Thursday, November 20, 2008

Isn't Florida supposed to be warmer than IA?

It must have been all in my mind, but the 60's in Florida felt nearly the same as walking off of the plane last night to the 30's of Iowa. Windy days and nights made the 60's feel much cooler. Unfortunately, I only packed one sweater and my poor co-workers were subjected to it all week. It will be stored in the closet indefinitely at this point!

Here is an evening reflection at the Coronado Springs Resort. You can see the point of the Dolphin resort in the background, which is where the PRIM&R Conference that I attended was held.Steam rolled off the pond in the mornings since the water was warm and the air was so cool.

Most nights were spent at Downtown Disney. I had a great time acquiring some Christmas gifts for the kids while there. A few of us managed to get to a Disney park on Monday night. What is the point of staying at a Disney resort if you don't take advantage of the awesome transportation to and from the attractions? Magic Kingdom happened to be open for extra "magical hours" to those staying at the resorts on Monday. So, it seemed worthwhile to actually invest the money and go.

Cinderella's castle was beautiful! I loved the fireworks!I can't decide which color(s) with sparkles I like best. Which one would you choose?...with Mickey and Minnie.I am just happy that the colors were so vibrant SOOC that I didn't need to edit!

Friday, November 14, 2008

I'll be back...

I'm heading out in the morning for Orlando. If you need to get a hold of me, I'm hoping to access email from somewhere while I'm away - if only for a minute or two. I will return to my normal programming next Thursday!

Stay warm!

Friday, November 07, 2008

Ugh! Snow!

We woke up to snow on the ground this morning. It melted, only to allow more to fall and accumulate this afternoon. Only a week ago (not even, really), I was able to snap these well as the ones above in my new header.
I'm so glad Ayvarie wanted to "model" for her 6-year pics. I just wish Ayla would have been cooperative that day. It was gorgeous outside!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Can Santa vote?

That was the question Ayvarie asked me on our way home from gymnastics and dance tonight. We proceeded to discuss our rights and the voting laws. At only six years old, I'm glad that she's interested! Another inquiry she made was, "Is Obama the one that is going to raise taxis?" Well I don't know of anyone raising taxis except Superman, but who knows. It seems anything can happen. Although I'm ready for this election to be over, I look forward to my kids' continued attention to our government and hope that they keep asking questions and seeking answers.

I just had to document Ayv's comments from today just as I did when Ayden was less than 3 years old. We drove by Applebee's and I mentioned to Levi that it looked like we couldn't get in (meaning it was very busy). Ayden replied, "They don't have any doors?" Kids' comments are wonderful!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

November. Really???

Well, the hustle and bustle of October is over (sort of). I have two photo shoots this weekend, lots of edits, you know the usual stuff. We signed Ayvarie up for a gymnastics meet at the beginning of December, so she'll be practicing all this month for it.

Last night, we took the kids out trick-or-treating. And by "we", I mean Levi & I!!! It was the first year that I remember taking the kids out since Ayden's first year of trick-or-treating. I was stuck home on two different occasions tending to wee little babies while handing out candy. The reamining of the past many years was simply being home to give treats to the ghosts, goblins, and Hannah Montanas in the neighborhood. Thanks to Grandma & Grandpa for sticking around our house to hand out the goods this year!

My little ballerina.
My pop star.My robot.

Happy (belated) Halloween!