Friday, June 29, 2007
I have grown so used to being in familiar places, with familiar faces and having little to no challenge face me, that I see myself as a change-aphobe.
I'm afraid of change.
So afraid that, last week as I prayed through the possibility of moving to Florida, I cried for two days straight...and threw up a little too (okay, I threw up a lot).
There's tons of stuff that scares me, but the idea of doing something I've never done before, by myself, in an unfamiliar place- freaks the heck out of me.
I've prayed a lot, been in God's Word, listened to Godly counsel...my conclusion:
God has a plan for my life, I'm not exactly sure what that is, what it looks like, where it will take place for this portion of my life, but what I do know is that I don't want to be afraid anymore.
I don't have to be afraid because the more I render control of my life over to God, the more secure I am in His perfect will for my life.
There is nothing like being in the center of God's will.
This might sound crazy, but I really love God so much more today than I did a week ago and I really want him to take control of every detail of my life even more than I did yesterday.
And if all this stuff was to teach me to trust Him and show me how to love and draw closer to Him...
then even the throw up was worth it.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
A day at the beach...
Janette and I made our way out to Rosemead and boy was it fun!
Class of 2007.
- Janette F.
- Sammy Part 2
- Playing the celebrity game...giving Janette the answer...and her still getting the wrong answer!
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Last Tuesday night, instead of going to small group, I went to see "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" with my family (everyone except for my dad...he had to work).
It was so much fun!
The very first thing we saw when we drove up to the El Capitan Theater was the Kodak Theater to our right hand side. I got chills just thinking of all the famous stars that have walked down the red carpet right in front of that theater!
The inside of the El Capitan is beautiful and makes you feel like you are in Old Hollywood.
I was Meredith...
Janette was Izzie...
Bibi was Cristina...
(We decided to call each other by our aliases the entire night)
We played three rounds and Bibi...or should I say "Cristina" won all three games!
No joke...it sucked.
Especially because Bibi said that she wasn't surprised Cristina won because Cristina is the best at everything.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
My day was filled with work, friends and this really BIG thing.
So this is why I am posting so late into my work day.
Please pray for me. That God's will would be done in my life. Not mine, but His.
And I really mean it. Really, I do.
I know God wants to mold and teach me in new different ways, I'm just not sure how that will play out in my life...but I think I'm ready to know.
I know I'm ready to know.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
BUT, I'm short on time today as I have to run errands right after work and also go to Jennifer Price's graduation!
I promise to blog my butt off tomorrow!
Just a question: What do you consider a good blog/post to be? In other words, what must a blog/post consist of to be considered a "good blog/post" in your opinion?
Please comment...I'm really interested in finding out!
A couple of months ago my venture was getting a digital camera...
About a month ago it was getting a laptop... (which I'm not sure about anymore--that's more of a long term goal)
A couple of weeks ago it was getting Michael Buble tickets...(which is in the works)
And the latest and greatest venture is going on the "A Walk in Walt's Footsteps" guided tour through Disneyland.
Here's what the tour comes with:
A guided tour through Disneyland® Park where I will fully understand the vision, challenges, hard work and excitement that went into creating everything that is associated with the name, and the man, Walt Disney.
1. Lots of fun facts and trivia.
2. A ride on the Disneyland® Railroad.
3. Hear Walt Disney talk about Disneyland® Park in his own words.
3. A unique visit to the first attraction at Disneyland® Park featuring Audio-Animatronics®, Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room.
4. A peek at the Lobby of the exclusive members only Club 33.
5. Enjoy a private lunch on Main Street, U.S.A. — the land patterned after Walt's ideal version of small town America.
6. An exclusive, collectible "A Walk in Walt's Footsteps" pin.
**The items in bold are the ones I am MOST excited about!
Annual pass holders get an amazing discount...which makes me even more excited!
I've already talked to Evelyn and my sister about it so hopefully we can make it out there pretty soon.
*Don't you just love my good use of alliteration?
Friday, June 15, 2007
"WHY?" you ask.
#1 He's adorable.
#2 He's so talented.
#3 His music is so romantic.
#4 He's coming to LA.
#5 I recently got his new CD.
#6 I joined his fan club on Sunday morning.
Bibi and I have been scouting out tickets to go to his show, but every time we'd search online we'd get jipped. Every ticket was sold out and then we'd find that they'd be on eBay being auctioned off at ridiculously high prices.
