31 December 2009

New Year's Resolutions

I figured that seeing as today is New Year's Eve,
I should probably make a list of the goals I wanna set for the year.

2010 is gonna be a great year I'm sure of it.
Not only will I be working at Disneyland for most of it,
but my missionary comes home,
my grandpa is going to be done with chemo,
my brother is leaving on his mission,
and there could be a possible happy ending for me too ;)
Who knows??

But let's get down to business shall we?

Goal #1

Lose weight.

I have been trying to do this for years and fail miserably everytime.
Well this next year is gonna be different.
I'm gonna have my own "personal trainer"
(friend Morgan)
and I'm gonna ride my bike
(once I find one)
to work as much as possible.
I'm going to look AMAZING when I come home from Cali ;)
Probably won't be tan though....

Goal #2

Read more new books.

I love to read.
Books take me out of reality into places I've only dreamed of.
There are many times when I think I was born in the wrong era hahahaha
I would LOVE to be in a Jane Austen book.
I love the way they talk to each other and the witty humor.
I also love their outfits ;)
But back to books!
(sorry for the tangent)
I feel like I need to broaden my horizons.
A lot of the time I re-read my favorites over and over.
Which is awesome but it's time for some new material.
Suggestions are most welcome ;)

Goal #3

Start really saving money.

I've been saving money but now it's time to really save up.
I have many things that are close at hand in my life
that I need to save for.
And it all starts now ;)

Those are my main three goals.
I'm sure I'll come up with many new ones as the year goes on.
I hope you all have a very good New Year
and don't party too hard ;)

Happy New Year!

27 December 2009

Things that make me happy :)

My good friend Lauren said to make a list of things that make us happy.
So I am ;)

There are so many things that make me happy,
but I'm gonna put on here the things that
make me happiest ;)

1. Working with kids

I've been doing this since forever.
I don't remember a time in my life when I wasn't working with kids.
I love this job cuz you can have fun,
teach them all you know,
and love them without really trying.
Kids are so incredibly intuitive.
They know when you're having a bad day
and 90% of the time they will try to make it better for you.
(Of course there's the obnoxious 10%)
I can't wait til I have my own children
and feel the immense joy in them ;)

2. Books

I love to read.
When I was first learning to read I hated it
but then I discovered the magic they bring to my life
and haven't been able to stop reading.
I love going into bookstores.
They have that smell of new/old books just waiting for someone to come
and open its pages.
I could spend an entire lifetime in a bookstore
and not miss anything ;)

3. Bath and Body Works socks

Oh my gosh!
Heaven on feet my friends.
These socks have saved my feet from much ache and pain.
Plus they are super soft and warm.
No I do not wear them to work or anywhere but home.
I don't want to waste them on that!
And the best thing about them is that they are only $5!
Yeah get yourself a pair ladies!

4. Broadway musicals

I've mentioned this before,
and I'll say it again.
I love live theater and especially live musicals.
There's just something about watching actors
sing and dance and act the story out.
I've always wanted to do that but I don't possess that kind of talent.
So I enjoy watching them and singing the songs.
If you have never seen a Broadway show
PLEASE go find one to see!
It's a beautiful thing to behold.

5. Music

I love music.
I love how it can make your day so much better
or express your feelings better than you can.
I constantly have a song in my head
and am humming it everywhere I go ;)
It definitely makes me happy

6. Disney

Now of course this was gonna be on my list.
I mean look at the name of my blog people.
Now I want you to know that I love Disney for what it has brought to the world.
Look at what Walt brought to us.
He brought magic and wonder to us all
just by picking up a pen and drawing a little steamboat mouse.
You cannot go anywhere in this world
where they don't know Disney.
It's a universal language that everyone knows.
Plus how may companies do you know that still value families
and morals?
I know that it's not many.
I will forever be a fan of Walt Disney and his company.
He brought magic to me
and I will continue to spread it ;)

7. Andrew my missionary.

I just talked about him and his wonderfulness ;)
You can read all about him if you look in my archive of posts.
In a nutshell:
He's amazing and is strengthening me from Argentina.
Coming home in 6 months ;)
Teaching the people and learning from them also.

Ok so now that I've made my list......

22 December 2009

Andrew. The Argentine Missionary ;)

Look at how SKINNY he is friends!!
Holy crap!

Anyways! Doesn't he look so cute and
like a servant of the Lord in this picture?
(I see an Ensign cover in his future) ;)

I got a package from him yesterday with some pictures and a tape.
I was so excited, like I always am,
and it was awesome so hear his voice ;)
His English is just now starting to slur and break
which is hilarious seeing as he only has 6 months left.

He promised to write me
although it might not happen often during this last bit,
which is ok.
He's busy and that's good cuz I know there are people that need his help
more than I need his letters.
(I requested at least 2-3 over the 6 months,
hopefully that's not too difficult) ;)

I am so proud of Andrew.
I couldn't be more proud and happy for him.
He's learning so much and meeting tons of new people
and learning how to see things in a different light.
And by learning these things,
he's teaching me too.

