29 November 2009

Top Things to Do/See at Disneyland

Now I'm making this list before I go work there
so this will probably change slightly after August. ;)
They are also in no particular order.
I'm going by how Blogger uploaded them hahahaha

Indiana Jones

By far my favorite ride! I don't really know why.
I hate snakes, it's bumpy etc but boy is it the BEST!
My favorite ;)

Pixie Hollow

This is a new attraction at Disneyland for all those little fairies out there.
Big fairies are allowed too ;)
Meet Tink and her new friends all day long here at Pixie Hollow ;)

ToonTown

OK some might think this place is hokey but I love it.
It's so adorable
AND
you can meet Mickey Mouse any time you're there
(between like 9-5)
he's there to take pictures with you ;)
AWESOME!

Space Mountain

Like the best roller coaster on this planet.
I love the music for this ride too.
It's epic.
Another must do!
(beware, do NOT put your arms up in this ride. BAD idea)

Pirates of the Caribbean

The classics never die my friends.
Never die.
This ride has been re-done ish to add Jack Sparrow and such to the cast
but overall, it's still the same awesome ride!
Just a couple readjustments ;)
"Dead Men Tell No Tales"
(P.S. The Blue Bayou is delicious! SOO worth the money)

Princess Faire

Like Pixie Hollow, this is where little princesses
can meet the classic heroines from their favorite stories.
Different princesses are there throughout the day so who knows who you'll meet?
Definitely a way cool place to be.
They also do storybook time and princess makeovers ;)

Peter Pan's Flight

This is my favorite Fantasyland ride.
I wait in line for it every time I go.
It's so worth it!
It may seem silly but ya know what?
Don't care ;)
For anyone that likes pixie dust and happy thoughts,
this ride takes you to a NeverLand you won't forget ;)

Mr. Toad's Wild Ride

This one is a family tradition for my family.
We always go on this ride cuz it's so fun!
If you haven't seen Wind in the Willows
YouTube it and the ride is like the movie.
Thoroughly awesome! Worth the wait again.

Haunted Mansion

I love this ride too.
It's a nice and relaxing ride,
though haunted by spirits from beyond our world
OoOoOoOoOoOoOo
"Be sure to bring your death certificate"
From Halloween through Christmas time
Haunted Mansion is all done up in
Nightmare Before Christmas and that's awesome!
Jack is one of my favorite characters ;)

Fantasmic!


This one got 2 pictures because I love it so much.
Fantasmic! is my favorite part of Disneyland.
I'm not exactly sure why
but probably because it has all my favorite people in it.
There's princesses, pirates, Peter and Wendy,
bad guys, waterworks, fireworks, light effects, etc.
It's all about the power of Mickey's imagination ;)
LOVE IT!

Soarin Over California

Yes this is not at Disneyland.
It's in California Adventure.
I'm still not completely sold on that park yet
but maybe since I'll be there
it'll grow on me ;)
This is by far the coolest ride!
You're in a "helicopter thingy" flying over different parts of Cali.
You can smell the different things like:
the orange trees, the ocean, the pine trees, the forests, etc.
It's so cool!
And of course you end the ride by soarin over Disneyland
with fireworks!

So this is my list for now ;)
See any of your favorites??

24 November 2009

My obsessions

I have many.
Yes I do.

So here are a few to entertain you for a bit:

1. Disney


As I have already stated,
I have a problem with buying Disney stuff.
Working at the Disney Store really doesn't help the situation
like at all.
I get 20% off and therefore everything is WAY more appealing ;)
I collect all sorts of stuff from Disney but movies, plush, and snowglobes are my biggest ones.
I have 10 snowglobes, 2 jumbo bags of plush, an tons of Disney movies.
Yes I must say.
I am obsessed.
And I love it!

2. Books


Nothing makes me happier than curling up with a good book.
I love to read.
I didn't used to though.
I hated learning to read, I hated going to the library at school
until I was in 2nd grade and had the coolest teacher on the planet.
She taught me all sorts of tricks and how to read faster.
Then I started racing through books,
I couldn't read any of them fast enough.
My favorites are mostly European classics like:
Three Musketeers, Les Miserables, Jane Eyre, Peter Pan,
Phantom of the Opera, Count of Monte Cristo, etc.
My dreamy day is when it's raining,
curled up with a book in a fleece blanket
with a mug of hot chocolate.
Mmmmm yes ;)

3. Movies


Again.
I'm in love with movies
My dad was a film major
therefore I've seen a ton of movies
and I know way more than any normal person should.
Ask me a question ad I'll most likely know the answer
(or I'll ask my daddy ;) )

4. Chocolate


I love chocolate.
It's truly from heaven above friends ;)

5. Broadway Musicals

I love going to musicals.
For some reason I get this surge of adrenaline when I see one.
I cry when the music starts,
I cry when the curtain falls
(unless it's a horrible show obviously)
I'm just a sucker for amazing music that moves me.
I probably love these songs so much
because they are sung with such passion
and feeling cuz they're acting at the same time.
You can feel their despair, hate, anger, love, joy, etc
in their voices and that's what makes them great.