One day I noticed that there's a thing on Ticketmaster where they'd have pre-sales on event tickets for all fan club members, so Bibi and I figured that the best way to get cheap, good tickets was to become part of his Bungalow-B Fan club.
Sunday morning, in-between services we came into the office and did it!
It cost each of us about $40. The membership came with certain privileges and a pack of little Buble goodies, that should be arriving at Bibi's house anytime soon!
As I pushed the "FINISH" button on the computer screen I felt like a teenager again. The last time I was a part of a fan club was when I was 17 and joined the Audio Adrenaline Junkies Club.
Ah, there's nothing like coming back to my groupie ways...
There were...in row "B" of the BENCHES section...which essentially means we'd be all the way in the back of the Greek Theater. Please view the Greek theater seating chart above.
Not sure what would bother me more:
a) Sitting on a bench for an entire concert--Ouch!
b) Saying things like, "Geez, Michael is as big as my pinky from way back here!".
Either way I know I'd have a blast with Bibi, no matter where we sit. Tickets go for $60 each after all fees and charges...what do you think? Should we go for it?
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
On Tuesday I checked if there were any comments on my posts...
There were! FIVE to be exact!
It's been the fastest that anyone has ever commented on any post on my blog. And in record numbers too...all of my blog friends commented!
Thank you Howard, German, Bibi and Janette for making post #188 so popular!
Don, my brother-in-law, had offered to watch the baby and the kids after school so my sister and I could ride the "grown-up" rides...and just spend some time together, minus the little ones. (I must admit...he's a pretty cool husband!)
Once we showed up we got the "Our park will be extremely popular with our guests today...." note at the entrance of the parking structure. Of course, the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage just opened on Monday.
The first thing we did was ride a double-decker old fashioned car down Mainstreet and got dropped off at the entrance of Tomorrowland. We'd never done that before...it was fun--here we are on the car! We rode on the top deck.
All we did at Disneyland was ride Space Mountain. All the lines were so long!?!
While in line we were hit with a terrible B.O. smell. We realized it was the junior highers behind us and couldn't stop laughing.
All we did was laugh and tell stories the entire time...so much fun!
We cruised the shops and then headed for lunch at the Rainforest Cafe.
They sat us at a small, dark, cave-esque corner (since it was just two of us) where the "storms" got quite scary at times.
See...here we are:
Our server Brett AKA "Brad" was amazing! He was so spunky and fun. Every time he'd come around to check on us I'd forget to look at his name badge to see what his name was so I conveniently named him Brad, so that I could make comments about every time he left our table.
At the end of our meal I admitted to Brett that I named him Brad...he joked that he didn't mind me confusing him with Brad Pitt...I joked his last name must really be Arm (Arm-Pitt...get it?). We laughed...it was fun!
After lunch he rode California Screamin' and Tower of Terror twice! Spectacular.
It was so great to spend the day with my sister. We have SO MANY jokes that I almost forgot how alike we are....it was amazing...she is amazing!
Monday, June 11, 2007
Last Saturday night my sister, Marlen, and I went to Walgreen's to buy Baby Don some formula and to buy me some Us Weekly.
As we trotted down the isles looking for some junk food to take with us I ran into a Grey's Anatomy Trivia Board Game! Two of my favorite things in life packaged together so nicely-board games and Grey's!
Truth be told, the first thing that made my eye catch the game was the $9.99 bright yellow tag hanging under it.
Maribel had told me about this game (said Becky had gotten it), but never did I think I'd find it at Walgreen's! I bought it on the spot!
And just in case you're wondering I did open it to see what kind of format the game was in...but I didn't even peak at the question/answer cards...I'm still waiting for a Grey's marathon night in...I want to play fair.
Who's up for some serious Grey's Anatomy butt kickin'?
*My game is in a cardboard box...not in a nice tin box like the one pictured above.
Friday, June 8, 2007
2. London to see what Sinatra was singing about.
3. New York on new year's in Time Square.
4. Orlando for Disney World of course.
5. Berlin because Jason told me to.
6. Capetown to see what I can help with.
7. Venice for the food and gondolas.
8. Jerusalem for obvious reasons.
9. Athens for the rich history.
10. San Fransisco so I can walk through Lombard Street.