Thursday, September 30, 2010

This Is What Comes From Boredom

So I took an old drawing of mine I did over 2 years ago....
...get the line art from and and decide to recolor it (I also went back and changed the writing of Wabash Blues from the original on the original... MUCH better believe me)...
But it didn't stop there... I decided I LOVED the new font change (and the only way to see the original font is to look at my DeviantART account...) and my mermaid even more now so I wanted to play with the two as if it was a logo...
.... and I became hooked....

My Playlist

So I've decided that for something new I'd post Playlists every once and a while like this rather than have it automatically on the side of my blog. Enjoy!
--Gabrielle Jean
  1. Say Something - Ghost vs. Sanne
  2. Taking Chances - Platinum Weird
  3. Will You Be Around - Platinum Weird
  4. Lost Without You - Delta Goodrem
  5. I Can Sing A Rainbow - Delta Goodrem
  6. Butterfly Fly Away - Miley Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus
  7. Hello Seattle - Owl City
  8. What this Woman Needs - SheDAISY
  9. Still Holding Out For You - SheDAISY
  10. Half of My Heart - John Mayer
  11. Dreaming With A Broken Heart - John Mayer
  12. Children of the Night - Richard Marx
  13. It's All Coming Back To Me - Celine Dion
  14. Love Story/Viva la Vida - Jon Schmidt
  15. We Belong - Pat Benata
  16. The Way You Look Tonight - Maroon 5
  17. Firefly - A*Teens
  18. Rhythm of the Pridelands - Lion King 2
  19. Out of Africa - John Barry
  20. Finding Neverland Theme - Jan A. P. Kaczmarekr

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Sunday, September 26, 2010


So my husband and I were both curious when we went to Disneyland how much the price of an admission ticket has gone up. I've always wondered how my family, growing up, could afford to get year long tickets for us and now it all makes sense....

Disneyland Adult Ticket Prices (Since 1982)

1982: $12

1983: no increase

1984: $14

1985: $17.95

1986: $18

1987: $21.50

1988: no increase

1989: no increase

1990: $25.50

1991: $27.50

1992: no increase

1993: $28.50

1994: $31

1995: no increase

1996: no increase

1997: no increase

1998: no increase

1999: $39

2000: $41/$43 (two increases)

2001: no increase

2002: $45

2003: $47

2004: $49.75

2005: $53/$56

2006: $59/$63

2007: $66

2008: $69

2009: no increase

2010: $76

Now, I LOVE Disneyland, but it's a sad day when its adult ticket price has increased from $31 when I was a kid to $76 now...

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Actual Wedding Pictures!!

So my LOVELY wedding photographer posted up pictures she took at my wedding!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Disney Corner In My Memories

Lately I've been on a kick buying and watching old Disney movies, but even more so I've been watching non-animated Disney movies my mom recorded forever ago such as the Hayley Mills version of "The Parent Trap", "The Three Lives of Thomasina", "The North Avenue Irregulars", "Marry Poppins", "Million Dollar Duck", and "Pete's Dragon". These movies are all so cute and so much fun. Who doesn't love these old Disney movies? Disney's original little stars are darling!

The North Avenue Irregulars: Is such a funny movie for sure. I love Cloris Leachman in this film.

Freaky Friday: this movie is funny and cute even though I do prefer the Lindsay Lohan/Jamie Leigh Curtis version. My favorite scene in the movie is the one when she's trying to do the laundry.

The Apple Dumpling Gang: is hilarious! The little girl in it is darling with her constant famous line, "Mr. I gotta go" and who doesn't love a good old movie with Don Knotts too.

The Monkey's Uncle: is classic! It's got fun Beach Boys sounding music and the goofy story line.

Swiss Family Robinson: is a great adventure movie for sure! This movie has always wanted me to go off and live off the land as they do and fight off fun pirates.

Old Yeller: So long as I don't watch the end of this movie it's a lovely film about a bond between man and dog

Darby O'Gill and the Little People: is a delightful movie! I love watching it and get a good old smile every time I do.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea a true adventure story!

Pete's Dragon is not my favorite of these films for sure. Having just watched it again it was one of those ones that was definitely better as a kid.

$1,000,000 Duck: is a goofy movie for sure. The wife in it is so funny with her absent minded, innocence, and lack of smarts are what really make the movie.

The Ugly Dachsund: is a great movie! Great story line, good chemistry and laughter filled.

Blackbeard's Ghost is probably my favorite of these films. It's so funny and Dean Jones is just as good looking in this as he is in all his other films.

That Darn Cat: is silly 100% of the way through

Bedknobs and Broomsticks: is my favorite non-animated/animated film. Angela Landsberry does a wonderful job and makes me want to go on an adventure with her and her gang.

Polyanna: is a cute movie, but not a top movie for me. Hayley Mills does a superb job in it no matter what though.

