Friday, October 31, 2008

Painting, dancing and family

We started off the morning on Thursday with a writing workshop taught by Regina. It was a ton of fun and despite the fact that I know quite a lot about writing, I DID learn some things. Regina is a good teacher. ;)



The big project of yesterday, though, was working on the Middle Earth Mural in the meeting/school room. We are basically painting the landscape of Middle Earth around the upper edge of the walls. The original plan was only Hobbiton, Rivendell, Lothlorian and Edoras, but we kept thinking of new places and new details so it's going to be quite intricate when it's finished!

Then the new groups arrived- we had about six girls from Long Island, and then our friends Lady Rachel and Emmy from the FT-forum!!!!

All six of us forum girls gelled immediatly and we've been having a blast ever since. Rachel and Emmy (and some of the Long Island girls) helped us work on the mural. Then we had a fiddle band (whose violinist was the cover model for Blanche Brier) come and play for us. Since we were outside and had plenty of space, Meg taught us how to dance the Virginia Reel! It was so much fun!

Friday found the forum girls talking and scheming and singing like madwomen...er...yeah....seriously, it was like a bunch of long lost sisters discovering themselves. We watched half of my version of Little Women at lunch, then headed back up to the meeting room for part two of the Writer's Workshop. (Again, my notes can be found on the forum.)

We had some free time before supper, so Bowman the Black came over and gave us some weapon demonstrations. I got to practice the quarterstaff and foam sword (foam swords ROCK!) with Lady Rachel. Lady Rachel is, incidently, my daughter on the FT-forum. So I can forgive her for bruising me. I was being quite aggressive anyhow.

After supper a couple of us dressed up in our murder mystery party costumes and took the little kids out trick or treating. That was fun, because I haven't gone for several years. Plus any excuse to sing crazily in the dark is a plus in my book.

Once we got back the mystery itself began. I played a reporter and therefore had a good excuse to start questioning everyone right away. I'm not sure I did a very good job though, because I discovered a vital clue early on but forgot it later when it became important. *thunks head against keyboard*

Anyhow. The party was awesome. Especially because Andrew was playing the part of a drunk guy and was just hilarious in his portrayal. It's always fun to see someone really get into their part.

That should bring it all up to date. I believe there are pictures on both the forum and facebook- with more to be uploaded soon.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sixth Day and Twelfth Night

Yesterday was the sixth day that I've been down here at Shirefeld. I found myself counting it out on my fingers twice- six days already? It can't be! Only four left??? *cries*

We had a laid back morning of watching the kids and cleaning up after breakfast and lunch. (I got to make my own breakfast, and fried up some mashed potatoes. Fried mashed potatoes are my favorite way of reheating mashed potatoes.) Meg and I also took some pictures, which are up on Facebook and the Forum if you haven't seen them yet.

Then Regina, us girls, and the kids headed down to town. I was dropped off at Christendom College, where our friend Bowman the Black gave me a very nice tour of the campus (Christendom is beautiful, has a very small student body, and very high expectations). Meanwhile the others brought the kids to their music lessons, then did a bit of thrift store shopping.

Back at home we all worked together to get supper made. Rosie (Regina's eldest daughter) and I made two cheesecakes for dessert. We added pumpkin to one of them, which was an absolutely brilliant idea because it tasted somewhat like pumpkin pie.

After supper all of us (including Andrew) sat down to watch the movie Twelfth Night. It is the version with Helena Bonham Carter, and even though it wasn't close-captioned I was familiar enough with the story to enjoy it a lot. It was hilarious!

Following the movie the older children and we girls sat around the fire for awhile. Meg, Alex and Katie were catching up on their internet/computer stuff, and I was crocheting while planning a skit with Rosie.

But we were getting rather loud and it was late, so we hurried off to bed. Only I didn't really go to bed. I took my computer over to the addition and watched the first dvd of X-Men Evolution that Bowman the Black had lent to me. It was only an hour, so I was able to do it without loosing too much sleep. And very good. I think I'm now officially an X-Man fan. ;)

Today I believe we are expecting about thirteen more people to join us! Should be fun!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Del Toro's Frankenstein

New article popped up this week about Del Toro's adaptation of Frankenstein. I'm pretty impressed- it looks like he really *gets* the point of the story and is going to do it justice. I'll be excited to see it- if the rating isn't too high.

