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Saturday, November 5, 2011


If you ever get the chance to go to a conference in Orlando – GO!!!  It’s the best place for a conference in the world.  I just returned from the NAEYC Conference and it was awesome.  Attendance was down, which is not surprising, but the enthusiasm of the teachers was up.  Loved, loved, loved meeting all the teachers from across the United States and other countries.  That’s why I do what I do!  And I would do anything to help you enjoy your job and help give children a smile and a happy childhood!!!  And that’s the truth from the bottom of my heart!

We were blessed with great weather, and I was blessed to get to present with my daughter Holly.  Of course, Kalina and K.J. came along and got a taste of “Disney Magic.”  My husband had a special day at Universal Studios with K.J. and now my husband can’t stop talking about the Harry Potter ride.  It must be out of this world! 
 Kalina in her Minnie Mouse dress and K.J. in his Thing Two shirt.

We stayed at the Hilton Convention Center and it was incredible!  The facilities, pools, views, and food were outstanding.  But, it was the friendly staff that made our trip so wonderful.  From the parking attendant to the housekeeper to the front desk…everybody had a smile and acted like they were happy to be working there and making our visit a memorable one.  Those people probably all have problems like the rest of us, but they put a smile on their faces and did their jobs.  Every day when you go in the classroom you have to be part actor or actress.  Leave your worries outside, put a smile on your face, and act like you are luckiest teacher in the world!  Pretend like it’s going to be the best day ever and your feelings will follow!!!