Wednesday, October 31, 2012

date night....

Hello dear internet friends! this morning I'm enjoying the awesomeness of getting to dress up at my job. :o) Sometimes my work is AWESOME. :o)

ANYWHO.....I need some help from y'all.

My sweet, amazing boyfriend Allan is taking me to Ballet West's The Lottery this weekend. :) I didn't buy season tickets because of the cost this year and because this fall show was the ONLY one I really wanted to go to - the other performances will be good, but this is the one show I didn't want to miss. So Allan is being awesome and is taking me to the ballet.

So what's the problem you ask? Well.....I don't know what to wear. I have a couple of formal outfits that I can wear....but I'm not sure which one to wear this time. so, let me present my cases and then you can help me out. ;)

Option 1: the Chinese outfit

This outfit is the one I made two years ago (with lots of help from mom....) I've worn the top and skirt several times since then - not always together - and I do like it....

Option 2: the Polka Dot Dress

This outfit is one that I purchased (with help from Allan) to take to my Josh's Fashion Show in March...I also wore it on a date w/him to the ballet when we first started dating.

Option 3: Brown and Teal

I don't have a picture of this outfit, but I have worn it to the ballet once before (with a boy I dated last year) It's the brown skirt from above and then a teal blouse that I purchased. I look really good in this outfit and I do love it. :o)

So there you three options. I'm leaning towards Option #1....but we'll see what y'all think/how I feel Saturday morning.


Friday, October 26, 2012

Disneyland Recap

Allan and I had THE BEST time in Disneyland/California Adventure. Seriously, it was wonderfully whimsical and that makes it happy in my book. :o)

Last time I went to Disneyland (which was also the first time EVER) earlier this year, the group I went with didn't care all too much for stopping and meeting all the many characters. Allan on the other hand, actively LOOKED for opportunities and we found them! We were able to do SO MUCH in 3-days, it was grand. :o)

Here are just a few pics of the fun times we had:

We made those awesome t-shirts!

My very first character meeting EVER!

"Flight Attendant Minnie is hottest." - Allan

"Oh my gosh! It's Tinkerbell!!"
a cute pic in front of the castle. :o)

why yes, i point my toes in my tennis shoes....

Jack Skellington!
Needless to say it was a wonderful vacation and I keep wishing that we could just live in Disneyland because that sounds like an AMAZING adventure. :o) Until next time.... ciao!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Disneyland October 2012: the Preview

This is one of those adventures that has happened on a whim. :o)

It all started with me realizing I had a floating holiday that I needed to use before the end of the year. I'm not going to VA for Christmas this year and that's when I usually use my floating holiday. So in talking with my awesome boyfriend he suggested that I take it on a Thursday before one of my normal 3-day weekends. I thought this was a brilliant idea and we took a look at the calendar and decided that taking it next weekend would be perfect. Allan is currently unemployed, so we decided we would go somewhere fun. We talked about a lot of different ideas from going to St. George, to Denver, to Park City. We then turned our minds to go going to Disneyland. Well...we put a post up on a facebook to see if we could fill the car with others and we did! we're going to Disneyland next weekend - during Halloween time! I'm so excited about this! I've heard Disneyland at Halloween time is the best thing ever, so I'm very much looking forward to going out of town with some friends and my awesome boyfriend. :o)

See ya when I get back! :-)

Monday, October 15, 2012

Cast of Characters I am blog world. I've been blogging for years....anonymously. When I started blogging the blog world was full of people posting under pseudonyms and such. I was one of them. I have recently decided that it is time for me to be blogging in real life. Some of you might be coming from my former blog, and some of you might be new to my blogging adventures. :o) I hope you enjoy my writings and musings, just remember to take everything with a grain of salt. ;) That being said, here are few of the people in my life that will be making appearances throughout my blogging adventures.

Allan - You'll probably see the most of Allan. :o) Allan is my boyfriend/future fiance/future husband. Allan is in the Army Reserves and is a stud in uniform. (it's true what they say about a man in uniform. It makes a guy so much sexier. ;) ) We're not officially engaged yet, but we're hoping to get married sometime early next year. :o)

Lindy - Lindy is Allan's daughter. She's currently 2.5 years old and is the most adorable little girl that I have ever met. :o)

My parents - Mom and Dad. They are awesome. I love my parents. :o)

Siblings - BreeAnn (and her husband Tyler and newest baby Sammy), Caleb, and Daelynn. I'm the oldest of four children and I have two younger sisters and a younger brother. They are all wonderful people and I am so grateful that we are a family together. :o)

I am sure there are a lot of other people that will make an appearance - but we'll leave the introductions there for now. :o)

until next time! hugs!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

on a whim...and otherwise

Hello there world! ( I feel just a little odd saying that, but oh well. it's there, and I'm not changing it.) I'm tell you all of the wonderful adventures of my life. :o) Thus the title Adventures: On A Whim and Otherwise. I like to be spontaneous, and yet I'm a planner as well. :o) This leads to all sorts of fun adventures. :o)

I've been blogging for a long time...elsewhere (I'll talk about this later, I'm sure.) but I've felt that it is time to bring my real life and blogging worlds together. :o)

Anyways, first posts are always weird and awkward (at least, I think so) but I hope that this can turn in to something wonderful. Stay tuned for many more wonderful adventures....on a whim and otherwise. ;)