Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Oh How Pinteresting

Happy LEAP YEAR DAY!
(is that what you say?)
Anyway, today is a day that we only get every 4 years!
And to celebrate I got to be at work at 4am!

Today Disney is open for 24 hours!
Well the Magic Kingdom is anyway.
They opened at 6am this morning and close at 6am tomorrow morning.

I helped out with a media event that started at around 5:00am.
We had 3 radio stations broadcasting live and 4 different local news stations.
It was neat being apart of something that Disney has never been done before, but honestly it was a lot of just standing around doing nothing for 8 hours.
But hey it was fun and something different.

In other news:
I GOT A NEW CAMERA! 
I'm so excited.
It's still just a point and shoot but this time around I got a Canon.
(My other camera broke yesterday.)
Can't wait to start using it.
I decided I'm going to actually learn to use it properly.  Unlike all the other cameras I've had.
So hopefully the pics around the blog will be better too!

Also tonight I'm going to see Cirque de Soleil: La Nouba.
Which I'm ecstatic about  as well.
I've never been to a Cirque de Soleil show and I have heard AMAZING things about this one!
You'll get a full review on it tomorrow.

As you can see I've had a pretty exciting day!
And now to make my day even better we have:


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Enjoy! :)










Source: wanelo.com via Deb on Pinterest










Source: bbc.co.uk via Jo on Pinterest




Hope you all have an amazing Leap Day! :)

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sometimes and Always

I'm joining in on a new link up today!
I've actually been wanting to do this link up for a while now, but I always forget that it's on Tuesdays.
(Actually I started planning/writing this post on Sunday.)
I wanted to be prepared!

So today I'm linking up with Megan over at Mackey Madness for:



If y'all have never been over to Megan's blog, you need to!
Seriously she is one of the sweetest, most kind hearted people you will ever meet.
Her blog is actually one of the very first I stumbled on when I started blogging!
I've been a follower of hers for a while now and her blog is one of my daily reads.
So go show her some love. :)

Alrighty, now onto the goods:


Sometimes:  I tell myself I'm going to make my bed everyday.

Always:  It goes great the first week and then I give up.



Sometimes: I tell myself I like being single.

Always: I'm lying.




Sometimes:  I tell myself I need to stop eating out because I need to save money.

Always:  I end giving in when my roommates ask me if I want to go dinner.
(This actually happened on Sunday night.)


Sometimes: I wonder if not immediately finding a teaching job was the right decision.

Always: I love working for the Disney company.


Sometimes: I go into stores like J. Crew, Loft, Gap, and Banana Republic intending to buy everything I see.

Always:  I leave with nothing because I tell myself it's too expensive and go to Target instead.



That was fun! I think I'll add this to my weekly link up list! :)  

Ok real quick, can anyone give me the 411 on Google Friend Connect going away?
I just heard that it's going away on March 1st.  
What exactly does this mean?
And where can I find more information about it?
I need to prepare if I'm fixin to lose all my followers.
(Whcih incidentally makes me a little upset, considering I just reached 100 followers.)

Anyway, I hope you all have a great Tuesday! :)

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

A Picture a Day (Week 8)

The week is finally coming to an end.
I dunno about y'all but for me this week felt super long.

Luckily I have a 3 day weekend to relax and recharge my batteries.

Now before I share some pictures from the week, I have a funny story.

Yesterday my roommate and I decided to treat ourselves with a mani/pedi day.
(I haven't had either since December so it was def needed).
Before my little break in getting mani/pedi's,  I had gone to this place on a fairly regular basis.
So when I walked in one of the manicurists (he's a guy) recognized me and commented on the fact that it had been awhile since I'd been in.

I'm waiting in the massage chairs waiting for my turn (my roommate was already being worked on), when the guy who recognized me came and started on my feet. 

To make a long story short, this guy basically spent the entire time flirting with me.
He asked why I hadn't been in, when  my days off were, awkwardly stared at me while he was massaging my legs and feet and then proceeded to tell me that he was off on Tuesday, which I just responded to with, "That's nice!"

