Adam and I basically have the same mind frame as small children. We start getting hyped up for our trips so early that it could be deemed unhealthy. In fact, I can't get over my post Disney depression until our next trip is booked and locked down. Having something to look forward to actually makes our hum drum (yeah right.) lives a little brighter.
Eagerly anticipating our October trip, I created a little project to help the time go by more quickly. I cut strips of colored construction paper, and listed things that we are looking forward to the most. There is a piece of paper for every day leading up to our departure, and each day one is torn off. We relish the idea of the event listed, and get excited all over again.
I used fall colors, to go with our Halloween decorations...
Put your countdown chain in a location where you can slowly and eagerly watch as it dwindles down to nothing! We put ours on Disney filled tea hutch... a place that we are sure to pass by a million times a day. Make sure and take turns who gets to tear off each nights ring...and jump for joy as you finally reach the end. :)