It's conference day!!! My alarm was set for 6 a.m. I stumbled out of bed...literally, we had suit cases everywhere! I got ready, grabbed my bag full of cameras, phone, Ipad, business cards, and old fashion pen and paper and headed out to the conference center! This being my first conference ever my heart felt like it was about to explode, because I had no idea what was about to happen. What I had come to realize instantly upon arriving to the conference center was, I had nothing to worry about! I was about to be spoiled, enlightened, inspired, and motivated in so many ways in the next 8 hours!
First off we had a beautiful spread of healthy choices for Breakfast! Arriving at our tables a bag of goodies awaited us in our chairs! Breakfast was sponsored by Disney Magic Of Healthy Living. After our tummies were full and we had a good amount of coffee in us we Started our Morning Conference Session, sponsored by Alamo! The conference started off with the main event Host and Co-Host who really did an amazing job together! The Walt Disney World Special Events Team and Disney Social Media Moms Celebration host, Leanne Jakubowski O'regan Is absolutely amazing!! She is one of those people that shines from the inner depths of her soul! Always has a contagious smile that will light up any room. I feel completely honored to have met her and having got this time to spend in her company! The conference session proceeded with several very inspiring speakers! we heard from Jeffery Epstein With Disney D23, Eva Smith with Pinterest, Jonas Rivera producer and Vice President of Production at Disney Pixar, Janice Belgemino from Disney Infinity.
There were two speakers whom I absolutely loved and was greatly inspired by their hearts! The first was that of Vivienne Harr, a beautiful 11 year old girl who is the chief Inspiration Officer of Stand!! Vivienne had a vision of a world where all 18 million enslaved children are free and safe! She started a lemonade stand and sold lemonade for 365 consecutive days to raise money to end childhood slavery! Vivienne is a beautiful child with a big big heart! "When life gives you lemons, change the world"~ Vivienne Harr
My next speaker whom I was really inspired by was Donald Driver, Green Bay Packers All-Time leading receiver, Super Bowl winner, New York Times Best selling Author, Season 14 dancing with the Stars champion, and Head of The Donald Driver Foundation. Donald Driver told us to go home and look at ourselves in the mirror and ask ourselves, "Why do I blog?" he reminded us to #Thinkbeforeyoutweet! "We need to remember, it only takes a second to say something on social media, but it takes that person a lifetime to get over it."
After listening to so many inspiring speakers we broke out for lunch, sponsored by Hanes! We all received another goody bag full of Hanes wear! sports bras, underwear, leggings, children's clothes, as well as some goodies for our husbands!! While eating we got to listen to Jessica Shyba, a blogger herself over at Mommasgonecity.com Jessica Shyba and her family captured the hearts of people all over the world with beautiful images of friendship between her son, Beau and their new puppy Theo!
After lunch we went back to learning and hearing from so many great speakers, and were surprised with a very generous gift card from Alamo! The magic and pixie dust was around every corner!
Later in the afternoon we had break out sessions where I heard from Disney Parks Blogs and got some really great info on photography and video editing!!
At around 5 pm we were released for free time or a special character meet and greet with Olaf :)
Dinner was sponsored by Mylan. Dinner was a "Mickey's Beach Bash", beach party dinner held on the white sandy beaches of The Disney Yacht Club! They had sand toys for the kids, a fun band playing, and really Delicious food once again! We were absolutely spoiled! I made the mistake of joining the conga line and the limbo ( I learned quickly I am not as flexible or coordinated as my younger years) I fell right on my booty while attempting the limbo! It was still great fun! My daughter Macy did great!
My Blogging Buddy, Nicole Brady!! You can visit her at http://www.sahmreviews.com
The beach party concluded day two of our trip! Come back tomorrow to hear all about my early morning ride mount opportunity!!
coming up, you will also hear about the super big secret my kiddos kept from me! They participated in a surprise Mother's day tribute while I was in sessions all day, to be revealed on Mother's Day!!