Saturday, April 28, 2007

My Birthday Party

I have decided that while I am home, I want a birthday party. And I am giv9ing mom a challenging task. I want a cake that embraces my 25 years. I want to put emblems and symbols of my quarter century. This is my tentative list so far: Jem, Patty O'Green from Rainbow Brite, Hand cuffs (mom will LOVE that one) nail polish, corn stalk, WHS, MS society logo, tigerhawk, Walk logo, Camera, Alaska (I dont know what to use to reprsent that, the flag, a moose? Still wokin on that.) Disney World (again I need an emblem, the mouse head? the castle?), Matthew, Aces' hockey and Zion, band. That's my list so far. And then I want it to say "Happy Quarter Century". Like a collage of my life. Okay, who can tell that my new favorite show is Ace of Cakes? It is going to be awesome. I am so pumped. I am excited for my birthday cuz after last year? Forget about it. This is 800 times better. Plus, since I thought I was 25 LAST year, I have dealt with the shock.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Disney World- A dream come true

We are starting to plan our 2009 trip to Disney World. And it looks like mom and dad are going to come with us. And that makes me even more exciting to go. I cant wait to share this world with them. I was lucky enough to have been shown the magic by my second family. And I want to share that with them. And it seems so corny, what I am about to say, but unless you have been there, and you have expeienced it, I suppose it would. But once you experience the magic, you just dont understand. But there really is no other place like it on earth. It truely is a another world. You enter those gates and you go back to a simpler time. A time where you didnt have worries or stree, or work or dire sickness. You can be a kid again and no one judges you for it. They encourage it. To dream that anything is possible, as long as you believe it. To be the princess you always knew you were.
To watch a fireworks show and hear the music from the movies that enchanted you as a child, and get chills and tears in your eyes because of what you feel. Because of the Disney Magic. Becaue of the love that surrounds you because you are sharing it with your family. You return to a simpler time. Where your every need was taken care of so all you had to do was enjoy it.

In the darkest time of my life, I went to DW, and all that evil I was going through, disappeared. It was an escape from the darkness of real life. Of the pain and hurt I had in my heart was lifted because I went somewhere where that stuff didnt matter. And wasnt able to follow me there. I know it sounds silly, but it is true. (so true I cant stop crying right now cuz I am reliving that feeling getting away from that)

And I will soon share that feeling with the two people who deserve an escape as much as anyone I know. To share it with two people who worked so hard my entire life to make sure my dreams came true. Who work today to keep them burning. To give them the magic and the joys of childhood again. Of the magic and joys of the childhood they gave me. It makes me so happy and light and so excited. I wish it were this Novemeber rather than in two years.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


First off, I love Dove Energy Glow lotion, cuz I REALLY didnt want to start tanning again. I was just too afraid I would get addicted again, but I didnt want to look like I hadnt seen the sun in three month, either. Great stuff.

I have been exhausted all freakin week. I decided that I needed way more air in my bed so I went from 40 to 65 on my Sleep number bed, and I have not slept so well in a long time! Cause I sleep on my stomach most of the time, and when I would wake up my back would be KILLING me! So I pumped up the bed so I'm not od concave when I sleep and I should have done it a long time ago!

Matthew is giving his first speech (briefing) in class tday. He was really nervous. He was more nervous to give in to me! He though I was judging him. I wasnt judging him at all! I WANTE#D him to get past the first 8 lines so I could learn something, but he was so sure I was judging him that he couldnt make it past that point. Once I made him realize that I just wanted to hear his speech, he relaxed and was able to get through the whole thing. I guess I dont make a very good audience.

I swear my skin thinks I am 13 again, cuz I am breaking out so bad. I am so sick of this. Time for some skin overhauling! I'm sure you didnt really care about that, but I seemed to think you needed to know.

Anyway, I should get back to work.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Pictures from the MS Walk

This is my desk lst week with all my To-Do piles.

This is early registration/bib pick up on Thursday night.

Today is the day. Diana is giving the volunteers some last minute instructions.

Directing parking while "The Great One" looks on.

Setting up the Coca-Cola trailer.

Shuttling the walkers to the starting line. What a BEAUTIFUL day for a Walk.

These are our Money Runners from Wells Fargo

These girls did a GREAT job as the "Big, Wild Animals"

Registration table at the Millenium Hotel

Hanging banners at the starting line

Outside the hotel

Subway Sandwich guy.

Waiting for the start

And They're off!!!

Coming around the bend...

Our first runner is on his way in.

Cheerleaders bring them in

The guy in the front has already finished twice, but he would go back and meet his teammates and run them in.

Pretty good time for running with a stroller.

The line for the hotdogs

Selling the old walk tee shirts so we can buy tables
This is Gene, Diana's husband, at the grill

This one is for me. You cant put me in a location like this, with a camera in my hand and thing I wont get some scenery shots!

These are my favorite team sirts. Their team name was "Wilder Women" and this is the back (obviously)

And yes, I was there too.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

The Walk

The walk went so well today. The weather couldnt have been better. Around 50 degrees and sunny. My face got a bit sunburnt. Anyway I dont have the exact numbers of participants or money, but I think it went very well. I will post pictures later. I am pretty worn out now. It was a really long day, but I had a lot of fun. If we are around next year I will totally do it again. oh, I do have one picture for you today though. I call it "Thank God, its over. And I survived!" LOL.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Baby Fever.

Someone in our house has caught a major case of baby fever (and its not me) but it seems to be catching. But we agreed that we woulkd wait till we came back home, but Matthew really wants to be a daddy. He says he watchs the people walk in front of the UPS store and he sees the guys holding the little hands while they try to walk... And he wants that. Awwww. Which just makes me so happy and so sad that I said he would have to wait. I dont want to wait, but I do cuz I want to be close to mom and dad and Matt's family too. And we are planning on going to Disney World in November with mom and dad. And I dont want to risk not being able to go so we would have to wait till after then. So we are kinda bummed. See what Baby Fever run rampant will do within a household?

Saturday, April 14, 2007


The doctor called. Marcus has a fracture.

Boys will be boys

After we watched the playoff game at Marcus and Amelia's house last night the four of us went over to Load Barn so the boys could play hockey.

And it was all fun and games. And for some reason Matt starts beating up an orange cone. I dont know why.

All of a sudden Marcus goes RACING over and jumps over that rope. Needless to say he couldnt land. These boys arent professional bladers! Next thing we know he's on his back. Not gettin up. What an idiot.

Matthew talked him into going to the hospital today. There wasnt an Xray tech to look at the xrays, but there wasnt an obvious break. What an idiot, prolly would have been better off if he did break it.