Yes, believe it or not, I'm a pretty big Frankenstein fan. I had to study it in two of my college classes last year and just fell in love with it. There are so many layers to that story that I can totally understand. And it grew even more interesting when I began researching Mary Shelley herself. Actually, one of my life-goals is to write a novel about Mary Shelley. I have my research books on a shelf in my room- I just have to wait for God to tell me that the time is right.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Random bits of coolness

I'm constantly amazed at how many things happen in one day here...We had quite a long car ride down to the airport to pick up my friend Megan, and so I had a lot of time to think over the past few days. It occured to me that I haven't remembered everything when writing my posts- such as the fact that we watched my film, Little Women the other day.

Today, as I previously mentioned, we drove in to pick up Megan. That was an adventure in itself because it's quite a ride to the airport- but all among beautiful the beautiful Northern Virginian Mountains. It's simply gorgeous this time of year with all of the trees turning color and the light shifting among the clouds.

After arriving home, Regina, baby Polly and I went grocery shopping. It was great to be able to chat more with Regina on the ride and learn more about her writing, etc.

Supper was a LOT of fun. All four of us girls cooked (I directed the making of cream cheese mashed potatoes!) and we had guests! Danny (who plays Fish on the audio drama) and his wife Michele, as well as Bowman the Black and another student from Christendom College. After supper Danny played his guitar, and we all sang and danced with the kids. It was a blast. The songs were all fun and crazy- we even had some Disney Robin Hood to top it off!

We also got to talk to Danny about his experience as an extra in M.Night's The Villiage. It was awesome to hear about that- how he got involved with it, what shots you can see him in, and what actors he was able to meet.

THEN, after supper, we talked with Regina and Andrew about some of Regina's upcoming books. It's really awesome- I can't wait to see what's coming next. Alex O'Donnell and the Forty Hackers (which is the next work in progress) looks absolutely amazing- we were able to see a wee bit of dialogue and it was just hysterical.

And finally, Regina had a chance to look over a couple chapters of my latest book. I was quite happy with her feedback- it was very encouraging. :)


Now...pictures ARE coming- and I'll clarify- BOTH Facebook and the Forum will have pictures. I just don't really know what to take pictures OF. Suggestions would be appreciated.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Fairy Tales

As one would expect, Regina's children love fairy-tales just as much as she does. This morning the middle ones and I photographed a sequel to Snow White and Rose Red using the same dolls that they used for their project of the first one. I hope to have it up on the blog here soon.

Then this afternoon all of the kids and I (except for baby Polly) went on a looooong walk. They discovered a cool woods down the road, that "Looks just like a fairy-tale!!!". That was cool.

When we got back from the walk, Bowman the Black (one of the few guy members on the forum) had stopped by to say hello, so I had the chance to meet him. He and Andrew told me about his current writing project, which sounds very interesting. I'm looking forwards to reading it.

This evening two more fans arrived- Puritylover and Ella11 from the forum- both lovely young ladies! We were also joined for supper by Regina and Andrew's friends Nick and Clare. Nick was one of the models for Paul Fester (from "Waking Rose" and "The Midnight Dancers") and so after supper he gave us a brief introduction to some basic aikido moves. That was pretty cool!

Work on the addition progresses- I love what Regina is doing with her meeting/school room. It already reminds one quite a bit of the Shire from "The Lord of the Rings" (they are big LOTR fans) and we came up with an idea of putting bits and pieces of various LOTR places around the wall, going off the points of the compass for location. I hope it works out- it would be very cool.

Pictures will be on the forum or on Facebook- I don't think I'm actually going to post them here. You all know my blog policy.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Covered in Paint

Right now I'm more or less covered in paint splatters...but quite happy about it. We've all been working hard to get everything ready- so far I've done some priming, some painting, some window staining, some dishwashing, and lots of hanging with the kids. And the funny thing is that I love it all! My own siblings are quite old so it's fun to be with the little ones- and then Regina and Andrew are just awesome to talk to.

Tonight Regina and I and her eldest daughter were painting two of the upstairs rooms...we were useing a rather interesting system in which we painted with old oven mitts. Or rather, banged on the wall. Made for an interesting collection of sounds when we started singing random musical tunes...another mutual interest Regina and I discovered.

