Sunday, December 7, 2008

I'm alive!

I'm still alive. Sorry for not updating. I just got back from Italy last night and I was so busy preparing for the trip that I never got around to posting. But I'm back now and will start posting again. Thanks for checking in! Oh, Italy was amazing and I can't wait to blog about it. See you soon! Ciao!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Enter To Win One of Three Beautiful Quilts!

Head over to Old Red Barn Co. for a chance to win one of three beautiful quilts.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Celebrity Encounters!

Kristina at Pulsipher Predilections (make sure to stop by and visit her fantastic blog!) asked me about the famous person I met from my Have You Ever post. I've actually met quite a few well known celebrities and had some very fun celeb encounters that even resulted in my extremely short lived paparazzi career. I just decided that I will soon make my celebrity encounters a regular feature on my blog, so stay tuned to hear the inside scoop!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Have you ever?

Saw this at Thanks for the fun meme. Bold the things you’ve done and will admit to! I still have so many things to do!

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice- Will in a few weeks!
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset Both!
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors- No, but I will be there this month!
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied I don't need a lot to be happy :-)
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David- I will be seeing it this month!
41. Sung karaoke Unfortunately there is video proof of this...
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance Hopefully never again!
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person- Will in a few weeks!
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud When I was very little and thought I wanted to be a farmer... Lol, I don't even really enjoy gardening now.
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Gotten flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican- will soon!
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper I was even in an advertisement once ;-)
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club- I should do this
93. Lost a loved oneSadly :(
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I just voted earlier this afternoon. Did you?

Saturday, November 1, 2008

2008 World Series Champions- PHILLIES!!!

Congratulations to the Phillies on an amazing season and thank you for breaking the Billy Penn Curse! Here is a video of what it was like to be in the stadium for the final pitch of the World Series. Must have been amazing!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Phillies World Series Parade

If the Phillies win the World Series tonight (and they will!) I heard that the World Series parade for the Phillies is going to be held on Wednesday. Normally that would make me happy, but I have work on Wednesday and I can't miss work... think the Phillies could wait a couple more days to hold the parade for me? I can't believe I am going to miss it... oh well.

Go Phillies!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Phillies Phever has spread everywhere, including the pumpkin patch. Go Phillies!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Go Phillies!!!

Congratulations to the 2008 Philadelphia Phillies!!! They just won the National League Championship and are headed to the World Series!!! Philly has waited 15 years to be back in the World Series... it's about time. I can't wait to see them win :-)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Disney Free On Your Birthday!

Have you heard this news from Disney? If only I lived in Florida or California!

NEW YORK (Sept. 18, 2008) – Everyone who visits a Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort theme park on their birthday in 2009 can get in free, as Disney Parks embraces a newly identified family travel trend called “celebration vacations.”

In this new national trend, American families are hitting the road to mark life’s special occasions – birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, reunions and more – with a “celebration vacation.” In 2009, Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts will lead this growing trend with new entertainment and services that allow guests to turn their personal milestones into magical Disney experiences.

And to kick it all off – a first-ever opportunity for guests to receive a free ticket to one of the Walt Disney World or Disneyland theme parks on their birthday in 2009.

“Birthdays are the one occasion that we all share every year,” said Jay Rasulo, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, at an announcement event today in New York. “We thought a free birthday ticket would be the icing on the cake as we extend this new ‘celebration vacation’ trend to Disney Parks.”

Disney parks provide the perfect setting for this new style of vacation that celebrates the special occasions in life, Rasulo added.

Whether a guest is celebrating a birthday, an anniversary, QuinceaƱera or any special occasion, Disney parks already are filled with favorite characters, world-class attractions and entertainment, and legendary guest service – exactly the “something for everyone” that trend-watchers say families look for in a “celebration vacation.”

“The special moments in your life become truly magical when you celebrate at a Disney park,” Rasulo said. “Sharing a milestone at Disney connects families, friends and generations.”

Saturday, October 11, 2008

30 is the new 20?!?!

Yesterday was my 30th birthday... I have no idea where my 20's went! I've been told 30 is the new 20. What do you think? Everyone says 30 isn't so bad. I just have to get past the number and after more of my friends turn 30 I think I'll get used to it ;-)

Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday's Feast

Here's another meme. Don't worry this blog won't be all memes!


When was the last time you had your hair cut/trimmed? A couple months ago. I have an appointment tomorrow for a hair cut.


Name one thing you miss about being a child. Innocence and having no worries.


Pick one: butter, margarine, olive oil. Olive oil.

Main Course

If you could learn another language, which one would you pick, and why? I just started taking an Italian class last night because I am going to Italy at the end of November and I always have wanted to learn Italian.


Finish this sentence: In 5 years I expect to be… more settled.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Your Travel Personality

Your Travel Personality Is: The Adventurer

For you, travel is how you learn about the world. And you like to learn the stuff that's not in guidebooks.

You truly have wanderlust. When you're not traveling, you're dreaming about where you'll go next.

And your travels are truly legendary - they leave you with stories you'll be telling for the rest of your life!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

It's that time of year again at Linvilla Orchards :-)

What's Your Element?

Your Element Is Water

A bit of a contradiction, you can seem both lighthearted and serious.

That's because you're good at going with the flow - but you also are deep.

Highly intuitive, you tune in to people's emotions and moods easily.

You are able to tap into deep emotional connections and connect with others.

You prefer a smooth, harmonious life - but you can navigate your way around waves.

You have a knack for getting people to get along and making life a little more peaceful.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

Win a lunch tote!

Visit for a chance to win a

2008 Lean Cuisine Lunch Tote

Win earrings!

Designs by Vanessa

Triple Giveaway!


Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Getting it together!

Hi! Welcome to my brand new blog :-) I'm working on getting a layout together and promise to post some exciting entries very soon!



Monday, September 29, 2008

Coming Soon!

Coming soon, Chrissy Blogs!