Sunday, February 27, 2011

I'm Away on Holiday♥

Florida born and raised but I've got Jersey in my veins...

Well, I hit up O-town this weekend with the fam because we all needed a holiday♥ Let me tell you the story. :)

On Friday, we ate cake and Jamie opened her presents

I gave her a Dunkin Donuts card to suffice her Coolatta addiction. She already used half of it♥

Then we headed to Orlando for the night and stayed at the Disney Swan.

Chilled by the pool after riding the elevator that was equivalent to riding the Tower of Terror (scary shit) and straddling parking space 69.
At the pool, my sister Jamie and I had too much fun people watching to see which guys would look at us as they walked by:
Jayde's majority was little boys.
My majority was dads with kids and/or strollers.
Jamie's majority was old men. Can anyone say D-I-N-O-S-A-UR? :P
Even the ducks were kewling off.

After the pool, I came back and brewed some Starbucks coffee.
and we got all fancy for Jamie's bday dinner at Portebello's in Downtown Disney!

It was perfecto. I got a real Italian latte while Jamie got free bday cake that was Heavenly♥

Isn't my sister gorge-wah! :)

Then we went sight-seeing around Downtown Disney.

Saw a hot-air balloon with Peter Pan and Tinkerbell on it.:D

The night life of Downtown Disney.

And the House of Blues:

We bordered a water taxi and a Disney Bus and arrived back to the swan where things got KRAZY! :)

Then, we hit up the Boardwalk at Walt Disney World's Boardwalk resort.

Today, we ended up going to Cracker Barrel before I got back to Leo.

We had so much fun. We missed Geniveve and Dad TONS but we had a memorable time.

This one's for Jamie: "A good, clean feeling. No matter what."

Until next time, here's my new love life philosophy:

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!
~Just Keep Swimming~

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Moving On Up

Florida born and raised but I've got Jersey in my veins... To a more joyous, more peaceful me.

This week was full of unexpected blessings.

One was that I lost a good friend of mine but the thing about being friends with this person was that no matter the fact that I loved them with all my heart, being friends with them ALWAYS caused me some type of pain, suffering, stress, or headache.

When one person walks out of your life, God brings another person into your life. That's exactly what happened this week. It was fully unexpected but a blessing nonetheless because God has BETTER plans for me.

If you must know, the friendship was ended mutually and not on bad terms at all. We both wished each other the best and found closure.

With that door closed, I'm now FULLY FOCUSING on God's plans for my future, my grades, my career, my family, my friends, and THE BLESSING.

I am so much happier and cannot thank Jesus enough for all that he's already DONE for me♥

Until next time, remember: God's timing is perfection and everything happens for a reason♥

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!

~Just Keep Swimming~

Sunday, February 13, 2011

In Love with Valentine's Day

Florida born and raised but I've got Jersey in my veins... This post is just going to contain my fave love quotes and Alyson Stoner's take on Valentine's day...

From Alyson Stoner's Twitter: I'm preparing my heart for Feb. 14th, and not in the way you may suspect. I don't have a boyfriend, I don't have a date, and I'm not looking. But newsflash: I'm not defined by my Valentine. (It rhymes for a reason, remember the phrase.) There's NO pressure to reach a certain level of "love" by the fourteenth. In fact, true love arises spontaneously and is a result of patience, respect, and honorable actions. I'm NOT required to manufacture romance, and neither are you. Truth be told, trying to create a "special" experience because it's expected, accepted, and prevalent doesn't usually prove to be the wisest choice in navigation (especially in this case). The gutsy, respectable, and rewarding path requires a different attitude, in which you prepare and guard your heart. What road will you walk? --- There are many people who are looking for love, but are they looking out for you? You're one-of-a-kind. Maybe this year you can take a step back and think about your plan for Valentine's Day. It's one day. Your future is every other day after. Be careful, be wise, and don't worry about making this holiday something straight out of a romantic comedy. I'm an actress, and I've yet to see real life play out like a movie. This year, I'm sharing all my love with family and friends; yes, there's a place in my heart reserved for a special guy, but I haven't reached that season. And I'm in no rush. -- Hope this encourages you!!! Have a good one, & speak soon… xo

Quotes on Love:

In the end, we only regret the chances we didn't take, relationships we were afraid to have, and the decisions we waited too long to make.-Unknown

A happy relationship is made up of two good forgivers.

The difference between 'Like' 'Love' and 'In Love' is the same as the difference between 'For Now' 'For A While' and 'Forever'.

Life’s too short to play games. If u love somebody and u want to be with them, then go get them. Deal with the mess later.