Afterwards we had a long and interesting talk about what films we find interesting and why. Apparently I need to see the film "Labyrinth" which sounds rather interesting. I picked up a few more interesting things about what inspired "Snow White and Rose Red."

This morning, of course, we went to Mass, which was absolutely beautiful. It's been a number of years since I've been to a Catholic Mass, and never in a traditional church like theirs (only Cathedrals and more modern buildings). So it was very cool.

Afterwards we drove up to an Apple Orchard which is on a very high hill surrounded by other, higher hills. It was gorgeous- we had wonderful weather today and apparently the forecast is going to be quite good for the rest of the week. We discussed the possibility of going back later this week, which I hope we can because I want to get pictures of the amazing vista.

After a visit to their son Joshua's grave, we returned to the house. The girls showed me around the property and we had a good lunch. During clean-up Regina and I got into a very interesting conversation about what makes Catholocisim differant from Protestantisim. (For those of you who don't know, I am a Protestant, Regina and her family are Catholics). Regina explained a lot to me about Marian Theology. It was very interesting and intriguing because I had never heard it explained the way she did it. Definetely a lot of food for thought there...

(I know I missed yesterday's post- it's still coming because it's rather specific, but it needs to be edited)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Visiting

Good morning everyone! I'm still not sure whether that's an oxymoron or not, but seeing as I got woken up by a kitty for almost the first time in two years, I'm quite happy. ;)

For those of you who don't know, I am currently visiting my favorite author Regina Doman and her family. I run her fan forum and several of the other fans will be joining us later this week.

I arrived safely last night, had a lovely supper with the family, and then spent the first half of the evening getting to know the house and the kids. The kids and I discovered a mutual interest in drawing, so we all drew pictures while Andrew (Regina's husband) read from Regina's third book, "Waking Rose." Then we had evening devotions and the children went off to bed.

I have to laugh just thinking about the second half of the evening because it was so fun and so unexpected- I had no idea that Regina and Andrew would have time to read the entire typed portion of the movie script on the first night! But they did! I got so much awesome feedback on the scenes...character motivations (my actors are going to squeal!)...some fun new lines and brief appearances by Fish...all this on just the first night!!!

Andrew went to bed around 1:00, but Regina and I stayed up chatting until 3:00 AM. That was pretty cool. Besides the movie we just talked about things in general...getting to know each other. It was lovely!

Now I should probably get up and see what everyone is up to- I think we're going to be painting part of the house today. (They are working on an addition to their house and are trying to get as much done as possible before the other fans arrive).

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Well although Mamselle Duroc tagged me for this several days ago, I've been putting it off (I don't often do memes). However, it's been making the rounds so I thought I'd indulge. ;)

THE RULES
Link to the person who tagged you, list the rules, write six random things about yourself, tag six-ish people by leaving comments on their blogs and let the person who tagged you know that you've written the post.

1. I've dyed my hair....7...(I think) times in my life, and my favorite color so far has been the wackiest one- maroon.

2. I think I have almost ten large containers of fabric in our garage. And I still buy new pieces every year.

3. I sing. All the time. Everything from Phantom of the Opera, to worship music, to random Disney songs. In fact the only non-movie-related music that I really love is "The Sound of Silence" by Simon and Garfunkel. And yes it drives my family slightly insane.

4. (Stealing this from Lady Rose) In our forum family I have...13 children. And live in Rivendell. And have one daughter married to the non-evil-twin brother of the Witchking of Angmar (see Lady of the Rose's blog for details), and another daughter married to Charlie Weasley. The rest of my sisters are married to various gentlemen from every thing from Anne of Green Gables to Twilight. And my favorite adventure so far has been the time we played virtual Quidditch together.

5. If my last writing project were published in book form, it would be over 300 pages long. And I'm rewriting it from page one.

6. I have a hidden wish to someday dress up as Bellatrix Lestrange from Harry Potter.

I tag anyone on my blogroll who has not already been tagged for this meme. So if you're there and haven't done it yet....THIS MEANS YOU!

Monday, October 20, 2008

On Writing...again...

Writing is a part of my life. It has been ever since I was a little girl and first learned how to make letters into words and words into sentances.

