Friday, October 1, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

100 degree weather everywhere!


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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Haircuts


I got one today...well a trim, because I'm still trying to let me hair grow out. I did however, get my hair thinned. It was very much needed.
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Friday, September 10, 2010

Funky Friday

That's what I'm calling it for the day.
Lately I haven't been myself. Well actually that's a lie, I've completely been myself, but noticed a few things about me that are good and bad. I love helping people. Even if that means putting their needs before mine. Good right? Sometimes it's bad. I need to learn to say no and stick to it. I don't want to be a pushover. And it's not that I feel like one, I guess I just feel like I've been takin for granted.
I always stop whatever it is I'm doing for any of my friends or family and lately I haven't gotten the return. I have never been one to expect things in return. Remember those fundraisers in elementary school when you reach a certain amount and received a prize? Well my mom used to make me donate my prizes (I hated her for this at the time) but come junior high I realized I was doing a good cause and found joy in giving to others in need. I still do.
But every once in a while it would be nice to be acknowledged for this.
Sorry for the venting, but it had to come out and now I'm going to ask one thing of you...please pray for me, I need to learn how to relax and just take it easy. I'm young and want to enjoy God's beauty around me, but also help those around me.


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Monday, August 30, 2010

this is


what work does to me on days like today.
Charlie kicked and screamed all the way home from pre school, threw sand down my shirt and it took me 30 let me repeat THIRTY minutes to change his diaper. Due to him not sitting still. He's asleep now and I just finished my last 10 page paper for my summer class.
Once he wakes up, hopefully he will be his happy self and we can cuddle and go for a stroll around the block.

Monday, August 16, 2010

What do you wish?


i wish kolin and i were swimming in a big pool at this very moment. it's just so hot, and i wanna practice some pas de deux moves in the water!

i also wish apartments weren't so expensive to rent. $Too.much money for a teeny tiny 2 bedroom shoe box with no garage or yard and only 2 closets? who buys these places, people?

i wish poptarts (specifically the brown cinnamon sugar flavor) were a healthy snack that was recommended for your daily diet.

i wish people driving behind me at the stop light wouldn't honk the second the light turns green. it makes me all flustered. and frankly, i think it's rude.

i wish angry birds wasn't so much fun to play. I'm losing valuable sleep at our house thanks to those clever pigs with mustaches.

i wish i liked spending more time in the kitchen. 

and... i wish it was wednesday already.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

One week

and 222 you will be discovered, again.



eeeeek! can't wait.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

here


is where I'll be until tomorrow.
Going up there with me will be Gabs and Kolin.
Big Bear and Danny here we come!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Happy Birthday to:

my little sister Myka.
10 years ago, I was 10 and you were being born.
CRAZY.

Friday, July 30, 2010

I forgot to add a few exciting endeavors

  • I got a job.
  • I got a car.
  • I learned how to french braid.
  • I bought a surprise for handsome.
  • I get to celebrate this weekend.
I am so blessed.

it's 5:06 a.m.

and I've been awake since 2:50.
why you ask? I have no clue.

I hate this.
Not being able to sleep.
Come on now.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

something


about hanging out at disneyland with my best friend, always makes me feel like a kid again =]

Saturday, July 24, 2010

My beautiful niece's 4th birthday party

yes, there was a pinata.


kolin and my amazing brother in law.


presley and chloe.


candy.


she was beyond stoked that her cousin memphis, bought her a skateboard.



and my tan parents.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

not much

going on here, besides a few thoughts:


  1. I haven't gone to the beach enough times this summer.
  2. I miss my grandma. like a lot a lot.
  3. I'm looking forward to August 17th, when I get to move back to apartment 222.
  4. My phone has been acting like a ruhtard on me.
  5. I'm excited to see this one boy this weekend.
  6. Nine units in a five week summer school is busting my butt, but I'm dominating.
  7. I want to go to The Field of flowers
last, but definitely not least, I thought this was said perfectly.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sisterly love

We went to see Despicable Me (such a cute movie)



Then got some FroYo at Pinkberry. Best combo to date: Watermelon flavor yogurt with chocolate chips and mochi! Mmmm!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Had a great fourth of July with my sister and her friends on Benny's beautiful boat in New Port California! Wish Kolin could have made it down, but this little fellow made up for it ;)




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Friday, July 2, 2010

soooo


I've been craving a tattoo.
knowing me, I won't ever get one, I'm way too indecisive, but I do love writing, and especially in hebrew.
hmmm.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

I've been preoccupied


with this young fellow.
and I don't mind one bit.

He went on vacation with me and my family for an entire 9 days total and guess what? He STILL likes me.

SCORE.

