Elsa + Amber = BFFs

If there was a new celebrity on the block at Disneyland, it was Elsa. This “star” has kids lining up for hours to pose with her Frozen magnificence. Fortunately my kids have never been character-obsessed enough to beg me to do that (nor would I) but at the end of one of our Disney Social Media Mom Celebration sessions they announced Elsa and Anna would be posing for pictures with attendees.

Without the long wait.

You’d better believe I high-tailed it outta there as if Marshmallow, Frozen’s icy snowbeast, was chasing me down North Mountain.

I called my husband on my cell. “Get Hadley down here, PRONTO.” Hadley adored the movie and she was thrilled to meet Elsa and Anna.

And apparently underdressed for the sub-zero temperatures.

As I awaited my turn, I carefully analyzed the two characters and thought of my wedding. After a full day of smiling for photographers, I had reached my limit and couldn’t crack even one more smile. How do these beauties embrace enthusiastic kids all day long without cracking their perfect veneer?

Finally, it was my moment. I nestled in between the two of them. Elsa looked at my Soybu outfit and sweetly raved, “I just love the color of your dress.”

Which pretty much means we’re BFFs now.


Just tuning in? Be sure to read my introductory post Disney Social Media Moms Celebration: A Glimpse Behind Mickey’s Magic Curtain

Disneyland: The Old, New, Tried and True Favorites!

Run Forest…errr..Amber, RunDisney!

Disclaimer: I was invited to attend the 2014 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. The conference fee I paid included discounted lodging and park tickets for my family and sponsor swag. 

Let’s get this (Disney Social Media Moms Celebration) party started!

The Disney Social Media Moms Celebration is undeniably one of the most sought-after conferences in the mom blogger world. And for good reason.  This invitation-only event pulls in some of the blogosphere’s most influential moms and offers three days of inspiring world-class speakers, exclusive access to Disneyland and celebrity encounters that will make you feel like a crazed groupie.

In 2013, I was honored to be invited and I did the unthinkable: reluctantly turned it down due to finances. In my (insanity) defense, though there are amazing sponsors, you still need to pay airfare and for the conference.

I was delighted to be invited this year but we had just returned from Maui and once again, our budget was stretched. “You won’t be invited back if we don’t do it,” my husband begged and I suspected he was right. So, I put the question out to a man with far great influence and wisdom and asked WWMD (What Would Mickey Do?)