Thursday, January 31, 2013

O-town…Speed Visits: Round 2

Once I left Laurel, I headed to Raglan Road (the Irish Pub in Downtown Disney) to meet up with Katie!

I arrived at the bar and visited with some co workers until Katie arrived. Katie and I worked together at the Magic Kingdom during our College Program in 2002. This is how she knew me and what we had to wear:

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(Side note: Nicole from the other blog post is the third girl from the left)

The next time I saw Katie was at our Disneyland reunion in 2005…


Then we got to hang out again in 2006 in Epcot…

Finally, after 7 long years, we got to hang again!      

Katie and I caught up and talked a lot about weddings AS SHE JUST GOT ENGAGED! Congrats my love! We spent about 2 hours talking and I loved every minute of it. We have vowed not to go so long without visiting. I am so glad I got to spend some quality time with her.

Next time I have to meet Chris! :)
Katie, thank you for making time for me. I am so glad we got to hang out. Love you!


After this speed visit, I was off to my last visit, which you will read about tomorrow…

Love and Hugs, Lizzie

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


We must stop the blog again to wish 3 very special people a happy birthday! Today, January 30, is a big day for birthdays!

First of all, to my adopted big brother, HAPPY BIRTHDAY KENNY!
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Secondly, to our wedding guest and bridesmaid that flew the furthest to be our wedding, HAPPY BIRTHDAY SABRINA!

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Finally, to the best man in our wedding, HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHAWN!

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You three have played huge roles in our lives.
Clearly, only awesome people have birthdays on the same day. I hope each of your days is fabulous.


Love and Hugs, Lizzie (and Doug)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

O-town continued….Speed Visiting: Round 1

Once the National Sales Meeting was over, I headed to downtown Disney to meet up with some friends for some speed visiting. I had about 2 hours with three different people and I loved it. This blog post is about my first speed visit at 5:30 pm.

Laurel and I met at 5:30 pm at Earl of Sandwich. Laurel was one of the managers from Main Street East during my college program in 2002. She was a fantastic manager and I recently found her again on Facebook. I get to see pictures of her adorable family there whenever I want! :)


We ate and caught each other up on what happened the last 10+ years. She and her family have been in O-town the whole time. She still works for Disney, but in a different capacity. I updated her on graduating from college, meeting Doug, marrying Doug and a few other fun times.

It was so fabulous seeing her…and to tell you the truth, she still looks the exact same. She has not aged a day. Lucky lady!

The other good news is that she is coming to visit me in Nola in a few months! It is on the calendar and I already have a list of things to do for her and her family. I can’t wait!

After (too short of a) dinner, I had to say goodbye. I am so glad we made some time and got together. Such a fun visit. I headed off to the Irish Pub for my second speed visit (and Thursday’s blog).

Love and Hugs, Lizzie

Monday, January 28, 2013


We interrupt this regularly scheduled blog to wish Ms. Amanda a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

I hope your day is filled with lots of love, butterflies and hugs. You are wonderful!


I hope it rocks as much as you do. I LOVE YOU!

Love and Hugs, Lizzie

Friday, January 25, 2013

National Sales Meeting 2013 – Orlando Sea World Event

One night during the meeting we had a private event at Sea World…AND IT ROCKED!IMG_1804

After a cocktail hour, we headed to the Shamu arena…



Then I headed to my favorite spot in Sea World…the sting rays…

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They really are my favorite! I know it is crazy, but I LOVE them. I think it is because when I was little, my parents let me play here for hours. They would pay lots of money so I could feed the sting rays. I loved being at that spot…

Then we headed to feed the dolphins!


We hung out and saw more sights….
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Finally the night was coming to an end. I hung out with Laurie and Ian as we walked out of the park.  

Right before we walked out, I found this Shamu and had a little fun trying to look like him… 

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We had a great time. I did not ride the Manta (a roller coaster), but I did have a blast. Thank you Novartis! What an event!!

Love and Hugs, Lizzie

Thursday, January 24, 2013

National Sales Meeting – Orlando 2013

Our meetings started last Monday in Orlando. While we had a tough year, the meeting went really well. Here are a few highlights (minus the Sea World trip that you will see tomorrow…)

Here is Emma and I right before the meeting started. She is adorable! :)

Here we are at the Awards Banquet. This is Danielle, Raymond, me and Ashley. 

Here is Kevin’s Legends award. We are all jealous! Have fun on your trip Kevin!! You earned it!

Steve and I at dinner Wednesday night and finally our whole team with a few special guests out at dinner on Wednesday.



I am ready to rock this year for work. I want an award like Kevin had! :)

Love and Hugs, Lizzie