06 February 2010

oh april...

i seriously cannot wait for you any longer. florida makes me so giddy. even the thought of it. i am excited for this year because, like i mentioned before, corey is coming!!!! we rented a condo in siesta keys and were planning on beaching it up everyday. if you know me, i always try somehow to get to disney world. i can't help it. tihs year dad isn't interested in going really....he just wanted to relax...so all of us "kids" are doing the whole volunteer a day, get free disney tickets thing. we already signed up to do it in a couple weeks.....boy, am i getting antsy! just today, while dale and i were in sam's club, we had this conversation after walking by the electronics section....that was playing the movie tinkerbell on a loop...

me: "hey! disney world music. ahhh...it just makes me so happy."
dale: "i know right!? it's like last year when we went and saw fantasmic....i remember thing wow. this makes me so happy. why aren't i always this happy?"
me: "totally!"
dale: "...but then it makes me angry...because they made fake happiness! haha...."
me: "guess that's why they say it's the happiest place on earth.........i think i'll move there.."
dale: "me too."

haha....yes, we are dorks. but its true. we love disney world. we love flordia. and we love family vacations. oh april, how i pine for thee!!!!

nightie night.


today's to-dos:

1. drink coffee
2. shower
3. give myself a haircut
4. finish cleaning my room
5. get crafty: it's bow makin' time
6. finish E&G's engagement pics
7. bake banana bread
8. help the faja go grocery shopping
9. buy supplies for art club
10. band practice
11. possibly go to the gym, if there is time
12. hang out with mr.reid
happy saturday!

01 February 2010

my dearest february...

oh how quickly you have snuck upon us. it is hard to believe that one month of 2010 has already gone by....please do not leave us as quickly. my gosh! as i type, i realize that my countdown is down to its final day. yes, february 2nd means the new and final season of LOST begins. you cannot even begin to understand my joy. february 2nd also means that my art club starts at school! for those of you who haven't read in awhile, once a week i will be having an art club @ LA that allows students to get their creative juices flowing. i am so excited. we will be creating art journals....you better believe i will be too. it is awesome to hear the kids talking about it. some of them begged for it to begin sooner!...i'm totally stoked.

....speaking of totally stoked. blessed. in awe. excited. yes, fill in the blank. today i met up with one of my "brides" (amanda) who royally hooked me up! so...even though corey and i still havent set a date yet, some planning has gone underway. we kind of have an idea of what we want and where we want it, etc. etc. this past weekend i was looking online for invitations and save the dates and everything i found was soooo expensive. its not that we weren't willing to spend it....plain&simple, i'm cheap. i am a DIY-megasaur. i want to and will do everything on my own....especially if i can save some gidas (pardon my spelling)...anyway, amanda had contacted me about confirming wedding plans (for her wedding) this summer...we had got to chatting about invitations and she told me to stop by the Y after work on monday (today). apparently some card shop went out of business and donated a TON of stuff to the Y....she told me i could have whatever i wanted because they were trying to get rid of it. there was a lot of interesting stuff....a lot of ugly stuff....then low and behold....there was stuff that i really loved. stuff that went right along with my "theme" (hahah) it was definitely a blessing from god. i mean, i took home bags and boxes full of stuff....expensive stuff. some of it needs that "danielle" touch to it....but my goodness...what a great launch pad! i just need to figure out how i want to get them printed....i really like the idea of getting a stamp made...but we will see....but ah! i was totally on cloud 9 today. what a total blessing! i will try and take some pictures of the things i think i will implement and post them tomorrow....

...want to know what else excites me? that tim burton's alice and wonderland is FINALLY coming to theaters in march. i have waited a very long time for this. if there is one thing you should know its that i am very fond of the creepy mr. burton films....especially when they are disney infused....and MOST ESPECIALLY when they are johnny depp infused. why yes, i love the oddball. i have loved the story through the looking glass for longer than i can remember. it honestly makes my heart happy. i have always been intrigued by the many interpretations.....whether it be through picture, words or film. i am just uber excited. if there is one movie i must see this year, it would be this one. especially since it will be in imax AND 3d. i am getting chills.....

well folks....i still have AM duty which means i have to be up EARLY. hope you all had a happy monday.
James 3:13-16 Do you want to be counted wise, to build a reputation for wisdom? Here's what you do: Live well, live wisely, live humbly. It's the way you live, not the way you talk, that counts. Mean-spirited ambition isn't wisdom. Boasting that you are wise isn't wisdom. Twisting the truth to make yourselves sound wise isn't wisdom. It's the furthest thing from wisdom—it's animal cunning, devilish conniving. Whenever you're trying to look better than others or get the better of others, things fall apart and everyone ends up at the others' throats.

31 January 2010

why yes....i will be counting down to april 1st...

because yes....we are going to siesta keys for spring break{which makes me a pretty happy camper}

don't get me wrong, it's not like i don't like winter&snow&.....NOT {sorry, i lie....i hate it} i absolutely am a beach girl. warm weather and sunshine is the ultimate mood changer. especially when the ocean is involved. i love the salty air. the sand between my toes. in that place, i am content. all is well. what is even better is, this time....corey might be coming! he has been talking to his prof's. to see if he can get time off {they have a different spring break}....anywhoooooo....i am happy. i feel like we all really need this break. just a mini-escape......

today has been pretty great. i did absolutely nothing after church. after yesterday's engagement photoshoot {elecia&george} i decided today i would play with joshua and edit pics.....that, my friends, is exactly what we did. we even ate ice cream this afternoon...in our pj's.....which was completely out of the ordinary. i didn't leave the house once after church. i didn't feel the need {normally bec and i like to go shopping}...it was nice. no schedule. nothing.

....even though i am not a huge fan of these types of shows...i am going to watch some csi for the evening with the family. i hope everyone had a great weekend.

until next time,

yes, please.