Friday, June 25, 2010


I just love the vacation life.
Hoola hooping on a vinyard in Bella, CA
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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Sunday June 6, 2010





So, I got in a car accident. Let me tell you a lil secret, don't run be so relaxed while driving, don't be thinking about the wedding you are about to attend while driving, oh and make sure you look good when getting in an accident with two teenage boys, it sure does help.
My poor baby though, I find out, hopefully Monday if he is either repairable or totaled (all that fluid on the floor is from my radiator).
I'm really thankful for purchasing the GAP insurance on April 29th, 2010, when I purchased this beauty. Which will cover the expense of a new car if totaled.
On a better note, after being in the hospital for 36 hours, bed rest for 4 days, I finally get to go outside of my house on a mini road trip to Lancaster to see a lovely lady miss grandma anne, kelseas grandma that is in the hospital. Which brings me to a prayer request, please keep her in your thoughts and prayers guys and gals. She's an adorable elder lady that is like my grandma. She has huge blood clots and it seems to be under control at the time being, but it could change at any moment. She's a wonderful woman of God, so I know he's right next to her holding her hand.

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Friday, June 4, 2010

First beach trip =


Success!
Only realized how much tanner I appear in a neon suit and that I need to lose a good 10 pounds to get my bathing suit body back from last summer. Dang CBU cafeteria, curse you.
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Thursday, June 3, 2010

a few things to look forward to...

in pictures:
tonight: lakers game at the sisters house
friday: ignite and sarah's for a sleepover
saturday: the great taste in corona
sunday: aaron and alyssa's wedding



I'll be happy either way the outcome of the game tonight, because it will be spent with my sister and nephew, sleepovers are always fun, my belly will thank me after saturday night and I have tissues for the wedding!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Random Thoughts at 10:13


just floating around my head... in no particular order.
- sometimes i’m so sure about it, sometimes i’m not and it bothers me.
- thank goodness i don’t have chores to do tomorrow.
- I want a puppy.
- I need a pedicure.
- I've had Gilmore Girls on in the background most of the day while cleaning my closet.
- photo shoot? please and thank you.
- I'd like to tell someone something.
- I'm excited for my challenge of 18 units this coming semester.
- I find a new hobby almost every other day.
- and I love it.

hmm

sketchy? or not sketchy?
I sorta want one!
To me they are so ugly, that they are cute.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Something about

quiet time at 6 in the morning, while watching the sunrise at my favorite location in Norco, makes me happy. Also, it seems to always make my day THAT much better...too bad I did not do this yesterday.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, HE is rarely early, but ALWAYS on time.
God knows me so well, knows exactly what I need and when I need it. Yesterday (Monday) was not such a great day for me. I woke up at Kolin's house in such an empty feeling, all I wanted to do was go back to sleep. I found myself sitting in their family room with the TV on in the background dazing off, literally thinking about nothing. I knew I needed to be alone. My sweet boy walked me back to the guest room, where I took a few hour nap just to regather I suppose. When I re-woke I still felt in a funk.
It was five in the afternoon by the time I got on the road to head home and it wasn't until then that I realized I wasted more than half the day, either sleeping or feeling lost. I needed my love, my God to help me out. 

At the base of the mountain I pulled over for a few short minutes just to pray. I prayed about everything.

You know how sometimes unanswered prayers are the best kind of prayers and other times answered prayers are? Well this time my prayer was answered, God seriously consumed me on the rest of the ride home. For the next 45 minutes it was as if my best friend was in the car with me and I was just spilling everything, every detail about the past few months, how certain things have affected me, my relationship, my walk with Him, my feelings for Kolin, my friendships, my family, you name it and I covered the topic. 
Basically, I am blogging about how important alone time with God is to me. 
Love you Man!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

FYI

I am making my blog private, so please send me your email so I can add you to the list. If you don't want your email posted here, email me on mine at alainacharise@gmail.com I'm making the change as of May 28th 2010.
Thanks everyone!

xoxo
Such a beautiful place. Kolin, my mom said we could take a day to go on our trip up north! Exciting right?

Friday, May 21, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010


“The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.”
— Thomas Merton

Rawr!!!

I think I need a pair!

Mission Arizona = success

So two weeks ago, Heidi, Kaylee and myself were at dland the day after the boys left for choir tour, sadly we already missed them and came up with the idea of surprising them on one of their last shows in Phoenix AZ. It was SO hard to keep a secret from Kolin SHEESH, never again, well maybe ;)

beautiful palm springs at 5a.m.

gettin closer!

had to refuel around 7.

FINALLY!

we were so silly, and made signs, it was GREAT.
he lit up!

kolin was seriously, one of the last guys out from back stage, he was texting me, I told him I was in church, little did he know I was at the church he was singing at!

we kidnapped them for the ride home!

aww.

=]

WHEW. we did it!
group shot!

he makes me so incredibly happy!

kaylee, I LOVE YOU!


ps. thanks heidi for taking all the pics this trip, I was to anxious to even take my camera out.