Saturday, January 30, 2010

First day of work by myself. :)

Today I had my first day of work all by myself. It was really fun, not as scary as I thought it would be, and really tiring. The best thing that happened was when I got home (after driving, what! what!) my power cord was waiting for me on my bed. My old one started sparking, so I kind of had to buy a new one (in case you were wondering, if you're a Disney employee you get a discount on Apple products). The glorious package containing it was waiting for me, so my computer is no longer dead. :)

I just finished having some leftover taco soup (like chili but with taco seasoning and ranch dressing mix) and now I'm just hanging out watching Meet the Robinsons while waiting for Miss America to start.

 I'm way behind on blogging, so here's the recap of my training. After my training day with Cheryl I had Merchantainment which is fun but goes a little long. The cool part is that you get a sweet Merchantainment pin at the end of it. The class itself is mostly just a class to ease you into working the register and learning how to process various forms of payment. If for some reason this seems extra difficult for you, no worries, you have 3 more days of training where they'll drill the exact same information into your brain. 

The next two days after that were my tier 3 and tier 4 days of merch training. They kind of run together because I basically did the same thing both days- practiced at the register. Somewhere along the way I learned how to open and close carts and also passed my Merchandise assessment. Tier 5 was super fun for me because I got to learn photo at the end of Dinosaur. The photo system isn't very difficult to use and it's a fun position to work. The best part of the day was when I was working Preview where basically you get to welcome back the time traveling guests and offer to write their photo number down for them (best job ever). Anyway, I made friends with a little boy who had just turned six ("I was five yesterday, but now I'm not.") and I got the chance to see him again after he rode a second time and confirm that he was as awesome as he thought he was ("Did I get away from the dinosaur faster than all the other cars?"). He totally made my day. :)

I then had two days off which was awwwwwwesome. I spent my first day off (Thursday to give you some sort of time reference) doing laundry and grocery shopping. Then that night I went to meet Christine for dinner at P.F. Chang's which was fabulously fun (and delicious). I'm so excited that she's down here and I can't WAIT for her to start. :) My second day off (yesterday) I went to Magic Kingdom by myself. Yes, by myself. It was a little awkward at first, but I enjoyed it immensely. I would like to apologize to Jungle Cruise because I have disliked it without reason for a long time. I don't think I had been on it in at least 10 years so my opinion was not well-formed. I laughed really hard, though no one else in my boat did. I am as corny as they come though, so it makes sense. I wish I could remember the skipper's name because he was freaking awesome. Aaaaand that brings us all the way up to today.

Today I didn't do anything extreme. I was on register in Chester and Hester all day. I was so afraid I was going to have to go to a cart. I wouldn't mind being at a cart, I would mind being in the rain. Well, I wouldn't mind being in the rain if I had rain gear, but they were out when I was at Costuming so I need to go back tomorrow or Monday and check. Tomorrow or Monday work because I have both of those days off as well. :)

Now it's time for me to grab fruit snacks and watch Miss America. Have a fun Saturday night!! 


Monday, January 25, 2010

Lack of Posting

Hey guys, my lack of posting isn't due to me not wanting to post and not even due to me not having enough time. Our internet is cracked out right now. We called them and they told us to call our router people because that was the problem. We called them and they said we needed a new router. We got a new router. It's properly hooked up and should totally be working but the internet still doesn't work. Thanks, lying ISP. It IS your fault and is NOT the router's fault. So I'll update soon, I promise, but when I have reliable internet. :)


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Exhaustion. The best kind of exhaustion.

Sorry for the lack of update about my park orientation yesterday. I ended up going to Magic Kingdom with my roommates yesterday night and we had just enough time to ride Space Mountain and watch Wishes. Then I had to go to Walmart and buy my shoes (where I also bought a Lunchable) and then I was just tired. 

