Saturday, January 16, 2010

Project 365: Day 47- January 16th

Luccccyyyyyyy I'm hoooooooooooome.

Quote from "I Love Lucy"-- a popular TV show in the 50s... oh, yes. That's the decade we traveled back to this evening. Tonight was an anniversary party for my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary. We had SUCH a great time! Earlier this morning we went over to decorate.. checkered tablecloths, streamers, a balloon arch, Elvis Presley... we had it all! Marie and I decided to have phone with the photo area.. hence the picture above! LOL Many of us took pictures there... crazy times! Here's a few:

Here's a picture of the room and all of the decorations:

And we of course got to dress up, so here's a shot of that! Dad, Mom, Brad, Corey, Marie, and me haha! This is just a classic US moment LOL

Here's a picture of me with the precious couple (my grandma and grandpa) I only hope that I find a love that lasts for 50 years and more!

And the night ended with us crazy kids jamming to PARTY IN THE USA down the state route.... oh, we were having a good time haha! This is us finally arriving home!

Cheers to Project 365 and love that lasts for a life time. <3>

Friday, January 15, 2010

Project 365: Day 46- January 15th

"When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible- Harry Met Sally"

What a blessing. I got engaged tonight. It was such a sweet, roman
tic moment. After dinner at Wendys (yes, she's really classy) she took me to Icing to pick out my ring. I'll have pictures of it in a minute, but I just have to say how absolutely excited I am! hahaha! We were just being retarded tonight, as usual haha and had a blast! Here's a picture of the rock. She spent good money on it. I'll cherish this moment.. that face.. forever, haha!

Then to celebrate the engagement, we tried on LOTS of glasses! Here's a few snap shots!

And at the beginning of the day, I took a moment to write up a Bucket List. It's going to serve a greater purpose than just a checklist for the things I want to do before I... *ahem* kick the bucket.. I am so excited to get started. Lets see what life has in store...

Cheers to Project 365... and life. Man, we just gotta start livin.. <3>

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Project 365: Day 45- January 14th

William Albert Allard stated, "Words and pictures can work together to communicate more powerfully than either alone."

As most people in my life can tell, I'm a picture fan! I take my camera everywhere and I attempt to capture every moment I can! I'm so scared of forgetting things. I want to have tons of pictures to look back on... and recall those times, those precious moments that seem to slip away with the passing of time. Today, I got the chance to sit down and look through all of our albums for pictures of Grandma, Grandpa, and our entire family. My Uncle is putting together a slideshow for their anniversary party that is this Saturday. I am so excited! I love seeing our history. I love seeing pictures of my family! It was nice to just sit back and relax and look through all of our memories. Here's a picture of my Grandma and Grandpa and me that I found from my college graduation party:

Not only did I gather pictures for their anniversary party today, but I had to work my magic to somehow get my grandparents into my house Saturday night so I could sneak them to the party! That was a 45 minute phone call! haha! My grandma is so nosy and so full of questions! Lord, forgive me now.. I had to lie to her quite frequently, but she would not quit hehe! We got it worked out though and she thinks her and my grandpa have to meet Corey (my brother), Marie (his girlfriend), Ethan (my boyfriend), and myself at the house Saturday at 5:30PM so we can take them to a surprise, undisclosed location for an anniversary dinner. I told her us young'ns just wanted to spend some alone time with my grandparents! hehe And she ate that sucker up! Well, after we had a nice little discussion about the fact that my parents "are going out of town for the weekend" (which they're not really.. another white lie haha) and how we kiddos shouldn't be left alone at the house with our significant others, haha! She offered to spend the night. haha! Love you grandma! It's definitely going to be worth it all to see their faces at their party! Here's the lovely phone call face for you all to see, haha!

And my lovely day is ending with reading the "Go Girl Guide" that my lovely friend Rachel sent me!

Cheers to Project 365 and love that lasts for 50 years <3>

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Project 365: Day 44- January 13th

Nadia Boulanger stated, "Life is denied by lack of attention whether it be to cleaning... or trying to write a masterpiece."

