Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Simple Woman's Daybook 49

FOR TODAY: February 27, 2011
You can find the more daybooks at Simple Woman's Daybook.

Outside my window...snow & ice

I am thinking...tea makes mornings better.

I am thankful for...time with friends.

From the kitchen...going to roast some veggies later today.

I am wearing....black boots, pants, and tank with a red blouse.

I am creating...the solar system, well, just a model of the solar system for the next Kidsworld theme.

I am going...home after church then maybe the library and Just Us or I might just stay in all day.

I am reading...The Book of Awesome, The Cheapskate Next Door, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, and I'd Tell You I Love You But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Audio).

I am hoping...for inspiration, I'm still trying to finish a poem.

I am hearing...people talking.

Around the house...more Apartment Therapy tomorrow.

One of my favorite things...tea.

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...our tree:

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thankful Thursday #44

I am thankful for...

1) reunions
2) tea time with friends
3) whipped cream on cookies
4) smiles
5) music
6) my church
7) other pastors and sharing ideas
God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?" ~William A. Ward

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Disney Days Six & Seven: Epcot

Our last Disney days were at Epcot (with a journey over to Hollywood to see the Fantasmic night show). I really enjoyed our time at Epcot. It might be my favourite because there always seems to be something new to see or explore. I wish we could have another day there.

I loved walking around the "countries" in the world show case. To make it fun to children they've added Kim Possible missions. We got to "save the world" as "secret team Possible agents," which was a blast. There had been a lot of changes to the "science" pavilions near the giant golf ball. It was good from Soarin to Mission: Space where we went 3Gs -so cool!


Lee-Ann's Top Five Things:
1) Captain EO the 1986 Michael Jackson 3D show
2) Character lunch and meeting all the princesses
3) Soarin' ride
4) The Sea, both the Nemo ride and talking to the sea turtle crush
5) The Kim Possible Adventure "missions"


My Top Five Things:
1) Character lunch and meeting all the princesses
2) Talking to Crush
3) Mission: SPACE (orange)
4) Soarin' ride and the Living with the Land green house tour
5) The Japan section of the world tour

Monday, February 21, 2011

Disney Days Four & Five: Animal Kingdom

We spent Monday and Tuesday at Disney's Animal Kingdom full of "lion and tigers and bears, oh my!" Actually, I don't remember seeing a bear, so it was more lions and tigers and bugs, oh and don't forget the yeti. There were also dinosaurs, a great roller coaster (Expedition Everest), and the families favourite show "Finding Nemo The Musical". It was two great days, and since the park closed earlier it was two of our most laid back days.

If you going to Disney this park is impressive. First, there was seeing all the different animals. Information from the Disney World site they say it is "home to more than 1,700 animals from 250 species and sprawling across 500 acres of lush landscape, Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park is the largest animal-themed park in the world!" And second was the Tree of Life which is "a swirling tapestry of 325 animals carved into the bark of this massive attraction." With creatures like Galapagos tortoises, lemurs, sharks and tarmarins.
Lee-Ann's Top Five Things:
1) Everest Expedition
2) Finding Nemo The Musical
3) Kaili River Rapids
4) Kilimanjaro Safari
5) Seeing the animal (Pangani Forest Exploration Trail & Maharajah Jungle Trek) her only sadness was there were no platypus.
My Top Five Things:
1) Everest Expedition
2) Finding Nemo The Musical
3) Kaili River Rapids
4) Kilimanjaro Safari
5) Flight of Wonders (bird show)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Next Disney Day: Hollywood Studio

Last Saturday we, my family and I, took one day to visit Disney Hollywood Studio. It was our first time at this park so everything was new. There was so much to see and do (but that is true about everything we did over the two weeks). At the time I kept comparing the park to Magic Kingdom and thinking it wasn't my favourite of the four parks.

Now, looking back, I have to say it was a great time. I loved the day and the time with my family. It was different and different is (can be) good. Hollywood Studio had some of my favourite things, see the top five list below. Plus it had Mum's favourite ride (Toy Story) and every moment was great.


Lee-Ann's Top Five Things:
1) Fantasmic
2) Toy Story ride
3) Little Mermaid Show
4) Art/drawing class
5) Parade

My Top Five Things:
1) Animation video & drawing lesson
2) Fantasmic
3) Toy Story ride
4) Beauty and the Beast show
5) The Great Movie Ride

The Simple Woman's Daybook 48

FOR TODAY: February 20, 2011
You can find the more daybooks at Simple Woman's Daybook.

Outside my window...snow

I am thinking...about faith, searching, and religion vs. relationship also that it's almost time for lunch.

I am thankful for...my church and the children's ministry I absolutely love what I do...it's been a great morning at Kidsworld, where we were inspired to know, love and follow Jesus.

From the kitchen...um...I haven't cooked in two weeks so nothing.

