You Will Be Forever Missed, James Horner

I grew up listening to all of his wonderful music and I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing. As a little girl, watching The Land Before Time, and Balto, to my early teenage years watching Titanic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and The Mask of Zorro, James Horner would give me the ability to close my eyes and make me escape into my own world where music and happiness was all that mattered. You didn’t have to really know James Horner to have his music touch your soul and make you feel or think of precious memories. Every time I had to study or just wanted to listen to relaxing music the first playlist that I would always go to was my movie soundtrack list that I made! James Horner made me feel so many emotions that I will never forget; when I felt alone, when I was missing someone, when I was happy, when I was just thinking, the list goes on. Even when I would daydream I was walking along a beautiful meadow overlooking the horizon.

Thank you James Horner for giving us unforgettable music and for giving us a glimpse of your heart and soul. Heaven gained a remarkable musician who will make heavens choir even more wondrous!

I love all of his music, but here are just a of few of my all time favorites by him ❤

Legends of the Fall- The Ludlows

The Mask of Zorro- Confession

Balto- Heritage of the Wolf

Titanic- The Dream

Braveheart- For the Love of A Princess

Did You Know?

Annecy-France

Annecy is one of the most beautiful, romantic places on earth, may be even more stunning than the majestic French Alps that surround it. Just 22 miles from Geneva in the Upper Savoy region of eastern France, Annecy is divided by small canals and streams running from the brilliant blue Lac Annecy. Highlights include the popular terraces that line the canals, giving it a Venice-like feel, as well as the famous Palais de l’Isle, a picturesque 12th century castle built right in the middle of one of the canals.

And all this time I thought Paris was the most romantic place on earth! I definitely have this enchanting place on my places I need to visit!

Quote of the Day

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.”

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(This picture was taken at Claude Monet’s house in Giverny, France. We were some of the first visitors there very early in the morning so we had the garden all to ourselves for a little while! It was mesmerizing).

Disney Announces Infinity Game Toy Box!

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Disney executives just took the stage at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles, where they just announced Disney Infinity, a game platform that’s set to launch in June.

The details of the platform are still emerging, but Co-President of Disney Interactive John Pleasants has already shared the big ideas. Infinity will “bring together the best of Disney IP, past, present, and future.” It won’t just be a single game, but rather a “new, interactive gaming platform” — more like a toy box allowing consumers to create the environments and stories that they want. It will be cross-platform, available on consoles, mobile devices, and online, and it will also incorporate physical figurines.

Pleasants said the “play sets” launching in June will incorporate three different Disney franchises: Monsters University, The Incredibles, and Pirates of the Caribbean. The launch will include other, yet-to-be-announced characters, he added.

Disney Chief Creative Officer John lasseter took the stage after Pleasants, where he emphasized the idea of Infinity as a toy box. He said he initially resisted the idea of throwing all of Disney’s characters into in one game, but he warmed up to it when he thought of it as kids playing with different toys.

John Blackburn (yes, there were a lot of John’s on-stage today), CEO of Disney’s game studio Avalanche, offered more details about how it will work. There are two big components to the platform, he said. There are the physical figurines, which you can place on a pad to determine which characters get “teleported” into the game. Then there’s the software, which includes play sets — gaming experiences based on specific franchises. Each play set features game mechanics specifically designed for that universe. The Pirates of the Caribbean set, for example, focuses on sailing between different islands. The environments and characters are still customizable, but they’re meant to be “true to property,” so you won’t see Mr. Incredible showing up in the Pirates set.

Then there’s the “toy box,” an environment for “mashing up” different franchises. In demonstrating the toy box, Blackburn showed off an adventure mode, which introduces players to the basic mechanics, plus a simple logic editor that allows them to modify how the game works using a point-and-click interface. Naturally, both the play sets and the toy box will support multiplayer mode.

Disney is about to give reporters a more hands-on demo of the platform, and I’m also scheduled to interview Blackburn in a few minutes, so I’ll write up my initial impressions in a separate post.

Will The Violence Ever End?

It seems that every time we turn on the news or read the newspaper, we see a lot of violence, and no one could have imagined what we would see yesterday morning. I don’t think their wasn’t anyone who wasn’t affected by this horrible event. To take the lives of 26 people especially 20 innocent beautiful children who just starting to live their lives..you have no heart you have no soul.

All of the victims families are going through one of the most terrible experiences in their lives, my prayers go out to them. Heaven now has 20 beautiful angels watching over their families.

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