Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween 2011

This is Creative Services Halloween card. Jana was Sally from the Nightmare Before Christmas, Carrie was John Rice, Mike was Colonel Sanders & Rob was Edward Scissorhands.

Rob toned down his costume to Edward's hedge-cutting scene wardrobe to make it more work appropriate.

John Snow came by to see everyone's costume & to document their annual lunchtime trek to Publix.

As always, the local kids came to our office studio while trick-or-treating. This little girl was terrified to have her photo taken while she was wearing her shark head. Her dad made this awesome costume using a motorcycle helmet.

As soon as she took off her helmet, she was all smiles!

Rocketboy & Woody from Toy Story.

I love this one. She reminds me of Erik Estrada in CHiPs (link provided for those who were born after 1983).

The ladybug & Lightning McQueen.

Jessie the Cowgirl from Toy Story & Spidergirl.

Darth Vader(ette)

Anna dressed Hank up in a Tyler suit. He even has his very own PGA TOUR Rules Official credential. Love it!!!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Charlie's First Birthday

Matt & Ilona had a fabulous brunch ...

... in honor of Charlie's first birthday.

Charlie LOVED smashing his cake!

The aftermath

Ilona & Matt enjoyed the festivities as well.

Maddie liked all of the balloons.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Edward Scissorhands

As always, Rob's Halloween costume did not disappoint! He even won a well-deserved $500 first place award at a costume contest!

Greg & Renee posed with Eddie.

Stella did NOT like Edward! She barked nonstop, even though he smelled a lot like Rob!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Home Sweet Home

Stella was so happy when I came home. Playdate with Hank ... hose play in the backyard ... shower time ... then passed out, swaddled in a blanket. Life is good!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Els for Autism Golf Challenge Grand Finale

The view from my room at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino was spectacular at sunrise.

We started the day with a golf clinic given by Butch Harmon, Dustin Johnson & Dean Wilson at Rio Secco Golf Club.

Then it was on to TPC Summerlin with Ernie.

We finished up the evening with a spectacular South African Braai (BBQ) on the pool deck at Planet Hollywood.

This dancer on stilts was amazing.

There was a whole LOT of fire juggling & fire eating going on!

Crystal ball trophy

South African ice sculpture with the Eiffel Tower in the background.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Group strategy breakfast at Planet Dailies.

I think I like shooting interesting glass as much as rust & peeling paint! This is a section of a glass wall in the casino.

Today we worked in a studio shooting all sorts of people whose lives have been touched by an autistic child. One family had 3 autistic kids (ages 2,4 & 6). Ernie was our last interview of the day.

At the evening party, Ernie & Liezl drew some lucky winners. It is incredible how much Ernie looks like Jimmy Connors in this photo.

Ketel One ice bar

Crispy rice with Spicy Tuna at Koi.

The Tahitian Vanilla & Chocolate Creme Brulée with fresh berries & shortbread cookies was A-MAZING!

Now how am I supposed to sleep with the Joker staring at me all night?!?

Stella managed her own social calendar while I was in Las Vegas. She & Hank went on a joyride to the forest.

Her evening plans included an enjoyable party for the Nationwide Tour Rules Officials. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Overheard at my Disney hotel ... an adorable little 3-yr-old boy ran up gave Mickey a big hug & said, "Mickey's got boobies mom!!!" ... referring to Mickey's big yellow buttons.

Dinner at Hawkers Asian Street Fare with Kevin & Tina. It's an awesome Asian Fusion Tapas restaurant. My kind of place.


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Disney Sky

I could tell by the clouds that there was gonna be a GREAT sunset.

It was AWESOME on Disney's Magnolia driving range.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Butterfly & Sunset

While walking to a meeting, I was understandably distracted by a dead monarch butterfly on some colorful brick pavers.

There was a nice sunset while walking Stella after work.