Thursday, June 30, 2011

New Signature

Testing new signature (thanks to TCBOTB for the tutorial):


Thursday's Through The Lense

In an effort to get back into the swing of things, here is this week's installment - my two favorite Disney movies!!

I have a new favorite ride at Disney's California Adventure! The Little Mermaid is my 2nd favorite Disney movie and when California Adventure announced the building of this ride, I couldn't wait!! It opened June 3 and I finally got to ride it on the 15th. FANTASTIC!!!

This is from "World of Color" amazing water show at California Adventure. The first time I saw it, last year, I cried! Seriously...tears over a water show. Yeah, I'm a bit of crier. This picture is from my all-time favorite Disney movie: Beauty and the Beast! The picture is projected on a wall of water in the back. The two blue rays of light are actually water spouts through a lit sprayer. And the little round screens with shots of Beast actually rise out of the water at various times during the show. LOVE this!!!

Anyway...there you have it. Since I've missed a week I thought I'd add in an extra picture for your viewing pleasure.


Monday, June 27, 2011


It's been a while...

Last week I was in St. Louis, MO, for work. I discovered that living in California for even a short amount of time makes one forget the misery of humidity. Well, I was quickly reminded of what I was "missing" when I stepped off the plane in St. Louis. Ugh!! How did I have live in that?! Thankfully, barely, it rained on Tuesday and lightened the heat/humidity combo a great deal for the rest of the week. And I was most grateful!

We booked our venue last weekend and signed the paperwork today! Hearts Home Farm in Hemet. I'm so very excited about this step in the wedding planning process. I feel like I can move forward on everything now. When we give our first half payment I'll get the info for contacting the bakery, florist, and food people. Since HHF is all-inclusive, the list won't be that big and, if I keep it simple, there won't be any extra fees. I think there will be with the florist as the description provided for what is included is NOT what I'd envisioned for my flowers. But I'm hoping the fee won't be too much more.

I've also been talking with our photographer. (this was an included service, but we opted to use one we're familiar with) The contract should be signed with him this week and hopefully get an engagement session planned/scheduled before the end of August. I'm so excited that it's all coming together finally!!!

I joined Weight Watchers last month. I'm down about 7 pounds!! I'm very happy about that. It's hard to keep up with the travel, but that was one of the reason's I chose them. With moderation I can pretty much eat whatever I want (which is what I did last week in St. Louis, unfortunately). I'm getting back on track this week and will be adding more exercise to the mix (there's been a few limitations on that the last few weeks...but that's another story for another day). And I'm going to attempt some new recipes. I'll try to remember to post the ones that work.

Well, that's all I've got for now.


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Thursday's Through The Lense

If dark chocolate is good for you...and strawberries are good for you (hello...fruit!!)...then are dark chocolate covered strawberries good for you??

Um...YES!!! (in my "professional" opinion)

Check out this beauty I got yesterday at California Adventure:

Look at that thick layer of dark chocolate! The more, the better, right?!

I love that the seeds left an imprint on the inside of the chocolate "shell". was so good!!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Thursday's Through The Lense

Well, I was in Arizona with my parents last week and didn't have access to all my photos to be able to do my weekly post. But I'm back today and here's what we've got:

This is the view from the balcony of our apartment. Not to shabby, huh? Granted you have to overlook the Abbot Industries parking lot. But once you get beyond that, it makes for some great views!