The Gnome-Mobile: is such a funny movie! My favorite part is the asylum jail break scene.

The Parent Trap: this is probably my favorite version because I grew up watching it even though the newer Lindsay Lohan version probably is better. Hayley Mills is cute even with her boyish haircut. Maureen O'Hara is PERFECT though!

Mary Poppins: is delightful! Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke are superb in this movie and the mix with animation is fun for sure.

The Three Lives of Thomasina: wasn't my favorite as a kid, but I did enjoy it better watching it again. I love the Dr and the "witch".

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Honeymoon

For the first day we went to Disneyland and California Adventure. We spent most of the day in Disneyland with many of the Labor Day attendees. We went on the Matterhorn, Pinocchio, Snow White, Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, Indiana Jones, Splash Mountain, Winnie the Pooh, California Screamin (where I cried on the ride.... I don't like real roller coasters.... just Disney small ones), and many more.
Sleeping Beauty is my favorite princess -
We got drenched -
....see -
Dave with Woody at the Lego store -
Day two at Disneyland was shorter but just as much fun. We visited with Mickey Mouse at his house, I ran into my old roommate Rachel who works at Disneyland/California Adventure, we went on California Screamin a second time for Dave, had our silhouettes done by this nice old lady at Disneyland, and had charactuers drawn of us.
I didn't cry riding it the second time -

Our third full day of California was spent at Universal Studios where Dave had never gone before... the park is fun, but very small with not very many things to do, about three actual rides, a tram ride, and lots of shops. It was fun to go to even though I got scared enough that I thought I might die --- and I quote from my FB "I almost died today... Scary man at universal jumped out and my soul barely clinged on to my body"... this picture is of that scary man -
They have a section of the tram tour devoted to Universal famous cars -
For our last full day in California we went to Sea World. I haven't been to Sea World in years and it was Dave's first time ever there as well. We LOVED it. When we first walked into the park we saw a big group of people going somewhere in the park so we decided to follow and good thing we did because it was the Shamu show that we ended up following them all to.

The Shamu show was way cool and it was amazing watching those mighty beasts perform such cool tricks as their trainers guided them. Next stop on our Sea World adventure was to see the polar bears for Dave.... sadly they were all sleeping, but all the beluga whales were awake for me.
Dave as a sleeping polar bear -
This is no pose, I literally walked over to the glass and was in awe, just like a little kid-
Dave had his own "It's so fluffy" moment -

We visited many other delightful animals at the park. Over all this was Dave's favorite place we went to out of our honeymoon sites and it is probably second for me, but still one of my all time favorite places.

We both had a lot of fun on the honeymoon and enjoyed it very much, but like all things in life it had to come to and end and we made it back to the very hot state of Arizona to our little apartment and had to begin with life.

So Here's the Wedding Story...

Leading Up to the Wedding
Dave and I were apart for 3 weeks, but then he came up to Washington where we did things like going to the zoo, had pictures taken and a lot of shopping. Then we all packed up with my family and made the trek up to Canada where I had a bridal shower, went through the temple for the first time, and had our Canada wedding reception since we couldn't do that after the wedding.
My family and I left for Washington and Dave, his dad, and twin sister and the next day. Dave and I went and got our marriage license which was an adventure since he had just gotten to his hotel from the long drive from Alberta. The following days we picked up one of his groomsmen and then one of my bridesmaids up from the airport, we visited Seattle, had a bunch of people over at my parents house for dinner, and got ready for the wedding.
The Wedding Day

I woke up at 6 am by having my, Camille's and Jennifer's alarms on our phones going off all at the same time. I jumped into the shower and then got to work on doing my hair as I sat in front of the mirror in my closet trying to get the idea I had in my head to work. Then Emily showed up and the two other sleeping bridesmaids in my bed got up. I put on some church clothes and then went to make sure my mom was getting all ready. My mom and I left for Dave's hotel where we had Dave and his dad follow us to the temple. I got all ready for the temple sealing and met up with Dave. The sealing was beautiful with all those who were there loved and supported us. I then went and put on my beautiful wedding dress (which I had in fact gotten from fairy godmothers!) and met up with Dave again who looked wonderful. We then waited inside the temple for everyone outside to be ready for us. When we exited the temple we were welcomed with love and congratulations from friends and family. Then the photographer had us take a bunch of pictures. We then went over to the church and ate lunch with family which was catered by the Cheese Cake Factory. We met up with the photographer again at the reception location and took pictures with her until the reception started where we stood in line and shook a bunch of peoples hands, ate, danced, and finally took off for our honeymoon!

Dave and I at the Zoo-

Picture Holly took of us -

At the Canada bridal shower with Katherine, Dave's twin -

Canada Reception -

Some wedding pictures I already posted....