Friday, January 29, 2010

Gabe's 3rd Birthday Card

I will be honest and say that I have been very lazy when it comes to using my mountain of craft supplies. So, I decided since Gabe's third birthday is this weekend that I would make his birthday card. Choosing what kind of theme to do was a little difficult since I had a lot of ideas (I will be putting those other ideas to work shortly). Finally looking through all my stuff I came to a conclusion. My excitement began! Even though I don't do it as often as I would like, I love to do this kind of stuff. So here is the final product of Gabe's Birthday card. 
The first picture is the card itself (the right side). It has Gabe dressed as a Super Hero. 

The second picture is of the envelope. I was going to make the car &buildings smaller, but I realized I didn't have to worry about putting an address on it, so I made them big. I also put the 'G' in a spotlight; like a Batman thing.  
So there you go. My first crafty blog :-)   More to be coming...

Friday, January 22, 2010

Disneyland Trip 1/14/10

Robert and I decided to take a trip to Disneyland before he started school as a way to celebrate (and it was the last time we would be able to go for awhile).

We got a late start due to some unavoidable things, but since the park didn't open til 10 anyway we weren't worried too much.

We finally reached the parking structure after a lovely detour, rode on the tram, got off the tram and decided to hit California Adventure. Our first stop was a newly favorite ride, Toy Story Mania. If you have never been on that need to go. It is so MUCH fun!! You wear 3-D glasses while sitting in a two-seater and each person has a type of launcher/gun. As soon as you sit down you are in for a whirl wind of fun. you get taken to a practice screen where they show you how to use your "gun". After the short practice you get spun to another screen and for a bout 30 seconds or so you are playing carnival like games; either popping balloons with darts, breaking plates with baseballs, playing ring toss with the martians, and more. At the end of the ride they tally your score and you get ranked by animal. This is a picture of our score screen. Robert is blue and I am red. He always seems to get a higher score than me, but I have better accuracy. I am proud though...I finally reached the cat ranking!

It is a quick ride, but we believe it is worth the wait. The line gets pretty long fairly early in the day so we usually hit that one first.

After that we did our usual stint around California Adventure. Muholland Madness and Soarin' over California (we didn't visit Bug's Life this time). Then we ate lunch at the Rainforest cafe.

Then off to Disneyland! The Haunted Mansion was closed...very sad. But we were able to get on all the others rides we wanted. Since most kids were back in school the park wasn't very crowded. I believe our longest wait was about 15 minutes for Peter Pan...maybe 20. But still a good wait time for that ride which is usually at least a 30 minute wait.

At the end of the day we decided to take one more jaunt over to Adventureland where we got pineapple whip floats from the cart next to the Tiki Tiki Room. We wanted to see the show, but it was closed.  So we took our floats, walked down main street, said our sorrowful good-byes to the Happiest Place on Earth and walked out of the park.


Thursday, January 7, 2010

What to do on the Blog?

As I have been looking through my friends' blogs I realize that they all have things to do updates on. They are called children. Yes, children. Everyone I know who update their blogs regularly have something that is constantly changing, growing and developing. I have a husband and a dog. Both are full grown. And to be frank our life is fairly boring. We both work full time. Spend our spare time together watching movies, paying games or what-not. And that is all. Maybe I should start making up stories to make us seem more interesting...well. It is a thought. One that I might need to give some more time to.
In the mean time I will focus on reality. Who knows, maybe when Robert starts going to school in a few weeks I may do something exciting like...get a hobby. *Gasp* There I said it. A hobby. Just another thought I am throwing out there.
Or maybe I will once again start teaching piano. I do enjoy that. Sorry, now I am just thinking outloud...well, more like typing outloud. Either way I appreciate you listening (reading) to my gibberish and providing me assistance in the ranting. I have two great ways to fill up some soon-to-be lonely time. Piano and a hobby.

Monday, January 4, 2010

From the Beginning...

They met in October of 2007, but didn't really take notice of each other's awesome-ness and attractive-ness until February of 2008.
March 25th marked the day of their very first date (a picnic in the park). And that sparked the beginning of a unique kind of relationship. Later that year a split occured. But only to result in a reuniting in March of 2009 when Robert proposed unexpectly on the 7th after a spur of the moment dinner and trip to the beach...she said yes.

After months of planning preparations they were united eternally on the 18th of July, 2009 in the San Diego Temple. This union was the start of what is now known (as of today) as The Funktastic Faulkner Family.

The union caused them to combine their awesome-ness and attractive-ness...beware! blinding may occur.