The entire time he's asking all the questions I could barely understand what he was saying and I kept exchanging looks with my roommate, who couldn't stop giggling.

So when we were done and waiting for our nails to dry I had to make sure I wasn't just imagining things.
So I asked my roommate and I hadn't even finished my question when she said,
"Oh yeah, he was flirting and it was awkward."

It was definitely the strangest mani/pedi I've ever had.
But they turned out great, so I'll be going back.
Still it was weird.

Alrighty now to share my 8th week in my Picture a Day project! :)


2/20/12:  Roommate night out at Joe's Crab Shack.  We had the stream buckets!
Love me some crabs. :)

2/21/12:  Finally found a Sonic in Florida.  Unfortunately it's too far from my apartment to get more than once a month.  Still though it felt so good to hold that foam cup in my hands.

2/22/12:  Cocoa Beach was calling our names. 



2/23/12:  First trip to Whole Foods.  I was def out of my element.  
Oh and I had the tomato basil soup.  My taste buds did NOT enjoy it. 

2/24/12:  Went to the YES offices in Celebration and found this little baby! 
Totally loving my job!

2/25/12:  Had a going away breakfast for my friend Jana at Chef Mickey's! Gotta love those Disney character breakfasts!


2/26/12:  It's OSCAR NIGHT!  
One of my favorite nights of the year.  


Well I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend! :)

PS.  I finally created a Facebook book page for this little blog of mine!
So click HERE and show me some love! :)

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Prayers Are Needed


A couple of nights ago I got a Facebook message from an old teacher turned good friend, Micha.

She was my high school History teacher when I was in the 10th grade.
And was one of my all time favorites.
While in her class she found out that I had taken a babysitting class and soon into the school year she asked me to babysit her son.  
He was only about 6 months old when I started sitting for her and I stayed his sitter until I graduated high school.

She later went on to marry another of my favorite teachers soon after I graduated and they now have two children together, RJ and Katie.

Here they are!






So I went off to college and we stayed in touch throughout my time in school.

Almost 1 year ago,  I got a different message from her updating me on everyone.
RJ had been having lots of headaches and his eyes had started crossing for no reason at all.
So she took him to the doctor and that is when they found out that RJ had a tumor in his brain.
RJ was only 3 at the time.

In March he had brain surgery and they were able to remove all of the tumor.
But he still had to go through radiation and chemo.

So we get into May and I receive another update from Micha but this time she asks me a question.
They had been traveling between home and Dallas (where RJ was getting his treatment) and they would be home for 3 weeks at the end of May.
Micha and her husband both had to finish up at school for the year and didn't want to put RJ into day care because his immune system was so low.
They asked me if I would come and stay at their house and watch RJ (and Katie) during the day.
Of course I said yes.
I had nothing to do between graduation and moving to Florida and I wanted to help them out any way I could.

In the 3 weeks I was with those two sweet kids, I completely fell in love.
It was really hard to say goodbye to them.
We even joked that I could just live with them and be their nanny forever.

In about August they found out that RJ had another tumor in his spine.
So they began been doing more chemo/radiation in hopes of shrinking the tumor.
They had a Tot Run to help raise money.
I couldn't be there, but my mom and brother went and ran.


Two nights ago I got the most recent update on him from Micha.
RJ had an MRI on Tuesday and they got the results Wednesday.
Turns out the tumor on his spine had gotten larger, there are two others on his spine, and he has another in his brain.

His chances are now 50/50 with more chemo/radiation.  
But other than that, there are no other options.
And the doctors tell them this is his last chance to recover.

When I read her message I just kind of sat there and stared at my computer screen for a while.
I cried and thought to myself how unfair the whole thing was.

He's just a little boy.
He hasn't even had the chance to really live yet.
How could this happen?

But I know God has a plan for everything.
And even though we may not understand it, everything happens for a reason.

I'm sorry for the depressing post, but I needed to share this.

I love this family and am so heartbroken for them.  

Prayers are definitely needed for this sweet little boy! 






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Y'all are the BEST! :)

Today when I logged onto blogger I got a very pleasant surprise!