Yesterday was DAKlimation which I found without incident (which is a miracle because the directions they give you to Cast Services are non-existent and it is NOT somewhere you can just wander around and find). We had some help from experienced cast members and it was just fine. Which brings me to an important CP tip- DON'T be afraid to ask anyone anything. At all. Seriously. No one is going to think you're stupid. They'll understand that you're new and that things are confusing and they'll help you get where you need to be. DAKlimation consists of a LOT of information about the park, its history, and Disney's conservation efforts. It also consists of a LOT of walking. In case you were unaware, DAK is HUGE. We didn't go into anything super specific to our jobs, it was all mostly a general overview and a lot of learning the story about different areas of the park. It was very fun but another tip- for park orientation (especially if you're at DAK!) make sure you wear shoes that you're comfortable walking for a looooooong time in. :) 

Today was far more specific as it was my first day of on the job training. After clocking in at Cast Services and doing some online learning, we split with our trainers. I was the only one with my trainer (the coolest trainer ever), Cheryl. She was amazing and helpful and friendly and encouraging and fun and everything that I would expect a Disney trainer to be. She helped me learn my way around all of the fabulous places in Dinoland and gave me several helpful tips along the way. What's exciting is that not only am I in the Chester and Hester store and the Dinosaur photo store, I could also be at any of the Dinoland carts and I also get to be trained to work the carnival games which is awwwwwwwwwwesome. I also got to be a part of a Magical Moment today and made friends with a couple of really sweet four and five year olds. :)

I'm ridiculously tired so I'm going to probably watch a movie or watch The Biggest Loser online and go to bed.


P.S. If you haven't had them already, good luck with your interviews Fall 2010-ers! 

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Free day.

Today I had a free day and hung out with my awesome roommate, Sarah. We went to Animal Kingdom and rode Everest (the first time for both of us, we held hands), checked out Dinoland (rode Primeval Whirl and looked at costumes), and went on the good ol' Safari. We also went to Epcot where I finally rode Test Track. We also bopped through World Showcase and found our dream Canadian Man (we WILL find him again) and spent a ridiculous amount of time in Norway making fabulous assumptions about life there.

I have my first day of training tomorrow. Now all I need to do is figure out how in the heck to get to Animal Kingdom Cast Services from the bus stop. Oh well, good thing I'm leaving early. :)

I'm tired and don't want to write anymore, but if you want to check out pictures from today and the rest of my program, find them on Facebook here: I don't think you have to be my friend to look at them, but feel free to add me. :)


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Traditionnnnnnnnnnnnnnn (s)

Today was Traditions. It was fabulous and fun and interesting (even it was long). Only one of my roommates (Brittney) was in the same group as me, so we headed over to the bus stop at the crack of dawn. The sun literally rose on the bus ride from Chatham to Disney University. It was ridiculous. The good thing about this was that after Traditions we had time to come home and eat and then head out to Hollywood Studios with some of our super fun downstairs neighbors. We started off by seeing the Indiana Jones show which I hadn't seen since I was like 10, so that was fun. Then we hit Tower of Terror, Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, and finally Toy Story Mania. The only thing with a legit wait was Toy Story. The park was ridiculously uncrowded and it was fabulous. Dude. It was my first time going on Toy Story and I LOVED it. My score was pathetic, except for I totally owned in the Bo Peep game. My final score was 94,300. I plan to improve upon that significantly if only because a challenge has been thrown down. 

Tomorrow I'm going to buy dranks from the store because I forgot them and then I plan on going to Animal Kingdom, probably with some of the downstairs-ers. I want to go for the fun aspect but it will also be nice to scope out how much time I need to add in for the bus. I'm also going to creep on Dinoland Merch people so I can find my costume. :)

Have a wonderful rest of the night! 

Oh- to all of you Fall 2010-ers, I'm excited about the applications for y'all. Best of luck to you!


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Day 2.

This is going to be short. I'm tired. 

