Last Monday, I opened up my e-mail to find an e-mail from Erin Lincoln. For those of you that aren’t familiar with her, she’s been around the scrapbooking industry for years (since I started scrapping, at least!) and is now working for the fabulous Papertrey Ink running their social media and producing their bi-weekly podcast. Her e-mail was asking if she could interview me for the episode that comes out today! She wanted to know more about how it is stamping as a college student as well as my “getting started with PTI” post and video that I did last month and how I came up with it.
I was nervous but incredibly excited, and Erin made it super easy to just have a conversation and talk. She’s such a sweetie! I really enjoyed it. I’m listening to the podcast now and it’s so surreal. Thank you so much, Erin and the Papertrey team, for giving me this great opportunity to be interviewed. Who knew that someone would actually want to hear me talk! Hehe. That’s so weird to me.
Anyways, the podcast is now posted here on Nichole Heady’s blog. Go over there to download or listen to it and let me know what you think. Eek!
Anyways, I wanted to share my favorite 5 photos (or more like 9… oops!) yesterday, my first day of vacation. I hope to post this once a day with some thoughts so I can have it as a kind-of “living scrapbook” to remember my trip by. Plus, I figured it would be fun to bring you along to Florida with me!
I flew into Florida from Minneapolis and met my family there. The travelling portion pretty much went off without a hitch, despite the fact that I had to wake up before 6 am. 6 am and I don’t really get along well, but yesterday everything worked out pretty nicely.
Then we check into our hotel. We’re doing a timeshare swap, so we have our own villa (alas, and my own bed!) along with a parking spot for our rental car. Life is good.
Then we headed over to Epcot as a family. Our goal this trip is to get lots of family pictures, so this is the first one. That’s my dad, my mom (now by far the shortest in the family at 5’7″!), my 19 year-old brother Anders, Me, and my 16 year-old brother Jorgen (who is now the same height as me at 5’10”. Crazy!). It’s good to be back all together.
It was a little warm but just gorgeous outside that afternoon. Love this shot. Then we traveled around the World Showcase, stopping at Japan for some awesome teriyaki salmon, chicken and beef, in Germany for caramel and a beer (for me), and China to talk in a pavilion with perfect acoustics. Oh, and we saw this little froggie:
And then we went into the shop at China and spent a bit of time looking around. I love this bag!
And this panda. How cute! Pandas are my favorite.
On our walk out of the park (after all, it had been a long day of travel… we were only up for about a 3 hour adventure), I saw this most beautiful seen out over the lagoon.
And this says it all. I love this shot… so iconic of Epcot!
Next, we went back to the hotel and crashed. My dad and I went to Publix (the grocery store) and bought some fresh food for the week. Weirdest things we saw? Milk that was $2.77 for a half gallon (it’s much, much cheaper in Wisconsin where the cows are!), beer and wine openly in the store (in Wisconsin, it has to be a separate section and in Minnesota, grocery stores can only sell beverages with 3.2% or less alcohol content) and strange 8-pack refrigerator boxes of soda. It’s like 12-pack… just shorter! They’re so cute looking.
Then we came home and we all fell asleep. Today, we’ve already hit up the rides in Epcot this morning and are heading over to Hollywood Studios + have a dinner reservation for our favorite buffet on Disney property at Cape May Cafe. I will have pictures to share tomorrow on that!
Thank you for letting me share my excitement and vacation with you. It feels so nice to be here! Now… a nap. :)