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Archive for October 2011

Happy Halloween Disney style

I’m the room parent in both kids’ Halloween parties today… So I thought I’d share a Halloween story before I go to bed and rest up for our spooky day. I wanted to share a few more stories about the awesome Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party we attended last week. The fun started the…

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What an adventure

We’re trying to catch up on life after an awesome adventure to Disney World and the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. I have so many stories to tell… But first, I’ll try to summarize our adventure. The trip started differently than normal for us… We rode on a plane to Florida! We’re drivers for almost all of…

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Jordan, her friend Ashlyn and Jordan’s brother, Cameron, had an experience of a lifetime. They got to meet Winter the Dolphin in person and spend some special time together. I promise to write more… but I have to pack, get a little sleep and return home for all kinds of work that’s needed! We had…

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See you in Austin!

Holy cow. I am so excited. Yes, I’m in Disney World and that is exciting in its own right. But there’s another totally different reason why I’m excited. Thanks to your help, my South by Southwest Interactive Festival proposal was accepted for the 2012 conference in March. I’ve pitched sessions before, but this is the…

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Disney and more

I’ve been very quiet about a very special opportunity we have that starts today. We’re hopping on a plane and ending up in the Disney World Resort… and tomorrow we start exploring the parks. But that isn’t all. This week we have one other really special opportunity: Winter the Dolphin. Our family (Jordan, her brother…

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Three princess stories

There aren’t that many opportunities to grab your princess dress and watch three full classic stories of Disney favorites in our town… But that’s exactly what we got to do today. Jordan, her brother, her uncle and I headed to our nearby arena to watch Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales. Uncle Jon brought…

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The great outdoors

I have a few traditions… I started them back when I had one child who was tiny and I wanted to get pictures of him for a family calendar. Now I have two kids, a popular and highly anticipated family calendar and an inner desire to have awesome pictures for it. So last week I…

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Drumroll please….

I just went through and randomly picked the winner for a Family Four Pack to Disney Live at the Hearnes Center on October 16, 2011. Thanks to the many wonderful comments and shares left on this page. I’m happy to say Cindy Thompson won the tickets for her two daughters. Congrats and expect an…

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Animals with Prosthetics

Ever since we started following Winter the Dolphin’s story, Jordan and I have been fascinated with animals that use helper legs. I was so excited to stumble onto a Wired magazine article. It’s called Animal Prosthetics Help Human Amputees Move Again. The slideshow of different animals is really cool. I recommend checking it out. The…

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