Perfect Moment Monday: Gondola and Grimace

July 18, 2010

in Denver, Perfect Moment

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Here’s a perfect moment from my week. I hope you’ll share yours, too.


This week I had not just a perfect moment but an entire perfect day.

The morning started in downtown Denver, and included a mocha frappe, The Hamburgler, a gondola, learning that Denver has a lock-system on Cherry Creek, and the always-friendly Mile High Mamas. Here are some snapshots from that part of the day.

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After I got home, I joined a conference call with Selena Gomez and Joey King, sisters in the about-to-be-released film Ramona and Beezus. Tessa and I attended a pre-screening of the movie earlier in the week, and it is fanTAStic. A full write-up will come soon.

Both girls were kind and real and vibrant as they answered our interview question. I have new status in Tessa’s eyes, having chatted with the The Wizards of Waverly Place star.

It’s really something close to perfection, I’ve found, to be thought cool by a tweenager.


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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Denise July 18, 2010 at 8:31 pm

Wow! I had no idea CC had a lock system and gondolas. Is it new? I guess I haven’t gotten out much in the last 2 years.


Lavender Luz July 18, 2010 at 9:42 pm

I was shocked — it’s been there almost 15 years!

It’s very cool. My parents went last night and thoroughly enjoyed it.


Kristin July 18, 2010 at 10:41 pm

What a fabulous day! How cool is it that there are locks and gondolas…wow!


Kir July 19, 2010 at 6:19 am

I couldn’t see the pics, but the day did sound PERFECT.

plus looking cool in front of your daughter….PERFECT on so many levels. YEAH!!!


Melissa @ Full Circle July 19, 2010 at 6:44 am

Oooooooo.. you ARE a rock star!! I saw y’all tweeting about the fun w/ McD’s .. it sounded LOVELY!! The pics are great, too!

I just saw the trailer for Ramona and Beezus this weekend.. I grew up reading Beverly Cleary books and was THRILLED! If we don’t get kiddos soon, I might need to borrow T and go to the movies.. it would look weird if I was kid-less, wouldn’t it??

You ARE a rock star!!


Lori Lavender Luz July 19, 2010 at 9:14 am

Oh, T would LOVE to hang out with you! That’s a terrific idea.


chicklet July 19, 2010 at 8:25 am

Your little chicka thinking you’re cool? Take it for every amazing moment it is, cuz as a former terror, I have to warn you she won’t think you’re cool that often;-)


Suzy July 19, 2010 at 9:53 am

Those are two pretty perfect moments! And you’re one cool mama for sure!


Sheri July 19, 2010 at 3:46 pm

I think you are cool and I was a tweenager and a teenager once upon a time.

Does that count?

Thanks for sharing your Perfect Moment…it sounds perfect to me!


RobinJP July 19, 2010 at 4:20 pm

Love this fun day you had.
Now I want you to package up those feelings.
Tie a bow around how you are the Coolest Mom. And bring it out during the years when you in the presence of an eye-rolling, hair-flipping, door-slamming teenager.

Great photos.


Rachel July 19, 2010 at 5:19 pm

Knowing what my sister goes through with her tween girl, I know how important it is to seem cool…if only for a few moments.


Kami July 19, 2010 at 5:37 pm

I haven’t heard of any of those shows / actors. I am so out of touch. I understand being your child’s star. Sounds like a lovely day.


Lori Lavender Luz July 19, 2010 at 5:40 pm

Joey King, 8 years old, is a relative newcomer. I think you’ll be hearing a lot from her in the coming years.

Selena Gomez, 17, is a Disney actress (I think).

Your time is coming!


Rach July 21, 2010 at 9:00 am

Sounds like you had a great day – I love when those kinds of days just unfold.



Catrisha T July 21, 2010 at 9:06 am

Sounds like an amazing day and as close to perfection that one can get. TFS!

ICLW #16


April July 21, 2010 at 9:34 am

It sounds like you had a wonderful day! And looking cool in a tween’s eyes is quite the accomplishment.


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