Or perhaps it reaches back further than that. While writing hinges on words to work properly, and while a writer must be a wordsmith, he or she must also be a storyteller. And ever since I first began playing with dolls, long ago, I've been a storyteller.

In fact I distinctly remember one time, when I was a young child, going to my mother with a story I had made up in my head. My parents were impressed enough by it to type it up while I narrarated it to them. I believe I still have those papers somewhere.

So that brings me to now. Writing is still a part of my blood. However it's not a simple thing. It's not always easy just to sit down and write- and yet, I must.

I've heard over and over again from many differant wise people that as a writer, I must write. It doesn't have to be on my story, it can be something quite silly, and yet I must never stop writing.

So that is why I indulged in fan fiction this summer. That is why I go through the trouble (and joy) of keeping up the blog. It is because I am growing as a writer, even if I am not actually working on a novel.

But...I DO have a novel. I've been working on it for two years and it has finally presented a form to me that I think will actually work. So I've spent the last two weeks typing away furiously at it. Sometimes it's rather a bit of rubbish, and I use the backspace key a lot, but usually, even if I'm not in a "writing" mood, after I've been typing for about ten minutes the wheels will start turning.

Writing is work. And you've got to keep at it. But hopefully it won't kill you in the process, but instead revive and invigorate you. And who knows? Maybe someday we'll find our novels on the shelves of a store and introduce our beloved characters to a wider audience...

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Indiana Jones 4

I didn't type out the whole name because technically this isn't an official review. On the advice of my father (who knows my deep-rooted aversion to aliens) I didn't expose myself to the visuals of the final third of the film (except for the happy ending) so I can't really go in depth on all of that.

My thoughts are these:

The whole alien plot is pretty creepy and stupid.

But-

Cate Blanchett does a pretty good job as a Russian

Marion is BAAAAACK!

and finally....Mutt Williams is even better than I was expecting. He's not a stupid sidekick- he knows what he's doing and really, at some points, out-Indy's Indiana himself! That was a pretty nice twist, and it makes sense.

(SPOILER!!!!)

I mean, what else would you expect from the son of Marion Ravenwood and Indiana Jones?

So hopefully if they go through with a 5th Indy movie (as the buzz is reporting), they'll be smart enough to give Mutt even more screen time, and pick a plot that is not nearly as disturbing as stupid aliens.


EDIT: Oh, and I should also say that there's some pretty good cinematography and cool use of shadows. It's Spielberg, so I shouldn't be surprised. He's a master with that stuff.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Many Levels...many times...

Several of my friends and I sat down tonight to watch the 2005 Pride and Prejudice together. Though I've seen it many many times before, I can watch it over and over again because it is just such a beautiful piece of art. The language, the adaptation, the music, the acting, the cinematography, the colors...and the symbolisim...

The more times I watch it, the more I can focus on things like symbolisim. Others have pointed out the meanings behind the birds in the films...and the weather. I paid particular attention to the weather this time. How it is stormy when the characters are emotionally upset, and particularily the dramatic, punctuating use of thunder in the first proposal scene between Lizzy and Darcy. (To be contrasted with the second proposal scene, which is the picture of tranquility.)

And, really, that's why we read or watch anything multiple times. It's because we can find new meanings, lines and words and emphasis's each time we go through.

The other reason is, of course, going back and greeting old friends and joining them once more on their adventures...but if it were exactly the same everytime it would grow boring. We have to approach art from differant angles- or, to put it simply, at differant periods in our lives.

So I suppose we all have our own particular "classics." Books that may never be regarded as classics by the world, and yet are to us because they continue to be relevant to us at whatever stage of life we are in. Because we can continue to find those meanings and those levels. Whether it's Pride and Prejudice, or Star Wars, or Peter Pan, we keep going back because we know we'll find something new. And, at the same time, something very old and very true.

Friday, October 17, 2008

The Importance of Education- REAL education

"No...I mean something about what a dreadful teacher she is, and how we're not going to learn any defense from her at all," said Hermione.

"Well, what can we do about that?" said Ron, yawning. "'S too late, isnt' it? She got the job, she's here to stay, Fudge'll make sure of that."

"Well," said Hermione tentatively. "You know, I was thinking today...[...]...that maybe the time's come when we should just- just do it ourselves.