I know there's only 5 right now but honestly I couldn't think of more....
at this moment in time anyway ;)

Oh wait!

6.

Him. ;) ;)

22 November 2009

Life moves pretty fast.


This season makes me think and reflect a lot.
Not sure why but it totally does.
I was just sitting in my room today
and thinking about my life.
So far.

And so far I've led a pretty good life ;)
Yes I have ;)
I've ha my share of loss, sadness, heartache, etc
but for the majority of it,
I've had a blessed and charmed life.

No, I'm not dying or anything.
I know that totally sounded like an eulogy sorry!
I've just been thinking as I'm about to leave home for the first time,
and remembering the things I've learned,
I've experienced,
and what I've gained thanks to those things.

I can't wait to start a new chapter in January.
As I've realized how close I am to leaving,
I realize that I'm completely ready.
Maybe that's why everything worked out this way.
Heavenly Father knew it was time for me to spread my wings
and so He gave me this opportunity.
After all, He knows me better than anybody.

I couldn't be more grateful to Him for dealing with me and my faults.
For listening to me when no one else would.
I'm sure He's laughed with me when the kids I work with say the darndest things
and I share them with Him.
I feel like He has prepared me in so many ways for this opportunity.
He's given me a wonderful and supportive family that is oober excited for me,
co-workers that are excited for me and will probably come visit me ;)
He's given me a missionary that is so excited for me
and told me he was proud that I took the leap.
(Andrew's also told me that I have to send him my address
so that letters don't take forever to get to me. How cute is he?)

I've said before that I've changed in many ways since Andrew left 17 months ago
(I just had to add that up BTW)
but that I'm still me.
I feel that this Disneyland internship is exactly that kind of thing
I've been looking for; I just didn't know it.
My mom says "I've been telling you to go do stuff and to do this internship"
(which she has BTW)
and for some odd reason it never felt right.
Now it does.
I feel like this is my chance.
Like in the movies when the hero/heroine goes to a foreign place to start over.
Same thing for me.

"Life moves pretty fast.
If you don't stop and look once in awhile, you might miss it"
Ferris couldn't have been more right.
I didn't realize time moves much faster than I want it to
and I don't want to miss it.
21 years old and finally embarking on the adventure I've always dreamed about.
Hey maybe I am like Indiana Jones then? ;) ;)

17 November 2009

Tis the Season & Love Will Find a Way

So Christmas is like right around the corner right?
Yeah.
Mr. Grinch and Frosty and all such are
gettin prepared for this crazy awesomeness
called the holidays.

Another thing this season never lacks in is:
weddings/engagements.
Good grief!!!!
I never really thought of Nov/Dec to be so "true love" oriented.
Not that it's a bad thing or anything!
I'm a firm believer in love and happiness mmmk?

But WOW!

And you know what?
I get jealous sometimes.
Yeah I do.
I know.....shameful....I shall now hang my head....
but srsly.
I do get jealous of how happy people are together sometimes.

And yes.
It's because Andrew isn't here.
I mean.....DUH.
But at least I acknowledge this right???
That's the first step isn't it? ;)

I love the holiday season
and I love love
so therefore this is like the happiest season for me.
(and the most wonderful time of the year)

I love when I can get out the Swarski crystal Forget-Me-Nots
Andrew gave me for Christmas and remember
how proud he was of his gift ;)
(He was so cute hahahahaha)
I love looking at the pictures of the flowers he sent me for Christmas that year too.
I had just started working at the Disney Store so we had less time together
and he worked at Watson's so he sent me flowers ;)
So thoughtful ;)

I love that I have only 6 months left to wait when Christmas Day comes around ;)
I can't wait to be able to talk to him face to face.
(instead of a tape recorder hahahahahahaha)
I can't wait for my best friend to come home
and this season helps me to think about that so much more.

Yes I do get jealous but how many girls can say that they have a guy
willing to give up 2 years to the Lord,
writing to her and sharing his experiences,
and strengthening her from thousands of miles away.
There are so many times when I swear I'll turn around
and there he'll be cuz he's still such a big part of my life.

