Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Everything is Rosie

To catch you all up, I decided to post 26 things that have happened in the last few months or just general happy news in honor of the big 26th birthday!
  1. Well, the first one must be that I have made it to the age of 26 and looking back I'm thinking things have gone pretty well so far!
  2. I can now make Peter Pan fly... I am teaching myself how to use Flash so I can get more into the web side of design.
  3. I have applied for a passport... possibilities are endless.
  4. I visited three new places! Which means they get to each be there own bullet... so this one is for ST. AUGUSTINE where we visited the Fountain of Youth... but THAT is another story.
  5. OREGON... where I thought of my good friend Rosie and got to spend time with the Nelson clan! We golfed (I need a golf viser), white water rafted, talent showed and enjoyed the beauty that is Oregon.

  6. and CHICAGO... where I ate deep dish pizza and walked till I dropped!
  7. I also went to Atlanta with my parents (not new, but still fantastic) where I saw the soon to be married Hillary Swanson, toured CNN and sprained my ankle right before watching the cool yet somewhat odd lazer show at Stone Mountain.
  8. I am an aunt to the most adorable 14 month old there ever was!
  9. My sister and her husband and the above perfect niece moved to Tennessee, putting them within a 9-hour car drive of me instead of 27!
  10. I learned to re-create the peanut butter bars that they used to sell in Junior High... do you remember???
  11. David Cook sang to me at American Idols Live on Tour 2008 - for those of you who want sneak peak...

  12. I wore a sombrero.

  13. I am studying to take the GRE and remembering how terrible I am at taking tests.
  14. I am considering the following life changes... moving to California and staying with Disney, going to grad school in Arizona or perhaps Salt Lake and most recently throwing it all away and pursuing a career in tennis.
  15. I played a wicked game of tennis in the hot Florida sun.
  16. I went to the dentist to get a fairly obscene amount of work done... in one visit while I was home in Utah.
  17. I bought postcards in Oregon for a few peeps and ACTUALLY mailed them. A few of you know how significant that truly is.
  18. I went to the brand new Whole Foods that they opened in Orlando... WAHOO!
  19. I created floral arrangements for a wedding.
  20. I went to see my fourth Cirque du Soleil show - Kooza - amazing!

  21. We brought back the always hilarious shakey face pictures! Starting a new tradition of taking one on all vacations. A few samples for those of you who haven't experienced shakey face. It is an art form.
  22. I sang in church.
  23. I officially fell off the caffeine wagon and enjoyed a bit of Dr. Pepper during my vacations... Nectar of the Gods its been called, and I won't argue.
  24. I registered to vote.
  25. I realized once again that the best things in my life for the last 26 years is ALL OF YOU!
  26. And last but not least... I finally updated my blog.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Experiencing the Magic...

So... I thought I'd post about some of the goings on at work the last few weeks. Every day is a completely new and different experience, which I love! This past week, I was able to go and tour Cinderella's Castle Suite and it is beautiful! I saw it once when it was first finished, so it was great fun to go back a year later and see it again. We are all pointing to the 24 karat gold that is in the mosaic in the entry way... the detail is incredible... and the story of Cinderella is carried through the entire room. Plus... it is INSIDE the Castle! I loved every minute of being up there. They even have a little spy glass so you can look out the window into the Park. The bottom picture is of Lindsay and I after our first trip to the sign shop to pick up signs she had designed. Goggles were required... and we got to see how part of the imagineering magic happens! We were so excited we wore our goggles the entire drive back and up to our office in Magic Kingdom. I love where I work... and what I do! Such fun adventures!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

It is a BEAUTIFUL spring!

So, in my four years in the great state of Florida, I have actually come to love and appreciate many things that I was worried about before I moved here. Namely, the humidity and hot weather. Granted it is April, and still absolutely perfect outside... but I must admit, I find myself becoming quite at home here! In the last week, I have gone to two of my happiest places on earth... First to the Tampa Bay Rays game! I'm not sure when they ditched the Devil part of there name, but I'm pretty sure it is gone. Here I got to sit in the grass (actually really impressive grass for Florida) in 75 degree PERFECT weather and take turns watching the hilarious children that were scattered around the hill and the baseball game. Baseball games remind me of Minnesota and summertime going to Twins games with my family and my dad teaching me to keep score and stats. Of course no ballgame is complete without a hot dog and nachos.

Second... I WENT BOATING! This picture is of me jumping into the mouth of an Alligator... or so I thought. :o) Boating and being in the water is truly the one thing that has made me happy since I was a baby. We spent the day skiing and wake boarding and barbecuing (we even bbq'd pineapple and corn!) and serving (pulling grass roots out of the lake so there was an area to swim) and soaking up the sun! So mostly, today I love Florida. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The Best Medicine

A long, long time ago... back in the day when we roamed the halls of Farrer Middle School... I was introduced to a girl wearing plaid shorts and a purple shirt during a day long event called PHASE (Peers Helping Advance Self Esteem). Members of the same team... squad... group... whatever we were called... We were asked to perform a skit. Together, my new friend Mandy and I were the Sister Step Uglies. Halfway through the performance, Mandy tripped... loosing her contact and leaving us frantically searching (Mandy now practically blind) in front of all of our peers. This event marked the beginning of what 13 years later, is still a laugh attack.

Now to show you the reason we are still laughing... answer me this question, do you know anyone who has more dimples than Nathan Kolbaba? 
My day in Phoenix was spent all smiles... eating In n Out, seeing their great house and learning what Tilt-Up Construction is! Can't wait to go back!

Monday, March 17, 2008

A brand new blogger...

... and isn't it exciting! I am currently in year four working in beautiful Florida at the one and only Magic Kingdom! I actually get to walk across Main Street, U.S.A. every morning before the crowds start coming, and head upstairs to my office... which is right above the Emporium ON Main Street! A little girls dreams coming true! 

I'm keeping the airlines in business, flying back and forth to New York City to visit Adam and this coming weekend I'm changing coasts to go watch Kimmy Heimback become Kimmy Kunz in the San Diego Temple! I can't wait... I even get to swing through Arizona to spend some time with Mandy and Nater over Easter as well!

Now that I've got you all on the edge of your seats... until next time! Hope you all have a wonderful Easter Sunday!