Although we adore men individually, we agree that as a group they’re rather stupid. -Mary Poppins

No girl should ever forget: that she doesn’t need anyone who doesn’t need her back. -Marilyn Monroe

The most beautiful feeling is to see the person u love smiling, and its even more beautiful to know that YOU are the reason behind it.

Don't be a woman that needs a man, be the woman a man needs.-Author Unknown.

To forgive someone that has hurt you, you must first forgive yourself for feeling angry. -Brian Paige

"I wish love was like baby shampoo. Because it has "no more tears" formula."

Ladies::: don't fall in love,, stand in love-RevRunWisdom

Acceptance is Love. Love is acceptance.-Demi Lovato

Relationships come and go. Christ's love is forever. -#FB

If u fight like a married couple, talk like bestfriends, flirt like first love, protect each other like brother & sister it is meant to be.

Just because somebody flirts with you doesn’t mean they like you. Just because somebody likes you doesn’t mean they want to go out with you. Just because somebody wants to go out with you doesn’t mean they love you. Just because somebody loves you doesn’t mean they won’t hurt you.

The Notebook: "You're dumb. I can be that."
"If you're a bird, I'mma bird."

"Young Noah: It's not about following your heart and it's not about keeping your promises. It's about security.
Young Allie: What's that supposed to mean?
Young Noah: [yelling] Money. He's got a lot of money!
Young Allie: You smug bastard. I hate you for saying that.
Young Noah: You're bored Allie. You're bored and you know it. You wouldn't be here if there wasn't something missing.
Young Allie: You arrogant son of a bitch.
Young Noah: Would you just stay with me?
Young Allie: Stay with you? What for? Look at us, we're already fightin'
Young Noah: Well that's what we do, we fight... You tell me when I am being an arrogant son of a bitch and I tell you when you are a pain in the ass. Which you are, 99% of the time. I'm not afraid to hurt your feelings. You have like a 2 second rebound rate, then you're back doing the next pain-in-the-ass thing.
Young Allie: So what?
Young Noah: So it's not gonna be easy. It's gonna be really hard. We're gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, for ever, you and me, every day. Will you do something for me, please? Just picture your life for me? 30 years from now, 40 years from now? What's it look like? If it's with him, go. Go! I lost you once, I think I can do it again. If I thought that's what you really wanted. But don't you take the easy way out.
Young Allie: What easy way? There is no easy way, no matter what I do, somebody gets hurt.
Young Noah: Would you stop thinking about what everyone wants? Stop thinking about what I want, what he wants, what your parents want. What do YOU want? What do you WANT?
Young Allie: It's not that simple.
Young Noah: What... do... you... want? Whaddaya want? "

Young Noah: My Dearest Allie. I couldn't sleep last night because I know that it's over between us. I'm not bitter anymore, because I know that what we had was real. And if in some distant place in the future we see each other in our new lives, I'll smile at you with joy and remember how we spent the summer beneath the trees, learning from each other and growing in love. The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds, and that's what you've given me. That's what I hope to give to you forever. I love you. I'll be seeing you. Noah♥

If u really love a person, u're willing to wait no matter how long it takes. Because in True Love, Forever isn't a really long time.

#Fact The more u talk about that person to others, the more u fall in love with that person.

Friendship is a good start, a good foundation. Too bad for some people, it is also a borderline, a limitation.

Girls have a bad habit of holding on for too long. Boys have a bad habit of letting go too easily.

We don't need to rush things. If something's meant to be, it will happen... in the right time, with the right person and for the best reason.

Someone you haven't met is out there wondering what it would be like to meet someone like you.- Marcin Mrowca

Just when you think it's time to give up, DON'T! You never know what could happen tomorrow..-Rexy Raudha

#IronicTruth Love is weird. There's actually a weird pleasure in loving someone who doesn't love you back.

Just because it brings you pleasure doesn't mean it's good for you because pleasure is temporary but Joy is Eternal. -Chelsea DeVries♥

If the things that u've decided to avoid & get rid off are happening again and again.. then you know, it's meant to be.

A guy who truly loves his girl doesn't need to unbutton her shirt to have a better view of her heart.-Brianna Rouzan

#rulesformen If a girl is stupid enough to love you after you broke her heart, I guarantee you, she is the one. Don't let her go.

Sometimes, people give up too soon. It doesn't mean they stop loving each other, but maybe they stop trying so hard & just let it be.

Life has a way of working things out for the best, but it takes its bittersweet time. So, be patient.

In the end, it's always their actions you should judge them by. It's actions, not words, that matter. -Nicholas Sparks

"Meant to be" doesn't mean "Meant to be now, soon, next year etc." It means "meant to be when everything finish falling in the right place."

#lovetips Fellas, making a girl jealous won't make her chase you. It will just push her away.

#lovetips NEVER chase anyone. A person who truly appreciates you will walk with you and won't need to be chased!