Today I woke up and went and got breakfast with my mom. We went to Target where I finally found a pair of grey pants. Then we went to Publix and bought my groceries and then we went to T-Rex and had a final (fun) lunch together. After that we drove to the airport so she could catch her flight. I may or may not have bawled like a baby as I was driving back to the highway from the airport. I got back to my apartment and met our fun downstairs neighbors and watched a very entertaining attempt to make a plastic cup/string phone for communication between our balconies. It was unsuccessful. We then took a massive trip with all of us to Downtown Disney and had dinner at T-Rex. Yes. I ate there twice today. Since then I've showered and dried my hair and I plan on doing nothing else but going to sleep. I have the early Traditions tomorrow which means I have to be at the bus stop at 6:45. That does mean more time to play in the parks afterwards though, so I'm excited for that. :)

I'll have a better update tomorrow. I promise.


Monday, January 18, 2010


Hello, friends. I'm officially checked in and my program has started. :) It doesn't feel totally official yet because I'm not sleeping in my apartment tonight because I'm a baby so I'm spending one more night in the hotel with my mom before she leaves tomorrow. 

Today was looooong. Fun, informative, exciting, and awesome- but long. I got to Vista around 7:45 and met up with my awesome roommate Sarah. We walked over to check-in around 8 where we filled out some housing papers, got our housing assignment (3 bedroom at Chatham, exactly what we wanted), got our housing IDs and learned when we would need to be on the bus to go to Casting (9:30). While waiting for the information on our casting session we accidentally found 3 of our 4 other roommates (who are also awesome) so that was cool. We had enough time to go over and pick out our room but that was about all we had time to do before catching the bus for Casting. We were the first group to go to Casting which was great because we got through everything relatively quickly... except for me because the fingerprint scanner didn't think any of my fingers looked like the right fingers. Also, they aren't kidding when they say it's easier to print/fill out your On-Boarding paperwork. My printer ran out of ink so I didn't have mine and while it wasn't a problem to fill it out it was just annoying to have to sit there and do it while other people were already finished. After Casting I had enough to time to go to Target and get some things I left at home (alarm clock!) and get lunch with my mom before I had to go to the housing meeting. A couple of things about the housing meeting: A. They tell you it's cold in the room and they aren't lying. B. A lot of the stuff seems like common sense but don't tune out completely because they really do give you helpful information. The meeting ended a smidge before 5 and I went back to my apartment to meet up with my mom and say bye to my roomies for the evening. Then my mom and I went to dinner and now I'm chilling back at the hotel. 

Here's the deal- people who say check-in day is tiring know what they're talking about. You'll be tired but it isn't unmanageable. Just go into it knowing that it's a lot to handle in one day. The good news is that you'll have Tuesday to let all of it soak in. 

I'm in group one for Traditions so my bust leaves bright and early at 6:45 which is fine by me because I'd love to get it done first thing and have the rest of the day. My park orientation (DAKlimation, I'm Dinoland Merch) is Friday. 

Oh- you may have noticed I didn't mention moving my stuff in. That's because I have an amazing mother and when I got back from Casting ALL of my things were moved in and unpacked. I was so happy and grateful. :)

I think that that's a sufficient amount of information (or I hope it is because I'm about to fall asleep). 

Hope you've had a great start to an even greater week!


Saturday, January 16, 2010

Countdown: ONE!!!!!

I leave tomorrow. :) At 9 am I'll be headed to Disney and I can't wait. I'm essentially finished packing. 

This pile of nonsense is going with me (not the guitars, they just happen to be where I'm piling my stuff): IMG_6606

As well as the two clear/green bins in this one: IMG_6607

I just realized that I'm in that picture. Ha. Oh well.

I had quite a fight with my Space Bag last night. First, I couldn't get the air to suck out because I'm stupid and put the hose in the vacuum the wrong way (which took me forever to realize). By the time I figured that out my stuff had gotten shifted over the stop line which I didn't realize. When I sucked the air out it made the zipper part open up and the air kept leaking out. I finally figured it out and fixed it and now my comforter, mattress pad, memory foam, and pillow are wonderfully compacted.