"Do what ourselves?" said Harry suspiciously. [...]

"Well- learn Defense Against the Dark Arts ourselves," said Hermione.

"Come off it," groaned Ron. "You want us to do extra work? D'you realize Harry and I are behind on homework again and it's only the second week?

"But this is much more important than homework!" said Hermione.

Harry and Ron goggled at her.

"I didn't think there was anything in the universe more important than homework," said Ron.

"Don't be silly, of course there is!" said Hermione [...]. "It's about preparing ourselves, like Harry said in Umbridge's first lesson, for what's waiting out there. It's about making sure we really can defend ourselves."

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Pg 325
Yes, I'm using a Harry Potter book to make this point. The reason for this is that HP #5 is structured around the importance of being prepared- even if that means going against the system to do so.
As illustrated in the passage above, an evil and unprepared teacher has descended upon Hogwarts, and is making a right muddle of the school's most important subject. Without proper training, none of the students will be prepared to face the forces of evil descending on the world (which the goverment is currently refusing to believe).
So the students take matters into their own hands. They realize that it is not tests and papers and homework that is important- but rather what they are learning.
Why is this important? It's important because in this day and age, very few people truly care about what they're learning. They go to school because they *have* to. They get a four year college degree not because they really want to learn what's being taught, but because they want an " good education" and the degree that will get them a high paying job.
Well, first of all, if a degree is all that's important, why bother with a Liberal Arts college? Yes, in our system for some jobs that is the only way- which is slightly stupid.
What is the use of learning something if you don't really care?
And why don't you care? Shouldn't you?
First of all I should say that I'm not blaming young people for this attitude. Once the goverment made school mandatory, no one really had any choice about what they were going to learn. All they could do was learn what the goverment required. It didn't matter if the subjects or teachers were irrelevant- they had no choice but to get the best grades they possibly good. Because it was the grades that really mattered. Grades, apparently, are a test of how much you know.
But here's the thing that I think any person knows. Things stick in your mind if they are interesting to you. Sometimes you may not want to learn them, but they interest you, so they stick in your mind anyhow. And there are of course some interesting things that slip out anyhow. But if you want to remember something, for it's own sake and not because of a grade, it is much more likely that you will.
So what's the point of this?
The point is, everyone needs to come to a place in their life where they take a step back and look at their education. And it is especially important to do this before going off to college and spending thousands of dollars on a four-year-degree.
What I learned a year ago was "Don't go to college if you aren't going to take advantage of it." If you ever find yourself going through a class only for the grade, then stop and think. You're paying for this. Why is it important? Is the piece of paper that is called a degree really worth years and money to sit through classes that you forget?
Ultimately, I think the grade system, at any level, is somewhat stupid. I was forced through high school math by being told "You need it for College."
Well so what? What if I get to the point where I'm not in college anymore? Then what use were all the years I spent on math?
To sharpen my brain? To build discipline? Well couldnt' I have learned something more useful than Algebra???
I'm saying all of this not to make you discontent with your school system, but to make you stop and think. Why am I here? What is the purpose?
And then to determine an answer.
If your school isn't teaching you what you think you should be learning- don't give up. There are plenty of books and videos and smart people around you who can help you learn what you think you need to know.
Take charge of your own education.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Whatnot and Wingnuts

Time to welcome another friend to the blogosphere! My friend Max has joined us with Whatnot and Wingnuts, a blog which is already surprising me by it's depth, even though I've known Max since he was born. :)

So, without further talk, click here if you want to see some interesting and intriguing ideas...including some C.S. Lewis stuff, which I know you all love.

Snapshots of Random Beauty: October '08

We are often too busy to stop and look at the world around us, and notice the beauty of the colors, shapes and patterns that form the changing seasons. I'm implementing a new feature on this blog to draw attention to this deficit....to be called, "Snapshots of Random Beauty"
Looking through the wire
A humble surface
Forgotten fruits
Still in bloom
Berries and Leaves
Two roads diverging in a yellow wood. ;)
Crimson set apart.
A Tree of Gold
Sunshine.
Dreamy afternoon
Wisps and mists
The details and the larger picture.
Shadows and colors
a break in the wall
A rainbow of colors
Pumpkins in the leaves
Autumn in the backyard
Purple still flowers
A Cat's eye view

The Road Not Taken, By Robert Frost

A year ago I was sitting in a variety of classrooms, learning a variety of subjects that were more or less interesting. But while I was learning these more or less interesting subjects, I was internally debating the wisdom of a four-year college degree. After all, my major was English Literature and Writing, and that wasn't going to immediatly land me a job when I graduated. At least, not the type of job I wanted.

