Monday, September 27, 2010
Carly Anne Driscoll
May 24, 1991 - September 9, 2010
You were loved by so many people and touched so many lives
I do miss you.
You will always have a special place in my heart.
I will always remember that you were at one point in my life one of my best friends.
I'll think of you every time I hear Good Charlotte and Yellowcard.
Benji was always yours and Joel was always mine.
You helped me realize that I loved to write.
In a way you helped me find a piece of who I am.
When I think of daisies I think of you.
When I think about Harry Potter I think of you.
You were always so excited to here about my boy stories even though they were beyond lame.
I still go back and read all the myspace messages and comments.
I'll always remember my christmas party and I still wear the pink pj pants that have reindeers on them when it gets cold.
I am really glad I got to see you before you left, I am glad I got to see you after you left. You looked amazing.
I know you are in heaven.
I now know that I have someone else watching down making sure I am doing okay.
and you were the most gorgeous bald girl ever :)
( I didn't know how to make this a clickable link but I wanted to give some sort of recognition to the photographer.)
Confusing I know, trust me I lived it.
The parks were Disney, Universal and Islands of Adventure.
My mom and I went to Orlando for the weekend of Labor Day. We ended up staying in a Disney hotel just because we could even though we weren't planning on going to the parks.
It was mainly a shopping trip.
However one night at dinner my mom brought up the extra magic hours that our are given when you stay in a Disney hotel. She had barely gotten through asking me if I wanted to go before I finished my food and was ready to leave. So we ordered the tickets, paid the check and away we went to my favorite place on earth.
I didn't take a lot of picture this night so there are just a few.
The Hall of Presidents, trust me I know I am lame.
Walt Disney and how it all started, Mickey Mouse.
The next weekend I had made plans to go with my dad to go to Night of Joy and Rock the Universe. These are christian concerts held were the parks of closed down just for the event people. The rides are open and there are a bunch of concerts obviously,
Night of Joy happens at Magic Kingdom, we went there Friday night.
On the highway, almost there.
We made it to Disney World, Where Dreams Come True
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE MAGIC KINGDOM!
We were so sad on Dumbo because our elephant wouldn't fly up and down.
But then it was all better because we realized we were in WALT DISNEY WORLD!
Dumbo and I
One of my favorite quotes made by Walt Disney himself.
My Buzz Lightyear score. I beat my dad and Brittany!
While we were there Britt also had her first turkey leg ever and I got to have a blue raspberry icee and I didn't die of allergic reaction!
We had decided that if we were going to be going to Universal the next night that we would have a free day, so Britt and I decided we HAD to go to Islands of Adventure just so we could see Harry Potter world.
WE ARE HERE!
Hogsmeade in the flesh!
Platform 9 3/4 here I come!
The candy shop, HONEYDUKES!!!
The Castle from a little distance!
Up close and personal!!!
It was absolutely amazing. We ended up going on the big Harry Potter ride. We waited in line for over an hour, but it was so worth it. Not only was the ride fun but the wait was too. We told Harry, Ron and Hermione goodbye and headed to the other parts of the park.
We went on the The Cat in the Hat ride. Then we went on the Spiderman Ride.
After that we decided to head on over to Universal.
We went on the Nickelodeon ride and the saw Shrek 4D.
Then we headed over to Mummy and then Jaws.
I literally kept my eyes closed the whole time on Jaws.
Then we went on Men and Black.
Britt and I went on The Simpson Ride.
Then we all went on E.T.
After that we ended up leaving early because my dad left his debit card at Cracker Barrel. We decided to just head home shortly after that. We were all pretty exhausted.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
My friend Brittany and I decided we just had to see Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker.
Thankfully they were headed to Daytona Beach,
We ordered tickets and I booked my first hotel under my own name.
What can you expect with two teenage girls on a weekend trip out of town?
Apparently brownies, cereal, ipods and two extremely large and unnecessary drinks.
On our way there!
Daytona, we are here!
The first hotel I have every booked under my name, not too shabby.
Our view, we got an free upgrade haha.
Our seats were pretty amazing. We had floor seat and they were the last ones on the floor. However they arena was pretty small so our seats turned out perfect.
Towards the end of the concert we were standing there singing along. All of the sudden Brad had moved out into the crowd. Then this little cowboy hat seemed to be getting closer and closer. Then all of the sudden Brad Paisley was running by me, less than a foot away. OH MY GOODNESS. I was absolutely speechless and had no idea what to do. Do I reach out and touch him? I decided no on that one, just a little creepy.
It was absolutely hilarious. At this point my feet were tired, so my boots were off and I was standing there in my grandaddy socks that were underneath my boots.
Britt was of course screaming, OH MY GOSH MY CAMERA ISN'T READY!!! IT ISN'T TAKING PICTURES. We were a sight to see.
Thankfully Britts camera decided to cooperate and we ended up getting some up close pictures.
We got some closer than the one above but poor Brad did not look good in that one and I would definitely not want to embarrass him.
The next day we walked along the beach and then of course made a last minute trip to Orlando.
Malls, Chillis and Downton Disney, a great ending to a great weekend.
Over the summer my mom and I took quite a few trips out of town.
One of them happened to be to Tampa.
It was all because of one special girl, Bethany!
We were off to Tampa to visit one of my very best friends.
She had been at Word of Life Camp all summer. I had promised her I would come visit and of course I had to follow up on that promise.
World of Life is actually located in a city that is outside of Tampa.
We picked her up, had some delicious lunch at Olive Garden and then went to a mall.
It was so exciting to see her, but it is even better to have her back home.
She is an absolutely amazing girl that has to grown into an even more amazing and Godly woman. I am so proud of her.