Last night I hung out with my family. My sister (not the one in yesterday's picture) came to our house because her husband is out of town so I got to eat dinner with both of my sisters and my mom and my stepdad. After dinner my mom suggested we hang out some more so we went to see The Princess and the Frog (sans my stepdad). I really enjoyed the movie, but I enjoyed being with my sisters and my mom even more. :) We rarely hang out with all 4 of us anymore. 

Since today is the last day before I leave, it's time for my favorite picture of all from my last trip. My dad thought he was being sneaky and taking a surprise picture, but my sister and I saw him taking it and posed for it. It's also on another ride that both of us just love. :)

Picture #1: 


 Have a fabulous day! 


Friday, January 15, 2010

Countdown: 2 (2?!?!)

I can't believe that the day after tomorrow is when I'm leaving. I just got an email from Disney College Recruiting reminding me to check out the website for transportation information. The reminder was nice but I was more excited because it seemed like they had forgotten about me. I hadn't heard anything from them in quite some time. 

Packing is a pain. I like packing for vacations, but this is completely different. My room looks like things exploded in it which wouldn't be a problem if I hadn't just cleaned it. Almost all of my clothes are packed, as well as most of my bathroom stuff and my jewelry and other various things like that. I still need to pack up things like hangers, my alarm clock, and random things like sunscreen and my umbrella. I plan to be finished by the end of today.

Today's picture for the countdown isn't a great picture. Strange that I would choose it, then. I picked it not because of any cute pose (we both look really awkward), not because of cute children (we were 18 and 21 at the time of the picture), and not because it's an original picture of any kind. I picked it because I'm standing with my sister in front of a ride that we both love and that we couldn't wait to ride together again (it had been 5 years). /Sentimental rant

So here it is, picture #2:


Happy Friday! 


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Countdown: 3

I cannot believe that I leave in 3 days. That's madness. Madness I say!! Anyway, today's picture should be like in a Disney promo or something. It's just precious. It happened during the New Year's Eve fireworks and I'm so glad that the moment was captured. :)

Picture #3:


Have an amazing day! If you're in school right now, congratulations it's almost the weekend!!


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Countdown: 4

I don't have much to say... I had a wonderful day of not doing much. I played Pokemon, I hung out with my friends, I watched American Idol. I just wanted to get my Day 4 countdown/picture in before the day is over. :)

So here it is, picture #4:

I should tell you that it's not from Disney World but from Universal. It is, however, from the same trip so it counts. :)



Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Countdown: 5

I've decided to count down my five days until I leave with a favorite picture from my last trip to Disney World for each day. It was a really fun trip with my sister, my dad, my stepmom, and my stepcousins. We went at the end of December 07/beginning of January 08 and it was amazing. My sister and I are park navigating masters and managed to do everything we (and everyone else) wanted to get done without having crowd issues. :)

So here it is, #5:


That's my father being attacked by pirate skeletons at Downtown Disney. Yeah. If you ever wonder where my insanity comes from, just refer back to that picture. :)

Less than a WEEK.

So, once I got into the cleaning I REALLY got into the cleaning. I've now scrubbed every inch of my bathroom with bleach cleaner. I still need to vacuum all the dog hair out of my room (and my sister's room because she's nice enough to let Jessie sleep in there sometimes) and I need to do my laundry but I only have like 3 loads so it isn't so bad. /run-on sentence

My roommate texted me today with a fun little reminder that we only have 6 DAYS until check-in. :) As in less than a week. As in I leave in 5 days. That's not a lot of days. I expect it to go ridiculously quickly only because I'm not entirely sure that I'm ready to leave home yet and because I pretty much have stuff to do every day until then. Thursday was my free day until I realized that I forgot to plan on a time to go to the DMV today so that got moved to Thursday. 

