So, the girls and I (and our sweet sitter, Elizabeth) arrived in Orlando via Spirit Airline (which is a whole other story....interesting concept: cheap flights with absolutely no perks....except the cheap flights) And so the crazy began.
We had just enough time to get settled in the room before I had to transform from traveling mom with kids to presentable "host-like" material. (lots of black clothing and make up is always my best bet)
Kyle and I head to the Magic Kingdom to scope out where I will be for the evening and what the plan is. Turns out the Talent Spotlight stage is in The Diamond Horseshoe (in Frontierland, if you are a Disney person) There was to be a variety of bands & artists performing 15-20 min sets, starting at 7:30pm and ending at 12:15am! Almost 5 hours y'all! My feet were screaming at the end of each night!! (I was so glad I had brought flip flops to trade in for the wedges at the close of the night!)
I ended up NOT having a co-host, which meant every transition was relying on my words alone - no pressure, right? But really, as far as my awkward level - I don't think I was that bad......or maybe everyone was just too nice to say so! Or, maybe my mom job that has me talking constantly to people who are more than likely not listening, really paid off on this. Ha.
Along with a variety of many talented artists performing, I also got to meet and hang with some very cool Disney people that were working the event. And since I was the one with the mic, both nights I got the opportunity to share a bit about adoption & to encourage people to check out how they could be involved with orphan care, which was great! I also got to perform a few songs my self.
Not sure I will be asked to emcee any other events in the near future, but being a part of Night Of Joy was a great honor. Rain, sore feet, & no co-host in all - it was a GREAT experience with some GREAT people! (and all at Disney too which is always cool!)