Let me begin by saying Mom and I were supposed to go to Europe this year. However, with DH's and my honeymoon at the beginning of June and our first anniversary on June 30, Mom and I had three glorious weeks in July planned.......until her older cousins (all 78+) planned a family reunion for the middle of when she and I are to be in Europe. She didn't feel obligated to go since she sees them frequently. Then mom remembered they all flew to Seattle for our wedding last year and mom realized she needed to go to the reunion.....meaning we'd have only 6 days in Europe which isn't worth it. So I was really sad when mom said this this past Sunday (Feb 12, 2017}) but she A) promised me we'd go next year and B) said "DisneyWorld's been on my bucket list for some time so let's go this year. Think about it." She said this Sunday at 4 pm. DH grew up going with his family and we got engaged there. We didn't go last year because of wedding expenses and weren't going this year because we're going to Aulani on the honeymoon in June. DH and I planned to exchange valentine's on sunday night because we work late on Tuesdays. On his card, I wrote "I put down the deposit!" When he opened it, he was all practical and said "let's look at finances," which I'd been doing since I hung up the phone. We determined IT WOULD WORK because we have a very, very generous check to help us with Aulani expenses. An amazing bonus of WDW vacations is being able to pay them off as you go. So we've started doing that this week and saving money for Aulani. Honestly, I don't mind living frugally this year when it means I get TWO WONDERFUL VACATIONS!!!!!!!