Friday, December 25, 2015


Started out at the cemetery. How did I not know that Grandma and Papa were buried next to Ken Clausen?

Then off to Ezra's birthday party with Brooke

Mom made a surprise tea/lunch with urge girls today. That was really nice. Sydney was so excited for my birthday-I just love her. 

After that I had some more conference calls and then we did dinner at the Americana.








Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Guest Blog from Gerald: Christmas Tinner

Gerald is doing an intervention on my poor blogging is offering up this for discussion. Thanks for continuing to check, Gerald. Ewwwwww!!!!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Boeing 737 800 Series

I have only been on this aircraft model 5-10 times. Yesterday I realized that the mood lighting is just like the mood lighting in my Explorer. The only difference is I don't change it when I back up, or when I am idling, or speeding. 

Note the computer at the far end of picture 2. The flight attendant changes the color on the little plane picture on the monitor. I didn't pay attention until 1/2 through the flight but I can tell you this: blue is when you are free to move about the cabin, orange is when you are taxiing and white is when you are deplaning. 

Uhhhhh, Yeah!!!!

Brooke says this all the time but it's more of a uhhhh than a ahhhh.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

December Theme Song

At the Global Leadership Summit this summer Bill Hybels stated that sometimes he will listen to the same song over and over and over, sometimes 20-30 times in a row. This is what I find myself doing lately with Oceans. It's so beautiful and comforting if you haven't downloaded Oceans by Hillsong, you should.

"Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)"

You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep
My faith will stand

And I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Your grace abounds in deepest waters
Your sovereign hand
Will be my guide
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You've never failed and You won't start now

So I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

This Big Girl

Was so brave today going to get braces! I am so very proud of her and she looks beautiful! 

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

I'm So Busy....

But that doesn't stop me from doing some much needed space planning for Disneyland. I have become increasingly annoyed at the evening crowds and constant areas that are basically closed because the crowds are so bad you have to walk around a whole land instead of going directly to your destination. For years I have been bothered by the Fantasmic shutdown that occurs in New Orleans square and now basically you have the same problem with fireworks and The Paint the night parade. Let's not forget that during that time Fantasyland and Toon Town are closed as well. It makes for frustration and chaos everywhere.

In fairness, they are trying to make it better but I am convinced that without construction of more walkways they cannot be successful. I am proposing a reroute of the Disneyland railroad and a walkway in its place on the outside. I am also proposing a re-do of the hub similar to Magic Kingdoms re-do which gave us the best view with no chaos of Celebrate the Magic. I know space is limited but come on people let's figure it out. And now back to work....developing a solution.


Traveling With Boots

I haven't worn these boots with the heel since last winter and it wasn't until I was getting ready to go through security that I remembered they would alarm and I would need to take them off. #wasntworriedaboutmysocksat5am