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A little here, a little there, where did that shadow go?

I know where my boys got their ADD from… Me – their mom.  I have a hard time staying consistent on this blog.  Why?  No clue.  I don’t want to post more on my calendar.  I really ended up not liking it much.  Soooo… how about a wedding album?  I have been using a lot … Continue reading »

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Dolphin makes a good impression on us

Dolphin makes an impression on us, as you can tell by reading what the layout says: This year, Pan’s conference was held at the Dolphin Hotel on Disney property. We left early as we are prone to do, which got us to Orlando around 1 p.m. and early for the 3 p.m. check-in. As luck … Continue reading »

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RAW Photos and some good advice

RAW Photos. What are they and why do you need them? According to Wikipedia, a RAW image format is akin to the virtual “negative” you get when you have film developed. Raw image files are sometimes called digital negatives, as they fulfill the same role as negatives in film photography: that is, the negative is … Continue reading »

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Exploring memories in the Aquarium of the Americas

Exploring memories is what scrapbooking is all about and I love that I can use this format to bring alive those times in the past that I wish to relive. I may eventually end up with a dozen pages of the Aquarium of the Americas as we may travel to New Orleans again in the … Continue reading »

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Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans

While in New Orleans I had the chance to visit the Aquarium of the Americas. Here’s what they had to say about it on their website, which I included in the first 2-page spread: “Located on the Mississippi River adjacent to the French Quarter the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas immerses you in an underwater … Continue reading »

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New Orleans – A place out of time

Back at New Orleans and this time for a conference. Whoa, who would have thought… Still I enjoy New Orleans and making my way to the Aquarium of the Americas and down the streets between the hotel and the aquarium. What it says: March finds us once again in New Orleans. This time for a … Continue reading »

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Downtown Disney (or is it Marketplace?)

Downtown Disney (or is it Marketplace?), I don’t think I will ever figure it out. But I know that I love visiting, shopping and eating there. Though to be honest Pan and I have never shown up at night to take in Pleasure Island. And at this point I think we have just gotten to … Continue reading »

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Marriott Grande Lakes

Marriott Grande Lakes or the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort and Conference was the site of Pan’s annual trek for software engineering information and education. We were unable to make the usual visits to Disney World as the conference just didn’t last that long this year. I enjoyed spending time at the pool reading and … Continue reading »

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Happy Birthday Son

My life has been crazy this year.  It started with me getting PICC line to have antibiotics pumped straight through my heart at the beginning of the year to my mom dying last month.  Twitch twitch. I need to get my eye to stop twitching.  Through it all, I have had my family and friends … Continue reading »

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Star Trek Experience

The whole purpose of this trip was to attend the Star Trek Experience at the Hilton Hotel. Pan had been previously on a business trip and was so excited that he just knew we would have to plan a trip there for just the two of us. A real, honest to god, vacation. We had … Continue reading »

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