I am wearing....a polka-dotted dress.

I am creating...a Seuss inspired poem. It was wanted to post it last Monday with pictures from Universal park but it's only half done.

I am going...to Just Us to work on the already mentioned ryhme then to Kentville Baptist church for Rally In The Valley.

I am reading...The Book of Awesome.

I am hoping...for a surprise.

I am hearing...silence and the computer hum...oh, wait my tummy also just growled. It really is time for lunch.

Around the house...must unpack, ooh and I am starting my winter Apartment Therapy tomorrow.

One of my favorite things...having people miss me.

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...

Friday, February 18, 2011

Message to Dad

Dad, not sure if my email sent. Everything was good with check in and we've just started boarding. Thank you for a wonderful family trip.

Thankful Thursday #43

I am thankful for...

1) my family
2) holidays
3) Japan
4) helpful Disney cast members who go that extra little bit
5) clear maps and schedules
6) good comfortable walking shoes
7) insoles for my good comfortable walking shoes

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Simple Woman's Daybook 47

FOR TODAY: February 13, 2011
You can find the more daybooks at Simple Woman's Daybook.

Outside my window...stars and palm trees

I am thinking...giving back is good and my feet hurt.

I am thankful for...Give Kids the World

From the kitchen...about to eat lucky charms.

I am wearing....jeans and my green Future for Five tee.

I am creating...peace, joy, and love while on holidays (correction because of Jane's wise comment)

I am going...Animal Kingdom (tomorrow).

I am reading...The Book of Awesome.

I am hoping...that the pain in my feet goes away because tomorrow will be another full day of park walking.

I am hearing...my parents talking and sister getting ready for bed.

Around the house...the cats, I hope.

One of my favorite things...volunteering.

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...from this week:

Friday, February 11, 2011

First Two Days: Magic Kingdom

We took a tour of the Swiss Family Robinson's Treehouse, took a Jungle Cruise down the rivers of Asia, Africa, and South America, joined Jack Sparrow for a pirate adventure, flew magic carpets with Aladdin, visited Tom Sawyer's Island, watched some singing bears, and splashed over to Brier Rabbit's Laughin' Place...all before lunch the first day. Every moment of our magical day has been packed with one adventure after another. I'm finding it hard to remember everything we've done without looking at a park map.

Lee-Ann's Top Five Things

1) Big Thunder Mountain
2) Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin
3) Meeting Disney Characters
4) Parades
5) The fireworks


My Top Five Things:

1) Meeting Rapunzel and Flinn
2) Big Thunder Mountain
3) The Mad Tea Party
4) Mickey's PhilharMagic
5) Peter Pan's Flight

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Thankful Thursday #42

I am thankful for:

1) my family
2) good comfortable shoes
3) the little things like a wave from a princess of a CM noticing Lee-Ann
4) smiles
5) fireworks
6) Disney related fun
7) Disney's fast passes

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Anticipation

I'm waiting for the Disney shuttle with my family. Sister is beside herself with joy. I have this love hate relationship with waiting. While waiting I just want "the big event" to happen. But some how the very act of waiting makes the arrival that much sweeter.

Can't wait to see the castle and the fun that will happen. So I've got to go the ride is here.


P.S. First time blogging on my iPod

Sunday, February 06, 2011

The Simple Woman's Daybook 46

FOR TODAY: February 6, 2011
You can find the more daybooks at Simple Woman's Daybook.

Outside my window...freezing rain

I am thinking...there is still so much to do.

I am thankful for...sleep.

From the kitchen...made a few meals one day and actually had meals all week.

I am wearing....a lot of black...I'm a "secret agent" for a kid's skit today.

I am creating...a clutter free home still -it's slow going and will probably be my status for the next six months.

I am going...to Florida today!

I am reading...Radiant Shadows, Break No Bones (audio) and The 6th Target (audio).

I am hoping...that weather doesn't delay my flight.

I am hearing...silence and the computer hum.

Around the house...been focused on keeping the one box a day momentum going.

One of my favorite things...hope.

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...my new hair cut:

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Thankful Thursday #41

1) Meals with friends
2) Cookies
3) Experiments
4) Volunteers
5) Books
6) Tea
7) Hope

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

TV Talk: I like...

...Bones. I like the show for a lot of reasons but at the moment it's the writers' timing. I'm not talking comic timing but the bigger picture timing.

Last week I was talking to a friend about the show and said I missed the character Wendell, which also got me thinking we hadn't seen Brennan's father for a while or Caroline. The TV power's that be must have agreed with me because the next episode I watched had all three. The same thing happened last year with the return of Zach. And another time a friend said that things were getting dry and the grave digger needed to make another appearance and she did in the next episode.

There are other timing things, little moments like a look between Angela and Hodgins, or a well placed comment from Booth. The writers just seem to know how to move the show along and I like that.