He even complimented me on my Spanish
(the TINY bit I know from working in kindergarten)
and said that if we ever went back to Argentina
he'd have to train me to emphasize the right syllable
for their particular Spanish. ;)
I SOOOO don't want to offend anyone that's for sure hahahahaha

He sounds so different but he's still the crazy/funny guy
I fell for hahahaha.
I giggled many times while listening to this tape.
My brother came in cuz he didn't know why I was laughing
so hard.......he's funny remember?
He knows me so well it's hilarious.
He'll say something and then say my reaction to it
and he's usually spot-on.

I know I write about him a lot but he is a huge part of me
and it's so cool to have him write to me and tell me
all the fun stuff from mission life.
He also tells me the insights he has every now and then
(I'm sure he gets more than he tells me)
and it helps me to think differently as well.

Only 6 months left!!!
"I'm almost there!"

19 December 2009

Christmastime is here

This has been one insanely stressful season my friends.
All because reality has hit that I'm leaving in like 3 weeks,
it's Christmastime,
and I was juggling two jobs until yesterday when school ended.

Thank goodness for good friends and family!
They were/are the only reason why I'm still excited to go to Disneyland,
why I'm still oober excited for Christmas,
and why I'm still in one piece ;)

Had a complete mental/emotional breakdown on Thursday.
Haven't had one of those in forever!
It was crazy I'll just say that,
luckily it didn't last very long
and when I got to work
(minus the puffy eyes)
I was fine and able to do my job.

Christmas always makes me happiest.
I love the lights, the trees, the smell.
(yes there is a Christmas smell-
not the horrible candle "Christmas" smell YUCK!)
I love being able to spend time with my family and with my friends.
I spent about 3 hours at my grandparents house last night
and had a blast of course!
Grandpa is doing really well,
only 2 more treatments to go!!!!!!
4 weeks and he's done! In the home stretch we are. ;)
It was so fun and nice to go over there and chat with them
(and of course get good treats since I am the granddaughter ;) ).
Christmastime is the best time of the year.
It really is,
when else in the year does family come together
and celebrate together something so special?

Christ's birth is something that changed everyone's life on this Earth.
Whether you believe it or not, He did.
He's the reason for the season and we cannot forget that.
Yes giving presents is great, 3 wise men did back in Bethlehem,
but let's not forget WHY He came here.
To save us and to love us.
I love Christmas because it also brings me closer to my Savior.
He is my best friend and confidante.
He's laughed with me, and cried and with me.
He knows me by name and knows my needs.

Remember the reason for the season.
So don't stress about the perfect gift.
Enjoy your holidays ;)

"Merry Christmas while we stand
heart to heart and hand in hand."

11 December 2009

One month to go!

One month to go people!!
One month til I'm workin at the Happiest Place on Earth!
I'm so excited and pumped and excited and pumped!
(ahh I'm repeating myself I'm so WOOOHOOO)

I'm excited to get out there and start working for the Mouse.
I think Walt was a truly inspired man
and look at the empire he left behind!
(I'm definitely gonna spend some quality time
with him in the next life)
I feel honored that I was chosen out of hundreds of applicants to go!
I love Disneyland and I love that I get to work there now!

Of course I'll let you know where I'm gonna be when I find that out and all
(keep your fingers crossed for the Indiana Jones store)
Thanks for the support you all have given me!

One month to go peeps!!!

(and no the castle won't be like this when I get there
but I love this picture)

09 December 2009

"I'm almost there..."

"People think I'm crazy,
but I don't care...
There ain't nothin gonna stop me now cuz I'm almost there.

There've been trials and tribulations,
I know I've had my share,
but I've climbed a mountain and I've crossed a river
and I'm almost there!
I'm almost there,
I'm almost there!!"

It's amazing to me how music
can put you in the right mood for anything.
Sometimes it moves you to a completely new level
and that's always the best.
It's also amazing how the radio plays just the right song
at the right time too.

This song (above) is from Princess and the Frog
but I discovered it has more meaning for me than I expected.
I love this song because it's Tiana talking to her mom
about her dream restaurant
but when I listened to it over and over again,
I realized it also had meaning for me.

Waiting for Andrew has been so difficult.
I mean really difficult sometimes.
No, not because I'd rather be dating or anything like that
(*psh please....)
It's just hard to have someone you love so much so far away from you.
But as Tiana said "I'm almost there".

6 months this Christmas,
6 months til I see his face again,
hear his voice and be able to talk to him.
6 months til my dreams start coming true.
6 months is all ;)

"I've climbed a mountain and I've crossed a river and I'm almost there!"
Girl you got that right!

I'm almost there!!!

05 December 2009

The Princess and the Frog

I got to see The Princess and the Frog today!

Special screening and all ;)

Oh my goodness gracious!


It was absolutely amazing.
Humor, love, jazz, a smooth-talking villain,

a southern belle, jazz-playing alligator, 200-year old blind "fairy godmother",
and tons of other magical elements that just made this amazing!
It's definitely on my top list of Disney movies now,
right up there with Sleeping Beauty, Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast.

Definitely go see it!!
You'll enjoy it I guarantee it!