A picture as the stadium was filling up - everybody was there - we didn't sit in the soak zone since we knew we were going to have a long day and wet shoes and the sniffles never make for a good day. It was a cute show and it wasn't too long (none of them were)
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Mr. got a 5 day 3 for 1 pass which we had to pick up at Sea World, so that is where we started our journey. Thank goodness it was such a beautiful day - since our hotel dropped us off at 9am and will be picking us up at 9pm (a bit after since the fireworks go off at 9pm). But we didn't want to rush or miss anything. We didn't know it was spring break but the crowds weren't too bad. So let's get into the pictures. This is the holding pool-the show won't start for another hour so the whales were just swimming and showing their bellies. It was really cute.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
For a very special lady ..... Ms. Pamela Springer.
May all the greatness that God has to offer be with you every step of every day.
*This person is very special to me - she is truely a treasure & I am blessed that I know her*
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
We got a 2 room suite which was decent - I mean its not a 5 star hotel by any means but it was comfortable. There were kids playing in the pool and when we went to bed, we couldn't hear a thing. Thank goodness. We had a Walgreens next door (an added bonus since Mr. is diabetic so if we broke something we could get a refill right away), Henry's Market, Einsteins Bagel, TJ Max, Jamba Juice, Pickup Sticks across the street, so again, if we needed anything it was right there and tons of local food joints. So we un-packed and got settled in and decided that if we were going out to eat to do it now - so that we can be back before the sun sets. Since we are in unfamiliar territory we might get a bit lost.
So we got a free nacho appitizer coupon to a restaraunt called Tio Carlos on Rosecrans, which is located next door. OMG!! It was the BEST mexcian food EVER!! *Confession time - I am not a fan of mexican food - I don't like the smell of chilis or cilantro. I lost a jalepeno eating bet - so even looking at it in a jar is revolting to me. I eat my veggie tamales with ketchup. My mom cringes every single time - so when I go out with her we usually go out for Chinese food. LOL* The food was GREAT! Not too spicy but too plain - the seasonings were simply delicious. The servings were HUGE so I took some back to the room with us (we had a mini fridge in our room - a lifesaver.) and had left over fajitas as a snack. The people were GREAT! They waited on you without hovering - they were very kind and friendly. You could tell by the wonderful service that this is a family business. I even thanked the cook - which I never do but even he was accessible.
We left the restaraunt and got a city map from the Walgreens before going to the hotel room. We were settling into bed about 9ish, since we are going to start our adventure early tomorrow, and we hear a POP! POP POP! Like some 85 yrs old people "Oh my! That must be a drive by!" But the popping continued so we step outside on the balcony and it is the fireworks from the Sea World! Hee hee haa haa! We are such dorks!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
This is how I knew we were in CA. Wind turbines! They were soo huge! I felt like eating a sprouts and avacado sandwich & sipping on a fruit smoothie. Or going home & adding solar panels to the house.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Did you know that some people don't even You-Tube? That is just crazy to me! I understand, some people think that the information out there is junk but there is some really interesting stuff out there. Everything you every want (or not) know is on You-Tube. Want to watch The Doors on the Ed Sullivan show? Missed church &/or want to watch a sermon? Interested on how to knit? Want to listen to Rene Oldstead's (yes she's the young girl from Still Standing with Jamie Gertz) sing "Midnight At the Oasis"? Or want to know how to apply makeup (CorrinaBMakeup)? What is urban homesteading (watch the Dervaes')? It's all there - on this big glorious screen to absorb. Woops gotta go! "Down Home With the Neely's" is done loading & I'm making my man something yummy for dinner! (At least that's the plan. LOL) Let me know what You-Tube.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Planet 51 is such a super cute movie. A definite must watch and we don't have little kids. It is entertaining for adults - the way Hoodwinked is. (Watch Hoodwinked if you haven't yet) Very cute & again a family must watch. The idea that life out there isn't so different than the life here - will be an interesting topic for families to talk about.
I will start by stating that I have such dear friends. This year I announced to those around me that I do not wish for any birthday gifts. All I wish for is to be blessed. You know "I wish all the blessing from Heaven above to be with you and yours." kind of blessing. Each one to be unique and special - something that the giver of the blessing has to put thought into. Well almost everybody listened. I got cards or gift cards. But from one friend I got something that ... well, every time I see it will remind me of how blessed I really am. She says she got me these items before I announce my wish. What else will be the prefect gift for me but....dragonflies.
My grapefruit tree is blossoming - we just planted it back in October and it is FULL of flowers. I'm not too sure if we will get fruit but it is exciting just the same.
Well, my one lemon is still going strong. Hopefully it will have some friends joins it soon. I'd rather have a glass of lemonade, than a glass of water with lemon slices.
But until then I'm enjoying my oranges. Sliced with a dash of salt. Yum.. I can eat them morning, noon, and night.
This has, bar none, been the most successful strawberry crop we have EVER had. We have two plants, both in hanging planters, and they have taken off. Both plants have suckers that have trailed onto the ground and have anchored themselves to the ground below. The fruit is plentiful, large and soooo delicious. I am very pleased.
pretty daisies and my nails. I like the color yellow - I think it is so ... cheery. This is only 1 coat of Sally Hansen's 'Lite'. I got done polishing the first coat and put down the bottle to notice a drip of polish running down the bottle onto my very pretty dark wooden table. : l I picked up the polish and noticed that the bottle was broken. It is a super shimmery polish and maybe two coats might be a bit much. Stay tuned for the next color - even I'm excited to know what the next color will be. Until then I'll be having fun with my cheery nails. :)