Saturday, January 23, 2010

Saturday at home...

Lounging on the couch Saturday with my daughter while watching Legally Blonde and the conversation went something like this...

CiCi's commercial is on, the one where the woman stuffs the whole cinnamon roll into her mouth at the end (yuck--it does not entice me to go there)...

Jenna: "Let's go there."

Me: "where?, to CiCi's??, I ask in surprise.

Jenna : "Yeah"

Me: "Really?"

Jenna: Yeah, we can go there in our pajamas"

Me: "In our Pajamas?"

Jenna: "Yeah, it's not a very fancy restaurant."

I'm now expecting Stacey and Clinton to knock on our door any minute to tell us that have been secretly filming us and sweep us away to their studio.....

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

What the Heck is this?

Okay, I think the giraffe thingy is probably some kind of nightmarish trinket box, and I'm pretty sure the other item is missing some parts--which is why we get most things. Come by and see the store for yourselves...we'd love to have you visit.

Sorry for the quality of the photos, my camera battery died as I took the second photo.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Happy Anniversary to Me...

I can't believe I almost let this day pass by without a word about the significance of it. One year ago today I posted my first blog post. It was something totally goofy about the moon. It meant absolutely nothing to anyone, including me.

It held significance because it started me on a journey that I never intended to be on. It all started because I wanted to be able to share vacation photos with Jenna's friends family when we took her to Walt Disney World last March. So in trying to prepare for that event I stared a blog. It has taken me so much farther than just posting a trip report.

What have I learned this year as I became a blogger...
  • I have friends that started out as mere acquaintances.
  • Other people are as Disney Crazy as me.
  • That when a particular friend of mine mentions me on her blog my readership skyrockets.
  • I now know who "The Pioneer Woman" is and have friends who have been to her ranch.
  • Blogging was a great record of the past year's events
  • It has given me an outlet for my cynicism and my idealism.
  • When my life took a new road this year the blog gave me a place to share the journey.
  • It has introduced me to a new vocabulary about social networking.
  • It gives me one more outlet to brag about my daughter.
  • I have learned to carry my camera with me, cause you never know...
  • Hidden Mickeys are everywhere.
  • I love the blogger community, thanks letting me part of it.

Here's to a great upcoming year. I hope that as my life takes twists and turns you'll be here with me. I imagine that this year will bring a whole new set of circumstances as this new job matures into a greater ministry opportunity than I ever imagined. Keep me and the Reaching Our City, Inc. organization in your prayers. Grace and Peace to you and yours.

Monday, January 4, 2010

HMM 12

The first HMM of the new year. This is a great HMM but it was rather a hard picture to get seeing that I was driving my car at the time. I got some really good ones, then I realized that you could read the tag number so I tried again with this result. Happy HMM hunting.
Have a Magical Hidden Mickey Day.