Saturday, January 6, 2018

Grandpa turned 90!!!

On January 4, my Grandpa turned 90!!!

  I am so blessed to have been able to come and celebrate with him and family.  The past Year has been rough with his health and such but I am glad he is still with us.  I love him so much and treasure every moment I get to spend with him! 

As a gift we made him a shadow box of his time as the Wales City Marshal and celebrating him going through the police academy and graduating at the age of 52! 

Monday, January 1, 2018

Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018 May you bring even more adventure!

2017 has been a great year for me! Full of change, goals, travel, and adventure! 
The year started a bit rough.  I was living in Sanford, FL and not really loving life but trying to find the positive. I found this quote and couldn’t help but think it was very appropriate for where my life was at that moment. It became the driving force of the year and a constant reminder. 

Just because things aren’t going my way doesn’t mean I have to dwell on them. You can always find beauty in the situation if you look hard enough.  A cactus is a beautiful thing. It just isn’t meant to be used a chair. When you have the wrong approach you will get negative results. 
I was also getting ready to move to Arizona, a place I had only visited about 3 times previous. To say I was nervous doesn’t even touch it. But I am so glad that I made that decision, it has definitely blessed my life. 

Throughout the year I have moved to Arizona, bought a brand new car, done a solo road trip covering 9 states, went to 4 corners for the first time and was able to see the Grand Canyon, met my goal of attending 25 temples by the end of the year, gone on 3 cruises of which have taken me to Jamaica, Aruba, CuraƧao, Bonaire, Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Bahamas. I have made some wonderful new friends and just had an overall wonderful year! 

I am looking forward to the adventures that 2018 will bring!  I have set goals of attending 10 new temples (1 of which outside the USA), go on 2 cruises (1 is already booked for April!), and walk 1,000 miles! 

Saturday, January 7, 2012

A year in review

At the end of 2010 I made this list of my hopes for 2011 I would like to now share how well I did....

Hopes for 2011:
-More patience with myself and others
       Well, I started off the year great, but temded to slip into my old habits... this is probably something I should work on more in 2012 I can never have enough patience.   
-More traveling (at least 2 cruises)
       I have done this... I have gone back and forth from FL to Utah multiple times... took a very short road trip bringing the van to FL which promptly died, but I got to go to Texas for the first time and spend time with my wonderful cousins.  And where cruises are concerned ,I went on my first cruise on the Disney Wonder 10 nights to the Mexican Riviera, First cruise on the newest Disney ship the Dream to the Bahamas, and then another trip on the Disney Magic for night nights to the Caribbean.  Making 3 cruises in total!  
-More time for friends and family
        Considering how many times I went to Utah and went on 2 cruises with my family I consider this accomplished.  
-More positive attitude toward myself, others and life.
        This is a life long hope and goal... no matter how positive I am now it can always be improved... 
-Going to church more often.
       I failed at this one... I have skipped out more times then I should whether it be for illness, travel or just plain laziness, I need to be better at this... hopefully 2012 will be better! 
-Get at least 1/4 the way through P90X (preferably the whole way but me being realistic... its not gunna happen so settling a reasonable resolution is 1/4)
       Failed this one miserably... i think i did 5 days... oops... 
-More film projects
        Accomplished!  I had the wonderful opportunity to work on "Good Luck Charlie: It's Christmas!"  Was a wonderful experience :)  Hopefully I will be able to work on more projects in the future!  
-Remembering to blog at least once a month.
         I did ok until about April and then it went down the crapper... lets see how well I do this year :)

Memories from 2011:
-Moving out of Laura's
-Auditioning for Disney Cruiseline twice!
-Going on 3 wonderful cruises!
-Going to Disneyland with Heidi and the Girls
-Working on Good Luck Charlie: It's Christmas!
-Driving across country in the van
-Killing my mustang, the family van, and purchasing my very first brand new car!  I love my 2011 Suzuki!!
-Seeing New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys in Dallas, TX with Elisa!
-Christmas with my family at Disney World!
-Bringing in the New Year with Logan in the stairwell watching fireworks from 3 Disney parks at once (by the way they are not all insync. lol)

I don't know what 2012 will hold but I hope it will be great!!  

Is it really 2012!

Well, it is the beginning of yet another year to procrastinate... I could say that I am going to be better at writing up here, or that I am going to exercise more, or do p90x, or eat better, and crap like that but I know I won't stick to it, so wy make promises I can't keep.  What I can do is share my hopes though...

