Today has been a flurry of activity here at home…packing suitcases, getting things tidied up, making last minute phone calls and arrangements, all in preparation for our first real vacation together as a family!
Graham, Nate and I, together with my mom Mary will be visiting Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, for a retreat called “Family Forward.” We are SO EXCITED. This will be our first time taking Nate on a plane. He’s been asking for days when it will be time to get on the airplane.
You might be wondering, “What is Family Forward?”
a 3-day family retreat organized by Mom It Forward for social media influencers AND their families focused on helping families connect in the digital age.
There are so many things we hope to see and do in Florida, and I plan to post about our trip with lots of photos when we get back.
On the short list of attractions and experiences we don’t want to miss:
- Minion Mayhem…obviously this is something that is right up Nate’s alley, since we recently took him to see Despicable Me 2 and he loved it. He’s been Minion-crazy ever since.
- Jurassic Park River Adventure. I always loved the Jurassic Park movies, so this is my pick of the attractions at Universal Studios.
- The Lucille Ball Tribute is something I know my mom will not want to miss out on. She has been a fan of Lucille Ball since she was a little girl and used to travel to Lucyfest every year to hang out with other fans.
- Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville is where Graham and I plan to visit one evening while Nate hangs out with Gramma at the hotel. He tells me there is a 44 oz. margarita on the menu. I have to see that to believe it.
It’ll be so much fun to connect with each other and with other families at the beautiful Loews Royal Pacific Resort.
My family is so blessed to have this opportunity to have fun together and we can’t wait to get there!