As most of you know, I’m now settled in San Francisco – actually, that’s the view from my room.
Those two spikes? That’s the Golden Gate bridge.
The cloudiness reminds me of Oregon, but we’ve all fallen in love with the city very quickly.
It’s been a relief to have the adoption completed – we’re able to live in the present without the worry of the future hanging over our heads.
Here’s video of the judge making it official:
Just days after arriving in SF we packed up and jetted off to Orlando for the Disney Social Media Moms conference, which was nothing short of stellar. The kids have had to deal with a lot of change in a short period, so being able to surprise them with a trip to Disney World to see their favorite characters felt really good.
Ages 3 and 7 are perfect for a Disney trip because the magic is real. Like that castle? It’s REALLY where Cinderella lives. The kids reminded me every time we passed it.
The conference had a bunch of great speakers including Peter Shankman, who took the time to let me pitch him, and Chris Brogan who has a great email newsletter that’s been making me think of taking the leap into writing separately for inboxes like Gwen Bell.
Being tall enough to get on all the rides is a big deal and something Emma wanted to take full advantage of – from Splash Mountain to the Tower of Terror. She’s got my love of coasters.
Jude was more interested in hugging characters (especially Woody & Buzz!) and playing on the beach. That worked out well since conference attendees stayed at Disney’s Yacht Club, which is the resort with the best kids pools. The night spent at the unveiling of the new Art of Animation resort was also a highlight because of their waterpark filled with life-sized Nemo characters.
It’s been a crazy + exhausting couple of months but we’ve made it through.