Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Off to a rough start..

School started a week ago...

My son didn't get the teacher that I thought would be the best fit for him. We tried to switch, but the principal gave us an option that was unacceptable. For now we're going to see how it goes, and document anything unusual. I'm volunteering in class this afternoon, so I can see the dynamics of the class first hand. I'm hoping all will be well, and we won't have to go to the district or transfer schools - unless, of course, hubby gets a new job elsewhere. But that's another story...

I have been taking advantage of longer school hours to create new jewelry. Money has been tight for new supply purchases, so I've been seeing what I have and going from there. So far I've made these necklaces out of vintage belt buckles, and the earrings are from my mom's button stash.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I got to go to the "World of Color" Meet-Up!!!

A couple of weeks ago, Disney announced they were doing a meet-up at California Adventure, open to the first 300 people who RSVP'd via e-mail.. I thought I'd try, but never thought I'd get in... but I did - as well as my son, who was my guest.

So last Thursday we got to Disneyland a little early. We met up with some friends at Disneyland and tried to keep cool while going on a few rides. Before we knew it, it was time to head over to the check in table. At check in they gave us wristbands and a packet that contained a photo of "World of Color" and a list of who we would be seeing - Sayre Wiseman, Steve Davison and Mary Niven - who were all involved in the creation of this fabulous show.

We had a bit of time, so after we grabbed a bite to eat, Colin (my train obsessed boy) wanted to see the new trolley tracks. He is waiting very patiently for these to open...

When it was time, we headed over to Stage 17 in the Hollywood Pictures Backlot area..

After going inside, we waited a few minutes before they opened a curtain to the stage and seating area.

What followed was a very interesting and entertaining evening, listening to stories of the show by the creators..

followed by a really great viewing spot for "World of Color"! For those of you who haven't had a chance - here's some parts of the show:

Here is the Disney Parks Blog recap of the night as well.

Here is a photo of the swag we all got, including a special apple!

I am so happy I got to experience this! I can't wait for a chance to go to the next meet-up!