Tonight's dinner was held in the Napa Room at the Contemporary Resort. It's a private dining room, and is part of the fabulous California Grill. Alumni Moms from the '08 & '09 Panels joined us. It was an absolutely amazing evening...the food and view were fantastic. The best part, however, was the socializing with Moms and Dads who all share a common, deep love for Disney World. I sat at a table in-between Bernie and Portia, 2 wonderful fellow panelists I hadn't gotten to spend much time with until then.
Beautiful, funny Portia and I.
Disney Dads (from left to right): Marc, Jonas, Bernie, Disney's Gary, Chris, Terry and Joel:
We started the evening with cosmopolitan cocktails. Have to admit, it was my first time trying one, and it was very good :)
Alumni Mom Kay gave us all envelopes, which is a tradition in her family. Thanks again, Kay. :)
Also at my table were Dannee, Allison, Chris, Amy & Marc
A toast to a "Dream Come True" and the past, present and future of the Disney World Moms Panel.
Wishes can come true, if you believe in them with all your heart.
And the best part is, you'll never run out of wishes.
They're shining deep down inside of you.
'Cause that my friends is where the magic lives"...I noticed the tears streaming down my cheeks.
It is impossible to put into words how I felt at that moment. This Moms Panel dream has been a so important to me for several years. To be standing here, equating each firework with a wish I'd wished on a star...and knowing those dreams had finally come true...well, it was a moment I will remember for all of my life.
After dinner, most of us met in Suzannah's room. We had each brought some treasures from our hometowns to present to Leanna, Laura and Tina. They were tokens of our appreciation for making our dreams come true.
Kathie had made this gorgeous stained glass with the Moms Panel logo on it.