I have FINALLY reached 100 FOLLOWERS!

Y'all have no idea how long I've waited to see that number on my Dashboard.
Because honestly I never thought I would.

I started this blog as a way to remember everything I've done/will do.
And I am so glad I did.

You all have been amazing and I appreciate and adore each and everyone of you.

Thanks for following!

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Oh How Pinteresting

Holy Moly it's Wednesday.
Not only is it Wednesday...but it's February 22nd.
Which means there are only 7 days left in February.
And that means that there are only 25 days left until I turn 24.
Weird!
Seriously I do not feel like I am fixin to be 24.
When the heck did that happen?
I say that and I spend my nights and weekends almost like I'm an 80 year old woman rather than a girl in her early 20s.

I know this needs to change.
So I need some advice from you lovely ladies.
What do y'all do for fun as 20 somethings?
I just need some ideas so I can get out and meet some new people and try some new things! :)

Alrighty so, it's Wedneday! That means:



And here are some of my favorites!
(These are actually from the last two weeks, since I missed the link up last week)


I need this swim suit.
It is so cute.





Could not agree more.



These have been popping up all over Facebook lately.
So of course I had to pin this one!


I LOVE THIS OUTFIT!




I'm not much of a jewelry person but if I had this bracelet, I'd wear it all the time.
Source: etsy.com via Whitney on Pinterest


My grandmother used to sing this song to us when we were little.












I've been looking for a new purse and this one is definitely a contender.
Source: lulus.com via Whitney on Pinterest

DUH!


I need this dress in my closet.


This outfit too.  It would be the perfect teaching outfit!




Why yes, yes I do.
I try to get my roommates to do it and they refuse.




Hope you all have fantabulous Wednesday! 
:)

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Week in Pictures

Sorry about being a tad absentee last week.
No reason in particular just never sat down and actually typed anything last week.

But here I am!

Last week was pretty unspectacular.
Nothin terribly exciting to report.
So lets jump right into my week in pictures.
(ie. My picture a day for 2012)



2/13/12:  My roommate got her 1 year pin.  That's working for the Disney Company for 1 year.
Even though we've both actually been working for the company for 4 years.
2/14/12:  Valentine's Day!  
My roommate Sara made these Valentines Day bouquets for us.
The white rose came from a guest at the Magic Kingdom. 
 I was leaving work and she stopped me, handed me the rose and told me to have a Happy Valentines day.  
I couldn't believe it.
It almost made me cry.
Then hugged me and told me to have a blessed day.
Both of the things in that picture def made my Valentines day better than I expected it to be!



2/15/12:  Had dinner with some great friends!
2/16/12:  Please meet Candy the Keurig, the newest addition to my kitchen.
I've wanted on of these babies for FOREVER and now I have one!
It is AMAZING!




2/17/12:  Yes another picture of my planner.   This thing has been my best friend this year. 
Seriously don't know how I've gotten by this long without one.

2/18/12:  Harry is the laziest dog in the world. Seriously this is what he does 95% of the day.
He's a great snuggler though.



2/19/12:  And this is further proof that I am now an adult.
I bought my very first vacuum!  
She needs a name too I think! :)


So I still can't figure out how to make these pictures any bigger.
Sorry!

Well I hope you all have a great Monday!  
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Today's Valentines Day?

Happy Valentine's Day friends.
I hope you all have a lovely day.

Ok now that that is out of the way I just have to say:
Valentine's Day is NOT my favorite holiday.
And YES I only feel that way because I don't have anyone to share the day with.
If I did I can assure you I would feel completely different.
But alas I am as single as single can get.
With no prospects. 
(Today is the one and only day I will feel sorry for myself, I promise!)

So in honor of the very lonely Valentine's Day please enjoy these Valentine's Day quotes via everyone's favorite site, Pinterest!














The last one is what is going to keep me going today.

But I hope that all of you who have a special someone have the Best Valentines Day EVER!
One day I'll have it too!
(I hope!)

Now I'm off to stuff my face with chocolate that  had to buy for myself,

I promise after today, I'll be back to my bubbly, shiny self!
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