Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day, all! I hope everyone has a chance to spend the day with loved ones young and old. I love spending the day with young Bean, who thinks it's the perfect excuse to request gifts to show my love for her. It's fun to see all of the Valentines she has received at school and help her sort out her candy. This year she's getting a new Cinderella doll that sings. It was too cute and I just couldn't pass it up when I found it on sale. It only sings for about 30 seconds, but that's really all you can stand after about the 30th time, so in all, it's a fun toy. Anyway, enjoy the day, and if on no other day, remember to tell your loved ones that you care.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Photo of the Week


Gung Hay Fat Choy! Just in time for Chinese New Year, I thought I would share a photo from last year's Flower and Garden Festival. I know this year is the year of the rabbit, but somehow, I missed that one. Anyway, enjoy!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Disney Parks Memories Sweepstakes


If your family is like mine, you probably have lots of great memories of times spent in Disney Parks. Disney is celebrating these memories with a sweepstakes in the month of February. There will be four weekly drawings for family vacations in one of the Disney Parks. Weeks one and two offer 4-days, and 3-nights at Disneyland in California. Week three is 5-days, 4-nights at Disney World in Florida. The final drawing, in week four is for 7-days, 6-nights at ANY Disney Resort, worldwide. Each trip includes airfare, ground transfer, hotel accommodations, and park tickets. Winning any of these trips would be an awesome chance to create new family memories with Disney. Visit the site daily to enter the sweepstakes and to download that day's free daily digital download. The downloads so far have been super cute picture frames to display treasured Disney memories. You can also share your own memories on the site through photos, videos, and stories. Disney will share these memories along with others on the site.

Also, the parks will be celebrating guests' memories created within the parks. Most nights at either Cinderella Castle in Florida or It's a Small World in California, photos and videos taken by PhotoPass photographers will be projected onto the building as part of a new celebration called "The Magic, The Memories & You!" They will feature images captured in the Magic Kingdom or Disneyland that day celebrating all the fun and excitement guests have enjoyed. The photos fly by fairly quickly, so you might want to capture the show on video, just in case they've used a photo of your family. This new program sounds like it will be a lot of fun and should get people sharing their memories and creating new ones featuring Disney.