The following poem, which we studied in American Lit that semester, in many, many ways describes what I was feeling then (and have felt since). It is written by my favorite of the modern poets, Robert Frost, who manages to be simple, beautiful, and understandable in an age when the face of poetry was fast changing.


Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth.

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same.

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the differance. Who knows? Only God can truly see where our paths will take us. All we can do is take the one that he seems to be pointing too, and pray for guidence every time we come to a fork in the road.

One thing I should probably make clear- I haven't totally abandoned higher education. At some point I'm going to finish my degree so that I can someday homeschool my children. But at this point in my life it doesn't make sense to be sitting on a college campus, when I could be doing other things like, say, making "The Shadow of the Bear" into a film or nannying four amazing children.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Drawing of Lady Jane Grey

Based on the cover of the DVD for the movie "Lady Jane" starring Helena Bonham Carter and Cary Elwes.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair is not a movie I would pick up off a shelf and just watch. It looks much too...suspicious...for that. But at the third recommendation of a very good friend of mine, I decided to give it a try. And I was pleasantly surprised.

The heroine of the movie is Rebecca "Becky" Sharp. She's a social climber, but not an unlikeable one. She's smart, witty, beautiful...and genuine. That was what made the movie more than just a soap opera or a tragedy...Becky is real. Her heart isn't made of stone, although she hardens as she matures. She's human though, and makes mistakes, but is forced to pay for them. And Reese Witherspoon does a fantastic job of portraying her.

The rest of the cast is fantastic as well. It is a rather large cast, though, so I'd only recommend this film to those who can follow complicated social plots and are prepared to think about things afterwards.

As I said to one of my friends, this is like Jane Austen on hormones. It is set against the backdrop of war and thus brings harsher realities than Austen's heroines deal with.

What I also enjoyed was that I couldn't predict everything. The romances are just as complicated as those in real life, with multiple triangles weaving in and out of the story. And the ending is somewhat unexpected, though not unsatisfying. Most importantly, it is realistic.

The main theme of the story is social position vs. true love. Not surprisingly it makes the strong point that our loved ones are far more important than social position. Perhaps that doesn't seem directly applicable to our lives today, and yet I think we can all understand how temperal things of the world can overshadow more important, eternal things such as faith, hope and love.

I'm pretty much just throwing out thoughts here...I don't have a concrete thesis that I'm writing this with, but I thought this movie was too interesting NOT to write something about. I think it's worth watching. However, it is rated PG-13 for good reason. It's definetely an adult movie, with the sensuality being about the same as Phantom of the Opera but the themes being more mature. Still, I will note that it wasn't as "adult contented" as I expected it to be, and if you're into period films with deeper themes, this one is a good one to watch.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

DisneyWorld Adventure!

I apologize for the lengthly absance....but I hope I make up for it with this extensive photo post on my trip to Disneyworld!
The pictures are all somewhat out of order....first is the firework show at Epcot
Cinderella's Castle
Our shadows. (I went with my friend Meg, who often posts as Princess_At_Heart over at the FT Forums.)
A show at Magic Kingdom
The light parade at Magic Kingdom. (Is this Flora or Fauna?)
A London street at Epcot.
Italian pillar at Epcot
Roofs of Germany at Epcot
Florida moon.
A Bagpipe band! (At Epcot)
My Pretty dessert. ;)
Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse (which was closed for renovation. Rats.)
A Pirate Demonstration with Jack Sparrow.
Our Hotel.
The front building at the hotel.
Audrey Hepburn's handprints at Hollywood Studios.
Susan Pevensie's LWW dress at Hollywood Studios
Lucy and Edmund's costumes
Edmund's torch and chess piece
Caspian's costume!
The Crystal Palace at Magic Kingdom
Cinderella's Castle at Night
Another look at Cinderella's Castle
The Mural under the castle.
An inspiring plaque at Hollywood studios.