Tuesday, December 23, 2008


I think we act like children all the time but in Disneyland every one's defenses fall to the flower gilded pathways and it's easy to see we are not alone. Even Papa Lee was able to abandon his concern for the people dying on his snowy runways at home and stay with us to the very end of each magical day.

Disneyland's magic is only accentuated at Christmas time. The care that is taken with the placement of every detail truly is awe inspiring. I think we actually enjoyed the aesthetic of this magical kingdom more than any ride. It is the best place to be during the holidays.

Jimmy put "the muscle" to work and enjoyed
the ride.

We were lucky to have our friends join us in our adventures. Having the excellent company of friends and family always makes any vacation more enjoyable. It was great seeing my long lost cousin Jared all grown up, and sounding just like his father(scary). It seemed like the never ending vacation. Whether it be canoeing, eating at Ariel's Grotto with the princesses(thanks U.B.), running from ride to ride all night, or watching the girls eyes light up as they witnessed the magic of Walt Disney, this was a wonderful break from reality.
Even Nana Deb got a little adventurous and braved Space Mountain. (and loved it)

While Jimmy got to realize His life long dream of singing " A Whale Of A Tale" with Pirates!

The truth is we couldn't have had more fun if we tried and want to thank everyone who came and made it all the more special!

Monday, December 8, 2008

December 08, 2008

Snowbird, December 2008

The first snowfall of December has cast the valley and her surrounding patron peaks in a frigid Christmas sepia. As beautiful as it is we hate Winter with a fiery, irreconcilable hatred that would have made Caligula turn in disgust. The cold starts out as new and bracing and after the first few seconds, and for 7 long months after that moment, the piercing, stark air abrasively suffocates our teetering will to live. By May the admonition of Boramir rings with ominous clarity

"And you will beg for death before the end."

We are probably the last people to hear of this TOP 10 fad, after all we just saw Heat for the first time last week. Lists are a good way to jump start lethargic bloggers so it is here that we will enter the stage of cyber-comparative-communication. Like Shakespeare's evil twin brother profoundly, and antagonistically, put it;

"All the world's an audience."

Audra's Top 11 Albums

11. Massive Attack - Mezzanine
10. Pinback - Summer in Abbadon
9. Muse - Absolution
8. Mogwai - Happy Songs for Happy People
7. Portishead - Dummy
6. Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile
5. Led Zepplin - Best of Led Zepplin V. 1
4. Gorillaz - Demon Days
3. Jeff Buckley - Grace
2. James - Laid
1. Radiohead - In Rainbows

Jimmy's Top 11 Albums

10. Collective Soul - Dosage
9. Royksopp - A.M. Melodies
8. Bob Marley - Legend
7. U2 - Joshua Tree
6. Depeche Mode - Songs of Faith and Devotion
5. Keane - Perfect Symmetry
4. Muse - Black Holes and Revelations
3. Heather Nova - Siren
2. James - Laid
1. Radiohead - In Rainbows
0. Jeff Buckley - Grace

As Fall comes to a decided end we reflect on all the wonderfull times we have had with our friends and family while the sun was out; So wether it was playing music together, playing golf off the front porch, or being there on a special day. . . it's been nice to have a digital camera!

(Stay tuned indefinately for more of Audra and Jimmy's infrequent blogging. . . Maybe.)

Monday, July 28, 2008

Our Univarsary . . .

Today is our anniversary. We can't believe that it has already been a year. . . one year of blissful hell. Staying busy helps the time go faster and we are moving quickly away from the memory of this day, forging new memories in a bright and uncertain future. Still, we are not gettin younger and our love must grow stronger to keep us attracted to each other. It's working, we're hot!

Many adventures have seen us through the monotony of everday life.

Thursday, June 19, 2008