We’ve been back from Disney for almost 2 weeks now and I’ve yet post about the true magic that we experienced while we were on our trip. I’ve been a little distracted by getting caught up on work, plus I have a cold that doesn’t seem to want to disappear. *hack, hack*
I have tons of pictures and a couple video clips to edit and share soon, but didn’t want another day to go by without saying the one thing that has been on my mind since I’ve been home. I LOVE my community! I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to experience Disney magic with my family, but it meant even more that I got to share that time and my own family with some of the people that simply mean the world to me.
One of the most amazing things for me with the Disney Social Media Moms conference is that it gave me the opportunity to see my online friends as they really are…with their families. We read each other’s posts and see video and pictures of our friends’ kids, but being able to connect faces and personalities with those posts just makes the connection and sense of community you feel all that much stronger.
I ate dinner (cooked by Robert Irvine as an episode of Dinner: Impossible – SQUEEEEE) with one of my best friends, Amanda from High Impact Mom, and got to spend time getting to know her hubby and girls.
I got to spend time with Kristin from Our Ordinary Life and cuddle with sweet little Brooklin, reaffirming the fact that I need a girl in this house.
I was able to give a big hug to Shellie from Blog4Mom and got to meet her awesome husband.
Of course, I spent time with Amy of Resourceful Mommy, my best friend and boss, and see her hubby and kids again. This time, I was even able to meet her parents, who I just love.
Another that I was so thrilled to have time with again was Nicole from Pink and Posh. She is such a sweetheart and her daughter is simply adorable! My hubby and boys enjoyed the company of her husband during the first event, making me relax a little because I was afraid they’d feel a little awkward and uncomfortable not knowing anyone.
And that was just the tip of the iceberg. Most of us came together with the common bond of being parents and now we can say we have actually met the families that are the real root of our friendships.
Thank you, Disney, for giving me the chance to deepen some of the friendships that mean the most to me.
Disclosure: I was not compensated by Disney for writing this post, nor was I given my trip to Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. We did, however, receive exclusive discounts, events and other goodies as a part of the conference package. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.