Watching Time Fly

I went to Orlando.

Mickey Mouse power lines

Omni Orlando Resort

I spent a lot of time with my coworkers.

me and Kelly

ChampionsGate, Florida

belly dancer at Cafe Tu Tu Tango

I have coworkers that know how to let loose, though, so it was all good.

Brenda, Amy and David

Don gets silly

We stayed at a giant golf resort with fancy toilet paper.

fancy toilet paper

There was a big industry conference.

gals in the booth

ATP attendee badge

It’s one of our most important events of the year.

ATP internet lounge

Peter Pascale in the Platinum Sponsor Session

Kelly Goeke in the Platinum Sponsor Session

I had fun, despite the late nights and way-too-early mornings.

VIP Lounge

table decorations

Luckily, we had lots of folks around to help things go smoothly.

The Leonard Brothers

me

We hosted an ’80s-themed party.

Rubik's Cube Bar

I even got to do a little bit of sight-seeing.

Entering Walt Disney World

Boma at the Animal Kingdom Lodge

Sunday brunch in the Animal Kingdom — I could’ve stayed a while longer.

Jiko at the Animal Kingdom Lodge

Animal Kingdom Lodge

pelicans

One of the best things about Florida is all of the gigantic birds that are everywhere.

crane

I went to Downtown Disney and drank tequila.

downtown disney

bar at Paradiso 37

chandelier at Paradiso 37

The crowds weren’t nearly as annoying as I expected, but it was after most kids’ bedtimes.

Rainforest Cafe

World of Disney

I bought some silly gifts for my niece.

Lego Indiana Jones

On my last day in Florida, I had 15 minutes to myself to enjoy the hot tub.

feet in the hot tub

It was sunny, but windy and about 50°. I braved it, though, and when I went back inside I was a little pink! So it was well worth it.

hot tub

I came home in time for Valentine’s Day. Jason surprised me with a pearl necklace!

Pearl Necklace from Jason

Jason and I went to see the Minnesota Wild kick the Vancouver Canucks’ butts.

Minnesota Wild's Nordy

O Canada

It was my first live hockey game.

hockey players fighting

Some of the players were really into fighting! So that’s fun.

Go, Wild!

Wild won!

We had sushi for dinner.

Sapporo

heart-shaped balloons

Add in a few days of work, and this is how it has come to be February 18th already.