I went to Target with my mom last night and got really cute storage bins and a loofah (finally!). We're going to Walmart on Friday to get bed risers and anything that I realize I don't have when I'm packing. It's weird to think that I probably already should have started packing when a few weeks ago I couldn't wait to pack but didn't want to start too early. 

I've heard birds singing all day today. I think they're confused. It's still January. Why are they even here? Maybe they want me to feel like Cinderella/Snow White while I'm cleaning. Or maybe I've breathed in too much bleach. But I'm going to go with the first option. :)

Hope you all have a wonderful day! (Stay away from bleach-induced birds.) 


Monday, January 11, 2010

I'm inspired.

Today my room is going to be fully organized, my car will be cleaned out to make room for all of the things I'm taking, and I will begin to pack. I will finish packing by Wednesday or Thursday so that I can enjoy my last few days at home without being stressed out or wondering when I'm going to pack. My ways of procrastination end now.

In other news, my glasses come in today. I was supposed to get them on Friday, but due to ice on the roads they weren't able to be delivered. I'm also set to receive 2 DS games. One to help me with my Spanish and... Pokemon because I'm a 12 year old boy. I may go to Walmart and purchase bins if I'm feeling really productive but I think I'll wait until my mom gets home because that's more of a 2 person job. 

Seeing how this blog entry is just another way that I'm procrastinating, I'm going to end it now and go be productive. 

Have a fabulous (productive) day!


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Remember when I said all my Christmas activities were over?

I lied.

Today we're having Christmas with my stepsiblings who were on a cruise during actual Christmas. My Christmas will officially end later on today. Ha. It's been a good 18 days of Christmas.

This means that starting at the end of this blog post I'll be cleaning my room (trying to pack with a messy room is a nightmare), having Christmas lunch with the fam, and then going to Walmart with my mother to get the final things for the CP. I only need a loofah (still!), storage bins, and bed risers. Target told me online that they had bed risers, but they LIED. I could not find them anywhere in the store and neither could the very nice employee I asked. Oh, well. You can't always win. Ha. 

Tuesday or Wednesday I'm going to the DMV to get my license replaced before I leave because it has a giant crack down the middle of it. It's still in one piece, but it's split pretty badly. I don't know if this affects the validity of it as a form of ID so I'm going to get it replaced just in case. Plus, updating my picture would be awesome since I'm no longer 17. 

I feel like I'm forming the the habit of writing daily pretty nicely. Sorry if the things I'm writing about are boring now. At least a lot of them are CP preparation related. I promise things will get a whole lot more interesting in a week (A WEEK!!). Until then you'll have to put up with me babbling on about going to Walmart, the DMV, and other exciting places. Just know that if you are putting up with that, I love you for it. :)


Saturday, January 9, 2010


Just got home from Target. If you still need/are looking for hangers they had sturdy, white, plastic ones that were $1.42 for a pack of 10. :)

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah it's a party in the USA.

I decided I would do this fun survey that I got from Jenn. It's missing a lot of movies, especially ones from early on (The Three Caballeros anyone?) but I like it anyway. :) I took it upon myself to change the spelling so that "dalmatian" is spelled correctly. Haha. The best part is that when I say I haven't finished Ratatouille I mean it. I've seen like 15 minutes out of the middle of it. Ha. As far as straight to video sequels, I wish it had included Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (especially since that sequel came out before the one listed). I sound like all I'm doing is complaining. I'm not even trying to complain. I was more just pointing out things I noticed. I didn't actually have an issue with any of it. It was fun and I loved it and it made me want to watch Disney movies all day.

8 days until I leave!

[ X ] Seen it \ [ _ ] Haven't finished.