Sometimes it's good to put up walls, not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down. They are the ones worth keeping.

Ladies, every guy will hurt you at least once in your relationship and the ones that really matter will try to get you back.

Forgiveness and love... cannot be earned, deserved, bought, sold, won, or forced. They are a gift.

Sometimes what we think is meant to be is meant to be for that time period not forever. Letting go is the best option.

#note2girls If he wants you, he’ll say it, if he cares, he’ll show it. If not, he's not worth your time.

Ladies, the more you try to win him, the more desperate you will appear. Let it FLOW.

Never rush into falling in love, cus love never runs out; Let love be the one to knock at ur door. Besides, True Love is worth waiting for.

No matter how hard u try to hold on, some people are just meant to leave. Some eventually would come back. Some others won't.

Until next time remember, Don’t ever think you’re nothing because somewhere along the line, there’s going to be someone who thinks you’re everything♥

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!

~Just Keep Swimming!~

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

I'm Obsessed with having an obsession

Florida born and raised but I've got Jersey in my veins...

Funny thing about obsessions. They are healthy.

Recently, I've become obsessed with Lil Wayne. I don't really understand why but whenever his music comes on, ironically, I'm at peace with the world. Maybe because he just has a way of wording his raps that speaks to me and my Jersey blood but as crazy as it sounds he helps me feel less emotional. When I listen to him rap about the things he wants to do to that one guy he's always talking to in his sorta justifies my emotions and helps me feel that being this emotional over something so small and petty makes me HUMAN. Either that or I'm a Moon woman. :P

The funniest thing about my obsession with Lil Wayne stemmed from me thinking Lil Wayne was the typical black man who rapped about all the ways he can make money and sex a woman. Well, that and my younger sister is in love with him. I used to yell at her every time she would listen to his music and tell her she should be listening to something more positive.

Today, I've made a complete 180. I freak out anytime I hear about Lil Wayne like a crazy fan girl minus the urge to want to rape Weezy. :P I listen to at least one of his songs once or twice a day. It's come to the point in the obsession-ship where if I don't listen to Lil Wayne, it's usually a real sad day for me. Yeah, his music is my drug.

I became obsessed with Lil Wayne because I got to know who he really was by listening to his music. Yet, some people today are obsessed with the wrong people. The thing about obsessions and even love, they are blind to flaws and imperfections. Real people today are wolves in sheep's clothing. You should be careful who you trust and confide in.

I don't think the world should be obsessed with what they are obsessed with, though. I mean it's great to be inspired by celebrities and public figures but the world today has gone mad obsessing over things that are temporary.

To name some examples beside Lil Wayne,there's Twilight, Jersey Shore, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Harry Potter, Bad Girls Club, Glee etc.

I mean, I'm not hating on you liking and enjoying these books, movies, tv shows and people but you should never put any of them on a pedestal and I hope to God no one reading this has a Snooki shrine. :O

I know I'm biased but if anyone should be obsessed over and his words should be like a drug to your soul, it should be Jesus. He's done more for you and me than anyone will ever do. He did it before he ever met you. He died and took all your pain, sin, sickness, poverty, and any life trial you will ever face and carried and conquered it on the cross. Three days later, he rose again out of the gates of Hell just to come back to tell you and me how much he loves us. That's unconditional true love in it's purest form, and if I must be completely honest, there's NO GREATER MAN and will never be another JESUS♥ I'm as obsessed with this MAN as he is with me.

Kewl. At least you finally understand how much of a JESUS FREAK I am.

See how I fooled you? The whole blog I was going on and on about Lil Wayne and you were wondering if I was mentally stable. Gotcha!

Lil Wayne is a lyrical genius but he can never rap to save my life.

Jesus already did EVERYTHING I could ever ask, think, say, believe and receive and for that, I am eternally thankful.

You should be too.

Until next time, here's a quote from my homeboy JC: "Don't let people do that to you, put you on a pedestal like that. You all have a single Teacher, and you are all classmates. Don't set people up as experts over your life, letting them tell you what to do. Save the authority for God, let him tell you what to do."-Matthew 23:8-9♥

Have a LOVE-FILLED Valentine's day, loves♥ If any of you are single like me and wondering how you will make it through the holiday, keep your chin up! Do what I do every day of my life. Be intentionally kind to people; sow love. They may not notice but God sure does. With every love seed sown, I believe that I am sowing it toward my future husband and making him perfect through God's hands. Sorry to get all deep and metaphorical on you but you should try it. Sow love this Valentine's day. You never know what may be the reward God will have in store for you because of it. Trust me, it really works. :D

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!
~Just Keep Swimming~

P.S. Jayde, thanks for introducing me to Weezy and his genius. Looking forward to the wedding! :P