Monday, January 30, 2012

The Happiest Place on Earth

Clear back in September, my mom called me up and was like, "Are you going to be busy next semester? Will you be able to miss any classes?"

I answered, "Well, gosh. I mean, I'm going to be graduating that semester...so I'll probably be pretty busy, you know?"

"Oh. Well, Dad and I were thinking about planning a trip to Disneyland when Kyle gets back..."

"You know, mom. I could probably squeeze that into my schedule," I couldn't let go of my pride.

But let's be honest, people. It's Disneyland. It wasn't a matter of squeezing. It was a matter of kicking absolutely everything to the curb--school, work, relationships, life in general--so that I could live it up with the fam in the happiest place on earth.

And, oh my, it was the best trip ever.

Because I'm extra lazy, I'm only putting up the pics I took on my phone. This means that the quality is sub-par. But you can still sense the awesomeness from these, so I'm not too worried. Plus, I'm pretty sure the people who peruse/skim my blog are also my friends on the FB. So if you would like further documentation on our Disneyland/California Adventures adventure, I give you permission to stalk me, or my sister Heather.

Moving right along...
I hadn't ever seen the pier at night. It is a definite must.
Super awesome.

Heather and I were much to cheap to purchase
the over-priced Disney paraphernalia.
So we made our own Mickey mouse ears.

Probably one of the most classic rides in the park.
And believe me:
We Were Flying.

"Fists forward!"
On California Screamin'
(Which, interestingly enough, goes verrry well with Rihanna's California King Bed.
"On this California Screamin'
we're ten thousand miles an hour..."

Yeah, we're awesome.

Hahaha. One of my faves.
I'm talking about the ride and the pic.
Obviously.

Gosh. The trip was epically awesome. Be jealous.

Anyone who's thinking about a Disneyland trip, feel free to invite me along :)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Some Necessary Changes

It was definitely time for me to buy some new running shoes.

I know plenty of individuals who can make their pair of running shoes last for years (yes, folks, that is multiple). I'm always in aw of these people. Maybe they are insanely frugal. Or maybe they're minimalists. Maybe they read Born to Run and now believe that shoes are for wimps.

I am not one of these people.

I've gotta get a new pair every 6-10 months.
..............maybe I run more than those guys..............?
At least that's what I tell myself.

I've had my current pair since Juneish. "They" say that a pair of running shoes should last 300-500 miles. Having trained for several long distance races in said current pair, I knew I had probably passed that limit. And while I didn't think mine were completely dead, I kinda got the feeling that a new pair would be needed soon.

So during the Christmas break I headed over to Runner's Corner (the only place that I buy running shoes. Honestly, I should be an honorary customer). Right before I turned into the parking lot I had a battle with myself.

Did I really want to spend all that money on new shoes?
I mean, my pair wasn't that bad.
I could make them last...
Maybe...

But I made the turn, parked and headed inside, accepting the fact that I probably wouldn't be up to the area for serious shopping until spring break. Which would definitely be past my shoe's expiration date.

I told the worker what pair I wanted and it wasn't until she brought out the brand new shoes that I realized just how beat up mine had gotten.

I mean, check it out:

The Old Pair












When the worker saw this pair she was like,
"How long have you had these??"

Then I saw the new ones and I understood why she was so aghast.

The New Pair













See that difference?
Yeah. I'm thinking these babies were needed.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

He's Here!

After more than 2 years of serving the Lord...

...he's home :)

video

Welcome home Kyle!