The Three Angels of Atlanta

In the Christian faith we believe that angels are everywhere. This is my account of the angels I encountered during a recent trip to Atlanta, GA to attend a conference.

While the conference was spectacular, this story actually begins the day I was to fly home.

I woke up at 2am with a severe upset stomach. As the hours dragged on it got progressively worse and I knew that there was no way I was going to make my 10:00am flight home. Thankfully I was able to secure a later flight. The night manager of the Westin Buckhead was wonderful and granted me an extended late check out without any additional charges. By 7am I was alone in my room, my roommate having left to head to the airport and fly home to her family, to say I was envious is an understatement. As 9:30am rolled around I was continuing to go downhill and my husband convinced me it was time to head to urgent care.

This is where the first of my Atlanta Angels comes into the story.

angel time

photo credit: artchild via flickr

After a couple of hours I was able to make my way downstairs to the motor lobby. My plan was to take the courtesy shuttle to the closest urgent care, of course the shuttle was not available. The valet asked if I wanted a taxi and knowing I had no choice, I said yes. I can only imagine how I looked or sounded because the valet looked at me and kindly asked if I was alright. Not having slept, I immediately broke down and said no, I needed to get to the doctor. He walked me to a nearby chair, had me sit down and left to buzz the taxi. It didn’t take long for the taxi to arrive, but during the wait the valet didn’t go far, he even offered to get me some water or call someone for me.

My taxi arrived, and with it my second Atlanta Angel.
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Authenticity Online and Off – #DisneySMMoms

disney social media momsExactly 2 weeks ago I was extremely fortunate enough to be able to attend the Disney Social Media Moms – Disney on the Road event in Bellevue, WA.

I admit, I have coveted the Disney Social Media Moms Conference since it’s inception and during the event in Washington I was even more excited to hear that the conference will be held on the west coast next year. YIPPEE!

Of course, hearing about all the wonderful new things at both Disneyland and Disney World increases the excitement even more.

But that wasn’t really my greatest take away.

Our Keynote Speaker was Mindee Doney, inventor of Boogie Wipes® Gentle Saline Wipes for Stuffy Noses, and fellow Oregonian. I began blogging about the same time that Boogie Wipes® started hitting shelves and blogs. I was inspired by her story then, I’m even more inspired after hearing her complete story.
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Iron Man 3 Trailer Released!

I don’t normally share these when I get them in my inbox.

But then I got this one, and well, I love Robert Downey, Jr. No, I seriously do. Like, if my hubs allowed me to have a list of people I could, well you know, if the opportunity presented itself, Robert Downey, Jr. would be at the top. (Followed closely by Matthew McConaughey, but that’s another post.)

I have watched Iron Man 1 & 2 so many times that my kids actually grown when it comes on TV because I have to watch it. Of course with the release of The Avengers I now have another movie to add to that list. Thankfully the kids haven’t seen it enough times yet.

iron man 3Anyway, you can imagine how giddy I got when I heard that Iron Man 3 was in production.

Maybe you can’t.

Shall I paint you a picture?

Remember in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, how Augustus, the chubby kid who ate chocolate for every meal, got all excited when he saw the river of chocolate and ran straight over and started slurping away?

Yes, pretty much like that.

Now is where the pouty face comes in because we have to wait until May for the movie to hit theaters!

So, until then, if you are a fan as much as I am take comfort that the trailer was just released and we can watch it EVERY DAY!