With the things going on in my life currently, I really let the condition of my room get away from me! So, I took today to do a huge cleaning! Dusted, cleaned out some boxes, swept, organized all of my books.. anything I could do to make it look better than it did. This was the final product! I feel so much better now haha! It's amazing what a little (or a lot) of cleaning will do for a person...

While cleaning, I finished up the last 2 episodes of "Supernatural" so I could finish that up before I have to take them back tomorrow. I can't hardly wait to start on season 2! A big smile and thumbs up for finishing it!

Then, I got things together for my grandparent's anniversary party that is coming up this Saturday. I made a CD with songs like "Earth Angel" and "Tutti Frutti" and got my 50s outfit together as well! I think I might flip out my hair and add a neck scarf to it as well! What do you all think?

Then the night ended with my amazing boyfriend! We're weird. We like it, haha!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Project 365: Day 43- January 12th

Thomas Jefferson said, "One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more." I've found that to be a truth in my life for quite some time...

I love alone time. I love having time to reflect on life, to write, to read, to spend quality time with my thoughts. And today was definitely one of those days. I spent the better part of my day cuddled up in my new sweater (with my amazing furry hat), Orange/Pineapple juice, and more episodes of Supernatural. I have steadily become addicted to this TV show as I stated yesterday... I can't wait to get seasons 2 and 3 on Thursday! You're in for more pictures of those studly boys and
me in sweatpants, haha! I probably should be more productive, but you know what? Sometimes, you just need a break. I encourage everyone to spend time alone. It is very helpful. Clears your mind. Gives you a sense of peace and self awareness.

While watching Supernatural and drinking my juice, I worked on getting things together for classes that are starting next week. Today's agenda was getting things wrote out for Education 620 and choosing my final project topic.
Ethan and I decided that I should write about Gifted and Talented students, so here's to 6 weeks of research for one amazing final powerpoint presentation.
You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with. -Wayne Dyer

Take some time to love yourself. Be your own best friend. Enjoy your company. You'll find out so much about who you are!

Cheers to Project 365 and life <3 class="body">

Monday, January 11, 2010

Project 365: Day 42- January 11th

"If this world makes you crazy and you've taken all you can bare, just call me up becuase you know i'll be there."

Today, I went to check the mail and there was a package on my porch. I assumed it was just my school books until I saw that the person that sent it was the one and the only RACHEL. She sent me three new books: "The Go-Girl Guide- Surviving Your 20s with Savvy, Soul, and Style," "The Between Boyfriends
Book," and "The Wednesday Sisters." Plus TONS of suckers! It was a great surprise to start the week off with! Thank you so much Rachel for thinking of me!

How did I spend the rest of my lazy Monday you might be asking? I watched as many episodes of the 1st season of Supernatural as possible! I am hooked on this TV show. First of all, the two main characters (Sam & Dean) are ridiculously gorgeous! haha! And second of all, I love shows that involve spirits and what not. It's definitely "my cup of tea."

And the night ended with my wonderful boyfriend coming over. I think he might have a little thing for me... who knows? We watched Secret Life of the American Teenager... cause it's my guilty pleasure. Not sure why, but it is. hehe!

Cheers to Project 365 <3>

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Project 365: Day 41- January 10th

Tammy Faye Bakker stated, " is cheaper than a psychiatrist." and she's right. It was another shopping day in the life of Alyssa! First stop? Good-will. I'm a huge fan of Good Will. You get good deals.. they have great prices! I love it! I got two new pair of jeans there today for only $6.29. After shopping around Good Will, I took a seat near the book section to look around and a lady walked over and stated "Can you baby sit my cart while I go to my car to get my purse?" So I sat there and watched it for about 10 minutes or so haha! She comes back in and said "Did it do anything?" LOL It was a good moment. I just had to laugh! Here's her cart! lol

Next, I went to Kohls to get a shirt for my mom's birthday celebration and I grabbed a coat while I was there. It was only $12.00 and I certainly couldn't pass that deal up! While there I nearly tackled one of my friends too haha! It was hilarious! Here's a picture of my new jeans and my new coat! And my new shirt and another pair of jeans hehe! I feel so 2010 now! haha :)

Sex and the City said: I like my money right where I can see it--- hanging in my closet. How true? Cheers to Project 365 and shopping days!