Happy New Year!

I wish all a great new year.

My personal resolution is not being the usual "bitter" guy I am all the time. I'm going to try to ignore my angry side and be more positive.

Keeping a vision of my niece's smiling face in my mind everyday will help.

One of the best memories from 2007 was just last week on the River Raft ride at Disney's California Adventures.

Niece Devin went from worry to pure joy in a split second. I love that she held tight to her Mom's hand in security the whole time. Nothing is better in life than seeing a little kid smile having fun...

Stills of joy from the last moments on the video just before I hid the camera under my jacket from a surge of water...

She had so much fun we rode it a second time right after. A great picture taken my Dad who declined taking the ride both trips...

Devin was surrounded by family every trip.


  1. Aw, sweet pix & memories.
    My sister lives just down the road apiece from this place. She could have squeezed in, too.
    Then you could have had another label:
    "Jane: ... uh ... the sister of a woman I went to school with."
    Happy New Year! Looking forward to seeing what you create in the next 364 days!

  2. Devin doesn't want to trouble you, but she really really really wants you to take her to Hong Kong Disney. I wouldn't argue with the kid.

    That's an awesome video. Nice going Uncle Dave!

    The last time I was on that ride our vessel dipped, which sent a wall of water up into the air and down on me. Just me. Wet jeans and socks make me sad.

  3. I think the fact that you kept your camera handy for this occassion is awesome.