|Teddi and Jerry at one of our UT interview tables - we saw over 50 candidates for our one job posting.|
|Holly and I at the second table. You can't see the million orange pom poms we had hung up on the curtains behind us - it was intense.|
TPE, The Placement Exchange, is huge. There were over 1000 candidates and almost 400 schools interviewing for various positions. It was fun to be a part of the madness.
BUT, the absolute best part of the trip was a birthday surprise! My friend Emily works for Disney and she got us into the parks FOR FREE!! What? Yeah, I said it. For Free. Me, Teddi, Holly, and Emily = four gals hitting up the Disney Parks for free!
Ok, so Friday night we met up with our former-UT-now-at-Baylor pal Jasmine and went to Downtown Disney (which is free anyway) and we went to a Dine-In Movie at the AMC Theatre. We saw Oz the Great and Poweful and ate dinner during the movie. And it was 3D. Fun times. Silly movie, eating food in the dark, lots of giggles.
|Em and I in our 3D glasses|
|Teddi, Holly, and Jasmine in the theatre/restaurant|
Everyone was celebrating St. Jeannie Day with their green apparel. Even this living statue guy.
Saturday evening we were heading to dinner when Emily surprised us with the free park passes, so we scratched our plans for a dinner at a chain and went to Epcot for a dinner with Princesses in Norway. Naturally. (I would like to note that I would have dressed much cuter and not worn glasses had I known I what I would be doing that evening)
|Emily is amazing. Love free Disney.|
Epcot was amazing, and I got a brithday button! All the Disney cast members told me Happy Birthday when they saw me. I am super special and 12 years old.
|Holly and I decided everyone is a kid at heart, so my birthday button was not pathetic - just fun!|
|We rode Spaceship Earth and got this awesome postcard of our future as insane scuba divers.|
|Teddi, me and Holly at dinner in Norway|
|Ariel -she was hilariously trying to figure out all of the utensils, furniture, etc. Very in character.|
|She was super nice and funny, but I don't think she looks like Aurora much.|
|She was by far the most popular with the little kids. She was cute.|
|Snow White gave Holly princess lessons.|
|I think I am better at it than Holly.|
|My birthday card signed by all the princesses|
|My cupcake - complete with Mickey-shaped sprinkles!|
|My camera sucks when in motion, but this is me and Teddi on the It's a Small World ride|
And then, after hours of traveling on airplanes (which I HATE), this greeted me in the airport. Adorable babies, a bouquet or roses, and a green balloon. Brian even had a pot of homemade New England Clam Chowder on the stove, along with a homemade chocolate cake.
|Best homecoming ever.|
|Jeremy and his new Cars cars|
|Princess Violet - she threw a massive fit when I tried to take that dress off at bedtime|