I’m Bound to Have a Very Good Day at the #VeryBadDayEvent – LA or Bust!!

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Can you imagine my surprise the day I was invited to the #VeryBadDayEvent press junket in LA?  Rewind about 2 weeks ago and you’ll find me standing in a slow moving line at Walgreens.  Shifting my weight from one foot to the other, I reached in my pocket to get my phone.  Figured I might as well check my email as I impatiently waited for my turn.

If emotions in our heads and hearts were as animated as a cartoon, you would have seen my eyes nearly pop out of my head and confetti burst from my mind, eyes, smile, heart and stomach!  I am sure I had the goofiest smile on my face that absolutely no one could smack off no matter how hard they tried.

It’s really amazing that I even remembered how to complete a transaction after swiping my debit card.  Okay, so after I floated out of there on a cloud, I fumbled around to hit the button to unlock my minivan.  I got in and literally screamed.  Anyone that was in a 5 mile radius probably thought I had won the lottery.  Okay, the Disney lottery!

I quickly called my MIL (mother-in-law) to arrange for her to take care of my kiddos, called my husband at work, messaged my friend, called another one and told myself to breathe.


Looks like my family with 2 extra kids…


Maybe my excitement is a little over the top.  Maybe my excitement is ‘newbie’ excitement.  Maybe it is just me being grateful. Perhaps a combo of the three.  You see, I was invited to a Disney press event that was held back in November.  Call it stupidity or nerves or not cutting the cord on my kids.  Call it lack of support in many avenues that I truly needed at that time, that I DO have now. At any rate, I backed out.  At. The. Last. Minute. LITERALLY.  (yeaaah, I know)

After some sincere emails were exchanged with an awesome and one of a kind Disney rep, a chance or two to hopefully prove myself worthy of another opportunity like this, some soul searching and a health scare early this year that lasted about 5 months, I kicked myself in the rear end, dusted myself off, repeatedly gave myself a pep talk only to strengthen my back bone and well, here I am going on an amazing adventure with 24 other bloggers, 2 Disney reps and a partridge in a pear tree.  (Okay, not really. But it made you laugh, right?!)

I figure I better make my time on this Earth amazing since I almost wasn’t here this year with everything that went on with gall bladder surgery complications.  Such a seemingly simple and really common procedure that landed me in the hospital for about 2 weeks and a recovery time of approximately 5 months.

In case you haven’t been following along, I am headed to interview the very talented Jennifer Garner and hilarious Steve Carell in Los Angeles, CA.  I. KNOW.  Their movie Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day opens on October 10, 2014.  Make sure you head to the theater to see it!

We’re also celebrating the in-home release of Disney’s animated hit Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent and Star Wars Rebels – among so much more fun and exciting news I can’t wait to share with you!

Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. He soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn’t had one.


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  1. Carolyn G says:

    I love you were in Walgreens. I am surprised you didn’t let out a big whoop right there! LOL

    I am glad you are able to make it and you will have to tell me what happened with your surgery. Holy smokes. Can’t wait to meet you.

    • I am surprised I didn’t let one out too! LOL Can’t wait to meet you – we’ll talk and have a lot of fun!

  2. I’m so excited for you! I can’t wait to follow along! 🙂
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  3. AHHH! I am so jealous and cannot wait to follow your trip! Isnt it great reading an awesome email like that when you are not expecting it!
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  4. So fun! I\’m thrilled for you. Enjoy.

  5. This is going to be such a great movie and great event! Have fun!
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  6. OMG! I can only imagine your thoughts! I would probably have just passed smooth out LOL! I can’t wait to read the updates. Post often so we can enjoy it too! Don’t leave us all hanging!
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  7. melissa k says:

    I am so excited to see this movie. I cant wait to follow along, I love Jennifer Garner, I am totally looking forward to reading all about your journeys and meeting her!

  8. Eeeks! So excited to see you!!
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  9. Congrats! I’m glad he gave you a second chance to go, and I hope you have a great time!
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  10. Masshole Mommy says:

    This movie looks so funny. I love anything with Steve Carrell.

  11. Have fun! Steve Carrell is hilarious, I’m sure an interview with him will show some of that comedy!
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  12. I can’t believe all of Walgreens didn’t hear you when you found out. They would have heard me. I love stuff like that!
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  13. Sounds like you had a great time. I can’t wait to see The No Good Very Bad Day. It looks awesome.
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  14. Have a great time, I went to those a while back when they invited Canadian bloggers – lots of fun. I’ll be following!!
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  15. This movie looks great with those two starts I love in it! Just don’t back out this time!!!
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  16. So cool that you got invited to the screening! Looks like such a fun movie.
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  17. That is so exciting! I laughed when I saw this movie trailer. I couldn’t believe they’d turned the children’s book into a movie. I think it’ll be a good one.
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  18. Sounds like an amazing trip! I can’t wait to follow along and hear the stories!
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  19. Good for you! I love the cast of this movie and I would love to see it when it comes out.

  20. That is gonna be AWESOME! I loved this book when I was a kid.

  21. Can’t wait to hear all about it. Have a great trip.
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  22. You are blessed to be able to go on this trip! Have fun and enjoy this once in a lifetime chance!
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  23. have a wonderful and safe trip! this movie looks like its hysterical!
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  24. You are going to have an amazing time! Can’t wait to follow along!

  25. I cannot wait for this movie to come out! So looks like another great Disney classic!
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  26. This sounds like a great event. The No Good Very Bad Day sounds like it’s going to be a great movie.

  27. Shauna says:

    I would be just as excited for a very good day at such an awesome event. I can’t wait to hear about it.

  28. I can not wait to see this movie! I loved the books!

  29. What a fun chance! That movie looks too cute, Alexander is one of my favorite books of all time! Can’t wait to hear about it!
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  30. I’m so excited for you! I was nervous to attend my first Disney press trip this past summer…..you’ll have the time of your life. Enjoy it all!
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  31. This movie looks like something I would definitely see! Good luck with your trip!
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  32. Oh how fun! It’s going to be a great event. Can’t wiat to hear more!
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  33. So excited we will be on this trip together. It is always awesome to hang out with fellow bloggers that \”get it\”. 🙂

  34. I am surprised you were able to go without squealing in the store! I am super excited to meet you on this trip.
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    • LOL I am VERY surprised – especially looking back. I can still feel the emotions inside when I think back to that moment. I am super excited to meet you too!! 🙂


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