in the room, but we were not so lucky. MJ ended up screaming for almost an hour before she finally passed out. She was so tired! Reagan did pretty well, but I had to share a bed with her to keep her from trying to talk to MJ. These kids... We all managed to get to sleep around 1am. Of course, the girls were still up and ready to go around 7:30 the next morning. We got up and just threw on clothes so we could go downstairs to grab breakfast. They had a great assortment, and the employees were very kind! Reagan didn't eat much, but MJ made up for it. That seemed to be a trend this trip...This was our first time using a good neighbor hotel, and we loved it! We usually leave in the morning and only have a half day on property. This was a good way to get a full day in on Wednesday. After breakfast, we packed up the room and headed to the lobby. William took MJ in her carseat and brought the car around while I stayed with Reagan. She loved the Mickey stuff in the lobby. We left from there and we to BLT to check in! This was our first time staying at BLT. We rented DVC points through Davids Vacation Club Rentals and I would HIGHLY recommend them! Not one were we able to stay within walking distance to MK and just a monorail ride away from Epcot, but we were able to get a 1 bedroom! In our budget! William and MJ waited in the car and I took Reagan with me to check in. They had our request for early check in down, and the CM even let me choose between two rooms! She said the room would be ready in a few hours and just to keep an eye out for the text. We headed to Disney Springs next. We were waaaayyy ahead of schedule at this point, and most places at DS don't even open until 10. On the plus side, this meant we got a great parking spot in the lime garage! I took these around 9:30, so yeah, we had some time to kill. Also, it was COLD! I want to say it was in the low 40s this morning. We bundled the girls up and even wore hats ourselves. Since we had extra time, and we were in desperate need, we headed to Starbucks. Reagan got to play with the super cool drawing wall while we waited. She enjoyed that, and even made friends with a little boy who wanted to play too. We were trying to get MJ to take a morning nap, but she was fighting it hard. We did some more walking, waiting for stores to open. We went by the Welcome center first to grab a 1st visit button for MJ and 2 birthday buttons, one for each girl. We had been to DS just a few months before, on our anniversary trip, so we skipped most of the new stores and headed straight for the madness: World of Disney. This place is always insane, but if you don't find something here, you probably aren't going to find anything. We managed to come away with some Rose Gold ears for me (my very first set of ears! ), a stuffed Ariel for Reagan, and a pair of Minnie PJs for MJ. William found a few things he liked, but didn't buy anything. I took Reagan to the potty while William checked out, and we met over by the train. Here's Reagan showing off her Ariel toy We checked out a few more stores and finally got ready to eat around 12. Earl of Sandwich is probably our absolute favorite, and a tradition for us! we try to make this our first meal, every trip. William took MJ and ordered our food while I took Reagan potty (again!), then got us a table. Continued in next post!