[ X ] Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
[ X ] Pinocchio (1940)
[ X ] Fantasia (1940)
[ X ] Dumbo (1941)
[ X ] Bambi (1942)

[] Bambi II (2006)
[ X ] Cinderella (1950)
[ X ] Cinderella II: Dreams Come True (2002)*
[ X ] Cinderella III: a Twist in Time (2007)*
[ X ] Alice in Wonderland (1951)
[ X ] Peter Pan (1953)

[ X ] Return to Never Land (2002)
[ X ] Tinker Bell (2008)*
[ X ] Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (2009)*
[] Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue (2010)*
[] Tinker Bell: A Winter Story (2011)*
[ X ] Lady & the Tramp (1955)
[] Lady & the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure (2001)*
[ X ] Sleeping Beauty (1959)
[ X ] 101 Dalmatians (1961)

[ X ] 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure (2003)*
[ X ] The Sword in the Stone (1961)
[ X ] The Jungle Book (1967)
[] the Jungle Book 2 (2003)
[ X ] The Aristocats (1970)
[ X ] Robin Hood (1973)
[ X ] The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
[ X ] Pooh's Grand Advnture: The Search for Christopher Robin (1997)*
[] Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (1999)*
[ X ] the Tigger Movie (2000)
[] Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year (2002)*
[] Piglet's Big Movie (2003)
[] Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo (2004)*
[ X ] Pooh's Heffalump Movie (2005)
[] Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie (2005)*
[ X ] The Rescuers (1977)
[ X ] The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
[ X ] The Fox & the Hound (1981)
[] The Fox & the Hound 2 (2006)*
[ X ] The Black Cauldron (1985)
[ X ] The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
[ X ] Oliver & Company (1988)
[ X ] The Little Mermaid (1989)
[ X ] The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea (2000)*
[] The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning (2008)
[ X ] Beauty & the Beast (1991)
[] Belle's Magical World (1998)*
[ X ] Aladdin (1992)
[ X ] The Return of Jafar (1994)*
[ X ] Aladdin & the King of Theives (1996)*
[ X ] The Lion King (1994)
[ X ] The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (1998)*

[] The Lion King 1 1/2 (2004)
[ X ] Pocahontas (1995)
[ X ] Pochahontas II: Journey to a New World (1998)*
[ X ] The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
[] the Hunchback of Notre Dame II (2002)*
[ X ] Hercules (1997)
[ X ] Mulan (1998)
[] Mulan II (2005)*
[ X ] Tarzan (1999)
[] Tarzan & Jane (2002)*
[] Tarzan II (2005)
[ X ] Fantasia 2000 (2000)
[] Dinosaur (2000)
[ X ] The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
[] Kronk's New Groove*
[] Atlantis: the Lost Empire (2001)
[] Atlantis: Milo's Return (2003)*
[ X ] Lilo & Sitch (2002)
[ X ] Stitch! The Movie (2003)*
[ X ] Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch has a Glitch (2005)*
[] Leroy & Stitch (2006)
[] Treasure Planet (2002)
[ X ] Brother Bear (2003)
[] Brother Bear 2 (2006)*
[] Home on the Range (2004)
[ _ ] Chicken Little (2005)
[ X ] Meet the Robinsons (2007)

[] Bolt (2008)
[] The Princess & the Frog (2009)
[] Rapunzel (2010)
[] King of the Elves (2012)

* Straight to video release.


[ X ] DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990)
[ X ] A Goofy Movie (1995)
[ X ] An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000)
[ X ] Doug's 1st Movie (1999)
[ X ] Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (1999)*
[ X ] Recess: School's Out (2001)
[] Teacher's Pet (2004)
[ X ] Mickey, Donald, Goofy: the Three Musketeers (2004)*
[ X ] Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas (2004)*
[] Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams (2007)*


[ X ] Toy Story (1995)
[ X ] Toy Story 2 (1999)

[] Toy Story 3 (2010)
[ X ] A Bug's Life (1998)
[ X ] Monster's Inc (2001)
[ X ] Finding Nemo (2003)
[ X ] The Incredibles (2004)

[ X ] Cars (2006)
[ _ ] Ratatouille (2007)
[ X ] WALL-E (2008)

[ X ] UP (2009)

Friday, January 8, 2010

Single is good.