My hopes for this year are that I will be more positive, and not push people away.
I hope to get a job with Disney Cruise Line and enjoying every second of it.
I hope to work on at least 1 film project this year.
and I hope to be able to get out of debt, while still being able to enjoy life to fullest.

Yes, I know some of these hopes are far fetched and unattainable at the moment... but these are my hopes... not goals... Only God knows what is in store... I hope he brings the best!  

Friday, April 29, 2011

Guests Say the Darndest Things... #4

Mickey's Smile
I was helping out Mickey this evening at Contemp & overheard this woman talking to her daughter (aprx. age 4)
Mom: "Look at Mickey's smile, it's like he got botox!"
Girl: "Mom? When do I get a butox smile?"
... I have no idea what followed, I had to leave the room I was laughing so hard.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Guests Say the Darndest Things... #3

What Beautiful Eyes
Was helping the ducks when a girl asked Daisy,
Girl 1: "Can I touch your eye?"
To which Daisy shakes her head and covers her eyes for protection. Girl turns to Donald,
Girl 1: "Can I touch your eyes?"
Donald shakes his head.
Girl 2: "Touch them anyway."
Girl 1 starts forward so Donald reaches out his hand to try & touch her eye, she didn't like it too much...
No, you can not touch his eyes!  Do YOU want someone's finger in your eye? I didn't think so.

D. Duck
I was helping Donald and Daisy this evening at a Special Event and a teenage guy comes up excited.  He goes straight to Donald to shake his hand.
Guy: "I am so honored to meet you Daffy.  This is awesome."
Attendant: "This is Donald and Daisy."
Guy: "This is cool, let's take a picture."
After taking a picture he walks away... about 10 minutes later he comes back with a different group.
Guy: "I'm gunna stand by Daffy."
Donald gets upset & walks away throwing his hands up frustrated that the guy keeps calling him Daffy.
Guy: "Hey, I want a picture with you!"
Donald gives up & stands to take the picture.
Guy: "Thanks Daffy, it's so great to meet you, thanks for the picture."
Girl: "That's Donald you idiot!"
Guy (turning back to Donald):  "Oh my gosh, I am so sorry!  I thought your name was Daffy... my bad... I now understand why you were upset... Oops."

Yea oops... Come on people!  Donald is white & Daffy is black, Donald has a temper & Daffy has a sense of humor, Donald comes from Disney & Daffy is a Looney Tune!!!  Get them straight people!!!

I hope this clears up the confusion.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Guests Say the Darndest Things... #2

My Favorite Animal
I was helping out Meeko and Pocahontas when this little girl about age 7 comes up to see them.  Pocahontas then started a wonderful conversation about animals which went something like this.
Poca: "What is your favorite animal?"
Girl: "I like cats!"
(Meeko was sad)
Poca: "Oh, Meeko are you sad she doesn't like raccoons? (Meeko nods) Oh, that's ok, Racoon are kind of like cats."
Girl: "And panda bears."
Poca: "How about we take a picture?"

I have no idea how a cat and a raccoon are like panda bears, but apparently they are similar :) ... how about we take a picture instead of laughing hysterically at this wonderful subject.  I love kids, without them my day would be dull haha.

Do You Have a Back Itch?
This next story did not come from a guest, but rather my roommate, but fits this subject best.
I was carrying groceries up the stairs & was waiting for Laura to come up to unlock the door when I noticed there was a package in front of our door so I told her.  "Oh Logan has a package."  She then gave me this funny look & inquired, "How do you know Logan has a back itch? You are outside..." I laughed & said "No, a package... not a back itch"... but I must admit... muffled as it was I can see how she got that & was confused haha.

Today I was helping with Rope for Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade I was holding the gate open for the floats & watching them pass... A boy about 7 was riding one of the floats and was so excited.  He threw both arms in the air as he passed and was screaming & cheering at the top of his lungs.  I turned to the other girl helping with rope & stated... there is no way he is going  to keep up all that energy through the end of parade.  Well about 45 minutes pass & we return through the gate finishing parade, & on the sidelines now off the float is the same boy, arms in the air screaming & cheering as each float passes.  I must say, I wish I had his energy & enthusiasm for sometimes I really lack it.  I bet he sleeps good tonight.  haha.

Well, that is all my stories for today.  Just waiting to see what wonderful things are in store for tomorrow :)