This is crunch month at our house. Brent takes his second level of board exams for medical school on Monday. I will be so glad when this week is over! I’ve been impressed with myself and the kids for how well we have done bedtime without Brent. We are rockin’ the teamwork for getting ready and into bed at a reasonable hour.
Another reason I’ll be glad when this week is over: we are celebrating Brent taking his test with a trip to Universal Orlando Resort! We are over the moon about this opportunity. We are going to attend the Family Forward conference organized by Mom It Forward. Then we get two days at the parks at Universal Orlando. This trip wouldn’t be possible without the help of some fabulous sponsors for the conference. I’m amazed at the generosity of these companies to bring all of these resources and fabulous experiences together for us to learn more about being a super hero family.
There will be a full day of workshops all about working together as a family to creatively solve problems and create memories. We’ll be learning about family traditions sponsored by Cricut and Duck Tape! We’ll learn about being a family in the digital age sponsored by National Geographic for Kids. (This is a magazine I’ve been considering ordering for the kids so I’m excited to connect with them here!) In the afternoon we’ll have a family team building tournament followed by ideas on creativity in life. These workshops are sponsored by Universal Orlando and we’ll get to hear from some of their top creative team members. This is the day I’m most excited about and I’m glad it’s first so we’ll be at our peak for gleaning these family strengthening skills right off the bat.
We’ll be staying at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort. I’m so grateful for the chance to stay at a resort on site so we can stay connected to other conference attending families and make the most of our time at the parks. It will also allow us to run back to our room for quick breaks during the long days of playing, a critical component of traveling with young children.
We are excited to explore the Universal Orlando theme parks and look forward to sharing our experiences with you. We’ll be sure to drink an extra butterbeer for you and eat a few churros!