For many many many years, before my kids were even thought of I was planning a hopeful trip for my eventual family to Disney. I started my kids Disney love before they were even born by collecting VHS tapes of all the Disney movies in hopes that I would extend my Disney love to my kids and I am happy to say that I have. Since the kids learned what Disney was and that it was not just movies, but an actual place to go I have heard the question many times “Can we go to Disney”. Each time I heard them ask my heart sank as I told them “Not this year maybe sometime in the future” as our budget and finances would never allow for such a trip.
As I have continued on in my blogging career I learned of a conference the Disney Social Media Moms, a conference that you are able to bring your family with you and it is at the one and only Disney. Since I heard about this conference 3 years ago I had hopes and dreams that I might be blessed with the opportunity to attend. While there is a cost involved it is a discounted rate from what the normal price would be and one that if I worked hard I would be able to attend (or so I hoped). Each year a very select few (about 150) bloggers are invited to attend this event. A few weeks ago I received an e-mail from Walt Disney and to my surprise I opened it and it was an invitation to that very conference that would make it so I could make our family dream come true. To be honest had I received it any other point in my blogging career I would have had to turn it down as financially it would not have been possible. This year though I had been putting money aside in hopes of some type of family vacation as we have never had one in the 8 years we have been a family and with all we have been through with job loss and life changes I felt a vacation was needed for us. I was literally in tears as I read the e-mail and thought I probably should pinch myself to make sure it was not a dream.
I can not even begin to express the excitement that has been in our house the past few weeks or how absolutely grateful and shocked that the invitation arrived in my e-mail for us to attend. One of my days will be spent in a conference while hubby, my mom and the kids go and have fun but for me that is totally worth it.
I must thank each and everyone of you for being such a supporter of me and this blog because with out each and every one of you who has supported me, talked with me, and visited my blog my dreams never would have happened. I have a little surprise for you when I get home and wish that I could bring you all along with me but because I can’t I will be bringing home some Disney Magic for you guys as well.
Now for all of you who have gone to Disney what are the things I MUST do while there, any tips about the parks ect? I am open ears and want to hear it all (please)