One of the many reasons I care about him so much is that he can make funny faces:


Thinks he can eat ice cream with chopsticks:

Thinks he can wear MY sunglasses and still look cool:

And still be the absolute BEST looking guy ;)

Like I said in the title:
Love will find a way
and I'm a firm believer in love
and ours was meant to last ;)

Tis the season.
Make sure you let those you love know you love them.

15 November 2009

Movie review

Ok so I love this movie!
I am a HUGE Sandra Bullock fan and I tolerate Ryan Reynolds usually.
I really liked him in this one though.
(his part in Wolverine was just pathetic....I mean really....)
But anyways! Back to the awesomeness that is The Proposal.

Meet Margaret:

A successful businesswoman in the book industry.
She also is from Canada and her Visa is expired.

Meet Andrew:

Margaret's assistant.
All he wants to to have his book published so he tries to kiss her butt enough to get it in.

The problem:
Margaret went to a book convention (somewhere...I can't remember where)
and because of that her Visa has been revoked and she has to go back to Canada.
Unless she finds some way to stay.

Andrew happens to walk into the meeting and she has an idea.

"We're getting married" she says to her bosses.

(Look out Margaret I think he might eat you....)
Now this was not what Andrew signed up for when he works for her.
She blackmails him into it and he agrees so that he can get his book published finally.

And then they go to the Immigration office to get her all sorted out.
In the process, she agrees to go to Alaska to meet his family.
(to make it legit)
Little does she know that things would change and happen over those 3 days ;)

Now of course I'm not gonna tell you all that happens but man you have to watch it!
It's absolutely hilarious!
An "exotic" stripper, a 90-year old chanting grandma, a crazy dog, etc.
Just doesn't get any better ;)

06 November 2009

The Princess and the Frog

OH.........MY.........GOODNESS!
I can't wait to see this!!!
It can't really get any better than a:
jazz-playing alligator,
a frog prince,
a hard-working girl,
a lovesick Cajun firefly,
a "fairy-godmother" with a seeing-eye snake!
And of course a villain who's gonna go down with the best of them ;)

Check it!












03 November 2009

Disneyland Birthday ;)

I turned 21 on the 29th of last month
and for my birthday my mom and I went to Disneyland!!
We had such a blast!!
We partied like no other in that park ;)


One of the biggest things I wanted to do
was get a picture with Mickey and Minnie in their Halloween costumes.
We walked into the park on my birthday and lo, and behold:

There they were!!! IN COSTUME!
See? Dreams do come true at Disneyland ;)

Next on the list was Fantasyland.
I love those rides over there for some unknown reason.
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride is a family tradition.
And getting pictures even more of one ;)

Case and point.

Haunted Mansion was all Christmasy and such already ;)

Very cool.

Lunch at the Blue Bayou!!
(restaurant in Pirates of the Caribbean)

You have to reserve this place at least 3 months in advance!
Rock on Mom!

They gave me a free chocolate mousse for my birthday ;)

and I was very excited about it ;)

Walked outside and decided I was gonna be
chillin' with my favorite villain and my BFFs Jack and Sally ;)

Yeah they're in presents what'sre point eh?

After lunch it was time for my birthday party at the Plaza Inn!

We decorated cakes and got a sticker ribbon for our "Mouseterpieces" Hahahaha

And who should arrive at the party?!
None other than the big Mouse himself and his lovely Mousette! ;)

And pictures were of course taken ;)

In front of MY castle.
It's only Sleeping Beauty's technically.

Me and my madre ;)

Next day was California Adventure and then D-land again.

Guess what?! My name starts with A!

Walked into Cali Adventure and BAM!:

Oh yes friends. HSM show.
"It's Now or NEVER!"

Ok so at Disneyland there's "Fantasmic!"
which is my all-time favorite thing at Disneyland.
A water/light/fireworks show and I love it!
These kids were all sitting around me and my mom and somehow they flocked to me.

Srsly, the kid plopped on my lap and would not move til dad picked him up.
The girls loved playing with my hair and my Minnie ears.
Weird but hey I must have an aura then eh? ;)

Fantasmic!!!!

MICKEY!!

^ This was right before his gloves sparked with fireworks!
SOOOO cool!
I kinda geeked out about it ;)

The Beast!
My favorite of all time!

They had Ariel and Snow White too but their pictures didn't come out very well.
They were moving along the water as we were trying to take the picture.

Of course had to get a picture with the wicked cool Halloween decorations!

OOOOO scary!!!

I had SOO much fun with my mom at Disneyland!
We had a blast and pin traded with a ton of cast members so now I have a bunch of pins!

Jealous? Yeah you should be ;)

And that my friends is my Disneyland adventure until I go in January!!! ;)