I'm now in the SINGLE digits for days until I leave. At this time in 9 days I will be in the car and I will be very, very close to Orlando. :)

Tomorrow I'm going on a final (probably not final) shopping trip for CP items that I still need. I still have not gone to buy bins and I still need hangers, sunscreen, and a bathroom rug/cute shower curtain among other items. We could have maybe gone today but the roads are all icy and apparently everyone and their mom is getting in a car accident. 

I still need to clean, pack, get together all the papers/documents/etc. that I have to take with me, and mostly I need to start preparing myself mentally for leaving home and moving. I'm so incredibly excited to be going, to be doing something I've wanted to do for so long, to be putting my life plan from 8th grade starting here and ending in working my way up through the Disney company into motion. :) I don't know how that last one will work out or if it ever will but I'll never know if I don't try.

I can't wait to start following my dreams and I hope you have that chance (whatever it may be) soon. 


Thursday, January 7, 2010

It's Snowing!

Snow. Snow. Snow. None of it is sticking yet but I still have hope. It's all little flakes and flurries right now, but it's supposed to get good later. :)

Today I went grocery shopping with my mom and that's pretty much all we plan to do right now. Haha. We're both just lounging around watching wedding shows. Oh. We did at least go to Starbucks and we got stuff to make taco soup later. It's going to be a wonderful day of staying inside and eating and drinking warm things by the fire. I can't think of anything I'd rather do today.

We're going shopping on Saturday, I think, for CP things I need. It's so close. Woo!

I pretty much have nothing to say I just figured I had no reason to not update since I'm just sitting here like a bump on a log. Have a good Thursday, stay warm, and if you're at WDW already- good luck with your settling in!

Update on the snow: It's now legit snowing and sticking. Woohoo!!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us?

Hello dear friends. I feel like I haven't written in weeks even though it has only been days. I didn't take my computer to Passion and I probably wouldn't have had a spare moment to write anyway. If you want to know kind of what was going on go here and check out one of the main sessions. They won't be up for long, though. So hurry. :) Otherwise read through some of the tweets here and you can see some amazing things God did this weekend. 

On a CP note, I have 11 days until I leave, 12 days until I check in. That's under 2 weeks and that makes me nervous, excited, scared, and overjoyed. I feel like I can start to pack now without it being ridiculous. Haha. 

Dude, when I came home last night my dog just jumped in circles and wouldn't stop trying to lick me and all I could think about was if she missed me that much after 4 days how much she will miss me after 4 months. She'll probably disown me. To be like Christine (except it's a dog and not a cat) this is my sweet friend:

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She kind of hates to have her picture taken. :) I tried to distract her by attacking her with my face. I sneak attacked the next one. She had her head on my feet...

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(Note: Regular-sized didn't leave enough room to see the whole pictures but they're thumbnails so if you're that interested you can click them and see her precious face. Ha.)

So now the time has come to end my blog post so that I can go do laundry, dishes, and other various things. Hope you're having a great week so far!

Friday, January 1, 2010

2 to the 0 to the 1 to the 0

Happy 2010!  

Hope you had (/have if you're on the west coast) a wonderful New Year's Eve and did fun things. I am not a party person but Christine, Ivy, and I watched Disney Channel, played Wii, ate a lot of food, drank sparkling grape juice/cider and turned to good old Dick Clark just in time to catch J. Lo's craziness that was somehow classified as a "performance" and watch the ball drop. They had it split screen so we also watched the peach drop. Yay for New Year's in the ATL. It's officially ONE more day until Passion now. I was downtown on the 30th helping out and it hit me how excited I am for it all to just start. :) 

This also means that I am officially 16 days away from leaving and 17 days away from check-in. Ahhhh!!!! 

Have a fabulous start to your new year! Oh. And a large thank you to you if you're following me. :) It makes me feel really happy to think that I might be helping someone now or in the future... even if it's just one of you. :)