Saturday, September 30, 2006

Dreams Do Come True

What an amazing trip! This was truly a remarkable vacation for our family. I cannot say enough good things about the Disney folks. They really know how to create a magical atmosphere in every way. We're absolutely exhausted, but basking in so many wonderful memories. I think our favorites change from moment to moment. It was so good to get away on our first ever family vacation. I enjoyed watching Jeff and Brady together and seeing Jeff discover just why it's good to have a little R&R. He's already talking about going back in two years! You don't know how remarkable that is!

Probably the most magical moment for me was, of course, watching Tinkerbell fly from Cinderella's castle at the start of Wishes on Thursday night. It brought back so many fond memories of Sunday nights in front of the T.V. watching The Wonderful World of Disney. As we discovered this week-it truly is Wonder-full!

P.S. I would love to know Disney Corp's process for selecting their employees and training them. Hats off to them and their cast members for their attitude of service and hospitality-with a smile. Every company in America should tap into what they are doing!

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Let The Magic Begin

Because we are just about ready. Just a few more things to pack before we head off to bed. I have dreamed of this trip for a long time. As a little girl I remember every Sunday evening watching The Wonderful World of Disney. The show would start with Tinkerbell flying over the Castle sprinkling pixie dust while "when you wish upon a star" played in the background. Well, I've wished and wished and now we're nearly on our way. I can't wait!

Brady is of course excited and it makes me really happy that Jeff is just as excited as Brady and me. He's been in charge of the countdown since we first made our reservations. I'm a little nervous about the flight, but I'm sure it will be fine and since it's Brady's first time on an airplane I must be brave. Hope to have lots of photos to share when we return.

For now, we're off to bed with visions of Mickey and Minnie and friends in our head!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

"The best mirror is an old friend." --George Herbert

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Old friends often see you as you were. When you were at your best. At your full potential. They remember the good times, the fun times, memorable times. Often picking up where you left off as tho' not a day has passed since you were last together. What a blessing to see so many friends from my college days this weekend. Just a glimpse of the reunions we'll enjoy in heaven one day. Til we meet again,dear friends...

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Change In Seasons

You can really feel it in the air today. Cool, dreary, a damp day. Makes you want to curl up under a soft blanket with a great book and a cup of tea. In fact, it's so autumnal here today that I nearly drove through Starbucks for my first cup of white chocolate mocha. But I'm not quite ready to let go and head into the next season.

My favorite part of fall is this time in-between--Indian Summer. Crisp, cool sunny mornings which lead to sunny afternoons ending in chilly evenings. Open windows, sweater days, carmel apples, warm, comforting seasonal drinks. Those days are coming. Mother Nature is just teasing us a bit today. For now, I'll enjoy another dreary day knowing it's helping to ensure a glorius display next month when the leaves don their spectacular colors. I'll enjoy a day to be quiet, to reflect, to slow down. To prepare for the change in seasons.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Do You Believe In Fairies?

I've had Faith Hill's song Fireflies on my mind alot in the past day or so. Probably because we're getting ready for a trip to Disney (our first!) and I've been doing alot of thinking about all things Disney, but especially about Tinkerbell. Anyway, I love that song! I love the fact that it was written by a mom with a dream. And that is was chosen and recorded by another mom with a dream. It also reminds me of my dear friend who is so good at instilling a sense of wonder and magic in her children. Check this song out today! To me it talks about how life gets in the way of alot of things. Especially our dreams, our ability to believe in ourselves, to believe in the impossible, the magical or of being creative. It reminds me that once I did believe. I have to keep saying to myself...i do believe in fairies! and in myself and my dreams-in my creative aspirations. Ask yourself today, do you still believe in fairies?