Mama ain’t having it!

Now I have to tell ya. My husband is often asked to go to conferences for the military. And when he goes to said conferences and I get stuck at home with the kids. My hubs has been to Washington DC, Mississippi, errr..and a couple more places that I can’t think of off the top of my head. Now granted he consistently tells me that he is there for work and not play but still!

So, THIS time we came to a mutual understanding that there was no way the kids and I were going to get left at home when he got to go to Florida. In December. Yes, there was no way we were going to get stuck in Oregon in the cold, rainy maybe snowy December, while he went off and wore shorts the whole time. NOPE, we decided against that.

All I have to say is….


That’s right. My hubby is having a conference at Walt Disney World!! YEE HAW!

We’ll be staying at the Coronado Springs Resort, which is where the conference is being held. This will be our first family vacation and we’ve decided it will be our family Christmas present. We also aren’t telling the little kids until we get there.

I bet you’re wondering if I’m just writing this post to rub it in..well a little. 🙂 But this is also the first in a series I will be writing about our plans for Disney and preparing my kids (ages 2 and 4) for their very first flight.

Stay tuned for the next Mad Hatter does Disney segment: Mickey and the Military

Photo by J.E.S


  1. RobMonroe says:

    How Awesome! DC really is a fun place to tag along to, by the way! A blog-friend of mine comes once a year or so – she and the girls do museums, the zoo, et cetera while he’s stuck in meetings.

  2. Oooooh, fun! Okay, so here’s my best travel tip: we took the boys to Costa Rica for Christmas when they were almost two and almost five. Since the trip was also our family Christmas present, and we actually traveled on Christmas day, we skipped presents except for “stocking stuffers.” We packed a small backpack for each of them with a bunch of individually wrapped gifts – small toys, flashlights, new crayons & coloring books – and told them that they could open a new present every 30 min or so on the plane. Everything in there was something they could use on the plane or on the trip – and guess what? That seriously kept them happy for MOST of the 8 hours of travel, since there was always something to look forward to! Also, if you can bring a carseat on the plane, it makes a world of difference. We just buckled A in like we were getting in the car and he was good to go. You guys will have a blast!

  3. aww i can’t wait!!!!

  4. Your sooo lucky you get to go to Disney! However, it is hard to be a military wife so my heart goes out to you with that one! I’m here to follow you thru MBC! Come on over to visit mine!

  5. Awwww!! How freakin lucky!! Enjoy it!! As we know, its hard to get 5 flippin mins with our men in uniform, let alone a family vacation. Kudos to you guys!

  6. Wow a conference at Disney.. I think we should all be made to have those. I can’t wait to hear all about it. I”m following you now. Love your blog. Found you through Entrecard.

  7. I have never been to disney world but I love disney land! So exciting.

  8. hi… that’s my favorite cartoon. What a nice article. Good luck.

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