Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
I am going to be getting a blog make-over after the 1st of the year!
Rachel over at Blog Candy Designs is going to be playing Ty and moving the bus on my blog. I've already sent in the initial information she needs, I'm just waiting for the New Year to get started!
I don't think I get a week-long vacation at Walt Disney World while she's doing all the fun designing, though.
So, if you need a new custom blog layout, head on over to Rachel's site and take a look around! She does great work.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
She sent her husband so I could follow him to their house, and I did. When I got there, it was becoming a pretty wicked snow storm.
So now here I sit, 8 hours later, with about 10 inches of snow on the ground, stuck. Another wave is about to hit, so it's looking like I won't make it home tonight. I just hope I can make it home tomorrow.
I missed work today. Big Sis missed school. After missing 7 days, all of which were excused because we signed an independent study contract, she has to miss, probably, the next two days too. There goes her perfect attendence!!
Friday is the start of vacation, as it's a minimum day, but I think once I get back to Hemet, it's not going to be possible to get back to Borrego before the weekend.
I should have stayed in bed.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
This is an adorable snowman I bought when I worked at JCPenney. He lights up with different colors. I can't believe that after 2 years, he still works, and better yet, he hasn't been broken!!
This is my whole tree. You can see a reindeer that Big Sis made me in Kindergarten. It's at the bottom. And the Strawberry Shortcake ornament? Smells like Strawberries!
This is one of the gifts from a friend of mine, Becky. She and I belong to a group of Sassy Mommies, who met when we were pregnant with our now-7-year-olds. Every year, we do an ornament exchange, and this is one of them she sent me. I have a great pic from Disneyland of the girls in front of the Christmas Tree, which I may put in that frame.
This is the other ornament Becky sent me. It's glass, and the picture just doesn't do it justice. It's "scaly," like a lizard, but it's multicolored with red, green and blue. Very pretty. And very heavy! I have it wrapped around the whole top of my tree, since it tried to take it down!
And of course, one of the girls. I managed to get them dressed somewhat matching for my birthday. Big Sis has her winter concert at school tonight, too.
Monday, December 15, 2008
On December 3, the girls and I flew out to Colorado. My sister got married on the 5th. We flew back on the 7th. It was a gorgeous wedding, and I have tons of pics. I'll be sure to share them soon.
When I returned to work on the 8th, I had a job announcement in my box. It was for the same position I have now, except at the Elementary school. I currently work 3.75 hours a day, and this position was for 6.5 hours a day, including full benefits. I jumped all over it. I turned in my application before the December 10th deadline.
On the 11th, I was on vacation for another couple of days. The girls and I headed to Anaheim on the 11th, and stayed at the HoJo across the street from Disneyland. We went to the parks on Friday the 12th, and came home that night. We got home at 2am, and ended up having to sleep in the car until 6am because my grandparents locked the door into the house from the garage.
Once we woke up on the 13th (my BIRTHDAY!) we got up and headed to Borrego Springs again. My ex-bf asked the girls and me to come over. He was going to BBQ and he had cake. Since no one else had planned anything, I went. We ended up with hot dogs and coconut cake. The cake was yummy. I would have preferred chicken.
The girls and I went home that night, and I spent Sunday cleaning my room and reorganizing. My sister used to live in this room, and when she left a year ago, my grandma's stuff managed to multiply. I've got most of my stuff put away, well, what's not in the storage unit anyway.
I get to work today, and go check my box. I find the HR lady (very nice lady), and she says she needs to talk to me. So I go back during morning break, and..
I GOT THE JOB!
I start on January 12, after the winter break. My benefits kick in on February 2. I can't wait. I think this job is going to be better suited to the education I have, and will better prepare me for teaching in the future.
I also want to see a doc about my allergies and my headaches. And the girls need to see a dentist and eye doctors!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
So Kira and I finally met up so I could give her the copy of "The Santa Clause 3" that she won right here on my blog!
We met at Juice It Up! and I had the Lava Flow. It was yummy. We sat and talked for a while, about work and Disneyland. It was great to see her again.
Enjoy your movie, Kira!!
She danced with her after-school Mexican Dance group at the Tamale Festival on November 29.
My friend Maris took the pic, as she works for the newspaper. I have pics on my own camera, but it's been slow going getting them all off (they're on there with the pics from when we went to Downtown Disney on the 30th, and from our trip in Colorado).
We will be leaving today after work and school!! We'll be heading to my grandma's house, so we have less to drive tomorrow. We'll leave tomorrow morning for Disneyland bright and early! I am so ready to go!!!!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
I just cannot concentrate anymore!!!! One of my girls' favorite things to do is to meet the Princesses. Both girls are always a hit with the Princesses, I think because they watch the movies so much, they seem to have a lot to talk about!!!
Monday, December 8, 2008
One thing that has made all my previous visiting to Disneyland, since July 17, 2007, has been the presence of some awesome LaughingPlace friends! I meet at least one for a ride or a show on each visit. Last December, four friends, Gary, Kathy, Rod and Ruthie, were there with me to celebrate my birthday. This pic is of Gary and Big Sis while we were waiting for the fireworks on Main Street. Gary and Kathy have "adopted" me as their Disney Daughter, and the girls are like grandkids to them. I can't wait to see them in THREE DAYS!!!
Sunday, December 7, 2008
However, the wedding was gorgeous. I have TONS of pics to share. Once I get them out of the camera, I'll be sure to post them. I have work this week, so it may not be until the weekend.
Speaking of which...
My birthday is Saturday. I was supposed to be going to Disneyland. I can't go now. :(
I spent waaay too much money in Colorado, and while I can afford the tickets, I wouldn't be able to get much else, including gas.
So, if you're feeling generous, I need three tickets to Disneyland. Otherwise, the girls and I will probably just go in January, after payday, but also after the holidays are over...so no Holiday decorations.
I had fun, though!
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
In January, when it was time to take down the holiday decorations, it's a small world closed, for a major rehab. It's been closed since, and my last few trips have been missing something because I was unable to ride it. However, it should be back up this holiday season for it's a small world Holiday. After the season, it will reopen with the new additions!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Disneyland is my favorite place to be. I love the magical touches you can see and feel around every corner.
Last December, for some unknown reason, Big Sis was unhappy. One of the cast members at Santa's Reindeer Roundup saw that, and asked her if she'd like to watch the show with Pluto. Of course, she didn't turn it down. Again, this is one of my favorite Disneyland memories.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Every time we go to Disneyland, no matter what time of year, I always get a pic of the girls in front of the last "A" in California, outside the front entrance to California Adventure. It's like a tradition, and I would eventually like to put all the pics I have in one scrapbook, to see how they've grown. I just hope they don't remove the letters with the DCA overhaul.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Have you been to Disneyland lately, and been dreamed?
Big Sis and I have been dreamed several times, but the best time was last December when we received Dream Fastpasses! Of course, the crowds were so light we never needed them! But wow, what a thrill!!!!
Monday, December 1, 2008
Disneyland is calling my name! I can smell the gingerbread men!
For the remainder of my countdown, I will be posting pics from my trip last December with Big Sis. This first pic is of Big Sis decorating a giant gingerbread man at Santa's Reindeer Roundup. While it was a bit pricey, it was SO yummy.